Canadian Social Research Newsletter
April 21, 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 2,635 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. Two videos : guaranteed annual income and working poor (Senator Hugh Segal, John Stapleton and Michael Menezes) - February 28, 2013
2. More thoughts on Ontario social assistance caseloads (Open Policy - John Stapleton) - April 2013
3. Forty-Seven Submissions to the Parliamentary Committee Study of Income Inequality - April 2013
4. 2013 Call for Nominations for 3M Health Leadership Award (Health Nexus)
- April 18
5. Manitoba Budget 2013 - April 16
6. Income, Wealth, and Inequality : report / fact sheets (Citizens for Public Justice) - April 15
7. Parliament losing power to keep tabs on government: Tory MP Michael Chong (Canada.com) - April 15

8.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- The Consumer Price Index for March 2013 - April 19
--- General Social Survey on Families, 2011 - April 19
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Employment Insurance, February 2013 - April 18
--- Study: Productivity and Economic Growth in the Canadian Provinces, 1997 to 2010 - April 17
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in January 2013 - April 16
9. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

10. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
11. [U.S] The 2012 Green Book : the definitive authority on U.S. social security programs (American Congress, Committee on Ways and Means) - November 2012
12. [U.S] A Profile of the Working Poor, 2011 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) - April 2013
13. New from the World Bank in April 2013:
--- Global Monitoring Report 2013 : Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals
--- The State of the Poor: Where are the Poor and Where are they Poorest
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14. 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. Two videos : guaranteed annual income and working poor (Senator Hugh Segal, John Stapleton and Michael Menezes) - February 28, 2013

Two videos from February 28, 2013 on the subject of the working poor and one Canadian Senator's campaign to have an open discussion on guaranteed annual income.

From Global TV's "Context with Lorna Dueck" : Working Poor
February 28, 2013
http://www.contextwithlornadueck.com/episodes/working-poor-poverty
TIP : Scroll down the page for links to three online resources, including the 1997 "a-rose-is-not-a-rose" disclaimer by Ivan Fellegi, then Chief Statistician of Canada, stating categorically that StatCan's Low-Income Cutoffs should not be used as a proxy for the number of Canadians living in poverty. Today, StatCan still maintains that position, and NGOs still use LICOS as one measure of poverty, along with the Market Basket Measure and others.
For more on poverty measures in Canada, see http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty.htm

Part 1: Working Poor (guaranteed annual income) (video, duration 8:54)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Bdiy8_YNg
With Senator Hugh Segal

Part 2: Working Poor: Where do they live? (video, duration 8:43)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B11UPqNZYpY
With John Stapleton & Michael Menezes

NOTE : Both of the above videos include links (in the right margin of the YouTube page) to similar/related videos, including an hour-long video of a lecture on fighting poverty in Canada by Senator Segal that was produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada.

Source:
Context with Lorna Dueck

http://www.contextwithlornadueck.com/

Global TV
http://www.globaltv.com/

Related link:

Open Policy (John Stapleton's website)
http://openpolicyontario.com/

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

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

2. More thoughts on Ontario social assistance caseloads - April 2013
(Open Policy - John Stapleton)

More thoughts on Ontario social assistance caseloads
http://openpolicyontario.com/blog-2/

April 16, 2013
John Stapleton looks at the number of Ontarians who are receiving assistance under the Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works, the province's two social assistance programs. Before his retirement from public service, John spent 28 years with Ontario Government in the Ministry of Community and Social Services in the areas of social assistance policy and operations.
John *knows* social assistance.
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Excerpt : Since March to May 2012 when several categories in Ontario Works reached post recession highs, the Ontario Works totals have receded by about 12,000 while ODSP has inched up by a similar number over the same period. This means that the percentage of Ontario’s population in receipt of social assistance remains stubbornly at about 6.5%, slightly higher than similar periods following major post-war recessions.
(...)

Related Excel file:

Ontario unemployment and SA rates 1981 to 2008, 2009 monthly to February 2013 (Excel file)
["SA rates" = social assistance beneficiaries]
http://goo.gl/qMUhy

Source:
Open Policy
(John Stapleton's website)
http://openpolicyontario.com/

Related links:

Ontario Works (OW) Statistical Report
[This link takes you to the latest version of the OW statistics.]
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/reports/ow_quarterly.aspx
Ontario Works provides employment and financial assistance to people who are in temporary financial need.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Statistical Report
[This link takes you to the latest version of the ODSP statistics.]
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/reports/odsp_quarterly.aspx
The Ontario Disability Support Program was designed to meet the income and employment support needs of people with disabilities.

Source:
Ministry of Community and Social Services
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/index.aspx

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

3. Forty-Seven Submissions to the Parliamentary Committee Study of Income Inequality - April 2013

47 Submissions to the
Parliamentary Committee Study of Income Inequality
April 2013
On March 18, 2013, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance ("FINA") announced that it would begin a study on income inequality in Canada in April 2013; the Committee also invited interested Canadian groups and individuals to submit a brief expressing their views to the Committee before April 5 on the subject of income inequality.

March 18 (2013) FINA
News Release announcing the study:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6037233&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1&Language=E
NOTE by Gilles : Newsletter subscribers will recall my lament last week about the labyrinthine and arcane Parliamentary website that forces visitors to sign up for multiple mailing lists if they want to stay abreast of all matters parliamentary. I hadn't signed up for news releases from the FINA Committee, so I didn't learn about this announcement until two days before the deadline for submissions. I immediately joined the FINA list FINA mailing list. Yesterday (April 20), I received an email notification about the following:

47 Submissions to the
House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
reviewing Income Inequality in Canada
April 2013
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6079428&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1
Click the link above to access any of the submissions in the box below, all of which are small PDF files


A
Atira Women's Resource Society

B
Boadway, Robin

C
Caldbick, Sam
Campaign 2000
Canada Without Poverty
Canadian Association for Community Living
Canadian Association Of Neighbourhood Services
Canadian Association of Social Workers
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canadian Co-operative Association
Canadian Federation of University Women
Canadian Nurses Association
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Citizens for Public Justice
Corbett, Bradley A.
Council of Canadians with Disabilities

E
EconomicInequality.ca

F
Face of Poverty Consultation
Farkas, Edward J.

G
Generation Squeeze
Gibson, Diana
Greselin, Francesca

H
Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
Hulchanski, David


L
Labonté, Ronald
Lahey, Kathleen A.

M
Murdie, Robert A.

P
Parent Support Services Society of British Columbia
Pasquazzi, Leo
Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario

R
Robson, Jennifer
Rogerson, Patricia
Ruckert, Arne

S
Sigurdson, Lori
Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI)
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

U
United Way Toronto

W
Walks, Alan
Wellesley Institute
Williams, Rebecca
Women's Action Alliance for Change Nova Scotia
Womens Centres Connect

Y
YWCA Canada
YWCA Hamilton

Z
Zitikis, Ricardas

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Source:
House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

http://www.parl.gc.ca/committeebusiness/CommitteeHome.aspx?Cmte=FINA&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1
Canada Parliamentary website
http://www.parl.gc.ca/

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

4. 2013 Call for Nominations for 3M Health Leadership Award - April 18
(Health Nexus)

2013 Call for Nominations for 3M Health Leadership Award
Celebrating leaders who inspire change in communities across Canada
http://www.healthnexus.ca/leadershipaward/media.html
TORONTO
April 18, 2013
Health Nexus and 3M Canada are pleased to announce the 2013 3M Health Leadership Award call for nominations. The national award celebrates leaders who have a positive impact on the health and well-being of their community.

For full eligibility requirements and more information please visit the award’s website:
http://www.healthnexus.ca/leadershipaward/
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Version française :
Prix 3M de leadership en santé
http://www.nexussante.ca/prixdeleadership/

The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 28 (2013).

Source:
Health Nexus

http://www.healthnexus.ca/
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Version française:
Nexus santé :
http://fr.nexussante.ca/
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Health Nexus develops health promotion capacity to enhance community well-being, and advocates for policies and resources that promote health. We envision a future in which health inequities are reduced and the health of our communities is improved through collective commitment, action and innovation.
[ More about Health Nexus : http://www.healthnexus.ca/leadershipaward/about_health_nexus.html ]

Health Nexus is an initiative of
3M Canada

http://www.3m.com/intl/ca/

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- Go to the Health Links (Canada/International) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/health.htm

5. Manitoba Budget 2013 - April 16

Budget 2013 - Focused on what matters most to families
http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/budget13/index.html
April 16, 2013
- incl. budget highlights and links to all budget papers

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News Releases

* Budget 2013 protects families, economy against global uncertainty, repeated flooding
http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?archive=2013-04-01&item=17202
News Release
April 16, 2013
Today’s budget will keep building a better Manitoba for today and the long term by focusing on the things that matter most to families, Finance Minister Stan Struthers announced today. Budget 2013 and a new Building and Renewal Plan will protect families, businesses and Manitoba’s economy against increasingly frequent flooding and global economic uncertainty, he said.

