Manitoba Inequality Update

Low Income Families Left Behind
June 6, 2018
1.72 MB23 pages

There is growing recognition that income inequality has been increasing to undesirable levels in many countries, including Canada.  Part of this because of international research, most famously by Thomas Pikketty's (2013) book Capital in the 21st Century, which demonstrates remarkable increases in inquality since the 1980's, driven by stagnant incomes for the majority of the population and fantastic income gains by those at the very top end of the income distribution.  There has also been a growing recognition that high levels of income inequality create a wide variety of economic and social problems.  Hudson and Cohen explore Manitoba's context in 2018 with this timely report.