New Report Released Regarding the Income Gap Between Aboriginal Peoples and the Rest of Canada
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released a ground-breaking report titled "The Income Gap Between Aboriginal Peoples and the Rest of Canada". The report was authored by Daniel Wilson and David Macdonald, who used Statistics Canada data to form the basis of the report. The income gap was measured by examining data from Canada census records for 1996, 2001 and 2006. The study reveals that income inequality exists no matter where Aboriginal peoples live in Canada . Data also reveals that Aboriginal women are finishing secondary school and obtaining University degrees at a higher rate than Aboriginal men, with Aboriginal women who earn at least a Bachelor's degree being the only segment to exceed the median incomes of their non-Aboriginal counterparts.