It’s no secret that many jobs traditionally have been dominated by one gender or another. While the inroads women are making into traditionally male-dominated jobs have been much discussed, it appears that men are making similar inroads into jobs once completely dominated by women.
24/7 Wall St. investigated the increasing numbers of men turning to jobs that are — still — much more often held by women. 24/7 Wall St. looked at change in male participation between 2000 and 2011 among jobs that employ at least 75% women to identify the professions where the proportion of men has increased the most. While no one factor can explain the increased male presence in these female-dominated jobs, a sluggish economy, new opportunities and changing gender roles contribute to the change.
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