Saturday, July 7, 2012

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)  
'The way I look at it is that anything, basically, that a woman can do, a guy can do.'
Miguel Alquicira, a dental hygienist in Houston, Texas, quoted in a New York Times story entitled "More Men Enter Fields Dominated by Women."  Reporters Shaila Dewan and Robert Gebeloff present other examples of what they call "a distinctive, if little noticed, shift in workplace gender patterns": men also may be found donning a pink collars in nursing, teaching, and office and restaurant work. (image credit) How does this affect the U.S. labor sector? Not yet clear, these reporters write:
'More men in an occupation can also raise wages for everyone, though as yet men’s share of these jobs has not grown enough to have an overall effect on pay.'
Stay tuned.

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