Current Demographic Research Report #163, December 18, 2006.

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NOTE!!! There will be no CDERR report December 25, 2006 or January 1, 2007, due to the end of the year holidays in the US. This report will resume on January 8, 2007. Enjoy the break.

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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 Compendium: Statistical Abstract: 2007***

Centers for Disease Control Periodical: Preventing Chronic Disease

National Center for Health Statistics Reports

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "Obese Patients in U.S. Hospitals, 2004"

National Center for Education Statistics Reports

Department of Housing and Urban Development Report, Periodical

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US States:

California:

Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Report: "California Public Postsecondary Enrollment Projections, 2006 Series"

Idaho:

Labor Market Information System Periodical: Idaho Employment Newsletter

Iowa:

State Date Center Updates

Minnesota:

Office of the State Demographer Report: "Births are rising in Minnesota"

Missouri:

Missouri State Data Center Census 2000 Data Update: "MCDC Demographic Profile 3 for United States PUMAs (Public Use Microdata Areas)"

North Dakota:

North Dakota State Data Center Presentation: "Changing Regional Demographics: Issues and Strategies to Consider"

Tennessee:

Tennessee Department of Health Report: "The Burden of Heart Disease and Stroke in Tennessee"

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United Nations:

United Nations Children's Fund Report: "Pneumonia: The forgotten killer of children"

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report: "Sexuality education in Europe: A reference guide to policies and practices"

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Adoptions Australia 2005-06"

Australian Bureau of Statistics Reports

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Perspectives on Labour and Income

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland Report: "Household expenditure survey 2003-2005"

Directorate of Health Statistical Tables: "Sterilizations 1981-2004"

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Compendium: Women and Men in Ireland, 2006

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau & Statistical Research and Training Institute Compendium: _Japan Statistical Yearbook 2007_

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report: "Crime in New Zealand 1996-2005"***

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Norway:

Statistics Norway Compendium, News Releases

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Compendia, Report:

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden Press Release: "Households with high incomes spend money on leisure time and culture: Household budget survey (HBS)"

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Taiwan:

Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics Compendium: Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of China: 2005

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UK:

Department of Health Report: "Report of the National Patient Choice Survey, England - July 2006"

Communities and Local Government Report: "Housing Statistics 2006"

National Statistics Office, Various

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Wales:

Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: Key Economic Statistics -- December 2006"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Articles

Kaiser Family Foundation Report: "Media Multitasking Among American Youth: Prevalence, Predictors and Pairings"

London [UK] School of Economics Health Periodical: Eurohealth

Journal of American Medical Association Article Abstract: "Changes in Financial Burdens for Health Care: National Estimates for the Population Younger Than 65 Years, 1996 to 2003"

Lancet Article Abstract: "Epidemiology of antituberculosis drug resistance (the Global Project on Anti-tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance): an updated analysis"

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology
California Center for Population Research
National Bureau of Economic Research
Center for Research on Child Well-Being (Princeton University)
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
IRSS CEPS/INSTEAD
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK]
Family Health International Youth InfoNet

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

Unite for Sight: "4th Annual International Health Conference"

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

City University of New York Demography Cluster Initiative

DATA

US National Center for Education Statistics: "Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) 9-month data"

National Longitudinal Survey

Panel Study of Income Dynamics

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

UK Data Archive

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

US National Science Foundation: "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering"

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau Compendium: Statistical Abstract: 2007 (December 2006, .pdf format, 998p., with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets).

