Current Demographic Research Report #118, January 23, 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.

Census Bureau: Various

National Institutes of Health News Release: "Black, White Teens Show Differences in Nicotine Metabolism"

National Center for Health Statistics Reports

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Report: "Serious Psychological Distress and Substance Use among Young Adult Males"

National Center for Education Statistics Report, Periodical

Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release***, _Handbook of Methods_ Chapter Update:

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US States:

California:

Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Report: "California Public Postsecondary Enrollment Projections, 2005 Series"

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Missouri:

Missouri State Data Center (University of Missouri-Columbia): "Applinks Web Application"

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UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Periodicals

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European Commission Report: "Mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention across European Member States: a collection of country stories"

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Pan American Health Organization News Release: "New malaria treatment guidelines issued"

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Compendium, Report, Announcement

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare Report: "Spinal cord injury, Australia, 2003-04"

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Austria:

Statistics Austria News Release: "Education spending by general government 1995 to 2003"

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Bhutan:

Royal Government Planning Commission Report: "National Human Development Report 2005: The Challenge of Youth Employment"

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Croatia:

Central Bureau of Statistics Compendium: _Statistical Yearbook 2005_

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Population assumed to have again declined in 2005"

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland Report: "Students enrolled at the upper secondary and tertiary level in autumn 2005"

Directorate of Health Statistics on births and induced abortions: "Sterilzations: 1981-2002"

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Applicants for First and Second Degree Studies in Universities 2004/05"

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Report, Compendium

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Portugal:

Instituto National de Estatistica Compendium: _Statistical Yearbook of Portugal 2004_

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Report: "Expenditure on School Education in Scotland, 2006"

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UK:

Office of National Statistics Report: "Focus on Health"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

American Institutes of Research Report: "The Literacy of America's College Students"***

American Automobile Association Report: "Teen Drivers: Everyone is at Risk"***

Human Rights Watch Compendium: _Human Rights Watch World Report 2006_***

US National Collegiate Athletic Association Reports: Federal Graduation Data***

_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract: "Global genetic positioning: Evidence for early human population centers in coastal habitats"

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program
Federal Reserve Board
Princeton University Center for Child Health and Wellbeing
International Monetary Fund
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
London School of Economics Crisis States Research Centre

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

ADD HEALTH Users Conference

Center For Demography and Human Ecology/Institute For Demography and Social Studies/Institute National d'Etudes Demographiques/Max Planck Institute For Demographic Research/International Union For Scientific Study of Population Call For Papers: "Mortality in countries of the former USSR. Fifteen years after break-up: change or continuity?"

Population Reference Bureau Workshop: "Workshop on Communicating Population and Health Research to Policymakers"

Association for Survey Computing Call for Papers: "Delivering Results"

DATA

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) Updates

US Internal Revenue Service: "2000 Corporation Sourcebook of Statistics of Income: Income Tax Returns of Active Corporations With Accounting Periods Ended July 2000 Through June 2001 -- Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Minor Industry, by Size of Total Assets"

Missouri State Data Center

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada: "Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics Public-use Microdata File 2003"

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau: Various

A. "Update of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Definitions" (OMB Bulletin No. 06-01, December 2005, ASCII text or Microsoft Excel, and .pdf format, 146p.).

http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metrodef.html

See Bulletin No. 06-01. and related ASCII and/or Excel files (December 2005 definitions).

B. "Census Bureau Selects Sites for Census Dress Rehearsal" (news release CB06-CT.03, Jan. 19, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/census_2010/006345.html

C. "Foreign-Born Population of the United States from the American Community Survey: 2003" (2003 Special Tabulation (ACS-T-2, January 2005, Microsoft Excel or comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/foreign/acst2.html

D. "Facts for Features: Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (Mar. 17) 2006" (CB06-FF.04, Jan. 17, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006328.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ff-04.pdf

2. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Deaths: Final Data for 2003," by Donna L. Hoyert, Melonie Heron, Sherry L. Murphy, and Hsiang-Ching Kung (January 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/finaldeaths03/finaldeaths03.htm

B. "Births: Preliminary Data for 2004," by Brady E. Hamilton, Joyce A. Martin, Stephanie J. Ventura, and Paul D. Sutton, and Fay Menacker (National Vital Statistics Reports Vol. 54, No, 8, December 2005, .pdf format 20p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr54/nvsr54_08.pdf

3. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Black, White Teens Show Differences in Nicotine Metabolism" (National Institute on Drug Abuse, Jan. 20, 2006).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/jan2006/nida-20.htm

4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Report: "Serious Psychological Distress and Substance Use among Young Adult Males" (National Survey on Drug Use and Health Report, January 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k6/menMH/menMH.cfm

5. National Center for Education Statistics Report, Periodical:

A. "Public Elementary and Secondary Students, Staff, Schools, and School Districts: School Year 2003-04," by Lee Hoffman and Jennifer Sable (NCES 2006307, February 2006, .pdf format, 91p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006307

B. _Education Statistics Quarterly_ (Vol. 7 Issues 1&2, 2006, .pdf format, 305p.). "The Quarterly offers a comprehensive overview of work done across all of NCES. Each issue includes short publications and summaries covering all NCES publications and data products released in a given time period as well as notices about training and funding opportunities. In addition, each issue includes a featured topic with invited commentary, and a note on the topic from NCES."

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006614

6. Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release, _Handbook of Methods_ Chapter Update:

A. "Union Members in 2005" (Jan. 20, 2006, HTML, ASCII text, and .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.toc.htm

***Related article: "Union membership mostly unchanged in '05," by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg News via _Seattle [Washington] Post-Intelligencer_, Jan. 21, 2006).
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/256525_union21.html

B. _BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 8, National Compensation Measures_ Update (January 2006, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/pdf/homch8.pdf

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US States

California:

Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Report: "California Public Postsecondary Enrollment Projections, 2005 Series" (January 2006, Microsoft Exel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/PostSecondaryProjections2005.asp

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Missouri:

Missouri State Data Center (University of Missouri-Columbia): "Applinks Web Application." "Applinks is a web utility application that facilitates accessing a collection of web applications for a specified geographic area. The application is invoked via a URL which includes a series of geographic code parameters that the application uses to build a dynamic menu page.... This page allows you to select a type of geography, which will initiate a set of drill-down menu pages being generated that will allow you to select a specific geographic area of that type (e.g. if you choose County as the geographic type, the application will then allow you to navigate and choose any county in the country)."

http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/websas/applinkmenus.shtml

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UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Periodicals:

A. _Asia-Pacific Population Journal_ (Vol. 20, No. 3, December 2005, .pdf format). This issue focuses on migration.

http://www.unescap.org/esid/psis/population/journal/2005/No3/vol20n3cover.asp

B. _Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific_ (Vol. 35, Quarter 4, December 2005, .pdf format).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1143

Click on "View Full Text"

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European Commission Report: "Mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention across European Member States: a collection of country stories"(2005, .pdf format, 195p.).

http://europa.eu.int/comm/health/ph_projects/2004/action1/docs/action1_2004_a02_30_en.pdf

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Pan American Health Organization News Release: "New malaria treatment guidelines issued" (Jan. 20, 2006).

http://www.paho.org/English/DD/PIN/pr060120.htm

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Australia:

1. Australian Bureau of Statistics Compendium. Report, Announcement:

A. _2006 Yearbook Australia_ (January 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 800p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/DBB1A70C2B2E0BBDCA256889000E7506

For link to HTML version, click on "Australia Now".

B. "Marriages, Australia 2004 (Re-Issue) (January 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/lookupresponses/9449b1940e15e429ca2570fe007ac89e?opendocument

C. As of Dec. 12, 2005, all statistics on the ABS website, http://www.abs.gov.au, can be accessed free of charge. For more information see:

http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/57a31759b55dc970ca2568a1002477b6/f71b390785bc83ddca2570d4007c0003!OpenDocument

2. Australian Institute for Health and Welfare Report: "Spinal cord injury, Australia, 2003-04," by Raymond A. Cripps (January 2006, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.nisu.flinders.edu.au/pubs/reports/2005/injcat77.php

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Austria:

Statistics Austria News Release: "Education spending by general government 1995 to 2003" (Jan. 18, 2006).

http://www.statistik.gv.at/englisch/results/population/education_txt2.shtml

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Bhutan:

Royal Government Planning Commission Report: "National Human Development Report 2005: The Challenge of Youth Employment" (2005, .pdf format, 133p.).

http://www.dop.gov.bt/rep/nhdr.pdf

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Croatia:

Central Bureau of Statistics Compendium: _Statistical Yearbook 2005_ (December 2005, .pdf format, 837p.). Note: the entire yearbook is internally linked from the .pdf table of contents.

http://www.dzs.hr/defaulte.htm

Click on "Statistical Yearbook" on the left side of the page.

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Population assumed to have again declined in 2005" (Jan. 20, 2005).

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2006/p0320021.htm

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Iceland:

1. Statistics Iceland Report: "Students enrolled at the upper secondary and tertiary level in autumn 2005" (2006, .pdf format, 35p.). The report is linked to from a SI news release: "Registered students in schools at the upper secondary and tertiary level - autumn 2005" (No. 3, 2006, Jan. 16, 2006).

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=1531

Click on title at the bottom of the news release, and then on title again, for link to full text. Note: the report has an English summary, and table and graphs are presented in English and Icelandic.

2. Directorate of Health Statistics: Statistics on births and induced abortions: "Sterilzations: 1981-2002" (Table B 1.7, 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.landlaeknir.is/template1.asp?PageID=169

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Applicants for First and Second Degree Studies in Universities 2004/05" (December 2005, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 73p.).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/university05/university05_e.htm

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Report, Compendium

A. "Structure of earnings in the European Union countries, 2002" (2005, .pdf format, 132p.).

http://www.std.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=3&id=1046

B. _Statistical Yearbook of Lithuania 2005_ (November 2005, 650p.). Note: this publication is available in print only at this time. For more information, including price and ordering information, see:

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=1&id=64

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Portugal:

Instituto National de Estatistica Compendium: _Statistical Yearbook of Portugal 2004_ (2006). Note: this publication is available in print only at this time. For more information, including price and ordering information, see:

http://www.ine.pt/prodserv/catalogo/publicacao_eng.asp?cod=043&per=243&cdrom=0

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Report: "Expenditure on School Education in Scotland, 2006" (January 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/01/19082739/23

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UK:

Office of National Statistics Report: "Focus on Health," by Madhavi Bajekal, Paul Bebbington, Claudia Breakwell, Anita Brock, Claudia Cooper, Nicola Cooper, Melissa Coulthard, David Dix, Peter Goldblatt, Clare Griffiths, Velda Osborne, Mike Quinn, Steve Rowan, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Susan Westlake, Levin Wheller, Helen Wood and Mohammed Yar (January 2006, .pdf format, 192p, with data in .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=12985

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

American Institutes of Research Report: "The Literacy of America's College Students," by Justin D. Baer, Andrea L. Cook, and Stephane Baldi (January 2006, .pdf format, 52p.). The report is linked to from an AIR news release: "New Study of the Literacy of College Students Finds Some are Graduating With Only Basic Skills" (Jan. 19, 2006).

http://www.air.org/news/documents/Release200601pew.htm

Link to full text is at the bottom of the news release.

More information on AIR:

http://www.air.org/overview/default.aspx

***Related article: "Study: College students lacking literacy skills," by Ben Feller (Associated Press via _Indianapolis [Indiana] Star_, Jan. 20, 2006).
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060120/NEWS06/601200546/1012

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American Automobile Association Report: "Teen Drivers: Everyone is at Risk" (January 2006, .pdf format, 13p.). The report is linked to from an AAA news release: "Who Dies When Teen Drivers Crash? Majority Killed in Teen Driver Crashes are Passengers, Other Drivers" (Jan. 18, 2006).

http://www.aaanewsroom.net/Main/Default.asp?CategoryID=7&ArticleID=424

Link is at the bottom of the news release.

***Related article: "AAA: Teen drivers a risk to all," by Alison Granito (Medill News Service via _Seattle [Washington] Times_, Jan. 19, 2006).
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002748219_teendrivers19m.html

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Human Rights Watch Compendium: _Human Rights Watch World Report 2006_ (January 2006, .pdf format, 532p.). The report is linked to from a HRW news release: "Human Rights Watch World Report 2006: U.S. Policy of Abuse Undermines Rights Worldwide" (Jan. 18, 2006).

http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/01/13/global12428.htm

More information on HRW:

http://hrw.org/about/

***Related articles:

"UK accused of complicity in torture," by Ewen MacAskill (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 19, 2006).
http://www.guardian.co.uk/humanrights/story/0,,1689682,00.html

"EC denies it puts trade ahead of humanity," by David Rennie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 20, 2006).
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/01/20/weu20.xml

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US National Collegiate Athletic Association Reports: Federal Graduation Data: NCAA has released three reports: "2005 Federal Graduation Rate data for Division I"; 2005 Federal Graduation Rate data for Division II and III"; and "NCAA Division I Graduation Success Rate data" (January 2006, all .pdf format). The reports are available in both aggregated and disaggregated form. They are linked to from a NCAA news release: "Federal graduation-rates data released" (Jan. 19, 2006).

