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Pink-Collar Headwinds: High Growth is a Double-Edged Sword

Saturday, June 10, 2017

As previously mentioned, health care and other pink-collar industries have been among the fastest-growing fields in the U.S. workforce—and will remain so for years to come.

But the problem with such a rapid growth in demand is that it will be tough to find the matching supply of new workers needed to fill all of these jobs. This issue is further complicated by the fact that pink-collar fields suffer from the stigma young men have, even those with no other job options. 


22  Ibid.

23  Madhura Ingalhalikar, et al, “Sex differences in the structural connectome of the human brain,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 111, no. 2 (2013).

24  Claire Cain Miller, “Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women,” The New York Times (January 4, 2017).

25  Labor Force Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017,


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