By Martha C. White

Outdated gender roles are to blame, experts say.

“I think the reason flexibility appears to be more important for women than it does to men relative to making money is probably in part because women have such greater responsibility of caregiving,” said Barbara Gault, vice president and executive director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

Men who work for themselves, on the other hand, just don’t like having someone tell them what to do.

Although 57 percent of female respondents said they don’t like answering to a boss and nearly as many said they like being their own boss, 69 percent each of men said the same — another split that has widened in just two years.

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