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Research Report:

Two Policy Paradigms: Family Responsibility and Investing in Children

by Caroline Beauvais, Jane Jenson

This discussion paper extends the analysis carried out in the Best Policy Mix for Canada's Children research program in two ways.  First, it expands the coverage of policies to all 10 provinces.  Second, it identifies and maps the consequences of new patterns of policy thinking about the responsibilities of families and governments for the well-being of children.  Therefore, the paper consists of an analysis, accompanied by Appendices that provide detailed inventories of current programs directed towards children, and families with dependent children in Canada.

Release Date: 15 Feb 2001
Number of pages: 85
Document number: 1114
Keywords: child, family policy, policy paradigms, social services, social investment