Canadian Social Research Newsletter
July 2, 2012

Welcome to the weekly Canadian Social Research Newsletter,
a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,563 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and other stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with social policy...
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Hope everyone had a safe and HAPPY CANADA DAY!!



IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. Saving Welfare Incomes and Poverty Profile (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - June 29
2. Bill C-38 passes in Senate, Parliament closes for summer (Ottawa Citizen) - June 30
3. Harper Government celebrates Royal Assent of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (Finance Canada) - June 29
4. Cost of Poverty in BC: Huge Human Suffering and at least $4 Billion (Raise the Rates) - June 28
5. Hunger on Our Doorstep (Olivier De Schutter : UN Special Rapporteur for the right to food) - June 26
6. SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin (Social Planning Toronto) - June 26
7. Child poverty rate drops in British Columbia, rates for all persons still the worst in Canada (First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition) - June 18
8. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2012 - June 28
--- Total income of farm operators, 2010 - June 27
--- Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2010 - June 27
--- Study: Measures of employment turnover post 2000, 2001 to 2009 - June 27
--- Registered apprenticeship training programs, 2010 - June 26
--- Spotlight on CANSIM

9. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

10. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
11. [U.S.] Supreme Court Health Care: Obama Wins The Battle, Prepares For The War (Huffington Post) - June 28

12. [U.S.] Earned Income Tax Credit : WIN! (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - June 26

13. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. Saving Welfare Incomes and Poverty Profile - June 29
(Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

From the
Caledon Institute of Social Policy:

June 29, 2012

THE BAD NEWS:
Information is under attack in Ottawa.

* In 2010, the Harper Government™ announced that it was axing the long-form Census.
* Key social statistics are gone:.
--- The Participation and Activity Limitation Survey or PALS (the major source of national information on persons with disabilities and the supports they require to live independently) is being replaced, but the disability community hasn't yet been told what the new resource will be.
--- Social Security Statistics: Canada and Provinces, fantastic resource for historical statistical analysis of Canadian social programs over 25 years, has simply disappeared.
--- Ottawa has jettisoned the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) which gathered priceless information on changes experienced by individuals over time, such as movement in and out of poverty.
--- The National Council of Welfare (advisory body to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) was abolished.

The last cut noted above places in jeopardy the future of two of the Council’s most important series – Welfare Incomes and Poverty Profile.

THE GOOD NEWS:
Caledon to the rescue!

The Caledon Institute of Social Policy will take over the task of gathering and analyzing the welfare and low income data in the two series. This vital information will form the first elements of a new Caledon product, the Canada Social Report.

Caledon is uniquely qualified to take over the Council’s welfare and poverty data. Twenty-five years ago, Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman (then Director of the National Council of Welfare and consultant, respectively, now President and Vice-President of Caledon) created the welfare incomes methodology as part of the pioneering report, Welfare in Canada: The Tangled Safety Net. Sherri Torjman went on to write five more Welfare Incomes reports. Ken Battle created the first Poverty Profile in 1982 and wrote several editions thereafter before he left the Council to found Caledon in 1992.

More information will be provided as plans advance for incorporating the welfare and poverty data in the new Canada Social Report.
The statement whose link appears below provides some analysis and explanation of the Welfare Incomes and Poverty Profile series, tracing their origins and evolution over the years. It then makes the case as to why Caledon is uniquely qualified to save them.

The Caledon Statement:

Saving Welfare Incomes and Poverty Profile (PDF - 44K, 6 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/989ENG.pdf
By Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman
June 2012

KUDOS to Ken and Sherri of Caledon for committing to saving and updating these two important reports!!

Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy

http://www.caledoninst.org/

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- Go to the National Council of Welfare links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ncw.htm

- Go to the Social Research Organizations (I) in Canada page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research.htm

- Go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

2. Bill C-38 passes in Senate, Parliament closes for summer - June 30
(Ottawa Citizen)

Bill C-38 passes in Senate, Parliament closes for summer:
Vote sets stage for sister bill in fall
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Bill+passes+Senate+Parliament+closes+summer/6865384/story.html
By Jordan Press
June 30, 2012
Just in time for the Canada Day long weekend, the Senate ended this session of Parliament by approving the government's omnibus budget bill - which promptly received royal assent - making changes to the environmental review laws and social assistance programs.
By a vote of 49-31, Bill C-38 passed through the Senate Friday afternoon, with the Tories using their majority to get approval for the government's budget implementation bill.

