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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
February 5, 2006

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.

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 1573 subscribers.
Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.


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IN THIS ISSUE:

1. Canada's 2006 Election: A Chilling Echo of Bush's Republicans (Centre for Research on Globalisation) - February 4
2. Helping BC Income Assistance Recipients Upgrade Their Education
- report (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office) - February 2006
3. What's New from the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare - February 2006
4. Proceedings from the October 2005 National Conference on Caregiving (Social Development Canada) - January 2006
5. Report on Workshop Sessions on the Development of a Poverty Reduction Strategy (Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment) - October 2005
6. Progressive Bloggers (Canada)
7. National (Canadian)/International Events List 2006 (special days/weeks/months)
8. Federal Election Results
9. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto) - February 3

International Content

10. Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 2
11. What's new from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (U.S.) - January 2006
--- Pulling Apart : A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends
--- High-income households benefit most from capital gains and dividend tax cuts
--- Capital income has become more concentrated at the top
--- Growth in long-term income inequalities continues
12. Welfare Reform Green Paper - U.K. (Department for Work and Pensions) - January 24
13. The UK Commitment: Ending Child Poverty by 2020 (Center for Law and Social Policy - U.S.) - January 30
14. The Gender Wage Gap in Four Countries (Institute for the Study of Labor - Bonn, Germany) - January 2006

Have a great  week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. Canada's 2006 Election: A Chilling Echo of Bush's Republicans - February 4
(Centre for Research on Globalisation)

Canada's 2006 Election: A Chilling Echo of Bush's Republicans
by Professor John Ryan
February 4, 2006
"The 2006 federal election has set the stage for a possible dismantling of Canada's distinctive social and economic fabric. The newly evolved Conservative Party, in many respects a chilling echo of the USA's Republican Party, is poised for a two-stage attack to reshape Canada in line with its Canadian version of America's neoconservative ideology."

Source:
Centre for Research on Globalisation
[ Version française : Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation ]
The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is an independent research and media group of writers, scholars and activists. It is a registered non profit organization in the province of Quebec, Canada.
- incl. news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes.

Related Link:

Conservative Party Links to Right Wing American Groups
"Over 20 candidates and members of Parliament for the Conservative Party of Canada, including leader Stephen Harper, Justice Critic Vic Toews, Foreign Affairs Critic Stockwell Day and Firearms Critic Garry Breitkreuz, have links to organizations established under the umbrella of the Council for National Policy, an American group that the New York Times calls a “club of a few hundred of the most powerful conservatives in the country,” and which Rolling Stone reports has 'funnelled billions of dollars to right-wing Christian activists.'"
PDF version of the complete report (379K, 20 pages)
Source:
www.harperstiestousa.org

- Go to the Globalization Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/global.htm
- Go to the Media Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/mediabkmrk.htm
- Go to the Socialist Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk2.htm

2. Helping BC Income Assistance Recipients Upgrade Their Education - February 2006
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office)

Investing in education for low-income adults pays off
Press Release
February 1, 2006
"(Vancouver) The province must invest in education programs for low-income adults with upgrading needs if it wants achieve its goal of making BC the best-educated and most literate jurisdiction in North America. Shauna Butterwick, an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC, is the author of “A Path out of Poverty: Helping Low-Income Adults Upgrade Their Education,” released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The study calls on the provincial government to:
* Restore tuition-free Adult Basic Education (upgrading for those who haven’t completed high school) at BC’s public colleges;
* Change welfare rules so recipients can participate in upgrading, literacy, and English as a Second Language programs without losing their income assistance benefits;
* Restore and increase targeted funding to post-secondary institutions to support income assistance recipients who participate in these programs;
* Support colleges and institutes in meeting the specific education needs of adults who have experienced long-term poverty.

Complete report:

A Path Out of Poverty:
Helping BC Income Assistance Recipients Upgrade Their Education
(PDF file - 240K, 33 pages)
February 2006

Source:
British Columbia Office of the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk2.htm

3. What's New from the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare - February 2006

New Information Sheets from the
Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare:

Children with disabilities receiving services from child welfare agencies in Manitoba (PDF file - 151K, 3 pages)
Gough, P. & Fuchs, D

Ontario’s Child Welfare System (PDF file - 106K, 3 pages)
Gough, P.

Jurisdiction and funding models for Aboriginal child and family service agencies (PDF file - 220K, 8 pages)
Gough, P., Blackstock, C., & Bala, N.

Child Emotional Maltreatment in Canada (PDF file - 211K, 3 pages)
Trocmé, N., Fallon, B., MacLaurin, B., Black, T., & Roy, C.

All Information Sheets can be found at www.cecw-cepb.ca/Pubs/PubsFact.shtml

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Conferences
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Prairie Child Welfare Research Forum: Celebrating the Partnership
Presented by: Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare and Prairie Child Welfare Consortium
When: February 9-10, 2006
Where: Regina, Saskatchewan
Contact: http://www.cecw-cepb.ca/Research/ResearchPCW.shtml
Registration: No fee. Register with Tina Crockford tina.crockford@utoronto.ca

Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures (CWLA National Conference)
Presented by: Child Welfare League of America
When: February 27 – March 1, 2006
Where: Washington, DC
Contact: http://www.cwla.org/conferences/ShowConference.asp?CONF=NATIONAL&YEAR=2006

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Call For Papers
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First Peoples Child & Family Review
A Journal on Innovation and Best Practices in Aboriginal Child Welfare Administration, Research, Policy and Practice
Call for papers due April 30, 2006
www.fncfcs.com/pubs/onlineJournalCall.html

The 38th Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science
Violence in the Lives of Children and Families
March 19-22, 2006
Banff, AB
Call for papers due February 28, 2006
www.banffbehavsci.ubc.ca

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- Go to the Children, Families and Youth Links (NGO) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnngo.htm
- Go to the Conferences and Events Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/confer.htm
- Go to the First Nations Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm

4.  Proceedings from the October 2005 National Conference on Caregiving - January 2006
(Social Development Canada)

National Conference on Caregiving - Proceedings
January 2006
"The National Conference on Caregiving took place October 17-18, 2005, in Gatineau, Quebec. Sponsored by Social Development Canada (SDC), and organized with support from the Canadian Caregiver Coalition, the conference attracted more than 215 participants from across Canada, who came together to discuss and build support for developing a strategy to support Canadian caregivers. To meet its commitment to report back to Canadians on the conference’s results, SDC has prepared a summary of proceedings of the conference, which outlines the key issues and recommended actions participants discussed during the conference."
- incl. Introduction - Messages from the Deputy Minister, Prime Minister, and Minister of State - Canadian Research Evidence - The Local, Regional, and National Caregiving Organization Experience - Brief Overview of Conference Themes - Listening to Caregivers - Key Issues and Recommended Actions and Strategies - Cross-Cutting Priorities - Keynote Address - Closing Remarks - Participants List

Related Links:

Caregivers Consultation (June-July 2005)
"Across the country, Canadians are caring for members of their families, their neighbours and their friends. Each caregiving situation is unique, and each caregiving relationship is different."

Consultation Resource Area - includes General Documents - Outcome Documents from Roundtables - Information on Government of Canada Programs - Government of Canada Publications - Government of Canada Seniors-Related Web Sites

Source:
Social Development Canada

- Go to the Disability Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/disbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Social Development Canada Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/sdc.htm

5. Report on Workshop Sessions on the Development of a Poverty Reduction Strategy - October 2005
(Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment)

Report on poverty reduction workshops rich with insights
News Release
December 20, 2005
"A report on what was heard in workshops about poverty across Newfoundland and Labrador illustrates how broad and complex the challenge of reducing poverty is, says Paul Shelley, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment. (...) In the 2005 Speech from the Throne and Budget, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador committed to develop a comprehensive, government-wide poverty reduction strategy. Funding of $200,000 was committed in March 2005 to develop this strategy. The consultants’ report on workshops held this summer is one component of this work."
Source:
Dept. of Human Resources, Labour and Employment
[Government of Newfoundland and Labrador]

Complete report:

Report on Workshop Sessions on the Development of a Poverty Reduction Strategy (241K, 61 pages)
October 2005
Prepared by management consultants Goss Gilroy Inc.

Related Link:

Building pathways to poverty reduction - (backgrounder about the government’s strategic approach to reducing poverty)
March 21, 2005
Human Resources, Labour and Employment
"Joan Burke, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, said today that several Budget 2005 measures help lessen poverty in Newfoundland and Labrador, including funding for the development of a strategic plan on addressing the issue of poverty."
- highlights include a two-part increase in income support (welfare) for couples and single clients without children (1% in July 2005 and 1% in January 2006), a 10% increase in the earnings exemption level and more funds for employment-related activities for people with disabilities, for the Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit and for "a second pilot project to assist single parents in receipt of income support prepare for, find and keep employment."

