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Society after the industrial era has become a service society Its growth is greater than any other sector accounting for about seventy-two percent of all US employment and forty-six percent of worldwide employment Women make up the majority of all service occupations The worlds economic restructuring after the industrial era results in informalization when women change from their traditional female dominated careers to more contemporary and modern careers For example in Russia sixty percent of the highly-skilled labor occupations were taken by women and were wide spread in the natural sciences and engineering areas but when the socialist state economy went into effect this eliminated over half of these industrial jobs carrying women into the service sector They were trained and began working as secretaries cashiers hairdressers more service-oriented occupations This affects womens employment in a number of ways For example the Fordist social contract when men were promised security and high wages for an entire family basically the breadwinner could no longer be Since seventy two percent of all employment in the US was in the service sector men have to account in this field as well not only women meaning their work was getting nearer to equality Since this contract ended flexibilization was necessary It is difficult to feed an entire family on one job in the service sector so women must have two or three jobs Many women needed these flexible forms of work to fit into their lifestyle as an employee and also working at home They work from home so they can make money at the same time as taking care of the children Only the highly paid specialists are able to afford childcare and work outside of the home Flexiblilization also includes mobility For example insurance or trade agents are often equipped with porta ble terminals so they do not have to be in an actual office building to be able to work This allows women to have
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