Current Demographic Research Report #125, March 13, 2006.

CDERR (Current Demographic Research Reports) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

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CDERR is compiled and edited by Jack Solock, Charlie Fiss, and John Carlson of the University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Information Services Center.

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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 Report, Facts for Features***

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles, QuickStats

National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Eliminating Health Disparities: Strengthening Data on Race,Ethnicity, and Primary Language in the United States"

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report:

National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

Government Accountability Office Correspondence: "Children's Health Insurance: Recent HHS-OIG Reviews Inform the Congress on Improper Enrollment and Reductions in Low-Income, Uninsured Children"

Department of State Report: "2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices"***

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs

Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports

National Research Council Monographs

National Science Foundation Report: "Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2003"

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US States:

Alaska:

Labor and Workforce Development Periodical Article: "A Young Work Force Grows Up"

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Idaho:

Idaho Labor Market Information: "2006 Occupational Employment & Wage Survey"

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Indiana:

STATS Indiana: "States in Profile Update:

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Missouri:

Missouri Census Data Center: "1990 Summary Tape File 4 Upgrade"

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North Dakota:

North Dakota State Data Center News Release: "N.D. wage average increases"

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UN:

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Reports:

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "The national system for monitoring diabetes".

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article: "Women in Canada".

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante Reports

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Academic Colleges 2003-2004"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office SI-Stats Update: "Data on marriages, data series, data for 2004 included"

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Suriname:

Algemeen Bureau voor de Statistiek/General Bureau of Statistics: "2004 Census Selected Tables"

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UK:

Department of Work and Pensions Reports

Office of National Statistics, Various

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article

Population Reference Bureau Report, Periodical:

Urban Institute Report: "An Overview of Alternative Education"

Kaiser Family Foundation Report "The President's FY 2007 Budget Proposal: Overview and Briefing Charts"

Monitoring the Future Report: "National Results on Adolescent Drug Use: Overview of Key Findings 2005"

Family Health International Periodical: _Youth InfoNet_

Population Action International Research Commentary: "Mapping Supplies: Are Contraceptives Going Where They're Most Needed?"

_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract, Article

_Science_ Article Abstract: "The Global Impact of Scaling Up HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries"

_British Medical Journal_ News Extra Extract, Article

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

University of Michigan Population Studies Center
California Center for Population Research (UCLA)
University of Pennsylvania Population Studies Center
Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (Princeton University)
Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of Essex, UK)
World Bank Policy Research Development Programme
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

Canadian Conference on International Health Call for Papers: "Who Cares? The Human Dimension of Global Health"

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

US House Committee on International Relations Hearing Publication:" Protecting Street Children: Vigilantes or the Rule of Law?"

DATA

World Bank Living Standards and Measurement Survey (LSMS) Update

Panel Study of Income Dynamics Data News

US National Center for Health Statistics: "2004 National Hospital Discharge Survey Data and Documentation"

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

UK Data Archive

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Kaiser Family Foundation: "StateHealthFacts.org" Update:

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

1. U.S. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Feature:

A. "65+ in the United States: 2005," (March 2006, .pdf format, p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Dramatic Changes in U.S. Aging Highlighted in New Census, NIH Report" (CB06-36, Mar. 9, 2006

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/aging_population/006544.html

Click on title for link to full text.

***Related articles:

"Census Report Foresees No Crisis Over Aging Generation's Health," by Rick Lyman (_New York Times_, Mar. 10, 2006). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/10/national/10aging.htm

"Report Foresees Challenges as Number of Seniors Increases," by Jonathan Bor (_Baltimore [Maryland] Sun_ via _Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 10, 2006). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-sci-aging10mar10,1,4337187.story

"Census report: for more seniors, rising well-being," by Sara Miller Llana (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Mar. 10, 2006). http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0310/p01s02-ussc.html

B. "Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2006," (CB06-FF.05, March 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006537.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ff-05.pdf

C. "Facts for Features: Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17) 2006" CB06-FF.04-2, March 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-04-2.pdf

2. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles, QuickStats: The Center for Disease Control's _MMWR_ (Vol. 55, No. 9, Mar. 10, 2006, HTML and .pdf format) issue is devoted to articles concerning medical and health aspects of Hurricane Katrina. The Quickstats section focuses on "Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years Without Health Insurance Coverage, by Ethnicity --- United States and Counties Along the United States--Mexico Border, 2000--2003."

HTML:

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

Note: This is a temporary address. When next week's _MMWR_ is released, this one will be available at:

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

When the first _MMWR_ of 2007 is released, this one will be available at:

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

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5509.pdf

3. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Eliminating Health Disparities: Strengthening Data on Race,Ethnicity, and Primary Language in the United States" (National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, November 2005, .pdf format, 67p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/EliHealthDisp.pdf

4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Employer Provided Health Insurance: What can be learned from the Form 5500?" by Anja Decressin, Tomeka Hill, and Julia Lane (January 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 39p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/05/admin-data-emp-ins/index.htm

5. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Instructional Focus in First Grade," by Lawrence Lanahan, Daniel Princiotta, and Christine Enyeart (NCES 2006056, March 2006, .pdf format, 4p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006056

B. "Impact of Monetary Incentives and Mailing Procedures: An Experiment in a Federally Sponsored Telephone Survey," by J. Michael Brick Mary Collins Hagedorn, Jill Montaquila, Shelley Brock Roth, and Christopher Chapman (NCES 2006066, March 2006, .pdf format, 55p.). Links to an abstract and fullt text are available at:

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006066

C. "Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2004; Graduation Rates, 1998 & 2001 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2004," by Laura G. Knapp (NCES 2006155, February 2006, .pdf format, 58p.). Links to an abstract and fullt text are available at:

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006155

6. Government Accountability Office Correspondence: "Children's Health Insurance: Recent HHS-OIG Reviews Inform the Congress on Improper Enrollment and Reductions in Low-Income, Uninsured Children," (GAO-06-457R, March 2006, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06457r.pdf

7. U.S. Department of State Report: "2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices," (March 2006, HTML format).

http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/

Follow links in the left hand column to locate country reports by region.

http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/

***Related articles. A search on "human rights report" (WITH the quotes) at

http://news.google.com

yields several dozen articles, most of which are about countries that either dispute the conclusions, or accuse the U.S. of abuses like those described in the reports.

8. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "Average Annual Health Care Use and Expenses for Influenza, 2001-2003," by Anita Soni and Steven C. Hill (Statistical Brief #116, March 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=731

B. "Children's Dental Visits and Expenses, United States, 2003," by Erwin Brown, Jr. (Statistical Brief #117, March 2006, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=734

9. Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports:

A. "Current Employment Statistics Highlights" (March 2006, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.bls.gov/web/ceshighlights.pdf

B. "Employment from the BLS household and payroll surveys: summary of recent trends" (March 2006, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.bls.gov/web/ces_cps_trends.pdf

10. National Research Council Monographs:

A. _Hispanics and the Future of America_, edited by Marta Tienda and Faith Mitchell (2006, OpenBook format, 502p.). Note: ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11539.html

B. _The Impact of Globalization on Infectious Disease Emergence and Control: Exploring the Consequences and Opportunities, Workshop Summary - Forum on Microbial Threats_, edited by Stacey Knobler, Adel Mahmoud, and Stanley Lemon (2006, OpenBook format, 246p.). Note: ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11588.html

11. National Science Foundation Report: "Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2003" (NSF 06-307, March 2006, Microsoft Excel and .pdf format, 174p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf06307/

Click on "Detailed Statistical Tables" for link to Excel tables.

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US States:

Alaska:

Labor and Workforce Development Periodical Article: "A Young Work Force Grows Up," by Andrew Wink (_Alaska Economic Trends_, March 2006, .pdf format, p. 4-18).

http://labor.state.ak.us/trends/mar06.pdf

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Idaho:

Idaho Labor Market Information: "2006 Occupational Employment & Wage Survey" (March 2006, Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).

http://lmi.idaho.gov/?PAGEID=67&SUBID=174

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Indiana:

STATS Indiana: "States in Profile Update: "States in Profile has recently been updated with 2005 venture capital data, January 2006 employment, unemployment and wages, 2005 export data and 2004 Annual Survey of Manufacturers data and 2005 homeownership rates for all states."

