Current Demographic Research Report #155, October 16, 2006.

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NOTE! Index Items marked with *** indicate there are related articles. Articles can be found with the item in the body of the report. We cannot guarantee the permanence of related article addresses. They may be available in Lexis-Nexis, ProQuest Newspapers. Check your organization's library.

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Index to this issue:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

U.S.

Census Bureau News Release, Facts for Features***

National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Provisional Report. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2005"

National Center for Education Statistics Report, Issue Brief

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals

Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Drug Use and Dependence, State and Federal Prisoners, 2004"

National Science Foundation Statistical Report: "US Doctorates in the 20th Century"

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US States:

Iowa:

Iowa State Data Center Updates

Minnesota:

Department of Administration Reports

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United Nations:

Secretary-General's Report: "Report of the independent expert for the United Nations study on violence against children"

World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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European Union:

EUROPA Compendium: Key figures on Europe: Statistical pocketbook 2006 (data 1995-2005)

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Breast cancer in Australia"***

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística Report, News Release

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'Information sur la Sante Report: "Supply, Distribution and Migration of Canadian Physicians, 2005

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Update

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India:

Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation Reports: "Employment and Unemployment Situation in India, Parts I and II"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles

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Norway:

Statistics Norway Magazine Articles, News Release

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Portugal:

InfoLine Update: "Population - Main Demographic Indicators: 2005"

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Recorded live births, 2005"

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UK:

Department for Work and Pensions Report: "Sharing and matching local and national data on adults of working age facing multiple barriers to employment: Administrative Datasets for Measuring Impacts on Disadvantage"

National Statistics Office Compendium, Report

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "A general temporal data model and the structured population event history register"

Kaiser Family Foundation Reports, Issue Brief

Urban Institute Report: "Addressing Sexual Violence in Prisons: A National Snapshot of Approaches and Highlights of Innovative Strategies"

Demographic and Health Surveys Report: "Home-Based HIV Testing and Counselling in a Survey Context in Uganda, 2006"

Springer Book: Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World

Lancet Article Abstract: "Effect of payments for health care on poverty estimates in 11 countries in Asia: an analysis of household survey data"

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

Princeton University Office of Population Research
California Center for Population Research
University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty
Princeton University Center for Research on Child Well-Being
National Bureau of Economic Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
United Nations Development Programme International Poverty Centre
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP)
Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health [India]/UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction/Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility: "Conference on Actions to Strengthen Linkages between Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS"

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation: "ABY Programs in Mozambique"

US National Science Foundation: "Research on Gender in Science and Engineering FY 2007"

DATA

Census Bureau Data Update

US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "Qualified Census Tract Table Generator"

US National Center for Education Statistics: "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 U.S. datafile and User's Guide

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

Human Mortality Database Update

UK: Samples of Anonymised Records Report, Data Update

UK Data Archive

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Kaiser Family Foundation: StateHealthFacts.org Update

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATE

Panel Study of Income Dynamics

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau News Release, Facts for Features:

A. "Nation's Population to Reach 300 Million on Oct. 17" (CB06-156, Oct. 12, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/007616.html

***Related articles:

"America's Population Set to Top 300 Million: Immigration Fuels Much of Growth" by Blaine Harden (_Washington Post_, Oct. 12,2006). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/11/AR2006101101730.html

"Now we are 300,000,000" (_Economist_, Oct. 12, 2006).
http://www.economist.com/world/na/displaystory.cfm?story_id=8031359

B. "Facts for Features: Veterans Day 2006: Nov. 11" (CB06-FF.17, Oct. 12, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

Links to both HTML and .pdf format are available at:

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

See "October 10" entry.

2. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Provisional Report. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2005" (Vital and Health Statistics Series 10, No. 232, October 2006, .pdf format, 244p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_232.pdf

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

A. "National Indian Education Study: Part II: The Educational Experiences of Fourth- and Eighth-Grade American Indian and Alaska Native Students," by Frances B. Stancavage, Julia H. Mitchell, Victor Bandeira de Mello, Freya E. Gaertner, Angeline K. Spain, and Michelle L. Rahal (NCES 2007454, October 2006, .pdf format, 122p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007454

B. "Economic Outcomes of High School Completers and Noncompleters 8 Years Later," by Gregory Kienzl and Grace Kena (Issue Brief, NCES 2007019, October 2006, .pdf format, 3p, with standard errors, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007019

C. "Economic Impact of the Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities," by Jeffrey Humphreys (NCES 2007178, October 2006, .pdf format, 109p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007178

4. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals:

A. Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 129, No. 9, September 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 back to 1981, will be available at:

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

B. Compensation and Working Conditions Online (Sept. 2006). Articles from the most recent issue are dated September 29, 2006.

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

5. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Drug Use and Dependence, State and Federal Prisoners, 2004," by Christopher J. Mumola and Jennifer C. Karberg (NCJ 213530, October 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 12p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/dudsfp04.htm

6. National Science Foundation Statistical Report: "US Doctorates in the 20th Century" (Special Report NSF 06-319, October 2006, HTML and .pdf format, with selected tables ("web only") in Microsoft Excel format, 131p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf06319/start.cfm

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US States:

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The State Data Center issued the following updates on Oct. 13, 2006 (all in .pdf and Microsoft Excel format). For the state of Iowa: "Selected Characteristics of Inmates in Iowa's Correctional Institutions on Jun. 30 2001-2006"; Incorporated Places: Number of places by percent change in population: 1850-2005; Number of places by population size: 1850-2005; Number of people by population size of places: 1850-2005

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

See under "October 13, 2006" listing.

Minnesota:

Department of Administration Reports:

A. "Minnesota Personal Income Trends, 2000 to 2005" (October 2006, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18844

B. "Minnesota Income in the 2005 American Community Survey" (October 2006, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18845

For each report, click on title for link to full text.

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United Nations:

1.Secretary-General's Report: "Report of the independent expert for the United Nations study on violence against children," (2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.violencestudy.org/IMG/pdf/English.pdf

More information about the report:

http://www.violencestudy.org/r25

2. World Health Organization: Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 84, No. 10, October 2006, .pdf format)

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/84/10/en/index.html

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European Union:

EUROPA Compendium: Key figures on Europe: Statistical pocketbook 2006 (data 1995-2005) (July 2006, .pdf format, 209p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-EI-06-001

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Breast cancer in Australia" (Cancer Series No. 34, October 2006, .pdf format, 98p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10389

***Related article: "More women living after breast cancer," by Ruth Pollard (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Oct. 16, 2006).
http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/more-women-living-after-breast-cancer/2006/10/15/1160850814503.html

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística Report, News Release:

A. "Compendium of Best Practices in Poverty Measurement" (The Rio Group, September 2006, .pdf format, 157p.).

http://www.ibge.gov.br/poverty/pdf/rio_group_compendium.pdf

B. "IBGE investigates female heads of household" (News Release, Oct. 4, 2006). Note: the "Publication" link on this page is in error. It does not lead to a publication related to this news release.

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=698&id_pagina=1#

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'Information sur la Sante Report: "Supply, Distribution and Migration of Canadian Physicians, 2005," (October 2006, .pdf format, 54p.). Note: Free registration is required prior to providing access.

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_587_E&cw_topic=587&cw_rel=AR_14_E

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Update: "LON35: Annual pct. change in earnings for employees excl.young people and trainees in the central government by occupation and components" (data updated through 2005, October 2006

http://www.statbank.dk/LON35

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India:

Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation Reports: "Employment and Unemployment Situation in India, Parts I and II" (September, 2006, Report No. 515, Part I, [.pdf format, 515p.], and Part II, .pdf format, 433p.). Note: MSPI requires free registration before providing reports.

http://mospi.nic.in/mospi_nsso_rept_pubn.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Marriage rate lowest since 1945," by Carel Harmsen (Web Magazine, Oct. 10, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2046-wm.htm

B. "Work incapacity among women no longer growing," by Harrie Hartman (Web Magazine, Oct. 10, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2043-wm.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway Magazine Articles, News Release:

