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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

The Ridiculous Ways Quebec Discourages Airbnb Users Cross The Line
Op-ed by Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of the MEI, published on August 18 in the Huffington Post.

Canada Should Not Follow Europe's Example In Taxing Online Purchases
Op-ed by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, and Diego Menegon, Fellow at the Istituto Bruno Leoni, Italy, published on August 16 in the Huffington Post Canada.

"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...