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IF Series: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Analyzing Ontario’s Gender Wage Gap

This event takes place in THINC Lab, 2nd floor, library. 


The Gender Wage Gap still exists in Canada and, for every dollar a male worker makes, a female worker earns 72 cents.  In Ontario, women earn 74 cents to every dollar men earn.  Using a variety of computational science tools we clean, standardize and analyze the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Public Sector Salary Disclosure (Sunshine List) data from 1997 to 2014. Employing a gender prediction algorithm to add a gender field, we will discuss women’s lack of representation on the list of top-earners in Ontario’s public sector and some concerning trends by sector. In addition, we will present common themes in literature from a variety of discourses including economics, feminist philosophy and applied social sciences on why the Gender Wage Gap continues to persist.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
McLaughlin Library