Social Welfare in Canada

Paperback | January 24, 2003

byAndrew Armitage

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This book examines the development of Canada's welfare state, various views of social policy, and the contributions of liberal thought to social welfare in Canada. Armitage evaluates what has been gained, and what has been lost, in regard to seven fundamental liberal values: concern for theindividual, faith in humanity, equity, equality, community, diversity, and faith in democracy.The result is a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute look at the scope and objectives of redistribution, the role of communities, and the political and ideological context in which policy is created.

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This book examines the development of Canada's welfare state, various views of social policy, and the contributions of liberal thought to social welfare in Canada. Armitage evaluates what has been gained, and what has been lost, in regard to seven fundamental liberal values: concern for theindividual, faith in humanity, equity, equalit...

Andrew Armitage is in the School of Social Work, University of Victoria.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.9 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:January 24, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195417836

ISBN - 13:9780195417838

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TablesPrefaceAcknowledgementsPart I. Overview1. Social Welfare: Ideals and ContextPart II. Income Distribution: Seeking Fairness2. The Redistribution of Income: Theory, Principles, and Resources3. Canada's Record: Redistribution, Poverty, and ProgramsPart III. Building Communities4. Community and Social Welfare: Theory, Principles, and Resources5. Canada's Record: Community Welfare and the Social ServicesPart IV. The Political and Ideological Context6. Social Welfare: Power, Politics, and Organizations7. Social Welfare: Ideologies and ResearchPart V. Conclusion8. The Uncertain Future of Social WelfareGlossaryChronologyMajor Web SitesBibliographyIndex