Current Demographic Research Report #120, February 6, 2006.

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Index to this issue:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

U.S.

National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Births 2004, Detailed tables"

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_

National Institute on Drug Abuse Periodical: _NIDA NewsScan_

National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Homeschooling in the United States: 2003"

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: _Monthly Labor Review_

Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: _Cityscape_

Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2002"

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Article, Report

Office of Personnel Management Report: "2004 Demographic Profile of the Federal Workforce"

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US States:

District of Columbia:

NeighborhoodInfo DC Report: "Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia: Twelfth Annual Fact Book, 2005"

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Iowa:

Iowa State Data Center Report: "Status of African Americans in Iowa: 2006"

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UN:

World Health Organization News Release: "Polio endemic countries hit all-time low of four"

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World Bank Report: "Dying Too Young: Addressing Premature Mortality and Ill Health Due to Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries in the Russian Federation"

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Cambodia:

National Institute of Statistics: "Depth Analysis of Cambodia Inter-Censal Population Survey 2004"

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: "Access to health care services in Canada"

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Hungary:

Hungarian Central Statistical Office Compendium: _Yearbook of Health Statistics, 2004_

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Lithuania:

Statistikos Departmentos Report: "Economic and Social Development in Lithuania, December 2005"

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Moldava:

Statistica Moldovei Compendium: _Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Moldava, 2005_

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Reports:

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Philippines:

National Statistics Office Compendium: _Philippine Yearbook 2005_

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Data Series: "Divorces, 2004"

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Nutritional Status of Pre-School Children in Sri Lanka"

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UK

Department of Health White Paper, Research Report

National Statistics Article: "National Projections UK population to rise by 7m by 2031"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief: "The Uninsured: A Primer"

Family Health International: _Youth InfoNet_

MDRC Reports

March of Dimes Report: "The March of Dimes Global Report on Birth Defects, The Hidden Toll of Dying and Disabled Children"***

Amnesty International Reports***

Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) Monograph: "Women in an Insecure World: Violence Against Women--Facts, Figures and Analysis"

Roper Center Public Opinion Matters: "Public Opinion on The Supreme Court"

London School of Economics Newsletters

_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract: " Secondary sex ratios and male lifespan: Damaged or culled cohorts"

_Science_ Article Abstract: ""HIV Decline Associated with Behavior Change in Eastern Zimbabwe"

_Nature_ Letter Abstract: "Malaria early warnings based on seasonal climate forecasts from multi-model ensembles"

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

US Census Bureau
University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
Population Council Policy Research Division
Family Health International Youth InfoNet
World Bank Development Programme
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Australian National University Demography and Sociology Program
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Luxembourg Income Study

DATA

US Census Bureau: "2004 State Government Finance Data"

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe: "European Health for All Database (HFA)" Update

Luxembourg Income Study Data Update

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

UK Data Archive

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean: ECLAC 13th Session Website

Pan American Health Organization: "Neglected Diseases: Search Page for PAHO and WHO Information"

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Births 2004, Detailed tables" (January 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr54/nvsr54_08_tables.pdf

2. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ The latest Center for Disease Control _MMWR_ (Vol. 55, No. 4, Feb. 3, 2006, HTML and .pdf format) contains several articles that may be of interest to demography researchers:" Assessment of Health-Related Needs After Tsunami and Earthquake: Three Districts, Aceh Province, Indonesia, July--August 2005"; " Childhood Influenza Vaccination Coverage United States, 2003--04 Influenza Season"; and "QuickStats: Percentage of Births Attended by Midwives."

