Women, Children and Poverty in Canada
The terms "feminization of poverty" and "juvenization of poverty" refer to changes in the distribution of poverty by gender and age. One goal of this paper is to assess whether or not Canadian poverty has been feminized or juvenized since the early 1970s and what are the proximate reasons why such changes have occurred or failed to occur. The proximate reasons are (i) the differences in the poverty rates of women versus men and children versus adults and (ii) the demographic composition of the general population. My second goal is to ask if the anti-poverty impact of transfer and tax policy differs for women versus men (or for children versus adults), and if any such gender or age bias has changed over time.
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Volume (Year): 20 (1994)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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