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/sip/

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Missouri:

Missouri Census Data Center: "1990 Summary Tape File 4 Upgrade." "We have made significant enhancements to our collection of STF4 files from the 1990 census. We have added an extensive national collection which includes the A Table file for the U.S. and a set of 12 B Table files. The B Table files provide summaries for the total population, 5 major race groups, the Hispanic population, and the 5 major race groups / non-hispanic." For more information see:

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

For more information about MCDC's Uexplore and Dexter extraction systems, see:

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

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North Dakota:

North Dakota State Data Center News Release: "N.D. wage average increases," by Jonathan Knutson (The Forum, Mar. 6, 2006).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/media/forum030606.htm

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UN:

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Reports:

A. "Income Generation and Poverty Reduction: Experiences of Selected Asian Countries," (Development Papers No. 26, 2006, .pdf format, 142p.).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1145

B. "Improving the Lives of the Urban Poor: Case studies on the provision of basic services through partnerships," (2006, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1146

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "The national system for monitoring diabetes," (AIHW Cat. No. CVD 32, March 2006, .pdf format, 82p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10219

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Canada:

1. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article: "Women in Canada," (_The Daily_, March 7, 2006).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060307/d060307a.htm

2. Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante Reports: Note: CIHI/ICIS requires free registration before providing reports.

A. "Improving the Health of Canadians: Promoting Healthy Weights," (March 2006, .pdf format, 131p.). "Improving the Health of Canadians: Promoting Healthy Weights, the second individual report in the Improving the Health of Canadians 2005-2006 Report Series, looks at the features of the environments in which we live, learn, work and play that make it easier - or harder - for us as Canadians to make choices that promote healthy weights."

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_470_E&cw_topic=470&cw_rel=AR_1217_E

B. "Waiting for Health Care in Canada: What We Know and What we Don't Know" (March 2006, .pdf format, 69p.). "Waiting for Health Care in Canada: What we know and what we don't know provides a snapshot of wait times for various health conditions, including waits in the five priority areas set by First Ministers (cancer, cardiac, joint replacement, sight restoration and diagnostic imaging). Drawing on surveys, provincial wait times data, CIHI analyses and other sources, the report takes a pan-Canadian look at wait times across the spectrum of care, from access to family physicians to waits for surgery and beyond."

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_549_E&cw_topic=549&cw_rel=AR_1385_E

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Academic Colleges 2003-2004" (March 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 52p.).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/college2004/college_e.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Population statistics. Population by age, sex, marital status and citizenship. 1 January 2006" (Mar. 9, 2006). The news release links to several relevant tables.

http://www.ssb.no/folkemengde_en/

B. "Population statistics. Population changes in the municipalities, 1951-2006" (Mar. 9, 2006). The news release links to several relevant historical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/folkendrhist_en/

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office SI-Stats Update: "Data on marriages, data series, data for 2004 included" (March 2006).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novice_poglej.asp?ID=983

Click on "Population", then "Marriages".

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Suriname:

Algemeen Bureau voor de Statistiek/General Bureau of Statistics: "2004 Census Selected Tables" (March 2006, .pdf format 8p.).

http://www.statistics-suriname.org/cen-index.html

Click on "DOWNLOAD".

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UK:

1. Department of Work and Pensions Reports:

A. "Households below average income - 2004-05" (Statistical Bulletin, March 2005, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/hbai/hbai2005/first_release_0405.pdf

B. "Survey of employers' policies, practices and preferences relating to age," by Hilary Metcalf with Pamela Meadows (Research Report No. 325, 2006, .pdf format, 226p.). Note: There is no abstract for this report.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep325.pdf

C. "The employment rates of disabled people," by Richard Berthoud (Research Report No. 328, 2006, .pdf format, 94p.). Note: There is no abstract for this report.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep298.pdf

2. Office of National Statistics Data:

A. "2011 Census: Assessment of initial user requirements on content for England & Wales" (Consultation, March 2006, .pdf format, 32p., with summaries of user requirements for each topic (.pdf format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/about/consultations/2011Census_response.asp

