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
  • 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
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Daniel Béland is professor of political science and Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada at McGill University.


    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

    List of Illustrations
    Acknowledgements

    Introduction: Understanding Universality
    DANIEL BÉLAND, GREGORY P. MARCHILDON, AND MICHAEL J. PRINCE

    1 Placing Universality in Canadian Social Policy and Politics
       MICHAEL J. PRINCE
    2 Equalization and the Fiscal Foundation of Universality
       P.E. BRYDEN
    3 The Single-Tier Universality of Canadian Medicare
       GREGORY P. MARCHILDON
    4 Elementary and Secondary Education: The First Universal Social Program in Canada
       JENNIFER WALLNER AND GREGORY P. MARCHILDON
    5 From Family Allowances to the Struggle for Universal Childcare in Canada
       RIANNE MAHON WITH MICHAEL J. PRINCE
    6 Universality and the Erosion of Old Age Security
       DANIEL BÉLAND AND PATRIK MARIER
    7 Common Differences: The Universalism of Disability and Unevenness of Public Policy
       MICHAEL J. PRINCE
    8 Segmented Citizenship: Indigenous Peoples and the Limits of Universality
       MARTIN PAPILLON
    9 Universality and Immigration: Differential Access to Social Programs and Societal Inclusion
       TRACY SMITH-CARRIER
    10 Universality and Social Policy in the United Kingdom
         ALEX WADDAN AND DANIEL BÉLAND
    11 Universal Social Policy in Sweden
         PAULA BLOMQVIST AND DANIEL BÉLAND

    Conclusion: Resiliencies, Paradoxes, and Lessons
    GREGORY P. MARCHILDON, DANIEL BÉLAND, AND MICHAEL J. PRINCE

    List of Contributors
    Index

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