Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #76, August 12, 2008.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 131, No. 7, July 2008, .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 1981, will be available at:

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

2. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report:

A. "The National School Lunch Program Background, Trends, and Issues," by Katherine Ralston, Constance Newman, Annette Clauson, Joanne Guthrie, and Jean Buzby (Economic Research Report No. (ERR-61), July 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR61/

B. "Measuring Food Security in the Dominican Republic: Adaptation of the U.S. Food Security Survey Module," by Mesfin Bezuneh, Zelealem Yiheyis, Pedro Juan del Rosario, and Luís Ortiz (Contractor and Cooperator Report No. (CCR-47), August 2008, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/CCR47/

C. "Is Dietary Knowledge Enough? Hunger, Stress, and Other Roadblocks to Healthy Eating," by Lisa Mancino and Jean Kinsey (Economic Research Report No. ERR-62, August 2008, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR62/

D. "The Decline in Consumer Use of Food Nutrition Labels, 1995-2006," by Jessica E. Todd and Jayachandran N. Variyam (Economic Research Report No. ERR-63, August 2008, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR63/

3. Government Accountability Office Report: "Tax Administration: Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1998-2005" (GAO-08-957, July 2008, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-08-957

4. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Aug. 6-12, 2008 are available at the site.

http://www.nber.org/releases/

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US States:

Alaska:

Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: Alaska Economic Trends (Vol. 28, No. 8, August 2008, .pdf format, 23p.). The main theme of this issue is: "Alaska's Home Mortgages."

http://labor.state.ak.us/trends/

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Population Bulletin (Vol. 24, No. 8, August 2008, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this issue is: "North Dakota County Business Establishments, Business Employees, and Payroll: 2006."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/population/PB_24_8press.pdf

Oklahoma:

Department of Commerce Report: "Demographic State of the State: Age, gender, and industry differences reported among Oklahoma jobholders 2000 and 2006" (June 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://staging.okcommerce.gov/test1/dmdocuments/2008_Demographic_State_of_the_State_2207082506.pdf

Appendix 2 Tables (Microsoft Excel format):

http://staging.okcommerce.gov/test1/dmdocuments/2008_Demographic_State_of_the_State_Appendix_2_Tables_2207082507.xls

Appendix 3 Tables (Microsoft Excel format):

http://staging.okcommerce.gov/test1/dmdocuments/2008_Demographic_State_of_the_State_Appendix_3_Tables_2207082508.xls

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NGOs and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Report: "The middle class and the development process," by Andrés Solimano (April 2008, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://www.eclac.cl/cgi-bin/getProd.asp?xml=/publicaciones/xml/4/33444/P33444.xml&xsl=/de/tpl/p9f.xsl&base=/tpl/top-bottom.xslt

Click on down arrows near "Bajar documento" for link to full text.

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European Community:

Eurostat Periodical: Statistics in Focus: The latest issues (8/74 .pdf format) are now available at the SIF website:

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=0,1136118&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Aug. 6-Aug. 12, 2008 (No. 08/271-08/276, 08/278).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/scr1_sp.cfm?s_year=2008&e_year=2008&brtype=default

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Bosnia and Herzegovina;

Central Bank Periodical: Bulletin (No. 1, 2008, .pdf format, 219p.). The Report is in multiple languages, of which English is one.

http://www.cbbh.ba/files/bilteni/2008/bilten_1_2008.pdf.pdf

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Botswana:

Central Statistics Office Brief: "2007 Informal Sector Survey Stats Brief" (August 2008, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.cso.gov.bw/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=220&Itemid=2

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Households and the Environment" (August 2008, .pdf format, 96p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/11-526-XIE/11-526-XIE2007001.htm

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Moldava:

Statistics Moldava Data Tables:

A. "Monthly evolution of consumer price indices in 1991-2008 (to December previous year)" (August 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistica.md/statistics/dat/1376/en/IPC_fata_de_dec_aprec_1991_2008en.pdf

B. "Monthly evolution of consumer price indices in 1991-2008 (to previous month)" (August 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistica.md/statistics/dat/1375/en/IPC_fata_de_luna_prec_1991_2008en.pdf

C. "Monthly evolution of consumer price indices in 1994-2008 (December 1993 = 100)" (August 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistica.md/statistics/dat/1374/en/IPC_1994_2008en.pdf

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Aug. 7-12, 2008.

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway: News releases for Aug. 6-12, 2008 are available at the site:

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous14days/

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Philippines:

1. National Statistical Coordination Board News Release: "Headline inflation rate now at 12.2%, highest in 17 years" (Aug. 8, 2008).

http://www.nscb.gov.ph/stats/latest/2008/08AugrNSO_HIR.asp

2. National Statistics Office News Release: "The Consumer Price Index in the Philippines (2000 = 100) 2007 Report" (Aug. 12, 2008).

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/sectordata/sr08354tx.html

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Reports:

A. "Prices in the National Economy (June 2008)" (August 2008, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 73p.). The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_727_ENG_HTML.htm

B. "Foreign trade (I-XII 2007)" (August 2008, .pdf format, 236p.). The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_719_ENG_HTML.htm

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Periodicals: All reports are in Romanian and English.

A. "Monthly Statistical Bulletin - No 6" (August 2008, .pdf format, 199p.).

B. "Prices Statistical Bulletin - No.6" (August 2008, .pdf format, 53p.).

C. "Industry Statistical Bulletin - No.6" (August 2008, .pdf format, 87p.).

http://www.insse.ro/cms/rw/pages/index.en.do

Click on the title page icon under the title for link to full text.

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Scotland:

Scottish Government Reports:

A. "Monitoring and Evaluating the Effects of Land Reform on Rural Scotland - A Scoping Study and Impact Assessment - Research Findings," by Bill Slee, Kirsty Blackstock, Katrina Brown, Rachel Dilley, Peter Cook, John Grieve, and Andrew Moxey (August 2008, .pdf format, 203p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/06/12121207/0

Brief Findings (August 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/06/12121132/0

B. "Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2007-2008" (August 2008, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/07/29152642/0

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Ukraine:

State Statistics Committee Table: "Geographical structure export/import of goods: 1996-2007" (Aug. 12, 2008).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2005/zd/zd_rik/zd_e/gs_rik_e.html

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UK:

1. Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Report: "Farm Practices Survey 2008 - England" (August 2008, .pdf format, 88p.).

https://statistics.defra.gov.uk/esg/publications/fps/FPS2008.pdf

2. National Statistics Office Periodicals, Report:

A. Financial Statistics, edited by Natu Somabhai Patel (No. 556, August 2008, .pdf format, 287p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=376

B. Economic & Labour Market Review (Vol. 2, No. 8, August 2008, 71p.).

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

C. "PRODCOM (manufactured PRODucts of the European COMmunity) Annual Reports 2007: phase 4" (August 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/prep/9660.asp

Click on "Latest Release" and follow the links.

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Kaiser Family Foundation Survey: "Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University Survey of Low-Wage Workers" (August 2008, toplines, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/7802.cfm

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Brookings Institution Report: "Reversal of Fortune: A New Look at Concentrated Poverty in the 2000s : Earned Income Tax Credit, U.S. Poverty, Inequality, Income Distribution, Working Poor," by Alan Berube and Elizabeth Kneebone (August 2008, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2008/08_concentrated_poverty_kneebone.aspx

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Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Report: "Only a Few of the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cut Provisions Benefit Families With Modest Incomes: But a Superficial Treasury Analysis Obscures this Fact," by Chye-Ching Huang and James R. Horney (August 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.cbpp.org/8-7-08tax.htm

More information about CBPP:

http://www.cbpp.org/info.html

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Tax Foundation Report: "State-Local Tax Burdens Dip As Income Growth Outpaces Tax Growth," by Gerald Prante (Special Report No. 163, August 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/22320.html

State and Local Tax Burdens: All States, One Year, 1977-2008 (Microsoft Excel, .pdf, and Macromedia Flash format).

http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxdata/show/336.html

More information about TF:

http://www.taxfoundation.org/about/

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

The latest Federal Reserve Bank Working Papers can be found at:

Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economic Discussion Series:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/

NEW: 2008-35 Banking Market Definition: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances, by Dean F. Amel, Arthur B. Kennickell, and Kevin B. Moore

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District 1: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts):

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/wp/index.htm

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District 2:Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York):

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/index.html

NEW: No. 340: "Pricing the Term Structure with Linear Regressions," by Tobias Adrian and Emanuel Moench

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District 3: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/econ/wps/index.html

NEW:

WP 08-14: "The Homeownership Experience of Households in Bankruptcy," by Sarah W. Carroll and Wenli Li

WP 08-15: "The Elasticity of the Unemployment Rate with Respect to Benefits," by Kai Christoffel and Keith Kuester.

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District 4: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Ohio):

http://www.clevelandfed.org/research/research_publication.cfm?id=3536

NEW: WP 08-05: "Investment Spikes and Uncertainty in the Petroleum Refining Industry," by Timothy Dunne and Xiaoyi Mu

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District 5: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Virginia):

http://www.richmondfed.org/publications/economic_research/working_papers/index.cfm

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District 6: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Georgia):

http://www.frbatlanta.org/publica/pubs_pubrouter.cfm?pub_type=WORKING%20PAPERS

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District 7: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Illinois):

http://www.chicagofed.org/economic_research_and_data/publication_display.cfm?Publication=6&year=2006%20AND%202008

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District 8: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri):

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/

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District 9: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minnesota):

A. Staff Reports:

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/sr/

B. Working Papers:

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/wp/

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District 10: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Missouri):

http://www.kansascityfed.org/home/subwebnav.cfm?level=3&theID=10386&SubWeb=7

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District 11: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Texas):

http://dallasfed.org/research/papers/index.html

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District 12: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (California):

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/papers/index.php

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University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "The Effects of Rural Electrification on Employment: New Evidence from South Africa," by Taryn Dinkelman (PSC Research Report No. 08-653, August 2008, .pdf format, 66p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=5389

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Levy Economic Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY]: "Keynes’s Approach to Full Employment: Aggregate or Targeted Demand?" by Pavlina R. Tcherneva (WP 542, August 2008, .pdf format, 24p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/vdoc.aspx?docid=1082

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has added the following working papers. The papers are Nos. 08/192-08/195.

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/wp1_sp.cfm?s_year=2008&e_year=2008&brtype=default

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: PRP has recently released new working papers. See the list at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/resource.php?type=5

New papers are: 4687-4689

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/index_html%3Fyear%3D2008&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 3625-3635.

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Bank of Canada: BoC has recently released new working papers: The papers are: WP 2008-23--2008-25.

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/res/wp/wp(y)_2008.html

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Banco De Mexico: "A Note on the Dynamics of Persistence in US Inflation," by Antonio E. Noriega and Manuel Francia Ramos (2008-12, August 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

Summary:

Empirical research on the degree and stability of inflation persistence in the US has produced mixed results: some suggest high and unchanged persistence during the last few decades, while others argue in favor of a decline in persistence since the early 1980s. We show that post-WWII US inflation (monthly and quarterly) became highly persistent during the Great Inflation period, and then switched back to a low persistence process during 1984, and has remained stationary until the present day.

http://www.banxico.org.mx/documents/%7BE78A0EF8-4241-BD03-782A-6334960E47EB%7D.pdf

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Aug. 6, 2008).

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-all

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AgEcon Search: This week's new working papers from AgEcon Search at the University of Minnesota are available at:

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/browse-date

New Papers are: "Egypt's Household Expenditure Pattern: Does It Alleviate a Food Crisis?" and "Evaluation of Breakeven Farm-gate Switchgrass Prices in South Central North Dakota-Summary."

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

Games and Economic Behavior (Vol. 64, No. 1, September 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/08998256

Industrial Relations (Vol. 39, No. 5, September 2008). This is a special issue on "Vocational Education and Training and the Labour Market."

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118482798/home?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

Journal of International Economics (Vol. 76, No. 1, September 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00221996

Management Science (Vol. 54, No. 8, August 2008).

http://mansci.journal.informs.org/content/vol54/issue8/index.dtl

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Ewing Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program: "The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is pleased to announce the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program, an initiative of great significance to the faculty and students of your institution. During the 2008-2009 academic year, the Kauffman Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.

This initiative will help launch a cohort of world-class scholars into this young and exciting field, thus laying a foundation for future scientific advancement. We hope that the findings generated by this effort will be translated into knowledge with immediate application for policy makers, educators, service providers and entrepreneurs." For more information see:

http://www.kauffman.org/kdfp/

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Aug. 12, 2008.

http://jobs.amstat.org/search/results/

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economic positions has been updated through Aug. 11, 2008.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/200/2000/

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DATA:

US Bureau of Economic Analysis: "Personal Income for Metropolitan Areas, 2007," (August 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/mpi/2008/mpi0808.htm

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

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

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/

For more information on any of these citations (selected abstracts are available) go to the above listed address and click on "Title List". Click on the first item, which will give the syntax of the citation urls:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=5883

Then change the number after the equal sign to the number listed as the "ID Number" in the citations below. You will be taken to the full citation listing.

New listings are numbered 5880-5889.

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