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Australian Women and Careers

Australian Women and Careers
Psychological and Contextual Influences over the Life Course

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  • Date Published: January 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2003
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521567572

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  • This unique book draws on an Australia-wide, longitudinal study, which traces the careers of 3,500 individuals over two decades. The authors use this rich data to explore important aspects of women's careers. Women have been at the vanguard of social and occupational change during this period, and the authors examine the impact on women's lives of the concurrent changes in Australia's educational, occupational, social, and political profile. They look at areas such as attainment, orientations, success criteria, conflict, and stress. The book provides a useful critique and summary of existing career and occupational theories, pointing to crucial gender differences in the development of careers. The authors propose a new model of career development which embraces the experiences of both women and men, and make policy recommendations relevant to employers, career analysts and advisers, and governments.

    • Develops a new model for examining women's careers, which takes into account the constraints and contexts in which they make careers choices
    • Based on longitudinal study involving a sample of 3,500 women and men traced over two decades
    • Includes summaries and critiques of existing literature in the area
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521567572
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 25 b/w illus. 3 maps 31 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2003
  • Table of Contents

    1. Changing perspectives on work and careers
    2. Towards a theory of careers for men and women
    3. The career development project: careers in a transitional context
    4. Precursors to career orientation and success
    5. Career plans, motivations and achievement
    6. Attaining professional careers
    7. Women and success: subjective and objective perceptions
    8. Orientations in women's lives: ambivalence and conflict
    9. Determining career orientations in women
    10. Career dilemmas: conflict in the home-work nexus
    11. Lifestyle satisfaction
    12. Contextualist frameworks of careers, the career development project and changing scenarios.

  • Authors

    Millicent P. Poole, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

    Janice Langan-Fox, University of Melbourne

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