Current Demographic Research Report #61, December 6, 2004.

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Index to this issue:

REPORTS, ARTICLES, COMPENDIUMS

Census Bureau Report, Compendium
National Center for Health Statistics Chartbook, Lecture
Centers for Disease Control Periodical Articles, Surveillance Report
Institute of Medicine Monographs
National Institute on Aging News Release
National Center for Education Statistics Report
Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodicals
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Various
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Reports
World Health Organization Periodical, Feature
World Bank Findings
International Monetary Fund Periodical
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports
_Demographic Research_ Article
Population Reference Bureau Articles, Reports
Joseph Rountree Foundation Findings
Global Health Trust Report
Human Rights Watch Report
Kaiser Family Foundation Health Poll Report, Reports
Panel Study of Income Development Child Development Supplement Report
Medical Expenditure Panel Study Statistical Brief
_New England Journal of Medicine_, Various
Roper Center Public Opinion Matters
Info Health Pop. Reporter
National Survey of Families and Households Bibliography Update
Carolina Population Center Nan Rong Project Bibliography Update

WORKING PAPERS

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology
Princeton University Center for Research on Child Wellbeing
Urban Institute
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Ingenta
Other Journals

CONFERENCES

Harvard School of Public Health
Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Supplement

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

US House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform Minority Staff
Special Investigations Division Report

DATA

Census Bureau
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1979)
National Center for Education Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Carolina Population Center
Luxembourg Income Study

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REPORTS, ARTICLES, NEWS RELEASES, COMPENDIUMS

Census Bureau Report, Compendium:

A. "America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2003," by Jason Fields (Population Characteristics P20-553, November 2004, .pdf format, 20p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "'Stay-at-Home' Parents Top 5 Million, Census Bureau Reports" (CB04-230, Nov. 30, 2004).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/families_households/003118.html

Click on "America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2003" for link to full text.

B. _County Business Patterns, 2002_ (November 2004). Reports are available for the US and all states from 1993 - 2002). "This annual series includes a separate report for each State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and a U.S. summary. The divisions of the economy covered are agricultural services, forestry, and fisheries; mining; contract construction; manufacturing; transportation and other public utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and services."

http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/cbptotal.html
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National Center for Health Statistics Chartbook, Lecture:

A. _Health, United States, 2004_ (December 2004, .pdf format, 498p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format and figures in Microsoft PowerPoint format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm

Direct access to Excel tables:

ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Publications/Health_US/hus04tables/

B. "Bridging the Gap: Moving to the 1997 Standards for Collecting Data on Race and Ethnicity," by Jennifer Madans (November 2004, slides in .pdf format, 55p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/hansen_final1.pdf
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Centers for Disease Control Periodical Articles, Surveillance Report:

A. "Diagnoses of HIV/AIDS --- 32 States, 2000--2003" (_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, Vol. 53, No. 47, Dec. 3, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1106-1110).

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5347a3.htm

B. "Number of Persons Tested for HIV --- United States, 2002" (_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, Vol. 53, No. 47, Dec. 3, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1110-1113).

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5347a4.htm

.pdf for both articles:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5347.pdf

C. "Cases of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States, 2003" (HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report Vol. 15, December 2004, .pdf format, 46p.). "HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report contains tabular and graphic information about U.S. AIDS and HIV case reports, including data by state, metropolitan statistical area, mode of exposure to HIV, sex, race/ethnicity, age group, vital status, and case definition category." Note: On the last page of the report, there are Internet addresses for HIV/AIDS surveillance information on all states, the District of Columbia, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/hasrlink.htm
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Institute of Medicine Monographs:

A. _The Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Are We Ready? Workshop Summary_, edited by "Stacey L. Knobler, Alison Mack, Adel Mahmoud, and Stanley M. Lemon (National Academies Press, 2004, OpenBook format, 298p.). Note: Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11150.html

B. _Scaling Up Treatment for the Global AIDS Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities_, edited by James Curran, Haile Debas, Monisha Arya, Patrick Kelley, Stacey Knobler, and Leslie Pray (Committee on Examining the Probable Consequences of Alternative Patterns of Widespread Antiretroviral Drug Use in Resource-Constrained Settings, National Academies Press, 2004, OpenBook format, 344p.). Note: Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11043.html
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National Institute on Aging News Release: "How Are We Doing? Researchers Aim to Measure National Well Being" (Dec. 2, 2004).

http://www.nia.nih.gov/NewsAndEvents/PressReleases/ResearchersAimNationalWellBeing.htm
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National Center for Education Statistics Report: "National Institute of Statistical Sciences/Education Statistics Services Institute Task Force on Graduation, Completion, and Dropout Indicators" (NCES 2005105, November 2004, .pdf format, 117p.).

