Gender and employment
Gender has historically affected roles between men and women. Traditionally in every society, culture defined roles on the lines of gender. In the contemporary world, gender continues to affect career choices as men and women feel that there are careers that are innately meant for them. For instance one will find more men than women in careers such as medicine, engineering and other Science –based careers. On the other hand, one will find more women in careers such as catering and hospitality than men. Guided by the research question; “How does gender affect career choice and subsequently trends in employment?” this paper will seek to show how gender has influenced employment patterns.
Data collection will be aided by methods such as the use of a questionnaire, interviews and secondary sources such as records on course enrollment and employment within the colleges and universities. Specifically the research will be interested in finding out the number female and male students in Science, hospitality, beauty and marketing courses. The research will also determine the number of female and male employees in the following fields; accounting, front desk services, engineering and information technology. Along this, the research will intend to find out why students made the choices they made pertaining their careers.
Data recording and analysis
Correspondents will give their opinion pertaining to their own courses and this will be recorded in the interview forms and questionnaires. Data pertaining to the number of students employees in the afore-mentioned courses and disciplines respectively will be recorded on tables for analysis. The analysis will centrally determine the number of males and females within each course and discipline.
The table below will be used to record the number of males and females in each research area.
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