Poverty and Policy in Canada
Implications for Health and Qualityof Life
Raphael, DennisPublisher: Canadian Scholars' Press, Canada
Year Published: 2007
Pages: 424pp ISBN: 978-1-55130-323-9
Library of Congress Number: HC120.P6R36 2007 Dewey: 362.5'0971
Resource Type: Book
Raphael writes with authority on the problem of inequality and poverty in Canada. Income variability has increased while social assistance and minimum wages have not kept people up.
Abstract: Raphael writes with authority on the problem of inequality and poverty in Canada. Income variability has increased while social assistance and minimum wages have not kept people up. All levels of government have slashed monies that could have been used to diminish inequality. He holds that inequality is the root of poverty and to change that we must seriously reconsider our social justice policy so that it gives the most vulnerable adequate income and employment, assess to education and support for social networks.
Table of Contents
Forward by: Jack Layton
Note from the Publisher
Part I: Defining and Measuring Poverty in Canada
Chapter One: Poverty and the Modern Welfare State
Chapter Two: Canadian Perspectives on Poverty
Chapter Three: Who Is Poor in Canada?
Chapter Four: Making Sense of Poverty: Social Inequality and Social Exclusion
Part II: The Experience Of Poverty
Chapter Five: Pathways to Poverty
Chapter Six: The Lived Experience of Poverty
Chapter Seven: Interactions with the Social Assistance and Health Care Systems
Part III: Poverty, Health, And Quality of Life
Chapter Eight: Poverty and Health
Chapter Nine: Poverty and Health: Mechanisms and Pathways
Chapter Ten: Poverty and Quality fo Life
Part IV: Public Policy and Poverty
Chapter Eleven: The Politics and Poverty
Chapter Twelve: Canadian Public Policy and Poverty in International Perspective
Chapter Thirteen: Poverty and the Future of the Canadian Welfare State
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