Women's jobs less flexible, stressful, and poorer paid than men's
A new study has found that women's jobs are not only poorer paid, less flexible and more stressful, but they also offer fewer promotion opportunities as compared to men.
Professor Haya Stier of Tel Aviv University and Professor Meir Yaish University of Haifa found that men scored 0.215 points higher as compared to women when it came to income and opportunities for promotion, while men scored 0.159 points lower than women when asked about how stressful and exhausting the work was.
The study also revealed that men scored 0.084 points higher when asked about how interesting they found their work, how independently they could work and how much scope they had to improve their skills and scored 0.062 points in job security.
The researchers said that their study has revealed women lag behind men on most dimensions of job quality and they enjoy hardly any advantage over men in the labor market.
The study was published in the journal Work, Employment and Society.
(Posted on 05-03-2014)