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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States

Colloquium: Lunch Talk | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Marie Connolly, Université du Québec à Montréal

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), IRLE

Dr. Marie Connolly will discuss Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States. Dr. Connolly is Professor of Economics andHuman Capital Research Group Scholar at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is also a Sproul Fellow and Fulbright Scholar with Canadian Studies and a Visiting Scholar with Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Millennials In Crisis: Myth Busting Millennial Debt Narratives

Colloquium: Lunch Talk | March 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Berkeley Law/ Canadian Studies / York University Osgoode Hall Law School

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Intense pop-cultural commentary on millennial finances and indebtedness perpetuate two common media narratives. One narrative suggests “millennials are doomed” and that millennials face higher debt levels compounded by rising tuition costs, a lack of affordable housing, high costs of living, and an increasingly competitive job market. Counter to this narrative, the “millennial bootstrapping”...   More >