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The hours are long but you are your own boss; you answer to no one.
Of course there is no pension, no dental or health coverage.
In 2001, CUP began exploring poverty in the Edmonton area, and its effect on families and children.
Those early discussions led to Families First Edmonton (FFE), a major study reflecting the experiences of 1,200 families with children, all of them living at or below the poverty line.
There are 57,195 Jews living below the poverty line, which translates to 14.6 per cent of Canada’s Jews, compared to 14.8 per cent among the wider Canadian population.
In 2001, the Jewish poverty rate was 13.6 per cent.