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2007edition.html

***Related article: "Who Americans Are and What They Do, in Census Data," by Sam Roberts (New York Times, Dec. 15, 2006). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/15/us/15census.html

2. Centers for Disease Control Periodical: Preventing Chronic Disease (Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/

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

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/archive.htm

3. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-June 2006 National Health Interview Survey" (December 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/released200612.htm

B. "Recent Trends in Teenage Pregnancy in the United States, 1990-2002," by Stephanie J. Ventura, Joyce C. Abma, William D. Mosher, and Stanley K. Henshaw (December 2006, HTML format, with tables in .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/teenpreg1990-2002/teenpreg1990-2002.htm

C. "Proceedings of the International Collaborative Effort on Automating Mortality Statistics, Volume III," edited by Arialdi M. Minino and Harry M. Rosenberg (2006, .pdf format, 340p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/ice06_3.pdf

D. "The State of Childhood Asthma, United States, 1980-2005," by Lara Akinbami (Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics, No. 381, December 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad381.pdf

4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "Obese Patients in U.S. Hospitals, 2004," by Anne Elixhauser and Claudia Steiner (Statistical Brief No. 20, December 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb20.jsp

5. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Crime, Violence, Discipline and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings from the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2003-04," by Paul Guerino,Michael D. Hurwitz, Margaret E. Noonan, and Sarah M. Kaffenberger (NCES 2007302, December 2006, .pdf format, 75p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007302

B. "Dropout Rates in the United States: 2004," by Jennifer Laird, Matthew DeBell, and Chris Chapman (NCES 2007024, November 2006, .pdf format, 61p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007024

6. Department of Housing and Urban Development Report, Periodical:

A. "Effects of Housing Vouchers on Welfare Families," (September 2006, .pdf format, 305p.).

http://www.huduser.org/publications/commdevl/hsgvouchers.html

B. US Housing Market Conditions, 3rd Quarter 2006 (.pdf format).

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

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US States:

California:

Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Report: "California Public Postsecondary Enrollment Projections, 2006 Series" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Projections/Enrollment/Postsecondary/PostSecondaryProjections.asp

Idaho:

Labor Market Information System Periodical: _Idaho Employment Newsletter_ (November 2006, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://cl.idaho.gov/lmi/pubs/idempnews/Idempmenu.htm

Iowa:

State Date Center Updates: The following updates (Dec. 15, 2006, all Microsoft Excel and .pdf format) have been issued: County data: Total live births and birth rates: 2000-2004; Total deaths and death rates: 2000-2004; Natural Change: 2000-2004.

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

See under Dec. 15, 2006.

Minnesota:

Office of the State Demographer Report: "Births are rising in Minnesota," by Martha McMurry (December 2006, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://server.admin.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18929

Missouri:

Missouri State Data Center Census 2000 Data Update: "MCDC Demographic Profile 3 for United States PUMAs (Public Use Microdata Areas)" (December 2006). "The Missouri Census Data Center has allocated/aggregated Summary File 3 data from the 2000 census to PUMA geography (the smaller 5% areas)."

http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/websas/dp3_2kmenus/us/PUMAs/

North Dakota:

North Dakota State Data Center Presentation: "Changing Regional Demographics: Issues and Strategies to Consider," Presentation to the Mid-West Electric Consumers Association 49th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado (December 2006, Microsoft PowerPoint format, 47 slides).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/presentations/121206.pps

or

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/presentations/downloadppt/121206.ppt

Tennessee:

Tennessee Department of Health Report: "The Burden of Heart Disease and Stroke in Tennessee" (2006. .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/Downloads/HrtDisStrokeBk.pdf

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United Nations:

1. United Nations Children's Fund Report: "Pneumonia: The forgotten killer of children" (2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_35626.html

2. Regional Office for Europe Report: "Sexuality education in Europe : A reference guide to policies and practices," (2006, .pdf format, 94p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/Document/RHP/SexEd_in_Europe.pdf

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Australia:

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Adoptions Australia 2005-06," (Child welfare series no. 39, December 2006, .pdf format, 80p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10382

2. Australian Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, Jun 2006" (December 2006, .pdf format, 39p.), with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3201.0Jun%202006?OpenDocument

B. "Marriages, Australia, 2005" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3306.0.55.0012005?OpenDocument

C. "Changes in health: A snapshot, 2004-05" (December 2006).

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4834.0.55.001?OpenDocument

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Perspectives on Labour and Income (Vol. 7, No. 12, December 2006).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=75-001-XWE

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Iceland:

1. Statistics Iceland Report: "Household expenditure survey 2003-2005" (December 2006, .pdf format, 33p.). The report is linked to from a SA news release of the same title (115/2006, December 2006). Text of the report is in Icelandic, but the table heads are in Icelandic and English.

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=1898

Click on the title at the bottom of the news release for link to full text.

2. Directorate of Health Statistical Tables. "Sterilizations 1981-2004" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.landlaeknir.is/Uploads/FileGallery/Heilbrigdistolfraedi/Tolfraedi_fra_2006/TaB1_7_04.xls

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Compendium: Women and Men in Ireland, 2006 (December 2006, .pdf format, 69p., with tables and graphs in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/women_and_men_in_ireland_2006.htm

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau & Statistical Research and Training Institute Compendium: _Japan Statistical Yearbook 2007_ (December 2006, .pdf format, 854p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

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

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article, News Release:

A. "Good health lasts just as long for men and women," by Kim Knoops and Rom Perenboom (Web Magazine, Dec. 12, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2082-wm.htm

B. "Sickness absence rate stable in 2005" (News Release, Dec. 12, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/persberichten/2006-113-pb.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report: "Crime in New Zealand 1996-2005" (December 2006, .pdf format, 45p.). The report is linked to from a SNZ/TA news release: "Recorded Crime Continues to Decline" (Dec. 15, 2006).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/media-releases/social-conditions/crime-in-new-zealand-1996-2005-mr.htm

Click on title at the bottom of the news release and then on title again for link to full text.

***Related article: "Criminal offences fall overall, violent crime rises" (Radio New Zealand, Dec. 16, 2006).
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200612160856/criminal_offences_fall_overall,_violent_crime_rises

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Norway:

Statistics Norway Compendium, News Releases

A. "Statistical Yearbook of Norway 2006" (December 2006).

http://www.ssb.no/english/yearbook/

B. "Attitudes towards immigrants and immigration, 2006: Attitudes return to 2004 level" (Dec. 18, 2006). The news release links to several topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/innvhold_en/

C. "1 of 3 enterprises without female employees" (Dec. 15, 2006). The news release links to several topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/foretak_en/

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Compendia, Report:

A. Pakistan Statistical Year Book 2006 (December 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/fbs/publications/yearbook2006/yearbook2006.html

B. Pakistan Statistical Pocket Book 2006 (December 2006, pdf format, 212p.).

http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/fbs/publications/pocket_book2006/pocket_book.html

C. "National Educational Census: 2005" (December 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/fbs/publications/nec2005/nec2005.html

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden Press Release: "Households with high incomes spend money on leisure time and culture: Household budget survey (HBS)" (Dec. 13, 2006).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____187063.asp

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Taiwan:

Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics Compendium: Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of China: 2005 (2006, .pdf format, 272p.). Note: cancel any request to download a Chinese language character set. This Yearbook is in English.

http://eng.dgbas.gov.tw/lp.asp?CtNode=2351&CtUnit=1072&BaseDSD=36&xq_xCat=17

Click on Title for link to full text.

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UK:

1. Department of Health Report: "Report of the National Patient Choice Survey, England - July 2006" (December 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsStatistics/PublicationsStatisticsArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4141309&chk=vfv/vq

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

2. Communities and Local Government Report: "Housing Statistics 2006" (December 2006, .pdf format, 148p.).

http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1505221

3. National Statistics Office, Various:

A. "Birth statistics (FM1) - 2005" (Series FM1 no. 34, December 2006, .pdf format, 79p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_population/FM1_34/FM1_no34_2005.pdf

B. "Conception statistics - 2004 (FM1 supplement - 2005)" (Supplement to Series FM1 no. 34, December 2006, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_population/FM1_34/FM1_Conc_Sup_2004.pdf

C. "Mortality Statistics, Cause: 2005" (Series DH2 no.32, December 2006, .pdf format, 302p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=618&Pos=1&ColRank=1&Rank=272

D. Economic Trends (No. 637, Dec. 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_economy/ET637.pdf

NSO announcement relative to ET

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/

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Wales:

Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: Key Economic Statistics -- December 2006" (Statistical Bulletin 77/2006, December 2006, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/econ-2006/hdw20061215/?lang=en

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Articles:

A. "Trends in Marital Dissolution by Women's Education in the United States," by Steven P. Martin (Vol. 15, Article 20, December 2006, .pdf format, p. 537-560). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/20/default.htm

B. "Mortality tempo-adjustment: An empirical application," by Marc Luy (Vol. 15, Article 21, December 2006, .pdf format, p. 561-590). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/21/default.htm
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Kaiser Family Foundation Report: "Media Multitasking Among American Youth: Prevalence, Predictors and Pairings," by Ulla G. Foehr (December 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.kff.org/entmedia/7592.cfm
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London [UK] School of Economics Health Periodical: Eurohealth (Vol. 12, No. 3, 2006, .pdf format, 54p.).

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/pdf/eurohealth/vol12no3.pdf
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Journal of American Medical Association Article Abstract: "Changes in Financial Burdens for Health Care: National Estimates for the Population Younger Than 65 Years, 1996 to 2003," by Jessica S. Banthin and Didem M. Bernard (Vol. 296, No. 22, December 13, 2006, p. 2712-2719).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/296/22/2712
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Lancet Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content."Epidemiology of antituberculosis drug resistance (the Global Project on Anti-tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance): an updated analysis," by Mohamed Abdel Aziz, Abigail Wright, Adalbert Laszlo, Aime De Muynck, Françoise Portaels, Armand Van Deun, Charles Wells, Paul Nunn, Leopold Blanc, and Mario Raviglione (Vol. 368, No. 9553, Dec. 16, 2006, p. 2142-2154).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606698632/abstract
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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Info for Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 6, no. 49, Dec. 11, 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: "Does Psychological Well-Being Change with Age?" by Tetyana Pudrovska, Robert M. Hauser, and Kristen W. Springer (CDE Working Paper No. 2006-09, 2006, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract

Using three large surveys, we: (1) assess the structure of Ryff's scales of psychological well-being (RPWB) by examining the extent to which the six RPWB dimensions are differentially related to age, and (2) distinguish cohort differences in RPWB observed in a cross-section from true life-course changes associated with the transition from midlife to early old age for a cohort born in 1939. Several RPWB dimensions in our study exhibit distinct age profiles; yet, cross-sectional and longitudinal age variations are minor, accounting for less than one percent of the variance. Moreover, heterogeneity among individual scale items should be taken into account because scales comprising different items yield different age patterns. Finally, we suggest that cross-sectional findings do not accurately reflect maturational changes in some RPWB dimensions. We discuss our findings within the frameworks of dynamic equilibrium and emotional regulation.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2006-09.pdf
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California Center for Population Research (University of California-Los Angeles):

A. "Exposing Corrupt Politicians: The Effects of Brazil's Publicly Released Audits on Electoral Outcomes," by Claudio Ferraz and Frederico Finan (CCPR-023-06, December 2006, .pdf format, 36p.). Note: A link to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_023_06.asp

B. "Intergenerational Ties: Alternative Theories, Empirical Findings and Trends, and Remaining Challenges," by Suzanne M. Bianchi, V. Joseph Hotz, Kathleen McGarry and Judith Seltzer (CCPR-024-06, December 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/ccprwpseries/ccpr_024_06.pdf
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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Does Increased Access Increase Equality? Gender and Child Health Investments in India," by Emily Oster (w12743, December 2006, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

Policymakers often argue that increasing access to health care is one crucial avenue for decreasing gender inequality in the developing world. Although this is generally true in the cross section, time series evidence does not always point to the same conclusion. This paper analyzes the relationship between access to child health investments and gender inequality in those health investments in India. A simple theory of gender-biased parental investment suggests that gender inequality may actually be non-monotonically related to access to health investments. At low levels of availability, investment in girls and boys is low but equal; as availability increases, boys get investments first, creating inequality. As availability increases further, girls also receive investments and equality is restored. I test this theory using data on the relationship between gender balance in vaccinations and the availability of "Health Camps" in India. I find support for a non-monotonic relationship. This result may shed light on the contrast between the cross-sectional and time-series evidence on gender and development, and may provide guidance for health policy in developing countries.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12743
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Center for Research on Child Well-Being (Princeton University): "Crime and Circumstance: The Effects of Infant Health Shocks on Fathers' Criminal Activity," by Hope Corman, Kelly Noonan, Nancy Reichman, and Ofira Schwartz (2006-35-FF, December 2006, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

Few studies in the economics literature have linked individuals' criminal behavior to changes in their personal circumstances. Life shocks, such as natural or personal disasters, could reduce or sever a person's connections to his/her family, job, or community. With fewer connections, crime may become a more attractive option. This study addresses the question of whether an exogenous shock in life circumstances affects criminal activity. Specifically, we estimate the effects of the birth of a child with a random and serious health problem (versus the birth of a healthy infant) on the likelihood that the child's father becomes or remains involved in illegal activities. Controlling for the father's pre-birth criminal activity, we find that the shock of having a child with a serious health problem increases both the father's post-birth conviction and incarceration by 1 to 8 percentage points, depending on the measure of infant health used.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-35-FF.pdf
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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:

A. "Italy's path to very low fertility. The adequacy of economic and second demographic transition theories," by David Kertzer, Michael White, Laura Bernardi, and Giuseppe Gabrielli (WP-2006-049, December 2006, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

The deep drop of the fertility rate in Italy to among the lowest in the world challenges contemporary theories of childbearing and family building. Among high-income countries, Italy was presumed to have characteristics of family values and female labor force participation that would favor higher fertility than its European neighbors to the north. We test competing economic and cultural explanations, drawing on new nationally representative, longitudinal data to examine first union, first birth, and second birth. Our event history analysis finds some support for economic determinants of family formation and fertility, but the clear importance of regional differences and of secularization suggests that such an explanation is at best incomplete and that cultural and ideational factors must be considered.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-049.pdf

B. "On the psychological determinants of fertility. A panorama of concepts and approaches, and evidence from eastern Germany," by Holger Von der Lippe (WP-2006-050, December 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we study the transition to parenthood, analyzing data from three waves of a psychological longitudinal survey from Rostock, eastern Germany. We apply hazard regressions in order to predict the timing of first births of 117 men and 124 women born in 1970 and 1971. Subjects, who were in their 20s during the 1990s, made their family decisions during the most turbulent times of societal transformation in eastern Germany following unification. We hypothesized a crucial relevance of personality traits, coping-styles, and other psychological variables for the prediction of fertility in this context. Results for men show that dispositional self-actualization and internal control-styles as well as a tendency to social withdrawal decrease the probability of fatherhood. For women, dispositional emotional stability and mental health decrease the probability of motherhood, whereas a tendency toward rationalization increases it. We discuss findings in light of the gender-specific life-span development of people's personality and control behavior.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-050.pdf

C. "Does cohabitation prior to marriage raise the risk of marital dissolution and does this effect vary geographically?" by Paul J. Boyle and Hill Kulu (WP-2006-051, December 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

A number of studies show that premarital cohabitation increases the risk of subsequent marital dissolution. Some argue that this is a consequence of selection effects and that once these are controlled for premarital cohabitation has no effect on dissolution. We extend this research by examining whether the effects of premarital cohabitation on marital dissolution vary across settlements within a country. Using retrospective event-history data from Austria, we model equations for union formation and dissolution jointly to control for unobserved selectivity of cohabiters or non-cohabiters. Our results show that those who cohabit prior to marriage have a higher risk of marital dissolution. However, once selection effects are controlled for, the risks of marital dissolution for those who cohabit prior to marriage are significantly lower than for those who marry directly. We show that strong selection effects relate to both cohabitation and direct marriage and these effects are consistent across all settlements.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-051.pdf
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IRSS CEPS/INSTEAD (Integrated Research Infrastructure in the Socio-Economic Sciences at CEPS/Instead) [Luxembourg]: "Housework and gender inequality across Europe," by Malina Voicu, Bogdan Voicu, and Katarina Strapcova (IRISS Working Paper Series No. 2006-11, November 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

The paper focuses on the factors influencing sharing of the domestic work in the European countries. Many of the previous studies have offered the individual level explanations, taking into account only the individual characteristic when predicting the spouses contribution to the chores. Using multilevel regression models, we try to combine the individual level factors with the country's level ones in order to draw the explanatory model for the gendered sharing of housework within the couples, across the European societies. The analysis provides support for most theories that we have tested: the resource theory, the dependency/ bargaining hypothesis are confirmed: in a couple, when one of the partners has more resources or a better status, the other spouse uses relatively more hours for the housework. On the other hand, religious and gender values play an important role: the more secular and more oriented towards gender-equality a couple is in thinking, the more equally the partners share their housework. However, on average, all over the world, women use more hours for housework than men do. The country level indicators seems to be less important, but the more affluent societies, the post-communist ones, the ones where women are more present in the public life, the less materialist ones, and those where Catholicism is not the dominant religion determine a more equalitarian sharing of the housework.

http://www.ceps.lu/pdf/2/art1168.pdf?CFID=135426&CFTOKEN=34629003&jsessionid=20301c93e16a677a3b23
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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 2495-2519.
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Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK]: "Wage risk and employment risk over the life cycle," by Hamish Low, Costas Meghir and Luigi Pistaferri (IFS Working Papers No. W06/27, December 2006, .pdf format, 50p.). A link to the abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications.php?publication_id=3813
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Family Health International Youth InfoNet: "Youth Peer Education in Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS: Progress, Process, and Programming for the Future," by Susan E. Adamchak (Youth Research WP 7, 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

A link to the abstract and full text is available at:

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthIssuesPapers.htm

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

IngentaConnect Tables of Contents: IngentaConnect provides fee based document delivery services for selected journals.

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/

B. click on "advanced search"
C. Type in your publication name and click "Exact title" radio button
D. Under "Show", click the "fax/ariel" radio button.
E. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

Social Work (Vol. 51, No. 4, 2006).
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Other Journals:

AIDS (Vol. 21, Suppl. 1, January 2007).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200701001-00000.htm

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 114, No. 6, December 2006). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JPE/journal/contents/v114n6.html

Population (Institut national d'etudes demographiques) (2006, No. 4).

http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/population/

Click on the journal title and then "+" opposite of "Contents" for table of contents.

Population and Development Review (Vol. 32, No. 4, December 2006).

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/pdr/vol32_4.html

Population Review (Vol. 45, No. 2, 2006).

http://www.populationreview.com/Articles_45_2.html

or

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/population_review/toc/prv45.2.html

Public Health Reports (Vol. 122, No. 1, January/February 2007). 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

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

Unite for Sight: "4th Annual International Health Conference," to be held Apr. 14-15, 2006 in Palo Alto, California. For more information see:

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/2007/

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Women (R01)" (PA-07-154, Dec. 13, 2006, reissue of PA-04-153, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-154.html

B. "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-07-106, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-106.html

C. "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) (PA-07-107, revision of PA-06-373, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-107.html

D. "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (F33) (PA-07-172, reissue of PA-00-131, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-172.html

E. "Behavioral and Social Research on Disasters and Health (R01)" (PA-07-141, reissue of PA-06-454, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-141.html

F. "Men's Heterosexual Behavior and HIV Infection (R01)" (PA-07-147, reissue of PA-05-033, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Dec. 12, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-147.html

G. "Understanding Mechanisms of Health Risk Behavior Change in Children and Adolescents (R01) (PA-07-148, reissue of PA-04-121, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-148.html

H. "The Science And Ecology Of Early Development (SEED) [R01]" (PA-07-149, reissue of PA-04-113, Dec. 13, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with the National Institute on Drug Abuse). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-149.html

I. "School-based Interventions to Prevent Obesity (R01)" (PA-07-180, reissue of PA-06-415, Dec. 15, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and HumanDevelopment, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-180.html

J. "The Influence of Religiosity and Spirituality on Health Risk Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01)" (PA-07-181, reissue of PA-06-401, Dec. 15, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-181.html

K. "Secondary Data Analyses Based on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (R01)" PA-07-183, reissue of PA-05-093, Dec. 15, 2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-183.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

City University of New York Demography Cluster Initiative: "The City University of New York is pleased to announce that as part of its Demography Cluster Initiative, it intends to make ten tenure-track appointments in demography over the next four years. Three appointments at the rank of Associate or Full professor will be made for the academic year commencing September 2007, one of whom may become director of a new CUNY demography institute." For more information see:

http://portal.cuny.edu/cms/id/cuny/documents/jobposting/018758.htm

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DATA:

US National Center for Education Statistics: "Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) 9-month data." "The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) 9-month data are now available for analysis to the general public in the Data Analysis System (DAS). The DAS is a software application that allows users to build tables of weighted estimates from the ECLS-B variables included in the DAS. An on-line tool allows users to calculate t-tests from estimates produced in the DAS. Users can also produce correlation matrices for use in linear regression analyses. The DAS webpage has links to an on-line tutorial and user guide to help users navigate through the application and produce desired tables.

The ECLS-B follows children who were born in 2001 through kindergarten entry. The DAS includes data on sampled children's development and sociodemographic characteristics, as well as the characteristics of their families and home and child care environments."

http://nces.ed.gov/das/

More information on ECLS-B:

http://nces.ed.gov/ecls/Birth.asp
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National Longitudinal Survey: The Center for Human Resource Research (Ohio State University) has recently released the following NLS documentation:

CBK97-R8 Mainfile Codebook Supplement (Round 8)
GEOCBK97-R8 Geocode Codebook Supplement (Round 8)
UG97-06 NLSY97 User Guide Rounds 1-8
UG79-06 NLSY79 User Guide 1979-2004

http://www.chrr.ohio-state.edu/nls-info/ordering/display_db.php3

Scroll to or find in page the item numbers of interest to you (CBK97-R8, etc.).
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Panel Study of Income Dynamics: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently released the following data file:

1997 Fathers Outside the Home Child File (Release 2)

http://simba.isr.umich.edu/News/DataNewsDet.aspx?ID=357

1997 Fathers Outside the Home Household File (Release 2)

http://simba.isr.umich.edu/News/DataNewsDet.aspx?ID=358

1997 Preschool/Daycare Teacher File (Release 2)

http://simba.isr.umich.edu/News/DataNewsDet.aspx?ID=359

1997 Elementary/Middle School Administrator File (Release 2)

http://simba.isr.umich.edu/News/DataNewsDet.aspx?ID=361

1997 Home-Based Care Provider File (Release 2)

http://simba.isr.umich.edu/News/DataNewsDet.aspx?ID=360

PSID data and documentation can be downloaded at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Data/
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Dec. 18, 2006, which may be of interest to demography researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/org/announce.html

All new and updated data in the last 90 days are available at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

Click on "list".
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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets 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 5543 -British Crime Survey, 2005-2006

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5543

SN 5545 -Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: Wave 1, 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5545

SN 5475 -United Kingdom Children Go Online, 2003-2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5475

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

US National Science Foundation: "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering." "This site provides data on the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. The data are organized by topic and are presented in tables, graphics, and spreadsheets for downloading."

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

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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