Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #101, February 24, 2009.

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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

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau News Release: "Census Bureau Data Show Characteristics of the U.S. Foreign-Born Population" (CB09-CN.01, Feb. 19, 2009, detailed tables linked to from American Factfinder, with data charts and maps in .pdf format).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/013308.html

2. Department of Justice Report: "Characteristics of Juvenile Suicide in Confinement," by Lindsay M. Hayes (February 2009, pdf format, 15p).

http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/214434.pdf

3. National Science Foundation Report: "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering" (February 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/?govDel=USNSF_178

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US States:

California:

Demographic Research Unit Report: "California Current Population Survey Report: Data As Of March 2007," by Cynthia Sanger (January 2009, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/documents/CPS07_final.pdf

Massachusetts:

Department of Public Health Report: "Massachusetts Births 2007," (February 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 117p.).

.pdf:

http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/research_epi/birth_report_2007.pdf

Word:

http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/research_epi/birth_report_2007.doc

Minnesota:

Department of Administration Report: "Analysis of the 2007 population and household estimates," by James W. Hibbs (February 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/documents/ESTIMATES%202007.pdf

Missouri:

State Data Center Data Extraction Tool: "ACS (American Community Survey) Profile Geographic Selection Menu" (February 2009).

http://apps.oseda.missouri.edu/MCDC/acsprofiles/acsskin.py

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Economic Brief (Vol. 18, No. 2, February 2009, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this issue is: "North Dakota Participants in the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Formerly the Federal Food Stamp Program): Fiscal Year 2008."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB18_2Press.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

European Commission:

Eurostat Report: "Key Data on teaching languages at school in Europe 2008" (February 2009, .pdf format, 131p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=978-92-9201-003-4

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Aboriginal Peoples Survey, 2006: An overview of the health of the Metis population," by Teresa Janz, Joyce Seto and Annie Turner (February 2009, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-637-x/89-637-x2009004-eng.htm

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Release: "Number of comprehensive schools and comprehensive school level special education schools down by 90 from 2007; number of closures the highest in North Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo and Central Finland" (Feb. 20, 2009).

http://www.stat.fi/til/kjarj/2008/kjarj_2008_2009-02-20_tie_001_en.html

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France:

Institut national d'etudes demographques (INED) Periodical: Population and societies (No. 452, January 2009, .pdf format, 4p.). The feature article is "Migration from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe: still a limited trend," by David Lessault and Cris Beauchemin.

http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1428/

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Registered students in schools at the upper secondary and tertiary level in autumn 2008" (Feb. 19, 2009).

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3802

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Report, Periodical:

A. "Population Estimates: September 1, 2008 (Final Estimates) and February 1, 2009 (Provisional Estimates) (February 2009, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/jinsui/tsuki/index.htm

B. Japan Monthly Statistics: February 2009 (Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/getujidb/index.htm

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office News Release, Report:

A. "Natural movement of the population" (Feb. 18, 2009, .pdf format, 5p.). The news release is in Macedonian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=03.01&rbs=1

B. "Demographics indicators of natural change by the municipalities, 2007" (February 2009, .pdf format, 3p.). The report is in Macedonian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.mk/pdf/prirodenPrirast2007.pdf

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Feb. 18-24, 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: "Births and Deaths: December 2008 quarter" (February 2009, .pdf format, 13p.). Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/births-and-deaths/births-and-deaths-dec08-qtr-hotp.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Feb. 18-Feb. 24, 2009).

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

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Palestinian National Authority Report, News Release:

A. "Census Final Results West Bank" (February 2009, .pdf format, 340p.). The report is in Arabic and English. The English version is at the back of the Arabic version. Table heads throughout the Arabic version are in English as well.

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/DesktopModules/books/booksView.aspx?tabID=0&lang=en&ItemID=1&mid=11239

B. "PCBS releases the final results of Gaza Strip Census 2007" (Feb. 15, 2009).

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/desktopmodules/newsscrollEnglish/newsscrollView.aspx?ItemID=813&mID=11170

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Serbia:

Statistical Office Report: "Pupils of primary schools in the Republics of Serbia- Beginning of 2008/2009 school year" (February 2009, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/en/dokumenti/saopstenja/DD10/dd10122009.pdf

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Scotland:

General Register Office Report: "Population by Country of Birth and Nationality" (February 2009, .pdf, Microsoft Excel, and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/population-estimates/population-by-country-of-birth-and-nationality-2004-2007.html

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UK:

National Statistics Office Report: "Population and Migration Statistics" (February 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/prep/14711a.asp

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Demographic Research Article: "Is Latin America starting to retreat from early and universal childbearing?" by Luis Rosero-Bixby, Teresa Castro-Martin, Teresa Martín-García (Vol. 20, Article 9, February 2009, .pdf format, p. 169-194).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol20/9/default.htm

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: "A Rising Share: Hispanics and Federal Crime," by Mark Hugo Lopez and Michael T. Light (February 2009, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=104

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Population Reference Bureau Article: "Rising U.S. Teen Fertility," by Rogelio Saenz and Eugenia Conde (February 2009).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2009/teenagefertilityrate.aspx

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "Market forces affect patterns of polygyny in Uganda," by Thomas V. Polleta,1 and Daniel Nettleb (Vol. 106, No. 7, Feb. 17, 2009, p. 2114-2117).

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/7/2114.abstract?etoc

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WORKING PAPERS:

National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "International Evidence on the Social Context of Well-Being," by John F. Helliwell, Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh, Anthony Harris, and Haifang Huang (w14720, February 2009, .pdf format, 19p.).

Abstract:

This paper uses the first three waves of the Gallup World Poll to investigate differences across countries, cultures and regions in the factors linked to life satisfaction, paying special attention to the social context. Our principal findings are: First, using the larger pooled sample, we find that answers to the satisfaction with life and Cantril ladder questions provide consistent views of what constitutes a good life, with an average of the two measures providing a clearer picture than either measure on its own. Second, we find strong evidence for the importance of both income and social context variables in explaining within-country and international differences in well-being. For most specifications tested, the combined effects of a few measures of the social and institutional context are as large as those of income in explaining both international and intra-national differences in life satisfaction. Third, the very significant influences of both income and social factors permit the calculation of compensating differentials for social factors. We find very large income-equivalent values for key measures of the social context. Fourth, the international similarity of the estimated equations suggests that the large international differences in average life evaluations are not due to different approaches to the meaning of a good life, but to differing social, institutional, and economic life circumstances.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14720

B. "Maternal Smoking and the Timing of WIC Enrollment," by Theodore J. Joyce, Andrew D. Racine, and Cristina Yunzal-Butler (w14728, February 2009, .pdf format, p.).

Abstract:

We investigate the association between the timing of enrollment in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and smoking among prenatal WIC participants. We use WIC data from eight states participating in the Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (PNSS). Women who enroll in WIC in the first trimester of pregnancy are 2.7 percentage points more likely to be smoking at intake than women who enroll in the third trimester. Among participants who smoked before pregnancy and at prenatal WIC enrollment, those who enrolled in the first trimester are 4.5 percentage points more likely to quit smoking 3 months before delivery and 3.4 percentage points more likely to quit by postpartum registration, compared with women who do not enroll in WIC until the third trimester. Overall, early WIC enrollment is associated with higher quit rates, although changes are modest when compared to the results from smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14728

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Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University]: "The Mental Health of Mothers and Fathers Before and After Cohabitation and Marital Dissolution," by Claire Kamp Dush and Kate Adkins (Working Paper No. 2009-03-FF, January 2009, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

Using data from years one and three of the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study, changes in depressive and anxious symptoms are compared for mothers and fathers who: 1) dissolve a cohabitating union versus remain intact; 2) dissolve a marital union versus remain intact; and 3) dissolve a cohabiting as compared to a marital union. In order to take into account potential sources of third variable bias from selection factors that differentiate those who are in cohabitations from those who are in marriages, mothers and fathers were matched on several sociodemographic control variables that research has demonstrated to be related to union formation and mental health outcomes. Results indicated that fathers who dissolve cohabitating or marital unions have greater increases in depressive and anxious symptoms over time than those who remain in their unions. In contrast, mothers increased in depressive and anxious symptoms, regardless of the type or stability of the union. For both mothers and fathers, no differences were found in change in mental health by type of union dissolution. In this low income sample of parents, results suggest that the impact of cohabitation and marital dissolution on mental health are similar in magnitude.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP09-03-FF.pdf

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World Bank Policy Research Program: "Is there an incipient turnaround in Asia's 'Missing Girls' Phenomenon?" by Monica Das Gupta, Woojin Chung, and Li Shuzhuo (WPS 4846, February 2009, ASCII text and .pdf format, 19p.). 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_20090224084450

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

A. "Long-Term Effects of Forced Migration," by Matti Sarvimäki, Roope Uusitalo, and Markus Jantti (Discussion Paper No. 4003, February 2009, .pdf format, p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=4003

B. "Life Satisfaction," by Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith and Arthur van Soest (Discussion Paper No. 4015, February 2009, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=4015

C. "Fertility Changes in Latin America in the Context of Economic Uncertainty," by Alicia Adsera and Alicia Menendez (Discussion Paper No. 4019, February 2009, .pdf format, 46p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=4019

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: "Surviving the Titanic Disaster: Economic, Natural and Social Determinants," by Bruno S. Frey, David A. Savage, and Benno Torgler (WP 2551, February 2009, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoHome/b-publ/b3publwp/_wp_abstract?p_file_id=16582

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CONFERENCES:

UK Data Archive: "Census workshop: health and ethnicity--using Samples of Anonymised Records and ONS Longitudinal Study," to be held in London, UK on Apr. 16, 2009. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/news/eventdetail.asp?id=2174

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Feb. 24, 2009.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through Feb. 24, 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 (.pdf format).

http://budget.house.gov/hearings.aspx#090212

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DATA:

US Department of Housing and Urban Development 2007 GSE (Government-Sponsored Enterprises) Mortgage Data (February 2009, self decompressing (.exe) ASCII format, with documentation in .pdf format, and ancillary information in ASCII text format). "Data sets on single-family and multifamily mortgage purchases in 2007 by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Government-Sponsored Enterprises, or "GSEs") are now available from HUD USER. The 2007 data sets add a fifteenth year in the GSE public-use mortgage data series." A link to information about previous years' data is available at the site.

http://www.huduser.org/datasets/gse/gse2007.html

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Feb. 23, 2008 which may be of interest to Sociology 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

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2008-07-28&enddate=2009-02-23

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

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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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