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Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is related to sociodemographic issues. This section was developed to help you find relevant news, publications, and videos.

Gender Wage Gap : synthesis of findings

Why do women earn less than men? Is it because they are overrepresented in professions that are at the lower end of the pay scale? Because they place a greater value on non-pecuniary aspects of a job? Because they have greater family responsibilities? Or because of gender stereotypes in the workplace? Written by Carole Vincent, the most recent CRDCN synthesis sheds light on the evolution and the persistence of the gender wage gap in Canada by examining these hypotheses based on the evidence generated by an important body of research using Statistics Canada’s detailed microdata files. You can also read the Research Highlight or listen to the presentation Carole made about it at the 2012 Network’s conference.

Call for Sessions

Organized by the Research Institute for Aging, the first national conference on culture change, “Walk With Me: Changing the culture of aging in Canada”, will take place in Toronto on March 24 and 25, 2014. The Program Committee invites submissions for a wide range of engaging sessions including interactive workshops, panel sessions, discussion circles, and creative expressions/performances. You can submit your proposals until October 1.

4 September 2013 - 10:33am |

International Women’s Day at the CRDCN

Gender is probably one of the key variables considered in social statistics research. To mark the International Women’s Day, we’d like to point out the work of a few researchers that more specifically examined the situation of Canadian women and who recently presented their results at our Annual conference: Carole Vincent examined income inequality between gender, Tammy Schirle the participation of mothers to the labour market and Lori Curtis the feminization of poverty, while Richard Mueller addressed the situation of same sex couples. You can watch their presentations on our Youtube page or download their PPt presentations in our KT Corner. Happy Women’s day!

7 March 2013 - 3:07pm |


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