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Table A.5.3
Trends in differences in earnings of men and women,1 25- to 64-year-olds with income from employment, by highest level of education attained, Canada and provinces, 1998 to 2007

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  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
percent1
Canada2
Below upper secondary 52 50 51 51 50 51 51 53 52 52
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 59 60 60 59 62 59 60 61 62 63
Tertiary education 61 60 58 58 60 61 61 62 63 63
Newfoundland and Labrador
Below upper secondary 48 51 55 51 56 65 54 50 46 43
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 54 54 61 55 53 58 54 53 54 55
Tertiary 67 64 57 60 62 62 56 57 54 57
Prince Edward Island
Below upper secondary 56 42 52 61 54 55 57 62 54 53
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 59 63 63 54 52 58 61 54 53 54
Tertiary 60 65 63 72 63 65 72 81 77 78
Nova Scotia
Below upper secondary 49 47 48 54 44 48 45 48 52 55
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 58 51 54 52 49 53 53 53 58 53
Tertiary 62 73 69 62 67 67 67 65 65 68
New Brunswick
Below upper secondary 43 48 51 53 52 53 57 51 66 59
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 56 56 59 55 59 58 63 66 66 64
Tertiary 65 64 61 63 64 63 57 65 68 68
Quebec
Below upper secondary 52 51 56 53 56 53 56 57 60 59
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 66 66 66 64 66 62 61 67 68 68
Tertiary 64 68 69 67 68 71 69 62 67 68
Ontario
Below upper secondary 54 53 51 50 47 51 49 51 51 52
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 59 60 63 59 60 59 62 60 67 68
Tertiary 62 58 53 54 57 57 58 64 62 65
Manitoba
Below upper secondary 51 57 56 51 62 62 60 57 56 53
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 56 62 61 62 63 63 68 59 56 53
Tertiary 69 65 63 69 66 68 68 66 66 66
Saskatchewan
Below upper secondary 53 56 57 55 55 54 52 48 48 46
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 54 59 58 59 59 61 57 55 57 56
Tertiary 58 64 62 61 64 65 69 65 66 67
Alberta
Below upper secondary 48 44 44 39 41 36 39 45 42 44
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 48 51 48 51 51 49 51 55 49 57
Tertiary 54 58 56 57 59 60 56 58 54 49
British Columbia
Below upper secondary 50 41 44 58 53 57 52 59 53 44
Upper secondary and postsecondary non-tertiary 61 60 59 59 76 66 64 64 62 64
Tertiary 58 56 56 58 55 57 61 59 65 65
1. Average annual earnings of women as a percentage of earnings of men.
2. The most recent data available for Canada and provinces are for 2007; these estimates were submitted to the OECD.
Note: For complete international data, see Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators, Table A7.3b, Trends in differences earnings between females and males (1998-2008), which presents the most recent available data for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 31 member countries. Please see the OECD’s Web site at www.oecd.org.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators.