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Description: The male-female wage gap is shrinking, with a new Statistics Canada study indicating that females are earning about thirteen percent less than males on average. The research shows more women entering higher paying occupations in the last twenty years, such as those in business and finance. Associate Professor Margaret Yap of Ryerson University noted that the glass ceiling effect is in place, preventing females from moving into higher levels of organizations.

Date:  October 7, 2019

Source:  cbc.ca

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/statistics-canada-gender-wage-gap-1.5311454

Discussion points: 

1) In looking ahead at the job market for when you graduate, what are some of the higher-paying careers out there? How does accountancy stack up?

2) How do you think the male-female wage gap can be addressed?

3) In chapter one of Wiley’s Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making , see the All About You text box on page 17. Note the question regarding choosing a university major under the heading What Do You Think? Take a look at the two options and choose your answer YES or NO.

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