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July 29, 2014

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 29, 2014

Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Statistical Report: “Women and Men in Ireland 2013,” (July 2014, HTML and Excel format).

www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/ep/p-wamii/womenandmeninireland2013/#.U9fuvcJOXcs…

CSSRR Sociology–July 29, 2014

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles, Sociology — admin @ 3:33 pm

Demographic Research Article: “A method for socially evaluating the effects of long-run demographic paths on living standards,” by Nick Parr and Ross Guest (Vol. 31, Article 11, July 2014, .pdf format, p. 275-318).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 29, 2014

Filed under: S. Working Papers, Sociology — admin @ 3:32 pm

Maryland Population Research Center Working Papers:

A. “When and Where Does Achievement Inequality Grow? Ecology, the City and Social Disorganization,” by Odis Johnson Jr. (MPRC-2014-007, July 2014, .pdf format, 45p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

papers.ccpr.ucla.edu…

B. “Expressive Cool and the Paradox of Black and White Males’ Neighborhood Socialization toward Education,” by Odis Johnson Jr. (MPRC-2014-004, October 2013, .pdf format, 34p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

papers.ccpr.ucla.edu…

CSSRR Health–July 29, 2014

Filed under: H. Legislation Information, Health — admin @ 3:31 pm

US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements Hearing Testimony: “Examining the Federal Government’s Failure to Curb Wasteful State Medicaid Financing Schemes,” a hearing held July 29, 2014 (witness statments available in .pdf format, full video of the hearing available at the site, running time 2 hours 25 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 26:10 mark.

oversight.house.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 29, 2014

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub, Health — admin @ 3:30 pm

US Government Accountability Office Report: “Medicaid Financing: States’ Increased Reliance on Funds from Health Care Providers and Local Governments Warrants Improved CMS Data Collection,” (GAO-14-627, July 2012, .pdf format, 68p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Health–July 29, 2014

Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical: EBRI Notes (Vol. 35, No. 7, July 2014, .pdf format). Note: The two articles in this issue are: “Lifetime Accumulations and Tax Savings from HSA Contributions,” by Paul Fronstin; and, “IRA Withdrawals in 2012 and Longitudinal Results, 2010-2012,” by Craig Copeland.

www.ebri.org…

CSSRR Economics/Health–July 29, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers, Economics, H. Working Papers, Health — admin @ 3:29 pm

Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: CESifo has recently released several new working papers:

www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/publications/working-papers/CESifoWP.html…

The new papers are numbered 4889-4900.

Health related: 4899.

July 28, 2014

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 28, 2014

Filed under: E. Data, Economics, H. Data, Health, S. Data, Sociology — admin @ 3:54 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on July 27, 2014. 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:

www.icpsr.umich.edu…

The new releases are linked from:

staging.icpsr.umich.edu…

Click on “New Releases through 2014-07-27” on the left side of the page.

CSSRR Economics/Health–July 28, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers, Economics, H. Working Papers, Health — admin @ 3:53 pm

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of July 28, 2014. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

www.nber.org…

New papers are: 20323-20342.

Health related: 20330, 20332.

CSSRR Sociology–July 28, 2014

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub, Sociology — admin @ 3:52 pm

US National Center for Education Statistics Brief, Report:

A. “Problem Solving Skills of 15-year-olds: Results from PISA 2012,” by Patrick Gonzales and Dana Kelly (NCES 2014103, July 2014, .pdf format, 3p.).

nces.ed.gov…

B. “Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2012-13 Principal Follow-up Survey,” by Rebecca Goldring, Soheyla Taie, and Chelsea Owens (NCES 2014064, July 2014, .pdf format, 62p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 28, 2014

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents, Sociology — admin @ 3:51 pm

Table of Contents: Check your library for print/electronic availability.

American Journal of Sociology (Vol. 119, No. 6, May 2014).

www.jstor.org…

American Sociological Review (Vol 79, No. 4, August 2014).

asr.sagepub.com…

Demography (Vol. 51, No. 4, August 2014).

link.springer.com…

International Migration (Vol. 52, No. 4, August 2014).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

Social Problems (Vol. 61, No. 3, August 2014).

www.jstor.org…

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2014

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles, Health — admin @ 3:50 pm

Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Policy Brief: “Three Out of Four Children with Mental Health Needs in California Do Not Receive Treatment Despite Having Health Care Coverage,” by D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto, David Grant, May Aydin, and Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola (July 2014, .pdf format, 10p.).

healthpolicy.ucla.edu…

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Pew Charitable Trusts Report, Issue Brief:

A. “State Prison Health Care Spending,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.pewtrusts.org…

B. “Immigration Enforcement Within the Nation’s Borders: Federal, State, and Local Efforts,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.pewtrusts.org…

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article: “Lifetime Victimization and Physical Health Outcomes among Lesbian and Heterosexual Women,” by Judith P. Andersen, Tonda L. Hughes, Christopher Zou, and Sharon C. Wilsnack (PLoS ONE 9(7): e101939. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101939, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2014

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries, Health — admin @ 3:49 pm

World Health Organization:

Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Report: “The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Health System Review,” by Than Tun Sein, Phone Myint, Nilar Tin, Htay Win, San San Aye, Pyi Taw, and Than Sein (Health Systems in Transition, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014, .pdf format, 206p.).

www.wpro.who.int/asia_pacific_observatory/hits/series/mmr/en/…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–July 28, 2014

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents, Health, S. Tables of Contents, Sociology — admin @ 3:48 pm

Table of Contents: Check your library for print/electronic availability.

American Journal of Industrial Medicine (Vol. 57, No. 8, August 2014).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

European Journal of Public Health (Vol. 24, No. 4, August 2014).

eurpub.oxfordjournals.org…

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 46, No. 5, September 2014).

journals.cambridge.org…

Social Science & Medicine (Vol. 116, September 2014).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–July 28, 2014

Australia:

1. Australian Human Rights Commission Report: “Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review,” (July 2014, .pdf and Word format, 263p.).

www.humanrights.gov…

2. Australian Institute of Family Studies Report: “International approaches to child protection: What can Australia learn?” by Rhys Price-Robertson, Leah Bromfield, and Alister Lamont (No. 23, 2014, .pdf format, 11p.).

www.aifs.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 28, 2014

Filed under: E. Table of Contents, Economics — admin @ 3:46 pm

Table of Contents: Check your library for print/electronic availability.

Journal of Population Economics (Vol. 27, No. 4, August 2014).

link.springer.com…

CSSRR Economics–July 28, 2014

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries, Economics — admin @ 3:46 pm

International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (14/226 to 14/234).

NEW:

www.imf.org…

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United Nations:

1. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Working Paper: “Multilateralism in Crisis,” by Peter Lloyd (AWP No. 116, June 2014, .pdf format, 30p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.unescap.org…

2. Develope Programme Report: “2014 Human Development Report: Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 225p.).

www.undp.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 28, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers, Economics — admin @ 3:44 pm

European Central Bank:

www.ecb.eu/pub/scientific/wps/date/html/wpsall.en.html…

NEW: No. 1701 “European competitiveness - A semiparametric stochastic metafrontier analysis at the firm level,” by Marijn Verschelde, Michel Dumont, Glenn Rayp, and Bruno Merlevede.

No. 1700 “Contagious herding and endogenous network formation in financial networks,” by Co-Pierre Georg.

No. 1699 “Intermediate inputs, external rebalancing and relative price adjustment,” by Rudolfs Bems.

No. 1698 “Margin regulation and volatility,” by Johannes Brumm, Felix Kubler, Michael Grill, and Karl Schmedders.

No. 1697 “The growth impact of discretionary fiscal policy measures,” by Maria-Grazia Attinasi and Alexander Klemm.

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Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Papers:

A. “Using a temporary indirect tax cut as a fiscal stimulus: evidence from the UK,” by Thomas Crossley , Hamish Low and Cath Sleeman (w14/16, July 2014, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.ifs.org…

B. “The importance of product reformulation versus consumer choice in improving diet quality,” by Rachel Griffith , Martin O’Connell and Kate Smith (w14/15, July 2014, .pdf format, 35p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.ifs.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 28, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers, Economics — admin @ 3:43 pm

Banco Central De Colombia:

www.banrep.gov…

NEW: No. 833 “Optimal Policy with Informal Sector and Endogenous Savings,” by Luz Adriana Florez.

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Banco De Espana:

www.bde.es/informes/be/docs/docse.htm…

NEW: 1420 “The automatic adjustment of pension expenditures in Spain: an evaluation of the 2013 pension reform,” by Alfonso R. Sanchez.

1419 “Heterogeneous responses to effective tax enforcement: evidence from Spanish firms,” by Miguel Almunia and David Lopez-Rodríguez.

1418 “Signalling fiscal stress in the euro area: a country-specific early warning system,” by Pablo Hernández de Cos, Gerrit B. Koester, Enrique Moral-Benito and Christiane Nickel.

1417 “From Bismarck to Beveridge: the other pension reform in Spain,” by J. Ignacio Conde-Ruiz and Clara I. González.

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Banco de Mexico:

www.banxico.org…

NEW: 2014-15 “Fiscal Multipliers in a Panel of Countries,” by Juan Contreras and Holly Battelle.

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Bank of Estonia/Eesti Pank:

www.bankofestonia.info…

NEW: 2/2014 “Distinguishing the Components of Household Financial Wealth: the Impact of Liabilities on Assets in Euro Area Countries,” by Merike Kukk.

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Banque de France:

www.banque-france.fr/en/economics-statistics/research/working-paper-series.html…

NEW: 501 “The European Monetary Union and Imbalances: Is it an Anticipation Story?” by Daniele Siena.

500 “Retirement, Early Retirement and Disability: Explaining Labor Force Participation after 55 in France,” by Luc Behaghel, Didier Blanchet and Muriel Roger.

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Czech National Bank:

www.cnb.cz/en/research/research_publications/cnb_wp/index.html…

NEW: CNB WP 5/2014 “The Impact of Monetary Policy on Financing of Czech Firms,” by Ruslan Aliyev, Dana Hajkova, and Ivana Kubicova.

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Deutsche Bundesbank:

www.bundesbank.de/Navigation/EN/Publications/Discussion_papers/discussion_papers.html?nsc=true…

Discussion Paper:

NEW: 15/2014 “Quantifying the components of the banks’ net interest margin,” by Ramona Busch and Christoph Memmel.

14/2014 “Collateral imbalances in intra-European trade? Accounting for the differences between gross and value added trade balances,” by Arne J. Nagengast and Robert Stehrer.

July 25, 2014

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 25, 2014

University of Wisconsin Data and Information Service Center Country Statistical Yearbook Update. Our Country Statistical Yearbook page has added links to several yearbooks. Note: check carefully to see if the link is to a hypertext or yearbook, or information about a print one, as well as the language of the yearbook. Our Country Statistical Yearbook page now points to compendia for 152 countries. Unless otherwise noted, all are in .pdf format.

Asia:

Indonesia:

Statistical Yearbook of Indonesia 2014

www.bps.go.id/eng/aboutus.php?pub=1&pubs=47…

Singapore:

Statistical Yearbook of Singapore 2014

www.singstat.gov…

Europe:

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Bosnia and Herzegovina in Figures 2014

www.fzs.ba/Podaci/Brojke2014.pdf…

Poland:

Poland in Figures 2014

stat.gov…

2014 Concise Statistical Yearbook of Poland

stat.gov…

Romania:

Romania in Figures 2014

www.insse.ro/cms/files/publicatii/Romania_in_Figures_2014.pdf…

Slovak Republic:

Slovak Republic in Figures 2013

portal.statistics.sk/showdoc.do?docid=79031…

Ukraine:

Ukraine in Figures 2013

www.ukrstat.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 25, 2014

Filed under: S. Working Papers, Sociology — admin @ 3:33 pm

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Paper: “The Patriarchy Index: a comparative study of power relations across historic Europe MPIDR,” by Siegfried Gruber and Mikolaj Szoltysek (WP-2014-007, July 2014, .pdf format, 43p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.demogr.mpg.de/en/projects_publications/publications_1904/mpidr_working_papers/the_patriarchy_index_a_comparative_study_of_power_relations_across_historic_europe_5292.htm…

CSSRR Sociology–July 25, 2014

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries, Sociology — admin @ 3:32 pm

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Institute For Statistics Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Statistical Bulletins:

A. “Demographics 2013,” (Statistical Bulletin 2000, 2014, .pdf format, 149p.).

www.fzs.ba/god_bilteni/SB-200-Dem.pdf…

B. “Social Welfare in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013,” (Statistical Bulletin 199, 2014, .pdf format, 65p.).

www.fzs.ba/god_bilteni/Socijalna199.pdf…

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Republic of Azerbaijan:

State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan Reports:

A. “2014 Women And Men In Azerbaijan,” (July 2014, zipped .pdf format, 181p.).

www.stat.gov…

B. “2014 Children in Azerbaijan,” (July 2014, zipped .pdf format, 189p.).

www.stat.gov…

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Republic of Moldova:

National Bureau of Statistics Report: “2014 Education in the Republic of Moldova,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 131p.).

www.statistica.md/pageview.php?l=en&id=2819&idc=350…

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Scotland:

General Register Office for Scotland Data Tables: “Migration Statistics,” (July 2014, .pdf and Excel format).

www.gro-scotland.gov…

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South Korea:

Statistics Korea Release: “2014 Statistics on the Youth,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 5p.).

kostat.go.kr/portal/english/news/1/1/index.board?bmode=read&aSeq=328722…

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UK:

Office for National Statistics Report: “Dependent Children Usually Resident in England and Wales with a Parental Second Address, 2011,” (July 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 10p.).

www.ons.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 25, 2014

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub, Health — admin @ 3:30 pm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 63, No. 29, July 25, 2014 (HTML and .pdf formats available from the US Centers for Disease Control site). Note: To access this issue in the future, simply click on “Weekly Report” and then “Past Volumes” on the left side of the page.

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 25, 2014

Filed under: H. Data, Health — admin @ 3:30 pm

US National Center for Health Statistics Data Release: “2011 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death,” (July 2014, zipped ASCII text(data) and .pdf (documentation) format).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–July 25, 2014

Botswana:

Statistics Botswana Brief, Report:

A. “Matenal Mortality Ratio-(MMR)2008-2012,” (Brief No. 2014/2, 2014, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.cso.gov…

B. “Crime Statistics Report 2010,” (March 2014, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.cso.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–July 25, 2014

Australia:

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: “Child protection Australia 2012-13,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 154p.).

www.aihw.gov…

2. Australian Human Rights Commission Report: “Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review - Report,” (July 2014, .pdf and Word format, 263p.).

www.humanrights.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 25, 2014

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles, Economics — admin @ 3:27 pm

Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief: “Employee Benefits: Today, Tomorrow, and Yesterday,” by Nevin Adams and Dallas Salisbury (Issue Brief No. 401, July 2014, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.ebri.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 25, 2014

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries, Economics — admin @ 3:26 pm

Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: “Private Consumption Expenditure by Industry 2006-2012,” (July 2014, .pdf, Excel, and Word format, 77p.).

www1.cbs.gov…

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Macedonia:

Republic of Macedonia Statistical Office Report: “Labour Force Survey, 2013,” (July 2014, .pdf and Excel format, 126p.).

www.stat.gov…

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Republic of Bulgaria:

National Statistical Institute Reports:

A. “Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2013,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 155p.).

