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(Marginally) richer now-- : Richer now




In January 1998, the Urban Futures Institute published a report titled Poorer now: average weekly earnings and purchasing power in British Columbia, the first in a series of reports that examined the past, present, and future of British Columbia's economy. As its title suggests, Poorer now explored changes in average (before-tax) weekly earnings in BC between 1983 and 1996 and showed that while average weekly earnings in the province increased by 45 percent between 1983 and 1996, once adjusted for inflation they were actually lower in 1996 than they were 13 years earlier.