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Health Care and Pensions in Canada and the United States

24 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2009  

Antonia Maioni

McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Theodore R. Marmor

Yale School of Management

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Canada and the United States are typically regarded as 'laggards' in welfare state development. They are regularly classified together as 'liberal' welfare states, with relatively lower levels of welfare state fiscal effort and coverage. There is some truth to this portrait overall, but in comparison to one another and in terms of specific social policies, it is the differences that stand out. These differences are evident in a number of important respects: the structure and distribution of health care and pension benefits; the levels of effort to assist particular groups; and, as well, the timing and coverage of specific programs.

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Maioni, Antonia and Marmor, Theodore R., Health Care and Pensions in Canada and the United States (2009). APSA 2009 Toronto Meeting Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1449430

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