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Gender counts: “work”, “life” and identity in accounting practice and education

Amanda Ball (College of Business and Economics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)
Joanna Brewis (School of Management, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK)

Pacific Accounting Review

ISSN: 0114-0582

Publication date: 18 July 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to introduce a special issue, consisting of a selection of papers on the subject of gender, paid employment and life issues in accounting practice and education.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper identifies relationships between work, life and identity in accounting practice and education.

Findings

The paper finds that the vast majority of those taking up WLB initiatives are women, who organize their paid work around the needs of their children.

Originality/value

The paper raises challenging and perhaps demoralizing questions and it is hoped that it goes some way to reinvigorating discussions and debates around the work‐life intersection in accounting practice and academia.

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Citation

Ball, A. and Brewis, J. (2008), "Gender counts: “work”, “life” and identity in accounting practice and education", Pacific Accounting Review, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 85-93. https://doi.org/10.1108/01140580810892436

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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