Presentation on theme: " How Social Programs meet the needs of citizens.."— Presentation transcript:
How Social Programs meet the needs of citizens.
A belief about what’s important (democracy, respect, accountability, peace, etc.) Values can change over time. Canada’s values are based on shared values that shape laws and social programs.
Social programs are services provided by the government and paid for by taxes. They aim to reduce the economic inequalities and promote the well-being of all citizens. Social Programs can include; o Health care o Pensions for Seniors o Welfare (income assistance) o Child care o Employment insurance o Education o Affordable housing
Canada has a public health care system – this means that it is funded by public taxes. United States has a private health care system – this means that individual citizens cover their own costs (health care is like a business trying to make profit) How might decisions on social programs connect to the principles of mixed and market economies?
Pros & Cons of Public Health Care System Pros & Cons of Private Health Care System
Social programs are very tax dependent Higher taxes result in more programs, with the goal of these programs being more effective Lower taxes take away from social programs and put the onus on citizens to cover these costs