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The Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) facilitates the distribution of electronic data for social science education and research in Europe. CESSDA promotes data sharing by providing the Integrated Data Catalogue (IDC) at its Website. The multilingual IDC allows users to conduct a broadcast search of up to eleven social science data catalogs located all over the world, including catalogs in Israel, Australia, the US, and Europe. The IDCs simple catalog design--based on a Z39.50-WAIS protocol--and interface make it easy to use. The clearly displayed search results are ordered in accordance to the amount of hits per record in proportion to the total size of the record. Mirrors for the IDC are available in both the UK and Australia to foster quicker searching around the globe. In addition to the IDC, the CESSDA site supplies three clickable international maps that link users to the sites of 32 other data archives.
Council of European Social Science Data Archives http://www.nsd.uib.no/cessda/index.html
Integrated Data Catalogue UK Mirror: http://dasun3.essex.ac.uk/Cessda/IDC/
Integrated Data Catalogue Australian Mirror: http://ssda.anu.edu.au/Cessda/IDC
Implications for Workers, Employers and Public Policy
A new research project by Canadian Policy Research Networks
Two decades of breathtaking economic change in Canada have transformed labour markets and workplaces. Researchers have documented many of these new work and labour market trends: rising non-standard work, the widening gap between good jobs and bad jobs, the reform of income support programs, the information technology revolution, and economic globalization. Yet, we still know little about the impact of economic change on the employment relationships that underlie these work structures.
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