Cost of Poverty in New Brunswick


For the New Brunswick government, we estimate that the direct cost of poverty is approximately a half a billion dollars per year — and that these costs account for 6.5% of the 2009/10 New Brunswick government budg- et. This is a significant amount of resources. Health care spending alone amounts to $196 million per year, an amount that could be saved or real- located if we lifted the poorest 20% of New Brunswickers out of poverty. 

Publication date: 
Jun 2011
Angella MacEwen, Christine Saulnier
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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