Poverty Myths and Facts

This is a fact sheet of 7 myths about poverty. The myths addressed here are: 

- Poverty is the fault of the individual, people only have themselves to blame

- Children from poverty have the same opportunities as children who do not live in poverty 

- Getting a job is the key to avoiding poverty

- There is no real link between poverty and health

- We can’t afford to end poverty

- Job creation and a strong economy will help poor people

- People who are living in poverty are uneducated

Publication Date: 
Niagara, Ontario, Canada