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2015 child poverty BC report card : Child poverty BC report card

2016

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Data from the 2011 National Household Survey indicated an all-ages poverty rate for recent immigrants in BC of 34% and a rate of 22% for visible minorities, compared to a non-immigrant poverty rate of 14% and a non-visible minority rate of 14.%.2 Fact Sheet 3 sets out the dramatically higher poverty rates of children in single parent families. [...] Given the critical importance of the early years for children’s development, it is alarming that the child poverty rates for young children was higher than the overall child poverty rate in nearly every The early years are a urban area in the province. [...] In 2013, the sample BC two-parent family was at 63% of the poverty line, and the BC lone-parent family was at 71% of the poverty line. [...] With the stroke of a pen, the government does have the power to bring children and families out of poverty.”  —  Rebecca Rebecca and Sophey’s Story When the BC government ended the clawback of child support from children living on social assistance in September 2015, hope and health entered the lives of Rebecca Bodo and her six-year-old daughter, Sophey. [...] The regional districts in the northeast and some parts of the Kootenays and Okanagan had the lowest child poverty rates in British Columbia.

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