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After Immunity

Episode 1: Inequality After Immunity

How will inequal­i­ty evolve in the post-COVID-19 world? Will we live in a more unequal soci­ety after immu­ni­ty and in what ways will it be dif­fer­ent to the present day? How will our social safe­ty net change in the future? Will we see a uni­ver­sal basic income? Will some of the inequities exac­er­bat­ed by the pan­dem­ic only get worse?

On today’s show we are look­ing at Inequal­i­ty in Cana­da after immu­ni­ty. Join us as we talk with Dr. Miles Corak, Labour Econ­o­mist and Eco­nom­ics Pro­fes­sor at the Grad­u­ate Cen­tre at the City Uni­ver­si­ty of New York; and Mr. Jonathan Berring­ton, a Psy­chol­o­gist for the Fron­tier School Divi­sion in Manitoba.

* The intro­duc­to­ry state­ment starts at 00:40

* Miles Corak’s Inter­view starts at 3:23 (Inter­view Tran­script)

* Jonathan Berrington’s Inter­view starts at 35:44 (Inter­view Tran­script)

Our inter­mis­sion music comes cour­tesy of Julien’s Daugh­ter. The track is Barb 217” from their 2021 album, The Sta­t­ic That Car­ries Over”. Be sure to check out more of their tunes at their Band­camp!

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  • Miles Corak

    Dr. Miles Corak is a Full Professor of Economics at the Graduate Centre at the City University of New York and a Senior Scholar at the Stone Centre on Socio-Economic Inequality. His research has focused on the topics of economic and social mobility, the effects of labour markets, unemployment, child poverty and social policy. This includes examining how social mobility affects Canada and other countries. Be sure to check out Dr. Corak’s regular posts on labour economics and social policy at https://milescorak.com.

  • Jonathan Berrington

    Jonathan Berrington is a Psychologist for the Frontier School Division in Manitoba, the largest geographical school division in the province. He has worked in 24 schools across rural Manitoba during his time with the Frontier School Division.