“Poverty Trends Highlights: Canada 2013”

By Citizens for Public Justice

Poverty Trends Highlights: Canada 2013

October 2013

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This latest installment in the Poverty Trends Scorecard provides a timely snapshot of poverty in Canada that identifies where things are improving and where they’re getting worse.

Poverty Trends Highlights: Canada 2013” includes:

  • The most up-to-date numbers on poverty in Canada
  • How far below the poverty line an average low-income family is living
  • The lightning-fast rise of the number of poor single working-age adults in the last 30 years
  • The precarious situation of lone-parent families
  • A comparison of different poverty measures, including examples of regional poverty lines
  • Specific recommendations for federal action to address these trends

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Full report: “Poverty Trends Highlights: Canada 2013” (9 pages)

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