What is Poverty? Providing Clarity for Canada
In What is Poverty? Providing Clarity for Canada Sarlo finds that poverty, whether measured by income or consumption, has remained in the four to six per cent range since 1996. Sarlo points out that most descriptions of poverty deal with 'relative poverty,' which is really an estimate of the proportion of Canadians who are less well off than average. This is a measure of inequality that tells nothing about the state of deprivation in Canada.
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