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What Are Pink-Collar Jobs?
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What are pink-collar jobs? Well… Pink-collar jobs are technically defined as roles in the service industry such as teaching, nursing, or waitressing. These jobs, most often filled by women, pay less than what men typically see for blue-collar jobs in manufacturing. But as blue-collar jobs are disappearing and pink-collar jobs are on the rise, men are not exactly bursting down the doors for the latter. To find out why, I spoke with Claire Cain Miller from the New York Times about her article on how men view jobs that are stereo-typically seen as women’s work.