Canadian Social Research Newsletter
July 7, 2013

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

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,653 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and other stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with social policy...
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. Lessons from Ontario’s campaign to cut child poverty (Toronto Star) - July 3
2. Brigit's Notes --- Le Bloc-notes de Brigit : Summer 2013 issue (Canadian Women's Health Network) - July 3
3. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto] - July 3
4. SoundBites e-Bulletin (Social Planning Toronto) - July 3
5. Quebec's controversial new welfare rules go into effect (CBC News) - July 1
6. Québec Handy Numbers, 2013 Edition
(Institut de la statistique du Québec) - April 2013

7.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, June 2013 - July 5
--- Study: Changing labour market conditions for young Canadians - July 4
--- What has changed for young people in Canada? - July 4

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

International content

9. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
10. [United States] End food stamps, with a caveat (Washington Post)
- July 2
11. [United States]
Working-Family Tax Credits Help Over 1 Million Military Families
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
- July 2
12. The World Wealth Report 2013 (RBC Wealth Management and Capgemini) - June 19
13. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter) )

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm ]
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. Lessons from Ontario’s campaign to cut child poverty - July 3
(Toronto Star)

Lessons from Ontario’s campaign to cut child poverty:
Ontario has reduced child poverty for three years in a row, and its strategy holds important lessons for future progress.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/07/03/lessons_from_ontarios_campaign_to_cut_child_poverty.html
July 03 2013
By Greg deGroot-Maggetti, Margaret Hancock and Heather McGregor
Child poverty in Ontario has dropped for a third consecutive year. According to the latest figures just released by Statistics Canada, Ontario’s child poverty rate of 13.8 per cent in 2011 was down from 15.2 per cent three years earlier.
(...)
As Ontario sets out to consult regarding its next five-year anti-poverty strategy, the past strategy provides five important lessons.
* The first is that setting targets matters...
* The second lesson is that public engagement matters...
* Third, there are no silver bullets when it comes to complex issues such as poverty...
* Fourth, good social policy makes all the difference.
* Lastly, when it comes to investments, you only get out of it as much as you put in...
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The most important lesson of all is that building dignity and opportunity for all cannot stop at words and aspirations.

Greg deGroot-Maggetti is co-chair of the 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction.
Margaret Hancock is Executive Director of Family Service Toronto.
Heather McGregor is CEO of YWCA Toronto.

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

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- Go to the Ontario Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty_ontario.htm

2. Brigit's Notes --- Le Bloc-notes de Brigit : Summer 2013 issue - July 2
(Canadian Women's Health Network)

Brigit's Notes --- Le Bloc-notes de Brigit
http://goo.gl/yaeZg
Summer 2013 issue
July 2, 2013

In this issue:
Dear friends of the CWHN:
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NOT GOING DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT:
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/46038
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Getting ahead of migraine
Confused about Pap tests?
Book review
Nurses at risk: Listen to our latest webinar
Featured resources
Upcoming events/calls

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Dans cette édition:
Chères et chers amis du RCSF
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LETTRE DE LA DIRECTRICE EXÉCUTIVE
http://www.cwhn.ca/fr/node/46039
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Pour anticiper sur la migraine
Êtes-vous confuse concernant le test Pap?
Les infirmières à risque : Ècoutez l'enregistrement
Ècoutez tous les webinaires de RCSF !
Ressources presentées
Événements / appels présentés

Source:
Canadian Women's Health Network

http://www.cwhn.ca/
Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes
http://www.cwhn.ca/fr

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Donate to keep CWHN alive and thriving!
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/connect/donate
Support better health for women and girls
As of March 31st, 2013, the CWHN lost the $400,000 of federal funding it has received for most of the last 17 years. WE NEED YOUR HELP MORE THAN EVER. Please be generous and make a donation to the CWHN. Help us continue our vital public services. Trusted health information can protect women’s lives. The Canadian Women’s Health Network has been the independent voice for women’s health for two decades. Through our office, phoneline, workshops, webinars and website, over 360,000 visitors used our resources last year.

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

3. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - July 3
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

From the
City of Toronto:

SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

This Bulletin is a quick inventory of current social research information.
Its purpose is to promptly disseminate to interested staff recently produced
research materials and initiatives relevant to social policy.

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SPARmonitor : July 3, 2013 - issue 109 (PDF - 136K, 4 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/SPAR_Research_Bulletin_109.pdf

This issue covers the following:

Ø 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) Release – Labour Force, Education, Place of Work, Commuting and Mobility
Ø Portrait of Canada's Labour Force: National Household Survey
Ø An Immigrant All Over Again? Recession, Plant Closures, and Older Racialized Immigrant Workers
Ø The Case for a Canada Social Report
Ø The Training Wheels Are Off: A Closer Look at the Canada Job Grant
Ø Poverty or Prosperity Indigenous Children in Canada
Ø The Global Gender Gap Report 2012

Source:
SPARmonitor
- Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/spar-archives.htm
- includes links to bulletins from January to March 2011 and to all 33 issues of SPARmonitor for 2010.
But curiously, nothing since then...

[ Social Development, Finance & Administration
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/index.htm ]
[ City of Toronto
http://www.toronto.ca/ ]

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- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (A-C) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm

4. SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin - July 3
(Social Planning Toronto)

SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin
http://goo.gl/DXTaZ
July 3, 2013

[NOTE : Click the link above to access any of the articles below and related links]

This issue:
* Community Engagement Award for Social Planning Toronto
* Triple Threat to Equity Update
* Affordable Housing Forum focuses on action!
New Report: It All Begins with Space
News from our Partners
Interesting Reads
Worth Repeating: "Permanent Resident Voting Isn't 'Backward'- It's Back to the Future"

Source:
Social Planning Toronto

http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/
Social Planning Toronto is committed to building a civic society: one in which diversity, equity, social and economic justice, interdependence and active civic participation are central to all aspects of our lives.

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- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (O-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk4.htm

5. Quebec's controversial new welfare rules go into effect - July 1
(CBC News)

Quebec's controversial new welfare rules go into effect
Some people older than 55 and couples with young children will get $129 less

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/07/01/montreal-quebec-welfare-reforms-social-assistance.html
July 1, 2013
The transition toward Quebec’s controversial welfare reform begins today, and it may be bad news for families with young children, some people over 55 and people using drug and alcohol treatment. Under the former system, welfare recipients older than 55 and couples with children under the age of five were entitled to an additional $129 a month. But now, the age of eligibility will be pushed to 58 from 55, and qualifying families would need to register with Emploi Quebec for job-finding activities to receive any additional money. In addition to those changes, anyone receiving social assistance and undergoing treatment in an addiction rehabilitation centre will be evaluated after 183 days to determine if they're able to return to the job market.

Related article from April:

Quebec makes minor tweaks to controversial welfare changes;
Critics say minister is ignoring feedback on reforms
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/04/10/quebec-welfare-changes-cut-delayed.html
April 10, 2013
Labour Minister Agnes Maltais has been under fire for implementing cuts affecting families with young children, some people over 55, and people accessing drug and alcohol treatment. Under current rules, welfare recipients who are older than 55-years-old and couples with children under the age of five are entitled to an additional $129 each month. The Quebec government had announced that, starting June 1, those funds will be dramatically reformed.

And two from March:

Hundreds protest cuts to Quebec welfare program
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/03/13/quebec-welfare-cuts-protests.html
March 13, 2013
Hundreds of people staged protests in several cities across Quebec to oppose the provincial government's plan to toughen welfare rules.
Demonstrators gathered in Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Montreal and Trois-Rivières on Wednesday. Some of the protesters in Montreal said the government is continuously picking on society's poorest people by cutting funds.

Quebec welfare recipients face new eligibility rules
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/03/02/montreal-quebec-welfare-changes-bonus.html
March 2, 2013
The rules for some Quebec welfare recipients are about to get tougher under the Parti Québécois government.

Source:
CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/news/

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Version française:

La réforme de l'aide sociale entre en vigueur au Québec
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2013/07/01/001-reforme-aide-sociale-agnes-maltais.shtml
Le 1er juillet 2013
Certains des changements à l'aide sociale annoncés il y a quelques mois par la ministre québécoise de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, Agnès Maltais, entrent en vigueur lundi. Plusieurs dizaines de personnes se sont regroupées devant les bureaux de la ministre à Québec, lundi après-midi, pour exprimer leur inquiétude.

Source:
Radio Canada

http://www.radio-canada.ca/

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- 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

6. Québec Handy Numbers, 2013 Edition - April 2013
(Institut de la statistique du Québec)

NOTA : Les liens vers la version française suivent l'anglais si-dessous.

Québec Handy Numbers, 2013 Edition (PDF - 8.4MB, 72 pages)
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/publications/referenc/pdf2013/qcm2013_an.pdf
April 2013
Each year the Institut de la statistique du Québec publishes this practical brochure, which collates basic statistical information about Québec society. Québec Handy Numbers contains a wide range of demographic and economic data for Québec as a whole, as well as some illustrations to help clarify the reading.

Québec Handy Numbers, 2013 Edition was published in collaboration with over 50 specialists in the field of Québec data. It features statistical tables and charts on several aspects of Québec society: territory, population, living conditions, the economy and finance.

NOTE: on page 18, you'll find the following welfare
("Last-Resort Financial Assistance") statistics for 2006, 2011 and 2012:

* Beneficiaries (adults / children)
* Total benefits paid
* Number of Households (cases)
* Total benefits paid
* Average benefits paid per household

Source:
Québec Handy Numbers, 2013 Edition (main page for ordering paper copies)
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/publications/referenc/qcman.htm
- includes links to earlier editions of Handy Numbers back to 2003.

Institut de la statistique du Québec (English home page)
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/default_an.htm

- Go to the Québec Links (English) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm

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Version française:

Le Québec chiffres en main, édition 20132 (PDF - 3,8Mo, 72 pages)
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/publications/referenc/pdf2012/QCM2013_fr.pdf
Révision : avril 2013
L’Institut de la statistique du Québec publie chaque année cette brochure de format pratique qui réunit l’information statistique de base relative à la société québécoise. Le Québec chiffres en main présente un grand nombre de données sur la population et l’activité économique à l’échelle du Québec, ainsi que quelques figures pour en éclairer la lecture. Par ailleurs, la dernière section, intitulée « Coup d’oeil régional », effectue un survol des 17 régions administratives.

NOTA : Vous trouverez à la page 18 du texte les statistiques suivantes touchant l'aide financière de dernier recours mensuelle:
* Prestataires (nombre d'adultes et d'enfants)
* Allocation totale versée
* Nombre de ménages
* Allocation totale versée
* Allocation moyenne versée

Source:
Le Québec chiffres en main, édition 2013
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/publications/referenc/qcm.htm
NOTA : Cette page offre des liens vers les versions antérieures de cette publication jusqu'à 2003.

Source:
Institut de la statistique du Québec

http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/

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- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm

7. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Labour Force Survey, June 2013 - July 5
--- Study: Changing labour market conditions for young Canadians - July 4
--- What has changed for young people in Canada? - July 4

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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July 5, 2013
Labour Force Survey, June 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130705/dq130705a-eng.htm
In June, employment was virtually unchanged and the unemployment rate remained at 7.1%. In the first half of 2013, employment growth averaged 14,000 per month, slower than the average of 27,000 in the last six months of 2012.

July 4, 2013
Study: Changing labour market conditions for young Canadians
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130704/dq130704a-eng.htm
Over the past three decades, the employment outcomes of young Canadians aged 15 to 34 evolved differently across periods, gender, age groups and provinces.

July 4, 2013
What has changed for young people in Canada?
HTML version : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2013001/article/11847-eng.htm
PDF version (1.3MB, 14 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2013001/article/11847-eng.pdf
--- Younger Canadians are more educated and live with their parents longer
--- Unemployment is always higher among young people
--- Decline in full-time employment among young people in the 1980s and 1990s
--- Wage changes not the same for all young people
--- Little change in other employment conditions in recent years
--- Conclusion

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



Source:
The Daily

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]


StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.

