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Dimensions of Inequality in Canada

Is Canada becoming a more polarized society? Or is it a kind-hearted nation that takes care of its disadvantaged? This 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. Contributors include economists, sociologists, philosophers, and political scientists, and the discussion ranges from frameworks for thinking about inequality, to original analyses using Canadian data, to assessments of significant policy issues, methodologies, and research directions. What emerges is the most detailed picture of inequality in Canada to date and, disturbingly, one that shows signs of us becoming a less just society.

An invaluable source of information for policy makers, researchers, and students from a broad variety of disciplines, Dimensions of Inequality in Canada will also appeal to readers interested or involved in public debates over inequality.

Table of Contents

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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



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