Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions by Daniel BélandFiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions by Daniel Béland

Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions

byDaniel Béland, André Lecours, Gregory P. Marchildon

Paperback | August 8, 2017

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Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada aims to increase public understanding of equalization and fiscal federalism by providing a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective on the history, politics, and economics of equalization policy in Canada. The authors provide a brief history, an analysis of the politics of equalization as witnessed over the last fifteen years, and a discussion of key economic debates concerning the role of the program and its effects. They also explore the relationship between equalization and other components of fiscal federalism, particularly the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer. The result is an analysis that draws from the best scholarship available in the fields of economics, economic history, political science, political sociology, and public policy.
Daniel Béland is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. André Lecours is Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Gregory P. Marchildon is Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at the Institute ...
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Title:Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic DimensionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6.09 × 0.32 inPublished:August 8, 2017Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Higher Education DivisionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:144263541X

ISBN - 13:9781442635418

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
The Authors
Introduction

1. Equalization in Comparative and Historical Perspective
2. The Politics of Equalization
3. The Economics of Equalization
4. Equalization and the Federal Transfer System

Conclusion
Data Appendix
Index

Editorial Reviews

The principle of interregional redistribution is central to Canadian conceptions of equity, yet a critical instrument of this redistribution— the equalization program—is poorly understood and subject to endless myth-making. This concise book helps unlock the mysteries. - Keith Banting, Queen's University