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A Question of Prosperity Poverty in Saskatchewan

Summary: JUNE 2008
A Question of Prosperity
Poverty in Saskatchewan
Garson Hunter and Fiona Douglas
with Sarah Pedersen
A Question of Prosperity: Poverty in Saskatchewan June 2008
Hunter, G. F. Douglas & S. Pedersen. "A Question of Prosperity: Poverty in Saskatchewan." Poverty
Profiles 1, 2008. Regina, Saskatchewan: Social Policy Research Unit (SPR), University of Regina.
This report is the first in a series of poverty papers published by the Social Policy Research Unit (SPR),
Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina. These papers describe and analyze an aspect of poverty in
our society and offer various perspectives for change. The views expressed are those of the authors and
not necessarily those of the University of Regina.
The report covers a greater expanse of the poor in Saskatchewan than have previous SPR poverty reports
which were focused primarily on children. A central theme of this report is that economic recovery from
the recessions of the early 1980s and 1990s, balanced budgets and debt reduction have not challenged
poverty; an expanding economy and an emphasis on neo-liberal economics have been a failure for the
poor and working poor. As data becomes available, future reports will provide in-depth analyses of child
poverty in Saskatchewan, further tables examining Saskatchewan poverty using both "persons in low
income" and "economic families in low income" data measures, income inequality and First Nations


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


Collections: Mathematics