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Jobs for The Boys: How Children Give Voice to Gender Stereotyped Job Roles

This research found that for stereotypically male jobs, both sexes spontaneously masculinised their voices, by lowering pitch and resonance, and they also feminised their voices for stereotypically female occupations, by raising their pitch and resonance.

Occupational-gender stereotyping is present from early childhood. This report by the University of Sussex shows that children, and especially boys, show stronger stereotyping about masculine and feminine jobs than previously suspected.

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