May 15, 2017

In April and May, Campaign 2000 steering committee members completed a brief paper focused on measuring poverty. Agreement on how to accurately measure poverty is central to the CPRS’ success and the credibility of targets and timelines. With no official income poverty line, debates about the rate and prevalence of poverty are too common in Canada.

For this reason, our measurement and data subcommittee was pleased to have the opportunity to present our brief and recommendations to the Honourable Jean Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and ESDC Economist in Residence, Dr. Miles Corak. Read our full brief, “Measuring Poverty, Meeting Targets” and an Addendum.

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