Jargon watch: pink collar

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The New York Times ran a feature on how men were starting to take jobs in traditionally female sectors because these jobs offered relative stability, better pay and more opportunities than many traditional male job roles. These traditional female roles were called pink collar roles, in a nod to the ‘blue collar’ roles of the traditional skilled and semi-skilled working class occupations. The research cited by The New York Times came from the US Census Bureau and the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota.

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Minnesota Population Center (MPC) at the Univerity of Minnesota
More Men Enter Fields Dominated by Women – New York Times (paywall)