19 Jan 2018

Survey suggests career choices influenced by sex

Special Correspondent and Presenter

A survey of 13,000 children has suggested that their career ambitions are massively influenced by how wealthy their parents are and whether they are girls or boys.

Girls favoured becoming teachers, nurses and hairdressers, while boys talked of becoming pilots or mechanics. But the survey from the Education and Employers’ charity said girls did focus more on academic success than many boys, who seemed influenced by popular culture.