Low-income Dynamics and Determinants Under Different Thresholds: New Findings for Canada in 2000 and Beyond - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 75F0002M2011003


Existing studies on Canadian poverty (or low-income) dynamics are mainly based on 1990s data from the Longitudinal Administrative Database or the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID). These studies typically rely on a single low-income threshold.

Our work extends the existing studies beyond 1999 by using SLID data from Panel 3 (1999 to 2004) and Panel 4 (2002 to 2007). We consider all three low-income thresholds established by federal departments: Statistics Canada's low-income cut-off (LICO) and low-income measure (LIM), and the market basket measure (MBM) of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

Issue Number: 2011003
Author(s): Ren, Jerry; Xu, Kuan
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