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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
May 6, 2007

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 1800 subscribers.
Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian Content

1. Poverty: the missing issue in Manitoba's election (Canadian Dimension magazine) - May 4
2. Centre d’étude sur la pauvreté et l’exclusion (Gouvernement du Québec) - Mai 2007
3. Auditor General's May 2007 Report tabled in the House of Commons (incl. federal loans and grants for post-secondary education)- May 1
4. Canadian Policy Research Networks has a new website! - May 3

5. The Cost of Caring: Report on the Consultation on Discrimination on the Basis of Family Status (Ontario Human Rights Commission) - May 2
6. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Income of Canadians, 2005 - May 3
--- Consolidated government finance: Assets and liabilities, March 31, 2005 - May 3
--- Follow-up Survey of Graduates, 2005 - May 2
--- Education Matters: Insights on education, learning and training in Canada (Vol. 4 No. 1, May 2007) - May 1
--- Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, 2005 - April 30
7. 2006 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report
(Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - April 2007
8.
Resident Landlord and Tenant Law - Ontario (IsThatLegal.ca) - April 2007
9.
Housing Again Bulletin, May 2007 issue (Raising the Roof / Housing Again)
10. What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto) - May 4

International Content

11. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
12. Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) / Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) reports (Child Trends Data Bank) - April 2007
13. PovertyNet Newsletter #101, April 2007 (World Bank) - May 2
14. Bulletin N°126 (Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion) - April 30
15. Policy Hub Bulletin (HM Treasury website - U.K) - April 27
16. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing
17. Visuwords Online Graphic Dictionary

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. Poverty: the missing issue in Manitoba's election - May 4
(Canadian Dimension magazine)

Poverty: the missing issue in Manitoba's election
By Sid Frankel and Marianne Cerelli
Winnipeg Free Press
May 4, 2007
AS the provincial parties unveil their platforms piece by piece — ensuring that each announcement is louder, flashier and more awe-inspiring than the last — we can be quite sure that one issue will be left off the agenda. Despite the fact that Manitoba continues to have one of the highest rates of child and family poverty in the country (19.2 per cent), one of the highest proportions of full-time working families who fall below the poverty line (11 per cent), and some of the lowest average weekly earnings in Canada (only Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia are lower), the issue of poverty remains a whisper. It is as if our strategy to reduce poverty is to ignore it. Unfortunately, not talking about it has only made matters worse.
Source:
Canadian Dimension (magazine)

Manitoba's provincial election day is Tuesday, May 22.

Google Search Results Links - always current results!
Using the following search terms (without the quote marks):
"manitoba elections, 2007"
Web search results page
News search results page
Blog Search Results page
Source:
Google.ca

- Go to the Manitoba Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/mbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Political Parties and Elections Links in Canada (Provinces and Territories) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_prov_terr.htm

2. Centre d’étude sur la pauvreté et l’exclusion - Mai 2007
(Gouvernement du Québec)

Centre d’étude sur la pauvreté et l’exclusion
Mai 2007
Le Centre d’étude sur la pauvreté et l’exclusion (CEPE) est un lieu d’observation, de recherche et d’échanges visant à fournir des informations fiables et rigoureuses, notamment de nature statistique, en matière de pauvreté et d’exclusion sociale.
Instauré dans l’esprit de la Loi visant à lutter contre la pauvreté et l’exclusion sociale Lien vers un site externe., le CEPE est rattaché au Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale; il est géré en collaboration avec un comité de direction composé de personnes en provenance des milieux gouvernemental, universitaire et de la recherche ainsi que de personnes œuvrant auprès des individus en situation de pauvreté ou d’exclusion sociale.
- choix de liens sur la page d'accueil : Présentation du CEPE * Statistiques * Activités de recherche * Publications * Lexique * Liens utiles

NOTE to English-speaking social researchers:
The Centre d'étude sur la pauvreté et l'exclusion was created under the auspices of the National Strategy to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion. The site will soon be available in English (and the link to the English site will be posted here), but if you have a working knowledge of French, or if you know how to use Google Language tools or another online translation service, you'll find some excellent reports and statistics along with a handy collection of links to poverty research organizations in Québec, elsewhere in Canada and in other countries.

- Go to the Québec Links (English) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm
- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm

3. Auditor General's May 2007 Report tabled in the House of Commons - May 1
(incl. federal loans and grants for post-secondary education)

Auditor General's May 2007 Report tabled in the House of Commons
News Release
Ottawa, 1 May 2007—The Auditor General of Canada's second Report to Parliament in 2007 was tabled today in the House of Commons.

Press Conference
- includes report highlights

May 2007 Report of the Auditor General of Canada
NOTE: Below you'll find the titles of all seven chapters, but I've only provided links to chapter 2;
click on the link above for links to all chapters and their corresponding news releases in HTML and PDF format.
- also includes links to the February 2007 Auditor-General's Status Report

Chapter 1. Use of Acquisition and Travel Cards
"Rules for using government credit cards are good but not always followed"

Chapter 2. Federal Loans and Grants for Post-Secondary Education—Human Resources and Social Development Canada and Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
(Excerpts)
"The federal government has said that Canada's international competitiveness depends on having an educated and skilled labour force. To improve access to higher education is the main objective of both the Canada Student Loans Program and the Foundation. To this end, HRSDC loaned $1.9 billion to some 350,000 post-secondary students in 2005–06 and awarded 78,500 grants amounting to about $129 million. In 2006 the Foundation awarded about $298 million in Millennium Bursaries to some 100,000 students and over $40 million in Access Bursaries to more than 20,000 students. "
"Financial assistance programs for post-secondary students are managed well"

Chapter 3. Human Resources Management—Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
"Serious problems need urgent attention"

Chapter 4. Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization—Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
"Financial aid program to farm producers not user-friendly"

Chapter 5. Managing the Delivery of Legal Services to Government—Department of Justice Canada
"Better management of legal services needed"

Chapter 6. Modernizing the NORAD System in Canada—National Defence
"Delays, cost overruns mark project to modernize NORAD system"

Chapter 7. Management of Forensic Laboratory Services—Royal Canadian Mounted Police
"Turnaround times, quality management system are problems for RCMP's forensic labs"

Source:
Office of the Auditor General of Canada

- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Agriculture to Finance) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Human Resources and Social Development Canada Links page - http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/hrsdc.htm
- Go to the Education Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/education.htm

4. Canadian Policy Research Networks has a new website! - May 3

Canadian Policy Research Networks - CPRN --- NEW WEBSITE!
Réseaux canadiens de recherche en politiques publiques - RCRPP
--- NOUVEAU SITE WEB!
Canadian Policy Research Networks is a non-profit, charitable policy think tank based in Ottawa with a voluntary board of directors. (...) CPRN's mission is to create knowledge and lead public dialogue and debate on social and economic issues important to the well-being of all Canadians. Our goal is to help make Canada a more just, prosperous and caring society.
- incl. links to : About CPRN * People * Newsroom * Publications * Contact Us

E-Network : CPRN’s New Web Site Welcomes You! (PDF file - 78K, 3 pages)
May 3, 2007

CPRN's research areas comprise:
* Children, Youth and Families
* Cities and Communities
* Citizen Engagement
* Democracy, Governance and Citizenship
* Diversity
* Education and Learning
* Health and Health Human Resources
* Job Quality
* Labour Market/ Vulnerable Workers
* Social Protection
Click on a research area link to see a description of CPRN's research in that area along with links to related sub-areas and publications.

Publications - links to 1500+ research reports, briefs, presentations and more, going right back to 1993
News Releases - links to 150+ releases back to 1996 --- includes links to related publications and themes
What's New - links to the latest 20 or so items posted to the CPRN site

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

5. The Cost of Caring: Report on the Consultation on Discrimination on the Basis of Family Status - May 2
(Ontario Human Rights Commission)

Commission Defines Connection Between Human Rights and Family Relationships
May 2, 2007
Toronto - Today the Ontario Human Rights Commission released the results of its groundbreaking initiative on discrimination based on family status. “Ontario is proud to be the first jurisdiction to examine the human rights implications of barriers faced by families who are caring for children, aging parents or relatives, and family members with disabilities”, said Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner.
The Cost of Caring: Report on the Consultation on Discrimination on the Basis of Family Status and the Policy and Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Family Status highlight the results of the Commission’s public consultation on family status, and provide employers, landlords and service providers with guidance on rights and responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”).

The Cost of Caring: Report on the Consultation on Discrimination on the Basis of Family Status

Policy and Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Family Status
- Table of Contents

Fact Sheets - links to 35 fact sheets on a variety of topics under the theme of human rights, such as discrimination based on age, race or disability, accommodation of people with disabilities, mandatory retirement, etc.

