Although there is a negative social stigma associated with males who enter female-dominated careers, they are shown to receive a four percent increase in pay when compared to their female co-workers, and they also tend to receive more prestige. This is especially true for white males. When white males enter careers that primarily hire women, they end up getting what many experts refer to as a “glass escalator” since they benefit from both of these demographics.
- A 2019 study showed that unemployed men are increasingly likely to move into female-dominated occupations.
- Men entering female-dominated fields fare better than women entering male-dominated ones.
- One benefit of this trend is that men may add prestige to occupations that were traditionally reserved for women.
“In the 20 most common occupations for women, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research, men out-earn women in all but two.”