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

Rank those hospitals
Op-ed by Frederik Roeder, associate researcher at the MEI, and Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, published on October 20 in the National Post.

Privatizing, partnerships future of public transit
Op-ed by Germain Belzile, senior associate researcher, and Vincent Geloso, associate researcher at the MEI, published on October 14 in the Toronto Sun.

"Super nurse" clinics are now allowing thousands of Quebecers to enjoy quick access to front-line care. Yet the government insists on maintaining a rigid, physician-centric model rather than allowing innovative solutions like doctorless clinics to emerge. As part of its health care research program, the MEI has produced a short documentary looking at the efficiency of this new model of clinics led by specialized nurse practitioners (SNPs).

Watch the short documentary...