Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gender implications of Alberta's PSE cuts

I ran across an interesting piece by four U of Alberta profs regarding the gender implications of the current rounds of PSE cuts. The gist is that PSE cuts hurt female workers because post-secondary education is one of the few levers that can offset rampant wage-disparity created by a male-dominant resource economy. The list of program loss that flow from Tory PSE budget cuts are (for the most part) programs where female students predominate. Overall, an interesting analysis of one of the gendered implications of the Tory's 2013 budget.

-- Bob Barnetson

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