Canadian Social Research Newsletter
December 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 2,595 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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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. National Council of Welfare reports : Sixth Estate to the rescue!
2. [Toronto] Insight: Working Poor (Martin Prosperity Institute) - November 29
3. Manitoba's Campaign 2000 Child and Family Poverty Report Card for 2012 - (Social Planning Council of Winnipeg) - November 28
4. Child care should be a top spending priority for governments after deficits eliminated
(TD Economics)
- November 26
5. Eighth Annual Demographia international housing affordability survey: 2012 - January 23, 2012 (includes Canada)
6.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian economic accounts, third quarter 2012 and September 2012 - November 30
--- Earnings losses of displaced workers with stable labour market attachment, 1990 to 2003 - November 29
--- Canadian Health Measures Survey: Fact sheets and tables related to select laboratory data, 2009 to 2011 - November 29
--- Crime and Youth Crime in 2011 (Juristat Bulletin, November 2012)
--- 25 Health Fact Sheets - November 29
--- Farm income, 2011 - November 26

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

International content

8. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
9.
It's Expensive Being Poor - The Punitive Nature of Poverty (Huffington Post U.K.) - November 27

10. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. National Council of Welfare reports : Sixth Estate to the rescue!

National Council of Welfare reports:
Sixth Estate to the rescue!

KUDOS and thanks to Sixth Estate [ http://sixthestate.net/ ] for posting links to this enormous collection of reports from the National Council of Welfare dating right back to the early 1970s!

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Sixth Estate Makes Available National Council of Welfare
Reports After Harper Government Shuts Down Website

http://sixthestate.net/?p=6350
October 2, 2012
"(...) Today, Sixth Estate is pleased to announce that I am making available online the backlog of Council publications which were formerly accessible via its website, dating back to the 1970s. Some of these are already listed at Publications.gc.ca; the rest, I would hate to let disappear into the ether simply because of the callousness and capriciousness of the government in power. "

Available Research Reports:
The list below contains titles and publication dates only, while the Sixth Estate page (the link above) includes an abstract for each publication AND a link to the file. All reports are in PDF format (but most of the reports are not searchable because the content is a snapshot of the page vs a copy of the text). The collection below is much larger than any other I've come across, but some titles are missing. If you're looking for a particular NCW report that's not included below, go to the Publications Canada search engine [ http://www.publications.gc.ca/site/eng/search/search.html ] and enter the title that you're seeking

NOTE : Scroll down past the complete list below for links to a few recent NCW reports that were part of the NCW website but not included in the above list.

National Council of Welfare reports:
http://sixthestate.net/?p=6350
Click the link above to access any report in the list below.
The above link also includes two charts, one with poverty rates (from 1976 to 2010) and the other with total welfare incomes (from 1986 to 2011) by province and territory.

* The Dollars and Sense of Solving Poverty (2011)
[ NOTE: Scroll down past this list for a link to:
The Dollars and Sense of Solving Poverty : Comprehensive Bibliography
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* Solving Poverty Roundtable (2008)
* Time to Act: First Nations, Metis and Inuit Children and Youth (2007)
* Solving Poverty: Four Cornerstones of a Workable National Strategy for Canada (2007)
* Report on the Poverty and Income Security Questionnaire (2006)
* Income for Living? (2004) [Market Basket Measure]
* Welfare to Work Roundtable (2003)
* The Cost of Poverty (2002)
* Justice and the Poor (2000)
* Children First (1999)
* Preschool Children: Promises to Keep (1999)
* A New Poverty Line: Yes, No, or Maybe? (1999)[“market basket” of goods and services]
* Child Benefits: Kids Are Still Hungry (1998)
* Talk is Cheap: Banking and Poor People (1998)
* Profiles of Welfare: Myths and Realities (1998)
* Healthy Parents, Healthy Babies (1997)
* Child Benefits: A Small Step Forward (1997)
* Gambling in Canada (1996)
* Improving the Canada Pension Plan (1996)
* The 1995 Budget and Block Funding (1995)
* Legal Aid and the Poor (1995)
* Incentives and Disincentives to Work (1993)
* The 1992 Budget and Child Benefits (1992)
* Danger Looming: Funding Health and Higher Education (1991)
* No Time for Cuts: The Canada Assistance Plan (1991)
* Health, Health Care and Medicare (1990)
* Women and Poverty Revisited (1990)
* Fighting Child Poverty (1990)
* Pension Reform (1990)
* The GST and the Poor (1990)
* Help Wanted: Tax Relief for Canada’s Poor (1989)
* The 1989 Budget and Social Policy (1989)
* Social Spending and the Next Budget (1989)
* Child Care: A Better Alternative (1988)
* Tax Facts (1987)
* The Impact of the 1985 and 1986 Budgets on Disposable Income (1986)
* Giving and Taking: The May 1985 Budget and the Poor (1985)
* Poverty on the Increase (1985)
* Opportunity for Reform (1985)
* Pension Reform (1984)
* Sixty-Five and Older (1984)
* Family Allowances For All? (1983)
* The June 1982 Budget and Social Policy (1982)
* The Working Poor: People and Programs (1981)
* Women and Poverty (1979)
* Bearing the Burden, Sharing the Benefits (1978)
* The Working Poor (1977)
* Jobs and Poverty (1977)
* The Hidden Welfare System (1976)
* One in a World of Two’s (1976)
* Support/Supplementation: Who Will Benefit? (1976)
* Guide to the Guaranteed Income (1976)
* Poor Kids (1975)
* Organizing for Social Action: Three Canadian Experiences (1975) [Winnipeg family allowance, Quebec foster care, and Saskatchewan legal aid].
* People’s Need to Grow: Beyond Services and Beyond Jobs (1974)
* Prices and the Poor (1974)
* Incomes and Opportunities (1973)
* The Press and the Poor (1973)
* One Child, One Chance (1973)
* Poor People’s Groups (1973)
* Guaranteed Incomes and Guaranteed Jobs (1972)
* Legal Services Controversy: An Examination of the Evidence (1971)

Welfare reforms in Canada:

* Another Look at Welfare Reform (1997)
* Welfare Reform (1992)
* Tangled Safety Net: Welfare in Canada (1987)

Welfare Incomes reports for : 2009 - 2006 and 2007 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2000 and 2001 - 1999 - 1998 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1987 (The Tangled Safety Net: Welfare in Canada)

Poverty Profiles for : 2004 (data tables only) - 2002 and 2003 - 2001 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 Update - 1980 to 1990 - 1988 - 1985

Poverty Lines for : 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985 - 1984 - 1983 - 1982 - 1981
Poverty in Canada: 1980 Preliminary Statistics (1980)

Guidebooks:

A Pension Primer (1999, 1996)
A Guide to the Proposed Seniors Benefit (1996)
Social Security Backgrounders (1994)
A Pension Primer (1989, 1984)
Bookkeeping Handbook for Low-Income Citizen Groups (1973)
Directory of (1000+) Low-Income Citizen Groups in Canada (1973)

Links to a few more recent reports that were part of the NCW website but not included in the Sixth Estate list:

* Profile of a Federal Fiscal Measure:
A Descriptive Study of the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB)
(PDF - 68K, 8 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/WITB_2008.pdf
April 2012
This statistical profile presents an overview of the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB) elements and recipients in 2008. Using basic customized data information on WITB recipients, provided by the Canada Revenue Agency, it examines who received the WITB in 2008 broken down by those household types used in our Welfare Incomes series and broken down by WITB configurations, since calculations in Quebec, British Columbia and Nunavut differ from the federal model.

