Current Demographic Research Report #117, January 17, 2006.

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NOTE! Index Items marked with *** indicate there are related articles. Articles can be found with the item in the body of the report. We cannot guarantee the permanence of related article addresses. They may be available in Lexis-Nexis, ProQuest Newspapers. Check your organization's library.

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Index to this issue:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

U.S.

National Institutes of Health News Release: "Most Behaviors Preceding Major Causes of Preventable Death Have Begun By Young Adulthood"

Department of Health and Human Services News Release: "HHS Announces $100 Million to Accelerate State and Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Efforts"

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Quickstats: "Percentage of Persons Reporting Use of At Least One Prescription Drug During the Preceding Month, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity --- United States, 1999--2002"

National Research Council Monograph: _Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World: Report of Two Workshops on Novel Antimicrobial Therapeutics_

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief, Research Finding

Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Drinking"

National Center for Education Reports

Department of Housing and Urban Development Report, Periodical

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US States:

INDIANA:

Stats Indiana IN Depth Profile Update

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NORTH DAKOTA:

North Dakota State Data Center Report: "Hearing Impairment Among North Dakotans, 2005 Report"

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:

WHO Periodical, Photo Essay

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UNITED NATIONS:

U.N. Development Programme Report: "Central Asia Human Development Report 2005: Bringing down barriers: Regional cooperation for human development and human security"

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WORLD BANK:

World Bank Avian Influenza Financing Reports

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AUSTRALIA:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Child Protection Australia 2004-05"

Australian Institute of Health and Ageing News Release: "More doctors and nurses"

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CHINA:

National Bureau of Statistics Compendium: _China Compendium of Statistics 1949-2004_

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FRANCE:

Institute national d'etudes demographiques (INED) Periodical

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GEORGIA:

Ministry of Economic Development, Department of Statistics Compendia

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ISRAEL:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Stillbirths: 1997-2002"

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NETHERLANDS:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Divorce rate up in 2005"

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NORWAY:

Statistics Norway Article: "One out of four smokes daily"

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PHILIPPINES:

National Statistics Office News Release: "2003 Family Income and Expenditure Survey - Final Results"

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POLAND:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: _International Quarterly Statistics_

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TAIWAN:

Department of Health Report: "2003 Healthcare Expenditure Stats"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Pew Center on the States Report: "Special Report on Medicaid"

Population Reference Bureau Articles, Periodical

Urban Institute Report, Monograph

Roper Center Public Opinion Matters: "Public Opinion on Human Rights"

Carolina Population Center Measure Evaluation Newsletter: _Monitor_

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Monograph: _Why Not Start Younger? Implications of the Timing and Duration of Schooling for Fertility, Human Capital, Productivity, and Public Pensions_

Family Health International Monograph: _Qualitative Research Methods: A Data Collector's Field Guide_

Books on Indian (India) Demography

Elsevier Book Series: _Demography: Analysis and Synthesis_ (Four Vols.)

_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract: " Infection, inflammation, height, and longevity"

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

Panel Survey of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update

WORKING PAPERS

Rand Labor and Population Program
National Bureau of Economic Research
Princeton University Research Program in Development Studies and Center for Health and Wellbeing
John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University)***
Levy Economics Institute (Bard College)
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
World Bank Policy Research Programme
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo)
Family Health International/Youthnet

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

US National Center for Health Statistics: Data Users Conference

United Nations Development Programme/Bard College Conference Proceedings: " Unpaid Work and the Economy: Gender, Poverty, and the Millennium Development Goals"

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Population Reference Bureau

DATA

US Census Bureau: "2001 Residential Finance Survey Detailed Regional Tables"

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Newsletter: "NLS (National Longitudinal Surveys) News"

US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "FY2006 Income Limits" Luxembourg Income Study Newsletter
UK Data Archive

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Kaiser Family Foundation: Various
Urban Institute Issues in Focus: "Low-Income Working Families"
Pan American Health Organization: "PAHO Publishing"

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Institutes of Health News Releases: "Most Behaviors Preceding Major Causes of Preventable Death Have Begun By Young Adulthood" (National Institute of Child Health and Development, Jan. 11, 2006).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/jan2006/nichd-11.htm

2. Department of Health and Human Services News Release: "HHS Announces $100 Million to Accelerate State and Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Efforts"

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2006pres/20060112.html

3. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Quickstats: "Percentage of Persons Reporting Use of At Least One Prescription Drug During the Preceding Month, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity --- United States, 1999--2002" (US Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 55, No. 1, Jan. 13, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 15.).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5501a6.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5501.pdf

4. National Research Council Monograph: _Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World: Report of Two Workshops on Novel Antimicrobial Therapeutics_ (Committee on New Directions in the Study of Antimicrobial Therapeutics: New Classes of Antimicrobials, Committee on New Directions in the Study of Antimicrobial Therapeutics: Immunomodulation, National Research Council, National Academies Press 2006, OpenBook and .pdf format, 92p.). Free registration is required before downloading the .pdf copy of the monograph).

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11471.html

5. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief, Research Finding:

A. "Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Plans That Required No Employee Contribution to the Premium Cost, 199802003," by Beth Lynn Crimmel (Statistical Brief No. 108, January 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=724

B. "The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expenses for Adults Age 18 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2003," by Marie N. Stagnitti (Statistical Brief No. 110, January 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=725

C. "Expenses for a Hospital Emergency Room Visit, 2003," by Steven R. Machlin (Statistical Brief No. 111, January 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=726

D. "Utilization and Expenditures for Children with Special Health Care Needs," by Frances M. Chevarley (Research Findings No. 24, January 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=723

6. US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Drinking," (Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) January 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://dawninfo.samhsa.gov/pubs/shortreports/default.asp

7. National Center for Education Reports:

A. "1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03) Methodology Report," (NCES 2006166, January 2006, .pdf format, 136p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006166

B. "Teacher Professional Development in 1999-2000: What Teachers, Principals, and District Staff Report," (NCES 2006305, January 2006, .pdf format, 81p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006305

8. Department of Housing and Urban Development Report, Periodical

A. "Strategies for Preventing Homelessness," by Martha R. Burt (May 2005, .pdf format, 208p.).

http://www.huduser.org/publications/homeless/prevent_homelessness.html

B. _ResearchWorks_ (Vol. 3, No. 1, December/January 2006, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.huduser.org/periodicals/Researchworks.html

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US States:

INDIANA:

Stats Indiana IN Depth Profile Update: IN Depth Profile has been updated with figures for 2003 median household income and poverty rates, 03/04 graduate intent for higher education, unemployment rates and, 2004 total TANF average families/cases and food stamp recipients."

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/profiles/pr18000.html

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NORTH DAKOTA:

North Dakota State Data Center Report: "Hearing Impairment Among North Dakotans, 2005 Report," by Richard Rathge and Ramona Danielson (January 2006, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/reports/HearingReport05_FINAL.pdf

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

WHO Periodical, Photo Essay:

A. _Bulletin of the World Health Organization_ (Vol. 84, No. 1, January 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/84/1/en/index.html

B. "Pakistan Earthquake: Three months on: hard times continue for survivors" (January 2006).

http://www.who.int/hac/crises/international/pakistan_earthquake/health_action/en/index.html

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UNITED NATIONS:

U.N. Development Programme Report: "Central Asia Human Development Report 2005: Bringing down barriers: Regional cooperation for human development and human security" (December 2005, .pdf format, 212p.). The report can be downloaded or printed chapter by chapter or downloaded in its entirety (.zip compressed format).

http://europeandcis.undp.org/?wspc=CAHDR2005%20

A summary of the report can be found at the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program: "Central Asia Human Development Report,"by Johannes F. Linn (January 2006).

http://www.brookings.edu/global/20060103linn_undp.htm

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WORLD BANK:

World Bank Avian Influenza Financing Reports:

A. "Avian and Human Influenza: Financing Needs and Gaps" (December 2005, .pdf format, 35p.).

Introduction Extract:

This paper quantifies the possible costs of responding to avian and human influenza (AHI) at the country, regional, and global levels over a three-year period, and estimates the financing gaps developing countries of different income levels could face at different phases of the disease. The approach set out in this paper builds substantially on an indicative framework presented at the Partners Meeting on Avian Influenza and Human Pandemic Influenza held at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, November 7-9, 2005."

