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Redesigning Employment Equity in Canada: The Need to Include Men

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  • Cristina Echevarria
  • Mobinul Huq

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This paper recommends that the goal of employment equity be stated in terms of "achieving an integrated workplace" instead of in terms of "hiring and promotion of the members of the target groups." It argues that some type of employment equity is needed to increase male employment in female-dominated occupations. The paper shows that a significant number of occupations in Canada are female-dominated. Through a case study of the University of Saskatchewan, it shows that the policy in its current state is not achieving an integrated workplace. Finally, it discusses a number of additional benefits of the recommended policy change.

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Article provided by University of Toronto Press in its journal Canadian Public Policy.

Volume (Year): 27 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 53-64

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Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:27:y:2001:i:1:p:53-64

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  1. Michael Baker & Nicole M. Fortin, 1999. "Women's Wages in Women's Work: A US/Canada Comparison of the Roles of Unions and Public Goods Sector Jobs," CIRANO Working Papers 99s-02, CIRANO.
  2. Juhn, Chinhui, 1992. "Decline of Male Labor Market Participation: The Role of Declining Market Opportunities," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 107(1), pages 79-121, February.
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