Poverty or Prosperity: Indigenous Children in Canada

Summary: 

Based on data from the 2006 census, this study disaggregates child poverty statistics and identifies three tiers of poverty for children in Canada. In particular, it finds that Indigenous children in Canada are over two and a half times more likely to live in poverty than non-Indigenous children. According to the report, Indigenous children trail the rest of Canada’s children on practically every measure of wellbeing: family income, educational attainment, crowding and homelessness, poor water quality, infant mortality, health and suicide. 

Publication date: 
Jun 2013
Author: 
David MacDonald, Daniel Wilson
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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