Poverty – Fact Sheet (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors begin by pointing out that low literacy, poverty, and exclusion are all part of the same problem. Low literacy and poverty create a cycle that is difficult to break.

Children from low-income households are at risk of low literacy. If parents are not equipped to actively engage with the school system, their children may be more likely to drop out of school.

The authors call for the formation of policies that address literacy in the context of poverty and that encourage equity by making social programs easily available for those living in poverty.

This document is one in a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to focus attention on a number of literacy-related topics.

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