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Research Report:

Smart Social Policy - Making Work Pay

by Judith Maxwell

It used to be that most full-time jobs came with enough income to build a family along with potential for advancement. Not anymore. In Smart Social Policy - "Making Work Pay", a paper prepared for the TD Forum on Canada's Standard of Living, CPRN's President, Judith Maxwell, examines this phenomenon and the experience with policy initiatives designed to address it. She asks what low-paid work is really worth to society and who should pay the cost - families, employers or the state?

Release Date: 7 Oct 2002
Number of pages: 27
Document number: 14619
Keywords: wage disparities, workplace barriers, transfers, low income, refundable tax credit