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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
August 24, 2009

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.

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,071 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and my excuse for sending this newsletter out a day late
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IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian content

1.  Guaranteed Income in Canada - A Workshop (Ottawa - October 1-2) - BIEN [Basic Income Earth Network] Canada
2. Not much of a national housing summit today without the feds at the table (Michael Shapcott, Wellesley Institute) - August 19
3. Down But Not Out (homelessness) - Ronzig
4. Media roundup - mostly Ontario (from Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre in Toronto)
5.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2009 - August 19
--- Leading indicators, July 2009 - August 19

6. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - August 24

International content

7. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
8. United States Health Care Reform update - August 23
9.
Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected content from July 2009
--- The emperor's new suit : Global poverty estimates reappraised
--- An exploratory analysis of financial difficulties among those living below the poverty line in Ireland
--- A path-dependent poverty measure
--- A portrait of the youth labor market in 13 countries : 1980-2007
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U.S. Health Care Reform update
10. Australian Policy Online
11. CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - August 2009

Have a great week!
Gilles

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Gilles Séguin

Canadian Social Research Links
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net


E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. Guaranteed Income in Canada - A Workshop (Ottawa - October 1-2)
(BIEN [Basic Income Earth Network] Canada)

Income Security for All Canadians:
the Potential for a Guaranteed Income Framework for Canada
Workshop
October 1-2, 2009 (Ottawa)
- includes an online registration form and links to accommodation in Ottawa
"The purpose of this workshop is to share perspectives and build understandings about approaches to Guaranteed Income. BIEN Canada believes that such sharing will aid the continued growth and mobilization of a network of individuals and organizations in Canada committed to realizing an expanded basic/guaranteed income system for Canada, and thus to realizing income security for all Canadians. The workshop is designed to both inform and engage participants in discussion of a variety of approaches and models for achieving Guaranteed Income and universal income security. The target audience includes “first voice” persons (those with the lived experience of poverty), academics and researchers, social justice movements, community organizations, social and economic policy analysts, and government officials and politicians."

Program (PDF - 137K, 3 pages)
Updated to August 16, 2009

Background paper:

Income Security for All Canadians:
Understanding Guaranteed Income
(PDF - 181K, 12 pages)
This paper provides an introduction to guaranteed or basic income, highlighting the policy debates and the history of the idea in Canada. Participants in the BIEN Canada Ottawa conference should read this paper to provide context for the detailed policy discussions and conversations of the conference.

Sponsored by
Basic Income Earth Network Canada (BIEN Canada) - [website under development]
Hosted by:
Citizens for Public Justice

Related links:

The Canadian Social Research Links
Guaranteed Annual Income Links page:
[ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm ]
...contains over 100 links to information about guaranteed annual income or basic income initiatives in Canada and elsewhere in the world.
NOTE:
in the yellow box near the top of that page, you'll find a link to Guaranteed Annual Income: A Supplementary Paper (1994), which was part of the Social Security Review collection of reports.
I highly recommend this excellent report as a complement to the above background paper.

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In the U.S.:

US Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Network
"... promotes the discussion of the basic income guarantee (BIG) in the United States.
BIG is a policy that would unconditionally guarantee at least a subsistence-level income for everyone."

US BIG Links to BIG Websites (145+ links)
This page contains links to websites with information about BIG. The pages differ considerably in their point of view. Some promote a BIG, some promote it as part of a larger strategy; some promote variations on the idea; some oppose it altogether. The fact that these websites are listed here is not considered a recommendation of their program, simply a location to find information.

USBIG NEWSLETTER VOL. 10, NO. 51 Winter 2009
This is the Newsletter of the USBIG Network (www.usbig.net), which promotes the discussion of the basic income guarantee (BIG) in the United States. BIG is a policy that would unconditionally guarantee at least a subsistence-level income for everyone.
Selected Content:
* The Eighth Congress of the USBIG Network: New York February 27-March 1
* The Effects of Alaska’s BIG on Growth and Equality in Alaska
* Alaska’s BIG Suffers from the Global Financial Crisis
*. The Income Security Institute
* New Issues of Basic Income Studies (journal)
* BIG News From Around the World (including CANADA)
* Recent and Upcoming Events
* Upcoming Events
* Recent Publications
* New Members / New Links
[ earlier issues of the newsletter - back to 2000 ]
To subscribe to the email version of this newsletter,
please email Karl@Widerquist.com

IncomeSecurityForAll.org
- a portal of information about BIG and the host site for the Income Security Institute; the Institute is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to education and research into income security through a Basic Income Guarantee.
- incl. links to:
* Home * Blog * Campaign * Institute (About) * Resources (history, articles, books, annual BIG Congress) * Events * Links * Contact us * Donate

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Globally:

Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN)
The Basic Income Earth Network was founded in 1986 as the Basic Income European Network. It expanded its scope from European to the Earth in 2004. It is an international network that serves as a link between individuals and groups committed to or interested in basic income, and fosters informed discussion of the topic throughout the world.
- incl. links to: * About BIEN * About Basic Income * NewsFlash * Congresses * Papers and Resources * Membership * Links * Contact

NewsFlash - newsletter
BIEN's NewsFlash is mailed electronically every two months to over 1,500 subscribers throughout the world.
Free subscription : send a request by email to bien@basicincome.org
The link above takes you to the main NewsFlash page, which includes links to almost 100 past issues
The latest issue of NewsFlash:
BIEN NEWSFLASH 57 June 2009 (PDF - 260K, 17 pages)
* Editorial * Tribute to Brian Barry * Events * Glimpses of National Debates * Publications * New Links * About BIEN

Other Relevant Websites
- incl. links to National Affiliates and general GAI/Basic Income resources

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

2. Not much of a national housing summit today without the feds at the table - August 19
(Michael Shapcott, Wellesley Institute)

What's new from the
Wellesley Institute Blog:

Not much of a national housing summit today without the feds at the table...
August 19, 2009
By Michael Shapcott
The federal decision to boycott today’s national housing summit in St Johns, NL (the second time in two years that the federal housing minister has refused to meet with provincial and territorial counterparts) left the remaining summiteers without much to say or do.

Related link:

Federal government once again
boycotts critical national housing summit
(PDF - 281K, 1 page)
13 August 2009

Source:
Wellesley Institute Blog
[ The Wellesley Institute ]

New research from the Wellesley Institute:
* Towards Effective Strategies in Harm Reduction Housing (July 2009)
* Keeping the Homeless Housed: An exploratory study of determinants of homelessness in the Toronto community (July 2009)

[ Recent Releases from the Wellesley Institute ]

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

3. Down But Not Out (homelessness) - Ronzig

Down But Not Out
RONZIG, Digital Photo Artist and social activist, ex homeless addict in Toronto explores people and places from a unique perspective emphasizing the lifestyle of those forgotten members of our society whose suffering has been neglected for too long and compares their circumstances with the accepted norm. His art, photography and commentary provide an exceptional opportunity to understand social trends in Toronto at the outset of the 21st century.
- incl. links to:
* What it means to be homeless * Poverty is the Primary Cause of Homelessness * The Political Scene * War * Death and Disease * Drugs Addiction * Society * Chat with Ronzig * Public Speaking * Videos * Contact-and-links * Our Best Hope * Events * Media

NOTE: The images that appear on the pages of the above site are, in the words of the artist, "...a multimedia merging of photography, computer manipulation and acrylic painting producing unique artwork". If you're impressed as I was with the originality and beauty of Ronzig's photographic art, the link below will take you to a whole collection of similar work by the same artist.

Ronzig's Photographic Art Portfolio - incl. links if you wish to order prints
["My Best Work" - samples of Ronzig's photos]
[ Ronzig's Facebook page ]

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Videos by Ronzig about homelessness & related issues - NEW!
- incl. links to a collection of YouTube videos created by Ronzig for the Recession Relief Coalition covering public forums rallies, protests and media release meetings. Recession Relief Coalition videos that are longer than the YouTube 10 minute limit are on the Vimeo multi player just below the YouTube player and below that is a second YouTube multi player with all of Ronzig's YouTube videos on it.

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

4. Media roundup - mostly Ontario (from Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre in Toronto)

* Nate Laurie’s fantastic piece August 19 on Ontario's broken social assistance system:
http://www.thestar.com/article/682686

*Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario
says full-day learning is not full-day kindergarten:

http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/August2009/20/c6470.html

* Don Drummond (Chief Economist, TD Economics) reminds us that the recession is not over:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2009/08/17/ottawa-association-of-municipalities-of-ontario-conference-watson-drummond.html

* Canadian Medical Association report linking recession to health problems:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/08/17/cma-health017.html

* CIBC says unemployment duration only 15 weeks – means no jobless recovery if they’re right:
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2009/08/19/unemployment-cibc.html

* Toronto’s economy in a deep slump:
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2009/08/20/toronto-economy-in-deep-slump-city-report-shows-really-scary.aspx

* Kingston Whig-Standard reports on one of the presentations given at the Queen's International Institute on Social Policy this week:
http://www.kingstonwhigstandard.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1705704

* Hidden homelessness in the Sault:
http://saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1706169

* Backpack program in Kingston :
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1707489

* Backpacks and other efforts to help kids in need in St. Catherines:
http://www.scstandard.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1706225

* Backpacks also being sought in Edmonton :
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090819/national/school_food_banks_1

* From Nelson, BC, a piece on the HST and its impact on seniors:
http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/nelsonstar/news/53734077.html

* A very short piece on harmonizing GST and PST – from Manitoba , but discusses other provinces:
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/~ASSETS/DOCUMENT/Manitoba_Pubs/2009/FF_HST_081309.pdf

* The problem of deepening deflation:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2009/08/19/deflation-deepens/

* Feds say stimulus cash is to flow this week:
http://www.thestar.com/article/682426

* Info on Feds’ new northern development strategy:
http://portagedailygraphic.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1706813

Inequality in US growing, and worse than in the Great Depression:
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/media-consortium-blog/2009/08/weekly-audit-depression-era-inequality

And, a new research report says that, should a zombie attack occur, civilization will likely collapse:
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/08/18/zombie-attack-infection-model-research.html

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Thanks to Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) for sharing these media links. Visit the ISAC website for a large collection of Ontario resources.
The Income Security Advocacy Centre works with and on behalf of low income communities in Ontario to address issues of income security and poverty.

5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Consumer Price Index, July 2009 - August 19
--- Leading indicators, July 2009 - August 19

Selected content from
The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

August 19, 2009
Consumer Price Index, July 2009
Consumer prices fell 0.9% in the 12 months to July 2009, following a 0.3% decrease in June. Excluding energy, the Consumer Price Index rose 1.8% year over year in July. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.3% from June to July.

Leading indicators, July 2009
The composite leading index rose 0.4% in July, after small declines in May and June were revised up to no change. The increase in July was the first advance since August 2008, just before the turmoil in global financial markets deteriorated significantly.

The Daily Archives - select a year and month from the drop-down menu to view releases in chronological order
[ Statistics Canada ]

- 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 (Toronto) - August 24

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

August 24, 2009

AMO delegates support call for Federal child care funding
19 Aug 09
- Press release from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario supporting the call for Federal funding for child care in Ontario.

Does preschool education policy impact infant/toddler care?
19 Aug 09
- Policy brief from NIEER looking at the effect of pre-K expansion in the United States on infant and toddler care.

Early care and education quality and child outcomes
19 Aug 09
- Policy brief from Child Trends looking at the relationship strength between early care and education quality and child development across multiple studies.

A qualitative study of early childhood educator’s beliefs about key preschool classroom experiences
19 Aug 09
- Study found in Early Childhood Research and Practice examining ECE’s beliefs about getting children ready for kindergarten in public, private and family programs.

About Canada: Childcare
24 Jun 09
- Just published – a new book co-authored by CRRU director Martha Friendly and University of Manitoba Sociologist Susan Prentice.

With our best future in mind: Implementing early learning in Ontario
17 Jun 09 - Report to the Premier of Ontario from Charles Pascal, the Premier's Special Advisor on Early Learning.

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE »

child care in the news


·
Are lazy husbands to blame for low birth rates?
[CA] 19 Aug 09

· Groves may face a public grilling
[AU] 18 Aug 09

· Special needs kids may lose taxpayer-funded daycare
[CA-BC] 18 Aug 09

· Who will step up to fight for families? [CA] 16 Aug 09

· Babies make comeback - except in Canada [CA] 14 Aug 09

· No babies?
29 Jun 08

more CC IN THE NEWS »

Related Links:

Subscribe to the CRRU email announcements list
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.

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

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

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
- 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 content from the Poverty Dispatch:

August 21:
Measurement of the U.S. Unemployment Rate
Violence Against the Homeless - Florida
State Minimum Wages Tied to Inflation
Stimulus Funding for Food Stamp System - Kentucky
Point in Time Homeless Count - Oklahoma City, OK
Healthy San Francisco Plan

August 20:
Poverty Rate and Poverty Measurement - U.S.
Utah Poverty Report
State Spending on Safety Net Programs - Rhode Island
Homeless Youths and Health Insurance Coverage - Colorado
Poverty Rate and Poverty Measurement - India

August 19:
Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program - Indiana
Medicaid Fraud and Waste Audit - Utah
SeniorCare Prescription Drug Program - Wisconsin
Inmate Farming and Food Bank Work-training Programs
School Lunch Programs

August 18:
Homeless Women and Families
Health Care and the Homeless - Nashville, TN
Unemployment and Home Foreclosures
Low-income Workers and Banking - New York City

August 17:
State Budgets and Cuts to Services
Subsidized School Meal Programs
Application Process for Jobless Benefits - Texas
Health Insurance Plan Enrollment - Wisconsin
Children’s Health Insurance Coverage - California

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please send an email request
(mention the "Poverty Dispatch") to
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Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to dispatches back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

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

- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

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

8. United States Health Care Reform update - August 23

Comparison of Canadian and American health care systems
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Government and private health and public policy analysts have compared the health care systems of Canada and the United States. The U.S. spends much more on health care than Canada, both on a per-capita basis and as a percentage of GDP. In 2006, per-capita spending for health care in the U.S. was US$6,714; in Canada, US$3,678. The U.S. spent 15.3% of GDP on health care in that year; Canada spent 10.0%. In 2006, 70% of health care spending in Canada was financed by government, versus 46% in the United States. Total government spending per capita in the U.S. on health care was 23% higher than Canadian government spending, and U.S. government expenditure on health care was just under 83% of total Canadian spending (public and private).
NOTE:
1. Click "External Links" on the Wikipedia page for comparisons of several aspects of health insurance in Canada and the U.S. (e.g. insurance coverage, wait times)
2. Click "References"on the Wikipedia page for a collection of links to dozens and dozens of free online resources.

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Thousands From Canada And Europe Praise Their National Health Care On Global Message Board
August 21, 2009
By| Matthew Palevksy
Yesterday, global online advocacy network Avaaz.org attempted to inject a dose of reality into the heated debate over health care reform by launching an interactive database of user-submitted health care stories from Canada, the UK, and other countries with national health care systems. (...) Of the nearly five thousand comments made on the site in a recent 24-hour period, the vast majority express one of two things: gratitude towards their government for relieving the fear that comes with not having medical coverage, and dismay at the dishonest debate in the US. Criticism of national health care is all but missing.
Source:
Huffington Post

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Does Canada's Health Care System Need Fixing?
by Sarah Varney
August 10, 2009
Amid the debate about reforming heath care in the United States, it's tough to turn on your television these days without hearing a political ad condemning the Canadian health care system. (...) In many ways, Canada is confronting some of the same problems as the U.S. — anxiety over how to pay for its aging baby boomers, a shortage of primary care doctors, and too many people who overuse hospital emergency departments. But what Canadians don't worry about is losing their health insurance or going bankrupt because of an injury or illness.
Source:
National Public Radio (NPR)

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8 FACTS AND 8 MYTHS ABOUT HEALTH CARE REFORM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6296060
Source:
Democratic Underground

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From the Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion - Paris

U.S. Health Care Reform
NOTE : Click this link to CERC Bulletin N° 186 and then
scroll to the bottom portion of the bulletin for links to the following articles and studies.
. Better coverage for children, Families USA, Washington, Talking about health care reform, August, 4 p.
. The case for real health care reform, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, June, 17 p.
. Expanded subsidies are essential to health reform, Economic Policy Institute, Washington,August, 5 p.
. Health care and the middle class : More costs and less coverage, The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, July, 21 p.
. How we can pay for health care reform, The Urban Institute, Washington, July, 33 p.
. Out-of-pocket expenses : Americans shoulder the burden of growing health care costs, Health reform.gov, Washington, 3 p.
. Realities of health policy in North America : Government is the problem, not the solution, The Fraser Institute, Ottawa, 24 p.
. Rite of passage ? Why young adults become uninsured and how new policies can help, 2009 update, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, August, 22 p.
. Suburban poverty and the health care safety net, L. E. Felland, J. R. Lauer and P. J. Cunningham, Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, Research brief, n° 13, July, 12 p.
. Who are the uninsured ? An analysis of America's uninsured population, their characteristics and their health, J. E. O'Neill and S. M. O'Neill, Employment Policies Institute, Washington, 48 p.
. Why paying for health care reform is difficult and essential : Numbers and rules, H. J. Aaron, The Brookings Institution, Washington, The New England Journal of Medicine, 3 p.

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

9. Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected content from July 2009
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The emperor's new suit : Global poverty estimates reappraised
--- An exploratory analysis of financial difficulties among those living below the poverty line in Ireland
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A path-dependent poverty measure
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A portrait of the youth labor market in 13 countries : 1980-2007
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U.S. Health Care Reform update

From the Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion - Paris
Conseil de l'emploi, des revenus et de la cohésion sociale - CERC [version française]

Selected content from CERC Bulletin N°186 (August 24, 2009)
(Click on this link to see the complete list of studies in that issue...)

The emperor's new suit : Global poverty estimates reappraised (PDF - 354K, 66 pages)
July 2009
By S. Reddy
Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis
Summary : The recent revision of the World Bank’s global poverty estimates based on a new $1.25 (2005 PPP) poverty line underlines their unreliability and lack of meaningfulness. It is very difficult to justify various aspects of the Bank’s approach. In the short term, less weight should be given to the Bank’s poverty estimates in monitoring the first MDG. In the longer term, a solution to the observed problems requires adopting an altogether different method. Such an alternative exists but requires global institutional coordination. Until it is implemented, the crisis in the monitoring of global consumption poverty can be expected to intensify.
Geographical area : International data

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An exploratory analysis of financial difficulties among those living below the poverty line in Ireland (PDF - 632K, 92 pages)
July 2009
By S. Stamp
Combat Poverty Agency, Dublin
Geographical area : Ireland

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A path-dependent poverty measure
[Click "Download PDF paper" - 229K, 27 pages]
July 2009
By L. Ceriani,
Centre for Research on the Public Sector
Econpubblica, Milano
Summary : The paper provides the axiomatic characterization of a new poverty measure, the path-dependent poverty index. This is a two period index taking into account not only individuals current and past deprivation levels, but also the relative position with respect to their previous income status. Given two populations with the same distribution of incomes, path-dependent poverty is higher for the population where all individuals experienced an income fall. Not only they are poor, they also feel the pain for their loss. The new index is illustrated with an application to EU countries.
Geographical area : Europe

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A portrait of the youth labor market in 13 countries : 1980-2007, (PDF - 316K, 19 pages)
July 2009
By G. Martin, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, Monthly Labor Review, July, 18 p., (2009).
Zone géographique / Geographical area : Données internationales / International data
- includes data for Canada and the U.S.

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U.S. Health Care Reform
NOTE : Click this link to CERC Bulletin N° 186 and then
scroll to the bottom portion of the bulletin for links to the following articles and studies.
. Better coverage for children, Families USA, Washington, Talking about health care reform, August, 4 p.
. The case for real health care reform, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, June, 17 p.
. Expanded subsidies are essential to health reform, Economic Policy Institute, Washington,August, 5 p.
. Health care and the middle class : More costs and less coverage, The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, July, 21 p.
. How we can pay for health care reform, The Urban Institute, Washington, July, 33 p.
. Out-of-pocket expenses : Americans shoulder the burden of growing health care costs, Health reform.gov, Washington, 3 p.
. Realities of health policy in North America : Government is the problem, not the solution, The Fraser Institute, Ottawa, 24 p.
. Rite of passage ? Why young adults become uninsured and how new policies can help, 2009 update, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, August, 22 p.
. Suburban poverty and the health care safety net, L. E. Felland, J. R. Lauer and P. J. Cunningham, Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, Research brief, n° 13, July, 12 p.
. Who are the uninsured ? An analysis of America's uninsured population, their characteristics and their health, J. E. O'Neill and S. M. O'Neill, Employment Policies Institute, Washington, 48 p.
. Why paying for health care reform is difficult and essential : Numbers and rules, H. J. Aaron, The Brookings Institution, Washington, The New England Journal of Medicine, 3 p.

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CERC Bulletin - links to all CERC semi-monthly bulletins
Subscribe - To be informed of CERC activities and to receive the bulletin

Online Information Service
Information and online resources organized under five themes: Poverty * Social minima * In-work benefits * Minimum wage * Unemployment and return to work .
- includes links and resources for Canada...
HINT: click on the links in the right-hand margin of each theme page for more content

CERC Bulletins/Reports/Studies/Working papers
- Click on the links in the left margin of the CERC website home page for access to a large collection of online resources

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

10. Australian Policy Online

Australian Policy Online (APO)
APO is a news service and library specialising in Australian public policy reports and articles from academic research centres, think tanks, government and non-government organisations. The site features opinion and commentary pieces, video, audio and web resources focussed on the policy issues facing Australia. [ About APO ]
NOTE : includes links to the latest APO research; the five most popular downloads of the week
appear in a dark box in the top right-hand corner of each page, and the downloads vary depending on the topic you select.

New Research : Social Policy | Poverty
- topics include:
* Community * Cultural diversity * Families & households * Gender & sexuality * Immigration & refugees * Population * Poverty * Religion & faith * Social problems * Welfare * Youth

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

11. CRINMAIL - August 2009
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

Latest issues of CRINMAIL:

20 August 2009 - CRINMAIL 1101
* UN: Asia and Pacific database on education launched [publication]
* YEMEN: Child trafficking to increase in Ramadan [news]
* PERU: Inter-American Commission accepts complaint against State [news]
* AUSTRALIA: Concerns over male circumcision [news]
* BURKINA FASO: Some parents refuse testing children for HIV [news]
* BELGIUM: New Approaches Towards Human Trafficking in the EU: Raising Awareness and Developing Integrated Action [event]
**NEWS IN BRIEF**

18 August 2009 - CRINMAIL 1100
* CRC: 52nd session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child [event]
* COLOMBIA: Armed recruitment of children forces indigenous off their land [news]
* CROATIA: Homophobic school text books 'discriminatory', says rights body [news]
* VIEWPOINT: Serious implementation of human rights standards requires benchmarking indicators [publication]
* AUSTRIA: International Symposium-Childhood and Society III: Freedom? Equal recognition. Participation! [event]
* EMPLOYMENT: Plan
**NEWS IN BRIEF**
**QUIZ**

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Earlier issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 200+ 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.

