Current Demographic Research Report #156, October 23, 2006.

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CDERR is compiled and edited by Jack Solock, Charlie Fiss, and John Carlson of the University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Information Services Center.

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

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Index to this issue:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

U.S.

Census Bureau: Facts for Features: Thanksgiving Day

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article: "Vaccination Coverage Among Children Entering School --- United States, 2005--06 School Year"

Centers for Diseas Control Periodical: Emerging Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health News Release: "Experimental Vaccine Protects Mice Against Deadly 1918 Flu Virus"

National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Measuring HIV risk in the U.S. population aged 15-44: Results from Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth"

Federal Bureau of Investigation Report: "Hate Crime Statistics, 2005"***

Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: "Workplace Injury and Illness in 2005"

Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Let's Eat Out: Americans Weigh Taste, Convenience, and Nutrition"

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US States:

Minnesota:

Department of Administration Datanet Updates

New Jersey:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Reports

North Dakota:

State Data Center Economic Brief: "Health Insurance Coverage Status of Children Ages 0 to 17: 2003 to 2005"

Vermont:

State Data Center Report: "Municipal Population Estimates: 2000-2005"

Washington:

Office of Financial Management Research Brief: "The Uninsured Population in Washington State"

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United Nations:

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Current Awareness Service: "Subscribe to alerts on health and environment issues"

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World Bank Periodical: Development Outreach

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Maternal deaths in Australia, 2000-2002"

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Births, Australia, 2005"

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Bermuda:

Department of Statistics Compendium: Facts and Figures 2006

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Adult Correctional Services in Canada, 2004/2005"

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Updates:

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Graduates at the upper secondary and tertiary levels in 2004-2005"

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau & Statistical Research and Training Institute Periodical: Japan Monthly Statistics

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Scotland:

General Register Office for Scotland Report: "2005 Small Area Population Estimates, Scotland"

Scottish Executive Reports

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UK:

Statistics Office Reports

Department for Communities and Local Government Report: "Housing In England 2004-05"

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Report: "The Environment in your Pocket 2006"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Articles

Demographic and Health Surveys Periodical, Reports

Population Reference Bureau Articles

Kaiser Family Foundation Reports

Urban Institute Reports

Pew Hispanic Center Backgrounder: "From 200 Million to 300 Million: The Numbers behind Population Growth: Hispanics account for most of last 100 million"

Allen Guttmacher Institute Report: "Early Childbearing in Nicaragua: A Continuing Challenge"

Century Foundation Report: "Promoting School Readiness Through Universal Preschool"

Vienna Institute of Demography/International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis/Population Reference Bureau Data Sheet: "European Demographic Data Sheet 2006"

KK Agencies Monograph on Indian Demography: Reproductive Health in India: History, Politics, Controversies

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

JSTOR Update

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article: "Uncertainty in predictions of disease spread and public health responses to bioterrorism and emerging diseases"

British Medical Journal, Various

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

California Center for Population Research
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)
United Nations Development Programme International Poverty Centre

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES/STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Lund University New Masters Programme in Economic Demography

DATA

US Census Bureau

National Longitudinal Surveys Periodical, Documentation

US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "2003 Worst Case Needs Tables"

Allen Guttmacher Institute: "Protecting the Next Generation: Understanding HIV Risk among Youth"

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences: "National Assessment of Educational Progress State Comparisons"

Kaiser Family Foundation Website Updates

Brookings Institution Cities and Suburbs in Focus: "300 Million People and Counting

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau: Facts for Features: Thanksgiving Day (CB06-FF.18, Oct. 19, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

See the Oct. 19, 2006 listing.

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article: "Vaccination Coverage Among Children Entering School --- United States, 2005--06 School Year" (Vol. 55, No. 41, Oct. 20, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1124-1126).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5541a3.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5541.pdf

3. Centers for Diseas Control Periodical: _Emerging Infectious Diseases_
(Vol. 12, No. 11, November 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next EID is released, this one, along with all others, will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/pastcon.htm

4. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Experimental Vaccine Protects Mice Against Deadly 1918 Flu Virus" (Oct. 17, 2006).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/oct2006/niaid-17.htm

5. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Measuring HIV risk in the U.S. population aged 15-44: Results from Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth," by John E. Anderson, William D. Mosher, and Anjani Chandra (Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics No. 377, October 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad377.pdf

6. Federal Bureau of Investigation Report: "Hate Crime Statistics, 2005" (October 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2005/index.html

Press Release:

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2005/pressrelease.htm

***Related article:

"FBI reports slide in hate crimes in U.S.," by Lara Jakes Jordan (Associated Press via _Seattle [Washington] Post-Intelligencer_, Oct. 16, 2006).
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1152AP_Hate_Crimes.html

7. Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: "Workplace Injury and Illness in 2005" (Oct. 19, 2006, ASCII text, HTML, and .pdf format, 29p.).

