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The Handbook of Gender and Work provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of the literature and knowledge about gender and work. It equips the reader with a solid understanding of where we stand on gender and work issues and what the next directions for research and assessment will be. Under the skilled leadership of editor Gary N. Powell, an outstanding group of multidisciplinary and international researchers and scholars deliver their summary and analysis of current research and their views on how gender and work intersect along a variety of societal, economic, interpersonal, and organizational paradigms.

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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