Poverty in Canada: A Look at the Research of Dennis Raphael
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This paper looks at a number of things that reading Dennis Raphael's book, "Poverty and Policy in Canada", have brought to this writer's attention. Specifically, the ensuing few pages highlight the writer's own new-found awareness of the pervasiveness of poverty in Canada and what factors - political and economic - appear to be perpetuating it. Additionally, the paper looks at some actions ordinary Canadians can take to reduce poverty in this country. The paper concludes that poverty has grim implications for those suffering from it - and also for those who stand idly by and allow it to persist.
From the Paper:"Over the past several years, the issue of poverty has gradually muscled its way to the forefront of Canadian public discourse - most likely because the working wages of literally millions of Canadians can no longer keep pace with the dramatic rise in the cost of living. More than that, as our population ages, and as it is the elderly (among other groups) who are especially vulnerable to poverty, the problem of poverty and the strain it places upon our social welfare net will become more and more pressing as the years march by. With all this in mind, the following paper will look at a number of things that reading Dennis Raphael's book, "Poverty and...""
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