Family Security in Insecure Times, Volumes I, II and III
(by the National Forum on Family Security, 1996, approx. 500 pp., #535, $40.00)
In this series, some of Canada's leading social thinkers
offer their perspectives ont he changing economy and
its impact on families.
This collection of papers highlights the growing
economic and social insecurity among Canadian families.
Papers by Judith Maxwell, Diane Bellemare, Daniel
Keating and Fraser Mustard, Craig McKie, Maurice
Champagne, Susan McDaniel, and Michael Valpy
examine family security, but each from a different
perspective. How will global restructuring and
competition affect family security? How will family
economic and social security be affected by changing
labour markets? demographic and cultural changes?
new family structures and roles? How are gender
differences affecting families today? And how have
changing political values and structures affected the
Distinguished contributors include: Claude Béland, Camil
Bouchard, Rod Dobell, Ann Duffy, Daniel P. Keating,
Lorna R. Marsden, Michael Mendelson, Shelley A.
Phipps, Norene Pupo, Frank Reid, and Jean-Bernard
Robichaud. Using a framework of four broad strategies
for change, the authors offer examples of what
governments, communities, employers and others can
do to improve family security in light of the new
Volume III is a final statement from the Directors Group
of the National Forum on Family Security, calling for a
complete refocusing of public policies in Canada.