Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

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Teresa Torres Coronas

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Gender-role stereotypes are barriers to women trying to access education,
choosing the course they want to study (for example, nursing versus engineering)
and participating in lifelong learning. And in the job market, salaries, promotion
opportunities and professional development all reflect gender inequalities. In
both cases – a professional career and access to education and lifelong learning –
reality shows that the personal factors derived from caring for dependent persons
and greater family responsibilities are the main causes of the inequalities between
men and women. This situation creates an unequal society in which the variable
gender must be taken into account together with social class, educational
attainment, ethnicity, family responsibilities, and background to get an in-depth
picture of the situation of women.

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