Today there are jobs that men do more than women or vice versa. For example: Why are there more female teachers than male teachers? or more male carpenters than women? Another thing that also happens is that in some jobs men are paid more than women having done the same job.



WOMANMAN
Construction9 %91 %
Agriculture, branches and hunting15 %85 %
IT and technologies21 %79 %
Chemical industries22 %78 %
Food products industries34 %66 %
Administrative activities61 %40 %
Education66 %34 %
Domestic activities89 %11 %
These data demonstrate a reality present in today's society: there are jobs typically held by men and others by women. The main reason this happens is not in the biological differences between men and women, but in social stereotypes.
People who deviate from these unwritten social norms face two great challenges: acceptance of the social environment and approval of co-workers.
A man who is dedicated to a feminized profession may be labeled "unambitious", or his masculinity may even be questioned. These stigmas are associated with the idea that society has about the model of a successful man: a high-ranking, virile and powerful executive. Thus, many men do not want to pursue "feminized" professions for fear of being considered inferior and also for the fact that they charge less money. On the contrary, work integration with colleagues is usually easier and they come to feel comfortable.
As for women in masculinized jobs, the situation is exactly the opposite. The social environment tends to value and recognize them, because normally these types of professions enjoy more status.
The roles that couples play in their homes also have an impact on the workplace. Motherhood has caused the woman to have an interrupted work trajectory, because she is the one who usually takes care of the child once it is born. The father's professional career, on the other hand, does not suffer so many ups and downs. This fact makes companies hire more men than women for their stability at work. That is why in the public sector, in fields such as health or education, there is a large concentration of women workers: working conditions are more flexible than those of a private company and allow combining work and family.
Men and women have lived together in a common labor market for years and enjoy the same rights. The great advances, however, have basically taken place in that women have been able to reach positions of greater responsibility and the new generations of men have learned to accept the authority of a directive. However, there is still a lot of difference in the choice of jobs, depending on whether you are a woman or a man. The actions of governments, schools and families will determine whether, in the future, we will still differentiate professions on the basis of sex.