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July 2006
Vol. 7, no. 7

Perspectives on Labour and Income

Converging gender roles
Katherine Marshall

The division of labour between men and women continues to evolve. Todays couples have a much more equal partnership in sharing financial, child care and household responsibilities. This has been brought about in large part by the expanding economic role of women, which has helped erode the idea that men should be primarily responsible for paid work while women look after unpaid household and family duties.

Is the workplace becoming safer?

F. Curtis Breslin, Peter Smith, Mieke Koehoorn and Hyunmi Lee

As in Europe and other parts of North America, compensation claims for lost workdays in Canada have generally declined. Although this event is encouraging, the rate of decrease may not be uniform for all age groups, industries or regions. Workplace injuries among young workers aged 15 to 24 are of particular interest in this look at injury claim rates in Ontario and British Columbia.

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