Current Demographic Research Report #158, November 13, 2006.

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Index to this issue:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

U.S.

Census Bureau Report: "Design and Methodology: Current Population Survey"

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summary: " Surveillance for Foodborne-Disease Outbreaks --- United States, 1998--2002"

National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-March 2006 National Health Interview Survey"

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "Children Living with Adult Smokers, United States, 2004"

Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Underage Alcohol Use among Full-Time College Students"

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Historical and Projected Trends In Medicaid"

National Center for Education Statistics Reports

Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: "Consumer Expenditures in 2005"

National Science Foundation Report: "Characteristics of Recent S&E (Science and Engineering) Graduates: 2003

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US States:

Alabama:

University of Alabama Center for Economic Research: Updated Alabama Census Data

California:

Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit: "California K-12 Public Enrollment and High School Graduate--Projections by County"

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates

Missouri:

Missouri State Data Center Update: "Population Estimates by Age"

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Population Bulletin

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United Nations:

World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Reports

Food and Agriculture Organization Compendium: The State of Food Insecurity in the World: 2006

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Australia:

Queensland Government Office of Economic and Statistical Research Report: " Queensland Government Population Projections to 2051: Queensland and Statistical Divisions"

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Bermuda:

Department of Statistics Report: "Bermuda Population Projections 2000-2030"

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Homicide in Canada, 2005"***

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Georgia:

Statistics Georgia Periodical: Quarterly Bulletin 2006.I

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Compendium: Statistical Yearbook of Ireland 2006

Department of Health and Children/ An Roinn Slainte Agus Leanai Compendium: Health Statistics 2005

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Israel:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Demographic Characteristics of Applicants for Studies, Students and Degree Recipients at Universities 2003/04-2004/05"

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Reports:

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles

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New Zealand:

New Zealand Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: "Food and Nutrition Monitoring Report 2006"

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: "Statistical Bulletin"

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Scotland:

Central Register Office Report: "Mid-2004 Population Estimates for Localities in Scotland"

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Population, Slovenia, 30 June 2006"

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Census on Computer Literacy of Teachers"

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Taiwan:

Department of Health Reports

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UK:

HM Revenue & Customs Report: "Child Benefit Statistics"

National Statistics Office, Various

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "Trajectories and models of individual growth"

Rand Corporation Graduate School Dissertation, Monograph

Kaiser Family Foundation Report: "Health Coverage for Low-Income Americans: An Evidence-Based Approach to Public Policy"

JSTOR Update

Oxford Health Alliance Report: "Chronic disease: an economic perspective"

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

International Institute for Applied System Analysis Monograph:

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts

Lancet Article: "Sexual behaviour in context: a global perspective"

WORKING PAPERS

University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
Princeton University Center for Research on Child Well Being
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Vienna Institute of Demography (Austrian Academy of Science)
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo)
Insitute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research: "2007 Applied Demography Conference"

DATA

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

UK Data Archive

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

United Nations Population Division: "Population, Resources, Environment and Development: The 2005 Revision"

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report: "Design and Methodology: Current Population Survey" (Technical Paper TP-66, October 2006, .pdf format, 175p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/tp-66.pdf

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summary: "Surveillance for Foodborne-Disease Outbreaks ---United States, 1998--2002," by Michael Lynch, John Painter, Rachel Woodruff, and Christopher Braden ( Vol. 55, SS10, Nov. 10, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1-34).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5510a1.htm

Appendix A:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5510a2.htm

Appendix B:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5510a3.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/ss/ss5510.pdf

3. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-March 2006 National Health Interview Survey" (November 2006, .pdf format).

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

4. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "Children Living with Adult Smokers, United States, 2004," by Steven R. Machlin, Steven C. Hill, and Lan Liang (Statistical Brief No. 147, November 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=783

5. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Underage Alcohol Use among Full-Time College Students," (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Issue 31, November 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k6/college/collegeUnderage.cfm

6. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Historical and Projected Trends In Medicaid," (October 2006, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/06/trendsinmedicaid/

7. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 Nonresponse Bias Analysis," by David Ferraro and Wendy Van de Kerckhove (NCES 2007044, November 2006, .pdf format, 55p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007044

B. "Institutional Policies and Practices Regarding Postsecondary Faculty: Fall 2003," by Stephanie C. Nevill and Ellen M. Bradburn (NCES 2007157, October 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007157

8. Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: "Consumer Expenditures in 2005" (Nov. 8, 2006, ASCII text, HTML, and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/cesan.toc.htm

9. National Science Foundation Report: "Characteristics of Recent S&E (Science and Engineering) Graduates: 2003" (NSF 06-329, September 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 207p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf06329/

The "Detailed Statistical Tables" link goes to Excel tables.

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US States:

Alabama:

University of Alabama Center for Economic Research: Updated Alabama Census Data. "2000 Census of Population Special Tabulations" for the US, Alabama, Alabama metro areas, counties, cities, and towns (2006, various topics, various spreadsheet formats).

http://cber.cba.ua.edu/edata/census2000.html

California:

Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit: "California K-12 Public Enrollment and High School Graduate--Projections by County" (November 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Projections/Enrollment/K12-05/K12EnrlmntPrjctns2006.asp

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The SDC released the following data updates on Nov. 3, and Nov. 9 2006: for Iowa counties (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format): Journey to work by county of residence: 1970-2000; Journey to work by county of work: 1970-2000.

For Iowa school districts: "Age (selected age groups): 2000 (.pdf or .xls); Age (selected age groups) percentages: 2000 (.pdf or .xls); Number and percent for owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing units: 2000 (.pdf or .xls); Race and Hispanic origin: 2000

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

See under the Nov. 3, and Nov. 9, 2006 entries.

Missouri:

Missouri State Data Center Update: "Population Estimates by Age" (November 2006, data available in comma separated value [.csv], HTML, or SAS Windows V9 format).

http://mcdc.missouri.edu/websas/test/estimates_by_age.shtml

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Population Bulletin (Vol. 22, No. 11, November 2006, .pdf format, 3p.). This bulletin discusses "Population by Race and Hispanic Origin in North Dakota: Census 2000 and July 1, 2005 Estimate."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/population/PB_22_11press.pdf

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United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 84, No. 11, November 2006, p. 841-920).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/84/11/en/index.html

2. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Reports:

A. "MDG Report: Progress in Asia and the Pacific 2006," (November 2006, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1174

B. "Short-term Indicators for Asia and the Pacific online database, Quarter 3, 2006" (November 2006).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1175

3. Food and Agriculture Organization Compendium: The State of Food Insecurity in the World: 2006 (November 2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/a0750e/a0750e00.htm

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Australia:

Queensland Government Office of Economic and Statistical Research Report: "Queensland Government Population Projections to 2051: Queensland and Statistical Divisions" (2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.oesr.qld.gov.au/queensland_by_theme/demography/population/regular_publications/population_projections.shtml

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Bermuda:

Department of Statistics Report: "Bermuda Population Projections 2000-2030" (November 2006, .pdf format, 109p.).

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/bermuda_population_projections_2000_2030___main_report_0.pdf

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Homicide in Canada, 2005" (Vol. 26, No. 6, November 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=85-002-XIE

***Related article: "Gangland killings trigger rise in homicide rate," by Scott Deveau (Globe and Mail [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 8, 2006).
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061108.whomicides1108/BNStory/National/home

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Georgia:

Statistics Georgia Periodical: Quarterly Bulletin 2006.I (October 2006, .pdf format, 96p.). The report is available in Georgian and English.

http://www.statistics.ge/publication.php?plang=1&pform=-266

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Ireland:

1. Central Statistics Office Compendium: Statistical Yearbook of Ireland 2006 (October 2006, .pdf format, 474p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/statistical_yearbook_ireland_2006.htm

2. Department of Health and Children/ An Roinn Slainte Agus Leanai Compendium: Health Statistics 2005 (November 2006, .pdf format, 280p.). The compendium is linked to from a DHC/ARSAL press release: "Health Statistics 2005" (Nov. 3, 2006).

http://www.dohc.ie/press/releases/2006/20061103.html

Click on "here" in the first paragraph of the press release for link to full text.

