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MALE DOMINATION OF HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IN CANADA

***** TO STUDY

As in much of the world, Canada operates in 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.

Female employees dominate Canada's service ***** 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 ***** ***** *****dustry ***** only 34 ***** were promoted to managerial positions.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

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

***** SUMMARY

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

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

Most studies agree that women and men differ in terms of ***** for going ***** managerial ***** in any industry. Men and ***** have different ways ***** thinking, different ways of working and managing.

It is important to note that even though Canada is a fully developed, first world country, ***** g*****p between what men and wo***** earn in Canada cont*****ues to be substantial. Recent statistics indicate that ********** in Canada currently earn less ***** 70 percent of what men earn.

METHODOLOGY

***** Today ***** shows that women managers are better with customers, more efficient, more trustworthy, and more generous and ***** with colleagues than their male counterparts. However, Canadian society as a whole believes th*****t men, mainly because of the opportunities and training they receive, make ***** ***** ***** wo*****. Therefore, evem though females ***** up most of the hospitality industry's workforce, ***** are r*****ly promoted to managerial roles.

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

Wo***** are also prevented from achieving ***** status in ***** ***** industry ***** Canadian society continues to pigeonhole them into certain jobs, which have been historically characterized as "women's work." More than 70% of women workers in the hospitality industry ***** never promoted to managerial positions because it is a common conception that managerial work is a "man's job."

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