Current Demographic Research Report #122, February 20, 2006.

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Index to this issue:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

U.S.

Census Bureau Report: "The Effects of Government Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty: 2004"

Government Printing Office Compendium: _Economic Report of the President_

National Center for Health Statistics Report: "U. S. Children 4-17 Years of Age Who Received Services for Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: Preliminary Data From the 2005 National Health Interview Survey"

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Articles

National Institute of Justice Report: "Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Rape Victimization: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey"

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Article: "Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System"

National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Accounting for Every Student: A Taxonomy for Standard Student Exit Codes"

National Research Council Monograph: _Food Insecurity and Hunger in the United States: An Assessment of the Measure_

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues in Labor Statistics, News Release

Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Report: "Food Assistance Landscape, March 2006"

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US States:

Maine:

State Planning Office, Maine Census Data Program and Maine Census Consortium: "Complete Census 2000 State, county, city and town summary data (demographic, social, economic, housing)"

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Minnesota:

Department of Administration, Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis Reports

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Washington:

Office of Financial Management Compendium: _Washington State Databook 2005_

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World Bank Monographs

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Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Monograph: _Challenges for China's Public Spending: Toward greater effectiveness and equity_

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Australia:

Australian Institute on Health and Welfare Report: "Assisted reproduction technology in Australia and New Zealand 2003"

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Medical Imaging in Canada, 2005"

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Hungary:

Hungarian Central Statistical Office Report: "Number of employees and
earnings in the national economy,January-December, 2005"

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Malta:

National Statistics Office Report: "Reconciliation between Work and Family Life"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "More people living without a partner"

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand Hot off the Press: "Births and Deaths (December 2005 quarter)"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Imprisonments, 2003: More prisoners in jail --fewer imprisoned"

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Portugal:

Instituto Nacional De Estatica General Statistical Data: "Health Establishments: 2004"

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia: SI-STAT Database Updates

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Turkey:

Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT) Compendium: _Statistical Indicators: 1923-2004_

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UK

Department for Education and Skills Report: "National Curriculum Assessments of 7 year olds in England, 2005 (Final)"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Population Reference Bureau Factsheet, Article, Policy Brief

_Demographic Research_ Articles

UNICEF Report: "Immunization Summary 2006"

Policy Press [UK] Monograph: _Poverty and social exclusion in Britain_

Institute for Security Studies (Africa) Report: "Intimate partner violence: results from a national gender-based violence study in Malawi"

Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodical: _International Family Planning Perspectives_

Urban Institute Reports: "After Katrina"

University of Chicago Press Monograph: _The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties_

MDRC Report: "Doing What Counts: Design Principles for a Study on Teacher Incentives"

_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstracts

_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Article Abstracts, Editorial Extract

_Lancet_ Comment, World Report, Article Abstract***

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

University of Michigan Population Studies Center
Penn State Population Research Institute
University of Illinois at Chicago Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative (METSI)
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
World Bank Policy Research Programme
Australian Institute on Health and Welfare
London School of Economics Health and Social Care

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Minnesota Population Center: Postdoctoral Research Associates Positions

DATA

Center for Economic and Policy Research Survey of Income and Program Participation Petition

Census Bureau: "School District Estimates of Poverty -- 2003"

US National Center for Health Statistics: "2004 National Health Interview Survey Imputed Income Files"

National Cancer Institute: "Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) US Population Data, 1969-2002"

National Center for Education Statistics: "State Education Data Profiles" Update

Department of Housing and Urban Development/Census Bureau: "American Housing Survey 2003 Microdata Update"

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

United Nations Statistics Division: "Data at international working partners"

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report: "The Effects of Government Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty: 2004" (February 2006, .pdf, HTML, Microsoft Excel, or ASCII text format). The report is linked from a Census Bureau news release: "Census Bureau Releases Income and Poverty Estimates Reflecting Expanded Income Definitions" (CB06-25, Feb. 14, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/income_wealth/006450.html

Click on title for link to full text

2. Government Printing Office Compendium: "Economic Report of the President," (Council of Economic Advisers, February 2006, .pdf and Excel format, 410p.).

