A weekly round-up of insight and analysis in the media from Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, Armine Yalnizyan.
“One lesson from Quebec was that prioritizing the demand side (reduce costs by giving parents cash) made high-quality care less expensive for those who already had it,” writes Armine Yalnizyan for the Toronto Star‘s Saturday Debate, ‘Is giving parents money the best way to fund child care?’ She continues “but didn’t add more high-quality care. Lower costs don’t guarantee better choices. Simply expanding supply isn’t enough either.” (August 28, 2021)
There could be a paradigm shift that is fuelled by both an aging population and a population that has depended on the government to help them make it through the financial devastation of the pandemic, Armine told the Globe and Mail on the issue of balanced budgets in the way forward post-pandemic. (September 1, 2021)