Current Demographic Research Report #153, October 2, 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 Reports

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles

National Institutes of Health News Release: "Mouse Study Reveals New Clues about Virulence of 1918 Influenza Virus"

National Center for Health Statistics Reports

National Center for Education Statistics Report, Issue Brief

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2006"

Government Accountability Office Report: "Estimating the Undocumented Population: A 'Grouped Answers' Approach to Surveying Foreign-Born Respondents

Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: U.S. Housing Market Conditions

National Research Council Monographs

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World Bank Article: "Investing in Early Childhood Development"

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European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies /Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Monograph: Health in All Policies: Prospects and potentials

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US States

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports***

Public Health Information Development Unit Report: "Australian and New Zealand Atlas of Avoidable Mortality"

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China:

National Bureau of Statistics of China News Release: "China Statistical Yearbook 2006 has been Published"

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Finland:

Statistics Finland Report: "Social Capital in Finland: Statistical Review"

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Migration from eastern to western Germany continues to fall"

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Foreign language study in compulsory and upper secondary schools"

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Compendium: Statistical Abstract of Israel: 2006

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Report: "Population by county: 2006"

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Luxembourg:

Service central de la statistique et des etudes economiques (STATEC) Report:" Travail et cohesion sociale" (Work and Social Cohesion)

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Report: "Technical culture"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "More temporary workers from Poland"

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: "A comparison of selected findings
from the 1996/97 and 2002/03 New Zealand Health Surveys"

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: Monthly Statistical Bulletin

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Portugal:

National Statistical Institute Brief Report: "Population: Main Demographic Indicators 2005"

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Scotland:

General Registry Office for Scotland Report: "Vital Events Quarterly Return"

Scottish Executive Report: "Child Protection Statistics 2005/06"

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Report: "Statistics on Marriages & Divorces 2005"

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Final Social Accounting Matrix, 2002"

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Additional Bulletin of Labour Force Statistics in Sri Lanka"

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UK:

National Statistics Office Report, Snapshot, Household Estimates, Periodical

Department For Education and Skills First Release: "Schools and Pupils in England: January 2006 (Final)"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Kaiser Family Foundation Surveys

Urban Institute Report: "Evaluation of the San Mateo County Children's Health Initiative: Third Annual Report"

Guttmacher Institute Press Release: "Some Women Face Barriers to Obtaining Safe, Early Abortions"

World Resources Institute Report: "U.S. National Report on Population and the Environment"

National Women's Law Center Issue Brief: "State Child Care Assistance Policies 2006: Gaps Remain, With New Challenges Ahead"

National Committee for Quality Assurance Report: "The State of Health Care Quality: 2006"

Cambridge University Press Book: Immigration and the Transformation of Europe

New England Journal of Medicine Perspective: "Crisis in the Emergency Department"

Lancet Articles, Article Abstract

US News and World Report Articles

Economist Article: "Switzerland and immigration: Tilting at windmills"

WORKING PAPERS

Penn State Population Research Institute
Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program
Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
Princeton University Center for Health and Wellbeing
Princeton University Center for Research on Child Well-Being
National Bureau of Economic Research
Syracuse University Maxwell School Center for Policy Research
Vienna Institute of Demography (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
World Bank Policy Research Programme
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada: "XXIII International Methodology Symposium: Methodological Issues in Measuring Population Health"

Chinese University of Hong Kong: "4th International Conference on Population Geographies"

Book Collection Call for Papers: "Migration and Activism in European History Since 1945."

The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS): "Emerging Population Issues in the Asia Pacific Region: Challenges for the 21st Century"

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: "ICPSR Undergraduate Research Paper Competition 2006/2007 Academic Year"

World Bank Global Development Marketplace

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Publication: "Immigration: Economic Impacts"

US House Education and the Workforce Committee Hearing Publication: "Immigration Policy and Its Impact on the American Economy"

DATA

National Longitudinal Study Questionnaire, Report

UK Data Archive

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Reports:

A. "Geographic Mobility: 2004 to 2005" (September 2006, Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/migrate/cps2005.html

