Child Poverty*, Canada and the Provinces, 1995
|Child Poverty*, Canada and the Provinces, 1995|
| ||Incidence (%)||Number (000)|
|Prince Edward Island||14.2||5|
Source: Prepared by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD), using Statistics Canada's Low Income Persons, 1980 to 1995 (Low Income Cut-offs, 1992 base), Catalogue 13-569-XPB, Survey of Consumer Finances
Note: Poverty is measured using Statistics Canada's Low-income Cut-offs (LICO), 1992 base.
*children under the age of 18.
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Example: 1,472,000 Canadian children lived in poverty in 1995, a poverty rate of 21%. The child poverty rate was highest in Newfoundland, where 26.2% of all children were poor. More than half a million poor children (506,000) lived in Ontario.
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