Poverty Rate In Canada

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For many women in Canada, retirement only means financial struggle. Senior women are twice as likely to live in poverty than men. Men and Women work about the same hours in a day but women do more unpaid work like childcare, cooking and housework. In order to manage their household responsibilities, many women choose part-time or temporary jobs which is bad because most of these jobs are low paid and have no long term security. Compared to other developed countries, Canada’s poverty rate is very high as we rank 20th out of the 31 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries. Now the reason why the poverty rate is so high in Canada is because women are poor. Look at it this way; when children are poor, it’s because

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