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First Call - NR Poverty Stats Jun 13

First Call - NR Poverty Stats Jun 13

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Child Poverty Rate in BC Back to the Worst - Children of Single Moms Hit Hard.

The child poverty rate in British Columbia rose from 10.5 percent in 2010 to 11.3 percent in 2011, according to newly-released figures from Statistics Canada.
Child Poverty Rate in BC Back to the Worst - Children of Single Moms Hit Hard.

The child poverty rate in British Columbia rose from 10.5 percent in 2010 to 11.3 percent in 2011, according to newly-released figures from Statistics Canada.

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Published by: Langley Teachers' Association on Jul 05, 2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 5, 2013CHILD POVERTY RATECHILD POVERTY RATECHILD POVERTY RATECHILD POVERTY RATE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA BACK TO THE WORSTIN BRITISH COLUMBIA BACK TO THE WORSTIN BRITISH COLUMBIA BACK TO THE WORSTIN BRITISH COLUMBIA BACK TO THE WORST,,,,CHILDREN OF SINGLE MOMS HIT HARDCHILDREN OF SINGLE MOMS HIT HARDCHILDREN OF SINGLE MOMS HIT HARDCHILDREN OF SINGLE MOMS HIT HARDThe child poverty rate in British Columbia rose from 10.5 percent in 2010 to 11.3percent in 2011, according to newly-released figures from Statistics Canada.This rate puts BC in a tie with Manitoba for the worst in Canada. This also means thechild poverty rate in BC has been the worst of all provinces for 9 out of the last 10 years(all but 2010, when we moved to second worst).The number of poor children was up from 87,000 in 2010 to 93,000 in 2011.For children living with lone-parent mothers, the poverty rate jumped from 16.4percent to 24.6 percent, representing 27,000 children.A single parent with one child was considered low income at $23,498 per year in alarge city, based on Statistics Canada’s low income cut-offs after government transfersand federal and provincial income taxes.The spike in the poverty rate for children in female-led lone-parent families is notsurprising when we see that the median market income for these families -- income atthe exact middle of the income spectrum – fell dramatically between 2010 and 2011from $32,000 to $21,500 per year.In the context of rising shelter, child care, transportation and other necessary costs of living, these statistics raise serious concerns about the adequacy of wages to keepfamilies out of poverty, particularly for those with only one income earner and thosewho earn less than the median income.The poverty rate for BC children in two-parent families rose from 7.7 percent in 2010 to9.4 percent in 2011. The number of poor children in two-parent families increased by10,000, from 51,000 to 61,000. The low income cut-off for a family of 4 in a city of 500,000 or more in 2011 was $36,504 per year.“A decade plus of excessively high child poverty rates in this province, through goodand bad economic times, has undermined the life chances of generations of poor children,” said Adrienne Montani, provincial coordinator of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. “Enough is enough. It’s time for the BC government to

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