Mr. Rebates

Friday, December 17, 2010

Women's income, wages still lower than men's despite big jump

 Here we go again, these Fascist Pigs are at it again, when will these Witches get it through there thick skulls that women will always complain of lower wages till they literally over take Men's salaries, that day will never come, if it did what will they have to lie about?

Dec 16, 2010

OTTAWA — Women's total income levels grew at double the rate of men's between 2000 and 2008, but female workers still make less money than their male counterparts.

The average income for women jumped 13 per cent between 2000 and 2008 to $30,100 from $26,300, according to data released by Statistics Canada on Thursday. The new information is part of a larger study entitled Women in Canada: Economic well-being.

Men recorded total income increases of seven per cent during the same period to $47,000.
Women also earned less on average from paid work than men. They earned $30,200 in 2008, only 65 per cent of the roughly $46,900 taken in by men.

The federal agency suggests one reason for this is because women are less likely than men to work full time.
Nearly seven out of 10 part-time workers in 2009 were women, a proportion that hasn't changed in the past three decades.

The numbers show that the earnings gap was slimmer among women who work on a full-time, full-year basis. Such women earned 71 cents for each dollar earned by their male co-workers — a ratio that has not changed since 1999.

Statistics Canada suggests that young women especially can be credited for the changing wage ratio between 1988 and 2008 because many of them have high levels of education, entered unions and moved out of sales, service and clerical positions to higher pain occupations in health and education. Statistics Canada also indicated that women were more likely to have long-term job tenure in 2008 than women in 1988.
Education was the key to greater earnings, especially for women according to the federal agency. Women with less than a Grade 9 education earned $20,800 on average compared to the $62,800 earned by women with a university degree. In contrast, men who had less than Grade 9 education earned $40,400, compared with $91,800 for those with a university degree.

Fewer men and women are living with low incomes. In 1976, almost 15 per cent of women and 11 per cent of men lived in low-income situations. By 2008, these proportions had declined to 10 per cent for women and 9 per cent for men.

The largest declines during this period occurred among female seniors aged 65 and older.
There was also a huge disparity between the assets of single-moms, which came in at $60,000, at the average of $200,000 in assets of single dads. Similarly, in 2009 single mothers had lower net worth — $17,000 — than single-fathers would were worth $80,000.

Source: VanSun

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