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24/7 Wall St.: The Pink Collar Jobs America's Men Want Most

The Pink Collar Jobs America's Men Want Most

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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