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Gender equity in Canada's newly growing religious minorities

TitleGender equity in Canada's newly growing religious minorities
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsReitz, J. G., Phan M., and Banerjee R.
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Volume38
Pages681 - 699
Keywordscanada, census data, gender inequality, immigrant assimilation, labour force integration, religious minorities
Abstract

Using data from the 2001 Canadian census and the 2002 Ethnic Diversity Survey, we find greater gender inequality in labour force participation among the newly growing religious minorities in Canada relative to mainstream Canadians. This gender inequality is only partly conditioned by the presence of young children. Although greatest among Muslim immigrants, other groups including Hindus and Sikhs also exhibit greater gender inequality in labour force participation relative to mainstream Canadians. These patterns fade with time in Canada. Lastly, the differences in gender inequality among religious groups reflect national cultures in the countries of origin more than differences in religious beliefs per se.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2014.901546
DOI10.1080/01419870.2014.901546
Document URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01419870.2014.901546