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Israel:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Demographic Characteristics of Applicants for Studies, Students and Degree Recipients at Universities 2003/04-2004/05" (September 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 114p.).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/educ_demog_05/educ_demog_e.htm

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Reports:

A. "Population Estimates: June 1, 2006 (Final estimates) , October 1, 2006 (Provisional estimates) (October 2006, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

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

B. "Population Estimates: Revision of Method for Estimation" (October 2006).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/jinsui/6.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Half a century of adoption history in the Netherlands," by Arno Sprangers and Jurrien de Jong (Oct. 31, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/rechtsbescherming-veiligheid/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2053-wm.htm

B. "Less spent per student in higher education," by Broos Brouwers (Oct. 31, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/macro-economie-financiele-instellingen/overheidsfinancien/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2051-wm.htm

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New Zealand:

New Zealand Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: "Food and Nutrition Monitoring Report 2006" (Public Health Intelligence Monitoring Report 9, October 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 80p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/by+unid/192A3170C83AAD2BCC25720900718B96?Open

Link to full text can be found under "Publication availability".

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: "Statistical Bulletin No. 9" (October 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/opracowania_zbiorcze/b-s/2006/09_06/index.htm

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Scotland:

Central Register Office Report: "Mid-2004 Population Estimates for Localities in Scotland" (November 2006, Microsoft Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, .pdf, and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/library/settlements-and-localities/mid-2004-population-estimates-for-localities-in-scotland.html

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Population, Slovenia, 30 June 2006," by Katja Kalin (Oct. 30, 2006).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=522

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Census on Computer Literacy of Teachers," by Amara Satharasinghe (Nov. 2, 2006).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/education/IT%20Literacy%20Survey/index.htm

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Taiwan:

Department of Health Reports: Note: Cancel any request for a Chinese language character set. These reports are in English.

A. "Causes of Death" (November 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=8541&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=46851&show=show

B. "Causes of Death for Male" (November 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=8541&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=46852&show=show

C. "Causes of Death for Female" (November 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=8541&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=46853&show=show

D. "Cancer Causes of Death" (November 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=8541&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=46854&show=show

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UK:

1. HM Revenue & Customs Report: "Child Benefit Statistics: August Quarter, 2006" (November 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/child_benefit/menu.htm

2. National Statistics Office, Various:

A. "Alcohol related death rates almost double since 1991" (News release, Nov. 7, 2006, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/aldeaths1106.pdf

B. "People Registered as Blind and Partially Sighted (Triennial) 2006 England" (October 2006, .pdf format and Microsoft Excel format 56p.).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/blindeng06

Links to full text are available at the bottom of the page.

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "Trajectories and models of individual growth," by Arseniy Karkach (Vol. 15, Article 12, November 2006, .pdf format, p. 347-400). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/12/default.htm
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Rand Corporation Graduate School Dissertation, Monograph:

A. Assessing the Effects of Parental Decisions About School Type and Involvement on Early Elementary Education, by Maria Teresa V. Taningco (Dissertation, September 2006, .pdf format, 122p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/rgs_dissertations/RGSD205/

B. Evaluating Comprehensive School Reform Models at Scale, by Georges Vernez, Rita Karam, Louis T. Mariano, Christine DeMartini (2006, .pdf format, 271p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG546/
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Kaiser Family Foundation Report: "Health Coverage for Low-Income Americans: An Evidence-Based Approach to Public Policy" (November 2006, .pdf format, 112p.).

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/7476a.cfm
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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/

African Journal of Reproductive Health

European Journal of Epidemiology

The European Journal of Health Economics

NBER Macroeconomics Annual
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Oxford Health Alliance Report: "Chronic disease: an economic perspective," by Marc Suhrcke, Rachel A. Nugent, David Stuckler and Lorenzo Rocco (November 2006, .pdf format, 59p.).

http://www.oxha.org/initiatives/economics/chronic-disease-an-economic-perspective

Click on the report image for link to full text.

More information about OHA:

http://www.oxha.org/about
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London School of Economic Health and Social Care Periodical: Euro Observer (Vol. 18, No. 3, Autumn 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/pdf/euroObserver/Obsvol8no3.pdf
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International Institute for Applied System Analysis Monograph: The New Generations of Europeans : Demography and Families in the Enlarged European Union edited by Wolfgang Lutz, Rudolf Richter and Chris Wilson (2006, ISBN: 1844073513 (Paperback), ISBN: 1844073521 (Hardback), 384p.). For more information see:

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/INF/recent-pubs/pop/new-europe.html
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts:

A. "A gender- and sexual orientation-dependent spatial attentional effect of invisible images," by Yi Jiang, Patricia Costello, Fang Fang, Miner Huang, and Sheng He (Vol. 103, No. 45, Oct. 30, 2006, p. 17048-17052).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/45/17048

B. "The dynamics of Machiavellian intelligence," by Sergey Gavrilets and Aaron Vose (Vol. 103, No. 45, Oct. 30, 2006, p. 16823-16828).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/45/16823

C. "Emergence and predominance of an H5N1 influenza variant in China," by G.J.D. Smith, X.H. Fan, J. Wang, K.S. Li, K. Qin, J.X. Zhang, D. Vijaykrishna, C.L. Cheung, K. Huang, J.M. Rayner, J.S.M. Peiris, H. Chen, R.G. Webster, and Y. Guan (Vol. 103, No. 45, Oct. 30, 2006, p. 16936-16941).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/45/16936
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Lancet Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Sexual behaviour in context: a global perspective," by Kaye Wellings, Martine Collumbien, Emma Slaymaker, Susheela Singh, Zoe Hodges,Dhaval Patel, and Nathalie Bajos (Series, Vol. 368, No. 9548, Nov. 11, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1706-1728). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606694798/fulltext

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology: " Rural Women's Access to Credit: Market Imperfections and Intrahousehold Dynamics," by Diana Fletschner (Working Paper 06-04, 2006, Microsoft Word format, 37p.).

Abstract:

This paper finds equity-based arguments for enhancing women's direct access to credit and shows that studies carried out at the household level, by ignoring women's specific conditions and the possibility of conflicting intrahousehold dynamics, may incorrectly assess the type and severity of credit rationing. Taking advantage of a unique and especially designed survey to gather information on husbands' and wives' individual perceptions of their access to credit in rural Paraguay, I contribute to the empirical literature on credit rationing in three ways. First, I determine individual-specific credit rationing status, improving over most studies that carry out the analysis at the household level. Second, I characterize gender-specific factors that constraint individuals' access to credit. Finally, I evaluate the extent to which women's limitations in the financial market are ameliorated by their husbands. I find that i) compared to men, women are more likely to be non-price rationed; ii) women's rationing status responds to a different set of factors than men's; and, iii) husbands may not intermediate capital to their wives even when they are able to do so.

http://csde.washington.edu/downloads/06-04.doc
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Princeton University Center for Research on Child Well Being: "Together Forever? Relationship Dynamics and Maternal Investments in Children's Health," by Rachel Kimbro (WP 2006-32FF, November 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

Using Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Data (N=4,342), this paper examines why relationship status matters for maternal health behaviors. The paper argues that a mother's decisions on how much to invest in her child are partly driven by her perception of how committed the father is to their relationship. Results show that several relationship dynamics measures, including multiple partner fertility, relationship quality, and for unmarried mothers, whether she believes she will eventually marry the father, all predict prenatal health behaviors above and beyond confounding factors. In addition, these relationship dynamics explain some of the advantage in maternal health behaviors married mothers have over those who are dating or who have broken up with the father of the baby by the time of the birth.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-32-FF.pdf
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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:

A. "Population inertia and its sensitivity to changes in vital rates or initial conditions," by David Koons, Randall Holmes, and James B. Grand (WP-2006-040, November 2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

Many studies have examined Keyfitz's population momentum, a special case of inertia in long-term population size resulting from demographic transition to the stationary population growth rate. Yet, population inertia can be produced by any demographic perturbation (i.e., not just perturbations that produce stationary growth). Insight into applied population dynamics, population ecology, and life history evolution has been gained using perturbation analysis of the population growth rate. However, a similar, generalized framework for perturbation analysis of population inertia has not been developed. We derive general formulas for the sensitivity of population inertia to change in any vital rate or initial population structure. These formulas are readily computable, and we provide examples of their potential use in life history and applied studies of populations.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-040.pdf

B. "Inverse problems in demography and biodemography," by Anatoli I. Michalski (WP-2006-041, November 2006, .pdf format, 21p.).

Abstract:

Inverse problems play important role in science and engineering. Estimation of boundary conditions on the temperature distribution inside a metallurgical furnace, reconstruction of tissue density inside body on plane projections obtained with x-rays are examples. The similar problems exist in demography in the form of projection and estimation of population age distributions and age-specific mortality rates. The problem of residual demography is estimation of demographic process in wild nature on its manifestation in marked subjects with unobserved age, which again is inverse problem. The article presents examples and the ways of solution the inverse problems in demography and biodemography, discusses the ways of improving results by combination of demographic and genetic data.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-041.pdf

C. "Modeling of immune life history and body growth: the role of antigen burden," by Sergey G. Rudnev, Alexei A. Romanyukha, and Anatoli I. Yashin (WP-2006-042, November 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, a recently developed mathematical model of age related changes in population of peripheral T cells (Romanyukha, Yashin, 2003) is used to describe ontogenetic changes of the immune system. The treatise is based on the assumption of linear dependence of antigen load from basal metabolic rate, which, in turn, depends on body mass following the allometric relationship--3/4 power scaling law (Kleiber, 1932; West, Brown, 2005). Energy cost of antigen burden, i.e. the energy needed to produce and maintain immune cells plus the energy loss due to infectious diseases, is estimated and used as a measure of the immune system effectiveness. The dependence of optimal resource allocation from the parameters of antigen load is studied.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-042.pdf

D. "Intergenerational family ties and the diffusion of cohabitation in Italy," by Paola Di Giulio and Alessandro Rosina (WP-2006-038, November 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

Cohabitation has been spreading in the population during the last thirty years, and this is one of the most striking aspects of wider social changes that have taken place throughout the industrialized world. However, this change did not take place uniformly across Europe. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the current debate around the compatibility of cohabitation experiences with the Italian cultural context. Using an individual-level diffusion approach we obtain results that are consistent with the crucial role that family ties play in the choice of cohabitation in place of (or before) marriage.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-038.pdf
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Vienna Institute of Demography (Austrian Academy of Science):

A. "Union Formation, Marriage and First Birth: Convergence Across Cohorts in Austria, Hungary, Northern Italy and Slovenia?" by Marija Mamolo (VID Working Paper 08/2006, 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

The interplay between changes of different demographic determinants may trigger or prevent convergence of various dimensions of demographic behaviour both within and between countries of western and Eastern Europe. We investigate whether convergence or divergence dynamics prevail across cohorts in Austria, Hungary, northern Italy and Slovenia with regard to union formation and transition to motherhood. Our findings suggest that convergence in patterns of union formation and first birth is far from being achieved across the countries considered. Postponement of family formation and motherhood has spread, but between-country differences persist and even suggest diverging cross-country patterns.

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/WP2006_08.pdf

B. "Reconsidering the Relation between Fertility and Key Fertility-Related Demographic Behaviour across Space and Time," by Alexia Prskawetz, Marija Mamolo, and Henriette Engelhardt (VID Working Paper 09/2006, 2006, .pdf format, 23p.).

Abstract:

Recent studies on fertility in Europe indicate the changing cross-country correlation between fertility and key fertility-related indicators. Fertility now tends to be lowest in countries that are traditional, catholic and family oriented, while fertility is highest in countries with high divorce rates, high rates of cohabitation and high levels of extra-marital fertility. In this paper we provide support to the argument that the change in the cross-country correlation between fertility and fertility-related behaviour may indicate a change in social context of this fertility-related behaviour that has helped to uncover cross-country differences in social norms, culture and institutional settings. We apply pooled time series analysis and show that time and country heterogeneity in the effect of key-fertility related behaviour on fertility can explain the change in the cross-country correlation. Our results also indicate that further postponement of key-fertility related behaviour results into less pronounced declines in fertility.

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/WP2006_09.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 2425-2434.
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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany: "Are Cardiovascular Diseases Bad for Economic Growth?" by Marc Suhrcke and Dieter M. Urban (WP 1485, November 2006, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cesifo.de/portal/page?_pageid=36,302752&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_file_id=13625

Link to full text is at the bottom of the abstract.
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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "Family and Politics: Does parental unemployment cause right-wing extremism?" by Thomas Siedler (WP 2006-51, November 2006, .pdf format, 46p.).

Abstract:

Recent years have witnessed a rise in right-wing extremism among German youth and young adults. This paper investigates the extent to which the experience of parental unemployment during childhood affects young people's far right-wing attitudes and xenophobia. Estimates from three different German data sets show a positive relationship between growing up with unemployed parents and right-wing extremism, with xenophobia in particular. This paper uses differences in unemployment levels between East and West Germany, both before and after reunification, to investigate a causal relationship. Instrumental variables estimates suggest strong and significant effects of parental unemployment on right-wing extremism. This is consistent with classical theories of economic interest and voting behaviour which predict that persons who develop feelings of economic insecurity are more susceptible to right-wing extremism and anti-foreign sentiments.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-51.pdf

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Table of Contents:

Other Journals:

AIDS (Vol. 20, No. 17, Nov. 14, 2006).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200611140-00000.htm

Demography (Vol. 43, No. 4, November 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/demography/toc/dem43.4.html

Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 63, No. 6, 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 issue.

http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol63/issue6/?etoc

Reproductive Health Matters (Vol. 14, No. 28, November 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09688080

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research: "2007 Applied Demography Conference," to be held Jan. 7-9, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas. For more information see:

http://idser.utsa.edu/adc/

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DATA:

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study: "The WLS staff is pleased to announce the release of the 2004-05 Graduate Spouse Data. 3,890 spouses of graduates were interviewed in 2004-05.  For more information and to download the data please visit our website: 

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/

Additionally it has also released version 12.00 of the WLS data set. This update includes a wealth of enhancements as to how the data are organized as well as corrections to variables throughout the data set. If you received WLS data before October 4, 2006 please read change notice #24 and update to the more recent version of the data."

Change Notice #24:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/data/updates/change_notice/chnt_024.htm

Change Notice #25:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/data/updates/change_notice/chnt_025.htm
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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 5512 -ONS Omnibus Survey, Smoking Module, October and November, 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5512

SN 5519 -ONS Omnibus Survey, Flexible Working and Leave Arrangements Module, September, October and November, 2003 and February 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5519

SN 5488 -European and World Values Surveys Four-Wave Integrated Data File, 1981-2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5488

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

United Nations Population Division: "Population, Resources, Environment and Development: The 2005 Revision" (November 2006, HTML or Microsoft Excel format). "Over the past several decades, there has been growing recognition that population trends are inextricably linked with the availability of resources, the state of the environment, and economic and social development. At the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994, and the series of conferences reviewing progress achieved there was a global agreement on the need for a sustainable relationship between human numbers, resources and development. This new consensus has been documented in the Millennium Report of the Secretary General: 'We are the peoples: the Role of the United Nations in the twenty-first century'. With a view to improving knowledge of such relationships, the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat has produced the PRED database, drawing on a variety of national-level comparative data and documents dealing with aspects of population, resources, environment and development."

http://unstats.un.org/pop/dVariables/DRetrieval.aspx

Related publication:

http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/countryprofile/index.htm

The data is also available for 75 US dollars on CDROM at:

http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/predbank4/predbank.htm

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Jack Solock
Data Librarian--Center for Demography and Ecology
3313 Social Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
jsolock@ssc.wisc.edu