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Are cities becoming less youth friendly?

With childhood obesity at an all time high, it would seem ridiculous for cities to introduce policies that restrict youth from participating in outdoor activities. More...

Struggle City: Most U.S. cities haven’t recovered yet

The new MetroMonitor report from the Brookings Institution reveals that 60 percent of American cities have not recovered to their pre-recession levels, with those whose More...

Obama wants to make two-year community colleges free

Updated | President Barack Obama wants to make two-year community colleges free for students who maintain good grades, according to a plan unveiled by the More...

Why immigrant kids become homeless: study finds cultural clash with parents is the top reason

At age 12, Cheyanne Ratnam began couch-surfing to keep herself housed. By 14, she was a ward of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. After More...

Canadian women no longer striving for top business positions

It’s no question that women have come a long way since the late 19th century, changing the game by educating themselves and providing themselves with More...

Ontario students among the most computer-savvy in the world

This generation’s youth are extremely tech-reliant and confident, so much so in Ontario that a recent study ranked Ontario students among the most computer-savvy in More...

Report: Job Creation and Local Economic Development

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a new report on local economic development, entrepreneurship and labor market policies to help governments More...

What’s missing from the labour market: data

Tavia Grant at The Globe and Mail looks at what gaps may exist in Canada’s labor market data, from job vacancy information to more detail on the More...

Greening economic growth: How can environmental regulation enhance innovation and competitiveness?

Paul Lanote at Sustainable Prosperity blogs about the relationship between environmental regulation, innovation and competitiveness. Lanote looks in particular at an extensive study of research on More...

Global Gender Gap report finds modest improvements

The World Economic Forum has released its latest annual Global Gender Gap report, which looks the gap between men and women in 142 countries when More...

The world’s 10 greenest economies of 2014 may surprise you

Dual Citizen, a U.S. consulting group, has released the latest edition of its Global Green Economy Index, which ranks the environmental sustainability of national economies. The More...

What if we had measured poverty differently for the past 50 years?

Based on the Census Bureau’s recent report on poverty using the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), the 2013 poverty rate is 15.5 percent in the United States, More...