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Men In Female-Centric Jobs Compensate By Doing More ‘Man’ Chores

By March 5, 2012

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A new study in the American Journal of Sociology shows that men who work in jobs that comprise of mostly women tend to spend more time at home doing "male" chores - whether consciously or not. They tinker with cars, do yard work, fix things around the house, and other things that are stereotypically male. When compared to men who have jobs where men and women are equally represented, men in female-centric jobs spend an extra hour each week on typically male housework. The study's author, a sociology doctoral student at Princeton University, says, "Men are trying to bolster their masculinity at home" after spending the workday doing female-centric work. Read more about the study and what the findings were regarding women in male-centric professions.

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