Decline in Traditional Male Jobs

Since the 1980s what has there been a decline in?
Heavy industries such as iron and steel, shipbuilding, mining and engineering
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What is this partly due to?
The globalisation of the economy
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What is the manufacturing industry relocating to?
Developing countries such as China to take advantage of cheap labour
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What do Mitsos and Browne claim that the decline in male employment has lead to?
An 'identity crisis for men'
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Many boys now believe that they won't get a proper job which does what?
Undermines their motivation and self-esteem, so they therefore give up
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What was the employment rate for men in March-May 1992?
11.5%
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What was the employment rate for men in March-May in 1999?
6.7%
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What has there been a massive decline on over the last 30 years?
Unskilled or semi-skilled masculine jobs
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What did these 'macho' jobs reflect?
A traditional male working class identity
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What do new jobs such as care work require?
'feminine skills'
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What is Jackson's response to this?
Results in 'Laddish' behaviour to restore a sense of masculinity
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What is this partly due to?

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The globalisation of the economy

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What is the manufacturing industry relocating to?

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What do Mitsos and Browne claim that the decline in male employment has lead to?

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Many boys now believe that they won't get a proper job which does what?

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