As more women become doctors, men consider nursing

Women have been entering male-dominated fields for decades, but it’s less common for a mainly female occupation to have a substantial increase in its share of men. Yet the jobs that are shrinking tend to be male ones, and those that are growing are mostly female. While only 13 percent of U.S. nurses are men, that share has grown steadily since 1960, when the number was 2 percent, according to a working paper published last October by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Are men suited to caregiving?