Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #35, October 16, 2007.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

CONFERENCES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Census Bureau News Release, Facts for Features:

A. "Renters Four Times More Likely to Move Than Homeowners" (CB07-146, Oct. 16, 2007). The news release links to a "a package of tables, Geographical Mobility: 2006, [that] describes migration in the United States in 2006.

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/mobility_of_the_population/010755.html

B. "Veterans Day 2007: Nov. 11," (CB07-FF.16, October 2007, HTML and .pdf format 5p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/010733.html

2. Department of Homeland Security Compendium: 2006 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dhs.gov/ximgtn/statistics/publications/yearbook.shtm

3. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A First Look at the Initial Postsecondary Experiences of the High School Sophomore Class of 2002," by Robert Bozick and Erich Lauff (NCES 2008308, October 2007, .pdf format, 55p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008308

4. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "The Effects of Welfare and IDA Program Rules on the Asset Holdings of Low-Income Families," by Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline Ratcliffe, and Yunju Nam (September 2007, .pdf format, 59p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/07/PoorFinances/assets/index.htm

5. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Arrest-Related Deaths in the United States, 2003-2005," by Christopher J. Mumola (NCJ-219534, October 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 22p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets, 22p.).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/ardus05.htm

6. Government Accountability Office Report: "Immigration Enforcement: ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Could Improve Controls to Help Guide Alien Removal Decision Making" (GAO 08-67, October 2007, .pdf format, 43p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0867.pdf

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

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

7. National Science Foundation Report: "Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY 2005" (NSF 07-333, October 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 289p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf07333/

Click on "Data Tables" for link to Excel spreadsheets.

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US States:

Maryland:

Vital Statistics Administration Compendium: Maryland Vital Statistics Profiles: 2006 (October 2007, .pdf format, 83p.).

http://www.vsa.state.md.us/doc/Maryland.pdf

New Jersey:

Department of Health and Senior Services Report: "New Jersey State Health Assessment Data: Infant Death Data - State and County Tables ICD-10: 1999-2004" (October 2007). Data is available via an interactive query database.

http://njshad.doh.state.nj.us/infant2.html

New Mexico:

Department of Health Periodical: New Mexico Epidemiology (Vol. 2007, No. 5, Sep. 7, 2007, .pdf format, 5p.). The topic of this issue is "Chronic Liver Disease Mortality New Mexico, 1981-2004 (Part 1)," by Jim Roeber.

http://www.health.state.nm.us/pdf/ER%20CLD%20part%201.pdf

New York:

Department of Health Tables: "Annual Vital Statistics Tables: 2005" (October 2007).

http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/vital_statistics/2005/

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. Children's Fund Innocenti Research Center Report: "Early childhood education in Mexico: expansion, quality improvement, and curricular reform," by Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Kathleen McCartney, Robert Myers, Kristen L. Bub, Julieta Lugo-Gil, Maria A. Ramos, and Felicia Knaul (IWP-2007-03, October 2007, .pdf format, 61p.).

http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/iwp_2007_03.pdf

2. United Nations Population Fund Report: "Maternal Mortality in 2005," (2007, .pdf format, 46p.).

http://www.unfpa.org/publications/detail.cfm?ID=343

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Migrants make room for students and starters," by Agtmaal-Wobma and Carel Harmsen (Oct. 9, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2297-wm.htm

B. "One in three citizens would like more police in the streets," by Harry Huys (Oct. 11, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/veiligheid-recht/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2295-wm.htm

C. "More Polish workers," by André Corpeleijn (Oct. 11, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2300-wm.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Education statistics. Throughput of students in tertiary education, 2005/2006 study year" (Oct. 11, 2007). The news release links to five topical tables.

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

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Report: "Reconviction rates of offenders discharged from custody or given non-custodial sentences in 2003-04" (October 2007, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/10/09091559/0

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Thailand:

National Statistical Office Compendium: Key statistics of Thailand 2007 (2007, .zip compressed in several formats). Note: after unzipping the files running the Key_50.exe file may succeed in making an interactive compendium work. Full text can be found in Key50_E.pdf.

http://web.nso.go.th/eng/pub/keystat/key07/key07.zip

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Ukraine:

State Statistics Committee News Releases:

A. "Total population, as of September 1, 2007. Average annual populations January-August 2007" (Oct. 10, 2007).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2007/ds/kn/kn_e/kn0807_e.html

B. "Natural increase in population in January-August, 2007" (Oct. 10, 2007).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2007/ds/pp/pp_e/pp0807_e.html

C. "Migration of population in January-August 2007, by oblast" (Oct. 10, 2007).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2007/ds/mr/mr_e/mr0807_e.html

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UK:

1. Department for Children, Schools, and Families Report: "Foundation Stage Profile Results in England, 2006/07" (October 2007, .pdf format with tables in Microsoft Excel format, 13p.).

