Jämställdhetsarbete - det lagstadgade arbetet som inte prioriteras : En studie kring jämställdhetsarbete i privata företag

by Lindblad, Camilla; Olofsson, Madelen

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this essay is to investigate and analyze how widely and intensive genderequality issues are considered within Swedish companies. Qualitative interviews werearranged with personnel managers within each company, and complemented with aquestionnaire amongst the employees. The collected information was analysed on the basis ofgender theory, organization and change theory, theory of equal opportunities and historicalstatistics. The outcome of the analysis indicates that companies find gender equality of highinterest, and important to address within the daily work. However the analysis also shows thateven though the companies find gender equality important it is only adopted within few areas,and not across all departments. Much of the work done on gender equality is doneunconsciously by the company. They do not reflect on why they need to work with genderequality issues. The companies are unaware of and have not reflected over the majority of theintense work within gender equality.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:gender equality work plan companies change


Date of Publication:02/14/2008

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