Causes of Poverty in Canada


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Causes of Poverty in Canada
According to Townson the marginalization of women in Canada has increased their level of poverty across vulnerable populations such as in the aboriginal population, immigrants, individuals with disabilities and racialized communities (300). Women are considered to be the poorest amongst poor populations in Canada. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate evidence using statistical reports and research studies to support the argument that women represent the poorest population in Canada.
There have been debates regarding the causes of poverty and the extent to which women experience poverty in Canada. I support the argument that women are the poorest of poor in Canada due to evidence from Canadian statistics...
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