Canadian Social Research Newsletter
June 30, 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.

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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. Media and Policy News for June 28, 2013 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
2. [British Columbia] 2012-2013 Annual Report of the Office of the Ombudsperson - June 2013
3. Mayors of Canada's biggest cities calling on government partners to address growing housing crisis (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) - May 30
4. Poverty Costs 2.0 : Investing in Albertans --- A Blueprint for Reducing Poverty in Alberta
(Vibrant Communities Calgary and Action to End Poverty in Alberta) - June 26
5. Canada positioned to create more jobs and growth with Royal Assent of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act (Finance Canada) - June 26
6. Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing Call for Sustainable Federal Funding Partnership - June 25
7. [New Brunswick] Third Progress report on poverty reduction plan released (Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation) - June 14
8. 2013 Call for Nominations for 3M Health Leadership Award : deadline for nominations extended to midnight on Sunday July 7 (Health Nexus )
9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2013 - June 27
--- Income of Canadians, 2011 - June 27
--- Low Income Lines, 2011-2012 - June 27
--- The Increase in Food Prices Between 2007 and 2012
- June 27
--- 2011 National Household Survey: Portrait of Canada's labour force
- June 26
--- 2011 National Household Survey: Education in Canada: Attainment, field of and location of study - June 26
--- Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2011 - June 25

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

International content

11. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
12. [United States] 2013 Kids Count Data Book : State Trends in Child Well-Being (Annie E. Casey Foundation) - June 24 ) (
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - June 28
13. [United States] Welfare Reform is No Model for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP

14 . [United States] Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality
(Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality and the Common Good) - June 26
15. U.S. Inequality Now Literally Off the Chart : World of Work Report 2013
(International Labour Organization) - May 30
16. 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. Media and Policy News for June 28
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media and Policy News: 28 June 2013
http://goo.gl/DjZGP

Click the above link to access any of the articles below.

Top Stories

* The number of PEI residents disqualified from EI has risen 18%
* The richest get richer, by $250 million each day

Ontario

* The AODA Coalition on the impact on people with disabilities of Elections Ontario’s recent report on electronic and other voting
* Ontario caps rental increases at 0.8%
* Ontario to implement recommendations on Aboriginal representation on juries

Around the Province

* In Chatham Kent, a living wage for low income workers would improve their health
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Need research findings on Aboriginal people in Toronto? If you don't know about TASSC, you should.
* In Durham, the Northern Lights program aims to find long-lasting, meaningful employment for people with disabilities on ODSP
* In Niagara, affordable rental housing in crisis
* In Peterborough, an employment resource centre is on the chopping block
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In Windsor, a letter to the editor challenging the critique of more employment earnings for people on OW and ODSP
* In Toronto, Council sounds the alarm on a $750 million public housing repair backlog
* In London, business meets community on supporting social enterprise

Across the Country

* Tensions between police and people who are homeless in Abbotsford, BC
* Saskatchewan needs to step up to support Saskatoon’s poverty reduction efforts
* Study finds Vancouver’s harm-reduction approach reduces the number of injection drug users
* From BC – “Hope is Not a Plan” – a video featuring Paul Caune, founder of Civil Rights Now, on the human rights of people with disabilities
* BC Ombudsperson says welfare ministry (Ministry of Social Development) generates most complaints

National

* CBC’s “The Current” on the plight of migrants workers in Canada
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The federal government announces changes to EI to change eligibility for people who are incarcerated
*
Bell Canada called out on unpaid internships
* 30,000 Canadians are homeless every night - 200,000 in any given year
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Equality of Opportunity and Income Inequality
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Fraser Institute study finds vast majority of massive loans Canada gave to business were not repaid and almost none of the interest was collected, with very little to show as benefit to Canadians
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Hugh Segal’s comments in the Senate on Bill C-377 (on union financial disclosure)
* B
roadbent Institute says it's the end of the golden age for university graduates
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CFIB says public sector pensions should mirror private sector
* MP Paul Dewar on why getting tough on tax havens is the right thing to do
* Myths and Facts on refugee health care cuts
* Cuts to refugee health care exposed as a failure
* The health care system should include dental care

International

* The Capitalist's Case for a Higher Minimum wage
*
Unemployment Stories 39: Stories from the Front Lines
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G8 nations take on tax evasion, tax havens, tax fairness
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A lack of empathy and understanding of the lives of people who are poor blocks progress on poverty reduction
* Robert Reich video on inequality
* Unprecedented cuts to housing assistance proposed in the US
* Why paying a living wage makes business sense – Costco does it
* Nick Saul in The Guardian, on the proper role of food banks
* CCPA’s report on poverty among Indigenous children in Canada gets coverage in the UK
* Cameron announces £365 million in new welfare benefit cuts

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Compiled by
Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/

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Check the ISAC Media and Policy News archive:
http://goo.gl/I32FD
(Back to August 2012, but does not include a table of contents for each issue)

Check Gilles' expanded Media and Policy News archive:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm
(Back to April 2012, includes a table of contents for each issue)

Subscribe to ISAC's Latest Media and Policy News mailing list:
http://goo.gl/XEGZg

Subscribe to the main ISAC E-List (to receive info on ISAC's law reform work, the social assistance review, and other OW / ODSP -related information):
http://goo.gl/j3gzt

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- Go to the Income Security Advocacy Centre Weekly Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

2. [British Columbia] 2012-2013 Annual Report of the Office of the Ombudsperson - June 2013

BC Welfare Ministry Inspires Most Complaints:
Ombudsperson details how her office fights to ensure government treats vulnerable people fairly.

http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/06/21/Ombudsperson-Report-2013/
By Andrew MacLeod
June 21, 2013
Nearly 20 per cent of files Ombudsperson Kim Carter’s office opened in 2012-2013 involved the social development ministry.

Source:
TheTyee.ca

http://thetyee.ca/

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2012-2013 Annual Report of the
Office of the Ombudsperson
(PDF - 3.3MB, 77 pages)
http://www.bcombudsperson.ca/images/resources/reports/Annual_Reports/Annual_Report_of_the_Ombudsperson_2012-13.pdf
- includes case summaries of interventions by the Ombudsperson in the areas of Children and Youth, Health, Income and Community Support, Seniors and more

Source:
BC Ombudsperson
http://www.bcombudsperson.ca/

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

3. Mayors of Canada's biggest cities calling on government partners to address growing housing crisis - May 30
(Federation of Canadian Municipalities)

From the
Federation of Canadian Municipalities:

Mayors of Canada's biggest cities calling on government partners to address growing housing crisis
http://www.fcm.ca/home/media/news-releases/2013/mayors-of-canadas-biggest-cities-calling-on-government-partners-to-address-growing-housing-crisis.htm
May 30, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Canada's Big City Mayors' Caucus (BCMC) is calling on its provincial, territorial and federal partners to confront the growing housing crisis across the country. The BCMC, a group representing 22 of the largest cities in Canada, met today in Vancouver ahead of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) Annual Conference and Trade Show.
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$1.7 billion annually in federal housing investments are set to expire with the greatest drop in funding, up to $500 million a year, ending between 2014 and 2019. This will put more than half a million Canadians at risk of losing their homes unless federal, provincial, and territorial governments take action.

Source:
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
http://www.fcm.ca/home.htm
Close to 2,000 communities across Canada have come together to speak with one voice as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).
United, we ...
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Tell our story
--- Partner constructively with the federal government
--- Influence policy and programs
--- Get results!
[ About Us : http://www.fcm.ca/home/about-us.htm ]

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

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

4. Poverty Costs 2.0 : Investing in Albertans --- A Blueprint for Reducing Poverty in Alberta - June 26
(Vibrant Communities Calgary and Action to End Poverty in Alberta)

New from Vibrant Communities Calgary
and Action to End Poverty in Alberta:

Poverty Costs 2.0 : Investing in Albertans
A Blueprint for Reducing Poverty in Alberta
(PDF - 2.6MB, 44 pages)
http://www.actiontoendpovertyinalberta.org//images/stories/documents/ActionToEndPoverty_PovertyCosts2_Jun26-2013.pdf
June 2013
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This report provides recommendations for government policy to be implemented at the provincial level. While the first Poverty Costs report made the case that the cost of addressing the symptoms of poverty is much higher than the cost to reduce it, Poverty Costs 2.0: Investing in Albertans makes concrete recommendations to the Provincial Government that will have a significant impact in reducing poverty. In addition to policy recommendations on poverty reduction, this report also provides suggestions on best measures and indicators by which the Government may evaluate progress
(Excerpt from the report's Conclusion, p.34)

Table of Contents:
Foreword
Section I: A Blueprint for Reducing Poverty in Alberta
Section II: Why is there Poverty in Alberta?
Section III: A Vibrant Action Plan to End Poverty in Alberta
Section IV: Ensuring Alberta Succeeds
--- Measuring Poverty by Income
--- Developing a General Deprivation Index
--- Developing a Child Specific Deprivation Index
--- Implementation: An Integrated Community-Based Approach
--- Moving Forward on the Government’s Commitment to Poverty Reduction
--- Place-Based Interventions
--- Conclusion
Appendices
--- Appendix I: Revenue
--- Appendix II: The Role of Municipal Government in Alberta’s Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy
--- Appendix III: The Canada Social Transfer and the Deconstruction of Pan-Canadian Social Policy (By Donna Wood, PhD)
NOTE : Appendix III is an abridged version of a longer report by Donna Wood.
Here's the link to the complete report by Dr. Wood
(PDF - 732K, 37 pages):
http://www.vibrantcalgary.com/uploads/pdfs/Canada_social_transfer_Wood_full.pdf
Recommended reading!

Sources:
Vibrant Communities Calgary
http://www.vibrantcalgary.com/
Vibrant Communities Calgary is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively, with various stakeholders and partners, seeking to engage Calgarians and to advocate for long-term strategies that address the root causes of poverty in Calgary.

and

Action to End Poverty in Alberta
http://www.actiontoendpovertyinalberta.org/
Action to End Poverty in Alberta is a non-profit initiative that works collaboratively with all levels of government, the community and with people experiencing poverty, to help develop and implement a comprehensive strategy and action plan to end poverty in Alberta

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- Go to the Alberta Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/abkmrk.htm

- Go to the Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

5. Canada positioned to create more jobs and growth with Royal Assent of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act - June 26
(Finance Canada)

Canada positioned to create more jobs and growth
with Royal Assent of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act

http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-090-eng.asp
June 26, 2013
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, welcomed Royal Assent of Bill C-60, the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1, which brings into law key measures from Economic Action Plan 2013
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Key elements of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 that will position Canada for long-term success include:
--- Extending for two years the temporary accelerated capital cost allowance for new investments in machinery and equipment by Canadian manufacturers.
--- Reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to ensure that Canadians are given the first opportunity at available jobs.
--- Promoting adoption by enhancing the Adoption Expense Tax Credit to better recognize the costs of adopting a child.
--- Introducing a new, temporary First-Time Donor’s Super Credit for first-time claimants of the Charitable Donations Tax Credit to encourage all young Canadians to donate to charity.
--- Improving the fairness of the tax system.

Related Documents:

Economic Action Plan 2013 (Budget 2013 Web site):
http://www.budget.gc.ca/2013/home-accueil-eng.html

Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 (LEGISinfo)
http://parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6108103
- incl. links to the text of Bill C-60 and links related to the legislative process from first draft to Royal Assent on June 26, 2013.
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Source:
Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fin-eng.asp

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- Go to the 2013 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets_2013.htm

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

6. Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing Call for Sustainable Federal Funding Partnership - June 25

Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing Call for Sustainable Federal Funding Partnership
http://www.scics.gc.ca/english/conferences.asp?a=viewdocument&id=1977
Press Release
TORONTO, Ontario – June 25, 2013 – Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing today met to discuss the need for long-term, sustainable affordable and social housing. “We are encouraged by the federal government’s recent proposal to extend funding for new affordable housing,” said Robert C. McLeod, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and Chair of the 2013 meeting of Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing. “But together we also need to protect the homes of the more than 600,000 families in social housing.”

The Ministers agreed that the current complement of social and affordable housing in Canada is among the most important social infrastructure in our communities. Significant decreases in federal social housing funding will create increasing challenges to meet the housing needs of Canadians.

NOTE : The Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing don't appear to have a website. The Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation was the Chair of the 2013 meeting of Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing. If you wish further information, the release includes the following contact information:
Shaun Dean
Press Secretary
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: 867-669-2304
Email: shaun_dean@gov.nt.ca

Source of the
press release:
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (CICS)
http://www.scics.gc.ca/english/index.asp
The Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (CICS) is a neutral agency whose mandate and sole program is to provide the administrative services required for the planning and the conduct of senior-level intergovernmental conferences.

Related Toronto link:

Faced With a $750 Million Social-Housing Repair Backlog, the City Pleads for Help
http://torontoist.com/2013/06/faced-with-a-750-million-social-housing-repair-backlog-the-city-pleads-for-help/
A new City campaign aims to persuade higher levels of government to fund social-housing repairs.
By Desmond Cole
June 25, 2013

Source:
Torontoist
http://torontoist.com/
Torontoist‘s goal is to capture the tenor and texture of life in Toronto, to evoke the daily experience of the city in words and images. This includes, especially, the physical shape of the city as it grows and changes, the political and civic developments which provide it with direction, the culture which animates its public spaces, and the history which got it to this point.

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

7. [New Brunswick] Third Progress report on poverty reduction plan released - June 14
(Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation)

From the
New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation:

Progress report on poverty reduction plan released
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/esic/news/news_release.2013.06.0560.html
14 June 2013
News Release
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The third progress report on the poverty reduction plan, Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan, was released today by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation.
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The update, which covers the period from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2013, consists of a general report on Overcoming Poverty Together; a report on the activities and projects undertaken by the community inclusion networks; and a report on the priority action plan established at the onset of the initiative.

Complete report:

Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan
Progress Report : April 1st to March 31st, 2013
(PDF - 6.7MB, 36 pages)
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/esic/pdf/ProgressReportMarch2013.pdf
Undated (PDF file dated June 2013)

Source:
Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/esic.html

New Brunswick Social Development
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development.html

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- Go to the Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

- For links to the earlier progress reports,
go directly to the New Brunswick section of the above page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm#nb

8. 2013 Call for Nominations for 3M Health Leadership Award : deadline for nominations extended to midnight on Sunday July 7.
(
Health Nexus )

The deadline for nominations has been extended from June 28 to July 7, 2013.

2013 Call for Nominations for 3M Health Leadership Award
Celebrating leaders who inspire change in communities across Canada
http://www.healthnexus.ca/leadershipaward/media.html
TORONTO
April 18, 2013
Health Nexus and 3M Canada are pleased to announce the 2013 3M Health Leadership Award call for nominations. The national award celebrates leaders who have a positive impact on the health and well-being of their community.

For full eligibility requirements and more information please visit the award’s website:
http://www.healthnexus.ca/leadershipaward/
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Version française :
Prix 3M de leadership en santé
http://www.nexussante.ca/prixdeleadership/

Source:
Health Nexus

http://www.healthnexus.ca/
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Version française:
Nexus santé :
http://fr.nexussante.ca/
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Health Nexus develops health promotion capacity to enhance community well-being, and advocates for policies and resources that promote health. We envision a future in which health inequities are reduced and the health of our communities is improved through collective commitment, action and innovation.
[ More about Health Nexus : http://www.healthnexus.ca/leadershipaward/about_health_nexus.html ]

Health Nexus is an initiative of
3M Canada

http://www.3m.com/intl/ca/

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

9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2013 - June 27
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Income of Canadians, 2011 - June 27

--- Low Income Lines, 2011-2012 - June 27
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The Increase in Food Prices Between 2007 and 2012
- June 27
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2011 National Household Survey: Portrait of Canada's labour force - June 26
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2011 National Household Survey: Education in Canada: Attainment, field of and location of study - June 26
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Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2011 - June 25

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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June 27, 2013
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130627/dq130627a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 0.2% from the previous month to $910 in April. On a year-over-year basis, earnings increased 2.2%.

June 27, 2013
Income of Canadians, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130627/dq130627c-eng.htm
Median after-tax income for families of two or more people was $68,000 in 2011, virtually unchanged from 2010. This was the fourth consecutive year without significant change in after-tax income. When comparing 2007 (the year prior to the recent economic downturn) to 2011, after-tax income increased from $66,700 to $68,000. Two-parent families with children saw an increase in median after-tax income from $81,100 in 2010 to $83,600 in 2011. There was no significant change in the median income for other family types.
- includes links to the following three tables:
Table 1 : Selected income concepts by main family types, 2010 and 2011
Table 2 : Selected income concepts for economic families of two persons or more by province, 2011
Table 3 : Percentage of persons in low income (1992 base after-tax income low income cut-offs)

