The article adopts the multidimensional approach of «agency-capability gap (Hobson, 2013) to analyze the working careers of women from their point of view. The analysis is focused on the (non) conversion processes of personal, institutional and cultural resources into effective career results ( functionings). Subject of analysis are 24 life stories of Italian highly educated women. They are «nonstandard workers, who invested and believed in developing a career, but after having children they have begun to hypothesize the "reverse trend" compared to their initial goals. The article sheds light on the across-the-board constraints along the life course which weaken the capabilities of women.

Fare marcia indietro. Barriere e risorse nella costruzione dei percorsi lavorativi desiderati dalle donne

CARRERI A
2017

Abstract

The article adopts the multidimensional approach of «agency-capability gap (Hobson, 2013) to analyze the working careers of women from their point of view. The analysis is focused on the (non) conversion processes of personal, institutional and cultural resources into effective career results ( functionings). Subject of analysis are 24 life stories of Italian highly educated women. They are «nonstandard workers, who invested and believed in developing a career, but after having children they have begun to hypothesize the "reverse trend" compared to their initial goals. The article sheds light on the across-the-board constraints along the life course which weaken the capabilities of women.
Agency
Capability
Gender-gap
Women's working careers
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