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Yes, nurse is a low status profession, as are most nurturing (female coded) professions. I would say it is mostly about the pay, since doctors are generally a well-payed high-status profession and they work in the same buildings.

But I do not see this as a factor really to explain unemployment. Sweden had about full employment (which was measured as 80% employment) in the 80ies and it did not end because of people getting to picky about their jobs.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Aug 30th, 2007 at 04:03:06 PM EST
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