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Attitudes in the workplace: Nov 2013

Gender stereotypes limit men and women pursuing certain occupations

This challenging study of 2,000 people shows how gender stereotypes and discrimination affect people’s views and perceptions of the role of men and women in the British workplace and that sexism still exists. The survey revealed a number of concerning facts: Both sexes are still being held back from pursuing occupations that might not be seen as suitable for their gender. 40% of the UK population believe men should not do jobs such as midwife, nurse, nanny or beautician. For women, it’s only slightly lower, with 38% saying women should not work in roles such as soldier, mechanic or surgeon.

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