Title:We can do better: toward an Alberta child poverty reduction strategy for children and families.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Poverty – child poverty
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2008
A new provincial report on Child and Family poverty released today by the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) reveals that 77,595 children are living in families below Statistics Canadas Low Income Cut Off (LICO). This means one in ten children in Alberta live below the poverty line.The report, We Can Do Better, also shows that low income children in Alberta live deeper in poverty than children in other parts of Canada, and four out of five live in families where their parent or parents are working. 35,585 of these children live in a family with at least one parent working part-time or full-time part of the year, a further 20,855 had one parent working full time, full year and a further 3,840 had both parents working full time, full year