Persistence of low income

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Persistence of Low Income, After-Tax LICO, Nova Scotia, 1993 to 1998 and 2005 to 2010

Persistence of Low Income, After-Tax LICO, Nova Scotia, 1993 to 1998 and 2005 to 2010

Key Points

  • Gains are being made in the persistence of poverty in Nova Scotia. The average duration of low-income seems to be decreasing. During the 1993-98 period, 48% of Nova Scotia’s low-income population remained in low-income situations for three or more years, a number that fell to 33% during the 2005-10 period.
  • Similarly, the percentage of people with lengths-of-stay in low-income of three or fewer years rose from 65% (1993-98) to 74% (2005-10).
Persistence of Low Income, After-Tax LICO, Nova Scotia, 1993 to 1998 and 2005 to 2010
1993-1998 2005-2010
One year 30.2% 41.0%
Two years 22.3% 26.4%
Three years 12.3% 6.9%
Four years 8.4% 10.4%
Five years 10.1% 4.2%
Six years 16.8% 11.1%
Total 100.0% 100.0%
Source
Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 202-0807.

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