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"En kvinna kan inte utföra en mans arbete": En studie om hur kvinnor och mäns normer & värderingar påverkar jämställdhet inom hantverkaryrkena
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The construction business is one of the most male-dominant industries in Sweden, where the majority of the workers are men. Since the industry is associated with dirt, provocative jokes and heavy lifting many tend to picture a man as a construction worker. This unfortunate picture has set a tone on the society and in the minds of young girls who believe that they don't belong in the construction business. Those who are affected the most are the craftsmen, which is the part the authors have decided to focus on. Previous studies has shown that women who works in a male-dominant work environment tends to be exposed to sexual assault, stress, less development opportunities and different standards than their male coworkers. This inspired the authors to examine if this applies to the craftsmen and if so, how can one make the craftsman profession more appealing to women?

The purpose of the study is to examine any possible problems attached to the low amount of female craftsman and the benefits that would occur if the amount got higher. To execute this study the authors have chosen a qualitative methodology. Previous studies have helped to form eventual problem formulations and questions asked in the semi-structured interviews that where conducted by the authors. The discussion and analysis results in a list of changes that must happen in order to appeal more women to the craftsman profession. In conclusion, changes that must happen will take time and one can only hope that the next generation will grow up without the stigma the craftsmen suffers from today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 54
Keywords [en]
Inequality, standards, craftsmen, production.
Keywords [sv]
Jämställdhet, normer, hantverkare, byggproduktion.
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Engineering and Technology Construction Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40204OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-40204DiVA, id: diva2:1336748
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Educational program
Construction Engineer, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-08-29 Created: 2019-07-10 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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