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Education and Human Capital



Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is related to educational issues or human capital development. This section was developed to help you find relevant news, publications, and videos.



SSHRC Storyteller contest

We are happy to report that Annie McEwen, co-author of the CRDCN knowledge synthesis on the impact of income on children’s outcomes, was selected among SSHRC’s Top 25 storytellers finalists. She presented her research on May 26 in a special event at the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, hosted by Brock University. You can watch her presentation “Beyond Child Poverty: Understanding Childhood Disadvantage in Canada” here.

Childcare Research, Evidence and Policy: Call for Proposals

In conjunction with the fourth national childcare policy conference, a one day early childhood education and childcare policy research conference titled “Childcare Research, Evidence and Policy: Mobilizing Knowledge” will take place on November 13, 2014 in Winnipeg. The planning committee is inviting proposals with a particular interest in knowledge mobilization, broadly defined. Historical as well as contemporary, and international as well as Canadian perspectives are welcomed. Deadline for submitting a proposal is June 15.

Income and Children's Outcomes in Canada

What can we really expect from government transfers, such as child benefits, that increase household income? Do they really improve children's outcomes? Annie McEwen et Jennifer Stewart review the evidence in the most recent CRDCN synthesis: “The Relationship Between Income and Children’s Outcomes: A Synthesis of Canadian Evidence.” You can also read the Research Highlight and consult the annotated bibliography.

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