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The emergence of social security in Canada

Author: Dennis Guest
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"This third edition of Dennis Guest's book provides the most complete and up-to-date history of social welfare in this country. Yet it also offers insights into the nuts and bolts of policy creation, and explodes recent myths that underlie the current residual approach to social policy, such as 'death by deficit' and 'the inevitable demise of the Canada Pension Plan.' The Emergence of Social Security in Canada is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Guest
ISBN: 077480551X 9780774805513 0774801166 9780774801164 0774801212 9780774801218
OCLC Number: 38993243
Description: xv, 390 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Emergence of Social Security in Canada: Major Themes --
2. Colonial Inheritance --
3. Saving for a Rainy Day: Social Security in Late-Nineteenth-Century and Early-Twentieth-Century Canada --
4. First Stage of the Modern Era: Workers' Compensation in Ontario --
5. Social Impact of the First World War --
6. 1920s: No Priorities for Welfare --
7. Depression Decade: Cracking the Residual Mould --
8. Second World War: Catalyst for Social Security Advances --
9. 1950s: 'Our Conservative Decade' --
10. 1960s: Filling the Gaps --
11. Stemming a Residual Tide --
12. Unfinished Business: The Social Security Review of 1973 to 1976 --
13. Social Security in the 1980s --
14. Sombre Anniversary --
15. Debating the Future of Social Security.
Responsibility: Dennis Guest.

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The first and most detailed history of Canadian social security from colonial times to the present, The Emergence of Social Security in Canada has become a standard text in social work and related  Read more...

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