Week 4: Social Policy and Child care
Federal Division of power
Child care falls within the jurisdiction of provincial governments. However, there
is room for federal involvement.
Forms of provincial supports: subsidies for child
Week 4: Social policy and elderly people: old age policy in Canada
Historical background to old age pension
Pension systems: definition Pension systems are put in place in order to provide an income
for those who incur a loss in earning capacity due to
Week 3: Economic Crisis, Welfare state restructuring and retrenchment
Since 1970s, the welfare state has been under tremendous pressure
Irrational government policy
Proliferation of interest groups
Week 2: Social policy development: From the pre-contact Era to the Great Depression
Social policy in Historical context:
Aboriginal Social policy in pre-contact era:
Economic structure and mode of production
Despite diversity and var
Week1: Policymaking Process and how to Study Public Policy
What is public policy?
What is social policy?
What is welfare state?
Policymaking process: stages/phases:
Week 5: Social Policy and Healthcare
Federal Division of Power:
State involvement in health care in the 19th and early decades of the 20th century;
State began to have an active but limited role. Controlling epidemics
Week 3- WWII and Post-war Keynesianism: the welfare state from 1940s to 1970s.
What is Keynesianism?
Great crash in 1930s provided the ground for Keynes to undermine the theoretical edifice of
classical/neo-classical liberal economy.
According to Keynes
Week 2: Theoretical Explanations of the Welfare State:
The widely used approaches to explain the way in which official decision makers make public
policy decisions are;
1- The Rational-comprehensive model
2-The incremental model
3- The Mixed Scanning mo