|CHILD POVERTY IN WEALTHY CANADA....mainly created by MARRAIGE BREAKUP and LOSS OF JOB....|
Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on August 31, 2010
.....WEALTHY CANADIANS CREATE
BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT
TO STAY MARRIED
CANNOT SAVE FOR JOB LOSS CONTIGENCY.....
|......CANADA SUFFERS FROM
RELATIVE CHILD POVERTY
NOT TRUE POVERTY AS DEFINED BELOW...
Poverty is the condition in which a person or
community is deprived of or lacks the essentials for a minimum
standard of well-being and life.
Since poverty is understood in many senses, these essentials
may be material resources such as food, safe drinking water, and
shelter, or they may be social resources such as access to
information, education, health care, social status, political
power, or even the opportunity to develop meaningful connections
with other people in society. This is also referred to as
absolute poverty or destitution.
is the condition of having fewer resources or less income
than others within a society or country, or compared to
worldwide averages and especially in developed countries.
Relative poverty views poverty as socially defined and dependent
social context, hence relative poverty is a measure of
income inequality. There are several other different
income inequality metrics, for example the
Gini coefficient or the
these relative poverty statistics measure inequality rather than
material deprivation or hardship.
measurements are usually based on a person's yearly income and
frequently take no account of total wealth. The main
poverty line used in the
OECD and the
European Union is based on "economic distance", a level of
income set at 60% of the median household income.
....PVAF BASIC HUMAN TAKE ON
TODAY'S NEWS STORY....
......with the definition of absolute and relative poverty
CANADA CAN EASILY HAVE
ZERO CHILD POVERTY....
IF EACH CANADIAN FAMILY
UPHOLDING BASIC HUMAN DHARm OF
NOT HURTING SELF AND EACH OTHER THROUGH
MIND, SPEECH AND
(basic human behaviour rules in all belief systems)
DUE TO HUMAN WEAKNESSES
CREATED BY LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF
OF UNIVERSAL RULES AND REGULATIONS OF DHARm
|PVAF has a primary mandate to empower humanity to get rid of
poverty through acquisition of life and creation sciences knowledge for
life betterment and gainful employment .....
And with this human welfare mandate PVAF is publishing today this very sad news story about child
poverty in Canada because despite Canada being rated the best place to
live on this planet Earth by United Nations for many years
now...it has not only child poverty but looming poverty among
seniors...simply due to the human fact that in
era called kli-yug
we currently live in....as wealth increases
the humans becomes more centered on "me and I" at the expense of his/her
PVAF has published many news articles regarding this
(time reckoning in sciences of creation and life called
phenomenon in which basic human rights and obligations called
eroding mainly due to increasing wealth which makes the one with money
feel that he/she does not need anything in life other than wealth and
wealth can provide all the happiness one wants....
As this is such a human topic where simply a human's lifestyle choice
could eliminate poverty.....PVAF invites YOUR take on the above thoughts
and also comments on the news article on the next page on the following:
- why children are made to
suffer by parental choice for lifestyle of disharmony instead of
- why Canadians fail to plan
for life contingencies such as loss of job or unforeseen financial
difficulties...meaning Canadians are living beyond their means and/or
living from hand to mouth...
- why new immigrants with high
levels of educations suffer not only child poverty but poverty of loss
of self-esteem and deprivation of right to use their high education;
(simply click on the
in the header of this news story or email your writing for publication
on this website page by clicking
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research report of fundamental human failure in Canada to ensure
.......TODAY'S NEWS STORY...
......O CANADA PROTECT THY CHILDREN
WITH WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY BLESSED YOU WITH.....
- Nance Ackerman
Scene from the film Four Feet Up: Sissy, whose Nova Scotia
family and their struggle with poverty is depicted in
the Canadian National Film Board film FOUR FEET UP, sits in a puddle on a hot day outside her home
in New Minas.
The film by Nance Ackerman will be released this week.
......Two decades on, child poverty
with no solution in sight....
.....Why is it that nearly 10 per cent of Canadian kids
live below the
even as parliament pledged to end
child poverty 20 years ago?......
Globe and Mail:
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009: Joe Friesen, Canada)
Twenty years ago this week Canadian Parliament voted unanimously to eliminate
child poverty within a decade. It didn't happen. Ten years on, it still
The most recent statistics, taken in 2007 before the recession hit, show
637,000 children, or 9.5 per cent of all Canadian kids, living in
Why has Canada failed where other wealthy countries succeeded?
1. In part because voters and governments have balked at aggressively
redistributing wealth. But that's only a small part of the story.
significant, according to sociologist John Myles, is a sea-change in
Canadian work and family life.
Parents can be poor for a host of reasons, but the two most powerful
predictors of a slide into poverty are:
1. the loss of a job or
2. the breakup
of a marriage.
The past three decades have seen higher divorce rates and a near
doubling of the proportion of single-parent families, from 6 per cent to
11 per cent. As Mr. Myles argues, this is significant because family
formation is unlikely to respond to public policy.
When parents suddenly becomes single parents, they lose the economies of
scale associated with a partnership: shared costs of accommodation and
food, for instance, as well as the insurance of having a potential
Of all families living in poverty, more than 40 per cent
are led by a single parent.
Another growing trend is for highly educated (and high-earning) women to
marry highly educated men, creating super-earning families at the top of
the scale and stagnation at the bottom.
In 1980, Prof. Myles said, the
top earning women were married to men in the lower-middle income
bracket. Today the top-earning women are married to the top-earning men,
and the lowest-earning women to the lowest-earning men.
As Mr. Myles points out in a recent article, an online dating service to
introduce university grads to high school drop-outs is probably not on
Ottawa's policy agenda, so this trend is unlikely to slow.
“If we're really concerned about child poverty we have to be concerned
about young adults and the kind of labour market opportunities they
have,” Mr. Myles said.
“ - We have an economy that's out of sync with the
biological life course.
- People have kids when they're young. But the
economy rewards people when they're old.”
|The majority of children under six are being raised by parents under 35.
But the earnings of workers under 35 have fallen or remained the same in
relative terms over the last 30 years, which is blamed on the decline in
manufacturing, growth of the service sector and drop in the rate of
unionization among other factors.
Young people also stay in school
longer, so it takes longer to establish a career, he said.
Another factor is that recent immigrants earn substantially less than
their Canadian-born counterparts, despite their higher levels of
The poverty rate for immigrant children under 15 in 2005 was
33 per cent, compared to 12 per cent for non-immigrants.
Nations people living off-reserve, the rate was 34 per cent.
Poverty is not a life sentence, however. People move up and out of
poverty all the time, although there is a minority stuck at the bottom
of the scale, according to a recently published study by economists
Shelley Phipps and Peter Burton.
The 10-year study found that 5 per cent
of children stayed in the bottom quintile of income over that decade,
forming a small but significant chronic poverty group.
They also found that a child whose primary caregiver becomes a working
single parent is 21.5 times more likely to slip to the bottom 20 per
cent of the income scale.
Ms. Phipps said it's surprising that Canadians governments, cited abroad
for addressing poverty among seniors so effectively, have failed in
targeting poverty in the very young.
“We just haven't put enough resources into tackling poverty among kids,”
Prof. Phipps said. “If you look at the track across time senior poverty
just fell and fell, largely because of programs put in place such as
Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income
The persistence of poverty is a theme touched on in Nance Ackerman's
National Film Board documentary Four Feet Up , which will be screened
across Canada on Tuesday. The film follows Jennifer Justason, her
10-year-old son Isaiah and their family through a year in a New Minas,
Nova Scotia trailer park.
Ms. Justason discusses going for days sometimes without eating, to
ensure there's enough food for her kids. Isaiah says he knows he's “less
fortunate,” although he has no idea what that means.
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