Current Demographic Research Report #133, May 8, 2006.

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

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

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

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Index to this issue:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

U.S.

Census Bureau Report: "Market Absorption of Apartments Annual 2005 Absorptions: Apartments Completed in 2004"

National Center for Health Statistics Reports***

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article, QuickStats

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "The Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2002-2003"

National Academies Press Monograph: _Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu_

White House Report: "National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza"***

National Center for Education Statistics Report: "A Comparable Wage Approach to Geographic Cost Adjustment"

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: _Monthly Labor Review_

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US States:

California:

California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Reports

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Indiana:

Stats Indiana Data Update: "Employment and Earnings and Income updated with 2004 data (BEA)"

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Iowa:

State Data Center of Iowa Report: "Profile of Child Well-Being"

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North Dakota:

North Dakota State Data Center Report: "Components of Population Change in North Dakota: July 1, 2004 to July 1, 2005"

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Washington:

Office of Financial Management Report, Compendium

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United Nations:

World Health Organization Periodical: _Bulletin of the World Health Organization_

United Nations Children's Fund Report: "Progress for Children: A Report Card on Nutrition"

United Nations Economic and Social Commission Periodical: _Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific_

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World Bank Report: "Dying too Young: Addressing Premature Mortality and Ill Health Due to Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries in the Russian Federation"

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Pan American Health Organization Report: "Status of Seasonal Influenza Vaccination in the Americas, 2004-2005"

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Australia

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Statistics in Brief, Australia, 2006"

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical, Announcement of Electronic Census

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Quarterly National Household Survey, Module on Educational Attainment - 2002 to 2005"

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Latvia:

Central Statistical Bureau News Release: "Changes of demographic situation in Latvia in 2005"

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Macao:

Direccao Dos Servicos de Estatistica e Censos Periodical: _Monthly Bulletin of Statistics_

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health Occasional Paper: "Cancer Among New Zealand Adolescents and Young People 1988-2002"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Increase in private schools"

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Report: "Statistics on students in higher education at Scottish universities and colleges during the academic year 2004-05"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Employee Benefit Research Institute EBRI Notes: "The Impact of Hours of Work on Employment-Based Health Benefits," and "Facts from EBRI: Typical Health Benefit Package in Private Industry"

Pew Research Center Survey Report: "Once Again, The Future Ain't What It Used to Be"

Roper Center (University of Connecticut) Public Opinion Matters: " Environment"

Urban Institute Reports

Kaiser Family Foundation Reports

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Report: "Zambia Sexual Behaviour Survey 2005"

_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Article Abstracts

_British Medical Journal_ Various

_Lancet_ Various

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

National Bureau of Economic Research
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Syracuse University Maxwell School Center for Policy Research
Levy Economics Institute
World Bank Development Programme
United Nations Development Programme International Poverty Centre
Luxembourg Income Study
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Institute for Social Research (ISER)
ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health

DATA

US Census Bureau: "2005 Annual Survey of State and Local Government Employment and Payroll"

US National Cancer Institute: _Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results [SEER] 1973-2003 Public Use Data_

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Data Catalog

UK Data Archive

Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research: "Samples of Anonymised Records: Small Area Microdata file"

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Kaiser Family Foundation "Cover the Uninsured Week 2006" Resources

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

Panel Study of Income Dynamics/Child Development Study
NLS Bibliography Update

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report: "Market Absorption of Apartments Annual 2005 Absorptions: Apartments Completed in 2004" (H130/05, April 2006, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/h130-05a.pdf

2. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2003 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set," by T.J. Mathews,and Marian F. MacDorman (_National Vital Statistics Reports_ Vol. 54, No.16, May 2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr54/nvsr54_16.pdf

***Related article: "US infant mortality rate fails to improve" (Eurekalert, (American Association for the Advancement of Science) May 8, 2006).
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-05/modb-uim050806.php

B. "2004 National Hospital Discharge Survey," by Carol J. DeFrances and Michelle N. Podgornik (Advance Data From Vital and Health Statistics No. 371, May 2006, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad371.pdf

3. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article, QuckStats:

A. "Mental Health in the United States: Parental Report of Diagnosed Autism in Children Aged 4--17 Years --- United States, 2003--2004" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 55, No. 17, May 5, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 481-486).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5517a3.htm

B. "QuickStats: Average Number of Days of Hospital Stay, by Age Group --- United States, 1980--2004" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 55, No. 17, May 5, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 491).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5517a7.htm

.pdf for both articles:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5517.pdf

4. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "The Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2002-2003" (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, MEPS Statistical Brief #124, May 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=742

5. National Academies Press Monograph: _Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu_ (Committee on the Development of Reusable Facemasks for Use During an Influenza Pandemic, 2006, OpenBook and .pdf format, 112p.). Note: free registration is required before the .pdf version of this monograph can be accessed.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11637.html

6. White House Report: "National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza" (May 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/pandemic-influenza.html

***Related article: "Flu Plan Calls for Limited Federal Role," by David Stout and Lawrence K. Altman (_New York Times_, May 3, 2006). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/03/health/03cnd-flu.html

7. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "A Comparable Wage Approach to Geographic Cost Adjustment," by Lori L. Taylor and William J. Fowler (NCES 2006321, May 2006, .pdf format, 49p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006321

8. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: _Monthly Labor Review_ (Vol. 129, No. 4, April 2006, .pdf format).

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

Past issues back to 1981 are available at:

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

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US States:

California:

California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Reports:

A. "E-1 City / County Population Estimates, 2006" (May 2006, Microsoft Excel format, with accompanying press release in .pdf format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/E-1text.asp

B. "E-4 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State, 2001-2006 with 2000 Benchmark" (May 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/HistE-4.asp

C. "E-5 City / County Population and Housing Estimates, 2006, Revised 2001-2005, with 2000 Benchmark" (May 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/E-5text2.asp

D. "January 2006 Cities / Counties Ranked by Total Population, Numeric Change, and Percent Change" (May 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/RankerText.asp

E. "Maps of January 2006 County Estimates Ranked by Size, Numeric and Percent Change" (May 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/Estimates/Maps/CountyEstMaps_Jan06.pdf

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Indiana:

Stats Indiana Data Update: "Employment and Earnings and Income updated with 2004 data (BEA)" (May 2006, HTML and Microsoft Excel format). Note: Click on the arrow next to "Specific Geography" to change from Indiana to the state/region/metro area of your choice.

Employment and earnings:

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/bea/simple/naics/ee_n.html

Personal income:

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/bea/simple/pi.html

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Iowa:

State Data Center of Iowa Report: "Profile of Child Well-Being" (May 2006, .pdf format). These reports consist of short profiles for each county in the state for 2005 and 2006.

http://data.iowadatacenter.org/browse/cochildwellbeing.html

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North Dakota:

North Dakota State Data Center Report: "Components of Population Change in North Dakota: July 1, 2004 to July 1, 2005" (May 2006, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/population/PB_22_5press.pdf

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Washington:

Office of Financial Management Report, Compendium:

A. "Prison and Jail Usage In Washington State," by Thea N. Mounts (Research Brief 38, April 2006, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/researchbriefs/brief038.pdf

B. _2005 Washington State Data Book_ (2006, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format, 302p.).

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

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United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Periodical: _Bulletin of the World Health Organization_ (Vol. 84, No. 5, May 2006, HTML and .pdf format). This issue is a special theme issue: "Intellectual Property Rights and Public Health." Note: links to an archive of all _BWHO_ are available at the site.

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/84/5/en/index.html

2. United Nations Children's Fund Report: "Progress for Children: A Report Card on Nutrition" (May 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 33p.).

http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_33685.html

3. United Nations Economic and Social Commission Periodical: _Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific_ (April 2006, in the form of a web based table extraction system, HTML, ASCII text, graphic, and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1155

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Pan American Health Organization Report: "Status of Seasonal Influenza Vaccination in the Americas, 2004-2005" (April 2006, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.paho.org/English/AD/FCH/IM/InfluenzaVaccineIntroCov_2004-2005.pdf

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World Bank Report: "Dying too Young: Addressing Premature Mortality and Ill Health Due to Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries in the Russian Federation" (Europe and Central Asia Human Development Department, January 2006, .pdf format, 145p.).

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTECA/Resources/DTY-Final.pdf

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Australia:

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2002-2003" (May 2006, .pdf format, 157p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10273

B. "Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement user guide for 2004-05 data" (May 2006, .pdf format, 84p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10293

2. "Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Statistics in Brief, Australia, 2006" (May 2006, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/6104.02006?OpenDocument

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical, Announcement of Electronic Census _Canadian Social Trends_ (Summer 2006, HTML and .pdf format). The latest articles are ""Who's Religious?" by Warren Clark and Grant Schellenberg, and "Taking charge: Perceptions of control over life chances," by Anne Milan. The periodical also links to information about Canada's 2006 Census Online Questionnaire. "May 16, 2006 is Census Day! For the first time, the 2006 Census will offer everyone in Canada the option to complete their census questionnaire online at www.census2006.ca." Links to all can be found at

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/11-008-XIE/11-008-XIE2006001.htm

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Quarterly National Household Survey, Module on Educational Attainment - 2002 to 2005" (May 2006, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/labour_market/current/qnhs_educationalattainment.pdf

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Latvia:

Central Statistical Bureau News Release: "Changes of demographic situation in Latvia in 2005" (May 3, 2006).

http://www.csb.lv/ateksts.cfm?tem_kods=dem&datums=%7Bts%20%272006%2D05%2D03%2012%3A55%3A00%27%7D

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Macao:

Direccao Dos Servicos de Estatistica e Censos Periodical: _Monthly Bulletin of Statistics_ (April 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 77p.).

http://www.dsec.gov.mo/e_index.asp?src=/english/pub/e_bme_pub.html

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health Occasional Paper: "Cancer Among New Zealand Adolescents and Young People 1988-2002," by G. Williams (March 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 51p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/0be8e7db8a296549cc25706c0082ec0d/9781f587f727229acc25713b0016013f?OpenDocument

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Increase in private schools" (May 2, 2006). The news release links to several topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/utgrs_en/

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Report: "Statistics on students in higher education at Scottish universities and colleges during the academic year 2004-05" (May 2006, .pdf format, 15p., with tables and charts in HTML format).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/04/28100117/20

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Employee Benefit Research Institute EBRI Notes: "The Impact of Hours of Work on Employment-Based Health Benefits," and "Facts from EBRI: Typical Health Benefit Package in Private Industry" (Vol. 27, No. 5, May 2006, .pdf format, 8p.)

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=3636
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Pew Research Center Survey Report: "Once Again, The Future Ain't What It Used to Be" (Survey Toplines, May 2006, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://pewresearch.org/social/pack.php?PackID=11

More information about Pew Research Center:

http://pewresearch.org/about/
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Roper Center (University of Connecticut) Public Opinion Matters: "Environment". 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=environment
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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Trends in Service Receipt: Children in Kinship Care Gaining Ground," by Regan Main, Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, and Rob Geen (New Federalism: National Survey of America's Families B-68, April 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/311310.html

B. "Improving Health Insurance Coverage in the District of Columbia: Report of the Health Care Coverage Advisory Panel to the D.C. Department of Health," by Randall R. Bovbjerg, Barbara A. Ormond, and Althea Swett (May 2006, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411312.html
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Kaiser Family Foundation Reports:

A. "Comparing Projected Growth in Health Care Expenditures and the Economy" and "Distribution of Out-of-Pocket Spending for Health Care Services" (May 2006). Both are linked from:

http://www.kff.org/insurance/snapshot/index.cfm

B. "Vermont's Global Commitment Waiver: Implications for the Medicaid Program," by Jocelyn Guyer (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Issue Brief, April 2006, .pdf format, 19p.

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7493.cfm
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Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Report: "Zambia Sexual Behaviour Survey 2005," by B. Buckner, K. Singh, and A. Ankomah (March 2006, .pdf format, 228p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/tr-06-33.pdf
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_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Article Abstracts:

A. "Use of Health Care Services by Lower-Income and Higher-Income Uninsured Adults," by Joseph S. Ross, Elizabeth H. Bradley, and Susan H. Busch (Vol. 295, No. 17, May 3, 2006, p. 2027-2036).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/17/2027

B. "Disease and Disadvantage in the United States and in England," by James Banks, Michael Marmot, Zoe Oldfield, and James P. Smith (Vol. 295, No. 17, May 3, 2006, p. 2037-2045).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/17/2037
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_British Medical Journal_ Various:

A. "Middle aged white people are healthier in England than US," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (News Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7549, p. 1047).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7549/1047

B. "Number of uninsured middle class US citizens grows," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (News Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7549, p. 1047).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7549/1047-a

C. "Unicef warns of "epidemic" of childhood malnutrition," by Peter Moszynski (News Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7549, p. 1051).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7549/1051-e

D. "Children worldwide can grow to the same height, says WHO," by Zosia Kmietowicz (News Extra, Vol. 332, No. 7549, p. 1052).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7549/1052-e

E. "Prevalence of deliberate self harm and attempted suicide within contemporary Goth youth subculture: longitudinal cohort study," by Robert Young, Helen Sweeting, and Patrick West (Article Abstract, Vol. 332, No. 7549, p. 1058-1061).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/332/7549/1058
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_Lancet_ Various: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Road-traffic injuries: confronting disparities to address a global-health problem," by Shanthi Ameratunga, Martha Hijar, and Robyn Norton (Vol. 367, No. 9521, May 6, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1533-1540). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606686546/abstract

B. "Stillbirth rates: delivering estimates in 190 countries," by Cynthia Stanton, Joy E. Lawn, Hafiz Rahman, Katarzyna Wilczynska-Ketende, and Kenneth Hill" (Vol. 367, No. 9521, May 6, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1487-1494). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606685863/abstract

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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. 18, May 8, 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:

National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Public Preschool and Maternal Labor Supply: Evidence from the Introduction of Kindergartens into American Public Schools," by Elizabeth Cascio (w12179, May 2006, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

Beginning in the mid-1960s, many state governments, particularly in the South and West, began to subsidize kindergartens for the first time. These initiatives generated wide variation across states over time in the supply of seats for five year olds in public schools. This paper uses the staggered timing and age-targeting of these preschool expansions to examine how the provision of universal child care through public schools affects maternal labor supply. I find that single women with five year olds but no younger children were more likely to be employed once kindergartens were available. The estimated effect is large, implying that three mothers entered the labor force for every ten children enrolled in public school. By contrast, I detect no significant labor supply response among other single women with eligible children or among married mothers of five year olds. These findings complement other research suggesting that preschools targeted toward at-risk populations, such as children in single-parent families, are more cost effective than universal programs.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12179

B. "Peer Effects in European Primary Schools: Evidence from PIRLS," by Andreas Ammermueller and Jorn-Steffen Pishcke (w12180, May 2006, .pdf format, 48p.).

Abstract:

We estimate peer effects for fourth graders in six European countries. The identification relies on variation across classes within schools. We argue that classes within primary schools are formed roughly randomly with respect to family background. Similar to previous studies, we find sizeable estimates of peer effects in standard OLS specifications. The size of the estimate is much reduced within schools. This could be explained either by selection into schools or by measurement error in the peer background variable. When we correct for measurement error we find within school estimates close to the original OLS estimates. Our results suggest that the peer effect is modestly large, measurement error is important in our survey data, and selection plays little role in biasing peer effects estimates. We find no significant evidence of non-linear peer effects.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12180

C. "AIDS, Reversal of the Demographic Transition and Economic Development: Evidence from Africa," by Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan (w12181, May 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

This paper presents empirical evidence on a specific mechanism through which demographic transition affects economic growth. The evidence provides support for models of demographic transition emphasizing the demand for children. Using a panel of African countries during 1985-2000, I show that the HIV/AIDS epidemic affects the total fertility rates positively and the school enrollment rates negatively. These patterns are consistent with theoretical models that argue the existence of a precautionary demand for children in the face of uncertainty about child survival. Parents who are faced with a high mortality environment for young adults choose to have more children and provide each of them with less education, leading to a reversal in the fertility transition and a reduction in the aggregate amount of human capital investment. The empirical estimates predict that parents in a country with a high level of HIV/AIDS prevalence, such as Congo, have 2 more children compared to a country with a low level of HIV/AIDS prevalence, such as Madagascar. A country such as Botswana that has witnessed a quadrupling in HIV/AIDS prevalence, has had 1.5 more births per woman and 30 percentage points lower primary school enrollment since 1985. The results imply lower economic growth and welfare for current and future African generations.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12181
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US Bureau of Labor Statistics:

A. "Income Imputation and the Analysis of Expenditure Data in the Consumer Expenditure Survey," by Jonathan Fisher (Working Paper No. 394, May 2006, .pdf format, 20p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www.bls.gov/ore/abstract/ec/ec060060.htm

B. "How Does Household Production Affect Earnings Inequality? Evidence from the American Time Use Survey," by Harley Frazis and Jay Stewart (Working Paper No. 393, May 2006, .pdf format, 27p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www.bls.gov/ore/abstract/ec/ec060050.htm
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Syracuse University Maxwell School Center for Policy Research: "Rational Alcohol Addiction: Evidence from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey," by Badi H. Baltagi and Ingo Geishecker (April 2006, .pdf format, 38p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/cprwps/wps81abs.htm
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Levy Economics Institute (Bard College) [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY]: "Feminist-Kaleckian Macroeconomic Policy for Developing Countries," by Stephanie Seguino and Caren Grown (Working Paper 446, May 2006, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=10afb134867
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World Bank Development Programme: "How important is selection? Experimental versus non-experimental measures of the income gains from migration," by David McKenzie, John Gibson, and Steven Stillman (WPS 3906, May 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 47p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060501143118
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United Nations Development Programme International Poverty Centre: "Cash benefits to disabled persons in Brazil: An analysis of the BPC--Continuous Cash Benefit Programme," by Marcelo Medeiros, Debora Diniz and Flavia Squinca (Working Paper #16, May 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/newsletters/WorkingPaper16.pdf
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Luxembourg Income Study: The Luxembourg Income Study has recently released several new working papers (Nos. 426-432). Links to abstracts and full text are available at:

http://www.lisproject.org/publications/wpapersi.htm
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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 2110-2119.
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Institute for Social Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "Overqualification: Major or minor mismatch?," by Malcolm Brynin, Beate Lichtwardt, and Simonetta Longhi (Working Paper 2006-17, May 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

A large empirical literature suggests that a proportion of employees are over-educated (overqualified) for the jobs that they do. It also estimates the impact of this mismatch on wages. The empirical results suggest that having more education than is needed for a job generates a premium relative to the job but at the same time a penalty relative to the qualification. This mismatch is often explained either by variation in skills or by a slow start to career. Both explanations are compatible with human capital theory. We measure the incidence of overqualification in four European countries: Britain, Italy, Germany and Norway at differing educational levels, to show that overqualification is most common at the lower levels where careers tend to be flatter. The inclusion of a measure of computer skills also seems to make little difference to the relationship between overqualification and wages. However, one issue which is important is the degree of voluntarism that is associated with progression through education. Overqualification is traditionally measured through years of education required for the job and years spent in education, but this can be separated into a part that reflects the achievement of certificates and a part that reflects the passage of time. The latter is strongly influenced by individual motivation which determines final choices and by institutional factors which might either enhance or constrain these. We isolate the number of excess years a person spends in education without reaching the next qualification level in order to use this as an instrument for over-education. Our results suggest that the impact of over-qualification on wages is rather small, and becomes even smaller when the excess years spent in education are used as instrument for over-education. Overqualification can on these results never be interpreted as a labour-market choice which provides some sort of human-capital premium.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-17.pdf
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ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE): [London [UK] School of Economics]:

A. "Exploring the effects of integrated benefit systems and active labour market policies: Evidence from Jobcentre Plus in the UK," by Eleni Karagiannaki (CASE/107, February 2006, .pdf format, 20p.).

B. "Assessing the impact of illness, caring and ethnicity on social activity," by Lucinda Platt (CASE/108, March 2006, .pdf format, 41p.).

Links to abstracts and full texts for both papers are available at:

http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/publications/casepapers.asp

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Other Journals:

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 163, No. 10, May 15, 2006).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol163/issue10/index.dtl?etoc

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Vol. 605, No. 1, May 2006).

http://ann.sagepub.com/content/vol605/issue1/?etoc

International Sociology (Vol. 21, No. 3, May 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://iss.sagepub.com/content/vol21/issue3/?etoc

Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 27, No. 6, June 2006).

http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/vol27/issue6/?etoc

Journal of Marriage and the Family (Vol. 68, No. 2, May 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.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/jomf

Public Health (Vol. 120, No. 5, May 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/11546-2006-998799994-622337

Public Opinion Quarterly (Vol. 70, No. 1, Spring 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://poq.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol70/issue1/index.dtl

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "NIH Announces Plans to Eliminate Mailing of Paper Assignment and Change of Assignment Letters" (NOT-OD-06-066, May 3, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-06-066.html

B. "Basic and Translational Research in Emotion (R01)" (PA-06-380, reissue of PA-03-169, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, May 1, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-380.html

C. "Research On Autism And Autism Spectrum Disorders (R01)" (PA-06-390, reissue of PA-04-085, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, May 4, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-390.html

D. "Research on Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (R03) (PA-06-391, reissue of PA-04-085, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, May 4, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-391.html

E. "Research on Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (R21)" (PA-06-392, reissue of PA-04-085, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, May 4, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-392.html

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DATA:

US Census Bureau: "2005 Annual Survey of State and Local Government Employment and Payroll" (May 2005, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format). The data is linked to from a Census Bureau announcement:"2005 Annual Survey of State and Local Government Employment and Payroll" (May 3, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/governments/006800.html
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US National Cancer Institute: _Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results [SEER] 1973-2003 Public Use Data_ (May 2006, CD-ROM, DVD, or CD Image format). Note: A signed SEER Public-Use Data Agreement is required to access these data. For more information see:

http://seer.cancer.gov/publicdata/
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US Department of Housing and Urban Development Data Catalog: HUD has released a catalog of its available datasets (.pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.huduser.org/datasets/Datasets06.pdf
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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 5291 -Family Resources Survey, 2004-2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5291

SN 5271 -British Migrants in Spain: the Extent and Nature of Social Integration, 2003-2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5271
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Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester [Lancashire, UK],: "Samples of Anonymised Records: Small Area Microdata file (2001)." For more information about the file, as well as information about data access, see:

http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/sars/2001/sam/index.html

More information about Samples of Anonymised Records:

http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/sars/

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation "Cover the Unisured Week 2006" Resources: "May 1-7, 2006, is Cover the Uninsured Week, organized by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and several partner organizations. The Kaiser Family Foundation has a wide range of resources on the topics of health coverage and the nation's uninsured population to assist you in your work related to these issues."

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/covertheuninsured2006.cfm

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

Panel Study of Income Dynamics/Child Development Study: The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan's PSID/CDS has recently updated its bibliography. The complete bibliography can be found at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/BrowseKeywordsQ.aspx?ID=5

Bickham, David S. and Rich, Michael. Is Television Viewing Associated With Social Isolation?: Roles of Exposure Time, Viewing Content, and Violent Content. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2006; 160(4):387-393.

Carneiro, Pedro; Heckman, James J., and Masterov, Dimitriy V. Labor Market Discrimination and Racial Differences in Premarket Factors. The Journal of Law and Economics. 2005; 48(1):1-39.

Seward, Rudy Ray; Yeatts, Dale E.; Amin, Iftekhar, and Dewitt, Amy. Employment Leave and Fathers' Involvement with Children: According to Mothers and Fathers. Men and Masculinities. 2006; 8405-427.
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NLS Bibliography Updates: Note: These citations, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/

Note: Where available, direct links to full text have been provided. These references represent updated citations from Dec. 1, 2005 - Jan. 30, 2006.

For more information on any of these citations (selected abstracts are available) go to the above listed address and click on "Title List". Click on the first item, which will give the syntax of the citation urls:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=320

Then change the number after the equal sign (320 in this case) to the number listed as the "ID Number" in the citations below. You will be taken to the full citation listing.

RENNA, FRANCESCO
Teens' Alcohol Consumption and Schooling
Working Paper, Department of Economics, University of Akron, 2006
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5218
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Akron

ESHBAUGH, ELAINE M.
Sexuality-Related Outcomes of Adolescent Children of Teen Mothers
Working Paper, Bureau of Child Research, University of Kansas, 2006
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 5219
Publisher: Author

PINKSTON, JOSHUA C.
A Test of Screening Discrimination with Employer Learning
Industrial and Labor Relations Review 59,2 (January 2006): 267-284
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5221
Publisher: New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell
University

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
Unemployment Insurance: Factors Associated with Benefit Receipt
Washington, DC, GAO-06-341, Government Accountablity Office, March 2006. Also:
http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-06-341
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5222
Publisher: Government Accountability Office
(GAO), since July 2004

BERGER, LAWRENCE MARC
Children Living Out-Of-Home: Effects of Family and Environmental Characteristics
Children and Youth Services Review 28,2 (February 2006): 158-179. Also:
http://socwork.wisc.edu/lmberger/Berger_CYSR2004_Final.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5223
Publisher: Elsevier Science

TANIGUCHI, HIROMI
Influence of Age at Degree Completion on College Wage Premiums
Research in Higher Education 46,8 (December 2005): 861-881. Also:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/klu/rihe/2005/00000046/00000008
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5224
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers

BUREAU OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS
Most Eligible Workers Do Not File for Unemployment, GAO Report Finds
BNA Daily Labor Report March 16, 2006
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5225
Publisher: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

WELLS, SAMANTHA
GRAHAM, KATHRYN
SPEECHLEY, MARK
KOVAL, JOHN J.
Do Predisposing and Family Background Characteristics Modify or Confound the
Relationship Between Drinking Frequency and Alcohol-Related Aggression? A Study
of Late Adolescent and Young Adult Drinkers
Addictive Behaviors 31,4 (April 2006): 661-675

GROVES, MELISSA OSBORNE
How Important Is Your Personality? Labor Market Returns to Personality for
Women in the US and UK
Journal of Economic Psychology 26,6 (December 2005): 827-841. Also:
http://journals.ohiolink.edu/local-cgi/send-pdf/060310112852394676.pdf
Cohort(s): Young Women
ID Number: 5227
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

KENKEL, DONALD S.
LILLARD, DEAN R.
MATHIOS, ALAN D.
The Roles of High School Completion and GED Receipt in Smoking and Obesity
Working Paper No. 11990, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 2006. Also:
http://www.nber.org/papers/w11990.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5229
Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research -- NBER
Cohort(s): NLSY79 Young Adult
ID Number: 5226
Publisher: Elsevier Science

KEISTER, LISA A.
Getting Rich: America's New Rich and How They Got That Way
Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5232
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

LONDON, REBECCA A.
Role of Postsecondary Education in Welfare Recipients' Paths to Self-Sufficiency
Journal of Higher Education 77,3 (May/Jun 2006): 472-496. Also:
http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=20280631
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5236
Publisher: Ohio State University Press

CROCKETT, LISA J.
MOILANEN, KRISTIN L.
RAFFAELLI, MARCELA
RANDALL, BRANDY A.
Psychological Profiles and Adolescent Adjustment: A Person-Centered Approach
Development and Psychopathology 18,1 (Winter 2006): 195-214. Also:
http://journals.ohiolink.edu/local-cgi/send-pdf/060303143600194894.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5239
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

GIBSON, DIANE
Long-Term Food Stamp Program Participation Is Positively Related to Simultaneous Overweight in Young Daughters and Obesity in Mothers.
Journal of Nutrition 136,4 (April 2006): 1081-1085
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5240
Publisher: American Society for Nutritional Sciences

CHENG, JEN-JEN
Psychological Stress and Maternal Mental Health -- Transcript
Presented: Miami, FL, Mother and Child Health Epidemiology (MCH EPI)
Conference, 11th Annual, "Making Methods and Practice Matter for­ Women,
Children and Families", December, 2005. Also:
http://www.cademedia.com/archives/cdc/mchepi2005/transcripts/session_5c.htm
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5243
Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

PACHTER, LEE M.
AUINGER, PEGGY
PALMER, RAY
WEITZMAN, MICHAEL
Do Parenting and the Home Environment, Maternal Depression, Neighborhood, and Chronic Poverty Affect Child Behavioral Problems Differently in Different Racial-Ethnic Groups?
Pediatrics 117,4 (April 2006): 1329-1338. Also:
http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=20545922
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5247
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

CAPUTO, RICHARD K.
The Earned Income Tax Credit: A Study of Eligible Participants vs. Non-participants
Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 33,1 (March 2006): 9-29. Also:
http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=20516698
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5248
Publisher: Western Michigan University School of Social Work

GRUNOW, DANIELA
HOFMEISTER, HEATHER
BUCHHOLZ, SANDRA
Late 20th-Century Persistence and Decline of the Female Homemaker in Germany and the United States
International Sociology 21,1 (January 2006): 101-131. Also:
http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19936018
Cohort(s): Young Women
ID Number: 5249
Publisher: Sage Publications

NIEVAR, M. ANGELA
LUSTER, TOM
Developmental Processes in African American Families: An Application of McLoyd's Theoretical Model
Journal of Marriage and Family 68,2 (May 2006): 320-331. Also:
http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=20671807
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5253
Publisher: National Council on Family Relations

BRONARS, STEPHEN G.;
OETTINGER, GERALD S.
Estimates of the Return to Schooling and Ability: Evidence from Sibling Data
Labour Economics 13,1 (February 2006): 19-34. Also:
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/523092/description#description
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5254
Publisher: Elsevier Science

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Data Librarian--Center for Demography and Ecology
4470 Social Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
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