Gender equality measures in tourism: organisational awareness and strategies

dc.contributor.authorCosta, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorBakas, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorDurão, Marília
dc.contributor.authorBreda, Zélia
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-11T15:20:01Z
dc.date.available2021-10-11T15:20:01Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-01
dc.description.abstractIn spite of the high predominance of women working within tourism organisations, numerous factors keep on affecting women’s career advancement and strong inequalities in the workplace persist. Drawing on recent research conducted in Portugal on a nation-wide scale, this study uses quantitative and qualitative analysis to investigate the awareness of gender equality within tourism organisations and the strategies these organisations employ in order to reduce gendered inequalities. An online survey and focus groups were conducted with leaders in the Portuguese tourism industry, in 2013 and 2014. In line with gender ‘invisibility’ theories, results indicate that there is some confusion regarding distinguishing genderbased discrimination at work among tourism leaders. Hence, organisational measures that are believed to endow female employees with more flexibility at work are seen to contribute to the perpetuation of stereotyped gender roles related to domestic and family duties. Furthermore, we find that SMEs, which largely dominate the tourism sector, have particular problems in implementing gender equality measures. Gaining a deeper understanding of the multiple and context-specific truths underlying the available opportunities to men and women in the different levels of the career ladder, is one of this paper’s aims. Policymakers aiming to promote productivity and economic efficiency through increased gender equality at work, can be informed through the findings.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationCosta, C., Bakas, F., Durão, M., & Breda, Z. (2015). Gender equality measures in tourism: organisational awareness and strategies. Journal of Tourism & Development, (23), 91-103. https://doi.org/10.34624/rtd.v0i23.11033. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3693pt_PT
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.34624/rtd.v0i23.11033pt_PT
dc.identifier.issn1645-9261
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/3693
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.relation.ispartofseries;23
dc.rightsopen accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectGender equalitypt_PT
dc.subjectGender awarenesspt_PT
dc.subjectTourism labourpt_PT
dc.subjectTourism managerspt_PT
dc.subjectPortugalpt_PT
dc.titleGender equality measures in tourism: organisational awareness and strategiespt_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage91pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage103pt_PT
degois.publication.titleRevista Turismo & Desenvolvimentopt_PT
dspace.entity.typePublicationen
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