Current Social Science Research Report--Social #17, May 29, 2007.

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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

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPPORTUNITIES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau News Release, Report, Facts for Features:

A. "More Houses Have More Bedrooms: Mobile Homes Most Prevalent in the South, Townhomes in the Mid-Atlantic" (CB07-CN.05, May 22, 2007). There is a link from the news release to relevant 2005 American Community Survey tables.

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/010107.html

B. "Public Education Finances: 2005" (April 2007, .pdf format, 134p.). The report, along with accompanying data in various formats, is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "National Per Student Public School Spending Nears 9,000 dollars." (CB07-76, May 24, 2007).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/education/010125.html

Click on title and then select 2005 for link to full text and data.

C. "Facts for Features"

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

b. "Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26" (CB07-FF.10, May 29, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

See under May 22 and May 29, 2007 listings.

2. Social Security Administration, Office Of Policy Compendium: SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2005 (May 2007, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format, 123p.).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2005/index.html

3. Department of Housing and Urban Development Report to Congress: "Affordable Housing Needs 2005: Report to Congress" (May 2007, .pdf format, 94p.).

http://www.huduser.org/publications/affhsg/affhsgneeds.html

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US States:

Iowa:

Department of Public Health Compendium: Vital Statistics of Iowa 2005 (May 2007, .pdf format, 128p.).

http://www.idph.state.ia.us/eh/common/pdf/health_statistics/2005/vital_stats_2005.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

Australia:

1. Food Standards Australia/New Zealand Compendium: NUTTAB 2006 (May 2007, .pdf format, 329p.). "NUTTAB 2006 is an updated food composition publication containing data on the nutrient content of foods available in Australia. It is intended to replace our previous publications, NUTTAB 95 and its 1997 Supplement, Nutritional Values of Australian Foods (1992), and Food for Health (1991). This publication incorporates a wider range of foods and nutrients than in previous publications as well as updated nutrient values that reflect the composition of foods currently available in Australia."

http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/monitoringandsurveillance/nuttab2006/

2. Bureau of Statistics Information Paper: "Statistical Implications of Improved Methods for Estimating Net Overseas Migration," by Brian Pink (May 2007, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3107.0.55.0052007?OpenDocument

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Update on Family and Labour Studies: "The Impact of Immigration on Labour Markets in Canada, Mexico and the United States" (May 2007).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/89-001-XIE/2007001/bodytext-en.htm

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Estonia:

Statistics Estonia News Release: "The decline of population number is slowing down" (May 29, 2007, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Word format, 1p.).

http://www.stat.ee/187269

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Releases:

A. "Marriages, consensual unions and divorces 2006" (69/2007, May 24, 2007). At the bottom of the news release, there is a link to several topical tables.

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=2231

B. "Use of ICT and the Internet by households and individuals in Iceland 2007" (66/2007, May 25, 2007). At the bottom of the news release there is a link to a SI report: "Use of ICT and the Internet by households and individuals in 2007" (May 2007, .pdf format, 15p.). The text of the report is in Icelandic, the tables are in Icelandic and English.

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=2707

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Straidrimh Report: "Marriages: 2005" (May 2007, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/vitalstats/current/marriages.pdf

Related news release: "Marriages 2005" (May 23, 2007):

http://www.cso.ie/newsevents/pr_marriages_05.htm

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Reports:

A. "Population Estimates: December 1, 2006 (Final estimates), May 1, 2007 (Provisional estimates)" (May 2007, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/jinsui/tsuki/index.htm

B. "Japan Monthly Statistics" (May 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/getujidb/index.htm

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Lebanon:

Central Administration for Statistics Compendium: Statistical Year Book 2006 (May 2007, .pdf format, 94p.). This publication is in French.

http://www.cas.gov.lb/pdf/Annuaire%202006%20Web.pdf

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office News Release: "Social Welfare: Institutions, types, measures and services of social welfare" (May 21, 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=04.01&rbs=3

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Macao:

Statistics and Census Bureau Report: "Demographic Statistics: 1st Quarter 2007 (May 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 4p.).

http://www.dsec.gov.mo/e_index.asp?src=/english/pub/e_dem_pub.html

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Half of public education governed by independent body," by Broos Brouwers (May 24, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/onderwijs/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2190-wm.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Population statistics: Population April 1st 2007 and changes in the 1st quarter 2007: Probably 4.7 millions before Midsummer Day" (May 22, 2007).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/02/02/folkendrkv_en/

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office Report: "Survey on Living Conditions, detailed data, Slovenia, 2005 -- Final Data" (May 25, 2007). The data is contained in the SI-Stats database, which is linked to from this news release.

