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Webinar: Pandemic economics: Thoughts on she-cession, she-covery, and future growth

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Publication Date: 
18 Jun 2020


Armine Yalnizyan: Pandemic Economics: Thoughts on She-cession, She-covery and Future Growth

In this webinar, Armine Yalnizyan provides attendees her thoughts on a post-pandemic recovery and the role of 'she-covery' and future growth for Canada. 

Armine highlights that "the path to re-hiring women is bottlenecked as a lack of childcare is the limiting factor for she-covery".

Yalnizyan addresses the revelations of the pandemic on the economy and notes that:

  • Warning: childcare may become the new long-term care facilities. If too many not-for-profit facilities fold, more capacity will be operated by for-profits. #CaringForProfit priority •
  • Childcare viewed as driven by “market choice” alone guarantees market failure…and less growth.
  • Underinvestment in early learning and child care (ELCC) means discounting the potential of 15-20% of children in low-income households. But population ageing means we need all hands on deck.
  • High-quality ELCC must be part of the public education system, or we’re leaving money on the table 

The webinar was hosted by Toronto Association for Business & Economics and for many years, the  TABE has offered speaker events on topical issues in the field of economics.

In the current environment, where in-person events are not possible, we are pivoting to a series of free webinars highlighting the effects of COVID-19 on the economy. These will be available free of charge to members and non-members.