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Impact of gender discrimination on workplace gender inequalities in China in the last decade
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Impact of gender discrimination on workplace gender inequalities in China in the last decade (English)
Abstract [en]

China is confronted with serious issue of gender inequality and discrimination in workplace. There are some key factors leading to gender inequality, such as the lack of laws and regulations and organizations’ goal of maximizing profit. Gender discrimination has serious and negative impact on employers, employees and investment of human capital. More seriously, gender inequality and discrimination have changed in the last decade. Gender discrimination has become more comprehensive and serious, motivating a more detailed investigation.  This research investigates gender inequality issue in workplaces in China during the last decade, using interviews as the methodology. Recent changes and the current situation of gender inequality and discrimination in the workplace in China are analyzed in the research.

The key findings of the research are as follows. Gender discrimination is found comprehensively in workplaces in China, and results in serious gender inequalities. Causal factors include as well as Employees who suffer from gender inequality, may get fewer working opportunities, unequal treatment, and lower salary. The trend of gender inequality and discrimination has become more general.

In conclusion, the thesis proposes measures to address the gender inequality and discrimination in workplace in China. The first is to form and implement rules and regulations in the legal and organizational system to strengthen the management of gender inequality issue. Secondly, the organizational cultures should be improved. Finally, professional training is proposed for organizational leadership as well as employees.

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2018. , p. 60
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80855OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-80855DiVA, id: diva2:1292037
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Peace and development
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Peace and Development Work, Master Programme, 60 credits
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Available from: 2019-02-27 Created: 2019-02-26 Last updated: 2019-02-28Bibliographically approved

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