Current Demographic Research Report #159, November 20, 2006.

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CDERR is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss 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: The Holiday Season"

National Center for Health Statistics Compendium: Health, United States, 2006***

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report QuickStats: "Prevalence of Overweight Among Persons Aged 2--19 Years, by Sex --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), United States, 1999--2000 Through 2003--2004"

Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "How Young Adults Obtain Prescription Pain Relievers for Nonmedical Use"

National Center for Education Statistics Report: "The Nation's Report Card: Science 2005 Trial Urban District Assessment"

Government Accountability Office Reports

Social Security Administration, Office of Policy Report: "Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005"

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Monthly Labor Review

Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Household Food Security in the United States, 2005"

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US States:

Iowa:

Iowa State Data Center Updates

Washington State:

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

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United Nations:

Development Programme Compendium: Human Development Report 2006

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Pan American Health Organization Reports

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European Commission:

Eurostat Periodical: Statistics in Focus

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Chronic diseases and associated risk factors in Australia, 2006"***

Queensland Regional Government: "Queensland Regional Profiles"

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Fiji:

Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics Compendium: 2006 Facts and Figures

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India:

Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation Report: "Employment and Unemployment Situation Among Social Groups in India 2004-05"

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: "EU Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) 2005"

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Japan:

Japan Statistics Bureau Compendium, Periodical:

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Jordan:

Department of Statistics Census Report, Periodical

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Lebanon:

Central Administration for Statistics Report: "The National Survey of Household Living Conditions 2004"

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Leichtenstein:

Office of Economic Affairs Compendium: Leichtenstein in Figures: 2006

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania: Pre-Defined Tables

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article, News Release

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report: "Family Wellbeing Indicators from the 1981--2001 New Zealand Censuses"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Towards record high population growth"

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Compendium: Pakistan Statistical Year Book 2005

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Compendium: Statistical Yearbook 2005

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Report: "Looked After Children 2005-06"

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Compendium: South African Statistics, 2006

Department of Health Communication Survey: "The 1st South African National HIV/AIDS Communication Survey 2006"

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Taiwan:

Department of Health Statistical Tables

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UK:

Department for Education and Skills Report: "Private Fostering Arrangements in England, year ending 31 March 2006"

National Statistics Office, Various

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Articles

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Report: "Nigeria Reproductive Health, Child Health, and Education Baseline Household Survey, 2005"

Urban Institute: Various

Guttmacher Institute Brief: "Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs Of People Living with HIV"

New England Journal of Medicine Book Review Extract: Science Has No Sex: The Life of Marie Zakrzewska, M.D

British Medical Journal: Various

_Lancet_: Various

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology
National Survey of Families and Households
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
World Bank Policy Research Programme
Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: Post-Doctoral Research Position

DATA

US Census Bureau: American Community Survey

US National Center for Health Statistics: 1972-1972 National Health Interview Survey"

Association of Religion Data Archives

Demographic and Health Survey

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Kaiser Family Foundation: Statehealthfacts.org updates

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau: Facts for Features: The Holiday Season" (CB06-FF.19, Nov. 16, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

See under Nov. 16, 2006 listing.

2. National Center for Health Statistics Compendium: Health, United States, 2006 (November 2006, .pdf format, 543p., with tables available in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm

Click on PDF icons for links to .pdfs.

***Related article: "Millions of Americans Suffer Chronic Pain," by Daniel J. DeNoon (WebMD via Fox TV News, Nov. 16, 2006).
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,230020,00.html

3. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report QuickStats: "Prevalence of Overweight Among Persons Aged 2--19 Years, by Sex --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), United States, 1999--2000 Through 2003--2004" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 55, No. 45, Nov. 17, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1229).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5545a5.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5545.pdf

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "How Young Adults Obtain Prescription Pain Relievers for Nonmedical Use" (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, November 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k6/getPain/getPain.cfm

5. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "The Nation's Report Card: Science 2005 Trial Urban District Assessment" (NCES 2007453, November 2006, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007453

6. Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. "Abstinence Education: Efforts to Assess the Accuracy and Effectiveness of Federally Funded Programs" (GAO-07-87, October 2006, .pdf format, 57p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0787.pdf

B. "Medicaid: Strategies to Help States Address Increased Expenditures during Economic Downturns" (GAO-07-97, October 2006, .pdf format, 69p.).

http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-07-97

Note: These are temporary addresses. GAO reports are always available at:

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

7. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy Report: "Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005" (November 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 167p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2005/index.html

8. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 129, No. 10, October 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, along with all others back to 1981, will be available at:

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

9. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Household Food Security in the United States, 2005," by Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, and Steven Carlson (Economic Research Report ERR-29, November 2006, .pdf format, 68p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR29/

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US States:

Iowa:

Iowa State Data Center Updates: On Nov. 17, 2006, ISDC updated the following files (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format): "For Iowa school district: Households and families by type: 2000; Median household income, median family income and per capita income: 2000; Poverty status in 1999 by age: 2000; and Poverty status in 1999 of families by family type:

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

See under Nov. 17, 2006 entry.

Washington State:

Office of Financial Management Research Brief: "The Uninsured Population in Washington State," by Erica Gardner (Research Brief No. 39 (Revised), November 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

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

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United Nations:

Development Programme Compendium: Human Development Report 2006 (2006, .pdf format, 422p.). This year's issue is subtitled: "Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis"

http://hdr.undp.org/hdr2006/

Click on the "Report" tab at the top of the page for link to full text.

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Pan American Health Organization Reports:

A. "Major Trends in Health Legislation in the United States of America, 2001-2005," by Jason A. Smith (November 2006, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.paho.org/english/DPM/SHD/HP/health-legislat-trends-USA05.pdf

B. "Health Legislation Trends in Canada, 2001-2005," by Elizabeth C. Robertson (November 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.paho.org/english/DPM/SHD/HP/health-legislat-trends-CAN05.pdf

C. "Health Legislation Trends in the English-Speaking Caribbean, 2001-2005," by Sylvia G. Moss (November 2006, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.paho.org/english/DPM/SHD/HP/health-legislat-trends-ENG-CAR05.pdf

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European Commission:

Eurostat Periodical: Statistics in Focus (No. 16, November 2006, .pdf format, 11p.). The article for this issue is: "Population in Europe 2005: first results," by Giampaolo Lanzieri.

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-NK-06-016

Note: At the time of distribution of this report, this site was unavailable due to technical issues. If you cannot get to this site, please try again later.

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Australia:

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Chronic diseases and associated risk factors in Australia, 2006" (November 2006, .pdf format, 82p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10319

***Related article: "Chronic disease drains system: report" (Australian Associated Press via _The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Nov. 15, 2006).
http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Chronic-disease-drains-system-report/2006/11/16/1163266684896.html

2. Queensland Regional Government: "Queensland Regional Profiles (HTML and .pdf format). "These dynamic profiles access the latest local government area data available in the Queensland Regional Statistical Information System."

http://statistics.oesr.qld.gov.au/qld-regional-profiles/home.do?action=init

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Fiji:

Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics Compendium: 2006 Facts and Figures (September 2006, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.statsfiji.gov.fj/Fiji%20Facts%20%20Figures%20As%20At%20Jul%2006.pdf

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India:

Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation Report: Note: MISP requires free registration before providing reports. "Employment and Unemployment Situation Among Social Groups in India 2004-05 (NSS Report No. 516, 2006, .pdf format, 357p.).

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

Scroll to Report No. 516 at the bottom of the page and click "download" to begin the registration process.

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: "EU Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) 2005" (November 2006, .pdf format, 33p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/eu_silc/current/eusilc.pdf

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Japan:

Japan Statistics Bureau Compendium, Periodical:

A. Japan in Figures: 2007 (November 2006, .pdf format, with tables in Microsoft Excel format, 72p.).

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

B. "Japan Monthly Statistics, November 2006 (Microsoft Excel format).

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

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Jordan:

Department of Statistics Census Report, Periodical

A. "General Census of Population and Housing 2004" (2006, .pdf format).

http://www.dos.gov.jo/census2004/census2004_e.htm

B. Social Trends in Jordan (No. 1, October 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.dos.gov.jo/dos_home_e/Social%20Trends%20in%20Jordan.pdf

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Lebanon:

Central Administration for Statistics Report: "The National Survey of Household Living Conditions 2004" (November 2006, .pdf format).

Cover:

http://www.cas.gov.lb/pdf/Cover_ENG_ARB.pdf

Booklet: (93p.).

http://www.cas.gov.lb/pdf/ENG.pdf

Tables: (105p.).

http://www.cas.gov.lb/pdf/Tables_ENG_ARB.pdf

B. "Statistical Year Book (2000- 2005)" (Microsoft Excel format, with
explanation in Microsoft Word format, 2p.).

Introduction:

http://www.cas.gov.lb/pdf/Intro%20Anglaise.doc

Year Book:

http://www.cas.gov.lb/pdf/NACHRA%20Aglaise%20finale.xls

NOTE! These items may load extremely slowly, even on the fastest of connections. It may be advised to save the items rather attempt to load them into your browser.

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Leichtenstein:

Office of Economic Affairs Compendium: Leichtenstein in Figures: 2006 (November 2006, .pdf format, 47p.).

http://www.llv.li/pdf-llv-avw-statistik-fliz-2006-complete_brochure

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania: Pre-Defined Tables: "We present data pertaining to diverse areas of economic and social life. The fact that the majority of indicators have been produced since 1995 enables us to track changes. To make it easier for the customer all information is classified into 9 domains. Indicators are released by period on basis of statistical area, e.g.price indicators--monthly, gross domestic product, earnings--quarterly, information about agriculture--annual. They are expressed in different values, such as: indices (different base periods); absolute values (monetary evaluation, measuring units); and relative values (per 1000 population) percentages." For more information see:

http://www.std.lt/en/pages/view/?id=1349

Links to pre-defined tables on on the left side of the page.

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article, News Release

A. "Over one million Dutch citizens have dual nationality," by Han Nicolaas (Web Magazine, Nov. 14, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2064-wm.htm

B. "Emigration slows down population growth" (Press release, Nov. 10, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/dossiers/allochtonen/publicaties/persberichten/2006-104-pb.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report: "Family Wellbeing Indicators from the 1981--2001 New Zealand Censuses," by Sue Milligan, Angela Fabian, Pat Coope, and Chris Errington (June 2006, .pdf format, 250p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/analytical-reports/family-wellbeing-indicators-1981-2001-censuses.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Towards record high population growth" (Nov. 16, 2006).

http://www.ssb.no/folkendrkv_en/

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Compendium: Pakistan Statistical Year Book 2005 (2006, .pdf format, 489p.).

http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/fbs/publications/Year%20Book%202005/yearbook2005.html

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Compendium: Statistical Yearbook 2005 (2006, .pdf format).

http://www.insse.ro/index_eng.htm

Chapters of the Yearbook are available from the left side of the page. This is probably not a permanent address. When we find a permanent address, we will change this one.

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Reports:

A. "Looked After Children 2005-06" (November 2006, .pdf format, 36p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/11/14151003/0

B. "Children Educated Out with School and Pupil Projections, 2006" (November 2006, .pdf format, 13p., with tables in Microsoft Excel and tables and charts in HTML format).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/11/10144033/0

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South Africa:

1. Statistics South Africa Compendium: South African Statistics, 2006 (November 2006, .pdf format, 190p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=SAStatistics&SCH=3792

2. Department of Health Communication Survey: "The 1st South African National HIV/AIDS Communication Survey 2006" (November 2006, Microsoft PowerPoint format).

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

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Taiwan:

Department of Health Statistical Tables (all November 2006, all Microsoft Excel format). Note: cancel any request to download a Chinese language character set. These tables are in English.

A. "Number of Deaths Classified According to the Basic Tabulation List by Gender and Age, 2005"

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=8604&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=46969&show=show

B. "Number of Deaths Classified According to the Basic Tabulation List by Gender and Locale, 2005"

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=8604&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=46970&show=show

C. "Number of Deaths and Crude Mortality Rates Classified According to the Mortality List by Gender and Age, 2005"

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=8604&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=46971&show=show

D. "Number of Deaths Classified According to the Mortality List by Gender and Locale, 2005"

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=8604&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=46972&show=show

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UK:

1. Department for Education and Skills Report: "Private Fostering Arrangements in England, year ending 31 March 2006 (Statistical First Release, November 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000690/index.shtml

2. National Statistics Office, Various:

A. Economic Trends (No. 636, November 2006, .pdf format, 147p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=308&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=422

B. "Labour market statistics - Nov 2006" (Statistical First Release, November 2006, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/lmsuk1106.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Articles:

A. "Population and housing A two-sided relationship," by Clara H. Mulder (Vol. 15, Article 13, November 2006, .pdf format, p. 401-412). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/13/default.htm

B. "Comparative mortality levels among selected species of captive animals," by Iliana Kohler, Samuel H. Preston, and Laurie Bingaman Lackey (Vol. 15, Article 14, November 2006, .pdf format, p. 413-434). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/14/default.htm
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Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Report: "Nigeria Reproductive Health, Child Health, and Education Baseline Household Survey, 2005," by Joseph Keating (October 2006, .pdf format, 60p.).

