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Child and Family Poverty Saskatchewan Profile 2008
 

Summary: Child and Family Poverty
Saskatchewan Profile 2008
Summary
19.9% of Saskatchewan's children under 18 yearsˇ
of age live in families with incomes below the low-
income cut-off line (LICO).1
Saskatchewan's child poverty rate is the secondˇ
highest in the country, following only British
Columbia's.
Nearly half (47.5%) of the children living in femaleˇ
lone-parent families are poor, four times the preva-
lence of poverty among children of two-parent
families.
The average depth of poverty, measured in constantˇ
dollars, for children living in two-parent families
has almost doubled since 2002; these families
required $12,600 in additional income to bring
them up to the LICO in 2006.
29.8% of poor children live in families in which atˇ
least one family member works full time and full

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics