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Women's paid and unpaid work: women in Nova Scotia

Provides statistical data looking on Nova Scotia women and paid and unpaid work.

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Published: 2004
Work-life balance

Explores the topic of work-life balance and its related consequences. Speaks to the causes and outcomes of time-stress felt, including gender roles and the changing family, declining fertility rates, informal caregivers and, lifetime labour transitions. PDF required.

Published: 2006
Women in Canada: work chapter updates 2003

Provides updated information on women’s participation in the labour market to complement the "Women in Canada" series. Link requries PDF reader.

Published: 2004
Environmental sustainability, growth, and the future of jobs: a debate between Cliff Stainsby and Andrew Jackson

Presents two articles, "Discarding a Deadly Fantasy" by Cliff Stainsby and "In Defense of (Sustainable) Growth" by Andrew Jackson. These two papers debate how to acheive full employment while simultaneously maintaining environmental sustainability. The first paper is a critique of Jackson's 'Future of Jobs'. (See Details)

Published: 1998
Women and pensions: fact sheets

The CCSD has provided these 8 fact sheets in hopes of contribution to our understanding of aging, retirement and access to pensions as gender issues. Titles: 1. Canada's Seniors: Some Facts, 2. The Three-Tiered Income Security System for the Elderly in Canada, 3. Old Age Security, 4. The Guaranteed Income Supplement, 5. The Spouse's Allowance, 6. The Canada/Quebec Pension Plans, 7. Registered Retirement Savings Plan, 8. Registered Pension Plans. (See Details)

Published: 1996
Watering down the milk: women coping on Alberta's minimum wage

Examines the process behind the Alberta government Employment Standards Review, the economic and moral implications of low minimum wage levels, and the impact of a low minimum wage on the lives of women in Alberta.

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Published: 1999
Aboriginal women and jobs: challenges and issues for employability programs in Quebec

Identifies and assesses the nature, use and efficiency of employment, job access and training programs for Aboriginal women in the province of Québec.

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Published: 2001
More than just a dozen: women and global development

A series of radio programs, CD-ROMs and booklets featuring women from around the world (in over- and under-developed countries). Links require PDF reader.

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Women in non-standard jobs: the public policy challenge
Looks at how non-standard work has developed in recent years, using existing data to document the extent of non-standard employment over time and paying special attention to differences between women and men. (See Details)
Published: 2003
But we still have to work: the labour market situation of women workers - 45 years of age and over
Finds that women aged 45 and over face considerable barriers to getting or keeping jobs, including outdated technological skills, changed or increased baseline criteria for entry-level positions, and employer biases against middle-aged women. Provides recommendations for changes in government policies and programs that call for increasing public awareness of the value of older women workers. (See Details)
Published: 2003