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Jul 20, 2011

Bank of Canada moves to hit the ball

Andrew Jackson
The release of today's Monetary Policy Report from the Bank of Canada follows yesterday's announcement of no change in interest rates, the latest in a long series.
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Jun 28, 2011

Unions and inequality

Andrew Jackson
A new paper by Bruce Western and Jake Rosenfeld finds that a fall from high to lower union density is associated with rising levels of wage inequality among non-union workers.
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Jun 27, 2011

Best books on the economic crisis

Andrew Jackson
With the summer reading season at hand, here is a short list of the best books I have read over the last couple of years on the roots and implications of the Great Recession.
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Jun 25, 2011

Who holds the family purse strings?

Andrew Jackson
StatsCan has released an interesting paper looking at who controls the family finances in couples with one partner. It is a salutary reminder that one cannot just assume pooling of family income.
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Jun 22, 2011

The kids are not all right

Andrew Jackson
As is well known, young people are still bearing the brunt of the recession. The employment rate for youth aged 15-24 last month was well down from before the recession in September 2008.
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Jun 15, 2011

Incomes and the recession

Andrew Jackson
Today's Statistics Canada release "Income of Canadians" provides data for 2009 and a partial reading on the devastating impact of the recession upon working families.
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May 25, 2011

Canada doesn't deserve the silver

Andrew Jackson
It has been widely reported in the Globe and elsewhere that Canada ranks number 2 in the just-released OECD Better Life Index, outstripped only by Australia.
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May 10, 2011

Reflection on the election

Andrew Jackson
The bottom line for me is that the NDP, if they are to gain a majority, will have to retain the new Quebec base and turn about 50 of their many second-place finishes in English Canada into wins.
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Apr 24, 2011

How to help the long-term unemployed

Andrew Jackson
The OECD have weighed in on what policy measures are needed to limit the damage of long-term unemployment in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

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