Women and paid work

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Author: Moyser, Melissa


Primarily using data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), and focusing on people aged 25 to 54, this chapter provides a comprehensive overview of women's labour market experiences in comparison to those of men, and explores how they have evolved over time. Since the Second World War, the labour force participation of women in Canada, particularly mothers, has increased considerably. At the same time, the labour force participation of men has fallen. In spite of these converging trends, women continue to have a lower rate of labour force participation than men, reflecting their greater...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Employment; Statistics; Participation; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Employment pattern; Employment status; Labour force participation; History; Trend; Comparative analysis; Data analysis; Survey

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Ottawa, Ontario: Statistics Canada, 2017

Physical description: 38 p.

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ISSN: 1719-4407

Catalogue no. 89-503-X
Release date: March 8, 2017
Further information may be found at: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/89-503-x2015001-eng.htm

Resource type: Book chapter

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