2019 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia
The 2019 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia has been published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
The 2019 report marks the 30th anniversary of the promise to end child poverty.
Researched and authored by Acadia's Dr. Lesley Frank (Sociology) and MA student Laura Fisher (Sociology), the report finds that in Nova Scotia there are 40,710 children or close to 1 in 4 children (24.2%) who live in poverty based on the most recent data. The percentage of children living in low-income circumstances in Nova Scotia has decreased by only 0.82% since the 1989 promise to end child poverty.
Frank and Fisher are contributing members of WGST's Planning Committee and we are proud to highlight their important work on child and family poverty. To learn more about the findings of their report, CLICK HERE.