Current Demographic Research Report #82, May 9, 2005.

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, Facts for Features
National Center for Health Statistics Report
DHHS SAMHSA Report
National Science Foundation Report
DHHS ASPE Report
Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical
Government Accountability Office Report
National Center for Education Statistics Report
Social Security Administration Office of the Chief Actuary Report
Centers for Disease Control Article
USDA ERS Report
Pew Charitable Trusts Report
Urban Institute Report
Commonwealth Fund Report
ECLAC Compendium
World Health Organization Periodical, Report
Pan American Health Organization Data Sheet
World Bank Compendium
CIHI Report
Statistics South Africa Article
_Demographic Research_ Article
Info Health Pop. Reporter
Panel Survey of Income Dynamic Bibliography Update

WORKING PAPERS

California Center for Population Research (CCPR)
University of Texas-Austin Population Research Center
National Bureau of Economic Research
Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University]
Department of Economics [Georgetown University]
Brookings Institution
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Ingenta
Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

Canadian Society for International Health

DATA

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Economic Research
Census Bureau
Department of Housing and Urban Development
UK Data Archive

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REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Moving Up and Down the Income Ladder, 1998 to 1999," Wilfred T. Masumura and John J. Hisnanick (P70-100, April 2005, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/p70-100.pdf

B. "Mother's Day: May 8, 2005" (CB05-FF.05, May 2, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/004109.html
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National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for November 2004," (National Vital Statistic Reports, vol. 53, no. 19, May 2005, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr53/nvsr53_19.pdf

B. "National Trends in Injury Hospitalizations 1979-2001," (Publication Number 2005-152, 2005, .pdf format, 103p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/injury/InjuryChartbook79-01.pdf
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Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reports:

A. "Immigrants and Substance Use: Findings from the 1999--2001 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health," by Janice M. Brown, Carol L. Council, Michael A. Penne, and Joseph C. Gfroerer (May 2005, .pdf and HTML format, 68p.).

HTML:

http://oas.samhsa.gov/immigrants/immigrants.htm

.pdf:

http://oas.samhsa.gov/immigrants/immigrants.pdf

B. "Age at First Use of Marijuana and Past Year Serious Mental Illness," (National Surveys on Drug Use & Health Report, May 2003, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k5/MJageSMI/MJageSMI.cfm
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National Science Foundation Report: "National Patterns of Research Development Resources: 2003" (NSF 05-308, February 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 101p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf05308/start.htm
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Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Reports:

A. "Estimating the Number of Individuals in the U.S. Without Health Insurance," by Actuarial Research Corporation (April 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 34p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/05/est-uninsured/index.htm

B. "Long-Term Growth of Medical Expenditures--Public and Private," (US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, May 2005, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/MedicalExpenditures/index.shtml
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Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: _Monthly Labor Review_ (vol. 128, no. 4, April 2005).

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
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Government Accountability Office Report: "Food Stamp Program: States Have Made Progress in Reducing Payment Errors and Further Challenges Remain," (GAO-05-245, May 5, 2005, .pdf format, 43p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05245.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO reports are always available at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gaoreports/index.html
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National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Directory of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies 2002-03," (NCES 2005315, May 2005, .pdf format, 435p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005315
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Social Security Administration Office of the Chief Actuary Report: "Popular Baby Names, 1880-2004."

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/babynames/
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Centers for Disease Control Article: "Visual Impairment and Use of Eye-Care Services and Protective Eyewear Among Children---United States, 2002," (_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, vol. 54, no. 17, May 6, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 425-429).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5417a2.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5417.pdf
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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Food Security Assessment," by Shahla Shapouri, Stacey Rosen, Birgit Meade, Margriet Caswell, David Schimmelpfennig, and Carl Pray (Outlook Report No. GFA16, April 2005, .pdf format, 60p.).

Abstract:

"Just over 1 billion people in the 70 low-income countries studied in this report are estimated to have consumed less than the recommended nutritional requirements in 2004. This marks an increase from more than 830 million in 2003. Over the coming decade, food security is projected to improve most significantly in Asia, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean. The situation is expected to deteriorate in Sub-Saharan Africa, where deep poverty, political unrest, and the effects of HIV/AIDS hinder prospects for improvement."

