Gender, Professions and Management in the Public Sector
Posted: 17 Dec 2002
This article examines the location and status of women professionals in the public services, noting their small numbers in the elite sectors and at the highest levels. It also charts the rise in managerialism in the public sector, particularly in those areas where women dominate, and argues that the rise in managerialism is a gendered phenomenon which ensures that women remain in roles and occupations subordinate to men. Equal opportunities policies will have little effect while occupations numerically dominated by women remain devalued and continue to be controlled by men from outside the profession.
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