Current Social Science Research Report--Social #24, July 17, 2007.

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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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Facts for Features:

A. "Unmarried and Single Americans Week Sept. 16-22, 2007," (CB07-FFSE.04, July 16, 2007, HTML format).

B. "Hispanic Heritage Month 2007: Sept. 15 - Oct. 15," (CB07-FF.14, July 16, 2007, .HTML and .pdf format, 8 p.).

Links to both are available at:

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

See under Jul. 16, 2007 entries.

2. Social Security Administration, Office Of Policy Report: "Children Receiving SSI, 2006," (July 2007, HTML, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 21p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2006/index.html

3. Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics Compendium: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2007 (2007, .pdf format, 186p.).

http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/index.asp

4. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Forum Curriculum for Improving Education Data: A Resource for Local Education Agencies," (NFES 2007808, July 2007, .pdf format, 134p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007808

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US States:

California:

Department of Finance Reports:

A. "They Moved and Went Where: California's Migration Flow, 1995-2000" (June 2007, .pdf format, 96p.). Note: this is a very large file, almost 11 megabytes, and opening directly into a browser could take considerable time.

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/documents/TheyMovedandWentWhere.pdf

B. "Population Projections by Race/Ethnicity for California and Its Counties 2000-2050" (July 2007, .Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/html/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Projections/P1/P1.asp

C. "Population Projections by Race / Ethnicity, Gender and Age for California and Its Counties 2000-2050" (July 2007, Microsoft Excel format). Links to individual county data are at the bottom of the page).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/html/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Projections/P3/P3.asp

D. "Race / Ethnic Population Projections with Age and Sex Detail, 2000-2050" (July 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/html/DEMOGRAP/Data/RaceEthnic/Population-00-50/RaceData_2000-2050.asp

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The SDC announced the following updates on Jul. 13, 2007 (all .pdf and Microsoft Excel format): State of Iowa: Amount and ranking of public school revenue and spending per pupil: 2000-2005; Amount and ranking of public school system revenue and spending per 1,000 dollars personal income: 2000-2005; Revenue by source for public school systems: 2000-2005; Spending and indebtedness of public school systems: 2000-2005; Summary of public school system finances: 2000-2005: US and states: Amount and ranking of public school revenue and spending per pupil: 2000-2005; and Amount and ranking of public school system revenue and spending per $1,000 personal income: 2000-2005.

http://www.iowadatacenter.org/indexlinks/New

See under Jul. 13, 2007 entry

Vermont:

State Data Center Reports: "2006 City and Town Population Estimates" (July 2007, Microsoft Excel and comma delimited format).

http://crs.uvm.edu/census/estimates/town/

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NGO and Other Countries:

CELADE 50th Anniversary: "CELADE, the Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre/Population Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), will celebrate its 50 th anniversary in 2007. Numerous commemorative activities will mark CELADE’s contributions to knowledge of demography and the technical assistance it provides to the countries of the region. The first public celebration will coincide with World Population Day, 11 July, with an event to highlight the links between population and development. In August, the agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Chile that gave birth to CELADE will be commemorated at a joint ceremony with the University of Chile. And on 10-11 October, an international seminar will take place in which leading experts will debate the major socio-demographic changes of the past half-century and examine current challenges in research, training and the design of population and development policies." For more information see the press release (English, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.iussp.org/Announcements/celandeng.pdf

Or see the Spanish language site at:

http://www.cepal.org/celade/celade50/

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Canada:

Statistics Canada Report: "Portrait of the Canadian Population in 2006, by Age and Sex: Findings," by Laurent Martel and Éric Caron Malenfant (July 2007, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/analysis/agesex/index.cfm

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Bulgaria:

Statistical Institute Actual Theme: "Deaths by Causes in 2006" (July 2007).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/Umr06.htm

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Georgia:

Statistics Georgia Periodical, Report:

A. Quarterly Bulletin, 2007 I (July 2007, .pdf format, 254p.). The publication is in Georgian and English. Directly opening this publication in your browser may be extremely time consuming as it is very large file. Right click and save will download the publication much more quickly.

http://www.statistics.ge/publication.php?plang=1&pform=-375

B. "Food Security Situation. Trends in Figures" (#27, July 2007, .zip compressed .pdf format, 39p.). The report is in Georgian and English.

http://www.statistics.ge/publication.php?plang=1&pform=-368

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Census 2006 Volume 4 - Usual Residence, Migration, Birthplaces and Nationalities" (July 2007, .pdf format, 177p.).

http://www.cso.ie/census/Census2006_Volume4.htm

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Report: "2006 Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities" (July 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/shakai/2006/koudou-a/koudou-a.htm

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia News Release: "On latest Latvia birth tendencies" (Jul. 12, 2007).

http://www.csb.gov.lv/csp/events/?mode=arh&period=07.2007&cc_cat=471&id=2919

then click on "EN" at the top right of the page for link to English news release.

