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September, 14 — regular seminar

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Topic: “Work values and job preferences in Europe: gender aspect”
Speaker: Natalia Soboleva (Research Fellow, LCSR, HSE)

The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research announces the next regular seminar, which will be held in Moscow (Krivokolenny Pereulok, 3, room 3-333) on September, 14 at 18-00 p.m. Natalia Soboleva (Research Fellow, LCSR, HSE) will deliver a report “Work values and job preferences in Europe: gender aspect”.

Nowadays in Europe women do not have lower education as compared to men but at the same time they are often less advantaged in making a professional career. There are a number of reasons for that, such as gender discrimination in the labour market, unequal distribution of household chores, cultural differences, or women’s self-discrimination (both in the public and the private sphere). The study aims at revealing the association of gender attitudes, achievement motivation and realization of this achievement motivation of working women in Europe. The fifth wave of European Social Survey (2010) is used. 26 countries are included into the analysis. The sample is limited to working women. Multilevel regression modelling is applied. According to the results, women with more egalitarian gender attitudes in general have higher achievement motivation and are more likely to be able to influence policy decisions in the organization. At the same time, both these effects are not universal for all the countries. The effect on achievement motivation is relevant only for countries with low level of gender inequality. On the contrary, the effect on possibility to influence decisions is true for countries with high level of gender inequality. The impact of achievement motivation upon the possibility to influence decisions is very strong in all the countries.

Everyone interested is invited!

Working language is English.

Videoconference with St. Petersburg office of the LCSR (room 303, 55-2, Sedova st.) will be provided. Guests from St. Petersburg are invited to make a request for a pass to the building to Violetta Korsunova (vikorsunova@hse.ru) by 12 am of the seminar’s day.

Guests from Moscow are invited to make a request for a pass to the building to Ani Muradyan (amuradyan @hse.ru ) by 12 am of the seminar’s day.

Also after the seminar a videotape will be put up after the summary of the presentation.