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/PROJECTS/2015336-1135192689095/20766293/AHIFinancingGAPSFINAL12-21.pdf

B. "Avian and Human Influenza: Multidonor Financing Framework" (January 2006, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/PROJECTS/Resources/40940-1136754783560/AHIFinancingFrameworkFINAL.pdf

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AUSTRALIA:

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Child Protection Australia 2004-05" (Child Welfare Series No. 38, January 2006, .pdf format, 81p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10245

2. Australian Institute of Health and Ageing News Release: "More doctors and nurses" (ABB003/06, Jan. 12, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2006-ta-abb003.htm

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CHINA:

National Bureau of Statistics Compendium: Note: Cancel any request to download a Chinese Language character set. This announcement is in English. _China Compendium of Statistics 1949-2004_. NBS has announced the availability of this publication (print only). More information, including pricing information, is available at:

http://www.stats.gov.cn/english/newsandcomingevents/t20060113_402301013.htm

Contact information:

http://www.stats.gov.cn/english/contactus.htm

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FRANCE:

Institute national d'etudes demographiques (INED) Periodical: _Populations & Societies_ (No. 418, December 2005, .pdf format, 4p.). This issue's article is: "Birth prevention before the era of modern contraception," by Etienne van de Walle.

http://www.ined.fr/englishversion/publications/pop_et_soc/pesa418.pdf

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GEORGIA:

Ministry of Economic Development, Department of Statistics Compendia

A. _Men and Women in Georgia_ (2005, .pdf format, 79p.).

http://www.statistics.ge/Main/En/Publication/W_M_Eng.pdf

B. _First National Agricultural Census of Georgia_ (2005, .pdf format).

http://www.statistics.ge/Main/En/Agriculture/index.html

C. _Statistical Yearbook of Georgia, 2005_ (2005, Microsoft Word format, 325p.).

http://www.statistics.ge/Main/En/Publication/yearbook.htm

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ISRAEL:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Stillbirths: 1997-2002" (December 2005, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 49p.).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/stillbirths02/stillbirths_e.htm

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NETHERLANDS:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Divorce rate up in 2005," by Arie de Graaf (Jan. 10, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1862-wm.htm

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NORWAY:

Statistics Norway Article: "One out of four smokes daily" (Jan. 17, 2006).

http://www.ssb.no/royk_en/

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PHILIPPINES:

National Statistics Office News Release: "2003 Family Income and Expenditure Survey - Final Results" (Jan. 12, 2006).

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/pressrelease/2006/ie03frtx.html

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POLAND:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: _International Quarterly Statistics_ (No. 4, 2005, Microsoft Word format).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/opracowania_zbiorcze/kwartalnik/2005/nr4/index.htm

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TAIWAN:

Department of Health Report: Note: cancel any request to download a Chinese language character set. This report is in English. "2003 Healthcare Expenditure Stats" (January 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 37p.).

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=7624&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=43474&show=show

Click on "Healthcare Expenditure Stats.doc" or "Healthcare Expenditure Stats.pdf" for link to full text

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Pew Center on the States Report: "Special Report on Medicaid," (January 2006, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/report_A2.html

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Population Reference Bureau Articles, Periodical

A. "In the News: Avian Flu and Influenza Pandemics," by Sandra Yin (January 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/Avian_Flu_and_Influenza_Pandemics.htm

B. "Chronic Diseases Beleaguer Developing Countries," by Heidi Worley (January 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/Chronic_Diseases_Beleaguer_Developing_Countries.htm

C. "Take a Number: Population, Health, and Environment News You Might Have Missed" (January 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/Journalists/Take_A_Number/Take_A_Number.htm

D. _Population Bulletin_ (Vol. 60, No. 4, December 2006, .pdf format). This issue's article is "Global Demographic Divide, by Mary M. Kent and Carl Haub.

http://www.prb.org/pdf06/60.4GlobalDemographicDivide.pdf

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Urban Institute Report, Monograph:

A. "Can Teacher Quality Be Effectively Assessed? National Board Certification as a Signal of Effective Teaching," by Dan Goldhaber and Emily Anthony (January 2006, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411271.html

B. _Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men_, by Harry Holzer, Paul Offner, and Peter Edelman (2006, 156p., ISBN=0-87766-728-4). For more information, including ordering information, see:

http://www.uipress.org/Template.cfm?Section=Bookstore&Template=/Ecommerce/ProductDisplay.cfm&Productid=4704

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Roper Center Public Opinion Matters: "Public Opinion on Human Rights." The latest Public Opinion Matters is about human rights. Included are relevant poll results, as well as links to pertinent articles.

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/cgi-bin/hsrun.exe/roperweb/pom/pom.htx;start=HS_special_topics?Topic=humanrights

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Carolina Population Center Measure Evaluation Newsletter: _Monitor_ (.pdf format). CPC's MEASURE Evaluation Programme has launched this newsletter. to help keep users appraised of developments in the field of the work of the program.

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/news.html?wid=2401&func=viewSubmission&sid=1949

For more information on the MEASURE Evaluation Program see:

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) [Laxenburg, Austria] Monograph: _Why Not Start Younger? Implications of the Timing and Duration of Schooling for Fertility, Human Capital, Productivity, and Public Pensions_, by Vegard Skirbekk (RR-05-002, November 2005, .pdf format, 184p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/INF/recent-pubs/pop/rr-05-002/index.html

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Family Health International Monograph: _Qualitative Research Methods: A Data Collector's Field Guide_," by Natasha Mack, Cynthia Woodsong, Kathleen M. MacQueen, Greg Guest, and Emily Namey (November 2005, .pdf format, 120p.).

http://www.fhi.org/en/RH/Pubs/booksReports/QRM_datacoll.htm

More information on FHI:

http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/index.htm

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Books on Indian (India) Demography. The following new releases are available through K.K. Agencies Indian Booksellers. Descriptions and tables of contents are available by clicking on "Click here to view the Contents". All book listings can be found at:

https://www.kkagencies.com/home.htm

Search in title on ISBN (cut and paste the number given below).

A. _The Paschatya Vaidik Brahmans of West Bengal: A Bio-Anthropological Study_, by Sikha Chatterjee (ISBN 8185579903)

B. _Demographic Perspectives on India's Tribes_, by Arup Maharatna (ISBN 0195670868)

C. _India, an Illustrated Atlas of Scheduled Castes_, by Hrishikesh Mandal, Archana Datta, Pradyot Kr. Guha, Sumit Mukherjee and Sanchita Ghatak (ISBN 8185579768)

D. _ Population Problems: A Global Perspective_, by R.D. Sharma (ISBN 8188134201)

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Elsevier Book Series: _Demography: Analysis and Synthesis_ (Four Vols.), edited by Graziella Caselli, Jacques Vallin, and Guillaume Wunsch (2005, 2976 p., ISBN=0-12-765660-x). For more information, including ordering information see:

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/706668/description#description

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_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract: " Infection, inflammation, height, and longevity," by Eileen M. Crimmins and Caleb E. Finch (Vol. 103, No. 2, Jan. 10, 2006, p. 498-503).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/2/498?etoc

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Info for Health Pop. Reporter: Info for Health Pop. Reporter: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 6, no. 2, Jan. 16, 2006). "The Johns Hopkins University Population Information Program delivers the reproductive health and family planning news you need. Each week our research staff prepares an electronic magazine loaded with links to key news stories, reports, and related developments around the globe."

http://www.infoforhealth.org/popreporter/

Note: January 2004 - present Pop. Reporter is available via CD-ROM. Contact Ghazaleh Samandari at gsamanda@jhuccp.org with your request and complete mailing address.

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Panel Survey of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The following items have been added to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID Bibliography.

Folbre, Nancy; Yoon, Jayoung; Finnoff, Kade, and Fuligni, Allison Sidle. By What Measure? Family Time Devoted to Children in the United States. Demography. 2005; 42(2):373-390.

Hofferth, Sandra L. and Curtin, Sally. Poverty, Food Programs, and Childhood Obesity. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 2005; 24(4):703-706.

Howley, Caitlin. Remote Possibilities: Rural Children's Out of School Activities and Educational Aspirations. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University; 2005200 pp.DAI-A 66/06, p. 2390, Dec. 2005.

Hynes, Kathryn Bancroft. The Trade-Offs Parents Make: Examining the Relationship Between Parental Employment, Parental Resources, and Children's Cognitive Development. New York: Cornell University; 2005245 pp.DAI-A 66/02, p. 775, Aug. 2005.

Lumeng, J. C.; Ganon, K.; Appugliese, D.; Cabral, H. J., and Zuckerman, B. Preschool Child Care and Risk of Overweight in 6- to 12-Year Old Children. International Journal of Obesity. 2005; 29(1):60-66.

Malat, J.; Oh, H. J., and Hamilton, M. A. Poverty Experience, Race, and Child Health. Public Health Reports. 2005; 120(4):442-447.

Oh, Su Min. Pathways from Neighborhood Characteristics to Adolescent Well-Being and Academic Achievement. Michigan: Michigan State University; 200581 pgs.DAI-A 66/04, p. 1514, Oct. 2005.

Simonton, Sharon Z. An Examination of Associations Between Socioeconomic Position and Childhood Overweight for Black and White Children in the United States. Michigan: University of Michigan; 2005232 pp.DAI-B 66/02, p. 851, Aug 2005.

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/BrowseKeywordsQ.aspx?ID=5

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WORKING PAPERS:

Rand Labor and Population Program:

A. "Obesity and Health in Europeans Ages 50 and Above," by Tatiana Andreyeva, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Arthur van Soest (WR 331, November 2005, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR331/

B. "Immigrants and the Labor Market," by James P. Smith (WR-321, November 2005, .pdf format, 44p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR321/

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Neighborhoods and Academic Achievement: Results from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment," by Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Jeffrey R. Kling, Greg J. Duncan, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (w11909, January 2006, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

Families originally living in public housing were assigned housing vouchers by lottery, encouraging moves to neighborhoods with lower poverty rates. Although we had hypothesized that reading and math test scores would be higher among children in families offered vouchers (with larger effects among younger children), the results show no significant effects on test scores for any age group among over 5000 children ages 6 to 20 in 2002 who were assessed four to seven years after randomization. Program impacts on school environments were considerably smaller than impacts on neighborhoods, suggesting that achievement-related benefits from improved neighborhood environments are alone small.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11909

B. "The Scots may be Brave but They are Neither Healthy Nor Happy," by David Blanchflower (w11911, January 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

Abstract:

On almost all measures of physical health, Scots fare worse than residents of any other region of the UK and often worse than the rest of Europe. Deaths from chronic liver disease and lung cancer are particularly prevalent in Scotland. The self-assessed wellbeing of Scots is lower than that of the English or Welsh, even after taking into account any differences in characteristics. Scots also suffer from higher levels of self-assessed depression or phobia, accidental death and suicide than those in other parts of Great Britain. This result is particularly driven by outcomes in Strathclyde and is consistent with the high scores for other measures of social deprivation in this area. On average, indicators of social capital in Scotland are no worse than in England or Wales. Detailed analysis within Scotland, however, shows that social capital indicators for the Strathclyde area are relatively low. We argue that these problems seem unlikely to be fixed by indirect policies aimed at raising economic growth.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11911

C. "Measuring the Value of a Statistical Life: Problems and Prospects," by Orley Ashenfelter (w11916, January 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

Trade offs between monetary wealth and fatal safety risks are summarized in the value of a statistical life (VSL), a measure that is widely used for the evaluation of public policies in medicine, the environment, and transportation safety. This paper demonstrates the widespread use of this concept and summarizes the major issues, both theoretical and empirical, that must be confronted in order to provide a credible estimate of a VSL. The paper concludes with an application of these issues to a particular study of speed limits and highway safety.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11916

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Princeton University Research Program in Development Studies and Center for Child Health and Wellbeing:

A. "The Determinants of Mortality," by David Cutler, Angus Deaton, and Adriana Lleras-Muney (Unnumbered working paper, December 2005, .pdf format, 43p.).

