Canadian Review of Social Policy

Articles from No. 77, 2017

A Thirty Year Retrospective on the Income Adequacy of Canadian Provincial Social Assistance Payments to Non-Institutionalized Disabled Adults
Income security is an important contemporary policy issue especially given the rapidly shifting economy and the aging of the North American workforce (Berg, 2016; Lamarche, Hanley, Noel, & Christensen, 2016; Quinn, & Cahill, 2016). However, what...
Editorial
The articles for this issue trace the ways in which social policies negatively affect vulnerable populations, and in some cases, when they are designed to assist them. The ability of seniors to pay family members for caregiving duties in Newfoundland...
Inner Border Making in Canada: Tracing Gendered and Raced Processes of Immigration Policy Changes between 2006 and 2015
IntroductionAs Giorgio Agamben (1995) noted twenty years ago, "The novelty of our era, which threatens the very foundations of nation-state, is that growing portions of humanity can no longer be represented within it" (p. 115). This situation is even...
Interculturalism: A View from Quebec
Interculturalism: A View From Quebec by Gerard Bouchard. University of Toronto Press, 2105Debates concerning cultural pluralism have dominated the public sphere in many North American countries for the past several years. Many conservative forces seem...
Lessons from Latin America: Innovations in Politics, Culture, and Development
Lessons from Latin America: Innovations in Politics, Culture, and Development. By Felipe Arocena and Kirk Bowman. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781442605497Arocena and Bowman's book, Lessons from Latin America: Innovations in Politics,...
Placing Health in Welfare Policy: A HIAP Approach in Ontario Canada
IntroductionA longstanding concern in the literature has been a lack of interconnectedness between health and social policies that serves as a barrier to optimizing population health. The inability to successfully support population health through purely...
Producing Trans Economicus: Deploying Market Logic in the Fight for Trans Rights
"Why [would] a business organization ... consider becoming transgender-inclusive[?] At first glance, such an initiative might appear to be counterintuitive. After all, what could an organization realistically have to gain? Wouldn't it be disruptive to...
The Ethics of Care and the Newfoundland Paid Family Caregiver Program: An Assessment
IntroductionThe province of Newfoundland and Labrador is facing significant challenges in terms of the provision of long-term care for the elderly population. Critical gaps in long-term care services, particularly in rural areas, have resulted from a...
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