Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #103, March 10, 2009.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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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

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. US Census Bureau Report, News Releases, Facts for Features:

A. "Selected 2007 American Housing Survey metropolitan reports are available at:

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/ahs/metropolitandata.html

See reports listed for 2007.

B. "Hispanics Become More Prevalent on College Campuses," (March 4, 2009). Provides links to data tables from "School Enrollment in the United States: 2007," which are based on data "collected in the October School Enrollment Supplement to the Current Population Survey" (Excel and comma-delimited format).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/education/013391.html

C. "Asian and Hispanic Children More Likely to Dine With Their Parents," (March 4, 2009). Provides links to data tables from "A Child’s Day (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being): 2006," which are based on data collected from "the Survey of Income and Program Participation."

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/children/013383.html

D. "Facts for Features: Cinco de Mayo" (CB09-FF.08, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/013395.html

E. "Facts for Features: Mother's Day: May 10, 2009" (CB09-FF.09, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/013412.html

2. National Center for Education Statistics Compendium, Report:

A. Mini-Digest of Education Statistics, 2008, by Thomas D. Snyder (NCES 2009021, March 2009, .pdf format, 65p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009021

B. "Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2007; Graduation Rates, 2001 and 2004 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2007," by Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, and Scott A.Ginder (NCES 2009155, March 2009, .pdf format, 58p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009155

3. Government Accountability Office Report: "Census Bureau Testing of 2010 Decennial Systems Can Be Strengthened," (GAO-09-262, March 2009, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-262

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NGO and Other Countries:

Australia:

Department of Immigration and Citizenship Report: "Population flows: Immigration aspects 2007-08 edition" (2009, .pdf format, 154p.).

http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/statistics/popflows2007-08/PopFlows_09_whole.pdf

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Georgia:

Statistics Georgia Periodical: Quarterly Bulletin (2008, Quarter 4, March 2009, .pdf format, 86p.). The periodical is in Georgian and English.

http://www.statistics.ge/publication.php?plang=1&pform=-519

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Guyana:

Bureau of Statistics Tutorial: "Mortality Patterns in Guyana" (February 2009, .pdf format, 11p.). Link to .pdf full text is at the bottom of the page.

http://www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy/mortality.html

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Releases:

A. "Staff in compulsory schools in autumn 2008" (Mar. 3, 2009).

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3804

B. "Pupils in compulsory schools in autumn 2008" (Mar. 3, 2009).

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3803

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Reports: "Internal Migration in January 2009" (March 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/idou/3.htm

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Lithuania:

Statistics Department Report: "Population by County: 2009" (February 2009, .pdf format, 31p.). The report is in Lithuanian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=3&id=1763&PHPSESSID=bdb9bf0155a138f104f7efee85f7681e

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office News Release: "Doctors of sciences" (Mar. 10, 2009, .pdf format, 4p.). The release is in Macedonian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=06.01&rbs=7

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Mauritius:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Population and Vital Statistics - Republic of Mauritius, Year 2008" (March 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 9p.). Links to full text are at the bottom of the page.

http://www.gov.mu/portal/goc/cso/ei748/toc.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Mar. 4-10, 2009).

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

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Norway:

Statistics Norway Report, News Releases:

A. "Causes of Death 1995-2006" (March 2009, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/03/01/10/nos_dodsarsak_en/nos_d412_en/

B. Statistics Norway News Release: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Mar, 4- Mar. 10, 2009).

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

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Serbia:

Statistical Office Report: "Vital Events in the Republic of Serbia, 2007" (2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/en/dokumenti/saopstenja/SN40/sn40122007.pdf

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Periodical: Monthly Digest of Statistics (February 2009, .pdf format, 104p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/reference/mdsfeb09.pdf

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UK:

Home Office Press Release: "Public confidence in the Police and their local partners: results from the British Crime Survey year ending September 2008" (March 2009, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs09/pubcon-bcs-snr.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Century Foundation Report: "Building on Success: Educational Strategies that Work," by Greg Anrig (March 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.tcf.org/list.asp?type=PB&pubid=684

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Demographic Research Article: "Unusually small sex differentials in mortality of Israeli Jews: What does the structure of causes of death tell us?" by Laura Staetsky and Andrew Hinde (Vol. 20, Article 11, March 2009, .pdf format, p. 209-252).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol20/11/default.htm

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Kaiser Family Foundation Report, Article:

A. "Kaiser Health Tracking Poll -- February 2009" (.pdf format, Key Findings, 5p., Chartpack, 12p., Toplines, 31p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/7866.cfm

