Current Demographic Research Report #149, September 5, 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:

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/reports/CDERR/subscribe.html

NOTE: There will be no CDERR Report next. The next Report will be sent out August 21, 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 Reports***

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief, Reports

National Center for Education Statistics Reports

Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Federal Criminal Justice Trends, 2003"

National Science Foundation Report: "Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2004"

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Compensation and Working Conditions Online

Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Article: "South Carolina Food Stamp and Well-Being Study: Well-Being Outcomes Among Food Stamp Leavers"

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US States:

Hawai'i:

Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Quarterly Statistical and Economic Report

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Indiana:

Stats Indiana Update: "Covered Employment and Wage data"

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Iowa:

State Data Center Updates

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Minnesota:

Department of Administration Data, Reports

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Oklahoma:

Department of Commerce Report: "2005 American Community Survey"

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South Carolina:

Office of Research and Statistics Community Profiles Reports

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Wisconsin:

Department of Health & Family Services Report: "Wisconsin Population Estimates: 2005"

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United Nations:

World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Ageing Report: "Life expectancy and disability in Australia 1988 to 2003"

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Croatia:

Central Bureau of Statistics Compendium: Women and Men in Croatia 2006

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Update

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France:

Institut National Etudes Demogrphiques (INED) Periodical: _Population & Societies_

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Personnel in schools at the upper secondary level in November 2004 and 2005"

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau & Statistical Research and Training Institute Compendium: Statistical Handbook of Japan 2006

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Jersey:

States of Jersey: "Household Expenditure Survey: 2004/05"

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia Press Release: "Changes of demographic situation in Latvia in the 1st half-year of 2006"

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Compendium: Women and men in Lithuania 2005

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles, Press Release

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

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South Africa:

Department of Health News Release: "38 Million Rand Spent On Female Condoms"

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South Korea:

Korea National Statistical Office News Releases

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UK:

Department for Work and Pensions Reports

Information Centre for Health and Social Care Report: "Drug Use, Smoking, Drinking among Young People, England 2005"

Department of Health Report: "Critical care census, NHS organisations in England, July 2006"

National Statistics Office Periodical: Health Statistics Quarterly***

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Urban Institute Report: "Understanding Diverse Neighborhoods in an Era of Demographic Change"

Population Action International Research Commentary: "The Changing Face of Foreign Assistance: New Funding Paradigms Offer a Challenge and Opportunity for Family Planning"

London [UK] School of Economic Health and Social Care Periodical: Euro Observer

New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstracts

Lancet Article, Public Health Article

WORKING PAPERS

Princeton University Center for Research on Child Well-Being
Levy Economics Institute (Bard College)
World Bank Policy Research Programme
Institute for Fiscal Studies

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

6th International Conference on Priorities in Health Care

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health

DATA

US National Center for Health Statistics
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
UK Data Archive

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Kaiser Family Foundation: "Key Resources on Health Coverage and the Uninsured"

Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Socioeconomic Data and Application Center [Columbia University]: "Environmental Sustainability."

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau Reports

A. "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2005," by Carmen DeNavas-Walt, Bernadette D. Proctor, and Cheryl Hill Lee (P60-231, August 2006, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p60-231.pdf

***Related Articles:

1. "Mr. Bush and Labor Day: Workers aren't benefiting from growth" (_Washington Post_, Sep. 4, 2006). Note: This is a _WP_ Editorial).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/03/AR2006090300754.html

2. "Why Poverty Doesn't Rate," by Nicholas Eberstadt (American Enterprise Institute, Sep. 5, 2006).

http://www.aei.org/publications/filter.all,pubID.24855/pub_detail.asp

B. "American Housing Survey for the United States: 2005," (H105-05, August 2006, .pdf format, 616p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/h150-05.pdf

2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs, Report:

A. "The Long-Term Uninsured in America, 2001 -- 2004: Estimates for the U.S. Population under Age 65," by Jeffrey A. Rhoades and Steven B. Cohen (Statistical Brief No. 136, August 2006, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/PRINTPRODUCTS/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=759