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/index.html

3. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "U.S. Children 4-17 Years of Age Who Received Services for Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: Preliminary Data From the 2005 National Health Interview Survey," by Gloria A. Simpson, Robin A. Cohen, Patricia N. Pastor, and Cynthia A. Reuben (February 2006).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/children2005/children2005.htm

4. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Articles

A. "Resurgence of Wild Poliovirus Type 1 Transmission and Consequences of Importation --- 21 Countries, 2002--2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 55, No. 6, Feb. 17, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 145-150).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5506a1.htm

B. "Assessing Capacity for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of West Nile Virus Infection --- United States, 1999 and 2004" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 55, No. 6, Feb. 17, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 150-153).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5506a2.htm

C. "Enterovirus Surveillance --- United States, 2002--2004" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 55, No. 6, Feb. 17, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 153-156).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5506a3.htm

.pdf for all:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5506.pdf

5. National Institute of Justice Report: "Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Rape Victimization: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey," by Patricia Tjaden and Nancy Thoennes (NCJ 210346, January 2006, .pdf format, 41p.).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/210346.htm

6. National Criminal Justice Reference Service Article: "Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System" (February 2006).

http://www.ncjrs.org/spotlight/wgcjs/Summary.html

7. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Accounting for Every Student: A Taxonomy for Standard Student Exit Codes" (The Exit Codes Task Force, NFES 2006804, February 2006, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006804

8. National Research Council Monograph: _Food Insecurity and Hunger in the United States: An Assessment of the Measure_ (Panel to Review U.S Department of Agriculture's Measurement of Food Insecurity and Hunger, National Research Council, National Academies Press, 2006, OpenBook format, and .pdf format, 126p.). Note: .pdf format is freely available to the public after required registration. Pricing information for a print copy is also available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11578.html

9. Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues in Labor Statistics, News Release:

A. "A glance at long-term unemployment in recent recessions" (Issues in Labor Statistics 06-1, January 2006, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/pdf/opbils53.pdf

B. "International Comparisons of Manufacturing Productivity and Unit Labor Cost Trends: Revised Data for 2004" (Feb. 15, 2006, HTML, ASCII text and .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/prod4.toc.htm

10. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Report: "Food Assistance Landscape, March 2006," by Victor Oliveira (Economic Information Bulletin No. EIB6-2, February 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB6-2/

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US States:

Maine:

State Planning Office, Maine Census Data Program and Maine Census Consortium: "Complete Census 2000 State, county, city and town summary data (demographic, social, economic, housing)" (2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.state.me.us/spo/economics/census/docs/prof1_4datame.xls

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Minnesota:

Department of Administration, Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis Reports:

A. "Immigrants to Minnesota by region and selected country of birth, 1982-2004: Annual data on immigration" (February 2006, comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/documents/Immigration1982-2004.CSV

B. "Immigration totals to United States and Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, 2004" (February 2006, comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/documents/Immigration-USandTCMSA2004.CSV

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Washington:

Office of Financial Management Compendium: _Washington State Databook 2005_ (2006, .pdf format, 302p., tables are also available in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/databook/default.asp

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World Bank Monographs:

A. _Poverty Reduction and Growth: Virtuous and Vicious Circles_, by Guillermo E. Perry, J. Humberto Lopez, William F. Maloney, and Omar S. Arias (2006, .pdf format, 221p.).

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTLACOFFICEOFCE/Resources/870892-1139877599088/virtuous_circles1_complete.pdf

B. _Cities in a Globalizing World: Governance, Performance, and Sustainability_, edited by Frannie Leautier (144p., ISBN 0-8213-6553-3). Ordering information is available at:

http://www.worldbankinfoshop.org/ecommerce/catalog/product?item_id=5435493

Related Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (.pdf format, 49p.).

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTRUSSIANFEDERATION/Resources/frannie_leaut_ppt_eng.pdf

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Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Monograph: _Challenges for China's Public Spending: Toward greater effectiveness and equity_ (2006). For more information see:

http://www.oecd.org/document/56/0,2340,en_2649_201185_36133816_1_1_1_1,00.html

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Australia:

Australian Institute on Health and Welfare Reports: "Assisted reproduction technology in Australia and New Zealand 2003" (February 2006, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10138

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Medical Imaging in Canada, 2005" (February 2005, .pdf format, 134p.). Note: CIHI/ICIS requires free registration before providing reports. The report is linked to from a CIHI/ICIS news release: " MRI scanners in Canada used more intensively than those in the United States and England: However, Canada has fewer MRI and CT scanners per million population than most OECD countries" (Feb. 8, 2006).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=media_08feb2006_e

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Hungary:

Hungarian Central Statistical Office Report: "Number of employees and earnings in the national economy,January-December, 2005" (February 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/gyor/let/elet20512.pdf

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Malta:

National Statistics Office Report: "Reconciliation between Work and Family Life" (February 2006, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?id=1525

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "More people living without a partner," by Arie de Graaf and Suzanne Loozen (Feb. 14, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1885-wm.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand Hot off the Press: "Births and Deaths (December 2005 quarter)" (Feb. 17, 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/pasfull/pasfull.nsf/web/Hot+Off+The+Press+Births+and+Deaths+December+2005+quarter?open

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Imprisonments, 2003: More prisoners in jail -- fewer imprisoned" (Feb. 16, 2006).

http://www.ssb.no/fengsling_en/

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Portugal:

Instituto Nacional De Estatica General Statistical Data: "Health Establishments: 2004" (February 2004, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ine.pt/prodserv/indicadores/quadros_eng.asp?CodInd=58

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia: SI-STAT Database Updates

A. "Tertiary education participation and graduates, 1980-2004"

http://www.stat.si/eng/novice_poglej.asp?ID=945

Follow the "Education" link from "SI-STAT database"

B. "Territorial units and house numbers by municipalities and statistical regions, 2005"

http://www.stat.si/eng/novice_poglej.asp?ID=944

Follow the "Administrative territorial structure" link from "SI-STAT database"

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Turkey:

Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT) Compendium: _Statistical Indicators: 1923-2004_ (2005, .pdf format, 667p.).

http://www.die.gov.tr/ENGLISH/kit_ing_1.pdf

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UK

Department for Education and Skills Report: "National Curriculum Assessments of 7 year olds in England, 2005 (Final)" (National Statistics First Release, February 2006, .pdf format, 8p., with Microsoft Excel tables).

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000635/index.shtml

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Population Reference Bureau Factsheet, Articles, Policy Briefs:

A. "The World's Youth 2006 Data Sheet," (February 2006, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/Datasheets/PRBs_The_Worlds_Youth_2006_Data_Sheet_Paints_a_Mixed_Picture_for_Adolescents.htm

B. "Hispanics Account for Almost One-Half of U.S. Population Growth," by Carl Haub (January 2006).

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

C. "Latino Births Increase in Nontraditional Destination States," by Rogelio Saenz (February 2006).

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

D. "Challenges to Microbicide Development Remain Despite New Funding and Commitments," by Heidi Worley (February 2006).

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

E. "Hib Vaccine Could Reduce Major Childhood Diseases," by Lois Privor-Dumm (February 2006).

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

F. "Antimicrobial Resistance Jeopardizes Medical Advancement, by Heidi Worley (February 2006).

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

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

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

H. "Investing in Reproductive Health for Development Goals-The Middle East and North Africa," by Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi and Lori Ashford (January 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

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

I. "Reforming Family Laws to Promote Progress in the Middle East and North Africa," by Valentine Moghadam (February 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

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

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_Demographic Research_ Articles:

A. "Demographic translation and tempo effects: An accelerated failure time perspective," by German Rodriguez (Vol. 14, Article 6, February 2006, .pdf format, p. 85-110).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/6/default.htm

B. "The relative tail of longevity and the mean remaining lifetime," by Maxim Finkelstein and James W. Vaupel (Vol. 14, Article 7, February 2006, .pdf format, p. 111-138).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/7/default.htm

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UNICEF Report: "Immunization Summary 2006," (February 2006, .pdf format, 199p.).

http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_31046.html
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Policy Press [UK] Monograph: _Poverty and social exclusion in Britain_," edited by Christina Pantazis, David Gordon and Ruth Levitas (2006, 512p., ISBN (Hardback) 1861343744, (Paperback) 1861343736. Ordering information is available at:

https://www.policypress.org.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=10043&products_id=422

Related University of Bristol [Gloucestershire) News Release: "New study reveals true levels of poverty in Britain" (Jan. 24, 2006).

