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Shiftdisturbers highlights the people, research and ideas that change the way we think about the world. It is the official podcast of the Martin Prosperity Institue, an academic think tank that aims to deepen our understanding of economic prosperity. Housed at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, the Institute's mission is to develop new understandings and inform the broader public conversation around shared and sustainable prosperity, an essential piece of democratic capitalism.
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Episode #11 Childcare
On today’s episode, we’re talking childcare.
This seemingly innocuous piece of public-private policy can have a huge impact on kids, parents and even the economy. Childcare is finally being viewed through an economic, rather than a social lens as governments realize that childcare is about creating jobs, getting people back to work and preparing future generations for the workforce. In the most recent budget, the federal Liberals committed $7 billion to child care over the next decade.
Though the issue still doesn’t get a lot of airtime in the media, childcare is a hot topic of conversation amongst anyone who’s even thinking of having a kid.
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