Canadian Social Research Newsletter
November 17, 2013

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 2,667 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. Canada’s Premiers Focused on Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs (Council of the Federation) - November 15
2. Poverty: Where do we draw the line? (Chris Sarlo, Fraser Institute) - November 14
3. Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections (Finance Canada) - November 12
4.
Media and Policy News for November 11 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
5.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
----- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2012 - November 15
----- Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2011/2012 and 2012 - November 13
----- National Housing Survey Aboriginal Population Profile, 2011 - November 13
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. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

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

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1. Canada’s Premiers Focused on Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs - November 15
(Council of the Federation)

Canada’s Premiers Focused on Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs
http://www.councilofthefederation.ca/en/latest-news/13-2013/356-canada-s-premiers-focused-on-growing-the-economy-and-creating-jobs
News Release + backgrounder
TORONTO, November 15, 2013
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NOTE : Click the link above for the HTML version of this release / backgrounder; click "Next" at the bottom of each page to see the whole thing.
Or download the PDF version of the release and backgrounder [ http://goo.gl/hj0I8C ] in one 250K file. (Recommended)
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Canada’s Premiers met today to continue their focus on jobs and the economy. In order to grow the economy, Premiers are united in their commitment to provide skills training to all Canadians who want to participate in the workforce. They support evidence based programming that has been proven to help Canadians. Consultations led by Premiers Clark and Alward confirmed that the proposed Canada Job Grant will not work for employers or the most vulnerable Canadians. As proposed, the Canada Job Grant would focus training funds on those that already have jobs, and leave unemployed Canadians behind.
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Premiers are unified in their position that provinces and territories must retain the right to opt out with full compensation of any federally funded agreements or initiatives such as the proposed Canada Job Grant program.

Source:
Council of the Federation
http://www.councilofthefederation.ca/en/
Established in 2003, the Council enables Premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government.

Related links:

Premiers seek 'explicit alternatives' to federal job grant plan
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/premiers-seek-explicit-alternatives-to-federal-job-grant-plan-1.2427182
Alberta Premier Alison Redford warns there is 'too much uncertainty' around foreign investment rules
By Susana Mas, CBC News
November 15, 2013

Ottawa digging in for Canada Job Grant fight with premiers
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ottawa-digging-in-for-canada-job-grant-fight-with-premiers-1.2427209
Kenney says the provinces should 'tweak' their programs to accommodate Ottawa's new plan
By Chris Hall, CBC News
November 15, 2013

Pensions, Canada Job Grant headline agenda for premiers’ meeting
http://www.ipolitics.ca/2013/11/15/pensions-canada-job-grant-headline-agenda-for-premiers-meeting/
By Maria Babbage, iPolitics
November 15, 2013

Premiers talk jobs, dangerous goods, foreign investment
http://o.canada.com/news/national/premiers-talk-jobs-dangerous-goods-foreign-investment/
By Mike De Souza, Canada.com
November 15, 2013
TORONTO — Canada’s premiers urged the federal government to start using evidence in support of policies to create jobs, throwing new criticism at a proposed national plan that they fear will not work.

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- Go to the Council of the Federation Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/council_fed.htm

2. Poverty: Where do we draw the line? - November 14
(
Chris Sarlo, Fraser Institute)

Poverty: Where do we draw the line?
http://www.fraserinstitute.org/research-news/display.aspx?id=20579
November 14, 2013
By Chris Sarlo
This paper is the latest in a series of studies on the measurement of poverty in Canada. It provides new estimates of poverty in Canada using the Basic Needs Line. It determines the trend in poverty over the past 40 years, and provides a fairly detailed profile of the poor.
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The paper is much more than an update of the estimates of basic needs poverty. It looks more carefully at the debate about absolute and relative measures. It examines more critically, and in far more depth, the media treatment of the poverty issue. The paper highlights a number of concerns about the media coverage of poverty. (...)

