Projecting the Trend in the Canadian Gender Wage Gap 2001-2031

Michael Kidd, M. Shannon

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    Abstract

    The paper projects the gender wage gap for 25-64 year-olds in Canada over the period 2001-2031. The empirical analysis uses the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics together with Statistics Canada demographic projections. The methodology combines the population projections with assumptions relating to the evolution of educational attainment in order to first project the future distribution of human capital skills and, based on these projections, the future size of the gender wage gap. The projections suggest continued gender wage convergence produced by changing skills characteristics. However, a substantial pay gap will remain in 2031.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)447-467
    Number of pages20
    JournalCanadian Public Policy/Analyse de politique
    Volume27
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • EARNINGS

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