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The Income Gap Between Aboriginal Peoples and the Rest of Canada

Author Daniel Wilson, David Macdonald
Title The Income Gap Between Aboriginal Peoples and the Rest of Canada
Year 2010
ISBN ISSN 978-1-897569-97-9
Publisher Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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Place of Publication Ottawa, Ontario
Publication Type Report
Location Online
Pages 34
CRRF Identifier AP-Ge-BR-OR-4602
Last modified 2016-05-19
English Abstract

Taken from the Executive Summary :

This study breaks new ground by examining data from Canada’s last three censuses—1996, 2001 and 2006—to measure the income gap between Aboriginal peoples and the rest of Canadians. 

In 2006, the median income for Aboriginal peoples was $18,962—30% lower than the $27,097 median income for the rest of Canadians. The difference of $8,135 that existed in 2006, however, was marginally smaller than the difference of $9,045 in 2001 or $9,428 in 1996.