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Wage Gap Between Women and Men Decreases Yet Remains Significant

On July 24, the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) released “Are Women Catching Up in the Earnings Race?,” a report showing that the wage gap between the sexes has decreased, but women’s salaries still lag far behind men’s. In 1995, women earned 65 cents for every man’s dollar, up 11 cents from 1981. For full-time full-year workers, the gap narrowed from 64 to 73 cents for every dollar men earned. Data also showed that female baby-boomers have made wage gains, but earnings of women in other age groups have stayed the same.

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CCSD news release - July 24, 1997