Third Edition, Steven Hick
Social Welfare in Canada: Understanding Income Security is intended for students who are relatively new to social policy analysis, social work, and other human service disciplines who need a broad survey of the field. It is also appropriate for students in public administration, economics, political science, or sociology who may not be familiar with the various income security programs in Canada.
While providing an historical background, the book also gives an overview of the income security programs and policy debates that exist in Canada today. Combined with information and data on the socio-economic and political context of social welfare, this book enables readers to form their own views about the nature and character of social welfare in Canada.
Steven Hick is a professor of social work at Carleton University in Ottawa, and is also the author of the companion text Social Work in Canada: An Introduction. has practiced at home and abroad as a human rights worker, social service worker, and social policy analyst. He is also a co-founder of War Child Canada.
His recent research focuses on electronic advocacy and activism and the efficacy of technology access programs for low-income citizens. His teaching of introductory social work on Instructional Television (ITV) and on the Internet has won him teaching awards and numerous accolades.
His published works include: