Social Inequality In Canada

Social Inequality In Canada : Patterns, Problems and Policies

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Appropriate for courses in social inequality or social stratification. Courses are usually found in sociology departments, but sometimes also in history, philosophy, political science, and economics departments. Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies introduces students to the major aspects or dimensions of social inequality in Canada. This collection of thirty-one articles addresses topics that are central to a range of courses, including Social Inequality, Social Class, Social Stratification, Social Issues, and Canadian Society. The new edition has been revised to reflect important new research and changes in the nature of social inequality.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 4th edition
  • 0130351504
  • 9780130351500

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Preface. General Introduction: Conceptual Issues in the Study of Social Inequality, by Edward G. Grabb. I. POWER AND CLASS. 1. Economic Power in Canada: Corporate Concentration, Foreign Ownership, and State Involvement, Edward G. Grabb. 2. Democracy and Global Capitalism, by Gordon Laxer. 3. Working Class Formation in Twentieth-Century Canada, by James Conley. 4. Affluence, Power, and Strikes in Canada, 1973-2000, by Robert J. Brym. II. SOCIO-ECONOMIC BASES OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY. Income, Wealth, and Poverty. 5. Changing Income Inequality in Canada, by Peter Urmetzer and Neil Guppy. 6. The Distribution of Wealth and Economic Inequality, by James B. Davies. 7. Poverty in Canada: The Poverty Profile 1999, by the National Council of Welfare. 8. The Pros and Cons of Redistribution Policies, by Morley GundersonOccupation. 9. Educational Credentials and the Changing Occupational Structure, by Douglas Baer.10. Social Mobility in Canada: Concepts, Patterns, and Trends, by Richard A. Wanner.11. Labour Markets, Inequality, and the Future of Work, by Graham S. Lowe.Education. 12. Intergenerational Change in the Education of Canadians, by Elaine Fournier, George Butlin, and Philip Giles.13. Stubborn Disparities: Explaining Class Inequalities in Schooling, by Scott Davies.14. Choose Your Parents Carefully: Social Class, Post-Secondary Education, and Occupational Outcomes, by Harvey Krahn. III. ASCRIPTION AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY. Gender. 15. Inequalities of Gender and Class: Charting the Sea Change, by Janet Siltanen.16. Who Does What? Gender and the Division of Labour in Canadian Households, by Kevin McQuillan and Marilyn Belle.17. Gender at Work: Seeking Solutions for Women's Equality, by Gillian Creese and Brenda Beagan.Ethnicity, Race, and Ancestry. 18. The Ebb and Flow of Immigration, by Monica Boyd and Michael Vickers.19. The Economic Integration of Minorities in Contemporary Canadian Society, by Feng Hou and T. R. Balakrishnan.20. Two Studies of Racial Discrimination in Employment, by Frances Henry.21. First Nations Inequality and the Legacy of Colonialism, by Charles R. Menzies.Age. 22. Age-Based Inequalities in Canadian Society, Neil Guppy, James Curtis, and Edward Grabb.23. Demography or Democracy? The "Crisis" of Old Age Security, by John Myles.Region. 24. Regional Inequality: Explanations and Policy Issues, by Fred Wien and Catherine Corrigall-Brown.25. Fiscal Federalism and Quebec Separatism, by Kenneth Stewart. IV. SOME CONSEQUENCES OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY. 26. Social Inequality and Health, by Health Canada. 27. Canada's Homelessness: Patterns and Policies, by Tracy Peressini. 28. Social Status and Beliefs about What's Important for Getting Ahead, by James Curtis and Edward Grabb. 29. Prejudice and Discrimination toward Minorities in Canada and the United States, by Jeffrey G. Reitz and Raymond Breton. 30. How High and Low Income Canadians Spend their Time, by Cara Williams. 31. Political Involvement, Civic Engagement, and Social Inequality, by James Curtis, Edward Grabb, Tom Perks, and Tina Chui. Index.show more

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