low-income cut-off

— Jun 20, 2018
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Time to rethink minimum wage as an anti-poverty tool in Ontario

Raising Ontario’s minimum wage is an ineffective way of fighting poverty because it fails to target the people who need help the most.

— Jun 19, 2018
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Increasing the Minimum Wage in Ontario: A Flawed Anti-Poverty Policy

Increasing the Minimum Wage in Ontario: A Flawed Anti-Poverty Policy finds that raising the minimum wage would do little to reduce poverty in Ontario because the vast majority of minimum-wage earners don’t live in low-income households. In fact, nearly 60 per cent of all minimum-wage earners in the province in 2017 were teenagers or young adults aged 15 to 24, almost all of whom (86.3 per cent) lived with their parents or other relatives.

— May 30, 2018
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Minimum wage hike wrong way to support single parents

For many young people, a minimum wage job is a first step on the economic ladder.

— May 29, 2018
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Raising B.C.’s minimum wage wrong way to help working poor

In B.C., more than 55 per cent of all minimum wage earners are between the ages of 15 and 24.

— Oct 13, 2017
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Minimum wage hikes—flawed anti-poverty policy

In fact, 60 per cent of minimum wage workers are aged 15 to 24.

— Aug 28, 2017
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The unintended consequences of a $15 minimum wage

A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to, on average, a three to six per cent decline in youth employment.