The 'Nontraditional' Workplace

The 'Nontraditional' Workplace

More men are entering fields traditionally dominated by women. We explore the implications of a male shift to "pink collar" jobs.

For decades, women have made slow but steady progress breaking through the "glass ceiling" in the American workplace, attaining jobs in fields previously dominated by men. Now, men appear to be making inroads into jobs traditionally associated with women, such as nursing and teaching. They aren't displacing female workers, but men often earn more and enjoy faster promotion schedules--a phenomenon known as the "glass escalator." We explore the implications of this shift in the workplace with Howard Ross.

Guests

Howard Ross

author, "Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance" (Rowman & Littlefield); also Principal, Cook Ross

Caren Goldberg

Assistant Professor, Kogod School of Business at American University

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