Award Recipients

Congratulations to our past Best Student Paper Award Recipients

2021: Sareh Nazari, University of Saskatchewan

Employment income gap in the Canadian labour market: Intersection of gender, religion, and visible minority status

Despite developments of equal legislation and institutional interventions, Muslims remain disadvantaged in employment outcomes in developed countries labour markets. Most studies report high unemployment and low participation rates of Muslims, particularly Muslim women in western countries due to their ethnic and religious backgrounds. However, their disadvantage in employment income is still underexplored. Based on intersectionality theory and using the 2011 Canadian National Household Survey (NHS), this study examines how gender, religious affiliation, and visible minority status are associated with employment income. Specifically, this paper tests the gender income gap among employees with different religious and visible minority background in the Canadian labour market. The findings reveal significant inequalities across gender, religious affiliation, and visible minority status, even after controlling for a variety of individual characteristics and human capital. Overall, women, non-whites, and Muslims earn significantly less than men, white, and employees with other religious affiliation. Interaction analyses show that employment gender income gap is lower among Muslim and Non-White employees than non-Muslim and white groups.


Philip Badawy and Scott Schieman, University of Toronto
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Katelyn D. Mitri, University of Western Ontario
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