Leader: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Type of poverty: Migration-induced
The Nova Scotia site represents a "migration-induced" form of poverty that arises when the middle class exits disproportionately from a city. From 1997 to 2006, population growth fell in Nova Scotia to less than 0.1% per year, which is much lower than the Canadian average of 1% population growth (per year). The population of Nova Scotia is projected to decrease another 3.6% between 2007 and 2031.