Poverty’s outward shift in Minneapolis St. Paul is the subject of a new report from the Metropolitan Council.
Poverty nearly doubles in Twin Cities suburbs. New study finds more poor living in suburbs than Twin Cities urban core
Indentured working people on the express elevator to nowhere enjoy longer, healthier lives and sleep soundly at night: said no study, ever. Including the 33 systematically studied at this linked text right here.
Debt stress affects health, fuels depression. Researchers document health effects of indebtedness
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The Broadbent Institute’s media arm pressprogress.ca drops this nine-chart cluster bomb nicely on target. Precariousness and austerity: what a disaster.
9 charts show the hidden cost of precarious employment in Canada
see also: (784) Precariousness up in the GTHA [Report]
Toronto & Vancouver are about even with each other for hosting those who work yet live in poverty. 2006-2012 data and major reports are the basis of this front page Toronto Star piece.
Toronto: The Downton Abbey of Canada? Toronto has the largest and fastest growing concentration of working poverty in the country
Metcalfe Foundation (links & webinar)
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Canada’s middle class is getting some pressure – just not in a uniform way. The pain is felt along age lines mainly.
Generation squeeze: population, aging, generational equity & the middle class
University of British Columbia – 20 page .pdf file
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Here is a link to an item on the Homeless Hub. Its author, Emma Woolley, works over the practical realities of food help in Canada to good effect.
Are grocery cards a better approach than food banks in solving food insecurity?
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Space may be the final frontier: just don’t be asking for too much of it at home.
Not enough room: overcrowding in Canadian rentals
$18.52 per hour is a serious wage. Well above minimum, it’s what a couple with two kids would need to have each to get by on in greater Toronto. This finding is from a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. CCPA’s living wage functions as a more realistic and humane cut off than the low income measures generally in use now which lean toward a brutal minimalism most of the time.
Making Ends Meet. Toronto’s 2015 living wage
38-page .pdf file
Toronto couples with kids must make $18.52 per hour each to get by, report finds. Sharp increases in the price of basic necessities in the GTA, combined with low-wage jobs, are making it harder to support families, says a new report on Toronto’s living wage