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Child and Family Poverty in Saskatchewan: November 2010

Summary: Child and Family Poverty
in Saskatchewan: November 2010
115,000 Saskatchewanians,
including 33,000 children,
live in poverty.
New data1
from Statistics Canada for the year 2008
show that Saskatchewan has an overall poverty rate of
12.1%. This represents 115, 000 people -- equivalent
to more than half the population of Regina -- living
below the poverty line. Of those, 33,000 are children
under the age of 18.
In recent years, Saskatchewan's poverty rate has
fallen below the national rate. This trend continues in
2008 with the provincial poverty rate slightly below
the national rate of 13.6%, or 4,426,000 people
(Chart 1).
Saskatchewan has suffered less from the economic
recession than other parts of the country that exper
ienced large scale layoffs and high unemployment


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


Collections: Mathematics