The glass ceiling lasts after retirement

Women getting about half of what men get
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

The inequity women face in the workforce is following them into retirement.

Fewer women end up with Canada and Quebec Pension Plan retirement pensions because fewer are in paid jobs, and when they are in the plans, they receive much less money than men.

The average monthly CPP payment to women in 1999 was $299, just a little more than half of the $533 a month men received, according to a report (