Canadian Social Research Newsletter
January 19, 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.

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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. Whither the minimum wage?
--- Are Higher Minimum Wages Un-Canadian? - January 16
--- (CBC Radio) Project Money - January 14
--- Media scan by Jennefer Laidley - January 17
2. The one chart that blows anti-union arguments out of the water (PressProgress - Unifor) -
January 15
3. Surprise! Fraser Institute comes out against living wage (PressProgress) -
January 14
4. [Toronto] Soundbites- e-bulletin (Social Planning Toronto) - January 15
5. Media and Policy News for January 14 and January 17 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
6. How to spot a sociopath (Natural News) - June 2012
7. Economic Club of Canada Address Highlights Priorities of Economic Action Plan 2014 (Department of Finance Canada) - January 14
8. Politudes: International Social Policy Monitor (newsletter) - January 2014 issue
9. The Harper Government™ discreetly rolls out the "new and improved" (!?%#?) canada.gc.ca website - December 2013
10. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Total income of farm families, 2011 - January 15
--- Study: Wages, youth employment and school enrollment, 2001 to 2008 - January 15
11. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

12. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
13. [United States] 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) - November 2013
14. [United States]
Seeking Ways to Help the Poor and Childless [Earned Income Tax Credit] (New York Times) - January 14
15. 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. Whither the minimum wage?
--- Are Higher Minimum Wages Un-Canadian?
- January 16
--- (CBC Radio) Project Money - January 14
--- Media scan by Jennefer Laidley - January 17

Are Higher Minimum Wages Un-Canadian?
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2014/01/16/are-higher-minimum-wages-uncanadian/
Guest blog by Michal Rozworski
January 16, 2014
The debate over increasing the minimum wage, so clearly necessary to lift working incomes above the poverty line (not to mention boost consumer spending power), is heating up in many provinces. Predictably, free-market theorists are pushing back (as they have since the concept of minimum wages was first invented over a century ago). Here is a useful summary of recent evidence assembled by Michal Rozworski, an economist and blogger based in BC.

Recommended reading --- includes links to 15+ studies
and articles in the media on the subject of the minimum wage.

Source:
Progressive Economics Forum
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/relentless/

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Project Money (CBC Radio)
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/projectmoney/
Project Money is The Current's new season-long project about money: how it shapes our world and motivates our actions. How it drives some to charitable acts, and others to betrayal, vengeance and fraud. This year, we'll follow the money and the meaning it has for all of us.
[ Special thanks to Jennefer Laidley for including the links below in her media scan (see further below. ]

Project Money Episodes

[Each link below will take you to a short blurb about
the topic and a link to an audio podcast.]

Checking-In: Minimum Wage Wars
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/16/checking-in-minimum-wage-wars/
January 16, 2014
[Podcast runs 00:24:47]
NOTE : This segment features testimonials from listeners following the January 14 program, and it includes "lots of emotion, lots of reaction and more questions of poverty, competitiveness, immigration and living in a parent's basement."

Minimum Wage Wars: Time for a global minimum wage?
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/14/minimum-wage-wars-time-for-a-global-minimum-wage/
January 14, 2014
[Podcast runs 00:11:36]

Minimum Wage Wars: Ralph Nader on raising the US minimum wage
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/14/minimum-wage-wars-ralph-nader-on-raising-the-us-minimum-wage/
January 14, 2014
[Podcast runs 00:09:02]

Minimum Wage Wars: Walmart Canada
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/14/minimum-wage-wars-walmart-canada/
January 14, 2014
[Podcast runs 00:07:02]

Minimum Wage Wars: Debating Minimum Wage Increase
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/14/minimum-wage-wars-debating-minimum-wage-increase/
January 14, 2014
[Podcast runs 00:017:16]

Minimum Wage Wars: How a rise in minimum wage can hurt small business
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/14/minimum-wage-wars-how-a-rise-in-minimum-wage-can-hurt-small-business/
January 14, 2014
[Podcast runs 00:06:48]

