International Review of Economics

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 231–240 | Cite as

Supply management and household poverty in Canada

  • Pierre Desrochers
  • Vincent GelosoEmail author
  • Alexandre Moreau
Research Article


The regulation of the Canadian dairy and poultry industries through production quotas (also known as supply management) is widely believed to result in higher consumer prices that disproportionately impact poorer households. Using the most recent Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (Statistics Canada 2013), we estimate the number of Canadians pushed below the poverty/low-income threshold as a result of this policy as ranging between 133,000 and 189,000 individuals.


Supply management Agricultural production quotas Canadian household expenses Inequality Poverty 

JEL Classification

Q13 I32 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Desrochers
    • 1
  • Vincent Geloso
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alexandre Moreau
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto MississaugaMississaugaCanada
  2. 2.Free Market Institute at Texas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA
  3. 3.Institut économique de MontréalMontrealCanada

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