Do Women Need a National Government? Portents and Prospects for Social Policy in a Decentralized Federation

  • Linda A. White University of Toronto


This article presents a critique of recent policy discussions about the decentralisation of social programs in Canada, arguing that such discussions neglect the impact of decentralisation on poor women and children in particular. The paper goes on to advocate a form of social corporatism or "social partners"--with women as a key constituency to set standards for federal and provincial programs.
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