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October 4, 2009

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

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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...

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian content

1.   Canada's Economic Plan : Third Report to Canadians (Finance Canada) - September 2009
2. Release of The Fiscal Monitor for July 2009 (Finance Canada) - October 2
3. Bill to create national housing plan passes second reading in House of Commons today (Wellesley Institute) - September 30
4. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Census 2006 Maps - October 1
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2009 - September 30
--- Canada's population estimates, second quarter 2009 - September 29
--- Employment Insurance, July 2009 - September 28
5. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 4

International content

6. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
7. New from the U.S. Census Bureau - September 2009
--- Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Receipt in the Past 12 Months for Household
--- America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2007
--- Poverty: 2007 and 2008
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Median Household Income for States: 2007 and 2008
8.
[Europe] Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress - September 2009

9.
Australian Policy Online - recent content:
--- Accumulating poverty? Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle (Australian Human Rights Commission) - September 16
--- Health expenditure Australia 2007-08 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) - October 1
--- A picture of Australia's children 2009 - June 17
10. CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - September/October 2009

Have a great week!
Gilles

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Gilles Séguin

Canadian Social Research Links
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net


E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com

1. Canada's Economic Plan : Third Report to Canadians - September 2009
(Finance Canada)

Canada's Economic Action Plan
A Third Report to Canadians
September 2009
Table of Contents:
1. Overview
2. Progress Achieved to Date
* Reducing the Tax Burden for Canadians
* Helping the Unemployed
* Building Infrastructure to Create Jobs
* Creating the Economy of Tomorrow
* Supporting Industries and Communities
* Improving Access to Financing and Strengthening Canada's Financial System

Related links:

* A First Report to Canadians
March 2009

* A Second Report to Canadians
June 2009

Source:
Department of Finance Canada

- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Agriculture to Finance) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk.htm

2. Release of The Fiscal Monitor for July 2009 - October 2
(Finance Canada)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
October 2, 2009
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today released The Fiscal Monitor for July 2009.

Highlights:
July 2009: budgetary deficit of $5.8 billion
April to July 2009: budgetary deficit of $18.3 billion

Related document:

* The Fiscal Monitor for July 2009
[ earlier issue of The Fiscal Monitor ]

Also from Finance Canada:

3. Bill to create national housing plan passes second reading in House of Commons today - September 30
(Wellesley Institute)

Exciting news: Bill to create national housing plan passes second reading in House of Commons today
September 30, 2009
By Michael Shapcott
Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, just passed second reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon and is going to committee for review and possible amendment. This is exciting news – and credit both to MP Libby Davies, who sponsored the legislation, and the many housing advocates who have worked hard over the years to bring this critically important legislation forward. Three of the four political parties in the House of Commons supported the bill: NDP, Bloc and Liberals. Plus a lone Conservative, MP Peter Goldring. Private member's bills traditionally get a rough ride in Parliament, and MP Davies has introduced various versions of this legislation several times over the past decade. A rising concern across the country about deep and persistent housing insecurity, and the minority Parliament, along with strong support from housing and homelessness groups across the country, has propelled this draft legislation forward. Next step for the bill is the Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) Committee of the Commons, which will consider the draft legislation and possible amendments, before sending it back to the House of Commons for third and final reading. More details on the timeline will be posted as they are available.

Related links:

* Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians
* Libby Davies, NDP Member of Parliament for Vancouver East
* Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) Committee

Source:
Wellesley Institute Blog
[ The Wellesley Institute ]
The Wellesley Institute is a Toronto-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute. Our focus is on developing research and community-based policy solutions to the problems of urban health and health disparities.

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

4. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Census 2006 Maps - October 1
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Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2009 - September 30
--- Canada's population estimates, second quarter 2009 - September 29
--- Employment Insurance, July 2009 - September 28

Selected content from
The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

October 1, 2009
Census maps
(2006 Census)
The Atlas of Canada, produced by Natural Resources Canada in partnership with Statistics Canada, presents a series of maps and accompanying analysis of national and regional data results from the 2006 Census. The first releases focus on Canadian population, age, marital status, immigration, visible minorities and mode of transportation. Future releases will cover topics such as educational attainment, the labour force, languages, housing and income.

Recent Featured Maps:
[NOTE : The list below is partial; please click the above link to access the complete list of Census 2006 maps to date.]

* Population
Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of land area (9 984 670 square kilometres), yet it ranks only 39th in terms of population.
According to Statistics Canada, Canada's population in 2006 was estimated to be 31 612 897.

* Visible Minority Population
The 2006 Census estimated 5.1 million individuals who belonged to a visible minority. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour’. This map shows the percentage of visible minorities by census divisions and subdivisions.

* Age
The Canadian population is continuing an aging trend that has been going on since earlier this century. This aging is the result of two main factors: a decrease in fertility and an increase in life expectancy. This change in the age structure of the population has effects on everything from the diaper industry to educational services, the job market and shopping patterns.

* Family
The Canadian family has been reshaped over the last several decades by social, economic and demographic influences and has become quite varied and complex.

* Immigration
Today, immigration in Canada has a far-reaching impact on the country's population growth. It was responsible for two-thirds of our population growth in the period 2001 to 2006. Due to the settlement pattern of the foreign-born in the recent decades, the effect of immigration is mostly felt in Canada's largest urban centres and their surrounding municipalities. The 2006 portrait of the foreign-born population was a diverse one reflecting the waves of immigrants from different regions around the world.

* Federal Elections
Canada holds federal general elections for the House of Commons at least once every five years. General elections have been held since Confederation (1867). Each election leads to the formation of a new Parliament. As the Parliaments are numbered since Confederation, so are the elections. The election of 2008 was the 40th Federal Election.

Previously Featured

* Aboriginal Peoples
The Atlas of Canada has produced a wide range of maps on Aboriginal Peoples. Topics include Aboriginal languages and population today as well as at different time periods, the territory of Nunavut and Indian treaties.

* Health
Health Matters! It is of concern to governments at all levels, to families and to individuals.

* Quality of Life
‘Quality of life’ is a term used to measure well-being. Well-being describes how well people feel about their environment, and collectively these feelings can be thought of as quality of life. To assess quality of life, indicators are used to represent the most important aspects of a person’s life. The indicator data were compiled, transformed and analyzed to generate three quality of life maps for the physical, social and economic environment(s), and then combined in a fourth map to show the overall quality of life in Canada for 1996.

Source:
The Atlas of Canada
[ Natural Resources Canada ]

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September 30, 2009
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2009
Total non-farm payroll employment rose by 74,300 in July, up 0.5% from June. This was the first increase since payroll employment peaked in October 2008. The proportion of industries experiencing job gains rose for the third consecutive month in July to 57%, up from 47% in June.
[ Report : Employment, Earnings and Hours, June 2009 ]

Related subjects:
o Labour
o Employment and unemployment
o Hours of work and work arrangements
o Industries
o Wages, salaries and other earnings
o Non-wage benefits

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September 29, 2009
Canada's population estimates, second quarter 2009
On July 1, 2009, Canada's population was estimated at 33,739,900. In the second quarter of 2009, Canada's population grew by 121,200 (+0.36%). The increase was largely due to net international migration, which totalled 84,800, the second-highest figure for a second quarter since 1972.
[ Quarterly Demographic Estimates ] <===Click "View" for latest issue
[ Annual Demographic Estimates, 2009 : Canada, Provinces and Territories ] <===Click "View" for latest issue

Related subjects:
o Ethnic diversity and immigration
o Immigrants and non-permanent residents
o Population and demography

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September 28, 2009
Employment Insurance, July 2009
In July, 787,700 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, down by 31,500, or 3.8%, from a month earlier, the first decrease in 11 months. The largest declines occurred in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.
- incl. three tables (at the bottom of the page):
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas
[ See also : Tables by subject: Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers ]

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

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

5. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 4

What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

October 4

Literature review of socioeconomic effects and net benefits
30 Sep 09
- Report from the Child Care Human Resources Sector Council includes findings from a new study by economist Robert Fairholm on the economic benefits of investing in ECEC.

Implementing early learning in Ontario conference: Panel 1 – Economics
30 Sep 09
- Webcast of a panel from a recent University of Toronto conference features presentations by Kerry McCuaig, Robert Fairholm and Lynn Karoly.

