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Women Still Go For Traditional Careers, CSUF Professor Finds

June 10, 2014

Despite significant changes in gender roles since 1972, women still gravitate to people-oriented occupations such as teaching and psychology while men still migrate to thing-oriented work such as mechanical engineering and math.

This is according to Cal State Fullerton professor of psychology Richard A. Lippa, who has been studying gender-related interests and occupation preferences for decades.

He recently co-authored an article in "PLOS ONE" about the distribution of women across occupational choices. As part of a study, Lippa and his colleagues complied statistics from 1972 to 2010 to research how women's interests in occupations have changed over 39 years. Finish reading the article in the Orange County Register.

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