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Physical Environment

Low income families are twice as likely to live in substandard housing, which puts the healthy development of children at risk.  A growing number of people do not have incomes high enough to pay for basic needs after they have paid for their housing (Almost 25% of tenants in Ontario pay more than 50% of their pre-tax income for rent).  Many people with low incomes cannot affords to keep electrical service or to pay heat costs in the coldest months [20]

1.The likelihood of living in a household with a smoker is inversely related to amount of income.
True     False
References for this Activity
1. Abernathy, T. J., Webster, G., Vermeulen, M. (2002) Relationship Between Poverty and Health Among Adolescents. Adolescence, 37, 145 , 55-67.


20. Ross, D.P., Roberts, P., Income and child Well-being: A New Perspective on the Poverty Debate, Canadian Council on Social Development, 1999, pg. 11

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