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Part of the problem there is linked to the expectation that women are going to the be the ones who make compromises to their career to look after the children. Am I right in saying that the countries with the least of those problems are the ones who provide real support for working and rearing children?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Nov 10th, 2008 at 03:53:37 AM EST
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I wonder how much that is true or a rationalisation. Teachers until 20 years ago were as likely to be men as women, yet there were even more expectation to see the women raise the kids at the time. Feminisation correlates as much with the loss of prestige of a profession as with the ease it allows to raise kids : see nurses, for example. A family's "prestige" still comes from the man's profession, not the woman, so men are more strongly pressed to avoid a career which pays less and less (as is the case for teachers) and is becoming less prestigious.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Nov 10th, 2008 at 04:13:57 AM EST
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I was more thinking of the reduced wage issue and the issue of women in the lower status jobs in fashion rather than teaching.

The teaching issue is different, I think.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Nov 10th, 2008 at 04:25:27 AM EST
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France provides quite a lot of support for working and rearing children... yet still faces these gender inequality issues.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Nov 10th, 2008 at 04:43:16 AM EST
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