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Are mothers opting­out? Exploring underemployment among mothers with preschool children

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  • SSHRC IDG awarded 2018: This mixed-method, qualitative critical policy analysis project builds on preliminary analysis of data from the Canadian Labour Force Survey, to explore in greater depth the phenomenon of under-employment of women in Canada, beginning with mothers of preschool children. Compared to women in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), women in Canada have lower employment rates than some other high income OECD countries. Statistics Canada reports show how this is especially true for women in Alberta. If any other group in Canada had a nearly 40% underemployment rate, serious policy questions about systemic employment barriers would be raised. This study will explore the phenomenon and consider the implications of this for maternal well-being, women’s economic security, and gender equality.

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    © Breitkreuz, Rhonda. All rights reserved other than by permission. This document embargoed to those without UAlberta CCID until 2023.