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The Evolution of the Gender Earnings Gap Amongst Canadian University Graduates

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  • Finnie, Ross
  • Wannell, Ted

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This paper reports the results of an empirical analysis of the gender earnings gap among recent Canadian bachelor-level university graduates. Hours of work are the single most important influence on the gap; past work experience, job characteristics, family status, province of residence, and language have smaller and more mixed effects.

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch in its series Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series with number 2004235e.

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Date of creation: 30 Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3e:2004235e

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Keywords: Education; training and learning; Equity and inclusion; Labour; Outcomes of education; Society and community; Wages; salaries and other earnings; Women and gender;

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  1. Ali Ait Si Mhamed & Rita Kaša & Zane Cunska, 2012. "Student debt levels and income of University of Latvia graduates: Prospects for income-contingent loan repayment by the field of studies and gender," Baltic Journal of Economics, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, vol. 12(2), pages 73-88, December.
  2. Coulombe, Simon & Frenette, Marc, 2007. "Has Higher Education Among Young Women Substantially Reduced the Gender Gap in Employment and Earnings?," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2007301e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.

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