Women in Non-Traditional Occupations

Challenging Men

  • Barbara Bagilhole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 194-220

About this book


This book examines common issues and concepts concerning women in non-traditional, male dominated occupations. It explores the question of whether these women are the agents of change or are instead changed themselves. It provides a statistical examination and theoretical analysis of occupational sex segregation in the UK, the rest of the European Union, and the USA. Then, it provides a more in-depth understanding of women's work lives through the experiences of the women themselves in four occupations; management, academia, engineering and the priesthood.


European Union (EU) gender labor market management Nation occupations Segregation Sex women

Authors and affiliations

  • Barbara Bagilhole
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  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesLoughborough UniversityUK

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