www.nsi.bg/en/content/12399/%D0%BF%D1%83%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F/household-budgets-republic-bulgaria-2013…

B. “Employment and Unemployment - annual data 2013,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 105p.).

www.nsi.bg/en/content/12327/%D0%BF%D1%83%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F/employment-and-unemployment-annual-data-2013…

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Switzerland:

Swiss Statistics Reports:

A. “Poverty in Switzerland: Results from 2007 to 2012,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=5650…

B. “Labour market indicators for 2014: Comments on findings for the period 2008-2014,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 17p.).

www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=5655…

C. “SLFS 2013 in Brief: The Swiss Labour Force Survey,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 22p.).

www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=5625…

CSSRR Economics–July 25, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers, Economics — admin @ 3:24 pm

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economic Discussion Series:

www.federalreserve.gov…

NEW: 2014-50 “Reputation and Liquidity Traps,” by Taisuke Nakata.

2014-49 “Assessing Targeted Macroprudential Financial Regulation: The Case of the 2006 Commercial Real Estate Guidance for Banks,” by William F. Bassett and W. Blake Marsh.

2014-48 “QE Auctions of Treasury Bonds,” by Zhaogang Song and Haoxiang Zhu.

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District 2: Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York):

www.newyorkfed.org…

NEW: No. 681 “What Determines the Composition of International Bank Flows?” by Cornelia Kerl and Friederike Niepmann.

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District 8: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri):

research.stlouisfed.org…

NEW: Working Paper 2014-017A “Taxing Top Earners: A Human Capital Perspective,” by Alejandro Badel and Mark Huggett.

Working Paper 2014-016A “QE: When and How Should the Fed Exit?” by Yi Wen.

July 24, 2014

CSSRR Economics–July 24, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers, Economics — admin @ 3:46 pm

University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Working Papers:

A. “Chapter 6: Poverty Measurement,” by Timothy M. Smeeding (DP1424-14, June 2014, .pdf format, 36p.).

The fundamental concept of poverty concerns itself with having too few resources or capabilities to participate fully in a society. Social scientists need to first establish the breadth and depth of the social phenomenon called “poverty” before they can meaningfully analyze it and explore its ultimate causes and remedies. In this chapter, we examine the complexities and idiosyncrasies of poverty measurement from its origins to current practice. We begin with the various concepts of poverty and its measurement and how economists, social statisticians, public policy scholars, sociologists, and other social scientists have contributed to this literature. We then turn to a few empirical estimates of poverty across and within nations. We rely mainly on income data from rich and middle-income nations to provide perspectives on levels and trends in overall poverty, though we refer also to the World Bank’s measures of global absolute poverty. In our empirical examinations we look at comparisons of trends in relative poverty over different time periods, and comparisons of relative and anchored poverty across the Great Recession.

www.irp.wisc.edu…

B. “Is WIC Reaching Those in Need? Children’s Participation in Nutritional Policy during the Great Recession,” by Margot Jackson and Gabriel Schwartz (DP1423-14, January 2014, .pdf format, 20p.).

Abstract:

For the roughly 20 percent of American children living in poverty and food insecure households, nutritional policy provides an essential safety net against hunger and its negative effects on development. Though it is established that more mothers and children enrolled in the nutritional safety net during the Great Recession, it is unclear whether this increase was experienced equally by all racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Using longitudinal data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), we examine whether exposure to the early childhood nutritional safety net has remained steady or increased as economic need increased during the Great Recession. Specifically, we examine the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which increases access to nutritious food from the prenatal period until the time of school entry. Two questions drive the analysis: (1) Did participation in WIC increase between 2004 and 2013 for children in all age groups: in utero, infants, and ages 1-5?; and (2) Have these increases been experienced equally across racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups? Preliminary findings suggest that age differences in participation remain pronounced, with infants more likely than older children, and especially the in utero population, to receive exposure to WIC. Differences between non-Hispanic whites and others declined in all age groups, driven by increasing participation among non-Hispanic whites and Hispanics. Socioeconomic differences in participation also declined, largely because of increasing participation among children in higher-educated and higher-income families. These findings suggest that, during the recession, socioeconomic status became a weaker predictor of WIC participation.

www.irp.wisc.edu…

C. “Supported from Both Sides? Changes in the Dynamics of Joint Participation in SNAP and UI Following the Great Recession,” by Alix Gould-Werth and H. Luke Shaefer (DP1422-14, June 2014, .pdf format, 27p.).

This paper uses panel data from the nationally representative Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) from years 2000 through 2011, to examine changes in the prevalence and character of joint participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) among job losers during the Great Recession. Descriptive as well as multivariate analyses are presented. Descriptive statistics examining changes following the onset of the Great Recession indicate heightened use of UI and SNAP; a change in the sequencing of program entrance with joint participants becoming less likely to access SNAP first (also notable is the high incidence of joint participants who began accessing SNAP while still employed both pre- and post-recession); and the composition of the group joint participants becoming more advantaged across a range of demographic characteristics.

Our multivariate results suggest that the extended length of unemployment spells following the onset of the Great Recession drives much of the increase in joint participation. The extension of UI benefits; the modernization of UI eligibility criteria; and the liberalization of SNAP eligibility requirements account for the remaining increase in joint participation. These results suggest that-through countercyclical design and through legislative action-our safety net programs have been responsive to a changed macroeconomic context and changing needs of the target populations of UI and SNAP. Further research, however, is called for to examine the sizable group of unemployed Americans who do not access help from either program.

www.irp.wisc.edu…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 24, 2014

Anne E. Casey Foundation Compendium: 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book, (July 2014, .pdf format, 45p.).

www.aecf.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 24, 2014

Filed under: S. Legislation Information, Sociology — admin @ 3:44 pm

US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Hearing Testimony: “The Role of States in Higher Education,” a hearing held July 24, 2014 (witness statements available in .pdf format, a video transcript of the hearing is available at the site, running time 1 hour 47 minutes). Note: The hearing 17:53 mark.

www.help.senate.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 24, 2014

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries, Sociology — admin @ 3:41 pm

Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Juristat (July 2014, .pdf and HTML format). The title article of this issue is: “Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2013,” by Jillian Boyce, Adam Cotter and Samuel Perreault.

www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2014001/article/14040-eng.htm…

CSSRR Health–July 24, 2014

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub, Health — admin @ 3:40 pm

US National Center for Health Statistics Data Briefs:

A. “Reasons for Emergency Room Use Among U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2012,” by Renee M. Gindi and Lindsey I. Jones (Data Brief No. 160, July 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

B. “Perception of Weight Status in U.S. Children and Adolescents Aged 8-15 Years, 2005-2012,” by Neda Sarafrazi, Jeffery P. Hughes, Lori Borrud, Vicki Burt, and Ryne Paulose-Ram (Data Brief No. 158, July 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 24, 2014

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles, Health — admin @ 3:39 pm

Center for Health Care Strategies Issue Brief: “Moving Toward Integrated Marketing Rules and Practices for Medicare and Medicaid Managed Care Plans,” by Michelle Herman Soper and Rivka Weiser (July 2014, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.chcs.org…

CSSRR Health–July 24, 2014

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries, Health — admin @ 3:39 pm

UK:

Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin: “Disability-Free Life Expectancy by Upper Tier Local Authority: England 2009-11 and comparison with 2006-08,” (July 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 27p.).

www.ons.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 24, 2014

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub, Economics — admin @ 3:38 pm

US Bureau of Economic Analysis Periodical: Survey of Current Business (Vol. 94, No. 7, July 2014, .pdf format).

www.bea.gov…

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US Bureau of Labor Statistics Article: “Changes in federal and state unemployment insurance legislation in 2013,” by Loryn Lancaster (Monthy Labor Review, July 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 46p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 24, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers, Economics — admin @ 3:37 pm

Inter-American Development Bank Working Paper:

publications.iadb.org…

NEW: No. 528 “Shelter from the Storm: Upgrading Housing Infrastructure in Latin American Slums,” by Sebastian Galiani, Paul Gertler, Ryan Cooper, Sebastian Martínez, Adam Ross, and Raimundo Undurraga.

