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This research area covers policies affecting education and skills acquisition and retention, in addition to examining policies, such as employment insurance, social assistance, training programs, or barriers to mobility, affecting the incentives, employment opportunities and labour market outcomes of Canadians or specific groups of Canadians.

Toward a New Balance in Social Policy: The Future Role of Guaranteed Annual Income within the Safety Net
January 24, 2017 - Peter Hicks
Providing a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all guaranteed annual income (GAI) is not the best solution to fighting poverty in Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Toward...
Unfair Advantage? School Fundraising Capabilities and Student Results
January 10, 2017 - David Johnson, Huijie Guo, Master of Business Economics and Wilfrid Laurier University
There is little correlation between fundraising success at schools and student grades, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unfair Advantage? School Fundraising Capabilities and...
Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-standard Employment
December 2, 2016 - Colin Busby and Ramya Muthukumaran
Canada should strengthen the safety net under workers in precarious jobs, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-...
Unequal Access: Making Sense of EI Eligibility Rules and How to Improve Them
May 18, 2016 - David M. Gray and Colin Busby
Improvements, not an overhaul, are needed for Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unequal Access: Making Sense of EI Eligibility Rules and How...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
Job One is Jobs: Workers Need Better Policy Support and Stronger Skills
February 2, 2016 - Craig Alexander
Canada’s policy makers should focus on four priorities to spur growth in Canada’s economy, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Job One is Jobs: Workers Need Better Policy...
Will Donald Trump realize that trade deficits aren’t the problem with the American economy? Financial Post Op-Ed
Op-Ed
No one likes the word deficit. In government finance it means you spend more than what you raise in revenue. And in trade it means you import more than you export. U.S. President Donald Trump has...
No schooling on education cuts or tax hikes: Winnipeg Free Press Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Property owners in the Winnipeg School Division are being asked if they are willing to pay more taxes to save school programs. We have been told the nursery program may be on the chopping block if...
We Have a Lot Better Ways to Relieve Poverty Than the Outdated ‘Guaranteed Minimum Income’: Financial Post Op-Ed
Op-Ed
The accumulation of past failures in fighting poverty has breathed new life into proposals to introduce a basic income, also known as a Guaranteed Annual Income. Ontario, for example, has a pilot...
Nous avons étudié la rémunération des enseignants au Canada. Ce que nous avons découvert vous surprendra.
Research
Il n’existe aucune relation claire entre les résultats des évaluations des élèves à l’échelle provinciale et la rémunération relative des enseignants dans les six plus importantes provinces...
Réformer le financement des services de garde des enfants au Québec: oui, mais comment?
Research
Avec les élections au Québec qui approchent à grands pas, le financement des services de garde (et des services publics en général) risque d’être encore une fois au cœur des débats. Dans l’étude «...
26 Jan 2017
Jan
26
  • Inside Access: Toward a New Balance in Social Policy
Conference Call with Peter Hicks, Policy Advisor, Peter Hicks Consulting
Conference Call
Thursday, January 26, 2017,
11:00 am to 11:30 am
12 Jan 2017
Jan
12
  • Inside Access: Unfair Advantage? School Fundraising and Student Results
Conference Call with David R. Johnson, Professor of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
Thursday, January 12, 2017,
11:30 am to 12:00 pm
06 Dec 2016
Dec
06
  • Inside Access: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-standard Employment
Call with Colin Busby, Associate Director of Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Tuesday, December 6, 2016,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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