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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
February 26, 2006

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 1570 subscribers.
Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.


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IN THIS ISSUE:

1. Running on Empty: A Proposal to Improve City Finances - Commentary (C.D. Howe Institute) - February 2006
2. Advancing the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities 2005 (Government of Canada) - December 2005
3. The Fiscal Monitor for December 2005 (Finance Canada) - February 21
4.  Finding Common Ground on Child Care (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - February 2006
5. Citizens on the Web - Toronto
6.  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - New site!
7. What's New from Statistics Canada - February 22, 2006
--- Consumer Price Index, January 2006
--- Study: Aging, health and work, 2003

8.  British Columbia Budget 2006 - February 21, 2006
9. Analysis of Changes to the Ontario Disability Supports Program Earnings and Employment Supports (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - February 2006
10. Accessibility News - Online disability newsletter (Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services) - February 2006 issue
11. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto) - February 24

International Content

12. Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 23
13.
Major Savings and Reforms in the President's 2007 Budget (Office of Management and Budget - The White House) - February 2006
14. The Effects of Government Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty: 2004 (U.S. Census Bureau) - February 2006
15. Federal Aid to States for Fiscal Year 2004 (U.S. Census Bureau) - January 2006

Have a great  week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. Running on Empty: A Proposal to Improve City Finances (Commentary) - February 2006
(C.D. Howe Institute)

Running on Empty: A Proposal to Improve City Finances (PDF file - 237K, 36 pages) February 2006
"Canada’s cities already have adequate taxation powers to put their finances in order, says a new Commentary by the C.D. Howe Institute. Rather than resorting to new tax fields to raise revenue, cities should make greater, smarter use of existing fields like property taxes, user fees or excise taxes, says the Urban Issues study, Running on Empty: A Proposal to Improve City Finances. Written by Jack Mintz, President and CEO of the Institute, and Tom Roberts, C.D. Howe Fellow for 2004-05, the study says a sensible approach to municipal funding problems would be to:
1. shift most social service costs to the provinces;
2. pursue municipal property tax reforms to reduce the scope for tax competition and exportation;
3. raise more municipal revenue from user fees where reasonable; and
4. reduce provincial transfers to municipalities.
However, they note that Ontario and Alberta may be special cases, for differing reasons, where further alternatives could be considered.

Cities still waiting for financial help
February 25, 2006
"Toronto Mayor David Miller has long and properly argued that cities in Ontario are being unfairly forced to spend millions of dollars on welfare services, public health and other programs that should, by rights, be fully funded by the province. Surprisingly, Premier Dalton McGuinty agrees. And a new report this week from the C.D. Howe Institute came to the same conclusion."
Source:
The Toronto Star

- Go to the Municipalities Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/municipal.htm

2. Advancing the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities 2005 - December 2005
(Government of Canada)

Advancing the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities 2005
"...the Government of Canada’s third comprehensive report on disability in Canada."
December 2005

Executive Summary
HTML version
PDF version (458K, 6 pages)
Text version

Main Report
HTML version
PDF version (2.5MB, 99 pages)
Text Version

Earlier reports - this link to the home page of the website of Social Development Canada's Office for Disability Issues includes links to over a dozen reports, programs and other resources
Other disability publications
--- links to 20+ reports going right back to the 1981 Obstacles report

Source:
Office for Disability Issues
[Social Development Canada]

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Guide to Government of Canada Services for People with Disabilities
Lists more than 60 federal government resources for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, including information on employment, accessibility and education, health, income support and tax benefits.

Source:
Persons With Disabilities Online
A site where persons with disabilities, their family members, caregivers and service providers can access a full range of information on federal, provincial and territorial government disability-related programs and services in Canada.

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- Go to the Disability Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/disbkmrk.htm

3. The Fiscal Monitor for December 2005 - February 21
(Finance Canada)

The Fiscal Monitor
Highlights of financial results for December 2005

February 21, 2006
"December 2005: budgetary surplus of $1.0 billion
There was a budgetary surplus of $1.0 billion in December 2005, up $0.8 billion from December 2004. Total budgetary revenues rose $0.7 billion or 4.5 per cent, reflecting strong gains in personal income tax receipts..."

Earlier Monthly Editions of Fiscal Monitor 2005

Source:
Department of Finance Canada

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

4. Finding Common Ground on Child Care - February 2006
(Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

Finding Common Ground on Child Care (PDF file - 15K, 3 pages)
Ken Battle, Sherri Torjman and Michael Mendelson
February 2006
The proposed $1,200 Choice in Child Care Allowance is a stealth program that will in fact deliver smaller benefits than advertised. Caledon proposes that the federal government instead deliver the $1,200 through the tried and true Canada Child Tax Benefit.
Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy

Related Links:

Choice in Child Care Allowance - from the website of the Conservative Party of Canada
- incl. information on the Child Care Allowance, along with links to 20 news videos and articles about the Allowance.
Sample video:
December 12
News Conference, Rona Ambrose
NOTE: This is streaming video that you may not be able to access on a computer that's on a network either at the office or in a university. If you're interested in the area of child care and early learning, I highly recommend that you read the articles on the Conservative website...

Day Care in Canada - CBC News Indepth
February 24, 2006
It was first proposed in 1970 – a program that would provide affordable day care across the country. It was promised when Brian Mulroney and the Conservatives swept to power in 1984. And again four years later. By the time Jean Chrétien's Liberals did some political sweeping of their own in 1993, promises of a national day-care strategy had fallen victim to the realities of a government wallowing in debt. With budgetary knives sharpened and drawn, day care would have to wait..."
- be sure to check out the links down the right side of the page for interesting info* on day care and for links to five reports (under "External Links").
*for example:
Day care: cost to parents (Feb/05) - median cost per month to parents for full-time centre-based child care (and these have gone up since Feb/05 when the analysis was done.)
- according to the table, the median paid for full-time day care of a preschooler 3-5 yrs of age in Ontario is $541 - almost five-and-a-half times the amount of the Conservative Child Care Allowance.
Source:
CBC News Indepth
[ CBC.CA ]

Google Web Search Results : "Choice in Child Care Allowance"
Google News search Results : "Choice in Child Care Allowance"
Source:
Google.ca

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

5. Citizens on the Web - Toronto

Citizens on the Web - Toronto
- incl. links to : Events List - Animal Rights - Job Links - Tenant Help - Web Liberty - Links Page - Sports Links - E
lection Pages [ Toronto, Federal, Provincial ] - Mail Politicians - Poverty Links - Green Links - Education - Protest Archive - Globalization - Site News Blog

Sample site content:

Activist and Citizen News Sites
- links to several hundred alternative media sites and activist groups working locally (in Toronto), provincially (in Ontario), nationally (across Canada) and internationally (in other countries around the world).

Canadian Federal Election
- links to election resources and 400+ links to daily news articles about the 2006 federal election, from April 2005 right up to January of this year.

- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm
- Go to the 2006 Federal Election and General Political Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics.htm
- Go to the Socialist Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk2.htm

6. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - New site!


Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - New site!
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency. Established as a government-owned corporation in 1946 to address Canada’s post-war housing shortage, the agency has grown into a major national institution. CMHC is Canada’s premier provider of mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, housing policy and programs, and housing research

Site map - on one page, a quick look at everything that's on this enormous website...

CMHC for Consumers --- incl. links to : Buying a Home * Mortgage Loan Insurance * Renting a Home * Maintaining a Home * Renovating a Home * Programs & Financial Assistance (residential rehabilitation, emergency repair, home adaptation for seniors, etc.)

CMHC for Housing Industry Professionals and Community Groups --- CMHC contributes to the well-being of the housing sector by offering : Best practices in housing construction and design * Housing market trends and demographics * A wide variety of programs & financial assistance * Affordable housing strategies.

CMHC for Housing Finance Clients and International Clients --- CMHC is your proven business partner and strives to provide our housing finance clients with : Innovative mortgage loan insurance products & services * Effective default management and claims payment * Offering housing solutions to help countries around the world build better housing systems * Assisting Canadian companies to export goods and services.

Aboriginal --- Browse by Topic : On-Reserve, Off-Reserve and Northern Housing

CMHC Research Report Listings by Subject
- links to PDF files consisting of collections of reports that you can order from CMHC organized by subject, including Affordable Housing - Cooperative Housing - Healthy Housing - Homeless - Housing and Women - Housing for Older Canadians - Housing for Persons with Disabilities - Housing Rehabilitation - Self-Help Housing - Social Housing - more...
NOTE: the PDF files don't open if you're using Firefox v.1.0.7 <Boo, CMHC.> - try good ole Internet Explorer, if you must.

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Agreements on Affordable Housing

- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Agriculture to Finance) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk.htm
- Go to the First Nations Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htm

7. What's New from Statistics Canada - February 22, 2006
--- Consumer Price Index, January 2006
--- Study: Aging, health and work, 2003

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

February 22, 2006
Consumer Price Index, January 2006
Due to higher energy prices, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.5% more than in December 2005, the first monthly increase since September 2005. On a 12-month basis, the All-item CPI rose by 2.8% in January.

February 22, 2006
Study: Aging, health and work, 2003
"The people in Canada's labour force who were within 10 years of retirement in 2003 were generally in good or excellent physical and mental health, according to a new study. However, nearly half a million (19%) individuals aged between 50 and 69 had already left the labour force because of health-related reasons. Their loss is important because of rising concerns over a labour shortage in coming years as the baby-boom generation nears retirement and the growth in Canada's population slows. In 2002, 20% of workers were within 10 years of the median retirement age, double the proportion 15 years earlier."
The article "Aging, health and work" is available in the February 2006 online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 7, no. 2 (75-001-XIE, $6/$52)

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

8. British Columbia Budget 2006 - February 21, 2006

British Columbia Budget 2006 - February 21, 2006
- incl. links to all budget documents

Budget 2006 Concentrates on B.C.’s Children
News Release
February 21, 2006
"VICTORIA — Enhanced services for children and expanded skills training programs lead a range of new measures designed to keep British Columbia growing with confidence, Finance Minister Carole Taylor announced with the release of Balanced Budget 2006."

Budget 2006 Highlights
- see especially "Improving and Expanding Services for Children" and "Strengthening BC's Communities" for info about budget commitments in the areas of services for children ($421 million over four years), homeless people ($8 million) and clients of income (welfare) assistance ($16 million).

Ministry Service Plans
NOTE: go to the main BC Budget page for links to all Ministries' service plans (only a few are highlighted below)

Office of the Premier HTML | PDF (280KB)
Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation HTML | PDF (297KB)
Advanced Education HTML | PDF (363KB)
Agriculture and Lands HTML | PDF (434KB)
Attorney General
Law Reform, Justice, Legal Services to Government and
Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism HTML | PDF (335KB)
Children and Family Development HTML | PDF (436KB)
Community Services HTML | PDF (314KB)
Economic Development HTML | PDF (288KB)
Education HTML | PDF (384KB)
Employment and Income Assistance HTML | PDF (425KB)
Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources HTML | PDF (327KB)
Environment including Environmental
Assessment Office HTML | PDF (410KB)
Finance and Associated Entities HTML | PDF (361KB)
Forests and Range and Minister Responsible for Housing HTML | PDF (546KB)
Health HTML

BC Budgets for earlier years

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

9. Analysis of Changes to the Ontario Disability Supports Program (ODSP) Earnings and Employment Supports - February 2006
(Income Security Advocacy Centre)

Changes to the Ontario Disability Supports Program (ODSP) Earnings and Employment Supports
"On February 8th, the Province of Ontario announced changes to the earnings and employment support rules for recipients under the Ontario Disability Supports Program. "
- includes the two links below PLUS links to the government press release, backgrounders and the actual text of the regulatory amendments that changed the rules

Preliminary summary of changes (analysis by the Income Security Advocacy Centre)

Chart - Comparison of the treatment of income from work before and after the ODSP changes.

Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre
[found on the website of
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario - Welcome back, Barbara!]

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

10. Accessibility News - Online disability newsletter - February 2006 issue
(Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services)

From the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services:

Accessibility News - Online Newsletter (monthly)
February 2006 issue:
* Training Quadruples Productivity
* Visual Impairment in the Workplace
* Bloorview Kids Rehab: New Facility a Model of Accessibility
* Aging in Place
* CATCH: Selecting Assistive Technology for the Home
* Software Provider Offers Accessibility Options
* Seven Accessibility Mistakes
Newsletter Archive - back to November 2001

Source:
Paths to Equal Opportunity
[ Accessibility Ontario ]
[ Ministry of Community and Social Services ]

- Go to the Disability Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/disbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Ontario Government Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk.htm

11. What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - February 24
(University of Toronto)


What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - University of Toronto

Each week, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit disseminates its "e-mail news notifier", an e-mail message with a dozen or so links to new reports, studies and child care in the news (media articles) by the CRRU or another organization in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC). What you see below is content from the most recent issue of the notifier.

24-Feb-06

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WHAT’S NEW
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>> Can parents afford to work? Childcare costs, tax-benefit policies and work incentives
Report from the OECD calculates the net cost of purchasing centre-based childcare in OECD countries; identifies the “policy features that present barriers to work for parents.”

>> Final report: ELCC sector study
Report for the Government of Saskatchewan discusses existing levels of training and the training needs of the ELCC workforce in Saskatchewan.

>> Final report and recommendations of the Commission on Improving Work
Report for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Labour recommends raising the child care subsidy eligibility levels and the amount of subsidy.

>> Balanced Budget 2006
Budget from the Government of British Columbia restores funding to the Ministry of Children and Family Development.


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CHILD CARE IN THE NEWS
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>> Will we create rural child care options? [CA-NB]
by Petitpas-Taylor, Ginette / New Brunswick Times & Transcript , 23 Feb 06

>> Tories move quickly to scrap Liberal child-care plan [CA]
Canadian Press, 23 Feb 06

>> Conservative child care change 'huge disappointment': Higgins [CA-SK]
CBC News Online – Saskatchewan, 22 Feb 06

>> Parents looking for daycare fee solutions [CA-AB]
by Gill, Kevin / Jasper Booster, 22 Feb 06

>> PM vowing to ease daycare cash cut-off [CA]
by Whittington, Les & Gordon, Sean / Toronto Star, 22 Feb 06

>> Great disservice to toss agreements [CA]
by Savoie, Yves / Toronto Star, 21 Feb 06

>> Harper child care plan hits poor families, council told [CA-ON]
by Sher, Jonathan / London Free Press, 21 Feb 06

>> Immigrants hit hard by day-care shortage [CA-NS]
CBC News Online, 21 Feb 06

>> No Liberal child care deal, says Flaherty [CA]
by Weeks, Carly / CanWest News Service, 20 Feb 06

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This message was forwarded through the Childcare Resource
and Research Unit e-mail news notifier. For information on the
CRRU e-mail notifier, including instructions for (un)subscribing,
see http://www.childcarecanada.org
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Related Links:

What's New? - Canadian, U.S. and international resources
Child Care in the News - media articles
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info
Links to child care sites in Canada and elsewhere
CRRU Publications
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

Also from CRRU:

Towards a national system of early learning and child care
Regularly updated
NOTE: this is a large (and growing) collection that includes government and non-governmental reports, press releases, news articles and other documents dealing with the new federal-provincial-territorial arrangements for early learning and child care in Canada.

Current developments in Early Childhood Education and Care: Provinces and territories
Regularly updated

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

12. Poverty Dispatch Digest :
U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 23

POVERTY DISPATCH Digest
Institute for Research on Poverty - U. of Wisconsin
This digest offers dozens of new links each week to full-text articles in the U.S. media (mostly daily newspapers) on poverty, poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, and much more...
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a free e-mail service that consists of an e-mail message sent to subscribers each Monday and Thursday, containing a dozen or so links to articles dealing with the areas mentioned above. The weekly Canadian Social Research Links Poverty Dispatch Digest is a compilation, available online, of the two dispatch e-mails for that week --- with the kind permission of IRP.

Here's the complete collection of U.S. media articles in this week's Poverty Dispatch Digest:
(click the link above to read all of these articles)

February 23, 2006

Today's subjects include: Measuring Poverty // Effect of New Welfare Rules on States // Working Poor and State Income Taxes // English Immersion Education // American Indian College Students // Health Insurance – Indiana // Social Service Cuts – Brevard County, FL // School Vouchers - Milwaukee, WI // Access To Child Care – Maryland // School Dropouts – Indiana // Educational Achievement Gap – California

February 20, 2006

Today's subjects include: Reaction to Report on Welfare Programs and Poverty Levels // Welfare Reform - Opinion // Lessons in Welfare Reform from New York City - Wisconsin // University Costs, Financial Aid, and Poor Students - Wisconsin // Poverty Statistics - Peoria, IL, Dutchess County, NY, Clarke County, AL // Poor Hispanic Children and Child Welfare System - Texas // Child Care - New York, Brevard County, FL // Cuts in State Medicaid Program - Tennessee // Economic Disparity - Fresno, CA // Living Wage - Miami-Dade County, FL // Fate of Plan to Reduce Taxes on the Poor - Alabama

Each of the weekly digests offers dozens of links or more to media articles that are time-sensitive.
The older the link, the more likely it is to either be dead or have moved to an archive - and some archives [but not all] are pay-as-you-go.
[For the current week's digest, click on the POVERTY DISPATCH Digest link above]

The Poverty Dispatch weekly digest is a good tool for monitoring what's happening in the U.S.; it's a guide to best practices and lessons learned in America.

Subscribe to the Poverty Dispatch!
Send an e-mail message to John Wolf [ jwolf@ssc.wisc.edu ] to receive a plain text message twice a week with one to two dozen links to media articles with a focus on poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, health, Medicaid from across the U.S.
And it's free...

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

For the current week's digest, click on the POVERTY DISPATCH Digest link at the top of this section.
Recently-archived POVERTY DISPATCH weekly digests:

- February 16, 2006
- February 9
- February 2
- January 26
- January 19

POVERTY DISPATCH description/archive - weekly issues back to August 2005, 50+ links per issue
NOTE: this archive is part of the Canadian Social Research Links American Non-Governmental Social Research page.

- 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

13. Major Savings and Reforms in the President's 2007 Budget - February 2006
(Office of Management and Budget - The White House)

Office of Management and Budget Releases Major Savings and Reform Volume
Includes Details on the Budget’s Proposals to Restrain Spending
(PDF file - 38K, 1 page)
Press Release
February 9, 2006
"Today the Office of Management and Budget released the Major Savings and Reforms volume which provides further details of the 141 programs proposed for termination or reduction in the President’s FY 2007 Budget released on Monday. Last year Congress achieved $6.5 billion in savings by adopting 89 of the President’s 154 proposed program reductions and terminations. The Administration looks to continue that work with another successful year of trimming programs that are performing poorly or not national priorities."
Source:
Office of Management and Budget

Complete report:

Major Savings and Reforms in the President's 2007 Budget (PDF file - 2MB, 226 pages)
February 2006
- includes a 30% cut ($500 million cut in FY 2007 from the previous year's expenditure of $1.7 billion) to the Department of Health and Human Services' Discretionary Proposal Social Services Block Grant.
["The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) was established in 1981 to help States provide a broad range of social services to help needy families achieve economic self-sufficiency, to prevent or remedy neglect or abuse, and to secure institutional care, when appropriate. (...) SSBG overlaps with other Federal social service programs that serve low-income and needy families including Federal child care and child welfare programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and programs that provide services to the elderly.]"
Thanks, Dubya...