No. 525 “Is the Eurozone on the Mend? Latin American Examples to Analyze the Euro Question,” by Eduardo A. Cavallo, Eduardo Fernández-Arias, and Andrew Powell.

No. 519 “Land Accumulation Dynamics in Developing Country Agriculture,” by Heath Henderson, Leonardo Corral, Eric Simning, and Paul Winters.

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United Nations:

Economic and Social Commisssion for Asia and the Pacific Working Papers:

A. “Enabling Participation of SMEs in International Trade and Production Networks: Trade Facilitation, Trade Finance and Communication Technology,” by Yann Duval and Chorthip Utoktham (Working Paper No. 03/14, June 2014, .pdf format, 28p.) Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.unescap.org…

B. “SPS measures and possible market access implications for agricultural trade in the Doha Round: An analysis of systemic issues,” by Murali Kallummal (AWP No. 116, July 2014, .pdf format, 30p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.unescap.org…

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Working Papers: New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers is dated July 13, 2014.

ideas.repec.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 24, 2014

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries, Economics — admin @ 3:35 pm

International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (14/212 to 14/225).

NEW:

www.imf.org…

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Report: “The Demand for Labour 2013,” (June 2014, .pdf, Excel, and zipped format, 61p.).

stat.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 24, 2014

Filed under: E. Table of Contents, Economics — admin @ 3:34 pm

Table of Contents: Check your library for print/electronic availability.

American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Vol. 96, No. 4, July 2014).

ajae.oxfordjournals.org…

Econometrica (Vol. 82, No. 4, July 2014).

www.econometricsociety.org…

Industrial Relations Journal (Vol. 45, No. 4, July 2014).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 182, No. 2, October 2014).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 65, July 2014).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 117, September 2014).

www.sciencedirect.com…

July 22, 2014

CSSRR Sociology–July 22, 2014

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles, Sociology — admin @ 3:52 pm

Demographic Research Article: “Disagreements among cohabiting and married couples in 22 European countries,” by Tanja Van der Lippe, Marieke Voorpostel, and Belinda Hewitt (Vol. 31, Article 10, July 2014, .pdf format, p. 247-274).

www.demographic-research.org…

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: “A simple generative model of collective online behavior,” by James P. Gleeson, Davide Cellai, Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Mason A. Porter, and Felix Reed-Tsochas (Vol. 111, No. 29, July 22, 2014, p. 10411-10415).

www.pnas.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 22, 2014

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub, Sociology — admin @ 3:51 pm

US Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: “The Nation’s Two Measures of Homicide,” by J. Lee Annest, Duren Banks, Cynthia Barnett-Ryan, Lynn Langton, Michael Planty, Wendy Regoeczi, and Margaret Warner (NCJ 247060, July 2014, .pdf and ASCII text format, 4p.).

www.bjs.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 22, 2014

Filed under: S. Working Papers, Sociology — admin @ 3:50 pm

Center for Policy Research [Maxwell School, Syracuse University] Working Paper: “Test of Hypotheses in a Time Trend Panel Data Model with Serially Correlated Error Component Disturbances,” Badi H. Baltagi, Chihwa Kao, and Long Liu (Working Paper No. 170, July 2014, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

This paper studies test of hypotheses for the slope parameter in a linear time trend panel data model with serially correlated error component disturbances. We propose a test statistic that uses a bias corrected estimator of the serial correlation parameter. The proposed test statistic which is based on the corresponding fixed effects feasible generalized least squares (FE-FGLS) estimator of the slope parameter has the standard normal limiting distribution which is valid whether the remainder error is I(0) or I(1). This performs well in Monte Carlo experiments and is recommended.

www.maxwell.syr.edu…

CSSRR Health–July 22, 2014

Filed under: H. Data, Health — admin @ 3:49 pm

US Census Bureau Data Release: “HIV/AIDS Surveillance” (July 2014). The HIV/AIDS Surveillance “tool consists of a library of statistics from more than 14,900 sources in international scientific and medical journals, individual countries’ annual HIV/AIDS surveillance reports, and papers and posters presented at international conferences. China represents 28 percent of the new records in the database, the largest increase by a single country.” Data tables can be downloaded in comma-delimited, .pdf and zipped format.

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 22, 2014

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub, Health — admin @ 3:49 pm

Institute of Medicine Monograph: Assessing Genomic Sequencing Information for Health Care Decision Making: Workshop Summary, Sarah H. Beachy, Samuel G. Johnson, Adam C. Berger, and Steve Olson, Rapporteurs (National Academies Press, 2014, 978-0-309-30494-8, OpenBook and .pdf format, 128p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy.

www.nap.edu…

CSSRR Health–July 23, 2014

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries, Health — admin @ 3:48 pm

Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: “Cultural and linguistic diversity measures in aged care,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 167p.).

www.aihw.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 22, 2014

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries, Economics — admin @ 3:47 pm

European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (13/2014) and Data in Focus (9/2014).

epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/publications/collections/sif_dif…

CSSRR Economics–July 22, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers, Economics — admin @ 3:46 pm

European Central Bank:

www.ecb.eu/pub/scientific/wps/date/html/wpsall.en.html…

NEW: No. 1695 “Collateral imbalances in intra-european trade? Accounting for the difference between gross and value added trade balances,” by Arne J. Nagengast and Robert Stehrer.

No. 1696 “A theory of pruning,” by Giovanni Lombardo and Harald Uhlig.

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Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Paper: “Holy cows or cash cows?” by Orazio Attanasio and Britta Augsburg (W14/14, July 2014, .pdf format, 15p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.ifs.org…

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 14/125 to 14/132.

www.imf.org…

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John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University] Working Paper: “Nominal GDP Targeting for Middle-Income Countries,” by Jeffrey A. Frankel (RWP14-033, July 2014, .pdf format, 13p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

research.hks.harvard.edu…

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Luxembourg Income Study Working Papers: Note: Search on “Year” equal to “2014″ and select “Series” (either ‘LWS working paper series’ or ‘LIS working paper series’).

www.lisdatacenter.org…

NEW: No. 615 “Immigration in the EU: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Immigration on the German Labor Market,” by Fred DeVeaux.

Luxembourg Wealth Study Working Paper:

No. 18 “Measuring Poverty using both Income and Wealth: A Cross-Country Comparison between the U.S. and Spain,” by Francisco Azpitarte.

No. 17 “Measurement and Identification of Asset-Poor Households: A Cross-National Comparison of Spain and the United Kingdom,” by Francisco Azpitarte.

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United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research Working Papers:

www.wider.unu.edu…

New papers: WP/90-WP/99.

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: WBPR has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:

go.worldbank.org…

New papers are: WPS No. 6968-6975.

CSSRR Economics–July 22, 2014

Filed under: E. Table of Contents, Economics — admin @ 3:44 pm

Table of Contents: Check your library for print/electronic availability.

International Labour Review (Vol. 153, No. 2, June 2014, .pdf format, 3p.).

www.ilo.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 22, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers, Economics — admin @ 3:43 pm

District 1: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts):

“Working Papers”

www.bostonfed.org…

NEW: No. 14-3 “The Ins and Arounds in the U.S. Housing Market,” by Rudiger Bachmann and Daniel Cooper.

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District 9: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minnesota):

Working Papers:

www.minneapolisfed.org…

NEW: Working Paper 714 “Liquidity Traps and Monetary Policy: Managing a Credit Crunch,” by Francisco Buera, Juan Pablo Nicolini.

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