In Canada, being born to poor parents doesn’t resign you to same economic fate

If Canada was a place where children of poor parents could not rise up and improve their economic standing, this would be a troubling state of affairs. After all, it would mean that economic fate is pre-determined. Thankfully, that’s not case. The institutions and economic framework of our country afford those born into a low-income situation the ability to surpass the economic standing of their parents and earn higher levels of income.Important evidence of this reality is contained in a recent Statistics Canada study that measures social mobility across generations of Canadian families—what analysts refer to as “intergenerational income mobility.” The

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