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwr_wk.html

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5504.pdf

Note: The HTML format is temporary. When the next report is released, this one will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/weekcvol.html

When the 2007 _MMWRs_ begin to be released, this one will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwrpvol.html

3. National Institute on Drug Abuse Periodical: _NIDA NewsScan_ (Feb. 1, 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/feb2006/nida-01.pdf

4. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Homeschooling in the United States: 2003," by Dan Princiotta and Stacey Bielick (NCES 2006042, February 2006, .pdf format, 41p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://nces.ed.gov/Pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006042

5. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: _Monthly Labor Review_ (Vol. 129, No. 1, January 2006 .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next _MLR_ is released, this one, along with all others back to 1981, will be available at:

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/archive.htm

6. Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: _Cityscape_ (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2005, .pdf format).

http://www.huduser.org/periodicals/cityscpe/vol8num2/index.html

7. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2002," by Thomas H. Cohen and Brian Reaves (NCJ 210818, February 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 54p, with .zip compressed spreadsheets). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/fdluc02.htm

8. US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Article, Report"

A. "Food Stamps and Obesity: Ironic Twist or Complex Puzzle?" by Michele Ver Ploeg, Lisa Mancino, and Biing-Hwan Lin (in _Amber Waves_, February 2006).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/February06/Features/feature4.htm

B. "Food Stamp Program Costs and Error Rates, 1989-2001," by Christopher Logan, William Rhodes, and Joseph Sabia (Contractor and Cooperator Report No. CCR15, January 2006, .pdf format, 127p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/CCR15/

9. Office of Personnel Management Report: "2004 Demographic Profile of the Federal Workforce" (February 2006, self decompressing (.exe) Microsoft Word and Excel format). "This publication presents statistical tables and narrative on race and national origin (RNO), gender, disability status, veterans status, age, and years of service characteristics of the Federal civilian non-postal workforce in the Executive Branch of Government. The data are displayed by agency, major pay plans, general schedule and related grades and occupations. Data sources, coverage, definitions of terms, and highlights of this survey are presented in the narrative." Biennial reports from 1998 are also available at the site.

http://www.opm.gov/feddata/demograp/demograp.asp

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US States:

District of Columbia:

NeighborhoodInfo DC Report: "Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia: Twelfth Annual Fact Book, 2005," by Jessica Cigna, Jennifer Comey, Peter Tatian and Mary Winkler (December 2005, .pdf format, 63p.).

http://www.neighborhoodinfodc.org/pdfs/900910_every_kid.pdf

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Iowa:

Iowa State Data Center Report: "Status of African Americans in Iowa: 2006" (January 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.silo.lib.ia.us/specialized-services/datacenter/additionalinfo/African%20American%20Status.pdf

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UN:

World Health Organization News Release: "Polio endemic countries hit all-time low of four" (Feb. 1, 2006).

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2006/pr05/en/index.html

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World Bank Report: ""Dying Too Young: Addressing Premature Mortality and Ill Health Due to Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries in the Russian Federation" (January 2006, .pdf format, 145p.).

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTECA/Resources/DTY-Final.pdf

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Cambodia:

National Institute of Statistics: "Depth Analysis of Cambodia Inter-Censal Population Survey 2004" (2006).

http://www.nis.gov.kh/Statistics.htm

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: "Access to health care services in Canada" (January-June 2005, January 2006, .pdf format, 26p.). The report is linked to from a SC news release: "Access to health care services" (_The Daily_, Jan. 31, 2006).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060131/d060131b.htm

Click on "82-575-XIE" near the bottom of the page, then "View", then "82-575-XIE2006001.pdf, for link to full text.

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Hungary:

Hungarian Central Statistical Office Compendium: _Yearbook of Health Statistics, 2004_ (January 2006). Note: A print format version only is available at this time. Pricing information is available at the site:

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/portal/CP.KSHSHOP_HTML_FA1?CID=6#90601

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Lithuania:

Statistikos Departmentos Report: "Economic and Social Development in Lithuania, December 2005" (January 2006, .pdf format, 140p.).

http://www.std.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=1&id=68

Click on "download".

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Moldava:

Statistica Moldovei Compendium: _Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Moldava, 2005_ (2006). Note: A print format version only is available at this time. Pricing information is available at the site.

http://www.statistica.md/news.php?lang=en&id=113

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Reports:

A. "Demographic Trends (2005) - reference report" (January 2006, .pdf format, 167p. with Microsoft Excel tables).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/analytical-reports/dem-trends-05/default.htm

B. "External Migration (December 2005) (February 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/pasfull/pasfull.nsf/web/Hot+Off+The+Press+External+Migration+December+2005?open

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Philippines:

National Statistics Office Compendium: _Philippine Yearbook 2005_ (December 2005). Note: A print format version only is available at this time. Pricing information is available at the site.

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/pressrelease/2005/pr0582tx.html

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Data Series: "Divorces, 2004" (February 2006).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novice_poglej.asp?ID=923

Click on "Population" then "Divorces.

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Nutritional Status of Pre-School Children in Sri Lanka" (2006, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/social/nutrition%20status.pdf

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UK:

1. Department of Health White Paper, Research Report:

A. "Our health, our care, our say: a new direction for community services" (White Paper, January 2006, .pdf format, 227p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanceArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4127453&chk=NXIecj

B. "Your health, your care, your say - Research report" (January 2006, .pdf format, 165p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanceArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4127357&chk=UYgWq5

2. National Statistics Article: "National Projections UK population to rise by 7m by 2031" (Jan. 31, 2006).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=1352

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief: "The Uninsured: A Primer" (January 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/7451.cfm

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Family Health International: _Youth InfoNet_ (No. 21, January 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/YIN21.htm

More information on FHI:

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

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MDRC Reports:

A. "Student Context, Student Attitudes and Behavior, and Academic Achievement: An Exploratory Analysis," by Theresa M. Akey (January 2006, .pdf format, 40p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.mdrc.org/publications/419/overview.html

Click on "Full Report" on the left side of the page for full text.

B. "Food Stamp Caseload Dynamics: A Study in Four Big Cities," by Lashawn Richburg-Hayes and Isaac Kwakye (December 2005, .pdf format, 64p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.mdrc.org/publications/420/overview.html

Click on "Full Report" on the left side of the page for full text.

More information about MDRC:

http://www.mdrc.org/about.htm

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March of Dimes Report: "The March of Dimes Global Report on Birth Defects, The Hidden Toll of Dying and Disabled Children," by Arnold Christianson, Christopher P. Howson, and Bernadette Modell (2006, .pdf format, 85p., with accompanying database and wall chart (both .pdf format).

http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/871_18587.asp

Links are below the summary.

Related article: "Study: Better diet, screening could slash birth-defect rate," by Kate Schuler (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jan. 30, 2006).
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-01-30-birth-defects_x.htm

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Amnesty International Reports:

A. "US: The execution of mentally ill offenders Summary Report(1)" (2006).***

http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/document.do?id=ENGAMR510022006

B. "Bosnia and Herzegovina: Behind closed gates: ethnic discrimination in employment" (2006).

http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/document.do?id=ENGEUR630012006

More information on AI:

http://www.amnestyusa.org/about/

***Related article: "Call to reprieve mentally ill death row inmates" (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Jan. 31, 2006).
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1699056,00.html

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Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) Monograph: _Women in an Insecure World: Violence Against Women--Facts, Figures and Analysis_" (2005, 335p., ISBN 92-9222-028-4). An executive summary (.pdf format, 25p.) is available at:

http://www.dcaf.ch/women/bk_vlachova_biason_women.cfm?navsub1=11&navsub2=3&nav1=3

Contact information:

http://www.dcaf.ch/publications/index.cfm?nav1=4

More information about DCAF:

http://www.dcaf.ch/index.cfm

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Roper Center Public Opinion Matters: "Public Opinion on The Supreme Court." The latest Public Opinion Matters is about the US Supreme Court. 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=supreme_court

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London [UK] School of Economics Newsletters:

A. _Eurohealth_ (Vol. 11, No. 3, 2005, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/pdf/eurohealth/vol11no3.pdf

B. _Euroobserver_ (Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 2005, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/pdf/euroObserver/Obsvol7no4.pdf

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_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract: "Secondary sex ratios and male lifespan: Damaged or culled cohorts," by Ralph Catalano, and Tim Bruckner (Vol. 103, No. 5, Jan. 31, 2006, p. 1639-1643).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/5/1639?etoc

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_Science_ Report Abstract: "HIV Decline Associated with Behavior Change in Eastern Zimbabwe," by Simon Gregson, Geoffrey P. Garnett, Constance A. Nyamukapa, Timothy B. Hallett, James J. C. Lewis, Peter R. Mason, Stephen K. Chandiwana, and Roy M. Anderson (Vol. 311, No. 5761, Feb. 3, 2006, p. 664-666).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/311/5761/664

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_Nature_ Letter Abstract: "Malaria early warnings based on seasonal climate forecasts from multi-model ensembles," by M.C. Thomson, F.J. Doblas-Reyes, S.J. Mason, R. Hagedorn, S.J. Connor, T. Phindela, A.P. Morse and T.N. Palmer (Vol. 439, No. 7076, February 2, 2006, p. 576-579).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v439/n7076/abs/nature04503.html

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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. 5, Feb. 6, 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:

US Census Bureau: "Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population," by Campbell Gibson and Kay Jung (WP 81, February 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 24p.). Note: HTML version links to 26 tables (Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format). .pdf version does not contain the tables at present.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0081/twps0081.html

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University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP):

A. "Does Head Start Improve Children's Life Chances? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design," by Jens Ludwig and Douglas L. Miller (Discussion Paper 1311-05, November 2005, .pdf format, 69p.).

Abstract:

This paper exploits a new source of variation in Head Start funding to identify the program's effects on health and schooling. In 1965 the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) provided technical assistance to the 300 poorest counties in the U.S. to develop Head Start funding proposals. The result was a large and lasting discontinuity in Head Start funding rates at the OEO cutoff for grant-writing assistance, but no discontinuity in other forms of federal social spending. We find evidence of a large negative discontinuity at the OEO cutoff in mortality rates for children ages 5-9 from causes that could be affected by Head Start, but not for other mortality causes or birth cohorts that should not be affected by the program. We also find suggestive evidence for a positive effect of Head Start on educational attainment in both the 1990 Census, concentrated among those cohorts born late enough to have been exposed to the program, and among respondents in the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp131105.pdf

B. "Report on a Meta-Analysis of Welfare-to-Work Programs," by David Greenberg, Andreas Cebulla, and Stacey Bouchet (Discussion Paper, 1312-05, December 2005, .pdf format, 141p.).

Abstract extract:

This report uses meta-analysis, a set of statistically based techniques for combining quantitative findings from different studies, to synthesize estimates of program effects from random assignment evaluations of welfare-to-work programs and to explore the factors that best explain differences in the programs' performance. The analysis is based on data extracted from the published evaluation reports and from official sources. All the programs included in the analysis targeted recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC; now called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, TANF). The objective of the analysis is to establish the principal characteristics of welfare-to-work programs that were associated with differences in success, distinguishing between variations in the services received, differences in the characteristics of those who participated in each program, and variations in the socioeconomic environment in which the programs operated. Separate meta-analyses of both voluntary and mandatory programs were conducted. Voluntary programs provide services (e.g., help in job search, training, and remedial education) for those who apply for them, and they sometimes provide financial incentives to encourage work. Mandatory programs are targeted at recipients of government transfer payments. They also provide employment-oriented services and sometimes provide financial work incentives, but differ from voluntary programs by requiring participation in the services by potentially subjecting individuals assigned to the program to fiscal sanctions (i.e., reductions in transfer payments) if they do not cooperate. This study uses a unique database, assembled specifically for synthesizing findings from evaluations of welfare-to-work programs. The data used in the study are from 27 random assignment evaluations of mandatory welfare-to-work programs for AFDC applicants and recipients and four random assignment evaluations of voluntary welfare-to-work programs for AFDC recipients. Much of the analysis was devoted to determining why some programs were more successful than others.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp131205.pdf

C. "Examining the Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on the Labor Market Participation of Families on Welfare," by V. Joseph Hotz, Charles H. Mullin, and John Karl Scholz (Discussion Paper 1313-05, December 2005, .pdf format, 58p.).

