Career trajectories of older women: implications for career guidance

Bimrose, Jenny, McMahon, Mary and Watson, Mark (2013) Career trajectories of older women: implications for career guidance. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 41 5: 587-601. doi:10.1080/03069885.2013.779639


Author Bimrose, Jenny
McMahon, Mary
Watson, Mark
Title Career trajectories of older women: implications for career guidance
Journal name British Journal of Guidance and Counselling   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-9885
1469-3534
Publication date 2013-11
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03069885.2013.779639
Open Access Status
Volume 41
Issue 5
Start page 587
End page 601
Total pages 15
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract 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.
Keyword Career guidance
Career trajectories
Inequality
Older women
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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