Current Demographic Research Report #43, August 2, 2004.

CDERR (Current Demographic Research Reports) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography and Ecology 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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Index to this issue:

REPORTS, ARTICLES, COMPENDIUMS

Census Bureau Report
MMWR Article, Surveillance Summary
National Center for Health Statistics Report Update
Centers for Disease Control Periodical
FDA Press Release
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:
National Academies Press Monograph
National Science Foundation Report, InfoBrief
Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release
Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary
for Planning and Evaluation Report
National Center for Education Statistics Report
US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report
Bureau of Justice Statistics Report
World Health Organization Press Release
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Periodicals
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Report
Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Reports
Population Reference Bureau Reports
Economist Article
New York Times Article
Kaiser Family Foundation Reports
Urban Institute Reports
National Longitudinal Study Bibliography Updates
Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Study Bibliography
Updates
Info Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

Carolina Population Center (University of North Carolina) MEASURE
Evaluation Programme
University of Michigan Population Studies Center
National Bureau of Economic Research
Yale University Economics Department Economic Growth Center
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]
The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of
Essex, Colchester, UK]
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

TABLES OF CONTENTS

American Journal of Public Health
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Pan American Journal of Public Health Call for Papers

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

National Institutes of Health

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

House Government Reform Hearing Publication
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Hearing Publication

DATA

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National Longitudinal Study Data Update
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Population Council

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REPORTS, ARTICLES, NEWS RELEASES, COMPENDIUMS

Census Bureau Report: "Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2002," by Jennifer Cheeseman Day and Kelly Holder (Census Bureau Population Characteristics P20-552, July 2004, .pdf format, 18p., with detailed tables in Microsoft Excel, .pdf, and comma separated value [.csv]format). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau News Release:"Record Numbers Registered and Voted in 2002 Election, Census Bureau Reports" (CB04-121, Jul. 28, 2004).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/voting/002278.html

Click on "Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2002" for links to full text and detailed tables.
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_MMWR_ Article, Surveillance Summary:

A. "Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication --- Afghanistan and Pakistan, January 2003--May 2004" (Centers for Disease Control, _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, Vol. 53, No. 28, Jul. 23, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, p. 634-637).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5328a3.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5328.pdf

B. "Violence-Related Behaviors Among High School Students --- United States, 1991--2003" (Centers for Disease Control, _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, Vol. 53, No. 29, Jul. 30, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, p. 651-655).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5329a1.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5329.pdf

C. "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Neonatal Mortality --- United States, 1989--2001" (Centers for Disease Control, _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, Vol. 53, No. 29, Jul. 30, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, p. 655-658).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5329a2.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5329.pdf

D. "National, State, and Urban Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19--35 Months --- United States, 2003" (Centers for Disease Control, _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, Vol. 53, No. 29, Jul. 30, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, p. 658-661).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5329a3.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5329.pdf

E. "Surveillance for Certain Health Behaviors Among Selected Local Areas --- United States, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002," by Lina Balluz, Indu B. Ahluwalia, Wilmon Murphy, Ali Mokdad, Wayne Giles, and Virginia Bales Harris (Centers for Disease Control, _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Surveillance Summary Vol. 53(SS05), Jul. 23, 2004).

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5305a1.htm
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National Center for Health Statistics Report Update: "Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2002," by A.N. Dey, J.S. Schiller, and D.A. Tai (Vital and Health Statistics Vol. 10, No. 221, March 2004, .pdf format, 78p.), discussed in the March 29, 2004 Issue of CDERR (CDERR #25), "[has] been updated with revised health insurance coverage status estimates and numbers. Only the private and uninsured categories are affected by this change. The revised tables are available on the internet version of the report and the altered data is highlighted on the tables."

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_221.pdf
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Centers for Disease Control Periodical: _Emerging Infectious Diseases_ (Vol. 10, No. 8, August 2004, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm

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
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FDA Press Release: "FDA Approves Two Fixed-Dose Combination Drug Products For the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection" (August 2, 2004).

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/2004/NEW01099.html

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Small Employers in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2002 Classification, 2002," by John Sommers (Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, MEPS SB #46, July 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.). "Based on data from the Insurance Component of the 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-IC), this Statistical Brief presents estimates, by industry classification, on the percentage of employees who worked for small private sector employers (firms with fewer than 50 employees) who offered health insurance and of employees working in such firms who enrolled in offered health insurance plans. The brief also provides estimates on the average employee contributions towards premiums for single coverage and for family coverage."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=625

B. "Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Large Employers in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2002," by John Sommers (Agency for Health Care Research and Quality MEPS SB #47, July 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.). "Based on data from the Insurance Component of the 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-IC), this Statistical Brief presents estimates, by industry classification, on the percentage of employees who worked for large private sector employers (firms with 50 or more employees) who offered health insurance and of employees working in such firms who enrolled in offered health insurance plans. The brief also provides estimates on the average employee contributions towards premiums for single coverage and for family coverage."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=626

C. "Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Characteristics, by Average Payroll for the Private Sector, 2002," by John Sommers (Agency for Health Care Research and Quality MEPS SB #48, July 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.). "Based on employer-sponsored health insurance data from the Insurance Component of the 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-IC), this Statistical Brief compares the offer, eligibility, enrollment rates, and the level of employee contributions for private sector establishments, grouped by the average payroll per employee."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=627

D. "Enrollment Rates for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector between 1999 and 2002," by John Sommers (Agency for Health Care Research and Quality MEPS SB #49, July 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.). "Using employer-sponsored health insurance data from the Insurance Component of the 1999 and 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-IC), this Statistical Brief examines the changes between 1992 and 2002 among current workers in offer, eligibility, and enrollment rates across small (less than 50 employees), medium (50 to 999 employees ), and large firms (1,000 or more employees)."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=628

E. "Employer-Sponsored Single, Employee-Plus-One, and Family Health Insurance Coverage: Selection and Cost, 2002," by James M. Branscome (Agency for Health Care Research and Quality MEPS SB #50, July 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.). "Using data from the Insurance Component of the 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-IC), this Statistical Brief presents estimates on the selection and cost of single, employee-plus-one, and family health insurance coverage in the private sector."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=629

F. "State Differences in the Cost of Job-Related Health Insurance, 2002," by James M. Branscome (Agency for Health Care Research and Quality MEPS SB #51, July 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.). "Using data from the Insurance Component of the 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-IC), this Statistical Brief presents state variations from the national average of the cost of job-related health insurance and how these costs are shared by employers and their employees. The brief specifically examines the average premiums and employee contributions for private sector establishments in the 10 most populous states."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=630
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National Academies Press Monograph: "Saving Lives, Buying Time: Economics of Malaria Drugs in an Age of Resistance," edited by Kenneth J. Arrow, Claire Panosian, and Hellen Gelband (Committee on the Economics of Antimalarial Drugs, Institute of Medicine, 2004, OpenBook format, 280p.). Note: Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

http://books.nap.edu/catalog/11017.html
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National Science Foundation Report, InfoBrief:

A. "Federal R&D Funding by Budget Function: Fiscal Years 2002-04" (NSF 04-329, July 2004, Microsoft Excel and .pdf format, 60p.). Note: Excel tables can be accessed via the "Hypertext Format" link.

http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/nsf04329/start.htm

B. "Federal Obligations for R&D and R&D Plant Expected to Reach Over $105 Billion in FY 2004," by Ronald L. Meeks (NSF 04-331, July 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/infbrief/nsf04331/start.htm
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Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: "Worker Displacement, 2001-03" (Jul. 30, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/disp.toc.htm
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Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Measures of Material Hardship: Final Report," by Tammy Ouellette, Nancy Burstein, David Long, and Erik Beecroft (April 2004, HTML and .pdf format).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/material-hardship04/index.htm
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National Center for Education Statistics Report: "From Kindergarten Through Third Grade: Children's Beginning School Experiences," by Amy Rathbun and Jerry West (NCES 2004007, August 2004, .pdf format, 85p.).

Abstract:

This report highlights childrens gains in reading and mathematics over their first 4 years of school, from the start of kindergarten to the point when most of the children are finishing third grade. It also describes childrens achievement status in reading, mathematics, and science at the end of third grade. Information is also presented on childrens perceptions of their competence and interests in school subjects, their relationships with peers, and their perceptions about any problem behaviors they might exhibit. Comparisons are made in relation to childrens sex, race/ethnicity, number of family risk factors, kindergarten program type, and the types of schools (i.e., public or private) children attended in the first 4 years of school. It is the fourth in a series of reports from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2004007
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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Rural Poverty at a Glance," by Dean Jolliffe (Rural Development Research Report RRDR 100, July 2004, .pdf format, 6p.).

