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Social Policy in Canada

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ISBN-10: 0195416481

ISBN-13: 9780195416480

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ernie S. Lightman, Ernie Lightman

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Social Policy in Canada provides and important and timely examination of the past, present, and future of Canadian social policy. In particular, Lightman looks closely at how social benefits are allocated, and explains in detail the mechanisms and tools of income transfer and redistribution that are central to all aspects of social policy. What makes the book unique is its central organizing premise: not merely that social policy should be understood in juxtaposition to economic policy, but that economic policy is in fact a subset of social policy. The result is a comprehensive overview of key issues in the realm of social policy that highlights commonalities and differences in such pivotal areas as privatization, user fees, and universality.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Setting the Context
Introduction
Distribution and Redistribution
Income Inequality in Canada
Wealth and Income
Half a Century of Social Welfare in Canada
The Macroeconomic Context: Keynes and AfterSupply-Side Economics
The International Context
Looking Ahead
Notes
Suggested Reading
Approaches to Social Policy
Defining Social Policy
Introduction
A Look at Social Policy and Economic Policy
Building a Definition: 'Social' and 'Policy'
Issues Arising
A Model of Redistribution
Notes
Suggested Reading
Social Policy and Economic
Market
Introduction
Labels
Residualism
The Centrality of Work
Outside Residualism: The Institutional Approach
Notes
Suggested Reading
Allocating Benefits
Allocting Benefits: Privatization, Commercialization, and Welfare Pluralism
Introduction
The Terms
The Reasons to Privatize
Forms of Privatization
Issues in Privatization
The Regulatory Dilemma
Welfare Pluralism
Some Evidence of Privatization
Notes
Suggested Reading
Allocating Benefits: What?
Introduction
Types of Benefits
Comparing Delivery Modes
Paternalism: 'For Your Own Good'
Effectiveness Stigma
Efficiency
Capacity and Substitute
Decision-Makers
Vouchers
Notes
Suggested Reading
Allocating Benefits: To Whom?
Introduction
The Universal/Selective Debate
Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI)
A Look at Government Spending
Cash, In-Kind--Universal/Selective
Notes
Suggested Reading
Generating Resources
Paying Through Taxes
Introduction
Goals of Taxation
Two Principles of Taxation
Tax Revenues in Canada
Tax Reform in Canada
Notes
Suggested Reading
Fees, Charges, and Premiums
Introduction
The Simple Microeconomics of Fees
The Reasons Not To Impose Fees
The Reasons To Impose Fees
Setting Fee Levels
Premiums and Social Insurance
Notes
Suggested Reading
Volunteers, Charities, and Gamblers
Introduction
The Voluntary Sector in Canada
The Advantages of Using Volunteers and Charities
The Disadvantages of Using Volunteers and Charities
Charities and the Income Tax System
Gambling
Advantages of Gambling as a Revenue Source
Disadvantages of Gambling as a Revenue Source
Notes
Suggested Reading
Conclusion
Looking Ahead
Introduction
Policy Means Choice
A New Welfare Society?
Looking Globally
Notes
Suggested Reading
Glossary
Bibliography
Index