Abstract:

In October 2003, NCES asked the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) and the Education Statistics Services Institute (ESSI) to convene a task force of measurement and policy experts to examine current high school graduation, completion, and dropout indicators (GCD) and recommend improvements in the measures. The task force was asked to consider these issues both in terms of developing indicators for reporting measures of schools and school systems and for broader measures of community-level needs. The recommendations included in the report are: 1. The task force provided specifications for indicators for several rates, including -- an on-time graduation rate, a completion rate, a transfer rate, and a dropout rate. These rates require data that follow individual students throughout their high school careers (cohort data); they also all include the ability to adjust for established acceptable exclusions (for example, a student that is documented as a transfer out of a school would be removed from the rates for that school). 2. The task force also recommended that NCES take the lead in working with states to develop the student record systems they require to produce these recommended rates. 3. The task force also recommended that NCES take the lead in coordinating the collection and reporting efforts to help ensure comparability across schools, school districts, and states. This function would include working with states to audit data to assure that the data are recorded properly. 4. In the interest of promoting one unified set of graduation rates, the task force recommended against the interim use of any type of alternative on-time graduation rate indicators. 5. The task force encouraged NCES to continue producing population-based estimates designed for purposes other than evaluating schools or school systems, emphasizing studying the quality of data used to compile the indicators. 6. The task force encouraged NCES to conduct more frequent longitudinal studies following students through high school and into adulthood, including data to better study high school graduates, completers, and dropouts.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005105
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Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodicals:

A. _U.S. Housing Market Conditions_ (Third Quarter, 2004, .pdf format and Microsoft Word format). "_U.S. Housing Market Conditions_, published quarterly, is a compilation of statistical data and written reports. Tabular data indicate market conditions on the national level and are presented for each quarter. Historical data are also presented in summary tables. Overviews of economic and housing market trends are presented for ten geographical regions, the report for each of which includes a profile on a selected housing market. Each issue includes a summary of the overall trends in national housing and a topical piece that describes a particular, noteworthy aspect of housing activity."

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

Click on "Current Issue".

B. _ResearchWorks_ (Vol. 1, No. 8, October 2004, .pdf format). "The theme for this issue is affordable housing in rural and nonmetro areas."

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

Click on "Current Issue."
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Bureau of Labor Statistics News Releases, Reports, Periodical, Announcement:

A. "Labor Force Characteristics of Foreign - born Workers in 2003" (Dec. 1, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/forbrn.toc.htm

B. "Consumer Expenditures in 2003" (Nov. 30, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cesan.toc.htm

C. "Employment from the BLS household and payroll surveys: summary of recent trends" (December 2004, .pdf format, 13p.).

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

D. "Time of Lost-Workday Injuries and Illnesses, 2002 -- First Results Announced by BLS" (December 2004, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/osh/os/osnr0020.pdf

E. "Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003" (Bulletin 2567, September 2004, .pdf format, 235p.).

http://www.bls.gov/oes/oes_pub_2003_m.htm

F: _Monthly Labor Review_ (Vol. 127, No. 11, November 2004, .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next _MLR_ is released, this one, along with all others back to 1983, will be available at:

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/archive.htm

G. "Discontinuation of Women Workers Employment Series and Other Planned Changes to the Current Employment Statistics Survey" (Dec. 3, 2004).

http://www.bls.gov/ces/cesww.htm
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United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Reports:

A. _Environment and Morality: Confronting Environmental Racism in the United States_, by Robert Bullard (Identities, Conflict and Cohesion Programme Paper Number 8 October 2004, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/search/543B2B250E64745280256B6D005788F7?OpenDocument&cntxt=8F9E9&cookielang=en#top

Click on "Open PDF" or submit your email address on the top right side of the page for full text.

B. "The Developmental Welfare State in Scandinavia: Lessons to the Developing World," by Stein Kuhnle and Sven E. O. Hort (Social Policy and Development Paper No. 17, .pdf and javadoc format, 27p.).

http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/search/9C6E3A3338E09652C1256D8100457272?OpenDocument&cntxt=95C25&cookielang=en#top

Click on "View this Publication" for javadoc format, on "Open PDF" for pdf format, or submit your email address for full text. These links are at the top right side of the page.
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World Health Organization Periodical, Feature:

A. _Bulletin of the World Health Organization_ (Vol. 82, No. 12, December 2004, .pdf format).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/en/

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next _Bulletin_ is released, this one, along with all others going back to 1947, will be available at:

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/en/

B. "Women and AIDS: have you heard us today?" (December 2004).

http://www.who.int/features/2004/aids/en/
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World Bank Findings: "Population and Family Planning: Lessons from Malawi" (Global Practice Infobrief No. 107, HTML and .pdf format 3p.).

HTML:

http://www.worldbank.org/afr/findings/infobeng/infob107.htm

.pdf:

http://www.worldbank.org/afr/findings/infobeng/infob107.pdf
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International Monetary Fund Periodical: _Finance & Development_ (December 2004, .pdf format).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/fda.htm
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "Relationship Between Overweight, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease" (Cardiovascular Disease Series No. 23, December 2004, .pdf format, 78p.). "The Relationship Between Overweight, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease presents the latest evidence linking excess body weight with cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure and their associated risk factors. Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the National Heart Foundation of Australia, this report is a valuable resource for the broader community as well as policy makers, health professionals and researchers interested in cardiovascular health."

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10078

B. "Reported Injury Mortality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Australia, 1997-2000" (Injury Technical Paper Series No. 4., Flinders University, December 2004, .pdf format, 100p.). "Results from an exploratory analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mortality data are presented in this technical report. This report, based on available recorded data, is intended to inform and enhance future statistical reports. Due to differences between the States and Territories in the quality of death and population data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the approach adopted for this report is to report data for two regions. Jurisdictions in which ascertainment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status is thought to be relatively good (Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory) are called Region A in the report. Ascertainment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status is probably more complete in deaths data for Region A then for Region B (New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania)."

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10076

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

C. "General Practice Activity in Australia 2003-04," by Helena Britt, Graeme C Miller, Stephanie Knox, Janice Charles, Lisa Valenti, Ying Pan, Joan Henderson, Clare Bayram, Julie O~RHalloran, and Anthea Ng (General Practice Series No. 16., December 2004, .pdf format, 198p.). "This publication is the 16th in the General Practice Series produced by the General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, a Collaborating Unit of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the University of Sydney. It reports the results of the sixth year of the BEACH program, April 2003 to March 2004. Data reported by 1,000 general practitioners on 100,000 GP-patient encounters are used to describe aspects of general practice in Australia: the general practitioners and their patients; the problems managed and the treatments provided. Information is also reported on body weight to height ratio, smoking status and alcohol use of a subsample of patients. Changes in relative rates of selected problems and management techniques between 1999-00 and 2003-04 are also investigated"

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10079
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_Demographic Research_ Article: Note: _DR_ is "a free, expedited, peer-reviewed journal of the population sciences published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research." "Estimating time-varying sex-age-specific o/e rates of marital status transitions in family household projection or simulation," by Yi Zeng, Eric Stallard, and Zhenglian Wang (Vol. 11, Art. 10, December 2004, .pdf format, p. 263-304).

Abstract:

This article presents a procedure for estimating time-varying sex-age-specific occurrence/exposure (o/e) rates of marital status transitions to ensure that the projected life course propensities of marriage/union formation and dissolution are achieved consistently in the one-sex family status life table model. Procedures for estimating time-varying sex-age-specific marital status transition o/e rates that are consistent with the two-sex constraints and projected summary measures of marriage/union formation and dissolution in the future years in the two-sex family household projection model is proposed. The procedures proposed in this article are practically useful and can be applied in both macro and micro models for family household projections or simulations that need time-varying sex-age-specific o/e rates of marital status transitions.

http://www.demographic-research.org/

Click on "Enter".
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Population Reference Bureau Articles, Reports:

A. "World AIDS Day 2004: The Vulnerability of Women and Girls," by Robert Lalasz (November 2004).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=//Content/ContentGroups/04_Articles/World_AIDS_Day_2004__The_Vulnerability_of_Women_and_Girls.htm

B. "In Asia, Doing the Right Thing to Beat the AIDS Pandemic," by Karen Stanecki (December 2004).

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

C. "Women, Men, and Work," by Liana Sayer, Lynne Casper, and Philip Cohen (October 2004).

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

D. "Gender Inequality at Work," by David A. Cotter, Joan M. Hermsen, and Reeve Vanneman (November 2004).

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

E. "Immigration and a Changing America," by Mary M. Kritz and Douglas T. Gurak (November 2004).

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

F. "An Overview of Disability in America," by Vicki A. Freedman, Linda G. Martin, and Robert F. Schoeni (October 2004).

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

G. "Study Finds U.S. Manufactured-Home Owners Face 'Quasi-Homelessness'," by Paola Scommegna (October 2004).

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

H. "Rural Indian Women Face Heightened Cervical Cancer Risks," by Ranjita Biswas (November 2004).

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

I. "In Harm's Way: Hurricanes, Population Trends, and Environmental Change," by Roger-Mark De Souza (October 2004).

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

J. "The Unfinished Agenda:Meeting the Need For Family Planning in Less Developed Countries" (PRB Policy Brief, November 2004, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.prb.org/pdf04/UnfinishedAgenda.pdf

K. "Breaking New Ground in the Philippines: Opportunities to Improve Human and Environmental Well-being" (PRB Making the Link, November 2004, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.prb.org/pdf04/BreakingNewGround.pdf
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Joseph Rountree Foundation Findings: "Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2004," by Guy Palmer, Jane Carr and Peter Kenway (December 2004, .pdf format, 72p.). The report, along with many graphic indicators, and a report for Scotland (.pdf format 112p, by the same authors) can be found at:

http://www.poverty.org.uk/intro/index.htm

More on Joseph Rountree foundation:

http://www.jrf.org.uk/
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Global Health Trust Report: "Human Resources for Health: Overcoming the crisis" (Joint Learning Initiative, November 2004, .pdf format, p.). "n this analysis of the global workforce, the Joint Learning Initiative (JLI)--a consortium of more than 100 health leaders--proposes that mobilisation and strengthening of human resources for health, neglected yet critical, is central to combating health crises in some of the world's poorest countries and for building sustainable health systems in all countries. Nearly all countries are challenged by worker shortage, skill mix imbalance, maldistribution, negative work environment, and weak knowledge base. Especially in the poorest countries, the workforce is under assault by HIV/AIDS, out-migration, and inadequate investment. Effective country strategies should be backed by international reinforcement. Ultimately, the crisis in human resources is a shared problem requiring shared responsibility for cooperative action. Alliances for action are recommended to strengthen the performance of all existing actors while expanding space and energy for fresh actors."

http://www.globalhealthtrust.org/Report.html
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Human Rights Watch Report: "Divorced from Justice: Women's Unequal Access to Divorce in Egypt (Vol. 16, No. 8, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 68p.).

http://hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt1204/
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Kaiser Family Foundation Health Poll Report, Reports:

A. "The Kaiser Health Poll Report is a bimonthly report designed to provide key tracking information on public opinion about health care topics to journalists, policymakers and the general public. Each Current Feature includes poll findings on a unique and timely topic, while the other sections track public opinion on some key broad questions over time." The latest (December 2004) Health Poll Report features "Public Opinion on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States."

http://www.kff.org/healthpollreport/dec_2004/

B. "Survey of Georgia Residents on HIV/AIDS: Summary and Chartpack" (November 2004, .pdf format, 28p.).

C. " Georgia's Minority Health and Health Disparities Report - Facing a Crisis" (November 2004, .pdf format, 6p.).

D. "HIV/AIDS Policy in Georgia" (KFF Factsheet, November 2004, .pdf format, 2p.).

E. HIV/AIDS in Georgia" (KFF Factsheet, November 2004, .pdf format, 2p.).

B. through E. above can all be accessed from:

http://www.kff.org/hivaids/pomr113004pkg.cfm
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Panel Study of Income Development Child Development Supplement Report: "Changing Times of American Youth," by F. Thomas Juster, Hiromi Ono and Frank P. Stafford (November 2004, .pdf format, 15p.). The report (along with accompanying time use tables) is linked to from a University of Michigan news release: "U.S. children and teens spend more time on academics" (Nov. 17, 2004).

http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Releases/2004/Nov04/r111704a

Click on "The complete report" or "Time-use tables" at the bottom of the news release for full text.
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Medical Expenditure Panel Study Statistical Brief: "Hypertension in America, 2002: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Ages 18 and Older," by William Carroll (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief #59, December 2004, .pdf format, 6p.)

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=643
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_New England Journal of Medicine_ Perspective Extracts, Sounding Board Extract:

A. "Avian Influenza--A Challenge to Global Health Care Structures," by Tran Tinh Hien, Menno de Jong, and Jeremy Farrar (Perspective, Vol. 351, No. 23, Dec. 2, 2004, p. 2363-2365).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/351/23/2363

B. "Rationing Influenza Vaccine," by Thomas H. Lee (Perspective, Vol. 351, No. 23, Dec. 2, 2004, p. 2365-2366).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/351/23/2365

C. "Running Like Water--The Omnipresence of Hepatitis E," by Suzanne U. Emerson and Robert H. Purcell (Perspective, Vol. 351, No. 23, Dec. 2, 2004, p. 2367-2368).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/351/23/2367

D. "The Fragility of the U.S. Vaccine Supply," by Frank A. Sloan, Stephen Berman, Sara Rosenbaum, Rosemary A. Chalk, and Robert B. Giffin (Sounding Board, Vol. 351, No. 23, Dec. 2, 2004, p. 2443-2447).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/351/23/2443
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Roper Center Public Opinion Matters: The latest issue of "Public Opinion Matters" (Roper Center, University of Connecticut), concerns "Public Opinion on Role of Government." Included are selected questions from Roper's 400,000 question iPOLL database, as well as links to selected relevant articles and Roper surveys.

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/cgi-bin/hsrun.exe/roperweb/pom/pom.htx;start=HS_special_topics?Topic=role_gov
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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. 49, Dec. 6, 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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National Survey of Families and Households Bibliography Update: The latest update to the bibliography includes:

Voydanoff, Patricia. 2004. "Implications of work and community resources and demands for marital quality." Community, Work & Family, 7, 311-325.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/nsfh/bib.htm
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Carolina Population Center Nan Rong Project Bibliography Update: The Nan Rong Project at CPC has added the latest items to its bibliography:

Rindfuss, R.R., S.J. Walsh, B.L. Turner II, E.F. Moran, and B. Entwisle. Forthcoming. "Linking Pixels and People." Chapter 22 in Land Changing Science: Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth's Surface. Garik Gutman, Tony Janetos, Chris Justice, Emilio Moran, John Mustard, Ronald R. Rindfuss, David Skole, and Billie Turner (eds.) Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Rindfuss, R.R., B.L. Turner II, B. Entwisle and S.J. Walsh. Forthcoming. "Land Cover/Use and Population." Chapter 20 in Land Changing Science: Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth's Surface. Garik Gutman, Tony Janetos, Chris Justice, Emilio Moran, John Mustard, Ronald R. Rindfuss, David Skole, and Billie Turner (eds.) Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Rindfuss, Ronald R., Aree Jampaklya, Barbara Entwisle, Yothin Sawangdee, Katherine Faust and Pramote Prasartkul. 2004. "The Collection and Analysis of Social Network Data in Nang Rong, Thailand." in Martina Morris (ed.) Network Epidemiology - A Handbook for Survey Design and Data Collection. Oxford University Press.

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/nangrong/pubs

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology: "Growth Curve Modeling: An Alternative Approach to Estimating Patterns of Population Change," by Katherine J. Curtis White and Jerald R. Herting (WP 2004-18, July 2004 .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