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLN4g3NPUESYGYxqb6kWhCjhgihqYeCDFfj_zcVH1v_QD9gtzQ0IhyR0UAE3AuRw!!/delta/base64xml/L3dJdyEvUUd3QndNQSEvNElVRS82XzBfMTVL?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/NCAA/NCAA+News/NCAA+News+Online/Association+Updates/Federal+graduation+rates+data+released+-+1-19-06+Update


***Related article: "Athletes are graduating: NCAA says overall student bodies earn degrees more slowly" (Associated Press via _Raleigh [North Carolina] News and Observer_, Jan. 20, 2006).
http://www.newsobserver.com/122/story/390453.html

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_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract: "Global genetic positioning: Evidence for early human population centers in coastal habitats," by William Amos and Andrea Manica (Vol. 103, No. 3, Jan. 17, 2006, p. 820-824).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/3/820?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. 3, Jan. 23, 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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WORKING PAPERS:

Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program:

A. "The Impact of Childhood Health on Adult Labor Market Outcomes," by James P. Smith (WP 319, August 2005, .pdf format, 33p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR319/

B. "Medical Expenditure Risk and Household Portfolio Choice," by Dana P. Goldman and Nicole Maestas (WP 325, October 2005, .pdf format, 46p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR325/

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Federal Reserve Board: "Post Brown vs. the Board of Education: The Effects of the End of Court-Ordered Desegregation," by Byron F. Lutz (WP 2005-64, 2005, .pdf format, 58p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2005/200564/200564abs.html

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Princeton University Center for Child Health and Wellbeing: "The Effects of Welfare and Child Support Policies on Maternal Health," by Jean Knab, Sara McLanahan, and Irv Garfinkel (WP-2006-04-FF, January 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

Previous research indicates that welfare reform policies--work requirements, sanctions, and child support enforcement--had negative consequences for mothers' health insurance coverage and use of health care service, but there is little evidence that these policies had negative effects on health. This paper examines the effects of post-reform welfare and child support policies on maternal health and health behavior using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Using evidence from OLS, fixed effects, and instrumental variables models, we find that policies that increase the likelihood of welfare participation are associated with increases in mothers' drinking, food insecurity and, possibly, depression, and that policies that increase the likelihood of child support receipt are associated with increases in drinking, depression, and poorer overall health. Together the results indicate that welfare and child support policies do affect maternal health, primarily by affecting mothers' mental health.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-04-FF.pdf

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International Monetary Fund: "The Global Impact of Demographic Change," by Nicoletta Batini, Time Callen, and Warwick J. McKibbin (WP 36, January 2006, .pdf format, 34p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk=18763.0

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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 1930-1944.

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "Social Segregation in Secondary Schools: How Does England Compare With Other Countries," by Stephen P. Jenkins, John Micklewright, and Sylke V. Schnepf (WP 2006-02, January 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

We provide new evidence about the degree of social segregation in England's secondary schools, employing a cross-national perspective. Analysis is based on data for 27 rich industrialised countries from the 2000 and 2003 rounds of the Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA), using a number of different measures of social background and of segregation, and allowing for sampling variation in the estimates. England is shown to be a middle-ranking country, as is the USA. High segregation countries include Austria, Belgium, Germany and Hungary. Low segregation countries include the four Nordic countries and Scotland. In explaining England's position, we argue that its segregation is mostly accounted for by unevenness in social background in the state school sector. Focusing on this sector, we show that cross-country differences in segregation are associated with the prevalence of selective choice of pupils by schools. Low-segregation countries such as those in the Nordic area and Scotland have negligible selection in schools. High segregation countries like Austria, Germany and Hungary have separate school tracks for academic and vocational schooling and, in each case, over half of this is accounted for by unevenness in social background between the different tracks rather than by differences within each track.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-02.pdf

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London School of Economics Crisis States Research Centre:

A. "Of Broken Social Contracts and Ethnic Violence: the case of Kashmir," by Neera Chandhoke (WP 75, December 2005, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/wp/wp75.htm

B. "Rwanda's Ordinary Killers: interpreting popular participation in the Rwandan genocide," by Omar McDoom (WP 77, December 2005, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/wp/wp77.htm

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

INGENTACONNECT Tables of Contents: INGENTACONNECT 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.