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=912

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden News Releases:

A. "Threats and violence in working life, 2nd half of 2006: Mainly internal disputes at workplaces where violence is common" (May 24, 2007).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____203640.asp

B. "Mother's Day: First mothers’ day for 47,000 mums" (May 25, 2007).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____203893.asp

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Switzerland:

Federal Statistics Office Report: "How Switzerland compares to other European countries Social and economic situation of students in higher education" (May 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=2729

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UK:

1. Department for Education and Skills Report: "Admission Appeals for Maintained Primary and Secondary Schools in England, 2005/2006" (May 2007, 6p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000728/index.shtml

2. Department for Work and Pensions Research Report: "Families with children in Britain: findings from the 2005 Families and Children Study (FACS)," by Lorenc Hoxhallari, Anne Conolly and Nick Lyon (Research Report 424, 2007, .pdf format, 473p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2007-2008/rrep424.pdf

3. National Statistics Office Periodical, Report:

A. Monthly Digest of Statistics (May 2007, .pdf format, 136p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=611&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=272

B. "Preterm births, England and Wales: 2005" (May 2007, news release, .pdf format, 2p., data in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/Statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=14882

4. House of Commons, Foreign Affairs Committee Report: "Human Rights Annual Report 2006" (Third Report of Session 2006-07, April 2007, .pdf format, 192p.).

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmfaff/269/269.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "Intergenerational family ties and the diffusion of cohabitation in Italy," by Paola Di Giulio and Alessandro Rosina (Vol. 16, Article 14, May 2007, p. 441-468). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol16/14/default.htm

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Urban Institute Report: "Promise or Peril? NCLB (No Child Left Behind) and the Education of ELL (English Language Learners) Students," by Beatriz Chu Clewell, Clemencia Cosentino de Cohen, Julie Murray (May 2007, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411469.html

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Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodical: Guttmacher Policy Review (Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/gpr/10/2/

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RAND Corporation Research Brief: "How Educators in Three States Are Responding to Standards-Based Accountability Under No Child Left Behind," by Laura S. Hamilton, Brian M. Stecher, Julie A. Marsh, Jennifer Sloan McCombs, Abby Robyn, Jennifer Russell, Scott Naftel, and Heather Barney (May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9259/

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MDRC Report: "Building a Culture of Evidence for Community College Student Success: Early Progress in the Achieving the Dream Initiative," by Thomas Brock, Davis Jenkins, Todd Ellwein, Jennifer Miller, Susan Gooden, Kasey Martin, Casey MacGregor, and Michael Pih with Bethany Miller and Christian Geckeler (May 2007, .pdf format, 156p.).

http://www.mdrc.org/publications/452/overview.html

More information about MDRC:

http://www.mdrc.org/about.htm

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University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice Departmental Paper: "Testing a Typology of Family Homelessness Based on Patterns of Public Shelter Utilization in Four U.S. Jurisdictions: Implications for Policy and Program Planning," by Dennis P. Culhane, Stephen Metraux, Jung Min Park, Maryanne Schretzman, and Jesse Valente (May 2007, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://repository.upenn.edu/spp_papers/67/

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Transactional Access Records Clearinghouse (TRAC) [Syracuse [New York] University] Immigration Report: "Immigration Enforcement: The Rhetoric, The Reality" (May 2007).

http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/178/

More information on TRAC:

http://trac.syr.edu/aboutTRACgeneral.html

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Amnesty International Report: "Amnesty International Report: 2007: The State of the World's Human Rights" (May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 321p.).

http://thereport.amnesty.org/eng/Homepage

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Economist Special Report: "Marriage in America: The frayed knot" (May 24, 2007).

http://www.economist.com/world/na/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9218127

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Elsevier Book: Handbook of Longitudinal Research: Design, Measurement, and Analysis across the Social Sciences, by Scott Menard (2007, 912p., ISBN: 978-0-12-370481-8). For more information see:

http://books.elsevier.com/us//elsevier/us/subindex.asp?maintarget=&isbn=9780123704818&country=United+States&srccode=&ref=&subcode=&head=&pdf=&basiccode=&txtSearch=&SearchField=&operator=&order=&community=elsevier

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty: "Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?" by Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll (Discussion Paper 1328-07, May 2007, .pdf format, 94p.).

Abstract:

The United States currently incarcerates its residents at a rate that is greater than every other country in the world. Aggregating the state and federal prison populations as well as inmates in local jails, there were 737 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents in 2005 (International Centre for Prison Studies 2007). This compares with a world average of 166 per 100,000 and an average among European Community member states of 135. Of the approximately 2.1 million U.S. residents incarcerated in 2005, roughly 65 percent were inmates in state and federal prisons while the remaining 35 percent resided in local jails. Moreover, current U.S. incarceration rates are unusually high relative to historical figures for the U.S. itself. For the fifty-year period spanning the 1920s through the mid-1970s, the number of state and federal prisoners per 100,000 varied within a 10- to 20-unit band around a rate of approximately 110. Beginning in the mid-1970s, however, state prison populations grew at an unprecedented rate, nearly quadrupling between the mid-1970s and the present. Concurrently, the rate of incarceration in local jails more than tripled.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp132807.pdf

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University of Michigan Population Research Center: "Family Resources and Educational Stratification: The Case of Hong Kong, 1981-2001," by Xiaogang Wu (PSC Research Report No. 07-624, May 2007, .pdf format, 34p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4595

Click on the PDF icon for link to full text.

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Levy Economic Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, New York]: "Two National Surveys of American Jews, 2000-01: A Comparison of the NJPS and AJIS," by Joel Perlmann (Working Paper No. 501, May 2007, .pdf format, 19p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=112af230d75

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research: "Consequences of family policies on childbearing behavior: effects or artifacts?" by Gerda R. Neyer and Gunnar Andersson (WP-2007-021, May 2007, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

This paper argues that theoretical and methodological aspects account for the ambiguous results of investigations into the effects of family policies on fertility. Theoretically we employ approaches of comparative welfare-state research, of the sociology of "constructed categories", and of the "new institutionalism" to demonstrate that investigations into the effects of policies on fertility need to contextualize policies and reduce their complexities by focusing on "critical junctures", "space", and "usage". As regards methods we argue that the policy effects can only be assessed properly if we study the impact of policies on individual behavior, event-history models applied to individual-level data being the state-of-the art of such an approach. We present studies on the impact of family policies on Swedish childbearing behavior to demonstrate that an analytical and methodological approach as we advocate prevents us from drawing misleading conclusions about the effects of family policies on childbearing and fertility.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2007-021.pdf

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World Bank Policy Research Programme:

A. "Immigrant overeducation : evidence from Denmark," by Chantal Pohl Nielsen (Policy Research Working Paper No. WPS 4234, May 2007, .pdf and ASCII text format, 54p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166322&entityID=000090341_20070522162049

B. "A framework for thinking about enterprise formalization policies in developing countries," by Thomas Kenyon (Policy Research Working Paper No. WPS 4235, May 2007, .pdf and ASCII text format, 17p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64154159&searchMenuPK=64258546&theSitePK=523679&entityID=000090341_20070523154034&searchMenuPK=64258546&theSitePK=523679

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Cochester, UK]:

A. "Dynamic Multi-Level Analysis of Households' Living Standards and Poverty: Evidence from Vietnam," by Arnstein Aassve and Bruno Arpino (WP 2007-10, May 2007, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

The paper investigates the role of multi-level structures in poverty analysis based on household level data. We demonstrate how multi-level models can be applied to standard poverty analysis and highlight its usefulness in terms of assessing the extent community characteristics matter in determining poverty status and dynamics. We provide two applications. The first is an example of a growth model that control for characteristics measured at the initial time period, and considers directly to what extent the same characteristics contribute to explain changes in economic wellbeing over time. In the second application we model the determinants of escaping poverty. Both applications use longitudinal data from Vietnam recorded at two points in time during the nineties, a period where Vietnam experienced strong economic growth. We demonstrate that failing to control for multi-level data structures could give incorrect inference about the effect of covariates of interest. We also demonstrate how the multi-level models can be used for regional and community level policy analysis that otherwise is difficult to implement in more standard regression analysis.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2007-10.pdf

B. "New Directions in the Analysis of Inequality and Poverty," by Stephen P. Jenkins and John Micklewright (WP 2007-11, May 2007, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

Over the last four decades, academic and wider public interest in inequality and poverty has grown substantially. In this paper we address the question: what have been the major new directions in the analysis of inequality and poverty over the last thirty to forty years? We draw attention to developments under seven headings: changes in the extent of inequality and poverty, changes in the policy environment, increased scrutiny of the concepts of ‘poverty’ and inequality’ and the rise of multidimensional approaches, the use of longitudinal perspectives, an increase in availability of and access to data, developments in analytical methods of measurement, and developments in modelling.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2007-11.pdf

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

American Journal of Sociology (Vol. 112, No. 5, March 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://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJS/journal/contents/v112n5.html

Demography (Vol. 44, No. 2, May 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://muse.jhu.edu/journals/demography/toc/dem44.2.html

Journal of Social Work (Vol. 7, No. 1, April 2007).

http://jsw.sagepub.com/content/vol7/issue1/

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CONFERENCES:

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Symposium: "The Demography of Europe," to be held Nov. 8-9, 2007, in Rostock, Germany. For more information (.pdf format, 1p.) see:

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/calendar/files/12147.3728942871-Symposium%20Description.pdf

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University of California Santa Cruz: "Mapping Global Inequality - UC Atlas Conference," to be held December 13-14, 2007 in Santa Cruz, California. For more information see:

http://ucatlas.ucsc.edu/flyer.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its jobs listings to include items from May 23-24, 2007).

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its job listings to include items from May 23-29, 2007).

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

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DATA:

US National Center for Health Statistics Research Data Center: "The NCHS Research Data Center (RDC) is the unique position of being able to provide secure access to the full range of health and vital statistics information collected by the National Center for Health Statistics data systems. Our mission is to give access to the data, and to offer our statistical, programming, and consulting expertise to facilitate the data analysis for your research project. For more information see:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/r&d/rdc.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/

SN 5640 -General Household Survey, 2005-2006

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5640

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