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first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C — A new study by the right-wing Fraser Institute finds the vast majority of Canadians who experience living in low-income do so for short transitory periods.The study’s co-author Charles Lamman also says, ‘The perception that there’s a large growing portion of Canadians trapped in low-income, is not borne out by the study data.’- Advertisement -The analysis was based on Stats. Canada’s ‘Low Income Cut Off‘ measure, and while not specifically a poverty measure, it does allow for over-time tracking critical to assessing the difference between persistent and transitory low-come.Lammam says “This more transitory experience with low-income can be the result of unexpected but nonetheless temporary loss of employment, and policy responses for dealing with it as opposed to persistent low-income are markedly different.”The study highlights Stats. Canada research detailing characteristics of people at a higher risk of persistently being challenged low income conditions, and sites among them being physical or mental disabilities, being a member of a single parent family, and having less than a high school education.Among other things it includes a table of five consecutive six year periods, with three year overlaps and it shows the annual percentage of Canadians experiencing low-income living consistently declining — from 3.6 in the period beginning in 1993 — to 1.5 in the period beginning in 2005.Advertisement The study also found that over the last twenty years, the percentage of the Canadian population living in households below the basic needs poverty line has fallen from 6.7 per cent in 1996 to 4.8 per cent in 2009 — the latest year of available data.Meantime, the percentage living in households below Stats. Canada’s ‘LICO’ has also dropped from 15.2 in 1996 to 9.7 — again the latest year of available data.last_img read more