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When Markets Fail: Social Welfare in Canada and the United States



This paper deals specifically with the North American experience. As the author notes at the outset, the model of social policy adopted in Canada and the United States stands at the “liberal” extreme on the continuum of welfare regimes in industrialized market economies. The Scandinavian countries can be considered to lie at the opposite, “social democratic” extreme.
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  • Pub. Date: 1 Jun 1995
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    ISSN: 1012-6511
    From: UNRISD