In this first episode of The Long View, Clare has a chat with two of Australia’s most respected economists: Professor Jeff Borland from Melbourne University, and Danielle Wood from the Grattan Institute.
Together, they explore the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment, and contemplate what the labour market might look like on the other side.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Clare, Jeff and Danielle open some big cans of worms: Who is losing work right now and why? How will the picture change over the coming year? How are the impacts of coronavirus different for low skill workers vs high skill workers? Will gender inequality be further entrenched – and what is ‘time inequality’?
And, are today’s young people economically doomed? What can we do about it?
With pit stops to discuss books and bread baking, this fascinating conversation will leave you with much food for thought about what we want our labour market to look like on the other side of this crisis, and how we might get there.
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