This book summarizes the state of our knowledge on the effects of men in women's professions - effects on the men, on their views of masculinity, on the occupations and on the women they work with. Do men get preferential treatment in these positions? Do they receive higher salaries? Or are they treated the same as their women colleagues? Through a series of statistical and demographic analyses, as well as case studies of men in professions such as teaching, secretarial work, care-giving and stripping, the contributors give a glimpse of the role of these men in bolstering or undermining the gendered assumptions of occupational sex segregation in the workplace.
Introduction - Christine L Williams
Across the Great Divide - Harriet Bradley
The Entry of Men Into 'Women's Jobs'
The Pay of Men in 'Female' Occupations - Paula England and Melissa S Herbert
Is Comparable Worth Only for Women?
Men in Female-Dominated Fields - Jerry A Jacobs
Trends and Turnover
Seekers and Finders - L Susan Williams and Wayne J Villemez
Male Entry and Exit in Female-Dominated Jobs
Men in Female-Dominated Occupations - Kaisa Kauppinen-Toropainen and Johanna Lammi
A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Male Elementary Teachers - Jim Allan
Experiences and Perspectives
Male Secretaries - Rosemary Pringle
Male Elder Caregivers - Jeffrey S Applegate and Lenard W Kaye
Male Strippers - Richard Tewksbury
Men Objectifying Men