Given the glacial pace of economic change for women in Canada, they should not expect to enjoy real equality for another six centuries, a Queen’s University law professor says.
Taking into account a number of factors from 1997 until present time, Kathleen Lahey has determined that women will not be celebrating Women’s Equality Day until 2593 — or 581 years from now.
“Because women do over half the unpaid work in Canada and do nearly half of the paid work in Canada, economic parity is a long way away. And the rate of change has been virtually non-existent since 1997,” Lahey said Tuesday.
“It’s not good,” she said, adding that she hopes the calculation in her study proves to be wrong.