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Canada:

Did you know that government transfer payments to individuals in 2009 totalled $176.6 billion, not including Medicare and public education?
For a breakdown of that amount and corresponding amounts for 2005 to 2008, see Government transfer payments to persons (from Statistics Canada):
[ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/govt05a-eng.htm ]
Found in "Social Programs in Canada", the next link below.

Social Programs in Canada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_welfare_in_Canada
* History * Healthcare * Education * Housing * Unemployment benefits * Low-income support * Seniors * Regional aid * Aboriginal peoples * Children and families * Disability (special section on Ontario) * Comparisons * References

Poverty in Canada
- incl. the following : * History of poverty in Canada * Measures of poverty in Canada * Low income groups in Canada * Effects of poverty in Canada * Assistance for poor people in Canada (Government transfers and intervention - Non-governmental assistance) * more...

Poverty reduction
Poverty reduction (or poverty alleviation) is any process which seeks to reduce the level of poverty in a community, or amongst a group of people or countries. Poverty reduction programs may be aimed at economic or non-economic poverty...

Homelessness in Canada
- incl. the following : * History * Causes ( Lack of low income housing - Deinstitutionalization - Poverty in Canada) * Data Collection * External links

General:

Poverty
* Causes and Effects of poverty * Poverty reduction * Demographics (incl. absolute vs relative poverty) * Organizations and campaigns * References (links to 150+ related resources)* Further reading * External links

Wikipedia Category : POVERTY
- incl. links to 20 sub-categories and 140+ pages, from Asset Poverty to World Poverty and Human Rights
A few examples:
* Poverty by Country
* Asset Poverty
* Child Poverty
* The End of Poverty
* English Poor Laws
* Homelessness

* Outdoor Relief
* The Working Poor
* World Poverty and Human Rights

Welfare state
A welfare state is a concept of government where the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens. It is based on the principles of equality of opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life. The general term may cover a variety of forms of economic and social organization
There are two main interpretations of the idea of a welfare state:
* A model in which the state assumes primary responsibility for the welfare of its citizens. This responsibility in theory ought to be comprehensive, because all aspects of welfare are considered and universally applied to citizens as a "right".
* Welfare state can also mean the creation of a "social safety net" of minimum standards of varying forms of welfare.

Welfare
Welfare consists of actions or procedures — especially on the part of governments and institutions — striving to promote the basic well-being of individuals in need.
* Forms of welfare * Provision and funding * History * Welfare systems in : France - Germany - Canada - Italy - Sweden - United States - Latin America * References * Notes

Welfare reform
Movements in many countries around the world push for welfare reform. Sizeable and powerful reform movements exist in the United States of America, Canada, Great Britain, and France among many others.
- incl. the following : * United States * The Welfare System and reform in Great Britain * The Welfare System and reform in France * References * External

Social safety net
Social Safety Nets are non-contributory transfer programs seeking to prevent the poor or those vulnerable to shocks and poverty from falling below a certain poverty level.

Human Development Index
The Human Development Index (HDI) is the normalized measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, standard of living, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring human development, i.e. the well-being, especially child welfare. It is used to determine and indicate whether a country is a developed, developing, or underdeveloped country. It is also used to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life.[1]

Human Poverty Index (incl. 2007-2008 ranking [Canada is #8])
The Human Poverty Index is an indication of the standard of living in a country, developed by the United Nations (UN). For highly developed countries, the UN considers that it can better reflect the extent of deprivation compared to the Human Development Index

Measuring poverty
Although the most severe poverty is in the developing world, there is evidence of poverty in every region. In developed countries, this condition results in wandering homeless people and poor suburbs and ghettos. Poverty may be seen as the collective condition of poor people, or of poor groups, and in this sense entire nation-states are sometimes regarded as poor. To avoid stigma these nations are usually called developing nations.
- incl. links (in right-hand margin) to maps of the world showing poverty by country (% of pop. living on less than $1/day), life expectancy, ranking on the Human Development Index, the Gini coefficient (a measure of income inequality)

Poverty reduction
Poverty reduction (or poverty alleviation) is any process which seeks to reduce the level of poverty in a community, or amongst a group of people or countries. Poverty reduction programs may be aimed at economic or non-economic poverty...



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