Canadian Social Research Newsletter
July 8, 2012

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 2,563 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. Stretched Beyond Human Limits: Death By Poverty in First Nations (Canadian Review of Social Policy, issue No. 65-66 - 2011) - June 2012
2. Statistics Canada details program adjustments to meet budgetary savings target - June 27
3. New figures showing static poverty rates mask daily reality of Canadians (Campaign 2000) - June 18
4. Submission by the Canadian Labour Congress to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Regarding Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) - March 2, 2012
5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, June 2012 - July 6
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. [United States] Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse - June 2012

9. [United States] Key Low-Income Benefit Programs - By State - Updated to May 31, 2012 (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
10. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. Stretched Beyond Human Limits: Death By Poverty in First Nations - June 2012
(Canadian Review of Social Policy, issue No. 65-66 - 2011)

Stretched Beyond Human Limits: Death By Poverty in First Nations (PDF - 240K, 16 pages)
http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/crsp/article/viewFile/35220/32057
June 2012
By Pamela D. Palmater
“Indian” policy in Canada has been historically based on the objective of assimilating the Indigenous population. There has been recent movement to create policies that support First Nations’ self-governance, yet, the Indian Act and its related policies have not been amended to reflect this change. Thus federal policy now hovers between the two conflicting objectives. The result is chronic poverty in First Nations, a worsening problem that has stymied federal policy-makers.

Source:
Issue No. 65-66 (2011) of the
Canadian Review of Social Policy (CRSP)
http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/crsp/issue/view/2005/showToc
NOTE: The above article is a free sample of the type of content that you'll find in CRSP.
To access other articles in this issue and in the archives, click the "Subscription information" link below.

Archives - back to 1993
http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/crsp/issue/archive

Subscription information
http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/crsp/about/subscriptions

Canadian Review of Social Policy - Home Page
http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/crsp/index
The Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale is a scholarly and bilingual journal of progressive social policy. It aims to promote the exchange of ideas amongst a network of people involved in education, the public sector and social movements in the field of Canadian social policy and administration. CRSP/RCSP publishes analyses of historical and current developments, issues, debates, and reviews of recent publications.

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- Go to the First Nations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm

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- Go to the Canadian Universities and Colleges Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm

2. Statistics Canada details program adjustments to meet budgetary savings target - June 27

Media advisory: Statistics Canada details program adjustments to meet budgetary savings target
http://www42.statcan.gc.ca/smr09/smr09_039-eng.htm
June 27, 2012
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada released today a comprehensive list of programs identified for elimination or reduction to meet its savings target announced in Economic Action Plan 2012 of $33.9 million by 2014-15. To meet its commitments, Statistics Canada has focused resources where they are most needed.
(...)

Programs essential for fiscal and monetary policy, as well as data required for the administration of significant federal transfer payments, are not affected by these measures.

Full list of program adjustments:
http://www42.statcan.gc.ca/smr09/smr09_039a-eng.htm

Source:
Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

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

3. New figures showing static poverty rates mask daily reality of Canadians - June 18
(Campaign 2000)

New figures showing static poverty rates mask daily reality of Canadians (Microsoft Word file - 136K, 1 page)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net//2012_PR2010_Income_in_CAN_june_18.doc
June 18, 2012
Media release

Toronto - The child and family poverty in Canada remained steady at 8.2% in 2010 (550,000 children) using Canada's Low Income Measure (after tax), Statistics Canada reported today. Using figures from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics which are produced on the basis of population counts form the 2006 Census of Population, the data show little overall change. Child poverty varies by province, with larger reductions in Saskatchewan and Alberta and increases in other jurisdictions.

"The daily experiences of children and their families are essential perspectives. Children continue to be over-represented in the population of food bank users and far too many families pay at least half of their monthly income on housing, leaving very little money to buy nutritious food. With the cost of food skyrocketing in most parts of Canada, 800,000 households report persistent patterns of food insecurity, a situation that exists when people do not, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. This is not the Canada that most people want," commented Laurel Rothman, National Coordinator.
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Source:
Campaign 2000

http://www.campaign2000.ca/
Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada public education movement to build Canadian awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.

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

- Go to the Non-Governmental Organizations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ngobkmrk.htm

4. Submission by the Canadian Labour Congress to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Regarding Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) - March 2, 2012

Submission by the Canadian Labour Congress to the House of Commons
Standing Committee on Finance Regarding Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs)
http://goo.gl/BtRAq
March 2, 2012
Executive Summary
A phased-in, fully funded doubling of future Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement benefits remains the most efficient and cost effective means of addressing the problem of inadequate retirement savings in Canada. (...) By contrast, PRPPs are voluntary arrangements that employers may choose to make available to employees, and to which both employers and employees may choose to contribute. Vast challenges confront PRPPs in achieving anything close to the universal portability that the CPP already provides.

Complete submission (PDF - 296K, 22 pages)
http://www.canadianlabour.ca/sites/default/files/prpp-submission-2012-02-24-en.pdf

More CLC site content on pensions and retirement:
http://www.canadianlabour.ca/issues/pensions-retirement

Source:
Canadian Labour Congress
http://canadianlabour.ca/
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is the national voice of 3.2 million workers in Canada. The CLC brings together Canada’s national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial Federations of Labour and 130 district Labour Councils whose members work in virtually all sectors of the Canadian economy, in all occupations, and in all parts of Canada.

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- Go to the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/prpp.htm

5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, June 2012
- July 6

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 ]

July 6, 2012
Labour Force Survey, June 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120706/dq120706a-eng.htm
In June, employment was little changed for the second consecutive month and the unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points to 7.2%, as fewer people searched for work.
- includes links to two charts and the three following 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
June 10 to 16, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2012006-eng.htm
Highlights
Analysis — June 2012
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version

Source:
Labour Force Information - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=71-001-X&lang=eng
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.

See also:

Tables by subject: Labour
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l2_2621-eng.htm
* Labour
* Commuting to work
* Employment and unemployment
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Non-wage benefits
* Occupations
* Unionization and industrial relations
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&more=0

Check the past week's issues of The Daily:
July 3-6, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?m=07&y=2012&s=monthly

Source:
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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- 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):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

July 7, 2012

What's new online this week:

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

Why universal childcare is essential for a more equal Canada
http://goo.gl/5t0s8
4 Jul 2012 | Canada
New blog from CRRU argues that a solid policy framework and sustained public funding to ensure a system of high quality early childhood education and care are integral to reducing inequality and creating a fairer, more inclusive Canada for all.

Starting well: Benchmarking early education across the world
http://goo.gl/Y7TJL
4 Jul 2012 | International
The Starting Well Index considers the relative availability, affordability and quality of preschool environments for children from 3 to 6 years old across 45 countries, encompassing the OECD and major emerging markets. Canada ranks 26th overall.

Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?
http://goo.gl/otKv1
4 Jul 2012 | International
Book edited by Eva Lloyd and Helen Penn "presents recent, significant research from eight nations where childcare markets are the norm" and "compares these childcare marketisation and regulatory processes across the political and economic systems in which they are embedded".

Quality matters in early childhood education and care: Czech Republic
http://goo.gl/56FUF
3 Jul 2012 | International
10 of 34 OECD countries are participating in the Quality Matters in ECEC: Country Policy Profiles. Canada is not included. This week the CRRU is featuring the Czech Republic where policy lever 2 - Designing and implementing curriculum and standards, is examined.

Universal Entitlements: How investments in the early years should be informed by research evidence about universal approaches
http://goo.gl/sDzO4
3 Jul 2012 | Europe
Briefing paper from Children in Scotland provides arguments to support a universal approach to early learning and care and states that, "even when targeted approaches work for individual families, their success can come at the expense of increased social solidarity and integration."

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

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

Toronto Mayor’s Task Force on Child Care: Report offers little relief
http://goo.gl/Dz8ri
6 Jul 2012 | Ontario

Parental leave and childcare: Why can't we make it fair for women and men?
http://goo.gl/4GKTQ
4 Jul 2012 | Europe

Denmark invests to improve staff:child ratios
http://goo.gl/bekiC
4 Jul 2012 | Europe

Early years experts launch campaign to 'save childhood'
http://goo.gl/oDhfJ
3 Jul 2012 | Europe

Today's modern parent: Daycare poor, with little to save
http://goo.gl/yNimi
3 Jul 2012 | Canada

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

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NOTE: For links to earlier (weekly) issues of this weekly alert going back to June 2009,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.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

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.)
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 6, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/07/06/
June 2012 US Unemployment
State Waivers for No Child Left Behind
Medicaid Cuts - Louisiana

July 5, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/07/05/
TANF and SNAP Enrollment
Probation Fees and Jail Time

No Dispatch on July 4.

July 3, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/07/03/
Euro Zone Unemployment
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Medicaid and Dental Care

July 2, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/07/02/
Health Care Ruling and Medicaid Expansion
Social Services Reorganization - Kansas
Summer Food Programs

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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/
2. Click on a date in the calendar (top right-hand corner of the page) to see the links for that date.
Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Click on a category or a tag (right-hand margin) to access all relevant links.
[ e.g., 588 links under the category "Poverty" - http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/categories/poverty/ ]
OR
4. Scroll down the home page to the Archives section, where you can view the full content of the dispatches by month back to July 2006 (although *some* media links tend to go 404 after awhile)...
NOTE: I highly recommend this excellent U.S. media resource!
The only shortcoming I encountered was the lack of a table of contents for each daily dispatch, which forces visitors to click each date in the calendar to see the contents of the daily dispatch for that day. So I've created my own archive (the link below), starting in mid-December of 2011, that is a table of contents of each dispatch as per the latest dispatches above, that lets you scan contents without opening each damn dispatch:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm

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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

8. [United States] Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse - June 2012

United States

Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC)
https://www.opressrc.org/
The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse is an ever growing virtual portal of research on low-income and TANF families and an online hub for professional networking among researchers, policymakers and practitioners who serve these populations. The SSRC aims to improve policy and practice in such areas as employment, education and training, and family self-sufficiency by improving access to field-tested, evidence-informed and evidence-based program strategies and high-quality research and by fostering professional connectivity among its targeted audiences

SSRC is an initiative of
The Administration for Children and Families Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE):
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/

Browse the SSRC Clearinghouse by TOPIC:
https://www.opressrc.org/topics
Click on the link above, then select one of the topics below to explore resources and research relevant to that topic.
Topics
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Asset-Building, Tax Policies, and Subsidies
* Child Care
* Child Support
* Community Development and Housing
* Education and Training
* Employment
* Family Formation and Family Structure
* Food Assistance
* General Research on Income and Poverty
* Health
* TANF Policy, Services, and Benefits
* Transportation

Selected site content:

TANF child-only cases
[Temporary Assistance for Needy Families]
By
Olivia Golden and Amelia Hawkins
2012
https://www.opressrc.org/content/tanf-child-only-cases
Abstract (excerpt):
Almost half of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cases are“child-only cases,” which arise when no adult is included in the benefit calculation. This exclusion can happen if children live with relatives (or, in some states, specified nonrelatives) instead of with their parents or if parents are ineligible for TANF for certain reasons other than income. (...)

Complete report (PDF - 184K, 9 pages)
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/other_resrch/tanf_ccdf/reports/child_only.pdf

Source:
Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC)
https://www.opressrc.org/

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CAVEAT

NOTE (by Gilles):
The TANF child-only category is one of many reasons that Canadian and U.S. welfaresystems should not be compared out of context.
In Canada, there is a "child-only category" in some - but not all - provincial social assistance programs. That category, also known as Child in the Home of a Relative, applies only to children whose parents are unable to care for them, usually on a temporary basis. Nationally, the number of children receiving social assistance as a separate case and living with a relative is very low, hardly a blip. In other provinces, those same children would be placed in the care of a foster home or group home under the Child Welfare Act or similar statute.

Bottom line:

TANF child-only cases make up almost half of the TANF caseload in the U.S.
In Canada, child-only cases are rare in welfare programs.
This is only one reason to avoid comparing Canadian and American welfare systems.
They're simply not comparable out-of-context.

Click the link below for 75+ links to more info regarding differences between the Canadian and American welfare systems.

Welfare in Canada vs the U.S.
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/canada_us_welfare.htm

9. Key Low-Income Benefit Programs - By State - Updated to May 31, 2012
(
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Another key resource for U.S. state-level
information on low-income benefit programs:

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From the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP):

Online Services for Key Low-Income Benefit Programs:
What States Provide Online with Respect to SNAP, TANF, Child Care Assistance, Medicaid, CHIP, and General Assistance
Updated May 31, 2012
HTML version
PDF version (828 K, 43 pages)

- includes hundreds of links to information in all U.S. states about the five main state-administered low-income benefit programs:
* SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps)
* TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
* Medicaid
(Means-tested health program for certain people and families with low incomes and resources)
* CHIP
(Children’s Health Insurance Program)
* Child Care Assistance

The state-by-state links in this directory will be particularly useful to those researching basic information about each state’s programs or variations across states with respect to policies or applications. There are several caveats to consider when using these resources, however (see p. 7 ("Online Links") for those caveats.

NOTE : In addition to information provided for the five main state-administered low-income benefit programs listed in the previous paragraph, this directory includes links to the 30 states that have General Assistance (GA) programs for individuals not qualifying for any other public assistance.

Recommended resource!!
This collection of links offers direct access to information (FOR EACH STATE] about the five programs mentioned above (+ General Assistance) under the following headings:
* Online applications * Online policy manuals * Printable applications * Eligibility Screener/Calculator and Online Applications * Check application status * Renew benefits * Update information/report changes * View account information * Program data

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
http://www.cbpp.org/

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

10. 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)
Latest issue:

4 July 2012 - CRINMAIL issue 1283
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4303
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Fuelling the violence
- A new treaty in the horizon
- Children's rights in the rubble
- Inhuman training for conflict
- Anti-gay bills fast-tracked
- Hidden agenda behind phone ban
- 400 days of just-in-case detention
- Drug giant guilty of illegal marketing
- Age assessment in Europe
- Funding opportunity
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Algeria
Upcoming events
Employment
Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Issues * Law
* Advocacy * Challenging breaches * Take action * Campaigns * Toolkits

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues):

Option 1: (WITH table of contents)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue, as above, back to 2009-2010:

Option 2: (WITHOUT table of contents)
http://goo.gl/C0JNx
- On the CRINMAIL website --- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue (so you must click on each link to see its contents), but it goes back much further (pre-2006). Follow this link to see hundreds of 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 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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NOTE:
The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is only 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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THE HAIRCUT

A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.

His father said he'd make a deal with his son, "You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut.
Then we'll talk about the car."

The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he'd settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.

After about six weeks his father said, "Son, you've brought your grades up and I've observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I'm disappointed you haven't had your hair cut."

The boy said, "You know, Dad, I've been thinking about that, and I've noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair, and there's even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair."

Dad's reply : "Did you also notice that they all walked everywhere they went?"

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THE BAR ON THE 12TH FLOOR

Two men are sitting at a bar, slowly sipping their drinks.

After a while, the first man approaches the other man, and sits next to him. "This place is great, isn't it?" he asks.
The second man, somewhat surprised at the stranger's remark, replies, "Why do you say that?"

The first man, in a low tone of voice, responds, "Follow me."
The two of them walk over to a large window at the end of the room.
The window faces out onto the street, 12 floors below.

"Here's why." The first man throws open the window, and boldly steps out into thin air. But he remains aloft!
"The air currents are great here!" he exclaims. "It's very relaxing."

He floats back into the room. As his feet return to the bar-room floor, he invites the second man to try it.

The second man, skeptical, peers out through the window - down to the pavement twelve stories below.
He looks to either side, and finally up above, to see if there was anything holding the first man up.

Convinced that it was no trickery, the second man swallows, closes his eyes, and steps out into thin air. He promptly falls twelve floors to the pavement below.

The first man grins to himself and returns to the bar.
The barkeeper walks over to him, looking totally disgusted.

"You know," he says to the man, "you're a real jerk when you're drunk, Superman."


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And, in closing...
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Andy Griffith Sings His TV Show Theme Song (video, duration 1:57)
http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/312232/detail/

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My hovercraft is full of eels --- in 99 languages
http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hovercraft.htm
This phrase is used in a sketch about a badly translated English-Hungarian phrasebook from the British TV comedy show, Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Scroll down past the list of translations for the video of the Python sketch on YouTube.
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BTW - In Inuktitut, "My hovercraft is full of eels" is:
Umiaryuap Publimaaqpaga tattaurniq ammayaq /
Umiarjuap Pullimmaqpaga tattaurniq nimiraq

Source:
Omniglot, the online encyclopedia of
writing systames & languages
http://www.omniglot.com/
- check out the links to : Useful phrases | Idioms | Numerals | Numbers | Colours | Kinship terms | Signs | Tongue twisters | Language names | Country names | Tower of Babel | Songs