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/GFA16/
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Pew Charitable Trusts Report: "Who's Teaching Our Youngest Students? Teacher Education and Training, Experience, Compensation and Benefits, and Assistant Teachers" by Walter S. Gilliam and Crista M. Marchesseault (2005, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.pewtrusts.org/pdf/NIEER_Teachers_050305.pdf

Press release:

http://www.pewtrusts.org/news/news_subpage.cfm?content_item_id=2897&content_type_id=7&page=nr1
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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Preserving "Choice" in the Housing Choice Voucher Program," by Mary K. Cunningham, Susan J. Popkin and Margery Austin Turner (May 5, 2005, pdf format, 3 p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=900804

B. "How Have Households with Children Fared in the Job Market Downturn?" by Gregory Acs, Harry Holzer, and Austin Nichols (Series A, No. A-67, April 2005, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311163
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Commonwealth Fund Report: "Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help," by Sara R. Collins, Cathy Schoen, Katie Tenney, Michelle M. Doty, and Alice Ho (Issue Brief, May 2005, pdf format p. 12).

http://www.cmwf.org/usr_doc/649_Collins_ritepassage_2005update.pdf

More information about CF:

http://www.cmwf.org/aboutus/aboutus.htm
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Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribbean Compendium: "Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005," (April 2004, .pdf format, 488p.).

http://www.eclac.org/cgi-bin/getProd.asp?xml=/publicaciones/xml/1/21231/P21231.xml&xsl=/deype/tpl-i/p9f.xsl&base=/tpl-i/top-bottom.xsl
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World Health Organization Periodical, Report:

A. _Bulletin of the World Health Organization_ (vol. 83, no. 5, May 2005, .pdf and HTML format)

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/83/5/en/index.html

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

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

B. "World Malaria Report, 2005," (May 2005, HTML and format, 294p.).

http://rbm.who.int/wmr2005/

Click on "Table of Contents" for link to .pdf version.
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United Nations Children's Fund Report: "The Impact of Conflict on Women and Girls in West and Central Africa and the UNICEF response," (May 2005, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_25262.html
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Pan American Health Organization Data Sheet: "Gender, Health and Development in the Americas 2003," (May 2005, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.paho.org/English/AD/GE/GenderBrochure.pdf
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World Bank Compendium: _World Development Indicators 2005_ (2005). "_World Development Indicators_ (WDI) is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. The 2005 WDI includes more than 800 indicators in 83 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links." Ordering information, as well as full text (Macromedia introduction to HTML formatted text).

http://www.worldbank.org/data/wdi2005/
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Canadian Institute for Health information/Institut Canadien D'information sur la Sante Report: "National Trauma Registry Report: Major Injury in Canada, 2002/2003," (CIHI, May 2005, .pdf format, 27p.). Note: CIHI requires free registration before providing reports.

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_331_E&cw_topic=331&cw_rel=AR_26_E

Press release:

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=media_27apr2005_e
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Statistics South Africa Article: "Debate over race and censuses not peculiar to SA," by Pali Lehohla (_Business Report_ via Statistics South Africa, May 5, 2005).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/news_archive/05may2005_1.asp
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_Demographic Research_ Articles: Note: _DR_ is a free, expedited, peer-reviewed journal of the population sciences published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research" [Rostock, Germany].

A. "World Urbanization Prospects," by Philippe Bocquier (vol. 12, no. 9, May 2005, .pdf format, p. 198-236).

Abstract:

This paper proposes to critically examine the United Nations projections on urbanisation. Both the estimates of current trends based on national data and the method of projection are evaluated. The theory of mobility transition is used as an alternative hypothesis. Projections are proposed using a polynomial model and compared to the UN projections, which are based on a linear model. The conclusion is that UN projections may overestimate the urban population for the year 2030 by almost one billion, or 19% in relative term. The overestimation would be particularly more pronounced for developing countries and may exceed 30% in Africa, India and Oceania.

B. "Mathematical Models for Human Cancer Incidence Rates," by Konstantin G. Arbeev, Lyubov S. Arbeeva, Svetlana Ukraintseva, and Anatoli I. Yashin (Vol. 12, No. 10, May 2005, .pdf format, p. 237-272).