Abstract:

This paper uses a unique dataset, created by matching administrative data from public assistance records, unemployment insurance records, and federal tax returns for a sample of California residents, to study the employment effects of the earned income tax credit (EITC). At the core of our empirical analysis is a set of four tests that we use to assess the causal effects of the EITC on employment. The first test is based on the intuition that if the EITC alters employment, all else being equal, employment rates for two-or-more child families should grow relative to the employment rates of one-child families, as credit amounts available to these groups of families diverged over the 1990s. The second test examines whether or not people eligible for the EITC actually file tax returns and claim it. The third test is based on the intuition that, if the EITC, and not other factors such as the strong economy in the 1990s, is causing employment differences between families with two or more children relative to those with one child, we should expect to see no employment differences (after conditioning on other characteristics) between families with two children and families with three or more children, since the EITC did not change differentially for the latter two groups. The fourth test conditions the sample on those who do not file tax returns and again examines employment changes in the 1990s for families with two or more children relative to families with one child. Using fixed-effects empirical employment models estimated on a sample of single-parent families, our coefficient estimates are consistent with the EITC having a substantial, positive effect on the employment of families who have used or will use welfare.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp131305.pdf

D. "Affirmative Action: What Do We Know?" by Harry J. Holzer and David Neumark (Discussion Paper 1314-06, February 2006, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we review the research evidence on the effects of affirmative action in employment, university admissions, and government procurement. We consider effects on both equity (or distribution) as well as efficiency. Overall, we find that affirmative action does redistribute jobs, university admissions, and government contracts away from white males toward minorities and females, though the overall magnitudes of these shifts are relatively modest. We also find that affirmative action shifts jobs and university admissions to minorities who have weaker credentials, but there is little solid evidence to date of weaker labor market performance among its beneficiaries. While those students admitted to universities under affirmative action have weaker grades and higher dropout rates than their white counterparts at selective schools, they seem to benefit overall in terms of higher graduation rates and later salaries. Affirmative action also generates positive externalities for minority and low-income communities (in terms of better medical services and labor market contacts), and perhaps for employers and universities as well. More research on a variety of these issues is also clearly needed.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp131406.pdf

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Population Council Policy Research Division:

A. "The implications of changing educational and family circumstances for children's grade progression in rural Pakistan: 1997-2004," by Cynthia B. Lloyd, Cem Mete, and Monica J. Grant (WP 209, 2006, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/wp/prd/209.html

B. "Policy lessons of the East Asian demographic transition," by Geoffrey McNicoll (WP 210, 2006, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/wp/prd/210.html

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Family Health International Youth InfoNet:

A. "Iringa Youth Behavior Survey -- Findings and Report" (Youth Research WP 1, December 2005, .pdf format, 78p.).

B. "Impact of Sex and HIV Education Programs on Sexual Behaviors of Youth in Developing and Developed Countries," by Douglas Kirby, B.A. Laris, and Lori Rolleri (Youth Research WP 2,December 2005, .pdf format, 45p.).

C. "Formative Research on Youth Peer Education Program Productivity and Sustainability," by Gary Svenson and Holly Burke (Youth Research WP 3, December 2005, .pdf format, 64p.).

Links to abstracts and full text of all three papers are available at:

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthResearchWorkingPapers.htm

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World Bank Development Programme:

A. "Is formal lifelong learning a profitable investment for all of life? How age, education level, and flexibility of provision affect rates of return to adult education in Colombia," by Andreas Blom and Thomas Pave Sohnesen (WP 3800, January 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 37p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20051215160919

B. "Di Bao: a guaranteed minimum income in urban China?" by Youjuan Wang, Shaohua Chen, and Martin Ravallion (WP 3805, January 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 45p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166324&entityID=000016406_20060109155607

C. "Tracking poverty over time in the absence of comparable consumption data," by David Stifel and Luc Christiaensen (January 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 43p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166324&entityID=000016406_20060110163139

D. "Nonfarm activity and rural income inequality: a case study of two provinces in China," by Xubei Luo and Nong Zhu (WP 3811, January 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060110163709

E. "Getting real about inequality: evidence from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru," by Humberto Lopez, Edwin Goni, and Luis Serven (WP 3815, January 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060110165055

F. "Nonlinear effects of altitude on child growth in Peru: a multilevel analysis," by Michele Gragnolati and Alessandra Marini (WP 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&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060113144504

