Caught in the Middle: some in Canada's middle class are doing well; others have god reason to worry

Summary: 

How the middle class is faring has become a focal point in the public debate about the economy. Since most people self-identify as belonging to the middle class, claims that the middle class is struggling to provoke widespread anxiety. Because the middle class is so numerous, it is heavily courted by politicians, who press policy-makers to find ways to support it in its perceived struggles. Policy-makers, in turn, may target too wide a swathe of the middle class if they do not carefully identify which parts need support and why.

Publication date: 
Mar 2015
Author: 
The School of Public Policy: SPP Research Papers
Publisher: 
University of Calgary
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