Current Demographic Research Report #166, January 22, 2007.

CDERR (Current Demographic Research Reports) is a weekly email report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

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CDERR is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss of the University of Wisconsin Data and Information Services Center.

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

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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US STATES

OTHER COUNTRY AND NGO

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau Compendium, Facts for Features:

A. State and Metropolitan Area Data Book 2006 (December 2006, .pdf format, 450p.).

http://www.census.gov/compendia/smadb/

Spreadsheets are under "Selected features."

B. "Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17) 2007" (CB07-FF.04, Jan. 17, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

2. National Center for Health Statistics Health E-Stats: "Wireless Substitution: Preliminary Data from the January-June 2006 National Health Interview Survey," by Stephen J. Blumberg and Julian V. Luke (January 2007).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/wireless2006/wireless2006.htm

3. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report, Research Brief:

A. "Data on Health and Well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Other Native Americans Data Catalog," by Westat (December 2006, .pdf format, 268p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/06/Catalog-AI-AN-NA/index.htm

B. "The Oklahoma Marriage Initiative: An Overview of the Longest-Running Statewide Marriage Initiative in the U.S." (December 2006).

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

4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Report: "The 2006 National Healthcare Disparities Report" (AHRQ Publication No. 07-0012, December 2006, .pdf format, 204p.).

http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nhdr06/nhdr06report.pdf

***Related article: "Fed report: Quality of health care improving," by Andrew Bridges (Associated Press via _Detroit [Michigan] News_, Jan. 11, 2007).
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070112/LIFESTYLE03/701120389/1040

5. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "Out-of-Pocket Expenditures on Health Care among the Nonelderly Population, 2004, by Didem Bernard (Statistical Brief #159, January 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=797

6. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Public School Principals Report on Their School Facilities: Fall 2005," by Bradford Chaney and Laurie Lewis (NCES 2007007, January 2007, .pdf format, 93p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007007

7. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Medical Causes of Death in State Prisons, 2001-2004," by Christopher J. Mumola (NCJ 216340, BJS Data Brief, January 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 12p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/mcdsp04.htm

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US States:

Idaho:

Commerce and Labor Periodical: Idaho Employment Newsletter (Vol. 18, No. 12, December 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://cl.idaho.gov/lmi/pubs/idempnews/iecur.pdf

Archive back to 2004:

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

Iowa:

State Data Center Update: The SDC has updated the following information as of Jan. 19, 2007 (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format). "Iowa school districts: Revenue and expenditures for public elementary-secondary school systems: 2003-2004."

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

See under Jan. 19, 2007 heading.

North Dakota State Data Center Presentation, Economic Brief:

A. "Demographic Trends in North Dakota" (January 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint format, 54 slides).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/presentations/011907.pps

or

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/presentations/downloadppt/011907.ppt

B. "Bankruptcy Cases Filed by State: 2000 to 2006" (Economic Brief, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB16_1Press.pdf

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International/NGO Reports, Articles, etc.:

United Nations:

1. Children's Fund Report: "Children and AIDS: A stocktaking report" (January 2007, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_38048.html

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report: "Physical activity and health in Europe: evidence for action," Edited by Nick Cavill, Sonja Kahlmeier and Francesca Racioppi

http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/WHO/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20061115_2

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European Commission:

1. Eurostat Report: "European social statistics - Social protection -Expenditure and receipts - Data 1996-2004" (January 2007, .pdf format, 372p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-DC-07-001

Data from the report is available for download (various formats) at:

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1996,45323734&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&screen=welcomeref&open=/popul/livcon/spr&language=en&product=EU_MAIN_TREE&root=EU_MAIN_TREE&scrollto=102

3. Europa Public Health Tables and Charts:

A. "Documented avian influenza infections in humans since 1997: Data as of 15 January 2007"

http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_threats/com/Influenza/avian_influenza_human_en.htm

B. "Human cases (infected) of A/H5N1 by date of onset and country from July 2006 up to date" (Jan. 15, 2007).

http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_threats/com/Influenza/ai_current_en.htm

4. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Report, Periodical:

A. "Australia, Health system Review," edited by Judith Healy, (Health Systems in Transitions, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2006, .pdf format, 155p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/Document/E89731.pdf

B. Euro Observer (Vol. 8, No. 4, Autumn, 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.euro.who.int/observatory/Publications/20020524_29