* Budget 2013: Building Manitoba Roads, Highways, Bridges
http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?archive=2013-04-01&item=17203
April 17, 2013
Record Investments in Highways, New Programs to Support Municipal Street Improvements: Premier

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Budget Papers

http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/budget13/papers.html
Economic Review and Outlook
Manitoba's North
Growing Rural Manitoba - Investing in Sustainable Growth Opportunities
Supplementary Financial Information
Taxation Adjustments
The Manitoba Advantage

Update on Fiscal Arrangements (PDF - 164K, 12 pages)
http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/budget13/papers/fiscal_arrangements.pdf
The federal government made a commitment in both its 2006 and 2007 budgets to work with provincial and territorial governments. (...) Unfortunately, these promises have been followed by a series of unilateral changes that are acting to erode important fiscal arrangements that support the things that matter most to Manitobans.
CURRENT TRANSFER ARRANGEMENTS
* Major Transfers to Provinces and Territories
* Recent Changes to Major Transfers
* Implications of the Federal Government’s Plan for the Renewal of the Major Transfers to the Provinces
* Other Transfers to Provinces and Territories
* Transfers to Persons
CONCLUSION
Appendix: DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR FEDERAL TRANSFERS TO PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES........

Budget Paper E:
Reducing Poverty and Promoting Social Inclusion
(PDF - 164K, 10 pages)
http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/budget13/papers/poverty.pdf
(...)
In early 2013, the Manitoba government held consultations across the province to hear from Manitobans about these priorities and the best ways to invest in poverty reduction and social inclusion. (...) Later in 2013, a report back to Manitobans about what was heard, and the final action plans, will be published, which will guide government’s poverty reduction and social inclusion initiatives until 2016. The Manitoba government is committed to ongoing community engagement, including reaching out to those living in poverty, as these action plans are developed and implemented.
(...)
Based on the feedback and priorities identified through consultations on the preliminary All Aboard Action Plans, Budget 2013 responds with targeted initiatives that aim to:
• increase and sustain the supply of rental housing;
• enhance income supports and income tax credits;
• strengthen training and workforce development supports; and
• improve access to child care.

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Previous Manitoba Budgets
http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/provincialbudgets.html

Source:
Manitoba Finance
http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/

Related link:

ALL Aboard
http://www.gov.mb.ca/allaboard/index.html
Manitoba's poverty reduction and social inclusion strategy

See also the Manitoba section of the
Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page of this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm


Budget analysis and critique

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From the
Winnipeg Free Press:

PST rises to 8% in Manitoba's 2013 budget
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/PST-rises-to-8-in-Manitobas-2013-budget-203262521.html
By Bartley Kives
April 16, 2013
- includes two embedded videos and links to 18 related articles.

Panned on poverty:
Advocates see little help for low-income Manitobans

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/panned-on-poverty-203344311.html
By Bruce Owen
April 17, 2013
Despite some retooling to give people on Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) an extra $20 a month, they say that's not enough to help the province's poor and least able.

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From
CBC News:

Manitoba to hike PST to 8%
Officials say increase will go entirely to infrastructure spending
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/04/16/mb-budget-manitoba-2013-main.html
By Teghan Beaudette
April 16, 2013

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From
TD Bank Economics:

Manitoba tacks on two more deficit years to its fiscal plan (PDF - 636K, 3 pages)
http://www.td.com/document/PDF/economics/budgets/mb2013.pdf
April 16, 2013

Source:
Federal and Provincial Budgets
http://www.td.com/economics/analysis/canada/public-policy-government-finances/gov-finances.jsp
TD Economics
http://www.td.com/economics/about-td-economics/about.jsp

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

- Go to the Manitoba Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/mbkmrk.htm

6. Income, Wealth, and Inequality (report / fact sheets) - April 15
(
Citizens for Public Justice)

Income, Wealth, and Inequality
On April 15, 2012, the day before the first of three days of study on inequality by the House Finance Committee [ See http://goo.gl/wjoCg ], Citizens for Public Justice released "Income, Wealth, and Inequality" . The report consists of seven two-page fact sheets, covering a range of topics from income trends, to the impact of inequality, to the growing concentration of wealth.

