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Caledon report

Make Work Pay

Published on 02/09/2008

This Labour Day commentary explores various actions that governments and employers can take to improve the earnings of the working poor.  One in four Canadian workers makes just $10 an hour or less and close to half (44 percent) of low-income households have at least one working adult.  Key policy reforms include increasing and indexing minimum wages, investing in education and training, ensuring an adequate supply of decent affordable housing and enhancing the Canada Child Tax Benefit. This commentary focuses upon essential changes to the amount and design of the Working Income Tax Benefit − the federal policy measure whose intended purpose is to help make work pay.

ISBN – 1-55382-298-6

Summary

This Labour Day commentary explores various actions that governments and employers can take to improve the earnings of the working poor.

Topic(s)

Employment and labour, Income security, Poverty