American Sociological Review (Vol. 70, No. 6, December 2005). Note: 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.

Economic Development and Cultural Change (Vol. 54, No. 1, 2005). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

Studies in Family Planning (Vol. 36, No. 4, 2005).

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Other Journals:

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 163, No. 3, Feb. 1, 2006).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol163/issue3/index.dtl

International Sociology (Vol. 21, No. 1, January 2006). Note: 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://iss.sagepub.com/content/vol21/issue1/?etoc

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

ADD HEALTH Users Conference: The University of North Carolina Carolina Population Center will be sponsoring the 2006 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (ADD Health) Conference, to be held Jul. 17-18, 2006 in Bethesda Maryland. For more information see:

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/news?wid=4319&func=viewSubmission&sid=1966

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Center For Demography and Human Ecology/Institute For Demogrpahy and Social Studies/Institute National d'Etudes Demographiques/Max Planck Institute For Demographic Research/International Union For Scientific Study of Population Call For Papers: "Mortality in countries of the former USSR. Fifteen years after break-up: change or continuity?" International seminar to be held in Oct. 12-14, 2006 in Kiev, Russia. Announcement is available in .pdf format (3p.). For more information see

http://www.iussp.org/Announcements/9calls.php

See "12 to 14 October 2006, Kiev, Ukraine" announcement.

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Population Reference Bureau Workshop: "Workshop on Communicating Population and Health Research to Policymakers," to be held Jul. 10-21, 2006 in San Jose, Costa Rica. For more information see:

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/Events_Training/Workshop_on_Communicating_Population_and_Health_Research_to_Policymakers.htm

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Association for Survey Computing Call for Papers: "Delivering Results," a conference to be held in London, UK on Apr. 21, 2006. Deadline for paper synopses is Feb. 1, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.asc.org.uk/Events/Apr06/index.htm

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Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) Updates: On Jan. 20, 2006, the University of Minnesota IPUMS project announced it had "posted new versions of the 2000 1%, 5%, and Unweighted samples, as well as the 2000 ACS (American Community Survey). A correction was made to the MARST (Marital status) variable. See:

http://www.ipums.org/usa/revisions.html

for relevant information and links.

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US Internal Revenue Service: "2000 Corporation Sourcebook of Statistics of Income: Income Tax Returns of Active Corporations With Accounting Periods Ended July 2000 Through June 2001 -- Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Minor Industry, by Size of Total Assets" (January 2006, Microsoft Excel format). Note: Each spreadsheet is for a different industry or sets of industies. The form of the filenames begins with "00sblai.xls" (all US) and continues with "00sb******.xls. The spreadsheets are dated " 19-Jan-2006" and "23-Jan-2006".

http://ftp.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/

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Missouri State Data Center: The Missouri State Data Center has added the following data sets to its collection:

A. "A complete set of 1990 Summary Tape File 4 datasets for the U.S. These are 'File C' sets with data for the nation, states, counties, places over 10,000 and other large-area geographies. And, being STF4, the data are available for a variety of race/hispanic groups. [The] collection includes 12 'chariters' for the B Table files in addition to the A Table file.

http://mcdc.missouri.edu/pub/data/stf904/Datasets.html

B. "A set of custom-generated population estimates done by the Census Bureau for the National Center for Health Statistics covering the years from 1990 to 2004 (intercensal 199X and post-2k numbers packaged separately). These are akin to the CASRH estimates except that race has been recoded so that each estimated person falls into only 1 of 4 'bridged' race categories, and the age detail is single years instead of 5-year cohorts. We have only converted these data for Missouri (because of their large size and because the audience for such data may be limited to demographer types). But we downloaded data for the entire US and can easily convert other states if there is interest." Access to both datasets is via the Uexplore/Dexter web based extraction system.

http://mcdc.missouri.edu/pub/data/popests/Datasets.html

For more information on Uexplore/Dexter see:

http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/applications/whatisux.shtml

More on MCDC:

http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released nine new datasets on Jan. 16, 2006, which may be of interest to demography researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

A list of all new and updated datasets in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

Click on "List".

New items are marked *new*.

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Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada: "Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics Public-use Microdata File 2003." For more information, including pricing information see:

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060120/b060120a.htm

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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