The Canadian Policy Response to the Crisis in Care: Opportunities and Consequences for Women

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dc.contributor.author Fletcher, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-16T14:09:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-16T14:09:03Z
dc.date.issued 2006-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10587/2076
dc.description.abstract Using a socialist feminist perspective, this thesis critically assesses the conflict between capitalist production and social reproduction in Canada, and the crises in care generated by this conflict, both historically and up to contemporary times. Policy shifts and mobilization that occurred prior to and during the build up of the Keynesian welfare state, its dismantlement under neo-liberalism, and the subsequent inclusive liberal/social investment response are studied in-depth. Child and palliative/long-term care-related policies created, debated, and revised throughout these three periods are critically analyzed. This thesis concludes that care crises present not only ongoing struggles, but also a potential opportunity for women to challenge the legitimacy of the capitalist system to improve their own and their dependents’ quality of life, and to advance the social justice agenda. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mount Saint Vincent University en_US
dc.subject Capitalist Production in Canada en_US
dc.subject Social Reproduction in Canada en_US
dc.subject Keynesian Welfare State en_US
dc.subject Capitalism en_US
dc.subject Motherhood en_US
dc.subject Child Care en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title The Canadian Policy Response to the Crisis in Care: Opportunities and Consequences for Women en_US
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