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Susan Prentice

The HR Reporter: Many Canadian workers putting family on hold due to lack of work-life balance: survey

April 30, 2024 — 

In addition, one-third of employed jobseekers (33%) say they have put starting a family on hold due to a lack of work-life balance. This includes 42% of Gen Z and 39% of Millennial jobseekers.  Canada’s fertility rate is at its lowest ever level, says Susan Prentice, professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba.  

“Women increasingly are choosing to have fewer children. Canada is not the only country — this is a pattern that we see all around the world as women’s education rates rise, employment rates rise and live births fall,” she says.

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