Read the summary fact sheet on poverty in Nunavut from the forthcoming research paper by Impact Economics, "Poverty is the Issue: Understanding and Defining Poverty in Nunavut." This paper will soon be available to download in full here. Check back soon!
"The income support program in Nunavut exists to help those unable to access a minimum standard of living. In Nunavut, half of the population matches that definition and over half of the population live in housing provided by the state. Nearly 70 percent of Nunavut’s children live in households rated as food insecure and 15 percent of children will experience at least one day in the year when they do not eat. In Nunavut, poverty is not a fringe or special interest issue. Rather, poverty is the issue."
From "Poverty is the Issue: Understanding and Defining Poverty in Nunavut," Impact Economics, May 2011. This paper will soon be available to download here. Check back soon!