Social Policy Trends: Social Assistance Caseloads in Alberta by Family Composition

During Alberta’s recent economic recession, most new social assistance cases were filed for single individuals. Understanding which individuals are in a profound need of social assistance is important for recognizing and applying the relevant and appropriate public policy responses. This policy brief details recent changes and current trends in social assistance caseloads.

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University of Calgary: School of Public Policy
Calgary, AB, Canada