Poverty in Canada (Issues in Canada) (Paperback)

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With income inequality a growing concern among many observers, it is no surprise that we have witnessed large-scale protests against a system that seems to exclude some groups and over-reward others. Poverty in Canada is on the rise, particularly among certain groups. The phenomenon of globalization is eliminating labour-intensive jobs and polarizing the job market into high-skill, high-paying jobs on one hand, and low-skill, low-paying jobs on the other. In these circumstances, the less-qualified, the disadvantaged, and the discriminated are unable to find decent jobs and too often become destined to a life of poverty. A range of groups are excluded from wealth creation in Canada, and Sharma considers all of these in turn, from the elderly to the working poor.

About the Author

Raghubar Sharma, Coordinator, Forecasting and Analysis, Government of Ontario. Part-time Lecturer, University of Toronto Raghubar Sharma has worked for over 30 years in the Ontario Public Service on demographic, social economics, employment equity, education, and child welfare programs. He is currently a coordinator of forecasting and analysis for child welfare. He is a regular lecturer at the University of Toronto and has taught courses on sociology of poverty, social inequality, demography, social problems, and statistics at the University of Alberta, University of Manitoba, and University of Toronto. Dr. Sharma has also held research positions with York University and an overseas research centre of Johns Hopkins University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199003228
ISBN-10: 019900322X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2012
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Issues in Canada