:: Volume 1, Issue 2 (11-2012) ::
scds 2012, 1(2): 130-156 Back to browse issues page
The Issues and Challenges of Women’s Employment in Iran From the View point of Working Managers
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In the Iranian traditional culture, women's employment is not considered as a necessary matter because men are responsible for supplying the economic needs of family. On the other hand women’s interests and capabilities do not limit to the domestic activities and they can act beyond their domestic roles and much of them are interested to participate in the socioeconomic activities. Recent researches show that for Iranian women the social and psychological profits of employment have been more important than economic autonomy which it brings. Hence in this research we have tried to recognize the different aspects of this issue using the knowledge and experiences of executive managers. We choose these managers from the organizations of Tehran city. The research data has been gathered by interview. The findings show that all the managers believe in the economic, social and psychological importance of women’s employment but women had more emphasis on the economic necessity and men had more emphasis on the social necessity of women’s employment. Moreover most of the managers believed that women's employment has both individual and socio economic benefits so we need to remove the structural and cultural obstacles of women’s employment and provide the appropriate conditions for their optimum employment.


Keywords: Women' Employment, Humane Development, Flexible Work Hours, Economic Security, Structural Change of Family.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/12/22 | Accepted: 2013/05/20 | Published: 2013/06/20


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