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Welfare in Canada 2013

November 9, 2014
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Welfare in Canada 2013 - November 3
(Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

New from the
Caledon Institute of Social Policy:

Welfare in Canada 2013
News Release
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/Detail/?ID=1057
November 3, 2014
This report focuses on the incomes of four different households living on social assistance, commonly known as welfare. It is a continuation of the welfare incomes series published regularly by the former National Council of Welfare.

Total welfare incomes consist of the sum of two main components:
1. social assistance
2. provincial/territorial and federal child benefits as well as relevant
provincial/territorial and federal tax credits.
- incl. highlights of the report

Complete report:

Welfare in Canada 2013 (PDF - 255K, 93 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1057ENG.pdf
November 2014
By Anne Tweddle, Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman

Table of contents:
*
Introduction
* What is welfare?
* Assets
* Income
* Earnings exemption provisions
* Welfare incomes by province/territory
* Adequacy of welfare incomes by province/territory
* Poverty measures (Low income cut-offs, Market Basket Measure)
* Income measures (After-tax average incomes, After-tax median incomes)

Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
http://www.caledoninst.org/

Comment (by Gilles):
A GREAT BIG THANK-YOU to Caledon Institute of Social Policy
for maintaining this invaluable resource for welfare researchers of every stripe!
For more information on Caledon's rescue of Welfare Incomes in Canada, click the link below to the 2012 edition of this report and scroll halfway down the page to "Historical/Contextual information."

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Earlier editions of this report:

Welfare in Canada 2012
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1031ENG.pdf (PDF - 256K, 92 pages)
By Anne Tweddle, Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman
December 2013
(This edition was also prepared by Caledon.)

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2011 Welfare Incomes by province/territory
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/welfare_incomes_2011.htm
The 2011 edition of Welfare Incomes consisted mainly of an update to the numbers from the previous (2009) edition.

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Welfare in Canada : The Tangled Safety Net
(PDF - 2.7MB, 131 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1987_tangled_safety_net.pdf
1987
This was the first report of the National Council of Welfare that presented interprovincial welfare rate comparisons (for 1986). All information was vetted by provincial/territorial officials before finalizing the report. The model and the methodology have remained constant for every subsequent edition of the report (with the exception of the Person with a Disability category, which was added in as of the 1989 edition.

Publications Canada search results page for "Welfare incomes"
http://goo.gl/dnp4O
This is a collection of links to the complete Welfare Incomes series of reports.



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