Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #96, January 21, 2009.

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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:

1. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2008," by Gil Crouse, Susan Hauan, and Annette Waters Rogers (January 2008, .pdf format, 157p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/indicators08/index.shtml

2. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report, "Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2007-08," by Tracey Kyckelhahn, Allen J. Beck, and Thomas H. Cohen (NCJ 224526, January 2009, .pdf, ASCII text, and zipped comma-delimited format, 16p.).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/cshti08.htm

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US States:

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The SDC released the following updates on Jan. 16, 2009 (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

For both the State and Counties of Iowa: "English language learners in Iowa schools: 2000-2008"

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

See under Jan. 16, 2009 entry.

Maryland:

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Report: "Maryland Vital Statistics Profile 2007" (January 2009, .pdf format, 83p.).

http://www.vsa.state.md.us/doc/Maryland.pdf

Vermont:

Department of Health Reports:

A. "2007 Vermont Population Estimates" (November 2008, .pdf format).

http://healthvermont.gov/research/2007pop/2007pop.aspx

B. "State of Vermont 2005 Vital Statistics" (2008, HTML or .pdf format).

http://healthvermont.gov/research/stats/2005/2005vital.aspx

Washington:

Department of Health Report: "Vital Statistics and Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 2006" (January 2009, .pdf format, 99p.).

http://www.doh.wa.gov/EHSPHL/CHS/chs-data/Public/AnnSum_2006.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

Albania:

Institute of Statistics Compendia, Report (publications are in Albanian and English):

A. Women and Men in Albania: 2006 (2007, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.instat.gov.al/graphics/doc/downloads/publikime/femrameshkuj2006.pdf

B. Indicators by Prefectures: 2005-2006 (2007, .pdf format, 88p.).

http://www.instat.gov.al/graphics/doc/downloads/publikime/Tregues%20sipas%20qarqeve2006.pdf

B. "Causes of Death: 2006" (2007, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.instat.gov.al/graphics/doc/downloads/publikime/shkaqetvdekje2006.pdf

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Australia:

Queensland Government Census Reports:

A. "Education in Queensland (Census 2006 Bulletin 5)" (July 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.oesr.qld.gov.au/queensland-by-theme/society/education-training/bulletins/census-2006/education-qld-c06/index.shtml

B. "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders (Census 2006 Bulletin 4)" (July 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.oesr.qld.gov.au/queensland-by-theme/demography/indigenous-people/bulletins/census-2006/atsi-qld-c06/index.shtml

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Austria:

Statistics Austria Compendium: Austria Data, Facts, Figures (December 2008, .pdf format, 140p.).

http://www.statistik.gv.at/web_en/publications_services/austria_data_figures_facts/index.html

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Belarus:

National Statistical Committee Report: "Population Census 1999" (HTML and Microsoft Excel format). The report is in English, with tables in Russian and English.

http://belstat.gov.by/homep/en/census/main.php

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Jan. 14, 2008-Jan. 21, 2009).

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

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Scotland:

General Register Office Report: "Mid-2007 Marital Status Population Estimates Scotland" (January 2009, .pdf, Microsoft Excel, or comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/population-estimates/mid-2007-marital-status-population-estimates-scotland.html

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Century Foundation Monograph: In Plain Sight: Simple, Difficult Lessons from New Jersey's Expensive Effort to Close the Achievement Gap, by Gordon MacInnes (2009, 129p.). For more information see:

http://www.tcf.org/list.asp?type=PB&pubid=675

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Demographic and Health Survey Report: "Intimate Partner Violence among Couples in 10 DHS Countries: Predictors and Health Outcomes," (Analytical Study No. 18, December 2008, .pdf format, 78p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=868&srchTp=home

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Demographic Research Special Collection 8: "Formal Relationships." "Special Collection 8 is an ongoing project containing short reports on mathematical relationships in formal demography. The collection is edited by the current and founding Publishers of the journal, Joshua R. Goldstein and James W. Vaupel. The first three articles (all .pdf format): "Formal Relationships: Introduction and Orientation," by Joshua R. Goldstein and James W. Vaupel; "Life lived equals life left in stationary populations," by Joshua R. Goldstein; and "Life lived and left: Carey’s equality," by James W. Vaupel (Vol. 20, No. 1-3, p. 1-10) are available at the site.

http://www.demographic-research.org/special/8/

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

A. Think India : Agetable, 1881 to 2021, by Jitendra Kumar Barthakur (2008, Kumud Books, New Dehli, ISBN: 8189392000

B. Tourists, Migrants and Refugees: Population Movements in Third World Development, by "Milica Z. Bookman (2008, Viva Books, New Dehli, 232p. ISBN: 8130908441

C. Encyclopaedia of Rural Development, by Madan Mohan (2008, Omega Publications, New Dehli, 5 volumes, ISBN: 8184550009.

For more information:

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

and search on titles or ISBN:

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MDRC (Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation) Report: "Rewarding Persistence: Effects of a Performance-Based Scholarship Program for Low-Income Parents," by Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Thomas Brock, Allen LeBlanc, Christina Paxson, Cecilia Elena Rouse, and Lisa Barrow (January 2009, .pdf format, 140p.).

http://www.mdrc.org/publications/507/overview.html

More information about MDRC:

http://www.mdrc.org/about.htm

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: "Hispanics and the New Administration: Immigration Slips as a Top Priority," by Mark Hugo Lopez and Gretchen Livingston (January 2009, .pdf format, 41p.).

http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=101

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Population Reference Bureau Report: "Making the Case for U.S. International Family Planning Assistance," by J. Joseph Speidel, Steven Sinding, Duff Gillespie, Elizabeth Maguire, Margaret Neuse (January 2009, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.prb.org/pdf09/makingthecase.pdf

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Urban Institute Report: "Demographic Survey Results from Nine-State IV-D Programs," by Elaine Sorensen and Tess Tannehill (December 2008, .pdf format, 65p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1001243

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center:

A. "Downward Social Mobility and Major Depressive Episodes among Latino and Asian American Immigrants to the United States," by Emily Nicklett and Sarah Burgard (PSC Research Report No. 09-668, January 2009, .pdf format, 15p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/5648

B. "Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Return Migration to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina," by Elizabeth Fussell, Narayan Sastry, and Mark VanLandingham (PSC Research Report No. 09-667, January 2009, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/5647

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University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty: "The Impact of Family Income on Child Achievement: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit," by Gordon Dahl and Lance Lochner (Discussion Paper No. 1361-09, January 2009, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

Past estimates of the effect of family income on child development have often been plagued by endogeneity and measurement error. In this paper, we use two simulated instrumental variables strategies to estimate the causal effect of income on children’s math and reading achievement. Our identification derives from the large, non-linear changes in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) over the last two decades. The largest of these changes increased family income by as much as 20 percent, or approximately $2,100. Using a panel of almost 5,000 children matched to their mothers from National Longitudinal Survey of Youth datasets allows us to address problems associated with unobserved heterogeneity, endogenous transitory income shocks, and measurement error in income. Our baseline estimates imply that a $1,000 increase in income raises combined math and reading test scores by 6 percent of a standard deviation in the short run. The gains are larger for children from disadvantaged families and are robust to a variety of alternative specifications. We find little evidence of long-run income effects, with most of the effects disappearing after one year.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp136109.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Recent Trends in Height by Gender and Ethnicity in the US in Relation to Levels of Income," by John Komlos (w14635, January 2009, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

