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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

Indignation over proposed Champlain Bridge toll is unwarranted
Op-ed by Ian Irvine, professor of economics at Concordia University and associate researcher at the MEI, published on September 23 in The Gazette.

Three Myths about the Canadian Wireless Sector
Interview with Paul Beaudry, Associate Researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute, broadcast on September 30, 2014, on BNN GO.

Environmentalist groups claim that harvesting the forest jeopardizes its future and harms the animal species that live there. As part of our research program on Quebec's forests, the Vice President of the MEI, Jasmin Guénette, visited an outfitter to see how wildlife activities coexist with logging activities. The short documentary provides a realistic picture of the Quebec forest narrated by those who make their living from it.

Watch the short documentary...

Economic Newsflashes

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