Though Canada has relatively low unemployment level, the job market is relatively saturated so that a substantial population are absorbed in low paying part time jobs with fewer benefits Rank et al. It is just that the potential for high income and rights happens to be shaped by wealth. Inequalities in Canada Essay Abstract Data touching on the increasing level of economic inequality and its impacts are becoming more available in Canada. The economic concerns in this country have multiplied in the past decade. The three waves of feminism have given women the vote, control over their bodies, freedom of choice, the right to pursue higher education, empowerment, the ability to identify areas of inequality, the right to attain male dominated jobs and the right to expect equal pay for work of equal value. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all. It only works to make the rich richer as the poor languish in poverty.
Plight of Immigrants: The Spatial Concentration of Poverty in Canada Canadian Journal of Regional Science. Through government policy women inequality has resulted in more women and children being left in poverty with no means of escaping. Informants at the provincial levels have said that the reasons for these failures have been experienced due to lack of focus on public health and lack of political commitment, as well as the failure to do proper allocation of resources on health issues. This is only the first step. If we continue with rapid loss of jobs we are forwarding ourselves more and more below the poverty line. Indeed, the Canadian society and the rest of the world are becoming highly competitive.
It could happen by creating more jobs in the developing countries or borrowing money to the poor in order for them to lift out of extreme poverty. According to Shewell 1998,58 , children under age group of 18, single parent mothers, socially excluded persons, and immigrants faces highest rates of poverty in Canada with the rates of poverty being especially high in urban centers. A critical analysis of this argument shows that Peter Singer is wrong on this issue. That way, there will be structural fit between the structures and limitations they are designed to remedy or goals they are designed to achieve. New immigrants get poor wages and work under hostile conditions. Denning and measuring poverty: implications for the health of Canadians. In the east, itextends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific ocean in the west.
Rates of unemployment and poverty are generally very high in the native population that result from absence of government supportive policy, cultural disparity, absence of social development conditions such as education, health facilities, equal employment opportunities all of them causing lack of self determination and independence among them, creating the conditions of poverty and resource denial Kendall, 2001, 43. November 19, 2011 Women, Ageism and Poverty in Canada Women have benefitted greatly from the efforts of Feminism. Entrepreneurs, for instance, need not only enterprising skills but also capital and at times land to start up and run their businesses. Child poverty is an indicator of the hardships experienced by an increasing number of Canadain families. The Canadian government should ensure that any activity carried out by the Federation government with regard to life indicators on human health should be directly linked to the established evidence regarding the main role of infrastructures at the society level in supporting health. The costs of these family deficits are paid through the reduced health and life chances of our children. There is a higher probability to be prone to such risks especially when a woman is heading a single parent family.
Entrepreneurs, for instance, need not only enterprising skills but also capital and at times land to start up and run their businesses. Government protests and advocacy is another response to poverty. Lastly, most women engage in non-standard and insecure work arrangements. Toronto: Centre for Social Justice. In the context of Canada, key social and economic structures include labor market, government policies, social safety nets and resource allocation among others. In general poverty reduces the ability of individuals to implement themselves constructively in their personal as well as social life.
Secondly the discussion of why women become more susceptible to poverty through government policy and programs. This school of thought stem from the notion of meritocracy, which assert that the rewards in the society are given based on merit. Many citizens loyal to Britain fled to Canada during the war, and afterwards were offered land to stay there. The commission of this report was done by the Provincial, Federal and Territorial Advisory Committee on population health, to enable people access detailed and comprehensive statistical overview of Canadians health status and the main factors which determine health status. How economic inequality affects the health of individuals and communities. There is also evidence that structural adjustments in Canada have slowed down and reduce the nation's poverty rate.
Of great concern however, remains to be the poverty levels in single parent families. One of the failures that could explain Canadian poverty is the failure in the labor market to provide adequate job that would raise adequate pay and keep Canadian families out of the poverty Raphael, 2011. This leads to unemployment and underemployment, which increases the poverty level. What are the causes of poverty in Canada? Canada has proportionally more people in concentrated urban poverty than the United States. This report contains important trance and adequate evidence of poverty and low income levels as one of the major determinants of health, but such findings are mostly diffused in various papers. Unfortunately, Montreal has the highest rate of poverty in Canada. Canadians fight or react to poverty in different perspectives.
These figures not only demonstrate the gender disparity in Canadian labor force but also indicate the reasons why single mothers are more at risk of living in poverty than their male counterparts. An alternative view is that poverty in Canada is mainly attributed to key economic and social structural failings. Not only does it impede the country from being economically progressed, but it also hinders some people from receiving goods and services that would help them develop. Feminists are working to decrease the income gap, to benefit the overall health of women and the population at large. Few social safety net and devotion of fewer resources to helping the poor are yet further explanations of Canadian poverty. Peter Singer contends in this article that the affluent people should spend their money only on what is necessary, and give their surplus resources to the poor people dying of hunger Singer, 558.