Abstract:

The overall cancer incidence rate declines at old ages. Possible causes of this decline include the effects of cross-sectional data which transform cohort dynamics into age pattern, population heterogeneity which selects out individuals susceptible to cancer, decline in some carcinogenic exposures in the old, effects of individual aging which slow down major physiological processes in an organism, etc. We discuss several mathematical models contributing to the explanation of this phenomenon. We extend the Strehler and Mildvan model of aging and mortality and apply it to the analysis of data on cancer incidence at old ages. The model explains time trends and age patterns of cancer incidence rates. Applications to cancer incidence data provided by the International Agency for Research on Cancer illustrate the models.

http://www.demographic-research.org/
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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 5, no. 19, May. 9, 2005). "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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The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, Panel Survey of Income Dynamics has recently added the following items to its Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Study bibliography: The bibliography is available at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/BrowseKeywordsQ.aspx?ID=5&Keyword=CDS

Bickham, David Stephen. The Social Implications of Children's Media Use. Texas: University of Texas at Austin; 2005222 pgs.DAI-B 65/07, p. 3741, Jan. 2005.

Conley, Dalton and Yeung, Wei-Jun J. . Black-White Differences in Occupational Prestige: Their Impact on Child Development. American Behavioral Scientist. 2005; 48(9):1229-1249.

Guo, Shenyang (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Analyzing Grouped Data with Hierarchical Linear Modeling. Children and Youth Services Review. 2005; 27(6):637-652.

Han, W.; Leventhal, T., and Linver, M. R. The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) in Middle Childhood: A Study of Three Large-Scale Data Sets. Parenting. 2004; 2 & 3(189-210).

McBride, Brent A.; Schoppe-Sullivan, Sarah J., and Ho, Moon-Ho. The Mediating Role of Fathers' School Involvement on Student Achievement. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 2005; 26(2):201-216.

Shim, Mi-Suk P. Predictors of Children's Violent Media Use. Texas: University of Texas at Austin; 2005146 pgs.DAI-B 65/10, p. 5440, Apr. 2005.

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WORKING PAPERS:

California Center for Population Research (CCPR): "Economic Strategies of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Families in Los Angeles," by Sarah Edgington (CCPR-007-05, April 2005, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

This paper uses the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey to describe how families with children in Los Angeles combine economic resources. I ask whether immigrant and non-immigrant mothers pursue different family economic strategies and whether they differ in the short-term stability of their income-generating activities. I ask what individual and family characteristics, other than immigration status, account for differences in strategies and stability. I find that the families of immigrant mothers are more likely than those of native-born mothers to rely only on income from employment rather than combining resources, a difference not explained by differences in human capital and other individual characteristics. Additionally, there is no evidence of differences in family strategies among naturalized citizens, documented immigrants, and undocumented immigrants. Mothers who are undocumented immigrants or naturalized citizens are less likely to make transitions in their income generating activities than mothers who are native-born or documented immigrants.

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/ccprwpseries/ccpr_007_05.pdf
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University of Texas-Austin Population Research Center: The Path Through Math: Course Sequences and Academic Performance at the Intersection of Race/Ethnicity and Gender," by Catherine Riegle-Crumb (Working Paper 4-05-09, 2005, .pdf format, 47p.).

Abstract:

Using new national data from Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement (AHAA), this article examines high school math patterns for students of different race/ethnicity and gender. Compared to white males, African American and Latino males receive lower returns to taking Algebra I freshman year, reaching lower levels of the math course sequence when they begin in the same position. This pattern is not explained by academic performance, and furthermore, African American males receive less benefit from high grades. Lower returns are not observed for minority female students, suggesting that more attention to race/ethnic inequality in math among male students is needed.

http://www.prc.utexas.edu/working_papers/wp_pdf/04-05-09.pdf
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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Is the Melting Pot Still Hot? Explaining the Resurgence of Immigrant Segregation," by David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser, and Jacob L. Vigdor (NBER Working Paper w11295, May 2005, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

