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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
March 9, 2008

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 and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian content

1.  International Women's Day 2008 - March 8
2. The Debate: Ontario's War on Poverty (The Agenda - TV Ontario) - March 3
3. NAFTA's legacy: the worst agreement we ever signed (Murray Dobbin, in the Globe and Mail) - March 5
4. What's new from Yukon Health and Social Services:
--- Families and Children with Disabilities will Benefit from New Program - December 13/07
--- Increase to Yukon Child Benefit to Help Low-Income Families - December 6/07
--- Proposed Social Assistance Reforms Announced - November 28/07
5. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, February 2008
- March 7
--- Employment growth among lone mothers in Canada and the US, 1980-2000
- March 7
--- Living Census: A unique multimedia experience
- March 6
--- 2006 Census: Labour market activities, industry, occupation, education, language of work, place of work and mode of transportation
- March 4
--- Canadian economic accounts, fourth quarter 2007, December 2007 and annual 2007 - March 3
--- Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2006/2007 - March 3
6. Alberta March 3 provincial election results (CBC / NoDice.ca / CUPE)

7. Brigit's Notes: Women's Health E-bulletin (Canadian Women's Health Network) - March 8
8. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - March 7

International content

9. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
10. Winter 2008 Newsletters from the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Network and the Basic Income Earth Network (Belgium)
11. Features and Challenges of Population Ageing: The European Perspective (European Centre for Welfare Policy and Research) - March 6
12. Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected recent content
--- Child poverty and well-being in the European Union : Current status and way forward - January 2008
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A social portrait of people of working age in Ireland - February 2008
---
Does informal care from children to their elderly parents substitute for formal care in Europe? - January 2008
--- Movin' on up : Reforming America's social contract to provide a bridge to the middle class - February 2008
13. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing
--- Out of home care for children in Australia: a review of literature and policy - Posted 06-03-2008
--- 2007 longitudinal study of Australian children - Posted 06-03-2008
--- Compensating Canada's stolen generations - Posted 29-02-2008
14. CRINMAIL 962, 963 - March 2008

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. International Women's Day 2008 - March 8

International Women's Day 2008: Investing in Women and Girls
International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.
Source:
WomenWatch - U.N. Information on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
[ United Nations ]

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International Women's Day website

View IWD 2008 Events by Country (582 events)
- includes 59 events found in Canada (Select "Canada" from the drop-down country list)

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International Women’s Day
- incl. links to : United Nations and Women's Rights » Examples of Issues Faced by Women
» Canadian Connections: Canada and Women's Issues » Suggested Activities for International Women's Day
» Useful Links to Other Sites Concerning Women
Source:
United Nations Association in Canada

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International Women's Day
Strong Women, Strong World
March 8, 2008
In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on member states to proclaim a day for women's rights and international peace. Following the United Nations' lead, Canada chose March 8 as International Women's Day. Every year since 1977, Canadians have marked International Women's Day by celebrating progress toward women's full participation, reflecting on the challenges and barriers that remain, and considering future steps to achieving equality for all women, in all aspects of their lives. International Women's Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the collective power of women - past, present and future.
Source:
Status of Women Canada

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International Women's Day
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from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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New Report reveals a widening wage gap between men and women in Canada
News Release
March 6, 2008
OTTAWA – It just doesn’t pay to be a working woman in Canada today, according to a new report released by the Canadian Labour Congress. In fact, for today’s younger, more educated working woman, it pays a lot less than it did just ten years ago. (...) According to the report Working Women: Still a Long Way from Equality, women in Canada who worked full-time, full-year jobs in 2005 earned just 70½ cents for every dollar earned by men in full-time, full-year jobs.

Women in the Workforce: Still A Long Way from Equality
March 6, 2008
Introduction and Summary
Complete report:
PDF version
(728K, 38 pages)
Text version
(online, no formatting, small file)

Women's Economic Equality Campaign - International Women’s Day 2008

Source:
Canadian Labour Congress

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Startling acts of well-thought uppitiness
Gutsy, legal-minded Canadian women refuse to take 'because' for an answer

By Janice Kennedy
March 02, 2008
Law professors Natasha Bakht, Diana Majury and Rosemary Cairns Way say it's time to get serious about women's equality. Majury, a law professor, is a founding member of the Women's Court of Canada, to be unveiled this week [during International Women's Week].
Source:
The Ottawa Citizen

The Women's Court of Canada
March 8, 2008
By Gwen Brodsky
Source:
The Toronto Star

Women’s Court of Canada
By Simon Fodden
March 5, 2008
The WCC is a group of women academics and practitioners who combined to rewrite six Supreme Court of Canada decisions to take a full and proper account of women’s equality.
Source:
SLAW
Slaw is a cooperative Canadian weblog on legal: research - information - technology - miscellany

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Related Web/News/Blog links:

Google Search Results Links - always current results!
Using the following search terms (without the quote marks):
"International Women's Day"
- Web search results page
- News search results page
- Blog Search Results page
Source:
Google.ca

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

2. The Debate: Ontario's War on Poverty - March 3
(The Agenda - TV Ontario)

The Debate: Ontario's War on Poverty
Making poverty a priority: What Ontario should - and should not do - as it designs its poverty reduction program.
March 3, 2008 (taped)
Recommended viewing!
Steve Paikin of TV Ontario's The Agenda parses the Ontario poverty reduction initiative
of Dalton McGuinty's Liberal government along with the following guests:

* Deb Matthews (Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services)
* Jacquie Maund (Coordinator of Ontario Campaign 2000)
* Finn Poschmann (Research Director, C.D. Howe Institute)
* Shawn Skinner (Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment in Newfoundland & Labrador)
[NOTE: you won't likely be able to watch this 20-minute video clip if you're behind a network firewall, but it's definitely worth viewing from home.]

Click the link above, then (on the next page) click on the tab on the middle of the page that says "Ontario's War on Poverty"- only then can you click on the link to the video or the podcast (in the top right corner of that page)
- includes an extensive discussion and debate about the measurement of poverty in Ontario and elsewhere, perspectives on poverty reduction strategies in Canada, Ireland and New Zealand and panel members' recommendations concerning the best direction for Ontario's poverty reduction strategy.

Source:
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
[ TV Ontario ]

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

3. NAFTA's legacy: the worst agreement we ever signed - March 5
(Murray Dobbin, in the Globe and Mail)

NAFTA's legacy: the worst agreement we ever signed
By Murray Dobbin
March 5, 2008
In the aftermath of Barack Obama's and Hillary Clinton's threats to "renegotiate" NAFTA — or pull out — the usual suspects have been activated to tell the world how wonderful the deal has been for Canada and the United States. (...) When its history is written, NAFTA could rightly be described as the worst agreement ever signed by a Canadian government.
Source:
The Globe and Mail

- Go to the Globalization Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/global.htm

4. What's new from Yukon Health and Social Services:
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Families and Children with Disabilities will Benefit from New Program - December 13/07
--- Increase to Yukon Child Benefit to Help Low-Income Families - December 6/07
--- Proposed Social Assistance Reforms Announced - November 28/07

What's new from Yukon Health and Social Services:

Families and Children with Disabilities will Benefit from New Program
December 13, 2007
WHITEHORSE – Yukon children with disabilities and their families will now benefit from a new program announced today by Health and Social Services Minister Brad Cathers. The Services to Children with Disabilities Program will be delivered within the Family and Children’s Services Branch of the department, through a new unit called Family Supports for Children with Disabilities.Increase to Yukon Child Benefit to Help Low-Income Families

Increase to Yukon Child Benefit to Help Low-Income Families
December 6, 2007
WHITEHORSE – To assist low-income Yukoners with the costs of raising their children, Health and Social Services Minister Brad Cathers announced today an increase to the Yukon Child Benefit (YCB).

Proposed Social Assistance Reforms Announced
November 28, 2007
WHITEHORSE – Health and Social Services Minister Brad Cathers today announced proposed changes to social assistance rates and program structures, resulting from the most comprehensive review of social assistance conducted since the program’s inception.
- proposed changes include (among others) increases to social assistance rates, an incentive package to encourage social assistance recipients to enter the workforce and a new program with enhanced services for persons with severe disabilities who are eligible for social assistance.

- Go to the Yukon Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/yk.htm
- Go to the Key Provincial/Territorial Welfare Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/welfare.htm

5. What's New from Statistics Canada:
---
Labour Force Survey, February 2008 - March 7
---
Employment growth among lone mothers in Canada and the US, 1980-2000
- March 7
--- Living Census: A unique multimedia experience
- March 6
--- 2006 Census: Labour market activities, industry, occupation, education, language of work, place of work and mode of transportation
- March 4
--- Canadian economic accounts, fourth quarter 2007, December 2007 and annual 2007
- March 3
--- Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2006/2007
- March 3

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

March 7, 2008
Labour Force Survey, February 2008
Employment growth continued in February with gains estimated at 43,000, pushing Canada's employment rate to a new record high (63.9%). For the second straight month, the unemployment rate held steady at its 33-year low of 5.8%. Employment growth over the last 12 months stands at 361,000 (+2.2%).

