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Poverty and education [electronic resource] : a Niagara perspective /
by Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker.
imprint
St. Catharines, Ont. : Niagara Community Observatory, Brock University, 2012
description
1 electronic text (9 p.) : ill., digital file.
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Book
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imprint
St. Catharines, Ont. : Niagara Community Observatory, Brock University, 2012
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"September 2012."
Issued as part of the Canadian Electronic Library, Documents collection, and Canadian public policy collection.
abstract
Every month, 770,000 people in Canada use food banks with 40% of those relying on food banks for children. In Ontario there are over 148,000 children whose families depend on this social service. The gap between low income and high income earners has increased which has led many Ontarians to work longer hours. Incomes for the bottom 40% of workers have fallen, while incomes for those in the middle have stood still. The only significant gains have been made by the wealthiest income earners. This seems to be leading to the disappearance of the middle class. The human face of this rising inequality is the prevalence of children living in poverty. Today, 1 in 7 children live in poverty in Ontario. The statistic rises to 1 in 4 for Aboriginal children living in extreme poverty.
catalogue key
12425101
technical details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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