Current Social Science Research Report--Social #16, May 22, 2007.

CSSRR-Social is a weekly email report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It seeks to help social science researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

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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

EMPLOYMENT OPPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau News Release, Facts for Features:

A. "Minority Population Tops 100 Million" (CB07-70, May 17, 2007). The news release links to detailed population estimates from the Bureau's Jul. 1, 2006 National and State Characteristics Population Estimates.

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/010048.html

B."2007 Hurricane Season Begins" (Facts for Features CB07-FFSE.03, May 22, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

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

See under May 22, 2007 listing.

2. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "2006 Civics Report Card," by Anthony D. Lutkus and Andrew R. Weiss (NCES 2007476, May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 33p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007476

B. "2006 U.S. History Report Card," by Jihyun Lee and Andrew R. Weiss (NCES 2007474, May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 32p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007474

3. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Veterans in State and Federal Prison, 2004," by Margaret E. Noonan and Christopher J. Mumola (NCJ-217199, May 2007 ASCII text and .pdf format, 16p., with spreadsheets in .zip compressed format).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/vsfp04.htm

4. Government Accountability Office Correspondence: "Data on Hispanic Representation in the Federal Workforce" (GAO-07-493R, May 2007, .pdf format, 46p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07493r.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO correspondence is available at:

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/date.php

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US States:

Hawai'i:

Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism Report: "Hawaii Population Characteristics: 2006" (May 2007, Microsoft Excel and Word format).

http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/census/population-estimate

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: "Iowa Census Data Tables: Estimates" have been updated for the years 2000-2006 for selected variables at the US, State, and County levels (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://data.iowadatacenter.org/browse/estimates.html

Oklahoma:

Department of Commerce Report: "2005 American Community Survey" (May 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.okcommerce.gov/index.php?option=com_docman§ionid=7&Itemid=639&subcat=103

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

1. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Report: "UNODC Annual Report 2007," (May 2007, .pdf format, 92p.).

http://www.unodc.org/unodc/annual_report_2007.html

2. United Nations Children's Fund Innocenti Research Center Report: "Innocenti Insight: Birth Registration and Armed Conflict." (April 2007, .pdf format and .zip compressed .pdf format, 40p.)

http://www.unicef-icdc.org/cgi-bin/unicef/Lunga.sql?ProductID=468

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Australia:

Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "New South Wales in Focus, 2007" (May 2007, HTML format, with accompanying Microsoft Excel tables).

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/1338.1?OpenDocument

B. "General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2006" (May 2007, .pdf format, 114p., with data tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/4159.02006?OpenDocument

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Belarus:

Ministry of Statistics and Analysis Report: "Regions of the Republic of Belarus in figures, 1995-2006" (May 2007).

http://belstat.gov.by/homep/en/indicators/regions/main.php

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Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Federal Office of Statistics Vital Statistics Update: "Natural demographic trends according to place of residence FBiH: March 2007" (May 2007).

http://www.fzs.ba/Dem/Vital/Mj/Vitalna%20statistika.htm

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports: "The changing role of education in the marriage market: Assortative marriage in Canada and the United States since the 1970s," by Feng Hou and John Myles (Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series No. 299, May 2007, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/11F0019MIE/11F0019MIE2007299.pdf

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Release: "Employment of recent graduates increased" (May 15, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/sijk/2005/sijk_2005_2007-05-15_tie_001_en.html

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Moldava:

Statistics Moldava Compendium: Moldava in Figures: 2007 (May 2007, .pdf format, 85p.).

http://www.statistica.md/news.php?lang=en&id=148

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "University study not always based on secondary school profile," by Dick Takkenberg and Kasper van der Heide (May 15, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/onderwijs/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2193-wm.htm

B. "Education deficiency means lower income for immigrant men," by Hendrika Lautenbach and Ferdy Otten (May 15, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/dossiers/allochtonen/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2155-wm.htm

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Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Reports:

A. "Births and Deaths: March 2007 quarter" (Hot off the Press, May 2007, .pdf format, 10p.). The report is linked to from a SNZ/TA news release: "Female/Male Life Expectancy Gap Narrows" (May 17, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/media-releases/births-and-deaths/births-deaths-mar07qtr-mr.htm

Click on title under "Hot off the Press" at the bottom of the news release.

B. "External Migration: April 2007" (Hot off the Press, May 2007, .pdf format, 12p.). The report is linked to from a SNZ/TA news release: "Net Permanent and Long-term Migration Eases" (May 18, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/media-releases/external-migration/external-migration-apr07-mr.htm

Click on title under "Hot off the Press" at the bottom of the news release.

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Victims of offences, reported to the police 2006: More men victims of violence" (May 18, 2007). The news release links to 14 topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/03/05/lovbruddo_en/

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Reports:

A. "Students in Higher Education at Scottish Institutions 2005-06" (May 2007, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/05/15103533/23

B. "Information on firearm and shot gun certificates in Scotland in 2006" (May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/05/11085637/0

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Population, detailed data, Slovenia, 31 December 2006" (May 15, 2007). The news release links to relevant tables in the SI-Stats database.

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=889

B. "Graduates from vocational colleges and higher education institutions, Slovenia, 2006" (May 17, 2007).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=903

C "Families in Slovenia" (May 10, 2007).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=880

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UK:

Home Office Statistical Report: "Mobile phone theft, plastic card and identity fraud: Findings from the 2005/06 British Crime Survey: (Supplementary Volume 2 to Crime in England and Wales 2005/06)," edited by John Flatley (May 2007, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs07/hosb1007.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Urban Institute Report: "Compensating for Birth and Adoption," by Vera Brusentsev, and Wayne Vroman (April 2007, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/1001079.html

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Population Reference Bureau Article: "The New Generation Gap," by Mark Mather (May 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/NewGenerationGap.aspx

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Children in North America Report: "Growing Up in North America: Child Health and Safety in Canada, the United States, and Mexico" (May 2007, .pdf format, 60p.).

http://www.childreninnorthamerica.org/TriHealth_English_final.pdf

More information about CNA:

http://www.childreninnorthamerica.org/child_northamerica.html

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EDUCAUSE White Paper: "Authentic Learning for the 21st Century: An Overview," b y Marilyn M. Lombardi. Edited by Diana G. Oblinger. (EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Paper 1, May 2007, .pdf format, 10p.)

http://www.educause.edu/LibraryDetailPage/666?ID=ELI3009

More information about EDUCAUSE:

http://www.educause.edu/about

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National Research Council Monograph: Research and Plans for Coverage Measurement in the 2010 Census: Interim Assessment," edited by Robert Bell and Michael L. Cohen (Panel on Coverage Evaluation and Correlation Bias in the 2010 Census, National Academies Press, 2007, OpenBook and .pdf format, 85p.). Note: NAP requires free registration before providing the .pdf version of this monograph.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11941.html

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European University Association Report: "Trends V: Universities shaping the European Higher Education Area: An EUA Report," by David Crosier, Lewis Purser, and Hanne Smidt. (May 2007, .pdf format, 80 p.).

http://www.eua.be/fileadmin/user_upload/files/Publications/Final_Trends_Report__May_10.pdf

More information about EUA:

http://www.eua.be/index.php?id=280

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Akhil Books Limited Book: The Power of Women’s Organizing: Gender, Caste, and Class in India, by Mangala Subramaniam (Rawat Publications, 2007, 160p. ISBN: 813160070X). For more information see:

http://www.akhilbooks.com/frmsingleproductDet.aspx?id=12470

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WORKING PAPERS:

California Center for Population Research (University of California at Los Angeles):

A. "Household Surveys," by Duncan Thomas (CCPR-10-07, January 2007, .pdf format, 10p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/ccprwpabstracts/ccpr_010_07.htm

