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Bonus midweek Coshery

A column about the tediousness and bogosity of those year-end poverty reports.


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When I worked at a Certain Really Big Charity, we held a big press conference/put out a report declaring the horrible news that poverty had increased in Toronto over the previous 5 years... 1%.

I blogged about it here.


George Skinner:

A good question for Stats Canada would be why they continue to use a flawed measure like LICO. Metrics are necessary - a maxim of quality control is if you can't measure it, you can't control it, and you can't fix it. However, that metric should actually mean something, and you'd think that an organization of statisticians could figure something out after 50 years.


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