‘No More Softly, Softly’: Review of Women in the Construction Workforce
14 October 2015
The report puts forward key recommendations for removing structural and cultural barriers and promoting equality.
It was produced with the support of Thames Tideway Tunnel.
For hundreds of years the proportion of women in construction occupations has remained at levels so low that, except in times of acute manpower shortages, parity with men seems to forever hover just out of view on the horizon.
At the same time, paradoxically, the statistical record reveals their continuous presence,forcing constant examinations of the structure of the industry in order to understand and identify possible mechanisms of exclusion and seek ways to improve the imbalance. Extract from ‘No More Softly, Softly’: Review of Women in the Construction Workforce
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