Race, poverty and precariousness: Understanding the racialization of poverty in Canada

Institute for Work & Health
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Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Grace-Edward Galabuzi
Associate Professor, Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University

In this presentation, Dr. Grace-Edward Galabuzi examines major trends in the labour market in the last 25 years, chief among them the growing gap between workers and the managerial/professional class. This gap is increasingly racialized. This is manifest in the analysis of income and employment data of racialized/immigrant and non-racialized/Canadian-born cohorts. Dr. Galabuzi discusses the impact on key aspects of life experience, such as disproportionate exposure to low income, differential health status and residential segregation. This comes at a time when racialized group members are projected to become a third of the Canadian population over the next 20 years. 

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