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Old 09-30-2011, 11:02 AM   #6150
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There are more women than men working in health care, but the different jobs in the industry are dominated by either men or women -- most nurses and family practice docs are women, most surgeons are men. So, the higher the pay, the more likely it is that there are more men. I think this is only okay if it's the pattern that results from a lot of individuals choosing what they think is best for them -- if it happens because more women happen to feel happier working in nursing or family practice than they would as surgeons, it's fine, but if it happens because there are subtle forces like discrimination or negative expectations preventing women from considering higher-paying positions, it's not so good.

Probably there are still problems, but they are slowly getting better.
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