Current Demographic Research Report #148, August 28, 2006.

CDERR (Current Demographic Research Reports) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

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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 Press Release, Report:

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ QuickStats: "QuickStats: Diabetes Death Rate for Hispanics Compared with Non-Hispanic Whites --- United States Versus Counties Along the U.S.-Mexico Border, 2000--2002"

National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

***National Center for Education Statistics Report: "A Closer Look at Charter Schools Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling"

Bureau of Labor Statistics Report, Periodical:

US Government Publication Office Compendium: U.S. Government Manual 2006-2007

US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Report: "2002-2004 SubState Report of Substance Use & Serious Psychological Distress"

Government Accountability Office Report:

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report:

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US States:

California:

California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit Report: "California Current Population Survey Extended Report, March 2005"

Hawaii:

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Report: "2005 State of Hawaii Data Book"

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United Nations:

UNICEF Report: "Africa's Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children affected by AIDS"

International Monetary Fund Periodical: Finance and Development

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Bahrain:

Ministry of Health: "Health Statistics 2005"

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien d'Information sur la sante Poster: "Hospitalization for HIV/AIDS in Canada"

Statistics Canada Article: "Study: Wives as primary breadwinners, 2003"

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office Germany Press Release: "2005: Less marriages and births, but more deaths"

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Japan:

***Statistics Bureau and Statistical Research and Training Institute Periodical, Report:

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand Media Release: "Decrease in Infant Mortality Rate"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "More older mothers"

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Northern Ireland:

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency Statistical Bulletin: "Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2004/05"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway: "Higher population growth due to increased immigration"

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Force Survey of Pakistan ( 2005-2006 ) Three Quarter-Yearly Report"

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: "Statistical Bulletin No 7 - August 2006"

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United Kingdom:

UK Department of Health Report: "Forecasting obesity to 2010"

Office of National Statistics Report: "Mid- year population estimates 2005 UK (including local authorities)"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "Female deficit and the marriage market in Korea"

Guttmacher Institute Article, Report

Urban Institute Reports:

Cato Institute Report: "What Does a Voucher Buy? A Closer Look at the Cost of Private Schools"

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Report: "Slums of Urban Bangladesh: Mapping and Census, 2005"

Brookings Institute Report: "From Traditional to Reformed: A Review of the Land Use Regulations in the Nation's 50 largest Metropolitan Areas"

Population Reference Bureau Articles

Family Health International Periodicals: Youth InfoNet

ACT Report: "2006 ACT National and State Scores"

Global HIV Prevention Working Group Report: "New Approaches to HIV Prevention"

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract

New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract

British Medical Journal Article

Lancet Article Abstract

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

Office of Population Research [Princeton University]
Population Council
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty
Center for Health and Well-Being [Princeton University]
National Bureau of Economic Research
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College [Annadale-on-Hudson, NY]
International Poverty Centre [United Nations Development Programme]
Institute for Social and Economic Research [University of Essex]
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]
IRSS CEPS/INSTEAD (Integrated Research Infrastructure in the Socio-Economic Sciences at CEPS/Instead) [Luxembourg]
Family Health International Youth InfoNet

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Ingenta
Other Journals

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

US House Committee on Government Reform Hearing Testimony

DATA

Census Bureau
National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
***Population Reference Bureau
Health and Retirement Study
Human Mortality Database
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau Press Release, Report:

A. "Census Bureau Data Show Key Population Changes Across Nation American Community Survey Provides First Data for Many Cities Since 2000,"(CB06-CN.05, August 15, 2006, links to Excel tables).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/american_community _survey_acs/007287.html

2005 ACS Data via American Factfinder:

http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet?_program=ACS&_submenuId=datasets_2&_lang=en

***"Area Immigrants Top 1 Million," by Lyndsey Layton and Dan Keating (Washington Post, August 15, 2006). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/14/AR2006081401225.html

B. "Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2003," by Timothy S. Grall (P60-230, July 2006, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p60-230.pdf

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report QuickStats: "QuickStats: Diabetes Death Rate for Hispanics Compared with Non-Hispanic Whites --- United States Versus Counties Along the U.S.-Mexico Border, 2000--2002," (Vol. 55, No. 32, August 18, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, p. 882).