- Go to the Newfoundland and Labrador Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nfbkmrk.htm

6. Progressive Bloggers

Progressive Bloggers
"Progressive Bloggers is a group of Canadian bloggers who firmly believe that this great country needs to move forward, not backwards. Be they Liberal or liberal, New Democrats or democrats, Green voters or voters who want a green country, or even Red Tories searching for a home, these bloggers believe that Canadian politics should move in a progressive direction. On these blogs you will read about the importance of the environment, the need to preserve Canada’s social programs and its multicultural mosaic. You’ll see posts on why national unity is important and on why there are worse problems than letting two people who love each other marry. If you have a progressive blog, be sure to join this group. If you enjoy reading progressive blogs, then you’ve come to the right place."

- Go to the Socialist Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk2.htm
- Go to the 2006 Federal Election and General Political Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics.htm

7. National (Canadian)/International Events List 2006

National/International Events List 2006

- Federal Government Events - Includes events organized and/or sponsored by the Government of Canada throughout the year, from International Customs Day (January 26) to the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6 ) - includes website URLs

- Non-governmental Organization Events - from Alzheimer Awareness Month (January) to International Children's Day of Broadcasting (second Sunday of December)

- Women's Health Events and Conferences, Year 2006 - from the Canadian Women's Health Network
Links to information about national and international conferences and events concerning women and women's health taking place throughout the year.

- Calendar of Health Promotion Days - from Health Canada

- Annual International Days/Weeks/Years/Decades - from the United Nations Association in Canada

- United Nations Conferences and Events - from the United Nations

- Go to the Conferences and Events Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/confer.htm

8. Federal Election Results

Federal Election Results - from Elections Canada

Voter Turnout:
14,815,680 of 22,812,683 registered electors voted on January 23 ===> 64.9% turnout
Compare:
Voter Turnout at Federal Elections and Referendums, 1867-2004

- Go to the 2006 Federal Election and General Political Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics.htm

9. What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - February 3
(University of Toronto)


What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - University of Toronto

Each week, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit disseminates its "e-mail news notifier", an e-mail message with a dozen or so links to new reports, studies and child care in the news (media articles) by the CRRU or another organization in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC). What you see below is Canadian content from the most recent issue of the notifier.

3-Feb-06

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WHAT’S NEW
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>> Let Parliament decide fate of child care program
Press release from the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada.

>> Cold comfort
Double issue of 'Perception' from the Canadian Council on Social Development; includes excerpts of a talk by Lynne Wannan and a summary: "The world we have: Towards a new social architecture".

>> Reaching all children?
Understanding early care and education participation among immigrant families

Report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (US) "summarizes evidence about the participation of young children of immigrants in early care and education programs."

>> Benefits of preschool for all
Presentation from W. Steven Barnett of the National Institute for Early Education Research (US) reviews the research on the benefits of preschool education.

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CHILD CARE IN THE NEWS
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>> BC child care waiting for money from feds [CA-BC]
CKNW News Talk Radio, 3 Feb 06

>> Provinces fear Tory child care plan [CA]
by Galloway, Gloria / Globe and Mail, 2 Feb 06

>> Deals, dollars and day cares [CA-NB]
New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, 31 Jan 06

>> Child care fight looming [CA]
by Mills, Andrew / Toronto Star, 31 Jan 06

>> Another Chow waiting in the wings [CA-ON]
by Gonda, Gabe / Toronto Star, 30 Jan 06

>> It won't be smooth sailing between Ottawa and Quebec [CA-QC]
by MacPherson, Don / Montreal Gazette, 28 Jan 06

>> Can Harper woo the women? [CA]
by Rinehart, Dianne / Hamilton Spectator, 27 Jan 06

>> Child care changes possibly a minefield [CA]
by Tetley, Deborah / Calgary Herald, 26 Jan 06

>> Harper government urged not to scrap federal day care agreement [CA-AB]
by Sadava, Mike / Edmonton Journal, 26 Jan 06

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This message was forwarded through the Childcare Resource
and Research Unit e-mail news notifier. For information on the
CRRU e-mail notifier, including instructions for (un)subscribing,
see http://www.childcarecanada.org
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Related Links:

What's New? - Canadian, U.S. and international resources from Jan 2000 to the present.
Child Care in the News - media articles from January 2000 to the present
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info
Links to child care sites in Canada and elsewhere
CRRU Publications
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

Also from CRRU:

Towards a national system of early learning and child care
Regularly updated
NOTE: this is a large (and growing) collection that includes government and non-governmental reports, press releases, news articles and other documents dealing with the new federal-provincial-territorial arrangements for early learning and child care in Canada.

