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A Deficit Worth Worrying About: The Gendered And Racialized Wage Gap

2018-01-31T17:03:15+00:00December 14, 2017|Women’s poverty|

I was really hoping the recent release of Census data would bring good news: wage gap closed! Racial discrimination gone! Equality achieved! Not so much. Gaps in pay for women and racialized groups persist. Ditto for immigrants and Indigenous peoples. Consider Toronto, Canada’s largest city and one of its most diverse. More than half of Toronto’s population are immigrants. Exactly 50 per cent of the city’s population identifies as a visible minority. Maybe in the next Census, Statistics Canada will swap “visible minority” for “racialized,” seeing as 50 per cent is not a minority.