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Last updated: 2002

Child Poverty Rates Among Children in Female Lone-Parent Families, by Province, Canada, 1980-1989

 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
 Incidence (%)
Atlantic Provinces58.074.071.269.074.270.168.470.666.265.7
Newfoundland60.871.577.180.863.972.267.977.268.966.5
PEI44.458.758.368.156.757.548.560.049.552.5
Nova Scotia57.972.867.962.874.567.766.862.362.162.6
New Brunswick59.178.173.670.180.572.873.776.670.670.2
Quebec64.857.071.768.070.768.363.470.260.257.4
Ontario57.457.862.064.063.465.555.851.352.649.7
Prairie Provinces54.152.856.267.764.962.560.062.263.365.8
Manitoba60.465.862.468.853.366.470.058.366.269.5
Saskatchewan60.766.452.453.667.359.564.867.566.962.8
Alberta50.140.054.365.067.661.853.862.060.565.0
British Columbia56.160.762.151.263.264.567.071.866.062.1
CANADA58.958.264.264.866.665.961.163.359.457.5

Source: Prepared by the Canadian Council on Social Development, using data from Statistics Canada, Cat. 13-569-XPB.

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Example: Children living in single-mother families are especially vulnerable to poverty. More than half of them live in poverty. In 1989, 65.7% of children living in female lone-parent families in the Atlantic provinces were below the poverty line.

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