Construction industry and women : a review of the barriers

Amaratunga, RDG, Haigh, RP, Shanmugam, M, Lee, A ORCID: and Elvitigalage Dona, NG ORCID: 2006, Construction industry and women : a review of the barriers , in: 3rd International SCRI Research Symposium, Delft University, Netherlands.

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The UK construction industry has a particularly low participation rate for women. Currently there are over 11 million women employed in the UK, accounting for almost 50% of the work force. However, despite increases in the number of women employed in the construction over the past decade, they still constitute only 9% of the work force. This means that the construction industry will continue to be male dominated. It is found that women are confronted by a significant number of barriers, beginning with difficulties in joining the field of construction through to capturing the most senior position in the organisation’s hierarchy. In this context , this paper presents a review of the literature on the current status of women in the construction; in particular, it discusses the barriers which prevent women’s entry and retention in the construction industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 3rd International SCRI Research Symposium
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: CI Malalgoda
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 15:37
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 09:53

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