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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
January 3, 2006

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IN THIS ISSUE:

1. * What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Deaths, 2003 - December 21
--- Community belonging and self-perceived health, 2005 - December 21
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2005 - December 21
--- Demographic statistics, October 1, 2005 - December 21
--- Consumer Price Index, November 2005
- December 20
--- Employment Insurance, October 2005 - December 20
--- Adult correctional services, 2003/04 - December 16
--- Education Matters: Trends in dropout rates among the provinces, 1990/91 to 2004/05 - December 16
2. Fall 2005 Issue of the International Productivity Monitor [Canadian focus] - Centre for the Study of Living Standards
3. Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women’s Economic Security Needs (Vancouver Conference, Oct. 13-15) - Presentations
4. New Releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy - November 2005

International Content

5. Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- December 29
6. What's New from the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence
7. Policy Hub (Government of the U.K.)
8. Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2005 (United Kingdom) - December 2005  (Joseph Roundtree Foundation)
9. Bulletin #92 - January 2, 2006 ( Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion) - Paris

Have a Happy New Year --- and a great  week!

Gilles Séguin

Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com

1. What's New from Statistics Canada:
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Deaths, 2003 - December 21
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Community belonging and self-perceived health, 2005 - December 21
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Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2005 - December 21
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Demographic statistics, October 1, 2005 - December 21
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Consumer Price Index, November 2005 - December 20
--- Employment Insurance, October 2005 - December 20
--- Adult correctional services, 2003/04 - December 16
--- Education Matters: Trends in dropout rates among the provinces, 1990/91 to 2004/05 - December 16

What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
[No Daily from December 26 through January 3]

December 21, 2005
Deaths, 2003
Life expectancy at birth for both men and women reached a record high in 2003, according to new mortality data.
Related report:
Deaths 2003 (PDF file - 525K, 76 pages)

December 21, 2005
Study: Community belonging and self-perceived health, 2005
Nearly two-thirds of Canadians aged 12 and over have a strong sense of belonging to their local community, according to a new report that examines the link between this sense of belonging and an individual's self-perceived physical and mental health.
Related report:
Community belonging and self-perceived health:
Early Canadian Community Health Survey findings (January to June 2005)

December 21, 2005
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2005
The value of the retirement savings of millions of Canadian workers with trusteed pension plans increased in the second quarter of 2005 — the ninth consecutive quarterly gain.

December 21, 2005
Demographic statistics, October 1, 2005
Preliminary postcensal population estimates as of October 1, 2005 for Canada, the provinces and the territories.

December 20, 2005
Consumer Price Index, November 2005
Consumer prices declined for a second consecutive month in November as the price of gasoline continued to decrease. The all-items Consumer Price Index fell 0.2% in November, after it declined 0.5% in October. The 12-month change in the index slipped to 2.0% from 2.6% in October.

December 20, 2005
Employment Insurance, October 2005
In October, the seasonally adjusted estimated number of Canadians receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits fell 1.3% from September to 505,310 and was 3.6% lower than in October 2004. There has been a general decrease in the number of regular beneficiaries since mid-2003.

December 16
Adult correctional services, 2003/04
For every 100,000 adults in Canada in 2003/04, 130 were incarcerated in federal, provincial and territorial systems, the lowest incarceration rate since 1981/82. While the number of offenders in sentenced custody has continued to decline, the number of adults awaiting trial or sentencing in remanded custody has increased.

December 16
Education Matters: Trends in dropout rates among the provinces, 1990/91 to 2004/05
[See the "NOTES" section before the tables at the end for links to three related StatCan reports]
Related Link:
Provincial Drop-out rates - Trends and Consequences

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

2. Fall 2005 Issue of the International Productivity Monitor [Canadian focus]
(Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Fall 2005 Issue of the International Productivity Monitor (Seven articles)
[Canadian focus]
"The first three articles focus on policies to improve productivity growth in Canada. Pierre Fortin from the University of Quebec at Montreal makes the case for increasing the productivity of low productivity workers by fostering basic skills, reducing the high school dropout rate, and raising the profile of community colleges and CEGEPs. Andrew Jackson from the Canadian Labour Congress proposes a scheme for paid training leave funded through Employment Insurance as a means to meet the human capital needs of the bottom third of the workforce. James Milway from the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity argues that Canada’s current system of fiscal federalism promotes consumption over investment, and hence does not maximize our productivity potential. He makes a number of recommendations to change this situation, including a shift in the tax system from income to consumption by reducing corporate taxes and raising the GST. In the fourth article Andrew Sharpe from the Centre for the Study of Living Standards attempts to explain why information and communication technology (ICT) investment per worker in the Canadian business sector in 2004 was only 45 per cent of that of the US business sector, identifying industrial structure, the firm size distribution of employment, and the lower price of labour relative to ICT investment goods in Canada compared to the United States as playing a role.

