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The Gazette (Montreal), June 7, 2014, Saturday

The Gazette (Montreal)

June 7, 2014, Saturday 

The Gazette (full article)

Fewer employed women could slow growth

"The Canadian labour market since 2008 has been very different than the U.S.," she said.
U.S. female participation fell to 17th place in 2010 from sixth in 1990 among 22 nations studied in a paper by Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Canada was tied for ninth with the Netherlands. The U.S. government requires companies employing more than 50 people to offer 12 weeks of unpaid parental leave under a 1993 law. Canada expanded paid benefits that can be claimed through the national employment insurance program by either parent to a maximum of 104 weeks in 2010.