Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #115, June 2, 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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Education Statistics Compendium: The Condition of Education 2009 (NCES 2009081, June 2009, .pdf format, 325p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009081

2. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Federal Justice Statistics, 2006 - Statistical Tables" (NCJ 225711, May 2009, .pdf format, 89p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/html/fjsst/2006/fjs06st.htm

3. Social Security Administration, Office Of Policy Report: "SSI Recipients by State and County, 2008," (May 2009, .pdf, Excel, and HTML format, 108p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2008/index.html

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Extending the EITC to Noncustodial Parents: Potential Impacts and Design Considerations," by Laura Wheaton and Elaine Sorensen (May 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 22p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/09/NCP-EITC/index.shtml

5. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Variable Effects of Earnings Volatility on Food Stamp Participation," by Robert Moffitt and David C. Ribar (Contractor and Cooperator Report No. CCR-52, May 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/CCR52/

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

United Nations Development Programme Report: "UNDP Living up to its Commitments," (2009, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.undp.org/publications/annualreport2009/report.shtml

United Nations Relief and Works Agency Report: "Poverty in the occupied Palestinian territory 2007," (May 2009, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.un.org/unrwa/publications/pubs08/opt_poverty2007_may09.pdf

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Bulgaria:

National Statistical Institute Table: "Crimes With Penalty Inflicted and Persons Convicted (Basic Data) 2000-2008" (May 2009).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/BasicCrime08.htm

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France:

Institut national d'etudes demographques (INED) Periodical: Population and societies (No. 456, May 2009, .pdf format, 4p.). The feature article of this issue is: "Population and development in the overseas territories of Europe," by Jean-Louis Rallu.

http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1461/

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Releases: SF has updated it's news releases for May 23-Jul. 2, 2009.

http://www.stat.fi/til/pvml_en.html

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release:

A. "Marriages, consensual unions and divorces 2008" (May 27, 2009).

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3776

B. "Compulsory schools 2007-2008" (May 28, 2009).

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=4291

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UK

1. Department of Work and Pensions Report: "Households Below Average Income (HBAI) 1994/95-2007/08," (May 2009, .pdf format, 203p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/hbai/hbai2008/contents.asp

2. Office of National Statistics Periodical: Statistical Bulletin (Summer 2009, .pdf format, 16p.). The title of this issue is: "Gestation-specific infant mortality by social and biological factors, 2006."

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=6725

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Pew Hispanic Center Report: "Latino Children: A Majority Are U.S.-Born Offspring of Immigrants," by Richard Fry and Jeffrey S. Passel (May 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=110

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Rand Corporation Monograph: Preschool Adequacy and Efficiency in California: Issues, Policy Options, and Recommendations, by Lynn A. Karoly (2009, ISBN/EAN: 9780833047434, 196p.). Ordering and price information is available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG889/

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Demographic Research Article: "The effect of changes in fertility on the age distribution of stable populations," by Michel Guillot (Vol. 20, No. 24, May 2009, .pdf format, p. 595-598).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol20/24/default.htm

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report: "Child poverty in Scotland: taking the next steps," by Stephen Sinclair and John H. McKendrick (May 2009, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/child-poverty-in-scotland

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Springer Book: Causal Analysis in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods, Applications, edited by Henriette Engelhardt, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Alexia Prskawetz (2009, 251p., ISBN: 978-1-4020-9966-3). For more information, including ordering information see:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-1-4020-9966-3

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Perspective Abstract: "Gender, culture, and mathematics performance," by Janet S. Hyde and Janet E. Mertz (Vol. 106, No. 22, Jun. 1, 2009, p. 8801-8807).

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/22/8801.abstract?etoc

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Science Article Abstract: "The Genetic Structure and History of Africans and African Americans," by Sarah A. Tishkoff, Floyd A. Reed, Françoise R. Friedlaender, Christopher Ehret, Alessia Ranciaro, Alain Froment, Jibril B. Hirbo, Agnes A. Awomoyi, Jean-Marie Bodo, Ogobara Doumbo, Muntaser Ibrahim, Abdalla T. Juma, Maritha J. Kotze, Godfrey Lema, Jason H. Moore, Holly Mortensen, Thomas B. Nyambo, Sabah A. Omar, Kweli Powell, Gideon S. Pretorius, Michael W. Smith, Mahamadou A. Thera, Charles Wambebe, James L. Weber, and Scott M. Williams (Vol. 324, No. 5930, May 22, 2009, p. 1035-1044).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/324/5930/1035

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WORKING PAPERS:

California Center for Population Research [University of California-Los Angeles]: "Assistance to the Family and the College Achievement of Young Adults," by De'Sha S. Wolf and Andrew Fuligni (CCPR-2009-012, May 2009, .pdf format, 20p.).

Abstract:

This investigation examined the assistance that approximately 630 college-bound young adults from Asian, Latin American, and European backgrounds provided to their families and the implications of that assistance for their postsecondary educational progress. Students from Filipino and Latin American backgrounds spent more hours helping their parents and siblings on a daily basis as compared to their peers from East Asian and European backgrounds. Those from Latin American backgrounds provided financial support to their families at a higher rate than those from East Asian and European backgrounds, and males provided more financial support than females. Young adults who provided daily and financial assistance to their families were less likely to pursue or obtain bachelor’s degrees and more likely to pursue or obtain an associate’s degrees. This association did not vary across subgroups of adolescents and group differences in family assistance did not account for group differences in postsecondary degree persistence.

http://papers.ccpr.ucla.edu/papers/PWP-CCPR-2009-012/PWP-CCPR-2009-012.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Child Care Subsidies and Childhood Obesity," by Chris M. Herbst and Erdal Tekin (w15007, May 2009, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

Child care subsidies play a critical role in facilitating the transition of disadvantaged mothers from welfare to work. However, little is known about the influence of these policies on children's health and well-being. In this paper, we study the impact of subsidy receipt on low-income children's weight outcomes in the fall and spring of kindergarten. The goals of our empirical analysis are twofold. We first utilize standard OLS and fixed effects methods to explore body mass index as well as measures of overweight and obesity. We then turn to quantile regression to address the possibility that subsidy receipt has heterogeneous effects on children's weight at different points in the BMI distribution. Results suggest that subsidy receipt is associated with increases in BMI and a greater likelihood of being overweight and obese. We also find substantial variation in subsidy effects across the BMI distribution. In particular, child care subsidies have no effect on BMI at the lower end of the distribution, inconsistent effects in the middle of the distribution, and large effects at the top of the distribution. Our results point to the use of non-parental child care, particularly centerbased services, as the key mechanism through which subsidies influence children's weight outcomes.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w15007

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "Social networks among indigenous peoples in Mexico," by Emmanual Skoufias, Trine Lunde, and Harry Anthony Patrinos (WPS4949, June 2009, ASCII text and .pdf format, 24p.). 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_20090601125523

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Postponing Maternity in Ireland," by Cathal O'Donoghue, David Meredith, and Eamon O'Shea (Discussion Paper 4192, May 2009, .pdf format, 33p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract%3Fdp_id%3D4192

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: "Agency in Family Policy: A Survey," by Alessandro Cigno (WP 2664, May 2009, .pdf format, 26p.). 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=16771

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

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (Vol. 37, No. 4, June 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://fcs.sagepub.com/content/vol37/issue4/?etoc

Population, Space, and Place (Vol. 15, No. 4, July/August 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122410541/issue

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: Agework has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 2, 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 Jun. 2, 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 Jun. 2, 2009.

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

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DATA:

Demographic and Health Survey: "Ghana: Special, 2007 (Maternal Mortality Survey) datasets are now available to all registered users with access to Ghana datasets."

http://www.measuredhs.com/login.cfm

For more information on registering to access DHS data, see:

http://www.measuredhs.com/accesssurveys/access_instructions.cfm

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Integrated Public Use Microdata Update: IPUMS at the University of Minnesota announced on the release of several updates.

- May 29, 2009: Corrected minor inaccuracies in 2000 and ACS/PRCS data.

For more information, see:

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

Data Access:

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

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jun. 1, 2009, 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

Latest updates:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2009-05-11&enddate=2009-06-01

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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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

National Longitudinal Survey:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/index.php3

The latest updates are accession number 6145-6150

6145:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=6145

6150:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=6150

Simply change the number after the [0]= in the Internet address to see each new listing.

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