Exam 2 - 1 Tyler Lofton SOCI 2291(01 Sociology of Gender Roles Dr I Lemessy Exam 2 March 7 2019 2 Career representations in the occupational fields

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1 Tyler Lofton SOCI 2291 (01): Sociology of Gender Roles Dr. I. Lemessy Exam 2 March 7, 2019
2 Career representations in the occupational fields differ across gender and race. This is known as occupational gender segregation. It occurs when structural obstacles discourage minority groups and women from entering high ranking and male-dominated jobs and from advancing once employed. While some occupations have become increasingly integrated over time, others remain highly dominated by either men or women. This is prevalent in the US labor market, as exemplified in a survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics which gives an “account of the average number of employed persons by detailed occupations, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity” (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019). Three occupations that stood out the most and depicted gender inequality in the workplace were construction managers, preschool and kindergarten teachers, and postal workers. Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish. They exert a lot of physical energy since they spend majority of their time working at construction sites and are not confined to a desk. There is no denying construction is a male dominated industry. This presents a major barrier to women's involvement in construction because it is widely perceived among men and women as a “man’s job.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 1,021 people employed as construction managers, but only 7.7

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