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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.

Behavior Modification

For three decades, researchers and practitioners have turned to Behavior Modification for current scholarship on applied behavior modification. Each issue offers successful assessment and modification techniques applicable to problems in psychiatric, clinical, educational, and rehabilitative settings.

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.

Career Development Challenges Facing Immigrants

Topics covered include: Educational attainment, Post-secondary education, Bridging programs,

Centre des femmes de Montréal – Women’s Centre of Montreal

Geographical Region: Montréal and surrounding area Services Offered: Job search training skills, Career counselling

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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