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Karen Foster

Karen Foster is a Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow at Saint Mary's University, where she is working on a historical and sociological examination of the concept of productivity in Canadian economic policy. She is the author of Generation, Discourse and Social Change (Routledge, 2013) and Reimagining Intervention in Young Lives (UBC Press, 2012, with Dale Spencer). She lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband, Brian, and daughter, Alice.

Stories by Karen Foster


Why Richest Alberta Wins Most from Federal Transfer Payments

Richard Starr's book maps startling provincial inequities in public services, taxation.

By Karen Foster, 13 Sep 2014


Don't Blame the Robots for Stealing Your Job

The real problem is that we still think and talk about employment like it's 1850.

By Brian Foster and Karen Foster, 5 Mar 2014