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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
November 7, 2010

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

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and other stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with social policy...

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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1.
Veterans' Week 2010, November 5 to 11
2. Housing/Homelessness in Canada : Update (Raising the Roof) - November 5
3. Are you affected by the changes being made to the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension starting January 2011? (Government of Canada)
4. Ed Broadbent’s Canada: More equal, more optimistic (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - November 4
5. learn$ave : Individual Development Accounts Project Final Report (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) - October 2010
6. [Ontario] BAFFLEGAB : Fall 2010 newsletter (Community Advocacy & Legal Centre - Belleville) - November 1

7. The Census long form questionnaire issue
8.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
9. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - November 6

International content

10. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
11. [U.S.] Update on state budget cuts and impacts on vulnerable residents (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - November 4
12. [U.S.] Grants for Single Moms - November 2010
13. [U.S.] Online Information About Key Low-Income Benefit Programs (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
14.
Australian Policy Online - selected recent content - November 6
--- History of child protection services
--- Reforming disability policy: from charity and welfare to social insurance and investment
--- Australian Homelessness Information Clearinghouse
--- Measures of Australia's progress, 2010
--- Reforming disability policy: from charity and welfare to social insurance and investment

15. Human Development Report 2010 (United Nations Development Programme) - November 4
16. Institute of International Social Development (Reviewed by The Scout Report)
17. Basic Income Studies (guaranteed annual income) e-journal (Berkeley Electronic Press) - November 1

18. CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!
Gilles

[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

1. Veterans' Week/Day, 2010 - November 11


"...to recognize the achievements of our
Veterans and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice."

Veterans' Week 2010, November 5 to 11
How will you Remember?

Source:
Veterans Affairs Canada

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Happy Veterans' Day from Stephen Harper!

Veterans rally for better benefits
November 6, 2010
Canadian military veterans, unhappy with the disability compensation and pension benefits they're offered, rallied on Parliament Hill and outside constituency offices across the country Saturday as part of the Veterans National Day of Protest.

Source:
CBC

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Ambush on The Hill : Veterans' Ombudsman
Pat Stogran makes his last stand for Canada's veterans

With nothing left to lose, embattled ombudsman Pat Stogran makes his last stand for Canada's veterans, reports David Pugliese. By spring 2010, Pat Stogran realized he was fighting a losing battle.
Source:
Ottawa Citizen

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

2. Housing/Homelessness in Canada : Update - November 5
(Raising the Roof)

Housing Again Bulletin - November 2010 issue
A monthly electronic bulletin highlighting what people are doing to put housing back on the public agenda in Ontario, across Canada and around the world.
Feature:
* The Road to a National Housing Plan
Community Spotlight:
* Ottawa Youth Services Bureau : Supporting Youth in Making Positive Lifestyle Decisions
News Briefs:
* More Supportive Housing Choices for Youth in NL
* Niagara Releases New Report on Youth Homelessness
* Corporate Canada Continues to Invest in Solutions to Youth Homelessness
[ Sign up to receive this bulletin by email ]
Source:
Raising the Roof
Raising the Roof is Canada's only national charity dedicated to long-term solutions to homelessness. We work nationally, regionally and locally to bring about lasting solutions to homelessness

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Shared Learnings on Homelessness
Developed by Raising the Roof, this site makes practical tools and information accessible to the frontline staff, managers and volunteers within the hundreds of organizations across Canada working to address the problem of homelessness in their communities

News for October, 2010
A monthly electronic bulletin from Shared Learnings highlighting what people are doing to put housing back on the public agenda across Canada.
Current articles include:
Feature: October Days of Action in Support of Affordable Housing
Community Spotlight: Second Base Youth Shelter Runner Up for Eva’s Innovation Award Applications Available for 2011
Newsbriefs: Federal Housing Funds Confirmed Until 2014
Street-Involved Youth Vulnerable to Criminal Victimization
[ Sign up to receive this bulletin by email ]
NOTE : In the right-hand margin of the October bulletin, you'll find links to monthly bulletins back to September 2002

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Homelessness Conference : The Road Home (Edmonton, November 15-17, 2010)
The Seven Cities of Alberta are hosting The Road Home conference on homelessness at the Ramada Inn and Conference Centre (11834 Kingsway Ave) in Edmonton, Alberta. The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions with experts working to end homelessness, and in related services.

During the morning of November 17, delegates will discuss the idea of a national housing plan, and whether Canada needs a national organization, or voice, on homelessness.

Conference Registration

Conference Agenda:
HTML version
PDF version
(PDF - 173K, 16 pages)

Source:
Homeward Trust Edmonton
Homeward Trust is a community-based, comprehensive housing organization that provides leadership and resources towards ending homelessness in Edmonton.

Related link:

Alberta’s Seven Cities Partnership (PDF - 74K, 5 pages)
By Scott Cameron and Anne Makhoul
March 2009
Since forming in 2001, Alberta’s Seven Cities partnership has created a solid base of relationships, produced evidence for change, identified causes and solutions to the problem of homelessness, and influenced policies and practices across government departments and jurisdictions
Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy

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

3. Are you affected by the changes being made to the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension starting January 2011?
(Government of Canada)

Are you affected by the changes being made to the
Canada Pension Plan retirement pension starting January 2011?

These changes will affect you if you are:
* an employee who contributes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), whether you are just starting your career or you are planning to retire soon;
* a self-employed person who contributes to the CPP;
* between the ages of 60 and 70 and you work while receiving your CPP retirement pension; or
* an employer who contributes to the CPP on behalf of your employees.
You will not be affected by these changes if you started receiving a CPP retirement pension before December 31, 2010, and you stay out of the work force.
Click the link above to see how the upcoming changes can affect YOUR retirement pension.

For more details on how these changes may affect you, check the following:

* Information for CPP retirement pension recipients
* Information for CPP contributors (employed, self-employed)
* Information for employers
* Information for financial advisors

Tools and resources:
* Canadian Retirement Income Calculator
* Retirement Planning
* Seniors’ section of Canada Benefits
Note: To access the information, you must select a province or territory.
* Seniors Canada
* Government of Canada news for Seniors
* New Horizons for Seniors
* Federal Budget

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

4. Ed Broadbent’s Canada: More equal, more optimistic - November 4
(
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Ed Broadbent’s Canada: More equal, more optimistic
"We need to bring back an agenda of social equality..."
Ed Broadbent, one of Canada’s most respected progressive sages, sat down with the CCPA’s Trish Hennessy to talk about the Canada he grew up in and how it’s changed over his lifetime. During this candid video conversation -- in Mr. Broadbent’s own Ottawa backyard -- he reflects on the profound shift away from equality
Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
(CCPA)

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

5. learn$ave : Individual Development Accounts Project Final Report - October 2010
(Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)

Testing an innovative approach to
promote adult learning for low-income Canadians

News Release
Ottawa, November 2, 2010
The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) released today the final results of learn$ave, a demonstration project to test the effectiveness of individual development accounts (IDAs) as a tool to promote adult learning and small-business start-up for low-income Canadians. Recognizing that people who lack sufficient education and basic skills are exposing themselves to lower earnings and higher risk of unemployment, governments in Canada have been looking for innovative approaches to promote adult education and training among vulnerable populations.

The learn$ave project was conceived by SEDI – Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (www.sedi.org) – based on the asset-building concept of Individual Development Accounts, pioneered in the United States.

The final report:

learn$ave
Individual Development Accounts Project
Final Report
(PDF - 2.1MB, 180 pages)
By Norm Leckie, Taylor Shek-Wai Hui, Doug Tattrie,
Jennifer Robson and Jean-Pierre Voyer
October 2010

Report Highlights (PDF - 484K, 8 pages)

Source:
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) is a non-profit research organization, created specifically to develop, field test, and rigorously evaluate new programs. SRDC’s two-part mission is to help policymakers and practitioners identify policies and programs that improve the wellbeing of all Canadians, with a special concern for the effects on the disadvantaged, and to raise the standards of evidence that are used in assessing these policies.

- Go to the Asset-Based Social Policies Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/assets.htm

6. [Ontario] BAFFLEGAB Fall 2010 newsletter - November 1
(Community Advocacy & Legal Centre - Belleville ON)

Ontario

BAFFLEGAB Fall 2010 newsletter (PDF - 600K, 10 pages)
Posted November 1, 2010
Articles include:
* Reflecting on 30 years of working for social justice
* Energy update
* Bedbugs in your rental unit -- Who's responsible?
* Are you disabled? Under age 60? Have an RDSP? You should!
* Social Assistance Improvements for those on Ontario Works
* Affordable housing update and National Housing Strategy Day
* Are your workplace concerns being heard?
* The Provincial Government creates a new dental program for children
* Listening to our community: Update on the Connecting Region project
Source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (Belleville ON)

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

7. The Census long form questionnaire issue

Voluntary long-form census will show a rosy Canada -- and it won't be true
By Don Cayo
November 3, 2010
How will the Canada of the not-very-distant future look through the eyes of a statistician?
"Rosy," predicts Ivan Fellegi, who retired two years ago after 51 years at Statistics Canada, 23 of them as chief statistician. We'll be seen to be richer than we were just a few years earlier, not to mention better educated and more universally able to communicate in Canada's two official languages.

Of course, it won't be true.
Source:
Vancouver Sun

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#1 Recommended resource for links to
comprehensive information on the Census
long form questionnaire controversy:

datalibre.ca - the most comprehensive online resource on the Census questionnaire issue!
datalibre.ca is a blog that's maintained mostly by Tracey Lauriault.
It's inspired by civicaccess.ca, which believes all levels of Canadian governments should make civic information and data accessible at no cost in open formats to their citizens.

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Most recent Google.ca
News Search Results Page
: "Canada census 2011, long form questionnaire."

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- Go to the Census 2011 questionnaire links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/2011_census_questionnaire.htm

8. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]

Selected content from
The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

NOTE: The StatCan site was "currently unavailable"* this weekend (Nov. 6-7), so I couldn't access any of their links.
Try either of the links above to see if the site is back up now.
If the site is back online, use the Archives link below to see The Daily for any day of any month.
I'll add the past week's relevant links here as soon as the StatCan site is back online.

[ * Curiously, the StatCan Census homepage is still available during the site maintenance period. I guess StatCan wants to offer visitors something to pass the time while we're waiting for the rest of the site to go back up...]

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The Daily Archives
- select a month and click on a date for that day's Daily

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

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

- Go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

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

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

November 6, 2010

What's new online:
[This section archives documents that
have been featured on the CRRU homepage..]

The power of taxes: The case for investing in Canadians
3 Nov 10
- Paper from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives argues that "public services add up to a great bargain for Canadians. But the services our taxes fund are often overlooked in debates over tax cuts."

Connecting with communities and creating welcoming schools: The 2010 report on Ontario's school councils
3 Nov 10
- Report by People for Education finds that while school councils see enhancing communication as their most important role, they spend most of their time fundraising.

In focus: Forest kindergarten
3 Nov 10
- Video for Scottish television showcases a Forestry Commission Scotland pilot project to develop early childhood programs that use local woodlands and green space.

The consequences of implementing a child care voucher: Evidence from Australia, the Netherlands and USA
3 Nov 10
- Discussion paper by Mildred Warner shows that while vouchers can be an effective tool to enhance child care demand of parents, quality and supply may be uneven and the policies privilege market provision.

Flows, rhythms, and intensities in early childhood education curriculum
3 Nov 10
- New book edited by Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw considers "the possibilities and tensions of curriculum-making in early childhood education".

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE »

child care in the news
[This section features interesting and noteworthy
news about ECEC and related issues in Canada and internationally.]

· Childcare centres brace for less money as cuts hit home
[NZ] 2 Nov 10

· Full-day classes for kindergarten are a nightmare
[CA-ON] 2 Nov 10

· Full-day learning creates wait list
[CA-ON] 2 Nov 10

· Fundraising now main job of parent council
[CA-ON] 1 Nov 10

· How billionaire donors harm public education
[US] 31 Oct 10

· Toronto Anti-poverty activists take wait-and-see approach to Ford as mayor
[CA-ON] 30 Oct 10

· Child care crunch in Alberta
[CA-AB] 19 Oct 10

more CC IN THE NEWS »

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

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere

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

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

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

10. 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:

November 5:
UN Human Development Report
Poverty and Hunger - Philadelphia, PA
US Unemployment Rate

November 4:
UN Human Development Report
Poverty and Diabetes - Canada

November 3:
Medicaid Waiver - California
High School Dropout Rates - Canada
Teen Birthrates - Kentucky, Indiana

November 2:
Electronic Benefit Transfers - California
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - New Mexico

November 1:
Food Assistance and Hunger
Microlending - India
Telecommunications in Developing Nations

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Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to dispatches back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

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To subscribe to this email list, send an email to:
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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
[ University of Wisconsin-Madison ]

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

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

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

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

11. [U.S.] Update on state budget cuts and impacts on vulnerable residents - November 4
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

An Update on State Budget Cuts:
At Least 46 States Have Imposed Cuts that Hurt Vulnerable Residents and Cause Job Loss
By Nicholas Johnson, Phil Oliff and Erica Williams
November 4, 2010
“With tax revenue still declining as a result of the recession and budget reserves largely drained, the vast majority of states have made spending cuts that hurt families and reduce necessary services. These cuts, in turn, have deepened states’ economic problems because families and businesses have less to spend. Federal recovery act dollars and funds raised from tax increases have greatly reduced the extent, severity, and economic impact of these cuts, but only to a point. And federal aid to states is slated to expire well before state revenues have recovered.”

At least 46 states plus the District of Columbia have cut major areas of state services since the start of the recession, including

* Health care (31 states),
* Services to the elderly and disabled (29 states and DC),
* K-12 education (34 states and DC), and
* Higher education (43 states)

View the full report:

HTML version :
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=1214

PDF version :
http://www.cbpp.org/files/3-13-08sfp.pdf
(15 pp.)

Related:
States Continue to Feel Recession's Effects
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=711

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
(CBPP)
CBPP 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.

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

12. [U.S.] Grants for Single Moms - November 2010

[U.S.] Grants for Single Moms
Single Mom Financial Aid, Scholarship Resources, Food and Housing Programs, Parenting Advice, and more

Created by a mother with 13 years of experience as sole-support parent, this website is intended for American single-parent mother-led households seeking supports, but it will also interest social researchers because it offers glimpses of how the American welfare system works for single moms and their families.
- includes practical information (and some links to further resources) in the areas of:
* Medicaid * Child Care Assistance * Food Stamp Tips * Housing Assistance * Help With Utility Bills * Assistance to Go to College * Dental Care * Transportation * Working From Home* Activities On A Tight Budget * Money Saving Tips * Student Loans For Single Moms * Nursing Grants and Other Financial Aid For Single Mothers *more to come...

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm
- Go to the Links to International Sites about Women's Social Issues page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womeninternat.htm

13. [U.S.] Online Information About Key Low-Income Benefit Programs in each state
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

[U.S.] Online Information About
Key Low-Income Benefit Programs in Each State

Virtually all states have made basic program information regarding the five main state-administered low-income benefit programs — Food Stamps, Medicaid, CHIP, TANF, and child care assistance — available to the public via the internet. Some provide a simple description of each program on their agencies’ websites. Others offer additional information, such as application forms, eligibility screening tools, policy and procedure manuals used by state agency eligibility workers, and statistical information regarding the number of participants. A number of states allow individuals to apply for certain types of benefits online.

This paper provides links to online state information provided about these benefit programs.

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
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. )

- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

14. Australian Policy Online - selected recent content - November 6
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History of child protection services
--- Reforming disability policy: from charity and welfare to social insurance and investment
--- Australian Homelessness Information Clearinghouse
--- Measures of Australia's progress, 2010
--- Reforming disability policy: from charity and welfare to social insurance and investment

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

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Week ending November 6, 2010
Most viewed this week on APO:

1. ACCAN Research Linkage Forum
2. Post-school education and labour force participation in Canada and Australia
3. International students strategy for Australia 2010-2014
4. We need to change our law
5. Are social marketing campaigns effective in preventing child abuse and neglect?

[You'll find links to the above studies on the APO home page.]

You might like:

History of child protection services
By Alister Lamont and Leah Bromfield
05 November 2010
This seven-page resource sheet provides a brief history of developments in child protection services in Australia and internationally.
Source:
National Child Protection Clearinghouse

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Australian Homelessness Information Clearinghouse
18 October 2010
A website for sharing information and good practice solutions for the homelessness service sector in Australia.

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Measures of Australia's progress, 2010
16 September 2010
This publication is designed to help Australians address the question, 'Is life in Australia getting better?' Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) provides a digestible selection of statistical evidence in answer to this question. Broad areas covered include population, society, economics, and the environment. Readers can use this evidence to form their own view of how our country is progressing.
Source:
Australian Bureau of Statistics

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Reforming disability policy: from charity and welfare to social insurance and investment
By Bruce Bonyhady
01 November 2010
The major public policy reforms of the last 30 years have largely bypassed the disability sector and the current welfare and charity model that underpins support for people with disabilities, their families and carers is in crisis, argues the chair of Yooralla.
Source:
Yooralla

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

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

15. Human Development Report 2010 - November 4
(United Nations Development Programme)

2010 Human Development Report analyses long-term development trends
Press Release
04 November 2010
United Nations — Most developing countries made dramatic yet often underestimated progress in health, education and basic living standards in recent decades, with many of the poorest countries posting the greatest gains, reveals a detailed new analysis of long-term Human Development Index (HDI) trends in the 2010 Human Development Report, released here today. Yet patterns of achievement vary greatly, with some countries losing ground since 1970, the 2010 Human Development Report shows. Introducing three new indices, the 20th anniversary edition of the Report documents wide inequalities within and among countries, deep disparities between women and men on a wide range of development indicators, and the prevalence of extreme multidimensional poverty in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

The 2010 Human Development Report:

The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development
Human Development Report 2010 —20th Anniversary Edition
Table of contents with links to individual chapters in PDF format
+ links to nine related press releases

OR:
Complete report in a single file (PDF - 11MB, 236 pages)

THE 2010 RANKINGS --- 169 countries
[Spoiler: Canada is #8.]
TIP : Click on the name of a country in the list, say Canada, and on the next page you'll find a country profile showing statistics for several human development indicators in the following areas: * Health * Education * Income * Inequality * Gender * Sustainability * Human Security. Click "Open All" to expand the list and see all the indicators.

Summary of the report (HTML)

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Composite indices — HDI and beyond
[Click the link above for more detailed information
on all of the indices below, or click a link below to go directly to that page.]

* The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of human development. It measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.

* The Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI) adjusts the Human Development Index (HDI) for inequality in distribution of each dimension across the population. The IHDI accounts for inequalities in HDI dimensions by “discounting” each dimension’s average value according to its level of inequality.

* The Gender Inequality Index (GII) reflects women’s disadvantage in three dimensions—reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market—for as many countries as data of reasonable quality allow. The index shows the loss in human development due to inequality between female and male achievements in these dimensions. It ranges from 0, which indicates that women and men fare equally, to 1, which indicates that women fare as poorly as possible in all measured dimensions. For more details see Technical notes [339 KB] and Table 4 - Gender Inequality Index [119 KB].

The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) identifies multiple deprivations at the individual level in health, education and standard of living. It uses micro data from household surveys, and—unlike the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index—all the indicators needed to construct the measure must come from the same survey. Each person in a given household is classified as poor or nonpoor depending on the number of deprivations his or her household experiences. These data are then aggregated into the national measure of poverty. For more details see Technical notes [339 KB] and Table 5 - Multidimensional Poverty Index [100 KB].

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[ Twenty Years of Human Development Reports - you'll find links to 20 years of HDRs in the left margin of this page]

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Source:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
[ Related link : Millennium Development Goals ]
[ United Nations ]

- Go to the United Nations Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/un.htm

16. Institute of International Social Development
(Reviewed by The Scout Report)

Institute of International Social Development
The Institute of International Social Development (IISD) encourages "holistic development and empowerment of disadvantaged communities and societies and improving the quality of life all around." There are several welfare projects the organization runs, in India and Switzerland, as well as training for their programs, in New York. The "Programs" tab near the top of any page, allows visitors to see a list of the long-term projects of the Institute, as well as read the "objective" of each project, a "description" of it, and the "achievements". Each program is run to accomplish one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of the UN, and visitors can read the MDG listed in the objective of each program. Visitors shouldn't miss the link on the far right hand side of the programs page "Arts and Craft", which is a ten-page PDF that showcases one of the projects in West Bengal, India. The report includes photos, a map, and text that explain how IISD has encouraged teams of women artisans to create and execute traditional embroidery to be used in the creation of hats, saris, and coin purses. The items are then sold by the artisans themselves, in order to empower their community.
Review by
The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2010.

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

17. Basic Income Studies (guaranteed annual income) - November 1
(Berkeley Electronic Press)

[ NOTE : In this section, "Basic Income" = Guaranteed Annual Income. ]

Basic Income Studies - November 2010 issue (e-journal)
November 01, 2010
Berkeley Electronic Press is pleased to announce the following articles recently published in Basic Income Studies.

Research Articles:

Alternative Basic Income Mechanisms: An Evaluation Exercise With a Microeconometric Model
By
Ugo Colombino, Marilena Locatelli, Edlira Narazani, and Cathal O'Donoghue

Why Cash Violates Neutrality
By
Joseph Heath and Vida Panitch

Near-Universal Basic Income
By Nir Eyal

Research Notes

The Right to Existence in Developing Countries: Basic Income in East Timor
By David Casassas, Daniel Raventós, and Julie Wark

Baby Steps: Basic Income and the Need for Incremental Organizational Development
By
Jason B. Murphy

[ Most popular papers in the Basic Income Studies series ]

Source:
Basic Income Studies is the first peer-reviewed journal devoted to basic income and related issues of poverty relief and universal welfare. An exciting venture supported by major international networks of scholars, policy makers, and activists, Basic Income Studies is the only forum for scholarly research on this leading edge movement in contemporary social policy.

- Go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm

18. CRINMAIL
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
:

Latest issue of CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter):

3 November 2010, CRINMAIL issue 1199
In this issue:
Top story
Cambodia: Rape and killing at UN-funded detention camp
Campaign
- Inhuman sentencing country reports
- Inhuman sentences this week
Latest news and reports
- Reports on detention (Toolkit, Uganda)
- Children and sexuality (Uganda, US)
- Is the media telling the truth about trafficking?
- Complaints mechanisms (Uzbekistan, CRC)
Vacancies
ChildHope

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Links to Issues of CRINMAIL
- links to hundreds of 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.
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Source:
CRINMAIL(incl. subscription info)
[ Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) ]

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

 


 


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More Rhetorical Questions

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A stitch in time saves nine what?

After eating, do amphibians have to wait one hour before getting out of the water?

Are female moths called myths?

Are part-time band leaders semi-conductors?

Are there a lot of virgins in the Virgin Islands?

Are there any unguided missiles?

Are you breaking the law if you drive past those road signs that say "Do Not Pass"?

Are you telling the truth if you lie in bed?

Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

Can a stupid person be a smart-ass?

Can chubby people go skinny-dipping?

Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawnshop?

Can you get cavities in your dentures if you use too much artificial sweetener?

Could crop-circles be the work of a cereal killer?

Crime doesn't pay... does that mean my job is a crime?

Day light savings time - why are they saving it and where do they keep it?

Did Noah keep his bees in archives?

Do blind dogs have seeing-eye humans?

Do blind Eskimos have seeing-eye sled dogs?

Do boxer shorts box?

Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?

Do clowns wear really big socks?

Do crematoriums give discounts to burn victims?

Do files get embarrassed when they get unzipped?

Do fish get thirsty?

Do hummingbirds hum because they don't know the words?

Do hungry crows have ravenous appetites?

Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

Do jellyfish get gas from eating jellybeans?

Source:

A file on my old harddrive,
original source unknown.

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And, in closing...

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I bet I can make you look
at your right hand right now:

http://i.imgur.com/uXWZp.jpg


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The 100 Best Signs At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear
http://tinyurl.com/25fshx2
My five favourites:
* I'm mad as Hell, but mostly in a passive aggressive way.
* Somewhat irritated about extreme outrage.
*  I understand your stance and while I disagree, I'm pretty sure you're not a Nazi.
*  Queers for Fear
* My Arms Are Tired.
404 Error - Political Message Not Found.


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Jet-powered remote control plane:
http://www.wimp.com/mphplane/

The Good  News:  400MPH!!
The Bad News: Flies mostly in circles, because it's out of the range of the remote control within 2.5 seconds at top speed.

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Salmon fishing in Alaska

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NcJ_63z-mA

Related link:

The journey of a thousand miles...
http://www.despair.com/ambition.html
[TIP:  click the links below the  graphic for more funny emotivational posters.]