Et kønt arbejdsmarked: En undersøgelse af arbejdsvilkårene i kønsutraditionelle fag

Mikkel Maxime Nilsson

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This paper concerns the subject of men and women occupied in gender untraditional jobs. Through a number of interviews, it examines how they experience their work life as tokens, and how it affects their mobility within the field. As tokens they are extremely visible because of their sex. However, it is only the women who suffer under the pressure following the visibility as they tend to get penalized for mistakes more often than their male colleagues. Furthermore, the analysis shows that women are at risk of getting socially isolated if they fail to respond properly to loyalty tests. Contrary, men do not experience such things as involuntary isolation or unreasonable punishment. Instead, they get discriminated against by their family, friends, and the society as a whole. They are often victims of stereotypes questioning both their sexuality and masculinity. Yet, in the case of mobility inside their field men have much more freedom of choice compared to women who are limited to certain areas. Also in the case of upward mobility they seem to have more opportunities whereas women hit a glass ceiling.

UddannelserArbejdslivsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2016
Antal sider30
VejledereTroels Gottlieb