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A Snapshot of Racialized Poverty in Canada (PDF - 1.6MB, 17 pages)
http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2012/cnb-ncw/HS51-2-2012S-eng.pdf
January 2012

* A Snapshot of Racialized Poverty in Canada : Statistical Tables (PDF - 64K, 35 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/racialized_poverty_stats.pdf
Data tables show breakdowns for selected variables for Canada, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

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The Dollars and Sense of Solving Poverty : Comprehensive Bibliography (PDF - 272K,48 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/dollars_and_sense_bibliography.pdf
September 2011
- incl. Canadian, American and other international studies organized under the following headings:
* General * Policies and Programs * Housing * Early Education Programs * Education * Health * Newspaper Articles

2. [Toronto] Insight: Working Poor - November 29
(Martin Prosperity Institute)

Toronto

Insight: Working Poor
http://martinprosperity.org/2012/11/29/insight-working-poor/
November 29, 2012
PDF of this Insight (small file, same content as the link above):
http://martinprosperity.org/media/Working%20Poor%20Insight_v01.pdf
Of the numerous issues facing the City of Toronto, transit accessibility and growing income inequality are of primary importance. In previous Martin Prosperity Institute Insights, we looked at the relationship between transit, geography, and income in Toronto. Although lower income city residents are often the most transit dependent, this relationship is traditionally understudied. This Insight will further the analysis regarding transit and income in Toronto, by looking at the relationship between transit accessibility and the working poor population within the different neighbourhoods of the city.
(...)
As wage inequality continues to grow in the city of Toronto, it is necessary to not only examine the relationship between transit and unemployment, but also the relationship of transit with low income employed citizens.

Source:
Martin Prosperity Institute

http://martinprosperity.org/
The Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is the world’s leading think-tank on the role of sub-national factors—location, place and city-regions—in global economic prosperity. We take an integrated view of prosperity, looking beyond economic measures to include the
importance of quality of place and the development of people’s creative potential.

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

3. Manitoba's Campaign 2000 Child and Family Poverty Report Card for 2012 - November 28 (Social Planning Council of Winnipeg)

Manitoba's Campaign 2000 Child and Family Poverty Report Card for 2012 (PDF - 732K, 10 pages)
http://www.spcw.mb.ca/files/4013/5414/7237/C2000_Child_Poverty_Report_Card-2012.pdf
Poverty remains a persistent reality for about 20% of children in Manitoba. While the number of children living in poverty has gone down over the last 20 years, an unacceptably large number - 54,000 in 2010 - are being held back by the limitations of inadequate income, poor housing, limited recreation and compromised learning opportunities.

NOTE : Manitoba's child and family poverty report card was produced by the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg as part of an annual initiative of Campaign 2000 (see the link below). On November 21, Campaign 200 released its 2012 national report on child and family poverty, and provincial reports were also released for British Columbia, Alberta and New Brunswick. Manitoba's report is the latest to be released as part of this collection. Click the Campaign 2000 link below to access the national report and the other provincial reports.

Source:
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

http://www.spcw.mb.ca/

Campaign 2000
http://www.campaign2000.ca/
Campaign 2000 is a non-partisan, cross-Canada coalition of over 120 national, provincial and community organizations, committed to working together to end child and family poverty in Canada. Visit the Campaign 2000 website for a complete list of partner organizations.

Related link:

Manitoba's child poverty an 'appalling' 20 per cent
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/manitobas-child-poverty-an-appalling-20-per-cent-181497141.html
By Larry Kusch
November 30, 2012
One in five Manitoba children continues to live in poverty despite a much-ballyhooed NDP government strategy -- announced more than three years ago -- to reduce it.
When it comes to child poverty, only Prince Edward Island has a higher rate in Canada, at 22.5 per cent, to Manitoba's 20.9 per cent, the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg said in a report Thursday. The national average is 14.5 per cent

Source:
Winnipeg Free Press

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/

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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 Manitoba Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/mbkmrk.htm

4. Child care should be a top spending priority for governments after deficits eliminated - November 26
(TD Economics)

TD Economics says child care should be a top spending priority for governments after deficits eliminated
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1293463
November 26, 2012
By Laurie Monsebraaten
Public investment in child care should be a top priority when Canada’s fiscal books are balanced, says one of the country’s top bank economists. The “widespread and long-lasting” economic, social and health benefits for children, families and society far outweigh the costs, says TD Bank Chief Economist Craig Alexander in the first-ever analysis of the issue by a Canadian bank. (...) Alexander prefaces his TD Economics Special Report, released Tuesday, by noting that early childhood education is a “very complex sector” that requires more in-depth analysis before making more detailed recommendations.

