Canadian Social Research Newsletter
August 21, 2011

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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.
Government launches Employment Insurance rate-setting consultations (Finance Canada) - August 18
2. Sharp Increase in the Food Prices : Results of a study done July 2011 in New Brunswick (New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice) - August 10
3. Ontario online donor registry : A plea from desperate parents (Healthzone.ca - Toronto Star) - August 17
4. Know Your Rights - CBC ten-part series
--- Episode 8 : Language rights (August 15)
--- Episode 7 : Freedom from discrimination based on race, origin or colour (August 8)
5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2011 - August 19
--- Employment Insurance, June 2011 - August 18
--- Leading indicators, July 2011 - August 18
--- Study: Projected trends to 2031 for the Canadian labour force - August 17
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, May 2011 - August 12

6. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
7. Chandra Pasma of Citizens for Public justice examines
the Recession's Impact on: * Unemployment * Employment * Income * Employment Insurance * Social Assistance * Cost of Living * Housing * Debt and Bankruptcy * Food Bank Use

International content

8. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
9. [U.S.] 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book : child poverty up by 7% in the past decade (Annie E. Casey Foundation) - August 17
10. U.S. Census Bureau Announces Poverty Data Release; Supplemental Poverty Measure on Hold - August 5
11. [United Kingdom] Welfare reform: time for plan B? (The Telegraph - U.K.) - August 18
12. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

[ Go to Canadian Social Research Links Home Page ]

I cried because I had no shoes
Until I met a man who had no feet.



1. Government launches Employment Insurance rate-setting consultations - August 18
(Finance Canada)

Government launches Employment Insurance rate-setting consultations
News Release
August 18, 2011
(...) The consultations will focus on how the EI rate-setting mechanism can be further improved to ensure more stable and predictable rates, while:
* Ensuring the EI program breaks even over time;
* Avoiding large cumulative surpluses or deficits; and
* Maintaining a transparent rate-setting process.
(...) As previously announced, a web-based consultation process will invite written recommendations.

The Government committed to consulting on the EI rate-setting mechanism with last September’s announcement that it was limiting the potential increase in EI premiums to 5 cents per $100 of insurable earnings for 2011 and 10 cents for subsequent years.

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Individuals interested in participating in the consultations
online are invited to do so through the main consultation link:
http://www.fin.gc.ca/activty/consult/eiprs-etcac-eng.asp

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Closing date of this consultation is November 30, 2011.
These consultations are open to anybody interested in participating.
Submissions can be emailed to ei-consultations-ae@fin.gc.ca

Related Document:

Employment Insurance Premium Rate Setting
NOTE: this link takes you to a section of the main consultation link above.

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

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

2. Sharp Increase in the Food Prices : Results of a study done July 2011 in New Brunswick - August 10
(New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice)

Sharp Increase in the Food Prices
Results of a study done July 2011 in New Brunswick
(PDF - 271K, 3 pages)
News Release
August 10, 2011
[ Version française ]
We are experiencing a sharp increase in food prices. In July 2010, the Common Front for Social Justice had surveyed 12 grocery stores. The same ones were revisited in July 2011 and the 2011 prices were compared with those of 2010. The results show that the cost of a nutritious food basket rose by 5.74% in one year, an increase which is highly significant.
Recommendations:
1. Implement a food solidarity program of $50 per month for all households on social assistance.
2. Raise the basic social assistance rates to match the average of those in place in Atlantic Canada.
3. Implement the recommendation contained in the New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan to “Raise the minimum wage to the Atlantic average by September 1st, 2011 and adjust for inflation thereafter.”

The complete report:

Sharp Hike in the Cost of Food:
Results of a 2011 N.B. Survey
(PDF - 823K, 11 pages)
August 2011
[ Version française ]

Source:
New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice (NBCFSJ)
[ Version française du site ]
The Common Front for Social Justice is one of the largest democratic and popular organizations in New Brunswick, with close to 75,000 group and individual members. The Common Front brings together individuals as well as local, regional and provincial organizations to work towards the eradication of poverty.

