Health as an irreversible part of the welfare state: Canadian government policy under the Tories
UNSPECIFIED (1996) Health as an irreversible part of the welfare state: Canadian government policy under the Tories. In: Seminar on Comparative Welfare State Research, AUG, 1995, UNIV OSLO, OSLO, NORWAY.Full text not available from this repository.
This article provides an assessment of the health policy of the Canadian Conservative government under Brian Mulroney, 1984-1993. Underlying this assessment is the need to test the theory of the irreversibility of the welfare state in the light of its health component. The author argues that despite a political rhetoric that might have presaged a sharp rollback of Canada's Medicare, either through residualization or progressive commodification, Canada emerged from this period of New Right federal government with its state-funded health care system still in place. This argument is substantiated through a consideration of the social policy model inherited by the Mulroney government and how it was affected by the government's fiscal policies between 1984 and 1993.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH SERVICES|
|Publisher:||BAYWOOD PUBL CO INC|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 547-559|
|Title of Event:||Seminar on Comparative Welfare State Research|
|Location of Event:||UNIV OSLO, OSLO, NORWAY|
|Date(s) of Event:||AUG, 1995|
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