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Un plafond à caissons : les femmes à l'EHESS

Abstract : The feminization of employment at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris has fallen off after an early start and it remains low. This is not to be set down so much to the formally discriminating nature of the recruitment examination (concours) as to competition, the accumulation of social capital and the methods for producing job applications. The initial feminization owed much to long inhouse careers, as women were recruited without sitting for an examination but into subordinate positions from which they could move upwards. This trend came to a halt as this channel of recruitment was shut down and a more elitist, relational and competitive one was opened that leads fewer women to enter job applications. The situation is not a stalemate however. A group of women professors has managed to place the gender question on the agenda and this seems to have given a (weak) boost to feminization.
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Isabelle Backouche, Olivier Godechot, Delphine Naudier. Un plafond à caissons : les femmes à l'EHESS. Sociologie du Travail, Association pour le développement de la sociologie du travail, 2009, 51 (2), pp.253-274. ⟨10.4000/sdt.16493⟩. ⟨hal-00983771⟩



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