Monday March 20, 2017

On March 8, 2017, Statistic Canada released "Women in Canada: a Gender-based statistical report". One of the chapters is focused on women and paid work.

A study by Statistics Canada was conducted comparing the income of women to that of men's and results show Canada is far from parity.

The Globe and Mail provided further analysis in their article "Who is minding the gap?"

(Source: The Globe and Mail)

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Wednesday March 15, 2017

The New York Times, using analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation, explains the key differences between Obama's health care plan and the proposed plan by the Trump administration.

Both plans rely on tax credits, which helps people afford insurance. In terms of ObamaCare, the republicans had issues with tax credit and felt it was an entitlement program.

There are stark differences, however, and they will impact specific members of the population.

The maps show that the people affected negatively with be poorer, older people living in richer areas.

Read more.

(Source: The New York Times)

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Tuesday February 28, 2017

Cyberbullying among young people is a 2016 report, published by the European Parliament.

This study provides an overview of the extent, scope and forms of cyberbullying in the EU taking into account the age and gender of victims and perpetrators as well as the medium used. Commissioned by the Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee, the study illustrates the legal and policy measures on cyberbullying adopted at EU and international levels and delineates the EU role in this area. An analysis of legislation and policies aimed at preventing and fighting this phenomenon across the 28 EU Member States is also presented.

The study outlines the variety of definitions of cyberbullying across EU Member States and the similarities and differences between cyberbullying, traditional bullying and cyber aggression. Moreover, it presents successful practices on how to prevent and combat cyberbullying in nine selected EU Member States and puts forward recommendations for improving the response at EU and Member State levels.

(Source: The European Union)

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