Minimum Wage Wars: Earning Below the Poverty Line
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/14/living-on-minimum-wage/
January 14, 2014
[Podcast runs 00:21:59]

VIDEO: A Day in the Life of Acsana Fernando
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/14/a-day-in-the-life-of-acsana-fernando/
January 14, 2014
[Meet Acsana Fernando, a refugee from Bangladesh living in Toronto.]
[video runs 00:01:10]

Health Providers Against Poverty
Calls On Province To Raise Minimum Wage To $14 Per Hour
[ http://www.healthprovidersagainstpoverty.ca/ ]
( includes six links to detailed media coverage)
January 14, 2014

VOTE: Should minimum wage be raised?
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/14/poll-should-minimum-wage-be-raised/
January 14, 2014

Source:
The Current --- with Anna Maria Tremonti

http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/
The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.

[ CBC Radio : http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ ]
[ CBC : http://www.cbc.ca/ ]

Wellesley Institute : Poverty Makes Us Sick, We Can All Do Better With Better Wages
http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/economics/poverty-makes-us-sick-we-can-all-do-better-with-better-wages/
January 14, 2014

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The Minimum Wage:
January 17 (2014) media scan by Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
http://goo.gl/Dn3Jgv
Click this link to access all articles below and more...

- A huge push was made for a $14 minimum wage in Ontario on Jan 14.
- The campaign reflects on the success of the day
- Commentary from Wellesley’s Jo Snyder on the CBC debate
- Health Providers Against Poverty held a press conference on raising the minimum wage
*** Press release
*** Star coverage
*** Doctor’s Orders: Raise the minimum wage
- Wellesley report of Oct 2013 shows who is making the minimum wage
- Ottawa restaurant owner says minimum wage increase would hit him hard
- Hepburn: “Ontario’s working poor need the government’s help now”
- Guest post at CCPA debunks arguments against minimum wage increase

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Current and Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates for Adult Workers in Canada
http://srv116.services.gc.ca/dimt-wid/sm-mw/rpt1.aspx?lang=eng
Source:
Labour Program
http://www.labour.gc.ca/
The Labour Program is part of
Employment and Social Development Canada
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

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

2. The one chart that blows anti-union arguments out of the water - January 15
(PressProgress - Unifor)

The one chart that blows anti-union arguments out of the water
http://goo.gl/MwnNzM
January 15, 2014
"What have the unions ever done for us?" Well, they reduce poverty, for one. As part of its Rights at Work campaign [ http://goo.gl/UmnFfo ], Unifor pulled together the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on some of the world's most developed countries to compare the impact of unionization on a country's poverty rate.

Surprise! The lower the unionization rate, the higher the poverty rate.

Source:
PressProgress

http://www.pressprogress.ca/

Related links:

Unifor
http://www.unifor.org/
Unifor is the Canadian union launched in August 2013, comprising the (former) Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union and the Canadian Auto Workers Union.

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What have unions ever done for us? (video, duration 2:08)
http://youtu.be/184NTV2CE_c
(Quite a bit, as it turns out...)
[Hint : Higher wages, better benefits, pensions, health and safety, medical coverage, equal rights on the job, paid vacations, the abolition of child labour, whistle blower protection, etc.]

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

3. Surprise! Fraser Institute comes out against living wage - January 14
(PressProgress)

New from
PressProgress:

Surprise! Fraser Institute comes out against living wage
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/surprise-fraser-institute-comes-out-against-living-wage
January 16, 2014

The Fraser Institute says that paying workers a living wage actually hurts low-paid workers. In a report released Tuesday, the right-wing think tank cites "the best available research" to argue that any gains for some workers come "at the expense of others who lose as a result of fewer employment opportunities," said Charles Lamman, the study's author.

That's not what others have found - and likely the reason why the campaign to pay the working poor a living wage is taking off in the United Kingdom. There, companies in London are signing on to the voluntary measure because they've figured out that paying employees a living wage boosts productivity and reduces training costs that come with high turn-over rates.

Source:
PressProgress

http://www.pressprogress.ca/

PressProgress is a project of
The Broadbent Institute:

http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/

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The Fraser Institute report:

The Economic Effects of Living Wage Laws

Living wage laws can hurt the most vulnerable workers
http://www.fraserinstitute.org/research-news/display.aspx?id=20755
News Release
January 14, 2014
VANCOUVER, BC—As more Canadian municipalities consider adopting so-called living wage laws, a new report published today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank, concludes these laws can actually hurt low-paid workers.

Complete report (PDF - 412K, 44 pages):
http://goo.gl/Yc9cBb

Source:
The Fraser Institute

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/
Our vision is a free and prosperous world where individuals benefit from greater choice, competitive markets, and personal responsibility.

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Related links from
The Globe and Mail (G&M):

Why paying a living wage makes good business sense
http://goo.gl/snk1YU
By Andrew Johnson
November 9, 2012
When it comes to setting minimum wages, Canadians can pretty much count on there being an acrimonious debate between private sector employers on the one hand, and unions and anti-poverty activists on the other. But some businesses, especially in the United Kingdom, are starting to recognize the social and economic case for higher wages for the working poor.

[ Author Andrew Jackson is Senior Policy Adviser to the Broadbent Institute and the Packer Professor of Social Justice at York University. ]

Earlier G&M article by
Andrew Jackson on minimum wage hikes:

Minimum wage hikes: Benefits offset the costs
http://goo.gl/VAHzH3
March 7, 2013
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the best economic evidence seems to show that modest minimum-wage increases have very limited macroeconomic impacts in terms of overall growth and employment. They can, however, have positive impacts for both workers and their employers in low-wage sectors of the economy.

Source:
The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

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More links to Canadian Living Wage resources:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/minwage.htm#living_wage

4. [Toronto] Soundbites- e-bulletin : January 15
(Social Planning Toronto)

From
Social Planning Toronto:

SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin
http://goo.gl/E58IVl
January 15, 2014

[NOTE : Click the link above to access any of the articles below and related links]

In this issue:

* 2014 City Budget- Lots to report
* City Councillor Budget Townhalls- Have your say!
* City Budget Resources
* City Budget- What happens next?
* Solid Waste Charges for Charities and Non-profits- A correction
* SPT Forum- Social Impact Bonds: The Future of Non-Profit Funding?
* Call for Nominations- Frances Lankin Community Service Award
* Mark your calendar for these SPT and social planning event dates
* SPT is hiring! Part-time Communications Officer
* SPT membership- Sign up today!
* SPT Partner News
* Interesting Reads
* Worth Repeating

More issues of SOUNDBITES
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk4.htm#spt
- this link will take you to the Social Planning Toronto section of the Ontario NGO Links page of this website.

SPT Member Organizations
http://socialplanningtoronto.org/about-us/member-organizations
- links to over 130 member organizations in Toronto, from ACCESS EMPLOYMENT to YWCA of Greater Toronto

Source:
Social Planning Toronto
http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/
For more than 50 years, SPT and its predecessor organizations have served as a vital voice for the non-profit community sector in Toronto – conducting research and supporting community mobilization that has made a real difference for our organizations, our communities, and the most vulnerable residents in our city.

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- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (O-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk4.htm

5. Media and Policy News for January 14 and January 17
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

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

Latest Media and Policy News: 17 Jan 2014

http://goo.gl/Dn3Jgv

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

Top Stories

Petition to stop a $4.3 million cut to Toronto’s Housing Stabilization Fund
Cohn on electoral predictions in the Thornhill and Niagara byelections
Tories are leading in both ridings
Ottawa bends to provincial pressure on the Canada Jobs Grant
Ontario’s response
Sarnia Observer says Hudak’s “million jobs” plan is hyperbole

