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Child poverty and the Canadian welfare state : from entitlement to charity

Author: Shereen T Ismael
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Child Poverty and the Canadian Welfare State: From Entitlement to Charity represents an effort to understand the changes in social policy that normalize the existence of child poverty in a rich society like Canada."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shereen T Ismael
ISBN: 0888644612 9780888644619
OCLC Number: 71288172
Description: xiv, 111 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The problem of child poverty in Canada --
Scope of child poverty in Canada : facts and perspectives --
Nature of child poverty in Canada : measurement and meaning --
Impact of child poverty : significance and assessment --
Federal social policy and child poverty --
2. The Canadian welfare state and the growth of entitlement --
Nature and scope of welfare benefits --
Post-depression round --
War on poverty round --
Control of the process of social policy determination --
3. The residual state and the mobilization of charity --
Child poverty round --
Child development round --
Significance of child poverty --
4. Child poverty and changing federal policy --
Child poverty in context --
Changing federal social policy --
Child poverty in the residual state --
5. Social policy reform and the normalization of child poverty --
Social policy reform --
Normalization of child poverty --
From entitlement to charity.
Responsibility: Shereen Ismael.

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The increasing scope of child poverty in Canada has been high on the national agenda since at least 1989. This book represents an effort to understand the changes in social policy that normalise the  Read more...

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