Table of Contents - incl. links to all articles in the Fall 2005 issue

Earlier Issues of the International Productivity Monitor - back to 2000

Source:
Centre for the Study of Living Standards
The Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS) is a national, independent, not-for-profit, economic research organization.

CSLS Reports, 1997 to 2005 - links to 37 reports

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

3. Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women’s Economic Security Needs - Conference Oct. 13-15
Presentations from panels and roundtables

Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women’s Economic Security Needs (Conference)
October 13-15, 2005 – Vancouver

Keynote Address by The Honourable Monique Bégin, PC, FRSC, OC:
Have they Forgotten Women?
(Word file - 78K, 11 pages)
[Meeting Women's Needs: Government & Imaginative Public Policy]

Presentations from this conference
Links to the following presentations (Powerpoint, Word and PDF files):

- Femocratic Administration and Women's Economic Security Panel - Tammy Findlay (York University)
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Women of an (Un)certain Age - Charmain Spencer (SFU Gerontology Research Centre) & Elsie Dean (Women Elders in Action)
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Economic Security for Women with Precarious Immigration Status: Ensuring Labour Rights for All - Jill Hanley (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)
- Supporting Women's Economic Needs Through A Universal Home Care Policy - Melodie Kelly (Memorial University)
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Moving Beyond the Policy Debate: How Process Improvements can Dramatically Impact Service Delivery in the Health Care System - Larua Zilney (Canadian Federation of University Women)
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Saskatoon Community Clinic Supporting Women's Economic Security - Louise M McKinney & Patrick Lapointe (Saskatoon CHC Co-op)
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Enhancing Social Policy in Canada: The Gore-tex Approach - Rhonda Breitkreuez (University of Alberta)
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All the work women do: Imagining household and group provisioning - Marge Reitsma Street (University of Victoria), Stephanie Baker Collins (York University), Sheila Neysmith (University of Toronto)
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Abolishing Mandatory Retirement: What are the Safeguards for Women?
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Gaps in practice: Redressing the Devaluation of Precarious Jobs - Nancy Zukewich (Statistics Canada)
- Community-based research processes: addressing the needs of multiple constituencies - Catherine M. Scott (University of Calgary), Michelle Murdoch (Memorial University), Laura Dreuth Zeman (Southern Illinois University), & Joan Farkas
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For Better or Worse? National Employment Policy Approaches and Women with Disabilities - John Vellacott (UBC)
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Making Work: Income Security for Women with Mental Illness - Marina Morrow (SFU)
- Re-Visioning the Environment of Support for Single Mothers in Extreme Poverty - Penny Gurstein & Silvia Vilches (UBC School of Community and Regional Planning)
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Towards More Egalitarian Policies on Prostitution: What Canada Can Learn from the International Community - Emily van der Meulen (York University)
- Identifying Keys to Successful Transition From Social Assistance to Paid Work: Lessons from Canada, the United Stes, Australia and Europe - Shauna Butterwick (University of British Columbia)
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“Learning to be Poor: Job Training and Women in the U.S. ” - Jane Henrici ( University of Memphis)
- Poverty, Indifference & the Struggle for Political Autonomy - Chrystal Ocean (WISE)
- Are Wage Supplements the Answer to the Problems of the Working Poor? (Word file - 59K, 15 pages)
Conference presentation by Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)
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NOTE Re. the wage supplements presentation: See A Working Income Tax Benefit That Works from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy (next section below on the page you're now reading) --- both of these reports deal with the Working Income Tax Benefit proposed by the federal government.

- Go to the the Canadian Non-Governmental Sites about Women's Social Issues page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womencanngo.htm

4. New Releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy - November 2005

New Releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
[NOTE: Click "What's New" in the left margin of the Caledon home page for links to abstracts for each of the reports below, along with six earlier reports going back to June 2005.]

A Working Income Tax Benefit That Works (PDF file - 15K, 3 pages)
Ken Battle and Michael Mendelson, November 2005
Like the National Child Benefit, the Working Income Tax Benefit should be debated and developed as a national – not just federal, nor just provincial/territorial – social policy reform.

