Is poverty a problem in a well-off country like Canada? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Especially for women.
Although Canada is a relatively wealthy country, about 1 in 10 Canadians are living on a low income, and 1.5 million of those living on a low income are women. As the infographic below shows, the incidence of poverty is even higher for particular groups of women.
There are two main reasons women tend to be poorer than men: