Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #38, November 5, 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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau News Release, Facts for Features:

A. "Parents More Active in Raising Their Children; Children Get Less Television Time," (CB07-156, October 31, 2007, data tables available in Excel and comma-delimited format).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/children/010850.html

B. American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage: Month: November 2007" (CB07-FF.18, October 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/010849.html

2. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "A Brief Profile of America's Public Schools," by Gregory Strizek, Jayme Pittsonberger, Kate Riordan, Deanna Lyter, Greg Orlofsky, and Kerry Gruber (NCES 2007379, October 2007, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007379

B. "A Brief Profile of America's Private Schools," by Gregory Strizek, Jayme Pittsonberger, Kate Riordan, Deanna Lyter, Greg Orlofsky, and Kerry Grub (NCES 2007380, October 2007, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007380

3. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Study Reveals Reasons for Women's Departure from the Sciences" (Oct. 31, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/oct2007/od-31.htm

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US States:

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The SDC has updated its site with the following data (all .pdf and Microsoft Excel format): State of Iowa: "Legal permanent resident flow for whom Iowa was the intended state of residence by country of birth: 1996-2006"; "Immigrant-orphans adopted by U.S. citizens by gender and age: 2003-2006"; "Naturalizations by country of birth: 2002-2006"; "Profile of persons becoming legal permanent residents in Iowa: 2003-2006"; "Profile of persons naturalized in Iowa: 2003-2006"; US and States: "Naturalizations by state of residence (federal fiscal years): 1986-2006." In addition, the publication: "Native Americans in Iowa: 2007: (.pdf format, 4p.), has also been released.

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

See under Nov. 2, 2007 listing.

North Dakota:

State Data Center Slide Presentation: "Shifting Age Structure and its Implications for North Dakota," by Richard Rathge (October 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation, 25 slides).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/presentations/102907.pps

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations Population Fund Report: "Sex-Ratio Imbalance in Asia: Trends, Consequences and Policy Responses," (October 2007, .pdf format). Note: This is a series of four reports focusing on sex-ratio throughout Asia.

http://www.unfpa.org/gender/case_studies.htm

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) Report: "Survey of Basic Municipal Information (Munic) 2006" (October 2007, .pdf format, 236p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format). Text and tables for this publication are in Portuguese.

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=1006&id_pagina=1

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Releases:

A. "Students in preparatory education for a skills examination number 76,600 in 2006" (Nov. 1, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2006/aop_2006_2007-11-01_tie_003_en.html

B. "Students in apprenticeship training number 54,600 in 2006" (Nov. 1, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2006/aop_2006_2007-11-01_tie_004_en.html

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Non-Academic Post-Secondary Educational Institutions, 2003/04-2004/05" (October 2007, .pdf format, 52p., with tables in Microsoft Excel and compressed Microsoft Excel format, and ancillary materials in Microsoft Word format).

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/webpub/pub/text_page_eng.html?publ=20&CYear=2005&CMonth=1

B. "Children in Kindergartens and Day-Care Centres, 2004/05" (October 2007, .pdf format, 38p., tables in Microsoft Excel format, and ancillary materials in Microsoft Word format).

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/www/publications/children05/children05_e.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aoteroa Report: "New Zealand Recorded Crime Tables" (November 2006).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/table-builder/crime-tables/default.htm

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Compendium: Statistics in Brief: 2007 (November 2007, .pdf format, 187p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/statspastfuture.asp?PPN=StatsInBrief&SCH=3784

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Scotland:

1. General Register Office Report: "2006 Small Area Population Estimates, Scotland" (November 2007, Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/small-area-population-estimates/mid-2006-sape/index.html

2. Scotland's Census Results Online: "Theme tables for the 2007 Wards are now available." (October 2007, .zip compressed comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.scrol.gov.uk/scrol/warehouse/NewWards_T.jsp

SCROL:

http://www.scrol.gov.uk/scrol/common/home.jsp

3. Scottish Executive Statistical Bulletin: "Operation of the Homeless Persons legislation in Scotland: national and local authority analyses 2006-07" (October 2007, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/10/30092316/36

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Population, Slovenia, 30 June 2007," by Katja Kalin (Oct. 30, 2007).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1236

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UK:

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Report: "Survey of Public Attitudes and Behaviours toward the Environment: 2007: (November 2007, .pdf format, 197p.).

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/statistics/pubatt/index.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America's Children," by Randolph Capps, Rosa Maria Castaneda, Ajay Chaudry, and Robert Santos (October 2007, .pdf format, 99p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411566

B. "Partners for Fragile Families Demonstration Projects: Employment and Child Support Outcomes and Trends," by Karin Martinson, Demetra Smith Nightingale, Pamela A. Holcomb, Burt S. Barnow, and John Trutko (September 2007, .pdf format, 21p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411567

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Population Reference Bureau Articles:

A. "New Fertility Rates for Europe," (November 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/newfertilityrates.aspx

B. "Is Delhi India's Largest City?" by O.P. Sharma and Carl Haub (November 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/delhi.aspx

C. "PRB's Women's Edition Journalists Cover 'Women Deliver' Conference" (November 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/womendeliver.aspx

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British Broadcasting Corporation World News Service Report: "Sexual violence in South Africa" (_Assignment_, Nov. 1, 2007, audio software required to listen to this program, running time: 22 minutes, 17 seconds).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specials/1516_assignment/page4.shtml

Companion article: "Tackling South Africa's rape culture," by David Goldblatt (Nov. 1, 2007).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7072818.stm

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "Novelty and collective attention," by Fang Wu and Bernardo A. Huberman (Vol. 104, No. 45, Nov. 6, 2007, p. 17599-17601).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/45/17599?etoc

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Economist Article: "A man's world? Good news: the education gap between men and women is narrowing" (Nov. 1, 2007).

http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10064829

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KK Agencies Books on Demography of India: City, Society and Planning : Essays in Honour of Professor A. K. Dutt, edited by Baleshwar Thakur, George Pomeroy, Chris Cusack and Sudhir K. Thakur (2007, 3 vols., ISBN: 8180694585). For more information see:

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

and search ISBN: for 8180694585

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WORKING PAPERS:

Rand Corporation Labor and Population Working Papers:

A. "The Changing Relationship between Education and Marriage in the United States, 1940-2000," by Berna M. Torr (WR530, October 2007, .pdf format, 48p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR530/

B. "The Effects of Work-Conditioned Transfers on Marriage and Child Well-Being: A Review," by Jeffrey Grogger and Lynn A. Karoly (WR531, August 2007, .pdf format, 49p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR531/

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Immigration and Crime in Early 20th Century America," by Carolyn Moehling and Anne Morrison Piehl (w13576, November 2007, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

Research on crime in the late 20th century has consistently shown that immigrants have lower rates of involvement in criminal activity than natives. We find that a century ago immigrants may have been slightly more likely than natives to be involved in crime. In 1904 prison commitment rates for more serious crimes were quite similar by nativity for all ages except ages 18 and 19 when the commitment rate for immigrants was higher than for the native born. By 1930, immigrants were less likely than natives to be committed to prisons at all ages 20 and older. But this advantage disappears when one looks at commitments for violent offenses.

Aggregation bias and the absence of accurate population data meant that analysts at the time missed these important features of the immigrant-native incarceration comparison. The relative decline of the criminality of the foreign born reflected a growing gap between natives and immigrants at older ages, one that was driven by sharp increases in the commitment rates of the native born, while commitment rates for the foreign born were remarkably stable.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13576

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:

A. "Aging of a giant: a stochastic population forecast for China, 2001-2050," by Qiang Li, Mieke Reuser, Cornelia Kraus, and Juha Alho (WP-2007-032, October 2007, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

This paper presents a stochastic population forecast for China with a special emphasis on population aging. Stochastic forecasting methods have the advantage of producing a projection of the future population including a probabilistic prediction interval. The so called scaled model for error was used to quantify the uncertainty attached to the population predictions in this study. Data scarcity was a major problem in the specification of the expected error of the population forecast. Therefore, the error structures estimated for European countries were employed with some modifications taking the large size and heterogeneity of the Chinese population into account. The stochastic forecast confirms the expectation of extremely rapid population aging during the first half of the 21st century in China. The old age dependency ratio (OADR) will increase with certainty. By mid-century, with 80% probability, the OADR will lie between 0.41 and 0.56, with the median of the predictive distribution being 0.48, nearly five-fold its current value of 0.1. In particular, the oldest-old population will grow faster than any other age group. This development has major implications for China: to smoothly adjust current birth control policies to less restrictive ones, strengthen the family support system, and improve the social security system for the elderly.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2007-032.pdf

B. "Fertility and family configurations in Sardinia," by Laura Bernardi and Anna Oppo (WP-2007-033, November 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2007-033.pdf

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "Have Some European Countries Been More Successful at Employing Disabled People Than Others?" by Morten Blekesaune (WP 2007-23, October 2007, .pdf format, 29p.).

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Have some European countries been more successful at employing disabled people than others? Answering this question requires data about disability that are comparable across countries. This paper investigates three possible sources of survey data. Altogether, the European Social Survey (ESS) appears to be the most suitable data source for comparing disabled people between European countries. Employment rates among disabled people vary a lot between these countries. This variation is investigated in relation to several country-level characteristics: the number of people reporting disability, employment rates among non-disabled people, general unemployment rates, some characteristics of disability policies as well as some general employment policies. It is difficult to explain why particular countries are more or less successful at employing disabled people.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2007-23.pdf

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

Population Research and Policy Review (Vol. 26, No. 5-6, December 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue. This is a special issue on Spatial Demography.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/k4w82t064v28/?p=fd2100e5ef0346c28b49a93923367c04&pi=0

Population, Space, and Place (Vol. 13, No. 6, November/December 2007).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/106562735

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Population Reference Bureau: PRB has announced several opportunities in the last two weeks. For more information see:

http://www.prb.org/Home/About/JobOpportunities.aspx

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DATA:

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study: "The WLS 12.20 data set is now available. This new release includes preliminary data from the 2005-2007 selected sibling's spouse as well as corrections to earlier data. In addition, numerous supplementary data files are now available on the website."

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/data/updates/

See Oct. 31, 2007 item.

WLS:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/

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Human Mortality Database: Note: HMD requires free registration before providing data. The following updates have been added to the database.

- Nov. 2, 2007 - Data for Italy updated through 2004.

Data availability:

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

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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Association of Religion Data Archives Update (Penn State University): The ARDA has announced three new data files: "International Religious Freedom Data, 2001"; "Ritual Abuse Survivors in the United States, 1994"; and "UFO Abductees in the United States, 1990." For more information see:

http://www.thearda.com/Archive/Browse_n.asp

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US National Center for Education Statistics: "2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and 2004-05 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) (CD ROM) Restricted-Use Data with Electronic Codebook" (NCES 2008309, October 2007). For more information, and information on obtaining a NCES restricted data license see:

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008309

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Zentralarchiv fur Emprirische Socialforschung an der Universitat zu Koln: "ZA4350: International Social Survey Programme 2005: Work Orientation III (ISSP 2005) (2007). Note: ZES requires free registration before allowing users to work with this data.

http://zacat.gesis.org/webview/index.jsp?object=http://134.95.45.58:80/obj/fStudy/ZA4350

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on , which may be of interest to Economics 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

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive has released the following datasets:

Monitoring the Future:

2006 MTF 12th Grade study:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/SAMHDA/STUDY/20022.xml

2006 MTF 8th- and 10th-Grade study:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/SAMHDA/STUDY/20180.xml

All MTF studies:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/SAMHDA/SERIES/00035.xml

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

JSTOR Update: The following journals have been added to the JSTOR archive. To view all the journals in the archive see:

http://www.jstor.org/about/all.list.html

To determine whether your institution is a JSTOR member, and what the "moving wall" of publication dates for these and all JSTOR publications is, see:

http://www.jstor.org/about/

Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies
Gender and Development
Journal of Public Policy
Sociological Quarterly

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