Canadian Women Benefit More from University

November 24, 2006

Yesterday Statscan released a report indicating that women's participation in university has outpaced men's since the 1970s, and that the gap widened substantially during the 1990s. It suggests that a major reason may be that the financial returns were greater for female university graduates: in 2003, women with a degree earned 173% more than those with high school, while men earned only 113% more. The study, The Gender Imbalance in Participation in Canadian Universities, is available free online. Media release