Supply Management and Household Poverty in Canada

Posted: 30 Nov 2017

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Pierre Desrochers

University of Toronto - Department of Geography; PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

Vincent Geloso

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Alexandre Moreau

Independent

Date Written: November 1, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Desrochers, Pierre and Geloso, Vincent and Moreau, Alexandre, Supply Management and Household Poverty in Canada (November 1, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3078184

Pierre Desrochers

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Vincent Geloso (Contact Author)

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Alexandre Moreau

Independent ( email )

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