Poverty

Poverty

High and rising: the growth of poverty in Winnipeg

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Darren Lezubski
Jim Silver
Errol Black
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
1999
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Ottawa

Examines trends in population, household formation, labour force characteristics, income levels, educational attainment and poverty, for Winnipeg's inner city and for Winnipeg as a whole, for the period 1981-1996, and in some cases, 1971-1996. Discusses the impact of suburban sprawl and inner city decay, as well as inner city unemployment rates and educational attainment. Concludes that poverty is high and growing in Winnipeg. Poverty is highly concentrated, both geographically in Winnipeg's inner city, and among particular populations, especially single-parents (7 out of 8 of which are female) and Aboriginal people. Recommendations are presented as the principles which ought to drive a Winnipeg inner city anti-poverty strategy.

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ISBN 0886271460
POVR.L49 1999

Inclusion: will our social and economic strategies take us there?

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Carol Amaratunga
Pamela Roy
Meddy Stanton
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Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Addresses the worsening socioeconomic situations of increasing numbers of women, children, and communities in Atlantic Canada by re-evaluating both the term "poverty" and all its implications.

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ISBN 0968479731
MCEWH POVR.A43 2000
Women's Health in Atlantic Canada Trilogy, Volume 2
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Includes bibliographical references.

The dynamics of women's poverty in Canada

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Clarence Lochhead
Katherine Scott
Canadian Council on Social Development
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines gendered dimensions of movements into and out of poverty, drawing on the new longitudinal Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) for 1993 to 1994.

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ISBN 06632281594
POVR.L63 2000
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<p>Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: La dynamique de la pauvreté chez les femmes au Canada.</p>

Social investment: it's time to invest in New Brunswick's children, families and communities

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Mary Simpson
New Brunswick Reference Group
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines ways for government and communities to work together to overcome barriers excluding low-income people from social participation. Outlines social investment strategies for community, government and the private sector to enable all citizens to fulfill their potential. Argues that social investment builds a healthy economy.

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MCEWH POVR.S56 1999
Policy Discussion Series Paper No. 4
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Includes bibliographical references.

The changing nature of home care and its impact on women's vulnerability to poverty

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Marika Morris
Jane Robinson
Janet Simpson
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Studies how women's roles as unpaid and underpaid caregivers contribute to the income gap between women and men.

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CARE.M67 2000
ISBN 0662280857
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: L'évolution des soins à domicile et la fragilité économique des femmes.

She stands alone: a review of the recent literature on women and social support

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Martha L. Weber
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides an overview of social support research, representing both traditional and feminist perspectives, the impacts of gender research, and an introduction to social support research on specific women's issues.

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ISBN 0968454038
PWHCE HEAD.W43 1998
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Includes bibliographical references.

The shelter shortage: new directions for low-cost housing policy in Canada

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Ian Skelton
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
1998
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Ottawa

Discusses the trends in low-cost housing provision in Canada, Britain and the US touching on the instruments for financing low-cost housing provision and developing the politics of low-cost housing. Concludes with the suggestions: that housing organizations in Canada adopt new financing mechanisms for low-cost housing provision; that they enhance linkages with other organizations; and that they develop methods of work that place a priority on empowering residents. It further suggests that strategies attempt to link low-cost housing with other interests in order to broaden its political constituency.

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ISBN 0886279259
POVR.S54 1998

No car, no radio, no liquor permit: the moral regulation of single mothers in Ontario, 1920-1997

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Mary Jane Hillyard Little
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Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Don Mills, ON

Examines the history of single mothers on welfare in Ontario. Shows how single mothers throughout history have opened their homes and their lives to intrusive investigations to prove themselves financially and morally worthy.

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ISBN 0195411501
POVR.L58 1998
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Fall 1999: No Car, No Radio, No Liquor Permit examines the history of single mothers on welfare in Ontario from the establishment of the Ontario Mother's Allowance in 1920 to the elimination of the policy under the Harris Government in 1997. Through the use of government documents, case files, and interviews, the book shows how single mothers throughout history have opened their homes and their lives to intrusive investigations to prove themselves financially and morally worthy.

Benefiting Canada's children: perspectives on gender and social responsibility

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Christa Freiler
Judy Cerny
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the economic security of families with children in a post-CHST world, through an assessment of proposals for national child benefit programs.

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ISBN 0662634691
POVR .F74 1998
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<p>Includes bibliographical references. Text in English and French on inverted pages. Title on added t.p.: Des prestations pour les enfants du Canada.</p>

Women and poverty in Saskatchewan

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Jayne Melville Whyte
Loraine Thompson Information Services Ltd.
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University of Regina, Centre for Continuing Education, Seniors' Education Centre
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Regina, SK

Presents information about the extent and depth of women's poverty in Saskatchewan, explores some of the reasons why poverty is more common among women than men, and examines the implications of female poverty within the framework of the Population Health Promotion Model, with particular emphasis on the determinants of health, life stages and child poverty. The Women and Poverty Project researched issues related to specific groups of women including: Northern women, rural/farm women, women of Aboriginal ancestry, immigrant women, visible minority women, women with disabilities, and senior women. It tested and demonstrated that the participatory research and development process developed for phase one of the project can be applied to a variety of communities by several facilitators. This report includes recommendations made within the context of the Population Health Promotion Model for concrete actions that will improve the lives of Saskatchewan women who live in poverty, with particular attention on the role of Health Canada, through initiatives such as the Health Promotion Contribution Program and Population Health Strategy. These recommendations are organized into the themes of strengthening community action, building healthy public policy (this includes the areas of employment, social assistance, cost of liveing, spousal and child support, pensions, and education), creating supportive environments, developing personal skills, and reorienting health services.

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ISBN 0773103198
POVR.W48 1997
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