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MALE DOMINATION OF HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IN CANADA

***** TO STUDY

As in much of the world, Canada operates ***** ways that lead to discrimination based on gender. This *****ten results in women being denied "a fair share" of benefits and opportunities relative to their acti*****s and contributions.

***** employees dominate Canada's service and retail trade industries, but the wages and promotional scales do not reflect this fact. In one four-year study, females earned an average of forty percent less th***** males in *****e service *****dustry ***** only 34 ***** were promoted to managerial positions.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

***** report aims ***** establish an understanding of gender inequality in the hospitality industry in Canada. The objectives of this reports *****clude: identifying the reasons why men dominate managerial positions in Canada; discussing reasons for preferential treatment ***** men in the hospitality industry; and examining potential motivations for females to pursue ***** positions and any obstacles they face.

***** SUMMARY

***** almost every industry in Canada, wo***** occupy a very sm*****ll proportion ***** the higher-level positions. A 1992 study found that this is especially true ***** the hospitality industry, where 71 percent of men held management positions, whereas only ***** percent of ********** had reached those *****.

***** hospitality ***** is "male-oriented," despite ***** fact that women are more present in the industry. *****ccording to recent statistics, clerical and service occupations account for ***** than 50 percent of the female labor force.

Most studies agree that ***** ***** men differ in terms of motivations for go*****g ***** managerial positions in any *****. Men and wo***** have different ways of thinking, different ways ***** *****rking and managing.

***** is important to note that even though Canada is a fully developed, first world country, the gap between what men ***** women earn in Canada cont*****ues to be substantial. Recent statistics indicate that ***** in Canada currently earn less than 70 percent of what men *****.

METHODOLOGY

***** Today ***** shows that women managers are ********** with customers, more efficient, more trustworthy, and more generous and ***** with colleagues than their male counterparts. However, Canadian society as a whole believes that men, mainly because of the opportunities ***** training ********** receive, make better managers than women. Therefore, evem though ***** ***** up most of the hospitality industry's workforce, they are rarely promoted to managerial roles.

The ***** inequality is partially due to the lack ***** concern of the Canadian government, which fails ***** implement policies that successfully narrow this gap and insure ***** impediments, which interfere ***** the ability of women to earn incomes and secure ***** ***** at a level equ*****l ***** men, are removed.

Wo***** are also pr*****ted from achieving equal status in the ***** industry because Canadian society continues to pigeonhole *****m into certain jobs, which have been historically characterized as "women's work." More than 70% ***** women *****ers in the hospitality ***** ***** never ***** to managerial positions because it is a common conception th*****t managerial work is a "man's job."

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