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.
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.
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.
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.
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),
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.
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.
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.
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