The Effects of Child Benefits on Poverty, Employment and Child Wellbeing: Evidence from Canada

March 31 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Hosted by
Dean Melissa Begg

Featuring
Dr. Mark Stabile, INSEAD

What are the effects of enhanced child benefits that target low-income families? Dr. Mark Stabile (bio), the Stone Chaired Professor of Wealth Inequality and Professor of Economics at Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), has used his research on this question to advise the governments of the United States, Canada, and Ontario, among others, and shape health care reform and programs to reduce child poverty. In this lecture, Dr. Stabile will explore recent research on how effective these benefits have been in reducing poverty; the implications for maternal employment; and the impacts of these benefits on household spending and the health and wellbeing of children of low-income families.

The Dean’s Lecture Series on Inequality and Opportunity features prominent scholars who will address the complex system of racist and oppressive policies and practices that result in inequities, including a focus on disparities in health, education, economic opportunity, and employment outcomes.