Child Poverty In Canada
The evolution of measured poverty may reflect socio-economic developments, particular measurement choices or the effect (or lack of effect) of policy initiatives. We report a "case study" of child poverty in Canada between 1986 and 2000, a period when the elimination of child poverty was a stated policy goal, but reported child poverty rates did not change significantly. We find that the apparent persistence of child poverty in Canada is remarkably robust to measurement choices, and cannot easily be explained by socioeconomic developments. Copyright © 2006 The Authors; Journal compilation © International Association for Research in Income and Wealth 2006.
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Volume (Year): 52 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (06)
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