The vote marked the end of one political battle and set the stage for a fall session that will likely be marked by a sister bill to C-38 that may be just as sweeping and controversial for the opposition parties.

Source:
Ottawa Citizen

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/

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- Go to the 2012 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets_2012.htm

3. Harper Government celebrates Royal Assent of Pooled Registered Pension Plans - June 29
(Finance Canada)

Harper Government celebrates Royal Assent of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs)
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n12/12-074-eng.asp
June 28, 2012
The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), announced that Bill C-25: the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act will receive Royal Assent later today. The Minister joined representatives from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Jetstream Administration Inc. to celebrate this achievement. This legislation implements the federal framework for a new pension option for the millions of Canadians currently without access to a workplace pension plan.
(...)
PRPPs will be available across Canada once federal tax legislation is passed and the provinces pass their enabling legislation. Regulations will soon be published to address provisions of the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act.

Related Document:

Helping Canadians Save for Their Retirement With Pooled Registered Pension Plans
http://www.fin.gc.ca/act/prpp-prac/index-eng.asp

Source:
Finance Canada

http://www.fin.gc.ca/fin-eng.asp

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Full text of Bill C-25: the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=5670876

All published versions of Bill C-25
http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Mode=1&billId=5242186&Language=E#
- includes the First Reading of the Bill and the final version as passed by the House of Commons

Status of the Government House Bill
http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Mode=1&billId=5242186&Language=E

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- Go to the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/prpp.htm

4. Cost of Poverty in BC: Huge Human Suffering and at least $4 Billion - June 28
(
Raise the Rates)

Cost of Poverty in BC: Huge Human Suffering and at least $4 Billion
http://raisetherates.org/2012/06/28/cost-of-poverty-in-bc-huge-human-suffering-and-at-least-4-billion/
June 28, 2012
Poverty in BC is the worst in Canada with 1 in 9 people in poverty and 1 in 5 children under the age of 6 living in poverty. BC also has the worst inequality gap between the richest and poorest 20% of the population. Poverty and inequality cause immense human suffering and harms individuals, families and society.
(...)
On Tuesday, June 26, over 130 people crowded into a meeting to discuss the Cost of Poverty in BC, which was hosted by Raise the Rates. A panel of experts, both from life and research, movingly outlined some of the many costs.
- includes contributions by the following:
* Harold Lavender, a person living on disability
* Colleen Boudreau, a mother on disability
* Carol Martin, an Aboriginal women working with the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
* Charan Gill, of Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
* Fraser Stuart, living on welfare
* Robin Loxton, with the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
* Colleen McGuire, author of the Cost of Eating in BC
* Ted Bruce, an expert on public health
* Adrienne Montani of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
* Iglika Ivanova, an economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
* Seth Klein, Director of CCPA's BC Office
The total package of raising income, providing universal child care, building houses, etc would cost around $4 billion dollars which is half the cost of poverty. Ending poverty in BC is sound economic policy and good social policy; it would make BC a better place to live and a province to be proud of.

Source:
Raise the Rates

http://raisetherates.org/
Raise the Rates is a coalition of community groups and organizations concerned with the level of poverty and homelessness in British Columbia.

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- Go to the Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (D-W) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk3.htm

5. Hunger on Our Doorstep - June 26
(Olivier De Schutter : UN Special Rapporteur for the right to food
)

Hunger on Our Doorstep
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/olivier-de-schutter/developed-countries-hunger_b_1627559.html
June 26, 2012
By Olivier De Schutter
UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food

What is a U.N. human rights expert doing examining food systems in the developed world while millions are starving in poor countries? This was the first question many people raised when in May of this year, after having visited a range of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia, I conducted my first right-to-food mission in a developed country -- Canada.

The question is itself a legitimate one. Given the wealth that abounds in Europe and North America, many have assumed that poverty has, and must have been, eradicated. Yet this assumption is the measure of just how well our societies have managed to keep the uncomfortable fact of food poverty out of sight and out of mind. The two-track economic processes that have mired some communities in disadvantage have in fact marginalized them far enough as to make them invisible to the rest of society.
(...) Just as it is our duty to speak out against hunger in poor and developing states, it is our duty not to forget about those who, on our own doorstep, find themselves unemployed, unable to pay their bills, and whose children shall pay the price for poor diets.

