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A quarter century of change : Young women in Canada in the 1970's and today




Indeed, almost 70% of the growth in the share of women aged 20–24 in post-secondary programs since the early 1980s came at the university level. [...] In particular, there has been a major increase in the work force participation of women aged 25–29, whereas there has been only a modest rise in the share of women aged 20–24 who are now employed in the paid work force. [...] In contrast, the share of women in this age range without children participating in the paid work force rose from 79% in 1976 to 86% in 2001. [...] In fact, in 2001, less than a tenth of one percent of all employed women aged 20–29 were classified as unpaid family workers, whereas in 1976, this was the case for about 1% of employed women in this age range. [...] Most of the decline in the overall mortality of young women has been the result of declines in accidental deaths, particularly in motor vehicle accidents.



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