In the last year in the United States:
Men are down 1,069,000 jobs. Women are up 12,000 jobs.
Holy catfish. Tom Peters explains:
The principal reason is the continuing demise of male-dominated manufacturing jobs, and the continuing rise of service jobs. In particular, healthcare, where women constitute 80% of employees, has added 400,000 jobs during the period in question.
(Net: It is increasingly a women's world, called the global rise of "Womenomics" by one European observer. Another accelerator is the stunning rate at which women are eclipsing men on the education front, again pretty much worldwide—from primary school to Ph.D. programs.)
4 comments on “And Women Shall Inherit The Earth…”
Interesting. My Brother, who was formerly working at a screen printing shop, which has now gone out of business, is now a stay at home Dad. Wouldn’t you know it, his wife is a nurse.
I think this change is only natural. For the past 50 years (more or less??) we have been encouraging our women to get an education and ‘get out of the kitchen’. Soon it will be time to tell the boys: ‘get out of the factory’.
However, I plan on moving to the middle-east, where my job is safe!
Speaking of “Get out of the factory,” I can remember hearing that line from some of my male classmates at the University of Michigan. That was back in the 1970s, and the boys’ fathers could already see the handwriting on the wall.
I was gonna link to Robert Merle’s ‘Protected Men’ on Amazon, but they don’t carry it, so this is all I’ve found: