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Ontario’s Gender Pay Gap Ladder
April 18, 2016
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This study makes a new contribution to the understanding of Ontario’s gender pay gap by drawing upon a decile analysis to understand the distribution of men’s and women’s earnings. The analysis reveals that the average pay gap between men and women stands at 29.4 per cent in Ontario — a gap that shadows women every step of the way up the income ladder. It also finds that each step in that ladder is lower for women than men except the first one, where they earn an average of $190 per year more than men. The study concludes that Ontario’s labour market system must be transformed in order to produce economic equality for women.