Current Social Science Research Report--Social #18, June 5, 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

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPPORTUNITIES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1, Census Bureau Reports, Facts for Feature:

A. "The American Community - Pacific Islanders: 2004," (ACS-06, May 2007, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/acs-06.pdf

B. "The American Community - American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2004," (ACS-07, May 2007, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/acs-07.pdf

C. "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 May 29, 2007 entry.

2. National Center for Education Statistics Compendium, Report:

A. Condition of Education 2007 (NCES 2007064, May 2007, .pdf format, 349p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007064

B. "Changes in Instructional Hours in Four Subjects by Public School Teachers of Grades 1 Through 4," by Beth A. Morton and Ben Dalton (NCES 2007305, May 2007, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007305

3. National Science Foundation Reports:

A. "Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2005" (NSF 07-321, May 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 190p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf07321/

Click on links under "Contents" for links to Excel tables.

B. "Science and Engineering State Profiles: 2003-05," (NSF 07-322, May 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf07322/

C. "Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2004-06" (NSF 07-323, June 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 371p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07323

Click on links under "Contents" for links to Excel tables.

4. Federal Bureau of Investigation Report: "2006 Crime in the United States: Preliminary Annual Report" (June 2007, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/06prelim/index.html

5. Sentencing Commission Report: "2006 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics" (May 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.ussc.gov/ANNRPT/2006/SBTOC06.htm

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US States:

Maryland:

State Data Center Updates:

A. "U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates by Age, Race and Gender for Maryland (state only), April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006" (June 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/pop_estimate/estimate_00to06/by_Age_Race_Sex/MdState/md_ASR_CensPopEst00_06.htm

B. "U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 Population Estimates for Maryland's Jurisdictions" (June 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/Pop_estimate/Estimate_06/county/dw_popest_cnty06.htm

C. "U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates for States (through July 1, 2006)" (June 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/Pop_estimate/Estimate_06/dw_popest_md06.htm

Utah:

Office of Vital Records and Statistics Report: "Marriages and Divorces: 2005" (March 2007, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://health.utah.gov/vitalrecords/pub_vs/ia05/05md.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations International Development Center International Poverty Programme Periodical: Poverty in Focus (June 2007, .pdf format, 27p.). The focus of this issue is "The Challenge of Inequality."

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/pub/IPCPovertyInFocus11.pdf

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European Community:

Eurostat Reports

A. "Euro-Indicators State of Affairs" (May 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=QR-052007

B. "Euro-Indicators Monitoring Report" (May 2007, .pdf format, 8p.)

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=LN-MR052007

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Australia:

Statistics Bureau Reports:

A. "Census of Population and Housing - Undercount" (June 2007, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/2940.02006?OpenDocument

B. "Australian Demographic Statistics: Dec. 2006, Preliminary" (June 2007, .pdf format, with tables in Microsoft Excel format and compressed Excel format, 71p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3101.0Dec%202006?OpenDocument

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasiliero de Geographie e Estatistica (IBGE) Report: "Demographic Tendencies: an analysis of the population based on the results of the Demographic Censuses of 1940 and 2000" (May 2007, .pdf format, 115p.). Note: the report is in Portuguese. More information about the report can be found at:

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=892&id_pagina=1

Click on "Publication (in Portuguese) on the right side of the page for link to full text.

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Estonia:

Statistics Estonia News Release: "Mothers of toddlers do not rush back to work" (May 31, 2007).

http://www.stat.ee/187374

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Releases:

A. "Population projection 2007 - 2040" (May 31, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til//vaenn/2007/vaenn_2007_2007-05-31_tie_001_en.html

B. "Families in Finland numbered 1.4 million at the turn of the year" (May 31, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/perh/2006/perh_2006_2007-05-31_tie_001_en.html

C. "Six in ten Internet users read online newspapers" (May 31, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/ajk/tiedotteet/v2007/tiedote_004_2007-05-31_en.html

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Georgia:

Statistics Georgia Compendium: Statistical Yearbook of Georgia 2006 (May 2007, .pdf format, 329p.). The Yearbook is in Georgian and English.

http://www.statistics.ge/_files/yearbook/Yearbook2006.pdf

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Guyana:

Bureau of Statistics Bulletin: "Statistics Bulletin: 1st Quarter 2007" (May 2007, .zip compressed .pdf format).

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

Click on "Stats Bulletin (by Thematic Area)"

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Enrolment in upper secondary and tertiary education in autumn 2006" (70/2007, Jun. 1, 2007).

