A SYNOPSIS OF FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN THE REGULAR FORCE OF THE CANADIAN FORCES

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Authors
  1. Tanner, L.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Personnel Operational Research Team
Abstract
This research note provides a brief 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 the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 1989 and the downsizing efforts of the Regular Force since the early 1990's, the participation of women in the military has changed over the last seven years. With the reductions, the overall numbers of both women and men are currently below 1989 levels. However, the proportional change has generally been greater for men that it has been for women, resulting in the female representation rate being higher than it was in 1989. This trend is seen for both officers and non-commissioned members (NCMs), although female representation rates have decreased slightly for NCMs since peaking in 1994 while female representation rates continue to increase for officers. Female participation continues to be highest in the more traditional types of occupational (MOC) groups for women (ex. medical, dental and support) and lowest in the operational MOC groups.
Keywords
Military occupations;Gender integration
Report Number
ORA-PORT-RN-9608 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Nov 1996
Number of Pages
30
DSTKIM No
98-01849
CANDIS No
508425
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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