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Tracy Smith-Carrier

Tracy Smith-Carrier

Associate Professor, King's School of Social Work, Western University
Associate Professor, King's University College at Western University
&
Adjunct Research Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University
&
Chair, Basic Income London Ontario

Tracy's program of research touches upon a number of different fields in the social policy arena, including access to social welfare benefits, social assistance receipt, food and income security, and basic income. Current research projects involve examining trends in intergenerational social assistance receipt, research on charitable and justice models of social support, human rights, and the design and delivery of basic income.

Peer-reviewed Articles/Book Chapters:

Smith-Carrier, T. (2020). Why charity isn’t just, or always charitable: Exploring charitable

and justice models of social support. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work.

doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-020-00124-2

Smith-Carrier, T., Kerr, D., & Wang, J. (2020). The Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP)

program two decades on: A descriptive cohort study. Social Policy and Society.

doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746420000147

Smith-Carrier, T., Montgomery, P., Mossey, S., McCauley, K., Shute, T., Forchuk, C., &

Rudnick, A. (2020). A critical analysis of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP):

Does the program meet its identified policy objectives? Canadian Journal of Disability Studies.

https://cjds.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cjds/article/view/594/862

Smith-Carrier, T., Benbow, S., & Lawlor, A. (2020). An ‘opportunity’ for policy recycling?

A critical analysis of the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Poverty & Public Policy. https://doi.org/10.1002/pop4.265

Smith-Carrier, T. (2020). The (charitable) pantry is bare: A Critical Discourse Analysis of

Christmas hamper programs in Canada. Critical Policy Studies.

https://doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2020.1722190

Baker Collins, S., Smith-Carrier, T., Gazso, A., & Smith, C. (2019). Resisting the culture of

poverty narrative: Perspectives of social assistance recipients. Journal of Poverty, 24(1),

72-93. https://doi.org/10.1080/10875549.2019.1678551

Gazso, A., Baker Collins, S., Smith-Carrier, T., & Smith, C. (2019). Thinking differently about

generation and ‘welfare dependency’: A qualitative analysis.

Social Problems, 0, 1-17. http://doi.org/10.1093/socpro/spz032

Smith-Carrier, T., & Benbow, S. (2019). Engendering economic stability: Exploring a

basic income for mothers in Ontario. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative:

Matricentric Feminism, 10(1/2), 45-58. http://motherhoodinitiative.org/product/matricentric-feminism/

Smith-Carrier, T. (2019). Universality and immigration: Differential access to social

programs and societal inclusion. In D. Béland, G. Marchildon, & M. J. Prince (Eds.),

Universality and Social Policy in Canada (pp. 155-178). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Smith, C., Gazso, A., Smith-Carrier, T., & Baker Collins, S. (2019). The relationship between child

maltreatment and social assistance use: A chain of adversities and transitions from

a Life Course Perspective. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 13(5), 556-577.

doi:10.1080/15548732.2019.1608887

Kerr, D., Smith-Carrier, T., & Wang, J. (2019). From temporary financial assistance to

longer term income support: Probing the growth in Ontario’s Disability Support

Program (ODSP). Canadian Review of Social Policy, 79, 11-31.

https://crsp.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/crsp/article/view/40301

Smith-Carrier, T., Gazso, A., Baker Collins, S., & Smith, C. (2019). Myth or reality? Exploring

intergenerational social assistance participation in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Sociology

& Social Welfare, 46(1), 113-137. https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol46/iss1/8

Lawlor, A., Smith-Carrier, T., & Benbow, S. (2018). Reducing delivery: The effects of program

recycling, an analysis of the Poverty Reduction Strategy in Ontario, Canada. Canadian

Review of Social Policy, 78, 81-110. https://crsp.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/crsp/article/view/40303/0

Smith-Carrier, T., Leacy, K., Sangster-Bouck, M., Justrabo, J., & Decker Pierce, B. (2018).

Living with poverty: A simulation. Journal of Social Work, 0(0), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/14680173

Smith-Carrier, T., & Green, S. (2017). Another low road to basic income? Mapping a pragmatic

model for basic income in Canada. Basic Income Studies, 12(2), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1515/bis-2016-0020

Kerr, D., Smith-Carrier, T., Wang, J., Kwok, S-M., & Tam, D. (2017). Population aging and the

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Canadian Journal of Disability Studies,

6(4), 33-55. https://doi.org/10.15353/cjds.v6i4.382

Smith-Carrier, T., Kerr, D., Wang, J. Kwok, S-M., & Tam, D. (2017). Vestiges of the medical

model? A critical exploration into the Ontario Disability Support Program in Ontario,

Canada. Disability & Society, 32(10), 1570-1591. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2017.1359495

Smith-Carrier, T., Ross, K., Kirkham, J., & Decker Pierce, B. (2017). “Food is a right…Nobody

should be starving on our streets”: Perceptions of food bank usage in London, Ontario.

Journal of Human Rights Practice, 9(1), 29-49.

https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017318766429

Smith-Carrier, T. (2017). Reproducing social conditions of poverty: A critical feminist

analysis of social assistance participation in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Women,

Politics & Policy, 38(4), 498-521. https://doi.org/10.1080/1554477X.2016.1268874

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