Poverty in Canada
Poverty in Canada remains prevalent within some segments of society and according to a 2008 report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the rate of poverty in Canada, is amon...
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As the Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Rich Faster
The rich are getting richer, and the poor are... also getting richer. Don’t settle for the same old narrative. 👉http://l.prageru.com/2mlBhuE
The Wealthy Have Healed From Recession. The Poor Haven't Even Started.
The Great Recession and the subsequent recovery from it have deepened the wedge between the very wealthy and everyone else in America, plunging the poor deeper into debt and wiping out two-fifths of t...
This Billionaire Governor Taxed The Rich And Increased The Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One Of The Best In The Country
The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing worker...
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP): The Most Criminal Treaty In History
As of 5 October 2015, a super-secret 12-nation treaty called TPP is set to be signed by the 12 nations, and the terms of this massive international contract will be kept secret until the contract h...
Wall Street Wages Double In 25 Years As Everyone Else’s Languish
Dear Wall Street: Stop complaining about your pay.Five years after Occupy Wall Street protesters took over Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan, spawning a national discussion about the divide between ...
Understanding The Historic Divergence Between Productivity And A Typical Worker’s Pay: Why It Matters And Why It’s Real
The data series and methods we use to construct our graph of the growing gap between productivity and typical worker pay best capture how income generated in an average hour of work in the U.S. econom...
What This One-Percenter Says About The World’s Poorest 3.5 Billion People Is NOT “Fantastic News”
Sofie McAdam, True Activist Earlier this year, Oxfam released a shocking statistic on global wealth inequality and rising poverty: the wealth of the…
The 'Automotive Wealth Gap' Is On Display at the L.A. Auto Show - NBC News
e new Mercedes-Maybach S600 is not just the biggest vehicle in the German maker’s luxury line-up, it will also be the most expensive when it reaches showrooms next year. High-end luxury and extreme pe...
Economic history of Canada
Canadian historians until the 1980s tended to focus on economic history, including labour history. In part this is because Canada has had far fewer political or military conflicts than other societi...
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The Great Depression in Canada
Canada was hit hard by the Great Depression. The worldwide Great Depression that started in the United States in late 1929 quickly reached Canada. Between 1929 and 1939, the gross national product dr...
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Measuring poverty
Although the most severe poverty is in the developing world, there is evidence of poverty in every region. In developed countries, this condition results in wandering homeless people and poor suburbs ...
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Basic needs
The basic needs approach is one of the major approaches to the measurement of absolute poverty in developing countries. It attempts to define the absolute minimum resources necessary for long-term ph...
Basic needs - Wikipedia
Economic inequality
Economic inequality refers to how economic metrics are distributed among individuals in a group, among groups in a population, or among countries. Economists generally think of three metrics of econom...
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Income inequality metrics
Income inequality metrics or income distribution metrics are used by social scientists to measure the distribution of income, and economic inequality among the participants in a particular economy, su...
Income inequality metrics - Wikipedia
Relative deprivation
Relative deprivation is the lack of resources to sustain the diet, lifestyle, activities and amenities that an individual or group are accustomed to or that are widely encouraged or approved in the so...
Gini coefficient
The Gini coefficient (also known as the Gini index or Gini ratio) (/dʒini/ jee-nee) is a measure of statistical dispersion intended to represent the income distribution of a nation's residents, and is...
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Income taxes in Canada
Income taxes in Canada constitute the majority of the annual revenues of the Government of Canada, and of the governments of the Provinces of Canada. In the fiscal year ending 31 March 2009, the fed...
Social programs in Canada
Social programs in Canada include all government programs designed to give assistance to citizens outside of what the market provides. The Canadian social safety net covers a broad spectrum of progra...
Welfare trap
The welfare trap (or unemployment trap or poverty trap in British English) theory asserts that taxation and welfare systems can jointly contribute to keep people on social insurance because the withdr...
Child tax credit
A child tax credit is a tax credit available in some countries, which depends on the number of dependent children in a family. The credit may depend on other factors as well, such as income level. For...
List of minimum wages in Canada
Under the Canadian Constitution, the responsibility for enacting and enforcing labour laws, including the minimum wage, rests with the ten provinces as well as the three territories which have been gr...
List of minimum wages in Canada - Wikipedia
Homelessness in Canada
Homelessness in Canada has grown in size and complexity by 1997. While historically known as a crisis only of urban centres such as Montreal, Laval, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto the decr...
Homelessness in Canada - Wikipedia
Public housing in Canada
Public housing in Canada is a federal, provincial, or local program designed to provide subsidized assistance for low- to moderate-income people. Increasingly provided in a variety of settings, public...
Social cohesion
When discussing social groups, a group is said to be in a state of cohesion when its members possess bonds linking them to one another and to the group as a whole. Although cohesion is a multi-faceted...
Relief Camp Workers' Union
The Relief Camp Workers' Union (RCWU) was the union into which the inmates of the Canadian government relief camps were organized in the early 1930s. It was affiliated with the Workers' Unity League, ...
Relief Camp Workers' Union - Wikipedia
Ontario Social Safety Network
The Ontario Social Safety Network (OSSN) is a social activist organization in the Canadian province of Ontario. Its members include low-income Ontarians, anti-poverty groups, labour groups, social age...