Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Monday, May 26 10:45am-12:15pm Vallee-400

Primary Session Category: Social Inequality
Session Code: SoIn3
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: This session welcomes papers that contribute to the wider literature on the causes and/or effects of inequality as it relates to labour market outcomes.  Despite improved access to postsecondary education, advantaged groups continue to navigate into higher education’s more prestigious and selective segments and encounter fewer barriers in their transitions into the labour market.  This session is particularly interested in papers that examine labour market inequalities at the intersection of social class, gender, ethnicity, and/or disability.  Papers that focus on the early workforce experiences of disadvantaged youth in the Great Recession are especially encouraged.

Session Organizer: David Zarifa, Nipissing University, Sociology,

Chair: David Walters, University of Guelph, Sociology and Anthropology


1.     Mathieu Lizotte  

Canadian household debt and social inequality

2.     Mitchell McIvor, Bob Andersen 

 Student Debt and Labour Market Outcomes: The Role of Socio-Economic Background

3.     Jangman Hong  

Disadvantage or Upward Mobility?: The Self-Employment Incomes of Immigrants and Minorities

4.     Angela Hick, Cynthia Cranford 

Understanding the Mismatch between Industrial Unionism and Service Sector Employment: A case study of Ontario personal homecare workers

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