Social Policy Trends: Marital Status of those in Poverty

  • Daniel Dutton

Abstract

The government of Canada has adopted the Market Basket Measure (MBM) as the preferred poverty line in its national poverty reduction strategy. In that same strategy, a practical definition of deep poverty is proposed: Individuals in deep poverty are those with incomes below 75% of the poverty line. 75% was chosen because individuals and families below that income are likely spending the entirety of their income on just clothing, food, transportation, and shelter.

Published
2019-06-20
Section
Communiqués