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000752/index.shtml

2. National Statistics Office Report: "Population Estimates by Ethnic Group" (October 2007, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format, with ancillary information in .pdf format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=14238&Pos=1&ColRank=1&Rank=272

3. House of Commons Report: "Social Indicators," edited by Julien Anseau (Research Paper 07/70, October 2007, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2007/rp07-070.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "Understanding parental gender preferences in advanced societies: Lessons from Sweden and Finland," by Gunnar Andersson, Karsten Hank, and Andres Vikat (Vol. 17, Article 6, October 2007, .pdf format, p. 135-156).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol17/6/default.htm

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Rand Corporation Report: "Adolescent Romantic Relationships as Precursors of Healthy Adult Marriages: A Review of Theory, Research, and Programs," by Benjamin R. Karney, Megan K. Beckett, Rebecca L. Collins, and Rebecca Shaw (2007, .pdf format, 154p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR488/

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Center for American Progress Interactive Map: "The Targets of Bush's Education Cuts" (Oct. 15, 2007).

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/10/education_map.html

More information on CAP:

http://www.americanprogress.org/aboutus

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Institute For Family Policy Report: "Report on the Evolution of the Family in Europe, 2007," (2007, .pdf format, 63p.).

http://www.ipfe.org/Report_Evolution_Famiy_europe_2007_EU27.pdf

More information about IFP:

http://www.ipfe.org/quienessomosen.htm

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Institute for Public Policy Research Report: "Britain's Immigrants: An economic profile," by Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, Laurence Cooley and Tracy Kornblatt (Sept. 2007, .pdf format, 49p.). Note: Scroll to the end of the page for a link to the .pdf format.

http://www.ippr.org.uk/publicationsandreports/publication.asp?id=563

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

More information about IPPR:

http://www.ippr.org.uk/aboutippr/

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology:

A. "Educational Differences in Married Women's Labor Force Transitions in Japan," by James M. Raymo and So-jung Lim (CDE Working Paper No. 2007-15, Sept. 2007, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, we examine educational differentials in married women’s attachment to the labor force in Japan. Using ten waves of data from a nationally representative survey, we estimate discrete-time multi-state hazard models of labor force participation to evaluate the role of incentives to remain in the labor force, incentives to remain out of the labor force, husbands’ characteristics, living arrangements, and a measure of work orientation. Importantly, the estimation of simultaneous hazards for labor force exit and entry allows us to make inferences about theoretically relevant, but unobserved, attitudinal heterogeneity. Our central finding is that university graduates are more likely to both remain in and out of the labor force. The relatively low likelihood of exit reflects educational differences in occupational characteristics but the relatively low likelihood of reentry remains unexplained after controlling for a wide range of individual and family characteristics. These results, in combination with strong positive correlation in the unobserved components of equations for labor force exit and entry, point to the importance of opportunity costs associated with career interruption as well as unobserved differences in orientations toward work and family.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2007-15.pdf

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University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty:

A. "Temporary Help Agencies and the Advancement Prospects of Low Earners," by Fredrik Andersson, Harry J. Holzer, and Julia Lane (DP 1332-07, 2007, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we use a very large matched database on firms and employees to analyze the use of temporary agencies by low earners, and to estimate the impact of temp employment on subsequent employment outcomes for these workers. Our results show that, while temp workers have lower earnings than others while working at these agencies, their subsequent earnings are often higher-but only if they manage to gain stable work with other employers. Furthermore, the positive effects seem mostly to occur because those working for temp agencies subsequently gain access to higher-wage firms than do comparable low earners who do not work for temps. The positive effects we find seem to persist for up to six years beyond the period during which the temp employment occurred.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp133207.pdf

B. "Collateral Costs: The Effects of Incarceration on Employment and Earnings Among Young Men," by Harry J. Holzer (DP 1331-07, October 2007, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

The enormous increases in incarceration that have occurred in the U.S. over the past few decades have no doubt generated major societal benefits-such as a likely reduction in crime-as well as major costs-such as the huge public expense of building and operating prisons. In addition, there are a range of "collateral" benefits and costs to the individuals who are incarcerated, their families/communities, and others that need to be considered. In this paper, the author reviews what is known about the collateral costs and benefits of incarceration on earnings and employment. He then explores the different studies on this topic, focusing on the data sources and empirical methods used, and on the magnitudes of the effects generated. The author argues that, while the credible empirical evidence is quite mixed, the preponderance of it points to negative effects of incarceration on the subsequent employment and earnings of offenders. He concludes the paper by asserting that the large costs on employment associated with current levels of incarceration need to be acknowledged and addressed through remedial policy and programmatic activity.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp133107.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Why Did Ghettos "Go Bad"? Evidence from the US Postal Service," by Leah Platt Boustan and Robert A. Margo (w13462, October 2007, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

In 1990 and 2000, residential segregation was associated with poor economic outcomes for African-Americans. Earlier in the century, the opposite was true. The economic deterioration of African-American enclaves has been attributed either to the departure of the black middle class or to the decline in centrally-located jobs. Postal employment -- well-paid work that has, for largely exogenous reasons, remained in central cities -- is a useful test case to distinguish between these explanations. Black postal employment is unrelated to segregation before 1960, when middle class role models, including a large contingent of postal employees, were close at hand. From 1960 onward, as other employment opportunities disappeared, blacks in segregated cities were more likely to work for the postal service (relative to whites in their area). This relationship is true only for postal clerks, many of whom work at centralized processing plants, not for mail carriers who work throughout the metropolitan area. We interpret this pattern as broadly consistent with the importance of job availability for the economic health of black neighborhoods.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13462

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John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University]: "Inequality, Redistribution, and Population," by Filipe Campante (RWP07-046, October 2007, .pdf format, 35p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP07-046

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Roger Williams University [Bristol, Rhode Island] School of Law Faculty Papers: "Absentee Landlords, Rent Control, and Healthy Gentrification: A Policy Proposal to De-concentrate the Poor in Urban America," by Jorge O. Elorza (2007, .pdf format, 90p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://lsr.nellco.org/rwu/rwufp/papers/11/

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World Bank Development Programme: "Early identification of at-risk youth in Latin America: an application of cluster analysis," by Emilie Bagby and Wendy Cunningham (WPS 4377, October 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 55p.). 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=000158349_20071011093641

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

Journal of Marriage and the Family (Vol. 69, No. 3, November 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/jomf/69/4

Sociological Theory (Vol. 25, No. 3, September 2007).

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/soth/25/3

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CONFERENCES:

National University of Singapore Call for Papers: "How Fares the Family? International Conference on Resilience and Transformation of Families in Asia," a conference to be held in Singapore Aug. 4-5, 2008. For more information on the call for papers see:

http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=722

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Education and Labor Committee Hearing Testimony: "Cases of Child Neglect and Abuse at Private Residential Treatment Facilities," a hearing held October 10, 2007 (.pdf format).

http://edworkforce.house.gov/hearings/fc101007.shtml

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DATA:

Integrated Public Use Microdata Update: IPUMS at the University of Minnesota announced on Oct. 15, 2007: "Added a 1% sample from the 2006 American Community Survey (ACS). The sample has approximately 297,000,000 person records. The 2006 ACS is the first ACS sample to provide information on group quarters, which can be identified in the GQ variable. Researchers analyzing multiple ACS samples over time should remove group quarters cases, since they are available only in the 2006 data.

The lowest level of geographic identifier in the 2006 ACS is the PUMA; 2006 PUMAs have the same boundaries as those in the 2005 ACS and the 2000 census samples. The IPUMS version of the 2006 ACS provides the following additional geographic identifiers: CITY, METAREA, METRO, PUMASUPR, MIGTYPE1, MIGMET1, MIGCITY1, MIGPUMS1, PWTYPE, PWMETRO, PWCITY, and PWPUMAS. These variables were constructed at the University of Minnesota and are not available via the Census Bureau." 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: Note: HMD requires free registration before providing data. The following updates have been added to the database.

- Oct. 8, 2007 - Data for Finland updated through 2006.

Data availability:

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

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)\Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) [Columbia University]: "Population, Landscape, and Climate Estimates (PLACE), Version 2." For more information about the data set, please see:

http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/place/

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