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

14. The Effects of Government Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty: 2004 - February 2006
(U.S. Census Bureau)

Calculating Poverty in U.S. Fuels Debate
February 21 2006
WASHINGTON -- Every year, the Census Bureau uses a 40-year-old formula to determine how many poor people there are in America, a method that many experts think was outdated years ago. The Census Bureau acknowledges the issue by also announcing alternative poverty rates based on different measurements of income and poverty. This approach has fueled an academic and political debate, but has yet to produce policy changes."
Source:
Los Angeles Times

Census Bureau Releases Income and Poverty Estimates
Reflecting Expanded Income Definitions

Press Release
February 14, 2006
A U.S. Census Bureau report, The Effects of Government Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty: 2004 was released today. The report provides alternative national poverty rates that range from 8.3 percent, using a more comprehensive definition of income that includes the value of noncash benefits and excludes taxes, to 19.4 percent, using another definition of income that excludes all government payments and does not deduct taxes. The official U.S. poverty rate of 12.7 percent was announced last summer.

Complete report:

The Effects of Government Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty: 2004

Summary of findings
- includes the official definition and three alternative definitions of poverty in the U.S.

More resources from the Census Bureau:
(some of which deal with poverty)

Census Bureau Question & Answer Center
568 Searchable Answers Available - here are some samples:

- Census 2010: Dress Rehearsal sites
- American FactFinder: Data by ZIP Code
- American Community Survey / Puerto Rico Community Survey: What is it?
- Respondent privacy protections
- State & county population estimates
- Top 10 questions
- Updated - Import & export subscription delivery status
- American Community Survey / Puerto Rico Community Survey: Important respondent questions
- American Community Survey / Puerto Rico Community Survey: Must I respond?
- U.S. population estimate: January 1, 2006
- Business owners: Women & minorities
- HELP – I am looking for a number!
- New American Community Survey data
- How to find the data you need
- Statistical Abstract media options
- National & state household median income estimates
- Latest income, poverty & health insurance data
- General economic income & poverty data
- Newsroom: Fastest growing counties & cities
- Health insurance data

More Census Bureau Poverty Publications

Source:
U.S. Census Bureau

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

15. Federal Aid to States for Fiscal Year 2004 - January 2006
(U.S. Census Bureau)

Federal Aid to States for Fiscal Year 2004 (PDF file - 762K, 54 pages)
Issued January 2006
Source:
U.S. Census Bureau

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



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Coming to a TV set near you!!

Wards of the Crown
Written and Directed by Andrée Cazabon

CBC NEWSWORLD PREMIERE
March 7, 2006 at 10:00 PM
The lives of children under foster care.
Re-broadcast March 8 at 01:00 AM and March 8 at 04:00 AM

For more information:
http://www.nfb.ca/trouverunfilm/fichefilm.php?id=53078&v=h&lg=en&exp=

Related resources:

Laidlaw Foundation Youth Engagement Program Resources:
http://www.laidlawfdn.org/page_1144.cfm

Youth Leaving Care – How Do They Fare?
Briefing Paper by Anne Tweddle
September 2005
PDF file - 242K)
http://www.torontoalliance.ca/tcsa_initiatives/income_security/pdf/MISWAAYouthLeavingCareReport.pdf

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The Chaos
by G. Nolst Trenite' a.k.a. "Charivarius" 1870 - 1946


Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse
I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye your dress you'll tear,
So shall I! Oh, hear my prayer,
Pray, console your loving poet,
Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!
Just compare heart, beard and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it's written).
Made has not the sound of bade,
Say said, pay-paid, laid, but plaid.
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as vague and ague,
But be careful how you speak,
Say break, steak, but bleak and streak.
Previous, precious, fuchsia, via,
Pipe, snipe, recipe and choir,
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, shoe, poem, toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery:
Daughter, laughter and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles.
Exiles, similes, reviles.
Wholly, holly, signal, signing.
Thames, examining, combining
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war, and far.
From "desire": desirable--admirable from "admire."

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