Full report:

Poverty Trends Scorecard : Income, Wealth, and Inequality (PDF - 1.7MB, 26 pages)
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Income_Wealth_and_Inequality_low_res.pdf
TWO TIPS:
1. In the "Endnotes" section of this report, you'll find links to over two dozen online related resources.
2. Check out the table on page 4 entitled "Wealth, and Inequality Trends from 1981 to 2010". Below, you'll find a link to a complementary report released in September 2012 by Andrew Sharpe of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards entitled " Impact of Redistribution on Income Inequality in Canada and the Provinces, 1981-2010"

Fact Sheets:

NOTE : The full report (the link above) comprises the seven fact sheets below (small PDF files, two pages each).

* After-tax incomes in Canada: Running hard to stand still
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Fact_Sheet_1.pdf

* After-tax incomes by household type: Singles being left behind
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Fact_Sheet_2.pdf

* Market income trends: Still waiting for the recovery to take hold
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Fact_Sheet_3.pdf

* Income inequality: The growing gap
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Fact_Sheet_4.pdf

* Income inequality: Canada doing less to offset inequality than in the past
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Fact_Sheet_5.pdf

* Wealth in Canada: Concentrated in the hands of a few
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Fact_Sheet_6.pdf

* Household debt: At an all-time high
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Fact_Sheet_7.pdf

Report summary
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Summary.pdf

Chart of median market and after-tax incomes by province
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Median_Market.pdf

Source:
Poverty Trends Scorecard
http://www.cpj.ca/en/poverty-trends-scorecard

Citizens for Public Justice
http://www.cpj.ca/
Our mission is to promote public justice in Canada by shaping key public policy debates through research and analysis, publishing and public dialogue. CPJ encourages citizens, leaders in society and governments to support policies and practices which reflect God’s call for love, justice and stewardship.

Related link:

The Impact of Redistribution on
Income Inequality in Canada and the Provinces, 1981-2010
(PDF - 836K, 50 pages)
http://www.csls.ca/reports/csls2012-08.pdf
By Andrew Sharpe and Evan Capeluck
September 2012
The objective of the study is to provide an overview of trends in income inequality, defined as the Gini coefficient, in Canada and the provinces over the 1981-2010 period and to investigate the impact of redistributive policies – namely, taxes and transfers – on these trends.

Source:
Centre for the Study of Living Standards

http://www.csls.ca/
The Centre for the Study of Living Standards is a non-profit, national, independent organization that seeks to contribute to a better understanding of trends in and determinants of productivity, living standards and economic and social well-being through research.

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

7. Parliament losing power to keep tabs on government: Tory MP Michael Chong - April 15
(Canada.com)

Parliament losing power to keep tabs on government: Tory MP
http://o.canada.com/2013/04/15/parliament-losing-power-to-keep-tabs-on-government-tory-mp/
By Mark Kennedy
April 15, 2013
OTTAWA — A former member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet has warned that Canadian parliamentary democracy is being jeopardized by the “command and control” system that is removing the right of MPs to speak in the House of Commons. The warning came Monday from Conservative MP Michael Chong, who was Harper’s intergovernmental affairs minister in 2006.
(...)
Source:
Canada.com

http://www.canada.com/

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Comment by Gilles:

Ah, yes.
I can see the federal news release now:

Harper Government™ Appoints M.P. Michael Chong as Special Ambassador to Timbuktu.
April 16, 2013
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced the appointment of M.P. Michael Chong as Canada’s Special Ambassador to Timbuktu.
(or Monrovia, or Mars...)

Sound familiar?

Back in 2011, when the Harper Government™ finally decided that it had a bellyful of Conservative* Senator Hugh Segal's incessant natterings about inequality in Canada and all that guaranteed annual income (GAI) nonsense [ http://goo.gl/wQehd ], they decided to shift the focus of the Senator's attention and energy to something else less embarrassing for the Harper Government™ --- preferably something that would keep the good Senator on the road for much of the time.
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* Hugh Segal is more Red Tory than Harper-style Conservative.
He is a former chief of staff to Brian Mulroney who was appointed to the Senate by Liberal PM Paul Martin.
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So what did the Harper Government™ do about Senator Segal?

Baird Appoints Senator Segal as Special Envoy for Commonwealth Renewal
http://www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/news-communiques/2011/386.aspx?view=d
News Release
December 21, 2011
Source:
Foreign Affairs and International Trade

http://www.international.gc.ca/international/index.aspx?lang=eng

NOTE : To his great credit, the indefatigable Senator Segal has continued to champion the cause of guaranteed income in Canada since his appointment as special envoy. For a large collection of writings and speeches by Hugh Segal on the subject of GAI, go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page of this site: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm

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P.S. Best wishes in your Timbuktu posting, Mr, Chong.

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

8. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- The Consumer Price Index for March 2013 - April 19
--- General Social Survey on Families, 2011 - April 19
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Employment Insurance, February 2013 - April 18
--- Study: Productivity and Economic Growth in the Canadian Provinces, 1997 to 2010 - April 17
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in January 2013 - April 16

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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April 19, 2013
Consumer Price Index, March 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130419/dq130419a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 1.0% in the 12 months to March, following a 1.2% increase in February. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% in March, after increasing 0.7% in February.

Report:

The Consumer Price Index - March 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-001-x/62-001-x2013003-eng.htm
Highlights
Analysis
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
Appendices
User information
Related products

Source:
The Consumer Price Index
- product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62-001-X&lang=eng
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
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* On the product main page, click View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ Earlier editions of this report (back to 2001):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62-001-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62-557-X&lang=eng

Related subjects:

* Prices and price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3956&lang=eng&more=0

* Consumer price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=3956&id=2178&lang=eng&more=0

April 19, 2013
General Social Survey on Families, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130419/dq130419c-eng.htm
The public use microdata file from Cycle 25 (2011) of the General Social Survey (GSS) is now available. With a focused theme related to the family, Cycle 25 collected data from people aged 15 years and over living in private households in Canada, excluding residents of Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut; and full-time residents of institutions.
[ More info about GSS 2011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=12M0025X&lang=eng ]

Selected Tables on Families in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-650-x/89-650-x2012001-eng.htm
For the fifth time, in 2011, the General Social Survey (GSS) collected detailed information on families in Canada. Previous GSS surveys on this topic were conducted in 1990, 1995, 2001 and 2006. The 2011 survey updated most of the information collected in previous surveys, including leaving the family home, conjugal history (marriages, common-law unions, separations and divorces), children (biological, adopted or step), maternity and parental leave, childcare arrangements, intentions to form (or re-form) a union, fertility intentions, custody and financial support agreements and work history.

Related subjects:

Census : Main Page
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/index-eng.cfm

Families, households and housing
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=40000&id=40000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Family history
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=40000&id=40004&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Family types
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=40000&id=40005&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Household characteristics
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=40000&id=2918&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=75&id=75&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Living arrangements of individuals
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=40000&id=40002&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Population and demography
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3867&id=3867&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

April 18, 2013
Employment Insurance, February 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130418/dq130418a-eng.htm

Following three consecutive months of decline, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits was virtually unchanged in February, at 528,900. Compared with a year earlier, the number of beneficiaries was down 7.4%.

Includes three charts:
* Number of Employment Insurance beneficiaries virtually unchanged in February
* Number of Employment Insurance beneficiaries by occupation, percentage change, February 2012 to February 2013
* Notable decline in number of claims in February

Also includes four tables, all seasonally adjusted:
* Beneficiaries receiving regular income-support benefits by province and territory, sex and age
* Initial and renewal claims received, by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by census metropolitan area
* Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by occupation, Canada

Available in CANSIM tables:
Table 276-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0003&p2=31
Table 276-0004 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0004&p2=31
Table 276-0011: http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0011&p2=31
Table 276-0020 to 276-0022 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0020..276-0022&p2=31
Table 276-0030 to 276-0032 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0030..276-0032&p2=31
Table 276-0041 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0041&p2=31

Related subjects:

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

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

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

April 17, 2013
Study: Productivity and Economic Growth in the Canadian Provinces, 1997 to 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130417/dq130417a-eng.htm
Growth in economic output and labour productivity in the business sector slowed considerably in every province between 2000 and 2010 compared with the late 1990s. The slowdown was largely the result of two sectors: manufacturing and mining and oil and gas extraction.
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Report : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/15-206-x/15-206-x2013030-eng.htm
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April 16, 2013
Job vacancies, three-month average ending in January 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130416/dq130416d-eng.htm
In January, there were 200,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses, a decrease of 22,000 from January 2012. There were 6.5 unemployed people for every job vacancy, compared with 6.1 one year earlier. The national job vacancy rate was 1.4% in January, down from 1.6% 12 months earlier. For 2012 as a whole, there was an average of 250,000 job vacancies per month among Canadian businesses, compared with 235,000 in 2011.