This paper uses decennial Census data to examine trends in immigrant segregation in the United States between 1910 and 2000. Immigrant segregation declined in the first half of the century, but has been rising over the past few decades. Analysis of restricted access 1990 Census microdata suggests that this rise would be even more striking if the native-born children of immigrants could be consistently excluded from the analysis. We analyze longitudinal variation in immigrant segregation, as well as housing price patterns across metropolitan areas, to test four hypotheses of immigrant segregation. Immigration itself has surged in recent decades, but the tendency for newly arrived immigrants to be younger and of lower socioeconomic status explains very little of the recent rise in immigrant segregation. We also find little evidence of increased nativism in the housing market. Evidence instead points to changes in urban form, manifested in particular as native-driven suburbanization and the decline of public transit as a transportation mode, as a central explanation for the new immigrant segregation.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11295

B. "Parental Educational Investment and Children's Academic Risk: Estimates of the Impact of Sibship Size and Birth Order from Exogenous Variations in Fertility," by Dalton Conley and Rebecca Glauber (NBER Working Paper w11302, May 2005, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

The stylized fact that individuals who come from families with more children are disadvantaged in the schooling process has been one of the most robust effects in human capital and stratification research over the last few decades. For example, Featherman and Hauser (1978: 242-243) estimate that each additional brother or sister costs respondents on the order of a fifth of a year of schooling. However, more recent analyses suggest that the detrimental effects of sibship size on children's educational achievement might be spurious. We extend these recent analyses of spuriousness versus causality using a different method and a different set of outcome measures. We suggest an instrumental variable approach to estimate the effect of sibship size on children's private school attendance and on their likelihood of being held back in school. Specifically, we deploy the sex-mix instrument used by Angrist and Evans (1998). Analyses of educational data from the 1990 PUMS five percent sample reveal that children from larger families are less likely to attend private school and are more likely to be held back in school. Our estimates are smaller than traditional OLS estimates, but are nevertheless greater than zero. Most interesting is the fact that the effect of sibship size is uniformly strongest for latter-born children and zero for first born children.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11302

C. "The Incidence of the Healthcare Costs of Obesity," by Jay Bhattacharya and M. Kate Bundorf (NBER Working Paper w11303, May 2005, .pdf format, 49p.).

Abstract:

The incidence of obesity has increased dramatically in the U.S. Obese individuals tend to be sicker and spend more on health care, raising the question of who bears the incidence of obesity-related health care costs. This question is particularly interesting among those with group coverage through an employer given the lack of explicit risk adjustment of individual health insurance premiums in the group market. In this paper, we examine the incidence of the healthcare costs of obesity among full time workers. We find that the incremental healthcare costs associated with obesity are passed on to obese workers with employer-sponsored health insurance in the form of lower cash wages. Obese workers in firms without employer-sponsored insurance do not have a wage offset relative to their non-obese counterparts. Our estimate of the wage offset exceeds estimates of the expected incremental health care costs of these individuals for obese women, but not for men. We find that a substantial part of the lower wages among obese women attributed to labor market discrimination can be explained by the higher health insurance premiums required to cover them.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11303

Click on "PDF" or submit your email address for full text.
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Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University]:

A. "The Level and Correlates of Multi-Partnered Fertility in the United States," by Marcy Carlson and Frank Furstenberg, Jr (Working Paper 05-14, May 2005, .pdf format, 35 p.).

Abstract:

Recent trends in marriage and fertility have led a growing number of adults to have children by more than one partner, a phenomenon which we refer to as multi-partnered fertility. This paper uses data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine the level 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 at a comparable age. Race/ethnicity is strongly associated with multi-partnered fertility for both parents, as is mothers' young age at first birth and fathers' history of incarceration.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP03-14-FF-Carlson_R.pdf

B."Couples' Immigration Status and Ethnicity as Determinants of Breastfeeding," by Christina Gibson-Davis and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (Working Paper 05-12, April 2005, .pdf format, 17p.).

Abstract:

Objectives: We investigated how couples' immigration status and ethnicity determined the decision to initiate breastfeeding or to breastfeed at six months.

Methods: From data collected on 4,207 mothers and 3,013 fathers participating in a longitudinal birth cohort study, we used linear regression and covariate-adjusted proportions to estimate the determinants of breastfeeding behaviors. The sample was divided by immigration status (either foreign-born or born in the United States) and further sub-divided by ethnicity (Mexican Hispanic, non-Mexican Hispanic, and non-Hispanic).

Results: Mothers born in the U.S. are 85% less likely to breastfeed than are foreign-born mothers and 66% less likely to be breastfeeding at six months. Each additional year of U.S. residency decreases breastfeeding rates by 4%. These differences by immigration status were seen for Mexicans, other Hispanics, and non-Hispanics.

Conclusion: The Hispanic paradox may extend to other non-Hispanic immigrants for breastfeeding behaviors, but may not be true for Hispanic mothers born in the United States. Low rates of breastfeeding for American Hispanic mothers indicate that they should not be overlooked by breastfeeding promotion programs.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP05-12-gunn.pdf
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Department of Economics [Georgetown University]: "Employee cost-sharing and the welfare effects of Flexible Spending Accounts," by William Jack, Arik Levinson, and Sjamsu Rahardja (April 2005, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

In recent years, employees have been shouldering an increasing share of the costs of employee-provided health care. At the same time, more and more employers have been allowing employees to pay their out-of-pocket health care costs using pre-tax earnings, through tax-subsidized Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). We use a cross-section of firm-level data from 1993 to show empirically that these FSAs can explain a significant fraction of the shift in health care costs to employees, and that this shift may be efficient, given the distortionary effects of the existing tax-subsidy to premiums. Correcting for selection effects, we find that FSAs are associated with insurance contracts with coinsurance rates that are about 7 percentage points higher, relative to a sample average coinsurance rate of 17 percent. In addition, coinsurance rates net of the subsidy are themselves higher by about 2 percentage points, providing evidence that FSAs are welfare-enhancing.

http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/aml6/pdfs&zips/FSAs.pdf
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Brookings Institution: "The 'Underclass' Revisited: A Social Problem in Decline," by Paul A. Jargowsky and Rebecca Yang (Brookings Working Paper, May 2005, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.brookings.edu/views/papers/200505jargowsky.htm

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [Bonn, Germany]:

A. "International Migration: A Panel Data Analysis of Economic and Non-Economic Determinants," by Anna Maria Mayda (Discussion Paper 1590, May 2005, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

In this paper I empirically investigate economic and non-economic determinants of migration inflows into fourteen OECD countries by country of origin, between 1980 and 1995. The annual panel data set used makes it possible to exploit both the time-series and cross-country variation in immigrant inflows. I focus on both supply and demand determinants of migration patterns and find results broadly consistent with the theoretical predictions of a standard international-migration model. Both first and second moments of the income distribution in the destination and origin countries shape international migration movements. In particular, I find evidence of robust and significant pull effects, that is the positive impact on immigrant inflows of improvements in the mean income opportunities in the host country. Inequality in the origin and destination economies affects the size of migration rates as predicted by Borjas (1987) selection model. Finally, among the non-economic determinants, I investigate the impact on emigration rates of geographical, cultural, and demographic factors as well as the role played by changes in destination countries' migration policies.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1590.pdf

B. "Is Marriage Poisonous? Are Relationships Taxing? An Analysis of the Male Marital Wage Differential in Denmark," by Nabanita Datta Gupta, Nina Smith and Leslie S. Stratton (Discussion Paper 1591, May 2005, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

The word for 'married' in Danish is the same as the word for 'poison'. The word for 'sweetheart' in Danish is the same as the word for 'tax'. In this paper we expand upon the literature documenting a significant marital wage premium for men in the United States to see if a similar differential exists for married men in Denmark - or if the homonyms have perhaps less of a double meaning. Unlike most other research in this area, our study is based on a large panel sample with complete relationship histories, consisting of about 35,000 young Danish men observed before and after their first marriage or cohabitation during the years 1984-2001. Since the majority of young Danes cohabit before they marry, if they ever marry, cohabitation is allowed for as a separate state. Pooled OLS estimates indicate a marital wage premium of 4-5%, which drops to 2% after controlling for selectivity. The cohabitation premium is found to be of the same size as the marital wage premium. Our results indicate that a part of the marriage or cohabitation premium is not due to marriage or cohabitation itself, but to fatherhood. When information on becoming a father and years spent in fatherhood is added to the empirical model, the results show that fathers receive a 'fatherhood' premium during their first few years as fathers and that the initial marital wage premium is reduced.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1591.pdf

