Campbell Fiver Family Network

New Deal for Families

Canada has become a country in which it is far harder to raise a young family, even though the country’s economy has doubled in size since the mid-1970’s, producing on average an extra $35,000 per household.  Despite this additional prosperity, the average household income for young Canadian couples has flat-lined (after adjusting for inflation) even though the share of young women contributing to household incomes today is up 53 per cent. With their stalled incomes, young families must pay far higher housing prices, which increased 76 per cent across the country since the mid-1970’s.

The generation raising young children today is squeezed for time at home, squeezed for income because of the high cost of housing, and squeezed for services like child care that would help them balance earning a living with raising a family.  Since parents are an integral part of the labour market, the business community pays a price when employees with young children bring their time and service squeeze to their jobs.  Join us on November 7, 2011, when UBC Senior Researcher Lynell Anderson, with the Human Early Learning Partnership, will discuss the benefits and costs of a New Deal for Families to address the decline in the standard of living for the generation raising young children today.
Campbell River Community Centre Lounge
November 7, 2011
11:30 – 1:00 (RSVP ~
or 2:30 – 4:00
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Campbell Fiver Family Network