Canadian Social Research Newsletter
March 13, 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 2,829 subscribers.

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

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Canadian content:

1. Basic Income: Let's Not do a Pilot Project (Terrance Hunsley for Politudes) - March 12
2. Province Strengthens End-Of-Life Care With $75 Million Investment (Government of Ontario) - March 11
3. Celebrate International Women's Day! (Status of Women Canada) - March 8
4. Making Women Count : The Unequal Economics of Women’s Work (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and OXFAM) - March 7
5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, February 2016 (March 11)
--- National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, Fourth quarter 2015 (March 11)
--- Study: Earnings of postsecondary graduates by detailed field of study, 2010 (March 11)
--- Employment services, 2014
--- Women in Canada: Women and health (March 8)
---The health of girls and women in Canada (March 8)
--- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2014 (March 9)
6. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

7. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
8. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!
Gilles

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


1. Basic Income: Lets Not do a Pilot Project- March 12
(
Terrance Hunsley for Politudes)

Basic Income: Let's Not do a Pilot Project
http://politudes.com/2016/03/12/basic-income-lets-not-do-a-pilot-project/
March 12, 2016
Politudes Commentary by Terrance Hunsley
Since the election of the Trudeau government, there has been increased interest in the concept of basic income (also known as guaranteed income, and negative income tax). The confluence of liberal governments in Ottawa and seven provinces, as well as two NDP governments, suggests that a political consensus may be possible to take a historic step forward.

Source:
Politudes.com

http://politudes.com/
Politudes provides information capsules, summaries and commentary on national and international developments in social policy, research on social well-being, and the effectiveness of social programs and systems.

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- Go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm

2. Province Strengthens End-Of-Life Care With $75 Million Investment - March 11
(Government of Ontario)

Province Strengthens End-Of-Life Care With $75 Million Investment:
Ontario Developing Comprehensive Strategy on Palliative and End-Of-Life Care

https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2016/03/province-strengthens-end-of-life-care-with-75-million-investment.html
News Release
March 11, 2016
As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is proposing to invest an additional $75 million over three years to provide patients with more options and access to palliative and end-of-life care.

Additional Resources:

* Palliative and End-of-Life Care Provincial Roundtable Report
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/palliative/default.aspx

* Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/1ms/ecfa/healthy_change/

* Ontario’s Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ccac/roadmap.pdf

* Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
http://www.hpco.ca/

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- Go to the Ontario Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk.htm

3. Celebrate International Women's Day! - March 8
(Status of Women Canada)

March 8, 2016
Celebrate International Women's Day!
Canada's theme: Women’s Empowerment Leads to Equality
Empowerment is essential to gender equality. Women and girls who are empowered are better equipped to fulfill their potential and contribute their best to society.
Theme
About
Past Themes
Educator's Kit
Get Empowered!
Financing

Source:
Status of Women Canada
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/index-en.html

More special days /months from
Status of Women Canada
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/commemoration/index-eng.html

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International Women's Day 2016
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/
International Women's Day (March 8) 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. www.internationalwomensday.com.
How will you mark the day?
Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Yet let's also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.
Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity.

Search IWD 2016 events and activity
Publish and promote your own IWD page
Watch IWD 2016 videos
Publish an article or initiative
Promote an organization or group
Donate to a female-focused charity #PledgeForParity
Read pledges from global leaders
Take action to accelerate gender parity
Social share your support
Download selfie cards
Embed pledge widget on a website

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100th Anniversary of Women’s First Right to Vote in Canada
http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1450463353743
We are often unaware of how fortunate we are to live in a democratic country like Canada. Although the majority of Canadians now have the right to vote, this has not always been the case. For women, the right to vote came as the result of a tireless fight for an egalitarian, representative and fair democracy.

Western provinces — Paving the way
http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?dir=his&document=chap2&lang=e&section=res
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta were the first Canadian provinces to grant women this fundamental right. This was the first step toward equality and rights for women. The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s first right to vote in Canada. Discover the fascinating history of women's suffrage in Canada.

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International Women's Day: What is it, how did it start and why is it still needed?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/international-womens-day-2016-everything-you-need-to-know-about/

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- Go to the Links to International Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womeninternat.htm

4. Making Women Count : The Unequal Economics of Women’s Work - March 7
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and OXFAM)

Making Women Count:
The Unequal Economics of Women’s Work

By Kate McInturff Brittany Lambert
March 7, 2016

Abstract:
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/making-women-count-0

Complete study (PDF - 3.4MB, 5 pages):
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2016/03/Making_Women_Count2016.pdf
This study, co-published by CCPA and Oxfam Canada, looks at how women in Canada and around the world are affected by rising inequality, including the burden of unpaid work, the undervaluing of work in predominantly female fields, and the unspoken social norms that see men offered higher wages and rates of promotion than women.

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and OXFAM Canada

[ https://www.policyalternatives.ca/ ]
OXFAM
[ http://oxfam.ca/ ]

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- Go to the the Canadian Non-Governmental Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womencanngo.htm

BONUS LINK:

Income Assistance
Federal programs and benefits
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/subjects/benefits//index.shtml

5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, February 2016 (March 11)
--- National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, Fourth quarter 2015 (March 11)
--- Study: Earnings of postsecondary graduates by detailed field of study, 2010 (March 11)
--- Employment services, 2014
--- Women in Canada: Women and health (March 8)
---The health of girls and women in Canada (March 8)
--- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2014 (March 9)

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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March 11, 2016
Labour Force Survey, February 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160311/dq160311a-eng.htm
Employment was virtually unchanged in February (-2,300 or 0.0%) as gains in part-time work were offset by losses in full time. The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points for the third consecutive month, reaching 7.3% for the first time since March 2013.

March 11, 2016
National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, Fourth quarter 2015:
National net worth advances on continued strength in Canada's net foreign asset position.
http://www.statcan.gc.c1a/daily-quotidien/160311/dq160311b-eng.htm
National net worth advanced 2.5% or $236.3 billion from the third quarter to $9,747 billion at the end of the fourth quarter. This was principally due to financial assets, with a large gain in Canada's net international investment position. On a per capita basis, national net worth increased to $270,600.

March 11, 2016
Study: Earnings of postsecondary graduates by detailed field of study, 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160311/dq160311c-eng.htm
Management sciences and quantitative methods graduates were the top earners among bachelor's degree holders in 2010. A new study also found that earnings varied considerably across specific fields of study within broader disciplinary categories.

March 9, 2016
Employment services, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160309/dq160309d-eng.htm
Operating revenue for the employment services industry group rose 4.8% to $13.3 billion in 2014.The employment services industry group consists of establishments primarily engaged in permanent placement, executive search, contract staffing, temporary staffing and co-employment staffing services.

March 8, 2016
Women in Canada: Women and health
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160308/dq160308b-eng.htm
About 60% of females aged 12 or older living in households in Canada rate their overall health as very good or excellent. As well, women aged 65 or older are more likely to report very good or excellent health compared with 10 years earlier. The findings are from a new chapter, "The health of girls and women in Canada," in the seventh edition of Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report, released today.

The health of girls and women in Canada
March 8, 2016
The factors that influence health, as well as individual health status, vary over a woman’s lifetime.
HTML version : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/2015001/article/14324-eng.htm
PDF version (1.9MB, 55 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/2015001/article/14324-eng.pdf

March 9, 2016
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160308/dq160308c-eng.htm
The public use microdata file from the Employment Insurance Coverage Survey is now available for 2014.
The Employment Insurance Coverage Survey provides a meaningful picture of who does or does not have access to EI benefits among the jobless and those in a situation of underemployment. The survey also covers access to maternity and parental benefits.

