Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #51, February 19, 2008.

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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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Federal Register Notices:

A. "Census County Division and Equivalent Entities Program for the 2010 Census--Final Criteria," (published Feb. 8, 2008, .pdf format, p. 7521-7525).

http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-2348.pdf

B. "Census Designated Place (CDP) Program for the 2010 Census--Final Criteria," (published Feb. 13, 2008, .pdf format, p. 8269-8273).

http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-2667.pdf

2. Census Bureau Reports: ""National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR)" has begun updating its sight with selected data from the 2006 survey (.pdf format).

http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/fishing.html

3. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Report: "Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking: Inherent Challenges and Promising Strategies from the Field," by Heather J. Clawson and Nicole Dutch (January 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/07/HumanTrafficking/IdentVict/ib.htm

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US States:

Massachusetts:

Office of Health and Human Services Report: "Massachusetts Births 2006," by Isabel Cáceres, Malena Orejuela Hood, James K. West, Jane Purtill, Charlene Zion, and Kevin Foster (February 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Word format,115p., with and accompanying presentation, .pdf format, 50p., and Microsoft Word format, 12p.).

Report:

.pdf:

http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/research_epi/birth_report_2006.pdf

Word:

http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/research_epi/birth_report_2006.doc

Word:

http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/research_epi/slides_birth_report_2006.doc

North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Congruence Between Race and Ethnicity Reported on Infant Death Certificates and the Matching Live Birth Certificates: North Carolina, 2002--2006," by Paul A. Buescher (SCHS Studies No. 156, February 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).

Abstract:

This report compares race and ethnicity of the mother reported on the live birth certificates with race and ethnicity of the decedent reported on the matching infant death certificates. Infant mortality rates are calculated using mother’s race and ethnicity from the birth certificate and compared to infant mortality rates calculated using race and ethnicity from the infant death certificate. The infant death rates for Hispanics and Asians are one-fifth and one-fourth larger, respectively, when using the mother’s race/ethnicity from the matching birth certificate rather than the infant’s race/ethnicity from the death certificate. Tabulations of infant death rates by race and ethnicity (especially for smaller racial/ethnic groups) should use the mother’s race and ethnicity from the matching birth certificate for the numerator, which are likely to be more accurate since they are self-reported.

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/pdf/SCHS156.pdf

B. "North Carolina Population & Health Data by Race and Ethnicity" (January 2008, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/pdf/NCPopHealthDatabyRaceEth01292008.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

European Commission:

Eurostat Periodical: "First demographic estimates for 2007," by Giampaolo Lanzieri (Data in Focus (No. 3, 2008, February 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-QA-08-003

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Australia:

Queensland Treasury Office of Economic and Statistical Research Report: "Gender in Queensland" (Census 2006 Bulletin no. 1, February 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.oesr.qld.gov.au/queensland-by-theme/demography/population-characteristics/bulletins/gender-qld-c06/index.shtml

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Compendium: Denmark in Figures: 2008 (February 2008, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://www.dst.dk/HomeUK/Statistics/ofs/Publications/dod.aspx

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Migration 2007" (No. 18, Feb. 12, 2008). The news release links to eight topical interactive tables ("Statistics").

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=2961

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Periodical: Japan Monthly Statistics (February 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/getujidb/index.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "More men in their 40s become fathers," by Elma van Agtmaal-Wobma and Jan Latten (Feb. 14, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2008/2008-2388-wm.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway Reports, News Release:

A. "The Lifelong Learning Survey. Documentation of the Survey Process," by Dag F. Gravem (2008, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/04/90/doc_200804_en/doc_200804_en.pdf

B. "World Values Survey 2007: Documentation Report" (February 2008, .pdf format, 75p.).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/00/90/doc_200803_en/doc_200803_en.pdf

C. "Upper secondary education. Preliminary figures, 1 October 2007 (Feb. 14, 2008). The news release links to nine topical tables.

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

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Report: "Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (Pslm) 2006-07" (February 2008,.pdf format, 81p.).

http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/fbs/statistics/pslm2006_07/pslm2006_07.html

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

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden News Release: "Sweden's population 31/12/2007, definitive figures: Sweden's population continues to grow" (Feb. 19, 2008).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____227516.asp

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Ukraine:

State Statistics Committee Reports:

A. "Institutions of higher learning: 1990-2008 (Feb. 11, 2008).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2005/osv_rik/osv_e/vuz_%20rik_e.htm

B. "General education schools: 1990-2008 (Feb. 11, 2008).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2005/osv_rik/osv_e/znz_rik_e.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Pew Research Center Report: "U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050," by Jeffrey Passel and D'Vera Cohn (February 11, 2008,.pdf format, 49p.) Complete report is available at:

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/729/united-states-population-projections

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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Understanding the Needs and Experiences of Children of Incarcerated Parents: Views from Mentors," by Elizabeth Davies, Diana Brazzell, Nancy G. La Vigne, and Tracey L. Shollenberger (February 2008, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411615

B. "Underreporting of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the CPS and SIPP," by Laura Wheaton (February 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411613

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Stanford University Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality Periodical: Pathways: (A magazine on poverty, inequality, and social policy, Winter 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.stanford.edu/group/scspi/media_magazines.html

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The Center for Education Reform:"Charter Laws Graded and Ranked State By State." (February, 2008, .pdf format.)

http://www.edreform.com/index.cfm?fuseAction=cLaw

More information about CER:

http://www.edreform.com/index.cfm?fuseAction=section&pSectionID=59

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The College Board Report: "The 4th Annual AP Report to the Nation" (February, 2008, .pdf format, 57p.).

http://professionals.collegeboard.com/data-reports-research/ap/nation

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K.K. Agencies Books on the Demography of India:

A. Population Growth and Food Security in Jammu and Kashmir," by Zulfiqar Ali Shah (2007, 190p., ISBN: 8188086498).

B. Population Growth, Modernization and Environmental Degradation, by Arvind Kumar Singh (2007, 162p., ISBN: 8174875174).

C. Dynamics of Population Issues, edited by S. N. Tripathy, Deepak Bishoyi and Sangram Kishor Patel (2007, 352p., ISBN: 8184110812).

For more information, including pricing information:

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

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WORKING PAPERS:

California Center for Population Research [University of California-Los Angeles]:

A. " Tables of Quarter-Squares, Sociologic[al] Applications, and Contributions of George W. Jones," by David D. McFarland (CCPR-072-07, December 2007, .pdf format, 8p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_072_07.asp

Note: this paper is a very large file.

B. "Quarter Tables Revisited: Earlier Tables, Division of Labor in Table Construction, and Later Implementations in Analog Computers," by David D. McFarland (CCPR-074-07, December 2007, .pdf format, 6p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_074_07.asp

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University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty: "Welfare Reform: The U.S. Experience," by Robert Moffitt (Discussion Paper 1334-08, February 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

Abstract:

The reform of the cash-based welfare program for single mothers in the US which occurred in the 1990s was the most important since its inception in 1935. The reforms imposed credible and enforceable work requirements into the program for the first time, as well as establishing time limits on lifetime receipt. Research on the effects of the reform have shown it to have reduced the program caseload and governmental expenditures on the program. In addition, the reform has had generally positive average effects on employment, earnings, and income, and generally negative effects on poverty rates, although the gains are not evenly distributed across groups. A fraction of the affected group appears to have been made worse off by the reform.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp133408.pdf

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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: "New Thinking on Poverty: Implications for Globalisation and Poverty Reduction Strategies," by Paul Shaffer (DESA Working Paper No. 65, February 2008, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

Three main changes in thinking about poverty have gained increasing currency over the past decade. First, the concept of poverty has broadened, with increasing attention to issues of vulnerability, inequality and human rights. Second, the causal structure has broadened to include causal variables, such as social, political, cultural, coercive and environmental capital. Third, the causal structure has deepened to focus on flows of individuals into and out of poverty, rather than on changes in the stock of poverty, and on strategies of social protection versus poverty reduction. The paper reviews these changes and their implications for globalisation and policy.

http://www.un.org/esa/desa/papers/2008/wp65_2008.pdf

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United Nations Development Programme: "Accessibility and affordability of tertiary education in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru within a global context," by Yuki Murakami and Andreas Blom (WPS 4517, February 2008, ASCII text and .pdf format, 43p.). 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_20080214082424

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

A. "How Unilateral Divorce Affects Children," by Julio Cáceres-Delpiano and Eugenio P. Giolito (Discussion Paper 3342, February 2008, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

