Basic Income for Canadians

Basic Income for Canadians

The Key to A Healthier, Happier, More Secure Life for All

Book - 2018
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"Canadian social programs were designed for a world in which most people graduated from high school, then found a permanent job with benefits that, barring unforeseen accidents, they would hold until they retired with a pension - all under the benevolent eye of their workplace union. In the last forty years, however, the labour market has fundamentally changed. Good, full-time jobs have been replaced by part-time or temporary work that pays lower wages, offers fewer benefits and rarely comes with union support. Economic insecurity is now a feature of the lives for large numbers of people. Even advanced degrees do not guarantee young workers stable, well-paying jobs. This new situation has given new life to an old idea - basic income. This book explores this idea from a Canadian perspective. Basic income was tested in Manitoba in the 1970s. This and other experiments with basic income have shown that it improves family and community health and well-being, leads to a healthier attachment to the labour market, improves financial resilience and encourages education and training. Author Evelyn L. Forget discusses how Canada would set a basic income, what it would accomplish, how it could be implemented, whether Canadians can afford it and how it would fit into the overall social policy landscape."--
Publisher: Toronto :, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781459413504
Branch Call Number: 362.5820971 FOR

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