Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #116, June 9, 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

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau News Release: "Internet Use Triples in Decade, Census Bureau Reports" (CB09-84, Jun. 3, 2009). The news release links to detailed tables from the "2007 Internet and Computer Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey."

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/communication_industries/013849.html

2. National Center for Education Statistics Report:

A. "An Overview of Technical Procedures for the NAEP Assessment," by Steve Gorman (NCES 2009493, June 2009, .pdf format, 57p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009493

B. "Web Tables: Undergraduate Financial Aid Estimates by Type of Institution in 2007-08," by Christina Chang Wei, Lutz Berkner, Shirley He, Stephen Lew, and James Griffith (NCES 2009201, June 2009, .pdf format, p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009201

3. Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: U.S. Housing Market Conditions (1st Quarter 2009, .pdf format, 94p.).

http://www.huduser.org/periodicals/ushmc.html

4. Congressional Research Service Report: "Service The 2010 Decennial Census: Background and Issues," by Jennifer D. Williams (R40551, April 2009, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://opencrs.com/document/R40551/

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US States:

Missouri:

Missouri Census Data Center Report: "Population Estimates for Missouri, April 1, 2000 and July 1, 2008," (May 2009, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/pub/webrepts/casrh08/mor2county.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. Economic Commission for Africa Report: "Overview of the economic and social conditions in Africa 2008," (June 2009, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.uneca.org/cfm/2009/docs/social.pdf

2. International Organization for Migration Report: "Migration, Climate Change and the Environment," (June 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.iom.int/jahia/webdav/shared/shared/mainsite/policy_and_research/policy_documents/policy_brief.pdf

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Australia:

Queensland Government Report: "Australian Demographic Statistics December Quarter 2008" (June 2009, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.oesr.qld.gov.au/queensland-by-theme/demography/briefs/aust-demographic-stats/index.shtml

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Bulgaria:

National Statistical Institute Report: "Specialized Establishments for Social Services in 2008" (June 2009).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/SG08.htm

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Updates:

A. "STRAFNA1: Decisions by type of offence, type of decision, national origin, country of origin, age and sex" (June 2009).

http://www.statbank.dk/STRAFNA1

B. "STRAFNA2: Legal decisions by region, type of offence, type of decision, national origin, age and sex" (June 2009).

http://www.statbank.dk/STRAFNA2

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Enrolment in upper secondary and tertiary education in autumn 2008" (Jun. 2, 2009).

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3807

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Japan:

Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare Report Update: "Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report 2007-2008." On Jun. 2, 2009 several new references were added. Scroll to Part 3.

http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/wp/wp-hw2/index.html

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States of Jersey Report: "Jersey Population Update 2008" (June 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.gov.je/ChiefMinister/Statistics/News/Jersey+Population+Update+2008.htm

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office News Release: "Social Welfare: Recipients of social welfare" (Jun. 9, 2009, .pdf format, 7p.). The release is in Macedonian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=04.01&rbs=4

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Marshall Islands:

Statistics and Demography/Statistique et Demographie Report: "Marshall Islands 2007 Demographic and Health Report and Fact Sheets" (May 2009, .pdf format).

http://www.spc.int/sdp/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=46&Itemid=42

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Jun. 2-9, 2009.

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

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Population. Size and structure by territorial division as of December 31, 2008" (June 2009, .pdf format, 167p.). The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/5840_655_ENG_HTML.htm

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Serbia:

Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Minor perpetrators of criminal offences, 2004-2008" (May 28, 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/en/dokumenti/saopstenja/SK11/sk11122008.pdf

B. "Adult perpetrators of criminal offences, 2004-2008" (May 28, 2009, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/en/dokumenti/saopstenja/SK12/sk12122008.pdf

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Periodical: Monthly Digest of Statistics (May 2009, .pdf format, 105p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/reference/mdsmay09.pdf

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Student Enrolment in Tertiary Education in the Academic Year 2008/09, detailed data, Slovenia - Provisional Data," by Urska Arsenjuk (Jun. 5, 2009).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2399

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Spain:

National Statistics Institute Report: "Magistrates' Court Statistics 1998-2008" (June 2009).

http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t18/p465/&file=inebase&L=1

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden News Releases:

A. "250,000 Swedes can celebrate from abroad" (Jun. 4, 2009).

http://www.scb.se/Pages/PressArchive____259760.aspx?PressReleaseID=274799

B. "Employees in higher education 2008: Still few women who become professors" (Jun. 9, 2009).

http://www.scb.se/Pages/PressArchive____259760.aspx?PressReleaseID=274934

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UK:

1. National Statistics Office Report: "Ward mid-year population estimates for England and Wales Mid 2001- Mid 2007)" (June 2009, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=13893

2. Department of Work and Pensions Report: "Families with children in Britain: findings from the 2007 Families and Children Study (FACS)," by Dan Philo, Natalie Maplethorpe, Anne Conolly and Mari Toomse (Research Report No. 578, June 2009, .pdf format, 477p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_578.asp

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Wales:

Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Higher Education Performance Indicators, 2007/08" (June 2009, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/post16ed2009/hdw20090609/?lang=en

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Guttmacher Institute Periodical, Report:

A. Guttmacher Policy Review (Vol. 12, No. 2, Spring 2009, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/gpr/12/2/index.html

B. "Adolescent Marriage and Childbearing in India: Current Situation and Recent Trends," by Ann M. Moore, Susheela Singh, Usha Ram, Lisa Remez and Suzette Audam (April 2009, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2009/06/04/AdolescentMarriageIndia.pdf

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Population Reference Bureau Brief, Article:

A. "Family Planning and Economic Well-Being: New Evidence From Bangladesh," by James Gribble and Maj-Lis Voss (May 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.prb.org/Publications/PolicyBriefs/bangladeshfamilyplanning.aspx

B. "The Changing Demography of U.S. Flight Attendants," by Rogelio Saenz and Louwanda Evans (June 2009).

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

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National Research Council Monograph: Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Faculty, Committee on Gender Differences in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty; Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; National Research Council (2009, OpenBook format, 373p.). Ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12062

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Urban Institute Report: "A Detailed Picture of Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital," by Austin Nichols and Melissa Favreault (May 2009, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411889.html

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Demographic Research Articles:

A. "Graduating the age-specific fertility pattern using Support Vector Machines," by Anastasia Kostaki, Javier Moguerza, Alberto Olivares, and Stelios Psarakis (Vol. 20, Article 25, June 2009, .pdf format, p. 599-622). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol20/25/default.htm

B. "Does fertility decrease household consumption? An analysis of poverty dynamics and fertility in Indonesia," by Jungho Kim, Henriette Engelhardt, Alexia Prskawetz, and Arnstein Aassve (Vol. 20, Article 26, June 2009, .pdf format, p. 623-656). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol20/26/default.htm

C. "The one-child family: France in the European context," by Didier Breton and France Prioux (Vol. 20, Article 27, June 2009, .pdf format, p. 657-692). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol20/27/default.htm

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Lancet Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content: "Killed in the name of honour," by Kristin Elisabeth Solberg (World Report, Vol. 373, No. 9679, Jun. 6, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1933-1934). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)61049-7/fulltext

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WORKING PAPERS:

Princeton University Population Research Center: "On 'Weak' and 'Strong' Population Momentum," by Thomas J. Espenshade, Analia S. Olgiati, and Simon A. Levin (WP 2009-01, June 2009, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

This paper decomposes total population momentum into two constituent and multiplicative parts called 'weak' momentum and 'strong' momentum. Weak momentum depends on deviations between a populationís observed age distribution and its implied stable age distribution. Strong momentum is a function of deviations between a populationís implied stable and stationary age distributions. In general, the factorization of total momentum into the product of weak and strong momentum is a very good approximation. The factorization is exact, however, if the observed age distribution is stable or if initial fertility is already at replacement. We provide numerical illustrations by calculating weak, strong, and total momentum for 176 countries, the world, and its major regions. In short, the paper brings together disparate strands of the population momentum literature and shows how the various kinds of momentum fit together into a single unifying framework.

http://opr.princeton.edu/papers/opr0901.pdf

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California Center for Population Research [University of California-Los Angeles]: "Show me the money! The geography of contributions to California's Proposition 8," by Michael Shin (CCPR-2009-013, June 2009, .pdf format, 12p.).

Abstract:

This paper provides an overview of disclosure with regard to contributions in favor of and against California's Proposition 8 measure that banned same-sex marriage. Using publicly available data, out-of-state and in-state contributions are mapped, and the geography of California state politics and the consequences of disclosure are discussed.

http://papers.ccpr.ucla.edu/papers/PWP-CCPR-2009-013/PWP-CCPR-2009-013.pdf

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Directorate for Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs:

"Towards a Framework for Assessing Family Policies in the EU," by Henning Lohmann, Frauke H. Peter, Tine Rostgaard and C. Katharina Spiess (Employment, Social and Migration Working Paper No. 88, June 2009, .pdf format, 94p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.oecd.org/LongAbstract/0,3425,en_2649_33933_42957256_119684_1_1_1,00.html

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery program, by John Gibson, David McKenzie, and Steven Stillman (WPS4956, June 2009, .pdf format, 44p.). 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_20090608100338

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UK Department for Work and Pensions: "Review of evidence on the impact of economic downturn on disadvantaged groups," by Bruce Stafford and Dierdre Duffy (WP 68, 2009, .pdf format, 80p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/WP68.pdf

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

Child Abuse and Neglect (Vol. 33, No. 5, May 2009, Vol. 33, No. 6, June, 2009). Both are available from:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01452134

Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 30, No. 7, July 2009).

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

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Oxford University [UK] Department of Sociology: "Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Oxford Network for Social Inequality Research." For more information see:

http://www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/apply/vacancies.asp

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CONFERENCES:

National Center for Education Statistics: National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES). "Using the NHES National Household Education Surveys Program Database for Research and Policy Analyses (NHES Database Training)," to be held August 10-12, 2009, in Washington, DC. 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:

- The Role of Social Science in Uncertain Futures [London] (July 1, 2009).

- Research Impact Conference [Royal Statistical Society, London] (July 16, 2009).

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

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 9, 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 Jun. 9, 2009.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through Jun. 9, 2009.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on Proposals to Provide Federal Funding for Early Childhood Home Visitation Programs," a hearing held June 9, 2009 (HTML or .pdf format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=682

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US House Committee on Education and Labor Hearing Testimony: "Building on What Works at Charter Schools," a hearing held June 4, 2009 (.pdf format).

http://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/2009/06/building-on-what-works-at-char.shtml

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US House Committee Hearing Reports: Note: All reports are available (HTML and .pdf format) at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/110hcat1.html

Scroll to or "find in page" the title of the report of interest

"Caring for the Vulnerable: The State of Social Work in America"

"Census Data: Special Issues Related to U.S. Territories"

"Improving the Child Welfare System"

"2010 Census: Progress on the Development of the Field Data Collection Automation Program and the Decennial Response Integration System"

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DATA:

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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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

University of Wisconsin Data and Information Service Center Country Statistical Yearbook Update. Our Country Statistical Yearbook page has added links to several yearbooks. Note: check carefully to see if the link is to a hypertext or .pdf yearbook, or information about a print one, as well as the language of the yearbook. Our Country Statistical Yearbook page now points to compendia for 112 countries.

http://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/yearbooks

New:

Bulgaria: Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria 2008 (print and CD-Rom only)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: OECD Factbook 2009: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

Updates:

States of Jersey in Figures 2008

Lesotho: 2008 Statistical Yearbook

Ireland: Women and Men in Ireland 2008

Poland: Poland in Figures 2009:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific: Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2008

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