A weekly round-up of insight and analysis in the media from Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, Armine Yalnizyan.
When women can’t work, “you knock out a significant share of earning power,” which in turn lowers household spending as well as the GDP, Armine explained in the Washington Post’s analysis of the Quebec model for child care. (November 17)
Armine spoke to Maclean’s about the importance of women’s place in the labour force and the opportunity that this economic recovery presents: “We’re going to need all hands on deck. We could be actually improving the learning and earning opportunities of groups of Canadians that have been historically shut out: women, racialized minorities, recent immigrants, disabled people, Indigenous Canadians.” (November 17)
The gendered impacts of the pandemic and Armine’s labour force analysis of the “she-cession” in the Globe and Mail’s Opinion piece on women pushing back on expectations to do it all. (November 20)