Child Poverty*, Canada and the Provinces, 1997
|Child Poverty*, Canada and the Provinces, 1997|
| ||Incidence (%)||Number (000)|
|Prince Edward Island||14.5||5|
Source: Prepared by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD), using Poverty Profile 1997, National Council of Welfare (1999).
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 (1986 base).
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Example: 1,384,000 Canadian children lived in poverty in 1997, a poverty rate of 19.6%. The child poverty rate was highest in Newfoundland, where 23.3% of all children were poor.
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