Professions from a Gendered Perspective

  title={Professions from a Gendered Perspective},
  author={I. Le Goff and Nicky Le Feuvre},
Professions or professional occupations have been studied through a large number of empirical and theoretical lenses over the last decades: as potential substitutes for organizations and markets, as protected labor markets, and as the site of the subjective experiences and socialization processes of their members. Combining a sociological and a gender perspective, a growing number of studies have shed new light on the growth and dynamics of professional occupations since the mid-20th century… Expand
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