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Social welfare in Canada : understanding income security

Author: Steven F Hick
Publisher: Toronto : Thompson Educational Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Social Welfare in Canada: Understanding Income Security", Second Edtion provides an overview of the income security system in Canada - its historical development, its programs, and the major policy dbates in this field. With this introductory text, students will develop an understanding of the many income security programs and policies in Canada, how they fit together, and how they work (or fail to work) in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven F Hick
ISBN: 9781550771688 155077168X
OCLC Number: 85737440
Description: xiii, 385 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introducing social welfare --
The history of social welfare --
Social welfare theory --
Labour market and employment --
Globalization and human rights --
Women and the family --
Aboriginal social welfare --
Immigration, race, and social welfare --
Poverty and inequality --
People in the labour force --
People living in poverty --
Children and families in poverty --
Disability and social welfare --
The elderly and retired.
Responsibility: Steven Hick.

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"Social Welfare in Canada: Understanding Income Security", Second Edtion provides an overview of the income security system in Canada - its historical development, its programs, and the major policy dbates in this field. With this introductory text, students will develop an understanding of the many income security programs and policies in Canada, how they fit together, and how they work (or fail to work) in practice.

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