How many of Alberta’s low-wage workers are students, and how many are not students?

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The same critics who argue that low-wage workers are kids also argue that they’re mostly students. Again, this is an offensive argument. Don’t these guys know how much it costs to get a post-secondary education these days?! And, again, they’ve got their numbers wrong. The truth is that only 78,500 of Alberta’s low-wage workers are students. That means that about 75 per cent of low-wage workers are NOT students. For this group, work is their life, not a side pursuit.


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