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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
September 14,  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.

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 1920 subscribers.

Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian content

1.    2008 Federal Election Links page updated (Canadian Social Research Links)
2. From Many Voices: Learnings from the Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults Project Multi-Stakeholder Process (The Wellesley Institute) - September 11
3. Lettre n°56 de PolitiquesSociales.net (Centre de recherche sur les Politiques et le Développement social , Université de Montréal) - septembre 2008

4. New from the Institute for Research on Public Policy (from the September 2008 issue of Policy Options):
--- The working poor: Canada and the world
---
Is welfare a dirty word? Canadian public opinion on social assistance policies
--- Le Québec, à l'avant-garde de la lutte contre la pauvreté au Canada
--- Canada's legacy of inaction on early childhood education and child care
--- Improving policies for the working poor: lessons from the UK experience
--- How (un)healthy are poor working-age Canadians?
--- Soulager la pauvreté
5. Financial Security and Debt in Atlantic Canada (GPI Atlantic) - September 2008
6. British Columbia : Job Training: Taxpayers Taken for $24 Bus Ride (The Tyee) - September 4
7.
What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- General Social Survey : Older workers and their retirement plans and preparations, 2007 - September 9
--- 2007 General Social Survey Report : The retirement plans and expectations of older workers - September 9
---2007 General Social Survey Report - The retirement puzzle : Sorting the pieces - September 9
--- Life in metropolitan areas : A profile of perceptions of incivility in the metropolitan landscape - July 2008
--- Canada's Balance of International Payments, Second quarter 2008
- September 8
--- New Frontiers of Research on Retirement - September 8
--- New Frontiers of Research on Retirement: Technical Annex- September 8
8. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - September 5

International  content

9. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
10.
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
--- Counting the homeless, 2006 - Posted 08-09-2008
--- Preventing youth disengagement and promoting engagement - Posted 08-09-2008
--- Young people imagining a new democracy: Literature review - Posted 08-09-2008
11. CRINMAIL (September 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. 2008 Federal Election Links page updated
(Canadian Social Research Links)

2008 Federal Election Links page updated (Canadian Social Research Links)
- includes:

* Key election 2008 links (Elections Canada link + info on parties, leaders, candidates, ridings, polls, results, voter turnout, archives, etc.)
- includes selected media election portals

Registered political parties for the 2008 federal election
- incl. links to Google.ca web search and news search results for each party

Coverage of the 2008 federal election in selected media and political party websites
---
The Green Version of the Tax Shift (Andrew Jackson) - September 11
--- The Conservative - Liberal Fiscal Box (Andrew Jackson) - September 10
--- Party battles 'tree-hugger' myth - September 13
--- Greens to be in debates
- September 11
--- Conservatives call federal election for October 14 - September 9
--- Green Party will eliminate poverty and promote local food - September 8
--- Dion Unveils the Liberal Plan to Win the War Against Poverty - November 9 (2007)

Polls - links to polling firms + federal polling tracker

Links to selected non-governmental sites focusing on the federal election
- incl. The Wellesley Institute - CUPE - Power Up Canada - Citizens for Public Justice - and more to come...

Miscellaneous links --- federal election and general political websites - links to studies, articles and sites that don't fit in the sections above.

- Go to the 2008 Federal Election and General Political Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_2008_fed_election.htm

2. From Many Voices: Learnings from the Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults Project Multi-Stakeholder Process - September 11
(The Wellesley Institute)

From Many Voices: Learnings from the MISWAA Project Multi-Stakeholder Process
September 11, 2008
This report examines the complex collaboration process undergone by the Task Force for Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults (MISWAA). While collaborative working models are recognized as key for the long term well-being of the non-profit sector, the complexity and fluidity of multi-stakeholder processes and inter-agency collaboration often face a number of challenges in building, facilitating, and managing these innovative and rich working environments. This report by Margot Lettner and the Wellesley Institute, in conjunction with various MISWAA partners, aims to capture and explore the experiences, opportunities and challenges they faced in their multi-stakeholder process, and identify conditions needed for success in collaborative projects involving the non-profit, public, and private sectors.

Complete report:

From Many Voices: Learnings from the MISWAA Project Multi-Stakeholder Process (PDF - 1.2MB, 61 pages)

Source:
The Wellesley Institute

Related link:

Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults

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

3. Lettre n°56 de PolitiquesSociales.net - septembre 2008
(
Centre de recherche sur les Politiques et le Développement social , Université de Montréal)

NOTE to anglophones: The following resource is available in French only.
See the note below about Google Language Tools.

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Lettre n°56 de PolitiquesSociales.net
(Cliquez le lien ci-dessus pour accéder aux études ci-bas)
Dossiers:
* Europe : déblocage sur le temps de travail et l’intérim
* Europe : portrait du travail intérimaire
* 35 heures : ce qui va changer
* Le Revenu de solidarité active (RSA) va de l’avant
* Travail et pauvreté au Canada
* Garder les seniors en emploi
* L’inégalité dans la retraite
* Faire face au vieillissement
Mondialisation:
* La gauche et la droite dans la politique mondiale
* Mondialisation et inégalités : le débat continu
* Libre-échange ou protectionnisme ?
Débats
* Présidentielle américaine : une question de rhétorique ?
* Un projet pour l’économie américaine
* Pourquoi le socialisme recule en Europe
* L’Europe sociale est-elle de retour ?

Abonnez-vous à la lettre
[ Pour les numéros précédents de la lettre,
cherchez le bouton dans la colonne de gauche de la page d'accueil ]

À ne pas manquer sur le site PolitiquesSociales.net:

Notes synthèses

Les pays inclus dans le cadre de ce projet:
* Allemagne * Argentine * Belgique * Brésil * Canada * Chili * Danemark * États-Unis * France * Mexique * Pays Bas * Québec * Royaume-Uni * Suède * Union Européenne

Les thèmes retenus dans le cadre de ce projet:
* Politique du travail et de l’emploi * Licenciements, délocalisations et zones franches * Temps de travail * Lutte contre la pauvreté * Soutien au revenu (travail et famille) * Minima sociaux (aide sociale, salaire minimum) *
Économie sociale et microcrédit * Cohésion sociale * Investissement responsable * Politique internationale * Débats sur les politiques sociales

Parmi les types de documents offerts sur le site, mentionnons:
* Textes législatifs et réglementaires * Détail et vulgarisation des mesures * Énoncés de politiques et discours officiels * Rapports et bilans gouvernementaux ou d’organismes conseil * Textes et énoncés de partis politiques * Textes de presse * Recherche universitaire, institutionnelle et d'ONG *
Recherche nationale * Recherche comparée * Recherche transversale

Source:
PolitiquesSociales.net - Les politiques sociales à l'épreuve de la mondialisation
PolitiquesSociales.net est né d’une volonté d’offrir un outil facile d’accès et d’utilisation, constamment mis à jour, à tous ceux qui s’intéressent à l’évolution des politiques sociales dans le cadre de la mondialisation. C’est une initiative du Centre de recherche sur les Politiques et le Développement social de l’Université de Montréal. [ Pourquoi ce site ? ]

Lecture recommandée!

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NOTE concerning
Google Language Tools:

If you've never tried Google Language Tools [ http://www.google.ca/language_tools ], or haven't tried it in awhile, you'll be pleasantly surprised as I was with the quality of Google's machine translations. With Google Language Tools, you can copy and paste a URL (Internet address) into the "Translate a web page" box, or you can select, copy and paste text into the "Translate text" box, then specify the original and destination languages and then click "Translate".

As a sample of Goggle's translation abilities, here (below)is the list of themes in English, exactly as translated by Google:
Politics of Labor and Employment
Redundancies, relocation and zones
Working Time
Fight against poverty
Support income (work and family)
Minima social (welfare, minimum wage)
Social economy and microcredit
Social Cohesion
Responsible Investment
International Policy
Debates on social policies

Try it --- you'll like it.

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- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm

4. New from the Institute for Research on Public Policy (from the September 2008 issue of Policy Options):
--- The working poor: Canada and the world
---
Is welfare a dirty word? Canadian public opinion on social assistance policies
--- Le Québec, à l'avant-garde de la lutte contre la pauvreté au Canada
--- Canada's legacy of inaction on early childhood education and child care
--- Improving policies for the working poor: lessons from the UK experience
--- How (un)healthy are poor working-age Canadians?
--- Soulager la pauvreté

New from the Institute for Research on Public Policy:

From the September 2008 issue of Policy Options (free online magazine):

The theme of this issue of Policy Options is "Canada's Working Poor"

Selected content from this issue:
(click the link above to access the complete contents of this issue)

* The working poor: Canada and the world (PDF - 316K, 6 pages)
By Jody Heymann, Magda Barrera and Alison Earle

* Is welfare a dirty word? Canadian public opinion on social assistance policies (PDF - 198K, 4 pages)
By Allison Harell, Stuart Soroka and Adam Mahon

*[French only] Le Québec, à l'avant-garde de la lutte contre la pauvreté au Canada (PDF - 261K, 5 pages)
Par Marie-Renée Roy, Guy Fréchet et Frédéric Savard

* Canada's legacy of inaction on early childhood education and child care (PDF - 345K, 6 pages)
By Martha Friendly

* Improving policies for the working poor: lessons from the UK experience(PDF - 199K, 3 pages)
By Jane Waldfogel

* How (un)healthy are poor working-age Canadians? (PDF - 182K, 4 pages)
By Myriam Fortin

*[French only] Soulager la pauvreté (PDF - 202K, 1 page)
par Alain Noël

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

5. Financial Security and Debt in Atlantic Canada - September 2008
(GPI Atlantic)

11,000 Atlantic millionaires and 77,000 households
mired in debt: Rich-poor gap grows as region loses wealth

September 2008
Press Release
A new report entitled Financial Security and Debt in Atlantic Canada examines trends in household wealth since the 1980s—in Canada as a whole and in the Atlantic region. In particular, it looks at trends in wealth distribution, including Atlantic Canada’s share of national wealth and in the portion of wealth owned by the top, middle and lower wealth groups.

Financial Security and Debt in Atlantic Canada
September 2008
By Kimberley Tran and Ronald Colman
Complete report (PDF - 7.1MB, 136 pages)

Source:
GPI Atlantic
GPIAtlantic is an independent, non-profit research and education organization committed to the development of the Genuine Progress Index (GPI) – a new measure of sustainability, wellbeing and quality of life.

Related link:

Poverty issue still percolating
Editorial
September 8, 2008
The latest report from GPI Atlantic on poverty in the region reaches back 21?2 millennia to quote Aristotle’s observation that “revolutions arise from inequalities.” That’s followed with a more contemporary reference to 2005 riots in France, “a poignant reminder of the potential consequences of marginalizing the poorest households.”
Source:
The Cape Breton Post

6. British Columbia : Job Training: Taxpayers Taken for $24 Bus Ride - September 4
(The Tyee)

New from The Tyee:

Job Training: Taxpayers Taken for $24 Bus Ride
FOIs reveal billing for services not provided.
How private contracts inflated cost of welfare-to-work programs.
By Andrew MacLeod
September 4, 2008
At least one company that helps people on welfare find jobs was billing the government for services it never provided, billed more than once when it did provide services and charged an administration fee of as much as $18 to distribute a $6.40 bus ticket. The details are included in audits of the contractors providing the B.C. Employment Program and were obtained by The Tyee through a freedom of information request. In most cases, the names of the companies and identifying information were removed from the audits prior to their release. The companies delivering the program are WCG International Consultants Ltd., GT Hiring Solutions (2005) Inc. and the B.C. Society of Training for Health and Employment Opportunities. In August the provincial government cancelled an $8 million contract with WCG to provide services in the Interior, and awarded it to GT Hiring.

Related article from The Tyee:

Liberals to JobWave: You're Fired
$8 million job training contract cancelled; work goes to B.C. competitor.
August 29, 2008

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

7. What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- General Social Survey : Older workers and their retirement plans and preparations, 2007 - September 9
--- 2007 General Social Survey Report : The retirement plans and expectations of older workers - September 9
---2007 General Social Survey Report - The retirement puzzle : Sorting the pieces - September 9
--- Life in metropolitan areas : A profile of perceptions of incivility in the metropolitan landscape - July 2008
---
Canada's Balance of International Payments, Second quarter 2008 - September 8
--- New Frontiers of Research on Retirement - September 8
--- New Frontiers of Research on Retirement: Technical Annex- September 8

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

September 9, 2008
General Social Survey: Older workers and their retirement plans and preparations, 2007
About two-thirds of near-retirees anticipate that their retirement income will be adequate or more than adequate to maintain their standard of living once they have left the workforce.
This release is based on the two following reports in a dedicated issue of Canadian Social Trends.

2007 General Social Survey Report:
The retirement plans and expectations of older workers
By Grant Schellenberg and Yuri Ostrovsky
September 9, 2008

2007 General Social Survey Report
The retirement puzzle: Sorting the pieces
By Grant Schellenberg and Yuri Ostrovsky
September 9, 2008

Also in this issue of Canadian Social Trends:

Life in metropolitan areas
A profile of perceptions of incivility in the metropolitan landscape

By Leslie-Anne Keown
July 15, 2008
“Signs of crime,” which criminologists often call incivility, range from evidence of drug dealing and drug use to garbage littering the neighbourhood. When these perceptions of incivility reach levels of being considered a problem by residents, they can disrupt the community as a whole and lead to feelings of insecurity. This article will examine perceptions of incivility problems within some of Canada’s census metropolitan areas. Then, it will look at patterns of perceptions of incivility problems by neighbourhood types.