Abstract:

Mortality rates have fallen dramatically over time, starting in a few countries in the 18th century, and continuing to fall today. In just the past century, life expectancy has increased by over 30 years. At the same time, mortality rates remain much higher in poor countries, with a difference in life expectancy between rich and poor countries of also about 30 years. This difference persists despite the remarkable progress in health improvement in the last half century, at least until the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In both the time-series and the cross-section data, there is a strong correlation between income per capita and mortality rates, a correlation that also exists within countries, where richer, better-educated people live longer. We review the determinants of these patterns: over history, over countries, and across groups within countries. While there is no consensus about the causal mechanisms, we tentatively identify the application of scientific advance and technical progress (some of which is induced by income and facilitated by education) as the ultimate determinant of health. Such an explanation allows a consistent interpretation of the historical, cross-country, and within-country evidence. We downplay direct causal mechanisms running from income to health.

http://www.wws.princeton.edu/rpds/downloads/cutler_deaton_lleras-muney_determinants_mortality_nberdec05.pdf

B. "The Labor Market Effects of Incarceration: A Propensity Score Analysis," by Amanda Geller, Irwin Garfinkel, and Bruce Western (Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, 2006-01-FF, January 2006, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-01-FF.pdf

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John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University) [Cambridge, Massachusetts]: "The Economic Costs of the Iraq War: An Appraisal Three Years After the Beginning of the Conflict," by Linda Bilmes and Joseph E. Stiglitz (RWP06-002, January 2006, .pdf format, 36p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/research/wpaper.NSF/rwp/RWP06-002

***Related Article: "Iraq war costs outweigh gains, some experts say," by Louis Uchitelle (_New York Times_ via _International Herald Tribune_ [Neuilly Cedex, France], Jan. 15, 2006).
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/15/business/warcost.php

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Levy Economics Institute (Bard College) [Annandale-on-Hudson, New York]: " Time to Eat: Household Production Under Increasing Income Inequality," by Daniel S. Hamermesh (WP 434, January 2006, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=108b62ff94c

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]. IZA has recently released several new working papers. Links to abstracts and full text can be found at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/papers?year=2006

Papers recently released are numbered 1911-1929.

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "Nonlinear effects of altitude on child growth in Peru : a multilevel analysis," by Michele Gragnolati and Alessandra Marini (WPS 3823, January 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 21p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060113144504

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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific: "Gender and HIV/AIDS in the Asia and Pacific Region" (Discussion Paper No. 18, December 2005, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1141

Click on "View Full Text" for link to full text.

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [University of Munich, Germany]: "Violent Groups and Police Tactics: Should Tear Gas Make Crime Preventers Cry?" by Panu Poutvaara and Mikael Priks (WP 1639, December 2005, .pdf format, 16p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cesifo.de/portal/page?_pageid=36,302752&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_file_id=12356

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Family Health International/Youthnet:

A. "Iringa Youth Behavior Survey -- Findings and Report," (Youth Research Working Paper No. 1, 2005, .pdf format, 78p.).

http://www.fhi.org/NR/rdonlyres/e2trivnmnjx2lmo7fkhh6zibhnovllmoo7v7oet3r7xan6jtaoi4antguxwkepez6k2rtvuagcpi2l/iringaworkingpaper1.pdf

B. "Impact of Sex and HIV Education Programs on Sexual Behaviors of Youth in Developing and Developed Countries," (Youth Research Working Paper No. 2, 2005, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www.fhi.org/NR/rdonlyres/ea77gewes4v3axgiyrnkrpmixaph6cmaesuz3nccrodokejfmerwzi5lsgvvmwl3yfegftswh5m5gc/sexedworkingpaperfinal.pdf

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

IngentaConnect Tables of Contents: INGENTA provides fee based document delivery services for selected journals.

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/

B. click on "advanced search"
C. Type in your publication name and click "Exact title" radio button
D. Under "Show", click the "fax/ariel" radio button.
E. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

Social Science Journal (Vol. 42, No. 4, 2005). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

Sociological Methods and Research (Vol. 34, No. 3, 2005).
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Other Journals:

AIDS (Vol. 20, No. 1, Jan. 2, 2006, Vol. 20, No. 2, Jan. 9, 2006).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/issuelist.htm

Public Opinion Quarterly (Vol. 69, No. 5, Special Issue, 2005). Note 1: this is a special issue on political polls. Note 2: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://poq.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol69/issue5/index.dtl

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

US National Center for Health Statistics: Data Users Conference, to be held Jul. 10-12, 2006 in Washington D.C. For more information see:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/events/duc2006/duc_announce2006.htm

Further information will be available at the NCHS website shortly:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

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United Nations Development Programme/Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, New York] Conference Proceedings: "Unpaid Work and the Economy: Gender, Poverty, and the Millennium Development Goals," a conference held at Bard College Oct. 1-3, 2005). Session proceedings (RealPlayer format), as well as conference proceedings (.pdf format, 51p.) are available at the site.

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=news_event&eventID=4

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Population Reference Bureau: "Dissertation Fellowships in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development" (January 2006, .pdf format). For more information see:

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/Events_Training/Dissertation_Fellowships_in_Population,_Reproductive_Health,_and_Economic_Development.htm

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DATA:

US Census Bureau: "2001 Residential Finance Survey Detailed Regional Tables" (December 2005).

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/rfs/2001detailedtables/01regionaltables.html

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Newsletter: "NLS (National Longitudinal Surveys) News," (No. 06-123, 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.bls.gov/nls/nls123.pdf

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US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "FY2006 Income Limits" (.pdf and Microsoft Word format). Note: Income limits information for years back to 1995 is available at the site. More detailed information on this topic for 2006 should be available shortly.

http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il.html

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Luxembourg Income Study Newsletter: The latest issue of the newsletter (November/December 2005, .pdf format, 9p.) is available at the LIS site:

http://www.lisproject.org/publications/newsletter/2005nov.pdf

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following dataset to its holdings. Note: There may be charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

SN 5294 -Workplace Employee Relations Survey, 2004; Cross-Section Survey, 2004 and Panel Survey, 1998-2004: Wave 2. Note: "prospective users should note that this dataset contains both the cross-section and panel elements of WERS 2004.

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5294

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation:

A. "GlobalHealthFacts.org" "GlobalHealthFacts.org provides the latest country and region-specific data on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; demographic and economic indicators; program funding and financing; and other emerging health problems such as avian flu. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses. GlobalHealthFacts.org is a companion site to GlobalHealthReporting.org which provides news summaries, webcasts, background information, and tools for journalists on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

http://www.globalhealthfacts.org/

B. "StateHealthFacts.org" Update: Kaiser has recently updated this website. Items listed from Dec. 19, 2005 through Jan. 12, 2005 are either new or updated (P. 1-2 of the "New or Updated Topics).

http://statehealthfacts.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi?action=whatsnew

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Urban Institute Issues in Focus: "Low-Income Working Families." UI has added this topical page to its Issues in Focus collection. The site contains discussion of the topic, along with links to relevant UI content.

http://www.urban.org/toolkit/issues/workingfamilies.cfm

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Pan American Health Organization: "PAHO Publishing." "PAHO Publishing [is a] gateway to health care publications and information resources related to the Western Hemisphere's most pressing public health issues. The site pulls together scientific articles, books and book reviews, expert opinions, testimonials, statistical data, and links from authoritative sources, and puts them in the hands of health care workers and the general public in easy to use formats. Many documents are available in full-text and free of charge. Other documents feature a detailed synopsis and ordering information. New documents and materials are added periodically."

http://www.paho.org/English/DD/PUB/pubHome.asp

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Jack Solock
Data Librarian--Center for Demography and Ecology
4470 Social Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
jsolock@ssc.wisc.edu