Expenditures by middle class households have increased by between 0.5 and 1 percent a year between 1997 and 2009. The share of income spent has changed very little.
After having examined how the size of the middle class has changed in Canada, Lauren Jones and I are looking at how expenditures among middle class families have changed over time. The graphs below use data from the Canadian Survey of Household Spending (SHS) between 1997 and 2009, and all figures are in 2009 dollars. Miles Corak has documented the changes in average and median incomes among the middle class […]