Current Social Science Research Report--Social #20, June 19, 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

US

US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

CONFERENCES

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. "Most of Us Still Drive to Work -- Alone: Public Transportation Commuters Concentrated in a Handful of Large Cities." (CB07-CN.06, Jun. 13, 2007, there is an accompanying Microsoft Excel table),

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/010230.html

B. "Facts for Features: Back to School: 2007-2008: (CB07-FF.11, Jun. 14, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

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

See. Jun. 14, 2007 item.

2. Government Accountability Office Report: "2010 Census: Census Bureau Has Improved the Local Update of Census Addresses Program, but Challenges Remain," (GAO-07-736, June 2007, .pdf format, 55p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07736.pdf

Note: this is a temporary address. GAO reports are always available at:

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

3. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy Compendium: Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006 (June 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2006/index.html

4. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2005-06," by Lee Hoffman (NCES 2007353, June 2007, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007353

5. 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 .zip compressed spreadsheets).

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

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US States:

North Carolina:

Department of Health and Human Services Report: "Underreporting of American Indian Race on North Carolina Death Certificates," by Paul A. Buescher (Statistical Brief, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/pdf/SB33.pdf

North Dakota:

State Data Center Presentation: "Strategic Visioning for North Dakota," by Richard Rathge (June 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint file or web based slide show, 38 slides.

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/presentations/downloadppt/061007.ppt

or

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/presentations/061007.pps

Rhode Island:

Department of Health Report: "Violent Death in Rhode Island: 2004" (January 2007, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.health.ri.gov/chic/statistics/violentdeath04final.pdf

Wyoming:

Department of Administration Report: "Estimates of Wyoming Population by Race and Hispanic, Age and Sex: July 1, 2006" (June 2007, .pdf format, with a related press release, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://eadiv.state.wy.us/pop/pop.html

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

Statistical Division Monograph: World Statistics Pocketbook (2007). Ordering and pricing information for a print copy is available at:

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/pubs/gesgrid.asp?id=378

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Australia:

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Educational outcomes of children on guardianship or custody orders: a pilot study," (Child welfare series no. 42, June 2007, .pdf format, 54p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10426

2. Australian Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2006" (June 2007, .pdf format, 53p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/4510.02006?OpenDocument

B. "Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview" (June 2007, .pdf format, 129p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/4172.02007?OpenDocument

C, "Tasmania at a Glance, 2007" (June 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1305.62007?OpenDocument

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Bulgaria:

National Statistical Institute Data Updates:

A. "Population And Demographic Processes In 2006" (June 2007).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/Population06.htm

B. "Main Demographic Indicators: 2006" (June 2007).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/DemoIndicators2006.htm

C. "Population By Age, Place Of Residence And Sex As Of 31.12.2006" (June 2007).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/PopByAge06.htm

D. "Population By Planning Regions, Districts, Place Of Residence And Sex As Of 31.12.2006" (June 2007).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/PopByRPL06.htm

E. "Specialized Establishments For Social Services In 2006" (June 2007).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/SG06.htm

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports:

A. "Navigating Family Transitions: Evidence from the General Social Survey," by Pascale Beaupré and Elizabeth Cloutier (June 2007, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/89-625-XIE/89-625-XIE2007002.htm

Click on "PDF Version" on the left side of the page for link to full text.

B. "Persistence of Low Income Among Non-elderly Unattached Individuals," by Yan Feng, Sangita Dubey and Bradley Brooks (Income Research Paper No. 5, June 2007, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/75F0002MIE/75F0002MIE2007005.htm

Click on "Full content in PDF" on the left side of the page for link to full text.

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Releases:

A. "Students in upper secondary general school education numbered 117 300 in 2006" (Jun. 15, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/lop/2006/lop_2006_2007-06-15_tie_001_en.html

B. "Students in curriculum-based basic vocational education numbered 125,700 in 2006" (Jun. 15, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2006/aop_2006_2007-06-15_tie_001_en.html

C. "Number of pupils increased in full-time but decreased in part-time special education" (Jun. 15, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/erop/2006/erop_2006_2007-06-15_tie_001_en.html

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Ireland:

Central Statistical Office Report: "2006 Small Area Population Statistics (SAPS)" The 2006 report is in the form of an interactive database. Results may be output in Microsoft Excel, comma separated value [.csv] and Beyond 20/20 format). Charts are also available.

http://www.cso.ie/census/SAPs.htm

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Lithuania:

Statistics Department Compendium: Lithuania in Figures 2007 (May 2007, .pdf format, 59p.). Note: the compendium has been issued in two parts.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=2&cat_id=1&id=1171

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Macao:

Statistics and Census Service Report: "Principal Statistical Indicators of Macao: 1st Quarter 2007 (June 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

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

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office News Releases: Note: news releases are in both Macedonian and English.

A. "Birthrate in the Republic of Macedonia by municipalities" (Jun. 14, 2007, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=03.01&rbs=2

B. . "Marriages and divorces in the Republic of Macedonia" (Jun. 12, 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=03.01&rbs=6

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Big city murders reduced by half," by Wim van den Berg (Jun. 14, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/veiligheid-recht/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2205-wm.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa "Hot Off The Press": "Abortions: Year ended December 2006" (June 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/abortion-statistics/abortions-yedec06-hotp.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Upper secondary education, 2006: Steady increase in number of apprentices" (Jun. 15, 2007). The news release links to six topical tables).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/04/02/30/vgu_en/

B. "Children in kindergartens. Final figures, 2006: (Jun. 15, 2007). The news release links to five topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/04/02/10/barnehager_en/

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Compendium: Voivodships from 1995 till 2005 (June 2007, .pdf format, 16p., with a Microsoft Excel workbook with 400 tables. The compendium is also available in .zip compressed format.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_744_ENG_HTML.htm

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Scotland:

General Register Office Report: "Vital Events Quarterly Return, 1st Quarter 2007" (June 2007, .pdf, Microsoft Excel, and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/quarter/1st-quarter-2007.html

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notification, 2005" (June 2007, .pdf format, 63p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=P0309.3&SCH=3937

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden News Releases:

A. "Demographic analysis: Parental leave affects careers" (Jun. 15, 2007).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____206780.asp

B. "Population projection 2007-2050: High population growth to continue in the future" (Jun. 15, 2007).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____206781.asp

C. "Employees in Higher Education 2006: Number of female teachers in higher education increases" (Jun. 14, 2007).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____206673.asp

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Thailand:

National Statistics Office Report: "The 2006 Information and Communication Technology Survey" (.zip compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://web.nso.go.th/eng/en/stat/ict/ict_pref.htm

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UK:

1. National Statistics Office Population Pyramids: "Economic activity population pyramid 2002-2010" (June. 2007).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=8958&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=272

2. Department Of Work And Pensions 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 No. 424, May 2007, .pdf format, 492p.).

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

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodicals:

A. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (June 2007, Vol. 39, No. 2, .pdf format)

http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/toc/psrh3902toc.html

B. International Family Planning Perspectives (Vol. 33, No. 2, June 2007, .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/toc/ifpp3302toc.html

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Century Foundation Report: "What the Public Really Wants on Abortion Rights," by Ruy Teixeira (June 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.tcf.org/list.asp?type=PB&pubid=614

More information about TCF:

http://www.tcf.org/about.asp

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Population Research Bureau Report, Article:

A. "2007 U.S. Population Data Sheet," (June 2007, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2007/2007USPopulationDataSheet.aspx

B. "In the News: Speaking English in the United States," by Mary Kent and Robert Lalasz. (June 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2006/IntheNewsSpeakingEnglishintheUnitedStates.aspx

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American Sociological Association Issue Brief: "Sociology and Other Social Science Salary Increases: Past, Present, and Future," (May 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.asanet.org/galleries/Research/SalaryRschBrief51807.pdf

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Children Now Report: "The Unique Challenges to the Well-Being of California’s Border Kids," (June 2007, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://publications.childrennow.org/publications/invest/borderkidscount_2007.cfm

Information about Children Now:

http://www.childrennow.org/about_us/index.html

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Christian Aid Report: "Human tide: the real migration crisis" (May 2007, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/indepth/705caweekreport/index.htm

More information about Christian Aid:

http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/aboutca/index.htm

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The Nation Article: "The Abstinence Gluttons," by Michael Reynolds (Jun. 18, 2007).

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070618/reynolds

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "Children’s Experiences after the Unintended Birth of a Sibling," by Jennifer S. Barber and Patricia East (PSC Research Report No. 07-625, June 2007, .pdf format, 24p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4600

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "A Professor Like Me: The Influence of Instructor Gender on College Achievement," by Florian Hoffman and Philip Oreopoulos (w13182, June 2007, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

Many wonder whether teacher gender plays an important role in higher education by influencing student achievement and subject interest. The data used in this paper helps identify average effects from male and female college students assigned to male or female teachers. In contrast to previous work at the primary and secondary school level, our focus on large first-year undergraduate classes isolates gender interaction effects due to students reacting to instructors rather than instructors reacting to students. In addition, by focusing on college, we examine the extent to which gender interactions may exist at later ages. We find that assignment to a same-sex instructor boosts relative grade performance and the likelihood of completing a course, but the magnitudes of these effects are small. A same-sex instructor increases average grade performance by at most 5 percent of its standard deviation and decreases the likelihood of dropping a course by 1.2 percentage points. The effects are similar when conditioning on initial ability (high school achievement), and ethnic background (mother tongue not English), but smaller when conditioning on mathematics and science courses. The effects of same-sex instructors on upper-year course selection are insignificant.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13182

B. "Does the Certainty of Arrest Reduce Domestic Violence? Evidence from Mandatory and Recommended Arrest laws," by Radha Iyengar (w13186, June 2007, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

Domestic violence remains a major public policy concern despite two decades of policy intervention. To eliminate police inaction in response to domestic violence, many states have passed mandatory arrest laws, which require the police to arrest abusers when a domestic violence incident is reported. These laws were justified by a randomized experiment in Minnesota which found that arrests reduced future violence. This experiment was conducted during a time period when arrest was optional. Using the FBI Supplementary Homicide Reports, I find mandatory arrest laws actually increased intimate partner homicides. I hypothesize that this increase in homicides is due to decreased reporting. I investigate validity of this reporting hypothesis by examining the effect of mandatory arrest laws on family homicides where the victim is less often responsible for reporting. For family homicides, mandatory arrest laws appear to reduce the number of homicides. This study therefore provides evidence that these laws may have perverse effects on intimate partner violence, harming the very people they seek to help.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13186

C. "An Analysis of the Performance of Federal Indigent Defense Counsel," by Radha Iyengar (w13187, June 2007, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

The right to an equal and fair trial regardless of wealth is a hallmark of American jurisprudence. To ensure this right, the government pays attorneys to represent financially needy clients. In the U.S. federal court system, indigent defendants are represented by either public defenders who are salaried employees of the court or private attorneys, known as Criminal Justice Act (CJA) attorneys, who are compensated on an hourly basis. This study measures differences in performance of these types of attorneys and explores some potential causes for these differences. Exploiting the use of random case assignment between the two types of attorneys, an analysis of federal criminal case level data from 1997-2001 from 51 districts indicates that public defenders perform significantly better than CJA panel attorneys in terms of lower conviction rates and sentence lengths. An analysis of data from three districts linking attorney experience, wages, law school quality and average caseload suggests that these variables account for over half of the overall difference in performance. These systematic differences in performance disproportionately affect minority and immigrant communities and as such may constitute a civil rights violation under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13187

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World Bank Policy Research Papers:

A. "The living conditions of children," by Harry Anthony Patrinos (WPS 4251, June 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 20p.). 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_20070612095905

B. "About urban mega regions: knowns and unknowns," by Shahid Yusuf (WPS 4252, June 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 25p.). 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_20070613094736

C. "The causes of civil war," by Marta Reynal-Querol and Simeon Djankov (Policy Research Working Paper no. WPS 4254, June 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 33p.). Links to an abstract and full are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166322&entityID=000016406_20070615144341

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]:

A. "East-West Migration and Gender: Is there a 'Double Disadvantage' vis-à-vis Stayers?" by Anzelika Zaiceva (Discussion Paper No. 2810, May 2007, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

This paper documents whether female East-West migrants in Germany after the reunification experience a gain or a disadvantage after they moved compared to both stayers and males. It employs panel data techniques to take account of unobserved heterogeneity. I find that migrant women after migration neither experience a drop in relative employment, nor lower relative hourly wages. They do, however, work less hours and have a lower annual income. The results also suggest that for them, the income effect dominates the substitution effect and they substitute market work with home production, specifically with childcare.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2810.pdf

B. "Hooliganism and Police Tactics: Should Tear Gas Make Crime Preventers Cry?" by Panu Poutvaara and Mikael Priks (Discussion Paper 2812, May 2007, .pdf format, 18p.).