The Minimum Wage

- A huge push was made for a $14 minimum wage in Ontario on Jan 14
- The campaign reflects on the success of the day
- The Current’s special programming on the minimum wage included
----- A day in the life of a minimum wage worker
----- Debating a minimum wage increase – Trish Hennessy at CCPA Ontario vs Charles Lammam at Fraser Institute
----- Earning below the poverty line
----- Walmart Canada
----- Ralph Nader on increasing the US minimum wage
----- Time for a global minimum wage?
----- How an increase can hurt small business
----- Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased?
----- Commentary from Wellesley’s Jo Snyder on the CBC debate
----- Health Providers Against Poverty held a press conference on raising the minimum wage
********* Press release
********* Star coverage
********* Doctor’s Orders: Raise the minimum wage
- Wellesley report of Oct 2013 shows who is making the minimum wage
- Ottawa restaurant owner says minimum wage increase would hit him hard
- Hepburn: “Ontario’s working poor need the government’s help now”
- Guest post at CCPA debunks arguments against minimum wage increase

Across the Province

Union head says Wynne not taking impact of Kellogg’s plant closure seriously
Deal struck between Heinz and workers in Leamington
Peel Poverty Action Group appears before the Standing Committee on Finance

National

Jim Stanford on how capital gains inflates the incomes of the wealthy and how the tax system enables it

International

North Carolina hikes taxes for the poor and reduces them for the rich
An anti-poverty experiment gives help to childless people in NYC
The path forward on raising the federal minimum wage in the US – video
Ten examples of welfare for the rich and corporations in the US
Switzerland disallows EU citizens from claiming social assistance benefit

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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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Latest Media and Policy News: January 14, 2014

http://goo.gl/GdofRs

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

Top Stories

Wellesley’s Sheila Block: “Governments are like a bulk buying club for things that we need that are complex, expensive, and have benefits that we can all enjoy”
Health 101: Poverty is the most important determinant
The Atlantic: It’s expensive to be poor
Tenant organizing: evicting the landlord

Ontario

Byelections in Niagara and Thornhill expected to be called for Feb 13
Radwanski: Why that might not be great for the Ontario PCs
Cohn: Hudak’s “million jobs plan” doesn’t add up
Star editorial says plan is “all slogans”

Events, Reports and Other Cool Stuff

CCPA Ontario’s “I Heart Taxes” tour is coming to a city near you
Mapping the world’s refugee migrations
CMHC’s 2013 Canadian Housing Observer report released
SPAR Monitor includes lots of great reports
Community change workshop in Hamilton Feb 18

Around the Province

The roots of Attawapiskat’s housing crisis, from someone who knows
Niagara’s unemployment numbers the worst in the province
A great primer from Torontoist on how property taxes work – check point 6 for the low income connection
Toronto Transit Commission ends fares for a person providing support for a person with a disability
Migrant workers arriving in Windsor get help from community donations
Lambton County Ontario Works staff win province-wide training competition on new case management data system

Across the Country

Makeshift day shelter for people who are homeless opens in Nova Scotia
Charity isn’t the answer: BC needs a poverty reduction strategy
Same message, different author: BC needs a poverty reduction strategy
Pre-budget submission from New Brunswick’s Common Front for Social Justice – how to reduce poverty and how to fund it
High housing costs in Cold Lake, AB force local CFB soldier to busk for change

National

Massive research project to house people who are homeless funded by Harper
Whistleblower program to catch tax evaders delayed
Federal budget expected early February
Nearly 46,000 jobs lost in December
Jobs numbers mean Flaherty should not be complacent
Walkom: Conservatives are abandoning job creation for political gain
“Creative flexibility” may allow Jason Kenney to stickhandle the Canada Jobs Grant
A new campaign, “LMA Works”, launches to support Labour Market Agreement funded programs
Why defined-benefit pension plans are actually doing better than they thought

International

Woman who killed herself over the UK’s bedroom tax would have been exempt
The US Republicans' “inside-out approach to poverty”
Three factors other than income inequality predict upward mobility
The 1999 Seattle protesters weren’t silly, they were right
Seattle’s new mayor pledges to pay city workers at least $15 / hour
On NPR: What does living in poverty really mean?
Maria Shriver, women's poverty and women’s health
Minnesota to start drug testing welfare recipients, but calling it a waste of money
New Zealand drug testing scheme called a victory by government, but program cost is questioned when only 0.27% are using

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

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

6. How to spot a sociopath - June 2012
(
Natural News)

How to spot a sociopath:
Ten red flags that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job
http://www.naturalnews.com/036112_sociopaths_cults_influence.html
June 8, 2012
by Mike Adams
[ By Gilles : I've listed the ten flags below, and you can click the link above to read more about each flag.
I've added commentary, some of it my own , in italics.]

#1) Sociopaths are charming.

Think kittens, pandas and Beatles tunes.
http://goo.gl/4dso3U

#2) Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people.

Spontaneous:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/24/prime-minister-stephen-harper-and-his-windbreaker-photobombs-ottawa-wedding/

Intense:
His Grade Eight report card probably read something like: "Stephen will not let anything come between him and his dreams, and he doesn't mind some collateral damage..."

#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse.

"There’s no shame in politics, and that’s the problem"
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/There+shame+politics+that+problem/9285003/story.html

#4) Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences.

Senategate : The most controlling, micromanaging Prime Minister in Canadian history wasn't told by anyone in his immediate entourage about Nigel Wright cutting a cheque to cover Mike Duffy's bill?
Right.

#5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and "win" at all costs.
See http://goo.gl/Cs0u2t

#6) Sociopaths tend to be highly intelligent, but they use their brainpower to deceive others rather than empower them.

#7) Sociopaths are incapable of love and are entirely self-serving.
Awwww.
But what about the kittens and the pandas?

#8) Sociopaths speak poetically.

"I get by with a little help from my friends,
Gonna try with a little help from my friends..."

#9) Sociopaths never apologize. They are never wrong. They never feel guilt. They can never apologize.

#10) Sociopaths are delusional and literally believe that what they say becomes truth merely because they say it.

Source:
Natural News

http://www.naturalnews.com/

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Or is Stephen Harper a fascist??
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/harper_government.htm#fascist
Fourteen signs of fascism and Harper examples of each sign...
Scary.

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- Go to the Harper Government™ Record Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/harper_government.htm

7. Economic Club of Canada Address Highlights Priorities of Economic Action Plan 2014 - January 14
(Department of Finance Canada)

Economic Club of Canada Address Highlights Priorities of Economic Action Plan 2014
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-004-eng.asp
January 14, 2014
Toronto, Ontario
In a speech to Toronto’s business community, Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today outlined the Harper Government’s key priorities in shaping Economic Action Plan 2014, its low-tax plan for creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.

Related Products:

* Canada Ends 2013 Among the Top Growing Economies of the G-7
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-173-eng.asp
December 31, 2013

* Finance Minister Highlights Canada’s Economic Achievements in 2013
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-171-eng.asp
December 31, 2013

* Balancing act: If Canada wants to prosper, it needs to stay on firm fiscal footing
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-167-eng.asp
December 12, 2013

Source:
Department of Finance

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

- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Agriculture to Finance) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk.htm

8. Politudes: International Social Policy Monitor (newsletter) - January 2014 issue

Introducing
Politudes : International Social Policy Monitor

http://politudes.com/
Terrance Hunsley, Editor
Politudes is a new monthly newsletter that provides information capsules, summaries and commentary on national and international developments in social policy, research on social well-being, and the effectiveness of social programs and systems.
Politudes presents updates on social policy initiatives, new developments in research, community action, socio-economic trends, etc.

