Journals Higher Education

$19.99

Paperback

02 December 2012

160 Pages

6x9 inches

ISBN: 9780199003228


Bookseller Code (06)

Poverty in Canada

Raghubar Sharma

With income inequality a growing concern among many observers, it is no surprise that we have witnessed large-scale protests against a system that seems to exclude some groups and over-reward others. Poverty in Canada is on the rise, particularly among certain groups. The phenomenon of "globalization" is eliminating labour-intensive jobs and polarizing the job market into high-skill, high-paying jobs on one hand, and low-skill, low-paying jobs on the other. In these circumstances, the less-qualified, the disadvantaged, and the discriminated are unable to find decent jobs and too often become destined to a life of poverty. A range of groups are excluded from wealth creation in Canada, and Sharma considers all of these in turn, from the elderly to the "working poor."

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