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Linda K. Stroh & Anne H. Reilly

In: Handbook of Gender & Work

Chapter 16: Gender and Careers: Present Experiences and Emerging Trends

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Gender and Careers: Present Experiences and Emerging Trends
Gender and careers: Present experiences and emerging trends
Linda K.Stroh and Anne H.Reilly

Like so much else in our society, the concept of career has been changing. Career progression typically meant vertical advancement within one or more organizations, but today the term often describes lateral movements within an organization or from one company to another. In addition to these shifts in career progression, major changes have also occurred in how work gets done, a result of the dramatic advances in recent years in technology and information sharing and toward globalization. In combination with demographic and societal shifts, such as the rise in dual-career couples, these changes have led many scholars and practitioners to view careers from new perspectives (cf. ...

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