Collection: Research Materials
In spite of the advanced education levels of Canadian women, they still, on average, only earn 60% of what men earn and most of the 40% differential cannot be accounted for by differences in seniority, experience or qualifications. It can only be accounted for then, by systemic sex discrimination, which creates occupational segregation and pays women less for work that is of equal value to that done by men.
This paper looks at where women students are, particularly in the university system, in an effort to understand what role the education system plays in creating the ultimate disadvantage for women. The paper looks at the potential of Equal Opportunity Legislation as a possible remedy.