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The 'Nontraditional' Workplace

For decades, women have made slow but steady progress breaking through the "glass ceiling" in the American workplace, attaining jobs in fields previously dominated by men. Now, men appear to be making inroads into jobs traditionally associated with women, such as nursing and teaching. They aren't displacing female workers, but men often earn more and enjoy faster promotion schedules--a phenomenon known as the "glass escalator." We explore the implications of this shift in the workplace with Howard Ross.

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