Child Poverty in Canada
Issues in Canada Series
Written by Patrizia Albanese.
Published by Oxford University Press, 2010.
|On November 24, 1989, the Canadian
House of Commons unanimously passed an all-party resolution to eliminate
poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000. Yet in 2005, a report by
UNICEF placed Canada 19th in a ranking of the relative poverty of children in
26 of the world's richest countries. How can this be?
In this short and engaging book, Child Poverty in Canada evaluates the potential solutions in this eye-opening look at a complex problem. Canadian sociologist Patrizia Albanese looks at how many Canadian children live in poverty, exploring trends over time, across provinces, and among various groups. Her research reveals which children are the most vulnerable and why, and describes the physical, behavioural, and educational impact of poverty. In clear terms she explains the various ways of measuring poverty and considers why Canada ranks so low on the international scale. Finally, Albanese evaluates the theories and possible solutions to the problem.
Patrizia Albanese is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the co-director of the Centre for Children, Youth and Families, Ryerson University.
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