Related NBCFSJ initative:

EXPERIENCE HUNGER PROJECT
Summer 2011
The Common Front is fighting against the prejudice that it's possible to survive with the social assistance rates currently in effect. We have developed the project called Experience Hunger as a way to help put a stop to myths surrounding social assistance recipients.

Background
(PDF - 87K, 2 pages) - [ Version française ]
News Release
(PDF - 108K, 2 pages) - [ Version française ]
Participants
(PDF - 69K, 2 pages) - [ Version française ]
September Poverty Forum* Flyer
(PDF - 668K,1 page) - [ Version française ]
*In order to further promote public awareness, the Common Front has scheduled a Provincial Forum on September 28, 2011, named Poverty, Hunger and Poor Health – Let’s put a stop to it. Click the PDF "Flyer" link above for more information about the Forum.

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- Go to the New Brunswick Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nbkmrk.htm

3. Ontario online donor registry : A plea from desperate parents - August 17
(Healthzone.ca - Toronto Star)

A special appeal from a former
work colleague in Ottawa:

The waiting game
Transplants: A plea from desperate parents
August 17, 2011
Marc Quinet and Suzanne Camu would like a moment of your time. Their son, Thomas Quinet, 14, is on life support at the Hospital for Sick Children. The Ottawa teenager, who has been in Toronto for 14 months awaiting a second double-lung transplant, was put in an induced coma on Aug. 7 and hooked to a novalung, a ventilator to assist his breathing. He is now on a North American-wide list for organs. He has scant weeks to live without a transplant.
Source:
Healthzone.ca (Toronto Star)

Also from Healthzone.ca:

Ontario creates online donor registry
June 13, 2011
After five years and three official recommendations, the provincial government will allow Ontarians to register as organ donors online.

The website:

beadonor.ca

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

4. Know Your Rights - CBC ten-part series
--- Episode 8 : Language rights (August 15)
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Episode 7 : Freedom from discrimination based on race, origin or colour (August 8)

Know Your Rights - ten-part series on CBC Radio
Know Your Rights is an on-the-ground and in-the-field exploration of our rights as Canadian citizens. Host Craig Norris navigates the complex world of what we legally can and cannot do in our country. What freedoms do we have? And how far can we push it before someone pushes back?
[About Know Your Rights]
- includes links to : Main - About the Show - Know Your Rights Blog - Past Episodes - The Fine Print - Contact Us

The first of ten episodes aired Monday, June 27, 2011. You can catch all weekly episodes on CBC Radio One or Sirius Satellite Radio, or you can subscribe to the podcast via RSS or iTunes. Click the home page link above to access all of these options.

Archive of all episodes to date (radio)
Click the link to any episode below for a summary of the program.
Then, to listen to a particular episode, go to the Past Episodes page and click on the "Listen" button.
All episodes are just over 27 minutes in length (the duration of the radio program).
Be sure to check the 40+ related resources (total for all episodes) in
The Fine Print.

Episode 8
Language rights
August 15, 2011

Episode 7
Freedom from discrimination based on race, origin or colour
August 8, 2011

Episode 6
Freedom from discrimination based on mental or physical disability
August 5, 2011

Episode 5
Freedom from discrimination based on sex, age
July 29, 2011

Episode 4
Life, liberty and security of the person
July 18, 2011

Episode 3
Freedom of religion
July 11, 2011

Episode 2
Freedom of peaceful assembly and association
July 8, 2011

Episode 1
Freedom of expression
June 27, 2011

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Know Your Rights Blog <===keep up with the latest releases from Know Your Rights

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The Fine Print
40+ links to related resources organized by episode
- also includes links to the full text of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a
CBC Television special from 2002 entitled "The Constitution and Charter Re-evaluated".