Related news release: "Big response to Census 2011 topics consultation" (Mar. 8, 2006, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/cenew0306.pdf

B. "NHSCR (National Health Statistics Central Register) Inter-regional migration movements, within the UK during the year ending June 2005"(Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=9235&More=Y

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060217164142

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article:

A. "A model for geographical variation in health and total life expectancy," by Peter Congdon (Vol. 14, Article 9, March 2006, .pdf format, p. 157-178).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/9/default.htm

B. "Race/Ethnic differences and age-variation in the effects of birth outcomes on infant mortality in the U.S.," by Daniel A. Powers, W. Parker Frisbie, Robert A. Hummer, Starling G. Pullum, and Patricio Solis (Vol. 14, Article 10, March 2006, .pdf format, p. 179-216).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/10/default.htm
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Population Reference Bureau Report, Periodical:

A. "The Concentration of Negative Child Outcomes in Low-Income U.S. Neighborhoods," by Mark Mather and Kerri L. Rivers (March 2006, .pdf format, 17p.).

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

B. _Population Bulletin_ (Vol. 61, No. 1, March 2006, .pdf format). This issue's article is "The Global Challenge of HIV and AIDS," by Peter R. Lamptey, Jami L. Johnson, and Marya Khan.

http://www.prb.org/pdf06/61.1GlobalChallenge_HIVAIDS.pdf
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Urban Institute Report: "An Overview of Alternative Education," by Laudan Y. Aron (March 2006, .pdf format, 44p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411283.html
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Kaiser Family Foundation Report "The President's FY 2007 Budget Proposal: Overview and Briefing Charts" (Kaiser Issue Brief, March 2006, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/7472.cfm
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Monitoring the Future Report: "National Results on Adolecsent Drug Use: Overview of Key Findings 2005," by Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O'Malley, Jerald G. Bachman, and John E. Schulenberg (2006, .pdf format, 67p.).

http://monitoringthefuture.org/pubs/monographs/overview2005.pdf
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Family Health International Periodical: _Youth InfoNet_ (No. 22, February 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/YIN22.htm

More information on FHI:

http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/index.htm
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Population Action International Research Commentary: "Mapping Supplies: Are Contraceptives Going Where They're Most Needed?" by Elizabeth Leahy (Research Commentary, Vol. 1, No. 3, March 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.populationaction.org/resources/researchCommentaries/RH_Supplies_Mar06.htm

More information about PAI:

http://www.populationaction.org/
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_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract, Article:

A. "Linkage analysis of quantitative traits for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia on the island of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia," by Dvora Shmulewitz, Simon C. Heath, Maude L. Blundell, Zhihua Han, Ratnendra Sharma, Jacqueline Salit, Steven B. Auerbach, Stefano Signorini, Jan L. Breslow, Markus Stoffel, and Jeffrey M. Friedman (abstract, Vol. 103, No. 10, Mar. 7, 2006, p. 3502-3509).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/10/3502

B. "Geography and macroeconomics: New data and new findings," by William D. Nordhaus (Vol. 103, No. 10, Mar. 7, 2006, p. 3510-3517). Note: this article is freely available to the public.

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/103/10/3510
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_Science_ Article Abstract: "The Global Impact of Scaling Up HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries," by by John Stover, Stefano Bertozzi, Juan-Pablo Gutierrez, Neff Walker, Karen A. Stanecki, Robert Greener, Eleanor Gouws, Catherine Hankins, Geoff P. Garnett, Joshua A. Salomon, J. Ties Boerma, Paul De Lay, and Peter D. Ghys (Vol. 311, No. 5766, March 10, 2006, p. 1474-1476).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/311/5766/1474
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_British Medical Journal_ News Extra Extract, Article

A. "Number of African children dying from malaria approaches a million a year," by Roger Dobson (News Extra extract Vol. 332, No. 7541, Mar. 11, 2006, p. 570).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7541/570-a

B. "Does IQ explain socioeconomic inequalities in health? Evidence from a population based cohort study in the west of Scotland," by G. David Batty, Geoff Der, Sally Macintyre, and Ian J. Deary (Vol. 332, No. 7541, Mar. 11, 2006, p. 580-584). Note: This article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/332/7541/580
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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. 10, Mar. 13, 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 Robert Jacoby at rjacoby@jhuccp.org with your request and complete mailing address.

