Canadian women earned 87 cents an hour for every dollar made by men in 2015, according to new Statistics Canada data released Wednesday to mark International Women's Day.
The data, which reflects the hourly earnings of Canadians aged 25 to 54, shows the gender wage gap has shrunk by 10 cents since 1981, when female workers earned 77 cents for each dollar earned by men.
What an utterly misleading statistic. Amazingly, its partial refutation comes later in the same news story!
"The gender pay gap partly owes to the differential allocation of female and male workers across occupations," wrote Moyser. "Women are overrepresented in low‑paying occupations and underrepresented in high‑paying ones."
Yeah. Let's look at a few penis-powered professions in Canada:
- Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
- Truck and Bus Mechanics
- Steamfitters and Pipefitters
- Electrical Power Line Workers
- Refrigeration and A.C. Mechanics
- Plumbers, Pipefitters and Gas Fitters
- Automotive Service Technicians
The percentage of men in all the professions listed above is at least 98%! For some strange, inexplicable reason women don't want to work in the relatively high paying jobs above. And then they bitch about the gender pay gap!