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

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

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

July 7, 2013
What's new online this week:

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

Transitioning into and out of parental leave: Recommendations for three stages of support
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/07/transitioning-and-out-parental-leave-recommendations-three-
3 Jul 2013 | Newfoundland
Research from the The Harris Centre Strategic Partnership Student Research Fund at Memorial University of Newfoundland argues that "childcare issues are at the heart of work-family conflict, and need to be addressed".

Learning begins early
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/07/learning-begins-early
3 Jul 2013 | International
The Bernard van Leer Foundation focuses on learning from birth to 3 years old in the latest edition of Early Childhood Matters.

2013 KIDS COUNT data book: State trends in child well-being
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/07/2013-kids-count-data-book-state-trends-child-well-being
2 Jul 2013 | United States
Annual report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation (US) finds that "child poverty [is] still on the rise, but outlook for children better in education and health,...report finds gradual economic recovery presents national opportunity to refocus on investments in early childhood development".

Review of the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007: Discussion paper
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/07/review-early-childhood-educators-act-2007-discussion-paper
2 Jul 2013 | Ontario
The Ministry of Education is conducting a review of the [Early Childhood Educators] Act to determine if it is adequate to achieve its objectives and identify any legislative barriers to effective implementation of the College's responsibilities. If you wish to participate in this review, the Ministry of Education will be accepting written responses to the following review questions until August 27, 2013.

The current child care context in BC
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/07/current-child-care-context-bc
2 Jul 2013 | British Columbia
The $10 A Day Child Care Plan offers a concrete solution to the child are crisis facing BC families. This crisis is defined by a number of key factors including too few spaces, high fees, and low wages. The information [in this document] provides an up-to-date look at how BC lags behind other Canadian jurisdictions in these and other indicators.

MORE research, policy & practice
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice

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2. Child care in the news:
- archive of news articles about early childhood education and child care (ECEC) in Canada and abroad.

Royal baby: William and Catherine get Finnish baby box
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/07/royal-baby-william-and-catherine-get-finnish-baby-box
3 Jul 2013 | Europe

Shrinking schools, broke parents: We can't afford to grow up in Vancouver
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/07/shrinking-schools-broke-parents-we-cant-afford-grow-vancouver
3 Jul 2013 | British Columbia

Farmers push for childcare subsidies
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/07/farmers-push-childcare-subsidies
3 Jul 2013 | New Brunswick

Child care, a community effort
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/07/child-care-community-effort
2 Jul 2013 | British Columbia

Private preschools see more public funds as classes grow
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/07/private-preschools-see-more-public-funds-classes-grow
2 Jul 2013 | United States

MORE child care in the news
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news

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CRRU Archive

All newer content from January 2013 to date is archived in a special section of the Early Childhood Development Links of this site.
Click the link immediately below to go there:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm#crru

For links to weekly issues of this weekly alert from June 2009 to December 2012*,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.htm

* NOTE (by Gilles):
I recently (Dec. 2012) discovered that my HTML editing software crashes when I try to open the above archive page to add or edit something.
After several hours of tinkering in a vain attempt to make everything work, I finally decided to go with Plan B : you can still click the link above to access the CRRU archive (including contents of each issue from June 2009 to December 2012), but all new content since then is archived on the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page : http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm.

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Subscribe to the CRRU email notices and updates
http://www.childcarecanada.org/res/enews/index.html
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
http://www.childcarecanada.org/links/index.html

CRRU Publications
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

ISSUE files
http://www.childcarecanada.org/resources/issue-files
- theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

http://www.childcarecanada.org
CRRU is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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

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

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch
The Poverty Dispatch is a daily scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.. The Dispatch is distributed by the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News articles from online newspapers are posted here in a number of general categories, and are tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Tags
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/tags/

Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag. The list contains a tag for each U.S. state so you can view jurisdiction-specific news, and tags for a huge list of topics, including :
* Basic needs * Canada * Caseloads * Cash assistance * Cellular phones * Census * Charities * Child care * Child hunger * Child poverty * Child support * Child welfare * Child well-being * Chronic homelessness * Cohabitation * Cost of living * Crime * Crimes against the homeless * Debt * Deep poverty * Disability * Early childhood education * Earned income tax credit * Electronic benefit transfers * Eligibility * Food insecurity * Food programs * Foster care* Fuel poverty * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless children * Homeless families * Homeless veterans * Housing First * Housing subsidies * Immigrant workers * Income * Income inequality * Jobless benefits * Juvenile justice * Legal aid * Low-income housing * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Microfinance * Minimum wage * Newly poor * No Child Left Behind * Ontario * Paid family leave * Payday lending * Persistent poverty * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Prisons * Privatization * Public Housing * Rural poverty * Safety net * SCHIP * Section 8 (Housing) * Seniors * Single parents * SNAP/Food Stamps * Supplemental Security Income * Taxes * Teen pregnancy * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Unemployment rate * Uninsured * Urban poverty * Utilities * Welfare reform * Welfare-to-work * Women Infants and Children (WIC) * Work requirements * Youth employment * many more tags...

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

July 5, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/05/
Wealth Gap and Education

July 4, 2013 - No Poverty Dispatch today

July 3, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/03/
Sequestration and Long-Term Unemployed
Inadequate Emergency Funds

July 2, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/02/
Payroll Card Programs

July 1, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/01/
Health Insurance Coverage – Mississippi

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Earlier Poverty Dispatches (back to July 2006):
1. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page: [ http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/ and click on a date in the calendar in the top right-hand corner of the page. Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page and click on a category or a tag in the right-hand margin.
4. See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm (more complete listing, but only goes back to December 2011)

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NOTE : You can subscribe to this email list or RSS feed
by clicking "Subscribe" in the right-hand margin on any page of the Poverty Dispatch website

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

http://www.irp.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/

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

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

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

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

10. [United States] End food stamps, with a caveat - July 2
(Washington Post)

United States

End food stamps, with a caveat
http://goo.gl/UbPrJ
By Charles Lane
July 1, 2013
Congress is in an uproar over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) [ http://goo.gl/SIhKO ], commonly known as food stamps. In the past half-decade, mostly because of the recession, enrollment grew to 21.1 million U.S. households — encompassing one-seventh of the population when you include children and other dependents — at a cost of $78 billion in fiscal 2011, according to the Department of Agriculture. House Republicans want to cut SNAP by at least $20?billion over the next decade, and Democrats want to preserve it pretty much as is. The dispute sent the 2013 farm bill — legislation in which SNAP has traditionally been twinned with subsidies for farmers — down to an unexpected defeat last month.

Fortunately, there is a solution. Abolish food stamps, on one condition: Congress would have to distribute the SNAP budget among other programs for the poor, for which many SNAP recipients also qualify.

Source:
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/

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- Go to the Food Banks and Hunger Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/foodbkmrk.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

11. [United States] Working-Family Tax Credits Help Over 1 Million Military Families - July 2
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

United States

New from the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities :

Working-Family Tax Credits Help Over 1 Million Military Families:
Credits Keep More Than 140,000 Veteran and Active-Duty Families Out of Poverty

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3986
PDF of this article (small file, 3pages):
http://www.cbpp.org/files/7-2-13pov.pdf
By Arloc Sherman
July 2, 2013
About one in four current or former armed forces families with children, or 1.5 million military families, receive either the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the low-income component of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), two tax credits for low- and moderate-income working families, according to an analysis of Census and IRS data. In about 280,000 of these families, a parent is currently serving in the armed forces; in the rest, a parent is a veteran.

The 1.5 million families contain about 3 million children under age 18 and received, on average, about $1,000 per household from the low-income portion of the Child Tax Credit in 2011 and $2,650 from the EITC. Studies have found that children whose families receive more income support from the EITC tend to do better in school and are more likely to attend college and to earn more as adults.

