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Living Standards

Living Standards measures the level and distribution of income and wealth, including trends in poverty; income volatility; and economic security, including the security of jobs, food, housing and the social safety net.

A line graph of the Living Standards showing in order from greatest value - GDP, Living Standards and CIW.

This research report was first released in June 2009 and was revised in August 2011. The latest Living Standards data can be found in The 2012 CIW Report How are Canadians Really Doing?  

Headline indicators

An image of the indicators considered in the Living Standards domain.


The infographic for Living Standards domain.