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "Stages of the Demographic Transition from a Child's Perspective: Family Size, Cohort Size, and Children's Resources," by David Lam and Leticia Marteleto (PSC Research Report No. 06-591, March 2006, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4051
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California Center for Population Research (University of California at Los Angles):

A. "Cohabitation, Marriage, and Trajectories in Well-Being and Relationships," by Kelly Musick and Larry Bumpass (CCPR-003-06, February 2006, .pdf format, 38p.). Links to the abstract and full-text:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_003_06.asp

B. "Accounting for the Change in the Gradient: Health Inequality Among Infants," by Wanchuan Lin (CCPR-003-06, March 2006, .pdf format, 53p.). Links to the abstract and full-text:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/ccprwpabstracts/ccpr_004_06.htm
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University of Pennsylvania Population Studies Center: "Sex Mortality Differentials in the United States: The Role of Cohort Smoking Patterns," by Samuel H. Preston and Haidong Wang (WP 06-01, March 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

This paper demonstrates that, over the period 1948-2003, sex differentials in mortality in the age range 50-54 to 85+ widened and then narrowed on a cohort rather than on a period basis. The cohort with the maximum excess of male mortality was born shortly after the turn of the century. Three independent sources suggest that the turnaround in sex mortality differentials is consistent with sex differences in cigarette smoking by cohort. An age/period/cohort model reveals a highly significant effect of smoking histories on men's and women's mortality. This model suggests that improvements in mortality at older ages are likely to accelerate in the future.

http://rider.wharton.upenn.edu/%7Eprc/PRC/WP/Preston-Wang%20BWP%201%20-9-1-05.pdf
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Center for Research on Child Wellbeing [Princeton University]:

A. "Young Children's Health and Behavior Following Welfare Reform," by Cynthia Osborne and Jean Knab (06-08-FF, February 2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

This study uses data from the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study to investigate the effects of welfare and employment on the health and behavioral outcomes of 3-year-old children among a sample of former and current welfare recipients. To limit selection bias, we use instrumental variable models to predict welfare receipt and employment. We find that although employed mothers who are no longer receiving welfare report better health and behavioral outcomes for their children, these advantages are explained by the unobserved characteristics of mothers who make a successful transition to employment, rather than to work per se.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-08-FF.pdf

B. "Child Support Enforcement and Fathers' Contributions to Their Nonmarital Children," by Lenna Nepomnyaschy and Irwin Garfinkel (06-09-FF, March 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

Much prior research has shown that stronger child support enforcement increases the proportion of single mothers who receive child support and increases the amount of support received from the nonresident fathers of their children. However, little is known about the informal cash and non-cash contributions that nonresident fathers make to their children (especially nonmarital children) or about the effect of child support enforcement on these types of contributions. In this paper, using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study of urban unmarried parents with young children, we describe the formal and informal cash and non-cash contributions that nonresident fathers provide for their children and we estimate the effect of child support enforcement on the total package of support that these children receive.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-09-FF.pdf
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Institute for Social and Economic Research [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "Human Capital and Social Position in Britain: Creating a Measure of Wage-Earning Potential from BHPS Data," by Man Yee Kan and Jonathan Gershuny (ISER Working Paper 2006-03, February 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

This paper develops a continuously scaled indicator of social position (the Essex Score), which is estimated as individuals' potential wage in the labour market. The Essex Score is designed as a tool to investigate patterns of differentiation in life chances. It is constructed based on individuals' educational qualifications, recent experience in employment and non-employment, and occupational attainment using data from all the currently available 13 waves of the British Household Panel Survey. The Essex Score represents those embodied economic resources salient to individuals' participation in the labour market, equivalent to "human capital" in economic literature, and sometimes indicated by social class categories in sociological research. It has advantages over other social class measures. Being based on educational levels and on degrees of present and past attachment to the labour market as well as on present or previous occupational membership, it covers the entire adult population irrespective of their employment status and employment history. Its continuous level measurement also allows aggregation of scores from an individual to a household level, as well as the sensitive investigation of the determinants and consequences of changes in social position during the life course.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-03.pdf
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World Bank Policy Research Development Programme:

A. "Can guest worker schemes reduce illegal migration?" by Aaditya Mattoo and Mohammad Amin (WPS3828, February 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 41p.). 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_20060124163357

B. "Does migration reshape expenditures in rural households? Evidence from Mexico," by Edward J. Taylor and Jorge Mora (WPS3842, February 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=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060131161937

C. "Immigration policy and foreign population in Switzerland, Volume 1 0f 1," 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&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060217164142
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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 2005-2019.

