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What Women Want from Work

Gender and Occupational Choice in the 21st Century


Part of the York Studies on Women and Men book series (WSYS)

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About this book


Are current patterns within women's occupations a function of external limitations on initial ambitions, or do women simply prefer distinct types of work? Including case studies of fire fighting and teaching, this book offers a qualitative exploration of girls' and women's reported journeys towards their work choices.


accounting gender girls occupations sociology teaching women work

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  1. 1.University of SussexUK

About the authors

RUTH WOODFIELD is Reader in Sociology at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of Women, Work and Computing.

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