Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #53, March 4, 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

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Compendium, Reports, News Release, Facts for Features:

A. County and City Databook: 2007 (February 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/ccdb07.html

B. "National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR)" has added the national report, along with reports for Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawai'i and Idaho to its 2006 Survey website (.pdf format).

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

C. "Nearly Half of Preschoolers Receive Child Care from Relatives" (CB08-31, Feb. 28, 2008). The news release links to detailed tables: "Who’s Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2005," compiled from Survey of Income and Program Participation data.

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/children/011574.html

D. "Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2008," (CB08-FF.06, March 3, 2008, HTML and .pdf, 6p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/011603.html

E. "Facts for Features: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2008," (CB08-FF.05, March 3, 2008, HTML and .pdf, 10p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/011602.html

2. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Ten Years After College: Comparing the Employment Experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients with Academic and Career-Oriented Majors," by Susan P. Choy, Ellen M. Bradburn, and C. Dennis Carroll (NCES 2008155, March 2008, .pdf format, 141p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008155

3. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy: Research and Statistics Notes:

A. "Characteristics of Disabled-Worker Beneficiaries Receiving Workers' Compensation or Public Disability Benefits Compared With Disabled-Worker Beneficiaries Without These Additional Benefits," by Rhonda Newsome and Rene Parent (Research and Statistics Note No. 2008-01, January 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

HTML:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2008-01.html

.pdf:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2008-01.pdf

B. "Characteristics of Noninstitutionalized DI and SSI Program Participants," by Anne DeCesaro and Jeffrey Hemmeter (Research and Statistics Note No. 2008-02, January 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 26p.).

HTML:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2008-02.html

.pdf:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2008-02.pdf

4. Department of Housing and Urban Development Report, Periodical:

A. "Housing Needs of Persons With Disabilities: Supplemental Findings to the Affordable Housing Needs 2005 Report" (February 2008, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.huduser.org/publications/affhsg/affhsgneedsdis.html

B. U.S. Housing Market Conditions 4th Quarter, 2007 (February 28, 2008,.pdf format.).

http://www.huduser.org/periodicals/ushmc.html

5. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Support Enforcement Periodical: Child Support Report (Vol. 30 No. 2 February 2008,.pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cse/pubs/2008/csr/csr0802.pdf

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US States:

Hawai'i:

Department of Health Report: "Vital Statistics Report: 2006 (January 2008, .pdf format).

http://hawaii.gov/health/statistics/vital-statistics/vr_06/index.html

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Update: "State and County Welfare Data, DEC. 2007"

Data Tables:

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/fssa_m/index.html

Topic Page:

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/topic/welfare.asp

Stats Indiana:

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/index.asp

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The SDC updated the following tables on Feb. 29, 2008 (all .pdf and Microsoft Excel format): County level: "Total live births and birth rates: 2000-2006"; "Total deaths and death rates"; "Natural change: 2000-2006." City Level: "Births, deaths, and natural change: 2000-2006." State level: "Total live births, birth rates, total deaths, deaths rates and natural change: 1915-2006"; Total marriages, marriage rates, total dissolutions, and dissolution rates: 1915-2006."

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

See under Feb. 29, 2008 listing.

In addition, the following report has been added: "Women in Iowa: 2008" (February 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.iowadatacenter.org/Publications/women2008

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Population Division Report: "World Urbanization Prospects: The 2007 Revision: Highlights" (February 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wup2007/2007WUP_Highlights_web.pdf

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European Commission:

Europa Report: "Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2008" (February 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/spsi/joint_reports_en.htm#2008

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Australia:

Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Housing assistance in Australia 2008," by David Wilson (February 2008, .pdf format, 73p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10563

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports:

A. "Canada's Changing Labour Force, 2006 Census," (March 2008, .pdf format, 34p.).

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

B. "Educational Portrait of Canada, 2006 Census," (March 2008, .pdf format, 35p.).

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

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Czech Republic:

Czech Statistical Office Compendium: Statistical Yearbook of the Czech Republic 2007 (March 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.czso.cz/csu/2007edicniplan.nsf/engp/10n1-07

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France:

Institut national d'etudes demographques (INED) Periodical: Population and societies (No. 442, February 2008, .pdf format, 4p.). The feature article of this issue is: "Towards a harmonization of European Statistics on International Migration," by Xavier Thierry.

http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1350/

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Georgia:

Statistics Georgia Periodical: Quarterly Bulletin 2007.III - IV (February 2008, .pdf format, 88p.). The periodical is in Georgian and English.

http://www.statistics.ge/publication.php?plang=1&pform=-447

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Guyana:

Bureau of Statistics Reports: "Population & Housing Census 2002 (Town, NDC and Village Level Data" Selected core of Social Statistics of Guyana at Town, NDC and Village levels" (February 2008, .zip compressed .pdf format).

http://www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy/cen02.html#popcenndc

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Releases:

A. "Pupils in compulsory schools in autumn 2007" (27/2008, Feb. 28, 2008). The "statistics" link at the bottom of the page links to topical tables.

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=2990

B. "Staff in compulsory schools in autumn 2007" (28/2008, Feb. 28, 2008). The "statistics" link at the bottom of the page links to topical tables.

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=2991

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: "Vital Statistics 2nd Quarter 2007" (February 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/vitalstats/current/vstats.pdf

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: Demographic Characteristics of Applicants For Studies, Students And Degree Recipients At Institutions of Higher Education, 2004/05-2005/06" (February 2008, .pdf format, 166p., with ancillary materials in Microsoft Word format, and tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/webpub/pub/text_page_eng.html?publ=33&CYear=2006&CMonth=1

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Lithuania:

Statistics Department Report: "Population by County 2008" (February 2008, .pdf format, 31p.). The report is in Lithuanian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=3&id=1436&PHPSESSID=7838d2bd48e5200f75a65f9608e9ee99

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office News Release: "Teachers and supporting staff in tertiary educational institutions" (Feb. 27, 2008).

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

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Demographic Research Article: "Gender equity and fertility intentions in Italy and the Netherlands," by Letizia Mencarini, Katia Begall, Melinda Mills, and Maria Letizia Tanturri (Vol. 18, Article. 1, February 2008, .pdf format, p. 1-26).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol18/1/default.htm

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Population Reference Bureau Periodical, Article:

A. Population Bulletin (Vol. 63, No. 1, March 2008, .pdf format, 20p.). The lead article of this issue is: "Managing Migration: The Global Challenge," by Philip Martin and Gottfried Zürcher.

http://www.prb.org/bulletins/63.1migration.pdf

B. "Do Muslims Have More Children Than Other Women in Western Europe?" by Mary Mederios Kent (March 2008).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2008/muslimsineurope.aspx

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Public Library of Science(PLoS) Medicine Article: "The Fall and Rise of US Inequities in Premature Mortality: 1960-2002," by Nancy Krieger, David H. Rehkopf, Jarvis T. Chen, Pamela D. Waterman, Enrico Marcelli, Malinda Kennedy (Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2008, HTML, XML and .pdf format, 15p.).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050046

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Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life Report: "U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, 2008," (February 2008, .pdf format, 140p.).

http://religions.pewforum.org/reports

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Pew Charitable Trusts Report: "One in 100: Behind Bars in America 2008,"(February 2008,.pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/One%20in%20100.pdf

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Brookings Institution Commentary: "The Search for the Next Soccer Mom: Trends to Watch in 2008," by Ruy Teixeira and Karlyn Bowman (February 2008).

http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2008/0228_demographics_teixeira.aspx

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American Enterprise Institute Brief: "When Education Research Matters," by Frederick M. Hess (Educational Outlook No. 1, February 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.27449/pub_detail.asp

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Public Policy Institute of California Report: "Crime, Corrections, and California: What Does Immigration Have to Do with It?," by Kristin F. Butcher and Anne Morrison Piehl (February 2008,.pdf format, 34p.)

http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=776

More information on PPIC:

http://www.ppic.org

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center:

A. "Schooling as a Lottery: Racial Differences in School Advancement in Urban South Africa," by David Lam, Cally Ardington, and Murray Leibbrandt (PSC Research Report No. 08-632, February 2008, .pdf format, 52p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4906

B. "Estimating and Benchmarking the Trend in the Poverty Rate from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics," by Lloyd Grieger, Sheldon H. Danziger, and Robert F. Schoeni (PSC Research Report No. 08-633, February 2008, .pdf format, 20p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4907

Click on the PDF icon at the top left side of the page for link to full text.

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Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program: "Childhood Educational Disruption and Later Life Outcomes Evidence from Prince Edward County," by Paul Heaton (WR 522, January 2008, .pdf format, 40p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR552/

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MDRC: "Helping Low-Wage Workers Persist in Education Programs: Lessons from Research on Welfare Training Programs and Two Promising Community College Strategies," by Lashawn Richburg-Hayes (February 2008, .pdf format, 16p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.mdrc.org/publications/472/abstract.html

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

A. "The Stability of Mixed Income Neighborhoods in America," by Douglas J. Krupka (Discussion Paper No. 3370, February 2008, .pdf format, 58p.).

Abstract:

Whether people of differing types can live happily together is one of the most important social and political questions concerning urban areas. From a variety of theoretical perspectives, such mixing seems extremely unlikely. While the theoretical result seems well supported in the context of race, the evidence for income mixing is much less stark. Compared to the strict segregation predicted by the models (and embodied in the context of race), Americans live in economically diverse neighborhoods. While this has lead to some further theoretical experiments, the stability of this mixing has never been addressed as an empirical matter. It would be naïve to look at cross-sectional snapshots of income mixing as representing stable situations, since neighborhood change is a prevalent feature of American urban economies. This paper sketches out the empirical implications of slow transition towards the predicted equilibrium, and tests those implications. It is the first paper to directly evaluate the persistence and stability of mixed-income communities. The results are supportive of the three models of income segregation: income mixing appears to be unstable, although the adjustment process is slow. This work is of especial importance due to the focus mixed-income communities receive in the urban planning and policy.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3370.pdf

B. "The Impact of Unilateral Divorce on Crime," by Julio Cáceres-Delpiano and Eugenio P. Giolito," (Discussion Paper 3380, March 2008, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, we evaluate the impact of unilateral divorce on crime. First, using crime rates from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report program for the period 1965-1998 and differences in the timing in the introduction of the reform, we find that unilateral divorce has a positive impact on violent crime rates, with an 8% to 12% average increase for the period under consideration. Second, arrest data not only confirms the findings of a positive impact on violent crime but also shows that this impact is concentrated among those age groups (15 to 24) that are more likely to engage in these type of offenses. Specifically, for the age group 15-19, we observe an average impact over the period under analysis of 40% and 36% for murder and aggravated assault arrest rates, respectively. Disaggregating total arrest rates by race, we find that the effects are driven by the Black sub-sample. Third, using the age at the time of the divorce law reform as a second source of variation to analyze age-specific arrest rates we confirm the positive impact on the different types of violent crime as well as a positive impact for property crime rates, controlling for all confounding factors that may operate at the state-year, state age or age-year level. The results for murder arrests and for homicide rates (Supplemental Homicide Report) for the 15-24 age groups are robust with respect to specifications and specifically those that include year-state and year-age dummies. The magnitude goes from 15% to 40% depending on the specification and the age at the time of the reform.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3380.pdf

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "Marital splits and income changes over the longer term," by Stephen P. Jenkins (ISER Working Paper No. 2008-07, February 2008, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

What happens to people’s incomes when their or their parents' marital union dissolves? Using data from waves 1-14 (survey years 1991-2004) of the British Household Panel Survey, I show that marital splits are associated with short-term declines in income for separating wives and children relative to separating husbands, but the size of the decline has declined over time markedly for women with children and this most likely reflects the effects of secularly rising employment rates and, related, the introduction of Working Families Tax Credit in 1998. Analysis of income trajectories suggests that in the five years following a marital split, incomes for separating wives recover but not to their previous levels.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2008-07.pdf

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

Population Research and Policy Review (Vol. 27, No. 2, April 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.springerlink.com/content/qx1vkhq48m54/?p=b624f870f8ff4cb082458b8608f84a4f&pi=0

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CONFERENCES:

University of Colorado Population Center Summer Short Course in Environmental Demography, to be held in Boulder, Colorado Jul. 16-18, 2008, application deadline Apr. 6, 2008). For more information see:

http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/cupc/short_courses/env_demography/

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for the Study of Diversity: "What's the Use of Race?" to be held Apr. 25-26, 2008, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information see:

http://web.mit.edu/csd/WUR/Welcome.html

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US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences: "Using the ECLS-K Database for Research and Policy Discussion (ECLS-K Database Training)," to be held Jun. 4-6, 2008 in Washington, D.C. For more information see:

http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=312

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British Society for Population Studies Call for Papers: "The 2008 BSPS Conference will be held at Hulme Hall, the University of Manchester, from 10-12 September (2008). There will be a full programme of simultaneous strand sessions of submitted papers. Proposals or abstracts for papers and posters are invited across the entire demographic and population studies spectrum. For organizational purposes, strand organizers have been allocated to specific themes, but if you wish to submit a paper that does not appear to come under any of the headings given, please submit either to the strand organiser that appears most appropriate, or to Professor Paul Boyle, as shown in the list provided in the full announcement. If accepted, the paper will be allocated to an appropriate strand session when the programme is timetabled. Submissions of both qualitative and quantitative papers are most welcome. Preliminary abstracts of papers--which may be in the form of a declaration of intent--(maximum 250 words, please), plus a provisional title, should be submitted by Thursday 1 May 2008." For more information see:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/BSPS/annualConference/2008_CallforPapers.htm

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

AgeWork.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 2, 2008.

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

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American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 4, 2008.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education Sociology positions has been updated through Mar. 3, 2008

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on Improving the Child Welfare System," a hearing held Feb. 27, 2008 (HTML format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=612

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DATA:

US National Cancer Institute: "Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) US Population Data, 1969-2005 (March 2008, Windows or DOS self-decompressing [.exe] ASCII format). "County-Level Populations are available for the following time periods and "races": 1969-2005: White, Black, Other; 1990-2005: Expanded Races (White, Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander) by Origin (Hispanic, Non-Hispanic); Population files with 19 age groups (<1, 1-4, ..., 80-84, 85+) and with 85 single-year age groups (<1, 1, 2, ..., 84, 85+) are provided. The 19-group files are currently available for download below.

http://seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html

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Human Mortality Database Update: The following update has been added to the database: "Data for Spain were revised (including death counts for 2005) and updated through 2006." (Feb. 25, 2008).

Data availability:

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

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Update: Kids Count has updated its data. Among the updated tables (through 2006) are the following: "Children living in families with incomes below 250% of poverty"; Children in low-income working families"; Children enrolled in preschool or kindergarten"; and "Children in households where household head is a high school dropout."

http://www.kidscount.org/datacenter/

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