profile: Patricia Lawrence | author - patricia lawrence | patricialawrence
Patricia Lawrence has first-hand experience with several social issues - as a farm woman, she has raised children while living in poverty; seeing education as a solution to her family’s financial difficulties, she returned to school at the age of 30 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology and English. She has worked in human services in municipalities and non-profit organizations.
This report is an analysis of Albertans’ family incomes during the 1990s. It compares the incomes of Alberta families at all income levels, examines the income gap between the richest and poorest of families, and discusses the escalating stress that Alberta families face as they attempt to maintain their standard of living in an increasingly competitive market place.