B. "Characteristics of Businesses: 2002" (SB02-00CS-CB, 2002 Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Company Statistics Series, September 2006, .pdf format, 1614p.) and "Characteristics of Business Owners: 2002" (SB02-00CS-CBO, 2002 Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Company Statistics Series, September 2006, .pdf format, 62p.). Both reports are linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Half of U.S. Businesses Are Home-Based, Majority of Firms Self-Financed, Census Bureau Reports" (CB06-148, Sep. 27, 2006). The news release also links to relevant tables (.pdf format).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/business_ownership/007537.html

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles

A. "Sports-Related Injuries Among High School Athletes --- United States, 2005--06 School Year" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 55, No. 38, Sep. 29, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1037-1040).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5538a1.htm

B. "Ongoing Multistate Outbreak of _Escherichia coli_ serotype O157:H7 Infections Associated with Consumption of Fresh Spinach --- United States, September 2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 55, No. 38, Sep. 29, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1045-1046).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5538a4.htm

.pdf for both articles:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5538.pdf

3. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Mouse Study Reveals New Clues about Virulence of 1918 Influenza Virus" (Sep. 27, 2006).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/sep2006/niaid-27a.htm

4. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Births: Final Data for 2004," by Joyce A. Martin, Brady E. Hamilton, Paul D. Sutton, Stephanie J. Ventura, Fay Menacker, and Sharon Kirmeyer (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 55, No. 1, September 2006, .pdf format, 104p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr55/nvsr55_01.pdf

B. "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-March 2006 National Health Interview Survey," (September 2006, .pdf format, 106p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/released200609.htm

C. "Staffing, Capacity, and Ambulance Diversion in Emergency Departments: United States, 2003-04" (Advance Data 376, September 2006, .pdf format, 24p.). The report is linked to from a NCHS news release: "Almost Half of Hospitals Experience Crowded Emergency Departments" (Sep. 27, 2006).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/06facts/hospitals.htm

Click on "PDF" for link to full text.

5. National Center for Education Statistics Report, Issue Brief:

A. "Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2003-04," by Jennifer Sable and Lee M. Hoffman (NCES 2006329, September 2006, .pdf format, 82p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006329

B. "School and Parent Interaction by Household Language and Poverty Status: 2002-03," by Christine Enyeart, Juliet Diehl, Gillian Hampden-Thompson, and Marion Scotchmer (NCES 2006086, September 2006, .pdf format, 4p., with standard errors, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006086

6. US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Indicators of Welfare Dependence :Annual Report to Congress, 2006" (September 2006, HTML and .pdf format format).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/indicators06/index.htm

7. Government Accountability Office Report: "Estimating the Undocumented Population: A 'Grouped Answers' Approach to Surveying Foreign-Born Respondents (GAO-06-775, September 2006, .pdf format, 96p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06775.pdf

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

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

8. Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: U.S. Housing Market Conditions: 2nd Quarter 2006 (.pdf format).

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

9. National Research Council Monographs:

A. To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in Science and Engineering, Committee on the Guide to Recruiting and Advancing Women Scientists and Engineers in Academia, Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, National Research Council (National Academies Press, 2006, OpenBook format, 131p.). Pricing information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11624.html

B. Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8, edited by Richard A. Duschl, Heidi A. Schweingruber, and Andrew W. Shouse (Committee on Science Learning, Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, National Research Council, National Academies Press, 2007, OpenBook format, 352p.). Pricing information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://newton.nap.edu/catalog/11625.html

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US States

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates:

A. "States in Profile": "Updated with 2004 county business pattern data, 2004 academic research and development expenditures and July 2006 employment and unemployment data."

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

B. "IN Depth profile": "Updated with 2005 city and town population figures and August 2006 unemployment rates."

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/profiles/pr18000.html

Stats Indiana:

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

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The State Data Center has added the following files to its website as of Sep. 29, 2006 (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format). Local government employment and payrolls: 1992-2002; Number of nonemployer establishments: 1997-2004; Nonemployer establishments and receipts: 1997-2004

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

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World Bank Article: "Investing in Early Childhood Development," by Harold Alderman and Elizabeth M. King (August 2006).

http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/EXTPROGRAMS/EXTPUBSERV/0,,contentMDK:21035311~pagePK:64168182~piPK:64168060~theSitePK:477916,00.html

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European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies/Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Monograph: Health in All Policies: Prospects and potentials, edited by Timo Stahl, Matthias Wismar, Eeva Ollila, Eero Lahtinen, and Kimmo Leppo (2006, .pdf format, 279p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/document/E89260.pdf

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Australia:

1, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "Health expenditure Australia 2004-05," (Health and welfare expenditure series No. 28, September 2006, .pdf format, 168p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10350

B. "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with coronary heart disease" (September 2006, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10266

***Related article: "Indigenous Australians at higher heart risk" (Today Online [Singapore], Sep. 28, 2006).
http://www.todayonline.com/articles/145246.asp

2. Public Health Information Development Unit Report: "Australian and New Zealand Atlas of Avoidable Mortality," by Anthea Page, Martin Tobias, John Glover, Craig Wright, Diana Hetzel and Elizabeth Fisher (2006, .pdf format, 219p.).

http://www.publichealth.gov.au/atlas_avoidable.html

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China:

National Bureau of Statistics of China News Release: "China Statistical Yearbook 2006 has been Published" (Sep. 22, 2006). This compendium is available in print only with CD-ROM included. For more information, including pricing information see:

http://www.stats.gov.cn/english/newsandcomingevents/t20060927_402354633.htm

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Finland:

Statistics Finland Report: "Social Capital in Finland: Statistical Review," edited by Laura Iisakka (2006, .pdf format, 119p.).

http://www.stat.fi/tup/julkaisut/isbn_950-467-602-2_en.html

Click on "Download..." at the bottom of the page for link to full text.

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Migration from eastern to western Germany continues to fall" (Sep. 29, 2006). The English release links to a more detailed German language release that contains one relevant table.

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2006/p4140021.htm

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Foreign language study in compulsory and upper secondary schools" (No. 92/2006, Sep. 25, 2006).

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=1540

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Compendium: Statistical Abstract of Israel: 2006 (No. 57, September 2006, .pdf and .zip compressed or uncompressed Microsoft Excel format, with chapter introductions in Microsoft Word format).

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/reader/shnatonenew_site.htm

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Report: "Population by county: July 2006" (September 2006). This publication is available in print electronic format, for a fee. For more information see:

http://www.std.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=2&cat_id=3&id=964

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Luxembourg:

Service central de la statistique et des etudes economiques (STATEC) Report:" Travail et cohesion sociale" (Work and Social Cohesion) (September 2006, .pdf format, 136p.). Note: this report is in French.

http://www.statec.public.lu/fr/agenda/2006/20060926/index.html

Click on "Rapport sous forme..." at the bottom of the page for link to full text.

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Report: "Technical culture" (October 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=04.02&rbs=7

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "More temporary workers from Poland," by Andre Corpeleijn (Sep. 26, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/arbeidsmarkt/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2033-wm.htm

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: "A comparison of selected findings from the 1996/97 and 2002/03 New Zealand Health Surveys," by Niki Stefanogiannis (September 2006, Microsoft Word and .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/by+unid/2738449743C82C59CC2571E8007A2D39?Open

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: Monthly Statistical Bulletin (No. 8, September 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/opracowania_zbiorcze/b-s/2006/08_06/index.htm

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Portugal:

National Statistical Institute Brief Report: "Population: Main Demographic Indicators 2005" (September 2006, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ine.pt/prodserv/indicadores/quadros_eng.asp?CodInd=17

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Scotland:

1. General Registry Office for Scotland Report: "Vital Events Quarterly Return" (September 2006, .pdf, Lotus, Microsoft Excel, and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/library/quarter/2nd-quarter-2006.html

2. Scottish Executive Report: "Child Protection Statistics 2005/06" (September 2006, .pdf and Microfsoft Excel format, 17p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/09/27110441/0

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Report: "Statistics on Marriages & Divorces 2005" (September 2006, .pdf format, 84p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/press/nop/nop25092006.html

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Final Social Accounting Matrix, 2002" (September 2006, .pdf format, 50p).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=Report-04-03-02& SCH=3749

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Additional Bulletin of Labour Force Statistics in Sri Lanka" (Issue 34, Literacy, Household Economic Activities, Informal Sector Employment and Unemployment, September 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/samplesurvey/2006-1qtr-Informal.pdf

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UK:

1. National Statistics Office Report, Snapshot, Household Estimates:

A. "Immunisation statistics, England 2005-2006" (September 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 55p.).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/immstats2005to2006

Links to the report and spreadsheet are at the bottom of the page.

B. "Cancer: 1 in 3 develop cancer during their lives" (Sep. 28, 2006).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=915

C. "Mid-2005 Estimates of Household Population; broad age groups and sex for Government Office Regions in England and Wales (experimental)" (September 2006, Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=9454&More=Y

D. Monthly Digest of Statistics, September 2006 (September 2006, .pdf format, 136p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=611&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=422

2. Department For Education and Skills First Release: "Schools and Pupils in England: January 2006 (Final)" (September 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 20p.).

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000682/index.shtml

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Kaiser Family Foundation Survey:

A. "Employer Health Benefits 2006 Annual Survey" (September 2006, .pdf format, 156p., with chartpack, 14p.).

http://www.kff.org/insurance/7527/index.cfm

B. "Consumers' Views of Patient Safety and Quality Information" (September 2006, Toplines, .pdf format, 9p., Summary and Chartpack, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/pomr092706pkg.cfm
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Urban Institute Report: "Evaluation of the San Mateo County Children's Health Initiative: Third Annual Report," by Embry M. Howell, Dana Hughes, Brigette Courtot, and Louise Palmer (September 2006, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411365.html

Click on "PDF" for link to full text.
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World Resources Institute Report: "U.S. National Report on Population and the Environment" (September 2006, .pdf format, 67p.).

http://earthtrends.wri.org/updates/node/79

More information about WRI:

http://about.wri.org/
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Guttmacher Institute Press Release: "Some Women Face Barriers to Obtaining Safe, Early Abortions," (Sep. 25, 2006).

http://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2006/09/25/index.html
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National Women's Law Center Issue Brief: "State Child Care Assistance Policies 2006: Gaps Remain, With New Challenges Ahead," by Karen Schulman and Helen Blank (September 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/ChildCareSubsidyReport.pdf

More information on NWLC:

http://www.nwlc.org/display.cfm?section=About%20NWLC
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National Committee for Quality Assurance Report: "The State of Health Care Quality: 2006" (2006, .pdf format, 82p.).

http://www.ncqa.org/Communications/News/SOHC_2006.htm

Click on "Report" for link to full text.

More about NCQA:

http://www.ncqa.org/about/about.htm
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Cambridge University Press Book: Immigration and the Transformation of Europe, edited by Craig A. Parsons and Timothy M. Smeeding (2006, 500p., ISBN-13: 9780521861939; ISBN-10: 0521861934). For more information see:

http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521861934
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New England Journal of Medicine Perspective: "Crisis in the Emergency Department," by Arthur L. Kellermann (Vol. 355, No. 13, Sep. 28, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1300-1303). This article is freely available to the public.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/355/13/1300
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Lancet Articles, Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Newborn, child, and maternal survival." "This is a complete collection of articles published by The Lancet since January 2003 relating to newborn, child, and maternal survival."

http://www.thelancet.com/collections/neonatal_survival/2006

B. "Interpregnancy weight change and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes: a population-based study," by Eduardo Villamor and Sven Cnatti (Article Abstract, Vol. 368, No. 9542, September 30, 2006, p. 1164-1170).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606694737/abstract
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US News and World Report Articles:

A. "A Nation in Full: Within days, America will pass the 300 million mark in population. Behind the numbers, the changes are dramatic. A look at the biggest," by Silla Brush (Oct. 2, 2006).

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060924/2america.htm

B. "Behind the Baby Count," by Bernadine Healy (Oct. 2, 2006).

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/060924/2healy.htm
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Economist Article: "Switzerland and immigration: Tilting at windmills" (Sep. 30, 2006).

http://www.economist.com/world/europe/displaystory.cfm?story_id=7971055

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WORKING PAPERS:

Penn State Population Research Institute: "The Estimation of Unwanted Fertility," by John B. Casterline and Laila O. El-Zeini (WP 0606, September 2006, .pdf format, 52p.).

Abstract:

The estimation of unwanted fertility is a major objective of demographic surveys, including DHS surveys conducted in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Levels and trends in unwanted fertility are important input to the formulation of population policy and the evaluation of family planning programs. Yet existing methods for estimating unwanted fertility are known to be defective, among other reasons because they rely on subjective data whose validity and reliability are questionable. This paper proposes a new estimator of unwanted fertility -- the "aggregate prospective estimator" -- so-named because it depends on the stated preference for another child at the time of the survey, the fertility desires item consistently shown to possess the highest validity and reliability. Under reasonable assumptions, the aggregate prospective estimator produces less biased estimates of unwanted fertility than the most widely-used existing methods. The new estimator has the limitation of generating only aggregate-level estimates, but such estimates are the primary datum for policy formulation and program evaluation. The new estimator is presented in this paper, along with an evaluation of its underlying assumptions. It is then applied to recent DHS data from six countries, yielding substantially higher estimates of unwanted fertility than existing methods in all six countries.

http://www.pop.psu.edu/general/pubs/working_papers/psu-pri/wp0606.pdf
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Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program: Self Reported Disability and Reference Groups," by Arthur van Soest, Arie Kapteyn, Tatiana Andreyeva, and James P. Smith (WR-409, July 2006, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR409/
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Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government: "Racial Profiling: A Response to Two Critics," by Mathias Risse (RWP06-042, September 2006, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP06-042

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Princeton University Center for Health and Wellbeing: "Stature and Status: Height, Ability, and Labor Market Outcomes," by Anne Case and Christina Paxson (CHW WP#51, August 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

Abstract:

It has long been recognized that taller adults hold jobs of higher status and, on average, earn more than other workers. A large number of hypotheses have been put forward to explain the association between height and earnings. In developed countries, researchers have emphasized factors such as self esteem, social dominance, and discrimination. In this paper, we offer a simpler explanation: On average, taller people earn more because they are smarter. As early as age 3 -- before schooling has had a chance to play a role -- and throughout childhood, taller children perform significantly better on cognitive tests. The correlation between height in childhood and adulthood is approximately 0.7 for both men and women, so that tall children are much more likely to become tall adults. As adults, taller individuals are more likely to select into higher paying occupations that require more advanced verbal and numerical skills and greater intelligence, for which they earn handsome returns. Using four data sets from the US and the UK, we find that the height premium in adult earnings can be explained by childhood scores on cognitive tests. Furthermore, we show that taller adults select into occupations that have higher cognitive skill requirements and lower physical skill demands.

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Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University]: "Family Structure Effects on Maternal and Paternal Parenting in Low Income Families," by Christina Gibson-Davis (2006-30-FF, September 2006, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

Using longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Survey, a large birth cohort study, this study analyzes the effect of relationship status on parenting outcomes for 4,322 mothers and 3,400 fathers. To address the problem of omitted variable bias, fixed effects methods are used to control for the presence of time-invariant unobserved characteristics that might otherwise bias estimates. Marriage by itself did not influence the parenting behaviors of mothers or fathers, and there was little effect of relationship status on maternal parenting practices. Parenting did differ across nonstandard arrangements, as fathers who repartner engaged less with their child, and mothers reported cohabitingstepfathers to be more involved in the family's life than were cohabiting biological fathers.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-30-FF.pdf
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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "A New Framework for the Analysis of Inequality," by Flavio Cunha and James J. Heckman (w12505, September 2006, .pdf format, 55p.).

Abstract:

This paper presents a new framework for analyzing inequality that moves beyond the anonymity postulate. We estimate the determinants of sectoral choice and the joint distributions of outcomes across sectors. We determine which components of realized earnings variability are due to uncertainty and which components are due to components of human diversity that are forcastable by agents. Using our tools, we can determine how policies shift persons across sectors and outcome distributions across sectors.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12505

B. "High School Alcohol Use and Young Adult Labor Market Outcomes," by Pinka Chatterji and Jeffrey DeSimone (w12505, September 2006, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

We estimate the relationship between 10th grade binge drinking in 1990 and labor market outcomes in 2000 among National Educational Longitudinal Survey respondents. For females, adolescent drinking and adult wages are unrelated, and negative employment effects disappear once academic achievement is held constant. For males, negative employment effects and, more strikingly, positive wage effects persist after controlling for achievement as well as background characteristics, educational attainment, and adult binge drinking and family and job characteristics. Accounting for illegal drug use and other problem behaviors in 10th grade eliminates the unemployment effect, but strengthens the wage effect. As the latter is not explicable by the health, income or social capital justifications that are often used for frequently observed positive correlations between adult alcohol use and earnings, we conjecture that binge drinking conveys unobserved social skills that are rewarded by employers.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12529

C. "Do State Expenditures on Tobacco Control Programs Decrease Use of Tobacco Products Among College Students?" by Christina Czart Ciecierski, Pinka Chatterji, Frank J. Chaloupka, and Henry Wechsler (w12532, September 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

The objective of this paper is to investigate the effects of state tobacco control program expenditures on individual-level tobacco use behaviors among young adults. Data come from the 1993, 1997, 1999 and 2001 waves of the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study (CAS). Our findings indicate that a higher level of state spending on tobacco control programs is associated with a statistically significant increase in the probability that smokers report at least one attempt to quit smoking in the past year, as well as increases in the number of attempts to quit in the past year among smokers. We also find that higher state expenditures on tobacco control programs are associated with reductions in the prevalence of smokeless tobacco and cigar use among college students. We do not find, however, any statistically significant association between state tobacco control program expenditures and the overall prevalence and intensity of cigarette use among college students, a finding that is at odds with previous research on high school students.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12532
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Syracuse University Maxwell School Center for Policy Research: "Pinning Down The Value Of Statistical Life," by Thomas J. Kniesner, W. Kip Viscusi, Christopher Woock, and James P. Ziliak (WP 85, September 2006, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/cprwps/wps85abs.htm
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Vienna Institute of Demography (Austrian Academy of Sciences): "Does Community Context have Important Bearings on the Divorce Rate?" by Torkild H. Lyngstad (2006, .pdf format, 17p.).

Abstract:

Decisions to divorce could be affected by a number of characteristics of the local community. Community characteristics may be barriers to divorce (e.g. strong social control) or increase the attractiveness of divorcing (e.g. through access to a good remarriage market), but our knowledge of such influences is sparse. This study examines the impact of several community-level factors that may influence a couple's risk of divorce: Socioeconomic conditions, the local marriage market, and the normative climate. Discrete-time hazard models with community-level fixed effects are estimated using a register-based data set of all Norwegian first marriages contracted 1980-2000 that includes longitudinal information on both the community and the couple level. Results show that higher average education, an unbalanced marriage market, and population density drive divorce rates down but that economic conditions do not matter for divorce risk. Estimates obtained from regular models are markedly different than those obtained with the fixed-effects approach.

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/WP2006_06.pdf
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World Bank Policy Research Programme: WBPRP has recently released several Working Papers that may be of interest to demography researchers.

http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/0,,menuPK:577938~pagePK:64165265~piPK:64165423~theSitePK:469372,00.html

The new papers are numbered 4000-4020 and can be accessed by clicking on "more" and then setting the result sets to "20".
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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 2340-2354.
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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester UK]: "Socio-economic Differences in Postponement and Recuperation of Fertility in Italy: Results from a multi-spell random effect model," by Concetta Rondinelli, Arnstein Aassve, and Francesco C. Billari (WP 2006-46, September 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

One of the major explanations brought forward for the emergence if low fertility in Italy (and other Mediterranean countries) has been increased education and labour force participation among women. The argument relies on the fact that higher education and earnings increase women's opportunity cost, which in turn delay the onset of childbearing and therefore reduce completed fertility. In this paper we consider the role of women's socio-economic status on delaying motherhood and fertility. Using two different data sets, one to infer socio-economic status, the other to estimate models of first, second and third births, we show that women's socio-economic status indeed delays the onset of motherhood, but also that there are strong recuperation effects which works through first and second births. Socioeconomic status has little effect on third births however. The paper demonstrates how such delay and recuperation effects can be estimated through a multi-spell hazard rate model. We also perform extensive sensitivity analysis, and show that controlling for unobserved heterogeneity is important but that the assumption imposed on its distribution function is of minor importance.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-46.pdf
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National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) [University of Canberra]: "Child care for infants: trends in usage and costs, 1999 to 2002," by Justine McNamara and Rebecca Cassells (CP0610, September 2006, .pdf format, 29p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.natsem.canberra.edu.au/publication.jsp?titleID=CP0610

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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
D. Under "Show", click the "fax/ariel" radio button.
E. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

Journal of the American Statistical Association (Vol. 101, No. 475, September 2006). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.
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Other Journals:

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 164, No. 8, Oct. 15, 2006).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol164/issue8/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 96, No. 10, October 2006). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Health Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol96/issue10/?etoc

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 114, No. 4, August 2006). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are 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

Medical Care (Vol. 44, No. 10, October 2006).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200610000-00000.htm

Studies in Family Planning (Vol. 37, No. 3, September 2006).

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/SIFP
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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada: "XXIII International Methodology Symposium: Methodological Issues in Measuring Population Health," a symposium to be held in Gatineau, Quebec, Nov. 1-3, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/conferences/symposium2006/
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Chinese University of Hong Kong: "4th International Conference on Population Geographies," to be held in Hong Kong, Jul. 10-13, 2007. For more information (call for papers, registration, .pdf format) see:

http://www.grm.cuhk.edu.hk/en/4ipgc.htm

Note: cancel any request to download a Chinese language character set. This website is in English.
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Book Collection Call for Papers: "Migration and Activism in European History Since 1945." "This edited book collection will seek to explore the relationship of migration to political and social activism in contemporary Europe. Recent scholarship has shown that migrants are often excluded from traditional modes of political participation in their host countries and have only limited interaction with native activists. Migrant self-organizing appears to be related in part to the failure of the political Left, pro-immigrant organizations, and international support structures to adequately address the multiple needs of "new" immigrant communities. Papers are sought that will attempt to address the challenges faced by migrant and native activists who work together and to understand the complexities of building effective political and social movements. Examples of both successes and failures in the construction of anti-racist and anti-sexist strategies are sought. Contributions should focus on migrants from non-European countries to any country/countries in Europe." For more information see the announcement (.pdf format, 1p. at):

http://www.iussp.org/Announcements/sieana06.pdf
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The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) [Mumbai, Maharashtra]: "Emerging Population Issues in the Asia Pacific Region: Challenges for the 21st Century," a conference to be held in Mumba, Dec. 10-13, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.iipsindia.in/

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: "ICPSR Undergraduate Research Paper Competition 2006/2007 Academic Year." For more information see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/prize/
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World Bank Global Development Marketplace: "DM2007 is offering US 4 Million Dollars in awards for proposals with innovative ideas to improve health, nutrition, population outcomes of poor people in developing countries." For more information see:

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/OPPORTUNITIES/GRANTS/DEVMARKETPLACE/0,,contentMDK:21059278~menuPK:2895744~pagePK:180691~piPK:174492~theSitePK:205098,00.html

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Publication: "Immigration: Economic Impacts," a hearing held Apr. 25, 2006 (Senate Hearing 109-536, .pdf format, 89p.).

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS74351
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US House Education and the Workforce Committee Hearing Publication:" Immigration Policy and Its Impact on the American Economy," a hearing held Nov. 16, 2005 (House Serial Publication 109-27, ASCII text and .pdf format, 63p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house06ch109.html

Scroll to or "find in page" "109-27"

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DATA:

National Longitudinal Study Questionnaire, Report:

A. "NLSY97 Round 8 Questionnaire 2004" (September 2006).

ftp://www.nlsinfo.org/pub/usersvc/NLSY97/Round8_Questionnaire/Questionnaire%20National%20Longitudinal%20Survey%20of%20Youth%201997%20Youth%20Questionnaire%2097%20(R8)Youth.htm

B. "NLSY97 Round 9 Preliminary Questionnaire 2005" (September 2006).

ftp://www.nlsinfo.org/pub/usersvc/NLSY97/Round9_PrelimQuestionnaire/r9fieldquex092705.html

C. "NLSY79 Child Assessments: Selected Tables-2004" (July 2006, .pdf format, 66p.).

ftp://ftp.chrr.ohio-state.edu/pub/usersvc/Child-Young-Adult/childya2004/Child%202004%20Selected%20Tables/SelectedTables2004.pdf
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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 5470 -Health Education Population Survey, 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5470

SN 5453 -Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5453

N 5456 -Scottish Graduate Migration and Retention: a Case Study of the University of Edinburgh Cohort, 2000

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5456

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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