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Male Dominated Industries: Jobs for the Boys

Male Dominated Industries: Jobs for the Boys
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Copyright: 2013
Pages: 38
Source title: Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Julie Prescott (University of Bolton, UK) and Jan Bogg (The University of Liverpool, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2107-7.ch002

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Abstract

This chapter aims to: look at the current position of women working in the SET sector from higher education through to the workforce, using data from the UK and USA as examples; consider previous research looking at the lack of women in the sector as a whole and some industries, such as engineering in particular; focus on the construction industry, one of the most gender segregated occupations and working environments (the construction site), in order to examine gendered occupational segregation; provide readers with an in-depth look at women’s underrepresentation in the ICT sector; discuss strategies for including and attracting more women to the computer science and technology occupations, proposed by researchers globally; and highlight why it is important for women to be involved in the creation and production of technology, as well as users and consumers.

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