Readership: This is an increasingly important field for students of sociology, particularly those with an interest in the effects of income
inequality. Another key area is demography and social change. The book will also appeal to the general reader who is interested to learn more about this issue of growing concern in Canadian society, particularly in light of recent protests.
Raghubar Sharma, Coordinator, Forecasting and Analysis, Government of Ontario. Part-time Lecturer, University of Toronto
Raghubar Sharma has worked for over 30 years in the Ontario Public Service on demographic, social economics, employment equity, education, and child welfare programs. He is currently a coordinator of forecasting and analysis for child welfare. He is a regular lecturer at the University of Toronto and has taught courses on sociology of poverty, social inequality, demography, social problems, and statistics at the University of Alberta, University of Manitoba, and University of Toronto.
Dr. Sharma has also held research positions with York University and an overseas research centre of Johns Hopkins University.
List of Illustrations
1: Understanding Poverty
2: Ethnic Poverty
3: The Elderly in Poverty
4: Women in Poverty
5: Children in Poverty
6: The Working Poor
7: Regional Poverty in Canada
8: What Goes around Comes around: Global Movements of Wealth
Appendix: Defining and Measuring Poverty