B. "The Role of Heritage Language Development in the Adjustment of Adolescents from Immigrant Backgrounds," by Janet S. Oh and Andrew J. Fuligni (CCPR-12-07, April 2007, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/ccprwpabstracts/ccpr_012_07.htm

C. "Ethnic Socialization, Discrimination, and the Academic Adjustment of Adolescents from Latin American, Asian and European Backgrounds," by Virginia W. Huynh and Andrew J. Fuligni (CCPR-13-07, April 2007, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/ccprwpabstracts/ccpr_013_07.htm

D. "Stability and Change in Ethnic Labeling among Adolescents from Asian and Latin American Immigrant Families," by Andrew J. Fuligni, Melissa Witkow, Lisa Kiang and Oscar Baldelomar (CCPR-14-07, May 2007, .pdf format, 43p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/ccprwpabstracts/ccpr_014_07.htm

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "When Are Ghettos Bad? Lessons from Immigrant Segregation in the United States," by David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser, Jacob L. Vigdor (w13082, May 2007, .pdf format, 37p.).

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Recent literature on the relationship between ethnic or racial segregation and outcomes has failed to produce a consensus view of the role of ghettos; some studies suggest that residence in an enclave is beneficial, some reach the opposite conclusion, and still others imply that any relationship is small. This paper presents new evidence on this relationship using data on first-generation immigrants in the United States. Using average group characteristics as instruments for segregation, controlling for individual characteristics and both metropolitan area and country-of-origin fixed effects, we estimate impacts of residential concentration that vary with group human capital levels. Residential concentration can be beneficial, but primarily for more educated groups. The mean impact of residential concentration varies across measures, which may illuminate some of the causal mechanisms relating segregation to outcomes.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13082

B. "Environmental Policy as Social Policy? The Impact of Childhood Lead Exposure on Crime," by Jessica Wolpaw Reyes (w13097, May 2007, .pdf format, 70p.).

Abstract:

Childhood lead exposure can lead to psychological deficits that are strongly associated with aggressive and criminal behavior. In the late 1970s in the United States, lead was removed from gasoline under the Clean Air Act. Using the sharp state-specific reductions in lead exposure resulting from this removal, this article finds that the reduction in childhood lead exposure in the late 1970s and early 1980s is responsible for significant declines in violent crime in the 1990s, and may cause further declines into the future. The elasticity of violent crime with respect to lead is estimated to be approximately 0.8.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13097

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Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University [Cambridge, Massachusetts]:

A. "Measuring the Contribution of Criminal Justice Systems to the Control of Crime and Violence: Lessons from Jamaica and the Dominican Republic," by Todd Foglesong and Christopher Stone (RWP07-019, April 2007, .pdf format, 38p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP07-019

B. "Understanding Political Corruption in Low Income Countries," by Rohini Pande (RWP07-020, April 2007, .pdf format, 46p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/research/wpaper.NSF/rwp/RWP07-020

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Boston College Law School Faculty Paper: "New Directions for Family Law in the United States," by Sanford N Katz. (2007, Paper No. 202, .pdf format, 19p.).

Abstract:

This article provides a survey of one major development in family law in the United States that has occurred during the most recent past. This development is the change that has occurred in marriage-like relationships. The article begins with a discussion of contract cohabitation and the extent to which it reflected a change from traditional views of formal or informal marriage as the only legally acceptable model for adults who desired to live together. It shows how contract cohabitation laid the groundwork for the establishment of domestic partnership laws. These laws were first adopted by municipalities and then by states to cover same-sex relationships and then served as a predicate for civil union legislation. That legislation in turn provided a legal model for recognizing same-sex relationships short of marriage. The article provides an analysis and critique of provisions (which are reproduced) dealing with domestic partnerships of the Principles of theLaw of Family Dissolution proposed by the American Law Institute in 2000.

http://lsr.nellco.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1203&context=bc/bclsfp

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United Nations Development Programme International Poverty Centre: "The Impact of Relative Prices on Welfare and Inequality in Brazil, 1995-2005," by Sergei Suarez Dillon Soares and Rafael Guerreiro Osório (Working Paper No. 37, May 2007, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/pub/IPCWorkingPaper37.pdf

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "Immigrant overeducation: evidence from Denmark," by Chantal Pohl Nielsen (WPS 4234, May 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 54p.). 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=000090341_20070522162049

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Why Is Poverty So High Among Afro-Brazilians? A Decomposition Analysis of the Racial Poverty Gap," by Carlos Gradín (Discussion Paper 2809, May 2007, .pdf format, 32p.).

This study aimed to identify the major factors underlying the large discrepancy in poverty levels between two Brazilian racial groups: whites and Afro-Brazilians. We performed an Oaxaca-Blinder-type decomposition for nonlinear regressions in order to quantify the extent to which differences in observed geographic, sociodemographic, and labor characteristics (characteristics effect) account for this difference. The remaining unexplained part (coefficients effect) provides evidence on how these characteristics differentially impact on the risk of poverty in each group. A detailed decomposition of both effects allows the individual contribution of each characteristic to be determined. Our results show that the characteristics effect explains a large part of the discrepancy in poverty levels, with education and labor variables of household members explaining at least one half of the effect, and geographic and demographic variables accounting for the remainder. However, the unexplained part that remains significant has increased in importance in recent last years, and probably results from unequal access to high-quality education and the persistence of discrimination against colored workers in the labor market.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2809.pdf

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

Journal of the American Statistical Association (Vol. 102, No. 478, June 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://caliban.asa.catchword.org/vl=2166767/cl=11/nw=1/rpsv/cw/vhosts/asa/01621459/v102n478/contp1-1.htm

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health: "Expiration of the NIMH Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program (M-RISP) (R24): PAR-01-029" (May 17, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-07-111.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Educational Research Association. AERA has added several listings to its employment page in the last week:

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

New postings are dated 5/16/07--5/22/07

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Hearing Testimony: "Challenges Facing the Child Welfare System," a hearing held May 15, 2007.

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=559

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US House Education and Labor Committee Hearing Testimony: "Preparing Teachers for the Classroom: The Role of the Higher Education Act and No Child Left Behind," a hearing held May 17, 2007 (.pdf format).

http://edworkforce.house.gov/hearings/hellc051707.shtml

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US House Government Reform Hearing Publication: "Public Housing and the CRA: Have Housing and Community Investment Incentives Helped Public Housing Families Achieve the American Dream?" a hearing held Jun. 20, 2006 (House Serial Publication 109-218 ASCII text and .pdf format, 87p.).

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/search.html

Search 109th Congress House hearings for the above title (in quotes) or for "109-218" (with the quotes).

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US Senate Joint Economic Committee Report: "Helping Military Moms Balance Family and Longer Deployments," by Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Vice Chair (May 11, 2007, .pdf format, 7p.)

http://www.jec.senate.gov/Documents/Reports/MilitaryMoms05.11.07Final.pdf

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DATA:

US Census Bureau: "State and Local Government Finances: 2004-2005" (May 2007, HTML, Microsoft Excel, and .zip compressed ASCII text format).

http://www.census.gov/govs/www/estimate.html

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on May 21, 2007 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/org/announce.html

All new and updated data in the last 90 days are available at:

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

Click on "list".

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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/

SN 5643 -ONS Omnibus Survey, November 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5643

SN 5627 -Annual Population Survey, October 2005 - September 2006

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5627

SN 5641 -1970 British Cohort Study Response Dataset, 1970-2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5641

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Wisconsin Longitudinal Survey Bibliography Updates: These citations, along with all of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/publications/index.php

Brand, Jennie E. And Yu Xie. 2007. "Identification And Estimation Of Causal Effects With Time-Varying Treatments And Time-Varying Outcomes" PSC Working Paper, 2007. Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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