What Women Want from Work

Gender and Occupational Choice in the 21st Century

  • Ruth Woodfield

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

Authors and affiliations

  • Ruth Woodfield
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SussexUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230590243
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36162-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59024-3
  • About this book