Poverty costs Nova Scotia over $1billion a year

In a new report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia, the social cost of poverty in Nova Scotia is around $1,400 to $1,700 for each Nova Scotian household. 

…the purpose of this costing exercise is to illustrate the shared economic burden of poverty, and the urgency that exists for the Nova Scotia government to make a concerted effort to take the lead to reduce poverty now. The costs identified by the report include higher health care costs, higher school drop-out rates, the cost of crime, and lost productivity.

You can check out the full report here.