Current Demographic Research Report #138, June 12, 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: "Special Population Estimates for Impacted Counties in the Gulf Coast Area"

Centers for Disease Control Report: "Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance--United States, 2005"

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_: "QuickStats: Life Expectancy at Birth, by Sex --- Selected Countries, 2001"

Department of State Report: "Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report: 2006"***

Congressional Research Service Report: "The Changing Demographic Profile of the United States"

National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Degree Completions in Areas of National Need, 1996-97 to 2001-02"

Bureau of Labor Statistics Highlights, Report

Department of Labor Women's Bureau News Releases

Department of Housing and Urban Development Report: "Evolution of the U.S. Housing Finance System: A Historical Survey and Lessons For Emerging Mortgage Markets"

Federal Bureau of Investigation Report: "Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, January-December 2005"***

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Chartbooks

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Georgia] Article: "Changes in Behavioral and Characteristic Determination of Female Labor Force Participation, 1975-2005"

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US States:

Iowa:

Iowa State Data Center Report: "English Language Learners in Iowa Schools: 2000-2006"

North Carolina:

North Carolina State Demographics Report: "Provisional County Population Estimates for July 1, 2005:

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United Nations:

Secretary General Report: "International migration and development: Report of the Secretary-General"***

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Monograph: _International Migration Outlook 2006_

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut candien d'information sur la sante Report: "Health Indicators 2006"

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Research Paper, Report:

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Updates

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office Press Releases

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Guyana:

Bureau of Statistics Report: Statistical Bulletin--1st Quarter 2006"

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Compendium, Report

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Report: "Annual Report on the Labour Force Survey 2005"

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Malta:

National Statistics Office Report: "Census 2005: A focus on surnames in Malta"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "More than 12 000 citizenships granted"

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Scotland:

Scottish Health Statistics Report: "Cancer Incidence Update: 2003"

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Singapore:

Singapore Department of Statistics Compendium: "Singapore in Figures 2006"

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office: SI-STAT Database Update: "Migration change, Slovenia, data series, including the data for 2004"

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UK:

Department for Education and Skills Report: "Participation in Education, Training and Employment by 16-18 Year Olds in England: 2004 and 2005"

Home Office Report: "Re-offending of juveniles: result from the 2004 cohort"

National Statistics Office Report: "NHSCR Inter-regional migration movements, within the UK during the year ending September 2005"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Rand Corporation Drug Policy Research Center Report: "The Relative Effectiveness of 10 Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in the United States"

Educational Testing Service Report: High School Reform and Work: Facing Labor Market Realities

Centre for Development and Population Activities Handbook: "Women Lead in the Fight Against AIDS"

Urban Institute Reports

Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Report: "_Washington Post_/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard African-American Men Survey"***

Asia Foundation Report: "The Review of a Decade of Research on Trafficking in Persons, Cambodia"

_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Various

_New England Journal of Medicine_ Perspective Articles

_British Medical Journal_ Various

_Lancet_ Various

_Weekly Standard_ Article: "The Population Sink: Philip Longman and the decline of populations"

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

University of Michigan Population Studies Center
Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program
Population Council
National Bureau of Economic Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP)
Australian National University
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health
Social Science Research Council

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing Testimony: "Census 2010, Off-line and Off-budget: The High Cost of Low-tech Counting"

DATA

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
United Nations Population Division
UK Department for Work and Pensions: "Housing Benefit Operational Database"

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau: "Measuring Hurricanes' Effect on Gulf Coast" (Jun. 7, 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/hurricanes_tropical_storms/006956.html

2. Centers for Disease Control Report: "Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance--United States, 2005" (_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Surveillance Summary SS-5, Jun. 9, 2006, .pdf format, p. 1-108).

http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm

3. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_: "QuickStats: Life Expectancy at Birth, by Sex --- Selected Countries, 2001" (Vol. 55, No. 22, Jun. 9, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 631.

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5522a6.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5522.pdf

4. Department of State Report: "Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report: 2006" (June 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 295p.).

http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2006/index.htm

***Related article: "U.S. taxpayers financed human trafficking, report says," by Cam Simpson (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_ via _San Jose_ [California] Mercury News_, Jun. 5, 2006).
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/14747951.htm

5. Congressional Research Service Report: "The Changing Demographic Profile of the United States," by by Laura B. Shrestha (May 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32701.pdf

6. National Center for Education Statistics Report: ""Degree Completions in Areas of National Need, 1996-97 to 2001-02," by by Sarah Krichels Goan and Alisa F. Cunningham (NCES 2006154, May 2006, .pdf format, 103p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006154

7. Bureau of Labor Statistics Highlights, Report:

A. "Highlights: May 2006" (June 2006, .pdf format, 10p.).

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

B. "A Profile of the Working Poor, 2004," (Report 994, May 2006, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswp2004.pdf

8. Department of Labor Women's Bureau News Releases:

A. "Hot Jobs for the 21 st Century, 2004-2014" (Jun. 6, 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/Qf-hotjobs2.htm

B. "20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women Full-time Wage and Salary Workers 2005 Annual Averages" (Jun. 6, 2006).

http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/20lead2005.htm

9. Department of Housing and Urban Development Report: "Evolution of the U.S. Housing Finance System: A Historical Survey and Lessons For Emerging Mortgage Markets" (April 2006, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.huduser.org/publications/hsgfin/US_evolution.html

10. Federal Bureau of Investigation Report: "Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, January-December 2005" (June 2006, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format, 8p.).

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/2005preliminary/index.htm

***Related article: "Violent Crime Is Up for First Time in 4 Years," by Maria Newman (_New York Times_, Jun. 12, 2006). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/12/us/12cnd-crime.html

11. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Chartbooks:

A. "State Differences in Employer- Sponsored Health Insurance, 2003," by James M. Branscome and Beth Levin Crimmel (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Chartbook #15, June 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=746

B. "Outpatient Prescription Drug Expenses in the U.S. Community Population, 2003," by Marie N. Stagnitti (US Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, Chartbook #16, June 2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=745

12. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Georgia] Article: "Changes in Behavioral and Characteristic Determination of Female Labor Force Participation, 1975-2005," by Julie L. Hotchkiss (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta _Economic Review_, 2nd Quarter 2006, .pdf format, p. 1-20).

http://www.frbatlanta.org/invoke.cfm?method=display_body&objectid=6787AD17-5056-9F1A-E2938745A6BCAAD1

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US States:

Iowa:

Iowa State Data Center Report: "English Language Learners in Iowa Schools: 2000-2006" (June 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 2p.).

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

North Carolina:

North Carolina State Demographics Report: "Provisional County Population Estimates for July 1, 2005 (May 2006, ASCII text and Microsoft Excel format).

http://demog.state.nc.us/demog/prov05pa.html

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United Nations:

Secretary General Report: "International migration and development: Report of the Secretary-General" (A/60/871, May 2006, .pdf format, 90p.).

http://www.un.org/esa/population/hldmigration/

***Related article: "Nations Benefit From Migration, U.N. Study Says," by Warren Hoge (_New York Times_, Jun. 7, 2006). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/07/world/07migration.html

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Monograph: _International Migration Outlook 2006_ (June 2006, ISBN: 926403627X, 328p.). Note: An editorial and a table of contents can be viewed. Ordering information is also linked to:

http://www.oecd.org/document/6/0,2340,en_2649_33931_36770438_1_1_1_1,00.html

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Canada:

1. Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut candien d'information sur la sante Report: "Health Indicators 2006" (June 2006, .pdf format, 52p.). Note: CIHI requires free registration before providing this report.

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_573_E&cw_topic=573&cw_rel=AR_152_E

2. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Research Paper, Report:

A. "Why Did Employment and Earnings Rise Among Lone Mothers During the 1980s and 1990s?" by John Myles, Feng Hou, Garnett Picot and Karen Myers (Research Paper No. 282, June 2006, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=11F0019MIE2006282

Click on "View" for link to full text.

B. "Educational Outcomes at Age 19 Associated with Reading Ability at Age 15," by Tamara Knighton and Patrick Bussiere (Research Paper No. 43, June 2006, .pdf format, 33p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=81-595-MIE2006043

C. "Victimization and offending among the Aboriginal population in Canada," by Jodi-Anne Brzozowski, Andrea Taylor-Butts and Sara Johnson (Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics Juristat, Vol. 26, No. 3, June 2006, .pdf format, 31p.). The report is linked to from a SC _The Daily_ article: "Aboriginal people as victims and offenders" (Jun. 6, 2006).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060606/d060606b.htm

Click on "85-002-XIE" at the bottom of the article, and then "View" for link to full text.

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Updates

A. "AB113: Unemployed persons by region, category of insurance, unemployment insurance fund, age and sex" (June 2006)

http://www.statbank.dk/AB113

B. "AB113A: Unemployed insured persons in per cent of the total number of insurance. by region, category of insurance, unemployment insurance fund, age and sex" (June 2006)

http://www.statbank.dk/AB113A

C. "AB113E: Updated and final number of unemployed persons by region, category of insurance, unemployment insurance fund, age and sex" (June 2006)

http://www.statbank.dk/AB113E

D. "AB513: Insured persons by region, category of insurance, Unemployment insurance fund, age and sex" (June 2006)

http://www.statbank.dk/AB513

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office Press Releases:

A. "Number of overweight persons on the rise" (Jun. 6, 2006).

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2006/p2270095.htm

B. "Ever fewer households with parents and children" (Jun. 6, 2006).

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2006/p2280024.htm

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Guyana:

Bureau of Statistics Report: Statistical Bulletin--1st Quarter 2006" (.zip compressed .pdf format, 85p.).

http://www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy/pubs/statsbullet.zip

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Compendium, Report: Note: Cancel any request to download a Hebrew language character set. This report is in Hebrew and English.

A. "Environment Data Compendium: 2006 (June 2006, .pdf format, 148p.).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/hodaot2006n/env-compendium.pdf

B. "Households and Families: Demographic Characteristics 2001-2002: (June 2006, .pdf, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel format, 112p.).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/household_demo02/household_demo_e.htm

Clicking on any link under "TABLES" will link to .pdf and Microsoft Excel tables.

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Report: "Annual Report on the Labour Force Survey 2005" (June 2006, .pdf format, Summary of Results in .pdf format, with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/report/2005/ft/index.htm

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Malta:

National Statistics Office Report: "Census 2005: A focus on surnames in Malta" (June 2006, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?id=1633&backUrl=news_by_date.aspx%3fretainCriteria%3dtrue

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "More than 12,000 citizenships granted" (Jun. 8, 2006).

http://www.ssb.no/statsborger_en/

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Scotland:

Scottish Health Statistics Report: "Cancer Incidence Update: 2003" (June 2006, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/new2.jsp?pContentID=3958&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&

Click on "http://www.isdscotland.org/cancer" and then "summary" for a link to the report.

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Singapore:

Singapore Department of Statistics Compendium: "Singapore in Figures 2006" (June 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/keystats/annual/sif/sif2006.pdf

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office: SI-STAT Database Update: "Migration change, Slovenia, data series, including the data for 2004"

http://www.stat.si/pxweb/Database/Demographics/Demographics.asp#05

Click on "Migrations" (Internal or External).

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UK:

1. Department for Education and Skills Report: "Participation in Education, Training and Employment by 16-18 Year Olds in England: 2004 and 2005" (Statistical First Release SFR21/2006, June 2006, .pdf format, 19p., with tables in HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.des.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000658/index.shtml

2. Home Office Report: "Re-offending of juveniles: result from the 2004 cohort" by Elizabeth Whiting and Lucy Cuppleditch (Home Office Statistical Bulletin 10/06, June 2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs06/hosb1006.pdf

3. National Statistics Office Report: "NHSCR Inter-regional migration movements, within the UK during the year ending September 2005" (June 2006, Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=10191&Pos=6&ColRank=2&Rank=272

Click on " NHSCR Inter-regional migration movements, within the UK during the year ending September 2005" and follow the links to tables.

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Rand Corporation Drug Policy Research Center Report: "The Relative Effectiveness of 10 Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in the United States," by Andrew R. Morral, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Greg Ridgeway, Arnab Mukherji, and Christopher Beighley (Technical Report, 2006, .pdf format, 100p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR346/

Click on "Full Document" below the abstract for link to full text.
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Educational Testing Service Report: "High School Reform and Work: Facing Labor Market Realities," by Paul E. Barton (2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.ets.org/Media/Research/pdf/PICHSWORK.pdf

More information on ETS:

http://www.ets.org/

Click on "About ETS"
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Centre for Development and Population Activities Handbook: "Women Lead in the Fight Against AIDS" (May 2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.cedpa.org/content/publication/detail/871

