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121: Immigration Into Canada
... to humanitarian ones such as during the Soviet invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia, and during the Vietnamese refugee crisis of the 70s. Generally, however, Canadian immigration targets have reflected the rate of economic expansion and employment. An exception to this rule was during the latter part of the 1980s. Worry over the declining fertility rate and our ageing population led the federal government to raise its annual targets despite high unemployment ... the changes which were talked about earlier in this paper made to the Canadian immigration policy have encouraged more middle-class/ professional immigration in order to boost Canada's skill profile and to help generate employment. These changes have caused a shift in the orientation of the immigrant population and capital flows into Canada. Fig. 7 In particular, the countries of the pacific rim have risen in relative importance as source ... we continue to qualify our geographic identifiers with words such as White, Black, French, Asian, German, Muslim, or Allophone? Bibliography Primary Albrecht, Johanna. Telephone Interview. 22 March 1996. Chong, Abner. Telephone Interview. 23 March 1996. Employment and Immigration Canada. Immigration Statistics 1991. Ottawa: Ministry of Supply and Services, 1992. Statistics Canada. Immigration and Citizenship. 1991 Census of Canada, Catalogue No. 93-316. Secondary Anderson, Kay J. "Community Formation in Official ...
122: Affirmative Action - History
Affirmative Action is defined by Webster's New World College Dictionary as " a policy or program for correcting the effects of discrimination in the employment or education of members of certain groups." The phrase "affirmative action" was coined by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 when he issued Executive Order 10925, initiating the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued Executive Order 11246. This order required federal contractors to take "affirmative action" to increase the number of minorities that they employed. Thus affirmative action was born. However ... being refused admission, which is alarming due to the fact that only 27 percent of African-Americans graduate, whereas 66 percent of white or Asian-Americans graduate. Many people look forward to the day when employment and admission to colleges and universities will depend on an individuals qualifications and ability, regardless of the color of their skin or their gender. However, the United States has not reached that point yet. ...
123: The Importance of Literacy
... another becomes difficult. Simply stated, literacy is very important. Society has proven time and time again, it will reward those individuals who are competent and impede those who are not, whether expressed in terms of employment opportunities (job success) or just on a social level. One need look no further than their everyday activities in order to realize how important literary skills are. Without adequate literary skills one may not be ... the case that highly skilled jobs require a high level of literacy. Therefore, literary skill level is an important factor in predicting an individual's economic success. It will affect an individual's income, their employment stability and whether they even receive employment opportunities. Presently, our world revolves around literacy. Simply being literate allows one to continuously upgrade one's literary skills to a higher level. It allows one to stay informed of happenings in and around ...
124: Cival Rights Act 1964
... manifestly unequal by every yardstick," and blacks, impeded in education, proved to summer in almost every other area as a result. Meanwhile the government remained silent on this issue, and other issues of discrimination in employment and voting restrictions (Mooney 777). The wall would eventually have to come down, and Chief Justice Warren and the legendary Warren court personally brought around its destruction. In 1954 the Supreme Court reversed the decision ... duties of the Civil Rights Commission, set up by President Truman after the shame of the treatment of black Military personnel during World War II (Ginsberg 131). Title VII establishes a government agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), to enforce the provisions that prohibits discrimination by employers dealing with the federal government or interstate commerce (Ash 797). The Act, despite its many strengths was met with much opposition from many ... insulted them. White groups for segregation responded with demonstrations and and increased support of pro-segregation candidates in Congress. Groups rushed to point out the deficiencies in the Act. Title VII, dealing with discrimination in employment, had the problem that the complaining party had to show that deliberate discrimination was the cause of failure to get a job, or position (Ash 801). Women's groups complained that there was too ...
125: Reasons For The Fall Of Socialism/Communism In Russia
... fell gives a good view of why this transference is almost impossible. In the beginning Communism seemed to the people of Russia as a utopian ideal. The promise of the elimination of classes, of guaranteed employment , "The creation of a comprehensive social security and welfare system for all citizens that would end the misery of workers once and for all." Lenin's own interpretation of the Marxian critique was that to ... stability of the Soviet Union. The people were angry at the fact that the Communist Party had not lived up to what it had promised which was in return for their obedience they would receive employment, free health care, and a level of comfort. March 1985 marks a turning point in the Communist rule of Russia. Mikhail Gorbachev is elevated to the position of General Secretary. He is aware of the ... due to the living and working conditions. There was also a substantial amount of crime. There was extreme discrimination against women. There was a strong sexist attitude and women found it hard to find decent employment, and most women were expected to also take care of household duties as well. Women were also very scarce in government. Relations among the different ethic grouped which lived within the Soviet Union were ...
