Working with gender facts and statistics

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How different are men and women's roles in American working life? Find out here!

Exercise

Go to the website from the US Department of Labor and find out the following:


1) What is meant by a 'non-traditional occupation for women'?

2) Why are such jobs attractive?

 

3) Can you mention some jobs which were considered non-traditional for women in 1986? What happened between 1986 and 2006?

4) How many percent of the workforce in the following occupations are female? (Make sure you know what the job titles mean.)
- sheet metal workers
- civil engineers
- crane and tower operators
- computer programmers
- chefs and head cooks
- taxi drivers and chauffeurs
- pest control workers
- carpenters

Links

Quick Facts on Nontraditional Occupations for Women (US Dept. of Labor)

http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/nontra2007.htm

Activities

Working with gender facts and statistics