March 7, 2008
Study: Employment growth among
lone mothers in Canada and the United States, 1980 to 2000

Employment rates and earnings among lone mothers rose by virtually identical magnitudes in Canada and the United States between 1980 and 2000, but for different reasons, according to a new study. During the 20-year span, employment rates of single mothers rose by 12 percentage points in Canada and by 13 points in the United States. Earnings of all single mothers increased by almost 40% in both countries.

The study:

The Demographic Foundations of Rising Employment
and Earnings Among Single Mothers in Canada and the United States, 1980 to 2000

By John Myles, Feng Hou, Garnett Picot and Karen Myers
Summary (HTML)
Complete study (PDF - 312K, 30 pages)
[ Earlier issues in this series ]

March 6, 2008
Featured product
Living Census: A unique multimedia experience
Statistics Canada's today releases its first-ever virtual history of Canada's Census of Population, conducted every five years to provide a statistical portrait of the nation. This unique multimedia experience, called the Living Census, offers visitors a virtual tour of more than 340 years of census-taking in Canada.
- includes eight "mini-movies" or flash presentations, 30+ backgrounders.

<Begin Flash Alert / Flash Rant>

"The Living Census is a Flash interactive multimedia product."
Argh.
I hate Flash products for many reasons.
It should *only* be used briefly, and only in special circumstances - NOT for entire websites (or sub-websites, in this case)
Flash Sucks - not my words, but I concur on every point.
("Flash itself doesn't suck. But the way some sites use it does.")

To which I might add:
Mystery Meat Navigation is web design slang for "Find the links, Suckah!"
After you get past the cute Flash intro of the Living Census site, you'll find the classic illustration of mystery meat navigation right on the home page.
Argh.

</End Flash Alert / Flash Rant>

March 4, 2008
2006 Census: Labour market activities, industry, occupation,
education, language of work, place of work and mode of transportation

Statistics Canada today releases detailed analyses of data from the 2006 Census on labour market activities, industry, occupation, education and language of work.

These analyses are now available in three online documents:
* Canada's Changing Labour Force, 2006 Census
* Educational Portrait of Canada, 2006 Census
* Using Languages at Work in Canada, 2006 Census

Related links:

Statistics Canada Census Page
- links to Census pages for : 2006 - 2001 - 1996
- incl. recent releases :
* March 4, 2008 - Labour, education, language of work and place of work and commuting to work
* January 15, 2008 - Aboriginal peoples
* March 13, 2007 - Population and dwelling counts

March 3, 2008
Canadian economic accounts, fourth quarter 2007, December 2007 and annual 2007
Economic growth slowed considerably in the fourth quarter as real gross domestic product grew 0.2%, down from 0.7% in the third quarter. Economic output contracted 0.7% in December. Significant reductions in manufacturing activities, wholesaling and in oil and gas extraction were the main sources of the December decline. In manufacturing, the major drop in motor vehicle production was primarily due to extended holiday shutdowns. The economy advanced 2.7% for the year, matching the average growth of the last five years.

Related link:

Canadian Economic Accounts
Quarterly Review, Fourth quarter 2007

- incl. : * GDP by income and by expenditure * GDP by industry * Balance of international payments * Financial flows

[ Earlier issues of Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review ]

March 3, 2008
Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2006/2007
As of March 31, 2007, just over 401,000 cases were enrolled in a maintenance enforcement program in 10 reporting jurisdictions, down 1% from the previous year, according to the Maintenance Enforcement Survey. The figures do not include data from Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba and Nunavut. These provincial or territorial programs assist recipients in collecting child and spousal support through monitoring payments and undertaking enforcement actions against payors when a case goes into arrears.

Related link:

Child and Spousal Support:
Maintenance Enforcement Survey Statistics, 2006/2007

Summary (HTML)
Complete report (PDF file - 472K, 56 pages)

[ Earlier issues of this report ]

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

6. Alberta March 3 provincial election results
(CBC / NoDice.ca/CUPE)

From CBC News:

Albertans elect historic 11th straight Tory government
Progressive Conservatives gain 11 more seats in worst turnout in provincial history
March 4, 2008
Despite an apparent appetite for change, voters in Alberta stuck with tried-and-true blue, giving the Progressive Conservative party an unprecedented 11th consecutive majority government in Monday night's provincial election. (...) Various polls showed anywhere from 20 to 45 per cent of voters were undecided during a campaign that saw few sparks. Voter turnout dropped even further from a dismal 44.7 per cent in the 2004 campaign to about 41 per cent on Monday night, the worst turnout in Alberta history, according to preliminary numbers.
Source:
Alberta Votes 2008
- incl. results, leader profiles and party platforms, riding and voter information, candidates and issues, and much more...
* Alberta Votes 2008 Headlines <=== links to dozens of Alberta Election 2008 articles and analyses!

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Albertans to vote March 3
February 4, 2008
After weeks of election speculation in Alberta, it's official: there will be a provincial election March 3. Conservative Leader Ed Stelmach made the announcement less than an hour after the speech from the throne outlined his government's plans, including eliminating health care premiums over four years, increasing the number of health care workers and spending more on crime reduction.
Source:
CBC News

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Stelmach wins 87% of the seats with 53% of the votes from 41% of the people
March 4, 2008
The Conservatives won their 11th straight election last night, in what could be considered -- on the surface -- an impressive victory. But when you add up the numbers, they don't exactly paint a picture of a content electorate. Out of a possible 2,252,104 votes possible this year, the Stelmach government received just 501,028. However, the combination of low voter turnout and Alberta's first-past-the-post system means that even with such a low number of actual supporters, the Conservatives ended up with a majority government.
Source:
Canadian Union of Public Employees

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Related Web/News/Blog links:

Google Search Results Links - always current results!
Using the following search terms (without the quote marks):
"Alberta provincial election 2008 "
- Web search results page
- News search results page
- Blog Search Results page
Source:
Google.ca

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

7. Brigit's Notes: Women's Health E-bulletin - March 8
(Canadian Women's Health Network)

Brigit's Notes: Women's Health E-bulletin <=== latest issue of the bulletin
Brigit's Notes is a monthly electronic bulletin that's full of great women's health news. It will keep you informed about what's new on the CWHN web site, including new policy initiatives, research, calls for submissions, events and conferences, new resources and updates on women's health issues and activism.

Table of contents, March 2008 issue:
(click the link above to access the whole bulletin)

1. Absolutely Safe
2. Evidence for Caution: Women and statin use
3. Soft Targets: Nurses and the Pharmaceutical Industry
4. Women's Health Research Network : Summer Institute
5. Proudly Pro-Choice
6. Your Medicare Rights
7. Waves of Resistance
8. Gender in child and adolescent health
9. Marketing overdose campaign
10. Unborn Victims of Crime Act - Action Alert
11. Clinical trial survey – We want to hear from you

Subscribe to receive thebulletin by email
The Brigit Archives - issues of the bulletin back to 2001

See also:
Network Magazine

Source:
Canadian Women's Health Network

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

8. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - March 7

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

March 7

Child care must serve kids not corporate shareholders
7 Mar 08
- Article by Martha Friendly and Margaret McCain discussing for-profit child care in Canada and Australia.

Still left behind: A comparison of living costs and income assistance in British Columbia
7 Mar 08
- Report from SPARC BC discussing how effective BC Employment and Assistance benefits are at covering minimum living expenses.

Partnering for preschool: A study of center directors in New Jersey’s mixed-delivery Abbott program
7 Mar 08
- Report from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment on directors accounts of the Abbott Preschool Program implementation since 1999.

International Women’s Day 2008 marks a special anniversary
7 Mar 08
- Article from NUPGE celebrating International Women’s Day 2008 on March 8th.

Digital copies of selected Children in Europe magazine issues available for purchasing
7 Mar 08
- Children in Europe is a magazine for everyone working with and interested in issues concerning children 0-10 and their families.

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE »

child care in the news

· Morgan Stanley unit sets deal with ABC Learning [US]
6 Mar 08

· Busy Bees childcare vouchers up for sale [UK]
5 Mar 08

· Whistleblower raises child safety fears [UK]
5 Mar 08

· Parents cautioned about early Grade 1 start [CA-PE]
4 Mar 08

· Child-care wait list shows new rules work [CA-ON]
4 Mar 08

· Activists urge freeze on daycare licences [CA-ON]
3 Mar 08

more CC IN THE NEWS »

Related Links:

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)

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

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

Poverty Dispatch (U.S). ===> the content of this link changes twice a week
- links to news items from the American press about poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.

March 6, 2008
* States and Medicaid Rule Changes
* Health Insurance Coverage of Children - Oregon
* Report: The Working Poor - Florida
* Job Program for Single Mothers - Wyoming
* Home Foreclosure Legislation - Minnesota
* Report: Minorities and Home Foreclosures
* Report: Effects of Minimum Wage Increase - Pennsylvania
* Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
* Paid Family Leave - New Jersey
* Civil Legal Assistance - Mississippi
* Study: Teen Pregnancy and Depression
* School Choice and Achievement - Minneapolis, MN

March 3, 2008
* People Living in Poverty - Albany, NY
* Schools and Child Poverty - Grand Rapids, MI
* Kids Count Report - Maine
* Child Welfare Program - Colorado
* Health Programs for Seniors Living in Poverty
* Medicaid Drug Co-payments - New Jersey
* States and Medicaid Cuts - Alabama
* Editorials: States and Medicaid Cuts
* Editorial: Public Assistance Offices and Voter Registration
* Free and Reduced-price Lunch Program
* Editorial: Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
* Opinion: Earned Income Tax Credit - Washington
* State Minimum Wages - Minnesota, Pennsylvania
* Update on Kerner Commission Report
* Poverty Measurement
* Poverty as a Political Campaign Issue
* Payday and Car Title Loans

Search Poverty Dispatches
IRP compiles and distributes Poverty Dispatches, links to Web-based news items dealing with poverty, welfare reform, and related topics twice a week. Each Dispatch lists links to current news in popular print media. Persons wishing to receive Poverty Dispatches by e-mail should send a request to rsnell@ssc.wisc.edu.

Past Poverty Dispatches - back to June 2006

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

10. Winter 2008 Newsletters from the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Network
and the Basic Income Earth Network (Belgium)

USBIG NEWSLETTER VOL. 9, NO. 47 - WINTER 2008
- newsletter of the US Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Network, which promotes the discussion of the basic income guarantee (BIG) in the United States. BIG is a policy that would unconditionally guarantee at least a subsistence-level income for everyone.
Table of Contents of issue # 49:
1. USBIG Congress takes place later this week (March 7-9, 2008)
2. Conservative U.S. presidential candidate endorses a small BIG
3. Editorial: A Basic Income Supporter’s view of the sales tax movement
4. BIG News from Around the World
5. Upcoming Events
6. Recent Events
7. Basic Income Studies releases its fourth issue
8. New Publications
9. New Discussion Papers
10. New Members
11. New Links
12. Links and Other Info

To subscribe to this list, please email: Karl@Widerquist.com
[ earlier issues of the newsletter - back to 2000 ]

Source:
US Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Network

US BIG Links to BIG Websites (145+ links)
This page contains links to websites with information about BIG. The pages differ considerably in their point of view. Some promote a BIG, some promote it as part of a larger strategy; some promote variations on the idea; some oppose it altogether. The fact that these websites are listed here is not considered a recommendation of their program, simply a location to find information.

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Newsflash #49 - January 2008
CONTENTS
1. 12th BIEN Congress June 2008
2. Basic Income Studies
3. Events
4. Obituary: Andrew Glyn
5. Glimpses of national debates
6. Publications
7. New Links
8. About BIEN

To subscribe to this list, please send a request to bien@basicincome.org
[ earlier issues of this newsletter - back to 2006]

Source:
BIEN - Basic Income Earth Network (Belgium)
The Basic Income Earth Network was founded in 1986 as the Basic Income European Network. It expanded its scope from Europe to the Earth in 2004. It serves as a link between individuals and groups committed to or interested in basic income, and fosters informed discussion on this topic throughout the world.

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

11. Features and Challenges of Population Ageing: The European Perspective (March 6)
(European Centre for Welfare Policy and Research)

Features and Challenges of Population Ageing:
The European Perspective
- PDF file - 199K, 16 pages)
Author: Asghar Zaidi
Policy Brief
March 6, 2008
In this Policy Brief the issue of population ageing and its possible implications are sketched out.
It also discusses what public policy responses are required to deal with the challenges posed.
Source:
European Centre for Welfare Policy and Research

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

12. Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected recent content
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Child poverty and well-being in the European Union : Current status and way forward - January 2008
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A social portrait of people of working age in Ireland - February 2008
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Does informal care from children to their elderly parents substitute for formal care in Europe? - January 2008
--- Movin' on up : Reforming America's social contract to provide a bridge to the middle class - February 2008

From the Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion - Paris
Conseil de l'emploi, des revenus et de la cohésion sociale - CERC [version française]

Selected content from Bulletin N°148 - March 03, 2008
Click on the bulletin link above to access the studies mentioned below and more (many of which are available in French only).

Child poverty and well-being in the European Union : Current status and way forward (PDF file - 2MB, 252 pages)
January 2008
Source:
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Brussels

A social portrait of people of working age in Ireland (PDf file - 6.5MB, 86 pages)
February 2008
Source:
Office for Social Inclusion, Dublin

Does informal care from children to their elderly parents substitute for formal care in Europe? (PDF file - 122K, 40 pages)
January 2008
Source:
Center of Research in Public Economics and Population Economics, Liège
Summary : This paper analyzes the impact of informal care by adult children on the use of long-term care among the elderly in Europe and the effect of the level of the parent’s disability on this relationship. We focus on two types of formal home care that are the most likely to interact with informal care: paid domestic help and nursing care.

Movin' on up : Reforming America's social contract to provide a bridge to the middle class (PDF file - 616K, 17 pages)
February 2008
Source:
Center for Economic and Policy Analysis, Washington

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CERC Bulletin - links to all CERC semi-monthly bulletins
Subscribe - To be informed of CERC activities and to receive the bulletin

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

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

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

13. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing
--- Out of home care for children in Australia: a review of literature and policy - Posted 06-03-2008
--- 2007 longitudinal study of Australian children - Posted 06-03-2008
--- Compensating Canada's stolen generations - Posted 29-02-2008

APO Weekly Briefing
The content of this page changes each week, and it includes links to a few book/report reviews, about two dozen new reports, a few job ads and 60 events (mostly conferences) of interest to social researchers...
Source:
Australian Policy Online (APO)
With nearly 120 member centres and institutes, Australian Policy Online offers easy access to much of the best Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online.
NOTE: the APO home page includes links to the five most popular reports on the APO website, and this list is updated each week.

Recent content from the APO Weely Briefing:

Out of home care for children in Australia: a review of literature and policy
Posted 06-03-2008
By Ciara Smyth and Tony Eardley
Source:
Social Policy Research Centre (University of New South Wales)
This study review trends in out-of-home care, both in the numbers of children being placed in different types of care and in the ways of organising and supporting such care. The study also involved identifying emerging models of care and the drivers of change, and reviewing evidence on the outcomes of different models.

2007 longitudinal study of Australian children
Posted 06-03-2008
Source:
Australian Institute of Family Studies
The inaugural Growing Up in Australia: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) Research Conference was held on 3-4 December 2007, in Melbourne. This link connects to all of the available presentations to date.

Compensating Canada's stolen generations
Posted 29-02-2008
By Linda Popic
Source:
Indigenous Law Centre (University of New South Wales)
Linda Popic writes in the Indigenous Law Bulletin on the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and compensation in Canada in the context of Australia's Apology to the Stolen Generations.

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

14. CRINMAIL 962, 963 - March 2008
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):

6 March 2008 - CRINMAIL 963
* HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: 7th session begins [news]
* NGO SIDE EVENT: Mainstreaming the rights of the child at the Council [event]
* BENIN: More than 40,000 children trafficked each year [news]
* OPT: Gaza conditions 'at 40-year low' [news]
* EUROPE: Violence Against Children in Conflict with the Law [publication]
* EMPLOYMENT - African Child Policy Forum (4) - ENOC
**NEWS IN BRIEF**
**QUIZ**

4 March 2008 - CRINMAIL 962
* HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: NGO side event on CRC communications procedure [event]
* MONITORING: Summary of the 2008 Special Procedures Country Visits [publication]
* OPT: Children especially at risk during Gaza bloodshed [news]
* SCOTLAND: Call to lift age limit on child hearings [news]
* FINLAND: FICE 2008 Congress: Better Future for Children - Today [event]
* EMPLOYMENT - UNICEF
**FROM THE FRONTLINE** Peter Newell [interview]
**NEWS IN BRIEF**

Earlier issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 200+ 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.

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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