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Vlatković, Nives. (2017). Ravnoteža između privatnog i poslovnog života zaposlenih žena. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Galić, Branka].

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This paper introduces the concept of work-life balance among working women. It's followed by an analysis of gender roles in societywhere men are mainly perceived as earners while women are seen as housewives who,even when employed,still continue to take on the burden of household chores including the care for other family members. The latter is also evidenced in survey results suggesting that men relatively rarely perform housework which causes dissatisfaction and stress amongst women. Although women today are given the opportunity to engage in paid work, the society still expects them to be perfect housewives or "superwomen" we are used to seeingin the media. Further, the paper examinesthe challenging assertion made by Catherine Hakimwho negates the increase in women's employment and who believes that women are not as dedicated to work as their male colleagues. Finally, the paper describessome of the measures suggested by a few sociologists for the achievement of awork-life balance among working women, such as an increase in children's educational services, the possibility of working from home, working with flexible working hours and others. The conclusion points out the need for a better and more consistent education in gender equality or, respectively the change of social circumstances which aretoday presenting an obstacle by hindering women from enjoyingthe same equal opportunities as men are.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender equality, gender roles, superwomen, women's employment
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Galić, Branka
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 09:44

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