Current Demographic Research Report #127, March 27, 2006.

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

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Index to this issue:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

U.S.

Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features***

Centers for Disease Control Periodical, Fact Sheet

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Articles

US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Report: "Disposition of Emergency Department Visits for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts by Adolescents: 2004"

National Center for Education Statistics Reports

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Report: "Predicting Staying in or Leaving Permanent Supportive Housing That Serves Homeless People with Serious Mental Illness"

National Science Foundation Report Update, InfoBrief

National Academies Press Monograph: _Zombie Curse: A Doctor's 25-year Journey Into the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic in Haiti_

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US States:

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates

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New Jersey:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development: "Revised County Factsheets"

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UN:

World Health Organization Report: "Global Tuberculosis Control Surveillance, Planning, Financing"

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Periodical: _Asia-Pacific Development Journal_

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Brief Report: "Economic Security for Women Fights AIDS"

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Reports

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2001-02"

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasiliero de Geografie e Estatica (IBGE) News Release: "IBGE releases economic profile of members of households receiving money from government social programs"

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service Report: "Gender Figures for Comparison"

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Statbank Denmark Updates

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Lithuania:

Statistikos Departamentas News Release: "Unemployment in 2005 contracted to 8.3 per cent and was the lowest over the last five years"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Press Release, Web Magazine Article

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: "Statistical Bulletin"

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Scotland:

General Register Office for Scotland Report: "Vital Statistics 2005 Preliminary Return"

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden Press Release: "Income gap widens"

Government Office Report: "Patriarchal violence - an attack on human security"

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UK:

NHS National Health and Social Care Information Centre Report: "Drug use, smoking and drinking among young people in England in 2005: headline figures: A survey carried out for the Health and Social Care Information Centre and the Home Office by the National Centre for Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research"

Department for Education and Skills Report: "Further Education, Work-based Learning for Young People and Adult and Community Learning - Learner Numbers in England on 1 October 2005"

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Report: "Housing in England 2003-04, Part 4: Households in deprived areas and other topics"

OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Urban Institute Report: "In the Face of Gentrification: Case Studies of Local Efforts to Mitigate Displacement"

Demographic and Health Surveys Report: "Lesotho: 2004"

_New England Journal of Medicine_ Book Review Extract: _The Health Care Mess: How We Got into It and What It Will Take to Get Out_

_British Medical Journal_ Various

_Lancet_Special Issue: "Time for the renaissance of medicine in the Middle East"

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

Princeton University Office of Population Research
California Center for Population Research (UCLA)
University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty
National Bureau of Economic Research
Center for Research on Child Well-Being (Princeton University)
Harvard Institute of Economic Research
Max Plank Institute for Demographic Research
World Bank Policy Research Working Papers
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
Institute for Fiscal Studies

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

Integrated Public Use Microdata Summer Workshop

US National Center for Education Statistics: "The 2nd IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) International Research Conference" Call for Papers

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

KaiserEdu Policy Fellowships Update

DATA

National Longitudinal Surveys Documentation Release

US Department of Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System: "IPEDS State Tables 2003"

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

KaiserEdu Updates
Kaiser globalhealthfact.org Updates
Population Reference Bureau DataFinder Update

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "Hispanic-Owned Firms: 2002" (SB02-00CS-HISP, March 2006, .pdf format, 631p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau press release: "Growth of Hispanic-Owned Businesses Triples the National Average" (CB06-41, Mar. 21, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/business_ownership/006577.html

*** Related article: "US Census Report Shows Rapid Growth for Hispanic-Owned Businesses," by George Dwyer (Voice of America, Mar. 27, 2006).
http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-03-27-voa45.cfm

Also, a search at:

http://news.google.com

on "Hispanic businesses" yields over a dozen stories on how the growth in Hispanic businesses impacts different states and cities in the US.

B. Facts for Features Special Edition: "100th Anniversary: San Francisco Earthquake -- April 18" (CB06-FFSE.02, Mar. 23, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006580.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ffse-02.pdf

C. Facts for Features: "Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2006" (CB06-FF.06, Mar. 27, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006587.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ff-06.pdf

2. Centers for Disease Control Periodical, Fact Sheet:

A. _Emerging Infectious Diseases_ (Vol. 12, No. 4, April 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm

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

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/pastcon.htm

B. "U.S. Tuberculosis cases at an all-time low in 2005, but drug resistance increasing," (Factsheet, Mar. 23, 2006, HTML and .pdf format 2p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/fs060323.htm

3. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Articles:

A. "Emergence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with Extensive Resistance to Second-Line Drugs --- Worldwide, 2000--2004" (Vol. 55, No. 11, Mar. 24, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 301-305).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5511a2.htm

B. "Trends in Tuberculosis ---United States, 2005" (Vol. 55, No. 11, Mar. 24, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 305-308).

HMTL:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5511a3.htm

C. QuickStats: Percentage of U.S.-Born and Foreign-Born Adults Aged >18 Years Reporting Selected Health Risk Factors and Conditions --- United States, 1998--2003" (Vol. 55, No. 11, Mar. 24, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 315).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5511a7.htm

.pdf for all articles:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5511.pdf

4. US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Report: "Disposition of Emergency Department Visits for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts by Adolescents: 2004"(_Dawn Report_, Issue 6, March 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

HTML:

http://dawninfo.samhsa.gov/files/Suicide_Attempts_%20Adolescents2004_edited.htm

pdf:

http://dawninfo.samhsa.gov/files/TNDR03adolescensuicide.pdf

5. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Characteristics of Schools, Districts, Teachers, Principals, and School Libraries in the United States: 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey," by Gregory A. Strizek, Jayme L. Pittsonberger, Kate E. Riordan, Deanna M. Lyter, Greg F. Orlofsky, and Kerry Gruber (NCES 2006313, March 2006, .pdf format, 213p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006313

B. "Fifth Grade: Findings from the Fifth-Grade Follow-Up of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99," by Dan Princiotta, Kristin Denton Flanagan, and Elvira Germino Hausken (NCES 2006038, March 2006, .pdf format, 69p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006038

6. US Department of Housing and Urban Development Report: "Predicting Staying in or Leaving Permanent Supportive Housing That Serves Homeless People with Serious Mental Illness," by Yin-Ling Irene Wong, Trevor R. Hadley, Dennis P. Culhane, Steve R. Poulin, Morris R. Davis, Brian A. Cirksey, and James L. Brown (March 2006, .pdf format, 119p.).

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

7. National Science Foundation Report Update, InfoBrief:

A."Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities 2004" (NSF 04-317, March 2006 updates, .pdf format, 105p.).

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

Click on "Updates-March 2006" at the bottom right of the page.

B. "Time to Degree of U.S. Research Doctorate Recipients," by Thomas B. Hoffer and Vincent Welch, Jr. (InfoBrief NSF 06-312, March 2006, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf06312/

8. National Academies Press Monograph: _Zombie Curse: A Doctor's 25-year Journey Into the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic in Haiti_," by Arthur M. Fournier (2006, OpenBook format, 324p.). Note: pricing information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11541.html

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US States:

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates: Stats Indiana's USA Counties in Profile "has been updated for median household income and poverty rates for all counties in the nation." Note: Ranked lists of all counties in the nation can be downloaded in one iteration per variable from USA Counties in Profile. Simply select "Adams County" under "Select County," while leaving the Compare Within US radio button on. Then click "Get Data". Then click on any rank number that is highlighted in blue. All Stats Indiana variables can be displayed on one screen by clicking on "All" in the blue strip just below "Get Data". These ranked lists can easily be imported to spreadsheet using spreadsheet tools.

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/uspr/a/us_profile_frame.html

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New Jersey:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development: "Revised County Factsheets (March 2006, Microsoft Excel format). "The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Division of Labor Market and Demographic Research Bureau of Labor Market Information staff of local Labor Market Field Analysts have developed county fact sheets for all 21 counties in the state. Each county fact sheet was produced by the Labor Market Field Analyst responsible for covering that particular county.The fact sheets contain population and demographic facts, business and industry facts and geographic facts. The counties are listed by geographic region along with the name of the Labor Market Field Analyst for additional information on that particular county."

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi13/cntyfact.htm

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UN:

1. World Health Organization Report: "Global Tuberculosis Control Surveillance, Planning, Financing" (March 2006, .pdf format, 242p.).

http://www.who.int/tb/publications/global_report/2006/download_centre/en/index.html

2. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Periodical: _Asia-Pacific Development Journal_ (Vol. 12, No. 2, December 2005, .pdf format, 102p.).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1149

3. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Brief Report: "Economic Security for Women Fights AIDS" (March 2006, .pdf format, 4p.). The report is linked to from a UNAIDS feature story: "Economic security for women key to HIV prevention" (March 2006).

http://www.unaids.org/en/MediaCentre/PressMaterials/FeatureStory/20060308-economicsecurity.asp

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Australia:

1. Australian Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2005" (March 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 48p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3101.0Sep%202005?OpenDocument

B. "Northern Territory at a Glance, 2006" (March 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1304.72006?OpenDocument

2. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2001-02" (Injury Research and Statistics Series No. 26, March 2006, .pdf format, 99p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10264

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasiliero de Geografie e Estatica (IBGE) News Release: "IBGE releases economic profile of members of households receiving money from government social programs" (Mar. 22, 2006).

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=562&id_pagina=1

Click on "Publication" under "See the survey" for link to full text of the survey (.pdf format, in Portuguese only).

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service Report: "Gender Figures for Comparison" (March 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/All/76DE5B8CABCB2264C225711F004857BA/$file/INDICATORS-GENDER-EN-200306.xls?OpenElement

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Statbank Denmark Updates. The following datasets have been updated in Statbank Denmark:

A. "AFGANG1: From primary and lower secondary school to further education by Cohort, Final year class institutions, educational graduation statement, graduation statement at certain periods, education, sex and ancestry":

http://www.statbank.dk/AFGANG1

B. "AFGANG2: From general upper secondary school leaving certificate to further education by Cohort, Final year class, graduation institutions, educational graduation statement, graduation statement at certain periods, education, sex and ancestry":

http://www.statbank.dk/AFGANG2

C. "AFGANG3: From vocational upper secondary school leaving certificate to further education by Cohort, Final year class, graduation institutions, educational graduation statement, graduation statement at certain periods, education, sex and ancestry":

http://www.statbank.dk/AFGANG3

D. "BEV1: Summary vital statistics":

http://www.statbank.dk/BEV1

E. "FOD1: Liveborn by area, age of mother and sex of the child":

http://www.statbank.dk/FOD1

StatBank Denmark:

http://www.statbank.dk/FOD1

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Lithuania:

Statistikos Departamentas News Release: "Unemployment in 2005 contracted to 8.3 per cent and was the lowest over the last five years" (Mar. 24, 2006).

http://www.std.lt/en/news/view/?id=1629

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Press Release, Web Magazine Article:

A. "Dutch lead a slightly more healthy life" (Press Release, Mar. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/persberichten/2006-034-pb.htm

B. "Income support fraud cases down further in 2005," by Vinodh Lalta and Menno Pover (Web Magazine, Mar. 21, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1899-wm.htm

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: "Statistical Bulletin" (No. 2, March 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/opracowania_zbiorcze/b-s/2006/02_06/index.htm

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Sweden:

1. Statistics Sweden Press Release: "Income gap widens" (Mar. 23, 2006).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____163535.asp

2. Government Offices Report: "Patriarchal violence--an attack on human security: A broad survey of measures to combat patriarchal violence and oppression, particularly acts committed in the name of honour directed at women, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender persons," by Gerd Johnsson-Latham (January 2006, .pdf format, 84p.).

http://www.sweden.gov.se/content/1/c6/05/68/94/42d6d51b.pdf

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Scotland:

General Register Office for Scotland Report: "Vital Statistics 2005 Preliminary Return" (March 2006, Microsoft Excel, Lotus, .pdf, and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/library/preliminary-return/2005-preliminary-return.html

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UK:

1. NHS National Health and Social Care Information Centre Report: "Drug use, smoking and drinking among young people in England in 2005: headline figures: A survey carried out for the Health and Social Care Information Centre and the Home Office by the National Centre for Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research" (March 2006, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/drugsmokedrinkyoungeng2005

2. Department for Education and Skills Report: "Further Education, Work-based Learning for Young People and Adult and Community Learning - Learner Numbers in England on 1 October 2005" (March 2006, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000643/index.shtml

Click on "LINK" for link to full text.

3. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Report: "Housing in England 2003-04, Part 4: Households in deprived areas and other topics," by Alun Humphrey, Joseph Hewton David Wall, Robin Oliver and Shuvro Bose (March 2006, .pdf format, 45p.). Note: there are also links at the site to Parts 1-3 of this report.

http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1162217

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Urban Institute Report: "In the Face of Gentrification: Case Studies of Local Efforts to Mitigate Displacement," by Diane Levy, Jennifer Comey, and Sandra Padilla (March 2006, .pdf format, 100p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411294.html
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Demographic and Health Surveys Report: "Lesotho: 2004" (2006, .pdf or compressed [.zip] .pdf format, 403p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdftoc.cfm?ID=563&pgname=svstts
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_New England Journal of Medicine_ Book Review Extract: _The Health Care Mess: How We Got into It and What It Will Take to Get Out_," by Julius B. Richmond and Rashi Fein, reviewed by David A. Hyman (Vol. 354, No. 12, Mar. 23, 2006, p. 1326-1327).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/354/12/1326
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_British Medical Journal_ Various:

A. "Researchers funded by NIH are failing to make data available," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (_BMJ_ News, Vol. 332, No. 7543, Mar. 25, 2006, p. 684).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7543/684-b

B. "US cigarette consumption falls to lowest point since 1951," by Roger Dobson (_BMJ_ News, Vol. 332, No. 7543, Mar. 25, 2006, p. 687).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7543/687-c

C. "Cancer mortality in England and Wales varies with country of birth," by Roger Dobson (_BMJ_ News extra, Vol. 332, No. 7543, Mar. 25, 2006, p. 688).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7543/688-d
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_Lancet_ Special Issue: "Time for the renaissance of medicine in the Middle East" (Vol. 367, No. 9515, Mar. 24, 2006). Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content. Most content is available to subscribers only. This special issue deals with medical concerns in the Middle East.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue?volume=367&issue=9515
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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. 12, Mar. 27, 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:

Princeton University Office of Population Research: "Physiological Dysregulation Predicted Poorer Health and Lower Survival in a Survey of the Older Population," by Noreen Goldman, Cassio M. Turra, Dana A. Glei, Yu-Hsuan Lin, and Maxine Weinstein (Working Paper 2006-03, March 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

Objective: We investigate whether a multi-system measure of physiological dysregulation based on 16 biological measures is associated with deterioration in physical and mental health over a three-year period.

Study Design and Setting: We use data from a national survey of persons 54 and older in Taiwan that collected standard clinical markers related to cardiovascular and metabolic function and 'preclinical' measures pertaining to the immune, neuroendocrine and sympathetic nervous systems. The dysregulation score counts the number of biomarkers for which values are in the lowest or highest decile. Statistical models examine whether dysregulation predicts four health outcomes (survival, physical functioning, cognitive functioning and depressive symptoms), in the presence of extensive controls for baseline health.

Results: The estimates reveal significant associations between dysregulation and health for each outcome, although there is variability across outcomes. The associations are often attenuated in the presence of health controls, underscoring the importance of longitudinal analysis.

Conclusion: This study has extended previous research on the health consequences of physiological dysregulation by considering a broader range of outcomes and biomarkers in a non-Western population-based sample. Our analysis suggests that such dysregulation provides early warning signs of a broad range of co-morbidities.

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California Center for Population Research (UCLA): "Conditional Public Transfers and Living Arrangements in Rural Mexico," by Luis Rubalcava and Graciela Teruel (CCPR-006-06, March 2006, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/ccprwpabstracts/ccpr_006_06.htm

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University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty: "Why Did the Food Stamp Caseload Decline (and Rise)? Effects of Policies and the Economy," by Caroline Danielson and Jacob Alex Klerman (DP 1316-06, March 2006, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

The Food Stamp Program (FSP) is intended to help low-income households afford a nutritionally adequate diet. Since 1990, the FSP caseload has varied widely-rising sharply in the early 1990s, dropping sharply in the late 1990s, and then rising again in the early 2000s. Welfare and food stamp policy changes, as well as the changing economic climate, are plausible candidates for explaining the path of the caseload over time. We estimate the effect of these three factors on the total caseload and on two of its components: persons in households combining cash assistance with food stamps, and persons in households where some or all are not receiving cash assistance. We find that welfare reform and the improving economy explain all of the FSP caseload decline during the late 1990s, and that policies aimed at increasing access to the FSP and the weakening economy explain about half of the FSP caseload increase in the early 2000s. Results analyzing the disaggregated caseloads are not as clear-cut, apparently because of measurement issues during the period when Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs were implemented.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp131606.pdf
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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Public Health Insurance, Program Take-Up, and Child Health," by Anna Aizer (w12105, March 2006, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

Of the ten million uninsured children in 1996, nearly half were eligible for Medicaid, the public health insurance program for poor families, but not enrolled. In response, policy efforts to improve coverage have shifted to increasing Medicaid take-up among those already eligible rather than expanding eligibility. However, little is known about the reasons poor families fail to use public programs or the consequences of failing to enroll. The latter is of particular relevance to Medicaid given that children are typically enrolled when they become sufficiently sick as to require hospitalization. Using new data on Medicaid outreach, enrollment and child hospitalizations in California, I find that information and administrative costs are important barriers to program enrollment, with the latter particularly true for Hispanic and Asian families. In addition, enrolling children in Medicaid before they get sick promotes the use of preventative care, reduces the need for hospitalization and improves health.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12105
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Center for Research on Child Well-Being (Princeton University): "The Effects of Health on Health Insurance Status in Fragile Families," by Hope Corman, Anne Carroll, Kelly Noonan, and Nancy Reichman (WP 06-10-FF, March 2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

We use Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing data to estimate the effects of poor infant health, pre-pregnancy health conditions of the mother, and the father's health status on health insurance status of urban, mostly unmarried, mothers and their one-year-old children. We examine why a good share of mothers and children in this vulnerable population become uninsured within a year after an insured birth, focusing on the effects of child, maternal, and paternal health. We separately examine mothers who had private insurance and those who had public insurance at the time of the birth. The results provide important information about how health of family members affects health insurance--an important family resource, particularly for those with little financial buffer.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-10-FF.pdf
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Harvard Institute of Economic Research: "Urban Resurgence and the Consumer City," by Edward L. Glaeser and Joshua D. Gottlieb (Discussion Paper 2109, February 2006, .pdf format, 46p.).

Abstract:

Cities make it easier for humans to interact, and one of the main advantages of dense, urban areas is that they facilitate social interactions. This paper provides evidence suggesting that the resurgence of big cities in the 1990s is due, in part, to the increased demand for these interactions and due to the reduction in big city crime, which had made it difficult for urban residents to enjoy these social amenities. However, while density is correlated with consumer amenities, we show that it is not correlated with social capital and that there is no evidence that sprawl has hurt civic engagement.

http://econweb.fas.harvard.edu/hier/2006papers/HIER2109.pdf
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Max Plank Institute for Demographic Research:

A. ""Educational attainment and ultimate fertility among Swedish women born in 1955-59," by Jan M. Hoem, Gerda R. Neyer, and Gunnar Andersson (WP-2006-004, March 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

This is the second of two companion papers addressing the association between educational attainment and fertility for some sixty educational groups of Swedish women, defined according to field of education as well as level of education. The first paper is about childlessness and education, the present one about the mean number of children ever born. We find that ultimate fertility decreases somewhat with an increasing educational level, but its dependence on the field of education is much more impressive. In general, educational groups with relatively little childlessness also have relatively high ultimate fertility, and educational groups with much childlessness have relatively low ultimate fertility. In particular, women educated for the teaching or health-care professions have less childlessness and a higher ultimate fertility than others. Conversely, women with an education for aesthetic or (non-teacher) humanist occupations have unusually high fractions childless and low ultimate fertility. Women with religious educations stand out by having very high fractions childless but quite ordinary mean ultimate fertility nevertheless; such women have very little childbearing outside of marriage. Women with research degrees have remarkably ordinary childbearing behavior; they do not forego motherhood to the extent that some theories would predict.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-004.pdf

B. "Fertility transition in Morocco: the progression to third birth," by Agata Valentina D'Addato (WP-2006-005, March 2006, .pdf format, 16p.).

Abstract:

Nowadays, throughout Morocco a dynamic process of modernization is embracing fertility and nuptial behaviors, family planning, contraceptive use, the role and status of women in the family as well as in society, and political orientations, challenging the foundations of the patriarchal system. The progression from second to third birth is a crucial component in fertility change during fertility transition since the reduction especially in third and higher-order births maintains fertility decline. For these reasons, the study aims at analyzing the main determinants of third-birth intensities, applying an event-history analysis to the most recent retrospective Moroccan survey data. The findings show that differences among social groups still persist: higher risks of giving birth to the third child characterize women with a lower educational level and experiencing a rural background. Nevertheless, within the framework of the ongoing process of modernization in the country and geared to promote women's status, all segments of the population are rapidly changing their fertility behaviors. Another interesting aspect that emerges from the analysis is that, within the framework of female emancipation, the preference of Moroccan mothers for a son is not relevant in the progression to the third child. Clearly, reproductive behavior in Morocco is consistent with families' desire to have one boy to maintain the ancestral line, but no special desire for many boys is apparent, especially in the better educated subgroup.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-005.pdf

C. "Anticipatory analysis and its alternatives in life-course research. Part 1: Education and first childbearing," by Jan M. Hoem and Michaela Kreyenfeld (WP-2006-006, March 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

Procedures that seek to explain current behavior by future outcomes (anticipatory analysis) constitute a widespread but problematic approach in life-course analysis because they disturb the role of time and the temporal order of events. Nevertheless the practice is often used, not least because it easily produces useful summary measures like the median age at first childbearing and the per cent permanently childless in various educational groups, defined by ultimate attainment. We use an empirical example to demonstrate the issues involved and to propose an alternative "non-anticipatory" research strategy, which, however, does not equally easily provide summary measures.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-006.pdf

D. "Anticipatory analysis and its alternatives in life-course research. Part 2: Marriage and first birth," by Jan M. Hoem and Michaela Kreyenfeld (WP-2006-007, March 2006, .pdf format, 13p.).

Abstract:

In the second part of these reflections, we use the connection between marriage and first childbearing to demonstrate further issues involved in anticipatory analysis. We show that an anticipatory approach cannot be used to represent intentionality: People may marry with the intention of having a child, but the analyst should be weary of using anticipatory analysis to pick that up.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-007.pdf
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World Bank Policy Research Working Papers:

A. "The rise and fall of Brazilian inequality, 1981-2004," by Phillippe G. Leite (WPS3867, March 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 40p.). 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_20060303151031

B. "Early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean," by Norbert Schady (WPS3869, March 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 31p.). 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_20060317163141

C. "Do minimum wages in Latin America and the Caribbean matter? Evidence from 19 countries," by Wendy Cunningham and Nicolai Kristensen (WPS3870, March 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 49p.). 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_20060317163644
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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 2035-2049
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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "The Impact of Immigration on the Employment of Natives in Regional Labour Markets: A Meta-Analysis," by Simonetta Longhi, Peter Nijkamp, and Jacques Poot (ISER Working Paper 2006-10, March 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

Immigration is a phenomenon of growing significance in many countries. Increasing social tensions are leading to political pressure to limit a further influx of foreign-born persons on the grounds that the absorption capacity of host countries has been exceeded and social cohesion threatened. There is also in public discourse a common perception of immigration resulting in economic costs, particularly with respect to wages and employment opportunities of the native born. This warrants a scientific assessment, using comparative applied research, of the empirical validity of the perception of a negative impact of immigration on labour market outcomes. We apply meta-analytic techniques to 165 estimates from 9 recent studies for various OECD countries and assess whether immigration leads to job displacement among native workers. The 'consensus estimate' of the decline in native-born employment following a 1 percent increase in the number of immigrants is a mere 0.024 percent. However, the impact is somewhat larger on female than on male employment. The negative employment effect is also greater in Europe than in the United States. Furthermore, the results are sensitive to the choice of the study design. For example, failure to control for endogeneity of immigration itself leads to an underestimate of its employment impact.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-10.pdf
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Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK]: "The effect of pre-primary education on primary school performance," by Samuel Berlinski, Sebastian Galiani and Paul Gertler (IFS Working Papers, W06/04, March 2006, .pdf format, 38 p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications.php?publication_id=3583

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

Other Journals:

AIDS (Vol. 20, No. 6, April 4, 2006).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200604040-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 163, No. 7, Apr. 1, 2006).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol163/issue7/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 96, No. 4, April 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.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol96/issue4/?etoc

Health Economics, Policy and Law (Vol. 1, No. 2, April 2006).

http://www.journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=HEP&volumeId=1&issueId=02

History of the Family (Vol. 11, No. 1, 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/1081602X

 

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

Integrated Public Use Microdata Summer Workshop, a conference to be held in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, Jul. 19-21, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.pop.umn.edu/training/summer.shtml
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US National Center for Education Statistics: "The 2nd IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) International Research Conference" Call for Papers, a conference to be held November 9-11, 2006, in Washington, D.C.; proposal submission deadline is May 31, 2006. For more information see:

http://nces.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/confinfo.asp?confid=166

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

KaiserEdu Policy Fellowships Update: Kaiser Family Foundation has recently added to this directory. "The directory contains new listings for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals searching for summer, school-year, or post-doctoral positions. Recent additions to the directory include: Harvard Medical School's Four Directions Summer Research Program; Lifelong AIDS Alliance: Fisher Fellowship in HIV/AIDS Policy; and Johns Hopkins University: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Health."

http://www.kaiseredu.org/policy_index.asp

More information on KaiserEdu.org:

http://www.kaiseredu.org/index.asp

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DATA:

National Longitudinal Surveys Documentation Release: NLS has released two preliminary questionnaires: "NLSY97 Round 8 Preliminary Questionnaire 2004 (QX97-R8 Prelim)," and "NLSY79 Preliminary Questionnaire 2004 (C01QX2004-Prelim)."

http://www.chrr.ohio-state.edu/nls-info/ordering/display_db.php3

Scroll to or "find in page" the item numbers.
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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System: "IPEDS State Tables 2003" (March 2006, Microsoft Excel format, with table parameter files [tpfs] in ASCII text format). "The National Center for Education Statistics announces the addition of the IPEDS State Tables 2003 to the Tables Library area of the online Data Analysis System (DAS). The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System(IPEDS) is a single, comprehensive system designed to encompass all institutions and educational organizations whose primary purpose is to provide postsecondary education. The IPEDS State Tables 2003 provide state-level aggregate data on postsecondary institutions for all 50 states."

http://nces.ed.gov/das/library/tables_listings/state2003_toc.asp
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (University of Michigan): ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Mar. 23, 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 and updated 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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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

KaiserEdu Updates: Kaiser Family Foundations KaiserEdu website has recently announced the following additions and updates:

A. "Immigrants: Coverage & Access to Care" Reference Library:

http://www.kaiseredu.org/topics_reflib.asp?id=442&rID=1&parentid=67

B. "Health Coverage and the Uninsured." "This tutorial, by Diane Rowland of the Kaiser Family Foundation, has been updated and expanded to include the latest national and state-level data on insurance coverage rates. The tutorialalso now includes current policy proposals for expanding coverage to the uninsured and criteria for evaluating the different proposals." (embedded audio tutorial, with slides available in Microsoft PowerPoint format).

http://www.kaiseredu.org/tutorials_index.asp#CountingUninsured1

More information on KaiserEdu.org

http://www.kaiseredu.org/index.asp
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Kaiser globalhealthfact.org Updates: Globalhealthfacts.org has been updated with data from the World Health Organization's ""Global Tuberculosis Control: Surveillance, Planning, and Financing" (see above under United Nations Statistical Publications).

http://www.globalhealthfacts.org/
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Population Reference Bureau DataFinder Update: DataFinder has recently been updated with data from PRB's "The World's Youth 2006 Data Sheet" (originally discussed in CDERR Report No. 122, Feb. 20, 2006--http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/library/cderr/cderr122.htm#reports).

http://www.prb.org/datafind/datafinder7.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