Source:
CBC Radio

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Know Your Rights Facebook page

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- Go to the Human Rights Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/rights.htm

5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2011 - August 19

--- Employment Insurance, June 2011 - August 18
--- Leading indicators, July 2011 - August 18
--- Study: Projected trends to 2031 for the Canadian labour force - August 17
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, May 2011 - August 12

What's new from
The Daily
[Statistics Canada]:

August 19, 2011
Consumer Price Index, July 2011
Consumer prices rose 2.7% in the 12 months to July, primarily the result of higher prices for gasoline and food purchased from stores. This follows a 3.1% increase in June and a 3.7% advance in May. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1% in July.

- includes links to five charts and three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Complete report for July 2011
* Highlights
* Briefing notes
* Analysis
* Tables
* Charts
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* Appendices
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (537K, 66 pages)

Source:
The Consumer Price Index - product main page*
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.
* 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 ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

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August 18, 2011
Employment Insurance, June 2011
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits was little changed in June at 577,400, following eight consecutive months of declines.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, June 2011
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to June 2011 maps [in the left margin]
Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
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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.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

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August 18, 2011
Leading indicators, July 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.2% in July after a 0.1% gain in June. In July, 6 of the 10 components advanced, 1 more than the previous month. In particular, household demand was firm, reflecting the steady gains in the trend of employment. These gains were partly offset by declines in the stock market.
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

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August 17, 2011
Study: Projected trends to 2031 for the Canadian labour force
Using a range of projection scenarios, the labour force is projected to grow to between 20.5 million and 22.5 million by 2031. In 2010, the labour force numbered about 18.5 million.
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer

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August 12, 2011
Employment, Earnings and Hours, May 2011
Highlights
Note to users
Tables
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (2.3MB, 388 pages)

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

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The Daily Archives
- select a month and year from the drop-down menus and click on a date for that day's Daily

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Source:
The Daily
[Statistics Canada]

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

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

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

August 20, 2011

What's new online this week:

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

Policy rationales for early childhood services
17 Aug 2011
Article by Helen Penn in the International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy "explores the rationales and the research paradigms that countries have used to underpin policies on ECEC services and to justify expenditure on them". NOTE: Full-text of all articles from this journal are now accessible online without subscription.

Economic impacts of early care and education in California
17 Aug 2011
Study from University of California, Berkeley's Center for Labor Research and Education discusses the range of economic benefits that the ECE industry brings to California.

Invest more in children: Submission to the Federal Pre-Budget 2012 Consultation
17 Aug 2011
Brief from First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition recommends the federal government "place a high priority on increasing Canada's annual investments in early childhood care and learning from our current 0.25% of GDP to the recommended UNICEF benchmark of 1% of GDP."

Childcare advocates to cabinet ministers: Tips on families, finances and federalism
11 Aug 2011
Press release from Code Blue for Child Care says parents and early childhood educators are challenging Conservative cabinet ministers' statements marking the fifth anniversary of the Universal Child Care Benefit.

Premiers focus on families
10 Aug 2011
Press release from the Council of the Federation summer meeting of premiers says "making quality and accessible child care both affordable and available is critical".

MORE research, policy & practice

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

'Big box' daycare setting up in Maple Ridge 17
Aug 2011 British Columbia

Corporations' corrosive curriculum
17 Aug 2011 Canada

The education of Marcus Bachman
17 Aug 2011 United States

Cameron breaks his Sure Start promise
17 Aug 2011 Europe

All-kindergarten school promises to relieve jammed Thorncliffe Park
17 Aug 2011 Ontario

MORE Child care in the news

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Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere

CRRU Publications - briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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

7. Chandra Pasma of Citizens for Public justice examines the Recession's Impact on:
* Unemployment * Employment * Income * Employment Insurance * Social Assistance * Cost of Living * Housing * Debt and Bankruptcy * Food Bank Use

Recent blog posts by Chandra Pasma of
Citizens for Public justice:

A Look at the Recession's Impact on:

* Unemployment (August 2)

* Employment (August 4)

* Income (August 5)

* Employment Insurance (August 8)

* Social Assistance (August 9)

* Cost of Living (August 10)

* Housing (August 11)

* Debt and Bankruptcy (August 12)

* Food Bank Use (August 15)

* Still Waiting for Recovery (August 17)

Bearing the Brunt:
How the 2008-2009 Recession Created Poverty for Canadian Families

Source:
Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ)
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.

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

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
- the content of this link changes several times a week
- 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.

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

August 19:
Supplemental Security Income
SNAP and Farmers Markets - Virginia

August 18:
2011 Kids Count Data Book - Midwestern States
2011 Kids Count Data Book - Northeastern States
2011 Kids Count Data Book - Southern States
2011 Kids Count Data Book - Western States

August 17:
2011 Kids Count Data Book
Unemployment and Underemployment - Oregon
Medicaid and Prescription Drug Costs

August 16:
Poverty Rates in Oil-Producing Counties - North Dakota
Long-Term Unemployment and Mental Health
Infant Mortality - Milwaukee, WI

August 15:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Wisconsin
Academic Achievement and Income - Michigan
Foster Care and Out-of-State Placement - Rhode Island

August 12:
Report: Hunger and Food Insecurity
Poverty and Academic Achievement
School Dropout Rates - California
Poverty and HIV Infection

August 11:
Medicaid Cuts - Arizona
Safety-net Health Care - Massachusetts
Poverty and Obesity - Mississippi

August 10:
Eligibility for Assistance Programs - Michigan
Rural Homelessness - Minnesota
Kids Count Report - Tennessee

August 9:
Medicaid and Access to Care
State Waivers for No Child Left Behind
Cuts to Education

August 8:
Kids Count Report - Ohio
Achievement Gaps - New Orleans, Washington DC
Farmers Markets and Food Stamps
Hospitals and Charity Care - Iowa

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Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to dispatches back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
[ University of Wisconsin-Madison ]

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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

9. [U.S.] 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book : child poverty up by 7% in the past decade - August 17
(Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Recession Increases Number of Children Living in Low-Income Families by 7% to 31 Million
7.8 Million Children Lived With at Least One Unemployed Parent in 2010
(PDF - 258K, 3 pages)
News Release
August 17, 2011
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 17, 2011 – According to data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its annual KIDS COUNT® Data Book, over the last decade there has been a significant decline in economic well-being for low income children and families. The official child poverty rate, which is a conservative measure of economic hardship, increased 18 percent between 2000 and 2009, essentially returning to the same level as the early 1990s.

2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book - main page
- scroll down the page for links to:
* Full report (PDF, 9MB, 88 pages)
* Data Book national and state profiles
* Summary of findings
(PDF - 1.4MB, 28 pages)
* Definitions and sources for 10 key indicators
* National and State News Releases
* National Fact Sheet
(PDF - 271K, 4 pages)
* View Media Webinar
* [Essay] America’s Children, America’s Challenge:
Promoting Opportunity for the Next Generation
(PDF - 2.7MB, 24 pages) --- this essay "... explores how kids and families are faring in the wake of the recession and why it’s important to help children reach their full potential and become part of a robust economy and society."

NOTE : At the bottom of the 2011 data book home page, you can create custom data reports on the following:
*
Overall Rank * Data for Your State * Compare Data Across States * Indicator Briefs * Campaign Partners * Auxiliary Tables

[ Earlier editions of the data book ]

Source:
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families.

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- Go to the International Children, Families and Youth Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chn2.htm

10. U.S. Census Bureau Announces Poverty Data Release; Supplemental Poverty Measure on Hold - August 5

From Spotlight on Poverty:

U.S. Census Bureau Announces Poverty Data Release;
Supplemental Poverty Measure on Hold

August 5, 2011
On August 1, the Census Bureau announced its schedule (see below) for releasing data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the American Community Survey (ACS). The CPS data includes 2010 income, poverty and health insurance estimates and will be released on Tuesday, September 13 – “Poverty Data Day” as it is often referred to in the advocacy community. The 2010 ACS data will be released on Thursday, September 22 and includes data for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, congressional districts, metropolitan areas and all communities with populations of 65,000 or more.

