Current Demographic Research Report #164, January 8, 2007.

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NOTE!Due to the Martin Luther King holiday (Jan. 15), there will be no report. The next CDERR will be sent out on Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2007).

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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 Report, Facts for Features

Centers for Disease Control Periodical, Press Release

National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Medication Therapy in Ambulatory Medical Care: United States, 2003-04

Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Report: "Substance Use in the 15 Largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 2002-2005"

National Center for Education Statistics Reports

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals, Reports

Bureau of Justice Statistics Report, Compendium

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Statistical Brief: "The Oklahoma Marriage Initiative: An Overview of the Longest-Running Statewide Marriage Initiative in the U.S."

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs

Geological Survey Report: "Rates, Trends, Causes, and Consequences of Urban Land-Use Change in the United States"

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US States:

Alaska:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: Alaska Economic Trends

California:

Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Reports

Hawai'i:

Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism Report: "2006 State Population Estimates"

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates

Louisiana:

Population Data Center Report: "A Snapshot of Our Future: Child Well-Being in Louisiana"

Maryland:

Maryland State Data Center Updates

Minnesota:

Department of Administration Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis Reports

New Jersey:

Department of Labor & Workforce Development Reports

Ohio:

Office of Workforce Development Report: "Ohio Job Outlook to 2014"

Washington State:

Office of Financial Management Research Brief: "Characteristics of the Uninsured: 2006"

Wyoming:

Department of Administration & Information Economic Analysis Division report: "Estimates of U.S. and State Population: July 1, 2006"

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United Nations:

Children's Fund Compendium: "The State of the World's Children 2007 : Women and Children: The Double Dividend of Gender Equality"

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Periodicals

World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization

World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Periodical: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

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Australia:

Australian Institute on Health and Welfare Reports

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Austria:

Statistics Austria Compendium: Statistical Yearbook 2007

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Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Federal Office of Statistics Report: "Natural demographic trends according to place of residence FBiH, October 2006"

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien D'Information Sur La Sante Reports

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Updates

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Population continued to decline in 2006"***

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Hungary:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Vital events January-October 2006"

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India:

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Report: "Status of Education and Vocational Training in India 2004-05"

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Vital Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2006"

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Isle of Man:

Treasury Department/Yn Tashtey Census Summary Report

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Reports

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Reports

National Institute on Population and Social Security Research Report:" Population Statistics of Japan: 2006"

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States of Jersey:

Statistics Unit Report: "Jersey Economic Digest 2006"

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Jordan:

Department of Statistics Report: "Poverty Indicators 2005"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article "More girls than boys choose basic variant of science subjects"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases

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Palestine:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Palestinians at the End of Year 2006"

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Compendium, Periodical

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Scotland:

Scottish Health Statistics Report: "Childhood Obesity"

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Occasional Reports

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Releases

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South Africa:

Health Systems Trust Compendium: South African Health Review 2006

Statistics South Africa Periodical: Bulletin of Statistics

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Compendium: Statistical Abstract 2006

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Taiwan:

Department of Health Compendium: Causes of Death

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UK:

Department of Health Report: "Analysis of the National Childhood Obesity Database 2005-06"

National Health Service Information Centre Report: "Health Survey for England - updating of trend tables to include 2005 data"

HM Revenue and Customs Report: "Income Tax statistics and distributions"

National Statistics Office, Various

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "What kind of theory for anthropological demography?"

Methodological Innovations

Demographic and Health Statistics Reports

Urban Institute Report: "Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia : 13th Annual Fact Book 2006"

Guttmacher Institute In Brief: "Facts on Sex Education in the United States"

Kaiser Family Foundation Snapshot: "Health Care Spending in the United States and OECD Countries"

Monitoring the Future Press Releases

Rand Corporation Reports

Vienna Institute of Demography Report: "Postponement of Childbearing in Europe"

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Article Abstract: "Predicting the global spread of H5N1 avian influenza

Lancet Article Abstracts

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

University of Michigan Population Studies Center
Princeton University Office of Population Research
National Bureau of Economic Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
University of Colorado-Boulder Institute of Behavioral Science
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP)
Statistics Canada
National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling
CEPS/INSTEAD
Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Population Reference Bureau

DATA

Census Bureau

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)

US National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) County Population Files

US Bureau of Justice Statistics

Demographic and Health Survey

Irish Social Science Data Archive

Israel Social Sciences Data Center

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2001 Through 2003, Who Gets Assistance?" by Tracy A. Loveless and Jan Tin (Current Population Reports Household Economic Studies P70-108, December 2006, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p70-108.pdf

A. "Women's History Month: March 2007," (CB07-FF.03, January 4, 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

B. "Valentine's Day 2007: Feb. 14" (CB07-FF.02, Dec. 14, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

Links to both formats of both of these Facts for Features are available at:

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

2. Centers for Disease Control Periodical, Press Release:

A. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm?s_cid=eidindex_e

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

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

B. "CDC Reports Binge Drinking is Common among High School Students and Tied to Other Risky Behaviors" (Jan. 2, 2007).

http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/r061228.htm

3. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Medication Therapy in Ambulatory Medical Care: United States, 2003-04," by Saeid Raofi and Susan M. Schappert (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 13, No. 163, December 2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_13/sr13_163.pdf

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Report: "Substance Use in the 15 Largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 2002-2005," (National Survey of Drug Use and Health, January 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k6/metro/metro.htm

5. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2005 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2004-05," by Laura G. Knapp (NCES 2007167, December 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007167

B. "Problem Solving in the PISA and TIMSS 2003 Assessments," by John A. Dossey, Sharon S. McCrone, and Christine O'Sullivan (NCES 2007049, December 2006, .pdf format, 77p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007049

6. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals, Reports:

A. Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 129, Number 11, November 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

B. Compensation and Working Conditions Online (December 2006). Articles from the most recent issue are dated December 27, 2006.

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

C. NLS News (No. 06-127, 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.bls.gov/nls/nls127.pdf

D. "Employment from the BLS household and payroll surveys: summary of recent trends" (January 2007, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.bls.gov/web/ces_cps_trends.pdf

E. "Current Employment Statistics Highlights: December 2006" (January 2007, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.bls.gov/web/ceshighlights.pdf

7. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report, Compendium:

A. "Intimate Partner Violence in the United States," by Shannan Catalano (December 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 59p.).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/intimate/ipv.htm

B. Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2004 (NCJ 213476, December 2006, .pdf and zipped .csv format, 120p.).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/cfjs04.htm

8. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Statistical Brief: "The Oklahoma Marriage Initiative: An Overview of the Longest-Running Statewide Marriage Initiative in the U.S.," (December 2006, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/06/OMI/rb.pdf

9. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "Offer Rates, Take-Up Rates, Premiums, and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector for the 10 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 2004," by John P. Sommers (Statistical Brief 150, December 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=788

B. "Estimates of Health Care Expenditures for the 10 Largest States, 2004," by John P. Sommers (Statistical Brief 151, December 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=789

C. "Asthma Treatment and Management among the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2004," by Anita Soni (Statistical Brief 152, December 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=790

D. "The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expense for the Medicare Population Age 65 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2004," by Marie N. Stagnitti (Statistical Brief 153, December 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=791

E. "The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expense for Adults Age 18 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2004," by Marie N. Stagnitti (Statistical Brief 154, December 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=792

10. Geological Survey Report: "Rates, Trends, Causes, and Consequences of Urban Land-Use Change in the United States," edited by William Acevedo, Janis L. Taylor, Dave J. Hester, Carol S. Mladinich, and Sonya Glavac (Professional Paper 1726, December 2006, .pdf format, 209p.).

http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp1726/

Scroll down to or "find in page" "Download this report" (without the quotes).

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US States:

Alaska:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: Alaska Economic Trends (January 2007, .pdf format, 19p.). This issue is highlighted by" Employment Forecast for 2007 and 2008."

http://labor.state.ak.us/trends/

California

Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Reports:

A. "California County Population Estimates and Components of Change by Year-July 1, 2000-2006" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Estimates/E2/E-2_2000-06.asp

B. "County Population Estimates and Components of Change by County, July 1, 2000-2006" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Estimates/E6/E6-00-05/E-6_2000-06.asp

C. "California Population Estimates, with Components of Change and Crude Rates, July 1, 1900-2006" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/documents/E-7_1900-Jul06.xls

D. "Tables of July 2006 County Estimates Ranked by Size, Numeric and Percent Change" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/documents/Ranking_Reports_Jul06.xls

E. "Maps of July 2006 County Estimates Ranked by Size, Numeric and Percent Change" (December 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/documents/CountyEstMaps_July06.pdf

F. "Legal Immigration to California by County, 1984-2005" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/documents/Immigration_1984-2005.xls

Hawai'i:

Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism Report: "2006 State Population Estimates" (December 2006, Microsoft Word and Excel format).

http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/census/population-estimate

Iowa:

State Date Center Updates: The following updates (Dec. 22, 2006, all Microsoft Excel and .pdf format) have been issued: for the state of Iowa: Population estimates, numeric and percent change, and components of population change: 2000-2006; Population: 1900-2006; Population (chart): 1900-2006; Percent population change in Iowa and surrounding states (chart): 2000-2006. For the US and all states: Population, numeric and percent change, components of change, and rankings: 2000-2006; Population change (Map): 2000-2006; and Population density and distribution (Map): 2006.

In addition the following updates (Dec. 29, 2006, all Microsoft Excel and .pdf format) have been issued: for the state of Iowa: "Median Household Income, 1989-2004; Estimated poverty for people of all ages, children under age 18, children age 5 to 17, and children under age 5. For Iowa counties: Median household income: 2000-2004; Estimated poverty for people of all ages, children under age 18, and children age 5 to 17: 2004. For Iowa school districts: Estimated population and estimated poverty for children age 5 to 17: 2000-2004.

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

See under Dec. 29 and Dec. 22, 2006.

Louisiana:

Population Data Center Report: "A Snapshot of Our Future: Child Well-Being in Louisiana," by Emilie Klein (LPDC Report Series No. 7, December 2006, .pdf format, 29 p.).

http://www.lapop.lsu.edu/LPDC_Report_7.pdf

Maryland:

Maryland State Data Center Updates:

A. "Annual Jobs and Personal Income for States and Regions of the U.S. Through 2005 (Released September 2006) (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/bea/Sa05/SA05_index.htm

B. "2006 Population Estimates for Maryland and All States" (December 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/Pop_estimate/Estimate_06/dw_popest_md06.htm

Minnesota:

Department of Administration Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis Reports

A. "Halftime highlights: Minnesota at mid-decade," by R. Thomas Gillaspy, James Hibbs, Martha McMurry and Barbara Ronningen (December 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://server.admin.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18940

B. "Minnesota county unemployment rates 2000 and 2005" (December 2006, comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/documents/unemploymentrates20002005.csv

C. "Population change, natural increase and net migration by Minnesota county, 2000 to 2005: Statewide and county demographic data" (December 2006, comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/documents/POPBYCNTY2005.csv

D. "Population of Minnesota legislative districts- 2000 and 2005: Demographic data based on 205 estimates" (December 2006, comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/documents/Legdistpop20002005.csv

E. "Population of congressional districts--2000 and 2005: Demographic data for Minnesota's 8 congressional districts"

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/documents/CongDist20002005.csv

New Jersey:

Department of Labor & Workforce Development Reports

A. "2006 Population Estimates: United States and States" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi02/index.html#state

B. "Metropolitan Area Personal Income: 2005" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi10/index.html#perinc

Ohio:

Office of Workforce Development Reports:

A. "Ohio Job Outlook to 2014" (December 2006, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://lmi.state.oh.us/proj/projections/ohio/OhioJobOutlook.pdf

B. "Ohio Industry Profiles: (December 2006, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://lmi.state.oh.us/Research/profiles/All_Profiles.pdf

Washington State:

Office of Financial Management Research Brief: "Characteristics of the Uninsured: 2006," by Erica Gardner (Research Brief No. 41, December 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/researchbriefs/brief041.pdf

Wyoming:

Department of Administration & Information Economic Analysis Division report: "Estimates of U.S. and State Population: July 1, 2006" (December 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 11p.).

http://eadiv.state.wy.us/pop/st-06est.htm

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United Nations:

1. Children's Fund Compendium: "The State of the World's Children 2007: Women and Children: The Double Dividend of Gender Equality," (December 2006, .pdf format, 147p.).

http://www.unicef.org/sowc07/report/report.php

2. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Periodicals:

A. Asia-Pacific Population Journal 20th Anniversary Special Issues : 1986-2006_ (December 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1181

B. Asia-Pacific Population Journal (Vol. 21, No. 2, August 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1182

3. World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 85, No. 1, January 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/1/en/index.html

4. World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Periodical: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (Vol. 12, No. 6, November 2006).

http://www.emro.who.int/Publications/EMHJ/1206/index.htm

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Australia:

Australian Institute on Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "Medical labour force 2004," (National health labour force series no. 38, December 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10379

B. "Australia's mothers and babies 2004," (Perinatal statistics series no. 18, December 2006, .pdf format, 126p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10374

C. "Demand for SAAP accommodation by homeless people 2004-05: A report from the SAAP National Data Collection" (AIHW Bulletin No. 50, December 2006, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10343

D. "Demand for SAAP assistance by homeless people 2004-05" (December 2006, .pdf format, 124p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10342

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Austria:

Statistics Austria Compendium: Statistical Yearbook 2007 (December 2007, .pdf format, 605p.). Note: text is in German, table heads in German and English.

http://www.statistik.gv.at/jahrbuch_2007/englisch/start.shtml

Click on any of the contents and then click on "Browse the content."

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Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Federal Office of Statistics Report: "Natural demographic trends according to place of residence FBiH" (October 2006). Note: there are links to multiple spreadsheet-like HTML pages in the tabs at the bottom of the page.

http://www.fzs.ba/Dem/Vital/Mj/Vitalna%20statistika.htm

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien D'Information Sur La Sante Reports:

A. "Full-Time Equivalent Physicians Report, Fee-for-Service Physicians in Canada, 2004-2005," (December 2006, .pdf format, 66p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_584_E&cw_topic=584&cw_rel=AR_17_E

B. "Average Payment per Physician Report, Fee-for-Service Physicians in Canada, 2004-2005," (December 2006, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_583_E&cw_topic=583&cw_rel=AR_82_E

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Updates (all, December 2006):

A. "AB701: Full-time participants in labour market policy measures by region, measure, sector, age and sex"

http://www.statbank.dk/AB701

B. "AB702: Full-time participants in labour market policy measures by region, activation, sector, age and sex"

http://www.statbank.dk/AB702

C. "AB704: Participants in flex job and light job by region, measure, sector, age and sex"

http://www.statbank.dk/AB704

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Population continued to decline in 2006" (Jan. 5, 2007).

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2007/p0030021.htm

***Related article: "German population falls for fourth straight year, biggest drop since 1990 reunification" (Associated Press via _International Herald Tribune_ [Neuilly Cedex, France], Jan. 5, 2006).

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/05/europe/EU-GEN-Germany-Falling-Population.php

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Hungary:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Vital events January-October 2006" (December 2006, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/gyor/nep/enep20610.pdf

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India:

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Report: Note: MOSPI requires free registration before providing reports. "Status of Education and Vocational Training in India 2004-05" (NSS (National Social Survey, 61th Round July 2004 - June, 2005, Report No. 507, December 2006, .pdf format.)

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

Scroll to the bottom of the page for link to full text. It is report no. 517. Note: this is a very large file.

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Vital Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2006" (December 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/vitalstats/current/vstats.pdf

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Isle of Man:

Treasury Department/Yn Tashtey Census Summary Report: "Isle of Man Census Report 2006" (December 2006, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.gov.im/treasury/economic/census/ViewNews.gov?page=lib/news/treasury/economic/isleofmancensusr.xml&menuid=11570

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Food Supply Balance Sheet 2005" (December 2006, .pdf format, 33p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/food_balance05/food_balance05_e.htm

B. "National Expenditure on Culture, Recreation and Sports 1984/85-2005" (December 2006, .pdf format, 99p., with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/tarbut05/culture2005_e.htm

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Japan:

1. Statistics Bureau Reports:

A. ""Population Estimates" (December 2006, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

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

B. "Intercensal Adjustment of Current Population Estimates (2000 - 2005)" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/jinsui/2-3.htm

C. "Japan Monthly Statistics--December 2006 (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

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

2. National Institute on Population and Social Security Research Report:"Population Statistics of Japan: 2006," (2006, .pdf format, 129p.).

http://www.ipss.go.jp/p-info/e/PSJ2006.pdf

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States of Jersey:

Statistics Unit Report: "Jersey Economic Digest 2006" (December 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.gov.je/Statistics/NewsReleases/JerseyEconomicDigest2006.htm

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Jordan:

Department of Statistics Report: "Poverty Indicators 2005" (December 2006, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.dos.gov.jo/dos_home_e/appraisal%20of%20poverty%20indicator.pdf

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Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article "More girls than boys choose basic variant of science subjects," by Rob Kapel(Dec. 19, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/onderwijs/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2090-wm.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "4,681,400 residents in Norway at the end of 2006" (Dec. 20, 2006). The news release links to one topical table.

http://www.ssb.no/folkber_en/

B. "The share of daily smokers is still decreasing" (Jan. 4, 2007).

http://www.ssb.no/royk_en/

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Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Palestinians at the End of Year 2006" (December 2006, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Portals/_pcbs/PressRelease/end_year06e.pdf

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Compendium, Periodical:

A. Statistical Yearbook of the Regions - Poland - 2006 (December 2006, .pdf format, 685p., with selected tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/opracowania_zbiorcze/rocznik_woj/2006/index.php

B. Statistical Bulletin No. 11 (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/opracowania_zbiorcze/b-s/2006/11_06/index.htm

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Occasional Reports:

A. "Singapore Resident Population 1990-2006" (December 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pdtsvc/pubn/softcopy/respop1990-2006.pdf

B. "Trends in Dual-Career Couples" (Occasional Paper on Income Statistics, December 2006, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/papers/op/op-s11.pdf

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Scotland:

Scottish Health Statistics Report: "Childhood Obesity" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/3640.html

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Labour migrations, Slovenia, 2005--Provisional Data" (Dec. 27, 2006).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=649

B. "Socio-economic Characteristics of Population and of International Migrants, Slovenia" (Dec. 27, 2006).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=652

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South Africa:

1. Health Systems Trust Compendium: South African Health Review 2006, edited by Petrida Ijumba and Ashnie Padarath. (December 2006, .pdf format, 518p.).

http://www.hst.org.za/publications/697

Statistics South Africa Periodical: Bulletin of Statistics (Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2006, .pdf format, 159p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=Bulletin&SCH=3832

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Compendium: Statistical Abstract 2006 (December 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/Abstract_2006/index.htm

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Taiwan:

Department of Health Compendium: Causes of Death Vol. 1 (December 2006, .pdf format, 363p., with optional multi-media content). Note 1: While readers may have to download a Chinese language character set, there is a link, in the .pdf, to an English language copy. Note 2: This is an extremely bandwidth intensive application. The optional multi-media content is completely unnecessary to the base content of the compendium.

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=8795&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=48215&show=show

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UK:

1. Department of Health Report: "Analysis of the National Childhood Obesity Database 2005-06" (December 2006, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsStatistics/PublicationsStatisticsArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4141486&chk=BVB0Iz

2. National Health Service Information Centre Report: "Health Survey for England - updating of trend tables to include 2005 data" (December 2006, .pdf format, 10p., with Microsoft Excel tables).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/hseupdate05

3. HM Revenue and Customs Report: "Income Tax statistics and distributions" (December 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

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

4. National Statistics Office, Various:

A. Monthly Digest of Statistics December 2006, by Dilys Rosen (December 2006, .pdf format, 136p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=611&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=272

B. "Cancer Registration Statistics England 2004" (December 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=7720&Pos=1&ColRank=2&Rank=272

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "What kind of theory for anthropological demography?" by Jennifer Johnson-Hanks (Vol. 16, Article. 1, .pdf format, p. 1-26).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol16/1/default.htm

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Methodological Innovations (Vol. 1, No. 2, 2006). "Methodological Innovations Online is an international peer reviewed social research journal. It publishes high quality papers in research methods and methodology from all social science disciplines. Papers which focus on new methodological approaches, or using traditional methodologies in new ways or methodologies which cross disciplines are especially welcome. The journal publishes peer reviewed papers and short discussion pieces and offers a 'rapid response' facility to encourage discussion of papers published." This issue concerns "Making qualitative datamore re-usable: issues of context and representation."

http://sirius.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/~andyp/viewissue.php?id=2
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Demographic and Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2006: Preliminary Report" (December 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.ubos.org/UDHS2006Preliminaryreport.pdf

B. "Honduras: DHS, 2005 - Final Report (December 2006, .pdf format, 409p.). Note: this report is in Spanish only.

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/FR189/FR189.pdf
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Urban Institute Report: "Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia : 13th Annual Fact Book 2006," by Jessica Cigna, Jennifer Comey, Elizabeth Guernsey, and Peter A. Tatian (December 2006, .pdf format, 69p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=901025
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Guttmacher Institute In Brief: "Facts on Sex Education in the United States," (December 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_sexEd2006.html
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Kaiser Family Foundation Snapshot: "Health Care Spending in the United States and OECD Countries," (January 2007).

http://www.kff.org/insurance/snapshot/chcm010307oth.cfm
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Rand Corporation Reports:

A. "Interventions to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime: A review of effectiveness and costs," by Jennifer Rubin, Lila Rabinovich, Michael Hallsworth, and Edward Nason (Rand Europe Technical Report 448, 2006, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR448/

B. "School Readiness, Full-Day Kindergarten, and Student Achievement: An Empirical Investigation," by Vi-Nhuan Le, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Heather Barney, Claude Messan Setodji, and Daniel Gershwin (Rand Education Monograph 558, .pdf format, 61p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG558/
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Monitoring the Future Press Releases:

A. "Teen drug use continues down in 2006, particularly among older teens; but use of prescription-type drugs remains high," (December 21, 2006, .pdf format, 57p.).

http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/pressreleases/06drugpr_complete.pdf

B. "Decline in daily smoking by younger teens has ended," (December 21, 2006, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/pressreleases/06cigpr_complete.pdf
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Vienna Institute of Demography Report: "Postponement of Childbearing in Europe," edited by Dimiter Philipov, Aart C. Liefbroer, and Francesco C. Billari (Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, Vol. 2006, .pdf format, 234p.).

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/publications/VYPR2006/VYPR2006.shtml
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "Predicting the global spread of H5N1 avian influenza," by A. Marm Kilpatrick, Aleksei A. Chmura, David W. Gibbons, Robert C. Fleischer, Peter P. Marra, and Peter Daszak (Vol. 103, No. 51, December 19, 2006, p. 19368-19373).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/51/19368
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Lancet Article Abstracts: Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing access.

A. "Estimation of potential global pandemic influenza mortality on the basis of vital registry data from the 1918~V20 pandemic: a quantitative analysis," by Christopher J.L. Murray, Alan D. Lopez, Brian Chin, Dennis Feehan, and Kenneth H. Hill (Vol. 368, No. 9554, Dec. 23, 2006, p. 2211-2218).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606698954/abstract

B. "Trends in cerebral palsy among infants of very low birthweight (<1500 g) or born prematurely (<32 weeks) in 16 European centres: a database study," by Mary Jane Platt, Christine Cans, Ann Johnson, Geraldine Surman, Monica Topp,Maria Giulia Torrioli, and Inge Krageloh-Mann (Vol. 368, No. 9555, Jan. 6, 2006, p. 43-50).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607600300/abstract
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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 6, nos. 50, 51, Dec. 18, 21 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 Michigan Population Studies Center:

A. "Cultural Context, Sexual Behavior, and Romantic Relationships in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods," by David J. Harding (PSC Research Report No. 06-612, December 2006, .pdf format, 47p.). Links to an abstract and full text can be found at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4353

B. "Socialist Workers in the Market Transition: Voluntary and Involuntary Job Mobility and Earnings Inequality in Urban China, 1993-2000," by Xiaogang Wu (PSC Research Report No. 06-613, December 2006, .pdf format, 31p.). Links to an abstract and full text can be found at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4354
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Princeton University Office of Population Research: "Perceived Social Position and Health in Older Adults," by Amy Love Collins and Norren Goldman (Working Paper 2006-08, November 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

Objectives. We examined whether perceived social position predicted mental and physical health outcomes (depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment, mobility restrictions, and self-assessed health) in a prospective study based on a nationally representative sample of older persons.

Methods. Cross-sectional and longitudinal models were used to analyze the relationship between perceived social position and health, as reported by participants in the Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study in Taiwan (SEBAS).

Results. Lower perceived social position was associated with declining health three years later. However, the effect was substantially reduced for all health outcomes in the presence of controls for baseline health. Perceived social position remained a significant predictor of depressive symptoms.

Discussion. The findings suggest that the strength of the association between perceived social position and health may have been overstated in cross-sectional studies. Nevertheless, perceived social position remains a useful indicator of status encompassing social, economic and cultural factors and may reveal pathways through which lower social status impacts mental well-being.

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "An Economic History of Fertility in the U.S.: 1826-1960," by Larry E. Jones and Michele Tertilt (w12796, December 2006, .pdf format, 71p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, we use data from the US census to document the history of the relationship between fertility choice and key economic indicators at the individual level for women born between 1826 and 1960. We find that this data suggests several new facts that should be useful for researchers trying to model fertility. (1) The reduction in fertility known as the Demographic Transition (or the Fertility Transition) seems to be much sharper based on cohort fertility measures compared to usual measures like Total Fertility Rate; (2) The baby boom was not quite as large as is suggested by some previous work; (3) We find a strong negative relationship between income and fertility for all cohorts and estimate an overall income elasticity of about -0.38 for the period; (4) We also find systematic deviations from a time invariant, isoelastic, relationship between income and fertility. The most interesting of these is an increase in the income elasticity of demand for children for the 1876-1880 to 1906-1910 birth cohorts. This implies an increased spread in fertility by income which was followed by a dramatic compression.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12796

B. "The Dynamic Effects of an Earnings Subsidy for Long-Term Welfare Recipients: Evidence from the SSP Applicant Experiment," by David Card and Dean R. Hyslop (w12774, December 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

In the SSP Applicant Experiment, a random sample of new welfare entrants was informed that if they remained on welfare for a year they would become eligible for a generous earnings subsidy. Those who satisfied the waiting period and then left welfare and began working full time within the following year were entitled to receive payments for up to 36 months whenever they were off welfare and working full time. A simple optimizing model suggests that the program rules created an unusual sequence of incentives to: (1) prolong the initial spell on welfare for at least 12 months to become eligible for the subsidy offer; (2) establish subsidy entitlement by finding full time work and leaving welfare in the 12 to 24 month period after initial entry; and (3) choose work over welfare during the three years that subsidies were available. Consistent with these implications, comparisons between the experimental treatment group and a randomly assigned control group show that the program increased welfare participation in the first year after initial entry and lowered it over the following 5 years. We develop an econometric model of welfare participation and program eligibility status that allows us to identify the behavioral effects associated with the program rules. We find important responses to all three incentives. We also find that the impact of the program persisted after subsidy payments ended, although the effect decayed over time.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago:

A. "How Did Schooling Laws Improve Long-Term Health and Lower Mortality?" by Douglas Almond and Bhashkar Mazumder (WP-2006-23, December 2006, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text can be found at:

http://www.chicagofed.org/economic_research_and_data/wp_abstract.cfm?pubsID=829

B. "Mortality, Mass-Layoffs, and Career Outcomes: An Analysis using Administrative Data," by Daniel G. Sullivan and Till von Wachter (WP-2006-21, November 2006, .pdf format, 24p.). Links to an abstract and full text can be found at:

http://www.chicagofed.org/economic_research_and_data/wp_abstract.cfm?pubsID=827
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University of Colorado-Boulder Institute of Behavioral Science: "Weight Overestimation as an Indicator of Disordered Eating Behaviors among Young Women in the United States," by Amanda Conley and Jason Boardman (Working Paper 2006-010, December 2006, .pdf format, 16p.).

Abstract:

Objective: This paper examines the association between weight overestimation and symptoms of disordered eating behaviors using a nationally representative sample of young women.

Method: We use data from Wave III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to compare self-reported weight (in pounds) to measured weight obtained by interviewers using a scale. Focusing on normal weight women between the ages of 18 and 24 (n = 2,805) we compare the discrepancy in self-reported and measured weight among women with and without any disordered eating behaviors.

Results: Women who over report their weight by at least five-percent are significantly more likely than those who either under report or accurately report their weights to exhibit disordered eating behaviors. These results persist despite controlling for distorted body image.

Conclusion: Our findings support a motivational bias explanation for overestimating weight among those who exhibit disordered eating behaviors. We argue that weight overestimation, together with other important information regarding women?s nutrition, exercise, mental health, and health-related behaviors, should be treated as a potential indicator for the diagnosis of an eating disorder among young normal weight women.

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:

A. "The demography of family reunification: from circulation to substitution in Gambian Spain," by Caroline Bledsoe (WP-2006-053, December 2006, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-053.pdf

B. "First and second births in first and second unions: a decomposition of fertility decline in Bulgaria and Russia since the 1989 economic and political transition," by Martin Spielauer, Elena Koytcheva, and Dora Kostova (WP-2007-001, January 2007, .pdf format, 19p.).

Abstract:

Following the collapse of the communist regimes in Bulgaria and Russia, the two countries have experienced dramatic fertility decline. The aim of this paper is to examine the individual contribution of various factors that have contributed to the overall drop in first and second births. By means of microsimulation, we isolate the effect of changes observed in first and second birth risks in different life course situations as well as the impact of changes in union formation and dissolution on fertility. The study is based on hazard regression models estimated from GGS data. We find remarkable similarities in first and second birth behavior and changes in these behaviors over time in both countries. However, partnership behavior and trends differ considerably, causing a stronger fertility decline in Bulgaria due to delayed partnership formation. Nevertheless, in Russia unions are increasingly unstable, a process which, according to our findings, leads to longer birth intervals but has almost no impact on final birth outcome.

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Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP) [McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario]:

A. "The Healthy Immigrant Effect and Immigrant Selection: Evidence from Four Countries," by Steven Kennedy, James Ted McDonald, and Nicholas Biddle (SEDAP Research Paper No. 164, December 2006, .pdf format, 54p.).

Abstract:

The existence of a healthy immigrant effect--where immigrants are on average healthier than the native-born--is now a well accepted phenomenon. There are many competing explanations for this phenomenon including health screening by recipient countries, healthy behaviour prior to migration followed by the steady adoption of new country (less) healthy behaviours, and immigrant self-selection where healthier and wealthier people tend to be migrants. We explore the last two of these explanations for the healthy immigrant effect by examining the health outcomes, health behaviours, and socio-economic characteristics of immigrants from a range of source countries in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. We find evidence of strong positive selection effects for immigrants from all regions of origin in terms of education. However, we also find evidence that self-selection in terms of unobservable factors is an important determinant of the better health of recent immigrants.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap164.pdf

B. "Contrasting Inequalities: Comparing Correlates of Health in Canada and the United States," by Hugh Armstrong, Wallace Clement, Zhiqiu Lin, and Steven Prus (SEDAP Research Paper No. 167, December 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

Comparative health studies consistently find that Canadians on average are healthier than Americans. Comparing health status within and between Canada and the United States provides key insights into the distribution of inequalities in these two countries. Canada's universal health care insurance system contrasts with the mixed system of the United States: universal care for seniors, private health care insurance for many, and no or intermittent coverage for others. These countries are also notably different in the extent of income and racial/ethnic inequalities. It is within this context that this study compares the relative strength of the relationships between social, economic, and demographic factors (sex, age, marital status, income, education, country of birth, and race/ethnicity) and health status in Canada and the United States. Evidence drawn from the 2002-2003 Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health reveals that the correlations between these factors, above all country of birth and race/ethnicity, and health are relatively stronger in the United States, reflecting differences in health care access and racial/ethnic-based inequalities between the countries. The study findings are suggestive of the effects of universal access to health care and more equitable distribution of other social resources in protecting the health of the general population.

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National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling [University of Canberra, Capital Territory, Australia]: "Social Inclusion and Exclusion among Australia's Children: A Review of the Literature," by Anne Daly (DP 62, December 2006, .pdf format, 43p.). Links to an abstract and full text can be found at:

http://www.natsem.canberra.edu.au/publication.jsp?titleID=DP62
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Statistics Canada: "The Demographic Overlap of Agriculture and Rural," by Ray D. Bollman (Agriculture and Rural Working Paper Series Working Paper No. 81, January 2007, .pdf format, 25p.).

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Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques/ International Networks for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives and Development (CEPS/INSTEAD [Luxembourg]:" Housework and gender inequality across Europe," by Malina Voicu, Bogdan Voicu, and Katarina Strapcova (IRISS WP 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.

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Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen [Denmark]: "The Relative Importance of the European Languages," by Chr. Hjorth-Andersen (WP 06-23, 2006, .pdf format, 58p.).

Abstract:

The European Union has introduced a "two foreign languages policy" with little solid knowledge of the consequences. I attempt in this paper to provide some facts for a serious discussion of language policy. In the first part of the paper, I look at the European languages on a world scale, employing the relevant measure GNP rather than the population measure usually preferred by linguists and politicians. The results are quite dramatic as English can be shown to be completely dominant. In the second part of the paper, I look at the relative importance of the European languages in Europe. In order to put the discussion on a firm footing I propose two indices from the linguistic literature, the Greenberg index of communication in a union and the Lieberson index of successful communication between countries. These indices are computed for Europe (25) using Eurobarometer data. In the third part, I look at the likely future linguistic development of Europe, and take a sceptical look at the "two foreign languages policy" as the costs of implementing such a policy for many persons in Europe would seem likely to exceed the benefits.

http://www.econ.ku.dk/Research/Publications/pink/2006/0623.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 2520-2537.

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TABLES OF CONTENTS:

Other Journals:

AIDS (Vol. 21, No. 2, January 11, 2007).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200701110-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 165, No. 1, Jan. 1, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol165/issue1/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 97, No. 1, January 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol97/issue1/?etoc

American Journal of Sociology (Vol. 112, No. 3, 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://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJS/journal/contents/v112n3.html

Medical Care (Vol. 45, No. 1, January 2007).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200701000-00000.htm

Population (L'Institut national d'etudes demographiques [France]) No. 4, 2006).

http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/population/bdd/publication/1216/

Click on the "+" to the right of "Contents" for link to table of contents.

Population, Space and Place (Vol. 13, No. 1, January/February 2007).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/106562735?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

Public Health (Vol. 121, No. 1, January 2007).

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

Public Health Nursing (Vol. 23, No. 6, November/December 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in 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/phn/23/6

Social Medicine (Vol. 1, No. 3, 2006).

http://journals.sfu.ca/socialmedicine/index.php/socialmedicine/issue/current/showToc

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health: "Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R01)," (PAR-07-259, Dec. 21, 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/PAR-07-259.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Population Reference Bureau:

A. "International Programs Fellowship." "The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is accepting applications for its International Programs fellowship at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The fellowship is for one year, with the option to extend for a second year. The position is full-time and will begin in September 2007." The deadline for applications is February 26, 2007.

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/Events_Training/International_Programs_Fellowships.htm

B. "Dissertation Fellowships in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development," deadline for applications is Feb. 16, 2007. "The two-year fellowships of $20,000 per year will be awarded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and PRB. The fellowships are open to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States and Canada. Students in economics, economic demography, geography, and epidemiology are especially encouraged to apply."

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/Events_Training/Dissertation_Fellowships_in_Population,_Reproductive_Health,_and_Economic_Development.htm

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DATA:

Census Bureau:

A. On December 19, 2006, the Census Bureau released school enrollment data tables from the Current Population Survey. The data is from October 2005 (Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/school/cps2005.html

Press Release:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/education/007909.html

B. "The latest national, state, and Puerto Rico population estimates - for July 1, 2006 - were released December 22, 2006."

http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php

Press Release:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/007910.html

C. "Census Bureau releases model-based estimates of poverty and income in 2004 for states, counties, and school districts from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program." (December 20, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/nontechdoc/ReleaseSummary.html

Data tables:

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/tables.html
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Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) [University of Minnesota]: The IPUMS project has recently released the following samples: Four new samples from 1900 and 1910; and New versions of all 1940-1990 samples, with minor revisions

For more information about the revisions, go to:

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

See December 19, 2006.

Data Access:

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/data.shtml
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US National Cancer Institute: The Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program has recently released US county-level population data for 1969-2004. "The data are stored in text files and provided here as Windows self-extracting zip files (executables) and gzip files."

http://seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html
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US National Center for Education Statistics: "Public-Use Data Files and Documentation: Foods and Physical Activity in Public Elementary Schools, 2005," (NCES 2006106, January 2007).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006106
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US Bureau of Justice Statistics: "Crime and Justice Data Online" has updated its crime trend figures through 2005. This interactive data extractor allows the user to choose from various geographies, variables, and time periods.

http://bjsdata.ojp.usdoj.gov/dataonline/Search/Crime/Crime.cfm

Crime and Justice Data Online:

http://bjsdata.ojp.usdoj.gov/dataonline/
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Demographic and Health Survey: The 2006 Namibia and Zambia 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.

Namibia:

http://www.measuredhs.com/aboutsurveys/search/metadata.cfm?surv_id=284&ctry_id=28&SrvyTp=0

Zambia:

http://www.measuredhs.com/aboutsurveys/search/metadata.cfm?surv_id=278&ctry_id=47&SrvyTp=0

Data access:

http://www.measuredhs.com/login.cfm
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Irish Social Science Data Archive: ISSDA has released the following file:

Quarterly National Household Survey (Quarter 2, 2006). Note: "These datasets are available for non-funded, academic use only. Requests for other uses must be directed to the CSO."

http://www.ucd.ie/issda/dataset-info/qnhs-details.htm
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Israel Social Sciences Data Center (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): ISDC has recently added two data files to their collection:

648. Israel Election Study 2006 (Authors: Asher Arian and Michal Shamir)

http://geobase.huji.ac.il:8080/catalog/?searchTerm=648&criterion=1&x=13&y=12

784. Israel Social Survey 2005 (Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics)

http://geobase.huji.ac.il:8080/catalog/?searchTerm=784&criterion=1&x=13&y=12

Data access:

http://isdc.huji.ac.il/application.shtml
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jan. 3, 2007, 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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Jack Solock
Director--Data and Information Services Center
Social Sciences Research Services
3313 Social Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
jsolock@ssc.wisc.edu