Using U.S. Census data for the years 1960-1980, we study the impact of unilateral divorce on outcomes of children (age 6-15) and their mothers. We find that the reform increased mothers' divorce, decreased family income and increased the fraction of mothers below the poverty line. For children, we find not only negative results on investment, measured as the probability that a child goes to a private school, but also on child outcomes, measured by the likelihood of children aged 0-4 being held back in school at the time of the reform. We then analyze outcomes of the same cohorts of children 10 years later, by studying young men and women aged 16-25 using the 1970-1990 U.S. Census. We find an increase in marginality for these cohorts, measured as the probability of living in an institution (men) or the probability of being below the poverty line (women). We find that the impact in outcomes is particularly important for black children and young adults.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3342.pdf

B. "Who Leaves the City? The Influence of Ethnic Segregation and Family Ties," by Aslan Zorlu (Discussion Paper 3343, February 2008, .pdf format, 20p.).

Abstract:

n the last three decades, the population of Amsterdam has been ‘coloured’ due to immigration flows from abroad and a low outflow rate among these immigrants and their descendants. The question is to what extent differences in spatial mobility behaviour of migrants and natives are generated by neighbourhood characteristics--among which the level of ethnic segregation--and family ties? This article examines spatial mobility process of Amsterdam population using administrative individual data covering the entire population of the city. The analysis shows that Caribbean (Surinamese and Antillean) migrants have a higher probability of moving to suburbs while Moroccans and Turks tend to rearrange themselves within the city. The estimates reveal that neighbourhood ‘quality’ has only a modest impact on the probability of moving while family ties significantly hamper the out-mobility of all individuals. The impact of family ties is the largest for Turkish and Moroccan migrants.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3343.pdf

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "The Nature and Causes of Attrition in the British Household Panel Study," by S.C. Noah Uhrig (ISER Working Paper No. 2008-05, February 2008, .pdf format, 86p.).

Abstract:

Panel attrition is a process producing data absent from panel records due to survey nonparticipation or other data unavailability. I examine the nature and causes of attrition resulting from non-contact and survey refusal in the British Household Panel Study. Focusing on non-response transitions amongst Wave 1 respondents using discrete time transition models, I locate attrition at first non-response over the first 14 waves. Physical impediments to contact, less time spent at home and high likelihood of geographic mobility are predictive of subsequent non-contact. Refusals most often result from lack of interest in the survey and general low motivation to participate.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2008-05.pdf

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

American Journal of Sociology (Vol. 113, No. 4, January 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/ajs/2008/113/4

Journal of Marriage and the Family (Vol. 70, No. 1, February 2008). 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/70/1

Social Forces (Vol. 86, No. 3, March 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://socialforces.unc.edu/epub/folder.2007-02-09.8541500563/March-2008-86-3

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CONFERENCES:

Conferencealerts.com:

http://www.conferencealerts.com/

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

National Center for Health Statistics: "Associate Service Fellowship in Demography/Epidemiology."

Position and Organization: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), located in Hyattsville, Maryland, is seeking an Associate Service Fellow to work with the National Survey of Family Growth Team.  NCHS is the nation's principal health statistics agency. One of the eight Centers and Institutes that comprise the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NCHS's mission is to compile accurate, relevant, and timely statistical information to guide actions and policies that improve the health of the nation. Within NCHS, the Division of Vital Statistics (DVS) coordinates the National Vital Statistics System and conducts the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG).  Within DVS, the Reproductive Statistics Branch coordinates the National Birth statistics system and conducts the NSFG.  For more information about NCHS, see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about.htm. Information about the National Survey of Family Growth is available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg.htm

Fellowship Overview: The Associate Service Fellow, working closely with the NSFG Team, will contribute to all aspects of conducting the survey and disseminating the survey data. The NSFG Team is responsible for collecting, processing, and disseminating data on a variety of topics related to birth and pregnancy rates; contraception and fertility; marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; sexual activity; and HIV risk behaviors. Under the guidance of other members of the NSFG team, the Associate Service Fellow will develop and formulate questionnaire specifications and review training materials; plan and conduct methodological and evaluation studies related to data collection; provide technical consultation and advice to users of the data; and prepare reports of survey activities and results for NCHS reports and scientific journals. These reports include discussion of statistical methods.