More info about Politudes
and Terrance Hunsley

http://politudes.com/about/

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Contents of the January 2014 issue of the newsletter:
http://politudes.com/2013/12/24/politudes-the-international-social-policy-monitor-jan-2014/
[Click the link above to access any article below.]
* Obama's war on inequality
* Mental health and disability trends in Europe
* New learning about social spending
* The role of community in anti-poverty programs : the USA housing voucher experience and the Canadian Vibrant Communities project.
* The latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Subscribe to Politudes:
Click the link to the Politudes.com home page and then click the "Follow" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

Source:
Politudes: International Social Policy Monitor
(monthly newsletter)
http://politudes.com/
Politudes is sponsored as a public information service, by the Advocate Institute [ http://www.advocate-institute.com/ ].
[Editor Terrance Hunsley is President of the Advocate Institute.]

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

9. The Harper Government™ discreetly rolls out the "new and improved" (!?%#?) canada.gc.ca website - December 2013

Ohhhhh, Canada...

So, has anyone else "discovered" the new Government of Canada website yet?
http://canada.ca/
It appears to have been launched very quietly on December 18, 2013,

The new Canada.ca
http://canada.ca/en/newsite.html
Over a period of four years, approximately 1,500 individual websites representing over 100 federal departments and agencies will be merged into Canada.ca where information is organized by themes that are most in demand. Canada.ca will become the single site for the Government of Canada.
(...)
Timeline of the transition of canada.ca from 1,500 to one website by 2016, initiated by the launch of a renewed Canada.ca site in December 2013.

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(By Gilles) Earlier today, when I went to the Canada.gov.ca website to check out some departmental information, I realized that the Harper Transparency/Accountability Team (?!) had quietly launched its new home page (minus the ".gov" in their URL) just before Christmas, as a first step in the process of distilling some 1,500 existing Govt. of Canada websites down into a "new and improved" consolidated site.

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New Canada.ca portal will consolidate 1,500 federal government websites
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Canada+portal+will+consolidate+federal+government+websites/9123577/story.html
November 4, 2013
Source:
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/index.html

10. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Total income of farm families, 2011 - January 15
--- Study: Wages, youth employment and school enrollment, 2001 to 2008 - January 13

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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January 15, 2014
Total income of farm families, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140115/dq140115c-eng.htm
Data on total income of farm families for 2011 are now available.

Available in CANSIM tables 002-0024 to 002-0033
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140115/tdq140115-eng.htm

Related subjects:

•Agriculture
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=920&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

•Farm financial statistics
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=3953&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

•Farms and farm operators
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=1637&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Note to readers : The Agriculture Taxation Data Program uses taxation records to produce data on total income of farm families.

January 13, 2014
Study: Wages, youth employment and school enrollment, 2001 to 2008
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140113/dq140113a-eng.htm
Strong growth in real wages in oil-producing provinces through the 2000s had a dual impact on the employment decisions of young men. A new study has found that in these provinces, increased wages reduced the share of young men enrolled in university on a full-time basis and also reduced the share of young men who were neither enrolled in school nor employed. From 2001 to 2008, average real hourly wages of men aged 17 to 24 living in the oil-producing provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador increased by 21%, more than five times the 4% increase observed in other provinces.

Report:

Wages, Youth Employment, and School Enrollment: Recent Evidence from Increases in World Oil Prices
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2014353-eng.htm

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

11. 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

January 19, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

Proposal to amend Regulation 262 under the Day Nurseries Act - Child Care Modernization document
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/01/proposal-amend-regulation-262-under-day-nurseries-act-child
15 Jan 2014 | Ontario
Document released by the Ontario Ministry of Education seeks feedback on proposed regulatory changes under the Day Nurseries Act. The Ministry has stated that, "while work is underway to seek approval of the transformation of the legislative framework for the child care and early years system [Bill 143, the Child Care Modernization Act], in the near-term, the government is proposing to use its existing authority to make regulatory changes in support of the priority areas of quality, health, safety and flexibility as an early step to support the proposed broad system transformation".

