Current Demographic Research Report #139, June 19, 2006.

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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 Compendium, Report, News Release

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_: "Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2004"

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

Government Accountability Office Reports

National Center for Education Statistics Report:

Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Parental Time, Role Strain, and Children's Fat Intake and Obesity-Related Outcomes"

National Science Foundation Statistical Report: "Academic Institutions of Minority Faculty with S&E Doctorates"

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Nonmedical Users of Pain Relievers, Characteristics of Recent Initiates"

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US States:

Iowa:

State Data Center Data Update: 2004 County Business Patterns

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United Nations:

***United Nations Human Settlements Programme Press Kit: "State of the World's Cities 2006/7"

***World Health Organization Report: "Preventing disease through healthy environments: Towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease"

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports

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Bulgaria:

National Statistical Institute News Releases

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report, News Release

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service Report: "Gender Indicators for Comparison"

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Custody of dependent children after divorce and dissolutions of consensual unions"

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India:

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Information Report: "Provisional Result of Fifth Economic Census (2005)"

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Reports

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Periodical: _Japan Monthly Statistics_

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Macao:

Direccao Dos Servicos de Estatistica e Censos Report: ""Health Statistics / 2005"

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office News Release: "Mortality in the Republic of Macedonia by municipalities"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Press Release, Web Magazine Articles

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report: "Abortions: Year ended December 2005"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Compendium: Selected tables from _Pakistan Statistical Year Book 2005_

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Compendium, Report

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Switzerland:

Swiss Federal Statistical Office Methodology Report: "Swiss Earnings Structure Survey 2002 -- 2004 Compositional data in a stratified two-stage sample: Analysis and precision assessment of wage components"

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UK:

Department for Education and Skills First Release: "Student Loans for Higher Education in the United Kingdom, Financial Year 2005-06 (Provisional)"

Department for Communities and Local Government Report: "Statutory homelessness: 1st quarter 2006, England"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Population Reference Bureau Periodical, Article

Population Action International Research Commentary: "Reproductive health: How much? Who Pays?"

Urban Institute Report: "The Cost of Protecting Vulnerable Children V: Understanding State Variation in Child Welfare Financing"

Allan Guttmacher Institute Report: "Abortion in Women's Lives"

Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief: "The Tax Treatment of Health Insurance and Employment-Based Health Benefits"

Institute for Public Policy Research Report: "Equal Access? Appropriate and affordable childcare for every child"

_New England Journal of Medicine_, Various

_Lancet_ Article Abstract: "Effects of self-reported racial discrimination and deprivation on Maori health and inequalities in New Zealand: cross-sectional study"

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
National Bureau of Economic Research
US Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School [Syracuse University]
Institute for Social and Economic Research [University of Essex]
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Crisis States Research Centre (London [UK] School of Economics)
Department of Economics [University of Umea, Sweden]

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Brown University Population Studies and Training Center Postdoctoral Research Associate

DATA

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

National Center for Education Statistics: "Documentation for the NCES Comparable Wage Index Files"

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

Australian Bureau of Statistics: "Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing: User Guide, 2003-04"

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada

World Bank Living Standards and Measurement Study

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "Hispanic Homeownership Reports"

Kaiser Family Foundation StateHealthFacts.org Update

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau Compendium, Report, News Release:

A. _Statistical Abstract 2006_ in Spreadsheet Form: (June 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

See spreadsheets under "Browse Sections (Spreadsheets):

B. "County Business Patterns: 2004," (June 2006, .pdf format). A link to the national and individual state reports can be found in the Bureau's press release: "More Than 1 Million Jobs Added in Retail, Other Industries, New Census Report Finds".

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/county_business_patterns/006985.html

C. "Census Bureau Says an Estimated 20 Million People Could Feel Rains of Tropical Storm Alberto" (CB06-CN.01, Jun. 13, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/hurricanes_tropical_storms/006983.html

2. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_: "Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2004," by Ruth Ann Jajosky, Patsy A. Hall, Deborah A. Adams, Felicia J. Dawkins, Pearl Sharp , Willie J. Anderson, J. Javier Aponte, Gerald F. Jones, David A. Nitschke, Carol A. Worsham, Nelson Adekoya, and Timothy Doyle (Vol. 53, No. 53, Jun. 16, 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/summary.html

3. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "Changes in Out-of-Pocket Maximum Limits for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Plans, 1999-2003," by Amy K. Taylor, Beth Levin Crimmel, and Alice M. Zawacki (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief #128, June 2006, .pdf format,6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=749

B. "Changes in Co-pays for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Plans, 1999-2003," by Beth Levin Crimmel, Amy K. Taylor, and Alice M. Zawacki (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief #127, June 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=747

4. Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. "2010 Census: Census Bureau Needs to Take Prompt Actions to Resolve Long-standing and Emerging Address and Mapping Challenges" (GAO-06-272, June 2006, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06272.pdf

B. "Foster Care and Adoption Assistance: Federal Oversight Needed to Safeguard Funds and Ensure Consistent Support for States' Administrative Costs"(GAO-06-649, June 2006, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06649.pdf

Note: These are temporary addresses. GAO reports are always available at:

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

5. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Parental Time, Role Strain, and Children's Fat Intake and Obesity-Related Outcomes," by Alex McIntosh, George Davis, Rodolfo Nayga, Jr., Jenna Anding, Cruz Torres, Karen Kubena, Ernesto Perusquia, Genevieve Yeley, and Wen You (Contractor and Cooperator Report No. CCR-19, June 2006, .pdf format, 263p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/CCR19/

6. National Science Foundation Statistical Report: "Academic Institutions of Minority Faculty with S&E Doctorates," by (NSF 06-318, InfoBrief, June 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf06318/

7. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: " Nonmedical Users of Pain Relievers, Characteristics of Recent Initiates,"(June 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

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

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US States:

Iowa:

State Data Center Data Update: 2004 County Business Patterns (June 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, at the US, state, and county level).

http://www.iowadatacenter.org/indexlinks/new

See Jun. 16, 2006 entries.

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United Nations:

1. United Nations Human Settlements Programme Press Kit: "State of the World's Cities 2006/7: Introductory Articles," (June 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.unhabitat.org/mediacentre/sowckit2006_7.asp

Press Release:

http://www.unhabitat.org/worldcitiesreport.asp

*** "Forgotten urban poor a living time bomb: UN," by Jeremy Lovell (Reuters via _Washington Post_, June 15, 2006). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/15/AR2006061501696.html

*** "Urban population to overtake country dwellers for first time," by David Adams (_The Guardian_ [London], June 16, 2006).
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1798774,00.html

2. World Health Organization Report: "Preventing disease through healthy environments: Towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease," by Annette Pruss-Ostun and Carlos F. Corvalan (2006, .pdf format, 104p.).

http://www.who.int/quantifying_ehimpacts/publications/preventingdisease/en/index.html

***"WHO: 25% deaths a year due to killer environment," by Kounteya Sinha (_Times of India_ [New Dehli], June 16, 2006).
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1655660.cms

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports

A. "2005 Community Housing National Social Housing Survey" (AIHW bulletin No. 40, June 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10286

B. "2005 Public Housing National Social Housing Survey" (AIHW bulletin No. 41, June 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10296

C. "Residential aged care in Australia 2004-05," (Aged care statistics series No. 22, June 2006, .pdf format, 103p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10303

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Bulgaria:

National Statistical Institute News Releases

A. "Population and Demographic Processes in 2005" (Jun. 16, 2006).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/Population05.htm

B. "Main Demographic Indicators in 2005" (Jun. 16, 2006).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/DemoIndicators2005.htm

C. "Punished Criminality and Persons Convicted in 2005" (Jun. 15, 2006).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/Crime2005.htm

D. "Specialized Establishments for Social Services, 2005" (May 30, 2006).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/SG05.htm

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report News Release:

A. "Incentive Effects of Social Assistance: A Regression Discontinuity Approach," by Thomas Lemieux and Kevin Milligan (Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series No. 280, June 2006, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=11F0019MIE2006280

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

B. "Canadian Community Health Survey: New data on smoking and on diabetes" (The Daily, Jun. 13, 2006).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060613/d060613a.htm

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service Report: "Gender Indicators for Comparison" (June 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/All/76DE5B8CABCB2264C225711F004857BA/$file/INDICATORS-GENDER-EN-150606.xls?OpenElement

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Custody of dependent children after divorce and dissolutions of consensual unions" (No. 56/2006, Jun. 14, 2006).

