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Author Marshall, Dominique, 1961-

Title The social origins of the welfare state : Québec families, compulsory education, and family allowances, 1940-1955 / Dominique Marshall ; translated by Nicola Doone Danby
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 277 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in childhood and family in Canada
Studies in childhood and family in Canada.
Contents Introduction; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 The Drafting of Laws: Social Movements and Legislation; Chapter 2 Implementing the New Laws: Institutionalization of New Rights; Chapter 3 The Significance of Children's Universal Rights: Official Views on Poverty and the Family; Chapter 4 The Evolution of the Status of Children: Between the New Official Norms, Market Changes, and the Cultural World of Parents; Chapter 5 Forgotten by Education and Welfare: The New Faces of Poverty and Juvenile Labour; Chapter 6 The Transformation of the Political Culture of Families; Notes; Index
Summary The Social Origins of the Welfare State traces the evolution of the first universal laws for Qu?c families, passed during the Second World War. In this translation of her award-winning Aux origines sociales de l?tat-providence, Dominique Marshall examines the connections between political initiatives and Qu?cois families, in particular the way family allowances and compulsory schooling primarily benefited teenage boys who worked on family farms and girls who stayed home to help with domestic labour. She demonstrates that, while the promises of a minimum of welfare and education for all were by
Notes Translation of: Aux origines sociales de l'État-providence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Child labor -- Québec (Province) -- History -- 20th century.
Education, Compulsory -- Québec (Province) -- History -- 20th century.
Families -- Québec (Province) -- 20th century.
Famille -- Québec (Province) -- History -- 20e siècle
Family allowances -- Québec (Province) -- History -- 20th century.
Family policy -- Québec (Province)
Welfare state.
Form Electronic book
Author Danby, Nicola Doone, 1974-
ISBN 0889204527 (paperback)
142941247X (electronic bk.)
9780889204522 (paperback)
9781429412476 (electronic bk.)