More information on CDPA:

http://www.cedpa.org/section/aboutus
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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Civic Contributions: Taxes Paid by Immigrants in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area," by Randolph Capps, Everett Henderson, Jeffrey S. Passel, and Michael E. Fix (May 2006, .pdf format, 55p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411338.html

B. "Using the Internet to Provide Ethnic and Culturally Diverse Populations with High-Quality Child Support Information," by Laudan Y. Aron, Robin Koralek, and Rosa Maria Castaneda (February 2006, .pdf format, 84p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411329.html
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Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Report: "_Washington Post_/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard African-American Men Survey" (Toplines, June 2006, .pdf format, 37p.). The site links to a _Washington Post_ article and series on the topic.***

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/7526.cfm
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Asia Foundation Report: "The Review of a Decade of Research on Trafficking in Persons, Cambodia," by Annuaka Derks, Roger Henke, and Ly Vanna (May 2006, .pdf format, 59p.).

http://www.asiafoundation.org/pdf/CB_TIPreview.pdf

More information about Asia Foundation:

http://www.asiafoundation.org/About/overview.html
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_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Various:

A. "Race, Breast Cancer Subtypes, and Survival in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study," by Lisa A. Carey, Charles M. Perou, Chad A. Livasy, Lynn G. Dressler, David Cowan, Kathleen Conway, Gamze Karaca, Melissa A. Troester, Chiu Kit Tse, Sharon Edmiston, Sandra L. Deming, Joseph Geradts, Maggie C.U. Cheang, Torsten O. Nielsen, Patricia G. Moorman, H. Shelton Earp, and Robert C. Millikan (Article Abstract, Vol. 295, No. 21, Jun. 7, 2006, p. 2492-2502).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/21/2492

B. _Human Sexuality: 2nd Edition_, by Simon LeVay and Sharon M. Valente, reviewed by William Byne (Book Review Extract, Vol. 295, No. 21, Jun. 7, 2006, p. 2539).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/295/21/2539
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_New England Journal of Medicine_ Perspective Articles:

A. "One Disease, Two Epidemics -- AIDS at 25," by Kent A. Sepkowitz (Vol. 354, No. 23, Jun. 8, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2411-2414). This article is freely available to the public.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/354/23/2411

B. "The HIV-AIDS Pandemic at 25 -- The Global Response," by Michael H. Merson (Vol. 354, No. 23, Jun. 8, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2414-2417). This article is freely available to the public.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/354/23/2414
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_British Medical Journal_ Various:

A. "Health gap between educated and less educated Russians widens," by Roger Dobson (News Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7554, p. 1350).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7554/1350-a

B. "Fertility treatment regulator steps up warning about multiple births," by Caroline White (News Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7554, p. 1353).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7554/1353-c

C. "Fighting the 'white plague'," by Zosia Kmietowicz (News Extract, Vol. 332, No. 7554, p. 1354).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7554/1354

D. "Personality, lifestyle, and risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer: follow-up of population based cohort," by Til Sturmer, Petra Hasselbach, and Manfred Amelang (Article Vol. 332, No. 7554, .pdf format, 7p.). Note: this article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/332/7554/1359
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_Lancet_ Various: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Measuring progress on health disparities" (Editorial, Vol. 367, No. 9526, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1876). Note: this article is freely available to the public:

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS014067360668817X/fulltext

B. "India in the spotlight" (Editorial, Vol. 367, No. 9526, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1876). Note: this article is freely available to the public:

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606688181/fulltext

C. "India's doctors protest over caste quota plans," by Patralekha Chatterjee (World Report, Vol. 367, No. 9526, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1892). Note: this article is freely available to the public:

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606688260/fulltext

D. "How well are women worldwide?" by Lesley Doyal (Book Review of _Female Well-Being: Toward a Global Theory of Social Change_, edited by Janet Mancini Billson and Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Vol. 367, No. 9526, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1893-1894). Note: this article is freely available to the public:

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606688272/fulltext

E. "Quality of hospital care for Maori patients in New Zealand: retrospective cross-sectional assessment," by Peter Davis, Roy Lay-Yee, Lorna Dyall, Robin Briant, Andrew Sporle, Deborah Brunt, and Alastair Scott (Article, Vol. 367, No. 9526, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1920-1925). Note: this article is freely available to the public:

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606688478/fulltext

F. "Health of Indigenous people in Africa," by Nyang'ori Ohenjo, Ruth Willis Dorothy Jackson, Clive Nettleton, Kenneth Good, and Benon Mugarura (Series, Vol. 367, No. 9526, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1937-1946). Note: this article is freely available to the public:

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606688491/fulltext
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_Weekly Standard_ Article: "The Population Sink: Philip Longman and the decline of populations," by Jonathan V. Last (Jun. 7, 2006).

http://www.theweeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/012/252bhkuk.asp
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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. 23, Jun. 12, 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: "Composite Causal Effects for Time-Varying Treatments and Time-Varying Outcomes," by Jennie Brand and Yu Xie (PSC Research Report 06-601, June 2006, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4092
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Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program: "Why Did the Food Stamp Caseload Decline (and Rise)? Effects of Policies and the Economy," by Caroline Danielson and Jacob Alex Klerman (WR-386, April 2006, .pdf format, 41p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR386/
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Population Council: "Pregnancy-related school dropout and prior school performance in South Africa," by Monica Grant and Kelly Hallman (WP 212, 2006, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/wp/prd/212.html
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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth," by Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson (w12269, June 2006, .pdf format, 88p.).

Abstract:

What is the effect of increasing life expectancy on economic growth? To answer this question, we exploit the international epidemiological transition, the wave of international health innovations and improvements that began in the 1940s. We obtain estimates of mortality by disease before the 1940s from the League of Nations and national public health sources. Using these data, we construct an instrument for changes in life expectancy, referred to as predicted mortality, which is based on the pre-intervention distribution of mortality from various diseases around the world and dates of global interventions. We document that predicted mortality has a large and robust effect on changes in life expectancy starting in 1940, but no effect on changes in life expectancy before the interventions. The instrumented changes in life expectancy have a large effect on population; a 1% increase in life expectancy leads to an increase in population of about 1.5%. Life expectancy has a much smaller effect on total GDP both initially and over a 40-year horizon, however. Consequently, there is no evidence that the large exogenous increase in life expectancy led to a significant increase in per capita economic growth. These results confirm that global efforts to combat poor health conditions in less developed countries can be highly effective, but also shed doubt on claims that unfavorable health conditions are the root cause of the poverty of some nations.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12269
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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Georgia, US]: "Welfare Recipiency, Job Separation Outcomes, and Postseparation Earnings: Insight from Linked Personnel and State Administrative Data," by Jill Marie Gunderson and Julie L. Hotchkiss (WP 2006-7, May 2006, .pdf format, 34p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.frbatlanta.org/invoke.cfm?objectid=5D278F09-5056-9F1A-E28C8CDEC1DC12CB&method=display
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Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP) [McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada]:

A. "The Long-Run Cost of Job Loss as Measured by Consumption Changes," by Martin Browning and Thomas F. Crossley (WP 152, June 2006, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

The costs of involuntary job loss are of substantial research and policy interest. We consider the measurement of the cost of job displacement with household expenditure data. With a Canadian panel survey of individuals who experienced a job separation, we compare the consumption growth of households that experienced a permanent layoff to a control group of households that experienced a temporary layoff with known recall date. Because the firms employing the latter group are providing insurance, these workers approximate a bench mark of full insurance against job loss shocks. We estimate that permanent layoffs experience an average consumption loss of between 4 and 10 percent. Older workers and workers with high job tenure have losses closer to the top of this range.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap152.pdf

B. "Do the Rich Save More in Canada?" by Sule Alan, Kadir Atalay, and Thomas F. Crossley (WP 153, June 2006, .pdf format, 27p.).

Abstract:

This paper is an attempt to answer the long standing question of whether households with higher lifetime income save a larger fraction of their income. The major difficulty in empirically assessing the relationship between lifetime incomes and saving rates is to construct a credible proxy for lifetime income. The Canadian Family Expenditure Survey (FAMEX) provides us with both unusually good data on savings rates and potential instruments with which we can construct reliable lifetime income proxies. Our empirical analysis suggests that the estimated relationship between saving rates and lifetime incomes is sensitive to the instrument used to proxy lifetime income. Nevertheless, our preferred estimates indicate that, except for poorest households (who simply do not save), saving rates do not differ substantially across lifetime income groups.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap153.pdf
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Australian National University: "Demographic forecasting: 1980 to 2005 in review," by Heather Booth (Working Papers in Demography No. 100, June 2006, .pdf format, 46p.).

Abstract:

Approaches and development since 1980 in demographic and population forecasting are reviewed. Three approaches to forecasting demographic processes are extrapolation, expectation (individual-level birth expectations or population-level opinions of experts), and theory-based structural modelling involving exogenous variables. Models include 0-3 factors (age, period, and cohort). Decomposition and disaggregation is also used in multistate models, including macrosimulation and microsimulation. Forecasting demographic change is difficult; accuracy depends on the particular situation or trends, but it is not clear when a method will preform best. Estimates of uncertainty (model-based ex ante error, expert-opinion-based ex ante error, and ex post error) differ; uncertainty estimation is highly uncertain. Probabilistic population forecasts are based on stochastic population renewal or random scenarios. The approaches to population forecasting, demographic process forecasting and error estimation are closely linked. Complementary methods that combine approaches are increasingly employed. The paper summarises developments, assesses progress and considers the future.

http://demography.anu.edu.au/Publications/WorkingPapers/100.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 2155-2164.

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TABLES OF CONTENTS:

Other Journals:

European Journal of Population (Vol. 22, No. 1, Mar. 2006).

http://www.springerlink.com/(ntiren3xs15lkcityo0g2nuh)/app/home/journal.asp?referrer=parent&backto=linkingpublicationresults,1:102885,1

Global Public Health (Vol. 1, No. 2, June 2006).

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17441692.asp

Click on "Online Contents" on the right side of the page.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care (Vol. 18, No. 3, 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 this issue.

http://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol18/issue3/index.dtl

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 38, No. 4, July 2006).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=JBS&volumeId=38&issueId=04

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 114, No. 3, 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 this issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JPE/journal/contents/v114n3.html

Journal of Sociology (Vol. 42, No. 2, June 2006).

http://jos.sagepub.com/content/vol42/issue2/?etoc

Public Health (Vol. 120, No. 6, June 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/11546-2006-998799993-625320

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Efficacy of Interventions to Promote Research Careers (R01)" (RFA-GM-07-005, Jun. 9, 2006, reissue of RFA-GM-05-009, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development along with National Institute of General Medical Sciences). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-07-005.html

B. "Behavioral and Social Research on Disasters and Health (R21)" (PA-06-452, Jun. 9, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-452.html

C. "Behavioral and Social Research on Disasters and Health (R03) (PA-06-453, Jun. 9, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-453.html

D. "Behavioral and Social Research on Disasters and Health (R01) (PA-06-454, Jun. 9, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-454.html
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Social Science Research Council: "Fellowships for HIV/AIDS and Public Health Policy Research in Africa." For more information see:

http://www.ssrc.org/programs/HIV/fellowships/

More information on SSRC:

http://www.ssrc.org/

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing Testimony: "Census 2010, Off-line and Off-budget: The High Cost of Low-tech Counting," a hearing held Jun. 6, 2006 (.pdf format). A video transcript (RealPlayer format, running time: 1 hour 27 minutes, is also available.

http://hsgac.senate.gov/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Hearings.Detail&HearingID=361

Link to print testimony is available at the bottom of the page.

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DATA:

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth: The Center for Human Resource Research at Ohio State University has announced the availability of two new NLSY codebooks:

CS79-2004: NLSY79 Main File Codebook Supplement 1979-2004

CS79GEO-2004: NLSY79 Geocode Codebook Supplement 1979-2004

http://www.chrr.ohio-state.edu/nls-info/ordering/display_db.php3

Scroll to or "find in page" the above item numbers.
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: "The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Archive of ICPSR at the University of Michigan has announced the availability of 'National Comorbidity Survey: Replication (NCS-R), 2001-2003'." Data is available in raw form and also through the Data Analysis System interactive web data query.

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/SAMHDA-STUDY/04438.xml

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United Nations Population Division:

A. "Trends in the Total Migrant Stock: The 2005 Revision."

http://esa.un.org/migration/

Link to documentation (.pdf format) and order form for the CD-ROM version product.

http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/migration/migration2005.htm

B. "World Contraceptive Use 2005" (Microsoft Excel format, in a CD-ROM fee based product). For more information, see:

http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/contraceptive2005/WCU2005.htm
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UK Department for Work and Pensions: "Housing Benefit Operational Database" (2006). Users are advised to consult the User Guide (.pdf format) before using this web based extraction system.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/hobod/index.php

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