Child Poverty and the Need for a Comprehensive BC Poverty Reduction Plan


Presentation to the BC Legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth.

The price of poverty is not merely borne by the households who experience it first hand. We all pay in higher costs for social, community and charitable services, in higher costs to the criminal justice system, in lost productivity and lower school success, and particularly in terms of higher health costs. When it comes to child poverty, we know it represents a kind of poison when it comes to cognitive development. 

Publication date: 
May 2010
Seth Klein
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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