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Content in this category pertains to material dedicated to gender-related issues in the workforce.

A Snapshot of Men, Work and Family Relationships in Canada

Over the past half-century, fatherhood in Canada has evolved dramatically as men across the country adapt and react to social, economic, cultural and environmental contexts. Throughout this period, men have had diverse employment experiences as they manage their multiple roles inside and outside the family home. These experiences have been impacted by a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) cultural norms and expectations, family status, disability and a variety of demographic characteristics, as well as women’s increased involvement in the paid labour force.

A Snapshot of Women, Work and Family in Canada

Canada is home to more than 18 million women (9.8 million of whom are mothers), many of whom fulfill multiple responsibilities at home, at work and in the community. Over many generations, women in Canada have had diverse employment experiences that continue to evolve and change. These experiences have differed significantly from those of men, and there is a great deal of diversity in the experiences among women, which are impacted by a variety of factors including (but not limited to) cultural norms and expectations, family status, disability and a variety of demographic characteristics. To explore the diverse and evolving work and family experiences of women in Canada, the Vanier Institute of the Family has created A Snapshot of Women, Work and Family in Canada. This publication is a companion piece to our Fifty Years of Women, Work and Family in Canada timeline, providing visually engaging data about the diverse work and family experiences of women across Canada.

Aboriginal Women Outperforming in the Labour Market

A new report suggests that Aboriginal women are outperforming other groups in labour market growth and have shown the greatest employment recovery since the recession when compared to Aboriginal men and non-Aboriginal people. The report, by TD Bank economist Brian DePratto, uses de-aggregated data from the 2011 National Household Survey and other sources, discovering that although there are persistent gaps remaining, overall the gaps are narrowing between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women when it comes to employment rates and wage growth.

AnnuaL report on the economic status of the (university professor) profession, 2013–14

Using data from the Association of American University Professors’ Faculty Salary Survey, the Chronicle of Higher Education examined the existing pay gap between men and women in academe. According to the Chronicle, although female faculty do make less on average than their male counterparts, there is a bigger picture. The averages do not take into account the disproportionate representation of men in full and associate professor ranks, and similarly, the disproportionate representation of women at the instructor level. Men are also overrepresented at higher-paying research institutions and in higher-paying fields such as engineering. Women make up higher numbers of faculty at lower-paying 2-year institutions and are much more likely to work in lower-paying fields such as psychology.

Background Characteristics and Patterns of Access to Postsecondary Education in Ontario: Evidence from Longitudinal Tax Data

University participation in Ontario has risen in the past decade, and the gender gap is also increasing, as women continue to enrol in university at much higher rates than men, observes a new study published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. The study’s authors say that’s a profound change from earlier generations, and the consequences will only be played out in the years to come.

Balancing family and work: Transition to self-employment among new mothers, 2006 to 2011

A new study shows that new mothers have a higher probability of making the transition from paid employment to self-employment than other women.

Canadian Female Business Leaders Divided on Whether Gender of Superior Affects Career Advancement

Women continue to face more obstacles than men when it comes to advancing their careers to top-level executive and management positions, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll of 501 female executives commissioned on behalf of Randstad. The data reveal that image has influence on career progression, while gender of superiors, surprisingly, does not.

Canadian Muslim Women: A Decade of Change – 2001 to 2011

A new report suggests that Canadian Muslim women are highly educated, but are also underemployed. The report, commissioned by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), found that 24.2% of Muslim women 15 years of age and older had completed a high school diploma as their highest level of attainment, and 56.7% had postsecondary degrees or diplomas. Of the remaining 19%, many were still in high school. 8% of Muslim women with PSE experience had pursued an apprenticeship or trade certificate; 22.3% had graduated from a community college, CEGEP, or other similar institution; and approximately 40% had attained a bachelor’s degree. 12% had completed a master’s degree, and 1.7% held doctorates. 3% were medical degree holders.

Canadian Women Leading the Charge Into Entrepreneurship

Highlights: Canadian women have been leading the charge into entrepreneurship since the recession. Overall, self-employment has been fairly flat since 2009, but self-employment among women has grown. While Canadian women are increasingly opting to pursue an entrepreneurial path, it seems to take a different route than their male counterparts. The male and female-owned businesses have distinct characteristics, reflecting differing occupational choices and motivations for entering entrepreneurship. Still, women remain underrepresented among entrepreneurs, whether looking at the self-employed or owners of small and medium-sized enterprises. The recent upswing in women entering self-employment is a positive sign that women are overcoming many deeply rooted hurdles and venturing out on their own.

Changes in the occupational profile of young men and women in Canada, Insights on Canadian Society

Between 1991 and 2011, the proportion of employed people aged 25 to 34 with a university degree rose from 19% to 40% among women, and from 17% to 27% among men. Given the increase in the proportion of university graduates, did the occupational profile of young workers change over the period? This article examines long-term changes in the occupation profiles of young men and women, for both those who did and did not have a university degree. Changes in the share of women employed in these occupations are also examined.

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