Current Demographic Research Report #135, May 22, 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, Facts for Features***

Office of Management and Budget Federal Register Notice: "North American Industry Classification System -- Revision for 2007"

Government Accountability Office Report: "2010 Census: Census Bureau Generally Follows Selected Leading Acquisition Planning Practices, but Continued Management Attention Is Needed to Help Ensure Success"

National Center for Health Statistics Reports

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Article, Surveillance Summary, Dispatch***

Centers for Disease Control Periodical: _Emerging Infectious Diseases_

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Opiate-Related Drug Misuse Deaths in 6 States, 2003"

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs

National Center for Education Statistics Compendium Tables, Report

Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports

Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2005"***

Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "America's Diverse Family Farms: Structure and Finances"

National Science Foundation Report: "Federal Funds for R&D: FY 2003-05"

National Research Council Monographs

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US States:

North Dakota:

State Data Center Economic Brief, Article

Utah:

David Eccles School of Business, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Utah Report: "Long Term Demographic Trends Impacting Higher Education in Utah"

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European Union:

Eurostat News Release: "Around 25 million non-nationals living in EU25 Member States in EU25 Member States in 2004"

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Organisation for Economice Co-operation and Development Report: "Where Immigrant Students Succeed - A Comparative Review of Performance and Engagement in PISA 2003"

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Experimental Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2005"

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Estonia:

Statistics Estonia News Release: "The decrease of the population number is slowing down"

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Japan:

Statistics Research and Training Institute Statistics Bureau Report: "Survey of Household Economy" (Items Related To Expenditure)(March 2006 and The First Quarter of 2006 and 2005 Fiscal Yearly Average) / (Items Related To Information Technology(IT))(The First Quarter of 2006)

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Report: "Birthrate in the Republic of Macedonia by municipalities in 2005"

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Monograph, Report

Statistics New Zealand/Taturanga Aotearoa Report: "Births and Deaths: March 2006 quarter"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Decline in unemployment within all immigrant-groups"

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Philippines:

National Statistical Office News Releases

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UK:

National Statistics Office News Release: "Fertility rate is highest for 13 years - Birth and deaths in 2005"***

Her Majesty's Treasury Report: "Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2006"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "Changes in educational assortative mating in contemporary Spain"

Urban Institute Fact Sheet, Reports

Kaiser Family Foundation Survey: "Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS"

Partnership for a Drug-Free America Report: "The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS): Teens in Grades 7 through 12"

K.K. Agencies Books on Indian Demography

_New England Journal of Medicine_ Perspective Extracts

_British Medical Journal_, Various

_Lancet_, Various

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

National Bureau of Economic Research
Princeton University Center for Research on Child Well-Being
Harvard University Department of Economics
United Nations Development Programme
UK Department of Work and Pensions
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattie (FEEM)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

US National Institutes of Health/National Center for Education Statistics Call for Papers

Bureau of Labor Statistics: "2006 Inaugural Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) Microdata Users' Workshop"

University of California at Los Angeles Center for Advanced Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research Center Summer Institute

London [UK] School of Economics Economic and Social Research Council Call for Papers: "Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism: " Political Demography: Ethnic, National and Religious Dimensions"

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health London School of Economics Health and Social Care Centre

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

US House Government Reform Committee Hearing Publication: "The National Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan: Is the United States Ready for Avian Flu?"

DATA

US National Center for Education Statistics: "2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04)"

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

UK Data Archive

Cathy Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research [University of Manchester, Lancashire, UK]

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Kaiser Family Foundation StateHealthFacts.org Update

KaiserEdu SmartLinks Topic Searches

National Center for Education Statistics: "State Education Reforms website"

Pan American Health Organization: "Gender and HIV"

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "Asian-Owned Firms: 2002" (SB02-00CS-ASIAN, 2002 Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Company Statistics Series May 2006, .pdf format, 496p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/ec02/sb0200csasian.pdf

***Related article: "Asian-owned firms in U.S. took in $326 billion in '02," by Vanessa Hua (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, May 17, 2006).
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/05/17/MNGFHIT1181.DTL

B. "The Fourth of July: 2006" (CB06-FF.09, May 17, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006825.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ff-09.pdf

C. "2006 Hurricane Season Begins" (CB06-FFSE.05, May 22, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006838.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06-ffse.05.pdf

2. Office of Management and Budget Federal Register Notice: "North American Industry Classification System -- Revision for 2007," (May 16, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.census.gov/epcd/naics07/index.html

3. Government Accountability Office Report: "2010 Census: Census Bureau Generally Follows Selected Leading Acquisition Planning Practices, but Continued Management Attention Is Needed to Help Ensure Success" (GAO-06-277, May 2006, .pdf format, 46p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06277.pdf

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

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

4. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2003 Annual Summary With Detailed Diagnosis and Procedure Data," by Lola Jean Kozak, Karen A. Lees, and Carol J. DeFrances (_Vital and Health Statistics_, Series 13, No. 160, May 2006, .pdf format, 206p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_13/sr13_160.pdf

B. "Provisional Report. Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2004" (Vital and Health Statistics Series 10, Data From the National Health Interview Survey No. 229, May 2006, .pdf format, 69p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_229.pdf

5. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Article, Surveillance Summary, Dispatch:

A. "Physical Dating Violence Among High School Students" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 55, No. 19, May 19, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 532-535).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5519a3.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5519.pdf

***Related article: "Dating violence common among U.S. teens" (Reuters via MSNBC.com, May 18, 2006).
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12858852/

B. "Youth Tobacco Surveillance --- United States, 2001--2002" (Centers for Disease Control Surveillance Summary, Vol. 55, No. SS03, May 19, 2006, HTML and. pdf format, p. 1-56).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5503a1.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/ss/ss5503.pdf

C. "Update: Multistate Outbreak of Mumps --- United States, January 1--May 2, 2006" (Vol. 55, Dispatch, p. 1-5).

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm55d518a1.htm

6. Centers for Disease Control Periodical: _Emerging Infectious Diseases_ (Vol. 12, No. 5, May 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

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

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

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

7. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Opiate-Related Drug Misuse Deaths in 6 States, 2003" (Drug Abuse Warning Network Report, May 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

8. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "The Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2002-2003," by Steven B. Cohen and William Yu (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Statistical Brief 124, May 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

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

B. "Outpatient Prescribed Medicine Expenses by Source of Payment and Insurance Status for the Medicare and Non-Medicare Populations, 2003," by Marie N. Stagnitti (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Statistical Brief #125, May 2006, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=743

9. National Center for Education Statistics Compendium Tables, Report:

A. _Digest of Education Statistics: 2005_: Tables for this compendium have been made available (ASCII text and Microsoft Excel format).

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d05_tf.asp

B. "Calories In, Calories Out: Food and Exercise in Public Elementary Schools, 2005," by Basmat Parsad and Laurie Lewis (NCES 2006057, May 2006, .pdf format, 111p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006057

C. "NCES Studies on American Indian and Alaska Native Education," (NCES 2005535, October 2005, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005535

10. Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports:

A. "Consumer Expenditures in 2004" (Report 992, May 2006, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.bls.gov/cex/csxann04.pdf

B. "100 Years of U.S. Consumer Spending: Data for the Nation, New York City, and Boston" (BLS Report 991, May 2006, .pdf format, 72p.).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/uscs/home.htm

C. "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2005" (May 2006).

http://www.bls.gov/cps/minwage2005.htm

11. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2005," by Paige M. Harrison and Allen J. Beck (NCJ 213133, May 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 13p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/pjim05.htm

***Related article: "Number of U.S. inmates rises 2 percent," by Elizabeth White (Associated Press via _Seattle [Washington] Post-Intelligencer], May 22, 2006).
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Prison_Population.html

12. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "America's Diverse Family Farms: Structure and Finances," by Robert Hoppe, James MacDonald, and David Banker (Economic Information Bulletin EIB-13, May 2006, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/EIB13/

13. National Science Foundation Report: "Federal Funds for R&D: FY 2003-05" (NSF 06-313, May 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 343p.). Note: for Excel tables, use individual contents links.

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf06313/

14. National Research Council Monographs:

A. _Exploring the Role of Antiviral Drugs in the Eradication of Polio: Workshop Report_ (Global Poliomyelitis Eradication, National Research Council, 2006, OpenBook and .pdf format, 82p.). Note ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Free registration is required before a free .pdf copy is provided.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11599.html

B. _Food Insecurity and Hunger in the United States: An Assessment of the Measure_ (Panel to Review U.S Department of Agriculture's Measurement of Food Insecurity and Hunger, National Research Council, 2006, OpenBook and .pdf format, 156p.). Note ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Free registration is required before a free .pdf copy is provided.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11578.html

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US States:

1. North Dakota:

State Data Center Economic Brief, Article

A. "Personal Income in North Dakota: 2004" (Economic Briefs Vol. 15, No. 5, May 2006, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB15_5Press.pdf

B. "Fargo's role as people magnet declines," by Patrick Springer (The Forum, May 17, 2006).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/media/forum051706.htm

2. Utah:

David Eccles School of Business, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Utah Report: "Long Term Demographic Trends Impacting Higher Education in Utah," by Pamela S. Perlich (2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.business.utah.edu/updir/2655_bebr_HighEdTrends.pdf

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European Union:

Eurostat News Release: "Around 25 million non-nationals living in EU25 Member States in EU25 Member States in 2004" (64/2006, May 19, 2006, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://epp.eurostat.cec.eu.int/pls/portal/docs/PAGE/PGP_PRD_CAT_PREREL/PGE_CAT_PREREL_YEAR_2006/PGE_CAT_PREREL_YEAR_2006_MONTH_05/3-19052006-EN-AP.PDF

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Organisation for Economice Co-operation and Development Report: "Where Immigrant Students Succeed - A Comparative Review of Performance and Engagement in PISA 2003," (May 2006, .pdf format, 224p.).

http://www.pisa.oecd.org/document/44/0,2340,en_32252351_32236173_36599916_1_1_1_1,00.html

Click on "Download the PDF version of the report" at the bottom of the page for link to full text.

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Experimental Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2005" (May 2006, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/6287.02005?OpenDocument

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Estonia:

Statistics Estonia News Release: "The decrease of the population number is slowing down" (May 18, 2006).

http://www.stat.ee/178382

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Japan:

Statistics Research and Training Institute Statistics Bureau Report: ""Survey of Household Economy" (Items Related To Expenditure)(March 2006 and The First Quarter of 2006 and 2005 Fiscal Yearly Average) / (Items Related To Information Technology(IT))(The First Quarter of 2006)" (May 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/joukyou/12.htm

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Report: "Birthrate in the Republic of Macedonia by municipalities in 2005" (May 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=03.01&rbs=2

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New Zealand:

1. Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Monograph, Report:

A. _Unequal Impact: Maori and Non-Maori Cancer Statistics 1996-2001_, by B. Robson, G. Purdie, and D. Cormack (May 2006, .pdf format, 242p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/238fd5fb4fd051844c256669006aed57/d43ab8463c97d9a4cc25716f001354aa?OpenDocument

B. "An Indication of New Zealanders' Health 2005" (May 2006, .pdf format and Microsoft Word format, 50p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/a86cb326421077dccc256ff10070314c/2db4bd8f56d7e1cdcc25716c001b25c4?OpenDocument

2. Statistics New Zealand/Taturanga Aotearoa Report: "Births and Deaths: March 2006 quarter" (May 2006, .pdf format and Microsoft Excel format, 10p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/births-and-deaths/births-deaths-mar06qtr-hotp.htm?page=para011Master

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Decline in unemployment within all immigrant-groups" (Registered unemployment among immigrants, 1st quarter 2006, May 19, 2006). The news release links to several topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/innvarbl_en/

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Philippines:

National Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Contraceptive Prevalence Rate remains at 49 percent: Results from 2005 Family Planning Survey (FPS)" (May 16, 2006).

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/pressrelease/2006/pr0632tx.html

B. "One Out of Four Married Women Currently Practicing Family Planning Intends to Stop Doing So: Results from 2005 Family Planning Survey (FPS)"(May 16, 2006).

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/pressrelease/2006/pr0631tx.html

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UK:

1. National Statistics Office News Release: "Fertility rate is highest for 13 years - Birth and deaths in 2005" (May 18, 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/bd0506.pdf

Related article: " Immigrants help take fertility rate to a 13-year high," by Sarah Womack (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 19, 2006).
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/05/19/nbirth19.xml

2. Her Majesty's Treasury Report: "Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2006" (May 2006, .pdf format, 191p.).

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/economic_data_and_tools/finance_spending_statistics/pes_publications/pespub_pesa06.cfm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "Changes in educational assortative mating in contemporary Spain," by Albert Esteve and Clara Cortina (Vol. 14, Article 17, May 2006, .pdf format, p. 405-428).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/17/default.htm
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Urban Institute Fact Sheet, Reports:

A. "Children of Immigrants" (Fact Sheet, May 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/900955.html

B. "Roadmap to Coverage: Synthesis of Findings," by John Holahan, Linda J. Blumberg, Alan Weil, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Matthew Buettgens, Fredric Blavin, and Stephen Zuckerman (May 2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411327.html

C. "Understanding Changes in Child Poverty Over the Past Decade," by Austin Nichols (May 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411320.html

D. "How Does Family Well-Being Vary across Different Types of Neighborhoods?" by Margery Austin Turner, and Deborah R. Kaye (May 2006, .pdf format, 44p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/311322.html

E. "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Supermax Prisons," by Daniel P. Mears (May 2006, .pdf format, 98p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411326.html
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Kaiser Family Foundation Survey: "Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS" (May 2006, .pdf format, Toplines, 23p., Chartpack, 47p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/pomr050806pkg.cfm
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Partnership for a Drug-Free America Report: "The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS): Teens in Grades 7 through 12," (May 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.drugfree.org/Files/Full_Teen_Report

More information about PDFA:

http://www.drugfree.org/
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K.K. Agencies Books on Indian Demography:

A. _Scheduled Caste Population_, by M. R. Gangadhar (2005, 320p., ISBN 8174453431.

B. _ Problems of Population in India_, by Rajib Lochan Panigrahi (2005, 102p., ISBN 8171419755.

https://www.kkagencies.com/home.htm

Search on ISBN
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_New England Journal of Medicine_ Perspective Extracts:

A. "Can Massachusetts Lead the Way in Health Care Reform?" by Stuart H. Altman and Michael Doonan (Vol. 354, No. 20, May 18, 2006, p. 2093-2095).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/354/20/2093

B. "Health Care Reform in Massachusetts--A Work in Progress," by Robert Steinbrook (Vol. 354, No. 20, May 18, 2006, p. 2095-2098).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/354/20/2095
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_British Medical Journal_, Various:

A. "Ethnicity and adverse drug reactions," by Erik Eliasson (Editorial Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7551, p. 1163-1164).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7551/1163

B. "CDC to call for routine AIDS testing for people aged 13-64," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (News Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7551, p. 1169).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7551/1169-a

C. "Gap in contraceptive use between rich and poor is growing in US," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (News Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7551, p. 1170).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7551/1170-b

D. "AIDS in Russia--glasnost arrives at last," by Zosia Kmietowicz (News Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7551, p. 1176).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7551/1176

E. "Switzerland launches naked poster campaign to stop AIDS," by Katy Duke (News Roundup Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7551, p. 1174).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7551/1174-b

F. "Tomsk--a glimpse of one Russian region's experience with HIV/AIDS," by Zosia Kmietowicz (News Extra Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7551, p. 1176).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7551/1176-a

G. "Systematic review and meta-analysis of ethnic differences in risks of adverse reactions to drugs used in cardiovascular medicine," by Sarah E. McDowell, Jamie J. Coleman, and R. E. Ferner (Article Abstract, Vol. 332, No. 7551, p. 1177-1181).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/332/7551/1177

H. "HIV prevention in Mexican schools: prospective randomised evaluation of intervention," by Dilys Walker, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Pilar Torres, and Stefano M. Bertozzi (Article Abstract, Vol. 332, No. 7551, p. 1189-1194).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/332/7551/1189
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_Lancet_, Various: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Curbing the obesity epidemic" (Editorial, Vol. 367, No. 5922, May 13, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1549). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606686649/fulltext

B. "A reappraisal of H5N1 avian influenza" (Editorial, Vol. 367, No. 5922, May 13, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1550). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606686650/fulltext

C. "Condoms and the Vatican" (Editorial, Vol. 367, No. 5922, May 13, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1550). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606686662/fulltext

D. "China's rural health reforms tackle entrenched inequalities," by Jonathan Watts (World Report, Vol. 367, No. 5922, May 13, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1564-1565). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606686753/fulltext

E. "Romanian parents keep HIV a secret from infected children," by Carmiola Ionescu (World Report, Vol. 367, No. 5922, May 13, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1566). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606686765/fulltext
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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. 20, May 22, 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. "The Welfare Consequences of Hospital Mergers," by Robert Town, Douglas Wholey, Roger Feldman, and Lawton R. Burns (w12244, May 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

Abstract:

In the 1990s the US hospital industry consolidated. This paper estimates the impact of the wave of hospital mergers on welfare focusing on the impact on consumer surplus for the under-65 population. For the purposes of quantifying the price impact of consolidations, hospitals are modeled as an input to the production of health insurance for the under-65 population. The estimates indicate that the aggregate magnitude of the impact of hospital mergers is modest but not trivial. In 2001, average HMO premiums are estimated to be 3.2% higher than they would have been absent any hospital merger activity during the 1990s. In 2003, we estimate that because of hospital mergers private insurance rolls declined by approximately .3 percentage points or approximately 695,000 lives with the vast majority of those who lost private insurance joining the ranks of the uninsured. Our estimates imply that hospital mergers resulted in a cumulative consumer surplus loss of over $42.2 billion between 1990 and 2001. It is estimated that all but a modest $95.4 million of the loss in consumer surplus is transferred from consumers to providers.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12244

B. "Medicaid Policy Changes in Mental Health Care and Their Effect on Mental Health Outcomes," by Alison Cuellar and Sara Markowitz (w12232, May 2006, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

In recent years, Medicaid has experienced a dramatic increase in spending on prescription drugs in general and psychotropic medications in particular. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of increased Medicaid spending on psychotropic drugs on improving the mental health and well-being of participants at the population level. Specifically, we study the effect on outcomes that are strongly correlated with mood disorders, including depression, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder, controlling for concomitant increases in Medicaid eligibility thresholds and expansion into managed care for mental health services. Knowledge of the effects of changes in the Medicaid program is crucial to policymakers as they consider implementing and expanding mental health services. Our results show that increased spending on antidepressants and stimulants are associated with improvements in some outcomes, but not in others.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12232

C. "Home Production, Market Production and the Gender Wage Gap: Incentives and Expectations," by Stefania Albanesi and Claudia Olivetti (w12212, May 2006, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to study the joint determination of gender differentials in labor market outcomes and in the household division of labor. Specifically, we explore the hypothesis that incentive problems in the labor market amplify differences in earnings due to gender differentials in home hours. In turn, earnings differentials across genders reinforce the division of labor within the household. This gives rise to a potentially self-fulfilling feedback mechanism. As a consequence, gender differentials in earnings will be larger than any initial difference in relative productivity across genders. Even if productivity in home and market work is the same for female and male workers, both gendered and ungendered equilibria are possible and equally likely. If womens' comparative advantage in home production is large enough, there exists a unique equilibrium in which they have higher home hours and lower earnings than men. Our model delivers predictions on the relation between earnings ratios, incentive pay and home hours. First, gender earnings differentials should be higher for married workers in occupations in which the incentive problem is more severe. This effect should be stronger when the gender difference in home hours is greater. Moreover, the difference in the fraction of incentive pay across genders should be smaller for higher values of the female/male earnings ratio. Second, the husband/wife ratio of home hours should be negatively related with both the husband/wife earnings ratio and the difference in the fraction of incentive pay. We use the Census and the PSID to study these predictions and find that they are amply supported by the data.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12212
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Princeton University Center for Research on Child Well-Being: "Housing Policies and Unmarried Mothers' Living Arrangements," by Marah Curtis (Working Paper No. 2006-17-FF, May 2006, .pdf format, 48p.).

Abstract:

Many studies estimate the effects of welfare benefits on mothers' living arrangements while housing costs and subsidies are rarely the focus of study. Housing costs and subsidies affect the affordability and accessibility of housing. This article estimates the effects of housing prices and public and subsidized housing on the living arrangements of mothers three years after a non-marital birth while controlling for welfare benefit levels, sex ratios, unemployment rates, child support enforcement and personal characteristics. Results suggest that housing prices are positively associated with marriage, cohabitation and living with family. The availability of public and subsidized housing are negatively associated with both marriage and cohabitation relative to living alone. The relative risk of marriage is reduced more than cohabitation suggesting eligibility criteria and means-testing make marriage more costly. Failure to control for housing costs and subsidies leads to underestimates of the effects of welfare and unemployment rates on living arrangements.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-17-FF.pdf
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Harvard University Department of Economics: "Divorce, fertility and the shot gun marriage," by Alberto Alesina (April 2006, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

Using the birth certificates data from the Vital Statistics of the USA between 1968 and 1999, we construct state level panel data of different measures of fertility and examine the change in divorce laws. Total fertility declined in states that introduced unilateral divorce, which makes dissolution of marriage easier. Most of this effect is due to a decline of out-of-wedlock fertility. We suggest an explanation (and provide supportive evidence for it) based upon the effect of divorce laws on the probability of entering and exiting marriage. Women planning to have children marry more easily with an easier "exit option" from marriage. Thus, more children are born in the first years of marriage, while the total marital fertility does not change, probably as a result of an increase in divorces and marital instability. The effect of changes in divorce laws is greater among whites than African Americans.

http://post.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/alesina/papers/divorce.pdf
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United Nations Development Programme: "Poverty, inequality and redistribution: A methodology to define the rich," by Marcelo Medeiros (Working Paper No. 18, May 2006, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/newsletters/WorkingPaper18.pdf
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UK Department of Work and Pensions: "'Bucking the trend': What enables those who are disadvantaged in childhood to succeed later in life?" by Jo Blanden (May 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/WP31.pdf
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Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattie (FEEM) [Milano, Lomardia, Italy]:

A. "Rethinking the Gains from Immigration: Theory and Evidence from the U.S.," by Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri (WP 52.06, April 2006, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.feem.it/Feem/Pub/Publications/WPapers/WP2006-052.htm

B. "From Statistical to Geolinguistic Data: Mapping and Measuring Linguistic Diversity," by Monica Barni (WP 53.06, April 2006, .pdf format, 16p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.feem.it/Feem/Pub/Publications/WPapers/WP2006-053.htm

C. "Indicators of Migrants' Socio-Professional Integration," by Emilio Gregori Synergia (WP 59.06, April 2006, .pdf format, 19p.) Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.feem.it/Feem/Pub/Publications/WPapers/WP2006-059.htm

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

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

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/

B. click on "advanced search"
C. Type in your publication name and click "Exact title" radio button
D. Under "Show", click the "fax/ariel" radio button.
E. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

American Sociological Review (Vol. 71, No. 2, April 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.

Journal of Human Resources (Vol. 41, No. 2, 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.

Journal of Public Health Policy (Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006).

Social Science Journal (Vol. 43, No. 1, 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.
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Other Journals:

American Economic Review (Vol. 96, 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.aeaweb.org/aer/contents/

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 83, No. 6, June 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 these issues.

http://www.ajcn.org/future/83.6.shtml

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 163, No. 11, Jun. 1, 2006).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol163/issue11/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 96, No. 6, June 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol96/issue6/?etoc

Cities (Vol. 23, No. 3, June 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02642751

Demography (Vol. 43, No. 2, 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 these issues.

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/demography/toc/dem43.2.html

Journal of the American Statistical Association (Vol. 101, No. 474, June 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 these issues.

http://hermia.asa.catchword.org/vl=2068025/cl=12/nw=1/rpsv/cw/vhosts/asa/01621459/v101n474/contp1-1.htm

Population Research and Policy Review (Vol. 25, No. 1, February 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 these issues.

http://www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=J20218121890

Reproductive Health Matters (Vol. 14, No. 27, June 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09688080

Sociological Theory (Vol. 24, No. 2, June 2006).

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

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

US National Institutes of Health/National Center for Education Statistics Call for Papers: "The 2007 NICHD (National Institute for Child Health and Development)-NCES Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) - First Release Conference," to be held May 8-10, 2007, abstract deadline for papers, Sep. 1, 2006. For more information see:

http://nces.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/confinfo.asp?confid=20
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Bureau of Labor Statistics: "2006 Inaugural Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) Microdata Users' Workshop," to be held Jul. 17-18, 2006 in Washington, D.C. For more information see:

http://www.bls.gov/cex/csxworkshop.htm
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University of California at Los Angeles Center for Advanced Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research Center Summer Institute, to be held Aug. 14-16, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. For more information see:

http://www.caldar.org/html/summer-institute.html
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London [UK] School of Economics Economic and Social Research Council Call for Papers: "Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism: " Political Demography: Ethnic, National and Religious Dimensions," a conference to be held in London, UK Sep. 29-30, 2006. Call for Papers: Proposal Deadline 15 July 2006. For more information see:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/demography.htm

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG)[R01]" (PA-06-419, May 17, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, reissue of PA-02-011). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-419.html

B. "Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across the Lifespan (R21)" (PAR-06-420, May 17, 2006, Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, reissue of PAR-05-100). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-420.html
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London School of Economics Health and Social Care Centre: "Merck Trust Scholarship 2006/07," (May 2006). "This scholarship is for study within the LSE Health and Social Care research centre under the supervision on Professor Alistair McGuire. The focus of the PhD research will be in the general field of the economics of the pharmaceutical industry in Europe, with topics relating to competition within the pharmaceutical industry and/or innovation. Particularly, research on the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry (which may include the impact of Health Technology Assessment), quality and appropriateness of care, uptake and utilisation of medicines, prescribing (and pharmacoepidemiology) or barriers to access, medicines." The deadline for applications is June 16, 2006.

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentServicesCentre/financialSupportOffice/PgAppDeptAwards/merckTrust.htm

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Government Reform Committee Hearing Publication: "The National Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan: Is the United States Ready for Avian Flu?" a hearing held Nov. 4, 2005 (US House Serial Publication 109-94, ASCII text and .pdf format, 161p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house07ch109.html

Scroll to or "find in page" "109-94" (without the quotes).

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DATA:

US National Center for Education Statistics: "2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04)

A. "2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04) Methodology Report," by Ruth Heuer, Brian Kuhr, Mansour Fahimi, T.R. Curtin, Marjorie Hinsdale, Lisa Carley-Baxter, and Pat Green (NCES 2006179, May 2006, .pdf format, 376p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006179

B. "Restricted-Use Data File: 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04)" (NCES 2006183, April 2006). Note: A restricted data license is required to obtain this data. Restricted data license acquisition information is available at the site.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006183
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on May 19, 2006, which may be of interest to demography researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

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

New and updated data:

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

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

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

Click on "list".

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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 5139 -Family Resources Survey, 2003-2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5139
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Cathy Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research [University of Manchester, Lancashire, UK] Samples of Anonymised Records Data Update: " Labelling error in the 2001 Special License Household SAR. Please note that a labelling occurs on the hrsocgrd variable. This was due to an oversight by which coding was not adjusted to account for social grades 1 & 2 being combined into a single group. Value 1 should read Group A/B, 2 = Group C1, 3 = C2, 4 = D. The label for value 5 should read "E On benefit/unemployed". The SARs team would like to apologise for any misunderstanding or inconvenience caused by this error which will be rectified in the next version of the data." (May 17, 2006).

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

More information about SARS:

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

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation StateHealthFacts.org Update: Kaiser has recently updated this website. Items listed from Apr. 21 - May 17, 2006 have been updated.

http://statehealthfacts.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi?action=whatsnew
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KaiserEdu SmartLinks Topic Searches: SmartLinks provides 'pre-queried' searches on health policy topics in several different Internet search engines." For more information, see:

http://www.kaiseredu.org/smartlinks.asp
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National Center for Education Statistics: "State Education Reforms website," (May 2006). "This site, which draws primarily on data collected by organizations other than NCES, compiles and disseminates data on state-level education reform efforts in four areas: Standards, Assessment,and Accountability; School Finance Reform; Resources for Learning; and State Support for School Choice Options."

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/statereform/
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Pan American Health Organization: "Gender and HIV." "This web page houses information and resources on the topic of HIV/AIDS and gender."

http://www.paho.org/English/AD/GE/hiv1.htm

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Jack Solock
Data Librarian--Center for Demography and Ecology
4470 Social Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
jsolock@ssc.wisc.edu