Canadian Social Research Newsletter
March 16, 2014

Welcome to the weekly Canadian Social Research Newsletter,
a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,683 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and other stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with social policy...
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. CURSE YOU, Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services! - March 11
2. Media and Policy News for March 14 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
3. Saskatchewan "Poverty Costs” campaign launched to build support for poverty reduction plan - March 10
4. NEW from the Parkland Institute (Alberta):
--- Alberta Budget 2014 a missed opportunity to address inequality
- March 7
--- Social Impact Bonds: An investment in the wrong direction - March 5
5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2012/2013 - March 13
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Study: Interpreting Monthly Changes in Employment from the Labour Force Survey - March 13
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), third quarter 2013 - March 12
--- Consulting services, 2012 - March 12
--- Legal aid in Canada, 2012/2013 - March 11

6. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

7. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
8. [U.S.] We Can’t Grow the Gap Away (New York Times) - March 14
9. Switzerland’s Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive (New York Times) - November 12, 2013
10 Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm ]
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. CURSE YOU, Ministry of Community and Social Services!!! - March 11

CURSE YOU, Ministry of Community and Social Services!!!
ARGHHHH.

Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario
http://www.socialassistancereview.ca/ [DEAD LINK]
The website was launched June 9, 2011 with much fanfare.
The website was shut down (who knows when...) at some point after the Commission had completed its final report...
Led by Frances Lankin and Munir A. Sheikh, the Commission was charged with examining social assistance in Ontario through engagement, research and analysis to provide the government with a concrete action plan to improve the system for the people who need it.

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Fortunately, Archive.org [ https://archive.org/ ] is more reliable in preserving a public copy of the Commission's website than the Ontario Government is...

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The "new" (archived) link for the Commission website (including all content and reports) is the following:
https://web.archive.org/web/20120427113841/http://www.socialassistancereview.ca/home?language=en_CA&

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A BIG, FAT BROOKLYN CHEER FOR MCSS!
http://youtu.be/bdmcmgIkt6c
It would cost a fraction of a penny to store the complete Commission website and all of the submissions in the Ontario government website archive.
This is *not* what transparency and accountability should look like.

A HUGE THANKS to Archive.org [ https://archive.org/ ] for preserving this bit of Ontario welfare history.

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For a more comprehensive collection of links to information about the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario, go to the Ontario Social Assistance Review Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/on_sa_review.htm

2. Media and Policy News for March 14
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media and Policy News: 14 March 2014

http://goo.gl/CLXYT6

Click the above link to access any of the articles below.

Top Stories

CCPA Ontario report released today says Ontario’s job market undergoing a “seismic shift”
Dennis Raphael asks why Canadians aren’t being told the truth about disease
Toby Sanger says, “It’s the distribution of capital, stupid”
Upstream launches “Poverty Costs” campaign to build support for poverty reduction in Saskatchewan
Here’s what Terri-Lynn Garrie’s human rights case shows about what disabled workers can face
Ontario can be a mean place when you have a mental illness

Reports and Events

City of Toronto’s “Guide to Services for People who are Homeless”
Faith and community groups join with local MPP for a North Toronto Community Townhall on Income Inequality

Around the Province

Anti-poverty advocate joins mayoral race in Windsor
Hamilton landlords cited twice as frequently this year for leaving the heat off
Deplorable living conditions for low-income tenants detailed in new report
Toronto expands and renames is “priority” neighbourhoods, uses new metrics
Sheila Block says Toronto needs to pay for services, and taxes are where it’s at
Tax rebate coming for Caledon ice storm destruction for seniors and people with disabilities

Across the Country

New EI “zones” in PEI deemed destructive

National

Goar: New CLC report shows why the labour market hasn’t recovered
Press Progress on the CCPA’s recent report on retirement income, and why expanding the CPP is a no brainer
UFCW report on the “Great Canadian Rip-Off” of temporary foreign workers
Whose incomes have grown the most since the 1980s? Take a guess
Broadbent Institute survey finds millennials concerned about economic future
The Broadbent Institute’s New Deal for Young People project website

International

UK sister of man who died after benefits were cut off demands an apology
Australia billionaire Gina Rinehart says her country needs a dose of Thatcherism
Billy Bragg says Thatcher’s legacy is nothing for Australia to wish for
Michelle Bachelet takes over in Chile, vows to fight inequality

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Compiled by
Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/

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Check the ISAC Media and Policy News archive:
http://goo.gl/I32FD
(Back to August 2012, does not include a table of contents for each issue)

Check Gilles' expanded Media and Policy News archive:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm
(Back to April 2012, includes a table of contents for each issue)

Subscribe to ISAC's Latest Media and Policy News mailing list:
http://goo.gl/XEGZg

Subscribe to the main ISAC E-List (to receive info on ISAC's law reform work, the social assistance review, and other OW / ODSP -related information):
http://goo.gl/j3gzt

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- Go to the Income Security Advocacy Centre Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

3. Saskatchewan "Poverty Costs” campaign launched to build support for poverty reduction plan - March 10

Upstream launches “Poverty Costs” campaign
to build support for poverty reduction in Saskatchewan

March 10, 2014

New campaign rallying support for poverty reduction plan in Saskatchewan
http://metronews.ca/news/saskatoon/967349/new-campaign-rallying-support-for-poverty-reduction-plan-in-saskatchewan/
March 10, 2014
A new campaign is aimed at giving Saskatchewan some perspective on the cost of poverty — the $3.8 billion that its organizers claim is spent in the province on the issue every year.
And the Poverty Costs campaign wants the public to voice support for a legislated strategy to deal with it.

Source:
Metro News

http://metronews.ca/

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Poverty Costs Campaign website:
http://pover-upstream.nationbuilder.com/

Join the call for a comprehensive poverty reduction plan!
Voice your support in a letter to share with our government.

Poverty Costs website launches
http://www.paherald.sk.ca/News/Local/2014-03-09/article-3642878/Poverty-Costs-website-launches/1
March 09, 2014
Last month, Upstream Institute for a Healthy Society director Ryan Meili spoke with the Daily Herald about the website, explaining that the institute has estimated that poverty costs the Saskatchewan economy $3.8 billion per year. (...) The website provides a comprehensive view of what poverty looks like in Saskatchewan, including a sprinkling of various statistics. (...) The website’s intent is to raise public and government awareness, Meili said, noting that poverty should be seen as non-partisan, with no need to blame the government.

Source:
Prince Albert Daily Herald
http://www.paherald.sk.ca

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Watch the video:
Breaking News: The Saskatchewan PovertyCosts.ca Report (duration 2:18)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT0lacXXZ_Y

[Thanks to Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre [ http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ] for these links...]

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Related link:

Poverty Free Saskatchewan
http://www.povertyfreesask.ca/
Poverty Free Saskatchewan is a new network of individuals and organizations working toward poverty elimination. The mission of PFS is to advance the well-being of all Saskatchewan individuals, families and communities by promoting the development and adoption of effective, measurable and timely policies and programs to eliminate poverty in Saskatchewan.

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

- Go to the Saskatchewan Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/skbkmrk.htm

4. NEW from the Parkland Institute (Alberta):
--- Alberta Budget 2014 a missed opportunity to address inequality
- March 7
--- Social Impact Bonds: An investment in the wrong direction - March 5

New from the
Parkland Institute:

March 7, 2014
Alberta Budget 2014 a missed opportunity to address inequality
Progressive taxes would reduce inequality, improve well-being, and stabilize provincial revenues
http://parklandinstitute.ca/media/comments/budget_2014_a_missed_opportunity_to_address_inequality

Related research:

The Way Forward: Progressive Income Tax in Alberta
http://parklandinstitute.ca/research/summary/the_way_forward
With the 2014 Alberta Budget the Alberta government missed an opportunity to address a significant roadblock to improved health, happiness, prosperity, and overall well-being for the province by failing to address the province's growing income inequality.

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March 5, 2014
Social Impact Bonds: An investment in the wrong direction
http://parklandinstitute.ca/media/comments/social_impact_bonds_an_investment_in_the_wrong_direction
By Ricardo Acuña
EDMONTON - Do you have $5 million burning a hole in your pocket? If so, have we got a deal for you. The Government of Alberta will soon be allowing you to invest that money in the misery and poverty of fellow Albertans, and pay you a 10 to 20 per cent rate of return to do so. The Alberta government’s Bill 1, introduced Monday in the provincial legislature, carves out $1 billion from the Alberta Heritage Trust Fund to create something called the Social Innovation Endowment Account. This account is designed, among other things, to fund the promotion and development of social impact bonds in Alberta.

Source:
Parkland Institute

http://parklandinstitute.ca/
The Parkland Institute is a non-partisan public policy research institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta

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Related links:

Social Impact Bonds and their Role in Canada
http://financeforgood.ca/social-impact-bonds-and-their-role-in-canada/
We are on the verge of a revolution in social service delivery. Our publically funded system does not have the resources to lead this revolution alone. Social impact bonds (SIBs) allow private sector champions to make profitable investments to enhance our community and save our government money.