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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. 71, 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 this issue.

Economic Development and Cultural Change (Vol. 54, No. 2, 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 this database and this issue.

International Labour Review (vol. 144 no. 4, 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.

Journal of Public Health Policy (Vol. 26, No. 4 2005).
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Other Journals:

American Economic Review (Vol. 96, No. 1, March 2006). Note: 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.

http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/contents/

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next _AER_ table of contents is released, this one, along with all others back to 1999, will be available at:

http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/contents/previss.html

International Sociology (Vol. 21, No. 2, 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 this issue.

http://iss.sagepub.com/content/vol21/issue2/

Population and Development Review (Vol. 32, No. 1, March 2006).

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/pdr/vol32_1.html

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

Canadian Conference on International Health Call for Papers: "Who Cares? The Human Dimension of Global Health," a conference to be held Oct. 15-19, 2006 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Call for papers abstract deadline is May 15, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.csih.org/what/ccih.html

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institute of Health:

A. "Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network (U10)," (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, RFA-HD-06-008, March 9, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-06-008.html

B. "Health Research with Diverse Populations (R01)," (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-218, March 9, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-218.html

C. "Research on Social Work Practice and Concepts in Health (R03)," (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-233, March 10, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-233.html

D. "Research on Social Work Practice and Concepts in Health (R21)," (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, PA-06-234, March 10, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-234.html

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on International Relations Hearing Publication:" Protecting Street Children: Vigilantes or the Rule of Law?" a hearing held Oct. 20, 2005 (House Serial Publication 109-95, .pdf format, 68p.).

http://wwwc.house.gov/international_relations/109/24056.pdf

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DATA:

World Bank Living Standards and Measurement Survey (LSMS) Update: LSMS has been updated with documentation and data for Tanzania - Kagera 2004. For more information see:

http://www.worldbank.org/lsms/guide/select.html

Scroll to or find in page: "Tanzania - Kagera" (without the quotes). Access information is available at the site. Note: LSMS requires users to fill out a data agreement form before providing data.
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Panel Study of Income Dynamics Data News: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has announced: "2002 Selected Variables from NCES Private School Survey (PSS)" (Mar. 13, 2006). For more information see:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/DataNewsDet.aspx?ID=353

PSID data access:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Data/
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National Center for Health Statistics: "2004 National Hospital Discharge Survey Data and Documentation," (March 2006, compressed ASCII (data) and.pdf format (documentation).

Data:

ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Datasets/NHDS/nhds04/

Documentation:

ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/NHDS/
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Department of Housing and Urban Development: HUD has updated its Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Database (LHTCD) to 2003. Data are now available from 1987-2003 via web based extractor or in .zip compressed dBase format.

http://lihtc.huduser.org/
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Mar. 8, 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

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 maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

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

SN 5324 -British Crime Survey, 2003-2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5324

SN 5329 -British Social Attitudes Survey, 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5329

SN 5307 -Young Lives: an International Study of Childhood Poverty: Round 1, 2002

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5307

SN 5334 -Annual Population Survey, 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5334

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation: "StateHealthFacts.org" Update: Kaiser has recently updated this website. Items listed from Feb. 21 - Mar 9, 2006 have been updated. (P. 1 of the "New or Updated Topics).

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

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Wisconsin Longitundinal Study: The WLS has recently updated its bibliography, which is available at:

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

Journal Article:

Springer, Kristen W., Hauser, Robert M. 2006. "An Assessment of the Construct Validity of Ryff's Scales of Psychological Well-Being: Method, Mode, and Measurement Effects." Social Science Research.

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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