Anyone Got a Plan? (PDF file - 19K, 4 pages)
Michael Mendelson, November 2005
Caledon Senior Scholar Michael Mendelson challenges governments to start thinking and talking about – and planning for – an inevitable looming crisis: the next recession.

The Disability Savings Plan: Contribution Estimates and Policy Issues (PDF file - 133K, 47 pages)
Keith Horner, November 2005

The Disability Savings Plan: Policy Milieu and Model Development (PDF file - 86K, 35 pages)
Richard Shillington, November 2005

Intergenerational Dimensions of Canada's Fiscal System (PDF file - 81K, 27 pages)
Joe Ruggerri, Yang Zou and Shannon Garrett, November 2005

real leaders volume 15 - Senator Landon Pearson (PDF file - 29K, 4 pages)
Anne Makhoul, November 2005
Senator Landon Pearson – the Senator for Children and the Children’s Senator – retires from her seat in the Senate in November 2005. This issue of ‘real leaders’ is dedicated to a woman whose life has been devoted to the task of advocating for children and youth.

NOTE: For links to 400+ Caledon reports, go to the home page of their website and click on "Publications By Date" in the left margin.

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

5. Poverty Dispatch Digest :
U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- December 29

POVERTY DISPATCH Digest
Institute for Research on Poverty - U. of Wisconsin
This digest offers dozens of new links each week to full-text articles in the U.S. media (mostly daily newspapers) on poverty, poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, and much more...
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a free e-mail service that consists of an e-mail message sent to subscribers each Monday and Thursday, containing a dozen or so links to articles dealing with the areas mentioned above. The weekly Canadian Social Research Links Poverty Dispatch Digest is a compilation, available online, of the two dispatch e-mails for that week --- with the kind permission of IRP.

Here's the complete collection of U.S. media articles in this week's Poverty Dispatch Digest:
(click the link above to read all of these articles)

December 29, 2005
Today's subjects include: Proposed Child Support Pass-Through // Eliminating Poverty - Opinion // Hurricane Victims and Poverty - Opinion // Effects of Proposed Federal Budget Legislation - Wisconsin, Ohio // Welfare Reform - Michigan, Virginia // Poverty Rate - Northwest Indiana // Rural Poverty - Montana // Food Stamps - Ohio // Supplemental Security Income and Food Stamps - Kansas // Medicaid and Local Government Costs - New York // Social Service Computer Problems - Colorado // Legal Aid Funding - Iowa // Foster Care Transition - Florida // Childcare and Poverty - Milwaukee, WI // School Spending Gap - Wisconsin // School Breakfast Program - Wisconsin // Educational Achievement - North Carolina

December 22, 2005 (NO DISPATCH MONDAY, DECEMBER 26)
Antipoverty Efforts - Kentucky // Child Abuse & Poverty - New Jersey // Child Support Payments - Michigan, Wisconsin // Early Childhood Education - Universal Preschool; South Carolina (Opinion) // Federal Budget & Poverty Programs // Health Insurance for Children - Alameda County, CA // Homelessness; U.S. Conference of Mayors Report // Illiteracy and Poverty - Kentucky // Low-Income Families & Heating Costs - Maryland, Wisconsin (Opinion) // Medicaid Cuts // School Breakfast Program // School Spending in Poor Districts - Report // Self-Sufficiency Program for Single Parents - Wisconsin // Small Business Loans - Opinion

December 19, 2005
Today's subjects include: Welfare Reform - Editorial // Protests by Clergy over Federal Budget Cuts // Proposal for Universal Health Coverage // Universal Preschool Initiative // Impact of Immigration - Opinion // Poverty Level - San Joaquin Valley, CA, Davidson County, TN // Poverty among School Children - Rochester, NY // Poverty and HIV - Mississippi Delta // Poverty and Academic Achievement - Alabama // Student Achievement Gap - Colorado // Welfare Reform - Michigan // Disparities in Well-Being - Minnesota // Continuing Problems with Computerized Benefits System - Colorado // Plans for Changes in Health Care Program - Tennessee // Food Stamps - New York // Minimum Wage - Pennsylvania // Affordable Housing - Columbia, SC // Homelessness - New York City

Each of the weekly digests offers dozens of links or more to media articles that are time-sensitive.
The older the link, the more likely it is to either be dead or have moved to an archive - and some archives [but not all] are pay-as-you-go.
[For the current week's digest, click on the POVERTY DISPATCH Digest link above]

The Poverty Dispatch weekly digest is a good tool for monitoring what's happening in the U.S.; it's a guide to best practices and lessons learned in America.

Subscribe to the Poverty Dispatch!
Send an e-mail message to John Wolf [ jwolf@ssc.wisc.edu ] to receive a plain text message twice a week with one to two dozen links to media articles with a focus on poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, health, Medicaid from across the U.S.
And it's free...

Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
[ University of Wisconsin-Madison ]

For the current week's digest, click on the POVERTY DISPATCH Digest link at the top of this section.
Recently-archived POVERTY DISPATCH weekly digests:

- December 15, 2005
- December 7
- December 1
- November 23
- November 17

POVERTY DISPATCH description/archive - weekly issues back to January 2005, 50+ links per issue
NOTE: this archive is part of the Canadian Social Research Links American Non-Governmental Social Research page.

- 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

6. What's New from the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

From the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre:

Alternative Tax-benefit strategies to support children in the European Union.
Recent Reforms in Austria, Spain and the United Kingdom
(PDF file - 382K, 43 pages)
August 2005
Series: Innocenti Working Papers, 2005-07
Author: Christine, Lietz ; Holly, Sutherland ; Horacio, Levy
Category: Child poverty
"This paper presents a further analysis of tax and transfer systems in support of child poverty reduction carried out in the context of the UNICEF Innocenti Report Card 6 on Child Poverty in Rich Countries 2005 [see Related Link, below]. The research reported here was funded in part by the Nuffield Foundation and supported by activities within the MICRESA (Micro-level Analysis of the European Social Agenda) project, financed by the Improving Human Potential programme of the European Commission."

Related Link:

Child Poverty Rising in Richest Countries : Study Urges OECD Governments to Establish
Credible Monitoring Systems and Timeframes for the Progressive Reduction of Child Poverty
(PDF file - 65K, 2 pages)
Media Release
March 1, 2005
"FLORENCE– The proportion of children living in poverty since the early 1990s has risen in 17 out of 24 rich countries, a new report from UNICEF’s research centre said today. Although it is widely assumed that child poverty in rich countries is on a steady downward track, the report finds that in only four countries – Australia, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States – has there been a significant decrease since the early 1990s."

Complete report:

Child Poverty in Rich Countries 2005 (PDF file - 218K, 40 pages)
March 1, 2005
Summary of the report (PDF file - 114K, 4 pages)
Background papers
- A Portrait of Child Poverty in Germany
- Child Poverty and Changes in Child Poverty in Rich Countries Since 1990
- Principles and practicalities for measuring child poverty in the rich countries
- The Impact of Tax and Transfer Systems on Children in the European Union
Other Press material
Brief guide to best practices in defining and monitoring child poverty
Key findings

Source:
Innocenti Report Card no. 6
(this page includes links to Spanish, French and Italian versions of the all of the files above)

- Go to the International Children, Families and Youth Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chn2.htm

7. Policy Hub - Government of the U.K.

Policy ++Hub - Government of the U.K.
Policy Hub is a web-site, developed by the Cabinet Office Government Social Research Unit, which aims to improve the way public policy is shaped and delivered.
It provides:
* tailored access to initiatives, projects and tools that support better policy making and delivery
* extensive guidance on the use of research and evidence in the evaluation of policy
* links to a wide range of research resources and tools from the UK and around the world
(...) The report of the Better Regulation Task Force, published in July 2002, recommended that Policy Hub should be developed as the key gateway for promoting best practice, guidance and case studies to policy makers.

- incl. links to : Home - About - Publications - Contact Us - Sitemap - Viewing Advice (keyboard shortcuts for the site) - Better Policy Making - Evaluating Policy - Evidence Hotlinks - International Resources - Improving Delivery - Policy Tools - Events - Magenta Book - Policy Hub Bulletin - News Archive - A-Z Key Links

Publications - 200+ links

Policy Hub Bulletin: December 2005
- links to over two dozen studies and reports from government and the NGO sector on a variety of social issues
Register for the Policy Hub Bulletin - you'll receive e-mail notification when the Bulletin is updated online

Source:
Cabinet Office
The Cabinet Office is at the centre of Government, coordinating policy and strategy across government departments

See also:
Social care in England 2004–05 (Dec. 13) – uses the findings from inspections and assessment activity to describe the state of social care in England. Looks at what is working well and key areas that need to be addressed in order to realise the Government's vision for the future role of social care.

