Table 2
The original equivalence LIM scales fall into a middle ground

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Old OECD scale LIM scale Poulin's scale
First adult 1 1 1
Extra adult 0.7 0.4 0.2
Child 0.5 0.3/0.41 0.2
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
LIM: Low Income Measure
1. When there is only one adult in a family, the first child is counted as 0.4 under LIM.
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