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ERIC Number: EJ1022462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Career Trajectories of Older Women: Implications for Career Guidance
Bimrose, Jenny; McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v41 n5 p587-601 2013
As work and employment transitions become more frequent and difficult, the demand for formal career guidance increases. Women are likely to experience structural labour market disadvantage and may benefit from formal support that is sympathetic to their particular needs. Yet the traditional psychological paradigms that dominate career guidance practice have assumed homogeneity. To contribute both to broader debates about careers services for adults and the development of more relevant theoretical frameworks for career practice for women, results are presented from an international, comparative qualitative investigation of the career trajectories of older women (aged 45 to 65) in Australia, England and South Africa. These results confirm a need for career guidance that is nuanced and differentiated for women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; South Africa; United Kingdom (England)
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