Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #100, February 17, 2009.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Report: "Global Reports on Trafficking in Persons," (February 2009, pdf format, 292p).

http://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Global_Report_on_TIP.pdf

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Belize:

Statistical Institute Report: "Gross Domestic Product by Activity: 2008" (February 2009, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.statisticsbelize.org.bz/dms20uc/dynamicdata/docs/20090211155106_2.pdf

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Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Federal Statistics Office Reports:

A. "Population of the Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina 1996-2006" (2008, .pdf format 165p.). The report is in Bosnian and English.

http://www.fzs.ba/Dem/stanovnistvo-bilten110.pdf

B. HBS 2007-The BiH Household Budget Survey-Poverty and Living Conditions (February 2009, .pdf format, 77p.).

http://www.fzs.ba/Anketa/HBS07_Poverty_eng.pdf

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Moving Through, Moving On: Persistence in Postsecondary Education in Atlantic Canada, Evidence from the PSIS," by Ross Finnie and Theresa Qiu (No. 72, February 2009, .pdf format, 91p.).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-595-m/81-595-m2009072-eng.htm

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Compendium: Denmark in Figures 2009 (February 2009, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://www.dst.dk/HomeUK/Statistics/ofs/Publications/dod.aspx

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Georgia:

Statistics Georgia Compendium: Women and Men in Georgia 2008 (February 2009, .pdf format, 72p.).

http://www.statistics.ge/publication.php?plang=1&pform=-515

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Hong Kong:

Census and Statistics Department News Release: "Year-end population for 2008" (Feb. 16, 2009).

http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/press_release/press_releases_on_statistics/index.jsp?sID=2283&sSUBID=13078&displayMode=D

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Releases:

A. "Migration 2007 and 2008" (Feb. 12, 2009).

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3765

B. "Granting of Icelandic citizenship 2008" (Feb. 17, 2009).

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3766

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Feb. 11-17, 2009).

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

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa "Hot Off the Press." "National Population Estimates: December 2008 quarter" (Feb. 13, 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/national-population-estimates/national-population-estimates-dec08qtr-hotp.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway, News Releases, Report:

A. Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Feb. 11-Feb. 17, 2009).

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

B. "Living Conditions Among Immigrants in Norway 2005/2006" (February 2009, .pdf format, 147p.).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/02/01/10/rapp_200902_en/

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Palestine:

Palestinian National Authority News Release: "PCBS releases the final results of Gaza Strip Census 2007," Feb. 15, 2009, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Portals/_pcbs/PressRelease/gaza_census_e.pdf

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Population by settlements, detailed data, Slovenia, 30 June 2008," by Barica Razpotnik and Darja Ster (Feb. 12, 2009).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2152

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UK:

1. Ministry of Justice Report: "Study Of Sentencing And Its Outcomes: Pilot Report," by Mandeep K. Dhami and Karen A. Souza (February 2009, pdf format, 101p).

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/sentencing-outcomes-research.htm

2. National Statistics Office Reports:

A. "Project on Small Area Population Estimates for England and Wales Postcensal small area population estimates" (updated February 2009, .pdf and .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/about/methodology_by_theme/sape/default.asp

B. "Population Turnover Rates, Mid 2006 to Mid 2007" (February 2009, compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/Info.do?page=news/newsitems/17-february-2009---population-turnover.htm

C. "Marriages: England and Wales 2007" (February 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=14275

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "The impact of female employment on fertility in Dakar (Senegal) and Lomé (Togo)," by Donatien Beguy (Vol. 20, Article 7, February 2009, .pdf format, p. 97-128).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol20/7/default.htm

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: "Unemployment Rises Sharply Among Latino Immigrants in 2008," by Rakesh Kochhar (February 12, 2009, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=102

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "Model of genetic variation in human social networks," by James H. Fowler, Christopher T. Dawes, and Nicholas A. Christakis (Vol. 106, No. 6, February 10, 2009, p. 1720-1724).

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/6/1720.abstract

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology: "Mid-life Work Experiences and First Retirement," by James M. Raymo, John R. Warren, Megan M. Sweeney, Robert M. Hauser, and JeongHwa Ho (CDE Working Paper No. 2008-14, January 2009, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

In the rapidly changing context of retirement, it is important to reevaluate theoretical and empirical linkages between individual life histories and patterns of work in later-life. In this study, we use data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study to examine relationships between multiple measures of mid-life work experiences and the timing and nature of first retirement. We show that employment stability, occupational mobility, self-employment, and union membership across the life course are all associated with the timing of first retirement. We also demonstrate that characteristics of mid-career employment are associated with the relative likelihood of retiring for health reasons and reemployment following retirement. Consistent with earlier research, we find that these relationships between work histories and retirement outcomes are mediated to some extent by pre-retirement differences in economic circumstances and private pension eligibility. Importantly, however, several aspects of work histories remain significantly related to retirement timing and pathways even after controlling for a wide array of established correlates.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2008-14.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "'Opt-Out' Rates at Motherhood Across High-Education Career Paths: Selection Versus Work Environment," by Jane Leber Herr and Catherine Wolfram (w14717, February 2009, .pdf format, 57p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines the propensity of highly educated women to exit the labor force at motherhood. We focus on systematic differences across women with various graduate degrees to analyze whether these speak to differences in the capacity to combine children with work over a variety of high-education career paths. Working with a sample of Harvard alumnae observed 10 and 15 years after graduation, we find that the labor force attachment of mothers at the 15th year is highest among MDs (94 percent) and lowest among MBAs (72 percent) and women with no advanced degree (69 percent). We then use a rich set of biographical information on the alumnae, combined with data on their workplaces, to try to disentangle whether the working patterns observed reflect selection on the types of women pursuing different graduate degrees, or variation in the difficulty of combining work with family along different career paths. Our results suggest that work environments contribute to women's decision to exit the labor force at motherhood.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14717

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "The use and misuse of computers in education : evidence from a randomized experiment in Colombia," by Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Leigh L. Linden (WPS 4836, February 2009, ASCII text and .pdf format, 41p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20090211111507

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

A. "Child-Care and Participation in the Labor Market for Married Women in Mediterranean Countries," by Catia Nicodemo and Robert Waldmann (Discussion Paper 3983, January 2009, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=3983

B. "Following in Your Parents' Footsteps? Empirical Analysis of Matched Parent-Offspring Test Scores," by Sarah Brown, Steven McIntosh and Karl Taylor (Discussion Paper 3986, January 2009, .pdf format, 26p.) Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=3986

C. "Sentence Reductions and Recidivism: Lessons from the Bastille Day Quasi Experiment," by Eric Maurin and Aurelie Ouss (Discussion Paper No. 3990, February 2009, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=3990

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

American Sociological Review: (Vol. 74, No. 1, February 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asoca/asr

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (Vol. 37, No. 3, March 2009).

http://fcs.sagepub.com/content/vol37/issue3/?etoc

Histoire social/Social history (Vol. 41, No. 81, May 2008).

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/histoire_socialsocial_history/

Population Research and Policy Review (Vol. 28, No. 1, February 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/r17486545752/?p=37f0bfaaeaeb48e8bec49fcab0d44ae4&pi=0

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 68, No. 4, February 2009). Note: Part Special Issue: Selected research from the XII International Symposium in Medical Geography 2007.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02779536

Sociological Theory (Vol. 27, No. 1, March 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117977824/home

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) (Stockholm University): "The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) announces a two-year post-doctoral position in the social science project "Social Stratification Dynamics", financed through the Swedish Initiative for Research on Microdata in the Social and Medical Sciences (SIMSAM). The position is for the period 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2011 or as otherwise agreed. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to bring along plans for his/her own research based on Swedish register data, to collaborate intensively with other project members, contribute to the development of register-based research within the area of social stratification, and to take part in other activities within the project. "Social Stratification Dynamics--Inter- and intragenerational processes" is a research program financed for 2009-2013 by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). It is administered at SOFI and coordinated by Associate Professor Erik Bihagen. The overarching goal is to produce high quality register-based research on the dynamics of social stratification. Research topics within the program include mobility to, from, and between extreme positions (labor market elite and poverty), class and mortality, as well as processes of occupational and educational attainment. Applicants must have a PhD level academic degree received after April 2006 and be fluent in both spoken and written English. They are expected to be able to conduct methodologically advanced research (using quantitative methods) and publish in international refereed journals. Employment criteria include the degree to which the applicant’s research plan supports the project’s overall goals. Previous experience in register-based research is desirable.

The positions will be filled for a fixed term of two years. Salaries are commensurate with those for Assistant Professors in Sweden but may be adjusted based on an applicant’s individual experience and merits.

The application must include the following documents:

- research plan (max 3 pages) - curriculum vitae, including publication list

- copies of Ph.D. degree certificate - two recommendation letters

- two manuscripts with own empirical analyses

Prospective applicants may receive further information from the PI, Erik Bihagen (erik.bihagen@sofi.su.se) or Professor Jan O. Jonsson (janne.jonsson@sofi.su.se).

Letter of applications and attachments shall refer to SU 619-0293-09 and be sent by electronic mail as pdf attachments to registrator@su.se with cc to erik.bihagen@sofi.su.se. Letters of recommendation are expected to be submitted independently by referees (labeled SU 619-0293-09). The closing date for applications, by which time all materials must be submitted, is April 30, 2009. Decisions will be announced in May.

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CONFERENCES:

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research Course: "Longitudinal Analysis of Historical Demographic Data," to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jul. 20-Aug. 14, 2009). Application deadline is May 4, 2009). For more information see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog/historical-demography.html

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Social Science History Association: "34th Annual SSHA Meeting, to be held in Long Beach, California, Nov. 12-15, 2009. "Paper, session and poster submissions are now open." Paper submission deadline is Mar. 1, 2009. For more information see:

http://www.yale.edu/sociology/agencyandaction/

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STICERD/CORNELL Conference Call for Papers: "Inequality: New Directions," to be held in Ithaca, New York, Sep. 12-13, 2009. For more information see:

http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/_new/news/year.asp?txtonly=Y&display1=Y&display2=Y#215

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Feb. 16, 2009.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through Feb. 17, 2009.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/800/8000/

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on the Budget Hearing Testimony: "Building a Foundation for Families: Fighting Hunger, Investing in Children," a hearing held Feb. 12, 2009 (testimony in .pdf format).

http://budget.house.gov/hearings.aspx#02122009

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DATA:

Association of Religious Data Archives (Penn State University): The ARDA added several studies to its holdings on Feb. 9, 2009). For more information see:

http://www.thearda.com/Archive/Browse_n.asp

ARDA:

http://www.thearda.com/

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Integrated Public Use Microdata Update: IPUMS at the University of Minnesota announced on Feb. 9, 2009: "Posted new versions of linked data samples for males from 1860-1880 and 1870-1880."

See Feb. 9, 2009 item.

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/revisions.shtml

Data Access:

http://usa.ipums.org/usa-action/createExtract.do

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National Longitudinal Surveys: NLS has announced the release of two new confidential data files.

- D97-RND1-10GEO NLSY97 Round 10 1997-2006 Geocode cd

- D79CYA2006GEO NLSY79-Child/YA 1979-2006 Geocode cd

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

More information on Geocode data:

http://stats.bls.gov/nls/nlsdata.htm#anchc2

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Luxembourg Income Study: On Feb. 13, 2009, LIS announced the release of a new data file and updates to two data files:

- Poland 2004

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/pl/plindex.htm

- Poland 1999

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/revisions.htm#rev51

- USA 2000

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/revisions.htm#rev52

LIS:

http://www.lisproject.org/

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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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