Economic Crisis and Austerity: The Stranglehold on Canada's Families

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By Adrie Naylor | New Socialist The claim that economic crises and austerity have an uneven impact on the working class - with the greatest effects being felt by women and children - is one we hear often on the Left. However, with some important exceptions, this claim is all too often just an aside or a footnote.

In this article, I want to look at the economics of austerity in two ways: first, by thinking about the uneven impacts of austerity on women and families and, second, by looking at austerity itself as a gendered phenomenon. Read more