HTML:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5532a7.htm

PDF:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5532.pdf

3. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Prevalence of Functional Limitations Among Adults 60 Years of Age and Over: United States, 1999-2002," (Advance Data From Vital and Health Statistics, No. 375, August 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad375.pdf

4. National Center for Education Statistics Report:

A. "A Closer Look at Charter Schools Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling," by Henry Braun, Frank Jenkins, and Wendy Grigg (NCES 2006-460, August 2006, .pdf format, 74p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006460

***"Study of Test Scores Finds Charter Schools Lagging," by Diana Jean Schemo (New York Times, August 23, 2006). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/23/education/23charter.html

***"Charter School Nonsense," (Wall St. Journal, August 28, 2006, P. A12). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at: http://www.wsj.com/

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

B. "Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 2003-04, With a Special Analysis of the Net Price of Attendance and Federal Education Tax Benefits,"(NCES 2006186, August 2006, .pdf format, 265p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006186

5. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report, Periodical:

A. "Charting the U.S. Labor Market in 2005," (June 2006, .pdf format, 71p.).

http://www.bls.gov/cps/labor2005/home.htm

B. Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 129, No. 8, August 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next _MLR_ is released, this one, as well as all others since 1981, will be available at:

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/archive.htm

6. US Government Publication Office Compendium: U.S. Government Manual 2006-2007 (2006, .pdf and ASCII text format, 690p.).

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/browse-gm-06.html

7. US Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: ResearchWorks (Vol. 3, No. 7, July/August 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

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

8. US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Report: "2002-2004 SubState Report of Substance Use&Serious Psychological Distress," (August 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 308p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/substate2k6/toc.cfm

9. Government Accountability Office Report: "WIC Program: More Detailed Price and Quantity Data Could Enhance Agriculture's Assessment of WIC Program Expenditures," (GAO-06-664, July 2006, .pdf format, 68p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06664.pdf

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

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

10. US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report:

A. "How Low-Income Households Allocate Their Food Budget Relative to the Cost of the Thrifty Food Plan," by Noel Blisard and Hayden Stewart (Economic Research Report No. (ERR-20), August 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR20/

B. "Profiles of Participants in the National School Lunch Program: Data > From Two National Surveys," by Constance Newman and Katherine Ralston (Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-17), August 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB17/

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US States:

California:

California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit Report: "California Current Population Survey Extended Report, March 2005," (August 2006, .pdf format, 46p.).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/documents/CPS_Extended_3-05.pdf

Hawaii:

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Report:" 2005 State of Hawaii Data Book," (August 2006, Excel and .pdf format).

http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/databook/db2005/index_html

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United Nations:

UNICEF Report: "Africa's Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children affected by AIDS," (2006, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_35314.html

International Monetary Fund Periodical: Finance and Development (Vol. 43, No. 3, September 2006).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2006/09/index.htm

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Bahrain:

Ministry of Health: "Health Statistics 2005," (2006, .pdf format).

http://www.moh.gov.bh/PDF/HS2005/hs2005_e.html

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien d'Information sur la sante Poster: "Hospitalization for HIV/AIDS in Canada," (August 2006, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=media_14aug2006_e

Statistics Canada Article: "Study: Wives as primary breadwinners, 2003," (The Daily, August 23, 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

HTML:
http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060823/d060823b.htm

PDF:
http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060823/d060823.pdf

Note: Links to the complete report can be found at the end of the article.

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office Germany Press Release: "2005: Less marriages and births, but more deaths," (August 15, 2006). Note: More information is available in the German version of the release (see link at the bottom of the page).

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2006/p3300023.htm

***"German births decline to new low," (British Broadcasting Corporation, August 15, 2006).
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4793997.stm

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau and Statistical Research and Training Institute Periodical:

A. Japan Monthly Statistics (August 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

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

B. "Population Estimates by Age(5-Year Group) and Sex," (August 2006, HTML and Excel format).

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

***"Japan birth rate begins to rise," (British Broadcasting Corporation, August 22, 2006).
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/5273282.stm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand Media Release: "Decrease in Infant Mortality Rate," (August 17, 2006).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/media-releases/births-and-deaths/births-deaths-jun06qtr-mr.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "More older mothers," (August 22, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2005-wm.htm

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Northern Ireland:

