Current Demographic Research Report #13, January 6, 2004.

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Index to this issue:

REPORTS, ARTICLES, COMPENDIUMS

Census Bureau News Release, Report
Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Reports
National Institutes of Health News Release
Centers for Disease Control Periodical, Article
European Influenza Surveillance Scheme Periodical
National Center for Education Statistics Report
Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release
Population Reference Bureau Periodical
Info Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Program
University of Washington Center for the Study of Demography and Ecology
Luxembourg Income Study
National Bureau of Economic Research
Urban Institute

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Ingenta
Other Journals

DATA

Census Bureau

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REPORTS, ARTICLES, NEWS RELEASES:

Census Bureau News Release, Report:

A. "Another Person Every 12 Seconds: Census Bureau Projects Population of 292 Million on Jan. 1, 2004" (CB03-201, Dec. 29, 2003).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/001632.html

B. "PHC-5, Characteristics of American Indians and Alaska Natives by Tribe and Language: 2000" (December 2003, 2 vols., .pdf format, Vol. 1, 734p., Vol. 2, 788p.).

Abstract:

A two-volume report containing sample data based on both the 100-percent and sample questions for respondents who reported as American Indian or Alaska Native and specified only one American Indian or Alaska Native tribe that met a specified threshold. Sample subjects include American Indian and Alaska Native languages; family and household size; educational attainment; disability status; journey to work; income in 1999; poverty in 1999; units in structure; house heating fuel; vehicles available; value of home; telephone service available; selected monthly owner costs; and renter costs. These data are shown for the United States, regions, divisions, states, and selected metropolitan areas. This report is a companion to the Census 2000 American Indian and Alaska Native Summary File (AIANSF). It is somewhat similar to the 1990 CP-3-7, Characteristics of American Indians by Tribe and Language report.

http://www.census.gov/census2000/pubs/phc-5.html

C. "Ranking Tables for Population of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, Combined Statistical Areas, New England City and Town Areas, and Combined New England City and Town Areas: 1990 and 2000 (Areas defined by the Office of Management and Budget as of June 6, 2003.) (PHC-T-29) (December 2003, .pdf, Microsoft Excel, and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/phc-t29.html
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Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Reports:

A. "The National Healthcare Quality Report" (December 2003, Microsoft Word, .pdf, or both text format, 183p. with tables in Microsoft Excel format). "The National Healthcare Quality Report, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, represents the first national comprehensive effort to measure the quality of health care in America. The report includes a broad set of performance measures that can serve as baseline views of the quality of health care. The report presents data on the quality of services for seven clinical conditions, including cancer, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, heart disease, HIV and AIDS, mental health, and respiratory disease. It also includes data on maternal and child health, nursing home and home health care, and patient safety. Future reports will help the nation make continuous improvements by tracking quality through a consistent set of measures that will be updated as new measures and data become available."

http://www.qualitytools.ahrq.gov/qualityreport/download_report.aspx

B. "National Healthcare Disparities Report" (December 2003, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect,.pdf, or HTML format, 196p.) "The National Healthcare Disparities Report, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, represents the first national comprehensive effort to measure differences in access and use of health care services by various populations. The report includes a broad set of performance measures that can serve as baseline views of differences in the use of services. The report presents data on the differences in the use of services, access to health care, and impressions of quality for seven clinical conditions, including cancer, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, heart disease, HIV and AIDS, mental health, and respiratory disease as well as data on maternal and child health, nursing home and home health care, and patient safety. It also examines differences in use of services by priority populations. Future reports will help the nation make continuous improvement by tracking differences through a consistent set of measures that will be updated as new measures and data become available."

http://www.qualitytools.ahrq.gov/disparitiesreport/download_report.aspx
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National Institutes of Health News Release: "U.S. Teens More Overweight Than Youth in 14 Other Countries" (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Jan. 5, 2004).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/jan2004/nichd-05.htm
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Centers for Disease Control Periodical, Article:

A. _Emerging Infectious Diseases_ (Vol. 10, No. 1, 2004, 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. "Update: Influenza-Associated Deaths Reported Among Children Aged <18 Years --- United States, 2003--04 Influenza Season" (_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, Vol. 52, No. 51, Jan. 4, 2003, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1254-1255).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5251a4.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5251.pdf
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European Influenza Surveillance Scheme Periodical: _EISS Weekly Electronic Bulletin_, Issue 104, Jan. 5, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.eiss.org/cgi-files/bulletin_v2.cgi?season=2003

More information about EISS:

http://www.eiss.org/html/introduction.html
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National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2001 and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2001," by Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Burton Levine, and Seungho Huh (December 2003, .pdf format, 82p.).

Abstract:

This report presents findings from the Spring 2002 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Web-based data collection. Data were requested from over 6,600 postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal student financial aid programs. The tables in this publication present enrollment data for fall 2001, financial statistics for fiscal year 2001, and student financial aid data for academic year 2000-2001.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2004155
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Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: "Job Openings and Labor Turnover Estimates: October 2002 - October 2003" (Dec. 31, 2003).

http://www.bls.gov/jlt/jlttoc_1003.htm
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Population Reference Bureau Periodical: _Population Bulletin_ (Vol. 58, No. 4, December 2003, .pdf format, 40p.). This issue is titled:"Population: A Lively Introduction," (4th edition), by Joseph A. McFall, Jr.

http://www.prb.org/pdf/populationlivelyintro.pdf
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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 3, No. 51, Dec. 29, 2003, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 5, 2004). "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: Click on "2003" for Vol. 3, No. 51, Dec. 29, 2003.

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WORKING PAPERS:

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Program: "The Reach and Impact of Social Marketing and Reproductive Health Communication Campaigns in Tanzania," by Dominique Meekers and Martha Silva (WP-03-76, December 2003, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an extensive abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/?type=wp&code=76
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University of Washington Center for the Study of Demography and Ecology:"Production and Promotion of Condom Use in the United States," by Yun Zhou (WP 03-09, 2003, .pdf format, 11p.). Note: While the abstract is in English, full text is in Chinese only at this time.

Abstract:

Condom is a popular contraceptive as well as disease prevention method in the United States. With information from second-hand sources and a small-scale field study, this research examines production, quality control and sales of condom as well as promotion of condom use in the United States. Condom production in the U.S. has a rather long history and is limited to few companies. Strict quality standard and control by the companies and government make condoms in the market quality reliable. Among various channels of sale, drugstores and supermarkets are the most important ones. They have their own tactics to exhibit and sell condoms in the stores. Despite the long history of production, public promotion of condom use is rather a new phenomenon in about recent 50 years. Laws in the U.S. played an important role in regulating the promotion of condom use in the society. It is important to study the experience of condom production and promotion in the U.S., in hoping to convince more Chinese to adopt the method for fertility control as well as for disease prevention purpose.

http://csde.washington.edu/pubs/wps/03-09.pdf
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Luxembourg Income Study: LIS has recently released nine working papers:

No. 358. Sampling Design of Health Surveys: Household as a Sampling Unit, by Renta Nmeth, September 2003

No. 359. Inequality in the Family: The Institutional Aspects of Wives' Earning Dependency, by Haya Stier and Hadas Mandel, October 2003

No. 360. Fertility and Family Income on the Move: An International Comparison Over 20 Years, by Nicola Dickmann, October 2003

No. 361. Exploring the Long Term Effects of Educational Policies on the Income Redistribution Processes, by Jorge Calero, October 2003.

No. 362. An Equality-Growth Tradeoff?, by Lane Kenworthy, November 2003

No. 363. Is Mothers' Employment an Effective Means to Fight Family Poverty? Empirical Evidence from Seven European Countries, by Felix Bchel, Antje Mertens, and Kristian Orsini, November 2003

No. 364. Welfare Family Policies and Gender Earnings Inequality: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis, by Hadas Mandel and Moshe Semyonov, December 2003

No. 365. Human Capital Content and Selectivity of Romanian Emigration, (revised) by Dragos Radu, December 2003

No. 366. Do Multiculturalism Policies Erode the Welfare State?, by Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka, December 2003

Links to extensive abstracts and full text (.pdf format) can be found at:

http://www.lisproject.org/publications/wpapersh.htm
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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: Divorce Laws and Family Distress," by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers (w10175, December 2003, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

Over the past thirty years changes in divorce law have significantly increased access to divorce. The different timing of divorce law reform across states provides a useful quasi-experiment with which to examine the effects of this change. We analyze state panel data to estimate changes in suicide, domestic violence, and spousal murder rates arising from the change in divorce law. Suicide rates are used as a quantifiable measure of wellbeing, albeit one that focuses on the extreme lower tail of the distribution. We find a large, statistically significant, and econometrically robust decline in the number of women committing suicide following the introduction of unilateral divorce. No significant effect is found for men. Domestic violence is analyzed using data on both family conflict resolution and intimate homicide rates. The results indicate a large decline in domestic violence for both men and women in states that adopted unilateral divorce. We find suggestive evidence that unilateral divorce led to a decline in females murdered by their partners, while the data revealed no discernible effects for men murdered. In sum, we find strong evidence that legal institutions have profound real effects on outcomes within families.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W10175
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Urban Institute:

A. "The Road Not Taken?: Changes in Welfare Entry during the 1990s," by Gregory Acs, Katherin Ross Phillips, and Sandi Nelson (Assessing the New Federalism Discussion Paper No. 03-03, December 2003, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to a detailed introduction and full text are available at:

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310905

B. "Searching for a Just Tax System," by Rudolph G. Penner (Urban Institute Tax Policy Center TPC Discussion Paper No. 13, December 2003, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410907

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

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

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingenta.com/

B. click on "browse by publication"
C. Click the "fax/ariel" radio button, type the Journal Name in the "by words in the title" search box and click "search".
D. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

Demography (Vol. 40, No. 4, 2003). 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.

Health and Social Work (Vol. 28, No. 4, 2003). 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.

Millbank Quarterly (Vol. 81, No. 4, 2003).

Social Problems (Vol. 50, No. 4, 2003). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.
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Other Journals:

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 159, No. 1, Jan. 1, 2004).

http://aje.oupjournals.org/content/vol159/issue1/index.shtml?etoc

Medical Care (Vol. 41, No. 12, December 2003, Vol. 42, No. 1, Supplement January 2004).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/

Click on "Current Issue" for Vol. 42, No. 1 Table of Contents. Click on"Online Archive" for Vol. 41, No 12, December 2003.

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DATA:

Census Bureau:

A. "Census 2000 Special Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation" (December 2003, ASCII text format with documentation in .pdf format).

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/eeoindex.html

Note: Data availability via Internet is by an extraction tool only (click on "Access to Data from the Special EEO Tabulation"). However the raw data is available on CD-ROM. Contact information is available at the site.

Census Bureau news release:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/census_2000/001633.html

B. "Monthly National Population Estimates: Apr. 1, 2000 - Oct. 1, 2003" (December 2003, HTML and .pdf format, 1p., with data available in Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://eire.census.gov/popest/data/national/tables/NA-EST2003-01.php

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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