Description

Skilled trades occupations in the construction, building and maintenance industries have traditionally been men’s jobs. Despite industry and government efforts to change the situation over the past few decades, these industries remain the most gender segregated in the labour market, with only 1-3 per cent of women occupying jobs such as electricians and carpenters.

Period21 Aug 2022

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleThe real reason there are so few tradeswomen
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAustralian Financial Review
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size600 words
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date21/08/22
    DescriptionSkilled trades occupations in the construction, building and maintenance industries have traditionally been men’s jobs. Despite industry and government efforts to change the situation over the past few decades, these industries remain the most gender segregated in the labour market, with only 1-3 per cent of women occupying jobs such as electricians and carpenters.
    URLhttps://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/education/the-real-reason-why-there-are-so-few-tradeswomen-20220819-p5bb7w
    PersonsDonna Bridges

Keywords

  • gender issues
  • tokenism
  • sexual harassment
  • tradeswomen
  • vocational education and training