Why Trades in New Zealand Are Largely Male Dominant

9 June 2022

Trades have been male dominant for centuries

There are a number of reasons why trades have been male-dominated for centuries. One reason is that many trades require physical strength and stamina, which has traditionally been seen as a male trait. 

Another reason is that trades such as carpentry and plumbing are often passed down from father to son, meaning that they have been traditionally seen as a ‘family business. 

Additionally, women have traditionally been responsible for domestic duties such as childcare and cooking, meaning that they have had less time and opportunity to gain the skills required for trades.

However, times are changing and women are now increasingly entering the trades. There are a number of initiatives to encourage women into trades, and many companies are now recognising the value of having a more diverse workforce. 

Women bring a different set of skills and perspectives to the trades, and as the world changes, the trades will need to adapt too. So, it is only a matter of time until trades are no longer dominated by men.

Today, women are increasingly enterprising trades

Today, women are increasingly enterprising trades. In the past, women were often seen as homemakers and stay-at-home mothers, but times have changed. Women are now taking on more and more trades and businesses, becoming more financially independent and successful.

There are many reasons for this change. Women are now better educated than ever before and have more opportunities to enter the workforce. They are also more likely to start their own businesses, thanks to the internet and social media which make it easier to connect with customers and promote their products or services.

Whatever the reason, it’s clear that women are becoming more enterprising and this is having a positive impact on the economy. More women in business means more jobs and more growth. It also means more competition, which is good for consumers.

So what does the future hold? It’s hard to say, but one thing is certain – women are increasingly playing a key role in the world of business and this is only set to continue.

the trades remain male-dominated due to cultural factors

While the construction industry has seen an influx of women in recent years, the trades remain male-dominated due to cultural factors.

There are a number of reasons why the trades are still largely populated by men. Firstly, it is still seen as a “man’s job”. There is a long-standing belief that women are not physically strong enough to do the work required in the trades. This is despite the fact that there are many women who are more than capable of doing the job.

Secondly, the trades have historically been male-dominated. This means that there is a lack of female role models in the industry. This can make it difficult for women to break into the trades.

Finally, there is a lack of flexible working arrangements in the trades. This can make it difficult for women to balance work and family commitments.

Despite these challenges, there are a number of women who have been successful in breaking into the trades. These women have shown that the trades are not just for men. With more women entering the industry, it is hoped that the culture will change and the trades will become more inclusive for everyone.

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