- Go to the Ontario Government Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk.htm

6. What's New from Statistics Canada:
---
Income of Canadians, 2005 - May 3
--- Consolidated government finance: Assets and liabilities, March 31, 2005 - May 3
--- Follow-up Survey of Graduates, 2005 - May 2
--- Education Matters: Insights on education, learning and training in Canada (Vol. 4 No. 1, May 2007) - May 1
--- Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, 2005 - April 30

What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

May 3, 2007
Income of Canadians, 2005
Median after-tax income rose slightly for most Canadian families in 2005, and remained stable for unattached individuals, according to new data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics.

Related report:

Income in Canada, 2005
1. Highlights 2. Introduction 3. Analysis 4. Tables 5. Charts 6. Data quality, concepts and methodology 7. User information 8. Related products 9. PDF version (873K, 142 pages)

Earlier editions of Income in Canada - going back to 1998

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Related link from CBC News:

CBC News Interactive: Family Life - Median family income across the country
Click on a province name to see median family income in 1996 and 2005 for all families, the percentage change over the decade and the percentage of low-income individuals in 2005.
- scroll down past the map to see "Median family income after taxes - A decade at a glance"

For more links to poverty/income statistics, see the Social Statistics Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

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May 3, 2007
Consolidated government finance:
Assets and liabilities, March 31, 2005

The consolidated net financial debt of the federal, provincial, territorial general and local governments, defined as the excess of liabilities over financial assets, decreased to $791.2 billion as of March 31, 2005, down $2.1 billion or 0.3% from March 31, 2004.

May 2, 2007
Follow-up Survey of Graduates, 2005
Two out of five graduates from the class of 2000 who had left school owing money to government student loans had completely repaid their debt five years after graduation. Of all graduates from a Canadian college or university in 2000, 56% had no debt from government student loan programs while 44% owed money to such programs. It is among this latter group that two out of five graduates had completely paid off their debt in 2005.

May 1, 2007
Education Matters: Insights on education, learning and training in Canada, May 2007
May 2007
This issue of Statistics Canada's free online publication Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada contains the following two articles:
- Children with disabilities and the educational system – a provincial perspective documents differences across provinces in the education of children who have physical, cognitive and behavioural disabilities. It explores the extent to which they attend regular school classes and have access to special education services. It also examines differences in the opinions of parents on whether their special-needs children were being encouraged to reach their full potential in school.
- Are 5-year-old children ready to learn at school? Family income and home environment contexts

Related link:

Education Matters:
Insights on education, learning and training in Canada
May 2007, volume 4 number 1

Previous issues of Education Matters - back to April 2004

April 30, 2007
Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, 2005
Most new immigrants are pleased to be living here and have positive views of Canada's social and political environment. However, after four years in the country, their biggest difficulties are still finding an adequate job, and dealing with the language barrier, according to two new reports from the third wave of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada.

Canadian Social Trends April 2007
Immigrants’ perspectives on their first four years in Canada: Highlights from three waves of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada
by Grant Schellenberg and Hélène Maheux
This report examines immigrant settlement in terms of the subjective assessments and perceptions of immigrants themselves. Overall, it provides a broad overview of new immigrants’ perceptions, with emphasis on their responses to a broad range of questions rather than a single issue. Differences are examined across a limited set of characteristics, with particular focus on admission categories.
HTML
PDF
(1.2MB, 35 pages)

Related report:

Knowledge of Official Languages Among New Immigrants: How Important Is It in the Labour Market?, 2005
1. Highlights 2. Summary 3. Background 4. Sections 5. Charts 6. Data quality, concepts and methodology 7. Appendices 8. User information 9. Related products
10. PDF version (710K, 92 pages)

Also in Canadian Social Trends:

Social indicators: Economic - Health - Income - Justice - Labour Force - Population

Previous issues of Canadian Social Trends - several hundred articles right back to the early 1990s

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

7. 2006 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report - April 2007
(Human Resources and Social Development Canada)

What's New from Human Resources and Social Development Canada:
- April 2007

The 2006 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report focuses on the period April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006. The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, tabled the report in Parliament on April 27, 2007. The report, prepared by the Canada Employment Insurance Commission, monitors and assesses the impacts of the Employment Insurance system on the economy, communities and individuals.

