Social Inequality

Further Readings

Andersen, R. and J. Curtis (2013). Public Opinion on Social Spending 1980–2005. Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics. K. Banting and J. Myles. Vancouver, UBC Press: 141–164.

An examination of changes in Canadian public opinion on welfare spending under consideration of economic and political context

Clément, D. (2008). Canada’s Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937–82. Vancouver, UBC Press.

Provides an examination of the history of human rights violations and human rights activism in Canadian history as well as a discussion of social movement organization as motors of social change

Sharma, R.D. (2012). Poverty in Canada. Don Mills, Oxford University Press.

A short introduction to poverty in Canada that includes a discussion of theoretical approaches, groups most affected by poverty and the working poor.

Willis, P. (1977). Learning to Labor: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs. New York, Columbia University Press.

An examination of class reproduction through socialization within a context of limited opportunities.

Helpful Websites

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness:

Hub for information pertaining to homelessness in Canada

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:

This online real-time pay clock tracks the average incomes of CEOs and average Canadians. CCPA also provides a number of different poverty-related reports

Canadian Policy Research Network:

Archived information about public policy and social inequality

The Homeless Hub:

Extensive resource hub for research pertaining to poverty and homelessness

Film tip: No Place Called Home:

This film chronicles the trials and tribulations of a poor Canadian family the face homelessness after being evicted from their home