The Children Left Behind A League Table of Inequality of Child Well-Being in the World’s Richest Countries
Page 31 of this report, with support from Canadian government officials, clearly states that 2005 data on income used for Canada excluded the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and First Nation communities; "only" 3 % of Canada's population. However, Canada's Indigenous Peoples represent approximately 3% of Canada's population and are recognized as Inuit, First Nation and Métis:
The 2010 UNICEF report basically left out Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. The poorest segment of Canada’s population is Indigenous People. They experience the widest gap in child poverty, education and health in Canada. Canadian officials could have submitted data for the UNICEF report from a census in which the data for Canada’s North and its Indigenous Peoples are included, but they did not. It is likely that a closer look at data submitted by most countries for this report will also reveal the exclusion of identifiable poor pupulations from submitted data.
This UNICEF report misleads those concerned regarding the child poverty, health and education gaps in their respective developed countries; this appears true for Canada.
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