Related info:

Employment Insurance

Source:
Human Resources Development Canada

- Go to the Human Resources and Social Development Canada Links page - http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/hrsdc.htm

8. Resident Landlord and Tenant Law (Ontario) - April 2007
(IsThatLegal.ca)

Isthatlegal.ca (Ontario)
Toronto lawyer Simon Shields is starting the second year of a two-year sabbatical from his law practice to create this website, the purpose of which is "to share my knowledge, experience and research regarding law with those in our society who most need it - and with those who work towards a better world."
- incl. links to the following law guides (among others):
* Welfare (Ontario Works) (June 2006) * Ontario Disability Support Program) (December 2006) * Small Claims Court (Ontario) (August 2006)
* [NEW===>
Residential Landlord and Tenant (Ontario) (April 2007) <===NEW]

[More About this Site ]
[ Terms of Use for the IsThatLegal.ca site ] - read this before using any info you find in the OW page below or elsewhere on the Isthatlegal.ca site

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

9. Housing Again Bulletin, May 2007 issue
(Raising the Roof / Housing Again)

Housing Again Bulletin
A monthly electronic bulletin highlighting what people are doing to put housing back on the public agenda across Canada and around the world.
- includes links (down the right-hand margin of the page) to earlier issues of the bulletin back to September 2002

May 2007 bulletin content:
(Click the link above to access this content)

* Dealing with Community Opposition to Affordable Housing
* 2007 Innovation Award Winner Les Maisons Transitionnelles 03
* UN-HABITAT Recognizes Critical Role of Youth

Sponsored by Raising the Roof
as a partner in Housing Again.

Related link:

Shared Learnings on Homelessness (A Project of Raising the Roof)
"Practical tools, resources and information sharing for frontline staff, managers and volunteers working to address the problem of homelessness in their communities"

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

10. What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto) - May 4

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

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit offers a free weekly "e-mail news notifier" service.
Here's the content of the latest issue of this bulletin.

For more information about this service,
including instructions for (un)subscribing, see:
http://www.childcarecanada.org

4-May-07

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What's New
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CHILDREN: THE SILENCED CITIZENS
Report from the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights about the effective implementation of Canada’s international obligations to the rights of children.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=100651

WOMEN IN CANADA: WORK CHAPTER UPDATES
Report from Statistics Canada provides updated information on women’s participation in the labour market.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=100649

MILLION DOLLAR BABIES: WHY INFANTS CAN’T BE HARDWIRED FOR SUCCESS
Report from Education Sector (US) argues that the new conventional wisdom about “building brighter babies” is based on misinterpretations and misapplications of brain research.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=100648

NEW INITIATIVES TARGET MORE STAFF AND THE CREATION OF CHILD CARE SPACES
Press release from the Government of Alberta announces $16 million for creating more child care spaces and attracting and retaining qualified staff.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=100646

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Child care in the news
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Day care plan good stop-gap [CA-AB]
Edmonton Journal, 4 May 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=100564

Childcare resource centre cuts staff but stays open [CA-BC]
Cowichan Valley Citizen, 4 May 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=100566

Child care boost [CA-AB]
Fort McMurray Today, 2 May 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=100642

Counting the cost of child poverty [CA]
Toronto Star, 30 Apr 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=100575

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CRRU e-mail notifier, including instructions for (un)subscribing,
see http://www.childcarecanada.org

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Related Links:

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

Link to the CRRU home page:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - University of Toronto

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

11. Poverty Dispatch:
U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs

Poverty Dispatch - U.S.
- links to news items from the American press about poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.
NOTE: this is a link to the current issue --- its content changes twice a week.

Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to two dispatches a week back to June 1 (2006) when the Dispatch acquired its own web page and archive.

Poverty Dispatch Digest Archive - weekly digest of dispatches from August 2005 to May 2006
For a few years prior to the creation of this new web page for the Dispatch, I was compiling a weekly digest of the e-mails and redistributing the digest to my mailing list with IRP's permission.
This is my own archive of weekly issues of the digest back to August 2005, and most of them have 50+ links per issue. I'll be deleting this archive from my site gradually, as the links to older articles expire.

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

12. Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) / Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) reports - April 2007
(Child Trends Data Bank
)

What's new from the Child Trends Data Bank:
[Child Trends Data Bank is "the one-stop-shop for the latest [U.S.] national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being."]

