Current Demographic Research Report #145, July 31, 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

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports_ Recommendations and Reports, Article

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical, Supplement

Bureau of Justice Statistics Reports***

Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: _US Housing Market Conditions_

Government Accountability Office Reports

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US States:

Illinois:

Illinoisdata.com: "Local Area Unemployment Statistics 1990-2005"

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Update: "States in Profile"

Iowa:

Iowa State Data Center: "2006 County: Regional economic profiles (individual counties): 1999-2004"

New Jersey:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development: "Metropolitan Area and County Personal Income"

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports***

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Population Estimates

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Report: "Living standard and poverty 2005"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Press Release, Web Magazine Articles

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Northern Ireland:

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency Press Release: "2005 Mid Year Population Estimate Press Release"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Compendium, Periodical

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Scotland:

General Register Office Compendium: _Scotland's Population 2005 - The Registrar General's Annual Review)_

ISDScotland Report: "Births in Scottish Hospitals: Year Ending March 2005"

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Serbia:

Statistical Office Report: "Labour Force Survey, 2005"

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office Compendium, News Release

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UK:

Department for Work and Pensions Interactive Data tool: "DWP Tabulation Tool for Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary Statistics"

Home Office Statistical Bulletin: "Prison Population Projections: 2006-2013, England and Wales"

National Statistics Office, Various

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "Youth poverty and transition to adulthood in Europe"

Monitoring the Future Occasional Paper, Report

Urban Institute: Welfare Reform Roundtable Information

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston [Massachusetts]: "Social Dynamics of Obesity,"

Books on Indian (India) Demography

_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article: "Globalization and the population structure of _Toxoplasma gondii_

_Science_ News Special: "HIV/AIDS in Latin America & Caribbean"

_Nature_ Letter Abstract: "Strategies for mitigating an influenza pandemic"

_British Medical Journal_ News Extra Extract: "Men are more likely than women to die early"

_Lancet_, Various

_New England Journal of Medicine_, Various

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
National Bureau of Economic Research
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

US National Institutes of Health: "Understanding and Reducing Disparities in Health: Behavioral and Social Science Research Contributions

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante: "Data Users' Conference 2006: Quality Health Data for Effective Decision-Making

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

US House Committee on Education and the Workforce Hearing Testimony: "No Child Left Behind: Can Growth Models Ensure Improved Education for All Students"

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US Bureau of Justice Statistics: "Bureau of Justice Statistics Publications Collection as of December 31, 2005"

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "MEPS HC-084: 2005 P9R3/P10R1 Population Characteristics"

National Longitudinal Survey

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

UK Data Archive

International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology Conference 2006 presentation files

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

Panel Survey of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features

A. "Nonemployer Statistics, 2004," (NS04-00A-1, July 2006, .pdf format, 465p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Businesses With No Paid Employees Increase to 19.5 Million" (CB06-115, Jul. 27, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/economic_census/007172.html

B. "Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct 15, 2006," (Facts for Features, CB06-FF.14, July 26, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/007173.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ff-14.pdf

2. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports_ Recommendations and Reports, Article:

A. "Prevention and Control of Influenza: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)"(Vol. 55, RR10, July 28, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 42p.).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5510a1.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr5510.pdf

B. "Heat-Related Deaths --- United States, 1999--2003," (Vol. 55, No. 29, July 28, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 796-798).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5529a2.htm

,pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5529.pdf

3. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical, Supplement:

A. _Compensation and Working Conditions Online_ (July 2006). Articles from the most recent issue are dated July 26, 2006.

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

B. Bureau of Labor Statistics Supplement: _Occupational Projections and Training Data, 2006-07 Edition_ (July 2006, .pdf and zipped Excel format, 209p.). Note: This statistical and research supplement to the 2006-07 Occupational Outlook Handbook presents detailed, comprehensive statistics used in preparing the Handbook.

http://www.bls.gov/emp/optd/home.htm

4. Bureau of Justice Statistics Reports:

A. "Sexual Violence Reported by Correctional Authorities, 2005," by Allen J. Beck and Paige M. Harrison (NCJ 214646, July 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 34p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/svrca05.htm

***Related article: "Allegations of sexual violence in prisons, jails increasing, report says," by Pamela Manson (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Jul. 30, 2006).
http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_4115193

B. "Prosecutors in State Courts, 2005," by Steven W. Perry (NCJ 213799, July 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 12p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/psc05.htm

5. Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: _US Housing Market Conditions_ (1st Quarter 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.huduser.org/periodicals/ushmc.html

6. Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. "No Child Left Behind Act: Assistance from Education Could Help States Better Measure Progress of Students with Limited English Proficiency"(GAO-06-815, July 2006, .pdf format, 69p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06815.pdf

B. "No Child Left Behind Act: States Face Challenges Measuring Academic Growth That Education's Initiatives May Help Address (GAO-06-661, July 2006, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06661.pdf

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

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

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US States:

Illinois:

Illinoisdata.com: "Local Area Unemployment Statistics 1990-2005" (July 2006). Note: data are available for Northern Illinois geographic entities only.

http://www.nibidc.com/dbs/labor_market/laus/boone.htm

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Update: "States in Profile." States in Profile has been updated with "2004 county business pattern data, 2004 academic research and development expenditures and June 2006 employment and unemployment data."

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

Note: Users can obtain spreadsheet readable data for all states by clicking on "All Tables," then clicking on any rank for any variable for any year. Then use your spreadsheet import utility.

Iowa:

Iowa State Data Center: "2006 County: Regional economic profiles (individual counties): 1999-2004" (July 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

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

New Jersey:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development: "Metropolitan Area and County Personal Income" (July 2006, HTML and Microsoft Excel format, with a press release in .pdf format). Updates are for 2004).

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi10/index.html

Scroll to "Metropolitan Area Personal Income" or "County Personal Income"

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports:

A. "Births: 2004" (July 2006, .pdf format, 53p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=84F0210XIE

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

***Related article: "Birth rate drops despite more babies," by Scott Roberts (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 31, 2006).
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060731.w2births0731/BNStory/National/home

B. "Life Tables, Canada, Provinces and Territories: 2000-2002," by Doreen Duchesne, Patricia Tully, Brad Thomas, and Robert Bourbeau (July 2006, methodology, .pdf format, 25p., tables, ASCII text and .pdf format).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=84-537-XIE

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

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Population Estimates (Mar 1, 2006 final estimates and Jul. 1, 2006 provisional estimates) (July 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

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

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Report: "Living standard and poverty 2005" (July 2006, .pdf format, 28p.). The report is in both Lithuanian and English).

http://www.std.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=2&cat_id=3&id=975&PHPSESSID=ba61f9396c4192cc19cc9b5183c9717d

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Press Release, Web Magazine Articles:

A."Household consumption continues to grow (Press Release, Jul. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/macro-economie-financiele-instellingen/conjunctuurgegevens/publicaties/persberichten/2006-087-pb.htm

B. "Less compensation for acquitted suspects," by Nynke de Lange (Web Magazine, Jul. 25, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/rechtsbescherming-veiligheid/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1991-wm.htm

C. "Consumers spend more on gambling than on museum attendance," by Dagmar Nies and Leo Hiemstra (Web Magazine, Jul. 25, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/macro-economie-financiele-instellingen/nationale-rekeningen/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1983-wm.htm

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Northern Ireland:

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency Press Release: "2005 Mid Year Population Estimate Press Release" (Jul. 24, 2006, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.nisra.gov.uk/archive/demography/publications/pr_mye_2005.pdf

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Personal services, Structural business statistics, 2004: Spending more on personal well-being" (Jul. 21, 2006). The news release links to several topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/stjenester_en/

B. "Statistics on alcohol sales, 1st quarter 2006: We drink more wine" (Jul. 26, 2006). The news release links to two topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/alkohol_en/

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Compendium, Periodical

A. _Concise Statistical Yearbook of Poland 2006_ (July 2006, .pdf format, 687p.).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/opracowania_zbiorcze/maly_rocznik_stat/2006/index.htm

Click on "CHAPTERS" for link to full text Yearbook.

B. _Statistical Bulletin_ (No. 6, July 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/opracowania_zbiorcze/b-s/2006/06_06/index.htm

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Scotland:

1. General Register Office Compendium: _Scotland's Population 2005 - The Registrar General's Annual Review)_ (July 2006, HTML format, with tables in various formats).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/library/annrep/rgs-annual-review-2005/index.html

Click on the link to the publication title.

2. ISDScotland Report: "Births in Scottish Hospitals: Year Ending March 2005" (July 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/info3.jsp?pContentID=1018&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&

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Serbia:

Statistical Office Report: "Labour Force Survey, 2005" (Communication 100, Issue LVI, April 2006, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/en/dokumenti/rs10102005.pdf

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office Compendium, News Release:

A. _Slovene Regions in Figures: 2006_ (2006, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://www.stat.si/eng/pub_regije.asp

B. "Upper secondary school boarding homes, student residence halls and other institutions offering accommodation to students, Slovenia, 2005"(Jul. 26, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=334

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UK:

1. Department for Work and Pensions Interactive Data tool: "DWP Tabulation Tool for Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary Statistics" (July 2006).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/csa.asp

Click on "DWP Tabulation Tool" for access to data extraction utility.

2. Home Office Statistical Bulletin: "Prison Population Projections: 2006-2013, England and Wales," by Nisha de Silva, Paul Cowell, Terence Chow, Paul Worthington (July, 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs06/hosb1106.pdf

3. National Statistics Office, Various

A. Population Projections Database (2004 Base, July 2006).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=8519&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=422

Link to interactive query from "GAD (Government Actuaries Department) Website - population projections database"

B. _Monthly Digest of Statistics July 2006_ (July 2006, .pdf format, 143p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=611&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=272

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "Youth poverty and transition to adulthood in Europe," by Arnstein Aassve, Letizia Mencarini, and Maria Iacovou (Vol. 15, Article 2, July 2006, p. 21-50). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/2/default.htm
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Monitoring the Future Occasional Paper, Report:

A. "Demographic Subgroup Trends for Various Licit and Illicit Drugs, 1975-2005," by Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O'Malley, Jerald G. Bachman, and John E. Schulenberg (Occasional Paper 63, 2006, .pdf format, 416p.).

http://monitoringthefuture.org/pubs/occpapers/occ63.pdf

B. "Monitoring the Future: National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975-2005 (Volume I, Secondary School Students)," by Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O'Malley, Jerald G. Bachman, and John E. Schulenberg (2006, .pdf format, 684p.).

http://monitoringthefuture.org/pubs/monographs/vol1_2005.pdf
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Urban Institute: Welfare Reform Roundtable Information: "With the 10-year anniversary of the 1996 welfare overhaul legislation approaching, the Urban Institute recently convened a half-day roundtable of welfare experts titled 'Welfare Reform Roundtable: Reviewing a Decade, Previewing the Future.' Audio files of the event and two fact sheets analyzing the first 10 years of welfare reform are available online." The audio files are in .mp3 format, the fact sheets ("A Decade of Welfare Reform: Facts and Figures," [July 2006, .pdf format, 6p.], and "Government Work Supports and Low-Income Families: Facts and Figures" [July 2006, .pdf format, 4p.] are all available at:

http://www.urban.org/Pressroom/events/welfarereform.cfm

The fact sheet links are at the bottom of the page.
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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston [Massachusetts]: "Social Dynamics of Obesity," by Mary Burke and Frank Heiland (Public Policy Discussion Paper No. 06-5, July 2006, .pdf format, 56p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/ppdp/2006/ppdp065.htm
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Books on Indian (India) Demography: The following new releases are available through K.K. Agencies Indian Booksellers. Descriptions and tables of contents are available by clicking on "Click here to view the Contents".

A. _Population and Sustainable Development in India_, by Ehsanul Haq (2006, 332p., ISBN 8172732538)

B. _Social Work Perspective on Depressed Class Population_, by M.N. Parmar and Jagdish Solanki (2006, 167p., ISBN 8126126191).

C. _Population Geography_, by S.A. Qazi and Shabir Qazi (2006, 335p., ISBN 817648993X).

D. _A First Course in Mathematical Models of Population Growth : With MATLAB Programs_, by C.R. Ranganathan (2006, 330p., ISBN 8185211639).

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

Search for ISBN number and then click on "More Info".
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_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article: "Globalization and the population structure of _Toxoplasma gondii_," by Tovi Lehmann, Paula L. Marcet, Doug H. Graham, Erica R. Dahl, and J.P. Dubey (Vol. 103, No. 30, HTML and .pdf format, p. 11423-11428). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/30/11423
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_Science_ News Special: "HIV/AIDS in Latin America & Caribbean" (Vol. 313, No. 5786, Jul. 28, 2006). This issue of _Science_ contains many news articles about the topic. Note: _Science_ is a subscription based site.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/vol313/issue5786/index.dtl

In addition, there is an article abstract that may be of interest: "Chimpanzee Reservoirs of Pandemic and Nonpandemic HIV-1," by Brandon F. Keele, Fran Van Heuverswyn, Yingying Li, Elizabeth Bailes, Jun Takehisa, Mario L. Santiago, Frederic Bibollet-Ruche, Yalu Chen, Louise V. Wain, Florian Liegeois, Severin Loul, Eitel Mpoudi Ngole, Yanga Bienvenue, Eric Delaporte, John F. Y. Brookfield, Paul M. Sharp, George M. Shaw, Martine Peeters, and Beatrice H. Hahn (p. 523-526).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/313/5786/523
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_Nature_ Letter Abstract: "Strategies for mitigating an influenza pandemic," by Neil M. Ferguson, Derek A.T. Cummings, Christophe Fraser, James C. Cajka, Philip C. Cooley, and Donald S. Burke (Vol. 442, No. 7101, Jul. 27, 2006, p. 448-452).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v442/n7101/abs/nature04795.html
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_British Medical Journal_ News Extra Extract: "Men are more likely than women to die early," by Roger Dobson (Vol. 333, No. 7561, Jul. 29, 2006, p. 220).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/333/7561/220-c
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_Lancet_, Various: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Smoking and inequalities," by Michael Marmot (Vol. 368, No. 9533, Jul. 29, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 341-342). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606689769/fulltext

B. "Social inequalities in male mortality, and in male mortality from smoking: indirect estimation from national death rates in England and Wales, Poland, and North America," by Prabhat Jha, Richard Peto, Witold Zatonski, Jillian Boreham, Martin J. Jarvis, and Alan D. Lopez (Vol. 368, No. 9533, Jul. 29, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 367-370). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606689757/fulltext

C. "The complexity of women's reproductive lives in China," by Sheila McLean ,a review of _Behind the Silence: Chinese Voices on Abortion_, by Nie Jing-Bao (Vol. 368, No. 9533, Jul. 29, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 357-358). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606690909/fulltext
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_New England Journal of Medicine_, Various:

A. "The Silent Epidemic -- The Health Effects of Illiteracy," by Erin N. Marcus (Perspective, Vol. 355, No. 4, Jul. 27, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 339-341). This article is freely available to the public.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/355/4/339

B. _Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life_, by Lee M. Silver, reviewed by Thomas W. Clark (Book Review Extract, Vol. 355, No. 4, Jul. 27, 2006, p. 427-428).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/355/4/427

C. _Frontiers in Antimicrobial Resistance: A Tribute to Stuart B. Levy_, Edited by David G. White, Michael N. Alekshun, and Patrick F. McDermott, reviewed by Victor L. Yu (Book Review Extract, Vol. 355, No. 4, Jul. 27, 2006, p. 428-429).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/355/4/428
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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 6, no. 30, Jul. 31, 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 [Rostock, Germany]:

A. "Understanding parental gender preferences in advanced societies: lessons from Sweden and Finland," by Gunnar Andersson, Karsten Hank, and Andres Vikat (WP-2006-019, July 2006, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

Extending recent research on parental gender preferences in the Nordic countries, this study uses unique register data from Finland and Sweden (1971-1999) that provide us with the opportunity to compare childbearing dynamics and possible underlying sex preferences among natives and national minorities, namely Finnish-born immigrants in Sweden and members of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. Moreover, our Swedish data allow us to investigate regional and educational differences in child-sex specific fertility behavior of two-child mothers in 1981-1999. For Finland, we observe a continuous boy preference among the national majority and the Swedish-speaking minority as reflected in higher third-birth rates of mothers of two girls than of mothers of two boys. Evidence of similar preferences is found for Finnish-born migrants in Sweden, where the native-born population appears to have developed a girl preference, though. In all cases, we also observe clear indications of a preference for having at least one child of each sex. Generally speaking, our findings support an interpretation of parental gender preferences as a longstanding cultural phenomenon, related to country of childhood socialization rather than language group. Our analysis of regional and educational differentials in Sweden reveals no evidence which supports diffusion theories of persistence and change in parents' sex preferences for children.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-019.pdf

B. "Migration and first-time parenthood: evidence from Kyrgyzstan," by Lesia Nedoluzhko and Gunnar Andersson (WP-2006-020, July 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, we investigate the reproductive behavior of young women and men in Kyrgyzstan, with special emphasis on the demographic adjustment strategies of internal migrants in this post-Soviet Central Asian republic. We employ event-history techniques to data from the "Marriage, Fertility, and Migration" survey conducted in northern Kyrgyzstan in 2005 to estimate relative risks of becoming a parent. We demonstrate to what extent migration is part of the family building process and how it is related to elevated parenthood risks shortly after resettlement. We gain additional insight by information on factors such as the geographical destination of migration, and of retrospectively stated motives for the move. In addition, we reveal clear ethnic differences in the timing of entry into parenthood in Kyrgyzstan.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-020.pdf
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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Divorce, Fertility and the Shot Gun Marriage," by Alberto Alesina and Paola Giuliano (w12375, July 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

Total fertility declined in states that introduced unilateral divorce, which makes dissolution of marriage easier. Also the ratio of out-of-wedlock fertility over total declined. 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.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12375

B. "Using Target Efficiency to Select Program Participants and Risk-Factor Models: An Application to Child Mental Health Interventions for Preventing Future Crime," by David S. Salkever, Stephen Johnston, Mustafa C. Karakus, Nicholas Ialongo, and Eric Slade (w12377, July 2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

Statistical risk factor models are often proposed for screening high-risk children to participate in early intervention programs. Recent contributions to the program evaluation literature demonstrate the need for incorporating judgments about relative importance of false positives versus false negatives in screening. This paper formalizes these judgments as commensurable economic costs and benefits and applies them to demonstrate an approach to participant selection motivated by the standard cost-benefit criterion of maximizing expected net benefits. Implications of this approach are explored using data from a mental health prevention trial. We illustrate the response of expected net benefits to the choice of a selection risk level, the sensitivity of the optimal selection risk level to per participant cost/benefit magnitudes, and the use of the target-efficiency approach for choosing among alternative risk-factor models. Several strategies that directly incorporate expected net benefit maximization as a criterion in the model estimation process are also examined.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12377
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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 2220-2239.

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Table of Contents:

Other Journals:

AIDS (Vol. 20, No. 12, August 1, 2006).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200608010-00000.htm

Child Abuse and Neglect (Vol. 30, No. 7, July 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01452134

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (Vol. 35, No. 1, September 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://fcs.sagepub.com/content/vol35/issue1/?etoc

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 38, No. 5, Sept. 2006).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=JBS&volumeId=38&issueId=05

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

US National Institutes of Health: "Understanding and Reducing Disparities in Health: Behavioral and Social Science Research Contributions," to be held in Bethesda, Maryland, Oct. 23-24, 2006. For more information see:

http://obssr.od.nih.gov/HealthDisparities/index.html
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Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante: "Data Users' Conference 2006: Quality Health Data for Effective Decision-Making," in Vancouver, British Columbia (September 17, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.datausers.ca/

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Education and the Workforce Hearing Testimony: "No Child Left Behind: Can Growth Models Ensure Improved Education for All Students," a hearing held Jul. 27, 2006 (HTML and .pdf format).

http://edworkforce.house.gov/hearings/109th/fc/nclb072706/wl072726.htm

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DATA:

US Bureau of Justice Statistics: "Bureau of Justice Statistics Publications Collection as of December 31, 2005," (NCJ 213091, July 2006). BJS is making available a collection of the Bureau's data sets, publications, and software on CD-ROM. Ordering and pricing information can be found at:

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cd.htm
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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "MEPS HC-084: 2005 P9R3/P10R1 Population Characteristics," (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2006, data in .zip and .exe self-decompressing ASCII and SAS transport format, SAS and SPSS programming statements, documentation in HTML, .pdf or ASP codebook format).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=200
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National Longitudinal Survey: The Center for Human Resource Research (Ohio State University) has released two new codebook supplements.

W07 Mature Women Codebook Supplement 1967-2003
G07 Young Women Codebook Supplement 1968-2003

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

Scroll to or "find in page" the above listed item numbers (W07 and/or G07).
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jul. 31, 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 5381 -ONS Omnibus Survey, June 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5381

SN 5364 -Worklife Expectancies in the United Kingdom based on Longitudinal Labour Force Survey Data, 1993-2003

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5364

SN 5383 -Employees' Awareness, Knowledge and Exercise of Employment Rights Survey, 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5383
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International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology Conference 2006 presentation files: IASSIST has made selected presentation files from its latest conference available at its website (Microsoft PowerPoint format).

http://www.iassistdata.org/conferences/2006/presentations/

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

Panel Survey of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The following items have been added to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID Bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed by author or keyword.

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

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

Harkness, Joseph M. and Newman, Sandra. The Differential Impacts of Homeownership on Children from Low-Income and High-Income Families. Journal of Housing Research. 2003; 14(1):1-19.

Harkness, Joseph M. and Newman, Sandra. Assisted Housing and the Educational Attainment of Children. Journal of Housing Economics. 2000; 9(1):40-63.

Harper, Scott. The Context of Contact: The Relations Among Nonresident Father Distress, Father Behavior, Father-Child Relationship Quality, and Child Well-Being . Missouri: University of Missouri - Columbia; 200557 pp.DAI-A 66/09, p. 3475, Mar. 2006.

Newman, S.; Harkness, Joseph M., and Yeung, Wei-Jun J. Neighborhood Poverty, Assisted Housing, and the Educational Attainment of Children. J.M. Goering and J.D. Feins., (eds.). Choosing a Better Life? A Social Experiment in Leaving Poverty Behind: An Evaluation of the Moving to Opportunity Demonstration. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press; 2003.

Seward, Rudy Ray; Yeatts, Dale E.; Amin, Iftekhar, and Dewitt, Amy. Employment Leave and Fathers' Involvement with Children: According to Mothers and Fathers. Men and Masculinities. 2006; 8(_):405-427.

Vandewater, Elizabeth A. and Huang, Xuan. Parental Weight Status as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Television Viewing and Childhood Overweight. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2006; 160(4):425-431.

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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