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Pan American Health Organization Report: "2006: Number of Reported Cases of Dengue & Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), Region of the Americas (by country and subregion) (Jan. 17, 2007 update).

http://www.paho.org/English/AD/DPC/CD/dengue-cases-2006.htm

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Australia:

1. Australian Institute for Health and Welfare Report: "National public health expenditure report 2004-05" (Health and welfare expenditure series no. 29, January 2007, .pdf format, 161p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10271

2. Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Dec 2006" (January 2007, Microsoft Excel and .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/6291.0.55.001Dec%202006?OpenDocument

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada, Various:

A. "Marriages: 2003" (January 2006).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/84F0212XIE/84F0212XIE2003000.htm

Data tables are available in multiple formats.

B. "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC). Volume I. The Classification," (2007, HTML and .pdf format, 635p. format).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=12-571-XWE

Click on "View" and follow the links. Click on the PDF tag above "Product" for link to .pdf full text.

C. "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006. Volume II Reference Maps," (2007, .pdf format).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/Subjects/Standard/sgc/2006/2006-sgc-index2.htm

D. "Earnings Losses of Displaced Workers: Canadian Evidence from a Large Administrative Database on Firm Closures and Mass Layoffs," by Rene Morissette, Xuelin Zhang and Marc Frenette (Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper 291, January, 2007, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=11F0019MIE2007291

Click on "View" and follow the "PDF" link to full text.

E. "International Mobility: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects on Individuals Earnings," by Ross Finnie (Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper 289, January 2007, .pdf format, 53p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=11F0019MIE2007289

Click on "View" and follow the "PDF" link to full text.

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Estonia:

Statistics Estonia News Release: "Nearly two thirds of Estonian residents use computers and the Internet" (Jan. 19, 2007).

http://www.stat.ee/183689

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France:

Institut National Etudes Demogrphiques (INED) Periodical: Population & Societies (No. 429, December 2006, .pdf format, 4p.). The article for this issue is: "The French population projected to level off at 70 million," by Laurent Toulemon and Isabelle Robert-Bobée.

http://www.ined.fr/fichier/t_publication/1221/publi_pdf2_pop_soc_english_429.pdf

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Germany:

Federal Statistics Office Report: "Germany in the European Union 2006" (2006, .pdf format 92p.).

https://www-ec.destatis.de/csp/shop/sfg/bpm.html.cms.cBroker.cls?CSPCHD=0001000100013kpgffM6001530975297&cmspath=struktur,vollanzeige.csp&ID=1019736

Click on "weiter" at the bottom of the page, and then click the radio button next to "Einverstanden". This publication is in English.

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Granting of Icelandic Citizenship" (2/2007, Jan. 15, 2007).

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=2208

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Complete Life Tables of Israel: 2000-2004; 2001-2005 (December 2006, .pdf format, 56p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/life_tables05/life_tables_e.htm

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Report: "Japan Monthly Statistics" (January 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

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

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Twice as many PLC fulfil the gender demands" (Jan. 19, 2007). The news release links to several topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/ner_en/

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Reports:

A. "Growing Up in Scotland: A Study Following the Lives of Scotland's Children," by Simon Anderson, Paul Bradshaw, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Fenella Hayes, Lynn Jamieson, Andy MacGregor, Louise Marryat, and Fran Wasoff (January 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 201p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/17162004/0

***Related article: "Smacking vital as last resort, insist parents in 'Growing Up' study," by Kevin Schofield (Scotsman [Edinburgh], Jan. 20, 2007).
http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=102912007

B. "GUS Growing Up in Scotland Research Findings No 1: Summary of Findings from Year 1" (January 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/08145434/0

C. "GUS Growing Up in Scotland Research Findings No 2: Use of Childcare by Parents of Young Children" (January 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/08145458/0

D. "GUS Growing Up in Scotland Research Findings No 3: Pregnancy, Birth and Early Parenting" (January 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/08145521/0

E. "GUS Growing Up in Scotland Research Findings No 4: Sources of Formal and Informal Support for Parents of Young Children" (January 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/08145545/0

F. "Expenditure on School Education in Scotland, 2005-06" (January 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 21p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/16141836/0

***Related article: "Annual spend on every pupil is 6000 pounds (11,846 US dollars)," by Andrew Denholm (Herald [Glasgow], Jan. 18, 2007).
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.1130054.0.0.php

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Suriname:

General Bureau of Statistics Report: "Census Profile: Selected Census Variables by District" (January 2007, .pdf format, 1p.). The table is in Dutch.

http://www.statistics-suriname.org/publicaties/Census%20profiel%20Website%2016jan07.pdf

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Switzerland:

Federal Statistics Office Report: "Education Statistics 2006" (January 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=2538

Click on "Download" at the bottom of the page for link to full text.

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UK:

National Statistics Office, Various:

A. "Housing-related costs average 140 pounds (276 US dollars) a week - Family spending" (News release, Jan. 18, 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/efsh0107.pdf

B. "Households spend on average 443 pounds (875 US dollars) per week" (News Release, Jan. 18, 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/efs0107.pdf

***Related article: "Families 'spending less on fresh food than on takeaways'," by Matthew Beard (Independent [London], Jan. 19, 2007).
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article2165464.ece

C. "Births, marriages and deaths records to go on the Internet" (News Release, Jan. 18, 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/frc0107.pdf

D. Economic and Labour Market Review (Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2007, .pdf format, 69p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/01_07/

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Wales:

Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Statistical Bulletin: January 2007 (.pdf format, 14p.).

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/econ-2007/hdw20070119/?lang=en

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Harvard University School of Public Health Report: "Trends in Smoke Nicotine Yield and Relationship to Design Characteristics Among Popular U.S. Cigarette Brands," by Gregory N. Connolly, Hillel R. Alpert, Geoffrey Ferris Wayne, and Howard Koh (January 2007, .pdf format, 30p.). The report is linked to from a HSPH press release: "Reanalysis of Cigarette Content Confirms Tobacco Companies Have Increased Addictive Nicotine 11 Percent Over Recent Seven-Year Period" (Jan. 18, 2007).

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/press/releases/press01182007.html

Click on link in second paragraph of press release for link to full text.

***Related article: "Cigarette makers boosting nicotine," by Luke Timmerman (Associated Press via Buffalo News, Jan. 19, 2007).
http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20070119/1034665.asp
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American Cancer Society Report: "Cancer Facts & Figures 2007" (January 2007, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/STT/stt_0.asp

***Related articles: "3,000 fewer cancer deaths," by Mike Stobbe (_Newsday [Long Island, New York], Jan. 18, 2007).
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-hscanc185056734jan18,0,2189037.story

***"Second Drop in Cancer Deaths Could Point to a Trend, Researchers Say," by Denise Grady (New York Times, January 18, 2007). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/18/health/18cancer.html

"Cancer Deaths Decline For Second Straight Year," by Rob Stein (Washington Post, January 18, 2007). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/17/AR2007011702324.html
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Population Reference Bureau, Various:

A. "Immigration: Shaping and Reshaping America," by Philip Martin (Population Bulletin, Vol. 61, No. 4, December 2006, .pdf format).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/Population_Bulletin/Immigration__Shaping_and_Reshaping_America_(2nd_edition).htm

Click on "PDF" for full text.

B. "Do Parents Spend Enough Time With Their Children?" by D'Vera Cohn (January 2007).

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

C. "In the News: Results Trickle Out From the Nigerian Census," by Sandra Yin (January 2007).

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

D. "PopWire: New U.S. State Population Estimates" (January 2007).

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

E. "The Feminization of Migration," by Nancy V. Yinger (December 2006).

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

F. "The Feminization of Migration: Obstacles to Good Health Care," by Nancy V. Yinger (January 2007).

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

G. "U.S. Census Bureau Plans to Eliminate 'Foster Child' Category," by William P. O'Hare (January 2007).

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

H. "More Brits Leave the UK Than Return (Take a Number, January 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/Journalists/Take_A_Number/Take_A_Number.htm
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AcademyHealth Report: "State of the States 2007, Building Hope, Raising Expectations" (January 2007, .pdf format, 54p.). The report is linked to from an AcademyHealth press release: "New Report Details State Efforts to Reform Health Care" (Jan. 17, 2007).

http://www.academyhealth.org/newsreleases/011707.htm

Link to full text is near the bottom of the news release.

More information on AcademyHealth:

http://www.academyhealth.org/about/index.htm
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Kaiser Family Foundation Report: "Changes in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Sponsorship, Eligibility, and Participation: 2001 to 2005, Full Report," by Lisa Clemans-Cope and Lisa Clemans-Cope (January 2006, .pdf format, 57p.).

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/7599.cfm
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Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Newsletter: Monitor (Fall 2006, No. 2, December 2006, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/communications/monitor/Monitor.No2.Fall2006.pdf
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Tax Foundation Fiscal Facts: "IRS Data Reveal Which Congressional Districts Pay the Highest Federal Income Taxes," by Gerald Prante (Fiscal Fact No. 73, January 2007).

http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/2149.html

More information on TF:

http://www.taxfoundation.org/about/
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Harvard University School of Public Health Distinguished Lecture Series: "Bridging the Divide: Global Lessons from Evidence-Based Health Policy in Mexico," by Julio Frenk (Dec. 7, 2006, RealPlayer plug-in or helper application required to view this lecture, running time: 1 hour, 39 minutes, 15 seconds.

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ddl/
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Lancet, Various: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Achieving the goal for global measles mortality," by David Elliman and Helen Bedford (Comment, Vol. 369, No. 9557, Jan. 20, 2007, p. 165-166). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607600828/fulltext

B. "Has the 2005 measles mortality reduction goal been achieved? A natural history modelling study," by Lara J. Wolfson, Peter M Strebel, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Edward J. Hoekstra, Jeffrey W McFarland, and Bradley S. Hersh (Article abstract, Vol. 369, No. 9557, Jan. 20, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 191-200). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS014067360760107X/fulltext
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New England Journal of Medicine, Various:

A. "Expanding Priorities--Confronting Chronic Disease in Countries with Low Income," by Gerard F. Anderson and Edward Chu (Perspective extract, Vol. 356, No. 3, Jan. 18, 2007, p. 209-211).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/3/209

B. "Obesity and Diabetes in the Developing World--A Growing Challenge," by Parvez Hossain, Bisher Kawar, and Meguid El Naha (Perspective, Vol. 356, No. 3, Jan. 18, 2007, p. 213-215). This article is freely available to the public.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/356/3/213

C. Reinsuring Health: Why More Middle-Class People Are Uninsured and What Government Can Do, by Katherine Swartz, reviewed by Sherry Glied (Book Review extract, Vol. 356, No. 3, Jan. 18, 2007, p. 315-316).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/3/315
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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 7, no. 1 Jan. 22, 2007). "The Johns Hopkins University Population Information Program delivers the reproductive health and family planning news you need. Each week our research staff prepares an electronic magazine loaded with links to key news stories, reports, and related developments around the globe."

http://www.infoforhealth.org/popreporter/

Note: January 2004 - present Pop. Reporter is available via CD-ROM. Contact Peggy D'Adamo at mdadamo@jhuccp.org with your request and complete mailing address.

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WORKING PAPERS:

California Center for Population Research: "Characteristics and Predictors of Coresdiential Stability among Couples," by Gary Gates (CCPR-067-06, December 2006, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_067_06.asp
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Princeton University Office of Population Research: "Do Chronic Stressors lead to Physiological Dysregulation? Testing the theory of Allostatic Load," by Dana A. Glei, Noreen Goldman, and Maxine Weinstein (WP 2007-01, 2007, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

Objectives. We explore three questions: 1) Do chronic stressors predict physiological dyregulation? 2) Is that relationship moderated by characteristics of the individual and social environment? and 3) Do perceived levels of stress mediate the relationship between stressors and dysregulation?

Methods. Data come from a nationally representative, longitudinal study of older Taiwanese (n=916). Regression models are used to examine the relationship between the number of life challenges (i.e., stressors) during 1996-2000 and physiological dysregulation (in 2000) based on 16 biomarkers that reflect neuroendocrine function, immune system, cardiovascular function, and metabolic pathways. We include interaction terms to test whether psychosocial vulnerability moderates the impact of stressors. Additional models evaluate the mediating effects of perceived stress.

Results. We find a significant association between the number of stressors and physiological dysregulation only for those with high vulnerability. Even among this group, the magnitude of the effect is small. The level of perceived stress partly mediates the relationship between chronic stressors and physiological dysregulation.

Conclusions. Our results provide some support for the theory of allostatic load, although the relationship between life challenges and physiological dysregulation is weak. The evidence also supports the stress-buffering hypothesis: the combination of low social position, weak social networks, and poor coping ability is associated with increases in the physiological consequences of life challenges.

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Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University]:

A. "When Father Doesn't Know Best: Parents' Management and Control of Money and Children's Food Insecurity," by Catherine T. Kenney (Working Paper No. 2007-04-FF, January 2007, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

Although developing-country research has found that spending on children's food, healthcare, and education varies depending on which parent controls income, developed-country research on child wellbeing tends to ignore intrahousehold allocation. This study uses data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 820 couples) to analyze how mothers' versus fathers' control of money affects U.S. children's food insecurity. Results show children are least likely to experience food insecurity when parents~R income is pooled and controlled by their mother and most likely to do so when parents~R income is pooled and controlled by their father. Surprisingly, children also fare worse when parents~R pooled income is jointly controlled--the system considered the norm for married-parent households in the United States.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP07-04-FF.pdf

B. "His Dollar--Her Dollar--Their Dollar: The Effects of Couples' Money Management Systems on Union Dissolution and Women's Labor Force Participation," by Catherine T. Kenney (Working Paper No. 2007-03-FF, January 2007, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

Most analyses of time and resource allocation in couple households ignore what couples do with their money, assuming that money is "absolutely fungible, qualitatively neutral, infinitely divisible, [and] entirely homogeneous" (Zelizer 1994). If, instead, couples' money management sets the agenda for household bargaining and serves as a mechanism by which couples" do gender", we should expect that what couples do with money at an earlier period will have an independent effect on subsequent allocative outcomes. Using three waves of data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing, I find that the money management system a couple uses at the 12-month survey is a significant predictor of both union dissolution and women's labor force participation at the 30-month survey, net of other predictors of these outcomes.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP07-03-FF.pdf

C. "Should We Get Married? The Effect of Parents' Marriage on Out-of-Wedlock Children," by Shirley Liu and Frank Heiland (Working Paper No. 2007-02-FF, January 2007, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

Using a representative sample of children born to unwed parents drawn from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, this study investigates whether marriage after childbirth has a causal effect on early child cognitive ability, using a treatment outcome approach to account for the selection into marriage. Comparing children with similar background characteristics and parental mate-selection patterns who differ only in terms of whether their parents marry after childbirth, we find that children whose parents marry score about 4 points (1/4th of a standard deviation) higher on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test at age three than children whose parents remain unmarried. Contrasting the estimates from potential-outcome and least squares models indicates that the marriage effect is greater for children whose parents transition into marriage. Further analyses show that their parents tend to be less well matched. In the absence of a legal arrangement ("marriage"), these parents may face lower incentives in allocating resources toward the child and may experience greater difficulties of coordinating and monitoring their investments. As a result, children of parents who transition into marriage could have been particularly at risk of receiving suboptimal investments had their parents remained unmarried.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP07-02-FF.pdf

D. "Mental Illness as a Barrier to Marriage Among Mothers With Out-of-Wedlock Births," by Julien Teitler and Nancy Reichman (Working Paper No. 2007-01-FF, January 2007, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

This study explores how mental illness shapes transitions to marriage among unwed mothers using augmented data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study. We estimate proportional hazard models to assess the effects of mental illness on the likelihood of marriage over a five year period following a non-marital birth. Diagnosed mental illness was obtained from the survey respondents' prenatal medical records. We find that mothers with mental illness were about two thirds as likely as mothers without mental illness to marry, even after controlling for demographic characteristics, and that human capital, relationship quality, partner selection, and substance abuse explain only a small proportion of the effect of mental illness on marriage.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP07-01-FF.pdf
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Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK]: "Distributional effects in household models: separate spheres and income pooling," by Martin Browning, Pierre Andre Chiappori and Valerie Lechene (W07/03, January 2007, .pdf format, 13p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications.php?publication_id=3832
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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/index_html%3Fyear%3D2007&topSelect=publications& ubSelect=papers

Papers 2555-2569 are new.

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

Other Journals:

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 165, No. 3, Feb. 1, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol165/issue3/index.dtl?etoc

Medical Care (Vol. 45, No. 2, February 2007).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200702000-00000.htm

Public Health Nursing (Vol. 24, No. 1, January/February 2007). 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/24/1

Sociological Theory (Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2006).

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/soth/24/4

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Workshop Call for Papers: "Changes in living arrangements and family relationships in the context of strong family ties. Southern Europe and Eastern Asia: Trends, causes, and consequences," a workshop to be held in Rostock, Germany, Apr. 18-19 2007 (jointly sponsored by MPIDR/University of Padua [Italy]/Rostock Center for the Study of Demographic Change). For more information see (.pdf format, 2p.):

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/calendar/files/17347.673034668-Call%20for%20Papers.pdf
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University of Colorado Population Center Summer Short Course: "Biodemography," to be held in Boulder, Colorado, Jun. 11-15, 2007). For more information see:

http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/cupc/short_courses/biodemography/
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European Educational Programme in Epidemiology "Social Epidemiology Course," to be held in Florence [Tuscany], Italy Jun. 18-22, 2007). "This one week specialized course is intended for epidemiologists seeking to expand their understanding of concepts and methods for studying the social and political determinants of health. The course will: (1) briefly review the history and frameworks of social epidemiology and (2) address conceptual and methodological issues relevant to studying health inequities, within and across countries. Social determinants (as class, racial discrimination, gender, global politics) and their embodiment will be analyzed in relation to level and lifecourse. Novel methods for improving causal inference, including instrumental variables, will be covered. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own work for discussion." For registration information see:

http://www.eepe.org/registration.html

Telephone and mail contacts can be found at the site.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. Data Coordinating Center for the NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Neonatal Research Network (U10) (RFA-HD-07-002, Jan. 19, 2007, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-07-002.html

B. "PHS 2007-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (PA-07-280, Jan. 16, 2007, 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-07-280.html

C. "PHS 2007-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]) (PA-07-281, Jan. 16, 2007, 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-07-281.html

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DATA:

National Longitudinal Surveys Updates: The following NLS items have been released from the Center for Human Resource Research at Ohio State University:

Round 9 NLSY97 Questionnaire (Preliminary):

ftp://www.nlsinfo.org/pub/usersvc/NLSY97/Round9_PrelimQuestionnaire/r9fieldquex092705.html

NLS Youth Questionnaire 97 (R10)

ftp://ftp.chrr.ohio-state.edu/pub/usersvc/NLSY97/Round10_PrelimQuestionnaire/r10fieldquex011207.html

NLSY79 Round 22 Youth R22 Main Field Questionnaire

ftp://www.nlsinfo.org/pub/usersvc/NLSY79/NLSY79%202006%20Prelim%20Quex.html

NLSY79 Adult Round 22 YA2006 Questionnaire

ftp://www.nlsinfo.org/pub/usersvc/Child-Young-Adult/childya2006/Young%20Adult%202006%20Questionnaire%20Prelim.html
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World Bank Living Standards and Measurement Study: "Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2002, 2003, 2004; and Guatemala 2000: Living Standards Survey" (January 2007, data in ASCII, Stata, and SAS formats, with documentation in .pdf and PostScript formats). Note: A data agreement must be signed before the data can be accessed.

http://www.worldbank.org/lsms/guide/select.html

Scroll to Bosnia and Herzegovina 2002,2003, 2004, or Guatemala 2000.
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German Social Science Infrastructure Services: The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) released the following data news.

A. "Errata for ISSP 2003 and ISSP 2004 updated/added" (Jan. 18, 2007).

B. "ISSP 2007 "Leisure and Sports" setup files available" (Jan. 11, 2007).

C. "ISSP 2006 "Role of Government IV" setup files revised" (Jan. 11, 2007).

http://www.gesis.org/en/data_service/issp/news.htm
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: "ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jan. 19, 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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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 5568 -Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People, 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5568

SN 5543 -British Crime Survey, 2005-2006

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

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Roper Center IDEAS: "IDEAS: Interactive Data Exploration & Analysis System."" conduct on-line analysis of selected datasets from the Roper Center collection. IDEAS allows you to get frequencies, crosstabulations, and other statistics over the internet. You do not need to have statistical software installed on your computer or to download the dataset."

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/data_access/ideas/dataanalysistool.html
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National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (Cornell University [Ithaca, New York]). " resource since 1988, NDACAN promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field. NDACAN acquires microdata from leading researchers and national data collection efforts and makes these datasets available to the research community for secondary analysis."

http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/

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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