The Public Assistance Food Allowance Increase

Publisher:  Edmonton Social Planning Council Task Force, Edmonton, Canada
Year Published:  1973  
Pages:  6pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX105

An analysis of the effect on the Alberta poor of a 9% food allowance increase in 1972-73.

Abstract:  This article is an analysis of the effect on the Alberta poor of a 9% food allowance increase in 1972-1973. At that time, the inflation rate was 12.5% for food. The purpose of the brief was to articulate the need for the Alberta gov't to realistically set allowances based on the cost of living. It includes recommendations for change and, in the appendix, a recommended method for nutrition education.

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