The most important messages in White Paper No 41 (2008-2009): Quality in ECEC
30 Sep 09
- Fact sheet from the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway on White Paper No 41 focusing on quality in kindergarten.

Early learning and child care: English curriculum framework for New Brunswick
30 Sep 09
- Curriculum framework by the University of New Brunswick for children birth to five encouraging optimal development and an atmosphere of trust, security and respect.

Early childhood education and care in Canada 2008
16 Sep 09
- New report from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit looks at the current state of ECEC spaces, finances and policy developments.

30 quick facts about Canadian ECEC: Trends & Analysis 2008
16 Sep 09
- Companion document to ECEC in Canada 2008 highlights important facts about Canadian child care.

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE

child care in the news

· Neo-libs don't care for carers
[AU] 29 Sep 09

· Future of child care on P.E.I. uncertain: union
[CA-PE] 28 Sep 09

· It takes a co-operative village to raise a child
[CA] 28 Sep 09

· A little learning is a dangerous thing
[CA-ON] 25 Sep 09

· P.E.I. to fast-track training for child-care staff
[CA-PE] 23 Sep 09

· Stick with Pascal's plan
[CA-ON] 23 Sep 09

more CC IN THE NEWS »

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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

CRRU Publications - briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (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.

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

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

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
- the content of this link changes several times a week
- 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.

Latest content from the Poverty Dispatch:

October 2:
Health Care Costs and Insurance Coverage
Food Stamp Application Process and Fingerprinting - Texas
Pennsylvania State Budget Impasse and Social Services
September 2009 Unemployment Rate
Poverty Risk for Children in the Rural South

October 1:
2008 ACS: Poverty Status, Family Income and Food Stamp Data
Minnesota Kids Count Report

September 30:
Privatization of Social Services - Indiana
Medicaid Enrollment and Funding

September 29:
2008 ACS: Poverty Status, Family Income and Food Stamp Data
Disproportionate Representation of Minorities in Foster Care - Oregon

September 28:
Privatization of Social Services - Indiana
Increasing Need for Assistance - Nevada
Medicaid Funding - Utah
States and Stimulus Spending - Texas

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Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to dispatches back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

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

- 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

7. New from the U.S. Census Bureau - September 2009
--- Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Receipt in the Past 12 Months for Household
--- America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2007
--- Poverty: 2007 and 2008
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Median Household Income for States: 2007 and 2008

From the U.S. Census Bureau:

Series of new reports highlighting results from the
2008 American Community Survey (ACS)

- focusing on changes between the 2007 ACS and the 2008 ACS.

Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt
in the Past 12 Months for Households: 2008 American Community Survey
(PDF - 204K, 3 pages)
Issued September 2009
This report presents data on the food stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the national and state levels based on the 2008 ACS.
On October 1, 2008, the federal Food Stamp Program was renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2007
Population Characteristics
(PDF - 967K, 21 pages)
Issued September 2009
Selected highlights:
• 68% of households in 2007 were family households, compared with 81 percent in 1970.
• The proportion of one-person households increased by 10 percentage points between 1970 and 2007, from 17 percent to 27 percent.
• Between 1970 and 2007, the average number of people per household declined from 3.1 to 2.6.
• Most family groups with children under 18 (67 percent) were maintained by married couples.

Poverty: 2007 and 2008
American Community Surveys
(PDF - 234K, 4 pages)
Issued September 2009
This report provides comparisons at the national and state levels for poverty during the 2007 to 2008 time period. This report is one of a series produced to highlight results from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS), focusing on changes between the 2007 ACS and the 2008 ACS. The report series is designed to cover a variety of economic topics, such as poverty, occupation, home values, and labor force participation. This series provides information about the changing economic characteristics of the nation and states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The ACS also provides detailed estimates of demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for congressional districts, counties, places, and other localities every year. A description of the ACS is provided in the text box “What Is the American Community Survey?”.