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Macedonia:

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

A. "Livebirths, deaths and migrations by urban, rural and regions" (Jul. 13, 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=03.01&rbs=7

B. "Homes and boarding schools for pupils and students in the Republic of Macedonia" (Jul. 13, 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=04.01&rbs=1

C. "Violent deaths in the Republic of Macedonia by municipalities" (Jul. 11, 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=03.01&rbs=4

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Native Dutch pupils in practical vmbo tracks more likely to stay down a year," by Wilmie Weltens and Marina Pool (Jul. 10, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/onderwijs/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2238-wm.htm

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UK:

Office of National Statistics Compendium, Report:

A. Annual Abstract of Statistics 2007 (July 2007, .pdf format, 449p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=94

B. "1990/1991 Gulf Conflict--UK Gulf Veterans Mortality Data: Causes Of Death (July 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.dasa.mod.uk/natstats/gulf/intro.html

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Allen Guttmacher Institute Report: "Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries: Levels and Reasons for Not Using a Method," by Gilda Sedgh, Rubina Hussain, Akinrinola Bankole and Susheela Singh (Occasional Report No. 37, June 2007, .pdf format, 80p.). The report is linked to from a Guttmacher news release: "Millions of Women at Risk of Unplanned Pregnancy in Developing Nations are Not Using Contraceptives" (Jul. 9, 2007).

http://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2007/07/09/index.html

Click on title in first paragraph of news release for link to full text.

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Urban Institute Report, Article:

A. "Trends in Work Supports for Low-Income Families with Children," by Sheila R. Zedlewski, Seth Zimmerman (July 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/311495.html

B. "Now To Really Tackle Discrimination," by C. Eugene Steuerle (The Government We Deserve, July 2007).

http://www.urban.org/publications/901097.html

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Roper Center (University of Connecticut): Topics at a Glance: The latest Topics at a Glance concerns "Public Opinion on Leisure & Recreation." The site links to relevant poll numbers, datasets, and articles. Check your organization's library for your level of access to the Roper data collection.

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/cgi-bin/hsrun.exe/Roperweb/pom/pom.htx;start=HS_special_topics?Topic=leisure

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Institute for Higher Education Policy Report: "College Access for the Working Poor: Overcoming Burdens to Succeed in Higher Education," (July 2007, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.ihep.org/organizations.php3?action=printContentItem&orgid=104&typeID=906&itemID=20930

More information about IHEP:

http://www.ihep.org/organizations.php3?action=printContentItem&orgid=104&typeID=901&itemID=9096

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Optimum Population Trust Report: "Youth Quake: Population, fertility and environment in the 21st century," by John Guillebaud (July 2007, .pdf format, 24p.). The report is linked to from an OPT press release: "Compulsory Limits on Births 'May Become Unavoidable' - OPT Report" (Jul. 11, 2007).

http://www.optimumpopulation.org/opt.release11Jul07.htm

There is a link to report full text at the bottom of the press release.

More information about OPT:

http://www.optimumpopulation.org/opt.aboutus.html

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WORKING PAPERS:

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

A. "Education Differences in Intended and Unintended Fertility," by Kelly Musick, Paula England, Sarah Edgington, and Nicole Kangas (CCPR 016-07, June 2007, .pdf format, 47p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_016_07.asp

B. "Does Son Preference Influence Children's Growth in Height? A Comparative Study of Chinese and Filipino Children," by Shige Song and Sarah Burgard (CCPR 018-07, July 2007, .pdf format, 60p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_018_07.asp

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John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University [Boston, Massachusetts]: "What Determines Giving to Hurricane Katrina Victims? Experimental Evidence on Income, Race, and Fairness," by Christina M. Fong and Erzo F.P. Luttmer (RWP07-032, July 2007, .pdf format, 53p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP07-032

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Fertility and the Real Exchange Rate," by Andrew K. Rose and Saktiandi Supaat (w13263, July 2007, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

We use a quinquennial data set covering 87 countries between 1975 and 2005 to investigate the relationship between fertility and the real effective exchange rate. Theoretically a country experiencing a decline in its fertility rate can be expected to have higher savings, lower investment, a current account surplus, and accordingly a real depreciation. We test and confirm this hypothesis, controlling for a host of potential determinants such as PPP deviations and the Balassa-Samuelson effect. We find a statistically significant and robust link between fertility and the exchange rate. Our point-estimate is that a decline in the fertility rate of one child per woman is associated with a depreciation of approximately .15% in the real effective exchange rate.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13263

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Unscheduled School Closings and Student Performance," by Dave E. Marcotte and Steven W. Hemelt (Discussion Paper 2923, July 2007, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

Do students perform better on statewide assessments in years in which they have more school days to prepare? We explore this question using data on math and reading assessments taken by students in the 3rd, 5th and 8th grades since 1994 in Maryland. Our identification strategy is rooted in the fact that tests are administered on the same day(s) statewide in late winter or early spring, and any unscheduled closings due to snow reduce instruction time, and are not made up until after the exams are over. We estimate that in academic years with an average number of unscheduled closures (5), the number of 3rd graders performing satisfactorily on state reading and math assessments within a school is nearly 3 percent lower than in years with no school closings. The impacts of closure are smaller for students in 5th and 8th grade. Combining our estimates with actual patterns of unscheduled closings in the last 3 years, we find that more than half of schools failing to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in 3rd grade math or reading, required under No Child Left Behind, would have met AYP if schools had been open on all scheduled days.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2923.pdf

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Funding Opportunity:

US National Institutes of Health: "Population Research Infrastructure Program - Short-term Support for Rising Programs (R24)," (PAR-07-401, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, July 12, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-401.html

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CONFERENCES:

From conferencealerts.com:

"International Conference on Social Sciences," to be held in Istanbul, Turkey in November 2007. The site contains a call for abstracts only at present. For more information see:

http://www.reedford.co.uk/conference1.htm

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Educational Research Association: AERA has announced employment opportunities for the week of Jul. 10-17, 2007.

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has announced employment opportunities for the week of Jul. 10-17, 2007.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Ways and Means Committee, Income Security and Family Support Subcommittee Hearing Testimony: "Children Who "Age Out" of the Foster Care System," a hearing held Jul. 12, 2007, HTML or .pdf format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=576

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DATA:

Integrated Public Use Microdata Update: IPUMS at the University of Minnesota announced on Jul. 10, 2007: "Posted updated versions of all samples from 1970 and 1980, and the ACS samples from 2000, 2001, and 2002. The updated samples include fixes to COSTELEC, COSTGAS, COSTFUEL, and COSTWATR. These variables did not properly identify cases having values of greater than 9990. All cases in this range are in the universe but have unreported values, usually because utility costs were included in rent payments. The old versions of the datasets incorrectly identified these cases as not being in the universe. COSTELEC and COSTGAS had the additional problem of presenting monthly values instead of annual values. These problems are now fixed. The new 1980 5% sample additionally fixes a problem in the CITY variable. In the old sample, San Francisco was incorrectly identified. It has been corrected." For relevant links see:

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/revisions.shtml

Data Access:

http://usa.ipums.org/usa-action/createExtract.do

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Human Mortality Database: Human Mortality Database: Note: HMR requires free registration before providing data. On July 10, 2007, HMD added data for Belarus (1959-2005) to the database.

Data availability:

http://www.mortality.org/Public/DataAvailability.html

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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National Longitudinal Survey: NLS has released: "Young Adult Preliminary Questionnaire 2006" and "Young Adult 2006 Preliminary Data Release" (July 2007).

Questionnaire:

ftp://www.nlsinfo.org/pub/usersvc/Child-Young-Adult/childya2006/YA2006%20Table%20of%20Contents.html

Data:

http://www.chrr.ohio-state.edu/nls-info/ordering/display_db.php3

Scroll to or find in page: "DYA-2006-Prelim" (without the quotes

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jul. 17, 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 5664 -General Household Survey: Time Series Dataset, 1972-2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5664

SN 5666 -Socio-Economic Position and Political Support of Black and Ethnic Minority Groups in the United Kingdom, 1971-2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5666

SN 5672 -Linking Northern Ireland Census of Population Data, 1971-2001

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5672

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

World Bank: "Worldwide Governance Indicators, 1996-2006" (2007). The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 212 countries and territories over the period 1996-2006, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability; Political Stability and Absence of Violence; Government Effectiveness; Regulatory Quality; Rule of Law; and Control of Corruption." In addition to an interactive database, country data reports (.pdf format) are also available.

http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi2007/home.htm

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Mexican Migration Project [Office of Population Research, Princeton University]: MMP has recently complied a bibliography of publication based on the MMP data (.pdf format, 32p.).

http://mmp.opr.princeton.edu/databases/pdf/Cumulative%20Bibliography%20as%20of%20July%202007.pdf

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