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Olivier De Schutter is the UN Special Rapporteur for the right to food. In May 2012 he conducted an official visit to Canada.
His preliminary findings:
* http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/201205_canadaprelim_en.pdf
* http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=12159&LangID=E

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Source:
Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Related link:

Website of the
Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

http://www.srfood.org/

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- Go to the Food Banks and Hunger Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/foodbkmrk.htm

6. SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin - June 26
(Social Planning Toronto
)

From
Social Planning Toronto:

SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin
http://goo.gl/Zinhh
June 26, 2012

In this issue:
* Reporting back from the "Action on Poverty" Profile Release Event
* Register for the July 10 SPT Member Forum: "Cost Containment: A “Nuts and Bolts” response to the Austerity Agenda"
* West Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (WCOHH)
* Worth Repeating: Toronto school board’s permit fee hike destructive, sports groups say

Source:
Social Planning Toronto
http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/
Social Planning Toronto is committed to independent social planning at the local and city-wide levels in order to improve the quality of life for all people in Toronto. It is committed to diversity, social and economic justice, and active citizen participation in all aspects of community life.

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- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (D-W) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk3.htm

7. Child poverty rate drops in British Columbia, rates for all persons still the worst in Canada - June 18
(First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition)

Child poverty rate drops in British Columbia,
rates for all persons still the worst in Canada

http://firstcallbc.org/pdfs/CurrentIssues/NR%20poverty%20stats.pdf
June 18, 2012
News Release
The child poverty rate in British Columbia dropped from 11.8 percent in 2009 to 10.5 percent in 2010, Statistics Canada reported today.
The latest BC rate was the second worst in Canada after the rate of 11.1 percent in Manitoba. Previously, the child poverty rate in BC was the worst of any province in Canada for eight consecutive years.

The number of poor children was down from 98,000 in 2009 to 87,000 in 2010. Meanwhile, the poverty rate for persons of all ages in BC fell slightly from 12.0 percent in 2009 to 11.5 percent in 2010. It was the worst poverty rate in Canada for 12 consecutive years. The number of poor persons dropped from 523,000 to 510,000. “The latest statistics show – once again – the need for a comprehensive anti-poverty program in British Columbia, supported by every political party,” said Adrienne Montani, provincial coordinator of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. “Poverty is costing children their health and limiting their ability to reach their full potential.”

The current BC government has proposed modest local anti-poverty initiatives in seven BC communities, but has made it clear it will not make significant investments to fight poverty prior to the 2013 provincial election. (...)

Source:
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition

http://firstcallbc.org/

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (D-W) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk3.htm

8. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2012 - June 28
--- Total income of farm operators, 2010 - June 27
--- Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2010 - June 27
--- Study: Measures of employment turnover post 2000, 2001 to 2009 - June 27
--- Registered apprenticeship training programs, 2010 - June 26
--- Spotlight on CANSIM

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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June 28, 2012
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120628/dq120628a-eng.htm
In April, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $896.63, up 1.0% from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, earnings increased by 3.1%.
- includes two tables and three charts:
* Tables:
----- Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
----- Number of employees
* Charts:
----- Year-over-year change in average weekly hours and average weekly earnings (2009-2012)
----- Year-over-year change in average weekly earnings in the 10 largest sectors, April 2011 to April 2012
----- Year-over-year growth in average weekly earnings by province, April 2011 to April 2012

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=72 -002-X&lang=eng
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
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* On the main product page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.
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Related subjects:

* Labour
http://goo.gl/FsMeZ

* Employment and unemployment
http://goo.gl/mMHwY

* Hours of work and work arrangements
http://goo.gl/DGFGo

* Industries
http://goo.gl/idqT8

* Wages, salaries and other earnings
http://goo.gl/EK2Qr

June 27, 2012
Total income of farm operators, 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120627/dq120627f-eng.htm
Data on total income of farm operators are now available for 2010.