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

6. 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

March 13, 2016
What's new online this week:

Alternative Federal Budget 2016: It's time to move on
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/03/alternative-federal-budget-2016-its-time-move
10 Mar 2016 | Canada
Alternative Federal Budget 2016 delivers a plan that would lift 1.1 million Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost economic growth, and, at its peak, result in 520,000 new jobs. The chapter on child care and early education highlights how the current market-driven approach is not working and provides an alternative budget that would commit $600 million in federal funding in 2016/17 through a dedicated and sustained social infrastructure stream.

Proposed changes to child care regulations - Ontario 2016
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/03/proposed-changes-child-care-regulations-ontario-2016
8 Mar 2016 | Ontario
New CRRU BRIEFing NOTE updates a previous document, Proposed changes to child care regulations - Ontario 2014, while providing new information on 2016 proposed changes to Ontario's child care regulations. It explains the context, compares current, proposed and previous regulations, and briefly summarizes points from the research literature on staff:child ratios, group size and their links to quality. It also explores the proposed elimination of home visitors’ caseloads in regulated home child care.

Women’s work: Mothers, children and the global childcare crisis
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/03/women%E2%80%99s-work-mothers-children-and-global-childcare-crisis
8 Mar 2016 | International
New report indicates that there is an urgent need to solve the global care crisis to improve the lives of both women and children and to grow economies. The report and summary explores the current childcare policy failures and successes across a range of case-study countries, including Vietnam, Gaza, Mexico, India and Ethiopia. The authors provide six key policy recommendations to extend and improve care-related labour market policies; promote more integrated approaches to social protection; and to invest in better data.

Making women count: The unequal economics of women’s work
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/03/making-women-count-unequal-economics-women%E2%80%99s-work
8 Mar 2016 | Canada
Recent study co-published by CCPA and Oxfam Canada looks at how women in Canada and around the world are affected by rising inequality, including the burden of unpaid work, the undervaluing of work in predominantly female fields, and the social norms that see men offered higher wages than women. The study offers a number of solutions to help make women count, including a shift towards policies that support better wages and access to employment for women such as child care.

Equal worth: Designing effective pay equity laws for Alberta
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/03/equal-worth-designing-effective-pay-equity-laws-alberta
8 Mar 2016 | Alberta
New report explores the best practices in pay equity within Canada and internationally finding that the most effective pay equity laws are compulsory, comprehensive, and feature enforcement and ongoing oversight. The author focuses on the province of Alberta noting that it has the largest gender income gap in the country. She also emphasizes that a lack of effectively subsidized childcare options often limits women to part-time or poorly paid occupations thus exacerbating gender pay inequalities.

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

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

After school: the other Vancouver child care crisis
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/03/after-school-other-vancouver-child-care-crisis
9 Mar 2016 | British Columbia

On International Women’s Day, the need for national child care is more pressing than ever: Editorial
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/03/international-women%E2%80%99s-day-need-national-child-care-more-pressing-eve
8 Mar 2016 | Canada

Daycare nightmare forces mom to take unpaid leave
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/03/daycare-nightmare-forces-mom-take-unpaid-leave
8 Mar 2016 | Ontario

Ontario considers changing daycare ages and staff-child ratio
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/03/ontario-considers-changing-daycare-ages-and-staff-child-ratio
8 Mar 2016 | Ontario

Women's wage gap getting wider in Canada, new report indicates
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/03/womens-wage-gap-getting-wider-canada-new-report-indicates
8 Mar 2016 | Canada

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

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

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

9 March 2016 - CRINmail issue 1470
http://goo.gl/aUL4kV
In this issue:
Children's rights at the Human Rights Council
Latest news and reports
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
- Challenging violations
- Take action
- Campaigns
- Guides

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UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: Session 31
https://www.crin.org/en/library/news-archive/un-human-rights-council-session-31
The UN Human Rights Council is holding its 31st session in Geneva from 29 February to 24 March 2016. It will feature the annual day on the rights of the child which will be held on Monday, 7 March. And CRIN will be reporting live from the session between 7-10 March.

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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- 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..

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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Subscribe to CRINMAIL English
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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

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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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