Canadian Social Research Newsletter
August 7, 2011

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.

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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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PLEASE NOTE:

There will be no Canadian Social Research Newsletter next week (August 14).
R&R beckons.

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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1.
Commissioners Consult with Poverty Free Ontario Cross-Community Leaders (Peter Clutterbuck for Poverty Free Ontario) - August 4
2. A New Pension Plan for Canadians : Assessing the Options (Keith Horner for the Institute for Research on Public Policy) - July 2011
3. New from openDemocracy (August 1):
--- Canada: punishing the undeserving poor - By Wendy Chan
--- The punitive regulation of poverty in the neoliberal age - By Loic Wacquant
--- Governing poverty: risking rights - By Kate Donald and Smriti Upadhyay
--- Migration: controlling the unsettled poor - By Briget Anderson

4. Know Your Rights (CBC ten-part series) --- Episode 6 : Freedom from discrimination based on mental or physical disability - August 5
5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, July 10 to 16, 2011 - August 5
6. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

7. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
8. [U.S.] The State of America's Children 2011 (Children's Defense Fund) - July 15
9. [U.S.] Poverty and Opportunity: What Difference Can a Task Force Make? (Center for Law and Social Policy) - July 2011
10. [U.S.] From the Center for Law and Social Policy:
--- A Step Ahead on Modern Poverty Measure - Revised January 2010
-- Measure by Measure: the Current Poverty Measure v. the National Academy of Sciences Measures - November 2009

11. [U.S.] The Top 1% (YouTube video on wealth & income inequality) - (Aljazeera English ) - August 2
12. [U.S.]
Kids’ Share 2011: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2010 (Brookings Institution and Urban Institute) - July 25
13. Selected videos from TED:
--- Ending hunger now
--- What teachers make
--- Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index
--- New insights on poverty and life around the world
--- On escaping poverty [Nairobi]
--- MacMaster + Leahy play the fiddle
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Bobby McFerrin hacks your brain with music

14. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

[ Go to Canadian Social Research Links Home Page ]



1. Commissioners Consult with Poverty Free Ontario Cross-Community Leaders - August 4
(Peter Clutterbuck for Poverty Free Ontario)

Commissioners Consult with Poverty Free Ontario Cross-Community Leaders
By Peter Clutterbuck
August 4, 2011
On Friday morning, July 29, twenty-five leaders from seventeen communities across Ontario participated in a tele-conference call with Social Assistance Review Commissioners Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh. Click the link above for a debrief from that tele-conference.
Source:
Poverty Free Ontario

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- Go to the Ontario Social Assistance Review Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/on_sa_review.htm

2. A New Pension Plan for Canadians : Assessing the Options - July 2011
(Keith Horner for the Institute for Research on Public Policy)

A New Pension Plan for Canadians : Assessing the Options (PDF - 359K, 44 pages)
By Keith Horner
July 2011
The author compares the features and effects of various pension reform options and concludes that a new, national, mandatory, defined-benefit plan, such as an enrichment of the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, would provide the greatest benefits to plan participants and the economy.
[Keith Horner, a former Finance Department official.]

Expanding CPP/QPP would maintain future retirees’ living standard
National, mandatory, defined-benefit plans would be higher, more secure
(PDF - 203K,1 page)
News Release
July 5, 2011

Source:
Institute for Research on Public Policy

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- Go to the Pension Reforms Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/pensions.htm

3. New from openDemocracy (August 1):
--- Canada: punishing the undeserving poor - By Wendy Chan
--- The punitive regulation of poverty in the neoliberal age
--- Governing poverty: risking rights
--- Migration: controlling the unsettled poor

New from openDemocracy:

Canada: punishing the undeserving poor
By Wendy Chan
August 1, 2011
The governance and perception of welfare in Canada has inextricably linked poverty, welfare and crime: to be poor is to be culpable. Only by resisting punitive trends and addressing the root causes of poverty can we reverse the tide of criminalization in welfare.

The punitive regulation of poverty in the neoliberal age
By Loic Wacquant
August 1, 2011
The increasing penalization of poverty is a response to social insecurity; a result of public policy that weds the "invisible hand" of the market to the "iron fist" of the penal state

Governing poverty: risking rights
By Kate Donald and Smriti Upadhyay
August 1, 2011
The regime of controls, conditionalities and sanctions that characterise the governance of poverty - in stark contrast to laissez faire financial governance - threatens the rights and the dignity of those it ostensibly protects.

Migration: controlling the unsettled poor
By Briget Anderson
August 1, 2011
Examining the way in which first rulers, and then the state, have coerced the poor in England into mobility and immobility, offers opportunities for developing a new politics of migration.

Source:
openDemocracy
openDemocracy publishes high quality news analysis, debates and blogs about the world and the way we govern ourselves.
(...) openDemocracy is committed to human rights and democracy. We aim to ensure that marginalised views and voices are heard. We believe facilitating argument and understanding across geographical boundaries is vital to preventing injustice. (...) openDemocracy.net is published by openDemocracy Limited, a UK registered company limited by guarantee and wholly owned by the openDemocracy Foundation for the Advancement of Global Education.
[ About openDemocracy ]

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- Go to the Human Rights Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/rights.htm

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

4. Know Your Rights - CBC ten-part series
Episode 6 : Freedom from discrimination based on mental or physical disability - August 5

Know Your Rights - ten-part series (Audio only)
Know Your Rights is an on-the-ground and in-the-field exploration of our rights as Canadian citizens. Host Craig Norris navigates the complex world of what we legally can and cannot do in our country. What freedoms do we have? And how far can we push it before someone pushes back?
[About Know Your Rights]
- includes links to : Main - About the Show - Know Your Rights Blog - Past Episodes - The Fine Print - Contact Us

The first of ten episodes aired Monday, June 27, 2011. You can catch all weekly episodes on CBC Radio One or Sirius Satellite Radio, or you can subscribe to the podcast via RSS or iTunes. Click the home page link above to access all of these options.

Archive of all episodes to date
NOTE: These are all links to audio files (no video).
Click the link to any episode and it will play in the media player that's embedded on the same page

Episode 6
Freedom from discrimination based on mental or physical disability
August 5, 2011

Episode 5 (Duration 27:30)
Freedom from discrimination based on sex, age
July 29, 2011

Episode 4 (Duration 27:30)
Life, Liberty and Security of the Person
July 18, 2011

Episode 3 (Duration 27:29)
Freedom Of Religion
July 11, 2011

Episode 2 (Duration 27:30)
Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association
July 8, 2011

Episode 1 (Duration 27:30)
Freedom of Expression
June 27, 2011

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The Fine Print
30+ links to related resources organized by episode
- also includes links to the full text of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a
CBC Television special from 2002 entitled "The Constitution and Charter Re-evaluated".
Source:
CBC Radio

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Know Your Rights Facebook page

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- Go to the Human Rights Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/rights.htm

5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Labour Force Survey, July 10 to 16, 2011 - August 5

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

It was a slow week at StatCan --- if you wish to check for yourself, scroll down to the Daily Archives link below.

August 5, 2011
Labour Force Survey, July 10 to 16, 2011
Following three consecutive months of increases, employment was little changed in July. The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 7.2%, as fewer people participated in the labour market.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information, July 10 to 16, 2011
August 5, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — July 2011
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (575K, 62 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

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The Daily Archives
- select a month and year from the drop-down menus and click on a date for that day's Daily

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Source:
The Daily
[Statistics Canada]

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

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

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

August 7, 2011

What's new online this week:

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

CUPE calls for continued federal support of sector councils
3 Aug 2011

Pregnancy at work: A national survey
3 Aug 2011

State of America’s children
3 Aug 2011

Child care matters: Building economic security for low income women
3 Aug 2011

You oughta know: Canada’s income gap, the richest 20% vs the poorest 20%
3 Aug 2011

MORE research, policy & practice

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

Lack of education must be tackled
3 Aug 2011 British Columbia

Shutdown in Minnesota ripples out to day care
3 Aug 2011 United States

Do we care that Canada is an unequal society?
3 Aug 2011 Canada

The state of America’s children
3 Aug 2011 United States

ABC Learning director to stand trial
3 Aug 2011 Australia and New Zealand

MORE Child care in the news

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Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere

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

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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

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

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
- the content of this link changes several times a week
- scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

August 5:
Kids Count Report - New Hampshire
Public Housing - New Orleans, LA
Young Men’s Initiative - New York City
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Enrollment
Medicaid Cuts - North Carolina

August 4:
Racial Profiling Data
State Cuts to Unemployment Benefits
Lifeline Phone Subsidy Program

August 3:
States and the Debt Deal
Income and Housing Segregation
Metro Unemployment Rates

August 2:
Poverty Rate - Mexico
Restaurant Meals Program - California

August 1:
Wealth Gap between Whites and Minorities
State Cuts to Programs for the Poor - California
Jobless Benefits - Wisconsin
Child Hunger - Massachusetts

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Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to dispatches back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

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

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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

8. [U.S.] The State of America's Children 2011 - July 15
(Children's Defense Fund)

Recent report from
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF):

The State of America's Children® 2011 Report
CDF’s new report The State of America's Children 2011 finds children have fallen further behind in many of the leading indicators over the past year as the country slowly climbs out of the recession. This is a comprehensive compilation and analysis of the most recent and reliable national and state-by-state data on population, poverty, family structure, family income, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence.

Click the link above and then scroll down the next page
to a collection of links organized under the following headings:

* Child Population * Child Poverty * Family Structure * Family Income * Child Health * Child Hunger and Nutrition * Early Childhood * Education * Child Welfare * Juvenile Justice * Gun Violence

Download the complete report (PDF - 3.5MB, 206 pages)

How much do you know about the state of America's children?
Take this short quiz.

U.S. State Data on Children

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Related article
in the Huffington Post:

The State of America's Children 2011
By Marian Wright Edelman (President, Children's Defense Fund)
Posted July 15, 2011
The Children’s Defense Fund has just released a new report, The State of America’s Children® 2011, which paints a disturbing portrait of child needs across our country. With rampant unemployment, housing foreclosures, homelessness, hunger, and massive looming federal and state budget cuts, children’s well-being is in great jeopardy. One in five children is poor and children are our nation’s poorest age group. Child poverty increased almost 10 percent between 2008 and 2009, the largest single year increase since data were first collected. Fifteen and a half million children are adrift in a sea of poverty, and every 32 seconds another child is born poor. As our country struggles to climb out of the recession millions of our children are falling further behind
Source of this article:
Huffington Post

Children's Defense Fund
The Children's Defense Fund is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for over 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.

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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

9. [U.S.] Poverty and Opportunity: What Difference Can a Task Force Make? - July 2011
(Center for Law and Social Policy)

Poverty and Opportunity: What Difference Can a Task Force Make? (PDF - 478K, 21 pages)
By Jodie Levin-Epstein et al
July 2011
Nearly 44 million Americans live below the federal poverty level. In the wake of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, policymakers in many states are working to advance measures to reduce poverty. Twenty states, including Washington D.C., have established a state government poverty and opportunity task force. Eleven of these states have set poverty reduction targets, such as cutting poverty in half in a decade. CLASP has profiled four of these poverty task forces in its new report, Poverty and Opportunity: What Difference Can a Task Force Make? With poverty on the rise, there are lessons to be learned from the task forces in the four following states.

Reports dated July 26, 2011:
* Minnesota
(PDF - 264K, 5 pages)
* Ohio (PDF - 254K, 5 pages)
* Illinois (PDF - 273K, 5 pages)
* Colorado (PDF - 234K, 5 pages)

Related links:

State Poverty Task Force Recommendations (PDF - 696K, 49 pages)
March 2011 (revised)

Poverty and Opportunity: Chart of State Government Task Forces (PDF - 196K, 2 pages)
Updated April 2011
- includes links to almost two dozen Task Force reports

Seizing the Moment: State Governments and the
New Commitment to Reduce Poverty in America

April 2008
Joint report from CLASP and
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Source:
CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy)
Since 1969, CLASP has been a trusted resource, a creative architect for systems change, and one of the country's most effective voices for low income people. We develop and advocate for federal, state and local policies to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work.

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- Go to the National/Federal and International Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty2.htm

10. [U.S.] From the Center for Law and Social Policy:
--- A Step Ahead on Modern Poverty Measure - Revised January 2010
-- Measure by Measure: the Current Poverty Measure v. the National Academy of Sciences Measures - November 2009

From CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy):

A Step Ahead on Modern Poverty Measure
By Dorothy Smith
Revised January 2010
In the absence of a modern federal measure of poverty, a growing number of state poverty task forces are calling for federal action and have begun exploring alternative ways to more accurately measure income poverty. (...) This paper summarizes how poverty is currently measured and the actions Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, Vermont and Virginia have taken toward a modern measure.

Measure by Measure: the Current
Poverty Measure v. the National Academy of Sciences Measures
(PDF - 687K, 11 pages)
November 2, 2009
This report highlights alternative poverty measures for each state and the District of Columbia using a Census tool that calculates alternative measures based on a National Academy of Sciences recommendation and an NAS recommendation that considers geographic price difference adjustment.

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

11. [U.S.] The Top 1% (YouTube video on wealth & income inequality) - August 2
(Aljazeera English )

Fault Lines: The Top 1% (YouTube video, duration 25:00)
Aug 2, 2011
The richest 1% of US Americans earn nearly a quarter of the country's income and control an astonishing 40% of its wealth. Inequality in the US is more extreme than it's been in almost a century — and the gap between the super rich and the poor and middle class people has widened drastically over the last 30 years. Meanwhile, in Washington, a bitter partisan debate over how to cut deficit spending and reduce the US' 14.3 trillion dollar debt is underway.
Source:
Fault Lines
[ Aljazeera English ]

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- Go to the Inequality Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/inequality.htm

12. [U.S.] Kids’ Share 2011: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2010 - July 25
(Brookings Institution and Urban Institute)

Kids’ Share 2011: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2010
July 25, 2011
By Julia B. Isaacs et al.
This fifth annual Kids’ Share report marks a milestone in the analysis of federal expenditures on children because available data now span 50 years, from 1960 to 2010. During the past half-century, the size and composition of expenditures on children has changed considerably. Back in 1960, the largest federal contributions to families due to the presence of children came from the dependent exemption, Social Security, and education. Fifty years later, the dependent exemption has much less relative value, and Medicaid, the earned income tax credit, and the child tax credit have become the three largest federal expenditures on children.

Complete report (PDF - 2MB, 44 pages)
(...) Only once in the past 50 years has spending on children declined as much as it is projected to decline in the next five years. Unless priorities shift, children are not expected to benefit from any of the projected growth in outlaysover the next decade. The future for children’s spending is particularly difficult to predict this year, given
current policy debates about federal spending and revenues .
[Excerpt from the conclusion, p. 30]

Data Appendix (PDF - 1.2MB, 73 pages)
- includes an overview of the three-step methodology for estimating federal expenditures in each year. First, we define spending on children and identify programs with children’s spending. Second, we describe the process of collecting expenditure data for the more than 100 programs and tax provisions included in our report, as well as the sources for these data. Third, we explain how we calculate the share of these expenditures that go to children. In addition, we explain the data and assumptions used to generate projections, briefly describe the sources for our state and local estimates, and specify the ways in which our methodology has changed from previous Kids’ Share reports. In the second section of this document, we present a summary table of expenditures in 2010 detailing the programs included in our analysis, estimated expenditures, and the share of the expenditure going to children.

Source:
Brookings Institution
and
Urban Institute

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

13. Selected videos from TED:
--- Ending hunger now
--- What teachers make
--- Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index
--- New insights on poverty and life around the world
--- On escaping poverty [Nairobi]
--- MacMaster + Leahy play the fiddle
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Bobby McFerrin hacks your brain with music

TED - Ideas worth spreading [Technology, Entertainment, Design]
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. (...) The annual TED conferences bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less). On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 900 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages.

Themes
- include * Technology * Entertainment * Design * Business * Science * Culture * Arts * Global issues

TED Talks - 997 talks!

Selected TED Talks (from the above link):

Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now (video, duration 19:10)
Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN's World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: "Food is one issue that cannot be solved person by person. We have to stand together."

Taylor Mali: What teachers make (video, duration 3:02)
Ever heard the phrase "Those who can't do, teach"? At the Bowery Poetry Club, slam poet Taylor Mali begs to differ, and delivers a powerful, three-minute response on behalf of educators everywhere.

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index - "A place where happiness doesn't cost the earth..." (video, duration 17:00)
Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.
Two related links:
[ Happy Planet Index website ]
[ Happy Planet Index - from Wikipedia ]

Hans Rosling : New insights on poverty and life around the world (video, duration 19:00)
Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.

Jacqueline Novogratz on escaping poverty (video, duration 7:34)
Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way.

MacMaster + Leahy play the fiddle
Natalie MacMaster and her musical partner Donnell Leahy play several tunes from the Cape Breton tradition -- a sprightly, soulful style of folk fiddling.

Bobby McFerrin hacks your brain with music
In this fun, 3-min performance from the World Science Festival, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal one surprising result of the way our brains are wired.

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

14. CRINMAIL
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
:

CRINMAIL - children's rights newsletter

3 August 2011 - CRINMAIL Issue 1236
In this issue:
Children’s rights factfile: Children and the right to vote
Latest news and reports
- The crisis spreads: Horn of Africa
- The taboo of male rape: DR Congo
- Child labour: Egypt
- New laws: Australia, Italy
- Unfair treatment: United Kingdom, Vietnam
- Historic victories: Serbia, Guatemala
- UN call for submissions: CEDAW and HRC
Employment
Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Laws * Issues
* Advocacy * Challenging breaches * Take action * Campaigns * Toolkits

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Links to Issues of CRINMAIL (from CRIN)
- links to earlier weekly issues, many of which are special editions focusing on special themes, such as the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the launch of the EURONET Website.

See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm
for the table of contents for, and links to, several months' worth of issues of CRINMAIL.
NOTE : The CRIN "Links to Issues of CRINMAIL" (second link up) does not include the table of contents for each issue.

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

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

 

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Polarized sunglasses and driving in the rain

Wearing polarized sunglasses when driving in the rain during the day will help a driver see better. Polarized sunglasses work to block horizontal components of scattered or reflected light, which means they help counteract the scattering of light that atmospheric effects like fog or rain have on daylight.

You'll find a similar effect if you wear polarized sunglasses when driving in fog during the day.
[ How can I tell if my sunglases are polarized? ]

Note, however, that this trick works only with polarized sunglasses and during daylight hours.
Also, wearing polarized lenses while driving may make your LCD dashboard displays quite a bit harder to read.
Keep a pair of polarized sunglasses in the glove compartment of your vehicle and remember to pull them out next time it's rainy or foggy.
Source:
Snopes
http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/sunglasses.asp


Also from Snopes.com:

25 Hottest Urban Legends
http://www.snopes.com/info/top25uls.asp

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And, in closing...

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Best songs of the 80s (YouTube medley - Duration 5:10)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsxPQDaE9qI&feature=related

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9800 feet *
http://blogs.agu.org/martianchronicles/2011/08/01/9800-feet/

[ * Down, not up.]

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Humpback whales off Bay Bulls, Newfoundland (Canada)
http://www.youtube.com/user/MartinRogers1967

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Dana Carvey's 13 Funniest 'SNL' Characters (VIDEOS)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/05/dana-carvey-snl-characters_n_818339.html