Inequality as a driver

Links to health, productivity and the environment

Author: Claude Dumulon-Lauzière
Release Date: June 20, 2013
Pages: 14

Inequality has been called the ‘defining issue of our time’ by President Barack Obama. It is also considered by many to be a corrosive force at the centre of our society, eroding our sense of social cohesion and trust in public and private institutions.

As policymakers in Canada begin to study the issue – and form policy prescriptions in response – they would do well to understand inequality’s relationship with other areas of public life that require government (particularly federal) management.

This paper, by Canada 2020′s own Claude Dumulon-Lauzière, explores income inequality as a driver of outcomes in the policy areas Canada 2020 works in, namely productivity and innovation, health and healthcare, and the environment.

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