Median Household Income for States: 2007 and 2008
American Community Surveys
(PDF - 208K, 4 pages)
Issued September 2009
This report is one of a series produced to highlight results from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS), focusing on changes between the 2007 ACS and the 2008 ACS. The report series is designed to cover a variety of economic topics, such as poverty, occupation, home values, and labor force participation. This series provides information about the changing economic characteristics of the nation and states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The ACS also provides detailed estimates of demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for congressional districts, counties, places, and other localities every year. A description of the ACS is provided in the text box “What Is the American Community Survey?”
This report presents data on household income at the national and state levels based on the 2007 ACS and 2008 ACS.

Source of data for the four reports above:
American Community Survey (ACS)
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. It is a critical element in the Census Bureau's reengineered decennial census program. The ACS collects and produces population and housing information every year instead of every ten years.
[ U.S. Census Bureau ]

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

8. [Europe] Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress - September 2009

May the GDP R.I.P.
Who needs Michael Moore when we’ve got Joseph Stiglitz?
By Renee Loth
October 2, 2009
The bad-boy director gleefully bashes Wall Street in “Capitalism: A Love Story,’’ his latest bit of agitprop, opening in Boston today. But the Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz is taking aim at an even more fundamental tool of world capitalism: the gross domestic product. In a report prepared for the French government and circulated at the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh last week, Stiglitz and Harvard economist Amartya Sen said the GDP may have outlived its usefulness as a measure of national prosperity. “The time is ripe to shift the emphasis from measuring economic production to measuring people’s well-being,’’ they wrote. Actually, the time is overripe.
Source:
Boston Globe Online

The Stiglitz-Sen report:

Report by the Commission on the
Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress
(PDF - 3.2MB, 292 pages)
Professor Joseph E. STIGLITZ, Chair, Columbia University
Professor Amartya SEN, Chair Adviser, Harvard University
Professor Jean-Paul FITOUSSI, Coordinator of the Commission, IEP
The Commission hopes that the Report will find a receptive audience among four distinct groups:
* Political leaders
* Policy-makers who wish to get a better sense of which indicators are available and useful to design, implement and assess policies aimed at improving well-being and foster social progress.
* The academic community, statisticians, and intensive users of statistics
* Civil society organisations that are both users and producers of statistics.
- incl. Canada references
Source:
Commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress
The Commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress was created at the beginning of 2008 by the French government. Increasing concerns have been raised since a long time about the adequacy of current measures of economic performance, in particular those based on GDP figures. The aim of the Commission is to identify the limits of GDP as an indicator of economic performance and social progress, to consider additional information required for the production of a more relevant picture, to discuss how to present this information in the most appropriate way, and to check the feasibility of measurement tools proposed by the Commission.

See also:

Survey of Existing Approaches to
Measuring Socia-Economic Progress
(PDF - 1.18MB, 58 pages)
June 2008
"(...)GDP shortcomings, as an index for measuring socio-economic progress, feature again prominently in the public debate, following years of benign neglect. Such criticisms are almost as old as the concept itself and national accountants have repeatedly warned about limitations of GDP as a welfare indicator."
- includes references to the Index of Economic Well-Being and the Personal Security Index* in Canada, among other alternative measures of well-being.
[* The latest Personal Security Index report that appears on the website of the Canadian Council on Social Development is for 2003.]

[ Commission Working Papers and Reports - links to 10 reports ]

More media coverage:

G20: Stiglitz and Sen Come In Too Late
Analysis by Julio Godoy
BERLIN, Sep 23 (IPS) - A new report on Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress presented earlier this month in Paris by Nobel prize winners Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen is a late, and quite modest contribution to an old debate, many experts say.
Source:
Inter Press Service News Agency

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

9. Australian Policy Online - recent content:
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Accumulating poverty? Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle (Australian Human Rights Commission) - September 16
--- Health expenditure Australia 2007-08 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) - October 1
--- A picture of Australia's children 2009 - June 17

Australian Policy Online (APO)
APO is a news service and library specialising in Australian public policy reports and articles from academic research centres, think tanks, government and non-government organisations. The site features opinion and commentary pieces, video, audio and web resources focussed on the policy issues facing Australia. [ About APO ]
NOTE : includes links to the latest APO research; the five most popular downloads of the week
appear in a dark box in the top right-hand corner of each page, and the downloads vary depending on the topic you select.

