Family and Intergenerational Impacts of Poverty and Income Assistance

Project type: DI Program Academic project
Status: Open

University of British Columbia

Preventing and mitigating the consequences of poverty is of central interest in policy-making focused on social supports, health, and education. Our research proposal comprises numerous questions related to poverty and policies that may alleviate it. In particular, many of our research questions focus on the role of Income Assistance (IA) in influencing adult and child well-being. IA is the main cash transfer program in BC, as well as being a portal through which other supports such as extended health benefits are accessed. The other set of questions relates to how educational attainment and health policies can prevent the next generation from entering poverty. Our goal is to provide concrete evidence on policy domains that may help policymakers in decision-making that could affect poverty for both the current and future generations.

Project Main Contact: David Green, Professor, University of British Columbia

Linked datasets:

  • British Columbia Family Maintenance Agency
  • Community Living BC
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Ministry of Education and Childcare
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
  • Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Statistics Canada