Occupational segregation benefits the male gender in that they are flexible to change between different careers. On the other hand, the gender female occupation is rigid due limitation to working in only fixed job types, limiting their occupational mobility. Occupational segregation is solely implemented along these gender lines and stereotyping. In job advertisement in dailies, we often find that jobs advertised strictly indicated either ‘for men’ or ‘for females’. The condition here shows that females’ disqualification is certain in jobs indicated ‘for men’ and on the other hand men are excluded in occupations indicated ‘for females’. A general stereotype view is that males are mostly more efficient in their duties compared to females who are considered inferior.
Women are assigned to do jobs requiring fewer skills and qualifications while those jobs that require particular skills and efficiency allocated to men. The persistence of this type of segregation of occupation cumulates to amount to gender stereotyping process. Men thus view women negatively as a less superior sex compared to them, making them look down upon women. The gender stereotypes process is originated and maintained by the persistence of occupational and job segregation (Cook & Cusack, 2010).
The females are more disadvantaged because their limitation is to doing low-skilled jobs that are less skilled meaning they receive less payment while the males on the other side enjoy this segregation and get more rewarding jobs. You will thus observe that families headed by single women are often poor because of the low-income levels they bring home. Families headed by men are on the other hand well off and economically stable. The main reason women only do low-skilled, and part-time duties are because their housewives practices. As such when they are in the workplace they are seen to be extending their housewife duties to their job