More Québec women in a couple are employed than other Canadian women

Montréal, March 5, 2015 – On the occasion of the 2015 International Women’s Day, the Institut de la statistique du Québec is publishing an article about women 25 to 54 years of age in a couple and their labour market participation. The article indicates in particular that nearly three quarters of the women are in a couple in which both people work. That proportion has more than doubled since the mid-1970s.

The results also show that that proportion has grown more rapidly than the proportion of other Canadian women since the end of the 1990s, even exceeding it in recent years. In addition, the disparity between Québec women and other Canadian women is mainly observed among mothers: those with a child of preschool age, since the turn of the century, and those with a child 6 to 15 years of age, since the end of the 2000s.

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