For every job vacancy, there were 5.5 unemployed people in 2012, down from 6.0 in 2011.
(Bolding added)

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Related CANSIM tables
http://goo.gl/hkQUq

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

9. 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

April 21, 2013
What's new online this week:

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

CCCABC response to NDP’s announcement on child care platform [BC]
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/04/cccabc-response-ndp%E2%80%99s-announcement-child-care-platform-bc
19 Apr 2013 | British Columbia
The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC reacts to NDP child care platform stating that "while many were hoping for a commitment to the $10/day Plan we acknowledge this is a substantive move in the right direction and will do more for families than unproductive tax credits and registries".

The hell of American day care: An investigation into the barely regulated, unsafe business of looking after our children
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/04/hell-american-day-care-investigation-barely-regulated-unsaf
17 Apr 2013 | United States
Article in the New Republic shines a light on the 'abysmal' state of child care in the United States and argues that "the lack of quality, affordable day care is arguably the most significant barrier to full equality for women in the workplace".

Child care story: Rethink Child Care Campaign
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/04/child-care-story-rethink-child-care-campaign
16 Apr 2013 | Canada
The Rethink Child Care campaign is encouraging people to submit their own child care stories through online videos. Funmi's story tells how she had to send her son back to Nigeria to be cared for by his grandmother because she could not find or afford child care in Canada.

The “A” word: Challenging advocacy in the fight for a Canadian child care system - Conference presentations
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/04/%E2%80%9Ca%E2%80%9D-word-challenging-advocacy-fight-canadian-child-care-sys
15 Apr 2013 | Canada
Conference held at Ryerson University set out to examine some of the influential ideas currently shaping advocacy for child care and early childhood education.

Toward a provincial framework for early learning and care in Alberta - A record of participant discussions
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/04/toward-provincial-framework-early-learning-and-care-alberta
15 Apr 2013 | Alberta
In November 2012, The Muttart Foundation, Success By 6 and Calgary UpStart hosted consultations in 7 Alberta cities to consider the design of a new provincial framework for early learning and care. The discussions were based around the ideas presented in a series of discussion papers outlining key features and characteristics of a possible provincial framework for early learning and care in Alberta

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.

Day care to close doors at Uplands Base: Parents saddened by shut down at Elizabeth Park Public School start petition
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/04/day-care-close-doors-uplands-base-parents-saddened-shut-down-elizabe
19 Apr 2013 | Ontario

B.C. NDP announce proposal to lower fees for infant and toddler care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/04/bc-ndp-announce-proposal-lower-fees-infant-and-toddler-care
19 Apr 2013 | British Columbia

Pre-school nursery hours to increase in Scotland
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/04/pre-school-nursery-hours-increase-scotland
19 Apr 2013 | Europe

Ontario needs to fix another full-day kindergarten mess: Editorial
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/04/ontario-needs-fix-another-full-day-kindergarten-mess-editorial
18 Apr 2013 | Ontario

Well-to-do families should not be receiving child care benefits
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/04/well-do-families-should-not-be-receiving-child-care-benefits
17 Apr 2013 | 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 further down on the page you're now reading:
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 this 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 further down on the page you're now reading.

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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

10. 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:

April 19, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/04/19/
Unemployment Insurance – California, Arizona (2 articles)
Extreme Poverty Worldwide (2 articles)
Child Hunger – Greece
March 2013 State Unemployment Rates

April 18, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/04/18/
States and Medicaid Expansion (6 articles)

April 17, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/04/17/
Payday Lending – California
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Pennsylvania

April 16, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/04/16/
Kids Count Report – Rhode Island (2 articles)

April 15, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/04/15/
Oregon Medicaid Experiment

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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

11. [U.S] The 2012 Green Book : the definitive authority on U.S. social security programs - November 2012
(
American Congress, Committee on Ways and Means)

From the Committee on Ways and Means of the
United States House of Representatives:

The 2012 “Green Book” :
Background Material and Data on Programs
within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means
http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2012-green-book
November 30, 2012
The Green Book, published by the Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives, provides background material and data on the programs within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means.

Letter of transmittal to the Committee (small PDF file)
http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/sites/greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/files/2012/documents/final.pdf
November 30, 2012

Green book archive - back to 1996
http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/archive

[ NOTE : The Green Book home page - http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/ - always includes a link to the latest edition.]

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This is the definitive authority on U.S. social security programs, in the opinion of many.

Since 1981, the Committee on Ways and Means has published the Green Book, which presents background material and statistical data on the major entitlement programs and other activities within the Committee's jurisdiction. Over the decades, the Green Book has become a valuable resource and standard reference on American social policy.

For many years, the Green Book was a published report but, beginning in 2011, has been exclusively web-based. Its central feature is a selection of Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports made available for this purpose by the Committee. Each chapter includes an introduction and overview, selected CRS reports, a set of tables and figures, a legislative history, and links to additional resources.

Tax provisions are not included in the Green Book; however, readers are referred to the series of volumes entitled Tax Expenditures: Compendium of Background Material on Individual Provisions, prepared by CRS for the Senate Budget Committee and available on the Budget Committee’s website

Source:
About the Green Book
http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/about-the-2012-green-book

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2012 Green Book table of contents
Go to the 2012 Green Book home page:

[ http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2012-green-book ]
...to access all chapters (only selected chapters are highlighted below):

Chapter 1: Social Security --- http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2012-green-book/chapter-1-social-security-0
Chapter 2: Medicare --- http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2012-green-book/chapter-2-medicare
Chapter 3: Supplemental Security Income --- http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2012-green-book/chapter-3-supplemental-security-income
Chapter 4: Unemployment Insurance --- http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2012-green-book/chapter-4-unemployment-insurance
Chapter 5: Railroad Benefits
Chapter 6: Trade Adjustment Assistance
Chapter 7: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families --- http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2012-green-book/chapter-7-temporary-assistance-for-needy-families
Chapter 8: Child Support Enforcement
Chapter 9: Child Care
Chapter 10: Social Services Block Grants
Chapter 11: Child Welfare
Chapter 12: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Appendix A: Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income --- http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2012-green-book/appendix-a-federal-benefits-and-services-for-people-with-low-income
Appendix B: Social Welfare Programs in the Territories
Appendix C: Federal Benefits for Noncitizens

Chapter 1 Social Security --- http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2011
Chapter 2 Medicare - http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2011-13
Chapter 3 Supplementary Security Income --- http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2011-19
Chapter 4 Unemployment Insurance - http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2011-25
Chapter 5 Earned Entitlements for Railroad Employees
Chapter 6 Trade Adjustment Assistance
Chapter 7 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families --- http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2011-42
Chapter 8 Child Support Enforcement
Chapter 9 Child Care
Chapter 10 Social Services Block Grants
Chapter 11 Child Welfare
Chapter 12 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Appendices
Appendix A: Federal Benefits and Services for People With Low Income --- http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2011-82
Appendix B: Social Welfare Programs in the Territories
Appendix C: Federal Benefits for Noncitizens

Below:
Sample content from Chapter 7 - TANF, the
American welfare program for needy families with children:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2011-42
- includes * Introduction and Overview * Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports * Tables and Figures in CRS Reports * Additional Tables and Figures * Legislative History * Links to Additional Resources

Source:
Committee on Ways and Means
of the United States Congress

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/

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

12. [U.S] A Profile of the Working Poor, 2011 - April 2013
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

United States

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2011 (PDF - 2.1MB, 16 pages)
http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswp2011.pdf
April 2013
In 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 46.2 million people, or 15.0 percent of the nation’s population, lived below the official poverty level. Although the poor were primarily children and adults who had not participated in the labor force during the year, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10.4 million individuals were among the “working poor” in 2011; this measure was little changed from 2010.
Contents:
Highlights
Demographic characteristics
Educational attainment
Occupation
Families
Unrelated individuals
Labor market problems
Statistical Tables
Technical Notes

Source:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/

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More reports about workers and poverty in America:
http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org/workers_and_poverty_research.aspx

Source:
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org/

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

13. New from the World Bank in April 2013:
--- Global Monitoring Report 2013 : Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals
--- The State of the Poor: Where are the Poor and where are they Poorest
?

Two new reports
from the World Bank:

1. Global Monitoring Report 2013: Monitoring the MDGs
http://go.worldbank.org/60UGFNSOD0
April 17, 2013
Global Monitoring Report 2013: Rural-Urban Dynamics
provides an in-depth analysis on urbanization as a force for poverty reduction and progress towards the MDGs in the developing world. With less than 1,000 days to go before the MDGs expire, the report highlights the need to accelerate efforts to improve the lives of the poor in both rural and urban areas.

