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Table 2
Evolution of the severity of situation of low-income children

  Low income Not low income
Income1 Difference2 Severe situation3 Income1
2004 $ % % 2004 $
1994 20,200 29.6 52.5 60,200
1995 19,700 30.3 53.3 60,600
1996 20,000 29.3 50.3 61,300
1997 20,100 29.8 50.7 62,500
1998 20,300 29.2 51.5 63,900
1999 20,600 28.4 47.4 65,500
2000 21,300 27.0 43.1 68,400
2001 20,500 28.3 47.9 70,100
2002 20,700 28.2 49.1 70,000
2003 20,700 28.1 46.5 70,400
2004 21,400 27.7 48.3 72,800
1. After tax.
2. The formula used to calculate the difference in income for each low-income child is the following: 1-(family income after transfers and tax ÷ low-income cut-off after tax).
3. Family income after transfers and tax for low-income children is below the 75% low-income cut-offs associated with their family.
Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics.