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January 10, 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...

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian content

1. Tactical diminishment : even The Globe finds Harper's prorogation ploy insulting (Globe and Mail) - January 7
2. We can't afford not to take on poverty (Art Eggleton and Hugh Segal in the Ottawa Citizen) - January 7
3. A Cause for the Century : invest more money in programs that help women and girls (Canadian Crossroads International) - January 7
4. [Ontario] The poor-bashing bandwagon (Straight Goods)- January 6
5. How did the just society become just don't care? (Toronto Star) - January 6
6. New Brunswick to raise minimum wage to $10 in April (CBC New Brunswick) - January 5
7. Toronto-Dominion Bank's Direct Deposit Initiative keeps social assistance cheques out of hands of pricey payday lenders (Toronto Star) - January 5
8. A Soft Landing : Recession and Canada’s 100 Highest Paid CEOs (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 4
9. Child welfare for natives (Reuel Amdur in The Canadian Charger) - January 3
10. World Legal Systems (University of Ottawa)
11. Reminder : Calls for proposals/papers for upcoming guaranteed annual income conferences (Montreal, Sao Paulo)
12. Livable Income (guaranteed income)For Everyone (LIFE)
13. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, December 2009 - January 8
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours October 2009
- January 5
14. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 9

International content

15. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
16. Australian Policy Online - recent content
17. CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!
Gilles

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Gilles Séguin

Canadian Social Research Links
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net


E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com

1. Tactical diminishment : even The Globe finds Harper's prorogation ploy insulting- January 7
(Globe and Mail)

Tactical diminishment
Canadians are right to wonder how the Prime Minister's
insulting prorogation ploy fits with the Conservative commitment to restore public trust in government

January 7, 2010
Globe editorial
It took a week, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper has finally deigned to answer questions about his decision to prorogue Parliament until March. In an interview with the CBC's Peter Mansbridge, Mr. Harper called it a "fairly standard procedure," and a "routine constitutional matter." While Mr. Harper has set no constitutional precedent, the manner of the prorogation, and its effect, are neither standard or routine. His actions constitute an insult to Parliament, including to Governor-General Michaëlle Jean, and can serve only to diminish Canada's national institutions. It is a high price to pay for a minor tactical convenience.
Source:
The Globe and Mail

Related links:

No Prorogue!
On December 30th, 2009, for the second time in as many years, Stephen Harper has asked the Governor General to prorogue parliament. Governor General Michaelle Jean obliged effectively shutting down Parliament until March. Parliament was due to re-convene on January 25th. As a result of the prorogation, many bills will not be passed and parliamentary committees will have to start from scratch.
What we can do:
* Join the Facebook Group that started it all.
* Tell your MP you want them at work in Ottawa on January 25th – as scheduled.
* Attend a rally - (see the list of events from Halifax to Yellowknife)
* Share this website with your friends and family (use the Facebook Share button)

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Canada's Parliament : Harper goes prorogue
Parliamentary scrutiny may be tedious,
but democracies cannot afford to dispense with it

January 7, 2010
CANADIAN ministers, it seems, are a bunch of Gerald Fords. Like the American president, who could not walk and chew gum at the same time, they cannot, apparently, cope with Parliament’s deliberations while dealing with the country’s economic troubles and the challenge of hosting the Winter Olympic games.
Source:
The Economist

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"Prorogation of parliament" Google News Search Results page

2. We can't afford not to take on poverty - January 7
(Art Eggleton and Hugh Segal in the Ottawa Citizen)

We can't afford not to take on poverty
By Art Eggleton and Hugh Segal
January 7, 2010
A fter two years of study and until recently nearly a decade of unprecedented economic growth in Canadian cities, we were hoping to tell Canadians that we are winning the fight against poverty in Canada. Sadly we cannot. Despite the many thoughtful efforts by governments, community groups and the private sector, far too many Canadians continue to live below any measure of a poverty line, live without a home, and struggle to provide the basic necessities for their families. The system that is supposed to help lift people out of poverty is substantially broken, entraps people in poverty and needs a complete overhaul. (...) Poverty expands health-care costs and policing burdens, and diminishes educational outcomes. This in turn depresses productivity, economic expansion and social progress, all of which takes place at huge cost to taxpayers, and the robust potential of our economy.
[
Art Eggleton is chair of the Senate Sub-committee on cities. Hugh Segal is vice-chair. ]
Source:
Ottawa Citizen

In case you missed it:

In From the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness (PDF - 3.8MB, 290 pages)
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Report of the Subcommittee on Cities
The Honourable Art Eggleton P.C., Chair
The Honourable Hugh Segal, Deputy Chair
December 2009
[ version française (PDF - 4,5Mo., 331 pages) ]

Executive Summary
* Evidence * Poverty * Poverty reduction strategies * Employment Insurance * Training and education * Health * Income transfers through the tax system * Housing and homelessness * Programs targeted to over-represented groups * Rights-based approaches * Common cause * Knowledge exchange

Source:
Subcommittee on Cities
[ Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology ]

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

3. A Cause for the Century : invest more money in programs that help women and girls - January 7
(Canadian Crossroads International)

A Cause for the Century
The world has the opportunity to make real reductions
in poverty by investing more money in programs that help women and girls.
By Karen Takacs
Executive Director, Canadian Crossroads International
January 7, 2010
If the world invests in women and girls, women and girls will take care of the world. So said American activist Jane Roberts. The connection between women’s human rights, gender equality, and social and economic development is well documented. At Canadian Crossroads International we’ve seen this first hand – from West African women who have moved from subsistence living to making a living wage through CCI-supported cooperatives producing shea butter, soap, and textiles, to members of CCI-supported Bolivian communal banks where women like Martha Ali reflect, “My children study with what I earn.” The investment is modest, but the difference made in the lives of women and their families is almost incalculable.
Source:
The Mark - News and Perspectives Daily

Related link:

Canadian Crossroads International
Canadian Crossroads International (CCI) is an international development organization that is reducing poverty, mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS and increasing women’s rights around the world. Working with local partners in 28 projects, in eight countries and supported by hundreds of volunteers each year, Crossroads leverages expertise and resources, North and South, required to help people overcome poverty and assert their human rights.
[ See: Fighting Poverty through local economic development ]

- Go to the Links to International Sites about Women's Social Issues page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womeninternat.htm

4. [Ontario] The poor-bashing bandwagon - January 6
(Straight Goods)

Ontario

The poor-bashing bandwagon
When times get tough, politicians deflect attention by blaming social assistance recipients.
January 06, 2010
by Jamie Swift
Sobering facts about social assistance:
1. Our most vulnerable neighbors, relying on social assistance, would need a 55 per cent benefit increase to regain the meager incomes that public provision offered in 1993.
2. The welfare system has more than 800 rules and regulations that by law must be applied before a needy person's eligibility and benefit level can be determined.
3. In 2003 a report for Ottawa's Justice Department pointed out that every year corporate crime, white collar fraud and tax evasion cost Ontario more than its entire welfare system.
(...) We are again living through difficult economic times, with high unemployment and low benefits for the jobless. Two of five working women have precarious, poorly-paid jobs with no security or benefits. Women make up 60 percent of minimum wage workers. Meanwhile, only 39 percent of unemployed women are getting Employment Insurance. No wonder the majority of social assistance claimants are women!
Source:
Straight Goods - Canada's consumer and news watchdog
Straight Goods is a watchdog working for Canadian consumers and citizens. The purpose of Straight Goods is to help you save money, protect your rights and untangle spin with investigative reports, features, forums, archives, and links to many others who share our values.

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

5. How did the just society become just don't care? - January 6
(Toronto Star)

How did the just society become just don't care?
One in an occasional series in which Canadian thinkers challenge the faltering
federal Liberal party to do some fresh thinking in advance of a policy conference slated for March.
By Sherri Torjman, Ken Battle and Michael Mendelson
[ Caledon Institute of Social Policy ]
January 6, 2010
"(...) Poverty is the symptom of an unsettling malaise – a poverty of passion. Canada can be so much greater than just a society. The Liberals should use their upcoming conference as a significant moment to reclaim their vision and their voice. It's time for the Liberals to rekindle the flame for a nation that cares about its citizens."
Source:
Toronto Star

Related articles
in this Toronto Star series:

* 'Tough on crime' stance needs scrutiny
January 3/10
Increasing jail time may have political appeal but it accomplishes little. To limit crime, Liberals need to consider what works, not what sounds good

* Canada must sit at international table
December 30/09

We have moved to the sidelines under the Harper government. To restore our crumbling image abroad, Michael Ignatieff must shape a convincing Liberal response to global upheavals

* How to sell a (gasp!) tax hike
December 30/09

Restoring the GST to 7% will go a long way toward fighting Ottawa's ballooning deficit. That's just good economics. Ignatieff's challenge is to make it good politics, too, and persuade consumers (read: voters) to buy into it.

* Redefining Canada's Liberal party
December 27/09
Priorities of equality and community should guide its future progressive agenda

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

6. New Brunswick to raise minimum wage to $10 in April - January 5
(
CBC New Brunswick)

N.B. to raise minimum wage to $10
January 5, 2010
New Brunswick is sticking with its plan to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour over the next 20 months — with one of the increases coming in the middle of the government's September re-election campaign. But Labour Minister Donald Arseneault said the minimum wage is not about politics. "To bring our minimum wage to the Atlantic average by September 2011 is a priority issue for our province if we are going to reduce the level of poverty in our province," Arseneault said Tuesday. About four per cent of New Brunswick workers earn the minimum wage.
The wage will rise in four steps:
* April 1, 2010: an increase of 25 cents to $8.50 per hour.
* Sept. 1, 2010, an increase of 50 cents to $9 per hour.
* April 1, 2011: an increase of 50 cents to $9.50 per hour.
* Sept. 1, 2011: an increase of 50 cents to $10 per hour.
Source:
CBC New Brunswick

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How does that compare
with other Canadian jurisdictions?

Current And Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates For Adult Workers in Canada
(this is the BEST resource for info on current and upcoming minimum wage levels by province/territory)

Minimum Hourly Wages for Canadian Adult Workers since 1965
This information is broken up into five files - one for each decade.
The link above takes you to the latest decade (2005 to 2014); click the date links at the top of the page for pages for earlier decades.

NOTE: Several other jurisdictions have either recently increased their minimum wage level or will be doing so in the coming months.
Highlights:
* Newfoundland and Labrador increased its minimum wage from $9.00 to $9.50 as of January 1.
* Nova Scotia will increase its minimum wage twice this year - in April and October. The current level is $8.60, increasing to $9.65 as of October.
* Ontario's minimum wage, currently $9.50, will increase to $10.25 at the end of March.
* Since 2007, Yukon increases its minimum wage each April to match increase in the Consumer Price Index for the City of Whitehorse.
For more information, see Minimum Hourly Wages, 2005-2014 (this is the same link as above)

Source:
Minimum Wage Database
[ Employment Standards Legislation in Canada ]
[ Labour Program, Human Resources and Social Development Canada ]

- Go to the New Brunswick Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Minimum Wage /Living Wage Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/minwage.htm

7. Toronto-Dominion Bank's Direct Deposit Initiative keeps social assistance cheques out of hands of pricey payday lenders - January 5
(Toronto Star)

Kudos to the Toronto-Dominion Bank and other Canadian financial
institutions that are offering a range of financial services to low-income Canadians!
BOO to Moneymart-style predatory lending practices!

TD takes poor into account : Direct Deposit Initiative
keeps social assistance cheques out of hands of pricey payday lenders
By Rita Trichur
January 5, 2010
Toronto-Dominion Bank is using an innovative pilot program that specifically targets low-income earners as new clients – a financial intervention of sorts to prevent those folks from cashing their social assistance cheques at costly payday lenders. Canada's second-largest bank has set up kiosks in some government offices in British Columbia to reach out to these vulnerable consumers and snag them as customers just as they receive their welfare cheques. In some cases, civil servants are now simply referring clients to the closest TD branch.
Source:
Toronto Star

- Go to the Banks and Business Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk3.htm
- Go to the BC Government Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk2.htm

8. A Soft Landing : Recession and Canada’s 100 Highest Paid CEOs - January 4
(
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Soft landing for Canada’s CEOs
News Release
January 4, 2010
TORONTO—Canadians may have been hit hard by a worldwide economic recession, but it appears Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs are enjoying a soft landing. A report on executive compensation by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), a progressive think tank, reveals Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs pocketed an average $7.3 million in 2008, the year recession broadsided the nation.

A Soft Landing:
Recession and Canada’s 100 Highest Paid CEOs
(PDF - 432K, 17 pages)
By Hugh Mackenzie
January 4, 2010
"...the total average compensation for Canada's 100 highest paid CEOs was $7,352,895 in 2008—a stark contrast from the total average Canadian income of $42,305. They pocketed what takes Canadians earning an average income an entire year to make by 1:01 pm January 4—the first working day of the year."

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

- Go to the Banks and Business Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk3.htm
- Go to the Social Research Organizations (I) in Canada page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research.htm

9. Child welfare for natives - January 3
(Reuel Amdur in The Canadian Charger)

Child welfare for natives
January 3, 2010
By Reuel S. Amdur
How can we solve the problem of large numbers of native children in state care?
Let non-natives adopt them, is one view. While non-native adoptions should not be totally barred, there are other approaches to provide stable native homes.
(...) Four per cent of Canadian adults are aboriginal, but 24 per cent of those in provincial or territorial custody are native, as are 18 per cent of federal prisoners. Pay now or pay later. We need our native fellow citizens.
[Reuel S. Amdur is a freelance writer living near Ottawa.]
Source:
The Canadian Charger

Related link:

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
The purpose of the Caring Society is to promote the well being of all First Nations children, youth, families and communities with a particular focus on the prevention of, and response to, child maltreatment.

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

10. World Legal Systems
(University of Ottawa)

World Legal Systems
http://www.juriglobe.ca/
Visitors pick your language! This University of Ottawa website can be read in six different languages, including Arabic, Russian, Chinese and English. The "About JuriGlobe" link, on the left hand side menu of any page, explains the three main goals of the site. Visitors will learn that the law professors who formed this site feel there should be more recognition and consideration of "the diversity of the various legal systems, their languages and their economic and demographic importance in the world." Once visitors choose their language, they will be redirected to a map that shows the different types of law that govern the countries of the world. Across the top of the map are links to explanations of the different types of law, as well as which countries have a combination of laws or a unified system of laws. The types of law represented on the map are "Civil Law", "Common Law", "Muslim Law", "Customary Law", and "Mixed Systems". The "Demographic Distribution" link on the left hand side menu illustrates with graphs and tables the percentage in which the world population is represented by the various legal systems.
Review by:
The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2010.
http://scout.wisc.edu/

- Go to the Legislation and Law Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk.htm#Legislation

11. REMINDER : Calls for proposals/papers for upcoming guaranteed annual income conferences (Montreal, Sao Paulo)

REMINDER
Calls for proposals/papers:

Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Conference, Montreal (April 15 & 16, 2010)
Submission deadline:
15 January 2010

13th Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil (June 30 - July 2, 2010)
Submission deadline:
25 February 2010

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For more detailed information on both of these events,
go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page of this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm

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Related links:

* Basic Income Earth Network Canada
* United States Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Network
*
Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) - Europe

12. Livable Income (guaranteed income) For Everyone (LIFE)

Livable Income For Everyone
Livable Income For Everyone (LIFE) is an organization started in British Columbia in 2003 to promote the implementation of universal guaranteed livable income in every country in the world.
- incl. links to: What - Why - How - News - Articles - Gallery - Tools - Letters - Links

Selected site content:

* What is a Guaranteed Livable Income?
* News - links to 90 articles, studies and reports
* Links - over 150 links to relevant sites

On Basic Income: Interview with Götz Werner
German Millionaire is super advocate for basic income

Posted in die tageszeitung / translated 12/09
Götz Werner, founder of major drugstore chain (1700 stores), is one of the most influential advocates of basic income in Germany. Werner is not only a super advocate for guaranteed income, he is also one of the top 500 richest people in Germany.

Why the United States should implement Basic Income
By Sam Alexander
October 2009
Welfare, food stamps, and homeless shelters (...) explicitly stratify society into classes, enforcing the obsolete notion that the man who doesn't do labor is a less valuable member of society. This is why Basic Income should be absolutely universal- even Warren Buffett and Bill Gates must be given automatic "welfare", for only then can the dole rise above its condescending, humiliating nature.

Economic Foundations and Environmental Progress
By Alexander Bishop
November 2009
(...) The more efficient and technologically advanced the culture, the fewer people they need working. The economy rewards technological stagnation in labour-saving devices and designed obsolescence. The economy suffers when we are healthier, greener, and consume less. The solution is a movement away from job dependant monetary circulation to a guaranteed livable income. This will allow positive change to occur without causing job losses leaving people unable to meet their basic needs.

[ other articles on the LIFE site - 60+ links ]

- Go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm
- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (D-W) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk3.htm

13. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Labour Force Survey, December 2009 - January 8
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours October 2009
- January 5

Selected content from
The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

January 8, 2010
Labour Force Survey, December 2009
Following a large increase in November, employment was unchanged in December and the unemployment rate remained at 8.5%. In the last nine months, employment has stabilized but remains 323,000 (-.9%) below the October 2008 peak.
- scroll to the bottom of the page for the 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 link:

Labour Force Information, December 6 to 12, 2009
1. Highlights
2. Analysis — December 2009
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (438K, 58 pages)
[ earlier issues of Labour Force Information ]
[ See also : Tables by subject: Labour ]

Related subjects
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

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January 5, 2010
Employment, Earnings and Hours October 2009
1. Highlights
2. Note to users
3. Tables
4. Data quality, concepts and methodology
5. User information
6. Related products
7. PDF version (2.4MB, 386 pages)
[ earlier issues of Employment, Earnings and Hours ]

Related subjects:
o Hours of work and work arrangements
o Industries
o Wages, salaries and other earnings
o Non-wage benefits

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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]

- 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

14. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 9

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

January 9, 2010

The provision of childcare services: A comparative review of 30 European countries
6 Jan 10
- Report from the European Commission comparing the childcare services of its 27 EU Member States and three EEA countries.

Preventing obesity in the child care setting
6 Jan 10
- Report from Duke University School of Medicine examining US state regulations for preventing obesity in child care settings.

Writing an inclusion policy: A guide for child care centres and homes
6 Jan 10
- Guide from the Government of Manitoba created to assist child care centres and family child care homes in the development of inclusion policies.

Effective early childhood programmes
6 Jan 10
- Periodical from the Bernard van Leer Foundation looking at policy issues for effective early childhood education and care programmes.

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE »

child care in the news

· Full-day kindergarten plan draws fire
[CA-ON] 8 Jan 10

· Home childcare trend fuels segregation fears
[SE] 5 Jan 10

· Should the government help provide child care?
[US] 5 Jan 10

· Government invests 12.5M pounds in childcare for disabled
[UK] 4 Jan 10

· 5,000 child-care subsidies at risk, city report warns
[CA-ON] 1 Jan 10

· Daycare opens doors of opportunity
[CA-NB] 29 Dec 09

· Parents count cost of reform in child care
[AU] 5 Dec 09

more CC IN THE NEWS »

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
sitesin 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

15. 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:

January 8:
Food Stamp Program Enrollment
Job Losses and Unemployment in the US and Europe
Welfare Enrollment - New York City
Recession and Crime Rates

January 7:
Child Care Subsidies - Buffalo, NY
Metropolitan and Regional Unemployment Rates
Legal Aid and Civil Cases - New York
Minority and Low-income Students in the South
State Health Insurance Programs - Iowa, Virginia
Low-income Workers and Wage Violations

January 6:
Funding for State Health Programs - Wisconsin, Oregon
Home Energy Assistance - Illinois, New Jersey

January 5:
Pre-Kindergarten and School Readiness - Oregon, Louisiana
Home Foreclosures and Renters - Maryland
Eviction and Poverty
Payday Lending Legislation - Washington
Poverty as a Health Risk
Temporary Housing after Hurricane Katrina

January 4:
Food Stamp Enrollment and Income
Eligibility and Enrollment in Wisconsin Works Program
Alternatives to Payday Loans
State Minimum Wage Decrease - Colorado
Poverty Measurement - China
School Districts and Poor Children
COBRA Subsidy Extension

Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to dispatches back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

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

- 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

16. Australian Policy Online - recent content

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
appear in a dark box in the top right-hand corner of each page, and the downloads vary depending on the topic you select.

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

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

17. CRINMAIL
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

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

7 January 2010 - CRINMAIL 1137: New Year special
2009 - Child rights round-up
**Quiz** New Year special

Links to Issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 200+ 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.

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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12 Highest Paid People of 2009

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1. Stephan Schwarzman: $702,440,573

2. Larry Ellison: $556,976,600

3. Oprah Winfrey: $275,000,000

4. Ray Irani: $222,639,705

5. Tiger Woods: $110,000,000

6. Madonna: $100,000,000

7. Tyler Perry: $75,000,000

8. Harrison Ford: $65,000,000

9. Adam Sandler: $55,000,000

10. Kobe Bryant: $45,000,000

11. Nicolas Cage: $40,000,000

12. Dale Earnhardt Jr: $35,000,000


Source:
http://www.businesspundit.com/12-highest-paid-people-of-2009/
Click the link for profiles of each of these
individuals to see where YOU went wrong with your life.


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And, in closing...

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12 Things That Became Obsolete This Decade (photos)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/26/obsolete-things-that-expi_n_402674.html

From the above list, I have a particular fondness for the telephone dialup connection.
If you've been online since dialup connections and you've moved on
to broadband some time ago, you'll get a kick out of this nostalgia-invoking modem screech from the mid-to-late nineties:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svmYyeRY11o&NR=1

If, on the other hand, you live just outside of the closest broadband Internet Service Provider
and you're still using a dialup connection,  you have my heartfelt sympathy.
And don't bother clicking the above link --- you hear that sound every time you connect to the Internet.
Hang in there - the Canadian Government is coming to your rescue, eventually.
http://www.pm.gc.ca/ENG/media.asp?category=1&id=2702

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Top 25 Pop Songs of 2009 Mashup (video)
http://www.todaysbigthing.com/2009/12/28

(I think I may have been a disco bunny in a previous life.)