Current Demographic Research Report #59, November 22, 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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NOTE! Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US, the next issue of CDERR will be released Tuesday, November 30, 2004.

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Index to this issue:

REPORTS, ARTICLES, COMPENDIUMS

Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features
Centers for Disease Control Periodical Articles
National Institutes of Health News Release
DHHS SAMHSA Report
National Center for Education Statistics Reports
Congressional Budget Office Report
Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release
Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical
Federal Bureau of Investigation Report
US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports
World Health Organization Reports
United Nations Population Division Seminar
OECD Conference Reports
Pan American Health Organization News Release
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Urban Institute Reports
Kaiser Family Foundation Survey, Reports
Info Health Pop. Reporter
NLS Bibliography Updates

WORKING PAPERS

National Center for Education Statistics
CESifo

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Ingenta
Other Journals

CONFERENCES

IASSIST/IFDO 2005 Call for Papers

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

National Institutes of Health

DATA

Centers for Disease Control
Census Bureau
National Center for Education Statistics
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
UK Data Archive

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Kaisernetwork Issue Spotlights
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REPORTS, ARTICLES, NEWS RELEASES, COMPENDIUMS

Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "2003 Service Annual Survey: Health Care and Social Assistance Services (November 2004, .pdf format).

http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/sas62.html

News release:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/health_care_insurance/003084.html

B. "Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 17) and African-American History Month: February 2005" (CB05-FF.01, Nov. 17, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/003065.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2005/cb05ff-01.pdf
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Centers for Disease Control Periodical Articles:

A. "Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes --- United States, 1988--1994 and 1999--2002" (_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ (Vol. 53, No. 45, Nov. 19, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1066-1068).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5345a2.htm

B. "Prevalence of Visual Impairment and Selected Eye Diseases Among Persons Aged >50 Years With and Without Diabetes --- United States, 2002" (_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ (Vol. 53, No. 45, Nov. 19, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1069-1071).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5345a3.htm

.pdf for both articles:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5345.pdf

C. "HIV/AIDS among Hispanics" (Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, November 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/facts/hispanic.htm

Link to .pdf version is at the bottom of the page.

D. "HIV Testing Survey, 2002" (HIV/AIDS Special Surveillance Report, 2004, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/HIV%20Test%20Survey%202002.pdf
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National Institutes of Health News Release: "Enzyme Essential To Sperm Movement Provides Target for New Contraceptive Approach" (Nov. 15, 2004).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/nov2004/nichd-15.htm
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Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Characteristics of Primary Prescription and Over-the-Counter Treatment Admissions, 2002" (Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS), November 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k4/prescriptionTX/prescription.cfm
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National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Trends in Educational Equity of Girls & Women: 2004" (NCES 2005016, November 2004, .pdf format, 109p.).

Abstract:

This statistical report assembles a series of indicators that examine the extent to which males and females have access to the same educational opportunities, avail themselves equally of these opportunities, perform at similar levels throughout schooling, succeed at similar rates, and reap the same benefits from their educational experiences. This report serves as an update of an earlier publication, Trends in Educational Equity of Girls & Women (NCES 2000-030-http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2000030), which was prepared for Congress in 2000.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005016

B. "Children Born in 2001: First Results from the Base Year of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B)," by Kristin Denton Flanagan and Jerry West (NCES 2005036, November 2004, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

This E.D. TAB provides descriptive information about children born in the United States in 2001. It presents information on certain child and family characteristics, on children's mental and physical skills, on children's first experiences in child care, and on the fathers of these children. The report profiles data from a nationally representative sample of children at about 9 months of age both overall, and for various subgroups (i.e., male and female, children from different racial/ethnic groups, and children living in different types of families).

http://www.nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005036

C. "Staff in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2002, and Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty, 2002-03," by Laura G. Knapp (NCES 2005167, October 2004, .pdf format, 59p.).

Abstract:

This report presents information from the Winter 2002-03 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) web-based data collection. Tabulations represent data requested from all postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal student financial aid programs. The tables in this publication include data on the number of staff employed in Title IV postsecondary institutions in fall 2002 by primary occupational activity, length of contract/teaching period, employment status, salary class interval, faculty and tenure status, academic rank, race/ethnicity, and gender. Also included are tables on the number of full-time instructional faculty employed in Title IV postsecondary institutions in 2002-03 by length of contract/teaching period, academic rank, gender, and average salaries.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005167
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Congressional Budget Office Report: "What Is Happening to Youth Employment Rates?" (November 18, 2004, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.cbo.gov/showdoc.cfm?index=6017&sequence=0&from=7

Click on the PDF tag at the top right side of the page for link to full text.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: "International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs for Production Workers in Manufacturing, 2003" (Nov. 18, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ichcc.toc.htm
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Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: _Cityscape_ (Vol. 7, No. 1, 2004, .pdf format). "_Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research_ strives to share HUD-funded and other research on housing and urban policy issues with scholars, government officials, and others involved in setting policy and determining the direction of future research.

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

Click on "Current Issue".
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Federal Bureau of Investigation Report: "Hate Crime Statistics, 2003" (November 2004, .pdf format, 166p.). "Each year's edition of Hate Crime Statistics presents data regarding incidents, offenses, victims, and offenders in reported crimes that were motivated in whole or in part by a bias against the victim's perceived race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability."

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm

Scroll to "Hate Crime Statistics" and click on "2003" for link to full text.
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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports:

A. "Household Food Security in the United States, 2003," by Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, and Steven Carlson (Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. FANRR42, October 2004, .pdf format, 69p.).

Abstract:

Eighty-nine percent of American households were food secure throughout the entire year in 2003, meaning that they had access, at all times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. The remaining households were food insecure at least some time during that year. The prevalence of food insecurity, 11.2 percent of households, was not statistically different from the 11.1 percent observed in 2002. The prevalence of food insecurity with hunger was unchanged at 3.5 percent. This report, based on data from the December 2003 food security survey, provides the most recent statistics on the food security of U.S. households, as well as on how much they spent for food and the extent to which food-insecure households participated in Federal and community food assistance programs.

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/fanrr42/

B. "Food Stamp Certification Periods and Payment Accuracy: State Experience During 1997-2001," by Gregory Mills, Don Laliberty, and Christopher Rodger (E-FAN No. 04012, November 2004, .pdf format 71p.).

Abstract:

Quality control (QC) reviews of Food Stamp Program (FSP) cases show that error rates across States range from less than 5 percent to more than 25 percent when both overpayment and underpayment error are combined. This study uses QC data for 1997-2001 and a Markov probability framework to characterize year-to-year national and State error rates into variations due to errors occurring with first-month cases (those approved at initial certification); ongoing cases (those subject to the interim action process); and expiring cases (those subject to the recertification process). This information can be used in planning corrective actions by focusing attention on phases of the administrative process that are more responsible for errors. This study also explores the effect on payment accuracy and FSP participation of more frequent recertification of food stamp cases. A motivating concern is that the use of short certification periods (3 months or less) as a strategy to reduce case error may unintentionally reduce program participation.

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/efan04012/
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World Health Organization Reports:

A. "Priority Medicines for Europe and the World" (2004, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 134p.). Note: The report is linked to from a WHO news release: "Landmark report could influence the future of medicines in Europe and the world" (Nov. 18, 2004).

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2004/pr83/en/

Click on "Priority Medicines for Europe and the World" at the bottom of the news release for link to full text.

B. "Great Expectations" Update: WHO's "Great Expectations" website (discussed in CDERR #51, Sep. 27, 2004 (http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/library/cderr/cderr51.htm) has been updated to include the story of the women at 7 months pregnant.

http://www.who.int/features/2004/great_expectations/en/
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United Nations Population Division Seminar: "Seminar on the Relevance of Population Aspects for the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals," a seminar held in New York, New York, Nov. 17-19, 2004). "To provide input for a report to the Commission on Population and Development on the contribution of the Implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), in all its aspects, to the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the United Nations Millennium Declaration." Under "CONTRIBUTED PAPERS" there are links to 18 reports (.pdf format) relevant to the Seminar topic.

http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/POPaspects/PopAspects.htm
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Organisation of Economic Development and Co-operation Conference Reports: "OECD World Forum on Key Indicators," a conference held in Palermo, Italy, Nov. 10-13, 2004, Microsoft PowerPoint and/or Word format).

http://www.oecd.org/document/50/0,2340,en_21571361_31834434_33791602_1_1_1_1,00.html

Click on "Programme" on the left side or near the bottom of the page to link to workshop abstracts and/or papers and/or slide presentations.
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Pan American Health Organization News Release: "New Study Shows Diabetes Higher on U.S.-Mexico Border" (Nov. 18, 2004).

http://www.paho.org/English/DD/PIN/pr041118a.htm
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Key National Indicators of Children's Health, Development and Wellbeing" (AIHW Bulletin No. 20, November 2004, .pdf format, 15p.).

Abstract:

Monitoring the progress of Australia's children is central to the National Agenda for Early Childhood (Department of Family and Community Services, 2004). The AIHW has been monitoring the health, development and wellbeing of Australia's children since 1996 with funding from the Department of Health and Ageing. To date the Institute has produced four comprehensive national reports in this area-Australia's Children (published in 1998 and 2002) and Australia's Young People (published in 1999 and 2003). In keeping in line with a new emphasis on a whole of government cross-sectoral approach to childhood policy, the AIHW has broadened its reporting framework in this area to encompass a wider set on influences on childhood development. This work has been guided by an Advisory Committee comprising key experts and jurisdictional representatives, the Australian Government Task force on Child Development, and the Australian Council for Children and Parenting. This bulletin provides an overview of the key indicators to be published in A Picture of Australia's Children 2005, as part of a national program of indicator development, data collection and regular reporting.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10070
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Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute Canadien d'Information Sur la Sante Report: "The Evolving Role of Canada's Family Physicians, 1992 - 2001," by Joshua Tepper (2004, .pdf format, 92p.). Note: CIHI requires free registration before providing content. Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

Absract:

This new report, based on CIHI's National Physician Database, looks at how family doctors billing practices have changed over the 10-year period, 1992 - 2001. It also describes how the family practice environment has changed, including medical training trends, regulatory and policy developments as well as societal changes. The report provides national level results for a broadly-defined range of health care services, including office and hospital inpatient visits, mental health care, basic procedures (such as suturing and joint injection/aspiration), advanced procedures (like setting broken bones and intensive care/resuscitation), surgical services (such as appendectomies and tonsillectomies), anesthesia services, obstetrical care and assisting in the operating room. Data trends are examined across geographic (urban/rural) settings as well as for physician age and gender groups.

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_337_E&cw_topic=337&cw_rel=AR_1171_E

Click on "Download full report (PDF)" at at he bottom of the page for full text.
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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Weighting Procedures for the 2002 NSAF (National Survey of America's Families)," by Jeffrey S. Passel (2002 NSAF Methodology Series No. 3, November 2004, .pdf format, 133p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=900758

B. "Bush Administration Tax Policy: Starving the Beast," by William G. Gale, and Peter Orszag (Tax Notes, Nov. 15, 2004, .pdf format, p. 999-1002).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1000705

C. "Foster Care Adoption in the United States: A State-by-State Analysis of Barriers & Promising Approaches," by Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, Cynthia Andrews Scarcella, Erica H. Zielewski, and Rob Geen (November 2004, .pdf format, 122p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411108
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Kaiser Family Foundation Survey, Reports:

A. "National Survey on Consumers' Experiences With Patient Safety and Quality Information" (November 2004, summary and chartpack, .pdf format, 53p., toplines, .pdf format, 24p.). "This survey assesses Americans' perceptions about the quality of health care, their awareness and reported usage of information in making their health care choices, and their experiences with their health care providers five years after the Institute of Medicine's landmark report on medical errors. The Kaiser Family Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Harvard School of Public Health collaborated on the survey."

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/pomr111704pkg.cfm

B. "Covering New Americans: A Review of Federal and State Policies Related to Immigrants' Eligibility and Access to Publicly Funded Health Insurance," by Shawn Fremstad and Laura Cox (November 2004, .pdf format, 32p.). "This brief provides an overview of health coverage challenges facing immigrants, the federal rules regarding immigrants' eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP, and state efforts to provide replacement coverage for immigrants who are ineligible for Medicaid and SCHIP."

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7214.cfm

Factsheet: "Health Coverage for Immigrants" (November 2004, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/7215.cfm
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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. 47, Nov. 22, 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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NLS Bibliography Updates: Note: These citations, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at: Note: Where available, direct links to full text have been provided. These references represent updated citations from Nov. 15 - Nov 19, 2004.

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/

HAO, LINGXIN
ASTONE, NAN M.
CHERLIN, ANDREW J.
Adolescents' Formal Employment and School Enrollment: Effects of State Welfare Policies
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 23,4 (Fall 2004): 697-721. See also:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/109599732/PDFSTART
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 4770
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

MOTT, FRANK L.
The Utility of the HOME-SF Scale for Child Development Research in a Large National Longitudinal Survey: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Cohort
Parenting: Science and Practice 4, 2-3 (April-September 2004): 259-270
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 4774
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

LINVER, MIRIAM R.
BROOKS-GUNN, JEANNE
CABRERA, NATASHA
The Home Observatin for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) Inventory: The Derivation of Conceptually Designed Subscales
Parenting: Science and Practice 4, 2-3 (April-September 2004): 99-114
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 4775
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

FULIGNI, ALLISON SIDLE
HAN, WEN-JUI
BROOKS-GUNN, JEANNE
The Infant-Toddler HOME in the 2nd and 3rd Years of Life
Parenting: Science and Practice 4, 2-3 (April-September 2004): 139-159
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 4776
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

LEVENTHAL, TAMA
MARTIN, ANNE
BROOKS-GUNN, JEANNE
The EC-HOME Across Five National Data Sets in the 3rd to 5th Year of Life
Parenting: Science and Practice 4, 2-3 (April-September 2004): 161-188
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 4777
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

HAN, WEN-JUI
LEVENTHAL, TAMA
LINVER, MIRIAM R.
The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) in Middle Childhood: A Study of Three Large-Scale Data Sets
Parenting: Science and Practice 4, 2-3 (April-September 2004): 189-210
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 4778
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

SIAHAAN, FREDDY
The Effects of Alcohol Use on Teenager and Young Adult Sexual Behaviors
Working Paper, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, October
2004. Also, http://web.gc.cuny.edu/economics/SeminarPapers/october12.doc
Cohort(s): NLSY79 Young Adult, NLSY97
ID Number: 4779
Publisher: Author

MAC, CHI TINH
Essays in public policy issues
Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia University, 2004
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4780
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, now Bell and Howell Information and
Learning

PELTOLA, PIA KRISTIINA
Mothers' Level of Attachment to the Labor Market Following the Birth of a
Second Child
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland - College Park, 2004.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4781
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, now Bell and Howell Information and Learning

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WORKING PAPERS:

National Center for Education Statistics: "1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03) Field Test Methodology Report," by J. Wine, M. Cominole, S. Carwile, J. Franklin, L. Carley-Baxter, and S. Wheeless (NCES 200402, November 2004, .pdf format, 318p.).

Abstract:

This report describes the methodology and findings of the B&B:93/03 field test interview, conducted in the spring and early summer of 2002, with 1991-92 bachelor's degree recipients. This is the third and final follow-up interview with this cohort.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=200402
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Center for Economic Studies (CES) and the Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [University of Munich, Germany]: "Teacher Quality and Incentives: Theoretical and Empirical Effects of Standards on Teacher Quality," by Hendrik Juerges, Wolfram F. Richeter and Kerstin Schneider (Working Paper 1296, October 2004, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

Applying the theory of yardstick competition to the schooling system, we show that it is optimal to have central tests of student achievement and to engage in benchmarking because it raises the quality of teaching. This is true even if teachers' pay (defined in monetary terms) is not performance related. If teachers value reputation, and if teaching output is measured so that it becomes comparable, teachers will increase their effort. The theory is tested using the German PISA-E data. Our estimates suggest that, despite the flat career profile of German teachers, the quality of teaching tends to be higher in federal states with central exams.

http://www.cesifo.de/~DocCIDL/1296.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 "advanced search"
C. Type in your publication name and click "Exact title" radio button
D. Under "Show", click the "fax/ariel" radio button.
E. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

Social Forces (Vol. 83, No. 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.

Social Science Journal (Vol. 41, No. 4, 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.

Social Science Quarterly (Vol. 85, No. 4, 2004). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.
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Other Journals

Journal of Social Work (Vol. 4, No. 3, December 2004).

http://jsw.sagepub.com/archive/

Click on "December 2004" for table of contents.

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CONFERENCES:

IASSIST/IFDO 2005 Call for Papers: "This is first call for papers for the annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST), being held in May 2005 in collaboration with the International Federation of Data Organisations (IFDO). Proposals for papers, sessions and poster/demonstrations should be submitted by 10th January 2005." For more information see:

http://datalib.ed.ac.uk/iassist/papers.shtml

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

National Institutes of Health: "Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research" (PA-05-015, Nov. 19, 2004). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-05-015.html

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DATA:

Centers for Disease Control: "United States Cancer Statistics: 2001 Incidence and Mortality" (November 2004).

http://surveillance.cancer.gov/joint_report.html

Click on "US Cancer Statistics: 2001 Incidence and Mortality" for link to data extractor.

CDC news release:

http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/r041119.htm
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Census Bureau: "Computer and Internet Use in the United States: September 2001 (PPL-175)--Detailed Tables (November 2004, .pdf, Microsoft Excel, and comma separated value [.csv] format):

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/computer/ppl-175.html
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National Center for Education Statistics: "ECLS-B 9-Month Restricted-Use Data File and Electronic Code Book" (NCES 2004093, November 2004). "This CD-ROM contains an electronic code book (ECB), a restricted-use child-level data file, and survey and ECB documentation for the base year of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B). Data from the ECLS-B child assessments, parent interviews, father questionnaires, and birth certificates are included." Note: Researchers must complete a restricted data license from NCES before receiving access to the data. Relevant links are available at the site.

http://www.nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2004093
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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "HC-067A: 2002 Prescribed Medicines File" (US Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, November 2004, data in ASCII text (.zip and .exe compressed format) and SAS transport format (.zip and .exe compressed format), documentation in .pdf, HTML, and ASP format, with SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=172
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UK Data Archive [University of Essex, Colchester]: Note: There may be restrictions and costs associated with UK Data Archive data. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/orderingData/introduction.asp

Expenditure and Food Survey, 2002-2003 (#5003):

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/search/indexSearch.asp?ct=xmlSn&q1=5003

Quality of Home Experience for Homeworkers, 2002 (#5028)

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/search/indexSearch.asp?ct=xmlSn&q1=5028

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaisernetwork Issue Spotlights: The Kaiser Family Foundation has added an "Issue Spotlight" page to its website. "Issue Spotlights provide Kaiser Daily Report news summaries, webcasts and published resources to keep you up-to-date on today's key health policy issues. Check back for updates and new Issue Spotlights in the upcoming months."

http://www.kaisernetwork.org/static/spotlight_gateway.cfm

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Jack Solock
Data Librarian--Center for Demography and Ecology
4470 Social Science University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
jsolock@ssc.wisc.edu