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'INFLEXIBLE' JOBS DETER WOMEN

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Women working in local authorities feel unable to apply for senior positions because of the way these jobs are desi...
Women working in local authorities feel unable to apply for senior positions because of the way these jobs are designed, a study has found.

'Inflexible' jobs and a culture of long hours are preventing women from reaching their potential, according to the review of 1,370 female middle-ranking and senior staff in English local authorities.

It said women, especially those with children, were put off applying for top jobs.

But the study, by Professor Sue Yeandle at Sheffield Hallam University, found most women remained very committed to their careers.

Prof Yeandle said: 'Local authorities are in some ways very progressive employers, so if senior women in this type of organisation feel unable to work flexibly it is unlikely women in other organisations are having better experiences.'

www.shu.ac.uk

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