B. "Treatment of Sore Throats: Antibiotic Prescriptions and Throat Cultures for Children under 18 Years of Age, 2002 -- 2004 (Average Annual)," by Steven R. Machlin and Kelly Carper (Statistical Brief No. 137, August 2006, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=761

C. "The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures," by Mark W. Stanton (Research in Action No. 19, August 2006, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=760

3. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "User's Guide to Computing High School Graduation Rates : Review of Current and Proposed Graduation Indicators," by Marilyn M. Seastrom, Chris Chapman, Robert Stillwell, Daniel McGrath, Pia Peltola, Rachel Dinkes, and Zeyu Xu (August 2006, 2 Vols., .pdf format).

Vol. 1:
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006604

Vol. 2:
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006605

B. "Age 2: Findings From the 2-Year-Old Follow-up of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B)," by Gail M. Mulligan and Kristin Denton Flanagan (NCES 2006043, August 2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006043

C. "Computer and Internet Use by Students in 2003," by by Matthew DeBell and
Chris Chapman (NCES 2006065, Sept. 2006, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006065

4. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Federal Criminal Justice Trends, 2003," (NCJ 205331, August 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 52p., with zip compressed spreadsheets).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/fcjt03.htm

5. National Science Foundation Report: "Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2004," Julia D. Oliver, Project Officer (NSF 06-325, August 2006, Microsoft Excel and .pdf format, 161p.). Note: Excel spreadsheets are available from the "Detailed Statistical Tables"link.

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf06325/

6. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical, News Release:

A. _Compensation and Working Conditions Online_ (August 2006). Articles from the most recent issue are dated August 30, 2006.

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

B. "Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, and Earnings Growth: Results From A Longitudinal Survey" (August 25, 2006, .pdf, HTML, and ASCII text format, 10p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/nlsoy.toc.htm

7. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Article: "South Carolina Food Stamp and Well-Being Study: Well-Being Outcomes Among Food Stamp Leavers," by David C. Ribar, Marilyn Edelhoch, and Qiduan Liu (Contractor and Cooperator Report No. CCR-22, September 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/CCR22/

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US States:

Hawai'i:

Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Quarterly Statistical and Economic Report (3rd Quarter, 2006, Microsoft Excel and .pdf format, 147p.).

http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/qser

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next QSER is released, this one, along with all others back to 1996, will be available at:

http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/qser/qser-archive

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Indiana:

Stats Indiana Update: "Covered Employment and Wage data" (August 2006). Data has been updated through the 4th Quarter of 2005).

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

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Iowa:

State Data Center Updates (all in Microsoft Excel and .pdf format):

A. "People with no health insurance coverage 1987-2005" (Iowa state level data, 1-year estimates and 2-year averages)

B. "Median household income: 1984-2005" (Iowa state level data, 1-year estimates and 2-year averages)

C. "People in poverty: 1980-2005" (Iowa state level data, 1-year estimates and 2-year averages)

D. "Percent of people with no health insurance coverage 2000-2005" (US and state level data, 3-year averages)

E. "Median household income: 2000-2005" (3-year averages)" (US and state level data, 3-year averages)

F. "People in poverty: 2000-2005" (3-year averages) (US and state level data, 3-year averages)

All can be found under September 1, 2006 at:

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

Data is also available at:

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

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Minnesota:

Department of Administration Data, Reports:

Data:

A. "Population estimates of Minnesota counties by age, 2005" (August 2006, comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18770

B. "Minnesota selected economic characteristics: 2005" (August 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18768

C. "Annual estimates of city and township population, households and persons per household, 2000 to 2005" (August 2006, comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18771

D. "Annual estimates of county population, households and persons per household, 2000 to 2005" (August 2006, comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18772

Reports:

A. "Minnesota Age Trends, 2000 to 2005," by Martha McMurry (August 2006, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18766

B. "Nonwhite and Latino Populations in Minnesota Continue to Grow Rapidly," by Martha McMurry (August 2006, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18767

