Continuities and Discontinuities: The Political Economy of Social Welfare and Labour Market Policy in Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802029164
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/1994
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Pt. I Political Economy in Transition: Implications for the Canadian Welfare State
1 Neo-conservatism and Beyond 25
2 Changing Gears: Democratizing the Welfare State 36
3 Need and Welfare: 'Thin' and 'Thick' Approaches 44
4 Challenges for a New Political Economy 62
5 Social Welfare and the New Right: A Class Mobilization Perspective 76
Pt. II Canadian Social Welfare Policy
6 Decentralized Social Services: A Critique of Models of Service Delivery 97
7 Holistic Social and Health Services in Indian Communities 110
8 Neo-conservatism and Social Policy Responses to the AIDS Crisis 126
9 Poverty: Myths, Misconceptions, and Half-truths 148
10 Rhetoric and Reality: Health Care Cutbacks in Three Provinces 174
11 Social Assistance and 'Employability' for Single Mothers in Nova Scotia 191
12 False Economies in Newfoundland's Social and Child Welfare Policies 207
13 Mothers and Children: Ensuring Acceptable Standards of Living 218
Pt. III Canadian Labour Market Policy
14 Regional Development Policy and Labour Markets in Atlantic Canada 235
15 Towards a Neo-corporatist Labour Market Policy in Quebec 253
16 The Political Economy of Ontario's Labour Market Policy 268
17 Labour Markets and Neo-conservative Policy in British Columbia, 1986-1991 291
18 Defending the Welfare State and Labour Market Policy 306
19 Part-time Workers, the Welfare State, and Labour Market Relations 327
20 Canadian Organized Labour and the Guaranteed Annual Income 350
Epilogue 367
Contributors 373
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