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency Statistical Bulletin:" Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2004/05," (August 2006, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.delni.gov.uk/index/publications/pubs-stats/destinations-of-leavers-from-higher-education/destination-of-leavers-he-2004_05.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway: "Higher population growth due to increased immigration," (August 2006).

http://www.ssb.no/folkendrkv_en/

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Force Survey of Pakistan ( 2005-2006 ) Three Quarter-Yearly Report," (August 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/fbs/publications/lfs0506_q3/lfs0506_q3.html

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: "Statistical Bulletin No 7 - August 2006," (August 2006, Excel format).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/opracowania_zbiorcze/b-s/2006/07_06/index.htm

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United Kingdom:

UK Department of Health Report: "Forecasting obesity to 2010," by Paola Zaninotto, Heather Wardle, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Jennifer Mindell and Jenny Head (August 2006, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsStatistics/PublicationsStatisticsArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4138630&chk=XVZ/60

Office of National Statistics Report: "Mid- year population estimates 2005 UK (including local authorities)," (August 2006, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/pope0806.pdf

***"A growing - and ageing - nation," by Stephen Dowling (British Broadcasting Corporation, August 25, 2006).
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5282374.stm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "Female deficit and the marriage market in Korea," by Jean Louis Rallu (Vol. 15, Article 3, August 2006, .pdf format, p. 51-60).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/3/default.htm
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Guttmacher Institute Article, Report:

A. "Rekindling Efforts to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy: A Matter of 'Equity and Common Sense'," by Rachel Benson Gold (_Guttmacher Review_, Vol. 9, No. 3, Summer 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 6p).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/gpr/09/3/gpr090302.html

B. "Unwanted Pregnancy and Induced Abortion in Nigeria: Causes and Consequences," by Akinrinola Bankole, Boniface A. Oye-Adeniran, Susheela Singh, Isaac F. Adewole, Deirdre Wulf, Gilda Sedgh, and Rubina Hussain (2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2006/08/08/Nigeria-UP-IA.pdf

C. "Unintended Pregnancy and Induced Abortion in the Philippines: Causes and Consequences," by Susheela Singh, Fatima Juarez, Josefina Cabigon, Haley Ball, Rubina Hussain, and Jennifer Nadeau (2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2006/08/08/PhilippinesUPIA.pdf
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Urban Institute Report:

A. "Children in Low-Income Families: Summary of The Urban Institute and Child Trends Roundtable on Children in Low-Income Families," by Michelle Beadle (August 2006, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311354

B. "State-Level Changes in Children's Well-Being and Family Environment," by Richard Wertheimer, Cameron McPhee, and Kristin Anderson Moore (Child Trends No. 23, August 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311353

C. "The Role of Medicaid and SCHIP as an Insurance Safety Net," by Stephen Zuckerman and Allison Cook (August 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/900986.html
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Cato Institute Report: "What Does a Voucher Buy? A Closer Look at the Cost of Private Schools," by David Salisbury (Policy Analysis no. 486, August 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=1345
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Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Report: "Slums of Urban Bangladesh: Mapping and Census, 2005," by Nazrul Islam, AQM Mahbub, Nurul Islam Nazem, Gustavo Angeles, and Peter Lance (tr-06-35-en, May 2006, .pdf format, 54p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/tr-06-35.pdf
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Brookings Institute Report: "From Traditional to Reformed: A Review of the Land Use Regulations in the Nation's 50 largest Metropolitan Areas," by Rolf Pendall, Robert Puentes, and Jonathan Martin (August 2006, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/20060810_landuse.htm
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Population Reference Bureau Articles:

A. "Elderly White Men Afflicted by High Suicide Rates," by Sandra Yin (August 2006).

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

B. "Is There a U.S. Shortage of Scientists and Engineers? It Depends Where You Live," by Mark Mather (August 2006).

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

C. "How HIV and AIDS Affect Populations," by Lori S. Ashford (August 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.prb.org/pdf06/HowHIVAIDSAffectsPopulations.pdf
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Family Health International Periodicals: Youth InfoNet (Nos. 26, June/July 2006).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/index.htm

More information on Family Health International:

http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/index.htm
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ACT Report: "2006 ACT National and State Scores," (August 2006, .pdf (report), ASCII text and Java format (charts)).

National Data Tables and Report:

http://www.act.org/news/data/06/data.html

Links to State-level data:

http://www.act.org/news/data/06/index.html
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Global HIV Prevention Working Group Report: "New Approaches to HIV Prevention," (August 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/nr/downloads/globalhealth/aids/pwg_2006_report.pdf

Press Release:

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/GlobalHealth/Pri_Diseases/HIVAIDS/Announcements/Announce-060815.htm

About the Working Group:

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/GlobalHealth/Pri_Diseases/HIVAIDS/HIVProgramsPartnerships/Prevention_Working_Group.htm
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract:" Smallpox transmission and control: Spatial dynamics in Great Britain," by Steven Riley and Neil M. Ferguson (Vol. 103, No. 33, August 15, 2006, p. 12637-12642).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/33/12637
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New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract:

A. "Gradient of Disability across the Socioeconomic Spectrum in the United States," by Meredith Minkler, Esme Fuller-Thomson, and Jack M. Guralnik (Vol. 355, No. 7, August 17, 2006, p. 695-703).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/355/7/695

B. "Overweight, Obesity, and Mortality in a Large Prospective Cohort of Persons 50 to 71 Years Old," by Kenneth F. Adams, Arthur Schatzkin, Tamara B. Harris, Victor Kipnis, Traci Mouw, Rachel Ballard-Barbash, Albert Hollenbeck, and Michael F. Leitzmann (Vol. 355, No. 8, August 24, 2006, p. 763-778).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/355/8/763

C. "Body-Mass Index and Mortality in Korean Men and Women," by Sun Ha Jee, Jae Woong Sull, Jungyong Park, Sang-Yi Lee, Heechoul Ohrr, Eliseo Guallar, and Jonathan M. Samet (Vol. 355, No. 8, August 24, 2006, p. 779-787).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/355/8/779
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British Medical Journal Article: "Family size, fertility preferences, and sex ratio in China in the era of the one child family policy: results from national family planning and reproductive health survey," by Qu Jian Ding and Therese Hesketh (Vol. 333, No. 7564, August 19, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, p. 371-373).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/333/7564/371
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Lancet Article Abstract:

A. "Association of bodyweight with total mortality and with cardiovascular events in coronary artery disease: a systematic review of cohort studies," by Abel Romero-Corral, Victor M. Montori, Prof. Virend K. Somers, Josef Korinek, Randal J. Thomas, Thomas G. Allison, Farouk Mookadam, and Francisco Lopez-Jimenez (Vol. 368, No. 9536, August 19, 2006, p. 666-678).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606692519/abstract

B. "Tobacco use and risk of myocardial infarction in 52 countries in the INTERHEART study: a case-control study," by Prof. Koon K. Teo, Stephanie Ounpuu, Steven Hawken, M.R. Pandey, Vicent Valentin, David Hunt, Rafael Diaz, Wafa Rashed, Rosario Freeman, Lixin Jiang, Xiaofei Zhang, and Prof. Salim Yusuf, on behalf of the INTERHEART Study Investigators (Vol. 368, No. 9536, August 19, 2006, p. 647-658).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606692490/abstract
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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. 34, Aug. 28, 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:

Office of Population Research [Princeton University]: "Why Do Hispanics Report Poor Health?" by Sharon Bzostek, Noreen Goldman, and Anne R. Pebley (Working Paper No. 2006-06, August 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

Despite the health and survival advantages of Hispanics relative to non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics report themselves to be in worse health than whites. Prior research indicates that these ethnic differences in self-reported health (SRH), measured by a simple question asking individuals to assess their overall health status, persist in the presence of an extensive set of explanatory variables. In this paper we use data from the first wave of the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) to test four hypotheses regarding Hispanic-white differences in SRH. We evaluate whether poorer health reports among Hispanics result from: (1) differences in meaning between the Spanish and English versions of the SRH question; (2) somatization of emotional distress by Hispanics; (3) varying levels of acculturation among Hispanics; and (4) measures of SES and health that are often omitted in other studies.

Our results provide new insights into the validity of these explanations and suggest avenues for future research. First, they underscore the importance of language of interview, suggesting that translation issues between the Spanish and English versions of the SRH question give rise to some of the differences. Second, although respondents who are depressed are more likely to report poor SRH, this study provides little evidence to support the somatization hypothesis. Third, none of our measures of acculturation - household language, age of immigration, duration of U.S. residence, and documented status - is significantly associated with reports of poor health, although some of the models indicate that foreign-born Hispanics report poorer health than their native-born counterparts. Finally, whereas controls for health status exacerbate the ethnic discrepancies in SRH, adjustment for SES especially years of schooling - narrows, but does not eliminate, the gap. The second wave of L.A.FANS incorporates new questions that are likely to permit more in-depth assessments of these hypotheses in future analyses.

http://opr.princeton.edu/papers/opr0605.pdf
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Population Council:

A. "How long will we live?" by John Bongaarts (Policy Research Division Working Paper no. 215, 2006, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/wp/prd/215.html

B. "Urban versus rural mortality among older adults in China," by Zachary Zimmer, Toshiko Kaneda, and Laura Spess (Policy Research Division Working Paper no. 214, 2006, .pdf format, 21p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/wp/prd/214.html
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Max Plank Institute for Demographic Research:

A. "Stochastic forecast of the population of Poland, 2005 - 2050," by Anna Matysiak and Beata Nowok (WP-2006-026, August 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

Forecasting the population of Poland is very challenging. Firstly, the country has been undergoing rapid demographic changes. In the 1990s, Poland experienced a fundamental shift from a communist regime to a democratic regime and entered the European Union in 2004. The political, economic, and social changes that accompanied the transformation had a profound influence on the demographic patterns in this country. International migration has been one of the first consequences of Poland's entry into the EU, and it is expected to increase in the future. Secondly, the availability of statistics for Poland on past trends is strongly limited. The resulting high uncertainty of future trends should be dealt with systematically, which is an essential part of the stochastic forecast. In this article, we present to the best of our knowledge a first stochastic forecast of the population of Poland. The forecast constitutes a valuable alternative to considering various scenarios that have been applied so far. The forecast results show that the Polish population will constantly decline during the next decades. There is a probability of 50 % that in 2050 the population will number between 27 and 35 millions compared to 38.2 in 2004. Besides, Poland will face significant ageing as indicated by a rising old-age dependency-ratio. In 45 years, there will be at least 63 persons aged 65+ per 100 persons aged 19-64, and this with a probability of 50 %. A description of the most important limitations to the official Polish demographic statistics and an analysis of past trends in fertility, mortality, and international migration are important by-products of this study.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-026.pdf

B. "Woman's employment and union disruption in a changing socio-economic context: the case of Russia," by Magdalena Muszynska (WP-2006-027, August 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

Drawing on data from new Russian retrospective surveys, this study examines the relationship between women's employment and the risk of union disruption within both the centrally planned economy and transition period. Our results show that within the two periods, the risk of union dissolution was similar among women who worked and women who did not work. In the transition period, however, differences in the dissolution risk among women existed and were related to the characteristics of the job conducted: occupational status, hours worked and income from side employment activities. Since the collapse of communism, the most discriminating factor between women is the type of ownership of a company, with those who worked for newly established private companies having elevated risk of union dissolution. The results obtained in this study are interpreted in light of the independence effect of women's employment.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-027.pdf

C. "Report on the external validation of the "Education and Employment Survey" on Russia," by Eugeny Soroko and Dirk Konietzka (WP-2006-028, August 2006, .pdf format, 13p.). Note: There is no abstract for this paper.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-028.pdf

D. "Employment experience and first birth in Great Britain," by Cordula Zabel (WP-2006-029, August 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

This article examines the effect of employment experience on first birth risks in Great Britain. The data used is from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). A positive effect of employment experience on first birth risks is found, in accordance with pre-dictions from economic models of fertility timing. This effect did not differ greatly between educational groups, in contrast to what was expected. Positive effects were found for all educational groups. An especially strong increase in first birth risks was found across the first year of employment spells.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-029.pdf
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty: "Local-Level Predictors of Household Food Insecurity," by Judi Bartfeld and Lingling Wang (DP 1317-06, August 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

Food security-the assured access of all people to enough food for a healthy and active life-is the focus of considerable policy and research attention. This paper examines the relationship between both household and contextual characteristics and food security among households with elementary school children in Wisconsin, using new data from a self-administered survey sent home to parents. We find that food insecurity is linked to an array of household characteristics that are consistent with findings from existing research, thus providing external validation of the self-administered measure. We also find that a broad array of local attributes, related to housing costs, transportation, retail food outlets, and strength of the local labor market, have significant and in some cases large impacts on food security. Overall, results lend strong support to the view that food insecurity results from a complex interplay among personal resources, public resources, and the economic and social contexts in which a household resides.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp131706.pdf
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Center for Health and Well-Being [Princeton University]: "Stature and status: Height, ability, and labor market outcomes," by Anne Case and Christina Paxson (July 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

https://www.wws.princeton.edu/rpds/downloads/Case_Paxson_Height_July2006.pdf
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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Health Insurance Enrollment Decisions: Preferences for Coverage, Worker Sorting, and Insurance Take Up," by Alan C. Monheit and Jessica Primoff Vistnes (Working Paper No. w12429, August 2006, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

The weak response by the uninsured to policy initiatives encouraging voluntary enrollment in health insurance has raised concerns regarding the extent to which the uninsured value health insurance. To address this issue, we use data from the 2001 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to examine the association between health insurance preferences and coverage status. We also consider the role of such preferences in decisions to seek out and enroll in employment-based coverage. We find that adults with weak or uncertain preferences for health insurance are more likely than persons with strong preferences to be uninsured and less likely to acquire coverage. Our econometric work indicates that workers with weak or uncertain preferences are less likely to obtain job offers with insurance, reinforcing prior evidence that workers sort among jobs according to preferences for coverage. We also find that workers with weak or uncertain preferences are less likely to enroll in offered coverage and we estimate the subsidy necessary to compensate such workers for the utility loss were they to enroll. Our results suggest a dual approach to expanding coverage that includes both subsidies and educational efforts to inform targeted groups among the uninsured about the value of health insurance.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12429

B. "Cohort Crowding: How Resources Affect Collegiate Attainment," by John Bound and Sarah Turner (Working Paper No. w12424, August 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

Abstract:

Analyses of college attainment typically focus on factors affecting enrollment demand, including the financial attractiveness of a college education and the availability of financial aid, while implicitly assuming that resources available per student on the supply side of the market are elastically supplied. The higher education market in the United States is dominated by public and non-profit production, and colleges and universities receive considerable subsidies from state, federal, and private sources. Because consumers pay only a fraction of the cost of production, changes in demand are unlikely to be accommodated fully by colleges and universities without commensurate increases in non-tuition revenue. For this reason, public investment in higher education plays a crucial role in determining the degrees produced and the supply of college-educated workers to the labor market. Using data covering the last half of the twentieth century, we find strong evidence that large cohorts within states have relatively low undergraduate degree attainment, reflecting less than perfect elasticity of supply in the higher education market. That large cohorts receive lower public subsidies per student in higher education explains this result, indicating that resources have large effects on degree production. Our results suggest that reduced resources per student following from rising cohort size and lower state expenditures are likely to have significant negative effects on the supply of college-educated workers entering the labor market.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12424
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Levy Economics Institute of Bard College [Annadale-on-Hudson, NY]:

A. "Population Forecasts, Fiscal Policy, and Risk," by Shripad Tuljapurkar (Working Paper No. 471, August 2006, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=10d1895daa0

B. "Global Demographic Trends and Provisioning for the Future," by L. Randall Wray (Working Paper No. 469, August 2006, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=10cfc89eaa9
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International Poverty Centre [United Nations Development Programme]:

A. "Inter-country Comparisons of Poverty Based on a Capability Approach: An Empirical Exercise," by Sanjay Reddy, Sujata Visaria and Muhammad Asali (Working Paper No. 27, August 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/newsletters/WorkingPaper27.pdf

B. "Linkages between Pro-Poor Growth, Social Programmes and Labour Market: The Recent Brazilian Experience," by Nanak Kakwani, Marcelo Neri and Hyun H. Son (Working Paper No. 26, August 2006, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/newsletters/WorkingPaper26.pdf
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Institute for Social and Economic Research [University of Essex]: "Telephone versus Face-to-Face Interviewing: Mode Effects on Data Quality and Likely Causes (Report on Phase II of the ESS-Gallup Mixed Mode Methodology Project)," by Annette Jäckle, Caroline Roberts, and Peter Lynn (WP 2006-41, August 2006, .pdf format, 88p.). Note: This paper does not have a abstract.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-41.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 2270-2280.
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IRSS CEPS/INSTEAD (Integrated Research Infrastructure in the Socio-Economic Sciences at CEPS/Instead) [Luxembourg]: "Gender, Cohabitation and Martial Dissolution: Are changes in Irish family composition typical of European countries?" by Catherine Heffernan (IRISS Working Paper Series No. 2005-03, August 2006, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.ceps.lu/pdf/2/art1053.pdf?CFID=135426&CFTOKEN=34629003&jsessionid =2030e0d7a7b376691c6e
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Family Health International Youth InfoNet: "An Assessment of Services for Adolescents in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Programs," (Youth Research WP 4, August 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

A link to the abstract and full text is available at:

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthResearchWorkingPapers.htm

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

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

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingenta.com/

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

Gender and Society (Vol. 20, No. 4, 2006).

International Labour Review (Vol. 145, No. 1-2, 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.

Journal of Social Issues (Vol. 62, No. 3, 2006).

Social Science Journal (Vol. 43, No. 3, 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.
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Other Journals:

AIDS (Vol. 20, No. 13, August 22, 2006).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200608220-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 164, No. 5, Sept. 1, 2006).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol164/issue5/index.dtl?etoc

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 114, No. 4, Aug. 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/v114n4.html

Journal of Sociology (Vol. 42, No. 3, Sept. 2006).

http://jos.sagepub.com/content/vol42/issue3/?etoc

Research in Nursing and Health (Vol. 29, No. 4, August 2006).

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

Social Science Quarterly (Vol. 87, No. 3, Sept. 2006). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the EBSCO Host Academic Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

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

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Independent Scientist Award (K02)," (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-527, August 15, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-527.html

B. "Clinical Research Education and Career Development (CRECD) in Minority Institutions (R25)," (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in conjunction with other agencies, RFA-RR-06-003, August 18, 2006).

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

C. "Parenting Capacities and Health Outcomes in Youths and Adolescents (R21)," (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-530, August 22, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-530.html

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Government Reform Hearing Testimony: "Porous Borders and Downstream Costs: The Impact of Illegal Immigration on State, County and Local Governments," a hearing held August 14, 2006.

Hearing Testimony (.pdf format):

http://reform.house.gov/GovReform/Hearings/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=47736

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DATA:

Census Bureau:

A. "2005 Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas," (August 21, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/popest/metro.html

B. "International Data Base -- August 24, 2006 Release Note."

http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbr200608.html
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National Center for Education Statistics: "1999-2000 School Survey on Crime and Safety Table Library," (August 2006, tables come in ASCII and Excel format).

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/crime/crime_tables.asp
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National Center for Health Statistics:

A. "Bridged-race Vintage 2005 postcensal population estimates for July 1, 2000 - July 1, 2005, by year, county, single-year of age, bridged-race, Hispanic origin, and sex," (August 2006, Word (documentation), ASCII, zipped ASCII, and SAS format (data)).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/dvs/popbridge/datadoc.htm#vintage2005

B. "2006 NCHS Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties," (August 2006, Word (documentation), ASCII, and SAS format (data)).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/r&d/rdc_urbanrural.htm

C. "NCHS Survey Measures Catalog: Child and Adolescent Mental Health." "This website provides researchers and policy analysts with an overview of the measures of child and adolescent mental health and use of mental health services in various surveys of the NCHS data systems. Researchers and policy analysts can search for measures by selecting topics."

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/measurescatalog/camh.htm
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Population Reference Bureau: "2006 World Population Data Sheet," (August 2006, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.prb.org/pdf06/06WorldDataSheet.pdf

Related PowerPoint Presentation:

http://www.prb.org/presentations/06WorldDataSheet_presentation.ppt

***"Cash Incentives Aren't Enough to Lift Fertility," by Mark Fritz (Wall St. Journal, August 17, 2006, P. B1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
http://www.wsj.com/

Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a "guided search" on article title words for the date of the article.
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Health and Retirement Study: The University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research HRS has announced: "2003 Diabetes Study (Final, Version 1.0)," (August 18, 2006).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/sho_news.php?hfyle=news213&xtyp=1

Data access:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/data/index.html
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Human Mortality Database: The Database as been updated to include:

- Italy data updated through 2003.
- Portugal (1954-2004).

http://www.mortality.org/
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Aug. 18/25, 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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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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