Social Well-Being Indicator Tracker

Our social well-being indicators are based on social determinants of health. These indicators are the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities. Social determinants of health also determine the extent to which a person possesses the physical, social, and personal resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment. Social determinants of health are about the quantity and quality of a variety of resources that society makes available to its members. Important considerations include both the quality and their distribution amongst the population.

BDGovernment Transfer Indicators

SHORT TERM

LONG TERM

TREND ANALYSIS

BD8 Source of Government Transfers, Lone-Parent Families, Edmonton CMA

NEUTRAL
NEUTRAL

NEUTRAL

BD8 Source of Government Transfers, Lone-Parent Families, Edmonton CMA

BDGovernment Transfers Indicators

BDGovernment Transfers Indicators Menu

  • Child benefits and provincial social assistance are the largest sources of government transfers for lone-parent families.
  • For lone-parent families of all ages in the Edmonton CMA, in the 2019 tax year government transfers comprised 21.8% of total income.
  • The two largest components of government transfers for lone-parent families were the federal Canada Child Tax Benefit and provincial social assistance (includes Alberta Works and AISH).

Government Transfers. Government income supports (also known as income transfers), as well as other social programs and services, play an important role in the prevention of poverty.

For many people, hard work is not enough to break the cycle of poverty. Barriers to accessing well-paid employment include: limited English language proficiency, lower education completion, unrecognized international credentials, social isolation, limited access to child care, conflicting work and family responsibilities, and even the difficulties of navigating government programs. These barriers disproportionately affect visible minority groups (particularly newcomers), Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and lone-parent women.

This data has been collected from external sources and should not always be attributed to ESPC. We would be happy to provide you with a specific reference for the data that you have used. Please click on the text to the right to request sourcing information, report an error or omission, or provide your comments

Click here for Indicator Comment Form
Q

Indicator Comment Form

This data has been collected from external sources and should not always be attributed to ESPC. We would be happy to provide you with a specific reference for the data that you have used. Please use the contact form to request sourcing information.

Help us make the Social Well-Being Tracker even better. Let us know if you identify any errors or have suggestions or feedback for this indicator. If you would like us to respond to your message, select "request email response" and provide your email address.

Share This