POLICY REPORTS, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Special Education

“Motivational Effects & Public Funding for Special Education.” (forthcoming) Recent Advancements in Education Finance and Policy (with Tammy Kolbe)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act” in Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance. 2014. Edited by Dominic J. Brewer and Lawrence O. Picus.

Education

Is there an Optimal School Starting Age?” 2022  IZA World of Labor (with Kourtney Koebel)

Evidence suggests there was no benefit to Ontario closing its schools” (with Ambarish Chandra) Toronto Star July 7, 2021

School closures have been hard on students and the economy” (with Kelly Gallagher-Mackay) Toronto Star June 10, 2021

COVID-19 and Education Disruption in Ontario: Emerging Evidence on Impacts” 2021. (with Kelly Gallagher-Mackay, Prachi Srivastava, Kathryn Underwood, Lance McCready, Karen Born, Antonina Maltsev, Anna Perkhun, Robert Steiner, Kali Barrett, and Beate Sander)

The Analysis of International Large-Scale Assessments to Address Causal Questions in Education Policy” 2017. (with Anna K. Chmielewski) Commissioned Paper by the National Academy of Education

How Old is Old Enough? The Effect of Age at School Entry” 2016. IZA World of Labor.

Childcare

Review of Toronto Early Learning and Child Care Services: Their Unique Contribution to Toronto’s Equity, Inclusion, and Poverty Reduction Goals.” 2021. (with Emis Akbari and Kerry McCuaig)

Better Public Child Care is the Engine We Need for Recovery Post-Coronavirus” (June 15, 2020)

Ontario’s child-care cuts will hurt low-income parents working or studying full-time” (May 16, 2019)The Conversation – picked up by National Post (May 17, 2019) (with Linda White, Michal Perlman, and Petr Varmuza)

Feasibility Study of Universal Affordable Day Care in the Northwest Territories.” 2015. Toronto, ON: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development. OISE/University of Toronto. (with Kerry McCuaig, Zeenat Janmohamed, and Emis Akbari)

Child Care in New Brunswick: The Social and Economic Impacts.” 2015. Toronto, ON: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development. OISE/University of Toronto. (with Kerry McCuaig) 

Labour Market

Ontario 360 Transition Briefings 2022 – The Future of Work”.

The Canadian Economics Profession: How are the Women Fairing?” CWSEP News 2021 Issue III

Worth the Trip? Assessing the Returns to Foreign Education”.  2021. (with Brad Seward)

Navigating choppy waters: Assessing the outcomes of distance-educated graduates” 2021. (with Brad Seward and Mabruk Kabir)

Flexible Enough? The Gender Gap and the Uptake of Flexible Work” 2022. (with Sumayya Saleem, Annie Pan, Samantha Burns, and Brad Seward)

Skilling Up for the Knowledge Economy Assessing the Returns to STEM Skills and Bilingualism Using the 2018 National Graduates Survey” 2021 (with Brad Seward and Mabruk Kabir)

Higher education in Canada during COVID-19: Current challenges and future directions” 2021. (with Brad Seward and Mabruk Kabir)

Growing Pains: Parenthood and the Gender Training Gap” 2021 (with Annie Pan and Brad Seward)

Canada can better prepare to retrain workers displaced by disruptive technologies”  (January 20, 2020) The Conversation ( with Alix J. Jansen, Beth Martin, Linda A. White, and Michal Perlman.)

Canadian Economics Profession

Canadian Economics Profession Workplace Climate Survey: Final Report” 2021.

Canadian Women Economist Committee: Report on the Status of Women” 2021.