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The Transition from "Mother-Carer" to "Mother-Worker"
Ontario’s welfare-to-work policy was not shaped by neoliberal reform alone. It was influenced by ideas on “good” mothering, and imposed these values into policy.
Welfare-to-Work Programs Hold a Contradicting Effect on Parents and Their Families' Wellbeing
Social assistance reforms have tried to combat unemployment and poverty by tying welfare benefits to labour. However, welfare-to-work programs offer little gain for parents who have to balance between work and caregiving demands.
Changes to the Ontario Standards Act Leave Workers in Precarious Jobs Prone to Exploitation
Reforms to employment standards cause disadvantages for vulnerable workers.
Welfare-to-Work Makes Lone Mothers More Vulnerable to Social and Economic Insecurity
Welfare-to-work policies have exposed lone mothers to greater social and economic insecurity. Thus, they are turned into greater “risks” rather than managers of risk.
Mass Media Can Be an Unfair Space to Engage Public Debate
Mass media, including newspapers, are a popular forum for deliberative democracy. However, there needs to be some caution with the media. They should offer a fair and balanced space for public debate on issues like our ...