Related areas of research:

Poverty and Income
http://www.cbpp.org/research/index.cfm?fa=topic&id=36

Tax — Federal
http://www.cbpp.org/research/index.cfm?fa=topic&id=30

Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit
http://www.cbpp.org/research/index.cfm?fa=topic&id=27

Individuals and Families
http://www.cbpp.org/research/index.cfm?fa=topic&id=135

Taxes and the Economy
http://www.cbpp.org/research/index.cfm?fa=topic&id=137

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
http://www.cbpp.org/
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

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

12. The World Wealth Report 2013 - June 19
(RBC Wealth Management and Capgemini)

World's wealthy richer than ever
Wealth of 'high net worth individuals' reached a record $46.2 trillion US
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/06/18/business-wealth-report.html
June 19, 2013
The investable wealth of the world's richest people reached a record high of $46.2 trillion US in 2012, a report by RBC Wealth Management and the consulting firm Capgemini has found.
The annual World Wealth Report, released Tuesday, found that the wealth of so-called high net worth individuals, or HNWIs, grew by 10 per cent last year, and the number of individuals included in the high net worth category grew by a comparable amount, rising 9.2 per cent to 12 million people worldwide.

HNWIs are defined as people who have investable assets of $1 million or more, excluding "primary residence, collectibles, consumables, and consumer durables (which include things like furniture and appliances)." Ultra high net worth individuals have assets of $30 million or more.

Source:
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/

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From
RBC Wealth Management and Capgemini:

The World Wealth Report 2013
http://www.capgemini.com/thought-leadership/world-wealth-report-2013-from-capgemini-and-rbc-wealth-management
The World Wealth Report from Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management is the industry-leading benchmark for tracking high net worth individuals (HNWIs), their wealth, and the global and economic conditions that drive change in the Wealth Management industry. New to this year’s 17th annual edition, we introduce one of the most in-depth primary research works available on global HNWI perspectives and behavior. Based on responses from over 4,400 High Net Worth Individuals across 21 countries, we explore HNWI confidence levels, asset allocation decisions, as well as their wealth management advice and service preferences.

World Wealth Report 2013
http://www.worldwealthreport.com/

Source:

RBC Wealth Management
http://www.rbcwealthmanagement.com/
We serve the needs of high net worth, affluent and institutional clients worldwide through private banking, credit, investment management, asset mnagement, trusts and other solutions

Capgemini
http://www.capgemini.com/
With more than 125,000 people in 44 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2012 global revenues of EUR 10.3 billion.

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Related link:

High-net-worth individual
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-net-worth_individual
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A high-net-worth individual (HNWI) is a person with a high net worth. In the western and primarily American private banking business, these individuals typically are defined as having investable finance (financial assets not including primary residence) in excess of US$1 million.
More...

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- Go to the Banks and Business Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk3.htm

13. CRINMAIL (Newsletter of the Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):
http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

The latest information on children's rights around the world:
CRINMAIL
http://www.crin.org/email/
CRIN publishes several email lists on children's rights issues in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. We also issue thematic editions on armed conflict, violence against children and strategic litigation. You can subscribe to any of these email lists and unsubscribe at any time.

CRINMAIL - Children's Rights Newsletter (weekly)

Here's the link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL:

3 July 2013 - CRINMAIL issue 1334
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4807
In this issue:
Technology and freedom of expression - an opportunity for whom?
Latest news and reports
- Children’s consent in health matters
- Sex education for younger children urged
- School textbooks contain religious discrimination
- Restaurant curfew for children
- Juvenile justice gaps in Europe and Asia
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Japan
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
- World news
- Reports
- Events
- Issues
- Law
- Advocacy
- Challenging breaches
- Take action
- Campaigns

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue, as in the above, back to 2009-2010

NOTE : The official CRINMAIL archive [ http://goo.gl/C0JNx ] --- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue as in the most recent issues above. Users must click on the link to each issue to see its contents, but the collection of links goes back much further (pre-2006).

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NOTE:
The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is one of several weekly newsletters produced and distributed by CRIN.
See the complete list of newsletters:
http://www.crin.org/email/

Source:
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):

http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

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


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U.S. Statistics for the Year 1908

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The average life expectancy was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles Of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.
The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year .
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .
Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from Entering into their country for any reason.
Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada, was only 30!!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea Hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'
Eighteen percent of households had at least One full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

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