Major - Poverty and Social Policy in Canada

SWLF 2007  Poverty and Social Policy in Canada


Any 24 credits completed.


SWLF 2105, SWLF 3105, SWLF 3107


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course analyzes poverty as a central issue in the modern Canadian welfare state. Definitions of poverty, rates of poverty, and causes and effects of poverty will be examined. Topics covered may include full employment, training, unemployment insurance, social assistance, workfare, minimum wages, pensions, social housing, child care, child tax benefits, guaranteed annual incomes, and private charities such as food banks. Students are introduced to theories of public policy analysis.

Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002, North Bay, ON, Canada  P1B 8L7  Tel: (705) 474-3450 | Fax: (705) 474-1947

© Nipissing University 2024DisclaimerPrivacyAccessibility