Manitoba child care campaign:
Manitoba needs a redesigned early learning and child care system

http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/01/manitoba-child-care-campaign-manitoba-needs-redesigned-earl
15 Jan 2014 | Manitoba
Joint campaign by the Manitoba Child Care Association and the Child Care Coalition of Manitoba is calling on the government to "establish a made-in-Manitoba, fully integrated, public system for learning and child care" and establish a "Commission on Integrated Early Learning and Child Care with the mandate to develop and propose a multi-year plan for early learning and child care (ELCC)".

Evaluation of Military Family Support Programs and Services
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/01/evaluation-military-family-support-programs-and-services
15 Jan 2014 | Canada
Report presents the results of an evaluation of support to military families through 12 programs and services. Findings identify that, "there are unmet needs with respect to continuity of and/or access to childcare and health care, as well as spousal employment/career support".

Nuri curriculum: The first step toward the integration of the split systems of early childhood education and care in Korea
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/01/nuri-curriculum-first-step-toward-integration-split-systems
15 Jan 2014 | Asia
Policy brief from the Korean Institute of Child Care and Education introduces the new curriculum "which universally applies to all children of aged between 3-5 in both kindergartens and childcare centers through integrating two separate curriculums into one".

Documentary: The Motherload
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/01/documentary-motherload
8 Jan 2014 | Canada
CBC documentary “takes an in-depth and new look at the subject of working mothers - the current issues, challenges and triumphs that come from trying or having to do it all".

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

New German defence minister eyes more family-friendly army
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/01/new-german-defence-minister-eyes-more-family-friendly-army
15 Jan 2014 | Europe

Universal childcare: The Observer debate
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/01/universal-childcare-observer-debate
15 Jan 2014 | Europe

Childcare costs soar by 19% in just one year – survey
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/01/childcare-costs-soar-19-just-one-year-%E2%80%93-survey
15 Jan 2014 | Europe

New rules for unregulated child care providers
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/01/new-rules-unregulated-child-care-providers
15 Jan 2014 | Ontario

Audit finds 'gaps' in daycare, health services for Canadian Forces
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/01/audit-finds-gaps-daycare-health-services-canadian-forces
15 Jan 2014 | Canada

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

12. 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:

January 17, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/17/
Long-Term Unemployment and Jobless Benefits (2 articles)
Nebraska Kids Count Report
Anti-Poverty Programs and Childless Adults
Section 8 Housing – Minnesota
State Poverty Rates – Missouri, Oklahoma (3 articles)

January 16, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/16/
Long-Term Unemployment (2 articles)

January 15, 2014
No Poverty Dispatch today.

January 14, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/14/
State Minimum Wages (3 articles)

January 13, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/13/
States and All-Day Kindergarten
Promise Zone Program

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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

13. [United States] 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress - November 2013
(U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
)

NEW from the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development:

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan reports continued decline in U.S. homelessness since 2010,
calls on Congress to support proven programs to build on progress
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-173
November 21, 2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its latest national estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting reductions in every major category or subpopulation since 2010, the year the federal government established "Opening Doors," a strategic plan to end homelessness. HUD's 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress finds significant and measureable progress to reduce the scale of long-term or 'chronic' homelessness as well as homelessness experienced by Veterans and families.

Complete report:

The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress
Part 1 : Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
(PDF - 3.2MB, 64 pages)
https://www.onecpd.info/resources/documents/AHAR-2013-Part1.pdf
November 2013
On a single night in January 2013, there were 610,042 people experiencing homelessness in the United States, including 394,698 people who were homeless in sheltered locations and 215,344 people who were living in unsheltered locations.

An Introductory Guide to The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (PDF - 528K, 21 pages)
https://www.onecpd.info/resources/documents/AHARIntroductoryGuide.pdf
October 2013

Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Populations and Subpopulations Reports
https://www.onecpd.info/resource-library/coc-homeless-populations-and-subpopulations-reports/
Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs Homeless Populations and Subpopulations Reports provide counts for sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons by household type and subpopulation, available at the national and state level, and for each CoC.

