Current Demographic Research Report #134, May 15, 2006.

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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, News Release***:

National Center for Health Statistics Reports

National Cancer Institute, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Report: "Cancer Incidence in Four Member Countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, and Jordan) of the Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) Compared with US SEER"

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reports

National Center for Education Statistics Reports

Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports, News Release

National Science Foundation Report: "Science and Engineering State Profiles: 2003-04"

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US States:

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Addition: "Vitals Data Simple Select"

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia"

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Incidence of type 1 diabetes in Australians under 40 years: a snapshot of National Diabetes Register data for 2000-02"

Queensland Government: "Population Projections"

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Canada:

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

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Income and the Outcomes of Children"

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China:

National Bureau of Statistics Compendium: _China Statistical Yearbook 2005_

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark StatBank Denmark Updates:

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Immigrant Pupils in Educational Institutions, 2003/04"

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia Press Release: "Country of residence and nationality of residents of Latvia at the beginning of 2006"

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Media Releases:

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Slovenia News:

Statistical Office of Slovenia News Release: "International Day of the Family: families in Slovenia"

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Turkey

Turkish Statistical Institute Compendium: _Statistical Yearbook 2005_

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UK:

Department for Education and Skills Report: "Outcome Indicators for Looked after Children, Twelve months to 30 September 2005 - England"

Department of Trade and Industry Report: "Individual incomes of men and women - 1996-97 to 2004-05"

Office of National Statistics News Release, First Release

Home Office Report: "Local crime data (selected offences): information from individual police forces (experimental statistics)"

Department of Work and Pensions Report: "Ethnic minority populations and the labour market: an analysis of the 1991 and 2001 Census"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Articles

Population Reference Bureau Report, Articles

Urban Institute Reports

Save the Children USA Report: "State of the World's Mothers 2005"

Children In North America Project Report: "Growing Up in North America: Child Well-Being in Canada, the United States & Mexico"

London School of Economics Health Periodical: _Eurohealth_

University of Chicago Press Book: _Sociological Beginnings: The First Conference of the German Society for Sociology_

Population Action International Research Commentary: "Closing the Gender Gap in Education: Is There Evidence of Short-term Declines in Adolescent Fertility?"

JSTOR Additions

_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract: " Admixture dynamics in Hispanics: A shift in the nuclear genetic ancestry of a South American population isolate"

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

University of Michigan Population Studies Center
University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
Princeton University Center for Health and Well-Being
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
International Monetary Fund
World Bank Policy Research Programme
United Nations Development Programme
ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

Centre for Population Studies (Umea University [Sweden] Call for Papers: "International Workshop: Indigenous Identity in Demographical Sources"

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

US National Institutes of Health

Syracuse University Center for European Studies and Maxwell European Union Center

DATA

US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Analytic Guidelines Update

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research: Samples of Anonymised Records: Small Area Microdata file Announcement: "2001 Controlled Access Microdata Sample Test file"

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Supplement

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report, News Release:

A. "Americans with Disabilities: 2002," by Erika Steinmetz (P70-107, May 2006, .pdf format, 32p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "More Than 50 Million Americans Report Some Level of Disability" ( CB06-71, May 12, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/aging_population/006809.html

Click on "Americans with Disabilities: 2002" for link to full text.

B. "Nation's Population One-Third Minority" (CB06-72, May 10, 2006). The news release links to relevant tables in several formats, as well as updates to the July 1, 2005 National Characteristics Population Estimates--click on "Detailed tables").

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/006808.html

***Related articles:

A. "Hispanics Gain in Census," by June Kronholz (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], May 10, 2006, P. A6).
http://www.wsj.com/

Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a "guided search" on article title words for the date of the article.

