The article examines the lived experiences of self-employed older women and their response strategies to the age - work related exclusion they face. Through a qualitative and intersectional analysis of older women in the UK, we demonstrate how the multifaceted experience of age and ageing across the life course variously shapes self-employment activity and highlight the material and emotional consequences of self-employment for older women. In this way, our findings extend research on the neglected intersection of gender and age in studies of work and contribute to policy debates regarding support for under-represented people undertaking entrepreneurship.
|Academy of Management Proceedings
|Published - 1 Aug 2019
|79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: AOM Annual Meeting 2019 - Boston, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 2019 → 13 Aug 2019