Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #86, October 28, 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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

Census Bureau Facts for Features:

A. "Veterans Day 2008: Nov. 11" (CB08-FF.19, Oct. 16, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/012781.html

B. "American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2008" (CB08-FF.18, Oct. 16, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/012782.html

Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2005," by James J. Stephan (NCJ 222182, October 2008, ASCII text and .pdf format, 28p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/csfcf05.htm

US Government Accountability Office Report: "Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative: Further Progress Is Needed in Developing a Risk-Based Monitoring Approach to Help HHS Improve Program Oversight," (GAO-08-1002, September 2008, .pdf format, 49p).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-08-1002

US Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Incarceration and the Family: A Review of Research and Promising Approaches for Serving Fathers and Families," by Mindy Herman-Stahl, Marni L. Kan, and Tasseli McKay (Sept. 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 108p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/08/MFS-IP/Incarceration&Family/index.shtml

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US States:

California:

Department of Finance Report: "California Public K-12 Graded Enrollment and High School Graduate Projections by County--2008 Series" (October 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/Research/demographic/reports/projections/k-12/index.php

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NGO and Other Countries:

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Monograph: Growing Unequal? Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries (October 2008, 310p., ISBN: 9789264044180). For more information, including ordering information, see:

http://www.oecd.org/document/53/0,3343,en_2649_33933_41460917_1_1_1_1,00.html

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Belize:

Statistical Institute of Belize Report: "SIB presents the results of the 2006 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey" (October 2008, SPSS .sav format).

http://www.statisticsbelize.org.bz/shownews.asp?newsid=57

Please note data access condtions. Link to data is available under "Data Set, Data Files.

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile," edited by Lucie Ogrodnik (October 2008, .pdf format, 53p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/85-224-XIE/85-224-XIE2008000.htm

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France:

Institut national d'etudes demographques (INED) Periodical: Population and societies (No. 449, October 2008, .pdf format, 4p.). The feature article of this issue is: "Prospects of population decline in Japan," by Jacques Véron.

http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1371/

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Press Release: "More than 31 thousand Americans in the Netherlands," (Oct. 28, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2008/2008-2599-wm.htm

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notification, 2006" (October 2008, .pdf format, 66p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=P0309.3&SCH=4254

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Sweden:

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Report: "Sweden’s strategy report for social protection and social inclusion: 2008-2010" (2008, .pdf format, 87p.).

http://www.sweden.gov.se/content/1/c6/11/42/69/1009c964.pdf

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Spain:

Instituto Nacional de Estatdistica Press Release: "Conviction Statistics / Statistics from the Courts for Minors. Year 2007," (Oct. 27, 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.ine.es/en/prensa/np520_en.pdf

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Scotland:

National Statistics Report: "Statistics Publication Notice Lifelong Learning Series: Attainment in Higher Education and Destinations of Leavers 2006-07," (October 2008, .pdf and Excel format, 30p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/10/27134546/0

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Urban Institute Reports, Monograph:

A. "Impact of Rising Gas Prices on Below-Poverty Commuters," by Christopher Hayes (September 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411760.html

B. "Workforce Development and the Disadvantaged: New Directions for 2009 and Beyond," by Harry Holzer (September 2008, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411761.html

C. "Kids Having Kids: Economic Costs and Social Consequences of Teen Pregnancy: Second Edition," edited by Saul D. Hoffman and Rebecca A. Maynard (2008, 460p., ISBN: 978-0-87766-745-2). For more information, including ordering information see:

http://www.urban.org/books/kidshavingkids/

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Century Foundation Monograph: Improving On No Child Left Behind: Getting Education Reform Back on Track, by Richard D. Kahlenberg (2008). For more information see:

http://www.tcf.org/list.asp?type=PB&pubid=660

More information on CF:

http://www.tcf.org/about.asp

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Demographic Research Article: "Beyond denomination: The relationship between religion and family planning in rural Malawi," by Sara Yeatman and Jenny Trinitapoli (Vol. 19, Article 55, October 2008, .pdf format, p. 1851-1882). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol19/55/default.htm

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WORKING PAPERS:

Michigan Retirement Research Center: "Immigrant-Native Fertility and Mortality Differentials in the United States," by Purvi Sevak and Lucie Schmidt (WP 2008-181, September 2008, .pdf format, 47p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=590

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University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty: "Living Wage Laws: How Much Do (Can) They Matter?" by Harry J. Holzer (DP 1358-08, October 2008, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

In this paper I review what we have learned about living wage laws and their impacts on the wages, employment, and poverty rates of low-wage workers. I review the characteristics of these laws and where they have been implemented to date, and what economic theory tells us about their likely effects in more and less competitive labor markets. I then review two bodies of empirical evidence: (1) studies across cities or metropolitan areas that have and have not implemented these laws, using data from the Current Population Survey pooled over many years; and (2) studies within particular cities, based on comparisons of covered and uncovered workers before and after the laws are passed. I conclude that living wage laws have modestly raised wage levels of low-wage workers and have reduced their employment at covered firms, but that the magnitudes of both effects are likely quite small, given how few workers are usually covered by these ordinances.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp135808.pdf

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "The Long Term Effects of Legalizing Divorce on Children," by Libertad Gonzalez and Tarja Viitanen (Discussion Paper No. 3789, October 2008, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

We estimate the effect of divorce legalization on the long-term well-being of children. Our identification strategy relies on exploiting the different timing of divorce legalization across European countries. Using European Community Household Panel data, we compare the adult outcomes of cohorts who were raised in an environment where divorce was banned with cohorts raised after divorce was legalized in the same country. We also have "control" countries where all cohorts were exposed (or not exposed) to divorce as children, thus leading to a difference-in-differences approach. We find that women who grew up under legal divorce have lower earnings and income as well as worse health as adults compared with women who grew up under illegal divorce. These effects are not found for men. We find no effects of divorce legalization on children's family formation or dissolution patterns.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3789.pdf

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MDRC: "Performance Trajectories and Performance Gaps as Achievement Effect-Size Benchmarks for Educational Interventions," by Howard S. Bloom, Carolyn J. Hill, and Alison Rebeck Black (October 2008, pdf format, 61p). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mdrc.org/publications/500/abstract.html

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

Journal of Marriage and the Family (Vol. 70, No. 4, Nov. 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 these databases and this issue.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118493332/home

Population Research and Policy Review (Vol. 27, No. 6, December 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/g41w4m832430/?p=dee2f68e921f4613bc85cacb3d38358f&pi=0

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

National Academy of Education:

A. "Adolescent Literacy Predoctoral Fellowship" (application due date: Dec. 1, 2008). For more information see:

http://www.naeducation.org/Adolescent_Literacy_Pre-Doctoral_Fellowship.html

B. "National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship" (application deadline, Nov. 7, 2008). For more information see:

http://www.naeducation.org/NAEd_Spencer_Postdoctoral_Fellowship.html

More information about NAE:

http://www.naeducation.org/NAEd_About_Us.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Luxembourg Income Study Employment Opportunity (Oct. 23, 2008): The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) asbl, a non-profit microdata archive and research center located in Luxembourg, seeks applications for a Microdata Expert. The position involves supporting the National Statistical Office of Luxembourg (STATEC) in using the EU-SILC data for research on diverse socio-economic outcomes. Opportunities for carrying out research projects using the LIS data are available if desired. The successful candidate will have an MA or PhD in sociology, economics, demography, statistics or another social science. Extensive experience with microdata using STATA, SPSS, or SAS is required, as is attention to detail. Experience in social science or policy research is desirable. An excellent command of French is required. Luxembourgish is an asset. Applicants should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a writing sample (paper or journal article) to Caroline de Tombeur, caroline@lisproject.org, or mail to:

Caroline de Tombeur
LIS asbl
17, rue des Pommiers
L-2343 Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG

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American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 28, 2008.

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 28, 2008.

http://jobs.amstat.org/search/results

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through Oct. 28, 2008.

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

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DATA:

US Bureau of Justice Statistics:

A. "Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables" (September 2008, HTML and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/html/fjsst/fjs05st.htm

B. "Deaths in Custody Statistical Tables: Local Jail Deaths, 2000-2006 (October 2008, HTML and comma separated value [.csv] format, with spreadsheets also available in .zip compressed format).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcrp/jailsindex.htm

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University of Wisconsin Data and Information Services Center BADGIR extractor updates: The BADGIR data extractor, "an on-line data archive at the University of Wisconsin - Madison that is a cooperative venture organized by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) with contributions from the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) and the Data and Information Services Center (DISC), has recently added a new study: "National Survey of Families and Households, Wave 3." BADGIR uses NESSTAR technology to help users access data and documentation. Anyone may browse the data, but free registration is required before data can be extracted.

http://nesstar.ssc.wisc.edu/

Click on "Browse."

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

Data for Denmark were revised and updated through 2006

Data for Portugal were revised and updated through 2007

Data for Italy were revised and updated through 2005

Data availability:

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

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets as of Oct. 26, 2008, which may be of interest to Sociology 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

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2008-07-28&enddate=2008-10-26

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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National Center for Education Statistics Report: "National Household Education Surveys Program of 2001-07 Electronic Codebook, Public-Use Data Files, and User's Manuals," by Mary Hagedorn, Shelley Brock Roth, Kevin O’Donnell, Susan Smith and Gail Mulligan (NCES 2009024, October 2008, .pdf format).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009024

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