Abstract:

This publication provides the most recent information on poverty trends and demographic characteristics of the rural poor. The rate of poverty is not only an important social indicator of the well-being of the least well off, but it is also widely used as an input in shaping Federal policies and targeting program benefits. While metro and nonmetro areas have shared similar patterns of reductions and increases in poverty rates over time, there continues to exist a wide and persistent gap between nonmetro and metro poverty rates. The report also documents large metro-nonmetro gaps when poverty is analyzed by race, ethnicity, age, and family structure.

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/rdrr100/
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Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Probation and Parole in the United States, 2003," by Lauren E. Glaze and Seri Palla (NCJ 205336, July 2004, ASCII text and .pdf format, 8p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

Abstract:

Reports the number of persons on probation and parole, by State, at yearend 2003 and compares the totals with yearend 1995 and 2002. It lists the States with the largest and smallest parole and probation populations and the largest and smallest rates of community supervision, and identifies the States with the largest increases. The Bulletin also describes the race and gender of these populations and reports the percentages of parolees and probationers completing community supervision successfully, or failing because of a rule violation or a new offense.

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/ppus03.htm
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World Health Organization Press Release: "Tuberculosis Prevalence Rates in China Fall 30% After Introduction of 'DOTS' Strategy" (Jul. 30, 2004).

http://www.wpro.who.int/public/press_release/press_view.asp?id=407
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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Periodicals:

A. _Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific_ (Vol. 37, No. 4, June 2004, .pdf format). Note: Only the most recent two issues of _SIAP_ are available at the site.).

http://www.unescap.org/stat/data/statind/index.asp

B. _UNESCAP Statistical Newsletter_ (No. 134, July 2004, .pdf format).

http://www.unescap.org/stat/nl/newlet.asp
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Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Report: "Housing and Population Health: The State of Current Research Knowledge," by Brent Moloughney (June 2004, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/HousingPopHealth_e.pdf
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Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Reports:

A. "AIDS in Africa During the Nineties: Uganda: Young people, sex, and AIDS in Uganda" (SR-04-27, July 2004, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/sr-04-27.pdf

B. "AIDS in Africa During the Nineties: Tanzania Youth Report (SR-04-28, July 2004, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/sr-04-28.pdf

C. "PLACE (Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts) in South Africa: Evaluation of a Successful Community-Based AIDS Prevention Program, East London, 2000-2003," by Mkululi Pakade, Xoli Mahlalela, Ayanda Ngcaba, Alan Vos, Mziwake Jijana, Sharon Weir, Vanessa Rommelmann, Charity Herman, Heidi Smulders, Paul Cromhout, and Visa Magadla (TR-04-22, September 2004, .pdf format, 148p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/tr-04-22.pdf

D. "PLACE in Mexico: Focusing AIDS Prevention in Border Towns, 2001," by Sarah Bassett Hileman, Mario Bronfman, Canek Martnez Sanchez, Mirka Negroni Belen, Raul Ortz Mondragon, Celina Rueda Neria, Galileo Vargas Guadarrama, and Sharon Weir (TR-04-26, July 2004, .pdf format, 88p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/tr-04-26.pdf
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Population Reference Bureau Reports:

A. "Immigration and Fading Color Lines in America," (an excerpt of a larger report) by Frank D. Bean, Jennifer Lee, Jeanne Batalova, and Mark Leach.

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/04_Articles/Immigration_and_Fading_Color_Lines_in_America.htm

B. "HIV/AIDS Epidemics Expand Rapidly in Asia," by Yvette Collymore (July 2004).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/04_Articles/HIV_AIDS_Epidemics_Expanding_Rapidly_in_Asia.htm

C. "Rural Kids Lagging in Health, Education," by Mark Mather (July 2004).

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/Journalists/PressReleases/Rural_Kids_Lagging_in_Health,_Education.htm
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_Economist_ Article: "The health of nations" (_Economist_, Jul. 15, 2004). Note: this article contains links to several other related articles, which are available via paid subscription only.

http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?Story_id=2895909
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_New York Times_ Article: Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: _NYT_ articles are available free of charge for a limited time. "Homeland Security Given Data on Arab-Americans," by Lynette Clemetson (July 30, 2004).

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/30/politics/30census.html
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Kaiser Family Foundation Reports:

A. "Checking Up on Children's Health Coverage: A Progress Report on Medicaid and SCHIP." "At a July 23, 2004 Washington, DC policy briefing two new Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured reports show State Children's Health Insurance Program enrollment declined in the second half of 2003 and examine what led to Texas' enrollment decline." Links to a KFF news release, the two reports, and a fact sheet concerning Florida's enrollment freeze in their SCHIP program, can be found at:

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/kcmu072304pkg.cfm

B. "Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage: Sponsorship, Eligibility, and Participation Patterns in 2001," by Bowen Garrett (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, July 2004, .pdf format, 44p.)."This report details who obtained employer-sponsored coverage in 2001, who did not, and why."

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/7116.cfm
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Urban Institute Report:

A."The Latino and Asian Vote," by Jeffrey S. Passel (July 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=900723

B. "Do Child Characteristics Affect How Children Fare in Families Receiving and Leaving Welfare?" by Sharon Vandivere, Martha Zaslow, Jennifer Brooks, Zakia Redd (August 2004, pdf format, 46 .p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311039
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National Longitudinal Study Bibliography Updates:

Note: These citations, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/

Note: Where available, direct links to full text have been provided. These references represent updated citations from Jun. 7, 2004. - Jul. 30, 2004.

MOORE, QUINN
SCHMIDT, LUCIE
Do Maternal Investments in Human Capital Affect Children's Academic Achievement?
Williamstown, MA: Department of Economics, Williams College, 2004.
http://www.williams.edu/Economics/wp/schmidtmoore_schmidt.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 4588
Publisher: Author

CARNEIRO, PEDRO M.
Human Capital Policy for Europe
Presented: Brussels, Belgium, Workshop on Quality and Efficiency in
Education and Training, May 2004.
http://europa.eu.int/comm/economy_finance/events/2004/bxl0504/carneiro_en.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 4589
Publisher: unknown

BAUM, CHARLES L., II
Has Family Leave Legislation Increased Leave-Taking?
Journal of Law and Policy 15 (2003): 93-114.
http://www.wulaw.wustl.edu/Journal/15/
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4590
Publisher: Washington University School of Law

SYLVESTER, MICHELLE SHERAN
The Career and Family Choices of Women: A Dynamic Analysis of Labor Force Participation, Schooling, Marriage, and Fertility Decisions
Greensboro, NC: Bryan School of Business & Economics, University of North
Carolina - Greensboro, April 2003.
http://www.uncg.edu/bae/people/sheran/sylvester.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4591
Publisher: Author

YANKOW, JEFFREY JON
HORNEY, MARY JEAN
Employed Job Search Among Young Women: The Role of Marriage and Children
Working Paper: Department of Economics and Business Administration, Furman
University, February 2004.
http://irving.vassar.edu/MIEC/Yankow_Horney_GenderSearch.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4592
Publisher: Author

SCOTT, MARC M.
GLAUBER, REBECCA
Mapping Careers in the Low-Wage Labor Market
Presented: San Diego, CA, Industrial Relations & Research Association
Meetings, January 2004
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4594
Publisher: Industrial Relations Research Association

RASHAD, INAS
CHOU, SHIN-YI
GROSSMAN, MICHAEL
Fast Food Advertising on Television and Its Influence on Childhood Obesity
New York NY: The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2004.
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/economics/SeminarPapers/may4.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY97
ID Number: 4595
Publisher: Author

MILLER, AMALIA R.
The Effects of Motherhood Timing on Career Path
Stanford, CA: Department of Economics, Stanford University, January 2004.
http://www.stanford.edu/~amaliam/timing.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4596
Publisher: Author

Mazumder, Bhashkar
Levine, David I.
The Growing Importance of Family and Community: An Analysis of Changes in the Sibling Correlation in Earnings.
http://gsbwww.uchicago.edu/research/workshops/wae/Oettinger.pdf
FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2003-24 (Revised June 2004)
Cohort(s): NLSY79, Young Men
ID Number: 4597
Publisher: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

JUN, TACKSEUNG
MUNASINGHE, LALITH
Does Wage Volatility Matter in Labor Markets? Theory and Evidence on Labor Mobility
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia
University, May 2004. Also,
http://www.columbia.edu/~lm25/Switching-05-2004.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4612
Publisher: Author

CURRIE, JANET
STABILE, MARK
Child Mental Health and Human Capital Accumulation: The Case of ADHD
Working Paper No. 10435. National Bureau of Economic Research, April 2004.
Also, http://papers.nber.org/papers/w10435.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 4613
Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research -- NBER

ARATANI, YUMIKO
Growing Up in the Projects: Educational Aspiration and Achievements of Children in Public Housing
Presented: Neuchtel, Switzerland, Research Committee 28 on Social
Stratification and Mobility, May 2004. Also,
http://www.sidos.ch/method/RC28/abstracts/Yumiko%20Aratani.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4614
Publisher: International Sociological Association

HELMCHEN, LORENS A.
Marriage Market Incentives to Invest in Health
Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Chicago, 2004
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4615
Publisher: Author

POWERS, DANIEL A.
Effects of Family Structure on the Risk of First Premarital Birth in the
Presence of Correlated Unmeasured Family Effects.
Working Paper, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin,
April 2004. Also,
http://www.prc.utexas.edu/working_papers/wp_pdf/03-04-04.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4616
Publisher: Author

POSTLEWAITE, ANDREW
SILVERMAN, DAN
Social Isolation and Inequality
Working Paper, Penn Institute for Economic Research, University of
Pennsylvania, April 2004. Also,
http://www.econ.upenn.edu/Centers/pier/Archive/04-017.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4618
Publisher: Author

OKOU, JANE E.
Academic and Transitional Experiences of High School At-Risk Youth
Ph. D. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, 2004
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 4619
Publisher: Author

REYNOLDS, JOHN R.
BOYD, EMILY
BURGE, STEPHANIE
HARRIS, BRANDY
ROBBINS, CHERYL
Does Being Planful Always Pay Off? Agency, Economics, and Achievements by Midlife
Working Paper, Department of Sociology, Florida State University, May
2004. Also, http://garnet.acns.fsu.edu/~jreynold/nlsy.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4620
Publisher: Author
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Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Study Bibliography Updates: The following items have been added to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID/CDS.

Gould, E. Decomposing the Effects of Children's Health on Mother's Labor Supply: Is It Time or Money?. Health Economics. 2004; 13(June):525-541.

Vandewater, Elizabeth A. , Lee, J. H., Shim, M. Family Conflict and Violent Media Use Among School-Aged Children. Media Psychology. forthcoming

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/BrowseKeywordsQ.aspx?ID=5
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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 4, No. 31, August 2, 2004). "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/

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WORKING PAPERS:

Carolina Population Center (University of North Carolina) MEASURE Evaluation Programme:

A. "Report of PLACE (Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts) Assessments in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Central Asia 2002 and 2003," by Baurzhan Zhussupov, Gulzhan Alimbekova, Jacqueline E. Tate, Sarah Bassett-Hileman, and Sharon S. Weir (WP 04-79, July 2004, .pdf format, 236p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/wp-04-79.pdf

B. "Report of PLACE (Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts) Assessments in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, 2002 and 2003," by Baurzhan Zhussupov, Gulzhan Alimbekova, Jacqueline E. Tate, Sarah Bassett-Hileman, and Sharon S. Weir (WP 04-80, July 2004, .pdf format, 224p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/wp-04-80.pdf

C. "Report of PLACE (Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts) Assessments in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia 2002 and 2003," by Elvira Elibezova, Jacqueline E. Tate, Sarah Bassett-Hileman, and Sharon S. Weir (WP 04-81, July 2004, .pdf format, 229p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/wp-04-81.pdf

D. "Report of PLACE (Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts) Assessments in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Central Asia, 2002 and 2003," by Shukharat Abdullaev, Jacqueline E. Tate, Sarah Bassett-Hileman, and Sharon S. Weir (WP 04-82, July 2004, .pdf format, 228p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/wp-04-82.pdf

E. "The Reach and Impact of Radio Communication Campaigns on Reproductive Health in Malawi," by Dominique Meekers, Ronan Van Rossem, Martha Silva, and Andrew Koleros (WP 04-83, July 2004, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

Objectives: Several reproductive and HIV/AIDS prevention programs are being implemented to address reproductive health problems and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Malawi. This paper assesses the reach of selected radio programs about family planning and health, and their impact on discussion of family planning and condom use.

Data and Methods: Our analysis is based on data from the 2000 Malawi Demographic and Health Survey, which contains information on a representative sample of women aged 15-49 and men aged 15-54. To control for self-selection and endogeneity, we estimate the effect of program exposure on the behavioral outcomes using a two-stage regression model.

Results: Exposure to radio programs about family planning and health was very high, particularly for males. Results for both men and women show that those who were exposed to radio programs about family planning and HIV/AIDS were more likely to have discussed family planning with their partner (OR=1.14 for men and 1.13 for women) and to have ever used a condom (OR=1.12 and 1.04, respectively). Exposure to radio programs also increased the relative odds that males ever tried condoms (OR=1.062), but no significant effect was observed for females. Program exposure had no significant effect on condom use in last intercourse for either sex.

Conclusions: Radio programs in Malawi have high reach and have a significant impact on family planning discussion. However, their impact on condom use has been very limited. While it is possible that it is too early for these programs to show impact on condom use, this is somewhat unlikely, considering that program reach is so high and that some of the programs have been on the air for several years. To ensure that future radio programs increase their effectiveness in increasing condom use for HIV prevention and family planning, it is recommended that qualitative research be used to inform the design of the key campaign messages.

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/wp-04-83.pdf
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University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "Considerations and Recommendations in Undertaking Population Projections for South Africa Intended to Assess the Impact and Consequences of HIV/AIDS," by Anderson, Barbara A., and Johan A. van Zyl (PSC Research Report 04-561, August 2004, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

This paper discusses the use of population projections for South Africa in estimating the future demographic impact of HIV/AIDS. The issues raised here apply to projections generally and to projections of the impact of HIV/AIDS in other countries. This paper focuses on preliminary analysis of assumptions underlying factors that influence the results of a population projection -- especially assessment of the robustness of the projections to violations of these assumptions. This preliminary sensitivity analysis should allow final projections to be carried out under a manageable number of combinations of assumptions. The authors make 11 specific recommendations for future projections intended to assess the impact of HIV / AIDS.

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.shtml?ID=34505
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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Does School Accountability Lead to Improved Student Performance?" by Eric A. Hanushek and Margaret E. Raymond (w10591, June 2004, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

The leading school reform policy in the United States revolves around strong accountability of schools with consequences for performance. The federal government's involvement through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 reinforces the prior movement of many states toward policies based on measured student achievement. Analysis of state achievement growth as measured by the National Assessment of Educational progress shows that accountability systems introduced during the 1990s had a clear positive impact on student achievement. This single policy instrument did not, however, also lead to any narrowing in the black-white achievement gap (though it did narrow the Hispanic-white achievement gap). Moreover, the black-white gap appears to have been harmed over the decade by increasing minority concentrations in the schools. An additional issue surrounding stronger accountability has been a concern about unintended consequences related to such things as higher exclusion rates from testing, increased drop-out rates, and the like. Our analysis of special education placement rates, a frequently identified area of concern, does not show any responsiveness to the introduction of accountability systems.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W10591

Click on "PDF" or submit your email address for full text.

B. "The Effect of Population Health on Foreign Direct Investment," by Marcella Alsan, David E. Bloom and David Canning (w10596, June 2004, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

We conduct a panel data analysis of 74 countries over 1980-2000 to investigate whether population health affects foreign direct investment inflows. Our main finding is that health has a positive and significant effect on such inflows for low- and middle-income countries. This finding is consistent with the view that health is an integral component of human capital in developing countries.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W10596

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Yale University Economics Department Economic Growth Center: "Testing for A Supply Constraint to Fertility: Interpreting the Up to God Response to the Survey Question on Desired Family Size," by Nistha Sinha (Working Paper 889, July 2004, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

The paper outlines a methodology that allows us to determine whether couples fertility is supply constrained based on the response they give to the subjective desired family size question. The central idea of the paper is that, when faced with the desired family size question, both constrained and unconstrained couples compare their demand for children with knowledge of their biological supply and unconstrained couples respond with a number while constrained couples respond with a qualitative response such as, "It is Up to God" (UTG), that essentially conveys the notion of demanding as many children as the supply function can yield. I then test this interpretation using data from Bangladesh. I find that controlling for demand side characteristics, positive supply shocks (birth of twins) lowers the probability of UTG response while negative supply shocks (wifes infertility) significantly raises the probability of UTG response. Based on the percentage of women giving the UTG response, it can be concluded that fertility of many couples in Bangladesh was constrained by supply.

http://www.econ.yale.edu/growth_pdf/cdp889.pdf
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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]:

A. "Parents and Children Talk: The Family Dynamics of English Language Proficiency," by Barry R. Chiswick, Yew Liang Lee, and Paul W. Miller (Discussion Paper 1216, July 2004, .pdf format, 55p.).

Abstract:

This paper extends the analysis of the acquisition of destination language proficiency among immigrants by explicitly incorporating dynamics among family members -- mother, father and children. Single equation, bivariate, and four-state (multivariate) probit analyses are employed. Immigrant English language skills are greater the younger the age at migration, the longer the duration of residence, the higher the level of education, and for immigrants not from Asia. Large positive correlations in the unmeasured determinants of proficiency exist between spouses, between siblings, and between parents and children, although the latter relationship is stronger for the mother.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1216.pdf

B. "Females' Willingness to Work and the Discouragement Effect of a Poor Local Childcare Provision," by Maarten van Ham and Felix Buchel (Discussion Paper 1220, July 2004, .pdf format, 20p.).

Abstract:

We analyze the effects of regional structures on females willingness to work as well as on the probability that non-employed women who are willing to work actually will engage in job search. Special permission was granted to link regional data to individual respondents in the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Results of a bivariate probit model correcting for sample selection show that high regional unemployment discourages women from entering the labor market. Further, findings indicate that women with young children are willing to work, but that women with young children and mothers who are unhappy with the regional childcare provision are the least likely to look for a job. These findings indicate that high institutional and spatial barriers discourage mothers from entering employment.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1220.pdf

C. "Pre-School Enrollment: An Analysis by Immigrant Generation," by Barry R. Chiswick and Noyna DebBurman (Discussion Paper No. 1226, July 2004, .pdf format, 46p.).

Abstract:

There has been minimal research on the pre-school enrollment of immigrant children. Using 1990 U.S. Census data, this paper investigates pre-school enrollment of child immigrants, those who immigrated as children and the U.S.-born children of immigrants. The analysis is conducted using probit analysis. Pre-school enrollment is found to vary systematically with parental characteristics (income and education), immigrant generation, number of siblings, mothers labor supply and country of origin. Among the foreign-born, differences in preschool enrollment are analyzed by country of origin. Among the U.S.-born children of immigrants pre-school enrollment is greatest among those with both parents foreign born.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1226.pdf
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The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "The Long-Term Effectiveness of Refusal Conversion Procedures on Longitudinal Surveys," by Jonathan Burton, Heather Laurie, and Peter Lynn (WP 2004-11, July 2004, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

Survey organisations often attempt to "convert" sample members who refuse to take part in a survey. Persuasive techniques are used in an effort to get the refusers to change their mind and agree to an interview. This is done in order to improve response rate and, possibly, to reduce non-response bias. However, refusal conversion attempts are expensive and must be justified. Previous studies of the effects of refusal conversion attempts are few and have been restricted to cross-sectional surveys. The criteria for "success" of a refusal conversion attempt are different in the case of a longitudinal survey, where for many purposes the researcher requires complete data over multiple waves. This paper uses data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) from 1994 to 2002 to assess the long term effectiveness of refusal conversion procedures in terms of sample sizes, sample composition and data quality.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2004-11.pdf
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: "Income-Related Inequality in the Use of Medical Care in 21 OECD Countries," by Eddy van Doorslaer and Cristina Masseria (OECD Health Working Paper 14, May 2004, .pdf format, 88p.).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/14/0/31743034.pdf

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

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

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingenta.com/

B. click on "browse by publication"
C. Click the "fax/ariel" radio button, type the Journal Name in the "by words in the title" search box and click "search".
D. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

American Sociological Review (Vol. 69, No. 3, June 2004). 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.
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Other Journals

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 94, No. 8, Aug. 1, 2004). 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/vol94/issue8/index.shtml?etoc

Asia-Pacific Population Journal (Vol. 19, No. 2, June, 2004).

http://www.unescap.org/esid/psis/population/journal/2004/No2/vol19n2cover.asp

Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 82 No. 8, August 2004).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/82/8/en/
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_Pan American Journal of Public Health_ Call for Papers: "Call for Papers on Primary Health Care." "Revista Panamericana de Salud Pblica/Pan American Journal of Public Health is seeking original research papers and other works dealing with primary health care. The papers are for a special issue that will be published in 2005 as part of PAHOs celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the worlds first International Conference on Primary Health Care, which was held in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan (former Soviet Union) on 6-12 September 1978. A result of that landmark event was the Declaration of Alma Ata, which established the goal of 'health for all by the year 2000' and called for a worldwide plan of action that focused on primary health care as the key to attaining that goal."

For more information see:

http://www.paho.org/English/dd/pub/call-papers-2004.htm

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

National Institutes of Health: "NIH Announces Change in Process-Centralizing the Receipt of Progress Reports For All NIH Institutes/Centers Effective Oct. 1, 2004" (NOT-OD-04-054, Jul. 23, 2004). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-04-054.html

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

House Government Reform Committee Hearing Publication: "A Review of this Year's Flu Season: Does Our Public Health System Need a Shot in the Arm?" a hearing held Feb. 12, 2004 (US House Serial Publication 108-143, ASCII text and .pdf format, 179p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house07ch108.html

Scroll to or "find in page" "108-143" (without the quotes).
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Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee Hearing Publication: "To Examine the Current Situation Regarding the Discovery of a Case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in a Dairy Cow in Washington State as it Relates to Food Safety, Livestock Marketing and International Trade," a hearing held Jan. 27, 2004 (Senate Hearing 108-451, ASCII text and .pdf format, 185p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/senate/senate02ch108.html

Scroll to or "find in page" "108-451" (without the quotes).

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DATA:

Unicon: Unicon has announced the availability of Beta Version 2.0 of SIPP (Survey of Income and Program Participation) Utilities, a data extraction system. For more information about the data, program, and pricing information, see:

http://www.unicon.com/sipp.html

Unicon:

http://www.unicon.com/
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National Longitudinal Study Data Update: The Bureau of Labor Statistics, via the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) at the Ohio State University, has updated the NLSY79 Child/Young Adult 1979-2002 Data Release R11.0 (1979-2002) (DCYA-R11-1) (discussed in CDERR #41, Jul. 19, 2004) with a version 11.2 (DCYA-R11-2) . The data can be downloaded free of charge. There is a link at the site to NLS Database Investigator software, the extraction system used with the data.

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

Direct link to data:

http://www.chrr.ohio-state.edu/nls-info/ordering/display_db.php3#NLSY79-Children-Young%20Adults
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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey:

A. "Index of Insurance Component Tables (Health Insurance Cost Study) 1996-2002" (Agency For Health Care Research and Quality, 2004). Data have been updated to include 2002).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Data_Pub/IC_Tables.htm

B. "MEPS Household Compendia of Tables" (Agency For Health Care Research and Quality, 2004). Household Health Insurance Tables have been updated to include 2003).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/CompendiumTables/TC_TOC.HTM

C. "New MEPS Insurance Component Survey Instruments for 2002" (Agency For Health Care Research and Quality, 2004, .pdf format).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/survey.htm

D. "MEPS HC-064: 2003 P7R3/P8R1 Population Characteristics (Agency For Health Care Research and Quality, July 2004, data in .zip compressed or self-decompressing [.exe] ASCII and SAS transport format, documentation in ASCII, HTML, .pdf or ASP format). "This public use data file is the eighth point in time data file to be released from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC). The data are being released both as an ASCII file (with related SAS and SPSS programming statements) and in SAS transport format. This public use file provides information on data collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the United States during the early part of 2003. The data consist of 2003 data obtained in Round 3 of Panel 7 and Round 1 of Panel 8 of the MEPS Household Component and contains variables pertaining to survey administration, demographics, employment, health status, and health insurance."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=158

E. "MEPS HC-036: MEPS 1996-2002 Pooled Estimation Linkage File" (Agency For Health Care Research and Quality, July 2004, data in .zip compressed or self-decompressing [.exe] ASCII and SAS transport format, documentation in ASCII, HTML, .pdf or ASP format). "This file is provided for use with pooled data from the MEPS FY 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 public use files (HC-012, HC-020, HC-028, HC-038, HC-050, HC-060, and HC-062 respectively). Released as an ASCII file (with SAS user statements) and in SAS Transport format, this person-level file contains 1996-2002 combined variance stratum and PSU variables, along with the standard MEPS person ID variables for linking with the 1996-2002 MEPS person-level public use files. There is one record for each of the 115, 904 persons who are on the MEPS FY 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, or 2002 public use files."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=86

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Population Council: "AIDSQuest: The HIV/AIDS Survey Library." "AIDSQuest is a resource for researchers and others developing HIV/AIDS-related data collection tools. Horizons has collected surveys and scales from a number of international and local organizations, and from the published literature. Information on how each survey was developed and used is provided. Also featured in AIDSQuest are methodological tips on designing AIDS-related questions. Behavioral theories commonly used in HIV research are also explained, as are how the theories can be used to inform surveys."

http://www.popcouncil.org/horizons/AIDSquest/index.html

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE)
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