Canadian Social Research Newsletter
March 10, 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 (March 10, 2018) newsletter at this link:

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,868 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.


International Women's Day - March 8

International Women's Day
March 8 is International Women's Day — a day to recognize women's achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.
- includes links to the following:
*** This year's theme
*** Gender Equality
*** What is International Women's Day?
*** Past themes
*** Educators' toolkit
*** How to celebrate

International Women's Day 2018 campaign theme: #PressforProgress

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Status of Women Canada <=== new website URL
Status of Women Canada promotes equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. Status of Women Canada works to advance equality for women by focusing its efforts in three priority areas: increasing women's economic security and prosperity; encouraging women's leadership and democratic participation; and ending violence against women and girls.

NOTE : The Status of Women Canada website content is in the process of moving from [ ] to the website [ ] Eventually, all content now identified as will be switched over to, so I (Gilles) won't spend an inordinate amount of time copying and pasting the "old" URLs because they will disappear in short order.
The existing Status of Women website will remain available until the move to is complete. The URL switching task has been assigned to a Departmental group called Phoenix, so things should start happening *soon*.
(I'm kidding.)

62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Preparations are underway both in Canada and abroad for the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) which will take place in New York from March 12 to March 23, 2018. The deadline to submit nominations of candidates to serve as members of the official Canadian delegation at the 62nd session was January 12, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will be attending the session.

UN Women
UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential.

Federal Budget 2018: Income Security Highlights

March 8, 2018
KUDOS to Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre for the following thorough collection of budget reviews and analyses of the 2018 Canada Budget from various sources.


Media & Policy News
By Jennefer Laidley
Income Security Advocacy Centre

Federal Budget 2018: Income Security Highlights
March 6, 2018

The federal Liberal government introduced its third budget on Tuesday, February 27.

The Budget and all associated documents are available at this link:

(This resource is from the website.)

Below, you'll find a list of the topics covered in the budget, most of which deal with income security and related issues. Click the Income Security Highlights link above to access the more detailed content organized by topic. Links to other helpful resources are included at the end of this highlights section to provide more information and analysis.

Budget Highlights by topic:
- Anti-Racism - Canada Child Benefit - Canada Workers Benefit - Child Care - Response to the Budget from Child Care Now - Housing - Indigenous Issues - Employment Insurance - Legal Aid - Pay Equity - Pharmacare - Poverty Reduction - Statistics Canada - Tax Fairness - Temporary Foreign Workers

Budget Resources (analyses and articles in the media):
Click the Income Security Highlights link above to access analysis of the federal Budget from almost a dozen non-governmental organizations and articles in seven mainstream media, from Campaign 2000 and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives to Citizens for Public Justice and the Canadian Union of Public Employees --- also includes links to seven articles in Canada's largest media outlets from the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail to Huffington Post Canada and the CBC.

Media & Policy News
Also :
Inome Security Updates

By Jennefer Laidley
Income Security Advocacy Centre


- Go to the 2018 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost - March 7
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Third quarter 2017- March 7

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]

What's new from The Daily:

Past issues of The Daily
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.


March 7, 2018
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, Fourth quarter 2017


March 7, 2018
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Third quarter 2017


- Go to the 2018 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:

What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
[ ]

March 8, 2018
What's new online this week:

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

Children and gender inequality: Evidence from Denmark
7 Mar 2018 | Europe
Danish study uses national data from 1980-2013 to analyze the gender wage gap, its persistence and the factors that impact it most profoundly. Findings indicate that having children has the most significant affect on the earning potential of women, but not for men; this despite a publicly funded system of child care and parental leave.

Intra-household allocation of parental leave
7 Mar 2018 | Europe
This paper investigated how parental childcare is shared within the household. Some key findings are: the use of professional childcare increased with the household income, and that younger and lower income providers tend to use more parental leave than their partners.

Labour market effects of parental leave policies in OECD countries
7 Mar 2018 | International
OECD study looks at longitudinal outcomes of paid leave on female, male, and gender differences in prime-age (25-54) employment rates, average working hours, and earnings in 30 OECD countries from 1970 to 2010. Findings indicate a small but positive impact on female employment rates so long as the leave is approximately two years or less. Provision of paid leave is found to widen the gender wage gap among full time employees.

Intersectional feminist frameworks: An emerging vision
7 Mar 2018 | International
In light of the recent focus on Gender Based Analysis, CRIAW reminds us that gender represents only one relationship to power and recommends the use of Intersectional Feminist Frameworks (IFFs) to re-envision policy change and advocacy. IFFs attempt to understand how multiple forces work together and interact to reinforce conditions of inequality and social exclusion that impede access to childcare and other social services.

Returning to education
7 Mar 2018 | United States
This chapter in the Hamilton project focuses on the correlation of wages with education. It specifically notes that early childhood education has earning benefits in the workforce, and therefore advocates for policy tools that would increase access and affordability in early childhood education and care.


MORE research, policy & practice


2. Child care in the news
Use the keyword search below for searching child care in the news in the online documents database.

Armine Yalnizyan on children and women's pay
7 Mar 2018 | Canada

Equality budget 'a good start' but with one big omission, says Women's Network PEI
7 Mar 2018 | Prince Edward Island

Allison Hanes: Paternity leave is win-win
7 Mar 2018 | Canada

We’re on track to deliver a transformation in childcare provision
7 Mar 2018 | Europe

Women could decide Italy's election, but they feel invisible
7 Mar 2018 | Europe


MORE child care in the news


Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN
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 (below) is the link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL

01 March 2018 - CRINMAIL issue 1571
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Refugees and citizenship
- Health and bodily integrity
- Detention and juvenile justice
- Education
Upcoming events
World news
Challenging breaches
Take action


Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive I (2014-2015- 2016)
- 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)
- 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:
- 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
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 Francais
* CRINmail in Arabic
* CRINmail in Russian
* Violence CRINmail


CRIN News Archive


CRIN Country Pages : CANADA


Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
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
- from the Children's Rights Wiki


- Go to the Children's Rights Links page:

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