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Module Details for Gender Work and Family SOU22021 (Part 1 MT)

Module Code


Module Name

Gender Work and Family

Module Short Title

ECTS weighting


Semester/term taught

Michaelmas Term

Contact Hours


Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes
Completion of Part 1 (Michaelmas Term) of this module will result in you being able to:
Critically assess the role of gender in work and family life.
Understand and engage with concepts such as occupational segregation, gender discrimination, and work-family conflict.
Analyse the changes in gender and work in Ireland and other countries in recent decades.

Module Learning Aims


Module Content

The first half of this module introduces gender as a sociological concept, looks at how gender shapes the organisation of work and how it intersects with family life. It introduces theoretical explanations for gender differences, and examines them in areas such as education, work, housework, childcare and policies.

Assessment Details

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