Poverty

Poverty

Who benefits: women, unpaid work and social policy

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English
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Cindy Hanson
Lori Hanson
Barbara Adams
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Working for Women of Saskatoon
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Saskatoon, SK

Documents many of the complex issues surrounding the lives of women on social assistance with small children and suggests changes in the way national accounts measure work, particularly as it affects women from difference socioeconomic backgrounds. Makes recommendations to the Saskatchewan Department of Social Services for new internal training programs, supports for access and choice in childcare, transportation, doing job searches, removing clawbacks, developing clear guidelines and policies, and reviewing and revising policy areas that give undue power to case workers. Concludes that with the current welfare reform underway in Saskatchewan, putting a value on the caregiving of children is a great way to envision change.

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POVR.H36 2001

What women prescribe: report and recommendations from the national symposium "Women in Partnership: Working Towards Inclusive, G

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Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the need for (re)education and training among health providers, points the way to new directions for research needed to maximize women's health, and presents a complete list of symposium recommendations.

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GEND.W45 1995

Young men and HIV: culture, poverty and sexual risk

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English
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Thomas Scalway
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The Panos Institute
Publication Date: 
2001
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London, UK

Explores young men's sexuality - their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour - as a factor driving the international AIDS pandemic. Looks at risk behaviours, such as sex with more than one partner and without a condom, and social conditions, such as poverty, that discourage young men from protecting themselves.

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AIDS.Y68 2001

Justice and the poor

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National Council of Welfare
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Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the way the criminal justice system treats low-income Canadians. Looks at the effects of different stages of the criminal justice process on the poor.

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ISBN 0662287843
POVR.N38 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.

Preschool children: promises to keep

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English
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National Council of Welfare
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Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Focuses on the issues facing children and families living in poverty. Examines Canadian programs for children and their families.

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ISBN 0662276280
POVR.N36 1999
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Includes bibliographical references.

A new poverty line: yes, no or maybe?

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National Council of Welfare
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Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the different ways that poverty could be measured in Canada. Provides basic facts about poverty lines and information on spending patterns in Canada.

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ISBN 0662276124
POVR.N36 1999
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Includes bibliographical references.

Social investment in New Brunswick

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Author: 
Mary Simpson
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Shows case studies of social investment. Discusses challenges, strengths and values of each case.

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MCEWH COMM.S56 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.

Connexions report

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Tatiana Fraser
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The Students Commission
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides key points of discussion from the Connexions Conference held January 25-28, 2001 in Toronto for young women interested in discussing the intersections of gender and race as they impact violence and poverty.

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TEEN.F73 2001

Single mothers: surviving below the poverty line. Assessing the impact of social policy reform on women's health (Prince Edward

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
The Cooper Institute
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (MCEWH)
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Assesses the impact of social policy changes on the health of single mothers on Social Assistance, many with significant health problems directly related to deprivation and stress. Includes recommendations identified by study participants to improve their lives and health.

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MCEWH POVR.C66 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.

The "invisible" gang members: a report on female gang association in Winnipeg

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Author: 
Melanie Nimmo
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores female gang affiliation in Winnipeg through interviews with representatives of different agencies in Manitoba whose job involves intervening in the lives of gang women. Suggests that female gang members typically come for poor socioeconomic backgrounds, survive "dysfunctional" childhoods, have suffered extensive abuse, live in deteriorating inner-city areas, and are predominantly Aboriginal - that is to say, from a marginalized ethnic group. Concludes that female gang members have been largely overlooked in gang research and in prevention and intervention programming.

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ISBN 088627253X
TEEN.N56 2001
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