Source:
Finance for Good

http://financeforgood.ca/
Finance for Good is a non-profit organization that was founded to empower social service providers to address the root cause of social issues through the use of social impact bonds. Social impact bonds enable investment in prevention, and we believe that focusing on prevention will lead to sustainable, positive impacts in our communities.

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From
Employment and Social Development Canada:
[ http://www.esdc.gc.ca/ ]

Harnessing the power of social finance: Canadians
respond to the National Call for Concepts for Social Finance

http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/consultations/social_finance/report/index.shtml
Excerpt:
Unlike standard bonds, Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are not a form of debt security in which interest is paid by the issuer of the bond to the holder at maturity. SIBs combine a pay-for-performance element with an investment-based approach: private investors provide up-front capital to fund interventions, and can expect to get back their principal investments and a financial return if the results are achieved.

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- Go to the Social Finance and Social Impact Bonds Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/social_impact_bonds.htm

5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2012/2013 - March 13
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Study: Interpreting Monthly Changes in Employment from the Labour Force Survey - March 13
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), third quarter 2013 - March 12
--- Consulting services, 2012 - March 12
--- Legal aid in Canada, 2012/2013 - March 11

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm

Past issues of The Daily
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last

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

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March 13, 2014
Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140313/dq140313d-eng.htm
The Maintenance Enforcement Survey and the Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs (SMEP) data for 2012/2013 are now available. The SMEP longitudinal file for 2005/2006 to 2012/2013 is also now available.

Available in CANSIM tables 259-0001 to 259-0010
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=259-0001..259-0010&p2=31

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Related subjects:

Children and youth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=20000&id=20000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2693&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Civil courts and family law
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2694&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

March 13, 2014
Study: Interpreting Monthly Changes in Employment from the Labour Force Survey
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2014033-eng.htm
This Economic Insights article discusses a series of questions that are relevant to the interpretation and analysis of monthly changes in employment from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).Note 1 Intended as a reference document for users of the LFS data, it examines the volatility and statistical precision associated with these fluctuations.

Source:
Economic Insights

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=11-626-X2014033&lang=eng
This article in the Economic Insights series discusses a number of questions that are relevant to the interpretation and analysis of the monthly estimates of net employment growth that are published using data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).
[Click "View" for the current month (the March 13 issue above); click "Chronological index" for links to earlier issues of Economic Insights.]

March 12, 2014
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), third quarter 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140312/dq140312a-eng.htm
The market value of employer sponsored pension funds grew 3.1% in the third quarter to $1.3 trillion.

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=70008&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Seniors
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Income, pensions and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70005&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

March 12, 2014
Consulting services, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140312/dq140312c-eng.htm
Data on the consulting services industry are now available for 2012.
Data for the period from 2007 to 2011 have been revised

Available in CANSIM:
Table 360-0001 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=360-0001&p2=31
Table 360-0020 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=360-0020&p2=31
Table360-0021 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=360-0021&p2=31

Source:
Consulting Services

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=63-259-X&lang=eng
This product provides an overview of trends in the consulting services industry. It provides users with information required for making corporate decisions, monitoring programs and reviewing policies. The tables focus on financial and operating data.
[Click "View" for the latest figures (for 2012); click "Chronological index" for links to earlier issues of this report back to 2006.]

March 11, 2014
Legal aid in Canada, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140311/dq140311b-eng.htm
Data for legal aid in Canada are now available for 2012/2013.
The data summarized in the CANSIM tables are drawn from the Legal Aid Survey, which is conducted annually on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31).

Available in CANSIM:
Table 258-0001 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=258-0001&p2=31
Tables 258-0004 to 258-0016 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=258-0004..258-0016&p2=31

Recently released analytical
studies on crime and justice:
http://goo.gl/L49PN

* Statistics by subject: Crime and justice:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2693&lang=eng&more=0

* Tables by subject: Crime and justice:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a33?themeID=2693&RT=TABLE&spMode=master&retrLang=eng&lang=eng

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select a month and year from the two drop-down menus to access all issues of The Daily for a particular month.

StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.
Source:
The Daily

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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

6. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

March 16, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

Submissions to the Ontario government on proposed changes to Regulation 262 under the Day Nurseries Act
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/03/submissions-ontario-government-proposed-changes-regulation-
12 Mar 2014 | Ontario
CRRU has collected several responses to the Ontario government's child care regulation proposals from municipalities, service providers and community organizations.

Report: Update on the Let's Talk Child Care Campaign
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/03/report-update-lets-talk-child-care-campaign
13 Mar 2014 | Ontario
Last November over 1,600 parents and guardians of children aged 0-12 provided feedback to the City during this campaign through the four Toronto Parent Summits or by completing the online survey late last year.