Working from the formal model of population growth, P[sub]t = P[sub0e[sup]rt, we use population change in the U.S. Great Plains between 1900 and 1930 to demonstrate the efficiency of an alternative approach to estimating population change, r: growth curve modeling (GCM). Through this method, the researcher treats processes of change as a trajectory rather than a series of panels, resulting in a more efficacious and parsimonious analysis. Three general aspects of population growth can be addressed through linear and non-linear GCM techniques, namely (1) establishing a mean growth rate that represents the general pattern of change across all units, (2) estimating the degree of local level variation around the average rate, and (3) analyzing the relative contribution of factors influencing this variation. Our findings reveal that the non-linear cubic model most appropriately suits the early years of development on the Great Plains, indicating that the rate of population change varied over the period with rapid growth at the outset followed by a decreasing rate of growth in the middle decade and an accelerating rate during the later portion. In addition, we observed considerable variation around the average growth rate, and attribute much of this to county settlement date, urban proximity, and economic base, each to a varying extent across the different models.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2004-18.pdf
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Princeton [New Jersey] University Center for Research on Child Wellbeing: "Complex Families: Documenting the Prevalence and Correlates of Multi-Partnered Fertility in the United States," by Marcia Carlson and Frank Furstenberg, Jr. (Working Paper 2003-14-FF, November 2004, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

Recent trends in marriage and fertility have led to a growing number of adults having children by more than one partner, a phenomenon which we refer to as "multi-partnered fertility." In this paper, we use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine the prevalence and correlates of multi-partnered fertility among parents of a recent birth cohort (N=4,300). We find that parents who are unmarried at the time of a child's birth are much more likely to have had a previous child by another partner than parents who are married. Race/ethnicity is strong associated with multi-partnered fertility for both parents, as is mothers' young age at first birth for mothers, and fathers' having been previously incarcerated.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP03-14-FF-Carlson_R.pdf
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Urban Institute: "Variation and Trends in the Duration of Uninsurance," by Stephen Zuckerman and Jennifer M. Haley (Assessing the New Federalism Discussion Paper No. 04-10. November 2004, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311112
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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Language Skills and Immigrant Adjustment: What Immigration Policy Can Do!" by Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller (Discussion Paper No. 1419, December 2004, .pdf format, 61p.).

Abstract:

This study provides an account of the dynamics of the dominant language adjustment process among immigrants in Australia using the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia, which comprises two cohorts of immigrants that arrived in Australia around five years apart. There are two special features of these data that provide the framework for analysis. First, the visa class under which the immigrants entered Australia is known from administrative records. Second, between the two surveys, some visa classes, but not others, were affected by changes in government policy relating to the role of English language skills in immigrant selection. A difference between differences approach is used to isolate the impacts of these policy changes, and thus enable an assessment of what immigrant selection policy can do in this area. It is found that visa category, educational attainment and age at migration impact on immigrant's language skills. The increased English Proficiency requirement for the Independent and Skilled-Australian Sponsored categories appears to have been successful in raising the English language proficiency of these immigrants.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1419.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.

Journal of Social Issues (Vol. 60, No. 4, 2004).
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Other Journals

AIDS (Vol. 18, No. 17, Nov. 19, 2004).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200411190-00000.htm

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Vol. 597, No. 1, January 2005).

http://ann.sagepub.com/content/vol597/issue1/?etoc

Journal of Family History (Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2005).

http://jfh.sagepub.com/content/vol30/issue1/?etoc

Sociological Theory (Vol. 22, No. 4, December 2004).

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/rd.asp?goto=journal&code=soth

Sociology (Vol. 38, No. 5, December 2004).

http://soc.sagepub.com/content/vol38/issue5/?etoc

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CONFERENCES:

Harvard School of Public Health: "Health Disparities and the Body Politic," three symposia to be held Mar. 3, Apr. 14, and May 5, 2005. "To explore the role that governments and engaged communities can play in reducing and rectifying social inequities in health worldwide, the Harvard School of Public Health is hosting a three-part symposium series. Thursday, March 3, 2:00 pm -- 5:00 pm, Harvard Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston "Spreading the Health: Government's Role in Addressing Health Disparities." Thursday, April 14, 2:00 pm -- 5:00 pm, Harvard Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston. "Investigating Health Disparities: New Agendas for National Health Research Institutes" Thursday, May 5, 2:00 -- 5:00 pm, Harvard Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston "Making Disparities Count: >From Government Statistics Systems to Action". Each symposium will be webcast live and will then be archived. For more information see:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/disparities/
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Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Supplement: "A research symposium entitled 'Time Use in the Multiple Context of Children's Lives' will highlight research from the recently released Child Development Supplement, Wave II at the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The session is planned for Friday, April 8, 2005, 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM. CDS will additionally be hosting an exhibit at SRCD April 6-9, 2005." For more information see:

http://www.srcd.org/

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform Minority Staff Special Investigations Division Report: "The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education Programs" (December 2004, .pdf format, 22p.). "A report released by Rep. Waxman shows that many federally funded abstinence-only education programs use curricula that distort information about the effectiveness of contraceptives, misrepresent the risks of abortion, blur religion and science, treat stereotypes about girls and boys as scientific fact, and contain basic scientific errors."

http://www.democrats.reform.house.gov/Documents/20041201102153-50247.pdf

Press Release (Dec. 3, 2004, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.democrats.reform.house.gov/Documents/20041201095458-38938.pdf

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DATA:

Census Bureau:

A. "In December 2004, the SAIPE (Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates) program released poverty and income estimates for both income years 2001 and 2002, accelerating the release of estimates by one year. The new tables can be accessed interactively at:

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/release.html

or in flat ASCII format (with ASCII documentation) by clicking on the "Download" tab of either the School District, County, or State estimates.

B. "Nonemployer Statistics: 2002" (November 2004, HTML, .pdf, and comma-delimited format). The data is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Number of Small Businesses Continues to Grow; Nevada and Georgia Lead the Way" (CB04-228, Nov. 30, 2004).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/economic_surveys/003102.html
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National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1979): The Center for Human Resource Research at the Ohio State University has made "NLSY79 Child/Young Adult 1979-2002 Data Release R11.4 (DCYA-R11-4) available for download (compressed [.zip] or uncompressed format). Users will need NLS Database Investigator software to work with the data. Both the software and data can be obtained at:

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

Click on "here" at the end of "To update NLS Database Investigator software, click here" for software.

Scroll to or "find in page" "DCYA-R11-4" (without the quotes) for data.
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National Center for Education Statistics: "Longitudinal School District Fiscal-Nonfiscal File, Fiscal Years 1990 to 2000" (NCES 2005863, November 2004, .zip compressed SAS format, with documentation in .pdf format).

Abstract:

This documentation describes the creation of The NCES Longitudinal School District Fiscal-Nonfiscal (FNF) Database. The new database contains fiscal and nonfiscal district data for each year from 1989-90 to 1999-2000, for the universe of regular public elementary and secondary school districts. The database is available in two forms. The primary longitudinal Fiscal-Nonfiscal (FNF) file in the database contains a separate record for each regular school district that was open some years in the 1990s. The other longitudinal file, the Unified Fiscal-Nonfiscal file (UFNF), combines data from separate elementary districts with the secondary districts they feed, so that each record contains data for a Unified K-12 "pseudo-district." ("Elementary" districts typically covered the grades K-8, while "secondary" districts typically covered the grades 9-12.) The database is designed for research use in testing hypotheses about longitudinal trends in school districts over this period. To facilitate analysis, all missing data have been replaced by statistical imputations, and clearly erroneous responses have been edited and replaced by plausible values.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005863
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Bureau of Labor Statistics:

A. "Consumer Expenditure Tables, 2003" (December 2004, ASCII text and .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/cex/home.htm

Click on "Tables Created by BLS".

B. "November 2003 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates" (November 2004, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.bls.gov/oes/home.htm

Scroll to "November 2003 Employment and Wage Estimates".
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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: The Centers for Disease Control has announced the release of NHANES 1999-2000 and 2001-02 Food Security Data (FSQ). Data files are in SAS transport format, with documentation in .pdf format. For more information:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhanes/nhanes01-02.htm

and/or

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhanes/NHANES99_00.htm

and scroll to or "find in page" "Food Security" (without the quotes).
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Carolina Population Center: "China Health and Nutrition Survey." CHNS has announced the availability of 1997 Nutrition files and preliminary 2000 data and documentation. Note: Users must register and/or sign a data use agreement before the data can be made available, depending on the data. For more information see:

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/china/upcoming.html
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Luxembourg Income Study: LIS has announced that new data is available for Ireland 2000. Descriptives are in Microsoft Excel format, with survey information in .pdf format. For more information see:

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/ie/ieindex.htm

LIS database access:

http://www.lisproject.org/dataccess.htm

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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