The project reviews different measures of poverty / low income and assesses their relevance to social assistance in Ontario. An environmental scan explores the use of similar measures in comparable jurisdictions. A literature review examines: the methodological and policy-related aspects of poverty measurement; recent developments related to measures of material deprivation and social inclusion; and empirical studies on entrance to, persistence in, and exit from poverty.
Published: November 2015
Capability: Policy Research
Policy Area: Income Security - Social Assistance
Population: Low-income Populations - Social Assistance Recipients