Thomas Richard Klassen

York University
Department of Political Science

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There are two elements of my research agenda: 1) income security policy, especially pension and retirement regimes; 2) active labour market policy. My research tends to be focused on Canada, but I also study European nations and South Korea.

Haddow, Rodney, and Thomas R. Klassen. 2006. Partisanship, Globalization and Canadian Labour Market Policy: Four Provinces in Comparative Perspective. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Cosgrave, James F., and Thomas R. Klassen, eds. 2009. Casino State: Legalized Gambling in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Yang, Jae-jin, and Thomas R. Klassen, eds. 2010. Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Substantive Focus:
Social Policy
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation