Current Demographic Research Report #129, April 10, 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 Special Edition

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Article, Surveillance Summaries:

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Chart Book: "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Coverage and Usual Source of Health Care, 2002"

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Services Administration Reports

National Center for Education Statistics Reports

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: _Monthly Labor Statistics_

Government Accountability Office Report: "Global Health: Spending Requirement Presents Challenges for Allocating Prevention Funding under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief"

Internal Revenue Service Report: "Personal Wealth, 2001"

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports:

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US States:

Alaska:

Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: _Alaska Economic Trends_

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New Jersey:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Report: State Personal Income

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North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: _Population Bulletin_

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UN:

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific: "Asia and Pacific Bibliography, 2005"

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World Health Organization Report: "The World Health Report 2006 - Working together for health"

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World Bank Monograph: _Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors_

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Low Wage and Low Income"

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Facility Based Continuing Care Services in Canada, 2004/2005"

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Denmark:

Satistics Denmark Compendium: _Denmark in Figures 2006_

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France:

National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies Report: "2005 Demographic report - In France, the female fertility rate continues to rise"

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Births 2005"

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Report: "Active Population in the Republic of Macedonia"

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health Report: "Tatau Kahukura: Maori Health Chart Book"

Statistics New Zealand/Te Tari Tatau Media Release: "Census Form Processing Starts"

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Philippines:

National Statistics Office Press Release: "Philippine Population Would Reach Over 140 Million by the Year 2040"

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Singapore:

Ministry of Health Report: "Primary Care Survey 2005"

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Releases

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South Korea:

Korea National Statistical Office Report: "2005 Marriage and Divorce Statistics"

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UK:

Department of Work and Pensions [UK] Report: "Families with children in Britain: Findings from the 2004 Families and Children Study (FACS)"

Office for National Statistics Report: "Standardised Mortality Ratios for wards in England and Wales"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

University Medical Center Rotterdam [Netherlands] Report: "Health Inequalities: Europe in Profile"

Population Action International Research Commentary: "Replacement Fertility: Not Constant, Not 2.1, but Varying with the Survival of Girls and Young Women"

Roper Center Public Opinion Matters, _Public Perspective_ Archive Online

Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief: "Health Coverage for Low-Income Populations: A Comparison of Medicaid and SCHIP"

_Lancet_ Article Abstract: "Trends in HIV-1 in young adults in south India from 2000 to 2004: a prevalence study"

_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Article Abstract: "Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 1999-2004"***

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

University of Michigan Population Studies Center
Population Aging Research Center [University of Pennsylvania]
California Center for Population Research
World Bank Development Programme
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
CESifo

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada: "XIII International Methodology Symposium: Methodological Issues in Measuring Population Health"

US National Center for Health Statistics: National Survey of Family Growth Research Conference Call for Papers

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

DATA

NLS Web Investigator
Panel Study of Income Dynamics Data News
National Center for Health Statistics
UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK)

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Association of Religion Data Archives Update
Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) Update: "TRAC Immigration"
Disease Control Priorities Project

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features Special Edition:

A: "A Half-Century of Learning: Historical Statistics on Educational Attainment in the United States: 1940 to 2000" (PHC-T-41, April 2006, tables in Microsoft Excel or comma separated value [.csv] format, with graphs for each state in .pdf format). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau tip sheet: "A Half-Century of Learning: Historical Statistics on Educational Attainment in the United States: 1940 to 2000."

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/education/006691.html

Click on title for link to full text.

B. Facts for Features Special Edition: "Cinco de Mayo" (Facts for Features Special Edition, CB06-FFSE.04, Apr. 5, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006687.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ffse-04.pdf

2. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Article, Surveillance Summaries:

A. "Homicides Among Children and Young Adults --- Puerto Rico, 1999--2003," (Vol. 55, NO. 13, April 7, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, p. 361-364).

HTML:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5513a1.htm

PDF:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5513.pdf

B. "Surveillance for World Trade Center Disaster Health Effects Among Survivors of Collapsed and Damaged Buildings," by Robert M. Brackbill, et.al. (Vol. 55, No. SS02, April 7, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1-18).

HTML:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5502a1.htm

PDF:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/ss/ss5502.pdf

3. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Chart Book: "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Coverage and Usual Source of Health Care, 2002," by Michelle Roberts (Chartbook #14, March 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 30p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=739

4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Services Administration Reports:

A. "State Estimates of Substance Use from the 2003-2004 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health," (April 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 83p.).

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k4State/toc.htm

B. "Trends in Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions, 1993 and 2003" (Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS) Report, Issue 12, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

5. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Teaching Science in Five Countries: Results From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study," by Kathleen J. Roth, Stephen L. Druker, Helen E. Garnier, Meike Lemmens, Catherine Chen, Takako Kawanaka, Dave Rasmussen, Svetlana Trubacova, Dagmar Warvi, Yukari Okamoto, Patrick Gonzales, James Stigler, and Ronald Gallimore (NCES 2006011, April 2006, .pdf format, 308p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006011

B. "Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching," by Kathleen J. Roth, Stephen L. Druker, Helen E. Garnier, Meike Lemmens, Catherine Chen, Takako Kawanaka, Dave Rasmussen, Svetlana Trubacova, Yukari Okamoto, Patrick Gonzales, James Stigler, and Ronald Gallimore (NCES 2006017, March 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006017

C. "Comparing Science Content in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2000 and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 Assessments," by Teresa Smith Neidorf, Marilyn Binkley, and Maria Stephens (NCES 2006026, March 2006, .pdf format, 174p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006026

6. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: _Monthly Labor Statistics_ (Vol. 129, No. 3, March 2006, .pdf format).

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

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

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

7. Government Accountability Office Report: "Global Health: Spending Requirement Presents Challenges for Allocating Prevention Funding under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief" (GAO-06-395, April 2006, .pdf format, 87p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06395.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO reports are always available at:

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

8. Internal Revenue Service Report: "Personal Wealth, 2001," by by Barry W. Johnson and Brian G. Raub (April 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://ftp.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/01pwart.pdf

9. US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports:

A. "South Carolina Food Stamp and Well-Being Study: Transitions in Food Stamp Participation and Employment Among Adult-Only Households," by David C. Ribar, Marilyn Edelhoch, and Qiduan Liu (CCR-18, April 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/CCR18/

B. "South Carolina Food Stamp and Well-Being Study: Transitions in Food Stamp and TANF Participation and Employment Among Families With Children," by David C. Ribar, Marilyn Edelhoch, and Qiduan Liu (CCR-17, April 2006, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/CCR17/

Scroll down to or "find in page" "Entire Document" to link to the report.

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US States:

Alaska:

Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: _Alaska Economic Trends_ (April 2006, .pdf format). This issue covers the year 2005 in review.

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

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New Jersey:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Report: State Personal Income. Included are tables for Per capita personal income for the U.S. and the 50 states: 1998 - 2005; Total personal income for the U.S. and the 50 states: 1998 - 2005; Total disposable personal income by state, 1998 - 2005; Per capita disposable personal income by state, 1987 - 2005 (all in .pdf format); and Per Capita and Personal Income for 1969 - 2005 (Microsoft Excel format). Links to all tables are available at:

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi10/index.html

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North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: _Population Bulletin_ (Vol. 22, No. 4, April 2006, .pdf format, 3p.). This issue is titled: "Annual Population for North Dakota: April 1, Census 2000 to the July 1, 2005 Estimate."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/population/PB_22_4press.pdf

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UN:

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific: "Asia and Pacific Bibliography, 2005." Publications can be browsed by six different variables or searched.

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1151

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World Health Organization Report: "The World Health Report 2006 - Working together for health," (2006, .pdf format, 209p.).

http://www.who.int/whr/2006/en/index.html

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World Bank Monograph: _Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors_, edited by Alan D. Lopez. Colin D. Mathers, Majid Ezzati, Dean T. Jamison, and Christopher J. L. Murray (2006, HTML and .pdf format, 552p.).

http://www.dcp2.org/pubs/GBD

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "Mortality over the twentieth century in Australia" (Mortality Surveillance Series No. 4, April 2006, .pdf format, 234p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10154

B. "Health inequalities in Australia," (Health Inequalities Monitoring Series No. 2, April 2006, .pdf format, 176p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10272

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Canada:

1. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Low Wage and Low Income," by Boris Palameta, Chris Li, and Sophie Lefebvre (Income Research Paper 6, April 2006, .pdf format, 12p.). The report is linked to from a StatCan "The Daily"article: Study: Low wage and low income: 1993 to 2004 (Apr. 6, 2006).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060406/d060406b.htm

Click on "75F0002MIE2006006" and follow the "view" link.

2. Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante report: Note: CIHI/ICIS requires free registration before providing reports "Facility Based Continuing Care Services in Canada, 2004/2005" (March 2006, .pdf format, 54p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_390_E&cw_topic=390&cw_rel=AR_103_E

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Denmark:

Satistics Denmark Compendium: _Denmark in Figures 2006_ (March 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.dst.dk/HomeUK/Statistics/ofs/Publications/dod.aspx

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France:

National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies Report: "2005 Demographic report - In France, the female fertility rate continues to rise,"by Lucile Richet-Mastain (INSEE Report 1059, January 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.insee.fr/en/ffc/docs_ffc/IP1059en.pdf

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Births 2005" (No. 32/2006, Apr. 6, 2006). The news release links to several interactive topical tables.

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=1634

Click on "Statistics" at the bottom of the news release for links to tables.

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Report: "Active Population in the Republic of Macedonia" (April 2006, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=07.01&rbs=1

Click on PDF icon for link to full text).

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New Zealand:

1. Ministry of Health Report: "Tatau Kahukura: Maori Health Chart Book" (April 2006, .pdf format, 81p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/238fd5fb4fd051844c256669006aed57/ce9ca594d388be4fcc25714600729978?OpenDocument

2. Statistics New Zealand/Te Tari Tatau Media Release: "Census Form Processing Starts" (Apr. 4, 2006).

http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/pasfull/pasfull.nsf/web/Media+Release+2006+Census+Processing+April+2006?open

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Philippines:

National Statistics Office Press Release: "Philippine Population Would Reach Over 140 Million by the Year 2040" (Apr. 4, 2006). The press release links to several topical tables on the subject.

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/pressrelease/2006/pr0620tx.html

Click on "Population Projection Statistics" at the bottom of the page for links to tables.

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Singapore:

Ministry of Health Report: "Primary Care Survey 2005" (March 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.moh.gov.sg/corp/publications/details.do?cid=pub_reports&id=36798507

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Student enrollment in tertiary education in the academic year 2005/06 - final data (First Release)," by Breda Lozar (HTML and Microsoft Word format, Apr. 3, 2006). At the bottom of the news release, there are links to more relevant data from SI-STAT, SSO's interactive data portal

http://www.stat.si/eng/novice_poglej.asp?ID=1027

B. "Expenditure for formal education in Slovenia, 1995-2003 (First Release)," by Nina Frkovic (HTML and Microsoft Word format, Apr. 4, 2006).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novice_poglej.asp?ID=1028

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South Korea:

Korea National Statistical Office Report: "2005 Marriage and Divorce Statistics" (April 2006).

http://www.nso.go.kr/eng/releases/report_view.html?num=522

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UK:

1. Department of Work and Pensions [UK] Report: "Families with children in Britain: Findings from the 2004 Families and Children Study (FACS)," by Nick Lyon, Matt Barnes and Daniel Sweiry (Research Report No 340, April 2006, .pdf format, 380p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep340.pdf

2. Office of National Statistics Report: "Standardised Mortality Ratios for wards in England and Wales" (April 2006, Microsoft Excel with explanatory notes in .pdf format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=14359

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

University Medical Center Rotterdam [Netherlands] Report: "Health Inequalities: Europe in Profile," by Johan P. Mackenbach (February 2006, .pdf format, 46p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/12/15/84/04121584.pdf
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Population Action International Research Commentary: "Replacement Fertility: Not Constant, Not 2.1, but Varying with the Survival of Girls and Young Women," by Robert Engelman and Elizabeth Leahy (Vol. 1, Issue 4, April 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.populationaction.org/resources/researchCommentaries/ReplacementFertility_Apr06.htm

More information about PAI:

http://www.populationaction.org/about/index.htm
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Roper Center Public Opinion Matters, _Public Perspective_ Archive Online:

A. Public Opinion Matters: "Taxes." The latest Public Opinion Matters is about taxes. Included are relevant poll results, as well as links to pertinent articles.

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/cgi-bin/hsrun.exe/roperweb/pom/pom.htx;start=HS_special_topics?Topic=taxes

B. Roper has made the archives of its _Public Perspective_ magazine (1989-2003) available online. Issues can be browsed or searched.

http://roperweb.ropercenter.uconn.edu/cgi-bin/hsrun.exe/Roperweb/PP_Index/PP_Index.htx;start=HS_verify
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Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief: "Health Coverage for Low-Income Populations: A Comparison of Medicaid and SCHIP," (April 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7488.cfm
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_Lancet_ Article Abstract: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content. "Trends in HIV-1 in young adults in south India from 2000 to 2004: a prevalence study," by Rajesh Kumar, Prabhat Jha, Paul Arora, Prem Mony, Prakash Bhatia, Peggy Millson, Neeraj Dhingra, Madhulekha Bhattacharya, Robert S. Remis, and Nico Nagelkerke, for the International Studies of HIV/AIDS (ISHA) Investigators (Vol. 367, No. 9517, April 8, 2006, p. 1164-1172).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606684353/abstract
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_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Article Abstract: "Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 1999-2004," by Cynthia L. Ogden, Margaret D. Carroll, Lester R. Curtin, Margaret A. McDowell, Carolyn J. Tabak, and Katherine M. Flegal (Vol. 295, Vol. 13, Apr. 5, 2006, p. 1549-1555).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/13/1549

***"Low-Calorie Diet May Lead to Longer Life," by Denise Grady (_New York Times_, April 5, 2006). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/05/health/05diet.html
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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. 14, Apr. 10, 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: "Adult External Cause Mortality in South Africa and Russia: 1997-2002," by Barbara Anderson and Heston E. Phillips (PSC Research Report No. 06-593, April 2006, .pdf format, 25p.) Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4054
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Population Aging Research Center [University of Pennsylvania]: "The structure of sexual networks and the spread of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from Likoma island (Malawi)," by Hans-Peter Kohler and Stephane Helleringer (WPS 06-02, April 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.pop.upenn.edu/rc/parc/aging_center/2006/PARCwps06-02.pdf
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California Center for Population Research (University of California at Los Angeles): "Do You Care? Altruism and Inter-Generational Exchanges in Mexico," by Amar Hamoudi and Duncan Thomas (CCPR-008-06, March 2006, .pdf format, 19p.). There is no abstract for this paper.

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/ccprwpseries/ccpr_008_06.pdf
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World Bank Development Programme:

A. "Immigration to Switzerland - the case of the Former Republic of Yugoslavia," by Dominique M. Gross (WPS 3880, April 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 39p.).

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000012009_20060406092110

B. "How costly is it for poor farmers to lift themselves out of poverty?" by Marcelo Olarreaga, Olivier Cadot, and Laure Dutoit (WPS 3881, April 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 45p.).

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000012009_20060406092843
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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:

Papers recently released are numbered 2065-2079

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/papers?year=2006
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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "Measuring Housework Participation:

A. The Gap between 'Stylised' Questionnaire Estimates and Diary-based Estimates," by Man Yee Kan (ISER Working Paper 2006-11, April 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

This article compares stylised (questionnaire-based) estimates and diary-based estimates of housework time collected from the same respondents. Data come from the Home On-line Study (1999-2001), a British national household survey that contains both types of estimates (sample size = 632 men and 666 women). It shows that the gap between the two types of estimate is generally smaller in the case of women. But the gap between the estimates in the case of women is associated with the amount of housework performed as secondary activities and the level of irregularity in housework hours. Presence of dependent children, on the other hand, inflates the gap for both men and women. Men holding traditional gender-role attitudes tend to report more housework time in surveys than in diaries, but the tendency is reversed when they undertake long hours of housework. The overall results suggest that there are systematic errors in stylised housework time estimates.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-11.pdf

B. "Marital Disruption and Economic Well-being: a comparative analysis," by Arnstein Aassve, Gianni Betti, Stefano Mazzuco, and Letizia Mencarini (ISER Working Paper 2006-07, March 2006, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

Though there is a considerable literature concerned with the economic consequences of marital breakdown, there is still substantial disagreement in terms of its magnitude. One of the major problems underlying this debate is how economic well-being is defined. In this work we implement several measures of well-being of monetary and multidimensional nature using data from European Community Household Panel. Another issue in this literature concerns selection bias of divorcing couples. We tackle this issue using a propensity score matching technique combined with a Difference-in-Differences estimator. Results confirm the importance of well-being definition. We find a high gender bias when using monetary measures but a considerably lower one or even non existent when using non-monetary indices.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-07.pdf
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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [University of Munich, Germany: "African-American and White Living Standards in the 19th Century American South: A Biological Comparison," by Scott A. Carson (WP 1696, March 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

By using a new source of 19th century Texas state prison records, the present study contrasts the biological living conditions of comparable blacks and whites in the American South between the Civil War and Reconstruction. White stature exceeded black stature. Between 1850 and 1870, black sub-adult stature declined by over one centimeter. Postbellum sub-adult white stature declined by over one and a half centimeters and never recovered over the same period. The secular trend for adult blacks improved by two and one half centimeters between the 1850s but declined after the Civil War.

http://www.cesifo-group.de/pls/guestci/download/CESifo%20Working%20Papers%202006/CESifo%20Working%20Papers%20March%202006/cesifo1_wp1696.pdf

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

US National Center for Health Statistics: National Survey of Family Growth Research Conference Call for Papers: "The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) announces the 2006 Research Conference on the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG).  The Conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, 2006, at the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, near Washington, DC, and about a mile from the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. The purpose of the conference is to present and discuss papers presenting original, unpublished analyses of the National Survey of Family Growth.   NCHS hopes that this will be an annual event.  Participants in the conference (presenters and discussants) will be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses.   It is expected that 15-20 papers may be accepted for presentation at the conference. Papers are welcome on any topic as long as the principal data source is one or more cycles of the National Survey of Family Growth.  Priority will be given to papers using Cycle 6 of the NSFG, conducted in 2002, and based on a 12,571 interviews with men and women 15-44. Papers or extended abstracts (3-4 pages) should be submitted to NCHS at the address below by 5 pm Tuesday, June 20 (Eastern time). Authors will be notified by e-mail of acceptance or rejection of their papers by 5 pm Monday, July 17. Among the topics that may be studied with the 2002 NSFG are: male or female fertility; contraceptive use; infertility; marriage and cohabitation; attitudes toward family life; reproductive health, including use of health care; sexual behavior and orientation; parenting activities by men (fatherhood roles); and socio-economic, religious, and contextual variations in these behaviors.

For further information, please contact the NSFG staff at nsfg@cdc.gov or 301-458-4222.

Submit  papers or extended abstracts to nsfg@cdc.gov, or by overnight mail to:

William Mosher, National Center for Health Statistics, Room 7421 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, MD. 20782   Phone: 301-458-4385
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Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada: "XIII International Methodology Symposium: Methodological Issues in Measuring Population Health," a symposium to be held Nov. 1-3, 2006 in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. For more information see:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/conferences/symposium2006/index.htm

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health: "Research Associate/Biospecimen Coordinator," (Apr. 6, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/news?wid=4319&func=viewSubmission&sid=2098

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DATA:

NLS Web Investigator: The National Longitudinal Surveys offers on online web based extractor for the convenience of researchers. Recently, it has updated features such as tag sets, searching, summary tables, extraction, and on-line documentation. Note: free registration is required for table generation and variable extraction.

http://www.nlsinfo.org/web-investigator/index.php

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Panel Study of Income Dynamics Data News:

A. "1997 Elementary/Middle School Teacher File (Release 2)," (April 3, 2006).

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/DataNewsDet.aspx?ID=354

B. "1997 Other Caregiver Child File (Release 2)," (April 3, 2006).

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/DataNewsDet.aspx?ID=355

C. "1997 Other Caregiver Household File (Release 2)," (April 3, 2006).

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/DataNewsDet.aspx?ID=356

Data and documentation access:

http://simba.isr.umich.edu/

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National Center for Health Statistics: Several updates to the 2003 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) have been released over the last several weeks. For more information about the updates:

ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Update_Notices/NHIS/2003/his03log.txt
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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: 5338 Young Life and Times Survey, 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5338

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Association of Religion Data Archives Update: The American Religious Data Archive (ARDA) has been renamed Association of Religious Data Archives. It has added a series of national profiles with "data on religious adherents, religious freedoms, demographics, and other social measures."

http://www.thearda.com/internationalData/
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Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) Update: "TRAC Immigration": TRAC at Syracuse University has recently opened a new website on immigration. "TRAC's Immigration Project is a unique new multi-year effort to systematically go after very detailed information from the government, check it for accuracy and completeness and then make it available in an understandable way to the American people, Congress, immigration groups and others... Currently available on TRAC's Immigration site are reports focusing on Border Patrol apprehensions along the border, Border Patrol staffing, criminal enforcement in the federal district courts and government inspections activities at the designated ports of entry. Additional reports and studies are under development on a range of subjects such as the granting of immigration benefits -- green cards, naturalization, affirmative asylum, etc. -- and the workings of the immigration courts. These reports and the latest data obtained from the government will be posted to our new site as the information is obtained from the various agencies, checked for accuracy and completeness and analyzed."

http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/

TRAC:

http://trac.syr.edu/index.html
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Disease Control Priorities Project: "The Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) is an ongoing effort to assess disease control priorities and produce evidence-based analysis and resource materials to inform health policymaking in developing countries. DCPP has produced three volumes providing technical resources that can assist developing countries in improving their health systems and ultimately, the health of their people." (See World Bank Monograph _Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors_ above).

http://www.dcp2.org/main/Home.html

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Thanks,

Charlie

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Charlie Fiss
Information Manager
Center for Demography and Ecology and
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Rm. 4470A Social Science Bldg
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
Phone: (608) 265-9240
Fax: (608) 262-8400
Email: fiss@ssc.wisc.edu

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