September 8, 2008
New products
Canada's Balance of International Payments, Second quarter 2008, Vol. 56, no. 2
This publication presents Canada's transactions with non-residents on a quarterly basis. These transactions are grouped under two main accounts: the current account which includes goods, services, investment income and current transfers; and the capital and financial account which includes information on a country's investing and financing activities.

September 8, 2008
New products
New Frontiers of Research on Retirement (2MB, 459 pages)
[ Preface : The baby boom generation has caused fundamental changes in every social institution that has been touched by its maturation. The social institution of retirement will be no exception. Those looking at the evolution of our society expect that the wave of retirements that the baby boom generation is about to unleash will trigger some key institutional and cultural changes...]

September 8, 2008
New products
New Frontiers of Research on Retirement: Technical Annex
- links to six related resources

Check The Daily archives:
September 2008

Click the HTML link beside a date to see the releases for that day;
to see earlier months, use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page of daily links.

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

8. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - September 12

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

September 12, 2008

Early childhood education and care: Private commodity or public good?
Child Care Privatization Project

This project aims to gather and develop resources to inform and encourage Canadian dialogue on this important public policy issue. To this end, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) has gathered pertinent documents available online and in print. CRRU will also develop and make available resources on this topic such as a comprehensive bibliography of key research.

- includes links to :
Research - Overviews and reviews, quality, financial issues, governance, equity, regulation, democratic practice, parents
Canadian profiles - Canada and all provinces and territories
Country case studies - United Kingdom, Australia, United States, New Zealand, Other countries...
Related websites

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WHAT'S NEW ONLINE at CRRU»

Early childhood education and care in the 2008 federal election: Updates
12 Sep 08
- In preparation for the federal election on October 14th, CRRU is providing and regularly updating information useful to those who wish to follow ECEC in the campaign.

Early childhood education: Questions of quality
12 Sep 08
- Current issue of Early Childhood Matters features an article on the upcoming UNICEF Report Card on ECEC. This report card will evaluate and rank countries on the quality of their provision and access to services.

Improving policies for the working poor: Lessons from the UK experience
Waldfogel, Jane
1 Sep 08

Canada's legacy of inaction on early childhood education and child care
Friendly, Martha
Publication date: 1 Sep 08- Article by Martha Friendly for Policy Options outlines how “Canadian ECEC policy-making is not based on the best available knowledge, leaving an extensive gap between what we know and what we do.”

The working poor: Canada and the world
Heymann, Jody; Barrera, Magda & Earle, Alison
Publication date: 1 Sep 08
- Article from Policy Options examines policies that can make a difference in the fight against child poverty; offers recommendations for Canadian policy makers

Child Care IN THE NEWS »

· Child care crisis an election issue [CA]
12 Sep 08

· Moms expecting Tory child care announcement wind up as photo props [CA]
10 Sep 08

· Glasgow pledge to lead UK with nurseries nearby [GB]
9 Sep 08

· Innovation needs money [CA-ON]
6 Sep 08

· Liberals to promise more daycare funding: Sources [CA]
5 Sep 08

· Quality childcare costs, but it's worth it [GB]
1 Sep 08

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
IRP compiles and distributes Poverty Dispatches twice a week. Each issue of the dispatch provides links to U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.
Each Dispatch lists links to current news in popular print media.

September 11, 2008
* Medicaid Funding - Mississippi, Minnesota, New York
* Food Stamp Program - Vermont, Louisiana
* Kids' Re-entry into Foster Care - Philadelphia, PA
* Schools and Students and Economic Hardship - Oregon, Illinois
* State Minimum Wage - Colorado
* States and Unemployment Benefit Funds
* Home Energy Costs and Assistance
* Poverty Task Force Report - Ohio
* Merced Sun-Star Series on People Living in Poverty - California
* Columbus Dispatch Series on Immigration - Ohio
* The Economy and Day Laborers - Tennessee, California
* Crime and Neighborhoods with Section 8 Housing - Memphis, TN
* High Schools and Educational Achievement
* States and Teacher Recruitment
* Enrollment and Dropout Rates at Colleges and Community Colleges