Current developments in Early Childhood Education and Care: Provinces and territories
Regularly updated

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

10. Poverty Dispatch Digest :
U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 2

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)

February 2, 2006
Today's subjects include: Social Services and Federal Budget // Low-Income Heating Assistance // Poverty Statistics – Illinois // Child Support Enforcement Computer System – Arizona // Working Poor and Taxes – Washington D.C. // Welfare Payment Amounts – Colorado // Series On Poverty – Sevier County, Tennessee // Health Study – Wisconsin // Work Force Preparation – New Mexico // School Vouchers – Ohio // Extended Public Education Proposal – Washington // No Child Left Behind Act – Alexandria, Va // Affordable Housing – New Jersey // Health of Homeless – New York

January 30, 2006
Today's subjects include: Child Support Policies - Michigan, Ohio // Child Welfare Reform - Indiana // Children in the Legal System - Arizona // Dental Care for Uninsured Children - Wisconsin // Domestic Violence & Poverty - Michigan // Economics Research & Public Policy // Family Visiting Programs // Grandparent-headed Households - New York; & Federal Budget // Health Care Policy Issues // Health Care Policy - Opinion // Health Care for Immigrants - Illinois, Michigan // Health Care for Rural Poor - Texas // Health Insurance for Working Families // Homelessness & Families; & the Law // Homelessness - Delaware, Pennsylvania, Suburbs // Kids Count - Missouri // Income Inequality - New Report // Low Income Heating Assistance Program // Low-wage Work - Opinion // Medicaid Policy Proposals // Minimum Wage - Virginia // School Achievement Testing // Social Services & Federal Budget; Opinion // Tax Policy & the Poor - Alabama, Hawaii // Undocumented Immigrants // U.S. Census & Prison Population // Wisconsin Works Program

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:

- January 26, 2006
- January 19
- January 12
- January 5
- December 29, 2005

POVERTY DISPATCH description/archive - weekly issues back to August 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

11. What's new from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - January 2006
--- Pulling Apart : A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends
--- High-income households benefit most from capital gains and dividend tax cuts
--- Capital income has become more concentrated at the top
--- Growth in long-term income inequalities continues

Pulling Apart:
A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends
(PDF file - 622K, 66 pages)
By Jared Bernstein, Elizabeth McNichol, Karen Lyons
January 2006
"(...)The growth of income inequality is primarily due to the growth in wage inequality. (...) Several factors have contributed to increasing wage inequality, including long periods of high unemployment, globalization, the shrinkage of manufacturing jobs and the expansion of low-wage service jobs and immigration, as well as the lower real value of the minimum wage and fewer and weaker unions. These factors have led to an erosion of wages for workers with less than a college education, who make up approximately the lowest-earning 70 percent of the workforce. More recently, even those with a college education have experienced real wage declines, in part due to the bursting of the tech bubble in high-wage industries, but also due to the downward pressure on wage growth from offshore competition."

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

Also Released in january by CBPP:

CAPITAL GAINS AND DIVIDEND TAX CUTS: DATA MAKE CLEAR THAT HIGH-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS BENEFIT THE MOST
by Joel Friedman and Katherine Richards
http://www.cbpp.org/1-30-06tax2.htm
http://www.cbpp.org/1-30-06tax2.pdf 5pp.
This paper, using data from the Federal Reserve Board and the Tax Policy Center, refutes the claims that the benefits from extending the capital gains and dividend tax cuts are widespread and that such an extension is critical for the strength of the stock market.

NEW, UNNOTICED CBO DATA SHOW CAPITAL INCOME HAS BECOME MUCH MORE CONCENTRATED AT THE TOP
by Isaac Shapiro and Joel Friedman
http://www.cbpp.org/1-29-06tax2.htm
http://www.cbpp.org/1-29-06tax2.pdf 4pp.
This analysis finds that capital gains income subject to taxation has become increasingly concentrated among the top one percent of the population. As a result, the benefits of extending the capital gains and dividend tax cuts are also likely to have become increasingly concentrated.

