Gender inequality in an ‘equal’ environment

Caven, V. ORCID: 0000-0003-2047-2198, Navarro Astor, E. and Urbanaviciene, V., 2021. Gender inequality in an ‘equal’ environment. Gender, Work and Organization. ISSN 0968-6673

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Lithuania, as a part of the former Soviet Union, has a long-standing history of perceived equality for women in the workplace. Women played an equal role in economic production as it was a constitutional expectation that all citizens had both a right and an obligation to work. Consequently, at the time of independence in 1990 the levels of participation of women in the workplace including at managerial and professional levels were much higher than other western European countries. In architecture, women achieved parity in terms of numbers, but this equality did not transfer into all aspects of economic activity. Drawing on qualitative survey and interview data from 31 Lithuanian women architects, our findings show, despite the historical emphasis on equality, the existence of a ‘critical mass’ of women in the profession and the adoption of EU gender equality policy, the position of women remains poor with clear evidence of sex discrimination, harassment and lack of opportunities for career advancement.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Gender, Work and Organization
Creators: Caven, V., Navarro Astor, E. and Urbanaviciene, V.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 4 June 2021
ISSN: 0968-6673
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 08 Jun 2021 08:50
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2023 03:00

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