Despite extensive, detailed documentation from Ontario, across the country, and around the world, certain myths about the gender pay gap still persist. Read on for responses to some of the most common ones.
Talent is one of the most essential factors for growth and competitiveness. To build future economies that are both dynamic and inclusive, we must ensure that everyone has equal opportunity. When women and girls are not integrated—as both beneficiary and shaper—the global community loses out on skills, ideas and perspectives that are critical for addressing [...]
Only 9% of all Canadians were considered poor in 2007. It was the lowest rate of low income in 30 years. But that was before the recession hit last fall. We don’t yet have income data for 2008, but, if past experience is anything to go by, poverty rates will go up again as declining [...]
Gender gaps have been narrowing over time but still persist, especially on the Prairies, less so in B.C.
Well-being is a multi-faceted state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity.Note 1 It can be measured at both the macro level (i.e., countries) and the micro level (i.e., individuals, households, and families within households). This chapter of Women in Canada focuses on a particular aspect of well-being at the micro level: economic well-being.Economic well-being has [...]
It's International Women's Day, 2018. Do you know how much women have contributed to your economy? Probably not, because it's a pretty tough number to nail down. But economic analysts at the Bank of Montreal (in this case, a team of three males and two females) decided to give it a try, assessing Canada's economy [...]
At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, we want every woman living on a low income to have the chance to move herself and her children out of poverty.
Statisticians have been examining the gender wage gap for decades now, isolating for different factors to try to understand what’s driving the sticky phenomenon. They’ve found that, no matter how you manipulate the data, women in Canada earn less than men. That’s the reality for women, as a diverse group, as soon as they enter [...]
Women's economic well-being has many contributing factors, principally current income. However, income alone may not provide a full picture of women's current and future economic well-being.
Aboriginal women share many of the same challenges and concerns as other women in Canada. However, demographically, culturally and socioeconomically, Aboriginal women are also a unique population. There is also much diversity within the Aboriginal population. Broadly speaking, Aboriginal people can be considered as three distinct groups: First Nations (North American Indian), Métis and Inuit. [...]