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Mothers, Workers, and Retirees:

The evolution of women's roles in the economy
 over the past 50 years


  April 17-18, 2009

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario



Workshop Program with links to papers (updated April 14)

The roles of women in the economy and society have changed dramatically over the past 50 years - the labour force participation rates of women have more than tripled, the male-female wage differential has been reduced substantially, the fertility rates of young women have fallen, and now the women entering retirement today represent the first cohort of women to have had full access to the birth control pill.  The implications of these changes are widespread and go well beyond affecting the well-being of women.

This workshop brings together Canadian and International academic researchers to present their current work on issues related to the economics of gender and family.


Information for Presenters and Attendees - click here

Please register as soon as possible - click here

Finding the workshop (SBE 1230)

If you require more information, please contact Tammy Schirle at tschirle@wlu.ca


Workshop poster



The organizers of the workshop would like to acknowledge the generous support provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research council of Canada through their Aid to Research Workshops program and the Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis.  For more information please visit:
SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops in Canada


Last Updated April 3, 2009