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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

Job losses in Quebec and their impact on our economy
Interview with Vincent Geloso, Associate Researcher at the MEI, broadcast on August 12 on CJAD's The Tommy Schnurmacher Show.

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Column by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, published on August 5 in The Huffington Post.

As part of the MEI's health care research program, our Vice President, Jasmin Guénette, met with patients and health care professionals in order to better understand the positive role played by private medical clinics in Quebec. This short documentary shows that private clinics are responding to a real need and are part of the solution to insure that services are being offered within reasonable time to the population.

Watch the documentary...

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