Redesigning Employment Equity in Canada: The Need to Include Men
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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Volume (Year): 27 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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- Chinhui Juhn, 1992. "Decline of Male Labor Market Participation: The Role of Declining Market Opportunities," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 107(1), pages 79-121.
- Nicole M. Fortin & Michael Baker, 1999.
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- 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.
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