Qualifications: This fellowship is open to all citizens of the United States or legal permanent residents with a work authorization.  Applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary work authorization.  Applicants must have successfully completed a master's degree or higher in demography, survey methodology, epidemiology, public health, or a related field (e.g. sociology, medicine, biological or health sciences, etc). Experience and/or applied coursework in (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as simple and multiple correlation, regression modeling, analysis of variance, and significance testing is highly desirable. Skill in using SAS, STATA, SPSS, SUDAAN, or other statistical software for complex survey data is also expected.  Strong speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills are also highly desirable.

Terms of Appointment: The Associate Service Fellow will be offered an initial 13 month appointment, which may be extended up to 10 years by mutual agreement.  A starting date will be determined by mutual agreement.  An initial salary of $48,108 - $90,698 will be offered based on education and experience.  Salary increases will be commensurate with performance.  Associate Service Fellows are eligible for sick leave, annual leave, thrift savings (401(k) equivalent), and health and life insurance.  A flexible work schedule is also available.  Free parking is available on-site or a transportation subsidy can be obtained for using the metro area subway station, which is nearby.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2008.  Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate credits, and three reference letters to Stephanie Ventura, Chief, Reproductive Statistics Branch at the mailing address below.  Inquiries or questions regarding this fellowship can be directed to Mrs. Ventura at sventura@cdc.gov. 

Mailing address:
Mrs. Stephanie Ventura, Chief
Reproductive Statistics Branch
Division of Vital Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road, Room 7418
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782

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American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings from Feb. 13-19, 2008.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions (Feb. 12-18, 2008).

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/800/8000/

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AgeWork.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings from Feb. 11-18, 2008.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Hearing Testimony: "Protecting American Employees from Workplace Discrimination," a hearing held February 12, 2008 (.pdf format).

http://edworkforce.house.gov/hearings/help-2008-02-12.shtml

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DATA:

US Census Bureau:

USA Counties Update: "USA Counties has been quarterly updated and is now available on the web at USA Counties now features more than 5,900 data items for the United States, the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia), and all of the nation’s 3,141 counties and county equivalents, and covers areas such as age, agriculture, ancestry, banking, building permits, business patterns, crime, earnings, education, elections, employment, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufactures, population, poverty, retail trade, social programs, veterans, vital statistics, water use, and wholesale trade. It is the most comprehensive source for data on counties in the United States."

http://censtats.census.gov/usa/usa.shtml

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Wisconsin Longitudinal Study: "Change Notice #29 - data version 12.22 - February 2008 (Feb. 14, 2008). This is an announcement of added variables and corrections. For more information see:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/data/updates/change_notice/chnt_029.htm

WLS:

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

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Integrated Public Use Microdata Update: IPUMS at the University of Minnesota announced on Feb. 14, 2008: "Posted a new version of the 1950 census sample, with a correction made to the BPL variable. Several cases that had been erroneously coded "Missing/blank" are now coded correctly as follows: 94 cases coded "Israel," 9 coded "Byelorussia," and 3 coded "Pakistan."

Re-released VALUEH for the 2006 ACS sample; during a recent website update, VALUEH had inadvertently been removed from the data extract system."

See Feb. 14, 2008 item.

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

Data Access:

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

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

National Longitudinal Surveys 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 for 2008.

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

Note that you may need to cut and paste the ENTIRE URL above, as it may not automatically resolve. In any event, it is simply a template URL to get you started.

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.

ASIAN NEWS INTERNATIONAL
Kids' School Success Depends More on Early Academic Skills than Behaviour
Yahoo! India News, November 13, 2007, World News.
Also: http://in.news.yahoo.com/071113/139/6n5yg.html
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5699
Publisher: Yahoo! Web Services India Pvt Ltd

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ACS, GREGORY P.
Can We Promote Child Well-Being by Promoting Marriage?
Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, 5 (Dec 2007): 1326-1344
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5710
Publisher: National Council on Family Relations
This article uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Cohort Mother-Child files to explore the idea that child well-being can be improved by encouraging and enhancing parental marriage. I consider how children's living arrangements, the stability of parental marriages, and changes in living arrangements are related to children's behavior and cognitive test scores. Although there is some evidence that children living with their married parents, even parents in unstable marriages, have better outcomes than children living in certain nonmarital arrangements, the findings vary across domains and specifications, and the effect sizes are generally small. Thus, any benefits of policies aimed improving child well-being by encouraging and enhancing parental marriage are likely to be modest at best.

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CAREY, BENEDICT
Bad Behavior Does Not Doom Pupils, Studies Say
New York Times, November 13, 2007, Health.
Also: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/13/health/13kids.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5697
Publisher: New York Times

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CAREY, BENEDICT
Troubled Young Pupils may Turn Out Well, too, Studies Say
International Herald Tribune, November 12, 2007, Americas.
Also: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/11/12/america/kids.php
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5698
Publisher: International Herald Tribune

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CARNEIRO, PEDRO M.
MEGHIR, COSTAS
PAREY, MATTHIAS
Maternal Education, Home Environments and the Development of Children and Adolescents
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3072, Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor, September 2007.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5701
Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

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DAVIS, SHANNON N.
Gender Ideology Construction From Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Social Science Research 36,3 (September 2007): 1021-1041
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
ID Number: 5674
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
This paper updates and extends research examining the origins of adolescent beliefs about gender. Although previous research noted the importance of maternal attitudes on adolescent beliefs, more recent attempts to model adolescent and young adult gender ideology have been limited in the kinds of intergenerational models tested. Using latent curve modeling and recent survey data from children of a nationally representative sample of women in the United States, I demonstrate that current family context is the most crucial component of adolescent and young adult gender ideology. Egalitarian mothers are more likely to have egalitarian children, although maternal ideologies have little effect on ideology change over time. Young women are more egalitarian than are young men, and this difference diminishes over time. As adolescents age, current life experiences are better predictors of gender ideology than are characteristics of family of origin. There is little evidence that the recent historical trends toward more egalitarian gender ideologies have abated.

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DEARY, IAN J.
IRWING, PAUL
DER, GEOFF
BATES, TIMOTHY C.
Brother-Sister Differences in the g Factor in Intelligence: Analysis of Full, Opposite-Sex Siblings from the NLSY1979
Intelligence 35,5 (September-October 2007): 451-456
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5616
Publisher: Elsevier

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ESHBAUGH, ELAINE M.
Perceptions of Family Relationship Factors and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents: What Roles Do Parents and Gender Play?Journal of Child and Family Studies 17,1 (February 2008): 127-139
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 5716
Publisher: Springer

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FARMER, ANTOINETTE
SINHA, JILL
WITMERGILL, EMMETT
Effects of Family Religiosity, Parental Control and Monitoring on Adolescent Substance UsePresented: Washington, DC, Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, January 2008
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 5712
Publisher: Society for Social Work and Research

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FULLER, SYLVIA
Job Mobility and Wage Trajectories for Men and Women in the United StatesAmerican Sociological Review 73,1 (February 2008): 158-183
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5736
Publisher: American Sociological Association

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GLAUBER, REBECCA
Marriage and the Motherhood Wage Penalty Among African Americans, Hispanics, and Whites Journal of Marriage and Family 69,4 (November 2007): 951-961
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5635
Publisher: National Council on Family Relations

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HOGAN, DENNIS P.
SHANDRA, CARRIE L.
MSALL, MICHAEL E.
Family Developmental Risk Factors Among Adolescents With Disabilities and Children of Parents with Disabilities
Journal of Adolescence 30,6 (December 2007): 1001-1019
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 5720
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.

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JOHNSON, KATHERINE A.
TYLER, KIMBERLY A.
Adolescent Sexual Onset: An Intergenerational Analysis
Journal of Youth and Adolescence 36,7 (October 2007): 939-949
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 5636
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers ***

KOBALL, HEATHER
Living Arrangements and School Dropout among Minor Mothers Following Welfare Reform
Social Science Quarterly 88,5 (December 2007): 1374-1391
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 5718
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

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KOENIG, KATHERINE A.
FREY, MEREDITH C.
DETTERMAN, DOUGLAS K.
ACT and General Cognitive Ability
Intelligence 36,2 (March 2008): 153-160
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5735
Publisher: Elsevier
Research on the SAT has shown a substantial correlation with measures of g such as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Another widely administered test for college admission is the American College Test (ACT). Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, measures of g were derived from the ASVAB and correlated with ACT scores for 1075 participants. The resulting correlation was .77. The ACT also shows significant correlations with the SAT and several standard IQ tests. A more recent sample (N =149) consisting of ACT scores and the Raven's APM shows a correlation of .61 between Raven's-derived IQ scores and Composite ACT scores. It appears that ACT scores can be used to accurately predict IQ in the general population. [Copyright 2008 Elsevier] Copyright of Intelligence is the property of Elsevier Science Publishing Company, Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts)

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LAHEY, BENJAMIN B.
VAN HULLE, CAROL A.
D'ONOFRIO, BRIAN
RODGERS, JOSEPH LEE
WALDMAN, IRWIN D.
Is Parental Knowledge of their Adolescent Offspring’s Whereabouts and Peer Associations Spuriously Associated with Offspring Delinquency?
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (January 2008)
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
ID Number: 5732
Publisher: Springer

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LEE, KYUNGHEE
Impacts of an Early Entry Age Into the Head Start Program on Children's Developmental Outcomes
Ph. D. Dissertation, Columbia University, 2007. DAI-A 68/06, Dec 2007
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5668
Publisher: UMI - ProQuest Digital Dissertations

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LEE, KYUNGHEE

Longitudinal Effect of an Early Entry Age into Head Start Program on Children's Developmental Outcomes

Presented: Washington, DC, Society for Social Work and Research Annual Confernece, January 2008

Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79

ID Number: 5711

Publisher: Society for Social Work and Research

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LIU, ECHU

Maternal Full-time Employment and Childhood Obesity

Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California, 2006. DAI-A 68/03, Sep 2007 Also: http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1299816281&sid=1&Fmt=2&clientId=3959&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79

ID Number: 5599

Publisher: UMI - ProQuest Digital Dissertations

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MEDICAL NEWS TODAY

Children's Early Academic and Attention Skills Best Predict Later School Success, According to Analysis of Large-Scale Studies

Medical News Today, November 13, 2007, Psychology / Psychiatry News. Also: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/88582.php

Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79

ID Number: 5700

Publisher: MediLexicon International Ltd.

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MCFARLIN, ISAAC, JR.

Do School Teacher Parents Make a Difference?

Economics of Education Review 26,5 (October 2007): 615-628

Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79

ID Number: 5675

Publisher: Elsevier

Two national probability samples are used to uncover whether children benefit from having school teacher parents. The inquiry is motivated by frequent commentaries by teachers that substandard student performance is associated with unhelpful parenting practices. If teachers believe that parents are crucial for determining child outcomes, then we may better learn of the potential for parenting to affect children's development by examining the environments teachers create for their own children. I find significant school teacher effects on children's cognitive and behavioral outcomes, after accounting for family SES, mothers' cognitive ability, occupational aspirations, college field of study, and her early preferences for family life. Once I control for self-selection into teaching and home environment quality, which parents create for children, I find that school teacher parents significantly make a difference in lowering the incidence of behavioral problems in male children.

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Early Academic Skills, Not Behavior, Best Predict School Success
Science Daily, November 19, 2007.
Also: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071112182442.htm
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5695
Publisher: Science Daily

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PLANTINGA, ANDREW J.
BERNELL, STEPHANIE
Association Between Urban Sprawl And Obesity: Is It A Two-Way Street?
Journal of Regional Science 47,5 (December 2007): 857-879.
Also: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1017961
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5704
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

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RENNA, FRANCESCO
KING, RANDALL
Impact of Racial Discrimination on the Early Career Outcomes of Young MenAtlantic Economic Journal 35,3 (September 2007): 269-278
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5671
Publisher: International Atlantic Economic Society

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SWEETEN, GARY
APEL, ROBERT JOHN
Incapacitation: Revisiting an Old Question with a New Method and New Data
Journal of Quantitative Criminology 23,4 (December 2007): 303-326
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 5719
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers

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TEACHMAN, JAY
Military Service and Educational Attainment in the All-Volunteer Era
Sociology of Education 80,4 (October 2007): 359-374
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5724
Publisher: American Sociological Association

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WICHMAN, AARON L.
RODGERS, JOSEPH LEE
MACCALLUM, ROBERT C.
Birth Order Has No Effect on Intelligence: A Reply and Extension of Previous Findings
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 33,9 (September 2007): 1195-1200
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5694
Publisher: Society for Personality and Social Psychology

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Reibel, Michael. Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Data Processing in Demography: A Review. Population Research Policy Review. 2007; 26(_):601-618. Rooney, Patrick; Brown, Eleanor, and Mesch, Debra. Who Decides in Giving to Education? A Study of Charitable Giving by Married Couples. International Journal of Educational Advancement. 2007; 7(3):229-242.