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And we still ain't satisfied: gender inequality in Canada: a status report for 2001  
http://dspace.cigilibrary.org/jspui/bitstream/123456789/15462/1/And%20We%20Still%20Aint%20Satisfied.pdf?1

Summarizes the current economic status of women in Canada using most current data from Statistics Canada. Emphasis placed on illustrating the income gap between men and women, and the prevalance of lower income among women. Report shows that the gender gap is wider than commonly perceived and must continue to be addressed.

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Published: 2001
Women, income and health in Manitoba: an overview and ideas for action  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/women_poverty/wih-report.pdf

Explores the relationship between the health of Manitoba women and their socio-economic status. Describes income distribution and poverty in Canada and Manitoba, as well as some of the key health services issues for low-income women. Provides a summary of the literature on the relationship between income and health. Presents ideas for interventions in public policy that will improve the health of Manitoba women living in poverty.

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Published: 2002
From poverty wages to a living wage

Examines the history of and reasoning behind a living wage. Profiles minimum wage workers and explains why and how governments should implement a living wage policy.

Published: 2001
Poverty, income inequality, and health in Canada  
http://www.socialjustice.org/uploads/pubs/PovertyIncomeInequalityandHealthinCanada.pdf

Provides an overview of the impact that poverty and income inequality have on the health of Canadians. Argues that increasing poverty goes hand-in-hand with increasing income inequality. States that both poverty and income inequality result from the social and economic policy decisions made by governments that weakened the social safety net. Provides recommendations on how to reduce poverty and income inequality, recommendations that recognize the importance of citizen participation and civic involvement. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2002
Your health depends more on a decent income and safe housing than on MRI machines

Offers an easy introduction to the social determinants of health and the links between health and social justice. Prompts the reader to imagine the health implications of living on a low income, of racism and child poverty, and outlines some of the steps that would improve health by ensuring greater equality and social justice. Recounts the high costs of medical intervention, and calls for a focus on the causes of ill health, like job loss, hunger, stress, worry and poverty.

Women's economic justice project: an examination of how women would benefit from a guaranteed livable income  
http://pacificcoast.net/%7Eswag/WomensEconomicJusticeReport.pdf

Documents discussions that formed a sort of grassroots women's think tank to examine the benefits, particularly to women, of a Guaranteed Livable Income.

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Published: 2006
Self-employment for women: policy options that promote equality and ecomonic opportunities  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662354303/index_e.html
Focuses on policy options to improve the ability of self-employed womento save for maternity, sickness and other family-related leave, to purchase health and business insurance, and to access business financing. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Income and poverty in New Brunswick  
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Fact%20sheet2006%20IncomePovertyENG.doc
Provides statistical data on poverty and income levels among women in New Brunswick. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Exploring the intersections between women's health and poverty: a policy paper for the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellen  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/exploringIntersections.pdf
Examines health issues faced by poor women. Reviews literature on this subject, and provides policy recommendations. (See Details)
Published: 2003
New Brunswick women and paid work  
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Fact%20sheet2006%20Labour%20ForceENG.doc
Provides statistical data on women's participation in the paid labour force in New Brunswick. (See Details)
Published: 2006