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Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #93, December 16, 2008.

CSSRR-Social is a weekly email report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It seeks to help social science researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/reports/cssrindex.html

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CSSRR-Social is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss.

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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

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2007 Performance of Public School Students in Puerto Rico--Focus on the Content Areas," by Gloria S. Dion, Ming Kuang, and Amy R. Dresher (NCES 2009-45, December 2008, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/studies/2009451.asp

B. "Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2007, and Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty 2007-08," by Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, and Scott A. Ginder (NCES 2009154, December 2008, .pdf format, 43p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009154

2. Bureau of Justice Statistics Reports:

A. "Prisoners in 2007," Heather C. West and William J. Sabol (NCJ 224280, December 2008, ASCII text and .pdf format, with .zip compressed comma-delimited format, 26p.).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/p07.htm

B. "Probation and Parole in the United States, 2007 - Statistical Tables," by Lauren E. Glaze and Thomas P. Bonczar (NCJ 224707, December 2008, .pdf format, with .zip compressed comma-delimited format).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/ppus07st.htm

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US States:

Maryland:

State Data Center Report: "2005 to 2007 Multi-Year American Community Survey 3-year Estimates Geographies with a Population Over 20,000" (December 2008, Microsoft Excel format:

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/dw_2008acs.htm

New Mexico:

Department of Health Periodical: New Mexico Epidemiology (Vol. 2008, No. 11, Dec. 12, 2008, .pdf format, 4p.). The topic of this issue is: "Highlights of New Mexico Vital Statistics, 2006."

http://www.health.state.nm.us/epi/pdf/ER%20Vital%20Stats%2012122008.pdf

Utah:

Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Utah Reports:

A. "Population by Race and Hispanic Origin for Utah Counties, 2007" (September 2008, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.bebr.utah.edu/Documents/studies/2007_County_Minority_Estimates_UT.pdf

B. "Utah's Demographic Transformation," by Pamela S. Perlich (in Utah Economic and Business Review, Vol. 68, No. 3, 2008, .pdf format 11p.).

http://www.bebr.utah.edu/Documents/uebr/UEBR%202008/UEBRVolume68Number3.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Report: "Social Panorama of Latin America 2008," (December 2008, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://www.eclac.org/publicaciones/xml/3/34733/PSI2008-SintesisLanzamiento.pdf

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European Community News Release: "Childcare in the EU in 2006: A quarter of children aged less than three in formal childcare. And more than 80% of children from three to compulsory school age" (Dec. 5, 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/pls/portal/docs/PAGE/PGP_PRD_CAT_PREREL/PGE_CAT_PREREL_YEAR_2008/PGE_CAT_PREREL_YEAR_2008_MONTH_12/3-05122008-EN-AP.PDF

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Prisoners in Australia, 2008," (December 2008, .pdf format, 68p., with tables in compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel).

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4517.0?OpenDocument

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) Press Release: "Civil Register Statistics 2007: In 2007, there was one separation in each four marriages" (Dec. 4, 2008). The press release links to a topical publication, in Portuguese.

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=1278&id_pagina=1

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "The changing profile of adults in custody, 2006/2007," by Avani Babooram (Juristat, Vol. 28, No. 10, December 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 56p.).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2008010/article/10732/hl-fs-eng.htm

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Focus on Education and Culture: "Population by level of education" (December 2008).

http://www.dst.dk/HomeUK/Statistics/focus_on/focus_on_show.aspx?sci=569

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France:

Institut national d'etudes demographques (INED) Periodical: Population and societies (No. 450, November 2008, .pdf format, 4p.). The feature article of this issue is: "An overall decline in middle-age mortality across Western Europe: lowest death risks for Spanish women and Swedish men," by Stein Emil Vollset.

http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1375/

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Releases:

A. "Kauniainen has population with highest educational qualifications in 2007" (Dec. 5, 2008).

http://www.stat.fi/til/vkour/2007/vkour_2007_2008-12-05_tie_001_en.html

B. "Ninety-four per cent of completers of the 9th grade of comprehensive school in 2007 continued studies in the same year, the corresponding figure for passers of the matriculation examination was 43 per cent" (Dec. 12, 2008).

http://www.stat.fi/til/khak/2007/khak_2007_2008-12-12_tie_001_en.html

C. "Subject choices of completers of upper secondary general school education in 2008" (Dec. 12, 2008).

http://www.stat.fi/til/ava/2008/ava_2008_2008-12-12_tie_001_en.html

D. "One-third of highly educated population live in the Region of Uusimaa" (Dec. 11, 2008).

http://www.stat.fi/til/tthv/2007/tthv_2007_2008-12-11_tie_001_en.html

E. "Educational institutions' adult education not leading to a qualification had 2.3 million participants in 2007" (Dec. 10, 2008).

http://www.stat.fi/til/oaiop/2007/oaiop_2007_2008-12-10_tie_001_en.html

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Germany:

Federal Statistics Office Press Releases:

A. "Transfer payments for 29% of the initiated cases of educational assistance" (Dec. 15, 2008). The press release links to a more detailed release in German, which contains a topical table.

