SWLF-2106EL – Political Economy of Social Welfare

This course begins with a review of the emergence of the welfare state and traces the development of social programs in Canada from our colonial inheritance to the present day. It includes an analysis of the origins, influences, present forms and relative effectiveness of social pro¬grams designed to meet human needs. Specific attention is given to issues related to social inequality, the impact and globalization, race, gender and class. PREREQ: SWLF 1006/1007 or permission of the instructor. (lec 3) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both SWLF 2106 & 2105.

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