"Why aren't 'manly' men taking 'girly' jobs?" by Paul Solman, PBS NewsHour 5/18/2017
Editor's Note: Over the past 20 years, female-dominated industries like health care and education services have grown immensely, while male-dominated industries like manufacturing have lost millions of jobs. The economy is shifting, and it seems like men are on the losing side. But it doesn't have to be that way, says economist Betsey Stevenson, an associate professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan. In a column for Bloomberg, she's blunt: Manly men need to do more girly jobs.
Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with Stevenson to discuss the growth in female-dominated sectors and how stigma might be holding men back from taking jobs seen as “women's work.” Tune in to tonight's Making Sen$e report on one man who breaks down the stereotype as an elementary school teacher and football coach, and watch last week's report on how stigma holds more men back from becoming teachers.
— Kristen Doerer, Making Sen$e Editor
"How this man found his calling as an early elementary teacher" PBS NewsHour 5/18/2017
SUMMARY: Men are a rarity in early education, a fact of which second grade Teacher Harold Johnson has taken full advantage: In a job traditionally held by women, Johnson's gender has been an asset. Economics correspondent Paul Soloman talks to him about why he became an elementary school teacher despite the cultural stigma.