Related subjects:

Agriculture
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=920&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Farm financial statistics
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=3953&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Farms and farm operators
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=1637&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Related link:

Tables by subject: Farm financial statistics
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/ind01/l3_920_3953-eng.htm

June 27, 2012
Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2010

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120627/dq120627b-eng.htm
Data for 2010 on family income and related variables derived from personal income tax returns filed in spring 2011 are now available for various sub-provincial geographic areas.

In 2010, Ottawa–Gatineau had the highest median total family income (before tax) of all the census metropolitan areas (CMAs), at $90,790, according to data derived from personal income tax returns. Ottawa–Gatineau was followed by Calgary ($89,490) and Edmonton ($87,930). This ranking was unchanged from 2009.

- includes two tables:
--- Median total income of census families and persons not in census families, by census metropolitan area
--- Median total income of couple families and lone-parent families, by census metropolitan area

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Household, family and personal income
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=2812&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

June 27, 2012
Study: Measures of employment turnover post 2000, 2001 to 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120627/dq120627c-eng.htm
The relative contribution of firms of different sizes to net employment growth varied substantially from year to year in the early post-2000 period. This was mostly because of volatility in the net employment growth among Canada's largest firms. This study examined employment dynamics in the business sector between 2001 and 2009, a period that includes an expansionary phase (2001 to 2008) and a recession (2008 to 2009).

Related subjects:

Business performance and ownership
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2239&id=2239&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Business adaptation and adjustment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2239&id=2240&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Entry, exit, mergers and growth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2239&id=2244&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

June 27, 2012
Registered apprenticeship training programs, 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120626/dq120626b-eng.htm
In 2010, total registrations in apprenticeship training programs across Canada reached their highest level, at 430,452, up 5.2% from 2009. This followed a 4.7% increase the previous year.

Related subjects:

Education, training and learning
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=1821&id=1821&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Adult education and training
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=1821&id=966&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Job training and educational attainment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2624&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

Spotlight on CANSIM
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng&p2=1
CANSIM is Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database.
Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.

Browse CANSIM by subject:
[Click the link above to access any of the content below.]

* Aboriginal peoples * Agriculture * Business, consumer and property services * Business performance and ownership * Children and youth * Construction * Crime and justice * Culture and leisure * Economic accounts * Education, training and learning * Energy * Environment * Ethnic diversity and immigration * Families, households and housing * Government * Health * Income, pensions, spending and wealth * Information and communications technology * International trade * Labour * Languages * Manufacturing * Population and demography * Prices and price indexes * Retail and wholesale * Science and technology * Seniors * Society and community * Transportation * Travel and tourism

Tutorial: Introduction to the New CANSIM Interface
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/about-apercu/video/cansim-eng.html

Related link:

Statistics Canada to make all online data free
National Statistics Council, which opposed scrapping the long-form census, applauds the move

November, 25, 2011
By Carl Meyer
All of Statistics Canada’s standard online products, including the census, socioeconomic and geographic data, will be offered to the public for free starting February 2012, Embassy has learned. In 2010, the agency was rocked when the government dropped the mandatory long-form census, and its chief statistician resigned in protest. Immigration experts slammed the decision for jeopardizing the targeted delivery of services like languages training and job-search workshops. Now, the agency will not charge for the information it gathered during the 2011 census. Instead, as it releases the first set of census data this February, it will also announce that it will be free—as well as the rest of its online, readily-available data.

Source:
Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newsweekly
http://embassymag.ca/

9. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

June 29, 2012

What's new online this week:

1. Research, policy & practice
- materials include: scholarly research, policy studies and briefs, government and NGO reports

Modernizing child care in Ontario: Sharing conversations, strengthening partnerships, working together
http://goo.gl/GAAm7
27 Jun 2012 | Ontario
Discussion paper from the Government of Ontario identifies long term goals and medium term actions for modernizing the child care sector. Make sure to check out how you can provide feedback to the discussion questions on the government website.

A brief summary of the struggles of the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
http://goo.gl/noqr3
27 Jun 2012 | Canada
The history and current struggles of the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC) are chronicled on the website 'Voices-voix: Defending advocacy and dissent in Canada'.

Fathers in Canada
http://goo.gl/WxYyR
26 Jun 2012 | Canada
Fact sheet from the Vanier Institute of the Family reveals that "men are much more likely than those who came before them to take parental and paternity leave with the birth of a child, to participate regularly in unpaid housework and child care and to leave the workforce behind altogether as a stay-at-home Dad".

