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Diversity in Construction - A partnership project to address gender segregation in the construction industry.

Dutton, Matthew; Wooley, Geraldine


Geraldine Wooley


“Diversity in Construction“ is a project undertaken by Equate Scotland and the Employment Research Institute in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, to address the
issue of gender segregation in the construction industry. Despite a wide range of projects, networks and initiatives
focused on gender segregation in the sector since the 1980s, there has only been a small increase in women in professional roles, and the impact on the number of women in the construction trades has been negligible. Less than 2% of construction trade workers are women, and approximately 10% of professionals, so there is potential for a substantial increase in female participation in the sector. This would help to address the impending skills shortage, increase the talent pool for the industry, and encourage career entrants to perceive the sector as an attractive career option.

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date 2015-05
Deposit Date Oct 22, 2015
Publicly Available Date Oct 22, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Construction industry; gender segregation; gender imbalance; gender equality;
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Contract Date Oct 22, 2015


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