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research: "The Third Child - A comparison between West Germany and Norway," by David Alich (WP-2006-01, February 2006, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to provide insights into third-birth dynamics in West Germany and Norway. Since third-birth the propensity between both countries differs remarkably, we seek to address the following questions in this paper: What are the characteristics of mothers with two and three children? What are the differences in third-birth dynamics between Norway and West Germany, and how can they be explained? Which factors have a similar influence on Norwegian and West German two-child mothers and their further fertility? We believe that a comparison of third-birth behavior between Norway and West Germany is of interest since the two nations are examples of two different European welfare state regimes. Therefore, they can serve as an example to point out the effects of socio-economic characteristics under different societal settings.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-001.pdf

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Australian National University Demography and Sociology Program Working Papers in Demography: "Parental Desire for Sons and Daughters in a Western Industrial Setting: Evidence and Implications," by Rebecca Kippen, Ann Evans and Edith Gray (WP 98, 2006, .pdf format, 15p.).

Abstract:

This paper considers whether sex composition of existing children is an important factor in parity progression in Australia. Using census data from 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2001, women are linked to their co-resident children, allowing investigation of family sex composition and its changing impact over time on the propensity to have another child. We find that parents are much more likely to have a third or fourth birth if existing children are all the same sex, indicating a strong desire for a child of the opposite sex. This increased propensity has added almost three per cent to the fertility of recent cohorts. The paper concludes with a discussion of the potential impact of sex selection technologies on fertility. We argue that future widespread use of reliable sex selection technologies might act to increase fertility in the short-term, but would lead to a long-term reduction in fertility.

http://demography.anu.edu.au/Publications/WorkingPapers/98.pdf

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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 1955-1969.

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

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

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingenta.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.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Vol. 46, No. 4, 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.

Journal of Human Resources (Vol. 40, No. 4, 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.

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Other Journals:

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 163, No. 4, Feb. 15, 2006).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol163/issue4/index.dtl?etoc

Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 27, No. 3, March 2006).

http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/vol27/issue3/?etoc

Public Opinion Quarterly (Vol. 69, No. 5, Special Issue: Polling Politics, Media, and Election Campaigns, 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.

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

Journal of Marriage and Family (Vol. 68, No. 1, February 2006). 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 these databases and this issue.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/jomf

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health: "NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00) (PA-06-133, National Institute of Child Health and Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, Jan. 27, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-133.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Luxembourg Income Study: The Luxembourg Wealth Study, a division of LIS, is offering Internship positions (.pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.lisproject.org/lws/internship%20positon_01_06.pdf

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DATA:

US Census Bureau: "2004 State Government Finance Data" (February 2006, HTML or .pdf formatted reports, with data in space delimited or comma separated value [.csv] format, and technical documentation in HTML format).

http://www.census.gov/govs/www/state04.html

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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe: "European Health for All Database (HFA)" Update (January 2006). "The HFA-DB provides fast and easy access, in graphical form, to a wide range of basic health statistics on the 52 countries in the WHO European Region." Online and offline versions are available.

http://www.who.dk/hfadb

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Luxembourg Income Study Data Update: LIS announced the following data update on Jan. 31, 2006: "We have slightly revised the following SAS program (giniatkdec) used to measure income inequality. The key figures themselves have not been changed". See link at:

http://www.lisproject.org/whatsnew.htm

Click on "giniatkdec".

Direct link:

http://www.lisproject.org/keyfigures/sasprograms/sasginatkpct_20060127.txt

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Feb. 3, 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

New data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/org/announce.html#new2006-02-03

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

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

Click on "list".

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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 5298 -Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5298

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean: ECLAC has a website for the 13th session of the Commission (to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, Mar. 20-24, 2006).

http://www.eclac.cl/pses31/default.asp?idioma=IN

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Pan American Health Organization: "Neglected Diseases: Search Page for PAHO and WHO Information." "PAHO is developing a multi-disease approach to the prevention, control, or elimination of most of the diseases in this area."

http://www.paho.org/English/AD/DPC/CD/neglected-diseases.htm

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study: WLS has recently added the following citation to its bibliography. The entire bibliography is available at:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/publications/index.php

Plug, Erik, Vijverberg, Wim. October 2005. "Does Family Income Matter for Schooling Outcomes? Using Adoptees as a Natural Experiment." The Economic Journal.

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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