Source:
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/

Complete report:

Early Childhood Education Has
Widespread and Long-Lasting Benefits
(PDF - 228K, 9 pages)
http://www.td.com/document/PDF/economics/special/di1112_EarlyChildhoodEducation.pdf
November 27, 2012
There is a great deal of literature showing compelling evidence of the benefits of early learning. Not only do high-quality early childhood education programs benefit children, they also have positive impacts on parents and the economy as a whole.

Source:
TD Economics
http://www.td.com/economics/analysis/economics-index.jsp

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

5. Eighth Annual Demographia international housing affordability survey: 2012 - January 23, 2012

Eighth Annual Demographia international housing affordability survey: 2012
Ratings for metropolitan markets: Australia, Canada, China (Hong Kong), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States
http://www.demographia.com/dhi.pdf
By Wendell Cox and Hugh Pavletich
23 January 2012
The 2012 housing affordability survey covers the 325 urban markets of the United States (211); United Kingdom (33); Canada (35); Australia (32); New Zealand (8); Ireland (5) and Hong Kong in China (1). The survey rates housing affordability by nation (data from the 3rd quarter 2011), identifying those countries where housing is affordable, moderately unaffordable, seriously unaffordable, and severely unaffordable.

The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey is produced to contrast the deterioration in housing affordability in some metropolitan markets with the preservation of affordability in other metropolitan areas. It is dedicated to younger generations who have right to expect they will live as well or better than their parents, but may not, in large part due to the higher cost of housing.

Source:
Demographia
http://www.demographia.com/
and
Performance Urban Planning
http://www.performanceurbanplanning.org/

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- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htm

6. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian economic accounts, third quarter 2012 and September 2012 - November 30
--- Earnings losses of displaced workers with stable labour market attachment, 1990 to 2003 - November 29
--- Canadian Health Measures Survey: Fact sheets and tables related to select laboratory data, 2009 to 2011 - November 29
--- Crime and Youth Crime in 2011 (Juristat Bulletin, November 2012)
--- 25 Health Fact Sheets - November 29
--- Farm income, 2011 - November 26

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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November 30, 2012
Canadian economic accounts, third quarter 2012 and September 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121130/dq121130a-eng.htm
Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.1% in the third quarter, slowing from the 0.4% growth in the second quarter. The slower pace of growth was the result of declines in exports and business investment. Final domestic demand grew 0.4%. On a monthly basis, real GDP by industry was unchanged in September.

November 29, 2012
Earnings losses of displaced workers with stable labour market attachment, 1990 to 2003
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121129/dq121129c-eng.htm
Most long-term workers who were laid off in the different economic contexts of the early 1990s and the early 2000s managed to find work and earn wages or salaries during the next five consecutive years. However, many experienced earnings losses when they returned to work...

November 29, 2012
Canadian Health Measures Survey: Fact sheets and tables related to select laboratory data, 2009 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121129/dq121129e-eng.htm
Health Fact Sheets and tables related to select laboratory data released on November 21, 2012, are now available. Health topics covered include cardiovascular health, diabetes, infection markers, kidney health and nutritional status.

November 29, 2012
Juristat Bulletin November 2012

This publication features short, informative articles focusing on specific justice-related issues. This issue contains the two following articles:

Crime, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-005-x/2012001/article/11745-eng.htm
Crime in Canada has been declining. This trend continued in 2011, as both the volume and severity of crime fell 6% from the previous year. The 2011 drop marked the eighth consecutive decrease in Canada’s crime rate and Crime Severity Index (CSI).