3 women: Radio show features discussion about child care in Ontario
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/03/3-women-radio-show-features-discussion-about-child-care-ont
12 Mar 2014 | Ontario
Lyndsay Macdonald (CCAAC) and Andrea Calver (OCBCC) speak about child care on MPP Cheri DiNovo's radio show in Toronto.

Johnstone v. Canada Border Services Agency at Federal Court of Appeal
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/03/johnstone-v-canada-border-services-agency-federal-court-app
12 Mar 2014 | Canada
The Fiona Johnstone case, in which an employee complained that her employer had discriminated against her by refusing her request for regular shifts so that she would be able to make ongoing child care arrangements, is now being heard by the Federal Court of Appeal. CRRU has collected news and resources on this groundbreaking case.

Child care in Finland: A selection of English language articles from Yle Uutiset1
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/03/child-care-finland-selection-english-language-articles-yle-
12 Mar 2014 | Europe
Finnish news website Yle Uutiset features many interesting articles in English about child care in Finland, highlighting both its successes and challenges.

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

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

U.S. Senate set to vote on Child-Care Bill aimed at bolstering program quality
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/03/us-senate-set-vote-child-care-bill-aimed-bolstering-program-quality
12 Mar 2014 | United States

The shaky business of childcare and past lessons
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/03/shaky-business-childcare-and-past-lessons
12 Mar 2014 | Australia and New Zealand

What the U.S. can learn from Finland, where school starts at age 7
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/03/what-us-can-learn-finland-where-school-starts-age-7
12 Mar 2014 | United States

Canada's year in equality: Two steps forward, just slightly less back
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/03/canadas-year-equality-two-steps-forward-just-slightly-less-back
12 Mar 2014 | Canada

Daycare hikes OK with more than half of Quebecers: poll
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/03/daycare-hikes-ok-more-half-quebecers-poll
12 Mar 2014 | Quebec

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

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CRRU Archive

All newer content from January 2013 to date is archived in a special section of the Early Childhood Development Links page of this site.
Click the link immediately below to go there:

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm#crru

For links to weekly issues of this weekly alert from June 2009 to December 2012*,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.htm

* NOTE (by Gilles):
In December 2012, my HTML editing software was crashing whenever I would open the above archive page to add or edit something.
After several hours of tinkering in a vain attempt to make everything work, I finally decided to go with Plan B : you can still click the link above to access the CRRU archive (including contents of each issue from June 2009 to December 2012), but all new content since then is archived on the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page : http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm.

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Subscribe to the CRRU email notices and updates
http://www.childcarecanada.org/res/enews/index.html
Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere
http://www.childcarecanada.org/links/index.html

CRRU Publications
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

ISSUE files
http://www.childcarecanada.org/resources/issue-files
- theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

http://www.childcarecanada.org
CRRU is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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

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

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch
The Poverty Dispatch is a daily scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.. The Dispatch is distributed by the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News articles from online newspapers are posted here in a number of general categories, and are tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Tags
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/tags/
(halfway down the page)
Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag.
Tags include:
* Academic achievement * Affordable Care Act (ACA) * Applicants * Budget cuts * California * Cash assistance * Census * Child poverty * Child welfare * Child well-being * Cities * Economic stimulus * Eligibility * Enrollment * Florida * Food insecurity * Foster care * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless families * Income * Indiana * Jobless benefits * Job losses * Jobs * Kids Count * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Michigan * Minnesota * Neighborhoods * Ohio * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Privatization * Recession * Safety net * Schools * Shelters * SNAP/Food Stamps * States * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Texas * Unemployment rate * Wisconsin

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

March 14, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/03/14/
Extended Jobless Benefits (2 articles)
City Minimum Wages
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Delaware (5 articles)

March 13, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/03/13/
Low-Wage Employment
Unemployment Insurance System – California

March 12, 2014
No Poverty Dispatch today.

