measuring poverty

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Report gives false impression on senior poverty in British Columbia

Despite misleading claims, senior poverty in B.C has fallen significantly over the past four decades.

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Poverty really isn't that hard to measure

Any poverty line connected to average or median incomes is a "relative" measure.

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For the vast majority of Canadians living in low income, their experience is temporary as they are able to transition out quickly.

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As the federal government contemplates a national “poverty reduction strategy,” a better and more complete understanding of the state of poverty in Canada is required.

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Every year around this time there’s a flurry of studies, reports and media stories about the state of poverty in Canada, especially child poverty. We are told that as many as one-seventh of Canada's kids live in poverty. And the accompanying descriptions of the predicament of those children paint a picture of hunger and of serious deprivation.