The complete report:

Poverty : Where do we draw the line? (PDF - 1.3MB, 64 pages)
http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/Poverty-where-do-we-draw-the-line.pdf
By Christopher Sarlo
November 2013

Contents:
Introduction
Why not a relative approach?
The basic needs poverty measure
Estimating poverty in Canada
Media coverage of the poverty issue
Further issues for Canadian poverty research
Conclusion
References

Excerpt from
the executive summary:
... the measurement of poverty cannot be an exercise in compassion. In the process of counting the number of poor people, we should set aside how we feel about poverty and what we think should be done about it. Making this kind of distinction is common in economics, but unfortunately not with the measurement of poverty.

[ Author Chris A. Sarlo is professor of economics at Nipissing University in North Bay and is a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute. He is also the author of the definitive Bible of absolute poverty measurement in Canada, a series of reports released starting in 1992. You'll find links to several of those reports at this link: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty.htm#fraser ]

Source:
The Fraser Institute
http://www.fraserinstitute.org/
Motto : "A free and prosperous world through choice, markets and responsibility"

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Related links:

A Canada without compassion: A modest proposal from the Fraser Institute
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/behind-numbers/2013/11/canada-without-compassion-modest-proposal-fraser-institute
By Kate McInturff
November 15, 2013
The Fraser Institute would like to remove compassion from the policy debate about poverty in Canada. Why? Because, according to the author of its latest report on poverty, Christopher Sarlo, compassion is causing us to confuse those who have lower income with those who do not have enough income to sustain life. For Sarlo, those who use relative measures of poverty, which set a poverty line relative to, for example, the median income in Canada, are being misled by emotions. He writes: "Poverty, like disability, is an emotional issue, laden with strong feelings of sadness and disapprobation, but there is surely some value in setting emotion aside in order to measure the phenomenon as objectively as possible."

Source:
rabble.ca

http://rabble.ca/

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Being clear
http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/Editorials/2013-11-14/article-3479531/Being-clear/1
November 14, 2013
[Editorial in anticipation of an upcoming keynote address to the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council by Jason Clemens, the executive vice-president of the Fraser Institute.]
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If poverty is a condition of serious deprivation, then we should find a way to objectively determine the number of people who are, in fact, likely to be deprived in that way,’ says Christopher Sarlo, professor of economics at Nipissing University, Fraser Institute senior fellow and author of ‘Poverty: Where do we Draw the Line?’”
And where is that line going to fall?
That’s also an interesting question — but for God’s sake, let’s not get bogged down with feelings for those suffering in poverty when an empirical benchmark would be far more useful. Perhaps we should develop that same sort of benchmark test to redefine the agencies that can benefit from claiming charitable status, diverting money from where it can truly help people.

Source:
The Telegram
(St. John's, NL)
http://www.thetelegram.com/

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And finally...

The Fraser Institute Produces Junk: Graham Steele (Nova Scotia Finance Minister)
By Alex Boutilier
September 13, 2011
"Remember (...) the next time you ask me about something else the Fraser Institute produces, that even when I could say 'yes, this is validation of what we're saying.'
It's crap. I'm sorry, are ministers not supposed to say that?"

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

3. Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections - November 12
(Finance
Canada)

Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections - Finance Canada

Harper Government Right on Track for Balanced Budget in 2015
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-147-eng.asp
Edmonton, Alberta
November 12, 2013

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today released the annual Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections at the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, which confirms that the Government remains on track to balance the budget in 2015, with an expected surplus of $3.7 billion
in 2015–16.

