Child Poverty*, Canada and the Provinces, 1996
|Child Poverty*, Canada and the Provinces, 1996|
| ||Incidence (%)||Number (000)|
|Prince Edward Island||18.5||6|
Source: Prepared by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD), using Statistics Canada's Low Income Persons, 1980 to 1996, Catalogue 13-569-XPB, Survey of Consumer Finances
Note: Poor children are those under the age of 18 living in familes whose total income before taxes falls below the Statistics Canada Low-income Cut-off (1992 base).
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Example: 1,498,000 Canadian children lived in poverty in 1996, a poverty rate of 21.1%. The child poverty rate was highest in Manitoba, where 26.6% of all children were poor. More than half a million poor children (548,000) lived in Ontario.
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