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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Winnipeg Poverty Survey Released

In Spring '09 the United Way's Urban Exchange panel put out a survey on poverty and Winnipeggers' perception of poverty. The report: Poverty in Sight: A Winnipeg Perspective is now out.

One thing I found kind of interesting was the response to the question 'has your life, or the life of someone you know, been affected by poverty ?'. The age groups with the highest affirmative answer, all three above 80%, were those that fell in between 35 and 64. Those in the 75+ category, (born in and around The Depression), had the lowest affirmative response among adults: 64%.

I wonder if the definition of poverty changed over the generations ?

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