Category: COVID-19 Pandemic
Universal Basic Income is not a new idea, but the conversation has come to the forefront due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Canada, advocates of a universal income pilot have argued that it would cost the government less than CERB benefits.
In the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to feel that closing the gender pay gap is not so pressing. But it’s more important than ever.
The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying economic barriers women already face throughout Canada, and research suggests that pandemics can take a higher toll on women’s incomes than men’s. Although federal and provincial aid and relief announcements are encouraging, many women are still at risk of falling through the cracks.
The pandemic coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has dominated the news. Many of us are contemplating what we can do to reduce risks and prevent transmission. But have we considered the gendered impacts of coronavirus in Canada?