why women like low paying jobs/ earn less?
I am asking to all males in the world. I need to get ideas. please go into details for some intriguing answer
- Grandpa SLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
For the same reason that gay men often take low paying jobs, like theater for example. WIth no societal pressure to be the primary bread winner, people normally take an easy job over a high paying but demanding job. Women and homosexual men tend to choose "quality of life" over earning loads of money. Heterosexual men choose jobs and carriers that everyone else hates, because they are afraid of being branded a "loser" if they cannot provide a lot of money for themselves and their family (namely, their wife).
Heterosexual men sacrifice and work nasty jobs with long hours and demanding entry level requirements because they think that they have to if they want to be a responsible father and husband. Women and homosexual men have no such pressure to be the primary provider.
Women choose certain jobs because they are easy, and/or "fulfilling" (meaning that everyone wants them, so the demand is higher than the supply), an/or they are safer, less "dirty", and/or the entry level requirements are easier (they don't require the time & expense of medical school), and/or the hours are better.
It's not that women LIKE low pay, it is just that women have no societal pressure put on them to make a lot of money, so they take jobs that they "like", rather than take a nasty job just to make more money,
Men sacrifice and work nasty jobs with long hours and demanding entry level requirements because they think that they have to if they want to be a responsible father and husband.
- DeborahLv 44 years ago
Well, you haven't mentioned some of the more highly skilled jobs that are also popular with women. A lot of women become teachers, nurses, doctors, dentists and social workers for instance. These are not dead-end jobs. And I understand that there are a lot of women lawyers around these days. However, I would guess that the women you know who do choose these sorts of jobs do so because they are not academic and don't want to go in for further education, or they are more interested in eventually raising families etc rather than pursuing careers.
- RogerLv 59 years ago
Women have more responsibility i nthe home like children, taking kids to doctor she needs to take a sick day. Kid is sent home from school sick the mother needs to pick her/him up.
So it is much more impracticable for women to become scientists, politicians, bankers etc.. becasuse of children making women more strained in their careers. Because of this women need to look at flexible working hours, better holidays, shorter shifts because thety don't have hours to put into a 60hr/week lucrative career. Women who go for lucrative either freeze embyos or dump the kids in daycare.
Women value job security men value money. IMO this is not biological it's because women are pressured to do more work around the children (carer role) and men are pressured to be a high earners (provider role) women also put pressure on men to be good earners. IE: when do you hear women saying they look for a man who will share raising the children? Rarely, it's always they look for a rich or 'successful' man so they end up harming themselves by looking for a provider man.
Also men harm ourselves by pressuring women into a role of carer. If men were pulling our weight doing 50% of raising kids and women were not on a single mother 'girl power' trip and stopped marrying money the sexes would be able to both have great careers and also great time with the family.
- DuckyLv 79 years ago
The reason why women are more likely to choose lower paying jobs is because the lower paying jobs are often things that include common strengths of women. Nursing, teaching, therapy, etc are all lower paying jobs that include a common strength of women such as nurturing and compassion.
Women are also less likely to seek promotions, less likely to work to become things like CEO's, and are less likely to ask for pay raises.
Although before you get your granny panties in a twist let me say this: This is starting to change. Women are becoming more likely to ask for pay raises, the number of women CEO's is rising, and many high paying jobs are now including women. This is why the pay gap is starting to decrease....
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- Louise CLv 79 years ago
Women often prefer jobs where they are working with people, and these often are lower paid than some other jobs, but they may find them more satisfying. And women also are more likely to work part time because of family committments etc. And they are more likely to take time off to have children.
- Anonymous9 years ago
First of all, why direct this question to only men? they know no more than you and from this question it is clear you do not know too much. Your assumption that women like or stress to attain lower paying jobs is just that, an assumption, and a ridiculous one at that. While there are some women who choose to obtain lower paying or part-time jobs to perhaps spend more time with their family or children, there are women who go for higher paying jobs. If women are payed less than men, it is because her higher-ups are unfortunately a bunch of uneducated men.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Who said we did. Your premise is flawed. No one likes earning less