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Canada's Great Divide: The politics of the growing gap between rich and poor in the 1990s
Yalnizyan, Armine
Book
2000
Over the course of the 1990s, Canada's growing gap has become a slippery slope for a growing number of middle income familes sliding towards the bottom of the income ladder.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market
Doussard, Marc
Book
2013
Doussard demonstrates that the decline in wages and working conditions is anything but the unavoidable result of competitive economic forces. Rather, he makes the case that service sector and other lo...
The Economics of Injustice: Poverty
Article
1975
Various aspects of poverty in Canada, the guaranteed income plan & social justice.
Independent Co-operative Enterprizes
Article
1975
Report on an economic strategy to help marginalised men and women.
It's War on the Poor
Miah, Malik
Article
2014
Miah analyzes the increase in numbers within the working poor class and the economic structures that keep them poor.
Living Wage Movement: An Update: Against The Current vol. 90
Luce, Stephanie
Article
2001
Several months ago, a few hundred service workers in Santa Cruz, California won a raise. Workers who work for the city or for private sector firms who perform city services will now be eligible for $1...
The Maximum Wage: A Common-Sense Prescription for Revitalizing America---by Taxing the Very Rich
Pizzigati, Sam
Book
1992
The author traces the history of attempts to limit incomes and proposes the adoption of a maximum wage to revitalize American economy.
The Minimum Wage Debate
Miah, Malik
Article
2014
In a discussion of the debate over the minimum wage increase in the United States, Miah advocates for a socialist mentality and a focus on individual rights in order to provide an economic solution to...
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Book
2001
Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them, inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any...
Poverty in Wealth
Johnson, Leo A.
Article
1976
A critique of existing poverty research in Canada.
The Real Cost of a Cheap Burger: Fastfood Workers Go Hungry: Is that the American Dream?
Frank, Thomas
Article
2014
America’s fastfood outlets are not restaurants but food systems serviced by cheap labour in de-skilled jobs — employees so badly paid that they need state aid and charity. They went on strike in North...
Red cap terror at the moussaka line: West London ready-meal workers' report and leaflet
AngryWorkersWorld
Article
2017
Workplace report for WorkersWildWest no.5 and leaflet for future distribution. Main challenge will be the migrant status of workers - there have been various police raids in the plant - and the langua...
State of the "Recovery"
Brenner, Robert; et. al
Article
2014
The editors provide an overview of current issues in American politics, such as the debate over minimum wage, Wall Street, immigration reform, the Trans Pacific Partnership and the need for economic r...

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Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Our work in social policy research, analysis and public education focuses on poverty and social policy, covering areas such as income security, taxation, social spending, employment and poverty analys...

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Organization profile published 1979
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1979