The Social Origins of the Welfare State

The Social Origins of the Welfare State

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Aux origines sociales de l'A¬Čtat-providence received Honourable Mention for the 1999 Sir John A Macdonald Prize for best book in Canadian history (awarded by the Canadian Historical Association). What precipitated the creation and development of the welfare state in Quebec and Canada? What role did citizens play in its formation? Which values and interests formed it, and what sort of success has it met over time? In this detailed, well-written history, Dominique Marshall maps the intricate development of a fundamental Canadian force: the welfare state. During the Second World War, the first universal laws for Quebec families were approved and implemented. By tracing their origins and the history of their evolution, Dominique Marshall uncovers the broad background of Quebec's social policies. She analyses the relations between political projects and Quebecois families by examining the impact of social programs on their values, their living conditions, and their status. Marshall weighs the influence of the poorest families in the creation of public, educational, and welfare institutions -- a dimension of the welfare state unknown until now. At a time when the very idea of a universal welfare state is being questioned, this book not only examines the fundamental reasons behind its creation but also brings to light new perspectives on its future.Quebec Families, Compulsory Education, and Family Allowances, 1940-1955 Dominique Marshall, Nicola Doone Danby ... fall of 1943, some truant officers warned the department that it would be impossible to follow its instructions faithfully due to the increased number of students in schools. ... Beyond that, the supply was lower still; few boards provided the full range of grades, the highest being gradeanbsp;...

Title:The Social Origins of the Welfare State
Author:Dominique Marshall, Nicola Doone Danby
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2006-10-02


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