Income Support Among Albertan Youth: Child and Youth Data Laboratory (CYDL) Report for Experiences of Albertan Youth Project

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Child and Youth Data Laboratory: Edmonton, AB.

Thisreport provides a profile of 6,599 Albertan youth (aged 18 to 24 years old) who received income support at any point in 2008/09. Human Services provides financial benefits to individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. Client types are those with barriers to full employment and those expected to work. Youth who received income support while upgrading or training (learners) were excluded. Household types are singles or couples, with or without children. See Definitions and Notes (p.21) for details.

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The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research manages The Child and Youth Data Laboratory (CYDL). The CYDL links and analyses Government of Alberta administrative data to inform policy. Find out more at:

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