FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN THE REGULAR FORCE OF THE CANADIAN FORCES (1989 - 1997)

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Authors
  1. Tanner, L.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Personnel Operational Research Team
Abstract
The project report provides a synopsis of female participation in the Regular Force of the Canadian Forces (CF). With the removal of restrictions on the employment of women in the CF as ordered by a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 1989 coupled with the downsizing efforts of the Regular Force since the early 1990's, participation of women in the military has shown limited change over the last eight years. With the reductions, the overall numbers of both women and men are currently below 1989 levels. However, the proportional decrease has generally been greater for men than it has been for women, resulting in female representation rates now being about 1% higher than in 1989. This trend is seen for both officers and non-commissioned members (NCMs), although female representation rates continue to increase for officers. Female participation continues to be highest in the more traditional types of MOC groups for women (ex. medical/dental and support) and lowest in the operational type MOC groups.
Keywords
Military occupations;Gender
Report Number
ORD-PR-9703 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Apr 1997
Number of Pages
43
DSTKIM No
97-03152
CANDIS No
503109
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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