Canadian Social Research Newsletter
May 1, 2018

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

You can find the online version of this (May 1, 2018) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news010518.htm

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,881 subscribers.

******************************************************
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.
******************************************************



In this issue of the
Canadian Social Research Newsletter:

* Provincial and Territorial Social Assistance Summaries released by Maytree - April 24

* Ontario's poverty numbers are growing again — the opposite of the rest of Canada (Financial Post)

* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2018 - April 26
--- Annual review of the labour market, 2017 - April 26
--- Purchasing Power Parities - April 24
--- Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs: Child and spousal support, 2016/2017 - April 24
--- Recent developments in the Canadian economy, Spring 2018 - April 23

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - May 1

* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter) - May 1

* United States: The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2016 (U.S. Census)

Release of latest social assistance data from across Canada- April 24
(Maytree
)

NEW From Maytree:
[ https://maytree.com/ ]

Social Assistance Summaries released
https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/?mc_cid=2768086ec3&mc_eid=b7bec62bf2
April 24
Maytree has released the latest update to Social Assistance Summaries, a resource that shows the number of social assistance recipients across Canada and how that has changed over time. This update includes 2017 data provided by provincial and territorial government officials alongside a brief description of the social assistance programs in each jurisdiction.

Social Assistance Summaries uses data provided by provincial and territorial government officials to track the number of social assistance recipients across Canada. It also includes a brief description of the social assistance programs in each jurisdiction.

How to view the reports:
Select a province or territory from the list below to download that jurisdiction's summary and statistics in a separate report (avg. 3-4 pages), or download the complete national report in one file (75 pages).

-----------------------------------------------------------

Download the all-Canada report (PDF, 75 pages) : https://maytree.com/wp-content/uploads/Social_Assistance_Summaries_All_Canada.pdf

Download content directly for individual jurisdictions:

Alberta : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/alberta

British Columbia : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/british-columbia

Manitoba : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/manitoba

New Brunswick : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/new-brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/newfoundland-and-labrador

Nova Scotia : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/nova-scotia

Northwest Territories : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/northwest-territories

Nunavut : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/nunavut

Ontario : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/ontario

Prince Edward Island : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/prince-edward-island

Quebec : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/quebec

Saskatchewan : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/saskatchewan

Yukon Territory : https://maytree.com/social-assistance-summaries/yukon-territory

Source:
Maytree
https://maytree.com/
Maytree is committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities. It believes the most enduring way to fix the systems that create poverty is to have economic and social rights safeguarded for all people living in Canada.

Related link:

Social Assistance Summaries 2014 (PDF - 235KB, 49 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1062ENG.pdf
Anne Makhoul, March 2015

Ontario's poverty numbers are growing again — the opposite of the rest of Canada - April 26
(Financial Post
)

Ontario

From the Financial Post:
|[ http://business.financialpost.com/ ]

Ontario's poverty numbers are growing again — the opposite of the rest of Canada
http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/ontarios-poverty-numbers-are-growing-again-the-opposite-of-the-rest-of-canada
April 26, 2018
Matthew Lau: Even when the Ontario government is claiming to help the poor, they are doing more harm than good.
Take the minimum wage hike as an example...

---

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

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2018
- April 26
--- Annual review of the labour market, 2017 - April 26
--- Purchasing Power Parities - April 24
--- Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs: Child and spousal support, 2016/2017 - April 24
--- Recent developments in the Canadian economy, Spring 2018 - April 23

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm

--- April 26
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2018
-
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180426/dq180426a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $997 in February, little changed from the previous month. Earnings were up 3.4% compared with 12 months earlier, largely the result of gains in the second half of 2017

--- April 24
Annual review of the labour market, 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180424/dq180424a-eng.htm
The article "Annual review of the labour market, 2017," [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/IPS/display?cat_num=75-004-M2018001 ] released today in the Labour Statistics: Research Papers series, analyses the Canadian labour market in 2017 using a combination of major indicators from the Labour Force Survey; the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours; the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey; and Employment Insurance statistics. The focus is on national trends, as well as on key provincial and industrial sector changes.

--- April 24
Purchasing Power Parities
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180424/dq180424b-eng.htm
Purchasing power parities between Canada and the United States, 1990 to 2016
In 2016, the purchasing power of a Canadian dollar was US$0.84, up 0.4% from 2015. This signifies that the amount of goods and services that CAN$100 buys in Canada, would require US$84 to purchase in the United States

--- April 24
Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs: Child and spousal support, 2016/2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180424/dq180424e-eng.htm
The Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs data for 2016/2017 are now available.
NOTE TO READERS:
This survey collects information on child and spousal support payments from provincial and territorial maintenance enforcement programs which exist across Canada to assist recipients in the collection and enforcement of support.