Available in CANSIM tables:
* Table 202-0101 to 202-0107 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=202-0101..202-0107&p2=31
* Table 202-0201 to 202-0203 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=202-0201..202-0203&p2=31
* Table 202-0301 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=202-0301&p2=31
* Table 202-0401 to 202-0411 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=202-0401..202-0411&p2=31
* Table 202-0501 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=202-0501&p2=31
* Table 202-0601 to 202-0606 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=202-0601..202-0606&p2=31
* Table 202-0701 to 202-0709 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=202-0701..202-0709&p2=31
* Table 202-0801 to 202-0809 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=202-0801..202-0809&p2=31

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Household, family and personal income
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=2812&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Low income and inequality
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3874&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

- Go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

June 27, 2013
Low Income Lines, 2011-2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2013002-eng.htm
June 27, 2013
Excerpt from the Abstract:
In order to provide a holographic or complete picture of low income, Statistics Canada implements an approach that uses three complementary low income lines: the Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs), the Low Income Measures (LIMs) and the Market Basket Measure (MBM). While the first two lines were developed by Statistics Canada, the MBM is based on concepts developed by Human Resources and Skill Development Canada. Though these measures differ from one another, they give a generally consistent picture of low income status over time. None of these measures is the best. Each contributes its own perspective and its own strengths to the study of low income, so that cumulatively, the three provide a better understanding of the phenomenon of low income as a whole. These measures are not measures of poverty, but strictly measures of low income.

Table of contents:
* Introduction
* Low income cut-offs
* Low income measures
* Market Basket Measure (2011 base)
* Low income rate and low income gap ratio
* Tables and figure
* Annex
* Annual consumer price index

"On poverty and low income" - by Ivan Fellegi (1997)
- explains why StatCan's low income cut-offs should not be used as the "official" poverty line for Canada.

How can LICOs, LIMs and the MBM can be measures of low income without being measures of poverty?
(A rose is a rose is a rose, no?...)

June 27, 2013
The Increase in Food Prices Between 2007 and 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2013027-eng.htm
By Anne-Marie Rollin
This article in the Economic Insights series looks at the increase in food prices that has taken place worldwide since 2007. It answers the following questions: How have food prices evolved in Canada and in the rest of the world since 2007? How do the recent trends in Canada compare to previous episodes of rising food prices?
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The current episode is part of a longer-term increase in food prices in Canada. After increasing in the 1970s and early 1980s, food price inflation slowed significantly during the following decade, to reach a low in the early 1990s. Since then, food price inflation in Canada has tended to accelerate.
- includes two tables and two charts

June 26, 2013
2011 National Household Survey: Education in Canada: Attainment, field of and location of study
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130626/dq130626a-eng.htm
New data from the National Household Survey show that 11,782,700 adults aged 25 to 64 had postsecondary qualifications in 2011, representing almost two-thirds (64.1%) of the total population aged 25 to 64. In comparison, the 2006 Census indicated that 60.7% of Canadians aged 25 to 64 had a postsecondary qualification.

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June 26, 2013
2011 National Household Survey: Portrait of Canada's labour force
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130626/dq130626b-eng.htm
New data from the National Household Survey show that Canada had almost 18 million labour force participants aged 15 years and over in 2011, of which 16.6 million were employed. The employment rate was 60.9%.

More National Housing Survey products:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130626/pn130626-eng.htm
Links to over 45 new products from the NHS!

June 25, 2013
Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130625/dq130625b-eng.htm
Family violence accounted for 26% of all police-reported violent crime in 2011, a proportion similar to 2010. About half (49%) of the nearly 95,000 victims of family violence were in a current or previous spousal relationship with the accused, including both common-law and legally married partnerships.
- includes the following table:
Rates of police-reported violent offences against family members, by province and territory, 2011

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

10. 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

June 30, 2013
What's new online this week:

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

Toronto child care funding model
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/06/toronto-child-care-funding-model
26 Jun 2013 | Ontario
City of Toronto report "describes the new provincial child care funding framework that was announced in December, 2012 and...outlines the process through which the framework will be customized to create a "made in Toronto" funding model for child care programs and families".

Full-day kindergarten implementation status update
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/06/full-day-kindergarten-implementation-status-update
26 Jun 2013 | Ontario
City of Toronto report provides an "update on the implementation of full-day kindergarten and... reviews the resources that have been requested from the province, what has been received to date and what is still required".

Child care: An important part of American life
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/06/child-care-important-part-american-life
25 Jun 2013 | United States
Infographic from the U.S. Census Bureau uses data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to explain child care usage among families. Stay tuned for an upcoming infographic on Canadian child care to be released by the Canadian Labour Congress.

Education at a glance 2013: OECD indicators
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/06/education-glance-2013-oecd-indicators
25 Jun 2013 | International
OECD's annual Education at a Glance looks at who participates in education, what is spent on it, how education systems operate and the results achieved. The chapter on early childhood education puts Canada third from the bottom on provision for 4 year olds.

Great expectations: Exploring the promises of gender equality
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/06/great-expectations-exploring-promises-gender-equality
24 Jun 2013 | Europe
Report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (UK) argues that "the focus on personal choice and responsibility frames [child] care as a private matter, and in doing so can undermine ‘public’ arguments for increased support for shared responsibility both in the home and the community".

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.

Editorial off-base on public childcare system
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/06/editorial-base-public-childcare-system
26 Jun 2013 | British Columbia

Response: City re-examining daycare program
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/06/response-city-re-examining-daycare-program
26 Jun 2013 | Ontario

The dubious case for the deserving rich
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/06/dubious-case-deserving-rich
26 Jun 2013 | Canada

Alberta government wants ideas for a children's charter: Aims to reduce poverty and improve early learning across the province
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/06/alberta-government-wants-ideas-childrens-charter-aims-reduce-poverty
26 Jun 2013 | Alberta

Alberta Education makes early education a priority
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/06/alberta-education-makes-early-education-priority
26 Jun 2013 | Alberta

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 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 this 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 further down on the page you're now reading.

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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

11. 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:

June 28, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/06/28/
National Assessment of Educational Progress (2 articles)
Unemployment Benefits – North Carolina

June 27, 2013 - No Poverty Dispatch today

June 26, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/06/26/
States and Medicaid Expansion (3 articles)
Medicaid Coverage and Prison Inmates

June 25, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/06/25/
Medicaid and Children’s Dental Care (4 articles)

June 24, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/06/24/
2013 Kids Count Data Book (14 articles)
NOTE : Keep scrolling down the page you're now reading for links to the 2013 Kids Count Data Book, including the headlines of all 14 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

12. [United States] 2013 Kids Count Data Book : State Trends in Child Well-Being - June 24
(Annie E. Casey Foundation)

[United States]

New from the
Annie E. Casey Foundation:

Child Poverty Still on the Rise, but Outlook for Children
Better in Education and Health, KIDS COUNT report finds
(PDF - 232K, 3 pages)
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/~/media/159/USA2013DataBookNewsRelease.pdf
Gradual economic recovery presents national opportunity to refocus on investments in early childhood development
June 24, 2013
News Release
BALTIMORE — As the nation’s economy recovers, America’s children are showing some signs of improvement despite an ever-growing poverty rate, according to new data in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book.
(...)
Children continue to progress in the areas of education and health. From roughly 2005 to 2011, the teen birth rate dropped by 15 percent to a historic low. (...) The percentage of children without health insurance decreased by 30 percent. Although the economic well-being of the nation’s children improved slightly from 2010
to 2011, the negative impact of the recession remains evident. (...) In particular, younger children are disproportionately affected by the lingering effects of the recession: The poverty rate among children younger than 3 is 26 percent; among 3- to 5-year-olds, it is 25 percent — higher than the national average for all kids.

Source:
2013 Kids Count
National and State News Releases
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/publications/databook/StateNewsReleases/2013

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2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book
National and state-by-state data on key indicators of child well-being
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/publications/databook/2013
- main page for this book, includes links to (1) download or order the book, (2) media resources, (3) state rankings & interactive wheel, and (4) custom data reports.

The complete book:

2013 Kids Count Data Book : State Trends in Child Well-Being (PDF - 7MB, 56 pages)
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/files/2013KIDSCOUNTDataBook.pdf

Contents:
Foreword
Kids Count Data Center
Overall Child well-being
Economic well-being
Education
Health
Family and Community
Conclusion
Appendices:
--- About the Index
--- Definitions and Data Sources
--- Primary Contacts for State Kids Count Projects
--- About the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kids Count

- Indicators include:
* Demographics * Economic Well-Being * Education * Family & Community * Health * Safety & Risky Behaviors

U.S. national and state profiles
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/publications/databook/StateProfileSheets/2013

Kids Count Data Center
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/

Source:
Annie E. Casey Foundation

http://www.aecf.org/
The Annie E. Casey Foundation creates a brighter future for the nation’s children by developing solutions to strengthen families, build paths to economic opportunity and transform struggling communities into safer and healthier places to live, work and grow.

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Related media coverage:

June 24, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/06/24/
2013 Kids Count Data Book
Click the link above to access all 14 articles whose headlines appear below:
--- Kids Count: Parents finding themselves increasingly without jobs, Associated Press
--- Children living in poverty longer, putting their futures at risk, Washington Post
--- As economy improves, so do lives of children in state, study says, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
--- ‘Good news and bad news’ in Iowa Kids Count report, Des Moines Register
--- Kids Count report: Michigan ranks last in Great Lakes states for child well-being, Mlive.com
--- Kentucky, Indiana children slide economically in Kids Count report, Louisville Courier-Journal
--- Arizona still lags in child welfare, Arizona Republic
--- Are New Mexico kids all right? Report says no, Santa Fe New Mexican
--- Utah’s slipping when it comes to well-being of children, report shows, Deseret News
--- More Colorado children living in poverty, Denver Post
--- California ranks low in child well-being; Northeast tops, Los Angeles Times
--- Oregon children fare poorly in economic well-being, national report says, The Oregonian
--- Report: Economic well-being of kids in Washington still down, 2013, Seattle Times

Source:
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.

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

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

13. [United States] Welfare Reform is No Model for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - June 28
(
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Welfare Reform is No Model for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/welfare-reforms-no-model-for-snap/
June 28, 2013
As House leaders consider next steps [ http://goo.gl/JIvMo ] on the farm bill (which the House rejected last week), a key question is the fate of its punitive Southerland amendment [ http://goo.gl/lWnt2 ] , which would reward states that end SNAP benefits for unemployed families that want to work.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) defended the amendment on the House floor by linking it to the 1996 welfare reform law, which created Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). But, in reality, the amendment is not the same as the work requirements [ http://goo.gl/YJpIy ] in programs like TANF, and the facts don’t support Rep. Cantor’s claim that the welfare law’s “results were nothing but a success”:

So, were the results of American welfare (TANF) reforms really "nothing but a success"?

Fact #1: Single mothers’ employment rose during the early years of welfare reform, but it started losing ground in 2000 and, now, nearly all of those gains have been lost.
Fact #2: Welfare reform contributed only modestly to the rise in employment for single mothers during the 1990s
Fact #3: TANF, the centerpiece of welfare reform, helps many fewer poor families than its predecessor, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
Fact #4: States did not respond to higher need during hard economic times.
TIP : Scroll to the bottom of the article for links to three related blog posts.

Source:
Off the Charts blog
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/

Related link:

A Quick Guide to SNAP Eligibility and Benefits
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=1269

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
http://www.cbpp.org/
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

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Related links:

Lessons of the Great Recession: How the Safety Net Performed
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/lessons-of-the-great-recession-how-the-safety-net-performed/
June 24, 2013
By Jared Bernstein
Though the economy is clearly improving, we’ve yet to fully escape the gravitation pull of the great recession. The job market remains weak, and wages and middle-class incomes remain stagnant. (...)
...the poor and their advocates were not the ones who tanked the economy. Nor should they be on the defensive when the safety net expands to offset some of the damage. The right question at such times is thus not why the SNAP rolls are so high. It’s whether SNAP, unemployment insurance, T.A.N.F. et al are expanding adequately to meet the needs of the poor.

TIP : Scroll to the bottom of the article for links to the following posts:
* Food Stamps and Unemployment Insurance
* Has the 1996 Welfare Reform Been Reversed?
* Jobless Benefits as an Antipoverty Program
* Food Stamps: Married People Need Not Apply
* Millions Caught by the Social Safety Net

Source:
New York Times Business Blog
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/

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

14. [United States] Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality - June 26
(Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality and the Common Good)

From
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity:

[ http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org/ ]

Report Explores Trends in Inequality Over Time
June 26, 2013
The Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality and the Common Good [ http://www.ips-dc.org/inequality ] released an interactive report that explores the political and economic factors that have contributed to the rise in inequality among Americans in the aftermath of World War II to present day. Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality attributes growing inequality in the 1970s and 1980s to the decline in collective bargaining (especially for men) and the declining value of the minimum wage (especially for women). In more recent years, the report finds that diminishing caseloads and benefits of social programs (most pronounced after welfare reform in 1996), and the decline in job-based benefits helped widen the already growing gap.

The complete report:

Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality
http://scalar.usc.edu/works/growing-apart-a-political-history-of-american-inequality/table-of-contents
- Table of contents with links to individual sections
Excerpts (Intro, p. 5):
The policies that ensured shared prosperity in the past may be inefficient or insufficient to our current and future challenges—which are not only economic, but political and social and environmental as well. And it would be folly to engage in the imagination or pursuit of a “New New Deal” without rethinking its administrative, economic, and redistributive premises.

Key Elements and Strategies:
--- Real and Sustainable Economic Growth
--- A New Commitment to Strong Labor Standards
--- Backfilling Social Insurance
--- Restraining, and Tapping into, the One Percent

Source:
Institute for Policy Studies
Program on Inequality and the Common Good
http://www.ips-dc.org/inequality

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

15. U.S. Inequality Now Literally Off the Chart : World of Work Report 2013 - May 30
(International Labour Organization)

From
Inequality.org:

U.S. Inequality Now Literally Off the Chart
http://inequality.org/ilo-report-inequality-literally-chart/
Among the world’s major nations, documents the UN agency dedicated to labor matters, only one currently has a level of inequality both high and rising.
June 6, 2013
By Salvatore Babones
It is well known that the level of income inequality stretches much higher in the United States than in the other developed countries of Europe and North America. Now a report from the International Labour Organization (see the ILO link below) shows that U.S. inequality has literally gone off the chart. Income inequality in the United States is soaring so high, in fact, that the authors of the ILO’s new 2013 World of Work report couldn’t even place the United States on the same graph with the other 25 developed countries their new study examines.

Source:
Inequality.org

http://inequality.org/

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The complete
International Labour Organization report:

World of Work Report 2013:
Repairing the economic and social fabric
(PDF - 4.9MB, 133 pages)
http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_214476.pdf
The study analyses the global employment situation five years after the start of the global financial crisis. It looks at labour market performance and projections both at the global and regional levels

Source:
International Institute for Labour Studies
http://www.ilo.org/inst/lang--en/index.htm
The International Institute for Labour Studies (IILS) was established in 1960 as an autonomous facility of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to further policy research, public debate and the sharing of knowledge on emerging labour and social issues of concern to the ILO and its constituents – labour, business and government.
International Labour Organization (ILO)

http://www.ilo.org/
The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

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

16. 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:

26 June 2013 - CRINMAIL issue 1333
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4796
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Girl’s death puts spotlight on female genital mutilation
- Trafficking victims win appeal against convictions
- Russia introduces drug tests for schoolchildren
- New constitution should include children’s rights
- Children in immigration detention suffer routine abuse
- Transgender child wins civil rights case
- War drives number of forcibly displaced worldwide
- CRC issues Concluding Observations to six states
- Funding opportunity
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Spain
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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TEN ODD SIGNS FROM ENGLAND

Sign in a Laundromat:
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT

Sign in a London department store:
BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS

In an office:
WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN

Outside a farm:
HORSE MANURE 50p PER PRE-PACKED BAG 20p DO-IT YOURSELF

In an office:
AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD

On a church door:
THIS IS THE GATE OF HEAVEN. ENTER YE ALL BY THIS DOOR. (THIS DOOR IS KEPT LOCKED BECAUSE OF THE DRAFT. PLEASE USE SIDE DOOR.)

English sign in a German cafe:
MOTHERS, PLEASE WASH YOUR HANS BEFORE EATING

Outside a secondhand shop:
WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?

Sign outside a new town hall which was to be opened by the Prince of Wales:
THE TOWN HALL IS CLOSED UNTIL OPENING. IT WILL REMAIN CLOSED AFTER BEING OPENED. OPEN TOMORROW.

Outside a photographer's studio:
OUT TO LUNCH: IF NOT BACK BY FIVE, OUT FOR DINNER ALSO

Source:
http://www.qwertyed.com/q_pages/q6_fun_pages/engsigns.html
[Click the source link for 14 more odd signs.]

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And, in closing...

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Supercell! (video, duration 1:55)
http://vimeo.com/67995158

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Now THERE's one big puppy (or one small human.)
http://i.imgur.com/yCLjXYQ.jpg

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The Assumption Song (video, duration 1:33)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TywmpMQYojs

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HAPPY CANADA DAY!!

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