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Most cultures and societies through both history, and today have viewed women as "the weaker sex”. Often they labeled unfit to perform many jobs outside of child bearing and domestic chores, even considered less intelligent than men are. In the past, this attitude translated into fewer jobs for women, below average pay, and poor working conditions. This continues today, despite the many great advances women have made in the past 100 years. This is evident in the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) fields, where a man is far more likely to get the position than a woman is.
In the 1950s, many women followed a schedule like this, but today it is much less common, because most twenty-first century mothers are employed outside the home. However, the number of working mothers has decreased since 2000, showing that women are choosing to return to being stay at home moms. When a mother leaves the workforce by choice, it is assumed that she did to be with her children, when in reality, the workforce could actually be driving her out of working causing a decrease in women's employment. The role of mothers drastically changed between the 1970s and the 1990s as more women moved into the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, data shows this change: in 1975, 47.4% of mothers with children under the age of 18 were a part of the work force.
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