Canadian Social Research Newsletter
September 29, 2013

Welcome to the weekly Canadian Social Research Newsletter,
a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,663 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and other stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with social policy...
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- A Note on Poverty Reduction in Ontario - September 2013
--- The War on Poverty or the Weapon of Choice? Musings on Our Crowdfunding Campaign (Welfare Incomes) - September 26
2. The Young and the Jobless : Youth Unemployment in Ontario (By Sean Geobey, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Ontario) - September 2013
3. Release of The Fiscal Monitor for July 2013 (Finance Canada) - September 26
4. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - September 25 issue [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
5. Bring back the compulsory census (Winnipeg Free Press) - September 24
6. 2013 State of the Federation : Aboriginal Multilevel Governance Conference (Kingston, Ontario - November 28, 29, 30)
7. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2013 - September 27
--- Canada's total population estimates, 2013 - September 26
--- Final estimates of 2011 Census coverage - September 26
--- Canada's population estimates, second quarter 2013
- September 26
--- Deaths, 2010 and 2011 - September 25
--- Life Tables, Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2009 to 2011 - September 25
--- Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada - September 25
--- Government Finance Statistics, second quarter 2013 - September 24
8. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

9 . Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
10. [U.S.] Obamacare’s real danger for the GOP is that it will succeed (Washington Post) - September 23
11. [U.S.] Recent articles from the New York Times:
--- Free to Be Hungry - September 22

--- Silencing [Canadian] Scientists - September 21
12. [U.S.] Wealth Inequality in America - November 20, 2012
13. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm ]
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
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A Note on Poverty Reduction in Ontario - September 2013
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The War on Poverty or the Weapon of Choice? Musings on Our Crowdfunding Campaign - September 26

Note from the Caledon Institute About
Poverty Reduction in Ontario
(PDF - 28K, 3 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1017ENG.pdf
September 26, 2013
By Michael Mendelson
While the provinces and territories can and should make an important contribution to reducing poverty, the federal government must also be engaged and do its part. It has at its disposal the most potent instruments to fight poverty and inequality.
(...)
The Caledon Institute has pointed to two zero cost options that the federal government could implement immediately, which would have at least some small impact on reducing poverty. It could eliminate pension incomesplitting, which is almost entirely of benefit only to the wealthiest seniors, and use the resulting one billion dollar savings to boost the Guaranteed Income Supplement for low-income seniors. Ottawa could also eliminate the flawed and inequitable Universal Child Care Benefit and nonrefundable Child Tax Credit and redirect the savings to the well-designed and equitable Canada Child Tax Benefit.
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The recent Social Assistance Review is an important contribution to the effort to reform welfare. We do not here intend to undertake a detailed analysis. However, like many others in Ontario, we are reluctant to endorse the integration of Ontario Disability Supports into the Ontario Works program.

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Welfare Incomes
Crowdfunding Campaign Update:
September 27, 2013

The War on Poverty or the Weapon of Choice?
Musings on Our Crowdfunding Campaign

http://www.caledoninst.org/Blog/Post/?ID=12
September 26, 2013
By Sherri Torjman

Amount raised so far (in two weeks) : $11,443
Target for the campaign : $20,000
Number of days left in this campaign : 17
Number of supporters so far : 125
[ Note : To see the list of contributors, click the link above and then, on the next page, click "Activity" near the top of the page. ]

Saving Welfare Incomes : Caledon Institute of Social Policy
- info about the Welfare Incomes campaign (video and text) and that all-important DONATE button.
https://www.giveffect.org/campaigns/159-data-rescue

I support this campaign, and I encourage you to click that DONATE button!

Source:
Caledon Blog
http://www.caledoninst.org/Blog/

Caledon Institute of Social Policy
http://www.caledoninst.org/
Established in 1992, the Caledon Institute of Social Policy is a private, nonprofit organization with charitable status. It is supported primarily by the Maytree Foundation, located in Toronto. Caledon is an independent and critical voice that does not depend on government funding and is not affiliated with any political party.

Giveffect
https://www.giveffect.org/
A crowdfunding platform built for charities

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- Go to the National Council of Welfare links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ncw.htm

- Go to the Social Research Organizations (I) in Canada page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research.htm

2. The Young and the Jobless : Youth Unemployment in Ontario - September 2013
(By Sean Geobey, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Ontario)

The Young and the Jobless : Youth Unemployment in Ontario
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/Ontario%20Office/2013/09/Young_and_jobless_final3.pdf
By Sean Geobey
September 2013
This report examines lingering post-recession youth joblessness in Ontario. It focuses on labour market trends that impact Ontarians aged 15–24.
A detailed analysis of the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey reveals Ontario’s youth continue to su?er from unemployment levels that are twice as
high as the overall provincial unemployment level. In terms of unemployment, Ontario is competing with the Maritime provinces for being the toughest place in Canada for youth to land a job.

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) | Ontario

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/ontario
CCPA's Ontario Office specializes in provincial and municipal issues. We deliver original, independent, peer-reviewed, non-partisan research that equips progressives with the arguments they need to press for social change.

CCPA National Office
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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- Go to the Social Research Organizations (I) in Canada page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research.htm

3. Release of The Fiscal Monitor for July 2013 - September 26
(Finance Canada)

New from Finance Canada:

Release of The Fiscal Monitor for July 2013
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-126-eng.asp
September 27, , 2013
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today released The Fiscal Monitor for July 2013.

Highlights
July 2013: budgetary deficit of $2.0 billion
April to July 2013: budgetary deficit of $4.5 billion

Related Document:

The Fiscal Monitor: July 2013
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fiscmon-revfin/2013-07-eng.asp

[ Earlier editions of the Fiscal Monitor back to 1996:
http://www.fin.gc.ca/pub/fm-rf-index-eng.asp ]

Source:
Finance Canada

http://www.fin.gc.ca/

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

4. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - September 25 issue
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

From the
City of Toronto:

SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

This Bulletin is a quick inventory of current social research information.
Its purpose is to promptly disseminate to interested staff recently produced
research materials and initiatives relevant to social policy.

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Latest issue of the
SPARmonitor
:

SPARmonitor : September 25 (2013) - issue 114 (PDF - 132K, 4 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/SPAR_Research_Bulletin_114.pdf

This issue covers the following:

Ø "Life is Really Hard Here": The Living Conditions and Needs of Filipino Elderlies in the Greater Toronto Area
Ø The Cost of Raising Children
Ø Degrees of Uncertainty Navigating the Changing Terrain of University Finance
Ø Labour Force Information
Ø Health Care Lessons from Switzerland
Ø Family Caregiving: What are the Consequences?

Source:
SPARmonitor
- Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/spar-archives.htm
- includes links to bulletins from January to March 2011 and to all 33 issues of SPARmonitor for 2010.
But curiously, nothing since then...

[ Social Development, Finance & Administration
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/index.htm ]
[ City of Toronto
http://www.toronto.ca/ ]

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Selected earlier issues of the SPARmonitor
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm#toronto
(This link will take you partway down the Ontario NGO Links page, where you'll find links to two dozen earlier issues of the SPARmonitor going back to June 2011.)

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

5. Bring back the compulsory census- September 24
(Winnipeg Free Press)

Bring back the compulsory census
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/bring-back-compulsory-census-224979972.html
September 24, 2013
The picture painted by Statistics Canada's 2011 census and the new national household survey -- a second-rate stand-in for the former mandatory long-form questionnaire axed by the Harper government -- is clear, to a degree. Almost 15 per cent of Canadians, for example, are living on after-tax low incomes -- less than $39,000 for a family of four. And, almost 70 per cent of households owned their home.

But sorting through what that means -- who are they, exactly where are they living -- gets tough the further one tries to drill down in a province, city, town or neighbourhood. Some neighbourhoods don't even show up. That's because the voluntary survey, which was sent to a third of Canadian households last year, had some really low response rates and was unreliable in spots.

Census data do not simply allow governments to respond to need and businesses to plan for growth. They write the evolving story of the country for Canadians to understand each other and, in turn, themselves better. The Conservatives have muddied, severely, a chapter in one of the longest-running narratives Canada has had. It was a big mistake.

Source:
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/

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- Go to the Census 2011 questionnaire links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/2011_census_questionnaire.htm

6. 2013 State of the Federation Conference : Aboriginal Multilevel Governance Conference
Kingston, Ontario (November 28, 29, 30)

2013 State of the Federation : Aboriginal Multilevel Governance Conference
http://www.queensu.ca/iigr/conf/upcoming/sotf2013.html
Conference
Kingston, Ontario
November 28, 29, 30
[ NOTA : La version française de l'introduction à la conférence se trouve à la suite de la version anglaise au lien ci-dessus. ]

Themes:
Aboriginal perspectives on governance
Provincial and territorial perspectives on Aboriginal governance
Multilevel governance agreements: lessons from the field
Multilevel governance in the natural resources economy
Multilevel governance under modern treaties: lessons learned and the way forward
Métis Multilevel Governance
Governance and the grassroots: lessons from the Idle No More movement
Comparative perspectives on Aboriginal governance in federal state

Conference Program (PDF - 312K, 3 pages)
http://www.queensu.ca/iigr/conf/upcoming/sotf2013/SoF2013Agenda18Sept.pdf

Register Online
http://events.sps.queensu.ca/cgi/page.cgi?event_id=145&_id=3&action=viewdetail

Source:
Institute of Intergovernmental Relations
http://www.queensu.ca/iigr/index.html

...at Queen's University
http://www.queensu.ca/

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- Go to the First Nations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm

7. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2013 - September 27
--- Canada's total population estimates, 2013 - September 26
--- Final estimates of 2011 Census coverage - September 26
--- Canada's population estimates, second quarter 2013
- September 26
--- Deaths, 2010 and 2011 - September 25
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Life Tables, Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2009 to 2011 - September 25

--- Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada - September 25
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Government Finance Statistics, second quarter 2013 - September 24

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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September 27, 2013
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130927/dq130927a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $914 in July, virtually unchanged from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, earnings increased 1.3%.

September 26, 2013
Canada's total population estimates, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130926/dq130926a-eng.htm
On July 1, 2013, Canada's population was estimated at 35,158,300, up 404,000 (+1.2%) over the last year. Population growth was lower in the Atlantic provinces and negative in Nova Scotia (-0.5%), while generally higher in the Western provinces, especially in Alberta (+3.4%) and Saskatchewan (+1.9%).

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September 26, 2013
Final estimates of 2011 Census coverage
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130926/dq130926b-eng.htm

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September 26, 2013
Canada's population estimates, second quarter 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130926/dq130926e-eng.htm
Demographic estimates by province and territory are now available for the second quarter.

Available in CANSIM tables:
Table 051-0005 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=051-0005&p2=31
Table 051-0006 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=051-0006&p2=31
Table 051-0017 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=051-0017&p2=31
Table 051-0020 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=051-0020&p2=31
Table 051-0037 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=051-0037&p2=31
Table 051-0045 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=051-0045&p2=31
Table 053-0001 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=053-0001&p2=31

September 25, 2013
Deaths, 2010 and 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130925/dq130925a-eng.htm
The number of deaths rose in Canada in both 2010 and 2011, following a slight decrease between 2008 and 2009. The total number of deaths reached 240,075 in 2010 and 242,074 in 2011, compared with 238,617 in 2008 and 238,418 in 2009.

Available in CANSIM Tables:
Table102-0030 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=102-0030&p2=31
Tables 102-0501 to 102-0510 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=102-0501..102-0510&p2=31

See also:

Mortality: Overview, 2010 and 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-209-x/2013001/article/11867-eng.htm
By Laurent Martel

[ PDF version (489K, 10 pages): http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-209-x/2013001/article/11867-eng.pdf ]

Contents:
* Trends in death counts
* Distribution of deaths by age and sex
* Probabilities of dying by age and sex
* Survival probabilities
* Infant mortality
* Life expectancy

September 25, 2013
Life Tables, Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2009 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/84-537-x/84-537-x2013005-eng.htm

September 25, 2013
Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-209-x/91-209-x2013001-eng.htm

September 24, 2013
Government Finance Statistics, second quarter 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130924/dq130924e-eng.htm

StatCan Note to Readers:

Currently, Government Finance Statistics (GFS) data are being derived by mapping Canada's System of National Accounts data to GFS concepts and conventions. Beginning in 2014, GFS data will be derived directly from government financial information.

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select a month and year from the two drop-down menus to access all issues of The Daily for a particular month.



Source:
The Daily

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]


StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.

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

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

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

September 28, 2013
What's new online this week:

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

Finding quality child care: A guide for parents in Canada
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/08/finding-quality-child-care-guide-parents-canada
21 Aug 2013 | Canada
New website, available in English and French, for Canadian parents is now publicly available. Parents can find out why it's hard to find good child care, about child care options in each province and territory, general information about child care in Canada, what the best evidence says about quality, and how to improve their chances of accessing high-quality child care.

Caledon Canada Social Report and Data Rescue crowdsourcing campaign
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/09/caledon-canada-social-report-and-data-rescue-crowdsourcing-
25 Sep 2013 | Canada
Campaign from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy is seeking donations to keep alive the Welfare Incomes report that was cut, along with the National Council of Welfare, by the federal government. Welfare Incomes is an important piece of data in the fight against poverty and provides the objective evidence to make the case for decent incomes and for welfare reform.

It takes a village to raise a child
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/09/it-takes-village-raise-child
25 Sep 2013 | Canada
Video from Operation Maple interviews Martha Friendly and tells the story of one mother's child care struggle.

Planning for the future: Public consultation on early learning and child care in Manitoba
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/09/planning-future-public-consultation-early-learning-and-chil
24 Sep 2013 | Manitoba
The government of Manitoba has set up an online feedback form to get public input on what is working and how to move forward with early learning and child care.

Professional pay for professional work
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/09/professional-pay-professinal-work
23 Sep 2013 | Ontario
The AECEO's eceLink magazine examines the possibilities and barriers for increasing wages for ECEs in Ontario. Includes articles by Rachel Langford, Martha Friendly, Shellie Bird and Petr Varmuza.

MORE research, policy & practice
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice

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

French division ahead of the class
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/09/french-division-ahead-class
26 Sep 2013 | Manitoba

Parents often overestimate child care quality, U of T researcher says
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/09/parents-often-overestimate-child-care-quality-u-t-researcher-says
26 Sep 2013 | Ontario

CTV investigates: Daycare dilemma
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/09/ctv-investigates-daycare-dilemma
25 Sep 2013 | Ontario

Ontario inquests urge more rules for home daycares
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/09/ontario-inquests-urge-more-rules-home-daycares
25 Sep 2013 | Ontario

Call for childcare reform
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/09/call-childcare-reform
25 Sep 2013 | Manitoba

MORE child care in the news
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news

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CRRU Archive

All newer content from January 2013 to date is archived in a special section of the Early Childhood Development Links page of this site.
Click the link immediately below to go there:

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm#crru

For links to weekly issues of this weekly alert from June 2009 to December 2012*,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.htm

* NOTE (by Gilles):
I recently (Dec. 2012) discovered that my HTML editing software crashes when I try to open the above archive page to add or edit something.
After several hours of tinkering in a vain attempt to make everything work, I finally decided to go with Plan B : you can still click the link above to access the CRRU archive (including contents of each issue from June 2009 to December 2012), but all new content since then is archived on the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page : http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm.

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Subscribe to the CRRU email notices and updates
http://www.childcarecanada.org/res/enews/index.html
Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere
http://www.childcarecanada.org/links/index.html

CRRU Publications
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

ISSUE files
http://www.childcarecanada.org/resources/issue-files
- theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

http://www.childcarecanada.org
CRRU is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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

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.)
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch
The Poverty Dispatch is a daily scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.. The Dispatch is distributed by the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News articles from online newspapers are posted here in a number of general categories, and are tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Tags
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/tags/

Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag. The list contains a tag for each U.S. state so you can view jurisdiction-specific news, and tags for a huge list of topics, including :
* Basic needs * Canada * Caseloads * Cash assistance * Cellular phones * Census * Charities * Child care * Child hunger * Child poverty * Child support * Child welfare * Child well-being * Chronic homelessness * Cohabitation * Cost of living * Crime * Crimes against the homeless * Debt * Deep poverty * Disability * Early childhood education * Earned income tax credit * Electronic benefit transfers * Eligibility * Food insecurity * Food programs * Foster care* Fuel poverty * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless children * Homeless families * Homeless veterans * Housing First * Housing subsidies * Immigrant workers * Income * Income inequality * Jobless benefits * Juvenile justice * Legal aid * Low-income housing * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Microfinance * Minimum wage * Newly poor * No Child Left Behind * Ontario * Paid family leave * Payday lending * Persistent poverty * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Prisons * Privatization * Public Housing * Rural poverty * Safety net * SCHIP * Section 8 (Housing) * Seniors * Single parents * SNAP/Food Stamps * Supplemental Security Income * Taxes * Teen pregnancy * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Unemployment rate * Uninsured * Urban poverty * Utilities * Welfare reform * Welfare-to-work * Women Infants and Children (WIC) * Work requirements * Youth employment * many more tags...

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

September 27, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/09/27/
State Minimum Wages
School Food Nutrition

September 26, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/09/26/
Jobless Benefit Claims
Poverty Among Asian Americans – Los Angeles, CA

September 25, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/09/25/
Top Colleges and Low-Income Students

September 24, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/09/24/
Affordable Care Act

September 23, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/09/23/
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (3 articles)

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Earlier Poverty Dispatches (back to July 2006):
1. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page: [ http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/ and click on a date in the calendar in the top right-hand corner of the page. Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page and click on a category or a tag in the right-hand margin.
4. See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm (more complete listing, but only goes back to December 2011)

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NOTE : You can subscribe to this email list or RSS feed
by clicking "Subscribe" in the right-hand margin on any page of the Poverty Dispatch website

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

http://www.irp.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/

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

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

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

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

10. [U.S.] Obamacare’s real danger for the GOP is that it will succeed - September 23
(Washington Post)

Obamacare’s real danger for the GOP is that it will succeed
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene-robinson-obamacare-the-gop-nightmare/2013/09/23/fd29187a-246a-11e3-b75d-5b7f66349852_story.html
By Eugene Robinson
September 23, 2013
To understand the crisis in Washington [ http://goo.gl/1h0rgo ], tune out the histrionics and look at the big picture: Republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government — and perhaps even refuse to let the Treasury pay its creditors — in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to keep millions of Americans from getting health insurance.
(...)
The GOP has tried its best to make Obamacare a synonym for bogeyman and convince people that it’s coming in the night to snatch the children. In fact, and I know this comes as a shock to some, Obamacare is not a mythical creature. It is a law, incorporating what were originally Republican ideas, that will make it possible for up to 30 million people now lacking health insurance to obtain it.

Officially, the law in question is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Republicans intended the term “Obamacare” to be mocking, which is perhaps why President Obama started using it with pride.

Source:
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/

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

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

11. [U.S.] Recent articles from the New York Times:
--- Free to Be Hungry - September 22
--- Silencing [Canadian] Scientists - September 21

Recent articles from
the New York Times:

[U.S.] Free to Be Hungry
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/opinion/krugman-free-to-be-hungry.html
By Paul Krugman
September 22, 2013
The word “freedom” looms large in modern conservative rhetoric. Lobbying groups are given names like FreedomWorks; health reform is denounced not just for its cost but as an assault on, yes, freedom. Oh, and remember when we were supposed to refer to pommes frites as “freedom fries”?

The right’s definition of freedom, however, isn’t one that, say, F.D.R. would recognize. In particular, the third of his famous Four Freedoms — freedom from want — seems to have been turned on its head. Conservatives seem, in particular, to believe that freedom’s just another word for not enough to eat. Hence the war on food stamps, which House Republicans have just voted to cut sharply even while voting to increase farm subsidies.

174 comments about this article
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- Go to the Food Banks and Hunger Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/foodbkmrk.htm

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Silencing [Canadian] Scientists
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/opinion/sunday/silencing-scientists.html
September 21, 2013
By Verlyn Klinkenborg
Over the last few years, the government of Canada — led by Stephen Harper — has made it harder and harder for publicly financed scientists to communicate with the public and with other scientists.
(...)
Science is the gathering of hypotheses and the endless testing of them. It involves checking and double-checking, self-criticism and a willingness to overturn even fundamental assumptions if they prove to be wrong. But none of this can happen without open communication among scientists. This is more than an attack on academic freedom. It is an attempt to guarantee public ignorance.

Source:
New York Times

[ http://www.nytimes.com/ ]

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

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

12. [U.S.] Wealth Inequality in America - November 20, 2012

Wealth Inequality in America (video, duration 6:23)
http://youtu.be/QPKKQnijnsM
November 20, 2012
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

References:
* http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph
* http://danariely.com/2010/09/30/wealth-inequality/
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http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/10/03/334156/top-five-wealthiest-one-percent/
* http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/19/news/economy/ceo-pay/index.htm

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

13. CRINMAIL (Newsletter of the Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):
http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

The latest information on children's rights around the world:
CRINMAIL
http://www.crin.org/email/
CRIN publishes several email lists on children's rights issues in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. We also issue thematic editions on armed conflict, violence against children and strategic litigation. You can subscribe to any of these email lists and unsubscribe at any time.

CRINMAIL - Children's Rights Newsletter (weekly)

Here's the link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL:

25 September 2013 - CRINMAIL issue 1346
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4886
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Sudan urged to abolish public order laws
- Bahrain children arrested in home raids
- Portugal & Montenegro ratify CRC complaints procedure
- UN calls for universal ratification of children’s rights
- Newspapers banned from publishing ‘violent content’
- France bans child beauty pageants
- Call for submissions: Statelessness
- CRIN Users Survey: deadline approaching!
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Ukraine
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
- World news
- Reports
- Events
- Issues
- Law
- Advocacy
- Challenging breaches
- Take action
- Campaigns

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue, as in the above, back to 2009-2010

NOTE : The official CRINMAIL archive [ http://goo.gl/C0JNx ] --- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue as in the most recent issues above. Users must click on the link to each issue to see its contents, but the collection of links goes back much further (pre-2006).

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NOTE:
The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is one of several weekly newsletters produced and distributed by CRIN.
See the complete list of newsletters:
http://www.crin.org/email/

Source:
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):

http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

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


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Post Turtles

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, the doctor struck
up a conversation with the man. Eventually the topic got around to
politicians and their role as our leaders.

The old rancher said, "Well, you know, most politicians like Mike Duffy are
'Post Turtles'.''

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him, what a 'post turtle'
was.

The farmer said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come
across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle."

Seeing the puzzled look on the doctor's face he continued to explain. "You
know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he
doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his
ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of [Insert appropriate expletive]
put him up there to begin with."

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And, in closing...

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Six Castles That Cost Less Than An Apartment In NYC
http://9gag.com/gag/aKzj3Qg

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The 35 Most Spectacular Wildlife Photos From The National Geographic Photo Contest
http://seriouslyforreal.com/amazing-world/the-35-most-spectacular-wildlife-photos-from-the-national-geographic-photo-contest/

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Thirteen Facts About McDonald's That Will Blow Your Mind
http://www.businessinsider.com/facts-about-mcdonalds-to-blow-your-mind-2013-9
Excerpt, #10 : McDonalds is the largest private sector employer in Great Britain.
[Hey, U.K. --- I think I see your problem.]

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Things are somehow different in Canada…
http://themetapicture.com/things-are-somehow-different-in-canada/
Gilles' favourite : Canadian Diary Entry
"Dear Diary : I'm sorry for bothering you."

 

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