Canadian Social Research Newsletter
January 3, 2016

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 2,825 subscribers.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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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:

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Canadian content:

1. Proposed Quebec welfare rules carry unfair penalties, advocates warn (The Canadian Press) - January 1, 2016
2. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Aboriginal statistics at a glance - December 24
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2015 - December 22
--- 2015 : A Year in Statistics (StatCan Blog, December 22)
--- Study: Do workplace pensions crowd out other retirement savings? December 21
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Job Vacancy and Wage Survey: Job vacancy data tables, First and second quarters of 2015 - December 21

International content:

3. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
4. Despite recovery, a big spike in U.S. poverty rates (CBS News) - December 4
5. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!
Gilles

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


Proposed Quebec welfare rules carry unfair penalties, advocates warn - January 1, 2016
(The Canadian Press)

Proposed Quebec welfare rules carry unfair penalties, advocates warn
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/proposed-quebec-welfare-rules-carry-unfair-penalties-advocates-warn-363979491.html
By Sidhartha Banerjee
January 1, 2016

MONTREAL - A Quebec government plan to introduce new welfare rules to get people back into the workforce has anti-poverty advocates warning the measures could leave many even more destitute.
The recently tabled bill aims to get first-time welfare recipients into a job program quickly, offering an extra few hundred dollars every month if they're employed for a year.
(...)
In Quebec, welfare recipients currently receive $616 a month plus a credit that increases the amount to $747.
But those who don't participate would see their benefits cut in half to $308 per month.

Source:
The Canadian Press

http://www.thecanadianpress.com/

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- Go to the Québec Links (English) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm

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

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Aboriginal statistics at a glance - December 24
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Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2015 - December 22
--- 2015 : A Year in Statistics (StatCan Blog, December 22)
--- Study: Do workplace pensions crowd out other retirement savings? December 21
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Job Vacancy and Wage Survey: Job vacancy data tables, First and second quarters of 2015 - December 21

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/a-daily-quotidien-eng.htm

Past issues of The Daily
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last

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

Statistics Canada
Release schedule for
The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/cal3-eng.htm

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December 24, 2015
Aboriginal statistics at a glance
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151224/dq151224b-eng.htm
Second edition
Aboriginal Statistics at a Glance is a compilation of data on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations covering a variety of topics. Each subject is illustrated with a chart presenting key indicators, a plain language definition of the indicator and links to related data tables and published articles. There are two editions of Aboriginal Statistics at a Glance. The first edition was released on June 21, 2010. The second edition, released today, includes updated data on the key indicators.

Aboriginal Statistics at a Glance — 2nd Edition, 2009-2012 (PDF - 693KB, 34 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-645-x/89-645-x2015001-eng.pdf

Aboriginal Peoples
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=10000&lang=eng&more=0
- links to more StatCan studies and reports on a wide range of sub-topics from Aboriginal society and community to work, income and spending.

December 22, 2015
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151222/dq151222a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $959 in October, up 0.5% from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, average weekly earnings increased by 1.9%.

December 22, 2015
StatCan Blog
2015 : A Year in Statistics

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/year_stats
We (StatCan) do not decide what information will be picked up by the media, but we notice when our data become part of the national conversation. Here are some highlights from 2015: the releases that got people talking or informed the national debate...

December 21, 2015
Study: Do workplace pensions crowd out other retirement savings?
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151221/dq151221c-eng.htm
Among workers with annual earnings near the Canadian average, a $1.00 automatic increase in Registered Pension Plan (RPP) contributions results in an average reduction in Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contributions of $0.55, thus increasing the sum of RPP and RRSP contributions by an average of $0.45 across workers with different propensities to save.

December 21, 2015
Job Vacancy and Wage Survey: Job vacancy data tables
First and second quarters of 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151221/dq151221d-eng.htm
Job vacancy data from the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) for the first and second quarters are now available in CANSIM. The JVWS provides the number of job vacancies, by occupation, in an economic region on a quarterly basis. Additional information is also presented by occupation, such as the proportion of job vacancies in full- and part-time positions, the distribution of vacancies by level of education and experience, the proportion of vacancies per occupation that are difficult to fill, and the average pay or hourly wage for new vacancies.

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

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.

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

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 tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Click the link above, then (on the next page) select a date on the calendar to see media items for that date.

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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.
2. 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)

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 Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

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

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

Despite recovery, a big spike in U.S. poverty rates - December 4
(CBS News)

Despite recovery, a big spike in U.S. poverty rates - December 4
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-so-many-americans-think-the-recession-isnt-over/
By Aimee Picchi
December 4, 2015
As many Americans can tell you, the post-recession years haven't been easy. Now, new data backs that up. Poverty increased in about one-third of U.S. counties between 2010 to 2014 when compared with the previous five years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, which studies more than 3,000 counties . Does that mean the rest of the country was lifted into prosperity during those years? Not so much. Only 4 percent of counties saw a decrease in poverty over the more recent span.

Also by Aimee Picchi:

America's quagmire: Stubborn poverty and slumping income
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/americas-quagmire-stubborn-poverty-and-slumping-income/
September 16, 2015

Source:
CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/

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

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.

Our Vision
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all their human rights guaranteed by the United Nations, regional organisations and national governments.

Link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL
(children's rights newsletter):

CRINMAIL 1460: THE WEEK IN CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
23 December 2015 - CRINmail issue 1460
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/crinmail-1460-week-childrens-rights
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Inhuman sentencing
- Digital rights & access to information
- Transparency & 'institutional failure'
- Health, malnutrition & discrimination
- Citizenship and equal rights
Changes to CRINmail
Access to justice for children in Sweden
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
- Challenging breaches
- Take action
- Campaigns
- Guides

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To see a larger collection of issues of CRINMAIL going back to 2011,
click the link below to the period you wish to examine:

Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive I (2014-2015)
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..

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)
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.

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* Violence CRINmail

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

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

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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.

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

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



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The estimated average cost of a conviction arising from a RIDE program stop is $18,000.
This includes towing, car impound fees, legal costs, court-imposed fines, and increased insurance premiums.
Source:
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/culture/commuting/10-things-every-motorist-should-know-about-ride/article6642763/?click=sf_globefb