The Census Bureau will not be releasing official Supplemental Poverty Measure estimates this fall due to a failure to include SPM funding in the Fiscal Year 2011 federal budget. However, research will continue on the SPM; based on this work, preliminary or research SPM estimates will be released by the end of October.

Source:
Spotlight on Poverty
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: The Source for News, Ideas and Action is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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From the
U.S. Census Bureau
:

Update on the Supplemental Poverty Measure
July 28, 2011
Since the FY 2011 federal budget did not include the funding requested by the President for the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) initiative, the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics do not currently have the resources necessary to move the Supplemental Poverty Measure from research mode to production mode. Without these additional resources, the September 2011 release date for the Supplemental Poverty Measure estimates suggested in the Interagency Technical Working Group document is not feasible.

Census Bureau Sets Timetable for Income, Poverty and
Health Insurance Estimates and American Community Survey Results

August 1, 2011
Media Advisory about the CPS and ACS data releases

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

11. [United Kingdom] Welfare reform: time for plan B? - August 18
(The Telegraph - U.K.)

Coming soon
to a welfare system near you?

United Kingdom

Welfare reform: time for plan B?
By Neil O'Brien
August 18, 2011
Left and right have argued at cross-purposes about the root causes of the riots. The left blame poverty and inequality. The right identify a different cluster of linked causes: welfarism, moral decline, the collapse of the inner city family, and the weakening of authority.
[ 54 Comments ]
Source:
The Telegraph

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

12. CRINMAIL
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
:

CRINMAIL - children's rights newsletter

17 August 2011 - CRINMAIL Issue 1238
In this issue:
Children’s rights factfile: Children and drug use

Latest news and reports
- Hearing young people out: United Kingdom
- State violence: Syria, Angola
- International Youth Day: Commending youth's participation
- From food crisis to survival: Horn of Africa
- Mandating sex-education: United States
- Long awaited developments: Nigeria, Iraqi Kurdistan
- CRC Communications procedure: Latest advocacy toolkit!
- Global Survey on Violence against Children
- UN News
- Upcoming events
Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Laws * Issues
* Advocacy * Challenging breaches * Take action * Campaigns * Toolkits

10 August 2011 - CRINMAIL Issue 1237
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Riots, root causes & media coverage: England
- Violence against protesters: Syria, Chile
- Special session on food crisis: Horn of Africa
- Asylum-seeking children: Australia, Malaysia, Europe
- Conditioned for bias: Israel
- Adopting children as property: New Zealand
- Violence against children: Tanzania, Africa
- Children of the drug war: New publication
Upcoming events
Employment
Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Laws * Issues
* Advocacy * Challenging breaches * Take action * Campaigns * Toolkits

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Links to Issues of CRINMAIL (from CRIN)
- links to earlier weekly issues, many of which are special editions focusing on special themes, such as the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the launch of the EURONET Website.

See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm
for the table of contents for, and links to, several months' worth of issues of CRINMAIL.
NOTE : The CRIN "Links to Issues of CRINMAIL" (second link up) does not include the table of contents for each issue.

Source:
CRINMAIL(incl. subscription info)
[ Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) ]

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

 

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9. Computer security
8. Political science
7. Tight slacks
6. Definite maybe
5. Pretty ugly
4. Rap music
3. Working vacation
2. Religious tolerance

And the number one top Oxymoron....

1. Microsoft Works

Source:
http://www.c4vct.com/kym/humor/

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And, in closing...

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Darwin Awards
http://www.darwinawards.com/

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Will it Blend?
http://www.willitblend.com/

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Commonly Misused English Words
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_commonly_misused_English_words

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Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010
http://lifehacker.com/5713569/most-popular-free-windows-downloads-of-2010

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Classic Honda Commercial : The Cog
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ve4M4UsJQo
Trivia: this entire two-minute video was shot in one take, without stopping the camera.
It took the team over 600 takes to get it right.