Height trends since World War II are analyzed using the most recent NHANES survey released in 2006. After declining for about a generation, the height of adult white men and women began to increase among the birth cohorts of c. 1975-1986, i.e., those who reached adulthood within the past decade (1995-2006). The increase in their height overcame the prior downturn that lasted between ca. 1965 and 1974. The height gap between white and black men has increased by only 0.43 cm (0.17 in.) during past decade compared to the previous quarter century to reach 1.0 cm (0.39 in.). However, the height of black women has been actually declining absolutely by 1.42 cm (0.56 in.) and relative to that of white women. Black women of the most recent birth cohort are (at 162.3 cm, 63.9 in.) shorter than almost all Western-European women including Spain and Italy. As a consequence, a very considerable wedge has developed between black and white women's height of 1.95 cm (0.77 in.). The decline in their height is most likely related to the obesity epidemic caused by inadequate dietary balance. Black women in the age range 20-39 weigh some 9.5 kg (21.0 lb) more than their white counterparts. It appears that black females are experiencing a double jeopardy in the sense that both their increasing weight and the diminution of their physical stature are both substantial and are both probably associated with negative health consequences.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14635

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Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques / International Network for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development--Integrated Research Infrastructure in the Socio-economic Sciences (CEPS/INSTEAD--IRISS) [Differdange, Luxembourg]: "A comparison of multidimensional deprivation characteristics between natives and immigrants in Luxembourg," by Maria Noel Pi Alperin (IRISS Working Papers No. 2008-14, December 2008, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

This paper applies a multidimensional approach to poverty measurement based on fuzzy set theory, and its decomposition properties, in order to measure the deprivation level in Luxembourg and to identify the different characteristics of poverty between natives and immigrants (knowing that almost 40 percent of the population in Luxembourg are immigrants). The database used in this study is the 2006 wave of the Panel Socio-Economique Liewen zu Letzebuerg (PSELL-3) survey.

http://www.ceps.lu/pdf/11/art1400.pdf?CFID=135426&CFTOKEN=34629003

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

A. "Cross-Nativity Marriages and Human Capital Levels of Children," by Delia Furtado (Discussion Paper 3931, January 2009, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=3931

B. "Cheaper Child Care, More Children," by Eva Mörk, Anna Sjögren, and Helena Svaleryd (Discussion Paper 3942, January 2009, .pdf format, 38p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=3942

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

Annals of Statistics (Vol. 37, No. 1, February 2009).

http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS?service=UI&version=1.0&verb=Display&handle=euclid.aos

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 41, No. 2, March 2009).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=JBS&volumeId=41&issueId=02

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

IIASA Postdoctoral Opportunities: "The International Institute for Applied Systems [Laxenburg, Austria] provides full funding for two postdoctoral researchers each year. Scholars are expected to conduct their own research within one of IIASA's research programs or special projects on topics closely related to IIASA's agenda. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2009. For more information see:

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/PDOC/apply_iiasa.html

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National Center on Marriage Research [Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio] Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009. Application deadline is Feb. 20, 2009). For more information see:

http://ncmr.bgsu.edu/postdoc.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

US Bureau of Justice Statistics: "The Bureau of Justice Statistics is looking for a Survey Methodologist to work in its Victimization Unit. Much of this position's work will focus on the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey. Applications deadline is Jan. 28, 2009. For more information see:

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=78444859

or

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=78444715

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Agework.com: "Agework.Com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Jan. 21, 2009.

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 Jan. 21, 2009.

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 Jan. 21, 2009.

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

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DATA:

US National Center for Health Statistics:

A. 2006 Birth Data is now available on NCHS' web based extraction system: VitalStats. VitalStats requires free registration before providing data. For more information see:

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

Note that although the VitalStats home page says birth data is available from 1990-2005, 2006 is available.

B. "Fetal Death Data Files 1982-2004" (January 2009, data in .zip compressed ASCII text format, with documentation in .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/dvs/Vitalstatsonline.htm

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

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US Census Bureau/Department of Housing and Urban Development: "American Housing Survey National Tables: 2007." Tables are now available in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/ahs/ahs07/ahs07.html

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US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "Annual Adjustment Factors 2009" (January 2009, .pdf or Microsoft Word format).

http://www.huduser.org/datasets/aaf.html

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jan. 19, 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=2009-01-19

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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