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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
June 10, 2007

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.

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 1794 subscribers.
Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian Content

1. Supreme Court of Canada says collective bargaining protected by Charter (Supreme Court of Canada) - June 8
2. An Update on Canada’s Two Economies - Implications for Workers and for Monetary Policy
(Andrew Jackson, Canadian Labour Congress) - June 8
3. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, May 2007 - June 8
--- How Statistics Canada Identifies Aboriginal Peoples - June 7
--- StatCan launches Teacher's Guide to Data Discovery - June 5
4.
Mothers under siege - BC (The Georgia Straight) - June 7
5. The Family Benefit Packages in Alberta and BC Do Not Measure Up (Institute for Research on Public Policy) - March 7
6. Leading the Way: The BC/Alberta economy (Canada West Foundation) - December 2006
7. Canada West Foundation survey respondents rate homelessness as high priority - May 25
8. The Canadian Immigration System: An Overview (Institute for Research on Public Policy) - March 2007
9. Child Health and Safety in Canada, the United States and Mexico (Children in North America Project, Canadian Council on Social Development) - June 4
10. First Peoples Child & Family Review - 2007 (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada) - June 2007
11.
Canadian Labour Online - electronic newsletter (Canadian Labour Congress)
12. What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto)

International Content

13. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
14. G8 Summit Heiligendamm - June 6-8 2007
15.
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - recent content (various sources)
--- Income poverty, subjective poverty and financial stress
--- Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2007
--- Life risks, life course and social policy

16.
Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion [CERC, Paris] Bulletin # 128 (May 29) - selected content, various sources
--- [US] A comparison of poverty trends and policy impacts for working families using different poverty indexes - April 2007
--- The economic costs of poverty in the United States : Subsequent effects of children growing up poor
--- Ending child poverty within the European Union ? A review of the 2006-2008 national reports on strategies for social protection and social inclusion - January 2007
--- The intergenerational transmission of poverty in industrialized countries - April 2007
--- Social protection transfers for chronically poor people - February 2007
17. 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child - 21 May to 8 June 2007 (Child Rights Information Network)

18. PovertyNet Newsletter (World Bank) - May 2007 issue

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. Supreme Court of Canada says collective bargaining protected by Charter - June 8
(Supreme Court of Canada)

Supreme Court of Canada says collective bargaining protected by Charter
June 8, 2007
Canada’s largest union is hailing today’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada as the Court's most important decision in support of free collective bargaining in Canada. Referring to the Supreme Court of Canada's previous refusal to recognize collective bargaining as protected by Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Paul Moist, national president of CUPE, stated "In overruling its own decisions from 20 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada has removed tremendous hurdles faced by the trade union movement in this country."

Source:
Canadian Union of Public Employees

Supreme Court rules collective bargaining protected by charter
By Beth Leighton, Canadian Press
June 08, 2007
VANCOUVER (CP) - The collective bargaining process is protected by the Charter of Rights, the Supreme Court said Friday in a ruling that will have a major impact on relations between governments and their unions.
Source:
Canada.com

The landmark case judgment in question:

Health Services and Support - Facilities Subsector Bargaining Assn. v. British Columbia, 2007 SCC 27
June 8, 2007
Source:
Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada (Lexum - Montreal)
[ Supreme Court of Canada website ]

Related Web/News/Blog links:

Google Search Results Links - always current results!
Using the following search terms (without the quote marks):
"supreme court, collective bargaining "
Web search results page
News search results page
Blog Search Results page
Source:
Google.ca

- Go to the Union Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/unionbkmrk.htm

2. An Update on Canada’s Two Economies - Implications for Workers and for Monetary Policy - June 8
(Andrew Jackson, Canadian Labour Congress)

An Update on Canada’s Two Economies
- Implications for Workers and for Monetary Policy

June 8, 2007
By Andrew Jackson
Canadian Labour Congress
NOTE: This is a revised and extended version of the comments made by Andrew Jackson at a panel on the Canadian economy organized by the Bank of Canada and the IMF at the recent Canadian Economics Association meetings.
- incl. * The Hidden Jobs Crisis * Boom and Bust: Resources, Trade and the Manufacturing Crisis * Manufacturing Matters for Workers * The Poor Quality of New Jobs * Flat Real Wages * Implications for Labour Market Policy * Implications for the Bank of Canada
Source:
Relentlessly Progressive Economics
Commentary on Canadian economics and public policy

- Go to the Union Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/unionbkmrk.htm

3. What's New from Statistics Canada:
---
Labour Force Survey, May 2007 - June 8
--- How Statistics Canada Identifies Aboriginal Peoples - June 7
--- StatCan launches Teacher's Guide to Data Discovery - June 5

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

June 8, 2007
Labour Force Survey, May 2007
Employment was little changed for a second consecutive month in May, with full-time gains mostly offset by losses in part time. The unemployment rate held steady for the fourth straight month at 6.1%, a 33-year low.

Related link:
Labour Force Information,May 13 to 19, 2007
Table of contents:
1. Highlights
2. Analysis — May 2007
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (351K, 59 pages)

June 7, 2007 (under "New products")
How Statistics Canada Identifies Aboriginal Peoples
This reference document presents an overview of the different questions used by Statistics Canada to identify Aboriginal peoples. It is divided into three parts. Part one is a brief description of the data sources and their limitations. Part 2 deals with the 2006 census questions used to identify Aboriginal peoples while Part 3 deals with the identification questions used in the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) and the Aboriginal Children's Survey (ACS).

June 5, 2007
Study: Lower income and declines in self-rated health, 1994/1995 to 1996/1997
Individuals living in households with combined incomes of less than $20,000 are almost three times more likely to experience a decline in self-rated health than people with the highest incomes, according to a new study. This study, published recently in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, investigated whether income was associated with a decline in self-rated health, from good or better health to fair or poor, over a two-year period. It also examined whether stressors, such as job strain and financial problems, helped explain the relationship.

Related link:

Do Stressors Explain the Association Between Income and Declines in Self-Rated Health?
A Longitudinal Analysis of the National Population Health Survey
Heather M. Orpana, Louise Lemyre, Shona Kelly
Abstract
Complete report - PDF
(123 KB)
Complete report - PDF with links (128 KB)
Source:
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 1 (April 2007): pages 40-47.
[ Online Journal Portal ]

June 5, 2007
StatCan launches Teacher's Guide to Data Discovery
A new guide, available today, supports elementary and secondary teachers in helping students develop basic statistical skills. The Teacher's Guide to Data Discovery describes how to find interesting and grade-appropriate Canadian datasets online, to use appropriate graphs for displaying different kinds of data and to calculate basic statistical measures, with or without computers...

Teacher's Guide to Data Discovery
Stats 101!
- follow the links in the left margin of the main page of this guide to learn how to choose the dataset, to understand data concepts and to analyse the data with or without computer software
PDF version of the teacher's guide (272K, 23 pages)

- Go to the First Nations Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm
- Go to the Social Statistics Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

4. Mothers under siege (BC) - June 7
(The Georgia Straight)

Mothers under siege
By Charlie Smith
June 7, 2007
"Some say the B.C. government has violated the human rights of single moms with its punitive social policies. (...) thousands of single parents across the province struggle with trying to earn a decent income, finding daycare, and ensuring their kids get a good start in life. But new data from Statistics Canada show that whereas the incomes of Vancouver single fathers have increased in recent years, the incomes of single mothers are in decline. This has some women’s rights and antipoverty activists claiming that B.C. Liberal government policies discriminate against single mothers, who are among the poorest citizens of the province. In a curious twist, the premier and the attorney general were both raised by single mothers.
Source:
The Georgia Straight

- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (C-W) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk3.htm

5. The Family Benefit Packages in Alberta and BC Do Not Measure Up - March 7
(Institute for Research on Public Policy)

The Family Benefit Packages in Alberta and BC Do Not Measure Up (PDF file - 60K, 2 pages)
News Release
March 7, 2007
Author Paul Kershaw (University of British Columbia) examines overall family benefits packages in Alberta and BC for different types of families and then compares them with those of other industrialized countries. His findings show that Alberta and BC rank low by international standards in terms of their combined investment in family benefits. The study serves as a reminder that promoting gender equity, raising healthy children and supporting parents in the quest to balance work and family requires more than rhetoric, it requires real investment.

Summary (PDF file - 48K, 1 page)
Policy Brief (PDF file - 112 K, 2 pages)
Complete study (PDF file - 625K, 44 pages)

Source:
Institute for Research on Public Policy

- Go to the Alberta Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/abkmrk.htm
- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (C-W) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk3.htm

6. Leading the Way: The BC/Alberta economy - December 2006
(Canada West Foundation)

Leading the Way: The BC/Alberta economy
December 2006
In 2004 and 2005, BC and Alberta were the top two provinces in terms of economic growth. This strong performance has been due in large part to conditions in natural resource markets, notably high commodity prices and strong foreign demand. A by-product of this prosperity is a level of employment not witnessed in many years. Sustained job growth and ample economic opportunities have enticed people to move to BC and Alberta from other parts of the country, as evidenced by recent trends in interprovincial migration.

Complete report (PDF file - 1.2MB, 10 pages)

Source:
Canada West Foundation
Related link:
British Columbia Business Council

- Go to the Alberta Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/abkmrk.htm
- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk2.htm

7. Canada West Foundation survey respondents rate homelessness as high priority - May 25

Canada West Foundation survey respondents rate homelessness as high priority
News Release
May 25, 2007
CALGARY -- The Canada West Foundation today released a public opinion survey which shows that the majority of urbanites in western Canada and Toronto rate reducing homelessness as a high priority. The most popular ways to address homelessness, according to the survey's respondents, are increased affordable housing and increased programs and services for homeless people rather than more shelter beds.

Complete study:

LOOKING WEST 2007
Segment 4: Urban Social Challenges
(PDF file - 1.12MB, 12 pages)
May 2007

Related link:

Looking West - links to all five segments of Looking West 2007 and to earlier editions (back to 2001)

Source:
Canada West Foundation

Canada West Foundation Publications

- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk2.htm

8. The Canadian Immigration System: An Overview - March 2007
(Institute for Research on Public Policy)

The Canadian Immigration System: An Overview (PDF file - 283K, 21 pages)
March 2007
Workshop on German and European Migration and Immigration Policy from
a Transatlantic Perspective : Challenge for the 21st Century
By Geneviève Bouchard
- Powerpoint presentation, includes historical info, current situation, stats, policy challenges, potential solutions
Source:
Institute for Research on Public Policy

- Go to the Social Research Organizations (II) in Canada page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research2.htm

9. Child Health and Safety in Canada, the United States and Mexico - June 4
(Children in North America Project)

Child Health and Safety
June 4, 2007
In conjunction with our partners in Mexico and the United States, the Canadian Council on Social Development has released Child Health and Safety, a new report in the Children in North America series. It provides indicator data on the physical, mental and environmental health of children.
- incl. links to Growing Up in North America (May 2006) and other related material

Complete report:
* Child Health and Safety in Canada, the United States and Mexico
(PDF file - 1 MB, 64 pages)

* Executive summary: Child Health and Safety in Canada, the United States and Mexico
(PDF format, 241 kb)

Français:
* Le bien-être des enfants au Canada, aux États-Unis et au Mexique (format PDF, 1 Mo)
* Sommaire executif: Le bien-être des enfants au Canada, aux États-Unis et au Mexique (format PDF, 244 kb)

Related Links:

Children in North America Project website
The Children in North America Project aims to highlight the conditions and well-being of children and youth in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Through a series of indicator reports, the project hopes to build a better understanding of how our children are faring and the opportunities and challenges they face looking to the future.

Partners in the project:

Canadian Council on Social Development
The Annie E. Casey Foundation (U.S.)
Population Reference Bureau (U.S.)
Red por los Derechos de la Infancia (Mexico)

- Go to the Children, Families and Youth Links (NGO) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnngo.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

10. First Peoples Child & Family Review - 2007
(First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada)

First Peoples Child & Family Review
Volume 3, Number 2, 2007
Table of contents:
* Guest Editorial - Adolescent Development, Mental Health, and Promising Research Directions for Aboriginal Youth
* Adolescence: A Window of Opportunity for Positive Change in Mental Health
* An Alcohol Abuse Early Intervention Approach with Mi’kmaq Adolescents
* Building a Collaborative Understanding of Pathways to Adolescent Alcohol Misuse in a Mi’kmaq Community: A Process Paper
* The Effects of Self Harming Behaviours of Youth in Child Welfare Care
* The Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathways (MAP) Project: Using Adolescent Child Protective Services Population-Based Research to Identify Research Questions
* A Commentary on Alternative Approaches to the Research Process with Canadian First Nation Communities
* A Smoking Prevention Program for Aboriginal Youth
* Housing for Aboriginal Youth in the Inner City of Winnipeg
* Is Attachment Theory Consistent with Aboriginal Parenting Realities?
* A Change of Residence: Government Schools and Foster Homes as Sites of Forced Aboriginal Assimilation – A paper Designed to Provoke Thought and Systemic Change

Source:
First Peoples Child & Family Review [<=== incl. links to two earlier issues of the review]
A Journal on Innovation and Best Practices in
Aboriginal Child Welfare Administration, Research, Policy and Practice
[ First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada ]

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

11. Canadian Labour Online - electronic newsletter
(
Canadian Labour Congress)

Canadian Labour Online is your electronic newsletter on what's new at the Canadian Labour Congress.
Contents of the latest issue (June 8/07):
* Made in Canada Jobs Rally
* Union lessons from Bill C-257 (more popularly named the Anti-scab bill)
* A real woman of distinction
* Deep Integration with the US
* New on the Web (external links)

NOTE: scroll to the bottom of the current issue for links to earlier issues back to October 2006

Source:
Canadian Labour Congress

- Go to the Union Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/unionbkmrk.htm

12. What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto)

What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - University of Toronto

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit offers a free weekly "e-mail news notifier" service.

HMMMM - no email from CRRU this week - probably because they're in the middle of a move.
They're still posting new info on their website, though, so feel free to poke around the links below:

What's New Online
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

Link to the CRRU home page:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - University of Toronto

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

13. Poverty Dispatch:
U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs

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

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

June 7/07 issue:
* Welfare Reform - Pennsylvania
* Editorial: The "Poverty Trap" and Self-sufficiency - Minnesota
* Medicaid ID Rule and the Application Process - Virginia
* Children's Health Insurance Program - Iowa, Georgia, Oklahoma
* Hunger, Food Security, and Food Assistance
* Federal and State Minimum Wages
* Earned Income Tax Credit - Louisiana
* Paid Family Leave - New York
* Paid Sick Leave - San Francisco, CA
* Low-income Families and Savings
* Opinion: Political Agendas and Poverty
* Crime Rates and the Economy
* Prisoner Re-entry Program - Wisconsin
* No Child Left Behind and State Test Scores

June 4/07 issue:
* Welfare-to-Work - New Hampshire
* Editorial: Welfare Reform
* Poverty Report - Green Bay, WI
* Gas Prices and Low-income Families - Ohio
* Food Assistance and Working Families - Michigan
* Editorials: Earned Income Tax Credit - Oregon, Connecticut
* Minimum Wage for Domestic Workers - New York
* Federal Minimum Wage
* High School Dropout Rate - Mississippi
* Payday Lending Legislation - Nevada
* Paid Family Leave - New York
* Poverty as an Issue in Political Campaigns
* Funding for Survey of Income and Program Participation
* Opinion: Achievement Gap - Colorado

Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to two dispatches a week back to June 1/06 when the Dispatch acquired its own web page and archive.

Poverty Dispatch Digest Archive - weekly digest of dispatches from August 2005 to May 2006
For a few years prior to the creation of this new web page for the Dispatch, I was compiling a weekly digest of the e-mails and redistributing the digest to my mailing list with IRP's permission.
This is my own archive of weekly issues of the digest back to August 2005, and most of them have 50+ links per issue. I'll be deleting this archive from my site gradually, as the links to older articles expire.

- 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

14. G8 Summit Heiligendamm - June 6-8, 2007

G8 Summit Heiligendamm June 6-8 2007
- Schedule and Topics
- G8 News

Related links:

Prime Minister Harper to participate in Canada-European Union and G8 Summits
June 3, 2007
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will participate in both the Canada-EU Summit in Berlin, Germany on June 4 and the G8 Summit taking place in Heiligendamm from June 6 to 8.
Source:
Canada's G8 Website - Government of Canada

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
33rd G8 summit - Heiligendamm
G8 - general info

G8 Information centre - University of Toronto

G8 2007 NGO Platform

From the World Socialist Website:

Global social, political tensions dominate G-8 summit
By Peter Schwarz
June 6, 2007
The Group of 8 summit of industrialized nations, due to begin today in the German holiday resort of Heiligendamm, is dominated by extreme tensions, expressed both openly and indirectly. There has been no comparable summit in terms of the conflicts between the major powers since the launching of the annual meeting of world leaders 32 years ago.

On eve of G-8 summit: Tensions between US and Russia erupt in mutual recriminations
June 4, 2007

Tens of thousands to protest on eve of G-8 summit: Fight against war and social reaction requires a socialist strategy
June 1, 2007

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

15. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - recent content (various sources)
---
Income poverty, subjective poverty and financial stress
--- Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2007
--- Life risks, life course and social policy

APO Weekly Briefing ===> the content of this link changes each week
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 50+ events 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.

APO Archive
The APO archive is grouped into 23 subject areas, with entries appearing in reverse chronological order.
* Ageing *Asia and the pacific * Citizenship and the law * Disability * Economics and trade * Education * Employment and workplace relations * The environment * Foreign policy and defence * Gender and sexuality * Health * Housing * Families and households * Immigration and refugees * Income, poverty and wealth * Indigenous * Media, communications and cultural policy * Politics and government * Population, multiculturalism and ethnicity * Religion and faith * Rural and regional * Science and technology *
Social policy * Urban and regional planning * Youth

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Recent APO content:

Income poverty, subjective poverty and financial stress
Gary N. Marks / Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
This paper focuses on financial disadvantage among Australians using data from the first two waves (2001 and 2002) of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey.

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2007
Productivity Commission
In April 2002, the Council of Australian Governments commissioned the Steering Committee to produce a regular report against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage. This report has the long-term objective of informing Australian governments about whether policy programs and interventions are achieving positive outcomes for Indigenous people.

Life risks, life course and social policy
May 31 - June 1
OECD Seminar
As a result of diverse and ongoing social trends, the social order based on standard employment relations, the male breadwinner model and social security has changed. New risks have emerged and are often mutually reinforcing. A recent OECD seminar looked at whether the current designs of social protection systems in OECD societies are well-suited to contemporary life course realities. Background papers and presentations are available online.

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

16. Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion [CERC, Paris] Bulletin # 128 (May 29) - selected content, various sources
--- [US] A comparison of poverty trends and policy impacts for working families using different poverty indexes
- April 2007
--- The economic costs of poverty in the United States : Subsequent effects of children growing up poor
--- Ending child poverty within the European Union ? A review of the 2006-2008 national reports on strategies for social protection and social inclusion - January 2007
--- The intergenerational transmission of poverty in industrialized countries - April 2007
--- Social protection transfers for chronically poor people - February 2007

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

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

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Selected content from CERC Bulletin #128 (May 29, 2007):

[US] A comparison of poverty trends and policy impacts for working families using different poverty indexes (PDF file - 866K, 38 pages)
By R. H. DeFina, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
April 2007
[Abstract] This study provides empirical evidence on recent trends in poverty among working families based on the headcount rate and a broader alternative that incorporates the headcount rate, the depth of poverty, and income inequality among the poor. Estimates reveal that the indexes produce significantly different trends. The headcount rate indicates a reduction in overall working poverty for the sample period, while the alternative index showed no statistically significant change. The same result was found for various population subgroups. Decompositions of the index changes show that tax changes contributed to lower values for both the headcount rate and the alternative index, largely due to recent expansions of the earned income tax credit. Changes in transfer payments added to measured poverty, mirroring the retrenchment of welfare and other transfer programs. Shifts in market-based income decreased both indexes.

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The economic costs of poverty in the United States : Subsequent effects of children growing up poor (PDF file - 237K, 32 pages)
By H. J. Holzer, Institute for Research on Poverty
April 2007
[Abstract] In this paper, we review a range of rigorous research studies that estimate the average statistical relationships between children growing up in poverty and their earnings, propensity to commit crime, and quality of health later in life. We also review estimates of the costs that crime and poor health per person impose on the economy. Then we aggregate all of these average costs per poor child across the total number of children growing up in poverty in the U.S. to estimate the aggregate costs of child poverty to the U.S. economy. Our results suggest that the costs to the U.S. associated with childhood poverty total about $500 billion per year, or the equivalent of nearly 4 percent of GDP.

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Ending child poverty within the European Union ? A review of the
2006-2008 national reports on strategies for social protection and social inclusion
(PDF file - 4.2MB, 91 pages)
From Eurochild (Brussels)
January 2007
[Excerpt]The fight against child poverty and social exclusion is at the core of Eurochild’s work programme. A key element of this is the monitoring of the National Action Plans on Social Inclusion (NAPs/Incl) from a children’s rights perspective. This report is a synthesis of the country analyses produced by NGOs and national experts of Member States’ national action plans for social inclusion.

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Two from the Chronic Poverty Centre (U.K.):

The intergenerational transmission of poverty in industrialized countries (PDF file - 227K, 35 pages)
By S. P. Jenkins and T. Siedler
April 2007
[Excerpt] The general message is that growing up poor has a deleterious impact on later-life chances, and that this impact is not wholly explained by other factors that are themselves correlated with childhood poverty. At the same time, the studies also show that one should be cautious about drawing more specific conclusions.

Social protection transfers for chronically poor people (PDF file - 322K, 6 pages)
February 2007
"(...) 900 million people will still be living on $1 per day even if the Millennium Development Goals are met."
Related link:
Millennium Development Goals

17. 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child - 21 May to 8 June 2007
(Child Rights Information Network)

Committee on the Rights of the Child News
This page features resources and news updates on the work of the Committee on the Rights of the Child as well as information on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- incl. links to : CRC sessions - NGO Group session reports - Alternative reports - CRC CRINMAILs - Concluding Observations - Follow-up workshops to Concluding Observations - General Discussion Days - CRC General Comments - CRC Decisions - Children's rights at the Commission on Human Rights - CRC training material - Reform of the UN human rights Treaty Bodies

Source:
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

Also from CRIN:

8 June 2007 - CRINMAIL CRC 10: 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
- CRC SESSION REPORTS: Kazakhstan, Maldives, Slovak Republic, Uruguay, Bangladesh, Guatemala
- CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS: Committee on the Rights of the Child issues recommendations to States Parties

24 May 2007 - CRINMAIL 883
Special Edition on the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

- incl. links to:
- COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: 45th Session information
- ELECTIONS: 45th Session opens with election of new chairperson
- STATES PARTIES INFORMATION: State Reports and Alternative Reports
- DAY OF GENERAL DISCUSSION 2007: "Resources for the rights of the child - responsibility of States"
- EMPLOYMENT - ECPAT International - Save the Children UK [job postings]
**QUIZ**
Source:
CRINMAIL

Further information:

* NGO Group Session reports
* State Reports for the 45th Session
* NGO Alternative Reports
* CRC news page on the CRIN website
* CRINMAILs on the Committee Sessions

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

18. PovertyNet Newsletter - May 2007
(World Bank)

PovertyNet Newsletter ===> the content of this link changes each month
The PovertyNet Newsletter is a monthly newsletter containing updates on new information and resources available on the PovertyNet web site, covering:
* Poverty Reduction Strategies * Pro-Poor Growth and Inequality * Poverty Analysis * Poverty Monitoring * Impact Evaluation * Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) * Empowerment
- includes links to earlier issues
Source:
The World Bank

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World Bank PovertyNet Newsletter #102, May 2007
In this issue:
1. Informality in Latin America
2. World Development Indicators 2007
3. Capacity Day 2007
4. Socio Economic Database for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Region
5. Development Marketplace Winners Announcement
6. Making Finance Work for Africa
7. Help Us!
8. To Receive this Newsletter

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


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Seven Famous Misquotes
(Great for correcting people at cocktail parties or meetings and making new friends!)

* from Hamlet, by William Shakespeare:

commonly: "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well."
actually: "Alas poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio"
source: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

* from The Bible:

commonly: "Spare the rod, spoil the child."
actually: "He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him."
source: Proverbs 13:24 from The Bible Gateway

* from The Bible:

commonly: "Money is the root of all evil."
actually: "For the love of money is the root of all evil" (King James Version), or "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." (New International Version)
source: 1 Timothy 6:10 from The Bible Gateway

* from Casablanca:

commonly: "Play it again, Sam"
actually: "Play it"
source: Audio Clip from Casablanca Sound Clips

* from The Divine Comedy, by Dante:

commonly: "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here."
actually: "Abandon all hope, you who enter."
source: Reader's Digest Book of Facts.

* from Rime of the Ancient Mariner, (1798) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

commonly: "Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink"
actually: "Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink"
source: Rime of the Ancient Mariner, from the collection of S. T. Coleridge works at The University of Virginia Library

* from William Congreave:

commonly: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."
actually: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
source: CyberNation

Source:
http://www.ojohaven.com/fun/misquotes.html
NOTE:  follow the link above for links back to the sources for the correct quotes.
You'll be thanking me the next time one of these comes up in Trivial Pursuit...
(;-D
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And in closing...

Time, time, time,  see what's become of me...
http://www.humanclock.com/clock.php