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2006/894.html

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Institute for Security Studies (Africa) Report: "Intimate partner violence: results from a national gender-based violence study in Malawi," by E. Pelser, L. Gondwe, C. Mayamba, T. Mhango, W. Phiri, and and P. Burton (December 2005, .pdf format, 53p.).

http://www.iss.co.za/pubs/Books/IntimatePartnerViolenceDec05/IntimatePartnerViolence.pdf

More information on ISS:

http://www.iss.co.za/

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Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodical: _International Family Planning Perspectives_ (Vol. 31, No. 4, December 2005, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/toc/ifpp3104toc.html

An archive of articles back to 1995 is available at:

http://www.guttmacher.org/archive/indexIFPP.html

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Urban Institute Reports: "After Katrina." The Urban Institute has made available a wide variety of papers on various aspects of the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

http://www.urban.org/afterkatrina/

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University of Chicago Press Monograph: _The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties_, edited by Alan Sica and Stephen Turner (2005, 336p, ISBN (Hardback) 0-226-75624-6; (Paperback) 0-226-75625-4). For more information see:

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/161060.ctl

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MDRC Report: "Doing What Counts: Design Principles for a Study on Teacher Incentives," by Jason C. Snipes, Janet C. Quint, Shelley Rappaport, and Lynne Steuerle Schofield (February 2006, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www.mdrc.org/publications/421/abstract.html

More information about MDRC:

http://www.mdrc.org/about.htm
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_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts:

A. "The role of the airline transportation network in the prediction and predictability of global epidemics," by Vittoria Colizza, Alain Barrat, Marc Barthelemy, and Alessandro Vespignani (Vol. 103, No. 7, Feb. 14, 2006, p. 2015-2020).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/7/2015?etoc

B. "Malaria risk on the Amazon frontier," by Marcia Caldas de Castro, Roberto L. Monte-Mor, Diana O. Sawyer, and Burton H. Singer (Vol. 103, No. 7, Feb. 14, 2006, p. 2452-2457).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/7/2452?etoc

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_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Article Abstracts:

A. "Body Weight and Mortality Among Men and Women in China," by Dongfeng Gu, Jiang He, Xiufeng Duan, Kristi Reynolds, Xigui Wu, Jing Chen, Guangyong Huang, Chung-Shiuan Chen, and Paul K. Whelton (Vol. 295, No. 7, Feb. 15, 2006, p. 776-783).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/7/776

B. "Association of Socioeconomic Status With Functional Capacity, Heart Rate Recovery, and All-Cause Mortality," by Mehdi H. Shishehbor, David Litaker, Claire E. Pothier, and Michael S. Lauer (Vol. 295, No. 7, Feb. 15, 2006, p. 784-792).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/7/784

C. "Obesity Research--Limitations of Methods, Measurements, and Medications," by Denise G. Simons-Morton, Eva Obarzanek, and Jeffrey A. Cutler (editorial extract Vol. 295, No. 7, Feb. 15, 2006, p. 826-828).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/295/7/826

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_Lancet_ Comment, World Report, Article Abstract: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content.

A. "WHO Child Atlas Project," by Myron L. Belfer and Shekhar Saxena (comment, Vol. 367, No. 9510, Feb. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 551-552). This article is provided free of charge to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606681993/fulltext

B. "Population growth continues to drive up poverty in Uganda," by Wairagala Wakabi (Vol. 367, No. 9510, Feb. 18, 2006, p. 558). This article is provided free of charge to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606682044/fulltext

B. "Differences in tobacco use among young people in urban India by sex, socioeconomic status, age, and school grade: assessment of baseline survey data," by K. Srinath Reddy, Cheryl L. Perry, Melissa H. Stigler, and Monika Arora (article abstract, Vol. 367, No. 9510, Feb. 18, 2006, p. 589-594).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606682251/abstract

***Related article: "Kids caught in smoke ring - Study in schools raises alarm,' by G.S. Mudur (_Telegraph_ [Kolkata, India], Feb. 17, 2006).
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060217/asp/frontpage/story_5858242.asp

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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. 7, Feb. 20, 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:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "Otis Dudley Duncan's Legacy: The Demographic Approach to Quantitative Reasoning in Social Science," by Yu Xie (PSC Research Report 06-589, February 2006, .pdf format, 21p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4044

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Penn State Population Research Institute:

A. "The Segregation Profile: Investigating How Metropolitan Racial Segregation Varies by Spatial Scale," by Sean F. Reardon, Stephen A. Matthews, David O'Sullivan, Barrett A. Lee, Glenn Firebaugh and Chad R. Farrell (WP 06-01, February 2006, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

This paper addresses an aspect of racial residential segregation that has been largely ignored in prior work: the issue of scale. By 'scale,' we mean the granularity of residential patterns. Existing methods typically do not enable researchers to describe the extent of segregation at different granularities, or 'scales.' The approach developed here offers a scale-sensitive alternative to standard practice. We construct a spatial 'segregation profile,' a curve that depicts both the level of segregation (on the y-axis) at each spatial scale (on the x-axis) and the extent to which segregation patterns change with scale (given by the slope of the profile). To illustrate the utility of the new approach, we present racial segregation profiles for the 40 largest U.S. metropolitan areas in 2000. We also use a series of figures and maps to explain how these profiles are to be interpreted. The paper concludes with a discussion of some implications of our approach for thinking about the patterns, causes, and consequences of residential segregation.

http://www.pop.psu.edu/general/pubs/working_papers/psu-pri/wp0601.pdf

B. "The Roles of Parenting Styles and Social Capital in the School Performance of Immigrant Asian And Hispanic Adolescents," by Suet-ling Pong (WP 05-05, July 2005, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

Objective. This study investigates the role of parenting styles and social capital (parental involvement, intergenerational closure, expectation and trust) in accounting for school performance among ethnic groups and across immigrant generations. Methods. Using data from the Adolescent Health Survey, we estimate fixed-effects models to analyze students' grade-point-averages. We compare three generations of Asian students and three generations of Hispanic students, to the 3rd generation (native born with native parents) White students.

Results. We find significant differences by both race/ethnicity and generational status in parenting styles and forms of social capital. However, while family socioeconomic status (SES) accounts for the achievement gap between foreign-born Hispanic and the 3rd generational White students, parenting styles and forms of social capital do not moderate any ethnic-generational differences.

Conclusions. Family influences, apart from SES, cannot explain ethnicity-generation differences in school grades among Hispanic and Asian adolescents. This study provides conceptual clarification and empirical evidence for the significant but independent association between students' school grades and parenting styles on the one hand, and social capital on the other.

http://www.pop.psu.edu/general/pubs/working_papers/psu-pri/wp0505.pdf

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University of Illinois at Chicago Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative (METSI): "Are Sprawl and Obesity Related? Evidence from the Chicago Area," by Siim Soot, Lise Dirks, Pavlos Metaxatos, Kouros Mohammadian, George Yanos, and Jiangping Zhou (Working Paper 0601, January 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.utc.uic.edu/Publications/BMIReportColor1jan2006.pdf

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research [Rostock, Germany]: "The effect of moving on union dissolution," by Paul J. Boyle, Kulu Hill, Thomas Cooke, Vernon Gayle, and Clara H. Mulder (Working Paper 2006-02, February 2006, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines the effect of migration and residential mobility on union dissolution among married and cohabiting couples. While there is a large, multi-disciplinary literature looking at the determinants of union dissolution in Europe and North America, the possible impact of geographical mobility has received little attention. This is despite the fact that moving is a stressful life event and that numerous studies suggest that women's economic well-being and employment suffer from family moves which are usually stimulated by the man's career. We base our longitudinal analysis on retrospective event-history data from Austria and apply hazard regression. Our results show that couples who move frequently have a significantly higher risk of union dissolution. We argue that frequent moving increases couple stress and union instability through a variety of mechanisms.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-002.pdf

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "Immigration policy and foreign population in Switzerland," by Dominique M. Gross (WPS3853, February 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 57p.). 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_20060217164142

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Australian Institute on Health and Welfare: "'Potential population': Updating the Indigenous factor in disability services performance indicator denominators" (Welfare Working Paper Series 50, February 2006, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10237

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London School of Economics Health and Social Care [King's College, London]: "Providing Access to Modern Treatments and Influencing Policy in Orphan Diseases: the International Experience and Evidence from the UK," by Panos Kanavos and Omer Saka (Discussion Paper No. 20, 2005, .pdf format, 47p.).

