Turning Bad Habits Into Good

The problem:

Gambling is known to disproportionately burden low-income households: the poor spend a larger share of their income on gambling than do the rich.

The hypothesis:

Government-run gambling functions as a regressive form of taxation.

The research:

We examine provincial governments’ use of gambling revenue to determine the impact of government-run gambling on low-income households.

The solution?

Take a look at our paper, Pressing Its Luck: How Ontario lottery and gaming can work for, not against, low income households