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Women's Economic Inequality

The Wage Gap

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Women's and Men's Income in Manitoba

All Sources of Income
The average woman in Manitoba in 2006 earning any kind of income earned $20,169 while the average man earned $29,919. In total sources of income, women earned 67% of what men earned.

 

Men

Women

 

2001

2006

2001

2006

All Age Groups

$45,659

$46,780

$34,488

$35,832

15-24 years

$24,582

$23,986

$20,356

$19,768

25-44years

$45,043

$46,324

$35,152

$36,043

45-64 years

$52,080

$52,276

$36,917

$38,646

65 years +

$29,093

$28,008

$23,617

$25,279

In all age categories, men earned more than women in both 2001 and 2006..

Family Income
The average family in Manitoba earned $58,816. However, income levels differed drastically according to family structure.

Two parent families had an average income of $60,755. More specifically, two-parent families in which the female parent worked earned an average of $70,139. Two-parent families in which the female parent did not work earned an average of $47,524.

Single parent families headed by a male had an average income of $38,584. Single parent families headed by a female had an average income of $30,176.


Income for Paid Work

Manitoba Women's Earnings for Paid Work

 

2000

2005

Change

Total

$34,488

$35,830

+3.9%

Full-year, full-time

$30,299

$32,149

+ 6.1%


Manitoba Men's Earnings for Paid Work

 

2000

2005

Change

Total

$46,654

$46,778

+2.5%

Full-year, full-time

$39,410

$40,392

+2.5%


On average, women earn 76% of the income of men in Manitoba for their paid work.

Source: Statistics Canada. 2007. Manitoba (Code46) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.

For analysis and charting the wage gap by year in Canada, see the Canadian Labour Congress study Women in the Workforce: Still A Long Way from Equality.

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    Emma Goldman, 1917.

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