ERIC Number: ED477402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Men's and Women's Quality of Work in the New Canadian Economy. Work Network Research Paper.
Hughes, Karen; Lowe, Graham S.; Schellenberg, Grant
Men's and women's quality of work in the new Canadian economy was examined. The two data sources used were the 2000 Changing Employment Relationships Survey (CERS), which consisted of telephone interviews of 2,500 currently employed Canadian residents aged 18 or older, and the 2000 General Social Survey (GSS), which examined access to and use of computer technologies in Canada and included telephone interviews of 25,090 Canadians aged 15 or older. Men and women expressed similar levels (70-75%) of desire for interesting work and a sense of accomplishment. Women and men with no postsecondary education placed greater priority on job security, pay, and benefits than did individuals with higher levels of educational attainment. Employees without a high school education--especially women--also placed a high value on communication and collegial relations in the workplace. Among university graduates, female employees were far more likely than males to place a high value on respect, commitment, communications, and workplace relations. Women accounted for 42% of high-intensity computer users and 52% of moderate-intensity users. The study showed striking changes in the labor market role of college-educated women but little change in the role of women with a high school education or less. (Twenty-five tables/figures/boxes are included. Fourteen tables are appended. The bibliography lists 75 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, College Graduates, Collegiality, Comparative Analysis, Compensation (Remuneration), Computers, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Educational Attainment, Educational Mobility, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Fringe Benefits, High School Graduates, Information Technology, Job Satisfaction, Males, National Surveys, Organizational Climate, Part Time Employment, Postsecondary Education, Quality of Working Life, Salary Wage Differentials, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Technological Advancement, Telephone Surveys, Temporary Employment, Trend Analysis, Vocational Adjustment, Work Environment
For full text: http://www.cprn.com/docs/work/maw_e.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc., Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Social Survey