March 11, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/03/11/
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (2 articles)

March 10, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/03/10/
Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Enrollment (2 articles)
Earned Income Tax Credit (2 articles)

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Earlier Poverty Dispatches (back to July 2006):
1. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page: [ http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/ and click on a date in the calendar in the top right-hand corner of the page. Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page and click on a category or a tag in the right-hand margin.
4. See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm (more complete listing, but only goes back to December 2011)

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NOTE : You can subscribe to this email list or RSS feed
by clicking "Subscribe" in the right-hand margin on any page of the Poverty Dispatch website

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

http://www.irp.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/

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- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

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

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

- Go to the Poverty Measures - International Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty2.htm

8. [U.S.] We Can’t Grow the Gap Away - March 14
New York Times)

We Can’t Grow the Gap Away
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/15/opinion/blow-we-cant-grow-the-gap-away.html?emc=edit_th_20140315&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=58981665
By Charles M. Blow
March 14, 2014
The shocking level of income inequality in this country has set off alarms that grow louder by the day, but little seems to be underway to reverse the trend. As a January International Monetary Fund paper * that was officially released on Thursday points out:“In the United States, the share of market income captured by the richest 10 percent surged from around 30 percent in 1980 to 48 percent by 2012, while the share of the richest 1 percent increased from 8 percent to 19 percent. Even more striking is the fourfold increase in the income share of the richest 0.1 percent, from 2.6 percent to 10.4 percent.

* The International Monetary Fund paper:

Fiscal Policy and Income Inequality:
IMF Policy Paper
(PDF - 968K, 68 pages):
http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2014/012314.pdf
January 23, 2004
--- Fiscal policy is the primary tool for governments to affect income distribution.
--- Both tax and expenditure policies need to be carefully designed to balance distributional and efficiency objectives, including during fiscal consolidation.

Source:
International Monetary Fund

http://www.imf.org/

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- Go to the Income and Wealth Inequality Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/inequality.htm

9. Switzerland’s Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive - November 12, 2013
(New York Times)

Switzerland’s Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/17/magazine/switzerlands-proposal-to-pay-people-for-being-alive.html
By Annie Lowrey
November 12, 2013
This fall, a truck dumped eight million coins outside the Parliament building in Bern, one for every Swiss citizen. It was a publicity stunt for advocates of an audacious social policy that just might become reality in the tiny, rich country. Along with the coins, activists delivered 125,000 signatures — enough to trigger a Swiss public referendum, this time on providing a monthly income to every citizen, no strings attached. Every month, every Swiss person would receive a check from the government, no matter how rich or poor, how hardworking or lazy, how old or young. Poverty would disappear. Economists, needless to say, are sharply divided on what would reappear in its place — and whether such a basic-income scheme might have some appeal for other, less socialist countries too.

Source:
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/

Related link:

Mincome Manitoba (1974-1979)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mincome

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

10. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
http://crin.org/

CRIN is a global children’s rights advocacy network. Established in 1995, we press for rights - not charity - and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. We link to nearly 3,000 organisations that between them work on children’s rights in every country in the world and rely on our publications, research and information sharing.

Our Vision
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all their human rights guaranteed by the United Nations, regional organisations and national governments.

Subscribe to CRINMAIL
and other newsletters
:
http://www.crin.org/en/node/293

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CRIN News Archive
http://crin.org/en/library/news-archive

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CRIN Country Pages : CANADA
http://crin.org/en/library/countries/canada

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Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php
The Children's Rights Wiki assembles all information about children's rights in every country in one place. The purpose of the project is to make the huge volume of information that exists on children's rights more accessible, assist children's rights advocates in identifying persistent violations, and inspire collective action. This is a web-based, multi-lingual and interactive project.

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Canada and Children's Rights
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Canada
- from the Children's Rights Wiki

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


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Fourteen More Dumb Quotes from Dumb Celebrities
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«The doctors X-rayed my head and found nothing.»
- Dizzy Dean, explaining how he felt after being hit on the head by a ball in the 1934 World Series.

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«I have opinions of my own --strong opinions-- but I don't always agree with them.»
- George Bush

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«I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.»
- George Rogers, NFL New Orleans Saint RB, when asked about the upcoming season

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«I do not like this word "bomb." It is not a bomb. It is a device that is exploding.»
- Jacques le Blanc, French ambassador on nuclear weapons

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«The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.»
- Joe Theisman, quarterback and sports analyst

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«Half this game is ninety percent mental.»
- Danny Ozark, Philadelphia Phillies manager

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«If I sold all my liabilities, I wouldn't own anything. My wife's a liability, my kids are liabilities, and I haven't sold them.»
- Ted Turner, media mogul, on selling off his money losing properties

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«They misunderestimated me.»
- George W Bush, Bentonville, Ark.

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«I don't diet. I just don't eat as much as I'd like to.»
- Linda Evangelista, Supermodel


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«Facts are stupid things.»
- Ronald Reagan, Former U.S. President

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«What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.»
- Dan Quayle, former U.S. Vice President

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«That's just the tip of the ice cube.»
- Neil Hamilton, BBC2

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«A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.»
- Samuel Goldwyn

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«I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.»
- Terry Bradshaw, Former football player/announcer

Source:
http://www.2spare.com/