This report is an overview ofthe socio‐economic status of 680,043 Albertan youth in 2008/09. Pampalon et al.’s neighbourhood deprivation index was used to determine the social and material environments in which youth lived. Six indicators were included in the index: percent without a high school diploma,the employment ratio, average income, percent of single parent families, percent of persons living alone, and percent of personsseparated, divorced,or widowed.
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: www.research4children.com