A. "New classification of educational attainment," by Tor Jorgensen and Geir Nygard (Magazine Article, Oct. 13, 2006).

http://www.ssb.no/vis/english/magazine/art-2006-10-13-01-en.html

B. "Who do immigrants in Norway marry?" by Gunnlaug Daugstad (Magazine Article, Oct. 13, 2006).

http://www.ssb.no/vis/english/magazine/art-2006-10-13-02-en.html

C. "Rise in tertiary degree completion" (News Release, Oct. 12, 2006). The news release links to several relevant tables).

http://www.ssb.no/hugjen_en/

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Portugal:

InfoLine Update: "Population - Main Demographic Indicators: 2005" (October 2006, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

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

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Recorded live births, 2005" (October 2006, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=P0305&SCH=3762

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UK:

1. National Statistics Office Compendium, Report:

A. "Economic Trends Annual Supplement No. 32 2006 Edition" (October 2006, .pdf format, 364p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=311&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=422

B. "Subnational population projections for England: 2004" (October 2006, .pdf format, 1p., which acts as a link to the Microsoft Excel format tables that make up the report; methodology guide, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=997

Department for Work and Pensions Report: "Sharing and matching local and national data on adults of working age facing multiple barriers to employment: Administrative Datasets for Measuring Impacts on Disadvantage," by Nicholas Pleace and Joanne Bretherton (Research Report 387, 2006, .pdf format, 87p.)

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep387.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "A general temporal data model and the structured population event history register," by Samuel J. Clark (Vol. 15, Article 7, October 2006, .pdf format, p. 181-252).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/7/default.htm
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Kaiser Family Foundation Reports, Issue Brief:

A. "Low Medicaid Spending Growth Amid Rebounding State Revenues: Results > From a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey State Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007," by Vernon Smith, Kathleen Gifford, Eileen Ellis. Amy Wiles, Robin Rudowitz, Molly O'Malley, and Caryn Marks (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, October 2006, .pdf format, 90p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7569.cfm

B. "ABC News/Kaiser Family Foundation/USA Today Health Care in America 2006 Survey" (October 2006, .pdf format, summary and chartpack, 25p., toplines, 15p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/pomr101606pkg.cfm

B. "Health Savings Accounts and High Deductible Health Plans: Are They An Option for Low-Income Families?" by Catherine Hoffman and Jennifer Tolbert (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Issue Brief, October 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/7568.cfm
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Urban Institute Report: "Addressing Sexual Violence in Prisons: A National Snapshot of Approaches and Highlights of Innovative Strategies," by Janine M. Zweig, Rebecca Naser, John Blackmore, and Megan Schaffer (October 2006, .pdf format, 164p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411367.html
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Demographic and Health Surveys Report: "Home-Based HIV Testing and Counselling in a Survey Context in Uganda, 2006," by P. Stanley Yoder, Anne R. Katahoire, and David Kyaddondo (DHS Qualitative Research Studies QRS 12, September 2006, .pdf format, 68p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=602
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Springer Book: Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World, edited by Renzo Derosas and Frans van Poppel (2006, 319p., ISBN-10: 1-4020-5189-1; SBN-13: 978-1-4020-5189-0). For more information see:

http://www.springer.com/west/home?SGWID=4-102-22-173664717-0
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Lancet Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Effect of payments for health care on poverty estimates in 11 countries in Asia: an analysis of household survey data," by Prof Eddy van Doorslaer, Owen O'Donnell, Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya, Aparnaa Somanathan, Shiva Raj Adhikari, Charu C. Garg, Deni Harbianto, Prof. Alejandro N. Herrin, Mohammed Nazmul Huq, Shamsia Ibragimova, Anup Karan, Chiu Wan Ng, Badri Raj Pande, Rachel Racelis, Sihai Tao, Keith Tin, Kanjana Tisayaticom, Prof. Laksono Trisnantoro, Chitpranee Vasavid, and Prof. Yuxin Zhao (Vol. 368, No. 9544, October 14, 2006, p. 1357-1364).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606695603/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. 41, Oct 16, 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 Peggy D'Adamo at mdadamo@jhuccp.org with your request and complete mailing address

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WORKING PAPERS:

Princeton University Office of Population Research: "Socioeconomic differences in health among older adults in Mexico," by Kimberly V. Smith and Noreen Goldman (WP 2006-07, September 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

Although the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and health is well-established in developed countries, few studies have examined this association in developing countries, particularly among older cohorts. We use the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS), a nationally representative survey of Mexicans age 50 and older, to investigate the linkages between three indicators of SES (education, income, and net wealth) and a set of health outcomes and behaviors in urban and non-urban areas of Mexico. We consider three measures of current health (self-rated health and two measures of physical functioning) and three behavioral indicators (obesity, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption). We find substantial differences in the SES-health relationship by area of residence. In urban areas, patterns are similar to those in developed countries: higher SES individuals are more likely to report better health than their lower SES counterparts, regardless of the SES measure considered. In contrast, we find few significant SES-health associations in non-urban areas. The results for health behaviors are generally similar between the two areas of residence. One exception is the education-obesity relationship, which is negative in urban areas and positive in non-urban ones. Contrary to patterns in the industrialized world, income is positively associated with obesity, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption in both urban and non-urban areas. The analysis also identifies sex differences in the SES-health relationship, with smaller SES differentials in health found among women. The results suggest that further economic development in Mexico may lead to a widening of socioeconomic inequalities in health. The study also provides insight into why socioeconomic gradients in health are weak among Mexican-Americans in the U.S. and underscores the importance of understanding health inequalities in Latin America for research on Hispanic health in the U.S.

http://opr.princeton.edu/papers/opr0607.pdf
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California Center for Population Research [University of California at Los Angeles]: "Children's Neighborhoods, Time Use and Health," by Margot Jackson and Amy Hsin (CCPR-015-06, March 2006, .pdf format, 42p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_015_06.asp
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University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty: "Labor Market Experiences and Transitions to Adulthood," by Carolyn J. Hill and Harry J. Holzer (Discussion Paper DP 1319-06, October 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

This paper analyzes labor market behaviors of young adults, their changing patterns among two cohorts that are twenty years apart, and their associations with transitions to adulthood as measured by living with parents, being married, or cohabiting. We analyze these issues using data from the 1979 and 1997 cohorts of he National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), specifically focusing on young people ages 20-22 in 1984 and 2002. Consistent with data from other sources, we find that youth in the later cohort tend to live at home or cohabit with greater frequency, but to marry less frequently, than those in the earlier cohort. These findings can be observed among youth in all education/enrollment groups and all race/gender groups. Regression analyses show evidence of some link between contemporaneous labor market outcomes and living arrangements, but these effects are too small to account for changes over time in these behaviors. We also find some relationships between academic and labor market outcomes as well as risky behaviors of youth during high school, on the one hand, and later labor market outcomes and living arrangements, on the other. These suggest the presence of unmeasured characteristics (such as independence, maturity, and the like) that help to account for differences across individuals in their living arrangements as young adults.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp131906.pdf
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Princeton University Center for Research on Child Well-Being: "Segregation, the Concentration of Poverty, and Birth Weight," by Emily Moiduddin and Douglas Massey (2006-31-FF, October 2006, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

In this analysis we connect neighborhood conditions to birth outcomes through their intermediate effects on allostatic load. We hypothesize that neighborhood poverty and racial isolation combine to produce unsafe environments which raise allostatic load and thereby increase the likelihood of negative coping behaviors (substance abuse) while lowering the odds of health-promoting behaviors (prenatal visits to a health professional). We expect these behaviors, in turn, to produce lower birth weights. Using data from the Fragile Families Study we find substantial support for this hypothesized sequence of events. The two greatest direct effects on birth weight are risky behavior and racial isolation. Neighborhood poverty and prenatal care have small but significant direct effects. Though neighborhood safety--our hypothesized indicator for allostatic load--has no significant direct effect on birth weight, it has small, significant indirect effects by raising the likelihood of risky behavior and by lowering the odds of prenatal care.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/wp06-31-ff.pdf
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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "The Evolution of Income Concentration in Japan, 1886-2002: Evidence from Income Tax Statistics," by Chiaki Moriguchi and Emmanuel Saez (w12558, October 2006, .pdf format, 93p.).

Abstract:

This paper studies the evolution of income concentration in Japan from 1886 to 2002 by constructing long-run series of top income shares and top wage income shares, using income tax statistics. We find that (1) income concentration was extremely high throughout the pre-WWII period during which the nation underwent rapid industrialization; (2) a drastic de-concentration of income at the top took place in 1938-1945; (3) income concentration has remained low throughout the post-WWII period despite the high economic growth; and (4) top income composition in Japan has shifted dramatically from capital income to employment income over the course of the 20th century. We attribute the precipitous fall in income concentration during WWII primarily to the collapse of capital income due to wartime regulations and inflation. We argue that the change in the institutional structure under the occupational reforms made the one-time income de-concentration difficult to reverse. In contrast to the sharp increase in wage income inequality observed in the United States since 1970, the top wage income shares in Japan have remained remarkably stable over the recent decades. We show that the change in technology or tax policies alone cannot account for the comparative experience of Japan and the United States. Instead we suggest that institutional factors such as corporate governance and union structure are important determinants of wage income inequality.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12558

B. "Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages," by Benjamin A. Olken (w12561, October 2006, .pdf format, 43p.).

Abstract:

In "Bowling Alone," Putnam (1995) famously argued that the rise of television may be responsible for social capital's decline. I investigate this hypothesis in the context of Indonesian villages. To identify the impact of exposure to television (and radio), I exploit plausibly exogenous differences in over-the-air signal strength associated with the topography of East and Central Java. Using this approach, I find that better signal reception, which is associated with more time spent watching television and listening to radio, is associated with substantially lower levels of participation in social activities and with lower self-reported measures of trust. I find particularly strong effects on participation in local government activities, as well as on participation in informal savings groups. However, despite the impact on social capital, improved reception does not appear to affect village governance, at least as measured by discussions in village-level meetings and by corruption in a village-level road project.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12561

C. "The Puzzle of the Antebellum Fertility Decline in the United States: New Evidence and Reconsideration," by Michael R. Haines and J. David Hacker (w12571, October 2006, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

All nations that can be characterized as developed have undergone the demographic transition from high to low levels of fertility and mortality. Most presently developed nations began their fertility transitions in the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries. The United States was an exception. Evidence using census-based child-woman ratios suggests that the fertility of the white population of the United States was declining from at least the year 1800. By the end of the antebellum period in 1860, child-woman ratios had declined 33 percent. There is also indication that the free black population was experiencing a fertility transition. This transition was well in advance of significant urbanization, industrialization, and mortality decline and well in advance of every other presently developed nation with the exception of France. This paper uses census data on county-level child-woman ratios to test a variety of explanations on the antebellum American fertility transition. It also uses micro data from the IPUMS files for 1850 and 1860. A number of the explanations, including the land availability hypothesis, the local labor market-child default hypothesis, and the life cycle saving hypothesis, are consistent with the data, but nuptiality, not one of the usual explanations, emerges as likely very important.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12571

D. "American Indian Mortality in the Late Nineteenth Century: The Impact of Federal Assimilation Policies on a Vulnerable Population," by J. David Hacker and Michael R. Haines (w12572, October 2006, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

Under the urging of late nineteenth-century humanitarian reformers, U.S. policy toward American Indians shifted from removal and relocation efforts to state-sponsored attempts to "civilize" Indians through allotment of tribal lands, citizenship, and forced education. There is little consensus, however, whether and to what extent federal assimilation efforts played a role in the stabilization and recovery of the American Indian population in the twentieth century. In this paper, we rely on a new IPUMS sample of the 1900 census of American Indians and census-based estimation methods to investigate the impact of federal assimilation policies on childhood mortality. We use children ever born and children surviving data included in the censuses to estimate childhood mortality and [responses to] several questions unique to the Indian enumeration [including tribal affiliation, degree of "white blood", type of dwelling, ability to speak English, and whether a citizen by allotment] to construct multivariate models of child mortality. The results suggest that mortality among American Indians in the late nineteenth century was very high - approximately 62% [standardize as % or percent throughout] higher than that for the white population. The impact of assimilation policies was mixed. Increased ability to speak English was associated with lower child mortality, while allotment of land in severalty was associated with higher mortality. The combined effect was a very modest four percent [as above] decline in mortality. As of 1900, the government campaign to assimilate Indians had yet to result in a significant decline in Indian mortality while incurring substantial economic and cultural costs.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12572
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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: "New England Migration Trends," by David Agrawal (New England Public Policy Center DP No. 06-1, October 2006, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/neppc/dp/2006/neppcdp0601.pdf
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United Nations Development Programme International Poverty Centre: "Operational Poverty Targeting in Peru - Proxy Means Testing with Non-Income Indicators," by Julia Johannsen (Working Paper No. 30, October 2006, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/pub/IPCWorkingPaper30.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 2365-2379.
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Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP) [McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada]: "Physician Labour Supply in Canada: a Cohort Analysis," by Thomas F. Crossley, Jeremiah Hurley, and Sung-Hee Jeon (SEDAP Working Paper No. 162, Sept. 2006, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

This paper employs cohort analysis to examine the relative importance of different factors in explaining changes in the number of hours spent in direct patient care by Canadian general/ family practitioners (GP/FPs) over the period 1982 to 2002. Cohorts are defined by year of graduation from medical school. The results for male GP/FPs indicate that: there is little age effect on hours of direct patient care, especially among physicians aged 35 to 55; there is no strong cohort effect on hours of direct patient care; but there is a secular decline in hours of direct patient care over the period. The results for female GP/FPs indicate that: female physicians on average work fewer hours than male physicians; there is a clear age effect on hours of direct patient care; there is no strong cohort effect; there has been little secular change in average hours of direct patient care. The changing behaviour of male GP/FPs accounted for a greater proportion of the overall decline in hours of direct patient care from the 80's through the mid 90's than did the growing proportion of female GP/FPs in the physician stock.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap162.pdf
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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Germany]:

A. "Living Standards in Black and White: Evidence from the Heights of Ohio Prison Inmates, 1829-1913," by Scott A. Carson and Thomas N. Maloney (WP 1775, August 2006, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page?_pageid=36%2C284680&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_number=1775

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

B. "Are Migration Policies that Induce Skilled (Unskilled) Migration Beneficial (Harmful) for the Host Country?" by Michael S. Michael (WP 1814, September 2006, .pdf format, 16p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page?_pageid=36,302752&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_file_id=13526

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

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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.

Annual Review of Sociology (Vol. 32 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 these databases and this issue.
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Other Journals:

Health Economics, Policy and Law (Vol. 1, No. 4, October 2006).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=HEP&volumeId=1&issueId=04

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 28, No. 4, November 2006).

http://hjb.sagepub.com/content/vol28/issue4/

History of the Family (Vol. 11, No. 2, 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/1081602X

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 38, No. 6, November 2006).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=JBS&volumeId=38&issueId=06

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 114, No. 5, October 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/v114n5.html

Latin American Research Review (Vol. 41, No. 3, 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 these databases and this issue.

http://larr.lanic.utexas.edu/current.htm

Population Review (Vol. 45, No. 1, 2006). This issue is a special issue: "Population Changes and Violent Conflicts in Southeast Asia."

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/population_review/toc/prv45.1.html

Public Health (Vol. 120, No. 10, October 2006, Vol. 120, Supplement 1, October 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00333506

Note that the link to Supplement 1 is at the bottom of the Vol. 120 listings on the left side of the page.

Sociological Methods & Research (Vol. 35, No. 2, November 2006).

http://smr.sagepub.com/content/vol35/issue2/?etoc

Sociology (Vol. 40, No. 5, October 2006).

http://soc.sagepub.com/content/vol40/issue5/

Urban Affairs Review (Vol. 42, No. 2, November 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://uar.sagepub.com/content/vol42/issue2/

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health [India]/UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research,Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction/Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility" Conference on Actions to Strengthen Linkages between Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, a conference to be held Feb. 4-8, 2007, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

http://www.iussp.org/Announcements/mumbai07.pdf

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation: "ABY Programs in Mozambique," (deadline for application is November 3, 2006). "MEASURE Evaluation is seeking applications for an implementing partner to undertake a household survey of youth (ages 10-24) in Inhambane Province of Mozambique to evaluate three Abstinence and Be Faithful for Youth programs." For more information see:

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/news/rfa_oct_2006
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US National Science Foundation: "Research on Gender in Science and Engineering FY 2007" (NSF07501, October 2006, ASCII text, HTML, and .pdf format).

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07501

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DATA:

Census Bureau Data Update: "Revised and corrected estimates of poverty and median household income for 2003 from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program were released on October 2, 2006."

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/datarev03.html
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US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "Qualified Census Tract Table Generator." This page allows you to generate Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Qualified Census Tract (QCT) tables for individual counties, individual metropolitan areas, nonmetropolitan parts of individual States, all counties in a single State, the complete table for all metropolitan areas, and the complete table for all nonmetropolitan parts of States." (HTML, Microsoft Excel, and .zip compressed dBase format). Data for 2007 has been added.

http://qct.huduser.org/index.html
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US National Center for Education Statistics: "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 U.S. datafile and User's Guide," (NCES 2006058, September 2006, data, SAS and SPSS macros and control files in .zip compressed ASCII text format, user guides and codebooks in .pdf format).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006058

Click on "Browse these documents" for link to data and documentation.
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Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: The University of Minnesota's IPUMS project announced the release of the "2005 American Community Survey".

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/release_dates.shtml

Data access:

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/data.shtml
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Oct. 16, 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

See under "New Data Releases on October 16, 2006."

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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Human Mortality Database Update: HMD has updated data for Portugal and Russia through 2005.

http://www.mortality.org/

For data access click on "Change/Reset Password under "User Registration" on the left side of the page.
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UK: Samples of Anonymised Records Report, Data Update:

A. "A local authority perspective on the uses and usability of the 2001 Census Small Area Microdata," by Cathie Marsh (October 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/sars/2001/sam/SAMuse.pdf

B. "North West Small Area Microdata file." "A North West Small Area Microdata (SAM) file is now available for download to registered users."" The SAM is a 5% sample of individuals for all countries of the UK, with 2.96 million cases. Local Authority is the lowest level of geography. This file is for the North West Government Office Region only, it is intended for use in teaching where there is a need for some geographical hierarchy, but where the whole SAM could be unwieldly. The records are identical to those in the main SAM file. As with the Individual SAR, the SAM includes those enumerated in a communal establishment and also full-time students who were enumerated at an address that was not their usual term-time residence. For the latter there is only individual-level information on age, sex, marital status and FT student status. We recommend that these students are not included in any analyses as they do not form part of the usual residents population base."

http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/sars/2001/sam/nw/index.html

Data access:

http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/sars/access/

More information about SARS:

http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/sars/
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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. Formore information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

SN 5406 DSS/PSI Programme of Research into Low-Income Families, 2001 (PRILIF7)

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5406

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation: StateHealthFacts.org Update: "StateHealthFacts.org Update: Kaiser has recently updated this website. Items listed from Sep. 27, - Oct. 10, 2006 are the updates.

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

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATE

Panel Study of Income Dynamics: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following items to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

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

Allgood, Sam and Snow, Arthur. Marginal Welfare Costs of Taxation With Human and Physical Capital. Economic Inquiry. 2006; 44(3):451-465.

Chin, William HawkLee. Estimating and Testing Intertemporal Preferences: A Unified Framework for Consumption, Work and Savings. Iowa: Iowa State University; 2005DAI-A 67/01, p. 129, July 2006.

Conley, Dalton and Yeung, Wei-Jun Jean. Black-White Differences in Occupational Prestige: Their Impact on Child Development. American Behavioral Scientist. 2005; 48(9):1229-1249.

Ejrnaes, Mette and Holm, Anders. Comparing Fixed Effects and Covariance Structure Estimators for Panel Data. Sociological Methods & Research. 2006; 35(1):61-83.

Finke, Michael S. and Pierce, Nancy L. Precautionary Savings Behavior of Maritally Stressed Couples. Family and Consumer Sciences Research. 2006; 34(3):223-240.

Magnani, Elisabetta. Is Workers' Mobility a Source of R&D Spillovers?; Evidence of Effects of Innovative Activities on Wages. International Journal of Manpower. 2006; 27(2):169.

Wilson, George. The Rise of At-Will Employment and Racial Inequality in the Public Sector. Review of Public Personnel Administration. 2006; 26(2):178-187.

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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