Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Age Rather than Gender Becoming the New Income Divide

Ottawa, September 23, 2014 – Three decades of progress in reducing income inequality between men and women has been accompanied by a growing earnings gap between younger and older workers that could threaten future economic growth and social stability, according to new research from The Conference Board of Canada.

The report, The Bucks Stop Here: Trends in Income Inequality between Generations, finds that younger workers are making less money relative to their elders: as men and women, as individuals and couples, and both before and after tax.

Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.