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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Online from: 1981

Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management

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Sex discrimination in fire fighting organisations

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Title:Sex discrimination in fire fighting organisations
Author(s):Shih-Yung Wang, Brian H. Kleiner
Citation:Shih-Yung Wang, Brian H. Kleiner, (2001) "Sex discrimination in fire fighting organisations", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 21 Iss: 8/9/10, pp.175 - 183
Keywords:Fire services, Litigation, Sex discrimination, USA, Women
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/01443330110789934 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Outlines a brief history of the position of women in the fire fighting industry and the views held by some sectors. Briefly defines sex discrimination and then discusses a number of cases filed against various fire fighting organisations in the US. Gives examples of where barriers are actively being removed and looks at the changes from a managerial viewpoint. Concludes that this industry is an area for concern and immediate improvements need to be made to avoid future litigation.

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