Professor Monica Boyd
University of Toronto
Department of Sociology
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2J4


Tel: 416-946-5906
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Curriculum Vitae Teaching Professional Services Research Team
Gender Inequality

My research reputation in gender inequality prompted my appointment in the late 1970s to the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (Doris Anderson, head). I continue to contribute to the general field of gender inequality. My article on “Gender, Power and Postindustrialism,” co-authored with John Myles and Maryann Mulvihill is one of the few existing articles on women in Canada to have been selected by an American academic for reprinting in a US published book (1995) (where it is the only article not on gender inequality in the United States), and it is cited in relevant American and Australian publications. “Feminizing Paid Work” (1997) has also reached an international audience. Within Canada, a monograph on “Canadian Attitudes toward Women: Thirty Years of Change” (1984) was widely used in federal governmental circles to convince MPs and policy makers that times indeed had changed from the 1950s, and that attitudes were receptive to progressive action.

Select Bibliography in Gender Inequality

2008 (forthcoming) Immigrant Women and Earning Inequalities (Monica Boyd and Jessica Yiu). In Vijay Agnew (ed.) Racialized Immigrant Women in Canada: Essays on Health, Violence and Equity. Toronto: University of Toronto Press
2008 Finding a Place in Stratified Structures: Migrant Women in North America. (Monica Boyd and Deanna Pikkov). Pp. 19-58 in Nicole Piper (editor), New Perspectives on Gender and Migration: Livelihoods, Rights, and Entitlements. London: Routledge. Please write for copy.
2007 Gender Inequality. In Robert J. Brym (ed.) New Society: Sociology for the 21st
Century. 5th edition. Toronto: Nelson. Pp. 168-193.
2006 Migration in an Interconnected and Gendered World. Pp. 12-20 in Joseph Chamie and Mary G. Powers (editors) International Migration and the Global Community: A Forum on the Report of the Global Commission on International Migration. New York: Center for Migration Studies.
2003 Women and Migration: Incorporating Gender into International Migration Theory. (Monica Boyd and Elizabeth Grieco). Migration Information Source Washington, D.C.: Migration Policy Institute.
1997 Feminizing Paid Work. Current Sociology 45 (April): 49-73.
1996 Gender Inequality in the Canadian Policy Context: A Mosaic of Approaches. (Monica Boyd and Susan McDaniel). The World Review of Sociology (Revista Mundial de Sociologia) 2: 25-50.

Gender, Power and Postindustrialism (Monica Boyd, Maryann Mulvihill and John Myles). Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 28 (November): 407-436. (lead article)

Reprinted in Jerry Jacobs (ed.) Segregation at Work Newbury, CA: Sage Press, 1994, pp. 178-206.

1991 Gender, Power, and Postindustrialism. (Monica Boyd, Mary Ann Mulvihill, and John Myles). Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology. 28 (4): 407-436.
1985 Educational and Occupational Attainments of Native-born Canadian Men and Women. In Boyd, M., Goyder, J., Jones, F., McRoberts, H. A., Pineo, P., & Porter, J. (eds.) Ascription and Achievement: Studies in Mobility and Status Attainment in Canada. Ottawa: Carleton University Press.
1984 Canadian Attitudes Toward Women: Thirty Years of Change. Ottawa: Labour Canada, Womens Bureau. Ottawa: Canada, Ministry of Supply and Services Catalogue No. L-38-38/1984. pp. 1-86.
1982 Sex Differences in the Canadian Occupational Attainment Process. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 19 (1): 1-28. (lead article)
1979 Rank and Salary Differentials in 1970s: A Comparison of Male and Female Full Time Teachers in Canadian Universities and Colleges. Ottawa: The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
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