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Reducing poverty

2006

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While the number and percentage of people living in poverty are important and give an overall sense of the magnitude of the problem, there are other dimensions that must be considered when trying to understand the extent of the problem. [...] Groups Vulnerable to Poverty It is important to consider who makes up the 12.2 percent of people living in poverty in our province and the experience of different groups in terms of their depth and duration of poverty. [...] Children raised in low-income families are often deprived of the opportunity to develop their capabilities and low-income adults are marginalized in the labour market and lack the Poverty and Social Exclusion: What It Is and Why It Matters Poverty and Social Exclusion: What It Is and Why It Matters Reducing Poverty: An Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador Reducing Poverty: An Action Plan fo [...] The ongoing work of the Ministerial Committee for the poverty reduction strategy and the corresponding Deputy Ministers’ Committee and the Interdepartmental Working Group; 10 Government’s Commitment and Approach to Poverty Reduction Government’s Commitment and Approach to Poverty Reduction Reducing Poverty: An Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador Reducing Poverty: An Action Plan for Newfoundl [...] In education for example, the implementation of the Department of Education’s White Paper on Post-Secondary Education, and the establishment of a Skills Task Force reflect the importance of access to post-secondary education and the link between education and employment.

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