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National Child Day

The pathways and conditions supporting the healthy development and well-being of children are issues that researchers are able to investigate thanks to the data available through the Network. To mark National Child Day, we wish to draw your attention to our most recent knowledge synthesis reviewing the evidence on the relationship between family income and children’s outcomes. The authors, Annie McEwen and Jennifer Stewart find that higher income improves a range of child outcomes but that, on the whole, the improvement is quite small. This suggests that addressing inequalities in childhood, which create unequal chances for success later in life, will require policy that tackles more than only income as a source of disadvantage.

20 November 2015 - 1:57pm |

Gender Wage Gap: public consultations in Ontario

The Government of Ontario is seeking public input to develop a strategy which will help close the wage gap between men and women. The Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee will accept submissions by email at [email protected] until January 15, 2016. You can also post comments on Twitter using #wagegapON. To download the background paper and find out about the townhall meetings which will be held this fall, visit the Committee’s website. 

9 October 2015 - 11:16am |

Digital Data Management: Call for Feedback

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) are in the process of reviewing and enhancing their data management requirements for supported researchers. As a step in this process, the Agencies have developed a draft Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management and they are now inviting feedback from institutions, associations, organizations, and individuals. Comment on the draft Statement, on its comprehensiveness and balance, as well as on its usefulness in advancing data stewardship in general and data management practices in particular are welcome until September 4, 2015. Feedback can be sent electronically to one of the Agencies.

5 August 2015 - 11:31am |

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