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200 Years of Feminisation of Professions in Poland—Mechanism of False Windows of Opportunity

Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, 31-007 Krakow, Poland
Academic Editor: Axel Marx
Sustainability 2021, 13(15), 8179; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13158179
Received: 8 June 2021 / Revised: 17 July 2021 / Accepted: 19 July 2021 / Published: 22 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Geography and Sustainability)
This paper presents the problem of the female labour market in Poland and the phenomenon of the feminisation of selected occupations. The main aim was to identify the mechanisms behind the feminisation of occupations in Poland and its consequences by combining considerations of labour market theory with development path theories. This research employed various methods such as the method of analysis of secular trends, as well as a critical reinterpretation of the literature review. Data from the 19th century to 2019 were analysed. The textile industry, education, local public administration, and social care are included in the analysis. The research motivation was to answer the question as to when and under what conditions the selected occupations were feminised. The mechanism of false windows of opportunity was identified, as well as times when the windows of opportunity to enter a given occupation opened and closed for women. Specifically, the research findings described that the female labour market is dependent on the male labour market and thus windows of opportunity offer new employment opportunities but with limited possibilities and under poorer conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: feminisation of professions; female labour market; false windows of opportunity feminisation of professions; female labour market; false windows of opportunity
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Świgost-Kapocsi, A. 200 Years of Feminisation of Professions in Poland—Mechanism of False Windows of Opportunity. Sustainability 2021, 13, 8179. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13158179

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