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Constructions of Women’s Age at the Workplace

by Margret Beisheim (Volume editor) Florentine Maier (Volume editor) Linda Maria Kreil (Volume editor) Bianca Gusenbauer (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 144 Pages

Summary

A woman is seldom perceived as «ageless», but is habitually categorized and assessed according to her age. Age-specific expectations exist for her body, her behaviour, and her way of living. In an economic context, these social norms concerning age and ageing have important consequences for women. They affect the way positions, salaries and career options are distributed. What is noticeable, however, is that a woman’s age is always held against her: A woman is too young for leadership, too unreliable to be promoted, too old to be retained in the company’s workforce. From quite different perspectives, constructions of women’s age at the workplace are discussed in this volume.

Details

Pages
144
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631578360
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 143 pp., num. fig., tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Margret Beisheim (Volume editor) Florentine Maier (Volume editor) Linda Maria Kreil (Volume editor) Bianca Gusenbauer (Volume editor)

The Editors: Margret Beisheim, Florentine Maier, Linda Kreil and Bianca Gusenbauer are scholars at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

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