The Long-Term Caretaker Population Makeup Showing a Gender Uneven, More Females than Males, the Imbalance in the Ratios

This is only, natural, isn’t it, as the GENDER stereotypes worked!  Off of the Newspapers, translated…

As the society ages, we are in need of more manpower , the population of caretakers are unequal gender wise, there are more women and not enough men, and, the job descriptions are quite stereotypical too with the men working the late night shifts, or the more manual labors.  The governments of Tainan City and Yunlin stated, that there are, increases in males who got certified as caretakers, that the requirements are easier to meet, that there are a lot of women who took their husbands along, their children too, to put themselves into the long-term care work, that it’s something positive that we want to see, in the economy and the caretaking realm.

The local department of sanitation told, that there are a total of certified 1,754 long-term care caretakers, with women making up 1,505, and men only 249, that there are six times more women than men.  Last year from January to September there were a total of 4,434 caretakers certified, only 788 men and 3,646 women, the male to female ratio was 1:4.6.

The social services department in Tainan told, that based off of the cases, they would assign the caretakers, when the cared are stronger built, and needed to move around and get bathed, they would send the male caretakers; while the women caretakers may be taking care of someone who’s slightly unable to care for oneself, with less labor, like household help, meal prep, shopping, and the like.

Mr. Jiang who’d once worked on the frontlines of this, because the employers held the stereotypes of how female caretakers are more tentative and careful, he was switched off, later, the unit he worked in transferred him to the graveyard shift, then, had him work as a driver.  He said, that in the caretaking industry, the men would be discriminated based off of their sex.

The long-term care sect of the Department of Health & Sanitations of Yunlin Huang analyzed, that the imbalance of male and female ratio in long-term care has to do with society and culture, it’s even more so compared to past now, but in recent years, there are, more and more men who are, entering the field of long-term care.

The head of the Kang-Tai Long-Term School, Dai believed, that in order to solve the problems of long-term care, there needs to be more locations set up, with the forefront of having an ideal work environment, and better pay, to attract more manpower.

And so, men are, discriminated again, because of their sex, and it’s, still from our beliefs of how women are more careful, that men are, made of muscles, and it’s still, SEXIST, and besides, people aren’t that comfortable, with a male caretaker who will be required to bathe those who are in need of this sort of help, which is WHY the long-term care sect is still more, female-oriented right now.

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