Youth crime, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-005-x/2012001/article/11749-eng.htm
Youth crime has been declining in Canada. Both the youth crime rate, which measures the volume of youth crime, and the youth Crime Severity Index, which measures the seriousness of youth crime, fell 10% in 2011, continuing the downward trend seen over the past decade.

[ Oh-oh --- better build a few more prisons!]

Source:
Juristat - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85-002-X&lang=eng
This publication provides in-depth analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Topics include crime, victimization, homicide, civil, family and criminal courts, and correctional services. It is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.
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November 29, 2012
Health Fact Sheets
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/82-625-x2012001-eng.htm
The Health Fact Sheet publication features short informative articles on interesting health topics from various health data sources.

This collection of 25 health fact sheets covers a broad range of health issues, including cholesterol levels of Canadians (the sample link below), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Canadians, blood pressure of Canadians, access to a regular medical doctor, heavy drinking, smoking and much more.

Sample link
from this collection:
Cholesterol levels of Canadians, 2009 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2012001/article/11732-eng.htm

- Go to the Health Links (Canada/International) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/health.htm

November 28, 2012
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, September 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121128/dq121128a-eng.htm
In September, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $902.29, down 0.5% from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, earnings increased 3.4%.

November 26, 2012
Farm income, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121126/dq121126a-eng.htm
Realized net income for Canadian farmers amounted to $5.7 billion in 2011, a 53.1% increase from 2010. This rise followed a 19.0% increase in 2010 and a 19.6% decline in 2009.

Farm cash receipts, 2010 and 2011 (revised),
January to September 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121126/dq121126b-eng.htm

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



Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select a month and year from the two drop-down menus to access all issues of The Daily for a particular month.


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

7. 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

December 2, 2012

What's new online this week:

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

Early childhood education and care in Alberta: Comparison between 2004 and 2010 - Key findings
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/11/early-childhood-education-and-care-alberta-comparison-betwe
28 Nov 2012 | Alberta
Fact sheet from Public Interest Alberta released with the launch of their new advocacy campaign calling upon the Alberta government to invest in building a quality public early childhood education and care system.

Towards a Scandinavian childcare system for 0-12 year olds in Ireland?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/11/towards-scandinavian-childcare-system-0-12-year-olds-irelan
27 Nov 2012 | Europe
Report by Barnardos and Start Strong outlines the key features that would be involved in developing a Scandinavian child care system in Ireland.

A man's place: Fathers, workers and boys in early education and care services
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/11/mans-place-fathers-workers-and-boys-early-education-and-car
27 Nov 2012 | Europe
Children in Europe, Issue 23 asks if masculinity is the missing link in ECEC services. Available for purchase online.

Assessing the benefits of community human services
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/11/assessing-benefits-community-human-services
27 Nov 2012 | Canada
Report from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy investigates eight areas of human service including early childhood education and care.

Early childhood education has widespread and long lasting benefits
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/11/early-childhood-education-has-widespread-and-long-lasting-b
27 Nov 2012 | Canada
Special report from TD Economics argues that "given the unquestionable number of benefits that early childhood education can provide, it follows that more focus should be put on investing in, and improving, the system".

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.

Waste of money
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/11/waste-money
28 Nov 2012 | Saskatchewan

Boost child care spending for big payoff, bank urges
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/11/boost-child-care-spending-big-payoff-bank-urges
27 Nov 2012 | Canada

TD Economics says child care should be a top spending priority for governments after deficits eliminated
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/11/td-economics-says-child-care-should-be-top-spending-priority-governm
27 Nov 2012 | Canada

Female academics excluded from recognition and equal pay: study
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/11/female-academics-excluded-recognition-and-equal-pay-study
26 Nov 2012 | Canada

