Poverty and Inequality

— Sep 22, 2022
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Thinking About Poverty

Thinking About Poverty: Counting The Poor is the first essay in a two-part series that examines the difficulty in measuring poverty in Canada, and in particular spotlights problems with using the Market Basket Measure approach. But because poverty is a serious personal problem for many Canadians, and that it’s also an important social and economic concern that influences government spending and policy, it is crucial to get the measurement of poverty right.

— Dec 7, 2021
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Generosity in Canada: The 2021 Generosity Index

Generosity in Canada: The 2021 Generosity Index finds that the total amount donated to registered charities by Canadians in 2019—just 0.53 per cent of their income—is the second lowest amount since at least 2000. Moreover, the number of Canadians donating to charity—as a percentage of all tax filers—is at the lowest point in the past 20 years.

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