Dimensions of Inequality in Canada (Equality | Security | Community)

Dimensions of Inequality in Canada (Equality | Security | Community)

By: David A. Green (editor), Jonathan R. Kesselman (editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


Canada is commonly portrayed as becoming a more and more polarized society. At the same time, Canadians perceive their nation as kind-hearted, and pride themselves on taking better care of the disadvantaged than their neighbours to the south. This groundbreaking volume closely examines these differing views through a careful analysis of the causes, trends, and dimensions of inequality to provide an overall assessment of the state of inequality in Canada.With contributions from leading Canadian economists, sociologists, philosophers, and political scientists, this collection presents one of the most detailed pictures to date of inequality in Canada. Up-to-date, definitive, and accessible, the chapters provide frameworks for thinking about inequality, original analyses using Canadian data, and assessments of significant policy issues, methodologies, and research agendas. Topics include inequalities in economic, labour, health, and political and social participation, which are influenced by factors such as family status, gender, age, ethnicity, and language.

About Author

David A. Green is a professor of economics at the University of British Columbia. Jonathan R. Kesselman is Canada Research Chair in Public Finance with the Graduate Public Policy Program at Simon Fraser University.


Figures and Tables 1 Dimensions of Inequality in a Just Society / David A. Green and Jonathan R. Kesselman 2 Normative Dimensions of Inequality / Colin M. Macleod and Avigail Eisenberg 3 Rising Income Inequality in the 1990s: An Exploration of Three Data Sources / Marc Frenette, David A. Green, and Garnett Picot 4 How Has Earnings Mobility in Canada Changed? / Charles M. Beach 5 Consumption Inequality in Canada / Thomas F. Crossley and Krishna Pendakur 6 How Much Does Employment Matter for Inequality in Canada and Elsewhere? / Lars Osberg 7 Inequalities in Political and Community Participation / James Curtis, Edward Grabb, and Thomas Perks 8 Fitting Kids In: Children and Inequality in Canada / Shelley Phipps and Lynn Lethbridge 9 Ethnic Inequality in Canada: Economic and Health Dimensions / Ellen M. Gee, Karen M. Kobayashi, and Steven G. Prus 10 Recent Trends in Wage Inequality and the Wage Structure in Canada / Brahim Boudarbat, Thomas Lemieux, and W. Craig Riddell 11 Gender Dimensions of Changes in Earnings Inequality in Canada / Nicole M. Fortin and Tammy Schirle 12 Taxation Impacts on Inequality in Canada: Methodologies and Findings / Jonathan R. Kesselman and Ron Cheung 13 Dis-embedding Liberalism? The New Social Policy Paradigm in Canada / Keith G. Banting Contributors Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774812078
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780774812078
  • weight: 840
  • ISBN10: 0774812079

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly