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Research Report:

Asset-building Approaches and the Search for a New Social Policy Architecture in Canada

by Cynthia Williams


Canada's current social security system has been developed to address the post-war challenge of reconstructing a full-employment economy.  Increasingly, social policy experts and government decision-makers reflect on the current system and ask if fundamental changes are needed to meet the challenges and stresses emerging in the 21st century. Former CPRN Senior Research Fellow Cynthia Williams explores this theme in “Asset-building Approaches and the Search for a New Social Policy Architecture in Canada,” published by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) in its book, Wealth and Well-Being / Ownership and Opportunity: New Directions in Social Policy for Canada.

Release Date: 27 Mar 2008
Number of pages: 16
Document number: 49582

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