C. "Food Insecurity and Insufficiency at Low Levels of Food Expenditures," by Craig Gundersen and David C. Ribar (Discussion Paper 1594, May 2005, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

This study uses data from the December 2003 Food Security Supplement of the CPS to compare the food insufficiency and insecurity measures with objective measures of food expenditures and objective and subjective measures of food needs. The study examines the general relationships between these variables and finds that reports of food hardships are positively associated with food expenditures and negatively associated with needs. The study goes on to examine reports of food hardships at low very levels of food expenditures, where we conjecture that most people should experience food problems. When expenditures are scaled by an objective measure of needs, there is no point along the expenditure distribution where more than half of the survey respondents report experiencing being food insufficient or insecure. However, when expenditures are scaled by a subjective threshold, we observe near-universal reporting of food problems at low levels of expenditures. The findings indicate that the food insufficiency and insecurity measures each incorporate a large subjective component, which limits the usefulness of the measures for comparing the extent of food hardships across populations or over time or evaluating the effects of assistance programs.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1594.pdf

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Other Journals:

AIDS (vol. 19, no. 8, May 20, 2005).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200505200-00000.htm

American Economic Review (Vol. 95, No. 1, March 2005). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Elite database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

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American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 161, No. 10, May 15, 2005).

http://aje.oupjournals.org/content/vol161/issue10/index.dtl?etoc

Asia-Pacific population journal (Vol 20, No. 4, December 2004).

http://www.unescap.org/esid/psis/population/journal/2004/No4/vol19n4cover.asp

Health Policy and Planning (Vol. 20, No 3, May 2005).

http://heapol.oupjournals.org/content/vol20/issue3/index.dtl

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

Canadian Society for International Health: The 12th Annual Canadian Conference on International Health, November 6-9th, 2005 (Ottawa Canada). The theme of this year's conference is "Your Money or Your Life: Health in the Global Economy".

http://www.csih.org/what/conferences2005.html

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DATA:

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): ICPSR at the University of Michigan has recently released the following datasets, which may be of interest to demography researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

Reports of the American Indian Family History Project, 1885-1930 (#3576)

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/03576.xml
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Census Bureau:

A. The Census Bureau is currently testing a new data extraction tool called the "Current Population Survey (CPS) Table Creator". "The CPS Table Creator gives you the ability to create customized tables from the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement." The Table Creator is a prototype, and the Census Bureau would like feedback from users.

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstc/cps_table_creator.html

B. The Census Bureau is making available data on State and Local Government Expenditures for 2002-2003. "The Census Bureau conducts a census of governments at five year intervals, and an annual survey for the intervening years. The state and local government finances are available in files and viewable tables. The statistics cover government financial activity in four broad categories of revenue, expenditure, debt, and assets."

http://www.census.gov/govs/www/estimate.html
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Department of Housing and Urban Development:

A. "Fair Market Rent History. "This system provides the published Fair Market Rents (FMRs) from 2001 to 2005 for any area of the country selected by the user. It does not provide documentation of, or supporting data for, the derivation of these FMRs. After selecting the desired geography, the user is provided a page showing FMRs for their selected area. Links are provided to the 2005 FMR Documentation System information for the user's selected area." Areas covered include counties by state or MSAs.

http://www.huduser.org/datasets/fmr/fmrs/index.asp?data=hist

B. "2005 Fair Market Rent Documentation System." "This system provides complete documentation of the development of the 2005 Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for any area of the country selected by the user. After selecting the desired geography, the user is provided a page containing a summary of how the 2005 FMRs were updated and developed starting with the 2000 Census benchmark and including any subsequent re-benchmarking using local Random Digit Dialing (RDD) or American Housing Survey (AHS) data. The tables on the summary page include links to complete detail on how the data were developed." Areas covered include counties by state or MSAs.

http://www.huduser.org/datasets/fmr/fmrs/index.asp?data=docs
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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following dataset to its holdings. Note: There may be charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

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

Job Separations : a Survey of Workers Who Have Recently Left an Employer, 2001-2002 (SN 5145):

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/search/indexSearch.asp?ct=xmlSn&q1=5145

Innovative Health Technologies at Women's Midlife : Theory and Diversity Among Women and 'Experts', 2001-2003:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/search/indexSearch.asp?ct=xmlSn&q1=5040

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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