Other Cabinet Office sites - links to almost three dozen U.K. Government sites

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

8. Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2005 (United Kingdom) - December 2005
(Joseph Roundtree Foundation)

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2005 - United Kingdom
"On 13 December 2005, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) published the latest edition of an established series (Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2005). This report is built around a set of 50 indicators organised by age groups within the population. The analysis covers issues from income, work and education to health, housing and crime. The two major themes for this year's report are child poverty and disabled people. The authors find that, while progress is being made on a range of indicators, substantial problems remain and there are large differences within the population. For example, poverty is falling for children and for pensioners but not for working age adults without dependent children, nor for disabled people. The findings raise a number of questions for policy including: how to achieve further reductions in child poverty, and the availability of adequately paid work for disabled people. The report uses a combination of graphs, maps and text to analyse what the key issues are and how they are changing over time. They also explore how poverty and exclusion varies between the population as a whole and the most vulnerable groups within it."

Complete report:
Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2005 (PDF file - 3.2MB, 117 pages)

Highlights:
Findings - Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in the UK 2005

Related Links:

Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion
"The most authoritative UK site for statistics on poverty and social exclusion."
- incl. links to: At a glance (key statistics summarised) - The indicators (graphs & commentary) - Reports for United Kingdom, Scotland and Wales
Produced by:
New Policy Institute with support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
"This site monitors what is happening to poverty and social exclusion in the UK and complements our annual monitoring reports. The material is organised around 50 statistical indicators covering all aspects of the subject, from income and work to health and education.The indicators and graphs can be viewed by age group or by subject. All data is from official sources and is the latest available. All graphs and text will be updated whenever new data becomes available. Finally, there is a comprehensive set of links to other relevant documents and sites on the Internet."

Source:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
"We seek solutions to social problems"

9. Bulletin #92 - January 2, 2006
Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion - Paris

New from the Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion - Paris
Conseil de l'emploi, des revenus et de la cohésion sociale - CERC[version française]

Bulletin N°92 - January 2, 2006
Table of Contents:

NOTE: Below, you'll find the complete issue #92 of the CERC semi-monthly bulletin, but only selected titles are hyperlinked - if you wish to access any other title, just click the link above to go to the complete page of links. In the e-mail version of this bulletin, you'll find some summary information for some (but not all) of the texts below. You can subscribe to receive this bulletin by e-mail : http://www.cerc.gouv.fr/bulletin/formulairee.html

PAUVRETE - POVERTY
. Assessing the effects of the budget conference agreement on low-income families and individuals, [PDF file - 82K, 10 pages] S. Parrott, E. Park and R. Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, December, (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : Etats-Unis / United States

. Les familles ayant fait appel au 115 entre 1999 et 2004, S. Mougel et alii, Observatoire du Samu social de Paris, Paris, décembre, 4 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : France

. La privation matérielle dans l’UE, A-C. Guio, Eurostat, Luxembourg, Statistiques en bref, population et conditions sociales, n° 21/2005, 12 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : Europe
English version

. Supplemental measures of material well-being : Basic needs, consumer durables, energy and poverty : 1981 to 2002, (PDF file - 733K, 26 pages)US Department of Commerce / US Census Bureau, Washington, Special studies, n° P23-202, December (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : Etats-Unis / United States

EMPLOI - EMPLOYMENT

. Assisting the return to employment, (PDF file - 721K, 57 pages) Cerc, Paris, Report n° 6, December (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : France, Europe

. Can parents afford to work ? Childcare costs, tax-benefit policies and work incentives (PDF File - 1MB, 72 pages) H. Immervoll and D. Barber, OECD, Paris, OECD social, employment and migration working papers, n° 31, December, 76 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : Pays de l’OCDE / OECD countries

. Civic attitudes and the design of labor market institutions ? Which countries can implement the Danish flexicurity model ?, Y. Algan and P. Cahuc, Cepremap, Paris, Docweb, n° 0517, décembre, 44 p., (2005).

. "Making work pay" in a rationed labour market : The Mini-job reform in Germany, O. Bargain and alii, DIW, German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin, Discussion papers, n° 536, December, 28 p., (2005).

. La polarisation au sein des ménages 1975 à 2002, France métropolitaine, C. Ravel, Insee, Paris, Document de travail, n° F0507, décembre, 56 p., (2005).