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=1636

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India:

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Information Report: "Provisional Result of Fifth Economic Census (2005)" (June 2006, .pdf format, 33p.).

http://mospi.nic.in/economic_census_prov_results_2005.pdf

Associated press note (Jun. 12, 2006/22nd Jyaistha 1928 Saka):

http://mospi.nic.in/economics_census_press_note.pdf

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Reports:

A. "Irish Babies' Names, 2005" (June 2006, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/births_d_m/current/babynames.pdf

B. "Vital Statistics, Fourth Quarter and Yearly Summary, 2005" (June 2006, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/vitalstats/current/vstats.pdf

Related press release: "Over twice as many births as deaths in 2005" (Jun. 15, 2006).

http://www.cso.ie/newsevents/pressrelease_vitalstatisticsq4andyear2005.htm

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Periodical: _Japan Monthly Statistics_ (June 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/getujidb/index.htm

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Macao:

Direccao Dos Servicos de Estatistica e Censos Report: ""Health Statistics / 2005" (June 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 12p.).

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

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office News Release: "Mortality in the Republic of Macedonia by municipalities" (June 2006, .pdf format, 10p.). Note: the extended news release (.pdf icon) is in Greek and English.

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=03.01&rbs=5

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Press Release, Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Where will we live in 2025?" (Jun 15, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/dossiers/allochtonen/publicaties/persberichten/2006-065-pb.htm

B. "Most people in their fifties still married to first partner," by Arie de Graaf (Web Magazine, Jun. 13, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1969-wm.htm

C. "Over one in six persons visited physiotherapist last year," by Frans Frenken (Web Magazine, Jun. 13, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1955-wm.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report: "Abortions: Year ended December 2005" (June 2006, HTML, .pdf format, 6p., with Microsoft Excel tables).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/abortion-statistics/abortions-ye-dec05-hotp.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Immigrants and business: Even though the non-Western immigrants constitute only about six per cent of the population, this group amounts for 7,8 per cent of the new established enterprises that were established during 2005" (Jun. 16, 2006). The news release links to several relevant tables.

http://www.ssb.no/ner_en/

B. "Increase in adoptions: 890 children were adopted in 2005 -- 100 more than the year before. Nevertheless this figure is close to the average number of children adopted for the last five years. Both the number of stepchild adoptions and other adoptions increased, compared with 2004" (Jun 15, 2006). The news release links to relevant charts and tables.

http://www.ssb.no/adopsjon_en/

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Compendium: Selected tables from _Pakistan Statistical Year Book 2005_ (2006, .pdf format). Links to pricing information for a print copy are available at the site.

http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/fbs/publications/Year%20Book%202005/yearbook2005.html

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Compendium, Report:

A. _Yearbook of Statistics Sinagpore, 2006_ (Jun. 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pdtsvc/pubn/yos.html

B. "General Household Survey 2005 Statistical Release 1: Socio-Demographic and Economic Characteristics" (June 2006, .pdf format). The report is linked to from a SS news release: "Key Findings of the General Household Survey 2005"(June 2006, .pdf format, 9p.). Links to both are available at:

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/press/ghs.html

Click on "General Household Survey 2005, Statistical Release 1" for link to full text report.

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Switzerland:

Swiss Federal Statistical Office Methodology Report: "Swiss Earnings Structure Survey 2002 -- 2004 Compositional data in a stratified two-stage sample: Analysis and precision assessment of wage components," by Monique Graf (June 2006, .pdf format, 57p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=2233

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UK:

1. Department for Education and Skills First Release: "Student Loans for Higher Education in the United Kingdom, Financial Year 2005-06 (Provisional)" (June 2006, .pdf format 6p.).

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000659/index.shtml

Click on "Link" for link to full text.

2. Department for Communities and Local Government Report: "Statutory homelessness: 1st quarter 2006, England" (June 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 9p.).

http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1156302

Click on "Quarter 1" under "2006" for link to text and tables.

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Population Reference Bureau Periodical, Report, Articles:

A. _Population Bulletin_ (Vol. 61, No. 2, June 2006, .pdf format, 24p.). The featured article is "Controlling Infectious Diseases," by Mary M. Kent and Sandra Yin.

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/Population_Bulletin/Controlling_Infectious_Diseases_(PDF_438KB).htm

B. "Youth in a Global World," by Rachel Nugent (May 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

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

Click on "Download" for link to full text.

B. "Safeguarding the Contraceptive Supply in Latin America in an Era of Donor Phase-Out," by Thais Aguilar Z. (June 2006).

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

C. "In the News: Speaking English in the United States," by Mary Kent and Robert Lalasz (June 2006).

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

D. "How Much Land Should Be Protected for Biodiversity?," by Kathleen Mogelgaard (June 2006).

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

E. "Overcoming Obstacles to Vaccines for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Cervical Cancer," by Marya Khan (June 2006).

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

F. "Best Buys and Challenges for Malaria Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa," by Heidi Worley (June 2006).

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

G. "China's Concern Over Population Aging and Health," by Toshiko Kaneda (June 2006).

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

H. "Take a Number--Population, Health, and Environment News You Might Have Missed, by Sandra Yin (June 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/Journalists/Take_A_Number/Take_A_Number.htm

I. "A Continuum of Care to Catch Those Who Fall Through the Cracks," by Sandra Yin (June 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/A_Continuum_of_Care_to_Catch_Those_Who_Fall_Through_the_Cracks.htm
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Population Action International Research Commentary: "Reproductive health: How much? Who Pays?" by Sally Ethelston and Elizabeth Leahy (Vol. 1, No. 6, June 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.populationaction.org/resources/researchCommentaries/

More information on PAI:

http://www.populationaction.org/about/index.htm
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Urban Institute Report: "The Cost of Protecting Vulnerable Children V: Understanding State Variation in Child Welfare Financing," by Cynthia Andrews Scarcella, Roseana Bess, Erica H. Zielewski, and Rob Geen (June 2006, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/311314.html
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Allan Guttmacher Institute Report: "Abortion in Women's Lives," by Heather D. Boonstra, Rachel Benson Gold, Cory L. Richards, and Lawrence B. Finer (June 2006, .pdf format, 44p.).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2006/05/04/AiWL.pdf
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Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief: "The Tax Treatment of Health Insurance and Employment-Based Health Benefits," by Paul Fronstin (EBRI Issue Brief #294, June 2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=3642
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Institute for Public Policy Research [UK] Report: "Equal Access? Appropriate and affordable childcare for every child," by Kate Stanley, Kate Bellamy and Graeme Cooke (June 2006, .pdf format, 43p.).

http://www.ippr.org.uk/ecomm/files/equal_access.pdf

More information about IPPR:

http://www.ippr.org.uk/aboutippr/
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_New England Journal of Medicine_, Various:

A. "Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity -- A Matter of Policy," by Marion Nestle (Perspective, Vol. 354, No. 24, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2527-2529). This article is freely available to the public.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/354/24/2527

B. "Obesity -- The New Frontier of Public Health Law," by Michelle M. Mello, David M. Studdert, and Troyen A. Brennan (Health Policy Report, Vol. 354, No. 24, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2527-2529). This article is freely available to the public.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/354/24/2601
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_Lancet_ Article Abstract: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content. "Effects of self-reported racial discrimination and deprivation on Maori health and inequalities in New Zealand: cross-sectional study," by Ricci Harris, Martin Tobias, Mona Jeffreys, Kiri Waldegrave, Saffron Karlsen, and James Nazroo (Vol. 367, No. 9527, June 17, 2006, p. 2005-2009).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606688909/abstract
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Info for Health Pop. Reporter: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 6, no. 24, Jun. 19, 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:

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research: "Regularities and peculiarities of birth schedules in industrialized countries: an analysis of FFS data," by Rene Houle and Vladimir M. Shkolnikov (WP-2006-015, June 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

Inter-individual diversity of women according to birth numbers (quantum) and birth spacing (tempo) are important for understanding of fertility regimes. Elsewhere, we have shown that diversity with respect to fertility quantum is increasing from older to younger cohorts. The present study looks at tempo dimension by decomposing the diversity of birth schedules. The data set contains pooled FFS data from 19 industrialized countries and covers 11124 women aged 40-44 at survey. The analyses include descriptive characteristics of birth schedules, their classification by cluster analysis, and the identification of some of the underlying factors by two types of regression analyses. The first of them is a multinomial logistic regression linking types of birth schedules with characteristics of women at the time of interview. The second includes event-history analyses examining the transition to second and third conception (leading to birth), where time since previous birth is combined with the current values of the covariates. Age at first birth is a major component of inter-individual differences in birth schedules and it largely determines their clustering. Distributions of second, third, and fourth births over time since the previous births are very similar to each other. The median length of birth intervals is 3-3.5 years and 75% of births occur within 5-6 years after the previous delivery. One cluster stands out of this regularity as it is characterized by long last birth interval of about 11 years. Age distributions of fertility for women from this cluster are bimodal and their shape points at unexpectedly "renewed" fertility careers. Additional births produced by the phenomenon compose about 6% of all births. Regression analyses show that the long last birth interval is associated with new partnerships. Some influence of contraceptive failure can not be excluded, too. More in-depth research is needed to learn about the dynamic factors of birth schedules and particularly about the relationship between entering new partnerships and childbearing.

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Beyond BMI: The Value of More Accurate Measures of Fatness and Obesity in Social Science Research," by John Cawley and Richard V. Burkhauser (w12291, June 2006, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

Virtually all social science research related to obesity uses body mass index (BMI), usually calculated using self-reported values of weight and height, or clinical weight classifications based on BMI. Yet there is wide agreement in the medical literature that such measures are seriously flawed because they do not distinguish fat from fat-free mass such as muscle and bone. Here we evaluate more accurate measures of fatness (total body fat, percent body fat, and waist circumference) that have greater theoretical support in the medical literature. We provide conversion formulas based on NHANES data so that researchers can calculate the estimated values of these more accurate measures of fatness using the self-reported weight and height available in many social science datasets. To demonstrate the benefits of these alternative measures of fatness, we show that using them significantly impacts who is classified as obese. For example, when the more accurate measures of fatness are used, the gap in obesity between white and African American men increases substantially, with white men significantly more likely to be obese. In addition, the gap in obesity between African American and white women is cut in half (with African American women still significantly more likely to be obese). As an example of the value of fatness in predicting social science outcomes, we show that while BMI is positively correlated with the probability of employment disability in the PSID, when body mass is divided into its components, fatness is positively correlated with disability while fat-free mass (such as muscle) is negatively correlated with disability.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12291

B. "Economic, Neurobiological and Behavioral Perspectives on Building America's Future Workforce," by Eric I. Knudsen, James J. Heckman, Judy L. Cameron, and Jack P. Shonkoff (w12298, June 2006, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

A growing proportion of the U.S. workforce will have been raised in disadvantaged environments that are associated with relatively high proportions of individuals with diminished cognitive and social skills. A cross-disciplinary examination of research in economics, developmental psychology, and neurobiology reveals a striking convergence on a set of common principles that account for the potent effects of early environment on the capacity for human skill development. Central to these principles are the findings that early experiences have a uniquely powerful influence on the development of cognitive and social skills, as well as on brain architecture and neurochemistry; that both skill development and brain maturation are hierarchical processes in which higher level functions depend on, and build on, lower level functions; and that the capacity for change in the foundations of human skill development and neural circuitry is highest earlier in life and decreases over time. These findings lead to the conclusion that the most efficient strategy for strengthening the future workforce, both economically and neurobiologically, and for improving its quality of life is to invest in the environments of disadvantaged children during the early childhood years.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12298

C. "Even For Teenagers, Money Does Not Grow on Trees: Teenage Substance Use and Budget Constraint," by Sara Markowitz and John Tauras (w12300, June 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

This paper is about the spending choices of youth, with a particular focus on how the demand for cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana are influenced by changes in the prices of other products. Youth tend to have small incomes and limited wants, with the result that many students spend the bulk of their income on only a few items. Fast food, clothing and entertainment make up the majority of products purchased by teenagers. The hypothesis to be tested in this project is that changes in the prices of the other goods commonly bought by teenagers will affect budget allocations and thereby affect the demand for substances. We estimate own and cross price effects using the prices of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana and other consumer products including gasoline, clothing, entertainment, and fast food. Income effects are also estimated and show that teens with higher incomes and allowances are more likely to use substances. The policy implications of the results are discussed.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12300
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US Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: ""An Examination of State Estimates Using Multiple Years of Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Household Component," by John Sommers (Working Paper No. 06004, May 2006, .pdf format, 15p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=748
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Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School [Syracuse University]: "County Characteristics and Poverty Spell Length," by Andrew Grodner, John A. Bishop and Thomas Kniesner (CPR Working Paper Series No. 82, May 2006, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to the abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/cprwps/wps82abs.htm
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Institute for Social and Economic Research [University of Essex]: "Working Women, Men's Home Time and Lowest-Low Fertility," by Almudena Sevilla Sanz and Joost J. de Laat (ISER Working Paper 2006-23, May 2006, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

Southern Europe's rapid fertility decline has resulted in a positive cross-country correlation between female labor force participation and fertility. We develop a model with heterogeneity in attitudes towards women's home time and a social externality associated to men's home production to explain (1) this positive correlation and (2) its intertemporal reversal. Implications of the theory are tested using the multi-country ISSP94 household survey. We find that, within countries, households with less egalitarian attitudes have more children but lower female labor force participation. However, consistent with the presence of social externalities, countries with less egalitarian views have lower average fertility.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-23.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 2165-2174.
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Crisis States Research Centre (London [UK] School of Economics): "Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of ex-combatants (DDR) in Afghanistan: constraints and limited capabilities," by Simonetta Rossi and Antonio Giustozzi (Working Paper No.2 (series 2), June 2006, .pdf format, 23p.). An abstract and a link to the full-text paper are available at:

http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/wp/wp2.2.htm

Scroll down to the "Download in English" link.
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Department of Economics [University of Umea, Sweden]: "Sickness Absence and the Effects of Having a Spouse - Can twins reveal the selection effect?" by William Nilsson (Umea Economic Study No. 686, June 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

Individuals that are married are often found to be healthier than singles. A crucial issue is to distinguish if this is due to a selection effect or due to a true protective effect of partnership. The purpose of this study is to distinguish these effects as explanations for a lower risk of having long-term sickness among individuals with a spouse. In this study an innovative method based on information on twins is developed to reveal the selection effect into partnership that provides a lower risk for long-term sickness absence. Important selections are found for both male and female samples.

http://www.econ.umu.se/ues/ues686.pdf

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

Other Journals:

ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Vol. 606, No. 1, July 2006).

http://ann.sagepub.com/content/vol606/issue1/?etoc

Public Health Reports (Vol. 121, No. 4, July/August 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.publichealthreports.org/main.cfm

Sociology (Vol. 40, No. 3, June 2006).

http://soc.sagepub.com/content/vol40/issue3/?etoc

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Specialized Centers Of Interdisciplinary Research (SCOR) On Sex And Gender Factors Affecting Women's Health (P50)" (RFA-OD-06-003, Jun. 12, 2006, reissue of RFA-OD-02-002, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-06-003.html

B. "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32)" (PA-06-468, Jun. 16, 2006, reissue of PA-02-109, 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-06-468.html

C. "Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP) [R01]" (PAR-06-459, Jun. 12, 2006, reissue of PAR-04-023, 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/PAR-06-459.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Brown University Population Studies and Training Center Postdoctoral Research Associate: "Brown University's Population Studies and Training Center invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research associate position. The individual will be a research associate of the PSTC. The post-doc will work on 'Explaining Very Low Fertility in Italy,' an interdisciplinary, internationally collaborative, multi-method project supported by NIH and NSF (David Kertzer, Principal Investigator; Michael White Co-PI). Applicants must be proficient in contemporary demographic methodology and statistical methods for event history analysis and have a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline. Proficiency in the Italian language is preferred but not required. The competitive applicant will demonstrate evidence of a high potential for scholarly productivity. The ability to work with others to coordinate research collaboration is also highly desirable. The position is full-time and 12 months per year.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications should be sent to:

Direct electronic submissions to Population_Studies@Brown.edu and paper applications to:

Thomas Alarie
ELFI Post-Doc Recruitment
Population Studies and Training Center
68 Waterman Street
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

Applications need to include (a) a cover letter describing expertise related to the position; (b) a curriculum vitae (c) relevant manuscripts; and (d) and three letters of recommendation. Screening of applications will begin on July 15, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Michael_White@brown.edu.

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DATA:

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on June 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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National Center for Education Statistics: "Documentation for the NCES Comparable Wage Index Files," (NCES 2006865, May 2006, .pdf format (documentation), zipped SAS and TXT files (data), 39p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006865
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National Longitudinal Survey of Youth: The Center for Human Resource Research at Ohio State University has announced the availability of a new data CD-ROM:

DNLS-05/2006 National Longitudinal Surveys CD-Rom, All Cohorts, May 2006 (cost is $20).

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

Scroll to or "find in page" the item number.
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Australian Bureau of Statistics: "Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing: User Guide, 2003-04" (June 2006, .pdf format, 112p., with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/6503.02003-04?OpenDocument
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Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada:

A. "Survey of Household Spending Public-use Microdata File" (June 2006). For more information, including pricing information, about the file see:

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060614/b060614a.htm

B. "Longitudinal Administrative Databank: 1982-2004." Links to a free Data Dictionary (.pdf format) and pricing information for data are available at:

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060615/d060615e.htm
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World Bank Living Standards and Measurement Study: "Tajikistan 2003: Living Standards Survey" (May 2006, data in ASCII, Stata, and SAS formats, with documentation in .pdf and PostScript formats). Note: A data agreement must be signed before the data can be accessed.

http://www.worldbank.org/lsms/country/tajik2003/taj03home.html

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "Hispanic Homeownership Reports." "To provide a basis for the development of additional policies aimed at improving homeownership opportunities for Hispanics, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research commissioned a series of studies to examine the homeownership barriers faced by Hispanics. These studies provide information on the extent of homeownership gaps between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites, the causes of these gaps, and what is known about the scale and effectiveness of programs designed to help Hispanics become homeowners. The studies will serve as an important reference for anyone interested in understanding the barriers that Hispanics face in the housing and mortgage markets." All reports are in .pdf format, and are linked to from this page.

http://www.huduser.org/publications/homeown/hisp_homeownship.html
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Kaiser Family Foundation StateHealthFacts.org Update: Kaiser has recently updated this website. Items listed from May 17 - Jun. 16, 2006 have been updated.

http://statehealthfacts.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi?action=whatsnew

View page 1 and 2 for all updates.

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Thanks,

Charlie

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Charlie Fiss
Information Manager
Center for Demography and Ecology and
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Rm. 4470A Social Science Bldg
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
Phone: (608) 265-9240
Fax: (608) 262-8400
Email: fiss@ssc.wisc.edu

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