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Urban Institute: Various:

A. "Trends in U.S. Foster Care Adoption Legislation," by Erica H. Zielewski, Karin Malm, Rob Geen, and Steve Christian (November 2006, .pdf format, 126p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411380.html

B. "Strategies to Support Child Care Subsidy Access and Retention: Ideas from Seven Midwestern States," by Kathleen Snyder, Patti Banghart, and Gina Adams (November 2006, .pdf format, 78p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411377.html

C. Examining Comprehensive School Reform, edited by Daniel K. Aladjem and Kathryn M. Borman (Urban Institute Press, 2006, 368p., 29.50 US dollars). More information, including ordering information, is available at:

http://www.urban.org/books/schoolreform/
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Guttmacher Institute Brief: "Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs Of People Living with HIV," (Brief No. 6, November 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

HTML:

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/IB_HIV.html

.pdf:

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/IB_HIV.pdf
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New England Journal of Medicine Book Review Extract: Science Has No Sex: The Life of Marie Zakrzewska, M.D, by Arleen Marcia Tuchman, reviewed by Deborah Cotton (Vol. 355, No. 20, Nov. 16, 2006, p. 2162-2163).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/355/20/2162
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British Medical Journal: Various:

A. "Tackling childhood obesity: Requires a shift in social norms, not just an exercise programme," by Antronette Yancey (Editorial extract, Vol. 333, No. 7577, Nov. 18, 2006, p. 1031-1032).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/333/7577/1031

B. "Indian health activists criticise voluntary price cuts by drug industry," by Ganapati Mudur (News extract, Vol. 333, No. 7577, Nov. 18, 2006, p. 1036).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/333/7577/1036-c

C. "Doha Declaration has failed to deliver cheap drugs to developing countries, Oxfam says," by Adrian O'Dowd (News extract, Vol. 333, No. 7577, Nov. 18, 2006, p. 1036).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/333/7577/1036-d

D. "Woman dies after doctors fail to intervene because of new abortion law in Nicaragua," by Sophie Arie (News extract, Vol. 333, No. 7577, Nov. 18, 2006, p. 1037).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/333/7577/1037-b

E. "Greater collaboration needed to reduce global burden of disease," by Tessa Richards (News extract, Vol. 333, No. 7577, Nov. 18, 2006, p. 1040).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/333/7577/1040-b

F. "Physical activity to prevent obesity in young children: cluster randomised controlled trial," by John J. Reilly, Louise Kelly, Colette Montgomery, Avril Williamson, Abigail Fisher, John H. McColl, Rossella Lo Conte, James Y. Paton, and Stanley Grant (Article abstract, Vol. 333, No. 7577, Nov. 18, 2006, article begins on p. 1041).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/333/7577/1041
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Lancet: Various: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "A framework to slim down Europe" (Editorial, Vol. 368, No. 9549, Nov. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1744). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606697092/fulltext

B. "Is the sewer still the conscience of the city?" (Editorial, Vol. 368, No. 9549, Nov. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1744). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606697109/fulltext

C. "Changes in sexual behaviours to prevent HIV," by Jokin de Irala and Alvaro Alonso (Comment, Vol. 368, No. 9549, Nov. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1749-1750). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606697122/fulltext

D. "A gendered look at Mexico's health-sector reform," by Ana Langer and Jennifer Catino (Comment, Vol. 368, No. 9549, Nov. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1753-1755). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606695275/fulltext

E. "Health reform in Mexico: a work in progress," by Harvey V. Fineberg (Comment, Vol. 368, No. 9549, Nov. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1755-1756). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606697146/fulltext

F. "South Africans hope for a new era in HIV/AIDS policies," by Clare Kapp (World Report, Vol. 368, No. 9549, Nov. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1759-1760). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606697171/fulltext

G. "Unintended pregnancy and use of emergency contraception among a large cohort of women attending for antenatal care or abortion in Scotland," by Fatim Lakha and Anna Glasier (Article abstract, Vol. 368, No. 9549, Nov. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1782-1787).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606697377/abstract

H. "Sexual abstinence, contraception, and condom use by young African women: a secondary analysis of survey data," by John Cleland and Mohamed M. Ali (Article, Vol. 368, No. 9549, Nov. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1788-1793). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606697389/fulltext

I. "Family planning: the unfinished agenda," by John Cleland, Stan Bernstein, Alex Ezeh, Anibal Faundes, Anna Glasier, and Jolene Innis (Series, Vol. 368, No. 9549, Nov. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1810-1827). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606694804/fulltext

J. "Evidence is good for your health system: policy reform to remedy catastrophic and impoverishing health spending in Mexico," by Felicia Marie Knaul, Hector Arreola-Ornelas, Oscar Mendez-Carniado, Chloe Bryson-Cahn, Jeremy Barofsky, Rachel Maguire, Martha Miranda, and Sergio Sesma (Series, Vol. 368, No. 9549, Nov. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1828-1841). This article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606695652/fulltext
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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. 45, Nov 13, 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:

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology:

A. "Coverage Error: The Achilles' Heel of Web-based Surveys," by Salvador Rivas (CDE Working Paper No. 2006-06, 2006, .pdf format, 30p.). Note: There is no abstract for this paper.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2006-06.pdf

B. "Cognition, Personality, and Individual Response to Technological Change: The Case of Internet Adoption," by Jeremy Freese and Salvador Rivas (CDE Working Paper No. 2006-07, 2006, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

Existing sociological and other literature on digital inequalities in the United States has given little specific attention to the potential roles of cognitive ability and personality, especially in terms of how effects of these variables may vary in predictable ways depending on individuals' social position. We consider the matter specifically with regard to whether late midlife adults have become Internet users. Consistent with our predictions, we find that cognitive ability and openness to experience are strongly and positively associated with Internet adoption in this cohort, and that neuroticism is inversely associated with adoption. Including these variables also attenuates the apparent causal effect of both education and income on Internet adoption. We also find that the effect of cognitive ability is smaller for those with more education, more wealth, and who have jobs that use the Internet. Openness and neuroticism are importantly also mediated by social circumstances, although the latter more ambiguously. The results underscore not only the importance of considering basic psychological characteristics in understanding why people in similar social positions respond differently to change, but also how social conditions create conditions under which psychological differences are more- or less strongly implicated in behavioral differences.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2006-07.pdf
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National Survey of Families and Households: "No Trend in the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce," by Jui-Chung Allen Li and Lawrence L. Wu (Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, NSFH 94, September 2006, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

This paper resolves apparent discrepancies concerning trends in the intergenerational transmission of divorce. Wolfinger (1999) reports that divorce transmission has weakened substantially, due perhaps to declining stigma or selectivity among those who divorce. While plausible, his findings contrast sharply with others (McLanahan and Bumpass 1988; Teachman 2002), who report no trend in divorce transmission. Our analyses of data from the National Survey of Families and Households, using life table methods and a Cox model stratified by marriage cohort, provide no support for a decline in divorce transmission. We note that the General Social Survey data used by Wolfinger lack information on marital duration, permitting analysis only for whether respondents have divorced by interview. Apparent declines in divorce transmission thus could be an artifact of longer exposures to risk, and hence higher probabilities of divorce by interview, for earlier marriage cohorts relative to later cohorts. Our analyses of the GSS and NSFH reveal that this artifact is indeed present. We conclude that there has been no trend in divorce transmission in recent decades in the United States.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/nsfhwp/nsfh94.pdf
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US Bureau of Labor Statistics: "Parental Transfers, Student Achievement, and the Labor Supply of College Students," by Charlene Marie Kalenkoski and Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia (Working Paper No. 401, November 2006, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.bls.gov/ore/abstract/ec/ec060130.htm
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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research: "Individual fecundity dynamically predicts remaining life expectancy in medflies," by V.N. Novoseltsev, J.R. Carey, J.A. Novoseltseva, and A.I. Yashin (WP-2006-043, November 2006, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

We analyze relationships existing between reproduction-related traits and longevity in Medfly individuals. We show that dynamic prediction of remaining life expectancy is available basing on a parameterized individual fecundity pattern. We describe individual fecundity as a three-stage pattern with a number of reproduction-related traits and use this description to classify individual fecundity patterns in the 1000-fly female population of Medflies by the rate of fecundity decrease. Using a 100- flies learning sample we estimate correlation between remaining time to live and the coefficient describing that rate. We use this technique at 20th, 25th and 30th day to predict deaths, which will follow during 10-day interval after the prediction day. About 41-62% of the individuals predicted to die within this interval really die (in comparison with only 18-38% of dying flies predicted not to die). These results are statistically significant. We test this finding and discuss the meaning of the results.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-043.pdf
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World Bank Policy Research Programme:

A. Crime and violence in development: a literature review of Latin America and the Caribbean," by Alessandra Heinemann and Dorte Verner (WP 4041, October 2006, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://ideas.repec.org/p/wbk/wbrwps/4041.html

B. "What is the real impact of schooling on age of first union and age of first parenting? New evidence from Guatemala," by Jere R. Behrman and Alexis Murphy (WP 4023, October 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20061115135908

C. "A profile of the world's young developing country migrants," by David J. McKenzie (WP 4021, October 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 31p.).

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20061004092834

D. Measuring the Impact of Price Changes on Poverty," by Hyun H. Son and Nanak Kakwani (International Poverty Center WP 33, November 2006, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/pub/IPCWorkingPaper33.pdf
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Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada: "International Mobility: Patterns of Exit and Return of Canadians," by Ross Finnie (Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series No. 288, November 2006, .pdf format, 61p.). Links to a summary and full text can be found at:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/11F0019MIE/11F0019MIE2006288.htm

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "The Impact of Institutions on Motherhood and Work," by Daniela Del Boca and Silvia Pasqua (Working Paper No. 2006-56, November 2006, .pdf format, 18p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, we aim to explore the impact of social policies and labour market characteristics on the woman's joint decisions of working and having children, using data from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP). We include in the analysis, beyond personal characteristics, variables related to the childcare system, parental leave arrangements, and labour market flexibility. Results show that a non negligible portion of the differences in participation and fertility rates across women from different European countries can be attributed to the characteristics of these institutions.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-55.pdf

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS:

Other Journals:

Journal of Marriage and Family (Vol. 68, No. 5, December 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/jomf/68/5

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: Post-Doctoral Research Position: "The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on a study of agriculture, environment, and population since 1880 in the U.S. Great Plains. This multi-disciplinary project uses a combination of census and environmental data to study long-term interactions. We envision a two-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal, and a flexible start date on or after April 1, 2007. Requirements include a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, a strong research background, and an interest in the relationship between agriculture, environment, and population. We are especially interested in applicants with training in agricultural history, environmental history, ecosystem modeling, geographical information systems, or demographic research. Salary will be in the $45,000 to $50,000 range, with standard University of Michigan benefits. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and writing samples to Myron Gutmann, Director, ICPSR, University of Michigan, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106-1248. We will consider applications beginning on January 31, 2007. Email inquiries can be sent to gutmann@umich.edu

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DATA:

US Census Bureau: American Community Survey: "The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) provides the latest detailed look at the nation's rapidly changing and diverse population with the release of new population profiles by race, Hispanic origin, ancestry and age." The tables are linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "New Population Profiles Released by Census Bureau American Community Survey Data Iterated by Race, Hispanic origin, Ancestry, and Age" (CB06-CN.08, Nov. 14, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/007748.html
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US National Center for Health Statistics: 1972-1972 National Health Interview Survey" (November 2006, data in self-decompressing [.exe] ASCII text format, with file layouts in .pdf format, and and SAS input statements in ASCII text format). "The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce the release of 1972-1976 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) files on the Internet.Beginning with the 1997 NHIS, complete annual files have been routinely released on the Internet. There is now a process in place to release earlier NHIS files on the Internet. These files had previously been released via magnetic tapes and via CDs. In addition, sample SAS input programs are being provided for the older years' ASCII-format data files. The Internet release of the older NHIS data is being done in five-year waves. Twenty years of older NHIS file data (1977-1996) have already been released this year. The 1972-1976 NHISfiles are now also available on the Internet."

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/quest_data_related_1969_96.htm

Click on the year(s) of interest for links to data and documentation.
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Association of Religion Data Archives: ARDA has recently added the following data set, which may be of interest do demography researchers: " Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003."

http://www.thearda.com/Archive/Files/Descriptions/DIVERSTY.asp

More information about ARDA:

http://www.thearda.com/about/
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Demographic and Health Survey: The 2004 Malawi Standard file is now available. Data is available as a flat, SAS, SPSS, or State system file (all in zipped format). Note: DHS requires registration before providing data.

http://www.measuredhs.com/accesssurveys/search/show_datasets.cfm?ctry_id=24&surv_id=251&flag=0

Data access:

http://www.measuredhs.com/login.cfm

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation: Statehealthfacts.org updates: StateHealthFacts.org Update: Kaiser has recently updated this website. Items listed from Oct. 31 - Nov. 15, 2006 are the updates.

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

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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