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Stavros Stavrou

Abstract

This article focuses on the services of women, as well as their gains in Cypriot social and economic fife. The article refers to the study of women's employment and its importance to feminist theory: it is concerned not only to identify the processes and structures which generate gender inequalities and gender segregation, but also to suggest appropriate strategies for equalising the position of women and men in paid work. According to social theory, the labour market is a site of complex and interrelated inequalities. In addition, gender inequalities in the labour market are linked to and reinforced by those in other areas, such as, for example, women's unequal access to education and training which, in turn, has important implications for women's participation in paid employment, affecting their choice of jobs and their opportunities foradvancement.

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Keywords

Cyprus, gender inequalities, labour market, women's employment

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