No single ingredient
http://goo.gl/IbG1y
26 Jun 2012 | United States
Keynote speech from Dr. Marcy Whitebook discusses the continuing challenges facing the early childhood education workforce and identifies three main interrelated issues and how to address them.

International journal of child care and education policy (Volume 6)
http://goo.gl/MERqx
25 Jun 2012 | International
Journal from Korea Institute of Child Care and Education is available online. Includes articles from Australia, Finland, China and Indonesia.

MORE research, policy & practice
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice

2. Child care in the news:
- archive of news articles about early childhood education and child care (ECEC) in Canada and abroad.

Not expanding access to child care for years will hurt Ontario families and the economy
http://goo.gl/h8hB5
28 Jun 2012 | Ontario

Ontario planning daycare overhaul
http://goo.gl/u8Amx
28 Jun 2012 | Ontario

Brison has inequality motion passed
http://goo.gl/KF0xo
27 Jun 2012 | Canada

Business Leaders Outline Critical Need For Early Childhood Education at CED Report Event in Detroit
http://goo.gl/0aytG
27 Jun 2012 | United States

EYPs wonder where they fit into the Nutbrown vision
http://goo.gl/eZv2y
26 Jun 2012 | Europe

MORE child care in the news
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news

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NOTE: For links to earlier (weekly) issues of this weekly alert going back to June 2009,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.htm

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Subscribe to the CRRU email notices and updates
http://www.childcarecanada.org/res/enews/index.html
Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere
http://www.childcarecanada.org/links/index.html

CRRU Publications
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

ISSUE files
http://www.childcarecanada.org/resources/issue-files
- theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
http://www.childcarecanada.org
CRRU is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm

10. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
(Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch
The Poverty Dispatch is a daily scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.. The Dispatch is distributed by the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News articles from online newspapers are posted here in a number of general categories, and are tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Tags
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/tags/
Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag. The list contains a tag for each U.S. state so you can view jurisdiction-specific news, and tags for a huge list of topics, including :
* Basic needs * Canada * Caseloads * Cash assistance * Cellular phones * Census * Charities * Child care * Child hunger * Child poverty * Child support * Child welfare * Child well-being * Chronic homelessness * Cohabitation * Cost of living * Crime * Crimes against the homeless * Debt * Deep poverty * Disability * Early childhood education * Earned income tax credit * Electronic benefit transfers * Eligibility * Food insecurity * Food programs * Foster care* Fuel poverty * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless children * Homeless families * Homeless veterans * Housing First * Housing subsidies * Immigrant workers * Income * Income inequality * Jobless benefits * Juvenile justice * Legal aid * Low-income housing * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Microfinance * Minimum wage * Newly poor * No Child Left Behind * Ontario * Paid family leave * Payday lending * Persistent poverty * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Prisons * Privatization * Public Housing * Rural poverty * Safety net * SCHIP * Section 8 (Housing) * Seniors * Single parents * SNAP/Food Stamps * Supplemental Security Income * Taxes * Teen pregnancy * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Unemployment rate * Uninsured * Urban poverty * Utilities * Welfare reform * Welfare-to-work * Women Infants and Children (WIC) * Work requirements * Youth employment * many more tags...

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

June 29, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/06/29/
Poverty Rate - Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri
Student Homelessness in the US
Homeless Bill of Rights - Rhode Island
More on the Health Care Ruling and Medicaid

June 28, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/06/28/
Health Care Ruling and Medicaid
Legal Defense for the Poor - Iowa, Michigan

June 27, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/06/27/
Welfare-to-Work Program - California
General Assistance Program - Pennsylvania

June 26, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/06/26/
The Record Series on Poverty in Northern New Jersey
Homelessness - Washington, D.C.
OECD 2012 U.S. Economic Survey

June 25, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/06/25/
Suburban Poverty
US Households and the Recession
Scientific American Series: Pollution, Poverty and People of Color

