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House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources - Meeting no.16

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No she-covery without child care
Yalnizyan, Armine
Publication Date: 
4 Jun 2020


Economist Armine Yalnizyan insists that child care, among other care work, is the vital underpinning to the social infrastructure of the economy. Statistics reveal the alarming, disproportional impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce. According to Yalnizyan, early learning must be at the core of the economic recovery, since affordable, high quality, accessible child care benefits children and the economy in both the short and long term. Yalnizyan points out the need for public funding to protect the viability of the child care sector against Covid-related additional operating costs. Yalnizyan believes that the federal government has the ability and responsibility to publicly deliver child care services - a public good that is currently undersupplied by the market.