Sheena Goodyear called herself a journalist ?

Publié: octobre 18, 2010 dans Uncategorized

Canada lagging on pay equity

By SHEENA GOODYEAR, QMI AGENCY

Last Updated: September 9, 2010 7:22am

Canadian women outperform men at all levels of education, but still make significantly less money in the workplace.

Canada’s gender-wage gap is much wider than that of most developed countries, according to a new report from the Council of Ministers of Education.

Women in Canada are 8% more likely than men to graduate from high school, 11% more likely to graduate from college, and 18% more likely to graduate from university.

But in 2007, women with college or university degrees made, on average, 63% of what similarly educated men earned.

In the other 30 developed countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the wage gap was much narrower, with women making an average of 71% of men’s salaries.

Canada’s wage gap has remained more or less the same for a decade. In 1998, Canadian women made 61% of men’s salaries.

“The numbers are disappointing. We would have hoped and expected to see the gap close for men and women,” said Deborah Gillis, vice-president North America for Catalyst, an organization that promotes women in business.

“I’m not really surprised by the numbers,” said Sam Spady, advocacy and communications co-ordinator for the Canadian Federation of University Women, an organization of women university graduates that promotes equal rights.

“Women may be outperforming men in school, but once they enter the workforce, they face systemic barriers.”

First, women are more likely to be balancing unpaid work — like raising children or taking care of elderly family members — with their careers, she said. As a result, they’re likely to take on part-time or casual work.

According to Statistics Canada, women in Canada are twice as likely to work part-time jobs.

Spady said other countries are probably faring better because they have better access to child care and social services.

But it also has to do with the fields women choose to work in, she added.

“The higher-earning jobs in engineering and sciences are where women are underrepresented.”

Those are the fields that see the brunt of stimulus spending, she said, whereas women-centric fields like education, health care and social work often face funding cuts.

But even women who enter high-paying fields full time with no family obligations are making less than their male counterparts, said Gillis.

A 2010 Catalyst study found female graduates from top MBA programs across the country made $4,600 less than their male counterparts in their first post-university jobs, whether they had children or not.

“The assumption has been that as women become better educated that they will advance to leadership roles,” said Gillis. “That clearly hasn’t happened.”

http://www.edmontonsun.com/life/2010/09/08/15282546.html

Well, Ms Goodyear. You are a propagandist and a liar. It would be very interesting to fund your sources. But you won’t. You are not interested in truth.

First of all, Ms Goodyear, you don’t see any correlation between the fact that over 90% of teacher are females and most of them found boys less interesting than girls when you mentioned that Canadian women outperform men at all levels of education ? Do you ? Nor, you don’t see anything wrong with the picture that the large majority of boys are forced to take ‘Ritalin’ on a regular basis for not disturbing the so called teacher? Beside, you don’t seem to be able to read reports in full, Ms Goodyear, check carefully what the new report from the Council of Ministers of Education wrote before making any judgment.

Your statement :
Women in Canada are 8% more likely than men to graduate from high school, 11% more likely to graduate from college, and 18% more likely to graduate from university.

But in 2007, women with college or university degrees made, on average, 63%  of what similarly educated men earned.

You are right when you precise that women graduate more from high school, as I mentioned to you before, bias in the education system against boys is obvious, but you are a liar when you said that on average, women make 63% or 61% less than men. Cite your sources?  Where are they ? In a feminist subsidize university department ? Goebbels used similar techniques in order to make the public believe in a horrific Jew conspiracy against Germans.

The differential between men and women are exactly the opposite, madam ! In North America, women for a same output earn more than men. They just choose jobs that pay less so they can work less. Men don’t have that choice. And if you could make the effort, internet has many places where you can get the facts straight. Start with http://www.epf.org and ask Ronald Bird, Chief Economist, Employment Policy Foundation about his research and why for every dollars a man makes, on average a woman makes 1.02$ ? You’ll be surprised.

Brainwashing over and over people is not journalism, ms Goodyear !

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