The idea that all citizens should have an equal chance to succeed in life, regardless of where they start, is fundamental to liberal societies and emblematic of the American – and Canadian – dream.
In our second panel on income inequality we explored the idea of economic mobility, looking at why it is important, what its determinants are, and how it relates to equality of opportunity and outcome.
Tuesday February 26, 2013
5:00 pm, Château Laurier Hotel, Ottawa
As inequality increases in Canada, our panel focused on the most effective public policy levers for preserving mobility and advancing equality of opportunity.
In so doing, we examined Canada in an international context, looking at why and how our response to inequality differs from that in the US and other countries, and asking what we can learn from others.
Watch panelist interviews:
- Miles Corak, University of Ottawa
- Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist
- Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
- Carolyn Acker, Founder, Pathways to Education
Scan our Issue Deck to catch up on the questions we are asking.
And read our new report Public policies for equality and social mobility in Canada by panelist Miles Corak.