B. "What Will Health Reform Do For Me?" by Drew Altman (Pulling it Together (No. 12, February 2009).

http://www.kff.org/pullingittogether/index.cfm

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Pew Hispanic Center Report:

A. "Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2007," by Daniel Dockterman (March 2009, .pdf and Excel format, 43p.).

http://pewhispanic.org/factsheets/factsheet.php?FactsheetID=46

B. "Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2007," by Daniel Dockterman (March 2009, .pdf and Excel format, 47p.).

http://pewhispanic.org/factsheets/factsheet.php?FactsheetID=45

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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Residential Segregation and Low-Income Working Families," by Margery Austin Turner and Karina Fortuny (February 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411845.html

B. "Nine in Ten: Using the Tax System to Enroll Eligible, Uninsured Children into Medicaid and SCHIP," by Stan Dorn, Bowen Garrett, Cynthia Perry, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Aaron Lucas (February 2009, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411844.html

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Chatham House [London, UK] Report: "The Feeding of the Nine Billion: Global Food Security for the 21st Century" (January 2009, .pdf format, 59p.).

http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/files/13179_r0109food.pdf

More information about CH:

http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/about/

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WORKING PAPERS:

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:

A. "Fertility-relevant social networks: composition, structure, and meaning of personal relationships for fertility intentions," by Sylvia Keim, Andreas Klarner, and Laura Bernardi (WP-2009-006, March 2009, .pdf format, 27p.).

Although the relevance of social interactions or social networks for fertility research has been increasingly acknowledged in recent years, little is known about the channels and mechanisms of social influences on individuals' fertility decision making. Drawing on problem-centred interviews and network data collected among young adults in western Germany the authors show that qualitative methods broaden our understanding of social and contextual influences on couples' fertility intentions, by exploring the phenomenon, taking into account subjective perceptions, analysing interactions within networks as well as the dynamics of networks. Qualitative methods allow for the collection and analysis of rich retrospective information on network dynamics in relation to life course events. This also can be helpful both to complement the still rare longitudinal data on social networks and to develop parsimonious and efficient survey instruments to collect such information in a standardized way.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2009-006.pdf

B. "Non-marital Childbearing in Russia: Second Demographic Transition or Pattern of Disadvantage?" by Brienna Perelli-Harris and Theodore P. Gerber (WP-2009-007, March 2009, .pdf format, 53p.).

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Using retrospective union, birth, and education histories that span 1980-2003, this study investigates nonmarital childbearing in post-Soviet Russia. We employ a combination of methods to decompose fertility rates by union status and analyze the processes that lead to a nonmarital birth. We find that the primary cause of the increase in the proportion of nonmarital births is not due to the changing fertility behavior of cohabitors, nor to changes in union behavior after conception, but due to the increasing proportion of women who cohabit before conception. We also find that the relationship between education and nonmarital childbearing has not changed over time; the least educated women have the highest birth rates within cohabitation and as single mothers, primarily due to a lower probability of legitimating a nonmarital conception. Based on these findings, we argue that Russia has more in common with the pattern of disadvantage in the United States, as opposed to the trends described by the second demographic transition. We also find several aspects of non-marital childbearing that neither of these perspectives anticipates.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2009-007.pdf

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Vienna Institute of Demography: "Union Instability as an Engine of Fertility," by Elizabeth Thomson, Maria Winkler-Dworak, Martin Spielauer, and Alexia Prskawetz (VID Working Paper 2/2009, March 2009, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

Micro-level relationships between union formation or dissolution and childbearing have implications for fertility that have not been thoroughly examined. In this paper, we suggest that these relationships comprise an ‘engine’ that produces variation and change around replacement level fertility. On the one hand, union dissolution reduces opportunities for conceiving and bearing children. At the same time, it produces a pool of persons who may enter new partnerships and produce ‘extra’ children. The balance between these two opposing forces and their implications for fertility levels is unknown and will depend in part on the timing of union formation and parenthood. In this paper, we estimate the parameters of these micro-level relationships for female respondents to the 1999 French `Etude de l’Histoire Familiale´. We use those parameters to simulate the implications of non-union childbearing, union dissolution and re-partnering for completed family size. We also investigate the extent to which links between union formation or dissolution and childbearing depend on the timing of unions and births.

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/WP2009_02.pdf

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Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University]: "Educational Assortative Mating and Children’s School Readiness," by Audrey Beck and Carlos Gonzalez-Sancho (Working Paper WP09-05-FF, February 2009, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

One of the concerns behind parental educational sorting is its potential to widen disparities in the ability of families to invest in their children’s development. Using data from the Fragile Families and Children Wellbeing Study, this paper investigates the association between parental educational homogamy and children’s school readiness at age 5. Our analyses reveal a positive impact of homogamy across child outcomes, most notably on socio-emotional indicators of development. Enhanced levels of parental agreement about the organization of family life and symmetry in the allocation of time to child care emerge as the intervening mechanisms behind this association. Our findings lend support to theoretical claims about the relevance of within-family social capital in the creation of human capital.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP09-05-FF.pdf

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Urban Institute: "Residential Segregation and Low-Income Working Families," by Margery Austin Turner and Karina Fortuny (Low-Income Working Families Paper 10, February 2009, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411845

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: "Opium for the Masses? Conflict-Induced Narcotics Production in Afghanistan," by Jo Thori Lind, Karl Ove Moene, and Fredrik Willumsen (WP 2573, March 2009, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoHome/b-publ/b3publwp/_wp_abstract?p_file_id=16635

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International Institute for Envrionment and Development Report [London, UK]: "Poverty lines and lives of the poor: Underestimation of urban poverty - the case of India," by Meera Bapat (Poverty Reduction in Urban Areas Working Paper 20, February 2009, .pdf format, 53p.).

Abstract:

This paper describes the development of poverty lines in India, from the 19th century to the present, and assesses their limitations as an indication of poverty. It demonstrates that use of the official poverty line results in considerable underestimation of the extent of urban poverty, and oversimplifies the nature of poverty by disregarding or disguising the reality of the lived experiences of poor people. It then considers the relevance and accuracy of the official poverty line as applied in Pune, a city with around 3 million inhabitants. This highlights the very large gap between the 2 per cent of households designated as "poor" by application of the official poverty line in Pune and the 40 per cent "living in poor conditions". The paper also examines the wider nature of poverty and how this has changed over time, using data from a longitudinal study of slum settlements in Pune from 1976 to 2003. Despite Pune’s rapid economic growth, most of the slum households surveyed saw little or no increase in their real income or in improved job opportunities--and little possibility of getting accommodation outside the slums. The paper ends with a discussion on how to achieve a better understanding and measurement of the numerous and interconnected aspects of urban poverty.

http://www.iied.org/pubs/pdfs/10567IIED.pdf

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Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques / International Network for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development--Integrated Research Infrastructure in the Socio-economic Sciences (CEPS/INSTEAD--IRISS) [Differdange, Luxembourg]: "Cross-border metropolitan integration in Europe (Luxembourg, Basel and Geneva)," by Bernard Reitel, Christophe Sohn, and Olivier Walther (IRISS Working Papers No. 2009-02, March 2009, .pdf format, 21p.).

Abstract:

This article questions the integration processes in three small cross-border metropolitan areas: Luxembourg, Basel and Geneva. By referring to an original analysis framework, it evaluates the nature and intensity of the functional and institutional integration and highlights the elements that structure the cooperation between the actors. The analysis shows that there is not necessarily a reciprocal link between the size of the functional area and the extent of the cooperation. Whilst no metropolitan-sized project is on the agenda in Luxembourg, the example of Basel and Geneva shows that the presence of a national border offers an opportunity to invent original forms of governance, increase the autonomy of the local authorities by different types of cooperation which transcend the institutional and territorial divides, and enable the international character of the metropolitan centre to be valued for what it is. In a context of global competition, these features represent an undeniable benefit.

http://ideas.repec.org/p/irs/iriswp/2009-02.html

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World Bank Policy Research Center: "Transactional sex as a response to risk in western Kenya," by Jonathan Robinson and Ethan Yeh (WPS 4857, March 2009. ASCII text and .pdf format, 44p.). 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_20090309080629

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

Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 30, No. 4, April 2009).

http://jfi.sagepub.com/current.dtl

Population, Space, and Place (Vol. 15, No. 3, May/June 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/106562735/home

Population Studies (Vol. 63, No. 1, March 2009).

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/lps

Social Medicine (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2009).

http://journals.sfu.ca/socialmedicine/index.php/socialmedicine/issue/current/showToc

Social Science & Medicine (Vol. 68, No. 5, March 2009).

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

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Panel Study of Income Dynamics [University of Michigan]: "Small Grants for Research Using PSID Data," deadline for applications is July 1, 2009. "The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition to provide funding to between five and ten scholars in the range of $5,000-$20,000 each to use PSID data to conduct research on the connection between health and socioeconomic status within and across generations. Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented at a two-day conference in the fall of 2010." For further information, please contact Bob Schoeni (bschoeni@umich.edu) or Patty Hall (pathall@umich.edu). For more information on the PSID, please visit the website:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/

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CONFERENCES:

US National Center for Education Statistics:

A. "Using the ECLS-K Database for Research and Policy Discussion (ECLS-K Database Training)," to be held Aug. 4-6, 2009 in Washington D.C. For more information see:

http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=403&cid=2

B. "Using the NHES Database for Research and Policy Analyses (NHES Database Training)," to be held Aug. 10-12, 2009 in Washington D.C. For more information see:

http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=414&cid=2

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Intute: Social Sciences: Intute has updated it's Sociology conferences page with new conferences:

17th Annual Conference of the International Employment Relations Association (June 30, 2009, Bangkok).

http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/cgi-bin/conferences.pl?term=&type=Conference&subject=120684

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

University of Texas Post-Doctoral Position: "Postdoctoral position in the study of heterosexual relationships with Catherine Surra, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin. Primary responsibilities are publishing data from longitudinal study of dating partners, grant writing, assisting with research lab, and mentoring graduate students. Requirements include Ph.D. in family studies, sociology, social psychology, or related field; statistical expertise in multilevel modeling and causal modeling; and expertise in theories of close relationships.

Send electronically a cover letter stating research interests, curriculum vitae, relevant reprints or preprints, and three letters of reference to surra@mail.utexas.edu and bogolsky@mail.utexas.edu. The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Position is contingent on budgetary approval. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Background check conducted on applicant selected. Contact information: Dr. Catherine Surra, Director, School of Human Ecology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, A2700, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712. Phone: 512.471-0618.

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Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 10, 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. 10, 2009.

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 6, 2009.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through Mar. 10, 2009.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives Hearing Testimony: "Status of the 2010 Census Operations," a hearing held March 5, 2009 (.pdf format).

http://informationpolicy.oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=2318

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DATA:

Integrated Public Use Microdata Update, American Time Use Extractor:

A. IPUMS at the University of Minnesota announced on the release of several updates.

- Mar. 5, 2009. Posted the 2005-2007 American Community Survey/Puerto Rican Community Survey 3-year file.

- Mar. 1, 2009. PRCS data from 2005-2007 have been altered to resolve small coding differences across survey years.

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

Data Access:

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

B. "American Time Use Survey Data Extract Builder (ATUS-X)": "ATUS-X is a project dedicated to making it easy for researchers to use data from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS). The ATUS is an ongoing time diary study that is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and fielded by the U.S. Census Bureau."

http://www.atusdata.org/

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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: "WTO Agricultural Trade Policy Commitments Database" (2009, searchable databases and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets). "At the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations in 1995, members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) established a broad set of rules and disciplines in the Agreement on Agriculture, governing three key areas affecting agricultural trade policy: domestic support, export subsidies, and market access. This database contains data on implementation of commitments in agricultural policy by WTO members. Export subsidy data indicate the type of export subsidies, expenditures on export subsidies, and the quantity of subsidized exports during a given year by WTO members. Domestic support data detail the type and amount of support WTO members have provided annually. Market access data contain information on tariff commitments and their implementation by presenting bound tariff levels and tariff-rate quotas agreed to in the Uruguay Round, as well as applied annual tariff rates (i.e., the tariff rates published by national customs authorities for duty administration purposes).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/DB/WTO/

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Luxembourg Income Study: "Coinciding with International Women's Day, LIS is pleased to announce the launch of the LIS Gender Key Figures. The LIS Gender Key Figures consist of 10 separate tables of national-level indicators that highlight women's economic outcomes and gender inequality in poverty and employment." (March 8, 2009).

http://www.lisproject.org/key-figures/key-figures.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:

Panel Study Of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

Cooke, Thomas J.; Boyle, Paul; Courch, Kenneth, and Feijten, Peteke. A Longitudinal Analysis of Family Migration and the Gender Gap in Earnings in the United States and Great Britain. Demography. 2009; 46(1):147-168.

Newman, Sandra; Holupka, C. Scott, and Harkness, Joseph. The Long-Term Effects of Housing Assistance on Work and Welfare. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 2009; 28(1):81.

Turner, Tracy M. and Smith, Marc T. Exits From Homeownership: The Effects of Race, Ethnicity, and Income. Journal of Regional Science. 2009; 49(1):1.

Ziol-Guest, PhD, MPA, Kathleen M.; Duncan, PhD, Greg J., and Kalil, PhD, Ariel. Early Childhood Poverty and Adult body Mass Index. American Journal of Public Health. 2009; 99(3):527-521.

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