Continuities and Change in the Design of Canada's Social Architecture

Jane Jenson

in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780195335354
Published online September 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Continuities and Change in the Design of Canada's Social Architecture

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This article discusses Canada's social architecture. It considers intergovernmental relations as it illustrates the shifting intersections of institutional arrangements in four key welfare-producing sectors: the state, the family, the market, and the community. The article discusses the policy instruments and the program designs: both serve as a yardstick against which to measure the content of social policy. Special attention is accorded to the income security instruments and programs of social policy of Canada after 1945, the main goal of which was to increase the social security of all categories of the population so as to redistribute income from rich to poor.

Keywords: social architecture; intergovernmental relations; institutional arrangements; policy instruments; program designs; social policy; income security instruments; social security

Article.  8015 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Political Economy

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