Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women

Claire Cain Miller: “The jobs that have been disappearing, like machine operator, are predominantly those that men do. The occupations that are growing, like health aide, employ mostly women.”

“One solution is for the men who have lost jobs in factories to become health aides. But while more than a fifth of American men aren’t working, they aren’t running to these new service-sector jobs. Why? They require very different skills, and pay a lot less.”

“They’re also seen as women’s work, which has always been devalued in the American labor market.”

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