Lack of cheap daycare major cause of child poverty, say advocacy groups
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/11/lack-cheap-daycare-major-cause-child-poverty-says-advocacy-groups
22 Nov 2012 | British Columbia

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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Links to child care
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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

8. 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:
(older external links may be broken)

November 30, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/11/30/
States and Medicaid Expansion (4 articles)
Extension of Jobless Benefits (2 articles)
Euro Zone Unemployment

November 29, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/11/29/
Financial Literacy Program – Massachusetts
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Enrollment

November 28, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/11/28/
Extension of Jobless Benefits (2 articles)
Working Families in Poverty – Britain (2 articles)
Shared Housing in the US

November 27, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/11/27/
Poverty Rate in Latin America

November 26, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/11/26/
States and the Affordable Care Act (4 articles)

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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/ and click on a date in the calendar in the top right-hand corner of the page. Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page and click on a category or a tag in the right-hand margin.
4. See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm (more complete listing, but only goes back to December 2011)

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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

9. [U.K.] It's Expensive Being Poor - The Punitive Nature of Poverty - November 27
(Huffington Post U.K.)

United Kingdom

It's Expensive Being Poor - The Punitive Nature of Poverty
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sean-omeara/expensive-being-poor-poverty_b_2177673.html
November 27, 2012

(...)
In America there's a name for the collection of inconveniences and expense associated with being poor. They call it the poverty tax. It's all about lack of access to the best deals and being forced into spending more through lack of choice.

A recent study by the consumer affairs website Watch My Wallet [ http://www.watchmywallet.co.uk/ ] found some unexpected examples of a similar phenomenon at play in the UK. Low income individuals are more likely to get stung by certain fees, charges and premiums than better off people. It's a vicious circle.

Source:
Huffington Post U.K.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/

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- Go to the Social Research Links in Other Countries (Non-Government) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/internatngo.htm

10. 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:

28 November 2012 - CRINMAIL issue 1304
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4492
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- From parental control to parental responsibility
- Children killed in playground bombing
- Gender violence and domestic violence
- Children's rights in the Americas
- State ordered to protect children
- Anti-abortion law challenged
- Anti-gay law back in parliament
- New reports
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Cambodia
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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Newspaper Paywalls and the
Absurd Overreach of Conservative Copyright Reform

http://sixthestate.net/?p=7133
A three-part story about the Harper regime’s excessive attempts to punish responsible and harmless actions by normally law-abiding Canadians.

First part of the story : the new schizophrenic reforms to the copyright law, contained in Bill C-11 [ http://goo.gl/Uj5j9 ], also known as the Copyright Modernization Act.

Second part of this story : newspaper paywalls. Some newspaper websites install a cookie on your web browser. That cookie counts the number of times you go to the paper’s website and read an article. When you reach an arbitrary limit — let’s say, 25 articles per month — then the cookie flags you as having maxed out your free articles for the month. Ka-ching!

Third part this story : Cookies are a security risk. All browsers allow you to set your browser to automatically delete cookies when you finish a session. If you set this preference, are you breaking the law by circumventing the newspaper's paywall??

Gratuitous addendum by Gilles:

Speaking of circumventing paywalls,what about people who use more than one browser to surf the Web? If cookies reside in the browser cache (as they do), anyone can easily get around the paywall by using a different browser after reaching the paywall limit of free articles for any given media source.
But no one would intentionally break the paywall rules, would they???

Read and heed.

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And, in closing...

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Reinventing the fastest forgotten archery (video, duration 4:57)
http://www.wimp.com/forgottenarchery/

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Online Free Timer / Alarm / Stopwatch:
http://www.timer-tab.com/

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Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground"
(video, various artists, duration 4:53)
http://www.wimp.com/worldsing/

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Lunch at the pub will never be the same.
http://imgur.com/Q4zad
Nummers!

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Living on the edge
http://i.imgur.com/F7LSb.jpg
You *definitely* don't want to get up on the wrong side of the bed here.

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