Supply Management and Household Poverty in Canada
Posted: 30 Nov 2017
Date Written: November 1, 2016
The regulation of the Canadian dairy and poultry industries through production quotas (also known as supply management) is widely believed to result in higher consumer prices that disproportionately impact poorer households. Using the most recent Survey of Labor and Income Dynamics (2011), we estimate the number of Canadians pushed below the poverty/low income threshold as ranging between 133,000 and 189,000 individuals.
Keywords: Supply Management, Agricultural Production Quotas, Canadian Household Expenses, Inequality, Poverty
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