Marie Connolly and Catherine Haeck, both CIRANO Fellows and professors at UQAM, and Marie-Melanie Fontaine (post-doctorate researcher, UQAM) published on March 19th 2018 a new CIRANO study on the gaps in revenue between mothers and women without children in the province of Quebec..
The differences in salary between men and women are well documented. The penalties linked to maternity or paternity (i.e. revenue gaps between parents and childless individuals) are less known, but nevertheless remain preoccupying. As the Quebec government adopted a family policy amongst the most generous in the world, it is nevertheless interesting to show the current state of the situation..
During a Seminar at CIRANO on March 19th 2018, the authors presented the main prominent facts of their research. The presentation allowed to bring up elements of response to the few questions that follow:
Main prominent facts of the study
The body of results is evidence of a correlation between the province of residence and the magnitude of the penalty tied to maternity. However, the situation in the province of Quebec is, in many aspects, better than in the rest of Canada. It is possible that the family policies in Quebec (subsidy to daycare services and to parental leave), in spite of the unofficial acceptance of such, help the mothers maintain an attachment to the work force and a level of revenue that is more in line with the revenue of women who have no children.
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