Care horizons and career choices for women managers

Linda McKie, Marjut Jyrkinen

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In this article, we present an analysis of data from four focus groups conducted in Finland and Scotland with women in managerial roles from a range of employment sectors. Increasing longevity has led to burgeoning care needs while necessitating more years in the workplace given financial challenges and career aspirations. We conclude that gendered presumptions about caring, and flexible working, remain prevalent and impact on the life and career courses of women managers. The article contributes to the literature and debates on the ebbs and flows of caring and working across women’s lives.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Care and Caring (IJCC)
Early online date19 Jan 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Jan 2021


  • informal care
  • elder care
  • care ceiling
  • gender
  • careers


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