Barsh, R. (1994). Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples: Social Integration or Disintegration? Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 14(1), 1-46.
Although Canada ranks highest in the world on the United Nations “Human Development Index,” Aboriginal Canadians rank much lower. This paper reviews current statistical data to demonstrate inequalities and to suggest the extent of negative feedback among poverty, health and social structure. The conclusion notes some of the implications for social development policy.