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Resultat
Vitenskapelig foredrag
2015

The gender difference in sickness absence and disability pension: a matter of understanding the historical context?

Bidragsytere:
  • Inger Haukenes og
  • Jens Christoffer Skogen

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: Medical Humanities Workshop & The Launch of the Nordic Network for Gender, Body, Health
Sted: Bergen
Dato fra: 22. september 2015
Dato til: 22. september 2015

Arrangør:

Arrangørnavn: . Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK), University

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2015

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Tittel

The gender difference in sickness absence and disability pension: a matter of understanding the historical context?

Sammendrag

Women’s incorporation into paid work was in accordance with the ideal of gender equality, but failed to account for and confront the gendered socio-cultural norms. To a large degree, women entered public sector, an already ‘feminised sector of activity’, and thereby extended and reinforced the dominant socio-cultural practices. Men continued working in private sector, encountering masculine socio-cultural practices, which did not promote part-time positions and shared responsibility for family duties as a response to women’s increased working life participation. Thus, women’s inflow to working life did not bring about abrupt changes, but rather a modified continuation of the dominant gendered practices within working life and family life. However, this modification most likely led to an accumulation of disadvantages and burdens among women and contributed to a higher vulnerability for poor health and subsequent sickness absence and disability pension. Hence, the structural drivers (gendered distribution into working life, interchangeability and the duality of contemporary womanhood), that continue to influence the gender gap in sickness absence and disability pension, need to be further scrutinized in order to understand and possibly influence the gap.

Bidragsytere

Inger Haukenes

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for global helse og samfunnsmedisin ved Universitetet i Bergen

Jens Christoffer Skogen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for helsefremmende arbeid ved Folkehelseinstituttet
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