Gender, Work and Learning

  • Karen Evans
Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 13)

Women and men are very differently situated in relation to the labour market. Women often have different domestic and personal situations, marry earlier than males and carry a disproportionate responsibility for household chores in all societies. There are commonalities in women’s experiences that transcend cultural differences, many of these related to caring roles and societal expectations. These factors influence identity formation and life chances in fundamental ways. When the responsibilities of the individual (and indeed their rights) are constructed around direct economic contribution through paid work, inequities between men and women are compounded.


Labour Market Young Woman Social Responsibility Life Chance Occupational Choice 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Evans
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  1. 1.University of London Inst. EducationLondonUnited Kingdom WC1H 0AL

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