Canadian Social Research Newsletter
June 19, 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 2,841 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...

to all the Dads out there!!



Canadian content:

1. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2016 - June 17
--- Study: Intergenerational income mobility: New evidence from Canada - June 17

--- Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories (preliminary), 2015 - June 17
--- Canada's population estimates, First quarter 2016 - June 16
--- Study: Diversity of young adults living with their parents, 1981 to 2011 - June 15
--- National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, first quarter 2016 - June 14

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

International content:

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

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
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1. What's new from The Daily (Statistics Canada)

[Statistics Canada ]

What's new from The Daily:


June 17, 2016
Consumer Price Index, May 2016
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.5% in the 12 months to May, after increasing 1.7% in April. Excluding gasoline, the CPI was up 1.9% year over year in May, following a 2.0% gain in April. On a year-over-year basis, gasoline prices were down 7.1% in May, after declining 5.8% in April. On a monthly basis, gasoline prices registered their third consecutive increase, rising 4.1% in May. This followed an 8.9% monthly gain in April.

June 17, 2016
Study: Intergenerational income mobility: New evidence from Canada
A child's future income level in Canada is more strongly determined by his or her father's income than previously thought, according to a new study. Intergenerational income mobility is measured by comparing the income of parents with the income of their children when the latter become adults.

June 17, 2016
Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories (preliminary), 2015
Provincial and territorial data for 2015 on labour productivity and its related variables for the business sector by industry are now available. These data are consistent with those incorporated in the provincial and territorial gross domestic product by industry for 2015, released on May 12, 2016.

June 16, 2016
Canada's population estimates, First quarter 2016
According to preliminary estimates, Canada's population was 36,155,487 on April 1, 2016, an increase of 106,966 from January 1, 2016. This was the highest gain for a first quarter since 1989 (+115,420).

June 15, 2016
Study: Diversity of young adults living with their parents, 1981 to 2011
In 2011, 42% of young adults aged 20 to 29 lived with their parents, up from 27% in 1981. The characteristics of young adults living with their parents are described in a new study, "Diversity of young adults living with their parents." The proportion of young adults living with their parents not only varied by age and sex, but also across a range of socioeconomic and ethnocultural characteristics.

June 14, 2016
National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, first quarter 2016

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

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

June 19, 2016
What's new online this week:

Response to the Early Years Division, Ministry of Education regarding proposed introduction of regulation eliminating child care wait list fees
15 Jun 2016 | Ontario
New response from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit to the ON government's proposed regulation banning child care wait list fees in Ontario. It supports the elements of the proposal while suggesting several additions. It also notes that wait list fees are a symptom of Ontario's weak child care situation and calls on the government to "to begin a full policy process to develop a robust, comprehensive policy framework that lays out the province's intentions, rationales, short and long-term plans, and funding and evaluation mechanisms."

Timeline: Fifty years of men, work and family in Canada
15 Jun 2016 | Canada
New 50-year timeline from the Vanier Institute explores trends and social, economic, cultural and environmental contexts that shape fatherhood and family relationships. Highlights include that fathers with a flexible schedule are more satisfied with their work-life balance and that the number of stay-at-home dads is on the rise. The authors note that this bilingual resource is a perpetual publication, and will be updated periodically as new data emerges.

It's time to act: Report of the Special Committee on pay equity
15 Jun 2016 | Canada
Drafted by a Special Committee tasked by the Commons, a new pay equity report has been released that considers why men in Canada are making more than women for work of equal value. The report urges the government to take action to close the unacceptable gap in pay between men and women that contributes to income inequality and discriminates against women.

High-quality early learning settings depend on a high-quality workforce: Low compensation undermines quality
15 Jun 2016 | United States
Recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discusses the importance of supporting the early learning and child care workforce – nearly all of whom are women – not only to improve the quality of early learning programs, but also to ensure fair pay so that they can support their own families. The authors stress that the quality of any early learning setting is directly related to the quality of its staff.

The Fatherhood Institute 2016 Fairness in Families Index
15 Jun 2016 | International
New Fatherhood Institute’s Fairness in Families Index ranks Canada seventh out of 22 countries in shared child care responsibilities between mothers and fathers. Rankings are based on a number of factors such as parental leave, the gender wage gap, and ratios of men and women caring for children and doing housework. The authors note that benefits are found for women, men, and children when fathers provide competent care beyond the role of breadwinner, and mothers participate substantially in the paid workforce.

MORE 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

Canadian dads are more involved than ever, study says
15 Jun 2016 | Canada

Child care, housing key priorities for families minister
15 Jun 2016 | Canada

OCDSB scrambles to shore up $200K daycare funding gap left by city
15 Jun 2016 | Ontario

Additional funding for licensed child care ‘just a drop in the bucket’: parent advocate
15 Jun 2016 | Alberta

Whitewashed world: Why has it taken so long to add colour to our leadership?
15 Jun 2016 | Canada


- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page:

3. Child Rights Information Network

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
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:
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.

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 EN ESPAÑOL * CRINmail Francais * CRINmail in Arabic * CRINmail in Russian * Violence CRINmail

Link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL
(children's rights newsletter):
15 June 2016 - CRINmail issue 1484
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Elections, football and child labour
- Sexual exploitation and physical abuse
- Education, discrimination & freedom of expression
- Right to health
Case study: State on trial over killing of Paraguayan child soldier
Upcoming events
Also in this issue:
World news
- Challenging violations
- Take action
- Campaigns

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