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

8. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Let's Eat Out: Americans Weigh Taste, Convenience, and Nutrition," by Hayden Stewart, Noel Blisard, and Dean Jolliffe (Economic Information Bulletin EIB-19, October 2006, .pdf format, 19p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/eib19/

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US States:

Minnesota:

Department of Administration Datanet Updates: Datanet has added the following features:

A. "Animated Map of US Population Density (County): 1900-2000"

http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/datanetweb/PopAni/FadeInShow_uscounty5red.html

B. "Animated Map of Minnesota's Population Growth (County): 1900-2030"

http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/datanetweb/PopAni/FadeInShow.html

C. Animated Map of Minnesota's Population Density Change (County): 1970-2003"

http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/datanetweb/PopAni/FadeInShow_mcd15red.html

D. "Census 2000 Minnesota School District Demographics." "View demographic data, generate maps or download information about children and their environment. Statistical data compiled by the National Center for Education"(HTML or comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/datanetweb/

E. "2000 Census U.S. Ancestry and Race" (HTML or comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/datanetweb/php/census2000/SchDisTable.php

F. "2000 Census mapping and report additions: Geographic options include zip code data; Dependent city data is available in city-at-a-glance; Population profiles now include 2005 estimates for households, group quarters and person per household; and 2000 Land area and population density is available.

http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/datanetweb/php/census2000/c2000.html

New Jersey:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Reports:

A. "State, Labor Areas and Counties: Total Labor Force, Employed, Unemployed and Unemployment Rate, NJ Monthly Seasonally Adjusted Estimates: 1976-2006"(October 2006, Microsoft Excel format)

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi11/njsa.xls

B. "State, Labor Areas and Counties: Total Labor Force, Employed, Unemployed and Unemployment Rate,NJ Monthly Unadjusted Estimates: 1976-2006 (October 2006, Microsoft Excel format)

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi11/njun.xls

North Dakota:

State Data Center Economic Brief: "Health Insurance Coverage Status of Children Ages 0 to 17: 2003 to 2005" (Vol. 15, No. 10, October 2006, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB15_10Press.pdf

Vermont:

State Data Center Report: "Municipal Population Estimates: 2000-2005" (2006, Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://crs.uvm.edu/census/estimates/town/

Washington:

Office of Financial Management Research Brief: "The Uninsured Population in Washington State," by Erica Gardner (Research Brief No. 39, October 2006, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/researchbriefs/brief039.pdf

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United Nations:

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Current Awareness Service: "Subscribe to alerts on health and environment issues." For more information, including subscription information see:

http://www.who.dk/InformationSources/Publications/20060420_13

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World Bank Periodical: Development Outreach (October 2006). This issue concentrates on "Human Rights and Development."

http://www1.worldbank.org/devoutreach/

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next DO is released, this one, along with all others back to 1999, will be available at:

http://www1.worldbank.org/devoutreach/archives.asp

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Australia:

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Maternal deaths in Australia, 2000-2002," (Maternal deaths series No. 2, October 2006, .pdf format, 132p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10207

2. Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Births, Australia, 2005" (October 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 95p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3301.02005?OpenDocument

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Bermuda:

Department of Statistics Compendium: Facts and Figures 2006 (October 2006, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.gov.bm/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_980_227_1014_43/http%3B/portalcontent.gov.bm%3B7087/publishedcontent/publish/cabinet_office/statistics/dept___statistics___additonal_files/articles/facts___figures_2006

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Adult Correctional Services in Canada, 2004/2005," by Karen Beattie (in Juristat: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Vol. 26, No. 5, 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/85-002-XIE/85-002-XIE2006005.pdf

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Updates: The following files have been updated. Data can be retrieved in multiple formats.

A. "BEV1: Summary vital statistics (Annual, 1979-2005)"

http://www.statbank.dk/BEV1

B. "BEV21: Summary vital statistics by quarters (1998-2nd Quarter 2006).

http://www.statbank.dk/BEV21

C. "BEV3A: Live births and deaths by movement" (monthly, 1983-2005).

http://www.statbank.dk/BEV3A

D. "FOD1: Liveborn by area, age of mother and sex of the child" (Annual, 1974-2005)

http://www.statbank.dk/FOD1

E. "FOD11: Average age of women given birth and new fathers" (Annual, 1901-2005, not all data available back to 1901)

http://www.statbank.dk/FOD11

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Graduates at the upper secondary and tertiary levels in 2004-2005" (No. 100/2006, Oct. 20, 2006).

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=1541

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau & Statistical Research and Training Institute Periodical: Japan Monthly Statistics (October 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

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

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Scotland:

1. General Register Office for Scotland Report: "2005 Small Area Population Estimates, Scotland" (October 2006, HTML format with tables in Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/library/small-area-population-estimates/2005-small-area-population-estimates-scotland/index.html

2. Scottish Executive Reports:

A. "Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2006: General Report" (October 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 53p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/10/13142739/0

B. "Rural Scotland Key Facts 2006: People and Communities, Services and Lifestyle, Economy and Enterprise" (October 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 47p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/10/18133744/0

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UK:

1. Statistics Office Reports:

A. "Mortality Statistics General: 2004" (DH1, Series 37, October 2006, .pdf format, 105p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=620&Pos=1&ColRank=1&Rank=272

B. "Focus on Gender October 2006 summary and data" (October 2006, .pdf format, 13p., with tables in .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=10923&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=422

C. "Drug misuse declared: findings from the British Crime Survey - 2005-06," by Stephen Roe and Louise Man (October 2006, .pdf format, 92p.).

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs06/hosb1506.pdf

2. Department for Communities and Local Government Report: "Housing In England 2004-05" (October 2006, .pdf format, 165p.).

http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1503868

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

3. Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Report: "The Environment in your Pocket 2006" (October 2006, .pdf format, HTML and .pdf format, 66p.).

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/statistics/eiyp/index.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Articles:

A. "Rudiments of recent fertility decline in Hungary: Postponement, educational differences, and outcomes of changing partnership forms," by Zsolt Speder (Vol. 15, Article 8, October 2006, .pdf format, p. 253-288). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/8/default.htm

B. "Lee-Carter mortality forecasting: a multi-country comparison of variants and extensions," by Heather Booth, Rob J. Hyndman, Leonie Tickle, and Piet de Jong (Vol. 15, Article 9, October 2006, .pdf format, p. 289- 310).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/9/default.htm
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Demographic and Health Surveys Periodical, Reports:

A. "HIV Notes from MEASURE DHS" (October 2006, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=607

B. "Infant and Young Child Feeding Update," by Altrena G. Mukuria, Monica T. Kothari, and Noureddine Abderrahim (September 2006, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=603

C. "Key Indicators Survey (KIS), 2006" (September 2006, available on CD-ROM, free of charge, registration required).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?ID=601
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Population Reference Bureau Articles:

A. "U.S. Sports Teams: Demographic Changes Expand Franchises," by Kevin Pollard (October 2006).

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

B. "The United States at 300 Million," by Sandra Yin" (September 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/The_United_States_at_300_Million.htm

C. "Quick Facts: America at 300 Million" (September 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/Tip_Sheet__America_at_300_Million.htm
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Kaiser Family Foundation Reports:

A. "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. "New Reports Analyze Latest Data on Health Coverage, Examine the Decline in Employer-Sponsored Coverage" (October 2006, .pdf format). This page links to three issue briefs and a factsheet on the topic.

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/kcmu101906pkg.cfm

C. "Health Poll Report Survey: Voters on Health Care and the 2006 Elections" (October 2006, .pdf format, summary, 7p., toplines, 11p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/pomr102306pkg.cfm
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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Characteristics of Transitional Housing for Homeless Families: Final Report," by Martha R. Burt (October 2006, .pdf format, 49p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411369.html

B. "A Profile of Young Children in the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program: Who Are They and What Are Their Experiences on the Program?" by Embry M. Howell, Lisa Dubay, Genevieve M. Kenney, Louise Palmer, Ian Hill, Moira Inkelas, and Martha Kovac (October 2006, .pdf format, 78p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411370.html
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Pew Hispanic Center Backgrounder: "From 200 Million to 300 Million: The Numbers behind Population Growth: Hispanics account for most of last 100 million" (October 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://pewresearch.org/obdeck/index.php?ObDeckID=76

Click on " Read the Fact Sheet" for link to full text.
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Allen Guttmacher Institute Report: "Early Childbearing in Nicaragua: A Continuing Challenge," by Luis Blandn, Luis Carballo Palma, Deirdre Wulf, Lisa Remez, Elena Prada, and Joanna Drescher, (In Brief 2006 Series, No. 3, September 2006, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2006/09/21/rib_Nicaragua2006-09en.pdf
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Century Foundation Report: "Promoting School Readiness Through Universal Preschool," by Kristen J. Oshyn and Laura Newland (October 2006, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.tcf.org/list.asp?type=PB&pubid=585

More information about CF:

http://www.tcf.org/about.asp
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Vienna Institute of Demography/International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis/Population Reference Bureau Data Sheet: "European Demographic Data Sheet 2006" (2006, .pdf format).

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/popeurope/index.html
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KK Agencies Monograph on Indian Demography: _Reproductive Health in India: History, Politics, Controversies_, by Sarah Hodges (2006, 264p., ISBN: 8125029397). For more information see:

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

Search in ISBN for "8125029397" (without the quotes). Then click on "More" for a table of contents.
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London School of Economic Health and Social Care Periodical: Euro Observer (Vol. 8, No. 3, Autumn 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/Document/Obs/EuroObserver8_3.pdf
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JSTOR Update: The following journals have been added to the JSTOR archive. To view all the journals in the archive see:

http://www.jstor.org/about/all.list.html

To determine whether your institution is a JSTOR member, and what the "moving wall" of publication dates for these and all JSTOR publications is, see:

http://www.jstor.org/about/

The Canadian Journal of Statistics / La Revue Canadienne de Statistique

Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de Politiques

Cancer Causes & Control

Cell Stress & Chaperones

Econometric Theory

The Hastings Center Report

The Hastings Center Studies

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics

IRB: Ethics and Human Research

Revista Mexicana de Sociología
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "Uncertainty in predictions of disease spread and public health responses to bioterrorism and emerging diseases," by Bret D. Elderd, Vanja M. Dukic, and Greg Dwyer (Vol. 103, No. 42, October 17, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 15693-15697). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/103/42/15693
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British Medical Journal, Various:

A. "Health in the Middle East: No one's priority, everyone's problem," by Wasim Maziak (Editorial, Vol. 333, No. 7573, Oct. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 815-816). This article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/333/7573/815

B. "Sexual and reproductive health of women: Both informed choice and access to services are needed," by Mahmoud F. Fathalla (Editorial, Vol. 333, No. 7573, Oct. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 816-817). This article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/333/7573/816

C. "Lessons in tackling chronic disease: Pioneering examples of partnerships in other regions are a useful source," by Sania Nishtar (Editorial, Vol. 333, No. 7573, Oct. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 820). This article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/333/7573/820

D. "Violence against children is widespread," by John Zarocostas (News, Vol. 333, No. 7573, Oct. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 822). This article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/333/7573/822-b

E. "Decline in smoking accounts for 40% of fall in US male cancer mortality," by Janice Tanne (News Roundup, Vol. 333, No. 7573, Oct. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 824). This article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/333/7573/824

F. "Can action on health achieve political and social reform?" by Samer Jabbour, Abbas El-Zein, Iman Nuwayhid, and Rita Giacaman (Analysis and Comment, Vol. 333, No. 7573, Oct. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 837-839). This article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/333/7573/837

G. "Reproductive health of Arab young people," by Jocelyn DeJong and Golda El-Khoury (Analysis and Comment, Vol. 333, No. 7573, Oct. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 849-851). This article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/333/7573/849

H. "HIV in the Middle East," by Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer (Analysis and Comment, Vol. 333, No. 7573, Oct. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 841-854). This article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/333/7573/851

I. "Regional collaboration in the Middle East to deal with H5N1 avian flu," by Alex Leventhal, Assad Ramlawi, Adel Belbiesi, and Ran D. Balicer (Analysis and Comment Vol. 333, No. 7573, Oct. 21, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 856-858). This article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/333/7573/856
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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. 42, Oct 23, 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:

California Center for Population Research (University of California at Los Angeles): "Mother's Community Participation and Child Health," by Jenna Nobles and Elizabeth Frankenberg (CCPR-016-06, October 2006, .pdf format, 36p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_016_06.asp

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:

A. "First child of immigrant workers and their descendants in West Germany: interrelation of events, disruption, or adaptation?" by Nadja Milewski (WP-2006-034, October 2006, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

This paper investigates the impact of immigration on the transition to motherhood among women from Turkey, Italy, Spain, Greece, and the former Yugoslavia in West Germany. We apply a hazard regression analysis to data of the German Socio-Economic Panel study. We distinguish between the first and second immigrant generation. The results show that the transition rates to a first birth of first-generation immigrants are elevated shortly after they move country. We trace the elevated birth risks shortly following the immigration back to an interrelation of events - these are migration, marriage, and first birth. We do not find evidence of a fertility-disruption effect after immigration. Our analysis indicates that second-generation immigrants are more adapted to the lower fertility levels of West Germans than their mothers' generation.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-034.pdf

B. "The impact of health behaviors and life quality on gender differences in mortality," by Marc Luy and Paola Di Giulio (WP-2006-035, October 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

Since gender-specific mortality differences are known a great deal of research has been conducted on this subject. The resulting hypotheses categories: the biological approach (focusing on biological and genetic factors) and the non-biological approach (focusing on behavioral and environmental factors). It has been proven impossible to explain the observed trends in mortality differences between women and men by relying solely on one of the two groups of theories. Recent studies indicate that the majority of the female survival advantage can be attributed to gender behaviors while the impact of biological factors seems to be limited to 1-2 years in life expectancy at birth. The main goal of this paper is to analyze the impact of gender-specific health behaviors and gender differences in life quality using micro level data for Western Germany.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-035.pdf

C. "Transition to second birth - the case of Russia," by Dorthea Rieck (WP-2006-036, October 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

This study examines the determinants of second births in Russia before and during the economic and political transition. Using data from the Generations and Gender Survey and apply the method of hazard regression, we find a strong period effect: whereas the second birth risk increased in the 1980s, it decreased significantly after 1992. This effect remains even after controlling for individual characteristics. We argue that the dramatic increase in economic and social uncertainties after the collapse of the communist system in Russia is responsible for the fertility reduction.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-036.pdf
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Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK]: "Measurement errors in recall food consumption data," by Naeem Ahmed, Matthew Brzozowski and Thomas F. Crossley (WP 06/21, October 2006, .pdf format 41p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications.php?publication_id=3752
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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 2380-2399.
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National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) [[University of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory]: "A Spatial Portrait of Disadvantage: Income Poverty by Statistical Local Area in 2001," by Shih-Foong Chin, Ann Harding and Robert Tanton (Conference Paper CP-0611, September 2006, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.natsem.canberra.edu.au/publication.jsp?titleID=CP0611
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United Nations Development Programme International Poverty Centre: "The Post-Apartheid Evolution of Earnings Inequality in South Africa, 1995-2004," by Phillippe G. Leite, Terry McKinley and Rafael Guerreiro Osorio (WP 32, October 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/pub/IPCWorkingPaper32.pdf

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Table of Contents:

Other Journals:

AIDS: Official Journal of the International AIDS Society (Vol. 20, Nos. 15, 16, Oct. 3, Oct 24, 2006).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/issuelist.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 164, No. 9, Nov. 1, 2006).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol164/issue9/index.dtl

ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Vol. 608, No. 1, November 2006).

http://ann.sagepub.com/content/vol608/issue1/

Health Policy and Planning (Vol. 21, No. 6, November 2006).

http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol21/issue6/index.dtl

Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 27, No. 11, November 2006).

http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/vol27/issue11/

Population Research and Policy Review (Vol. 25, No. 2, April 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and these issues.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/lw3qt265512u/?p=10fbe55e5a694feb9086ac9e3d4bb912&pi=0

Public Health (Vol. 120, No. 11, November 2006).

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

Public Health Reports (Vol. 121, No. 6, November/December 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issues.

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

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

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

Sociological Theory (Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2006).

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/soth/24/3

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES/STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Lund University (Sweden) New Masters Programme in Economic Demography. For more information see:

http://www.ekh.lu.se/ed/EN/

or

http://www.ekh.lu.se/ed/papers/Master_Programme_Economic_Demography.pdf

(.pdf format).

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DATA:

US Census Bureau:

A. Educational Attainment and School Enrollment: Census 2000 tables. "The Census Bureau has released the following "detailed tables - about 1,200 in all - provide data in greater detail than other Census 2000 products. Tables for 15 race groups and each of the states cover subjects that include the education of native- and foreign-born residents by age, education by labor force status, earnings by education level, school enrollment by age and characteristics of adults enrolled in school." Tables are available in Excel and comma-delimited format.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/phc-t39.html

B. "Zip Code Business Patterns 2003-04 on DVD." For more information, including ordering information, see:

http://www.census.gov/mp/www/Catalog/business/ZBP.html
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National Longitudinal Surveys Periodical, Documentation:

A. NLS News (No. 06-126, 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.bls.gov/nls/nls126.pdf

B. "NLSY97 Round 4 Questionnaire 2000"

http://www.nlsinfo.org/nlsy97/docs/97HTML00/97guide/quex/r4quextoc.htm

C. "NLSY97 Round 5 Questionnaire 2001"

http://www.nlsinfo.org/nlsy97/docs/97HTML00/97guide/quex/r5quex.html

D. "NLSY97 Round 6 Questionnaire 2002"

ftp://www.nlsinfo.org/pub/usersvc/NLSY97/Round6_Questionnaire/r6quex.html

E. "NLSY97 Round 7 Questionnaire 2003"

ftp://www.nlsinfo.org/pub/usersvc/NLSY97/Round7_Questionnaire/r7quex.html

F. "NLSY97 Mainfile Codebook Supplement (Round 5)"

http://www.nlsinfo.org/nlsy97/docs/97HTML00/97guide/Round5CS/97R5maincstoc.htm

G. "NLSY97 Mainfile Codebook Supplement (Round 6)"

ftp://ftp.chrr.ohio-state.edu/pub/usersvc/NLSY97/NLSY97Rnd6CodebookSupplement/Round6CS/maincstoc.htm

H. "NLSY97 Mainfile Codebook Supplement (Round 7)"

ftp://ftp.chrr.ohio-state.edu/pub/usersvc/NLSY97/NLSY97Rnd7CodebookSupplement/Round7CS/maincstoc.htm
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US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "2003 Worst Case Needs Tables" (October 2006, self decompressing [.exe] Microsoft Excel format)." The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), publishes a series of reports on "worst case housing needs." The 2003 report was entitled "Affordable Housing Needs: A Report to Congress on the Significant Need for Housing." The primary data source for this report was the 2003 American Housing Survey. This archive contains the appendix tables of the report in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format. PD&R provides these tables as a convenience to analysts who wish to use the tabulations in their own work.

http://www.huduser.org/datasets/ahs/ahsdata03.html

Scroll to "2003 Worst Case Needs Tables"
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Allen Guttmacher Institute: "Protecting the Next Generation: Understanding HIV Risk among Youth." "Data from the Protecting the Next Generation: Understanding HIV Risk among Youth study in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda project are now available to the public, though the timing and conditions of availability vary. The different data sets for each country and their timing and conditions of availability are described below. All requests for data files must be accompanied by a completed Data Access form. Please see Data Request Form and Protocol."

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/PNG-data.html

Data access links are at the bottom of the page.

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences: "National Assessment of Educational Progress State Comparisons." "You can create tables that compare states and jurisdictions based on the average scale scores for selected groups of public school students within a single assessment year, or compare the change in performance between two assessment years."

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nde/statecomp/
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Kaiser Family Foundation Website Updates:

A. GlobalHealthFacts.org. "GlobalHealthFacts.org has expanded its country-level data with 40 new indicators across a wide range of areas and topics. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses. Data just added include infant mortality rates, population growth, antiretroviral therapy coverage, child malnutrition, smoking prevalence and more. Globalhealthfacts.org, operated by the Kaiser Family Foundation, provides free, easy access to a range of global health information for all countries in the world, including key indicators for AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria."

http://www.globalhealthfacts.org/

B. StateHealthFacts.org: "StateHealthFacts.org Update: Kaiser has recently updated this website. Items listed from Oct. 17 - Oct. 20, 2006 are the updates.

http://statehealthfacts.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi?action=whatsnew
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Brookings Institution Cities and Suburbs in Focus: "300 Million People and Counting." "America set a new milestone, becoming a nation of 300 million people that is increasingly diverse, southern, and politically polarized. Demographers William Frey and Audrey Singer and their colleagues at the Metropolitan Policy Program have extensively researched the changing face of our nation and what it means for the future."

http://www.brookings.edu/comm/infocus/300million.htm

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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