Indigenous post-secondary education by gender in 2011 .: R3-235/2016E-PDF

Educational attainment has increased among both Indigenous women and men. Indigenous women increased their educational levels to a greater degree than Indigenous men, particularly at higher levels of post-secondary certification. Indigenous men and women often major in different fields in school and they tend to work in different types of occupations. Higher levels of educational attainment provide Indigenous women with greater access to employment, so that male-female differences in labour force participation and employment rates are much smaller than at higher levels of education. Higher levels of education also increase the employment incomes of both Indigenous men and women. The employment income gap between Indigenous men and women, however, does not diminish with education.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.
Title Indigenous post-secondary education by gender in 2011 .
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Études postsecondaires de la population autochtone en 2011, selon le sexe.
Publishing information [Gatineau, QC] : Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, c2015.
Description [4] p. (un-numbered pages)
ISBN 978-0-660-04242-8
Catalogue number
  • R3-235/2016E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number QS-7136-000-EE-A1
Subject terms Aboriginal peoples
Postsecondary education
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