Women in the Navy's Civilian Skilled Blue-Collar Workforce,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The results of the survey suggest that there are some differences and many similarities between men and women working in Naval skilled trades. The differences, which were highlighted in this paper, should not overshadow the preponderance of similarities between the two groups. Most of the evidence suggests that women in naval skilled trades are not unlike their male counterparts in the duties they perform and in the difficulties they encounter on the job. Based on our limited survey findings, literature on injuries, and the present interest in increasing the number of women in under representative civilian jobs, it may be that a larger proportion of the Navys skilled blue-collar civilian work force will be women in the future.