Source:
Office Of Community Planning and Development

[ http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning ]

U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development

http://www.hud.gov/

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Related links:

Homelessness in the United States: Trends and demographics
http://journalistsresource.org/studies/government/health-care/homelessness-u-s-trends-demographics
By John Wihbey
December 4, 2013
The problem of homelessness is a particularly difficult one for researchers to understand and journalists to cover. As a 2013 study in the American Journal of Public Health indicates, even those who have deep knowledge in this area and work directly with the homeless often have difficulty assessing patterns and needs.
(...)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 “Annual Homeless Assessment Report” furnishes data on both the sheltered and unsheltered population according to the results of a survey done on a single night in January — this is called “point in time” counting, and is generally acknowledged to be the most accurate way to establish valid trend data.

Source:
Journalist's Resource
http://journalistsresource.org/
Based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, the Journalist’s Resource project examines news topics through a research lens. We focus on surfacing scholarly materials that may be relevant to other media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers.

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- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htm

14. [United States] - Seeking Ways to Help the Poor and Childless [Earned Income Tax Credit] - January 14
(New York Times)

Seeking Ways to Help the Poor and Childless
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/business/economy/looking-for-ways-to-help-the-childless-poor.html
By Eduardo Porter
January 14, 2014
A program similar to the earned-income tax credit acknowledges that the job market alone can’t provide for all workers’ needs.
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[ The Earned Income Tax Credit is a benefit for working people who have low to moderate income. A tax credit means more money in your pocket. It reduces the amount of tax you owe and may also give you a refund. The earned-income tax credit is the largest cash-transfer program in the United States, costing some $61 billion in 2010. It provides up to $3,305 a year to low-income working families with one child, and up to $6,143 for those with three or more. ]

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

More info about the
Earned Income Tax Credit in 2014

(From the Internal Revenue Service - IRS)
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Preview-of-2012-EITC-Income-Limits,-Maximum-Credit--Amounts-and-Tax-Law-Updates

Earned Income Tax Credit home page (IRS website)
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/EITC-Home-Page--It%E2%80%99s-easier-than-ever-to-find-out-if-you-qualify-for-EITC

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Earned income tax credit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earned_income_tax_credit
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Earned Income Tax Credit
http://www.cbpp.org/research/index.cfm?fa=topic&id=27
Source:
Center on budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

http://www.cbpp.org/

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The EITC is often compared with
the [Canadian] Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB):

* Service Canada WITB page:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/witb/index.shtml

* Canada Revenue Agency WITB page:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/wtb/menu-eng.html

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

15. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

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.

NOTE : CRIN is presently (Jan. 2014) redesigning its website, and as a result, all links in the official CRINMAIL archive (the next link below) are broken. I've sent an email to CRIN to see if they can help me find the correct URLs for the 250+ links to older issues of CRINMAIL.

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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In the meantime, try the following links --- they work.

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

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

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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.

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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Are You Smarter than a Senior Citizen??

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Answers are at the bottom of the questions on this web page:
http://www.bersachat.com/forums/showthread.php?6979-Are-You-Smarter-than-a-Senior-Citizen
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01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. .In early 1964, we all watched them on The _______________ Show.

03 'Get your kicks, __________________.'

04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.'

05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.'

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____________.'


07. Nestle's makes the very best . .. . . _______________.'

08. Satchmo was America 's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________ ________. '

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ &_______________.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to ___________________.

14.We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the __ ______________.

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News report from 1981 about the Internet (video, duration 2:17)
http://www.wimp.com/theinternet/

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Everything From This 1991 Radio Shack Ad You Can Now Do With Your Phone
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-cichon/radio-shack-ad_b_4612973.html

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Know your poop (infographic)
http://imgur.com/gallery/bM3ZlDc

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Memories - A Senior Moment (video, duration 3:02)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7iFMNQO1hw#t=52

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Senior Moments (video, duration 3:21)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv1tMioGgXI

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Thirteen Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Invented By Shakespeare
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/shakespeare-words_n_4590819.html
[My favourite : "ZANY". Go figure.]

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