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Försvarsmaktens arbete mot en jämnare könsfördelning bland officerare
Swedish National Defence College.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Swedish Armed Forces work towards a gender balance among officers (English)
Abstract [en]

The number of female officers employed in the Armed Forces is low. Of the total proportion officers, female stand for 4.8 %. The Armed Forces are currently working actively to level out the distribution. This paper is intended to create a better understanding of the slow increase in female officers in the Swedish Armed Forces. The study is qualitative and the results from the data collection have been based partly on a text analysis, partly on a theme-based group interview in which three themes have been discussed. The results are then analyzed through theories with the related areas: Organizations, genderand leadership. The study shows that there are no formal regulations that prevent women in the Armed Forces. However, it is possible to identify a number of factors that may affect efforts to achieve genderbalance in the organization negatively. The experience of gender equality is not permeated throughout the organization suggests a lack of commitment of managers at different levels. Furthermore is the conscription system, which only affected men, a major contributing factor, where a broad basis for recruitment of female officers has been lost. Finally may be mentioned that the fact that the Armed Forces currently is engaged in a variety of organizational changes can lead to a marginalization of the gender mainstreaming in favour of the other changes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender equality, organizational change, female officers, gender, gender mainstreaming
Keyword [sv]
Jämställdhet, organisationsförändring, kvinnliga officerare, genus
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-812OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-812DiVA: diva2:328577
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-07-29 Created: 2010-07-05 Last updated: 2010-07-29Bibliographically approved

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