Women make less than men two years af­ter grad­u­a­tion: study

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Men who grad­u­ated from Cana­dian uni­ver­si­ties be­tween

2010 and 2014 made a me­dian amount of al­most $6,000 more than women two years af­ter grad­u­at­ing, a new Statis­tics Canada study has found.

The study, re­leased Tues­day, an­a­lyzes the em­ploy­ment in­come of more than

900,000 post-se­condary grad­u­ates un­der the age of 35.

It found that re­gard­less of whether grad­u­ates re­ceived a col­lege cer­tifi­cate, un­der­grad de­gree or doc­toral de­gree, in­comes rose be­tween two and five years af­ter grad­u­a­tion.

But ma­jor pay dis­crep­an­cies ex­ist based on sub­ject, qual­i­fi­ca­tions and gen­der.

Women with col­lege cer­tifi­cates earned a me­dian in­come of $30,400, while their male peers made $35,300. Women with pro­fes­sional de­grees made $70,800, while men earned $72,800.

Pay gaps be­tween men and women in Canada are not new. A 2017 study showed women be­tween 25 and 55 made $0.88 on every dol­lar men made per hour.

Ash­ley Pull­man, a post­doc­toral fel­low at the Univer­sity of Ot­tawa, re­cently pub­lished a study on the topic show­ing women were over­rep­re­sented com­pared with men in “non-stan­dard” em­ploy­ment — like con­tract work and part-time em­ploy­ment — which pays less.

Read the full story at thes­tar.com/van­cou­ver

A Statis­tics Canada study an­a­lyzes the in­come of more than 900,000 grad­u­ates.

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