Child Poverty and the Canadian Welfare State
From Entitlement to Charity
In 2005, 1.2 million children in Canada were living below the poverty level. This represents a 20 percent increase since 1989, the year that the federal government unanimously passed a resolution to eliminate child poverty by 2000. To understand the state of children's welfare, Child Poverty and the Canadian Welfare State reviews Canadian social policy reform, and discovers that the welfare of poor children is a casualty of the war on the welfare state launched by opposing political ideologies. This study surveys the shift from entitlement to charity from the perspective of social policy reform.
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"This is an interesting book for anyone interested in social policy and the discourses that justify and support policy decisions. Focused on early childhood, Child Poverty and the Canadian Welfare State is also of interest to advocates for early childhood with her examination of the complex relationship between the social problem of child poverty and federal and provincial social policies." Enid Elliot, Policy and Practice in Education, Vol. 13, Nos 1,2, 2007
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