126: Affirmative Action
... rampant in awarding craontcts, jobs, and educational opportunities, eventhough it’s been proven benefical to have peop[le of different races with different ideas and different experiences working toward the same goal” (Chappell, 1995). The employment outlook for minorities is grim, but not hopeless. We definaltely need affirmative action to overcome the disparities of employment that exist int his country. A recent Urban Benchmarks’ study found that of 71 metro areas surveyed nationwide, Pittsburgh had the highest rate of employment-related problems among non-Hispanic whites between the ages of 25 and 54 and the sixth highest rate among African Americans in the same age group. We have a lot of problems with basic ...
127: Industrial Revolution
... the transportation and trade industries. The trade of raw materials and finished products increased between England and the South. “The factory system produced goods efficiently, but workers led hard lives. Wages were generally low and employment was never secure.” Therefore, it was imperative that one member of the household always held employment. The traditional philosophy of the time was that “Man is the bread-winner and woman is the home-builder.” (Gladden, 192) Despite the common belief, “Many men…are quite willing to let the women of ... Factory owners elected to hire women for certain jobs because it was cheaper to employ them and more profitable in the long run. One question that was put into much consideration was what is suitable employment for women? The conclusion was that it is a woman’s right to choose. “An old Indian chieftain was shown the ways and wonders of New York,” and when asked, “What is the most ...
128: Immigrants In 17th Century United States
... ventured int. the United States. Typical German immigrants arrived with fatter purses than their Irish counterparts. Small landowners or independent artisans in their native countries, they did not have to settle for bottom-rung industrial employment in the grimy factories of the northeast and instead could afford to push on to the open spaces of the American West. These Germanic colonizers of America’s heartland also formed religious communities, none more ... had entered the middle class. Children of immigrant tailors and peddler, they had risen to white-collar jobs, meanwhile founding numerous institutions to ease adjustment to American life. Countless immigrant women found their first American employment in shops. Despite such successes, the American Jewish community was not prepared for the catastrophe of Hitler’s Holocaust in Europe. Jews had long fought to convince their fellow Americans of their loyalty, and many ... earn less than native Americans. There are many obvious reasons for this reduced income, including language difficulties, short American work experience, lack of funds and credit history to start their own businesses, and discrimination in employment. BOOK Dobbs Ferry. "The Jews in America", Oceana Publications, 1971 Page 105-116 William V. Shannon "The American Irish", The Macmillian Co. , N.Y 1964 , Page 131-151 Berliner Paul "American Judaism", Chicago University ...
129: Racial Discrimination and its Effect on Our Society
... of these decisions declared unconstitutional a law that outlawed racial discrimination by private individuals and upheld state-enforced segregation. For decades after Reconstruction, the absence of adequate federal laws permitted discrimination against black Americans in employment and housing, public accommodations, the judicial system, and voting opportunities. 1968 Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, barring racial discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of housing in which federal moneys are involved by way of loans, mortgages, or grants. Racial discrimination in employment by a state government agency was banned in 1972, and U.S. attorneys were authorized to sue noncom plying state agencies; similarly, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, established in 1964, was authorized to file suit. For the first time in the history of the United States racial and ethnic groups, once thought of as minorities, are beginning to outnumber ...
130: Understanding The Cause Of Hom
... choices must be made when limited resources cover only some of these necessities. Often it is housing, which takes a high proportion of income that must be dropped. Two major sources of income are from employment and public assistance. A decrease in either one of them would certainly put poor people at risk of homelessness. Additionally, minimum wage earnings no longer lift families above the poverty line. "More than 3 million ... increasing underemployment, "an estimated 29.4% of the workforce are employed in nonstandard work arrangements" (Economic Policy Institute, 1997) -- for example, independent contracting, working for a temporary help agency, day labor, and regular part-time employment. These kinds of work arrangements typically offer lower wages, fewer benefits, and less job security. "As recently as 1967, a year-round worker earning the minimum wage was paid enough to raise a family of ... landlords abandon apartment buildings and houses rather than repair them, the housing supply for the poor has declined at an accelerating pace in some cities in the nation (Donwall 1985). The growth of service-sector employment in central business districts has attracted white-collar professionals, many of whom prefer to live in accessible central city neighborhoods, where they compete with poor, indigenous residents for private market housing (Noyelle 1983). The ...

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