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The Future of Work and Women


  • Ewa Lisowska


The paper analyses the causes of the current situation of women on the labour market in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as women's chances for the future. It discusses the questions: Are women more at risk of unemployment than men in the future, or less? Will the twenty first century favour the development of women's career opportunities? The conclusion is that we are facing the end of industrial era and are moving towards the era of information and knowledge. Women are more prepared for these changes, as they are better educated, they are motivated to take up new challenges, and they posses the skills needed in new economy like the ability to communicate and cooperate, empathy and intuition.

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  • Ewa Lisowska, 2007. "The Future of Work and Women," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2007(2), pages 143-164.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2007:y:2007:i:2:id:303:p:143-164

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    1. Stoyanovska, Antonina., 2001. "Jobs, gender and small enterprises in Bulgaria," ILO Working Papers 993510263402676, International Labour Organization.
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    labour market; discrimination against women; employment for women; equal opportunities; flexible employment; skills for the future; stereotypes;

    JEL classification:

    • B54 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Feminist Economics
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination


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