Welfare Receipt Among Children under AFDC and TANF
HTML version
PDF version
(99K, 6 pages)
April 2007
Between 1996, the year in which federal welfare reform was implemented, and 2004, the number of children receiving benefits from welfare declined by more than half. This continued a downward trend that started after 1995. (...) After rising from 6.1 million children in 1970 to 9.5 million children in 19949, the number of children living in families receiving AFDC/TANF payments fell to 3.9 million children in 2004. Similarly, the percentage of children living in families receiving AFDC/TANF has steadily decreased from 13.0 percent in 1995 to 5.3 percent in 2004. Among children in families with incomes below the poverty threshold, the percentage of children in families receiving AFDC/TANF also decreased from 61.5 percent in 1995 to 29.8 percent in 2004.

NOTE: for a good two-page overview of TANF and AFDC, with links to more detailed info, see
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) / Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF)
- from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Related Indicators:

Food Stamp Receipt

Long-term Poverty

Long-Term Welfare Dependence

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AFDC/TANF State and Local Estimates (5.3MB, 54 pages)
This is a large download, but well worth the wait for the amount of program information and welfare statistics going back to the 1960s...
Source:
Appendix A, Table TANF13,
Indicators of Welfare Dependence Annual Report to Congress 2006
By the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

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- Go to the International Children, Families and Youth Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chn2.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

13. PovertyNet Newsletter #101, April 2007 - May 2
(World Bank)

World Bank PovertyNet Newsletter #101, April 2007
02 May 2007

In this issue:

1. IMF-World Bank Global Monitoring Report
2. Analysing Pro-Poor Growth
3.Earth Day 2007
4. New Research on the Urbanization of Global Poverty
5.Migration and Development Conference, May 23-24, Washington DC
6. Registration for the 2007 Global Development Marketplace: Now Open -- Spread the Word!

Source:
PovertyNet Newsletter - from The World Bank
The PovertyNet Newsletter is a monthly newsletter that contains updates on new information and resources available on the PovertyNet web site, covering:
* Poverty Reduction Strategies * Pro-Poor Growth and Inequality * Poverty Analysis * Poverty Monitoring * Impact Evaluation * Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) * Empowerment
- includes links to earlier issues

Also from The World Bank:

The Poverty and Growth Blog
This blog is maintained by the Poverty and Growth Program (PGP)of the World Bank Institute. We bring you timely news, resources, tools, ideas and commentary on poverty related issues.

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

14. Bulletin N°126 - April 30
(Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion)

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°126 - April 30, 2007
NOTE: below, you'll find selected content from Bulletin 126; click the bulletin link above to see the entire contents of this issue.

Extended measures of well-being : Living conditions in the United States, 2003 - April 2007 (PDF file - 486K, 20 pages), A. L. Rogers and C. L. Ryan, Census Bureau, Washington, Current population reports, n° P70-110

Measurement of homelessness at European Union level - January 2007 (PDF file - 3.3MB, 347 pages), European Commission, Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Brussels

Gender and career development : A comparative study (Europe) - March 2007 , EIROnline.

How well off are America's elderly : A new perspective (U.S.) - April 2007 (PDF file - 2.9MB, 19 pages), E. N. Wolff, A. Zacharias and H. Kum, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.

The redistributive design of social security systems (OECD countries) - March 2007 (PDF file - 2.9MB, 50 pages) J. I. Conde-Ruiz and P. Profeta, FEDEA, Madrid, Documento de trabajo, n° 2007-07
Summary : Countries with low intragenerational redistribution in social security systems (Bismarckian) are associated with larger public pension expenditures, a smaller fraction of private pension and lower income inequality than countries with more redistributive social security (Beveridgean). This paper introduces a bidimensional voting model to account for these features.

