Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #102, March 3, 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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Press Release: "As Baby Boomers Age, Fewer Families Have Children Under 18 at Home," (Feb. 25, 2009). Note: The press release provides links to tables (comma-delimited and Excel format) from "Americaís Families and Living Arrangements: 2008."

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/families_households/013378.html

2. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Report: "Characteristics of Juvenile Suicide in Confinement," by Lindsay M. Hayes (NCJ 214434, February 2009, pdf format, 15p).

http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/publications/PubAbstract.asp?pubi=235973

3. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics Reports:

A. "Estimates of the Legal Permanent Resident Population in 2007," by Nance Rytina (February 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/lpr_pe_2007.pdf

B. "The Foreign-born Component of the Uninsured Population," by Randall Monger (February 2009, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/uninsured_fs_2007.pdf

C. "Characteristics of Major Metropolitan Destinations of Immigrants," by James Lee (February 2009, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/metro_fs_2006.pdf

4. National Criminal Justice Reference Service Report: "The Code of the Street and African-American Adolescent Violence," by Eric A. Stewart and Ronald L. Simons (February 2009, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/223509.htm

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US States:

Nebraska:

State Foster Care Review Board and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Report: "Finding Permanent Homes (for Foster Children)" (2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/srd/PermanentHomesReport.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Compendium: Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2008 (February 2009, .pdf format 426p.).

http://websie.eclac.cl/anuario_estadistico/anuario_2008/

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Australia:

Parliamentary Library Report: "State statistical bulletin, 2007-08," by Tony Kryger (No. 22, February 2009, .pdf format, 41p.).

http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/rp/2008-09/09rp22.pdf

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Fiji Islands:

Bureau of Statistics Report: "Census 2007 Results: Population Size, Growth, Structure And Distribution" (September 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.statsfiji.gov.fj/Census2007/Release%201%20-%20Population%20Size.pdf

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Feb. 25- March 3, 2009).

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

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Feb. 25- Mar. 3, 2009).

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

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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, February 2009).

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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Switzerland:

Federal Statistical Office Compendium: Statistical Data on Switzerland 2009 (February 2009, .pdf format, 49p.).

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=3495

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UK:

1. Department for Children, Families, and Schools Report: "Pupil Absence in Schools in England, including Pupil Characteristics: 2007/08" (February 2009, 23p., with selected tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000832/index.shtml

2. Home Office Report: "Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary, United Kingdom - Fourth Quarter 2008" (February 2009, .pdf format, 44p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format.

Report:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs09/immiq408.pdf

3. National Statistics Office Periodical "Monthly Digest of Statistics, edited by Dilys Rosen (February 2009, .pdf format, 137p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/prep/611.asp

Click on "Latest release" for link to full text.

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Wales:

Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Students in Higher Education Institutions, 2007/08" (February 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/post16ed2009/hdw20090226/?lang=en

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Demographic Research Article: "Active-duty military service, cohabiting unions, and the transition to marriage," by Megan Lemmon, Mira Whyman, and Jay Teachman (Vol. 20, Article 10, February 2009, .pdf format, p. 195-208).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol20/10/default.htm

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National Research Council Report: "Experimentation and Evaluation Plans for the 2010 Census: Letter Report, Panel on the Design of the 2010 Census Program of Evalutions and Experiments," (National Academies Press, 2009, OpenBook and .pdf format, 13p.). Note: NAP requires free registration before providing the .pdf format).

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12607

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center:

A. "Opening (and Closing) Doors: Country-Specific Shocks in U.S. Doctorate Education," by Emily Blanchard, John Bound, and Sarah E. Turner (PSC Research Report No. 09-674, February 2009, .pdf format, p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/5658

B. "Internationalization of U.S. Doctorate Education," by John Bound, Sarah E. Turner, and Patrick Walsh (PSC Research Report No. 09-675, March 2009, .pdf format, 43p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/5659

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Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University]: "Marriage Meets the Joneses: Relative Income, Identity, and Marital Status," by Tara Watson and Sara McLanahan (Working Paper WP09-04-FF, February 2009, .pdf format, p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we investigate the effect of relative income on marital status. We develop an identity model based on Akerlof and Kranton (2000) and apply it to the marriage decision. The empirical evidence is consistent with the idea that people are more likely to marry when their incomes approach a financial level associated with idealized norms of marriage. We hypothesize that the "marriage ideal" is determined by the median income in an individualís local reference group. After controlling flexibly for the absolute level of income and a number of other factors, the ratio between a manís income and the marriage ideal is a strong predictor of marital status - but only if he is below the ideal. For white men, relative income considerations jointly drive coresidence, marriage, and fatherhood decisions. For black men, relative income affects the marriage decision only, and relative income is tied to marital status even for those living with a partner and children. Relative income concerns explain 10-15 percent of the decline in marriage since 1970 for low income white men, and account for more than half of the persistent marriage gap between high- and low-income men.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP09-04-FF.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Interracial Workplace Cooperation: Evidence from the NBA," by Joseph Price, Lars Lefgren, and Henry Tappen (w14749, February 2009, .pdf format, 17p.).

Abstract:

Using data from the National Basketball Association (NBA), we examine whether patterns of workplace cooperation occur disproportionately among workers of the same race. We find that, holding constant the composition of teammates on the floor, basketball players are no more likely to complete an assist to a player of the same race than a player of a different race. Our confidence interval allows us to reject even small amounts of same-race bias in passing patterns. Our findings suggest that high levels of interracial cooperation can occur in a setting where workers are operating in a highly visible setting with strong incentives to behave efficiently.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14749

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: "Demographic, Residential, and Socioeconomic Effects on the Distribution of 19th Century US White Statures," by Scott A. Carson (WP 2563, February 2009, .pdf format, 30p.). 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=16598

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

A. "Gender Differences in Risk Behaviour: Does Nurture Matter?" by Alison L. Booth and Patrick J. Nolen (Discussion Paper 4026, February 2009, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=4026

B. "Access to Higher Education and Inequality: The Chinese Experiment," by Xiaojun Wang, Belton M. Fleisher, Haizheng Li, and Shi Li (Discussion Paper 4030, February 2009, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=4030

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "Weakly relative poverty," by Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen (WPS 4844, February 2009, ASCII text and .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469382&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20090223162650

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 3, 2009.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 3, 2009.

http://careers.aera.net/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=557

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through Mar. 3, 2009.

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

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DATA:

US National Center for Education Statistics Restricted Data: "NCES has released a new data product related to the eighth-grade collection of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99. This CD-ROM contains an electronic codebook (ECB), a restricted-use child-level data file, and survey and ECB documentation for the spring eighth-grade wave of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). All eighth-grade data collected from the sampled children, their parents, teachers, and schools are included. These data are restricted and only available to researchers with a restricted-use license. For more information on how to obtain a license or amend a current license to add these data."

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/licenses.asp

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Mar. 2, 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=2009-03-03

New additions are:

No. 3805, 4583, 20352, 22940, 23322, 23324, 23326, 23330, 23332, 23334, 24147, 24148, 24221. 24222, 24223, 24232, 24801, 24821

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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