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Immigrant Women’s Labour Market Activity in Canada – The enduring influence of source-country gender-role attitudes

Previous studies have found a strong association between source-country female labour force participation rates and immigrant women’s labour force participation in the host country. This relationship is interpreted as the enduring influence of source-country gender-role attitudes on immigrant women’s labour market activity. However, the assumption that source-country female labour force participation levels closely capture cultural … Continue reading

Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind – NYTimes.com

As recently as 1990, the United States had one of the top employment rates in the world for women, but it has now fallen behind many European countries. After climbing for six decades, the percentage of women in the American work force peaked in 1999, at 74 percent for women between 25 and 54. It … Continue reading

Having more job authority increases depression among women, but decreases it among men finds study

Having more job authority increases depression among women, but decreases it among men, new research shows. Do we need to add “depression gap” to the lexicon of problems women face in the workplace? It seems so, according to a new study. The research, published in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social … Continue reading

Canada – The best and worst place to be a woman

This study reveals the best and worst places to be a woman in Canada. It ranks Canada’s 20 largest metropolitan areas based on a comparison of how men and women are faring in five areas: economic security, leadership, health, personal security, and education.  Among the study’s key findings is the fact that Canada’s big three … Continue reading

US – Female self-employment shows positive shift in opportunities finds BLS

New trends in female self-employment suggest a positive shift in opportunities for women, especially for those who differ from the “typical” self-employed women of the past. For instance, the percentage of female minorities in self-employment doubled from 1993 to 2012, and more divorced women and women without young children have become self-employed. Earnings trends have … Continue reading

Women and Motherhood in UK – Half of childless women would consider not starting a family for their career

Half of childless women are so concerned about the risk children pose to their career progression that they would consider not starting a family, according to research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The survey of 2,000 women from a range of business sectors, half with children and half without, suggests two-thirds (67%) are … Continue reading

Women In India – Education has not translated to equivalent gains in employment

Female enrolment in colleges leapt from 10 per cent of total admissions at the time of independence to 41 per cent in 2010.  However, this has not translated to equivalent gains in women’s employment. Indeed, in the past few decades, the percentage of urban and educated working women has been stagnant or even fallen. Overall, … Continue reading

Interns in Canada – Mostly female, underpaid or unpaid

Preliminary findings from an upcoming study on internships in Canada show that the majority of interns are young women who make less than the provincial minimum wage — if they’re paid at all. The study, to be released soon by two researchers at the University of Victoria and the Canadian Intern Association, is aimed at … Continue reading

Gender Gap in UK – Women to take two-thirds of high-skilled roles over next six years says UKCES

An increase in the gap between women’s and men’s qualifications will see women take two-thirds of high-skilled jobs across the next six years, according to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).  The report, UK Skills and International Competitiveness, predicts that by 2020 49% of women will have degree-level qualifications, up from 38% today. For men … Continue reading

Hiring Gender Gap for Business Grads in US – 5 percentage-point in job offer finds BW

Women graduating from college with business degrees are less likely to get early job offers than their male counterparts, according to new data from Bloomberg Businessweek. The data show that 52 percent of female business majors who graduated this year had been offered a job by January, compared with 57 percent of male students. The … Continue reading

Women in US – The top industries

It is undoubtedly a good time to be a female professional in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) most recent databook on women in the labor force, the unemployment rate for women was lower in 2012 than it was for men, and 38.0% of employed women aged 25 to 64 … Continue reading

Long-Term Unemployment in US – The case of women and families

Long-term unemployment is a continuing crisis for both men and women, and their families. However, women’s typically lower earnings when they are employed and their far greater likelihood of being single parents makes them and their children more economically vulnerable when both income from work and modest unemployment insurance benefits are lost. For that reason, … Continue reading

Workplace Bullying – Woman vs. woman on the rise says the Institute

A 2010 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute in Washington state reported that woman vs. woman bullying is on the rise. “When a woman is a bully, which happens 38 percent of the time, she chooses a woman target 80 percent of the time,” explained Dr. Gary Namie of the Institute. Female bullies also more … Continue reading

India’s Women Members of the CA Institute – A flexi working portal

The CA Institute has launched a ‘flexi working portal for its women members’.  This portal– http://womenportal.icai.org/ will help women members of the CA Institute find suitable opportunities including part-time/flexi-hours jobs, or jobs with work from home option, K Raghu, President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India said. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the … Continue reading

Gender Gap in India – Tata Group to double female staff

The Tata Group is rolling out an “unprecedented” HR transformation that will eventually impact over half-a-million employees spread across more than one hundred operating companies.  Apart from looking to induct over one lakh female employees and nurturing a sizeable number into leadership roles, the group also plans to take a re-look at how it grooms … Continue reading

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