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May 1, 2001

1 May 2001

La pauvreté n'est pas une condition permanente

Economic note (in French) on poverty and social mobility

Some public statements in the media on the topic of poverty contain exaggerations and even downright falsehoods. We often get the impression that low-income people are very numerous and that this is a permanent condition for most of them. This perception in fact runs counter to reality. The duration of poverty is one area where social mobility research can provide answers. Greater social mobility is allowing for better adaptation to continuing economic change.


Appendix 1 :: Personnes à faible revenu, 1993 à 1998.

Appendix 2 :: Personnes de 16 ans et plus à faible revenu, 1993 à 1998.


MEI in the Media

Higher energy costs, infinitesimal environmental benefits
Op-ed by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, and Guillaume Tremblay, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, published on August 25 in The Globe and Mail.

Quebec’s costly daycare experiment
Op-ed by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, published on August 24 in several Sun Media papers.

Waiting lists are a persistent problem in the health care systems of Quebec and Canada, contributing to the deterioration of patient health and quality of life. As part of its health care research program, the Vice President of the MEI, Mr. Jasmin Guénette, met with patients and medical professionals in order to better understand the harmful effects of waiting lists.

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