The Longman Sociology Series provides a range of comparative undergraduate texts for the 1990s and beyond. It is forward looking and innovative in its treatment of both "traditional" and "new" subjects, bringing together conceptual and empirical material. This text provides an edited collection of papers analyzing conceptual, methodological and substantive issues relating to women and careers. Addresses the question of what happens to women who embark on careers in the professions and other career occupations, and the difficulties they face. It explores the need to de-gender the concept of career so that it encompasses the expectations and experiences of women and is not viewed merely in terms of the typical male employment profile. It also considers the future of equal opportunities policies at a time of continued recession and high unemployment. Includes historical and comparative material from Europe and North America, with the use of quantitative and qualitative statistical data where needed.