Most viewed this week:
(Click the APO home page link to access these reports.)
1. The curious significance of triple j
2. Mothers make great workers
3. Culture and recreation news, Sep 2009
4. Will newspapers ever turn a profit online?
5. National Indigenous eye health survey

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New Research : Social Policy | Poverty
- topics include:
* Community * Cultural diversity * Families & households * Gender & sexuality * Immigration & refugees * Population * Poverty * Religion & faith * Social problems * Welfare * Youth

Most viewed this week:
(Click the New Research link to access these reports.)
1. Accumulating poverty? Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle
2. Gender (in)equality in participation and opportunity: the case of Australia
3. Policy Adviser
4. Moving knowledge into action: applying social marketing principles to crime prevention
5. Indigenous portal

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Accumulating poverty? Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle
16 September 2009
An issues paper examining the gender gap in retirement savings.
Source:
Australian Human Rights Commission

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Health expenditure Australia 2007-08
October 1, 2009
This report examines expenditure on different types of health goods and services, describes funding by the Australian and State governments, private health insurance and individuals, and compares Australia's spending with other countries.
Source:
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

While I was on the AIHW website, I also found:

A picture of Australia's children 2009
Published 17 June 2009
This report delivers the latest information on how, as a nation, we are faring according to key indicators of child health, development and wellbeing. Death rates among children have fallen dramatically, and most children are physically active and meet minimum standards for reading and numeracy. But it is not all good news. Rates of severe disability and diabetes are on the rise. Too many children are overweight or obese, or are at risk of homelessness, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fare worse on most key indicators.

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

10. CRINMAIL - September/October  2009
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

Latest issues of CRINMAIL:

1 October 2009 - CRINMAIL 1113
Special edition on non-discrimination

* Introduction
* Guide to non-discrimination and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
* Age discrimination
* A-Z of discrimination
* Challenging discrimination
* In the spotlight: recent news on children and discrimination
* Also on the site
* Quizzes

29 September 2009 - CRINMAIL 1112
* OPT: Bearing the Brunt Again [publication]
* HRC: Study on the implementation of the rights of indigenous people to education [publication]
* SOUTH AFRICA: Children push for better schools [news]
* CAMPAIGN: The future of children's rights – last chance to sign!
* IRELAND: Children's alliance seeks urgent ratification of adoption treaty [news]
* AWARDS: Voices of Courage Awards 2010: “Innovating for Change”
* EMPLOYMENT: Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People - Children's Legal Centre - World Vision
**NEWS IN BRIEF**

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Earlier issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 200+ 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, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the launch of the EURONET Website.

Source:
CRINMAIL(incl. subscription info)
[ Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) ]

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




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If kids are all mixed up
today, this may be why...


Conflicting Proverbs:

Actions speak louder than words.
BUT
The pen is mightier than the sword.

Knowledge is power.
BUT
Ignorance is bliss.

Look before you leap.
But He who hesitates is lost.

A silent man is a wise one.  
BUT
A man without words is a man without thoughts.

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
BUT
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Clothes make the man. 
BUT
Don't judge a book by its cover.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 
BUT
Better safe than sorry.

Money talks.  
BUT
Talk is cheap.

The only thing constant is change.   
BUT
The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Two heads are better than one.   
BUT
If you want something done right, do it yourself.

Many hands make light work.   
BUT
Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Great minds think alike.   
BUT
Fools seldom differ.

Birds of a feather flock together.   
BUT
Opposites attract.

The bigger, the better.   
BUT
The best things come in small packages.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.   
BUT
Out of sight, out of mind.

What will be, will be.   
BUT
Life is what you make it.

Cross your bridges when you come to them.   
BUT
Forewarned is forearmed.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.   
BUT
One man's meat is another man's poison.

With age comes wisdom.   
BUT
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come all wise sayings.

The more, the merrier.   
BUT
Two's company; three's a crowd.


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Source:
http://www.rinkworks.com/words/proverbs.shtml

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And, in closing...


Extra - Extra!
Read all about it:
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http://tinyurl.com/y93hs4z


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