Episode 3: Myth-Busting the Gender Wage Gap

September 29, 2021

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Ask men and women why the gender wage gap exists, and you will get a variety of answers, most of them based on common “myths” about women, work, and compensation.  In this episode, we deconstruct some of these myths with the help of subject matter experts.

  • Kadie Ward, Commissioner and CAO, Pay Equity Commission of Ontario
  • Alison Chan, Program Specialist, Pay Equity Office of Ontario

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Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee. (2016, June 6). Final report and recommendations of the Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee. Government of Ontario. Retrieved May 1, 2021, fromhttps://www.ontario.ca/page/final-report-and-recommendations-gender-wage-gap-strategy-steering-committee

He, J. (2019, January 30). Parental leave: Why we need to talk about fatherhood. Gender and the Economy. Retrieved May 1, 2021, from https://www.gendereconomy.org/parental-leave-why-we-need-to-talk-about-fatherhood/

Pelletier, R., Patterson, M., & Moyer, M. (2019, October 7). The gender wage gap in Canada: 1998 to 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2021, from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/75-004-m/75-004-m2019004-eng.htm

Statistics Canada. Labour force characteristics by industry, annual (x1,000) (n.d.). Retrieved May 1, 2021, from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1410002301

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