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More Men Enter Fields Once Dominated By Women

Men-articleLargeInteresting piece in today's NYT about men entering traditionally "pink collar" jobs like nursing and teaching. In The Mama's Boy Myth I talk about how mothers who keep their sons close tend to impart skills sets - like communication, team work, the ability to be more nuturing - that will help them in an economy where the growth is in the social service sector. 

As The Times puts it: "The trend began well before the crash, and appears to be driven by a variety of factors, including financial concerns, quality-of-life issues and a gradual erosion of gender stereotypes. An analysis of census data by The New York Times shows that from 2000 to 2010, occupations that are more than 70 percent female accounted for almost a third of all job growth for men, double the share of the previous decade."



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