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Certains impacts du régime fédéral des allocations familiales sur les femmes francophones du Québec

Côté, Denyse et Maurice, Marie-Paule (1993). Certains impacts du régime fédéral des allocations familiales sur les femmes francophones du Québec. Revue canadienne de service social, 10 (2). p. 157-182.

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The federal family allowances program, the first universal social security benefit in Canada, ceased in January 1993. On its implementation in 1945, the program had a significant impact on women in Quebec, on mothers as well as social workers. For mothers, family allowances were an incentive to return to the home after having been a supplementary work force during the war. As well, the benefit constituted recognition of an individual economic right in light of their work in the home, an essential element of the organization of capitalist labour. For francophone social workers, the family allowances benefitted the development of their profession. Under agreements concluded from 1947 with children's institutions, the federal government gave administration of these cheques to professional social workers. Since 1945, the program of family allowances has undergone various modifications and, in 1985, the principle of universality was called into question. The coalition of women's groups formed in Quebec to prevent cancellation of the family allowances program did not have the anticipated persuasive effect; in 1992, the federal Bill C-80 put an end to the program.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: Programme d'allocations familiales; Canada
Départements et école, unités de recherche et services: Travail social
Date de dépôt: 25 août 2017 19:30
Dernière modification: 25 août 2017 19:30
URI: https://di.uqo.ca/id/eprint/933

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