Women's Career Development Throughout The Lifespan: An International Exploration by Jenny BimroseWomen's Career Development Throughout The Lifespan: An International Exploration by Jenny Bimrose

Women's Career Development Throughout The Lifespan: An International Exploration

EditorJenny Bimrose, Mary McMahon, Mark Watson

Hardcover | January 19, 2015

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Women's careers have been a topic of research and discussion in many disciplines including sociology, business, industrial, organisational and vocational psychology, and career guidance. Despite the introduction of equal employment legislation in many countries, women's patterns of career development continue to reflect structural labour market disadvantage.

This unique book brings together expert contributions from academic researchers, as well as representing the voices of older women who participated in an international research investigation. Grounded in multidisciplinary empirical studies, the book provides:

' a variety of perspectives on women's careers in the 21st century
' an international exploration of the voice of the older woman
' an understanding of both the challenges and responses to women as they construct their careers.

Offering a comprehensive understanding of women's career development throughout the lifespan, this book will be of key interest to academics and researchers from the fields of education, psychology, management, geography, labour market economics and sociology, as well as career practitioners, managers, trainers, researchers and policy developers.


Jenny Bimroseis Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, UK.Mary McMahonis Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, The University of Queensland, Australia.Mark Watsonis Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa.
Title:Women's Career Development Throughout The Lifespan: An International ExplorationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 9 × 6.3 × 1 inPublished:January 19, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415816777

ISBN - 13:9780415816779

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Table of Contents

ForewordWendy Patton 1. IntroductionJenny Bimrose, Mary McMahon, and Mark Watson Section 1: The international context: research perspectives 2.  Geographical perspectives on women's careers ' why and how space mattersAnne Green 3. Work and older women: interdisciplinary perspectives from India U. Vindhya 4. Falling between the cracks: older women and employer policymakingCatherine Earl, Philip Taylor, Ruth Williams and Elizabeth Brooke 5. When good jobs go bad and bad jobs get worse: women's progression opportunities in a polarised labour marketDoris Eikhof and Chris Warhurst 6. Organisational perspectives on women's career: disappointments and opportunities Polly Parker and Amanda Roan Section 2: National Studies: Hearing the voices of older women 7. Methodological considerationsMark Watson, Jenny Bimrose and Mary McMahon 8. Voices of older women from ArgentinaPamela Suzanne 9. Voices of older women from AustraliaMary McMahon 10. Voices of older women from CanadaNancy Arthur 11. Voices of older women from ChinaYing Kuang 12. Voices of older women from EnglandJenny Bimrose 13. Voices of older women from GermanySimone Haasler 14. Voices of older women from ItalyMassimo Tomassini 15. Voices of older women from PortugalFilomena Parada, Carolina Correia and Isabel P. Gomes 16. Voices of older women from South AfricaMark Watson 17. Life stories: a synthesis of the voices of womenMaria Eduarda Duarte Section 3: Looking to the future 18. Women and work: a theoretical analysisDavid Blustein 19. Implications for researchMary Sue Richardson, Kristin Elizabeth Black and Yoko Iwaki 20. Implications for career policyKen Roberts 21. Implications for career practiceMary McMahon, Mark Watson and Jenny Bimrose 22. EpilogueJenny Bimrose, Mary McMahon and Mark Watson