Related Documents:

Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections
http://www.fin.gc.ca/efp-pef/2013/index-eng.asp

Frequently Asked Questions: Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections
http://www.fin.gc.ca/afc/faq/efp-pef-eng.asp

Audio-Visual Presentation by Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty
http://www.fin.gc.ca/news-nouvelles/video/13-002-eng.asp

Source:
Department of Finance Canada

http://www.fin.gc.ca/fin-eng.asp

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- Go to the 2013 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets_2013.htm

4. Media and Policy News for November 11
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

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

Latest Media and Policy News: 11 November 2013
http://goo.gl/3YqOmK

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

Top Stories

Remember veterans - but support them too
Ontario government’s fall economic statement
Economic statement : Backgrounder
“Reducing Poverty Helps Strengthen the Economy”
How to participate in pre-2014 budget consultations
Meanwhile, cuts to CSUMB and child care mean funding cuts in Nipissing
Ottawa aggressively pursuing failed refugees by having their social assistance benefits cut off
Ontario’s minimum wage panel goes to Ottawa – “the right minimum wage is a little bit of economics, but it’s also a social and political choice”
For November 14, send a message to your MPP on the $14 minimum wage
Pan-Canadian Week of Action for Housing – Nov 22 to 29
Globe and Mail interactive feature: How income inequality hurts us all
Wellesley’s take on the latest food banks’ report – let’s fight the disease
Anti-poverty quilt highlights Ontario's vast economic disparity and backwards priorities

Around the Province

Homeless shelter in Hamilton starting to charge clients for a bed
TTC Riders looks for people to depute against transit fare hikes
Community Living Peterborough and Costco Peterborough partner to create equal employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities
92-year old Hamilton woman ends up homeless after a short hospital stay

Good Resources

The State of Homelessness in Canada 2013
Practical tips for community workers creating legal information materials
How Housing First can address the lives of girls and women – report from Homes for Women
How to calculate a living wage for your community

Across the Country

Mi’kmaq win major legal victory on social assistance against the federal government
Quebec government announces 3-year, $320-million anti-poverty plan
Aboriginal Children’s Village opens in East Vancouver
City of Vancouver exceeding its housing targets
45% of food bank users in Manitoba are children
Pitfalls in the welfare system in Manitoba

National

Benefits and pensions for all: Why Canada needs a new social contract
P.E.I Coalition for Fair EI wants better benefits, cut in qualifying hours

International

Seattle suburb passes highest minimum wage in the US
Fears for London's voluntary sector in wake of welfare cuts and reforms

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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

5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
----- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2012 - November 15
----- Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2011/2012 and 2012 - November 13
----- National Housing Survey Aboriginal Population Profile, 2011 - November 13

What's new from 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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November 15, 2013
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/131115/dq131115b-eng.htm
The rate of eligibility for receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in 2012 was 81.9%, up from 78.4% in 2011 and similar to rates observed prior to the 2008-2009 recession.
- includes links to four tables:

* Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, Canada, 2012
* Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits by sex, Canada, 2012
* Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, by age group, Canada, 2012
* Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, by province, 2012

Previous release of this report:

Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121105/dq121105b-eng.htm

Related subjects:

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

Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2627&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

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- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

November 13, 2013
Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2011/2012 and 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/131113/dq131113c-eng.htm
The 2011/2012 and 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata Files are now available. During 2011 and 2012, data were collected from approximately 130,000 respondents aged 12 or older, residing in households in all provinces and territories.

Source:
Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File - Product main page
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=82M0013X&lang=eng
The public use microdata file (PUMF) from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) provides data for health regions and combinations of health regions across Canada. Over the two year period, data are based on interviews with approximately 130,000 respondents aged 12 or older, residing in households in all provinces and territories.

Past issues of this survey
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=82M0013X&chropg=1&lang=eng

November 13, 2013
National Housing Survey Aboriginal Population Profile, 2011
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/aprof/index.cfm?Lang=E
Users can search for an area of interest by typing its name in the box or by clicking on a province or territory from the list and selecting the area from a list.The Aboriginal Population Profile presents information on the Aboriginal identity population from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS).

Source:
National Household Survey:
Aboriginal Population Profile, National Household Survey, 2011
National Household Survey year 2011

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=99-011-X2011007&lang=eng
The Aboriginal Population Profile presents information on the Aboriginal identity population from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). Data are provided for selected standard geographic areas including Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions, census subdivisions

Chronological index of related studies:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=99-011-X&chropg=1&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.



Source:
The Daily

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


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.

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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

November 16, 2013
What's new online this week:

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

Update on support for the $10/day Plan!
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/11/update-support-10day-plan
13 Nov 2013 | British Columbia
Letter from the CCCABC and ECEBC highlights increasing support for their Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care & Learning, and says that "our work now is to help the Premier and other MLA's understand that they do indeed have the funds available to start implementing the $10/day Plan".

International review of leave policies and research 2013
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/11/international-review-leave-policies-and-research-2013
13 Nov 2013 | International
Annual review covers Maternity, Paternity and Parental leaves; leave to care for sick children and other employment-related measures to support working parents; and early childhood education and care policy. As well as policies, it provides information on publications and research.

The wealth paradox: Two week series from the Globe and Mail
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/11/wealth-paradox-two-week-series-globe-and-mail
13 Nov 2013 | Canada
"Canada is at a crossroads. A gap has grown between the middle class and the wealthy. Now, that divide is threatening to erode a cherished Canadian value: equality of opportunity for all. The Globe's Wealth Paradox series, a two-week examination into how the wealth divide is shaping Canada's cities, schools, social programs – and even its national sport".

Time parenting activities in dual-earner families at the transition to parenthood
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/11/time-parenting-activities-dual-earner-families-transition-p
13 Nov 2013 | United States
Research article from the US shows that both mothers and fathers in dual income couples spend more time on child care. The researchers conclude that "both parents may think they should divide child care responsibilities equally, but mothers still feel a special pressure to show they are being the best parent they can be".

Toronto parent summit: Let's talk child care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/11/toronto-parent-summit-lets-talk-child-care
6 Nov 2013 | Ontario
The City of Toronto wants to hear from parents through 4 community meetings and an online survey. Feedback will "help to determine City priorities as [they] plan future child care and family-related programs".

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

A Canada without compassion: A modest proposal from the Fraser Institute
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/11/canada-without-compassion-modest-proposal-fraser-institute
15 Nov 2013 | Canada

Child care: Why Canada needs to do better at helping all families
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/11/child-care-why-canada-needs-do-better-helping-all-families
15 Nov 2013 | Canada

Pre-schoolers 'need quality education, not just quantity'
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/11/pre-schoolers-need-quality-education-not-just-quantity
13 Nov 2013 | Australia and New Zealand

Lambton College's Early Childhood Education Centre set to close by July, 2014
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/11/lambton-colleges-early-childhood-education-centre-set-close-july-201
13 Nov 2013 | Ontario

Strong Start for America's Children Act introduced in Senate and House
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/11/strong-start-americas-children-act-introduced-senate-and-house
13 Nov 2013 | United States

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):
I recently (Dec. 2012) discovered that my HTML editing software crashes when I try to 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/

Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag. The list contains a tag for each U.S. state so you can view jurisdiction-specific news, and tags for a huge list of topics, including :
* Basic needs * Canada * Caseloads * Cash assistance * Cellular phones * Census * Charities * Child care * Child hunger * Child poverty * Child support * Child welfare * Child well-being * Chronic homelessness * Cohabitation * Cost of living * Crime * Crimes against the homeless * Debt * Deep poverty * Disability * Early childhood education * Earned income tax credit * Electronic benefit transfers * Eligibility * Food insecurity * Food programs * Foster care* Fuel poverty * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless children * Homeless families * Homeless veterans * Housing First * Housing subsidies * Immigrant workers * Income * Income inequality * Jobless benefits * Juvenile justice * Legal aid * Low-income housing * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Microfinance * Minimum wage * Newly poor * No Child Left Behind * Ontario * Paid family leave * Payday lending * Persistent poverty * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Prisons * Privatization * Public Housing * Rural poverty * Safety net * SCHIP * Section 8 (Housing) * Seniors * Single parents * SNAP/Food Stamps * Supplemental Security Income * Taxes * Teen pregnancy * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Unemployment rate * Uninsured * Urban poverty * Utilities * Welfare reform * Welfare-to-work * Women Infants and Children (WIC) * Work requirements * Youth employment * many more tags...

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

November 15, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/11/15/
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid (3 articles)
Child Poverty – Dallas, TX
Native American Children in Foster Care – Nebraska

November 14, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/11/14/
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (2 articles)
Homelessness and Housing (2 articles)

November 13, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/11/13/
ACA and Medicaid Enrollment (3 articles)

November 12, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/11/12/
Federal and State Minimum Wages (5 articles)
*** Raise minimum wage? One answer to income disparity, advocates say
*** States moving beyond U.S. minimum wage as Congress stalls
*** $10 minimum wage proposal has growing support from White House
*** Gallup Poll says 3 out of 4 Americans favor raising the minimum wage
*** Missouri to raise minimum wage in 2014

November 11, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/11/11/
Economic Mobility in the US (2 articles)
ACA and Safety-Net Hospitals

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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. CRINMAIL (Newsletter of the Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):
http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

The latest information on children's rights around the world:
CRINMAIL
http://www.crin.org/email/
CRIN publishes several email lists on children's rights issues in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. We also issue thematic editions on armed conflict, violence against children and strategic litigation. You can subscribe to any of these email lists and unsubscribe at any time.

CRINMAIL - Children's Rights Newsletter (weekly)

Here's the link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL:

13 November 2013 - CRINmail issue 1353
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4939
In this issue:
UN Human Rights Council elections - A closer look at the newly elected States:
Algeria, China, Cuba, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, the Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Vietnam
News in brief
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
- World news
- Reports
- Events
- Issues
- Law
- Advocacy
- Challenging breaches
- Take action
- Campaigns

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue, as in the above, back to 2009-2010

NOTE : The official CRINMAIL archive [ http://goo.gl/C0JNx ] --- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue as in the most recent issue above. Users must click on the link to each issue to see its contents, but the collection of links goes back much further (pre-2006).

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The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is one of several weekly newsletters produced and distributed by CRIN.
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Source:
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http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

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Ten Celebrity Quotes

1. «Put the 'off' button on.»
- George W. Bush, Associated Press, 14th February 2000

2. «So Carol, you're a housewife and mother. And have you got any children?»
- Michael Barrymore

3. «Food is an important part of a balanced diet.»
- Fran Lebowitz, US writer

4. «We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?»
- Lee Iacocca, Chairman of the Chrysler corporation

5. «For NASA, space is still a high priority.»
- Dan Quayle

6. «He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.»
- Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer

7. «If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight.»
- George Gobel

8. «If only faces could talk...»
- Pat Summerall, Sportscaster, during the Super Bowl

9. «Every minute was more exciting than the next.»
- Linda Evans, actress

10. «I'm not anorexic. I'm from Texas. Are there people from Texas that are anorexic? I've never heard of one. And that includes me.»
— Jessica Simpson

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

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And, in closing...

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Rob Ford 2014 Toronto Mayoralty Campaign Theme Song (video, duration 3:39)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG61N6OhRWE

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The Real Conservative Party Policy Regarding Women's Equality
http://tinyurl.com/2yw5j

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Carry on Wayward Son
By The Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet (video, duration 5:31)
http://www.wimp.com/trombonequartet/

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Free online college and university courses
http://www.iflscience.com/technology/take-college-and-university-courses-online-completely-free

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Six Tips on Disaster Relief Giving
November 12, 2013
http://blog.givewell.org/2013/11/12/6-tips-on-disaster-relief-giving/

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Cash transfers in the developing world
http://www.givewell.org/international/technical/programs/cash-transfers

 

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