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

- 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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Cheers!
Gilles

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Classified Ads from Newspapers

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    * 1 man, 7 woman hot tub -- $850/offer
    * Amana washer $100. Owned by clean bachelor who seldom washed.
    * Snow blower for sale...only used on snowy days.
    * Free puppies...part German shepherd part dog
    * 2 wire mesh butchering gloves, 1 5-finger, 1 3-finger, pair: $15
    * Tickle Me Elmo, still in box, comes with it's own 1988 Mustang, 5L, auto, excellent condition $6800
    * Cows, calves never bred... also 1 gay bull for sale.
    * 83 Toyota hunchback -- $2000
    * Star Wars Job of the Hut -- $15
    * Free puppies: Cocker Spaniel - sneaky neighbor's dog
    * Free Yorkshire Terrier. 8 years old. Unpleasant little dog.
    * German Shephard. 85 lbs. Neutered. Speaks German. Free.
    * Full sized mattress. 20 yr warranty. Like new. Slight urine smell.
    * Free 1 can of pork & beans with purchase of 3 BR 2 BTH home.
    * For sale: Lee MAjors (6 Million Dollar Man) - $50
    * Nordic Track $300 - hardly used - call Chubbie
    * Bill's Septic Cleaning - "We Haul American Made Products"
    * Shakespeare's Pizza - free chopsticks
    * Found: Dirty white dog...looks like a rat... been out while... better be a reward.
    * Hummels - largest selection ever - "If it's in stock, we have it!"
    * Get a Little John: The traveling urinal - holds 2 bottles of beer.
    * Harrisburg Postal Employees Gun Club
    * Georgia peaches - California grown - 89 cents/lb.
    * Nice parachute - never opened - used once - slightly stained
    * Free: Farm kittens. Ready to eat.
    * American flag - 60 stars - pole included - $100
    * Tired of working for only $9.75 per hour? We offer profit sharing and flexible hours. Starting pay: $7 - $9 per hour.
    * Notice: To person or persons who took the large pumpkin on highway 87 near southridge storage. Please return the pumpkin and be checked. Pumpkin may be radioactive. All other plants in vicinity are dead.
    * Exercise equipment: Queen size mattress & box spring - $175.
    * Our sofa seats the whole mob - and it's made of 100% Italian leather.
    * Joining nudist colony, must sell washer & dryer - $300.
    * Lawyer says client is not that guilty.
    * Alzheimer's center prepares for an affair to remember
    * Ground beast: 99 cents/lb.
    * Gas cloud clears out Taco Bell.
    * Bar S Sliced Balogna - Regular or Tasty - save 30 cents on 2
    * Open house - Body Shapers Toning Salon - free coffee & donuts
    * Kellogg's Pot Tarts - $1.99/box
    * Fully cooked boneless smoked man - $2.09/lb

Source:
http://www.dreamhaven.org/~data/humor/classads.html

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And, in closing...

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The 50 Funniest Internet Infographics
http://coedmagazine.com/2009/08/19/the-50-funniest-internet-infographics/

Do you dress like a Douchebag?
http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/pizzler/flowchart.jpg

Online Stopwatch / Countdown Timer
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/

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NOTE: This week's newsletter is one day late because I spent some quality time with my son fishing at the cottage.
It was wonderful except for the fact that he put on a fishing clinic, to coin a phrase. 
For two of our three days on the water, he was pulling in one monster smallmouth bass after another, while I drowned worms at the other end of our little twelve-foot aluminum boat.
Sigh. 
All in all, however, it was a GREAT three days!

To compensate for the delay in  sending out this issue of the
Canadian Social Research Newsletter,  next week's issue will be available at half-price.
(;-D

Cheers!
Gilles