Low Waged Work, Social Reproduction and the Promises/Perils of Participatory Budgeting

Toronto — 18 March 2016. Earlier this year, the journal Alternate Routes organized a conference on the theme “Sub/Urbanizing Austerity: Impacts and Alternatives.” The following presentation is from panel three of the conference: “Low Waged Work, Social Reproduction and the Promises/Perils of Participatory Budgeting.” Moderated by John Shields. Presentations by: Meg Luxton and Patricia McDermott, … Watch video »

Toronto — 18 March 2016.

Earlier this year, the journal Alternate Routes organized a conference on the theme “Sub/Urbanizing Austerity: Impacts and Alternatives.” The following presentation is from panel three of the conference: “Low Waged Work, Social Reproduction and the Promises/Perils of Participatory Budgeting.”

Moderated by John Shields. Presentations by:

  • Meg Luxton and Patricia McDermott, York University: “Low Wage Employment, Living in Toronto and the Crisis of Social Reproduction”
  • Bryan Evans, Ryerson University: “Resisting the Expansion of Low Waged Work: A Comparative Survey of Living Wage Movements in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States”
  • Laura Pin, York University: “Participatory Budgeting Projects and Neoliberal Urban Governance”

Organized by Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research.