. Tracking labour market reforms in the EU member states : An overview of reforms in 2004 based on the LABREF datatabase, A. Arpaia and alii, European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, Brussels, Economic papers, n° 239, December, 56 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : Europe
LABREF Database

REVENU - INCOME

. Régimes sociaux aux Pays-Bas, Ambassade de France aux Pays-Bas, Mission économique de la Haye, La Haye, Fiche de Synthèse, décembre, 4 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : Pays-Bas / The Netherlands

. La révélation des préférences éthiques pour la redistribution : comparaison de la portée de différentes méthodes empiriques, C. Le Clainché, Centre d’Etudes de l’Emploi, Noisy-le-Grand, Document de travail, n° 52, décembre, 40 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : France

. Unequal pay or unequal employment ? A cross-country analysis of gender gaps, (PDF file - 2.1MB, 52 pages) C. Olivetti and B. Petrongolo, Centre for Economic Performance, London, CEP discussion paper, n° 711, December (2005). [United Kingdom, Europe, United States]

AUTRES DONNEES SOCIALES - OTHER SOCIAL ISSUES

. Are housing prices, household debt and growth sustainable ?, D. B. Papadimitriou, E. Chilcote and G. Zezza, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, Strategic analysis, January, 22 p., (2006).
[
United States]

. L’endettement immobilier des ménages : Comparaisons entre les pays de la zone Euro, M. Boutillier, D. Gabrielli et R. Monfront, Banque de France, Paris, Bulletin de la Banque de France, n° 144, décembre, 12 p, (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : France, Europe

. Famille et société, Sondages 2004/2005, L. Hontarrede, Cnaf, Paris, Dossier d'études, n° 75, décembre, 209 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : France

. Faut-il avoir peur du hard-discount ?, P. Moati et M. Ranvier, Crédoc, Paris, Consommation et modes de vie, n° 188, décembre, 4 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : France

. Household behaviour in a monetary union : What can we learn from the case of Portugal ?, P. L. Cardoso, European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, Brussels, ECFIN country focus, vol.2, issue 20, December, 6 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : Portugal

. L’immobilier, pilier de la croissance ou épée de Damoclès, E. Heyer et alii, OFCE, Paris, Document de travail, n° 2005-16, octobre, 71 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : France

. Review of the international role of the Euro, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, December, 68 p., (2005).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : Europe

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ive themes: poverty, social minima, in-work benefits, minimum wage and return-to-work programmes. The last theme was just recently added to the list, so you should explore that one first. However, as you click through the myriad reports and studies on that topic as well as links to online resources for France and for the rest of the world, I'm sure you'll want to check out the remaining themes. Includes links and resources for Canada...

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Top Ten Utilities from the Best-ever Freeware List
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best_46_free_utilities.htm

NOTE : The original list contains 46 free utilities, but I'm including only the top ten that I use or that ?"I've tried personally (ok, SEVEN that I've tried personally) and that I recommend --- click the link above if you wish to read descriptions for each of the items below, or to see the more obscure items in the list of 46 that I haven't included below.
Gilles

1.  Best Free Web Browser
Mozilla Firefox
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

2.  Best Free Anti-Virus Software
AVG Antivirus 7.0 Free Edition
http://free.grisoft.com 

3.  Best Free Adware/Spyware/Scumware Remover
Microsoft Antispyware
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
Ad-Aware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
SpyBot Search and Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

4.  Best Free Firewall
ZoneAlarm firewall
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp

5. Best Free Software Suite
OpenOffice
http://theopencd.org

6. Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility
Clipboard Recorder
http://www.lw-works.com/

7. Best Free HTML Editor
Open Source Nvu ("nothing new but rather a reworking of the old Netscape Composer". )
http://www.nvu.com/
(Note: I haven't used Nvu personally, but I strongly recommend the old Netscape Composer, which I used exclusively for over four years - Gilles)

8. Best Free Notepad Replacement
EditPad (I haven't tried this one, but I've read good reviews - Gilles)
http://www.editpadlite.com/editpadlite.html

9. Best Free Search Toolbar
Google Toolbar
http://toolbar.google.com/deskbar/

10. Best Free Sticky Notes Utility
ATnotes (I haven't tried this one either, but sticky notes are fun...)
http://atnotes.free.fr/news.html

...so don't say I never gave you anything, eh!!
(;-D

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