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Linda White

January 1, 1885 | By |

Professor,  Former Interim Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance (2015-16)


Linda White is a RBC Chair in Economic and Public Policy and a Professor of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Her areas of research include comparative welfare states, comparative social and family policy, particularly education, early childhood education and care, and maternity and parental leave; gender and public policy; ideas, norms, and public policy development; and federalism, law and public policy. She has published extensively on comparative social policy in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Governance, Journal of European Public Policy, Publius, and Social Politics. She is the author of Constructing Policy Change: Early Childhood Education and Care in Liberal Welfare States (UTP, 2017), among other co-authored and co-edited books. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a SSHRC Insight Grant on school choice and education policy. Professor White obtained her B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Victoria, her M.A. from Queen’s University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

Courses Taught
Comparative Public Policy and Transnational Forces

Home Department
Department of Political Science

Research interests
Comparative Welfare States
, Social and Family Policy, 
Gender and Public Policy,
 Ideas, Norms, and Policy Development, 
Federalism, Law, and Public Policy

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