Women make less than men two years after graduation: study
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.
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A Statistics Canada study analyzes the income of more than 900,000 graduates.