Despite the reportedly hostile environment faced
by women in the US military, a new survey finds that the most satisfied employees in the armed services are in fact female.
The Washington Post passes along
the findings of research published
in American Sociological Review
showing that women claimed higher job satisfaction than men when it comes to opportunities for advancement and promotion. And in supposedly stark contrast to private sector workplaces, the difference holds true for black and Hispanic women as well. Indeed, black women were more satisfied with their military careers than any other group.
"For women," said study designer Jennifer Hickes Lundquist, "pay and job benefits are more equal in the military than in the civilian labor."
Who were the least
satisfied members of the armed forces? White men.
"Compared to their peers in civilian society, white males lose many of the advantages that they had," claimed Lundquist.
Via the Washington Post