September 8, 2008
* Food Stamp Application Process - Indiana
* States and Medicaid Spending
* State Children's Health Insurance Program
* Child Care Subsidies - Alabama
* Editorials: Poverty Measurement
* Cities, Schools, and Homeless Policies
* Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement - Minnesota, South Carolina
* Foster Youth and Transitions to Adulthood
* State Funding for Kindergarten - Michigan
* Credit Unions and Lending for College Aid - Illinois
* Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
* US Unemployment Rate
* States and Payday Lending Caps

Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to two dispatches a week back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

If you wish to receive Poverty Dispatches by e-mail,
please send a request to rsnell@ssc.wisc.edu

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. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
---
Counting the homeless, 2006 - Posted 08-09-2008
--- Preventing youth disengagement and promoting engagement - Posted 08-09-2008
--- Young people imagining a new democracy: Literature review - Posted 08-09-2008

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) - home page
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:

Counting the homeless, 2006
Posted 08-09-2008
Chris Chamberlain and David MacKenzie / Australian Bureau of Statistics
On Census night in 2006, the homeless population in Australia was 105,000. Most homeless people were sheltered somewhere on Census night but absolute homelessness, such as sleeping out or in an improvised shelter, accounted for 16% of homelessness in Australia.

Preventing youth disengagement and promoting engagement
Posted 08-09-2008
Jane Burns and others / Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)
This discussion paper includes a comprehensive literature review, an analysis of individual and social pathways to youth disengagement, and an analysis of 'what works best' across five case studies.

Young people imagining a new democracy: Literature review
Posted 08-09-2008
Philippa Collin / Whitlam Institute
This literature review finds that there is clear evidence that young people in Australia are engaged with political and social issues, but that they feel alienated by formal, institutionalised politics and are less inclined to engage in traditional forms of participation.

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

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

11. CRINMAIL - September 2008
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):

11 September 2008 - CRINMAIL 1015
* DEATH PENALTY: The Last Holdouts - Ending the Juvenile Death Penalty in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Pakistan, and Yemen [publication]
* COUNCIL OF EUROPE: Report on high level event on child rights [publication]
* ARMED CONFLICT: Changing nature of warfare makes children more vulnerable (annual report to the Human Rights Council) [publication]
* ITALY: EU clears Italian plans to fingerprint Roma [news]
* UNITED STATES: Unite For Sight 6th Annual Global Health & Development Conference [event]
* EMPLOYMENT: Save the Children Sweden - Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
* CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Prison as a Last Resort-Advocacy Projects

9 September 2008 - CRINMAIL 1014
* COUNCIL OF EUROPE: Developing guidelines on child friendly justice [publication]
* ARGENTINA: Children of Exile - Strangers Still [news]
* GLOBAL: Before she's ready: 15 places girls marry by 15 [publication]
* INDIA: Dangerous Duty - Children and the Chhattisgarh Conflict [publication]
* EDUCATION: Delivering Education for Children in Emergencies: A Key Building Block for the Future [publication]
* GERMANY: Learn Without Fear - Looking at Violence from the Gender Perspective [event]
* EMPLOYMENT: UNICEF - World Vision
**NEWS IN BRIEF**

Earlier issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 300+ 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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Longest Words

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   1. The longest word in standard English dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis at 45 letters long.

   2. The longest English word that does not contain the letter 'e' is floccinaucinihilipilification at 29 letters.

   3. Cabbaged and fabaceae, each 8 letters long, are the longest words that can be played on a musical instrument.

   4. Aegilops, 8 letters long, is the longest word with its letters arranged in alphabetical order.

   5. Spoonfed, 9 letters long, is the longest word with its letters arranged in reverse alphabetical order.

   6.  Overnumerousnesses, 18 letters long, is the longest word that consists of only letters that lack ascenders, descenders and dots in lower case.

   7. Lighttight and hillypilly, each 10 letters long, are the longest words consisting only of letters with ascenders, descenders and dots in lower case.

   8 Tittifill, 9 letters long, is the longest word consisting only of letters with ascenders or dots in lower case.

  9. Honorificabilitudinitatibus, 27 letters long, is the longest word consisting strictly of alternating consonants and vowels.

  10. Dermatoglyphics, misconjugatedly and uncopyrightable , each 15 letters long, are the longest words in which no letter appears more than once.

  11. Unprosperousness, 16 letters long, is the longest word in which each letter occurs at least twice.

  12. Esophagographers, 16 letter long, is the longest word in which each of its letters occurs twice.

  13. Discrete - discreet is the longest homophonic anagram (2 similarly pronounced words that are spelled differently but sound the same and are composed of the same letters).

  14. Redivider is the longest common palindromic word ( a word reading the same backwards and forwards).

  15. The longest words that are reverse images of each other are stressed and desserts .

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