Global Monitoring Report 2013:
Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals
(PDF - 12.7MB, 194 pages)
http://goo.gl/1PsUu
Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2013 gauges progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through the lens of the changing urban-rural landscape. The goals encompass and promote a universal standard of being free from grinding poverty, being educated and healthy, and having ready access to clean water and sanitation.

Global Monitoring Report 2013: Overview (PDF - 860K, 18 pages)
http://goo.gl/wiYNB

Related press release:

Developing Countries Need to Harness Urbanization to
Achieve the the Millennium Development Goals : IMF-World Bank report

http://goo.gl/SpCL1
April 17, 2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON– Urbanization helps pull people out of poverty and advances progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but, if not managed well, can also lead to burgeoning growth of slums, pollution, and crime, says the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2013, released today by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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2. The State of the Poor: Where are the Poor and where are they Poorest? (PDF - 172K, 4 pages)
http://www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/document/State_of_the_poor_paper_April17.pdf
April 17, 2013
About 1.2 billion people in the world lived in extreme poverty in 2010, subsisting on less than $1.25 a day. That’s down from 1.9 billion three decades ago despite a nearly 60% increase in the developing world’s population.
Comment by Gilles:
According to the Bank of Canada's Inflation Calculator [ http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/related/inflation-calculator/ ], if you factor in annual inflation, that $1.25 from 1981 would be worth $3.24 in 2013 dollars. For some reason, the World Bank reports don't factor in annual inflation. Thus, if one uses the $3.24 figure, the 1.2 billion people in extreme poverty would likely be a significantly higher number...

Where the World’s Poorest People Live
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/04/17/where-the-worlds-poorest-people-live/
April 17, 2013
By Sudeep Reddy
The world’s poorest people are now concentrated most heavily in Sub-Saharan Africa after China’s huge leap in pulling its citizens out of extreme poverty in recent decades, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the World Bank (State of the Poor).

Source:
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page

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Related links:

World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.
We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

International Monetary Fund
http://www.imf.org/
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

Millennium Development Goals
http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.

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

14. 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:

17 April 2013 - CRINMAIL issue 1323
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4691
In this issue:
CRIN Toolkit on the CRC Complaints Mecanism
Latest news and reports
- Over 80 children killed under torture
- Soldiers ‘ordered to rape’ women and girls
- Imposing a travel ban on victims, not perpetrators
- Seeking a ban on corporal punishment
- Young men forced to cut long hair
- States reminded to protect human rights defenders
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Colombia
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 issues 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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NOTE:
The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is only ONE of several weekly newsletters produced and distributed by CRIN.
See the complete list of newsletters:
http://www.crin.org/email/

Source:
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.

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


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There are some that I don't agree with, so don't get on my case, eh...

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ALBERTA PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Black Bear and Grizzly Bear Advisory
April 21, 2013

The Alberta Ministry of Natural Resources is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen and golfers to take extra precautions and keep alert for bears while in the area. This is the time of year when bears are foraging after a long winter, and contacts with humans can have tragic results.

People are advised to wear noise-producing devices such as little bells on their clothing to alert but not startle a bear unexpectedly.
They also recommend carrying pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear.

It is also a good idea to watch for fresh signs of bear activity, and to know the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings.

Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper spray.

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50 Amazing Photos From Cat Heaven Island In Japan
http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/50-amazing-photos-from-cat-heaven-island-in-japan
Photographer Fubirai has spent the last five years documenting the lives of the semi-wild cats that roam the island in Fukuoka, Japan. The cats are fed by local fishermen and wander freely through the streets, boatyards, porches, and houses of the city. Heaven...

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Free Netiquette tips:

The Anxiety of the Unanswered E-Mail
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/20/your-money/the-anxiety-of-the-unanswered-e-mail.html

What to Think About Before You Hit ‘Send’
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/your-money/what-to-think-about-before-you-hit-send.html

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Bob and Ray "The Great Lakes Paperclip Company" Radio Comedy (duration 4:42)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQna34cbPpg

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How Much Food Can You Buy For $5 Around The World? (video, duration 1:45)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dS8qjJ4lQ0

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What 2000 Calories Looks Like (video, duration 1:52)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgaqwFPU7cc
SPOILER: 50 slices of bacon = 2000 calories!

 

 

 

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