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Patchworks of Purpose - The Development of Provincial Social Assistance Regimes in Canada

Boychuk, Gerard W.

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ISBN 10: 0773517391 / ISBN 13: 9780773517394
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press
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Title: Patchworks of Purpose - The Development of ...

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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To examine patterns of social assistance provision specific to particular provinces, Boychuk develops a five-fold typology consisting of "residual," "market/family enforcement," "market performance," "conservative," and "redistributive" models. He uses this typology to compare development of assistance provision in the provinces, provincial responses to federal initiatives, and unique trajectories of assistance regimes. He concludes by surveying some of the broader implications of his findings for issues such as the development of national standards and the impact of globalization on social assistance provision in Canada. Patchworks of Purpose is an important book for students of social assistance and social policy as well as for scholars interested in Canadian public policy, Canadian federalism, and Canadian politics in general.

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Gerard William Boychuk is an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta and a research associate with the Research Unit for Public Policy Studies, University of Calgary.

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