The intersection of gender and age: an exploration

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The understanding of gender inequality for women entering work has not been subject to significant research or theorizing. This small study indicated that young women entering the workplace are subject to direct discrimination and by using an intersectionality approach this paper proposes that the intersection of gender and young age results in women being identified as the out-group, stereotyped and subjected to micropolitics. This paper also argues that the continued unequal power relations in organizations ensures that equality and diversity policies do not change the individual non-conscious processes that take place that allow the continuation of the glass ceiling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalPerspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • age
  • gender
  • glass ceiling
  • intersectionality


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