B. "Of U.S. Children Under 5, Nearly Half Are Minorities," by D'Vera Cohn and Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, May 10, 2006). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/09/AR2006050901841.html

2. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Birth and Fertility Rates for States by Hispanic Origin Subgroups: United States, 1990 and 2000," by Paul D. Sutton and T.J. Mathews (Vital and Health Statistic Series Report 21, No. 57, May 2006, .pdf format, 95p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/06facts/birthfertility.htm

B. "Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2004," by Margaret Lethbridge-Cejku, Deborah Rose, and Jackline Vickerie (Vital and Health Statistics Series 10, No. 228, May 2006, .pdf format, 154p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_228.pdf

3. National Cancer Institute, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Report: "Cancer Incidence in Four Member Countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, and Jordan) of the Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) Compared with US SEER," edited by Lawrence S. Freedman, Brenda K. Edwards, Lyn A.G. Ries, and John L. Young (2006, .pdf format, 150p.).

http://seer.cancer.gov/publications/mecc/mecc_monograph.pdf

4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reports:

A. "Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2004: National Estimates of Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits," (DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 06-4143, May 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 80p.).

http://dawninfo.samhsa.gov/pubs/edpubs/default.asp

B. "Academic Performance and Substance Use among Students Aged 12 to 17 (2002, 2003, & 2004)," (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, May 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

5. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Initial Results From the 2005 NHES Early Childhood Program Participation Survey," by I.U. Iruka and P.R. Carver (NCES 2006075, May 2006, .pdf format, 84p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006075

B. "The Early Reading and Mathematics Achievement of Children Who Repeated Kindergarten or Who Began School a Year Late," by Lizabeth M. Malone, Jerry West, Kristin Denton Flanagan, and Jen Park (NCES 2006064, May 2006, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinf+o.asp?pubid=2006064

6. Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports, News Release:

A. "Current Employment Statistics Highlights, April 2006" (May 2006, .pdf format, 11p.).

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

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

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

C. "Employment Characteristics of Families in 2005 (Apr. 27, 2006, ASCII text, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/famee.toc.htm

7. National Science Foundation Report: "Science and Engineering State Profiles: 2003-04" (NSF 06-314, May 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format). Note: link to .pdf format for individual states can be found below the map.

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf06314/

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US States:

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Addition: "Vitals Data Simple Select": Birth data for Indiana, Indiana counties, Indiana regions, U.S. and states is now available on STATS Indiana.

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

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Australia:

1. Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia" (May 2006, .pdf format and Microsoft Excel format, 36p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3401.0Mar%202006?OpenDocument

2. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Incidence of type 1 diabetes in Australians under 40 years: a snapshot of National Diabetes Register data for 2000-02," (May 2006, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10278

3. Queensland Government: "Population Projections" (May 2006, .pdf format, 8p.)

http://www.oesr.qld.gov.au/queensland_by_theme/demography/population/regular_publications/population_projections.shtml

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Canada:

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

A. "Giving Birth in Canada: The Costs" (April 2006, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_308_E&cw_topic=308&cw_rel=AR_1106_E

B. "Drug Expenditure in Canada 1985 to 2005" (May 2006, .pdf format, 146p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_570_E&cw_topic=570&cw_rel=AR_80_E

2. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Income and the Outcomes of Children," by Lynn Lethbridge and Shelley Phipps (Research Paper No. 281, May 2006, .pdf format, 66p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=11F0019MIE2006281

Click on "View" and then follow the link to full text.

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China:

National Bureau of Statistics Compendium: _China Statistical Yearbook 2005_ (2006, HTML and Microsoft Excel format). Note 1: cancel any request to download a Chinese language character set. The Yearbook is in English. Note 2: Links may only work in Microsoft Internet Explorer at this time.

http://www.stats.gov.cn/tjsj/ndsj/2005/indexeh.htm

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark StatBank Denmark Updates:

A. "BIDRAG1: Advance payments of child maintenance by region and age: 2000-2005"

http://www.statbank.dk/BIDRAG1

B. "BIDRAG2: Advance payments of child maintenance, by region and benefits: 2000-2005"

http://www.statbank.dk/BIDRAG2

C. "PA1A: Hospital patients by region, diagnosis, age and sex: 2000-2004:

http://www.statbank.dk/PA1A

StatBank Denmark:

http://www.statbank.dk/statbank5a/default.asp?w=1024

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Immigrant Pupils in Educational Institutions, 2003/04" (April 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 47p.). Note: cancel any request to download a Hebrew language character set. This report is in English.

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/education_imig04/education_imig_e.htm

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia Press Release: "Country of residence and nationality of residents of Latvia at the beginning of 2006" (May 12, 2006).

http://www.csb.lv/ateksts.cfm?tem_kods=dem&datums=%7Bts%20%272006%2D05%2D12%2012%3A55%3A00%27%7D

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Media Releases:

A. "Figures on Mothers Delivered" (May 12, 2006).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/media-releases/corporate-communications/mothers-day-2006-mr.htm

B. "National Population Estimates" (May 12, 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 9p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/national-population-estimates/national-population-estimates-mar06qtr-hotp.htm

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Slovenia News:

Statistical Office of Slovenia News Release: "International Day of the Family: families in Slovenia" (May 11, 2006).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=169

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Turkey

Turkish Statistical Institute Compendium: _Statistical Yearbook 2005_ (May 2006, .pdf format, 416p.).

http://www.die.gov.tr/ENGLISH/yillik.pdf

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UK:

1. Department for Education and Skills Report: "Outcome Indicators for Looked after Children, Twelve months to 30 September 2005 - England" (May 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 69p.).

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/VOL/v000655/index.shtml

2. Department of Trade and Industry Report: "Individual incomes of men and women - 1996-97 to 2004-05" (May 2006, .pdf format, 109p.).

http://www.womenandequalityunit.gov.uk/indiv_incomes/report2006.pdf

3. Office of National Statistics News Release, First Release:

A. "Household Income: Top fifth 4 times better off than bottom fifth" (News release, May 12, 2006).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=334

B. "Regional Household Income (May 9, 2006, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/gdhi0506.pdf

4. Home Office Report: "Local crime data (selected offences): information from individual police forces (experimental statistics)" (May 2006, .zip compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel data, 9p.).

http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/instanceSelection.do?JSAllowed=true&Function=&%24ph=60_61&CurrentPageId=61&step=2&datasetFamilyId=1347&instanceSelection=117814&Next.x=12&Next

5. Department of Work and Pensions Report: "Ethnic minority populations and the labour market: an analysis of the 1991 and 2001 Census," by L. Simpson, K. Purdam, A. Tajar, E. Fieldhouse, V. Gavalas, M. Tranmer, J. Pritchard, and D. Dorling (Research Report 333, 2006, .pdf format, 287p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/Report333.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Articles: _DR_ is " a free, expedited, peer-reviewed journal of the population sciences published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany).

A. "The relationship between educational field, educational level, and childlessness among Swedish women born in 1955-59," by Gunnar Andersson and Gerda Neyer (Vol. 14, Article 15, May 2006, .pdf format, p. 331-380). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/15/default.htm

Click on PDF icon for link to full text.

B. "Educational attainment and ultimate fertility among Swedish women born in 1955-59," by Jan M. Hoem, Gerda Neyer, and Gunnar Andersson (Vol. 14, Article 16, May 2006, p. 381-414).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/16/default.htm
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Population Reference Bureau Report, Articles:

A. "The Risk of Negative Child Outcomes in Low-Income Families," by Mark Mather and Dia Adams (April 2006, .pdf format, 15p.).

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

B. "Making the Link in the Philippines: A New PRB Datasheet (May 2006, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/Datasheets/Making_the_Link_in_the_Philippines__A_New_PRB_Datasheet.htm

C. "Youth in Pakistan: Four New Policy Briefs (May 2006). The page links to four reports: "Culture of Silence: A Brief on Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth in Pakistan," by Munawar Sultana; "The Poverty Trap: Leveling the Playing Field for Young People," by Azeema Faizunnisa; Two Worlds Under the Same Roof: A Brief on Gender Difference in Transitions to Adulthood," by Munawar Sultana; and "Discrimination Starts at Home: A Brief on Parents' Aspirations for Adolescents and Youth in Pakistan," by Minhaj ul Haque (all 2006, all .pdf format).

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

D. "Fertility Decline and Reproductive Health in Morocco: New DHS Figures," by Mohamed Ayad and Farzaneh Roudi (May 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/DataFinder/New_Country_Data/Fertility_Decline_and_Reproductive_Health_in_Morocco__New_DHS_Figures.htm

E. "A First Glimpse at the 2004 Palestinian Demographic and Health Survey," by Ayesha Al-Rifai and Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi (May 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/DataFinder/New_Country_Data/A_First_Glimpse_at_the_2004_Palestinian_Demographic_and_Health_Survey.htm

F. "Rural America Undergoing a Diversity of Demographic Change," by Kenneth Johnson (May 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/Rural_America_Undergoing_a_Diversity_of_Demographic_Change.htm

G. "Americans Flocking to Outer Suburbs in Record Numbers," by Robert Lalasz (May 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/Americans_Flocking_to_Outer_Suburbs_in_Record_Numbers.htm

H. "Obstacles to Vaccines for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Cervical Cancer," by Marya Khan (May 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/Obstacles_to_Vaccines_for_AIDS,_Tuberculosis,_and_Cervical_Cancer.htm

I. "The Battle Over Unauthorized Immigration to the United States," by Philip Martin (May 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/The_Battle_Over_Unauthorized_Immigration_to_the_United_States.htm

J. "Take a Number: Population, Health, and Environment News You Might Have Missed" (May 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/Journalists/Take_A_Number/Take_A_Number.htm
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Save the Children USA Report: "State of the World's Mothers 2005" (May 2006, .pdf format, 44p.).

http://www.savethechildren.org/mothers/report_2005/index.asp

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Children In North America Project Report: "Growing Up in North America: Child Well-Being in Canada, the United States & Mexico" (2006, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://www.childreninnorthamerica.org/report_series.html

Click on PDF icon next to "Growing Up in North America..." for link to full text.

More information on CNAP:

http://www.childreninnorthamerica.org/child_northamerica.html
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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Why Do People Lack Health Insurance?" by John Graves and Sharon K. Long (May 2006, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411317.html

B. "What About the Dads? Child Welfare Agencies' Efforts to Identify, Locate and Involve Nonresident Fathers," by Karin Malm, Julie Murray, and Rob Geen (May 2006, .pdf format, 171p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411316.html
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London School of Economics Health Periodical: _Eurohealth_ (Vol. 12, No. 1, 2006, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/pdf/eurohealth/vol12no1.pdf
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University of Chicago Press Book: _Sociological Beginnings: The First Conference of the German Society for Sociology_ (2005, 244p.). For more information see:

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/168990.ctl
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Population Action International Research Commentary: "Closing the Gender Gap in Education: Is There Evidence of Short-term Declines in Adolescent Fertility?" by Sarah Haddock and Richard P. Cincotta (Vol. 1, No. 5, May 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.populationaction.org/resources/researchCommentaries/EducGenderGap_May06.htm
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JSTOR Additions: The JSTOR journal archive has added the following journals, which may be of interest to demography researchers: _Bulletin of Latin American Research_; _The Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers canadiens de sociologie_; _Journal of Public Health Policy_; and _The Milbank Quarterly_. Note that JSTOR journals generally have a rolling publication window, providing the latest issue usually from two to five years before the present.

http://www.jstor.org/
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_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract: "Admixture dynamics in Hispanics: A shift in the nuclear genetic ancestry of a South American population isolate," by Gabriel Bedoya, Patricia Montoya, Jenny García, Ivan Soto, Stephane Bourgeois, Luis Carvajal, Damian Labuda, Victor Alvarez, Jorge Ospina, Philip W. Hedrick, and Andres Ruiz-Linares (Vol. 103, No. 19, p. 7234-7239).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/19/7234?etoc
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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. 19, May 15, 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: "Semiparametric Analysis of Wealth-Age Profiles," by Joon W. Nahm and Robert F. Schoeni (PSC Research Report 06-599, May 2006, .pdf format, 20p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4061
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University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology: " Retinol-binding protein stability in dried blood spots," by Masako Fujita, Eleanor Brindle, Bettina Shell Duncan, Jane Shofer, and Kathleen A. O'Connor (WP 06-02, April 2006, .pdf format, 9p.).

Abstract:

Background: Retinol-binding protein (RBP) is accepted as a substitute measure of retinol, a biochemical marker for vitamin A status. A recently developed enzyme immunoassay for RBP uses serum or whole blood stored as dried blood spots (DBS). However, the stability profile of RBP in DBS has not been examined.

Methods: A total of 63 DBS collected by finger prick, then stored sealed in a plastic bag with desiccant were exposed to one of 5 time and storage temperature treatments: 1) Baseline, 2) 30 degrees Centigrage for 7days, 3) 30 degrees Centigrade for 14 days, 4) 30 degrees Centigrade for 28 days, and 5) 4 degrees Centigrade for 38 days, and then assayed for RBP. Using linear mixed effects models, RBP concentrations at baseline were compared with storage time/temperature treatments.

Results: RBP stored at 30 degrees Centigrade remained stable in DBS for 2-4 weeks at the group level although at 4 weeks there were some variations in RBP stability across subjects. By contrast, specimens stored at 4 degrees Centigrade for 38 days produced values significantly lower than baseline (p=.0023).

Conclusion: RBP in DBS collected by finger-prick can withstand storage at a relatively high ambient temperature (30 degrees Centigrade) up to 2-4 weeks and thus facilitates accurate vitamin A status assessments at the population level. In field settings where immediate cold storage or assay is unavailable, DBS is likely to be more stable stored at ambient temperature than in a refrigerator.

http://csde.washington.edu/downloads/06-02.pdf
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Princeton University Center for Health and Well-Being:

"Socioeconomic Status and Health in Childhood: A Comment on Chen, Martin and Matthews," by Anne Case, Christina Paxson, and Tom Vogl (May 2006, .pdf format, 11p.).

Abstract:

Understanding whether the gradient in children's health becomes steeper with age is an important first step in uncovering the mechanisms that connect economic and health status, and in recommending sensible interventions to protect children's health. To that end, this paper examines why two sets of authors, Chen et al (2006) and Case et al (2002), using data from the same source, reach markedly different conclusions about income-health gradients in childhood. We find that differences can be explained primarily by the inclusion (exclusion) of a handful of younger adults living independently.

https://www.wws.princeton.edu/rpds/downloads/Case_Socioecon_status_health_childhood_ac_cp_tv.pdf
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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "The Effects of Health on Health Insurance Status in Fragile Families," by Hope Corman, Anne Carroll, Kelly Noonan, and Nancy E. Reichman (w12197, May 2006, .pdf format, 43p.).

Abstract:

We use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study to estimate the effects of poor infant health, pre-pregnancy health conditions of the mother, and the father's health status on health insurance status of urban, mostly unmarried, mothers and their one-year-old children. Virtually all births were covered by health insurance, but one year later about one third of mothers and over 10 percent of children were uninsured. We separately examine births that were covered by public insurance and those that were covered by private insurance. The child's health status had no effect, for the most part, on whether the mother or child became uninsured. For publicly insured births, a maternal physical health condition made it less likely that both the mother and child became uninsured, while maternal mental illness made it more likely that both the mother and child lost insurance coverage. For privately insured births, the father's suboptimal physical health made it more likely that the mother, but not the child, became uninsured.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12197

B. "Do High School Exit Exams Influence Educational Attainment or Labor Market Performance?" by Thomas S. Dee and Brian A. Jacob (w12199, May 2006, .pdf format, 55p.).

Abstract:

State requirements that high school graduates pass exit exams were the leading edge of the movement towards standards-based reform and continue to be adopted and refined by states today. In this study, we present new empirical evidence on how exit exams influenced educational attainment and labor market experiences using data from the 2000 Census and the National Center for Education Statistics' Common Core of Data (CCD). Our results suggest that the effects of these reforms have been heterogeneous. For example, our analysis of the Census data suggests that exit exams significantly reduced the probability of completing high school, particularly for black students. Similarly, our analysis of grade-level dropout data from the CCD indicates that Minnesota's recent exit exam increased the dropout rate in urban and high-poverty school districts as well as in those with a relatively large concentration of minority students. This increased risk of dropping out was concentrated among 12th grade students. However, we also found that Minnesota's exit exam lowered the dropout rate in low-poverty and suburban school districts, particularly among students in the 10th and 11th grades. These results suggest that exit exams have the capacity to improve student and school performance but also appear to have exacerbated the inequality in educational attainment.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12199

C. "The Academic Achievement Gap in Grades 3 to 8," by Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, and Jacob L. Vigdor (w12207, May 2006, .pdf format, 52p.).

Abstract:

Using data for North Carolina public school students in grades 3 to 8, we examine achievement gaps between white students and students from other racial and ethnic groups. We focus on successive cohorts of students who stay in the state's public schools for all six years, and study both differences in means and in quantiles. Our results on achievement gaps between black and white students are consistent with those from other longitudinal studies: the gaps are sizable, are robust to controls for measures of socioeconomic status, and show no monotonic trend between 3rd and 8th grade. In contrast, both Hispanic and Asian students tend to gain on whites as they progress through these grades. Looking beyond simple mean differences, we find that the racial gaps between low-performing students have tended to shrink as students progress through school, while racial gaps between high-performing students have widened. Racial gaps differ widely across geographic areas within the state; very few of the districts or groups of districts that we examined have managed simultaneously to close the black-white gap and raise the relative test scores of black students.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12207
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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:

A. "First birth trends in developed countries: a cohort analysis," by Tomas Frejka and Jean-Paul Sardon (WP-2006-014, May 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-014.pdf

B. "Religion, religiousness and fertility in the U.S. and in Europe," by Tomas Frejk and Charles F. Westoff (WP-2006-013, May 2006, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-013.pdf
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International Monetary Fund:

A. "Macroeconomic Effects and Policy Challenges of Population Aging," by Natalia T. Tamirisa and Hamid Faruqee (Working Paper No. 06/95, April 2006, .pdf format, 23p.). Access to the abstract and full-text can be found:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk=18947.0

B. "Why are Women Working So Much More in Canada? An International Perspective," by Evridiki Tsounta (Working Paper No. 06/92, April 2006, .pdf format, 37p.). Access to the abstract and full-text can be found:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk=18916.0
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World Bank Policy Research Programme:

A. "Early childhood development through an integrated program: evidence from the Philippines," by Jere R. Behrman, Elizabeth M. King, Graeme Armecin, Paulita Duazo, Sharon Ghuman, Socorro Gultiano, and Nannette Lee (WPS3922, May 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 37p.). 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_20060511122104

B. "Migration in towns in China, a tale of three provinces : evidence from preliminary tabulations of 2000 census," by Anqing Shi (WPS3890, April 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 17p.). 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_20060417173053

C. "Labor supply, school attendance, and remittances from international migration : the case of El Salvador," by Pablo Acosta (WPS3903, April 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 57p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469382&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060421093356
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United Nations Development Programme: "Gearing macroeconomic polices to manage large inflows of ODA: The implications for HIV/AIDS programmes," by Anis Chowdhury and Terry McKinley (Working Paper No. 17, May 2006, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/newsletters/WorkingPaper17.pdf
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ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) [London [UK]: "Understanding socio-economic inequalities in childhood respiratory health," by John A. Rigg and Carol Propper (CASE 109, May 2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Recent evidence has shown a socio-economic gradient in its distribution. This paper examines whether a number of factors argued to have led to a rise in the incidence of asthma might also explain the social gradient. Several of these have been the object of policy intervention, though not necessarily with the aim of lowering childhood respiratory conditions. Using a large cohort study (the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children) we find significant inequalities in three respiratory conditions in middle childhood. We investigate eight potential mediating factors: exposure to other children in infancy, child's diet, poor housing conditions, maternal smoking, parental history of asthma, poor child health at birth, maternal age at child's birth and local deprivation. We find that each of these alone typically explains a relatively modest part of each respiratory inequality, with child's diet, local deprivation and maternal smoking generally the most important. But taken together, the mediating factors account for a substantial part of the respiratory inequalities. So the socio-economic gradient appears to operate through a number of inter-correlated pathways, some of which may be amenable to policy intervention.

http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/cp/CASEpaper109.pdf
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) [Laxenburg, Austria]: "The Low Fertility Trap Hypothesis: Forces that may lead to further postponement and fewer births in Europe," by Wolfgang Lutz, Vegard Skirbekk, and Maria Rita Testa (Interim Report IR-06-017, April 2006, .pdf format, 21p.).

Abstract:

This paper starts from the assessment that there is no good theory in the social sciences that would tell us whether fertility in low fertility countries is likely to recover in the future or will continue to fall. The question is key to the discussion whether or not governments should take action aimed at influencing the fertility rate. To enhance the scholarly discussion in this field, the paper introduces a clearly-defined hypothesis which describes plausible self-reinforcing mechanisms that would result, if unchecked, in a continued decrease of the number of births in Europe. This hypothesis has three components: a demographic one based on the negative population growth momentum, i.e., the fact that fewer potential mothers in the future will result in fewer births, a sociological one based on the assumption that ideal family size for the younger cohorts is declining as a consequence of the lower actual fertility they see in the previous cohorts, and an economic one based on the first part of the Easterlin (1980) relative income hypothesis, namely, that fertility results from the combination of aspirations and expected income, and assumes that aspirations are on an increasing trajectory while expected income for the younger cohorts declines, partly as a consequence of population ageing induced by low fertility. All three factors would work towards a downward spiral in births in the future. If there is reason to assume that such mechanisms will indeed be at work, then this should strengthen the motivation of governments to take immediate action (possibly through policies addressing the tempo effect) in order to still escape from the expected trap.

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/PUB/Documents/IR-06-017.pdf
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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 2120-2134.

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

Other Journals:

AIDS (Vol. 20, No. 8, May 12, 2006).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200605120-00000.htm

Health Policy and Planning (Vol. 21, No. 3, May 2006).

http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol21/issue3/index.dtl

Public Health Nursing (Vol. 23, Nos. 1, 2, 3, January, March/April, May/June 2006). Note: 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 these issues.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/phn

Research in Nursing and Health (Vol. 29, No. 3, June 2006).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/33706

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

Centre for Population Studies (Umea University [Sweden] Call for Papers: "International Workshop: Indigenous Identity in Demographical Sources," a workshop to be held Sep. 29-30, 2006 in Umea, Sweden. For more information see:

http://www.ddb.umu.se/cbs/conferences.htm

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

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. "The Influence of Religiosity and Spirituality on Health Risk Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01)" (PA-06-401, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, in conjunction with two other agencies, May 9, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-401.html

C. "The Influence of Religiosity and Spirituality on Health Risk Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R03) (PA-06-402, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, in conjunction with two other agencies, May 9, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-402.html

D. "The Influence of Religiosity and Spirituality on Health Risk Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21)" (PA-06-403, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, in conjunction with two other agencies, May 9, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-403.html
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Syracuse University Center for European Studies and Maxwell European Union Center: "Postdoctoral Fellow, European Studies," (May 11, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.lisproject.org/whatsnew.htm

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DATA:

US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Analytic Guidelines Update (National Center for Health Statistics, December 2005, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes/nhanes_03_04/nhanes_analytic_guidelines_dec_2005.pdf
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on May 9, 2006, which may be of interest to demography researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. Tofind out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/org/announce.html

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

Click on "list".
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Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research: Samples of Anonymised Records: Small Area Microdata file" Announcement: "2001 Controlled Access Microdata Sample Test file." (May 5, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/sars/2001/test-cams/index.html

More information about Samples of Anonymised Records:

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

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Supplement: The following items have been added to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID Bibliography. The entire bibliography can be found at:

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

Dunifon, Rachel; Duncan, Greg, and Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne. The Long Term Impact of Parental Organization and Efficiency. Kalil, Ariel and DeLeire, Thomas, (Eds). Family Investments in Children's Potential: Resources and Parenting Behaviors That Promote Success. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erbaum Associates; 2004; pp85-118.

Dunn, J. S.; Kinney, D. A., and Hofferth, Sandra L. Parental Ideologies and Children's After-School Activities. American Behavioral Scientist. 2003; 461359-1386.

Fuligni, Allison Sidle and Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne. Measuring Mother and Father Shared Caregiving: an Analysis Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics-Child Development Supplement. Day, Randal D. and Lamb, Michael E., (Eds). Conceptualizing and Measuring Father Involvement. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 2004; pp341-357.

Kowaleski-Jones, Lori; Dunifon, Rachel, and Ream G. Community Contributions to Scholastic Success. Journal of Community Psychology. 2006; 34(3):343-362.

Mahoney, J. L.; Harris, A. L., and Eccles, Jackie S. Organized Activity Participation and the Over-Scheduling Hypothesis. Social Policy Report, The Society for Research on Child Development. 2006.

McBride, Brent A.; Schoppe, Sarah J.; Ho, Moon-Ho, and Rane, Thomas R. Multiple Determinants of Father Involvement: An Exploratory Analysis Using the PSID-CDS Data Set. Day, Randal D and Lamb, Michael E., (Eds). Conceptualizing and Measuring Father Involvement. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 2004; pp. 321-340.

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Jack Solock
Data Librarian--Center for Demography and Ecology
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
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