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"Kvinnor arbetar med människor och män med ting": En kvalitativ studie om sex anställdas upplevelse inom bygg eller omvårdnadsbranschen genom ett genusperspektiv
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

From an early age we learn what is considered "girly" and "boyish". It covers everything from colors and clothing to behavior and even occupations, and it is widely known that there areindustries that are male-or female-dominant. The construction industry and the health and social care sector belongs to these types of occupations.The purpose of this study is to get employees working in construction or health and social care sector to describe their field through a gender perspective. The theories used are Yvonne Hirdmans gender system of masculine and feminine norms, rules and perceptions, vertical and horizontal segregation and economic theories about external influences on an individual's career choice and anemployer's valuation of male and female employees.The results show that the informants in both sectors are experiencing a little more even gender balance due to an ongoing transformation of their industries and society in general, but it will take time to smooth out the gender distribution even further. Both men and women are equally suited for both sectors and all informants have the impression that gender balance is beneficial to everyone working in the industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Könssegregering, Mansdominerad, Kvinnodominerad, Arbetsmarknad
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-50402Local ID: 7ab32e0d-d5bf-4eba-becc-29d2074189c0OAI: diva2:1023761
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Sociology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20120915 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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