A weekly round-up of insight and analysis in the media from Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, Armine Yalnizyan.
“There is no recovery without a she-covery. There is no she-covery without childcare. We are not talking about that sufficiently and it is not a provincial issue. It is a national, it is of national importance and we need a national plan.” Armine stated during a panel with fellow economists on CBC’s The Current about Canada’s recovery plan ahead of the Finance Minister’s fiscal snapshot. (July 7 2020)
While the unemployment rate fell in June, it disproportionately benefited men. Armine underscored the need to provide child care as well as options for schooling in the fall so women who are parents can work. The alternative could pull back any economic gains, she said to CTV News and Canadian Press. (July 10 2020)
Following the government’s fiscal snapshot, Armine called for a clear articulation of a vision of where to get post recovery on CBC’s The House. She emphasized the need for the federal government to take responsibility for child care and school safely re-opening. (July 10 2020)
“Mathematically speaking, there are just not enough men to fill the breach that women have left the workforce. If women don’t get re-employed soon, household spending will go down and GDP will go down.” Armine told Global News about Canadian women struggling to return to work. (July 10 2020)