Subscribe - To be informed of CERC activities and to receive the bulletin
Links to all CERC Bulletins

Related Links:

Online Information Service
Information and online resources organized under five themes: Poverty * Social minima * In-work benefits * Minimum wage * Unemployment and return to work .
- includes links and resources for Canada...
HINT: click on the links in the right-hand margin of each theme page for more content

CERC Bulletins/Reports/Studies/Working papers
- Click on the links in the left margin of the CERC website home page for access to a large collection of online resources

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

15. Policy Hub Bulletin - April 27
(HM Treasury website
- U.K)

Policy Hub Bulletin - April 27
http://www.policyhub.gov.uk/bulletins/index.asp
:
Click the link above to access links to all of the reports below:

Australian crime 2006 - AIC report
Deaths from drink-driving - ETSC report
Public Services Zone - ESRC
Crime and punishment reform - ippr report
Use of knives with violent crimes - Tilburg University
Climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability - IPCC report
Harnessing people power to prevent climate change - ippr report
Social forces and politics of housing research - HCRU report
Impact Assessment - BRE
Evaluating policy

Health care waiting times: international experience - CPRN conference presentations
Impact of digitisation of Health Service information - ESRC report
An analysis of UK drug policy - UKDPC report
Evaluation of personal, social and health education - Ofsted report
Child support policy: an international perspective -SPRU report
Mentoring and reoffending - HO REA
Review of children and young people's policy - DfES/HMT report
Improving delivery

Crime update to December 2006 - HO report
Mental disorders in the criminal justice system - AIC report
Performance pay for teachers - ACER report
HOMEWORK: interactive learning system for parents and children - ESRC report
Social trends 2007 - ONS report
International perspectives on civil service reform - ippr report
Localism and local governance - ESRC report
Collaboration to transform public services - Demos report

News Archive - view the contents of previous Bulletins back to September 2002

Evidence Hotlinks
This area of Policy Hub provides access to a wide range of organisations and resources that will help you find evidence on social and economic issues in the United Kingdom and Internationally.
* United Kingdom Evidence
* International Evidence - including Country Resources - including Canada
* Using Evidence

News items, for all with an interest in good policy making, will continue to be added to the homepage at http://www.policyhub.gov.uk/.
Subscribe to this Bulletin - free!

Source:
Policy Hub (U. K.)
"... a web-site developed by the Government Social Research Unit, which aims to improve the way public policy is shaped and delivered."
[ Government Social Research ]
[ HM Treasury website ]

For all with an interest in Government Social Research, News items will continue to be added to the homepage at http://www.gsr.gov.uk/
and to the Research News page at http://www.gsr.gov.uk/new_research/index.asp

16. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing

APO Weekly Briefing
The content of this page changes each week, and it includes links to a few book/report reviews, about two dozen new reports, a few job ads and 50+ events of interest to social researchers, especially those who'd like the boss to pay for their trip to Australia to attend a conference in their field...

Source:
Australian Policy Online (APO)
With nearly 120 member centres and institutes, Australian Policy Online offers easy access to much of the best Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online. APO is maintained by the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology.
NOTE: the APO home page includes links to the five most popular reports on the APO website, and this list is updated each week.

APO Archive
The APO archive is grouped into 23 subject areas, with entries appearing in reverse chronological order.
* Ageing *Asia and the pacific * Citizenship and the law * Disability * Economics and trade * Education * Employment and workplace relations * The environment * Foreign policy and defence * Gender and sexuality * Health * Housing * Families and households * Immigration and refugees * Income, poverty and wealth * Indigenous * Media, communications and cultural policy * Politics and government * Population, multiculturalism and ethnicity * Religion and faith * Rural and regional * Science and technology *
Social policy * Urban and regional planning * Youth

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

17. Visuwords Online Graphic Dictionary

Visuwords Online Graphic Dictionary
It's a dictionary! Its a thesaurus!
"Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate. Enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom. Hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections."

- Go to the Reference Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/reference.htm



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There are some that I don't agree with, so don't get on my case, eh...

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Thoughts On Dieting
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- The first thing dieters lose is a sense of humor.
- All successful dieters exercise their self-control.
- Consumption is a treatable disease.
- Fat people are harder to kidnap.
- Overweight people are allergic to food. They break out in fat.
- The best way to lose weight is by skipping; snacks and desert.
- A waist is a terrible thing to mind.
- You're not overweight. You're under tall.
- Those who indulge, bulge.
- He sees you when you're eating.
- Carrot cake counts as a serving of vegetables.
- Dieting is the penalty for exceeding the feed limit.
- Denial is not a river in Egypt!
- Inside is a thin person struggling to get out, but she can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.
- Those who say "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" haven't tasted real chocolate!
- When you cheat on your diet, you gain in the "end."

Source:
http://www.frogview.com/show.php?file=2283


And in closing...
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