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Women’s experiences of social programs for people with low incomes

Marika Morris

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This fact sheet is based on a 2007 study entitled Integrating the voices of low-income women into policy discussions on the Canada Social Transfer (CST): First Nations women in Vancouver, immigrant and refugee women in Calgary, and women with disabilities in Winnipeg. The report combines existing quantitative research with new qualitative research. The women who participated in this research project were from different backgrounds and were subject to a combination of federal and provincial policies in different provinces, yet many of their experiences are similar, particularly about social stigma and the failure of public policy.

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