Poverty Backgrounder

Research and statistics about poverty in Nova Scotia.

An Overview

Read our primer on poverty in Nova Scotia (PDF)  to learn:

  • How is poverty measured in Canada?
  • What is the low-income cut-off (LICO)?
  • In Nova Scotia, how many people live in low-income? What about children?
  • How do Nova Scotia's low-income statistics compare with the rest of Canada?
  • What are some characteristics of Nova Scotia's low-income population?
  • Where does Nova Scotia's low-income population live?
  • Is there any way to tell how poor low-income Nova Scotians are?

Social Trends in Nova Scotia - 2008

Statistical Links

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