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/pdf/DiscussionPaperSeries/DP20_2005.pdf

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

Other Journals:

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 163, No. 5, Mar. 1, 2006).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol163/issue5/index.dtl?etoc

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Vol. 604, No. 1, January 2006).

http://ann.sagepub.com/content/vol604/issue1/?etoc

Demography (Vol. 42, No. 4, November 2005, Vol. 43, No. 1, February 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 these issues.

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/demography/

Use selection boxes to select the issue(s) of your choice.

Journal of the American Statistical Association (Vol. 101, No. 473, March 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 these issues.

http://titania.asa.catchword.org/vl=1032913/cl=15/nw=1/rpsv/cw/vhosts/asa/01621459/latest.htm

Population Review (Vol. 44, No. 2, 2005).

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/population_review/

Use selection boxes to select the issue(s) of your choice.

Public Health Reports (Vol. 121, No. 2, March/April 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 these issues.

http://www.publichealthreports.org/main.cfm

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration: "National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center (HRSA-06-100, Feb. 17, 2006, HTML and Microsoft Word format). For more information see:

https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/FundingOppDetails.asp?FundingCycleId=987C118D-F4FD-421C-BF01-91BA8675CE6B

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Minnesota Population Center: "Postdoctoral Research Associates Positions." "MPC is recruiting outstanding graduate students and recent Ph.D.s to work on several projects to develop new demographic data sources. These projects include: Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) and IPUMS International." Positions will begin in Fall 2006, For more information see:

http://www.pop.umn.edu/employment/research.shtml

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DATA:

Center for Economic and Policy Research Survey of Income and Program Participation Petition: "The President's FY2007 budget calls for the elimination of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), effective September 2006." CEPR is providing a petition and open letter for individual researchers to send or sign on to the US congress (ASCII text and .pdf format: For more information see:

http://www.ceprdata.org/savesipp/openletter.html

More information about CEPR:

http://www.cepr.org/default_static.htm
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Census Bureau: "School District Estimates of Poverty -- 2003," (February 2003, data and documentation files ASCII format).

Documentation:

http://www.census.gov/housing/saipe/sd03/README

Data files (National and State files):

http://www.census.gov/housing/saipe/sd03/
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US National Center for Health Statistics: "2004 National Health Interview Survey Imputed Income Files" (self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text format, with documentation in .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/2004imputedincome.htm
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US National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program: "US Population Data - 1969-2003" (February 2006, self decompressing [.exe] or .gz compressed ASCII text format, with file format information in HTML format). "County-Level Populations are available for the following time periods and 'races': 1969-2003: White, Black, Other; and 1990-2003: Expanded Races (White, Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander) by Origin (Hispanic, Non-Hispanic). Populations are available for 19 age groups (<1, 1-4, ..., 80-84, 85+), and single-year age groups (<1, 1, 2, ..., 84, 85+).

http://seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html
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National Center for Education Statistics: NCES has recently updated the "State Education Data Profiles" database to include data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/
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Department of Housing and Urban Development/Census Bureau: "American Housing Survey 2003 Microdata Update" (February 2006, self decompressing [.exe] SAS and ASCII format, with documentation in self decompressing [.exe] Microsoft Word, ASCII text, and Microsoft Excel format). "HUD and the Census Bureau have released a new version of the American Housing Survey 2003 microdata public use file.  The new file updates the WEIGHT variable.  In the words of the Census Bureau, "The Census Bureau discovered that when they released the final 2003 AHS-N Public Use File (PUF) to HUD they inadvertently used data files that contained preliminary versions of the 1980-based and 1990-based weights, not the final weights. The Census Bureau has corrected the weights on the file and HUD is releasing a new 2003-N PUF. Only the PUF File  is affected, the paper copies of the publications, .pdf and HTML are correct."

http://www.huduser.org/datasets/ahs/ahsdata03.html

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

United Nations Statistics Division: "Data at international working partners." This handy meta-site links to various online databases at UN Working members of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities sites:

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/workpartners_dbase.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