Canadians still expect women to sacrifice money, status and careers

Wow…Paul Kershaw nailed it in his last article about how women will be shortchanged in retirement. He says that Canadian gender equality rankings and family policies are near the bottom of all the OECD countries. He states: `Canadians are content to ask young women to sacrifice their earnings, career ambitions and future retirement security to compensate for our national failure to prioritize family policy investments.`  In other words, if we can get women to do all this work for no pay (in fact we do not even call `house work or child rearing work or count it in our statistics!) why can`t we expect these women to figure our how to stay out of poverty when they are over 65. Good question. (Source: Vancouver Sun, Jan 24, 2012)

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