Universality and Social Policy in Canada

Edited by Daniel Béland, Gregory P. Marchildon, and Michael J. Prince

© 2019

Bringing together top scholars in the field, Universality and Social Policy in Canada provides an overview of the universality principle in social welfare. The contributors survey the many contested meanings of universality in relation to specific social programs, to the field of social policy, and, more generally, to the modern welfare state. In addition to universality, the related ideas of universalism and universalization are also discussed.

The book argues that, while universality is a core value undergirding certain areas of state intervention—most notably health care and education—the contributory principle of social insurance and the selectivity principle of income assistance are also highly significant precepts in practice.

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  • Series: The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy
  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Bringing together top scholars in the field, Universality and Social Policy in Canada provides an overview of the universality principle in social welfare.

Universality and Social Policy in Canada

Edited by Daniel Béland, Gregory P. Marchildon, and Michael J. Prince

© 2019

Bringing together top scholars in the field, Universality and Social Policy in Canada provides an overview of the universality principle in social welfare. The contributors survey the many contested meanings of universality in relation to specific social programs, to the field of social policy, and, more generally, to the modern welfare state. In addition to universality, the related ideas of universalism and universalization are also discussed.

The book argues that, while universality is a core value undergirding certain areas of state intervention—most notably health care and education—the contributory principle of social insurance and the selectivity principle of income assistance are also highly significant precepts in practice.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy
  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Daniel Béland is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.


    Gregory P. Marchildon is Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.


    Michael J. Prince is the Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction
    Daniel Béland, Gregory P. Marchildon, and Michael J. Prince

    1. What is Universality?
    Michael J. Prince

    2. Liberal and Social Democratic Universality
    Daniel Béland, Paula Blomqvist, and Alex Waddan

    3. Medicare
    Gregory P. Marchildon

    4. Old Age Security
    Daniel Béland and Patrik Marier

    5. Feminism, Social Policy, and Universality: In Principle, Yes; In Practice, It Depends
    Rianne Mahon

    6. Disability Benefits and Services
    Michael J. Prince

    7. Aboriginal Issues
    Martin Papillon

    8. Citizenship, Immigration, and Universality
    Tracy Smith-Carrier

    9. Inequality and Universality
    Keith Banting and John Myles

    10. Equalization and the Fiscal Side of Universality
    Penny Bryden

    Conclusion
    Daniel Béland, Gregory P. Marchildon, and Michael J. Prince

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