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January 25, 2009

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian content

1.    Work-Life Conflict in Canada in the New Millennium (Health Canada) - last of six reports released January 21
2. Annuaire de statistiques sur l’inégalité de revenu et le faible revenu, édition 2008 (Institut de la statistique du Québec) - December 2008
3. What's new from the Vanier Institute of the Family:
--- The Current State of Canadian Family Finances : 2008 Report - January 2009
--- Work/Family Balance: What do we Really Know? - January 15
--- Family Life and Work Life: An Uneasy Balance - January 15
--- Fascinating Families (issue #14) - January 15
4. 2008 Vancouver Homeless Count (Metro Vancouver) - September 2008
5. Federal Budget 2009:
--- Alternative Federal Budget 2009: Beyond the Crisis (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 23
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Need and stimulus in harmony (Globe and Mail) - January 20
6. Ola! January 2009 (online magazine) - Citizens for Public Justice
7.
What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Age and Earnings - January 23
--- Minimum Wage- January 23
--- Income and psychological distress: The role of the social environment - January 21
--- Métis in Canada: Selected findings of the 2006 Census
--- Immigrants in Canada who work in a language other than English or French
--- The impact of working in a non-official language on the occupations and earnings of immigrants in Canada

8. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 21

International  content

9. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
10. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
11. CRINMAIL (January 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

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. Work-Life Conflict in Canada in the New Millennium - last of six reports released January 21
(Health Canada)

Get 'family-friendly,' or recession will last longer
Employers, government must repair work-life balance, major study concludes
By Kathryn May
January 22, 2009
OTTAWA — Canada may not pull out of an economic slump unless governments and employers deal with the crushing workloads that are forcing a growing number of Canadians to delay or have fewer children, says a leading expert in balancing work and family life.
Source:
The Ottawa Citizen

Report:

Work-Life Conflict in Canada in the New Millennium:
Key Findings and Recommendations From The 2001 National Work-Life Conflict Study
Report Six

December 2008 (PDF file date)
By Dr. Linda Duxbury and Dr. Chris Higgins
Complete report:
HTML version
PDF version
(2.6MB, 76 pages)

Executive Summary
The 2001 National Work-Life Conflict Study and the reports produced from this research to date have given business and labour leaders, policy-makers and academics an objective 'big picture' view of this issue. This report, the last in the series of six reports, provides a summary of the key findings and recommendations coming from this research program.

Earlier reports in this series:

Report One: The 2001 National Work-Life Conflict Study
March 2002
- puts the series into context by describing the sample of employees who participated in the research and examining the various risk factors associated with work-life conflict.

Report Two: Work-life Conflict in Canada in the New Millennium: A Status Report
October 2003
- makes the business case for change by looking at how high levels role overload, work to family interference, family to work interference, caregiver strain and spillover from work to family affect employers, employees and their families.

Report Three: Exploring the Link between Work-Life Conflict and the Use of Canada's Health Care System
March 2004
- focuses on how work-life conflict affects Canada's health care system (i.e. quantifies the system demands associated with high work-life conflict and attempts to put some kind of dollar value on how much it costs Canada to treat the health consequences of such conflict).

Report Four: Who Is at Risk? Predictors of High Work-Life Conflict
September 2005
- identifies key risk factors for role overload, work interferes with family, family interferes with work and caregiver strain.

Report Five: Reducing Work-Life Conflict: What Works? What Doesn't?
August 2008
- examines what employers, employees and their families can do to reduce work-life conflict.

Source:
Health Canada
[ The survey was commissioned by Health Canada
to examine how Canadians are coping with the demands of their work and family lives. ]

- Go to the Work-Life Balance Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/work_life_balance.htm

2. Annuaire de statistiques sur l’inégalité de revenu et le faible revenu, édition 2008 - December 2008
(Institut de la statistique du Québec)

[ Pour la version en français des liens ci-dessous, voir la page de
liens de recherche sociale au Québec
: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm. ]

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What's new from the
Institut de la statistique du Québec
:
[
link to the English Home Page]

Annuaire de statistiques sur
l’inégalité de revenu et le faible revenu, édition 2008
(PDF - 1.4MB, 190 pages)
[ annual statistics on income inequality and low income in Quebec, Ontario and Canada ]
December 2008
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NOTE: this report is available in French only.
Read the abstract below to get a sense of the content of this report, and then click the link above and use Google Language Tools to translate the text and tables for you.
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Abstract:
The income inequality and low income of families and individuals are themes for which statistical information is necessary for society in general, and, in particular, for public policy makers. In fact, it is essential to observe the economic situation of the population in order to make social policies capable of reducing inequality and improving the fate of those less fortunate. To this end, this publication mainly presents a collection of some one hundred detailed tables, and provides figures on the historical evolution of the indicators commonly used to measure income inequality and low income. The statistics in these tables are based on different units of analysis (family units or persons) and on various income concepts (after-tax income, market income or total income). Their universes are defined geographically (Québec, the provinces and Canada, the administrative regions and the regional county municipalities of Québec) and sociodemographically (age, sex, education level, labour market participation, main source of income and family type). The publication includes an analysis that shows the evolution of the indicators since the last three decades and a guide on the concepts and methods used.

Table of contents (unofficial translation):
Chapter 1 - Analysis (income inequality, low income) [incl. comparison of Quebec, Ontario and Canada]
Chapter 2 - Data, definitions and methodological notes [incl. info about indicators of inequality and low income used in Quebec, Ontario and Canada]
Chapter 3 - Detailed tables on income inequality (35 tables) and low income (58 tables)
[Click the "Annuaire" link above to access the complete report.]

Detailed Excel Tables on Income Inequality and Low Income
This web page makes available a collection of over 400 detailed statistical tables on income inequality and low income in Québec, the provinces, Canada, and in the regional county municipalities and administrative regions of Québec.

Source:
Living Conditions and Well-being
- includes links to English descriptions of over two dozen reports (all in French only, but some with English highlights pages) filed under the following categories:
* Literacy * Inequality and Poverty * Day care * The Elderly * Social Data * Social Portrait * Spousal violence * Family violence
[ Publications by statistical sector ]
[ Institut de la statistique du Québec:
The mission of the Institut de la statistique du Québec is to provide reliable, relevant and objective statistical information on the socioeconomic evolution of Québec. It is also responsible for conducting statistical surveys of general interest. Thus, the Institut, via the production of quality statistics supporting the public debate, plays a preponderant role in Québec society. ]

- Go to the Québec Links (English) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm
- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Poverty Measures - Canadian Resources page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty.htm
- Go to the Social Statistics Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

3. What's new from the Vanier Institute of the Family:
--- The Current State of Canadian Family Finances : 2008 Report - January 2009
--- Work/Family Balance: What do we Really Know? - January 15
--- Family Life and Work Life: An Uneasy Balance - January 15
---
Fascinating Families (issue #14) - January 15

Recent releases from The Vanier Institute of the Family:

Already-Stressed Family Budgets To Take The Brunt Of Recession (PDF - 21K, 2 pages)
News Release
OTTAWA, January 22, 2009
A Vanier Institute of the Family study released today predicts the effects of the current economic downturn will be felt around the kitchen table for years to come. In the 10th edition of its seminal study The Current State of Family Finances – 2008 Report, the Institute puts the current situation into context and finds that it has taken Canadian families a long time to recover from past recessions.

Highlights (PDF - 23K, 1 page)
- Recessions are very hard on families.
- Debt loads are in the danger zone.
- Spending and debt rise much faster than incomes.
- The wealth that went up has now come down.
- Unattached individuals aged 18-64 are the forgotten poor.
- Family Finances report celebrates its 10th anniversary

Complete report:

The Current State of Canadian Family Finances : 2008 Report (PDF - 668K, 29 pages)
January 2009
by Roger Sauvé
People Patterns Consulting

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Work/Family Balance: What do we Really Know? (PDF - 272K, 29 pages)
By Jacques Barrette, Ph.D.
January 15, 2009
The last two decades has seen a proliferation of research on the nature, scope and, implications of work/family confl ict. This paper reviews much of this research and endeavours to (1) explain the fundamental causes of the work/family confl ict, (2) demonstrate the impacts of this imbalance on families and organizations, (3) discuss the challenges families face, and (4) present possible strategies to improve the situation.

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Family Life and Work Life: An Uneasy Balance (PDF - 272K, 29 pages)
By Roger Sauvé
January 15, 2009
Families are changing and so are the organizations for which theywork. Families need and want thework that employers provide and employers need theworkers to produce goods and services for sale and distribution. It is a two-way street. This report highlights the dynamic relationship between these two entities and examines whether or not Canadians are achieving an acceptable balance between family life and work life. The result seems to be an uneasy balance.

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Fascinating Families (PDF - 83K, 1 page)
January 15, 2009
This issue of Fascinating Families is based on the above report, Family Life and Work Life: An Uneasy Balance

Earlier issues of Fascinating Families <=== links to 13 issues back to October 2007
Fascinating Families is a web feature that builds on VIF’s expertise in monitoring family trends and in making complex statistics accessible and understandable to a wide audience. Published on the 15th of each month, Fascinating Families highlights timely, family-related facts and uses a “family lens” to frame a brief discussion of the implications for families in Canada.

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Source:
Vanier Institute of the Family
The Vanier Institute of the Family, established in 1965 under the patronage of Their Excellencies Governor-General Georges P. Vanier and Madame Pauline Vanier, is a national, charitable organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of Canadian families. It is governed by a volunteer board with regional representation from across Canada.

- Go to the Children, Families and Youth Links (NGO) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnngo.htm
- Go to the Work-Life Balance Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/work_life_balance.htm

4. 2008 Vancouver Homeless Count - September 2008
(Metro Vancouver)

Metro Vancouver
Metro Vancouver comprises four separate corporate entities operating under one name;
it includes 22 member municipalities and one electoral area.

Homelessness in Vancouver
During the 1990's homelessness emerged as a major issue in communities across Canada. In Metro Vancouver, homelessness continues to be a complex and growing problem. The 2005 Homeless Count for Greater Vancouver showed that homelessness in the region doubled between 2002 and 2005. The Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH) formed and now includes over 40 members representing service providers, community-based organizations, business and all levels of government. The RSCH developed and oversees the implementation of the Regional Homelessness Plan for Greater Vancouver.

2008 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count
The 2008 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count took place during a 24-hour period on the night of Monday March 10th and the daytime of Tuesday, March 11th 2008. (...)
The purpose of the 2008 Homeless Count is to produce an updated estimate of the street and sheltered homeless, a demographic profile of this population, and identify trends in relation to previous counts. This information is then used to aid in service planning and inform policy development. Initial results indicated a total of 2,592 individuals enumerated, representing a 19% increase from the 2005 count and a 137% increase from the 2002 count. The final results now confirm a total of 2,660 homeless people; a 22% increase from 2005. The final report data was released September 16th, 2008.

Results of the 2008 Metro Vancouver
Homeless Count
(PDF - 1.1MB, 77 pages)
September 16, 2008

- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (D-W) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk3.htm
- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htm

5. Federal Budget 2009:
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Alternative Federal Budget 2009: Beyond the Crisis (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 23
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Need and stimulus in harmony (Globe and Mail) - January 20

Federal Budget 2009:

Five tests for Canada’s next federal budget
Press Release
January 23, 2009
OTTAWA— The January 27 federal budget will be one of the most important in Canada’s history and should meet five key tests, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). “What’s in this budget matters, more than ever,” says CCPA Senior Economist Marc Lee. “Canadians expect a budget that will stave off the worst of the current recession, keep and create jobs, and lay the groundwork for a fairer, greener, and more sustainable economy.”

More stimulus required in Tuesday’s budget
Editorial
January 23, 2009
News on Thursday of the government’s stimulus plans should come as a disappointment to Canadians. The Conservative’s continued underestimation of the economic crisis will force Canadians to suffer higher job losses and a longer recession than necessary.

Complete report:
Alternative Federal Budget 2009: Beyond the Crisis (PDF - 1.5MB, 151 pages)

Budget in Brief (PDF - 210K, 12 pages)

Version française:
Budget en bref - Alternative budgétaire pour le gouvernement fédéral 2009 (PDF - 236Ko., 13 pages)

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
The CCPA is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice.

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Need and stimulus in harmony
January 20, 2009
Putting money in the hands of low- and moderate-income Canadians as a way to stimulate spending is an idea with remarkably wide consensus. The big banks in Toronto believe in it. Economists in Western Canada believe in it. The poor apparently don't object, either. In the current situation, it makes more sense than broad-based middle-class tax cuts. Money spent on stimulus needs to stimulate. (Middle-class tax cuts wouldn't.) It should also improve Canada's long-term productivity, where possible (permanent tax cuts would), and it should not saddle taxpayers with a permanent budget deficit (the tax cuts might). And there's an onus on government to protect those who will be hardest hit in bad times.
Source:
Globe and Mail

- Go to the 2009 Canadian Government Budgets Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets.htm

6. Ola! January 2009 (online magazine)
(Citizens for Public Justice)

Ola! January 2009 (online magazine)
Table of Contents:
* Welcome to the January 2009 Ola!
* Poverty advocacy workshops
* A public justice vision for 2009
* CPJ’s Alternative Speech from the Throne
* Budget 2009 consultations
* Government stimulus must first remember those who have not
* Web features
* It’s not the Stanley Cup
* Loving thy neighbour: A biblical call to end poverty
* A deeper look at Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI): Can we pay people to do nothing?
* On Dignity
* Public justice internship 2009/2010 – apply now!
* International Development Week – February 1-7
* Justice Camp 2009
* A blessing

Subscribe to Ola!

Poverty Reduction Strategy needed in Budget 2009
December 17, 2008
In a letter to Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty (PDF - 207K, 4 pages), CPJ calls on the government to present a "visionary stimulus package" as part of the Federal Budget anticipated for January 27, 2009.

Vision to Action: Canada Without Poverty
Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance
(PDF - 329K, 7 pages)
Pre-Budget Consultations
August, 2008

Source:
Citizens for Public Justice
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.

- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm

7. What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Age and Earnings -
January 23
--- Minimum Wage- January 23
--- Income and psychological distress: The role of the social environment - January 21
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Métis in Canada: Selected findings of the 2006 Census - January 2009
--- Immigrants in Canada who work in a language other than English or French - January 2009
--- The impact of working in a non-official language on the occupations and earnings of immigrants in Canada - January 2009

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

January 23, 2009
Consumer Price Index, December 2008
Consumer prices rose 1.2% in the 12 months to December 2008, down from the 2.0% increase in November. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.4% from November to December.
[ The Consumer Price Index December 2008 ]

January 23, 2009
Perspectives on Labour and Income, January 2009 issue
Feature articles:
Age and earnings
* Highlights
* Full article: HTML | PDF
Abstract:
Traditional age-earnings profiles, based on cross-sectional data, typically follow an inverted U-shaped pattern with annual earnings peaking around middle age. With longitudinal data on hourly earnings, the picture changes considerably.

Minimum wage
* Full article: HTML | PDF
Abstract:
Most minimum-wage workers are women and young. The incidence of working for minimum wage declines sharply with age before rising slightly among those 55 and older. The latter could reflect some of the low-wage occupations in which a number of working seniors tend to be concentrated. This fact-sheet also contains information on other characteristics of minimum-wage workers.

Subscribe to Perspectives
Earlier issues of Perspectives
- links to hundreds of free articles!

January 21, 2009
Income and psychological distress: The role of the social environment
by Heather M. Orpana, Louise Lemyre and Ronald Gravel
* Full text of article in HTML
* PDF version of article
* News release in The Daily
A large body of research has focused on the poorer physical health of individuals with low income, and important differences in the mental health of these groups can also be observed. Much of this research, however, has been cross-sectional, making it difficult to determine whether low income or poor mental health comes first. As well, few studies have looked at this relationship in the Canadian context.
Source:
Health Reports, January 2009
A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research
[ More Health Reports: Browse by subject ]

January 20
Canadian Social Trends - January 2009 issue
The January 2009 issue of Canadian Social Trends, available today, contains three articles:
* Métis in Canada: Selected findings of the 2006 Census provides a demographic and socio-economic profile of the people who reported Métis as their Aboriginal identity in the most recent census. It examines the growth of the Métis population over the decade 1996 to 2006, as well as their housing conditions, languages, education, labour force participation and earnings.
* Immigrants in Canada who work in a language other than English or French
* The impact of working in a non-official language on the occupations and earnings of immigrants in Canada
Source:
Canadian Social Trends (incl. links to hundreds of articles)

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

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

8. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 21

From the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):

January 21, 2009

From idea to reality: Child care in Quebec
21 Jan 09
- Video clip of Pauline Marois speaking about the establishment of an affordable childcare system in Quebec. Video provided by CUPE.

Family life and work life: An uneasy balance
21 Jan 09
- Report from the Vanier Institute of the Family on how Canadians are balancing work and family life.

The state of the world’s children 2009: Maternal and newborn health
21 Jan 09
- Report from UNICEF on the world’s state of maternal and newborn health while underscoring the need to establish a comprehensive continuum of care for mothers, newborns and children.

Funding the future: Strategies for early childhood investment, costing and financing
21 Jan 09
- Annual notebook from the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development focusing on early childhood investment, finance and costs.

The child care transition: A league table of early childhood education and care in economically advanced countries
11 Dec 08
- UNICEF Innocenti Report Card 8 compares ECEC in wealthy countries; Canada ranks at the bottom of 25 countries, meeting only one of ten key benchmarks.

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE »

child care in the news

· Kindergarten of hard knocks could be harming kids [AU]
20 Jan 09

· Childcare ‘not just for women’ [GB]
20 Jan 09

· Sick kids: Send them to daycare or keep them home? [CA]
20 Jan 09

· Parents slugged extra for child care [AU]
19 Jan 09

· Non-profit buyers targeted for child care centres [AU]
14 Jan 09

· Child care needed [CA–NT]
14 Jan 09

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)

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

9. 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 twice a week
IRP compiles and distributes Poverty Dispatches twice a week. Each issue of the dispatch provides links to U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.
Each Dispatch lists links to current news in popular print media.

January 22, 2009
* States and Assistance Programs
* State Medicaid Programs
* Children's Health Insurance Coverage
* Joblessness and Unemployment
* People Living in Poverty - Kansas
* Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fighting Poverty
* Evaluating the Success of Anti-poverty Programs
* Global Poverty and Inequality
* Legal Aid Societies
* Colleges and Financial Aid
* State Minimum Wages
* Tax Refund Anticipation Loans

NOTE: There was no Poverty Dispatch for January 19.

Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to two dispatches a week back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

If you wish to receive Poverty Dispatches by e-mail,
please send a request to rsnell@ssc.wisc.edu

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

10. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content

APO Weekly Briefing
The content of this page changes each week, and it includes links to a few book/report reviews, about two dozen new reports, a few job ads and 60 events (mostly conferences) of interest to social researchers...
Source:
Australian Policy Online (APO) - home page
With nearly 120 member centres and institutes, Australian Policy Online offers easy access to much of the best Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online.
NOTE: the APO home page includes links to the five most popular reports on the APO website, and this list is updated each week.

APO Archive
The APO archive is grouped into 23 subject areas, with entries appearing in reverse chronological order.
* Ageing *Asia and the pacific * Citizenship and the law * Disability * Economics and trade * Education * Employment and workplace relations * The environment * Foreign policy and defence * Gender and sexuality * Health * Housing * Families and households * Immigration and refugees * Income, poverty and wealth * Indigenous * Media, communications and cultural policy * Politics and government * Population, multiculturalism and ethnicity * Religion and faith * Rural and regional * Science and technology * Social policy * Urban and regional planning * Youth

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

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

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):

22 January 2009 - CRINMAIL 1052
* US: Obama calls for 120-day halt to Guantanamo military commissions [news]
* SAUDI ARABIA: Row over child marriages continues [news]
* AFGHANISTAN: The Taliban and other armed groups must stop targeting and using children [news]
* INDIA: Delhi High Court orders probe into child trafficking [news]
* UNITED KINGDOM: Street work [training]
* AWARDS: Contributions to child rights - World Youth Summit
**NEWS IN BRIEF**

20 January 2009 - CRINMAIL 1051
* CRIN: Launch of our UN child rights map
* UNICEF: State of the World's Children 2009 - Maternal and Newborn Health [publication]
* EDUCATION: New website on the right to education [publication]
* UNITED KINGDOM: Battle won in enquiry into imprisoned girl [news]
* CROATIA: European Court agrees to hear case on Roma children [news]
* SPECIAL PROCEDURES: Upcoming Visits:
**NEWS IN BRIEF**

Earlier issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 300* 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 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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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The Top Ten Best
and Worst Phobias to Have

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The Top Ten Best Phobias to Have:
(by Joe Cassidy)

10.     Aichmophobia: The Fear of Pointed Objects
9.     Anglophobia: The Fear of England and its Culture
8.     Bogyphobia: The Fear of the Boogeyman
7.     Electrogeniphobia: The Fear of urinating during an electrical storm.
6.     Soceraphobia: The Fear of Parents-in-Law
5.     Arachibutyrophobia: The Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
4.     Francophobia: The Fear of the French
3.     Rhabdophobia: The Fear of being Beaten with a Stick
2.     Politicophobia: The Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians
1.     Coulrophobia: The Fear of Clowns

The top ten WORST phobias to have:

10.     Papaphobia: The Fear of the Pope
9.     Xylophobia: The Fear of Wooden Objects
8.     Hellenologophobia: The Fear of Complex Scientific Terms and Greek Terminology
7.     Porphyrophobia: The Fear of the color Purple
6.     Gymnophobia: The Fear of Nudity
5.     Ostraconophobia: The Fear of Shellfish
4.     Stasiphobia: The Fear of Walking
3.     Pantiphobia: The Fear of Everything
2.     Venustraphobia: The Fear of Beautiful Women
1.     Eurotophobia: The Fear of Female Genitalia


Source:
http://www.c4vct.com/kym/humor/10phobia.htm


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And, in closing...

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There's hope.
http://tinyurl.com/atouxr

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Dare to Dream.
http://tinyurl.com/95qquo

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There's no one as Irish as Barack OBama (video)
http://www.oneeyedparrot.org/obama.html

Moneygall is a small village in County Offaly, Ireland. It has a population of approximately 300 people, has a Roman Catholic church, five shops, a post office, a national school, a police station and two pubs.
President-elect of the United States Barack Obama's great-great-great grandfather, Falmouth Kearney, emigrated from Moneygall to New York City at the age of 19 in 1850 and eventually resettled in Tipton County, Indiana. Kearney's father had been the village shoemaker, then a wealthy skilled trade.