Acadia researcher reports on stalled child poverty reduction

Lesley Frank
Lesley Frank

Twenty-two years ago (in 1989), the government of Canada promised to end child poverty by the year 2000. However, as Acadia researcher Lesley Frank, author of a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Nova Scotia, says, "analysis of the latest available data -for 2009- tells us that progress on reducing child poverty appears stalled. For the first time since 2003, the child poverty rate increased and now stands at 8.2% of all children under the age of 18 in Nova Scotia, which translates to 14,000 children living in poverty."

Learn more: read the Canadian Cantre for Policy Alternatives report.

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