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Caven, V (2006) Career building: women and non-standard employment in architecture. Construction Management and Economics, 24(05), 457-64.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Women; architecture; career
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190600601354
  • Abstract:

    Non-standard working arrangements are traditionally associated with insecure employment and thus said to act as a constraint on women architects’ careers. The working patterns of 37 women architects have been examined using a career life history approach and findings indicate that to follow non-standard working patterns in professional employment need not necessarily serve to constrain and may even enhance women’s career development. Many of the women architects following non-standard forms of employment find that it has been beneficial to their career. The recurring theme from these interviews was the need to be able to follow a career but on certain terms. The time commitment required prior to qualification provides a strong motivation to continue working throughout their working lives.