NEW CBO DATA INDICATE GROWTH IN LONG-TERM INCOME INEQUALITY CONTINUES
by Isaac Shapiro and Joel Friedman
http://www.cbpp.org/1-29-06tax.htm
http://www.cbpp.org/1-29-06tax.pdf 6pp.
This analysis shows that the long-term trend towards increased income inequality, with income gains at the very top of the income spectrum dwarfing such gains among the middle class, has reasserted itself.

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

12. Welfare Reform Green Paper - U.K. - January 24
(Department for Work and Pensions)

Welfare Reform Green Paper - U.K.
The Government launched a Green Paper "A new deal for welfare: Empowering people to work" on Tuesday 24 January 2006. This is a landmark document for the Department in meeting its objectives of promoting opportunity and independence for all. It contains major new proposals to help individuals achieve their potential through work.

Click on the link above to download the report in separate PDF files, or click the link below to download the entire report in one file.

A new deal for welfare:
Empowering people to work
(PDF file - 1.1MB, 112 pages)
Presented to Parliament by
the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
by Command of Her Majesty
January 2006
"Proposals outlined in this paper are informed by ongoing informal consultation with key stakeholders. Indeed, we have been consulting on incapacity benefits reform since 2002, when we published Pathways to work – Helping people into employment. Proposals for lone parents, Housing Benefit and occupational health are similarly the product of a lengthy process of consultation and evaluation of evidence from existing policies."

A new deal for welfare: empowering people to work
Press Release
24 January 2006
The Government today announced a radical reform of the welfare state with the publication of the welfare reform green paper - A new deal for welfare: Empowering people to work. The paper seeks to end the legacy of benefit dependency and deprivation that can damage communities across Britain. Our proposals provide a once in a generation opportunity to transform the welfare state. They build upon our principles for reform; rights and responsibilities providing the individual with the support they need to transform their own life-chances, and those of their family.

They include detailed proposals for:
* reforming incapacity benefits;
* a £360 million roll out of Pathways to Work across the country by 2008
* extending support to lone parents and older workers;
* reforming housing benefit;
* transforming support for people living in our cities; and
* delivering support to meet the needs of everyone
It sets out our proposals for achieving an 80% employment rate for people of working age.

Related Link from DWP:

Principles of Welfare Reform
"...the values and principles which shape the Government’s vision of the future Welfare State. Our values of equality, opportunity, fairness and social justice underpin these principles."

Source:
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

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

13. The UK Commitment: Ending Child Poverty by 2020 - January 30
(Center for Law and Social Policy - U.S.)

The UK Commitment: Ending Child Poverty by 2020 (PDF file - 100K, 17 pages)
by Elisa Minoff
January 30, 2006
In 1999, the United Kingdom (UK) announced its pledge to cut child poverty by one-quarter by 2004 and eliminate it by 2020. This paper examines the history of this ambitious commitment, and the progress to date. It also analyzes the components of the national effort—which range from employment supports, asset building initiatives, and child-targeted assistance to tax, welfare, and education policies—and the next steps the UK is considering to meet the goal of eradicating child poverty.
Source:
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) - U.S.
"...a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1968, conducts research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and advocacy on issues related to economic security for low-income families with children."

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

14. The Gender Wage Gap in Four Countries - January 2006
(Institute for the Study of Labor - Bonn, Germany)

The Gender Wage Gap in Four Countries (PDF file - 259K, 22 pages)
[Australia, France, Japan and Britain]
Anne Daly et al
Discussion Paper No. 1921
January 2006
In a series of studies written during the 1980s Bob Gregory and his co-authors compared the gender wage gap in Australia with that found in other countries. They found it was not the difference in human capital endowments that explained different gender wage gaps but rather the rewards for these endowments. They concluded that country-specific factors, especially the institutional environment, were important in explaining the gender wage gap. This study updates Gregory’s work by comparing the gender wage gap across four countries, Australia, France, Japan and Britain. Our results concord with those of Gregory: institutions are still important in explaining the relative size of the gender wage gap.
Source:
Institute for the Study of Labor

- Go to the Links to International Sites about Women's Social Issues page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womeninternat.htm



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