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In 2009, more men are putting an emphasis on stability and security in their job and are looking for a girlfriend as a potential wife, according to the annual Great Male Survey by askmen.com
But how are women fairing in comparison?
Yahoo! Shine asked 19,000 women in the Great Female Survey and found that more women see their career on hold. Fifty-six percent stated that any upward movement in their career is cut off because of the economic crisis while only 24 percent of men saw the same problem.
Asked how their unemployment status had changed recently, 28 percent of women said they had to take a pay cut, pay freeze or lost their job altogether – 10 percent more than their male counterparts.
Looking ahead, women were split on wether the worst of the crisis was behind them, whereas every second man thought it would get better from here on out.
A recent international study suggests women in the U.S., Britain and China are the most likely to promote their interests in the workplace, but overall women are not doing enough to advance their careers.
Behavioral scientists say being able to draw attention to work contributions is easier for men, putting part of the blame on women for their reluctance to self-promote and ask for higher salaries.
Lehman Brothers’ ousting of its CFO Erin Callan — who had been the most powerful woman on Wall Street and was once considered a contender for the CEO job — is neither the first nor the last high-profile executive to lose her job as financial firms suffer.
But news that Callan had been demoted prompted groans from several investment managers and researchers who have long bemoaned the small number of women working in finance’s upper echelon.
Meg Wolitzer , the author of “The Ten-Year Nap,” a new novel about women who leave the workplace to care for their children, says the one-time noble goal doesn’t always work out in real life — and that is not a bad thing.