Abstract:

Hooliganism is on the rise and different countries use different strategies to combat it. We introduce a model where hooligans reap utility from violence and social identity and study the effects of different police strategies. We find that an increase in discriminative policing, provided by intelligence units, for example, always reduces violence. Under the right circumstances, it may also lead to larger supporter clubs and a significant drop in violence. Indiscriminate policing, such as the use of tear gas or random jailing of potential law breakers, may, however, backfire and result in smaller and more brutal groups.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2812.pdf

C. "New Directions in the Analysis of Inequality and Poverty," by Stephen P. Jenkins and John Micklewright (Discussion Paper 2814, 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://ftp.iza.org/dp2814.pdf

D. "Population Policies, Fertility, Women’s Human Capital, and Child Quality," by T. Paul Schultz (Discussion Paper 2815, May 2007, .pdf format, 56p.).

Abstract:

Population policies are defined here as voluntary programs which help people control their fertility and expect to improve their lives. There are few studies of the long-run effects of policy-induced changes in fertility on the welfare of women, such as policies that subsidize the diffusion and use of best practice birth control technologies. Evaluation of the consequences of such family planning programs almost never assess their long-run consequences, such as on labor supply, savings, or investment in the human capital of children, although they occasionally estimate the short-run association with the adoption of contraception or age-specific fertility. The dearth of long-run family planning experiments has led economists to consider instrumental variables as a substitute for policy interventions which not only determine variation in fertility but are arguably independent of the reproductive preferences of parents or unobserved constraints that might influence family life cycle behaviors. Using these instrumental variables to estimate the effect of this exogenous variation in fertility on family outcomes, economists discover these 'cross effects' of fertility on family welfare outcomes tend to be substantially smaller in absolute magnitude than the OLS estimates of partial correlations referred to in the literature as evidence of the beneficial social externalities associated with the policies that reduce fertility. The paper summarizes critically the empirical literature on fertility and development and proposes an agenda for research on the topic.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2815.pdf

E. "Does Community Property Discourage Unpartnered Births?" by Olivia Ekert-Jaffe, and Shoshana Grossbard (Discussion Paper 2816, May 2007, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

This paper investigates the likelihood of an unpartnered birth as a function of laws regulating the division of joint property in case of divorce. Based on a rational choice model of marriage and assuming that on average women earn less than men, we predict that women are less likely to have an unpartnered birth when rules for the division of joint property are more advantageous to spouses with lower earnings. We derive more predictions regarding the effects of age, non-intact home, and religiosity, and the interaction between these variables and legal regime regarding divorce. We test our predictions with retrospective data from the Family Fertility Surveys collected in the 1990s. Most of our predictions are confirmed by a multi-country analysis for 17 legal regimes in 12 Western countries as well as single-country analyses for four countries. The results confirm most of our predictions. Our major findings are that the likelihood of an unpartnered birth is higher in countries that offer most women less access to joint property in case of divorce, and that this effect is weaker for teenagers than for women in their twenties.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2816.pdf

F. "Elite Dominance and Under-Investment in Mass Education: Disparity in the Social Development of the Indian States, 1960-92," by Sarmistha Pal and Sugata Ghosh (Discussion Paper 2852, June 2007, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

Inter- and intra-state disparities in levels of literacy rates in India are striking, especially for the marginalized groups of women and low caste population. The present paper offers an explanation of this disparate development in terms of elite dominance that discriminates against the minority groups of people and systematically under-invests in mass education. We experiment with various indirect economic and political measures of elite dominance. Results based on the Indian state-level data for the period 1960-92 suggest that higher share of land held by the top 5% of the population (a) lowers spending on education as well as total developmental spending and (b) increases total non-developmental spending. Greater proportion of minority representations (female and low caste members) in the ruling government however fails to have any perceptible impact on development (including education) spending in our sample. This analysis also identifies land reform and poverty alleviation as two important policy instruments to erode the initial disadvantage of the marginalised people.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2852.pdf

G. "Racial Discrimination Among NBA Referees," by Joseph Price and Justin Wolfers (Discussion Paper 2863, June 2007, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

The NBA provides an intriguing place to test for taste-based discrimination: referees and players are involved in repeated interactions in a high-pressure setting with referees making the type of split-second decisions that might allow implicit racial biases to manifest themselves. Moreover, the referees receive constant monitoring and feedback on their performance. (Commissioner Stern has claimed that NBA referees "are the most ranked, rated, reviewed, statistically analyzed and mentored group of employees of any company in any place in the world.") The essentially arbitrary assignment of refereeing crews to basketball games, and the number of repeated interactions allow us to convincingly test for own-race preferences. We find -- even conditioning on player and referee fixed effects (and specific game fixed effects) -- that more personal fouls are called against players when they are officiated by an opposite-race refereeing crew than when officiated by an own-race crew. These biases are sufficiently large that we find appreciable differences in whether predominantly black teams are more likely to win or lose, based on the racial composition of the refereeing crew.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2863.pdf

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

IngentaConnect Tables of Contents: IngentaConnect provides fee based document delivery services for selected journals.

American Sociological Review (Vol. 72, No. 3, June 2007). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asoca/asr

Social Work (Vol. 52, No. 2, April 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 issue.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/nasw/sw/2007/00000052/00000002

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Population Review (Vol. 46, No. 1, 2007).

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/population_review/toc/prv46.1.html

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CONFERENCES:

From conferencealerts.com

Case Western Reserve University Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities: "Call for Papers: 'Cityscapes' Conference," to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, Mar. 27-30, 2008, proposal deadline Sep. 14, 2007). For more information see:

http://www.case.edu/artsci/bakernord/

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Missouri State Data Center/Missouri:

A. "Programmer/Analyst, Missouri State Data Center (Columbia)." For more information see:

https://web.missouri.edu/~employment/vacdetails.php?vac=1007585

B. "Missouri State Demographer." For more information see (Microsoft Word format, 2p.).

http://mcdc.missouri.edu/data/temp/statedemog.doc

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American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment opportunities with listings from Jun. 13-18, 2007).

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment listings with new opportunities that may be of interest to sociology researchers. The opportunities are dated Jun. 13-Jun. 18, 2007).

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Education and Labor Committee Hearing Publication: "The State of Higher Education: How Students Access and Finance a College Education," a hearing held Mar. 8, 2007 (House Serial Publication 110-8, ASCII text and .pdf format, 50p.).

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

Search on 110th Congress House Hearings: "110-8" (with the quotes).

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US House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on Disconnected and Disadvantaged Youth," a hearing held June 19, 2007 (HTML format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=569

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US House Government Reform Committee Hearing Publication: "Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women in the Military and at the Academies," a hearing held Jun. 27, 2006 (House Serial Publication 109-220, ASCII text and .pdf format, 386p.).

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

Search on 109th Congress House Hearings for "109-220" (with the quotes).

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US Senate Finance Committee Hearing Publication: "Fostering Permanence: Progress and Challenges Ahead for America's Child Welfare System," a hearing held May 10, 2006 (Senate Hearing 109-886, .pdf format, 167p.).

http://finance.senate.gov/hearings/34980.pdf

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DATA:

US National Center for Education Statistics Restricted Data Application Procedure Change: "As of July 1, 2007, IES (Institute of Education Sciences)/NCES will only accept restricted-use data License applications through its new electronic application system. Any License application that does not come through this new system will be returned to the applicant. For more information see:

http://nces.ed.gov/statprog/instruct.asp

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Princeton University Office of Population Research Mexican Migration Project Update: Note: MMP requires free registration before providing data. MMP has announced the availability of MMP114. "The MMP114 database has 114 communities, which includes the original 107 communities (MMP107) plus 7 new additional communities." For more information see:

http://mmp.opr.princeton.edu/databases/alerts-en.aspx

Data access:

http://mmp.opr.princeton.edu/databases/instructions-en.aspx

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Demographic and Health Survey: The 2005 Ethiopia Standard file is now available. Data is available as a flat, SAS, SPSS, or State system file (all in .zip compressed format). Note: DHS requires registration before providing data.

Ethiopia:

http://www.measuredhs.com/accesssurveys/search/show_datasets.cfm?ctry_id=65&surv_id=248&flag=0

Data access:

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

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Association of Religious Data Archives Update. ARDA at Penn State University has added the following new dataset: "Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1999." Note: ARDA requires agreement with a set of four conditions before providing data.

http://www.thearda.com/Archive/Files/Descriptions/TSC99.asp

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jun. 19, 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 5625 -Neighbourhood Survey, 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5625

SN 5665 -ONS Omnibus Survey, August 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5665

SN 5656 -ONS Omnibus Survey, Social Capital Module, April, May and June, 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5656

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BILIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Survey of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The following items have been added to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID Bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed by author or keyword.

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

DiPrete, Thomas A. Is This a Great Country? Upward Mobility and the Chance for Riches in Contemporary America. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 2007; 25(1):89-95.

Huffman, Wallace E. Migration, Fixed Costs, and Location-Specific Amenities: A Hazard Analysis For a Panel of Males. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2007; 89(2):368-383.

Jackson, Margot I. and Mare, Robert D. Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Measurements of Neighborhood Experience and Their Effects on Children. Social Science Research. 2007; 36(2):590.

Joo, Myungkook. Long-Term Impacts of Early Childhood Care and Education on Children's Academic, Behavior, and School Outcomes: Is Head Start More Effective than Private Preschools and No Preschools for Poor Children?. Missouri: Washington University at St. Louis; 2006DAI-A 68/02, p. 133, August, 2007.

Rank, Mark and Hirschl, Thomas A. Poverty Across the Life Cycle: Evidence from the PSID. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 2007; 20(4):737-755.

Wilhelm, Mark O.; Rooney, Patrick M., and Tempel, Eugene R. Changings in Religious Giving Reflect Changes in Involvement: Age and Cohort Effects in Religious Giving, Securlar Giving, and Attendance. Journal For the Scientific Study of Religion. 2007; 46(2):217-232.

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NLS Bibliography Updates: Note: These citations, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/

Note: Where available, direct links to full text have been provided. These references represent updated citations from Jun. 13-18, 2007.

For more information on any of these citations (selected abstracts are available) go to the above listed address and click on "Title List". Click on the first item, which will give the syntax of the citation urls:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=320

Then change the number after the equal sign (320 in this case) to the number listed as the "ID Number" in the citations below. You will be taken to the full citation listing.

MARTINO, PAUL SCHLEY,
SARA DIRMYER, RICHARD
Graphing Longitudinal Data: Deaf Children in the "Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth"
Presented: Orlando, FL, Paper 091-2007, SAS Global Forum, April 16-19, 2007. Also: http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/forum2007/091-2007.pdf


Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5562
Publisher: SAS Institute Inc.

ATKINS, ROBERT
Association of Personality Type in Childhood with Violence in Adolescence
Research in Nursing and Health 30,3 (June 2007): 308 - 319. Also: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/114265453/ABSTRACT
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5563
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

WINDER, KATIE
L. Essays on Motherhood, Wages, and Labor Supply Ph.D. Dissertation, The Johns Hopkins University, 2007.
DAI-A 67/11, May 2007
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5568
Publisher: UMI - ProQuest Digital Dissertations

MCCARTAN, LISA M.
Inevitable, Influential, or Unnecessary?: Exploring the Utility of Genetic Explanation for Delinquent Behavior
Journal of Criminal Justice: An International Journal 35,2 (March/April 2007): 219-233. Also: http://www.elsevier.com Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5569
Publisher: Elsevier Science

FABER, ANTHONY J.
Early Adolescent Adjustment Following a Marital Transition: A Growth Model Analysis
Ph.D. Dissertation, Purdue University, 2006. DAI-A 67/09, Mar 2007. Also: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dissertations/AAI3232172/


Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5570
Publisher: UMI - ProQuest Digital Dissertations

OKUMURA, TSUNAO
USUI, EMIKO
Concave-Monotone Treatment Response and Monotone Treatment Selection: With Returns to Schooling Application Working Paper, Department of Economics, Wayne State University, February 2007. Also: http://www.econ.wayne.edu/usui/concave.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5574
Publisher: Department of Economics, Wayne State University

HUEBNER, BETH MARIE
GUSTAFSON, REGAN
Effect of Maternal Incarceration on Adult Offspring Involvement in the Criminal Justice System Journal of Criminal Justice 35,3 (May 2007): 283-329
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5582
Publisher: Elsevier Science