Woman Studies Nov 4 - The Feminization of Work in Canada Is...

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The Feminization of Work in Canada Is the gender pay gap disappearing as the media claims? November 4, 2009 "Feminization of work" - Increased participation of women in the Canadian workforce in recent decades - 37 % in 1976 increases to 46.6% in 2003 Sharp increase in number of working moms (particularly of school aged children) - 39% in 1976 increases to 72% in 2003 Remaining gender pay gap - Women earn 71.6% of men's earnings in 2001 when comparing full-time, full year workers - Persistent gender pay gap cannot simply be explained by differences in education and experience Canada on the world stage: - UN ranks Canada 9th in terms of gender empowerment in 2003 - Scandinavian countries fair better - Some better trends in US recently Positive Trends Women's increased participation generally - 34% in 1971 increases to 46% in 2001 - Benefits from increases in education Professional jobs for women on the rise - 17% in 1971 increases to 35% in 2001 Agricultural and manufacturing jobs for women double
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2010 for the course WOMEN STUD WS100 taught by Professor Vanderhough during the Spring '10 term at Wilfred Laurier University .

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Woman Studies Nov 4 - The Feminization of Work in Canada Is...

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