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Why Are Canadian Women Leaving the Labour Force In Record Numbers?

Women left Canada's labour force in record numbers last year. Who are they and why did they leave? The exodus is concerning for a number of reasons. Women, their household incomes and public revenues will all lose out from lower incomes. If women are leaving the labour force because of a lack of opportunities, inadequate pay or because they are overloaded with work and family responsibilities, it should also be a major concern.