--- April 23
Recent developments in the Canadian economy, Spring 2018
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180423/dq180423c-eng.htm
The article "Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy," which is released semi-annually as part of the Economic Insights series, provides an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices.

Related research article:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2018080-eng.htm

What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - May 1
http://www.childcarecanada.org/

What's new online this week

Risky play and growing up: How to understand the overprotection of the next generation
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/risky-play-and-growing-how-understand-overprotection-next-g
30 Apr 2018 | International
In this chapter, authors explore research from multiple domains to provide an informed conception of 'risky play'. Challenge and risk in play are tied to capacity in the immediate and long term, with consideration paid to their role, both functionally and from an evolutionary perspective in human development. Adult fear and anxiety are also discussed.

OECD's IELS wasted opportunity, democratic deficit
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/oecds-iels-wasted-opportunity-democratic-deficit
25 Apr 2018 | International
This PowerPoint presentation, given at a seminar in London on 8 February 2018 organised by the Early Childhood Degrees Network, takes a critical view of OECD's International Early Learning Study, arguing that it has suffered from a democratic deficit since its inception and raises a number of causes for concern.

Cities connecting children to nature
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/cities-connecting-children-nature
25 Apr 2018 | United States
This resource is the result of a pilot project that took place across seven cities in the United States (2016-17), that sought to reduce disparities in children's access to nature; which research shows is impacted by income level and race. Here, diverse strategies addressing policy, urban planning, funding, and community engagement, among others, are discussed in order to better connect children to nature.

Parental leave regulations and the persistence of the male breadwinner model: Using fuzzy set ideal type analysis to access gender equality in an enlarged europe
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/parental-leave-regulations-and-persistence-male-breadwinner
25 Apr 2018 | Europe
This article analyzed leave policies using data from statutory leave regulations from the EU project QUING. The data was analyzed using fuzzy set ideal type analysis to explore the extent that leave regulations promote transformations of gender roles in paid and unpaid work. 1/3 of the countries had policies based on tradition gender roles with long, poorly compensated leave.

What makes Quebec such an outlier on child care?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/what-makes-quebec-such-outlier-child-care
25 Apr 2018 | Canada
Authors present an English version of a previous article, examining the question of why Quebec is unique in its advancement on child care policies and programs compared to the rest of Canadian provinces. Three interdependent hypotheses are presented, including the political climate, and consensus that child care is a provincial responsibility. The importance of including the middle class in child-care reforms was highlighted as this is believed to make reforms more resilient through changes of political parties.

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

Child care in the news

This Maltese company is officially extending paternity leave to all its employees
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/maltese-company-officially-extending-paternity-leave-all-its-employe
30 Apr 2018 | Europe

More than half a million children denied help from Tories’ flagship free childcare schem
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/more-half-million-children-denied-help-tories%E2%80%99-flagship-free-childca
30 Apr 2018 | Europe

Why more women are falling off the corporate glass cliff
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/why-more-women-are-falling-corporate-glass-cliff
30 Apr 2018 | International

How shared parental leave gives adoptive parents real time to build a new family unit
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/how-shared-parental-leave-gives-adoptive-parents-real-time-build-new 30 Apr 2018 | Europe

Why free preschool child care makes the most sense for families
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/why-free-preschool-child-care-makes-most-sense-families
30 Apr 2018 | Ontario

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

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN
http://crin.org/
CRIN is a global children’s rights advocacy network. Established in 1995, we press for rights - not charity - and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. We link to nearly 3,000 organisations that between them work on children’s rights in every country in the world and rely on our publications, research and information sharing.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTE: (by Gilles)
I've decided to suspend any further updates to the CRINMAIL newsletter archive because of Internet gremlins. If you click on "Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive" below, you'll note that the latest issue of CRINMAIL is dated December 2016, because that's when I ceased updating the Archives pages for several online newsletters, some that went right back to Y2K. I've left those pages online but I won't be updating them.

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

25 April 2018 issue of CRINMAIL
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/week-childrens-rights-1578
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
Upcoming events
Employment
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
Challenging violations
Take action
Campaigns
Guides

---

Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive I (2014-2015- 2016)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue in 2014 and 2015, as per the above latest issue.
NOTE: I stopped updating this archive in December 2016

Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive II (2011-2013)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive2.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue of the newsletter for 2011, 2012 and 2013

CRINMAIL Archive (from the CRIN website)
Check here for links to more recent issues of CRINMAIL:
https://www.crin.org/en/crin-mail/864
- incl. links to the complete collection of CRINMAIL newsletters right back to #1 in July 2006
BUT there's no table of contents, so you must click each link to see the content of each issue.

--------------------------------------------------

Subscribe to CRINMAIL English
http://www.crin.org/en/node/293
NOTE : In addition to CRINmail English, you can subscribe to the following newsletters:
* Armed Conflict CRINmail
* Child Rights at the United Nations
* Children in Court CRINmail
* CRINmail EN ESPAÑOL
* CRINmail Francais
* CRINmail in Arabic
* CRINmail in Russian
* Violence CRINmail

--------------------------------------------------

CRIN News Archive
http://crin.org/en/library/news-archive

--------------------------------------------------

CRIN Country Pages : CANADA
http://crin.org/en/library/countries/canada

--------------------------------------------------

Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php
The Children's Rights Wiki assembles all information about children's rights in every country in one place. The purpose of the project is to make the huge volume of information that exists on children's rights more accessible, assist children's rights advocates in identifying persistent violations, and inspire collective action. This is a web-based, multi-lingual and interactive project.

--------------------------------------------------

Canada and Children's Rights
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Canada
- from the Children's Rights Wiki

---

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

United States:

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2016
https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p60-261.pdf
By Liana Fox, United States Census Bureau
September 2017

Since the publication of the first official U.S. poverty estimates, researchers and policymakers have continued to discuss the best approach to measure income and poverty in the United States. Beginning in 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau began publishing the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which extends the official poverty measure by taking account of many of the government programs designed to assist low-income families and individuals that are not included in the official poverty measure.

Some of the highlights: In 2016, the overall SPM rate was 14.0 percent. This was 0.5 percentage points lower than the 2015 SPM rate of 14.5 SPM rates were down for children under age 18 and adults, aged 18 to 64. SPM rates for individuals aged 65 and older were up, from 13.7 percent in 2015 to 14.5 percent in 2016 . The SPM rate for 2016 was 1.3 percentage points higher than the official poverty rate of 12.7 percent. Social Security continued to be the most important anti-poverty program, moving 26.1 million individuals out of poverty. Refundable tax credits moved 8.1 million people out of poverty.

Link to the complete report (PDF - 32 pages)
: https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p60-261.pdf

Source:
U.S. Census Bureau
https://www.census.gov/



Disclaimer/Privacy Statement

Both Canadian Social Research Links (the site) and this Canadian Social Research Newsletter belong to me, Gilles Séguin.
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm

I am solely accountable for the choice of links presented therein and for the occasional editorial comment - it's my time, my home computer, my experience, my biases, my Rogers Internet account and my web hosting service.

I administer the mailing list and distribute the weekly newsletter using software on the web server of the
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
http://www.cupe.ca/
Thanks, CUPE!

------------------------

If you don't already receive this weekly newsletter by email but would like to, you can sign up for the Canadian Social Research Newsletter on the online subscription page : http://lists.cupe.ca/mailman/listinfo/csrl-news
...or send me an email message.

You can unsubscribe by going to the same page or by sending me an e-mail message [ gilseg@rogers.com ]

------------------------

Privacy Policy:

The Canadian Social Research Newsletter mailing list is not used for any purpose except to distribute each weekly newsletter.
I promise not share any information on this list, nor to send you any junk mail.

Links presented in the Canadian Social Research Newsletter point to different views about social policy and social programs.
There are some that I don't agree with, so don't get on my case, eh...

You can find the online version of this (May 1, 2018) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news010518.htm


To access earlier online HTML issues of the Canadian Social Research Newsletter, go to the Newsletter page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/news.htm

Feel free to distribute this newsletter as widely as you wish, but please remember to mention Canadian Social Research Links when you do.

Gilles

E-MAIL:
gilseg@rogers.com

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Things you don't say to your wife (video, duration 1:55)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK2OakMoW_c

--------------------------------

OK Going to the Dogs (video, duration 3:25)
https://www.wimp.com/ok-go-makes-another-great-music-video-with-a-bunch-of-well-trained-dogs/

 

.

. .