Social work is a gendered activity in terms both of its workforce and of the students who enter this profession (Pease 2011). In this paper we analyse the underlying dynamics of this phenomenon in the Italian context, according to the characteristics and points of view of different generations of social workers. Data from a 2008 survey of 1,000 interviews and 50 in-depth informant interviews are considered. Two multinomial linear models have been included in order to analyse the perceptions of younger and older social workers with regard to social work as “female work” or “male work”. The results show that the perception of social work as a matter of gender is stronger among younger social workers, and that the younger generations appear to be less oriented towards equal gender roles. Longer work experience contributes to explaining different gender models. The chronological age of social workers, however, seems to be a less important variable in explaining the differences between generations.
Facchini, C., & Fiore, B. (2013). Social Work a Gendered Issue from a Generational point of View. REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE SOCIOLOGIE, 23(2), 310-325 [10.1080/03906701.2013.804294].
|Citazione:||Facchini, C., & Fiore, B. (2013). Social Work a Gendered Issue from a Generational point of View. REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE SOCIOLOGIE, 23(2), 310-325 [10.1080/03906701.2013.804294].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Social Work a Gendered Issue from a Generational point of View|
|Autori:||Facchini, C; Fiore, B|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Rivista:||REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE SOCIOLOGIE|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03906701.2013.804294|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|