Figure 12 Social Assistance Families and Children in March of Each Year, 1988- 2006 (in thousands)

A line graph showing the trend in percentage of families with children receiving social assistance as of March in a given year, by family type and children, for the years 1988 to 2006.

One-Parent Families Two-Parent Families Total Children
1988 284,800 93,300 683,900
1989 289,300 89,800 687,500
1990 309,400 93,000 725,300
1991 349,400 117,200 863,600
1992 408,200 149,000 1,030,100
1993 411,500 169,700 1,108,600
1994 465,600 179,900 1,162,700
1995 472,500 178,600 1,153,100
1996 454,500 177,400 1,096,900
1997 429,600 165,000 1,037,600
1998 402,100 147,300 955,400
1999 347,300 121,500 809,000
2000 306,300 105,700 712,600
2001 255,500 86,600 634,500
2002 237,700 82,100 591,200
2003 $11,153 $6,419 93,300
2004 219,000 70,450 498,800
2005 206,200 67,600 480,700
2006 203,400 65,400 460,700
  • Source from the above table Source: Strategic Policy Children and Families, Human Resources and Social Development Canada.

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