Current Social Science Research Report--Social #3, February 20, 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:

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/reports/cssrindex.html

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT OPPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau: "American Community Survey Reports." The Bureau has released three ACS Reports: "The American Community--Hispanics: 2004" (ACS-03, February 2007, .pdf format, 22p.); "The American Community--Blacks: 2004: (ACS-04, February 2007, .pdf format, 23p.); and "The American Community--Asians: 2004" (ACS-05, February 2007, .pdf format, 22p.). All three are linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "The American Community: 2004" (Feb. 15, 2007).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/009634.html

2. Congressional Research Service Report: "Child Support Provisions Considered But Not Enacted During the 2002-2005 Welfare Reauthorization Debate," by Carmen Solomon-Fears (RL33881, February 2007, .pdf format, 24p.). Links to a summary and full text are available at:

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RL33881

3. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2006 Annual Report," by Victor Oliveira (Economic Information Bulletin EIB-6-4, February 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/eib6-4/

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US States:

Maryland:

State Data Center Update: "2006 Zip Code Maps in PDF Format With Roads" (January 2007) Maps are available for each county.

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/zipcode_map/2006/zip06idx.htm

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

1. Children's Fund Innocenti Research Center Report: "Child Poverty in Perspective: An Overview of Child Well-being in Rich Countries" (Innocenti Report Card No. 7, February 2007, .pdf format and .zip compressed .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.unicef-icdc.org/cgi-bin/unicef/Lunga.sql?ProductID=445

2. Economic Commission for Latin American and the Carribean Press Releases:

A. "In Latin America, teenage fertility rates have not decreased, as opposed to overall decreses worldwide," (Feb. 13, 2007). The English language press release refers to the Spanish language Desafios, an ECLAC/United Nations Children's Fund quarterly bulletin which contains the topical article the news release is based on. There is a link to Desafios in the news release.

http://www.eclac.org/cgi-bin/getProd.asp?xml=/prensa/noticias/comunicados/2/27882/P27882.xml&xsl=/prensa/tpl-i/p6f.xsl&base=/tpl-i/top-bottom.xsl

B. Social Cohesion: Inclusion and a Sense of Belonging in Latin America and the Caribbean (Feb. 16, 2007). The English language press release refers to a Spanish language monograph: Cohesion Social: Inclusión y sentido de pertenencia en America Latina y el Caribe (2007, .pdf format, 160p.). The monograph is available for free download by clicking on the title in the press release, and then clicking on the down arrows next to "Bajar documento" on the right side of the screen.

http://www.eclac.org/cgi-bin/getProd.asp?xml=/prensa/noticias/comunicados/1/27901/P27901.xml&xsl=/prensa/tpl-i/p6f.xsl&base=/tpl-i/top-bottom.xsl

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1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Final report on the development of the Children's Services National Minimum Data Set" (February 2007, .pdf format, 164p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10415

2. Australian Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Participation in Sports and Physical Recreation, Australia, 2005-06" (February 2007, .pdf format, 48p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4177.0?OpenDocument

Click on "Details" for links to full text and spreadsheets

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports:

A. "Time spent with family during a typical workday, 1986 to 2005," by Martin Turcotte (Canadian Social Trends, February 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 11p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/11-008-XIE/11-008-XIE2006007.htm

B. "Criminal Victimization in the Workplace: 2004," by Sylvain de Leseleuc (Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics Profile Series No. 13, February 2007, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=85F0033MIE2007013

Click on "View" and follow the links to full text.

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland Report: "Main trends in migration in Iceland 1986-2006" (.pdf format, 25p.). The report is in Icelandic. Table and chart heads are in Icelandic and English. There is a one page English summary.

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=452&itemid=0aff63c7-144f-4b2c-a3fd-0cec37c99f4e

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Applicants for First and Second Degree Studies in Universities 2005/06" (February 2007, .pdf format, 74p., with explanatory material in Microsoft Word format, and tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/university07/university07_e.htm

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Reports:

A. "Graduated specialists according to scientific field of the specialist's work, sex, state of permanent residence, age and activity of organization where the person is employed" (February 2007. .pdf format, 8p.). The report is in Macedonian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=06.01&rbs=2

B. "Doctors of sciences" (February 2007, .pdf format, 4p.). The report is in Macedonian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=06.01&rbs=5

For both reports, click on "more" next to the PDF icon for link to full text.

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Poverty mainly found in four largest cities," by Hendrika Lautenbach and Clemens Siermann (Feb. 13, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/inkomen-bestedingen/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2133-wm.htm

B. "Young people live in cities, children in rural areas," by Chantal Melser and Helma Schapendonk-Maas (Feb. 13, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/dossiers/nederland-regionaal/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2119-wm.htm

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New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report, News Releases:

A. "2006 Census: 2006 Post-enumeration Survey Results" (February 2007). Clicking on "results" leads to another part of the report, at the bottom of which is a Microsoft Excel table with undercount information for the last three New Zealand Censuses.

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/Articles/2006-post-enumeration-survey/default.htm

B. "Young Deaths Relatively Rare," by Brian Pink (Feb. 16, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 1p. ). The news release links to a "Hot off the Press" publication: "Births and Deaths: December 2006 quarter (February 2007, .pdf format, 12p.)

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/media-releases/births-and-deaths/births-deaths-dec06qtr-mr.htm

C. "QuickStats About Population Mobility: 2006 Census" (Feb. 16, 2007). The news release links to a "QuicStats About Population Mobility (February 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/census/2006-census-data/quickstats-about-population-mobility/quickstats-about-population-mobility.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Education statistics, annual accounts for private schools, 2005: State subsidies main source of income" (Feb. 14, 2007). The news release links to three topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/04/02/utregnpriv_en/

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Report Update: "Population. Size and structure by territorial division. As of June 30, 2006" (February 2007, .pdf format, 1687p.). On Feb. 16, 2007, six tables were updated. The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/dane_spol-gosp/ludnosc/stanstruktura/2006/index.htm

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Press Release: "Population and demographic phenomena in 2006 and in December 2006" (Feb. 15, 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.insse.ro/statistici/comunicate/populatie/a06/pop12e06.pdf

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden Press Release: "Nearly the entire population live in one percent of the country" (Feb. 15, 2007). The press release links to a Statistics Sweden Monograph Yearbook of housing and construction statistics 2007 (February 2007, .pdf format, 268p), which is available in Swedish only.

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____193183.asp

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UK:

1, Department for Work and Pensions Report: "Child support and work incentives: A literature review," by Michael Ridge, Damien O’Flaherty and Sarah Deasley (Research Report No. 402, 2007, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2007-2008/rrep402.pdf

2. Department for Education and Skills Report: "National Curriculum Assessments, GCSE and Equivalent Attainment and Post-16 Attainment by Pupil Characteristics, in England 2005/06" (February 2007, .pdf format, 33p., with Microsoft Excel tables).

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000708/index.shtml

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

National Opinion Research Center [University of Chicago, Illinois] Report: "The Attitudes and Behaviors of Young Black Americans," by Cathy J. Cohen, Jamila Celestine-Michener, Crystal Holmes, Julie Lee Merseth, and Laurence Ralph, (February 2007, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/News/Black+Youth+Find+a+Voice+through+Survey.htm

Click on "report" for link to full text. Click on "press release" for link to a topical U of C news release.

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Brookings Institution Reports:

A. "An Education Strategy to Promote Opportunity, Prosperity, and Growth," by Joshua Bendor, Jason Bordoff, and Jason Furman (Hamilton Project Strategy Paper, February 2007, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://www1.hamiltonproject.org/views/papers/200702education.htm

Click on "Read the full paper" at the bottom of the page for link to full text.

B. "Katrina Index: Tracking Recovery of New Orleans and the Metro Area" (Brookings in collaboration with the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, Brookings Cities and Suburbs, February 2007, .pdf format, 65p.).

http://www.brookings.org/metro/pubs/200512_katrinaindex.htm

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Rand Corporation Dissertation: Incorporating Traffic Enforcement Racial Profiling Analyses into Police Department Early Intervention Systems by Brent D. Fulton. (Rand Graduate School Dissertation, February, 2007, .pdf format, 202p.) Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/rgs_dissertations/RGSD211/

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KK Agencies Book in the Demography of India: Population and Biodiversity, by M. Lakshmi Narasaiah (2006, 171p., ISBN: 8183560652). For more information see:

https://www.kkagencies.com/home.htm

and search in ISBN for the above ISBN number.

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Nature Article Abstract: "The architecture of human kin detection,' by Debra Lieberman, John Tooby and Leda Cosmides (Vol. 445, No. 7129, Feb. 15, 2007, p. 727-731).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v445/n7129/abs/nature05510.html

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US News and World Report Article: "Did Help Get Left Behind?" by Elizabeth Weiss Green (Feb. 19, 2007).

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/070211/19child.htm

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Nation Article: "L'Etranger," by Patricia J. Williams (Mar. 5, 2007).

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070305/williams

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "Social Organization and the Transition from Direct to Indirect Consumption," by William Axinn, Jennifer S. Barber, and Ann E. Biddlecom (PSC Research Report 07-618, February 2007, .pdf format, 25p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4364

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State University of New York at Albany Center for Social and Demographic Analysis: "The case of the disappearing Mexican Americans: An ethnic-identity mystery," by Richard Alba and Tariqul Islam (WP 2007-1, February 2007, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

We examine the issue of identification stability for U.S.-born Mexican Americans, by far the largest of the ethnic groups growing as a result of contemporary immigration. We demonstrate a significant exodus from the Mexican-American group as identified by the census. The major part of this loss, revealed by comparisons of birth cohorts across the 1980, 1990, and 2000 Censuses, occurs because individuals who identified themselves as Mexican American at an earlier point in time do not do so at a later point. In addition, there are exits that occur between generations because of past intermarriage, visible in the number of non-Hispanics who claim Mexican ancestry. The losses in the Mexican-American group appear to be accounted for by two kinds of identity shifts: toward identities that have a mainstream character and thus appear reflect conventional assimilation; and toward identities that have a pan-ethnic character, i.e., with Hispanics or Latinos. These exits are selective, but in complex and partially off-setting ways. Nevertheless, the comparison of the characteristics of U.S.-born members over time is likely to be affected by changing patterns of identification with the group.

http://www.albany.edu/csda/2007wp/2007wp1.pdf

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty: "Food Stamps and Food Insecurity: What Can Be Learned in the Presence of Nonclassical Measurement Error?" by Craig Gundersen and Brent Kreider (Discussion Paper DP 1321-07, February 2007, .pdf format, 34p.).

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Policymakers have been puzzled to observe that food stamp households appear more likely to be food insecure than observationally similar eligible nonparticipating households. We reexamine this issue allowing for nonclassical reporting errors in food stamp participation and food insecurity. Extending the literature on partially identified parameters, we introduce a nonparametric framework that makes transparent what can be known about conditional probabilities when a binary outcome and conditioning variable are both subject to nonclassical measurement error. We find that some prevailing conclusions in the food assistance literature hinge critically on implicit assumptions about the nature and degree of classification errors in the data.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp132107.pdf

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University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science Population Program:

A. "Demographic Modeling of the Geography of Migration and Population: A Multiregional Perspective," by Andrei Rogers (POP2007-02, January 2007, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

This paper focuses on the development and evolution of migration and population redistribution modeling within the spatial context of multiregional demography. It beginsin 1965, when the state-of-the-art consisted largely of ideas and techniques importedfrom other disciplines (regression analysis, gravity models, Markov chains, and matrix cohort-survival population projection models) and then continues on to tell the story of multiregional demography, its evolution and emergence as a fully developed paradigm for studying the spatial dynamics of migration and population redistribution and, more recently, its approach for estimating the necessary migration input measures from inadequate data.

http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/pubs/pop/pop2007-0002.pdf

B. " Rural Household Micro-Demographics, Livelihoods and the Environment," by de Sherbinin, Alexander, Leah VanWey, Kendra McSweeney, Rimjhim Aggarwal, Alisson Barbieri, Sabina Henry, Lori Hunter, Wayne Twine, and Robert Walker (POP2007-03, February 2007, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

Population dynamics have been considered one of the primary drivers of environmental change. Early research on population and the environment generally assessed aggregate population impacts on the environment and natural resources. In the early 1990s, new research approaches were developed that began to couple economists' and demographers’ understanding of the household economy and population dynamics with advanced statistical and geographic tools to explore the complexities of local-level population-livelihood-environment dynamics. This paper examines the evidence for linkages among household population dynamics, livelihoods, and the environment in four specific areas: household fertility, migration, morbidity, mortality, and lifecycles.

http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/pubs/pop/pop2007-0003.pdf

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Brookings Institution: "Success By Ten: Intervening Early, Often, and Effectively in the Education of Young Children" by Jens Ludwig and Isabel V. Sawhill. (Hamilton Project Discussion Paper 2007-02, February, 2007, .pdf format, 33p.) A related policy brief also available.

http://www.brookings.org/views/papers/200702ludwig-sawhill.htm

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Immigration, Industrial Revolution and Urban Growth in the United States, 1820-1920: Factor Endowments, Technology and Geography," by Sukkoo Kim (w12900, February 2007, .pdf format, 47p.).

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Industrial revolution is fundamentally linked with the rise of factories and the decline of skilled artisans in manufacturing. Most scholars agree that factories as compared to artisan shops were intensive in unskilled labor. Indeed, the hallmark of the early factories is the utilization of division of labor of relatively unskilled workers. This paper explores whether the massive influx of unskilled immigrants between 1840 and 1920, by significantly increasing the ratio of unskilled to skilled labor endowment, contributed to the growth and spread of factory manufacturing in the United States. The data indicate that immigration not only contributed to the growth and spread of factories but it also contributed to the growth of cities.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w12900

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Australian Institue of Health and Welfare: Community Housing Data Collection, 2004-05: results for the trial collection of unit record level dwelling and organisation administrative data" (Welfare working paper no. 55, January 2007, .pdf format, 78p.) Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10398

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World Bank Policy Research Programme:

A. "Migration and mental health : evidence from a natural experiment," by Steven Stillman, David McKenzie and John Gibson (WPS 4138, February 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 31p.). 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_20070216094607

B. "Adult mortality and children's transition into marriage," by Kathleen Beegle and Sofya Krutikova (WPS 4139, February 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 21p.). 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_20070216095144

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/index_html%3Fyear%3D2007&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 2606-2624. The new working papers that may be of interest to sociological researchers are nos. 2606, 2608, 2612, 2613, 2619, and 2624.

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

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society:

Vol. B: Statistical Methodology (Vol. 69, 2007, Part 1).

Vol. C: Applied Statistics (Vol. 56, 2007, Part 1)

Both can be found at:

http://www.rss.org.uk/main.asp?page=1805

Scroll down to Vol. B and Vol. C.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Population Council: "The Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award : for excellence in writing and editing in the population sciences," (February 2007). Nomination deadline is March 1, 2007.

http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/OSNFlyer2007.pdf

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US National Institutes of Health:

"Research Infrastructure In Minority Institutions (RIMI)[P20]," (RFA-MD-07-002, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, February 16, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-07-002.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

University of Colorado-Boulder Institute for Behavioral Science African Population Studies: "Post Doctoral Research Associate Position." For more information see:

http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/aps/position_post-docRA.html

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Hearing Testimony: "Higher Education, Higher Cost and Higher Debt: Paying for College in the Future," a hearing held February 16, 2007.

http://help.senate.gov/Hearings/2007_02_16/2007_02_16.html

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DATA:

Integrated Public Use Microdata Survey Updates: IPUMS at the University of Minnesota announced on Feb. 15, 2007: "[IPUMS USA] created HISPAN and HISPRULE variables for the 1900 and 1930 samples. A later data release will create these variables for the 1850-1880 and 1910-1920 samples. [Also] created a new harmonized version of the TRIBE variable, which is now available in 1900-1910, 1990-2000, and the ACS. For more information see:

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

Data access:

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

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Demographic and Health Surveys. Note: DHS requires registration before providing data:

A. "Guinea: Standard DHS, 2005." Data is now available.

http://www.measuredhs.com/accesssurveys/search/show_datasets.cfm?ctry_id=67&surv_id=249&flag=0

B. "Rwanda: Standard DHS, 2005". Data is now available.

http://www.measuredhs.com/accesssurveys/search/show_datasets.cfm?ctry_id=35&surv_id=252&flag=0

For data access to both, click on "click here" just above the listing of the data files.

For more information on DHS data access see:

http://www.measuredhs.com/accesssurveys/access_instructions.cfm

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American Religion Data Archive (Penn State University) Updates: The following files have been added to the ARDA:

Cross-National Socio-Economic and Religion Data, 2005 (SPSS Portable and ASCII Text file with documentation in ASCII text format).

http://www.thearda.com/Archive/Files/Descriptions/ECON2005.asp

Cross-National Data: Religion Indexes, Religious Adherents, and Other Data (SPSS Portable, Microsoft Excel and ASCII Text file with documentation in ASCII text format).

http://www.thearda.com/Archive/Files/Descriptions/INTL2003.asp

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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 5457 -Education and the Working Class: Some General Themes Raised by a Study of 88 Working-Class Children in a Northern Industrial City, 1946-1960

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5457

SN 5558 -1970 British Cohort Study: Twenty-Nine-Year Follow-up, 1999-2000

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5558

SN 5578 -National Child Development Study: Sweep 6, 1999-2000

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5578

SN 5560 -National Child Development Study Response Dataset, 1958-2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5560

SN 5565 -National Child Development Study: Childhood Data, Sweeps 0-3, 1958-1974

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5565

SN 5566 -National Child Development Study: Sweep 4, 1981

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5566

SN 5567 -National Child Development Study: Sweep 5, 1991

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5567

Note: "SNs 5565, 5566 and 5567 replace the previous study SN 3148 National Child Development Study Composite File Including Selected Perinatal Data and Sweeps One to Five, 1958-1991, which is no longer available and should not now be used."

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica Map Based Data Extractor: "Paises@" (Countries@). This Macromedia Flash based ready reference data extractor contains basic population, social indicator, economic, technological, land use, and United Nations Millenium Development Goals information for each of the 192 United Nations members for the latest year available. Simply select a country from the World Map on the Paises@ main page. Basic information about the country will appear. Then select an indicator you are interested in. For any indicator, interested users can easily get a listing of all countries' information for that indicator, which in turn is sortable. Weblinks are avaialable from any data to its source In addition, for each country, a political map, a short slide show featuring photographic highlights of the country, and a link to a Google satellite map is available. Paises@ is available in Portuguese only at this time. Note: for very small countries (in area) users will have to use the magnifying glass icon (+) several times, in conjunction with the arrow keys, until the country becomes large enough to click on.

http://www.ibge.gov.br/paisesat/

IBGE News Release: "IBGE launches database about 192 countries" (Feb. 14, 2007).

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=814&id_pagina=1

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