Government Restraint and Limits to Economic Reciprocity in Women's Friendships

  • Katherine Side Laurentian University
Keywords: Ontario, Government policy, Relationships


This paper examines the limits of reciprocity in women's friendships in the face of government restraint. It argues that Ontario government policy directions that assume a reliance on friends for support and assistance threatens the voluntariness of friendship relations and risks jeopardizing aspects of friendship that women identify as important.