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
- 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|
Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 202-0807.
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