Low income lines : what they are and how they are created.: CS75-0002/2016-2E-PDF

Statistics Canada currently measures low-income using three low income lines: the Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs), the Low Income Measures (LIMs), and the Market Basket Measure (MBM). This publication provides a description of the methods used to arrive at each of these thresholds. It also explains how low-income status and various low-income statistics are determined. Tables presenting thresholds and low-income statistics are available on CANSIM.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Statistics Canada.
Title Low income lines : what they are and how they are created.
Series title Income research paper series, no. 002
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Les lignes de faible revenue : leur signification et leur calcul.
"Release date: July 8, 2016.”
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Statistics Canada, c2016.
Description 11 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-05647-0
Catalogue number
  • CS75-0002/2016-2E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 75F0002M No. 002
Subject terms Low income
Statistical analysis
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