The Birth of Change: Influencing Parental Benefits Policy. Working paper 2009-06
"This research is important because it addresses the ongoing disparity that women in Atlantic Canada face (compared to men) in relation to wages and, consequently, parental benefits. This issue is particularly urgent for women in low-paid and non-standard work, including those in seasonal, part-time, temporary and short term contract positions. Women dominate these types of employment sectors and therefore find it more difficult to meet eligibility requirements for Employment Insurance, and for maternal and parental benefits. The same women often find it financially impossible to take time off for a year to care for young children. These are important issues related to womenÃ Ã Ã Ã Â¢ s economic autonomy and the particular vulnerability of economically marginalized women."
Working paper of the Social Economy Network Atlantic; www.msvu.ca/socialeconomyatlantic
Struggle , Women's network , Women , Policy