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Earlier Poverty Dispatches (back to July 2006):
1. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page:
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/
2. Click on a date in the calendar (top right-hand corner of the page) to see the links for that date.
Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Click on a category or a tag (right-hand margin) to access all relevant links.
[ e.g., 588 links under the category "Poverty" - http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/categories/poverty/ ]
OR
4. Scroll down the home page to the Archives section, where you can view the full content of the dispatches by month back to July 2006 (although *some* media links tend to go 404 after awhile)...
NOTE: I highly recommend this excellent U.S. media resource!
The only shortcoming I encountered was the lack of a table of contents for each daily dispatch, which forces visitors to click each date in the calendar to see the contents of the daily dispatch for that day. So I've created my own archive (the link below), starting in mid-December of 2011, that is a table of contents of each dispatch as per the latest dispatches above, that lets you scan contents without opening each damn dispatch:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm

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NOTE : You can subscribe to this email list or RSS feed
by clicking "Subscribe" in the right-hand margin on any page of the Poverty Dispatch website

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

http://www.irp.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/

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- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

- Go to the Poverty Measures - International Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty2.htm

11. [United States] Supreme Court Health Care: Obama Wins The Battle, Prepares For The War - June 28
(Huffington Post
)

Supreme Court Health Care: Obama Wins The Battle, Prepares For The War
http://goo.gl/RR32z
June 28, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Three years after Democrats began crafting health care reform, nearly 18 months after the president signed it into law, and eight months since the Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to its constitutionality, proponents of the Affordable Care Act can finally exhale. The law is constitutional, the court ruled in a Thursday session that supplied all the nervous anticipation of an actual election.

But while the law's mandate may pass legal muster, it remains unpopular. And as part of the decision to uphold the law, Chief Justice John Roberts may have made it even more toxic, determining that it was a tax. Policy experts said they remain concerned about components of the legislation, including looming cuts in Medicare payments to hospitals and other providers, while Democrats have exhibited general wariness with championing it on the campaign stump.

Democrats won today's battle, but the war over health care remains unsettled.

Source:
Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

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- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

12. U.S. Earned Income Tax Credit : WIN!- June 26
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
)

United States

NEW from the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP):

Studies Show Earned Income Tax Credit Encourages Work and Success in School and Reduces Poverty
By Jimmy Charite, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, and Chuck Marr
June 26, 2012
Some 27 million working adults with low and moderate incomes, most of whom are raising children, received the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in 2009 to reduce their taxes and supplement their earnings. Studies have found that the EITC encourages work, reduces poverty, helps families meet basic needs, and improves children’s achievement in school and likely increases their earnings as adults. The Child Tax Credit (CTC), a related tax credit designed to help offset the cost of raising children, also plays a pivotal role in helping low-income families.

View the full analysis:
HTML:
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3793
PDF:
http://www.cbpp.org/files/6-26-12tax.pdf (13 pages)

More CBPP State Budget and Tax Analyses:
http://www.cbpp.org/research/index.cfm?fa=topic&id=40

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

http://www.cbpp.org/
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center conducts research and analysis to help shape public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that policymakers consider the needs of low-income families and individuals in these debates. We also develop policy options to alleviate poverty.

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- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

13. CRINMAIL (Newsletter of the Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):
http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

The latest information on children's rights around the world:
CRINMAIL
http://www.crin.org/email/
CRIN publishes several email lists on children's rights issues in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. We also issue thematic editions on armed conflict, violence against children and strategic litigation. You can subscribe to any of these email lists and unsubscribe at any time.

CRINMAIL - Children's Rights Newsletter (weekly)
Latest issue:

27 June 2012 - CRINMAIL issue 1282
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4291
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Upholding children's rights in court
- Country bans ritual male circumcision
- The plight continues
- Too many deaths
- Discrimination confirmed
- Aggravating factors
- Forgotten children remembered
- Call for contributions
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Australia
Upcoming events
Employment
Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Issues * Law
* Advocacy * Challenging breaches * Take action * Campaigns * Toolkits

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues):

Option 1: (WITH table of contents)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue, as above, back to 2009-2010:

Option 2: (WITHOUT table of contents)
http://goo.gl/C0JNx
- On the CRINMAIL website --- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue (so you must click on each link to see its contents), but it goes back much further (pre-2006). Follow this link to see hundreds of earlier weekly issues, many of which are special editions focusing on special themes, such as the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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NOTE:
The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is only ONE of several weekly newsletters produced and distributed by CRIN.
See the complete list of newsletters:
http://www.crin.org/email/

Source:
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):

http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

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- Go to the Children's Rights Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm


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