La familia como factor para el acceso y la promoción laboral/política del PAS en la Universidad de La Lagunadesigualdades de género a principios del Siglo XXI

  1. María del Carmen Barrera Casañas
  2. Ana Puy Rodríguez
  3. M.ª Jesús García Molina
XIX Coloquio de Historia Canario-Americana (2010)
  1. Francisco Morales Padrón (coord.)

Publisher: Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria

ISBN: 978-84-8103-650-3

Year of publication: 2012

Pages: 431-439

Congress: Coloquio de Historia Canario-Americana (19. 2010. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Type: Conference paper

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A qualitative study aimed to analyze how family supports or hinder the labour and political access and promotion of women and men who work as administrative and other nonacademic staff at the University of La Laguna is presented. Results confirm that higher status women report greater family support than lower status women. It is more typical of women to mention self-worth rather than family support as the key factor to their labour access and promotion. Within the administrative and other non-academic workers who also occupy university political positions, men emphasize the support given by colleagues and friends to a greater extent than family support, while women mention more often than men the family factor. In the early XXI century, the difficulties to conciliate family and labour work are still the main barrier to women’s labour and political promotion, but not to men’s one.