John Myles

John Myles

Ph.D., University of Winconsin Madison – 1977

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John Myles

Professor Emeritus


John Myles is emeritus professor of sociology and now a Senior Fellow in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. Until 2011, he was Canada Research Chair in the Social Foundations of Public Policy.

He has written widely on the comparative politics of the welfare state and on topics related to income inequality and poverty in Canada. His most recent book, Income Inequality and the Fading Politics of Redistribution (UBC Press 2013) is co-edited with Keith Banting.

John is the recipient of the 1991 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociology Association, Section on Aging, the 1995 Innis Award for best book in Canadian social sciences, and is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2012, he was awarded an honourary doctorate by the University of Leuven (Belgium) for his contributions to old age security policy. In 2013, he received the Canadian Sociology Association’s award for Outstanding Contribution to the Discipline of Sociology in Canada.

Although formally retired, I still welcome opportunities to assist students with their research projects.

John’s publications can be found at Google Scholar: