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Ontario works - works for whom? : an investigation of Workfare in Ontario

Author: Julie Vaillancourt
Publisher: Black Point, N.S. : Fernwood Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is an institutional ethnographic investigation of the Ontario Works program and the problems that it creates in the lives of people on social assistance. Ontario Works is a work-for-welfare program that was implemented in Ontario in 1996 as part of the neoliberal restructuring of the welfare state. The book shows that Ontario Works has not, in reality, been used to help people on assistance and rather has  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Vaillancourt
ISBN: 9781552663516 1552663515
OCLC Number: 496482899
Description: 111 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Welfare Within the Capitalist System --
Problems in the Everyday Lives of Recipients --
Enforcing Work Norms --
Ontario Works --
Program Priorities --
Problems for Participating Organizations --
Meeting the Needs of Social Assistance Recipients.
Responsibility: Julie Vaillancourt.

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