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Work in progress

Bumpy Ride series, spring 2024 update: What’s happened to women in the workforce since COVID-19

Cooking, cleaning, and caring

A detailed look at the how migrant and immigrant women in low-wage essential sectors in Nova Scotia experienced the COVID-19 pandemic

A paradox in COVID-19 pandemic recovery

Women hotel workers in B.C. share their experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic

Still in recovery

If we're going to close the gender gap, we need government action

A rising tide does not lift all boats

Ontario's labour market saw dramatic shifts over the past few years. How did those changes affect racialized workers?

Pat Armstrong can teach us about the road ahead

Looking at the career of one of Canada’s leading feminist political economists

Canada’s gender pandemic response

Canada introduced unprecedented relief measures in the early days of the pandemic. Did they address the pandemic's heavy toll on women and other marginalized communities?

Inequality makes crises worse—and there are many crises coming

We're heading into an increasingly unstable world, and we're going to need real solidarity to make it through.

Poverty in the Midst of COVID-19

For policy-makers, perhaps the most obvious lesson of the pandemic is that poverty, including child poverty, can be reduced much more quickly than Ontario has done in recent years. Timid policies that unfold incrementally over decades are of no use to children who will be grown up before we finally get around to taking action.

Low pay driving career changes among women workers

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #7: Women workers are changing industries—and they're looking for better pay

The crisis in the care economy shows no sign of letting up

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #6: Workers in the care economy have been battered over the past two years, and that crisis shows no signs of slowing.

Women’s earnings lag behind high rates of inflation

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #5: Women's salaries are failing to keep up with inflation—a look at the latest numbers

Pourquoi les licences obligatoires seraient-elles insuffisantes dans l’avenir ?

Manifestement, la mise en pratique des licences obligatoires est loin d’être une panacée.

The pandemic has accelerated the exit of older workers

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #4: A new trend is emerging—women workers taking early retirement, especially in pandemic-affected industries.

Low-wage workers are most exposed to spiralling costs

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #3: Fall 2022 labour force data shows that pandemic-vulnerable sectors still have not recovered from COVID-19.

A tale of two pandemics: the rich and the rest of us

On the whole, Canada’s richest one per cent got a decent raise in the first year of the pandemic; the bottom 50 per cent? Not so much.