University of Toronto, Canada
IZA World of Labor role
PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Canada
Labor markets, social policy, poverty alleviation strategies, maternal labor supply, human capital development
Graduate Course Instructor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto (2021–2022)
MA Economics, Queen's University, Canada, 2016; MA Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada, 2017
"Public policy in a time of crisis: A framework for evaluating Canada’s COVID-19 income support programs." Canadian Public Policy 47:2 (2021): 316–333 (with D. Pohler, R. Gomez, and A. Mohan).
"Labor markets in crisis: The double liability of low-wage work during COVID-19." Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society (Berkeley) 59:4 (2020): 503–531 (with D. Pohler).
"Expanding the Canada Workers Benefit to design a guaranteed basic income." Canadian Public Policy 45:3 (2019): 283–309 (with D. Pohler).
"The differential impact of universal child benefits on the labour supply of married and single mothers." Canadian Public Policy 42:1 (2016): 49–64 (with T. Schirle).
"Gender disparities in the labour market? Examining the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta." The School of Public Policy Publications 14:18 (2021): 1–35 (with J. Baker and L. M. Tedds).
It depends: older children perform better on standardized tests, but evidence of older school starting ages on long-term outcomes is mixedThere is a widely held belief that older students, by virtue of being more mature and readier to learn at school entry, may have better academic, employment, and earnings outcomes compared to their younger counterparts. There are understated, albeit important, costs to starting school later, however. Compulsory school-attendance laws may allow these same older pupils to drop out of high school earlier, which could adversely impact their employment; entering the workforce later also has implications for lifetime earnings and remittances to governments. Overall, research suggests that school-age entry policies can improve student achievement in the short term, but the long-term impacts are currently not well-understood.MoreLess