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Oklahoma:

Department of Commerce Report: "2005 American Community Survey" (August 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.okcommerce.gov/index.php?option=com_docman&sectionid=7&Itemid=639& subcat=103

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South Carolina:

Office of Research and Statistics Community Profiles Reports:

A. "2005 State and County Population Estimates by Age and Race" (August 2006).

http://www.sccommunityprofiles.org/census/pop05.asp

B. "2005 American Community Survey Profiles"

http://www.sccommunityprofiles.org/census/pop05.asp

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Wisconsin:

Department of Health & Family Services Report: "Wisconsin Population Estimates: 2005" (September 2006). Note: Estimates are current as of Jul. 1, 2005).

http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/population/index.htm

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United Nations:

World Health Organization Periodical: _Bulletin of the World Health Organization_ (Vol. 84, No. 9, September 2006, .pdf format p. 685-764).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/84/9/en/index.html

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Ageing Report: "Life expectancy and disability in Australia 1988 to 2003," (August 2006, .pdf format, 44p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10357

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Croatia:

Central Bureau of Statistics Compendium: Women and Men in Croatia 2006 (2006, .pdf format, 76p.)

http://www.dzs.hr/Eng/Publication/men_and_women.htm

Click on title for link to full text.

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Update: OFF10B: Short-term indicators for income transfers by type of income (August 2006).

http://www.statbank.dk/OFF10B

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France:

Institut National Etudes Demogrphiques (INED) Periodical: _Population& Societies_ (No. 426, July/August 2006, .pdf format 4p.). The article for this issue is: "How should the diverse origins of people living in France be described? An exploratory survey of employees' and students' perceptions,"by Patrick Simon and Martin Clement.

http://www.ined.fr/fichier/t_publication/1198/publi_pdf2_pop.soc.english.425.pdf

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Personnel in schools at the upper secondary level in November 2004 and 2005" (No. 81/2006, Sep. 1, 2006).

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=1538

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau & Statistical Research and Training Institute Compendium: Statistical Handbook of Japan 2006 (September 2006, .pdf format, 211p.).

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

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Jersey:

States of Jersey "Household Expenditure Survey: 2004/05" (July 2006, .pdf format, 112p., with a news release [.pdf format, 1p.] and statistical tables, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.gov.je/Statistics/NewsReleases/HES2006LatestNews.htm

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia Press Release: "Changes of demographic situation in Latvia in the 1st half-year of 2006" (Aug. 28, 2006).

http://www.csb.lv/ateksts.cfm?tem_kods=dem&datums=%7Bts%20%272006%2D08%2D28%2013%3A00%3A00%27%7D

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Compendium: Women and men in Lithuania 2005 (2006). Note: this publication is available in print only at this time. Ordering information is available at:

http://www.std.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=2&cat_id=3&id=963&PHPSESSID=7a839e986e54bfb63ae0413ccfb2053c

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles, Press Release:

A. "July heat causes one thousand extra deaths," by Carel Harmsen and Joop Garssen (Web Magazine, Aug. 31, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2019-wm.htm

B. "Childcare often provided by family and friends," by Saskia te Riele (Web Magazine, Aug. 29, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/arbeidsmarkt/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2002-wm.htm

C. "Less jail, more community service," by Jurrien de Jong and Nynke de Lange (Web Magazine, Aug. 29, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/rechtsbescherming-veiligheid/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2000-wm.htm

D. "Disablement expenditure decreasing fast," by Chie-Yong Lai (Web Magazine, Aug. 29, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1989-wm.htm

E. "Full-time hours down sharply in last 50 years," by Job van der Zwan (Web Magazine, Aug. 29, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/arbeidsmarkt/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2017-wm.htm

F. "Number of welfare benefits continues to fall" (Press Release, Aug. 31, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/persberichten/2006-089-pb.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Decline in number of children in institutions" (Sep. 1, 2006). The news release links to several relevant tables.

http://www.ssb.no/barnevernf_en/

B. "Almost half of the disabled are employed" (Aug. 31, 2006). The news release links to two relevant tables.

http://www.ssb.no/akutu_en/

C. "Unchanged number of marriages" (Aug. 30, 2006). The news release links to several relevant tables.

http://www.ssb.no/ekteskap_en/

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South Africa:

Department of Health News Release: "38 Million Rand (5.29 Million US Dollars) Spent On Female Condoms" (South African Press Association, Aug. 31, 2006).

http://www.doh.gov.za/docs/news/nz0831-f.html

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South Korea:

Korea National Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Births and Deaths Statistics in 2005" (Aug. 25, 2006).

http://www.nso.go.kr/eng/releases/report_view.html?num=566

B. "Internal Migration in the Second Quarter 2006" (Aug. 18, 2006).

http://www.nso.go.kr/eng/releases/report_view.html?num=565

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UK:

1. Department for Work and Pensions Reports:

A. "Lone Parents Work Focused Interviews/New Deal for Lone Parents: combined evaluation and further net impacts," by Genevieve Knight, Stefan Speckesser, Jeff Smith, Peter Dolton and Joao Pedro Azevedo (Research Report 368, 2006, .pdf format, 193p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep368.pdf

B. "Lone parents: In Work Benefit Calculations -- work and benefit outcomes," by Genevieve Knight and Diana Kasparova (Research Report 367, 2006, .pdf format, 132p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep367.pdf

2. Information Centre for Health and Social Care Report: "Drug Use, Smoking, Drinking among Young People, England 2005" (August 2006, .pdf format, 232p.). The report is linked to from a NSO news release: "Drug Use, Smoking, Drinking among Young People, England 2005 - publication of full report"(Aug. 28, 2006).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/youngpeopledruguse-smoking-drinking2005

Link to full text is available at the bottom of the news release.

3. "Department of Health Report: "Critical care census, NHS organisations in England, July 2006" (August 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.performance.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity/data_requests/critical_care_beds.htm

4. National Statistics Office Periodical: _Health Statistics Quarterly (No. 31, August 2006, .pdf format). The lead article in this issue is: "Suicide trends and geographical variations in the United Kingdom, 1991--2004," by Anita Brock, Allan Baker, Clare Griffiths, Graham Jackson, Gillian Fegan and David Marshall.

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=6725

***Related Article: "Report highlights north-south suicide divide," by David Batty (_Guardian_ [London], Aug. 30, 2006).
http://society.guardian.co.uk/socialcare/news/0,,1861785,00.html

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Urban Institute Report: "Understanding Diverse Neighborhoods in an Era of Demographic Change," by Margery Austin Turner and Julie Fenderson (June 2006, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411358.html
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Population Action International Research Commentary: "The Changing Face of Foreign Assistance: New Funding Paradigms Offer a Challenge and Opportunity for Family Planning" (Vol. 1, No. 8, September 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.populationaction.org/resources/researchCommentaries/Sep06_PopAssist.htm

Other research commentaries:

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

More information about PAI:

http://www.populationaction.org/about/index.htm

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London School of Economic Health and Social Care Periodical: Euro Observer (Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/pdf/euroObserver/Obsvol8no2.pdf
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New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstracts:

A. "Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever -- The Forgotten Cousin Strikes," by Heinz Feldmann (Perspective Abstract, Vol. 355, No. 9, Aug. 31, 2006, p. 866-869).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/355/9/866

B. "Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Associated with Multiple Genetic Lineages of Virus," by several authors for the International Scientific and Technical Committee for Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Control in the Democratic Republic of the Congo" (Vol. 355, No. 9, Aug. 31, 2006, p. 909-919).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/355/9/909

C. "The Value of Medical Spending in the United States, 1960-2000," by David M. Cutler, Allison B. Rosen, and Sandeep Vijan (Vol. 355, No. 9, Aug. 31, 2006, p. 920-927).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/355/9/920
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Lancet Article, Public Health Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing articles.

A. "Human rights abuse and other criminal violations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti: a random survey of households," by Athena R. Kolbe and Royce A Hutson (Vol. 368, No. 9538, Sep. 2, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 864-873),

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606692118/fulltext

B. "Pandemic influenza preparedness in the Asia-Pacific region," by Richard Coker and Sandra Mounier-Jack (Public Health, Vol. 368, No. 9538, Sep. 2, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 886-889),

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS014067360669209X/fulltext

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WORKING PAPERS:

Princeton University Center for Research on Child Well-Being: "The Consequences of Multi-Partnered Fertility for Parental Involvement and Relationships," by Marcia Carlson and Frank Furstenberg (2006-FF-28, August 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

At the nexus of major changes in marital and fertility behavior in recent decades is a new reality of contemporary family life -- the fact that a significant fraction of adults today (will) have biological children by more than one partner, sometimes referred to as "multi-partnered fertility," This increasing family complexity creates challenges for managing parental roles and responsibilities important to the effective care and socialization of children. In this paper, we use new data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study with propensity-score matching techniques to explore the consequences of multi-partnered fertility for family relationships about three years after a baby's birth in large U.S. cities. We examine couple relationship quality, coparenting, and parental engagement for couples where the mother or the father has a previous child by another partner. Overall, we find that a sizeable fraction of urban couples have one or more previous children and that these earlier parental obligations are strongly linked to the focal couple's ability to stay together and co-parent effectively. Fathers' having previous children is particularly deleterious -- at least from mothers' perspectives. We discuss the implications of our results for family roles in childrearing, the organization of kin networks, and current public policies.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-28-FF.pdf
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Levy Economics Institute (Bard College) [[Annadale-on-Hudson, NY]: "The American Jewish Periphery: An Overview," by Joel Pearlman (Working Paper No. 473, August 2006, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=10d603c312c
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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "Superstition, family planning, and human development," by Quy-Toan Do and Phung, Tung Duc (WPS 4001, August 2006, .pdf and ASCII text format, 31p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060830141954
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Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK]: "Giving children a better start: preschool attendance and school-age profiles," by Samuel Berlinski, Sebastian Galiani and Marco Manacorda (WP 06/18, September 2006, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Link to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications.php?publication_id=3721

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

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

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/

B. click on "advanced search"
C. Type in your publication name and click "Exact title" radio button
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E. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

Ethnicity and Disease (Vol. 16, No. 3, 2006).

Journal of Public Health Policy (Vol. 27, No. 2, 2006).

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Other Journals:

American Economic Review (Vol. 96, No. 4, Sept. 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/contents/

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 164, No. 5, 6 Sep. 1, 15 2006).

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

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol164/issue6/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 96, No. 9, September 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol96/issue9/?etoc

Child Abuse and Neglect (Vol. 30, No. 8, August 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/5847-2006-999699991-631514

Cities (Vol. 23, No. 5, October 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/5909-2006-999769994-631200

Gender & Society (Vol. 20, No. 5, October 2006).

http://gas.sagepub.com/content/vol20/issue5/?etoc

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

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

Journal of Family History (Vol. 31, No. 4, October 2006).

http://jfh.sagepub.com/content/vol31/issue4/?etoc

Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 27, No. 10, October 2006).

http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/vol27/issue10/?etoc

Journal of Human Resources (Vol. 41, No. 3, Summer 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.ssc.wisc.edu/jhr/toc2006.html

Scroll to Vol. 41, No. 3, at the bottom of the page. Titles link to abstracts.

Journal of Social Work (Vol. 6, No. 2, August 2006).

http://jsw.sagepub.com/content/vol6/issue2/?etoc

Medical Care (Vol. 44, No. 9, September 2006).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200609000-00000.htm

Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 63, No. 5, October 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://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol63/issue5/

Population, Space, and Place (Vol. 12, No. 5, September/October 2006).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/106562735

Public Health (Vol. 120, No. 9, September 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/11546-2006-998799990-630675

Public Health Reports (Vol. 121, No. 5, September/October 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 issues.

http://www.publichealthreports.org/main.cfm

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next _PHR_ tables of contents are released, these, along with all others back to 2001, will be available at:

http://www.publichealthreports.org/archives.cfm

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

6th International Conference on Priorities in Health Care, to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sep. 20-22, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.healthcarepriorities.org/

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health: "Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology Initiative (SBIR [R43/R44])" (PAR-06-535, Aug. 23, 2006, reissue of PAR-06-088, 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-06-535.html

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DATA:

US National Center for Health Statistics:

A."New Linked Data Resources at NCHS:

1. "NCHS-CMS Linkage: Medicare Utilization and Expenditures Files" (August 2006). "NCHS has developed a record linkage program designed to maximize the scientific value of the Center's population-based surveys. NCHS is currently linking various NCHS surveys with Medicare enrollment and claims records collected from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Linkage of the NCHS survey participants with the CMS Medicare data provides the opportunity to study changes in health status, health care utilization and expenditures in the elderly and disabled U.S. population." Note: this data is restricted. Access information, as well as other information about the data, is available at:

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

2. "NCHS-Social Security Administration (SSA) Linkage" (August 2006). " NCHS has developed a record linkage program designed to maximize the scientific value of the Center's population-based surveys. NCHS is currently linking various NCHS surveys with the Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance (RSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit records collected from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Linkage of the NCHS survey participants with the SSA-RSDI and SSA-SSI data provides the opportunity to further study the elderly and disabled U.S. population." Note: this data is restricted. Access information, as well as other information about the data, is available at:

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

More information about NCHS data linkage activities:

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

B. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Web Tutorial: "To meet the growing demands of NHANES data users, a web-based tutorial was developed to promote and facilitate broader and more proficient use of NHANES data. The tutorial is intended to serve as: A step-by-step course on NHANES data retrieval and analysis for new users; A self-learning tool for novice and infrequent users to supplement their knowledge of the NHANES database and the analysis techniques required to properly analyze this complex dataset; A reference for experienced researchers highlighting NHANES analytic nuances and sample program code. The first phase of the tutorial is now accessible. Some modules/sections are still incomplete, but will be posted on the NHANES website as soon as they are complete. The targeted completion date for the entire tutorial is January 2007.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/tutorials/currentnhanes/index.htm

C. "National Health Interview Survey 2005 Imputed Income Files (August 2006, data in self decompressing (.exe) ASCII text format, with documentation in .pdf format, and a sample SAS Input Program in ASCII text format.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/2005imputedincome.htm

Other imputed income files going back to 1997 are available with the NHIS datasets for those years at:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/quest_data_related_1997_forward.htm
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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: On Aug. 31, 2006, the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's MEPS released the following datasets (data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII or SAS transport format, documentation in HTML and .pdf format, with SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format, and a codebook in ASP format):

A. "MEPS HC-085H: 2004 Home Health File" (August 2006).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=201

B. "MEPS HC-085C: 2004 Other Medical Expenses" (August 2006).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=202

C. "MEPS HC-085B: 2004 Dental Visits" (August 2006).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=203
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US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service: "USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Release 19" (September 2006, data in ASCII text, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel [abbreviated version only] with documentation in .pdf format.

http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=8964
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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 5375 -Expenditure and Food Survey, 2004-2005. Note: The DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) food database has been added to the study.

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5375

SN 5334 -Annual Population Survey, 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5334

SN 5220 -Annual Population Survey, 2004: Special Licence Access

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5220

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation: "Key Resources on Health Coverage and the Uninsured" (September 2006). "The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual update on health insurance coverage and the number of uninsured Americans on August 29, 2006. The Foundation produces a wide range of reports and analysis on health insurance coverage."

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/resources.cfm
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Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Socioeconomic Data and Application Center [Columbia University]: "Environmental Sustainability." "The goal of this website is to provide access to data from a wide range of environmental sustainability indicator efforts, as well as citations and information related to those efforts. The website also provides access to geospatial data, including those derived from remote sensing instruments, that are relevant to environmental sustainability."

http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/es/

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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