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/press/pr/2008/12/PE08__483__225.psml

B. "New data on childlessness and births" (Dec. 9, 2008).

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/press/pr/2008/12/PE08__470__122,templateId=renderPrint.psml

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: "Regional Population Projections 2011-2026" (December 2008, .pdf format, 12p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/reg_pop_projections.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Dec. 10-16, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm

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Northern Ireland:

Statistics and Research Agency Report: "Annual Report of the Registrar General 2007" (December 2008, .pdf format, 80p.).

http://www.nisra.gov.uk/archive/demography/publications/annual_reports/2007/RG2007.pdf

Accompanying press release: "Population growth in Northern Ireland above UK average" (Dec. 10, 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.nisra.gov.uk/archive/demography/publications/annual_reports/2007/RG2007_PR.pdf

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Dec. 10-16, 2008).

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous14days/

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics News Release: "Population and main demographic phenomena: There has been a slight fall in population as a result of the negative natural increase recorded in October 2008" (Dec. 15, 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.insse.ro/cms/rw/news/item316.en.do

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Scotland:

1. General Register Office Report: "Births, Marriages and Deaths - 3rd Quarter 2008" (December 2008, .pdf, Microsoft Excel, and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/quarter/3rd-quarter-2008.html

2. Scottish Government Report: "Destinations of Leavers from Scottish Schools: 2007/08" (December 2008, .pdf format, 23p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/12/08090751/0

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Data on births and deaths, detailed data, Slovenia, 2007," by Milena Ilic, Darja Ster, and Tina Znidarsic (Dec. 15, 2008).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2060

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Periodical: Bulletin of Statistics, December 2008 (Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2008, .pdf format, 168p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=Bulletin&SCH=4295

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Spain:

National Statistics Institute Press Release: "University Entrance Exams. Year 2008" (Dec. 15, 2008, .pdf format, 2p.). The press release is accompanied by several topical tables, in Spanish.

http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft13%2Fp405&file=inebase&L=1

Scroll to "University Entrance Exams"

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Ukraine:

State Statistics Committee Compendium: Ukraine in Figures: 2007, edited by Olexander Hryhorovych Osaulenko (December 2008, .zip compressed .pdf format, 259p.).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/druk/uk_in_fg/Uk_in_fg_2007_eng.zip

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UK:

1. Communities and Local Government Reports:

A. "Housing Statistics 2008" (December 2008, .pdf format, 168p.).

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/housingstatistics2008

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

B. "Statutory Homelessness: 3rd Quarter (July to September) 2008, England" (December 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 21p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/homelessnessq32008

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

2. Department for Culture, Media, and Sport Report: "Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport--Final assessment of progress on PSA3: complete estimates from year three, 2007/08" (December 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.culture.gov.uk/reference_library/publications/5653.aspx

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

3. National Statistics Office Report: "Birth statistics 2007 series FM1 No 36" (December 2008, .pdf format, 79p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=5768

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Wales:

Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Internet Usage in Wales: Results from the Living in Wales Survey 2007" (December 2008, .pdf format, 13p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/social2008/hdw200812101/?lang=en

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Pew Research Center Report: "Future of the Internet III: How the Experts See It," by Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie (December 2008, .pdf format, 138p.). Note: A link to the full-report can be found at the end of the press release.

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1053/future-of-the-internet-iii-how-the-experts-see-it

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Population Reference Bureau Periodical, Article:

A.Population Bulletin (Vol. 63, No. 4, December 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.prb.org/Publications/PopulationBulletins/2008/aging.aspx

B. "High Poverty Rates in 'Midsize' America," by Mark Mather (December 2008).

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

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Rand Corporation Report: "A Call to Revitalize the Engines of Government," by Bernard D. Rostker (OP-240-OSD, 2008, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers/OP240/

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Science Article Abstract: "The Spreading of Disorder," by Kees Keizer, Siegwart Lindenberg, and Linda Steg (Vol. 322, No. 5908, December 12, 2008, p. 1681-1685).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/322/5908/1681

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Demographic Research Articles:

A. "Educational differences in all-cause mortality: Evidence from Bulgaria, Finland and the United States," by Iliana Kohler, Pekka Martikainen, Kirsten P. Smith, and Irma T. Elo (Vol. 19, Article 60, December 2008, .pdf format, p. 2011-2042). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol19/60/default.htm

B. "The effects of socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of regions on the spatial patterns of the Second Demographic Transition in Finland," by Tapani Valkonen, Jenni Blomgren, Timo M. Kauppinen, Pekka Martikainen, and Elina Maenpaa (Vol. 19, Article 61, December 2008, .pdf format, p. 2043-2056).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol19/61/default.htm

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

Evolution and Population Genetics, by N. Ahuja (2008, New Delhi, Pearl Books, 248p., ISBN: 8189979393

Population and Sustainable Development, by A. C. Mittal (2008, Delhi, Vista International Publishing House, 272p., ISBN: 8189942984

Infant Health : A Socio-Demographic Analysis, by B. Prabhakara Reddy and T. Lakshmamma (2008, New Delhi, Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 168p., ISBN: 8183563291).

Population Geography, edited by Siya Ram Sharma (2008, New Delhi, Murari Lal & Sons, 248p., ISBN: 8189239787

World Encyclopaedia of Habitat and Population, by Priya Ranjan Trivedi and Madan Lal Dewan (2008, New Delhi, Jnanada Prakashan (P & D, 8 vols., ISBN for the set: 8171391844).

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

Search on title(s) or ISBN numbers for more information, including pricing information, for each.

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Vienna Institute of Demography Compendium: Vienna Yearbook of Population Research Volume 2008 edited by Anne H. Gauthier and Dimiter Philipov (December 2008, .pdf format, 177p.). Note: The theme of this issue is "Can policies enhance fertility in Europe?"

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/publications/VYPR2008/VYPR2008.shtml

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WORKING PAPERS:

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

A. "Intergenerational Transmission of Women’s Educational Attainment in South Korea: An Application of Multi-group Population Projection Model," by Bongoh Kye (PWP-CCPR-2008-039, December 2008, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

Using a multi-group population projection model, I study the implications of educational mobility and differential demographic rates on the intergenerational transmission of women’s educational attainment in South Korea. Departing from the conventional approach in social stratification, I examine how socioeconomically differentiated groups reproduce themselves. The followings are my main findings. First, I find that differential demographic rates do not have a substantial influence on the educational distribution under conditions of substantial educational mobility. Second, both intergenerational association and structural change matter for the educational distribution in the long run: stronger intergenerational association and more structural change imply rising women’s education. Finally, social mobility and differential fertility are found to be interdependent processes that jointly influence differential population replacement. Broad sociological implications and policy implications of these findings are discussed.

http://papers.ccpr.ucla.edu/papers/PWP-CCPR-2008-039/PWP-CCPR-2008-039.pdf

B. "Neighborhoods and Individual Preferences: A Markovian Model," by Shripad Tuljapurkar, Elizabeth E. Bruch, and Robert D. Mare (PWP-CCPR-2008-038, December 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

Abstract:

We show that simple formal models have the potential to usefully illuminate the relationship between individual choices and collective population-level patterns. In the conclusion, we outline next steps and future directions for this line of work.

http://papers.ccpr.ucla.edu/papers/PWP-CCPR-2008-038/PWP-CCPR-2008-038.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Improving Educational Outcomes for Poor Children," by Brian Jacob and Jens Ludwig (w14550, December 2008, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

This review paper, prepared for the forthcoming Russell Sage volume Changing Poverty, considers the ability of different education policies to improve the learning outcomes of low-income children in America. Disagreements on this question stem in part from different beliefs about the problems with our nation's public schools. In our view there is some empirical support for each of the general concerns that have been raised about public schools serving high-poverty student populations, including: the need for more funding for those school inputs where additional spending is likely to pass a benefit-cost test; limited capacity of many schools to substantially improve student learning by improving the quality of instruction on their own; and the need for improved incentives for both teachers and students, and for additional operational flexibility. Evidence suggests that the most productive changes to existing education policies are likely to come from increased investments in early childhood education for poor children, improving the design of the federal No Child Left Behind accountability system, providing educators with incentives to adopt practices with a compelling research base while expanding efforts to develop and identify effective instructional regimes, and continued support and evaluation of a variety of public school choice options.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14550

B. "Season of Birth and Later Outcomes: Old Questions, New Answers," by Kasey Buckles and Daniel M. Hungerman (w14573, December 2008, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

Research has found that season of birth is associated with later health and professional outcomes; what drives this association remains unclear. In this paper we consider a new explanation: that children born at different times in the year are conceived by women with different socioeconomic characteristics. We document large seasonal changes in the characteristics of women giving birth throughout the year in the United States. Children born in the winter are disproportionally born to women who are more likely to be teenagers and less likely to be married or have a high school degree. We show that controls for family background characteristics can explain up to half of the relationship between season of birth and adult outcomes. We then discuss the implications of this result for using season of birth as an instrumental variable; our findings suggest that, though popular, season-of-birth instruments may produce inconsistent estimates. Finally, we find that some of the seasonality in maternal characteristics is due to summer weather differentially affecting fertility patterns across socioeconomic groups.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14573

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Brookings Institution: "Improving the Measurement of Poverty," by Rebecca M. Blank and Mark H. Greenberg (Discussion Paper No. 2008- 17, December 2008, .pdf format, p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2008/12_poverty_measurement_blank.aspx

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US Bureau of Labor Statistics: "Bayesian Multiscale Multiple Imputation with Implications to Data Confidentiality," by Scott H. Holan, Daniell Toth, Marco A. R. Ferreira and Alan F. Karr (December 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.bls.gov/osmr/abstract/st/st080010.htm

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Australian Bureau of Statistics: "Assessment of Methods for Developing Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians," by Brian Pink (November 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3302.0.55.0022006?OpenDocument

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Education and Early Career Outcomes of Second-Generation Immigrants in France," by Christian Belzil and François Poinas (Discussion Paper 3877, December 2008, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=3877

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

American Journal of Sociology (Vol. 114, Supplement 1, 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue. The topic of this supplement is "Exploring Genetics and Social Structure."

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/ajs/114/s1

American Sociological Review (Vol. 73, 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. The topic of this supplement is "Exploring Genetics and Social Structure."

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asoca/asr

Canadian Ethnic Studies (Vol. 39, No. 1-2, 2007).

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/canadian_ethnic_studies/toc/ces.39.1-2.html

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 41, No. 1, Dec. 2008).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=JBS&volumeId=41&issueId=01&iid=2703844

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Rand Corporation Graduate Student Summer Associate Program: Applications will be accepted until January 2009. For more information see:

http://www.rand.org/about/edu_op/fellowships/gsap/

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.Com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Dec. 15, 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 Dec. 15, 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 Dec. 15, 2008.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through Dec. 16, 2008.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities Hearing Publication: "Caring For the Vulnerable: The State of Social Work in America," a hearing held July 29, 2008 (Serial No. 110-105, .pdf and ASCII text format, 86p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:44395.wais

.pdf:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:44395.wais.pdf

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DATA:

US Census Bureau:

A. The Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program of the Census Bureau has released estimates for 2006 and 2007. Estimates are available for states, counties, and school districts.

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/index.html

B. The Census Bureau has updated it's International Database (Dec. 15, 2008). For a completed listing of the modification included in this update, go to:

http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/idbr2008c.html

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Integrated Public Use Microdata Update: IPUMS at the University of Minnesota announced on Dec. 11, 2008: "Posted remaining linked data samples."

See Dec. 11, 2008 item.

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

Data Access:

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

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Nang Rong Project [University of North Carolina]: In December, the Project announced that it was making it's data available via the Data Sharing for Demographic Research project at ICPSR. A link to DSDR can be found from the Project's news release.

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/nangrong/news?wid=5171&func=viewSubmission&sid=4462

For more information about the Project:

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/nangrong/aboutus

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US Agency for International Development Data Online for Population, Health and Nutrition (DOLPHN) Update: "November 2008 Country Health Statistical Reports (CHSRs) are now available and include 15 new countries (Liberia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Niger, Sao Tome & Principe, SierraLeone, and Togo)." "DOLPHN was created in response to the numerous data requirements of USAID health staff and AIM Project data analysts to meet indicator-reporting needs. DOLPHN contains over 70 key health indicators obtained from 11 carefully selected and internationally recognized data sources. The various sources of the data use a variety of research methodologies including population-based surveys, estimates, and projections to derive the statistics."

http://dolphn.aimglobalhealth.org/Index.asp?link=1

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Dec. 15, 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=2008-12-15

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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Israel Social Sciences Data Center [Hebrew University of Jerusalem]: ISDC has recently added:

130. Survey of Ethiopian Immigrants in Ashdod, 2002 (Source: Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, Brookdale Institute)

http://geobase.huji.ac.il:8080/catalog/?dataset=0130

Data access:

http://isdc.huji.ac.il/application.shtml

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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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