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=2449

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Census 2006 Volume 3 - Household Composition, Family Units and Fertility" (May 2007, .pdf format, 145p.).

http://www.cso.ie/census/census2006results/volume_3/volume_3.html

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Press Release, Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Income support benefits drop below 300 thousand" (press release, May 31, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/persberichten/archief/2007/2007-044-pb.htm

B. "Number of lawyers increases by more than half over the past decade," by Mathijs Jacobs and Nynke de Lange (May 31, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/financiele-zakelijke-diensten/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2195-wm.htm

C. "Fewer youngsters without a basic qualification employed," by Harry Bierings and Robert de Vries (Jun. 5, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2201-wm.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Education statistics. Graduates from Universities and Colleges, 2005/06" Most men in Natural Sciences" (Jun. 1, 2007). The news release links to three relevant tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/04/02/40/eksuvh_en/

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Report: "Pakistan Demographic Survey: 2005" (May 2007, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/fbs/statistics/pds2005/pds2005.html

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "Does cancer affect the divorce rate?" by Astri Syse and Oystein Kravdal (Vol. 15, Article 15, June 2007, .pdf format, p. 469-492).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol16/15/default.htm

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Urban Institute Policy Brief: "Returning Home: Exploring the Challenges and Successes of Recently Released Texas Prisoners," by Nancy G. La Vigne, Lisa E. Brooks, and Tracey L. Shollenberger (May 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/311471.html

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Rand Corporation Report: "Responsibility in the Global Information Society," by Jonathan Cave, Chris Marsden, Lisa Klautzer, Ruth Levitt, Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau, Lila Rabinovich, Neil Robinson. (May 2007, .pdf format, 54p.). Link to summary and full text:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR472/

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WORKING PAPERS:

Pennsylvania State University Population Research Institute: "Gender Discord and Family Change," by Robert Schoen (Working Paper No. 07-01, May 2007, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

Over the last 40 years, the United States and many other Western nations have seen a major economic shift to the service sector, the large scale employment of women, and attitudinal changes favoring gender equality and individual autonomy. Over the same period, huge changes in family behavior have occurred, including a retreat from marriage, a rise in cohabitation, and an upsurge in nonmarital fertility. Here the argument is advanced that those macro socioeconomic and ideological changes are linked to family changes through the mechanism of gender discord, especially the dissonance between beliefs in gender equality on the one hand and continuing economic inequality between men and women and a belief in male leadership on the other. Although complex social changes are the result of many forces, it is argued that (1) gender discord is real, widespread, and a powerful force for change; (2) alternative explanations of family change are seriously inadequate; (3) observed family changes can be seen as the result of strategies for dealing with gender discord, and (4) in subgroups identified on the basis of class and race, the extent of the retreat from marriage mirrors male/female differentials in gender attitudes.

http://www.pop.psu.edu/general/pubs/working_papers/psu-pri/wp0701.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Explaining Women's Success: Technological Change and the Skill Content of Women's Work," by Sandra E. Black and Alexandra Spitz-Oener (w13116, May 2007, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

The closing of the gender wage gap is an ongoing phenomenon in industrialized countries. However, research has been limited in its ability to understand the causes of these changes, due in part to an inability to directly compare the work of women to that of men. In this study, we use a new approach for analyzing changes in the gender pay gap that uses direct measures of job tasks and gives a comprehensive characterization of how work for men and women has changed in recent decades. Using data from West Germany, we find that women have witnessed relative increases in non-routine analytic tasks and non-routine interactive tasks, which are associated with higher skill levels. The most notable difference between the genders is, however, the pronounced relative decline in routine task inputs among women with little change for men. These relative task changes explain a substantial fraction of the closing of the gender wage gap. Our evidence suggests that these task changes are driven, at least in part, by technological change. We also show that these task changes are related to the recent polarization of employment between low and high skilled occupations that we observed in the 1990s.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13116

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Population Council Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program: "Teacher absence as a factor in gender inequalities in access to primary schooling in rural Pakistan," by Sharon Ghuman and Cynthia B. Lloyd (WP 2007-01, May 2007, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/wp/pgy/001.html

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Princeton University Center for Research on Child Wellbeing: "Trajectories of Couple Relationship Quality after Childbirth: Does Marriage Matter?" by Marcia Carlson (Working Paper 2007-11-FF, April 2007, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

Marital quality typically declines following the birth of a (first) child, as parenthood brings new identities and responsibilities for mothers and fathers. Yet, it is unclear whether nonmarital relationship quality follows a similar trajectory. This paper uses data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N=2,500) with latent growth curve and difference-in-difference models to examine relationship quality for co-resident couples over five years after a child’s birth. Findings suggest that marriage at the time of the birth is protective for couple relationship quality, net of various individual characteristics associated with marriage. Among cohabiting couples at birth, those who subsequently marry have better relationship quality compared to all who do not marry, though not compared to stably cohabiting couples.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP07-11-FF.pdf

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "Population size, concentration, and civil war: a geographically disaggregated analysis," by Clionadh Raleigh and Harvard Hegre (WPS 4243, June 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 36p.). 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=000016406_20070604155514

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "Diet Composition, Socio-Economic Status and Food Outlets Development in Britain," by Paola De Agostini (ISER Working Paper 2007-09, May 2007, .pdf format, 48p.).

Abstract:

This paper investigates the relationship between nutrition and socio-economic status among the British population. It describes the dynamics of consumption over age and time using data from the British National Food Survey (NFS) covering the period 1975-2000. Daily intakes-age relationships for men and women are estimated by solving a non-linear least square model with a roughness penalty function approach. Focusing on young age groups, trends of consumption over the 25-year period of study and cohorts effect have been explored across three classes of age. Finally, an exploration of specific trend variations in eating habits has been implemented controlling for family income, region of residence, presence of children, eating out and food outlets development.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2007-09.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): "Engendered housework. A cross-european analysis," by Bogdan Voicu, Malina Voicu, and Katarina Strapkova (WP 2007-07, May 2007, .pdf format, 20p.).

Division of the housework within the couple is the topic of this paper. We are specifically interested if the gender is still salient in the sharing of the domestic works, and which is its relative importance when controlling for various factors such as education, income, spouses’ occupational status, the type of social policies within the respective society, its level of development etc. We focus our research on the European societies, exploiting the data of the European Quality of Life Survey 2003. We inspect the differences between societies and search for individual level and country level explanations of the time spent for housework. Multilevel analysis is employed to test the hypotheses depicted from the existing literature.

http://www.ceps.lu/pdf/2/art1234.pdf

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JOURNAL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Child Abuse and Neglect (Vol. 31, No. 5, June 2007).

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

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: "Announcement of the availability of funds and request for applications for a cooperative agreement(s) to establish a National Poverty Research Center," (HS-07-028, May 2007).

ASPE announcement:

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/povertycenters/07funding.htm

Grants.gov announcement:

http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=14067&mode=VIEW

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CONFERENCES:

From conferencealerts.com:

Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0," to be held in York, England (Sept. 5-6, 2007).

http://www.york.ac.uk/res/siru/events.htm

Call for Papers:

http://www.york.ac.uk/res/siru/web2.0conferenceCFP.pdf

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its jobs listings to include items from May 29-June 4, 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 30-June 5, 2007).

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

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DATA:

RAND Corporation Center for Population Health and Health Disparities: "The CPHHD Data Core houses a large number of measures derived for a variety of substantive areas in several distinct data series including: Cost-of-Living, Disability, Pollution, Population and Housing Characteristics, Segregation Indices, and Street Connectivity. The number and comprehensiveness of the measures derived within each series vary according to the expansiveness of the substantive area. Generally speaking, the time periods for which these data are available are the 1990-2000 time period, though data are available for years before and after this time frame, depending upon the series. Data are available for various geographic summarization levels including: census tract, county (FIPs and geographic), and MSA (geographic). In addition, the data have been put in terms of two temporal definitions of geography, either in terms of 1990 or 2000 geographical definitions. To facilitate ease of use, the series are available in several physical data formats including: SAS, Stata, and CSV formats." Rand requires free registration before providing this data. For more information see:

http://www.rand.org/health/centers/pophealth/data.html

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Luxembourg Income Study Data Release: "The Fourth (and last) round of Wave V, Release 2 data is online. It includes: Belgium 2000, Canada 1998, Canada 2000, Israel 2001, Italy 1998, Italy 2000, Netherlands 1999, Sweden 2000" (June 2007).

http://www.lisproject.org/whatsnew.htm

Data access:

http://www.lisproject.org/introduction.htm

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Panel Study of Income Dynamics: "Data on Income, Work Hours, and Wealth for the 2005 wave are now available in the PSID Data Center and also in the zip package."

http://simba.isr.umich.edu/Zips/zipSupp.aspx#WLTH

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Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) [Pennsylvania State University]: "Baylor Religion Survey, 2005" (May 2007, data in ASCII, SPSS Portable, and MicroCase format, with codebook in ASCII format).

http://www.thearda.com/Archive/Files/Descriptions/BRS2005.asp

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on June 4, 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 can be found 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 4427 -Families and Children Study: Waves 1-7, 1999-2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=4427

SN 5299 -National Evaluation of the New Deal for Communities Programme: Household Survey Data, 2002-2006

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5299

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