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July 28, 2015

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2015

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:59 pm

US National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. “Deaths: Final Data for 2011,” by Kenneth D. Kochanek, Sherry L. Murphy, and Jiaquan Xu (National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 63, No. 3, July 2015, .pdf format, 119p.).

www.cdc.gov…

B. “Deaths: Leading Causes for 2011,” by Melonie Heron (National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 63, No. 7, July 2015, .pdf format, 96p.).

www.cdc.gov…

C. “Fetal and Perinatal Mortality: United States, 2013,” by Marian F. MacDorman and Elizabeth C.W. Gregory (National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 63, No. 8, July 2015, .pdf format, 23p.).

www.cdc.gov…

D. “National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Biospecimen Program: NHANES III (1988–1994) and NHANES 1999–2014,” by Geraldine M. McQuillan, Jody E. McLean, Michele Chiappa, and Susan L. Lukacs (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 2, Number 170, July 2015, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 28, 2015

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Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research Working Paper: “Time-to-death patterns in markers of age and dependency,” by Tim Riffe, Pil H. Chung, Jeroen Spijker, and John MacInnes (WP 2015-003, July 2015, .pdf format, 28p.). 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/time_to_death_patterns_in_markers_of_age_and_dependency_5452.htm…

CSSRR Sociology–July 28, 2015

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: “Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2015,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 36p.).

www.aihw.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2015

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 3:56 pm

Human Mortality Database Update:

Data for USA were revised and updated through 2013

Data for Netherlands were revised and updated through 2012

www.mo…

Data access:

www.mo…

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2015

Filed under: H. Legislation Information,Health — admin @ 3:55 pm

US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony: “Reviewing HealthCare.gov… Controls,” a hearing held July 16, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available in Flash format, running time 1 hour 8 minutes). Hearing begins at the 33:20 mark.

www.finance.senate.gov…

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US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: “Rural Health Hearing,” a hearing held July 28, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2015

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World Health Organization Data Release: “Immunization coverage,” (July 2015, HTML, .pdf and Excel format).

www.who.int…

CSSRR Economics–July 28, 2015

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:54 pm

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodical: Economic Indicators, June 2015 (July 2015, .pdf format, 38p.).

fraser.stlouisfed.org…

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US Bureau of Economic Analysis Periodical: Survey of Current Business (Vol. 95, No. 7, July 2015, .pdf format).

www.bea.gov…

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US Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: “Multifactor Productivity Trends In Manufacturing – 2013,” (July 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 12p.).

www.bls.gov…

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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports:

A. “Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: Measurement, Trends, and Drivers,” by Sun Ling Wang, Paul Heisey, David Schimmelpfennig, and Eldon Ball (Economic Research Report No. (ERR-189), July 2015, .pdf format, 78p.).

www.ers.us…

B. “The Profit Potential of Certified Organic Field Crop Production,” by William McBride, Catherine Greene, Linda Foreman, and Mir Ali (Economic Research Report No. (ERR-188), July 2015, .pdf format, 52p.).

www.ers.us…

CSSRR Economics–July 28, 2015

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Asian Development Bank: ADB has recently released the following working papers:

beta.adb.org…

NEW: No. 439 “Effectiveness of Macroprudential Policies in Developing Asia: An Empirical Analysis,” by Minsoo Lee, Ruben Carlo Asuncion, and Jungsuk Kim.

No. 438 “Financing Asia’s Growth,” by Gemma B. Estrada, Marcus Noland, Donghyun Park, and Arief Ramayandi.

No. 437 “Myanmar: Unlocking the Potential: A Strategy For High, Sustained, And Inclusive Growth,” by Ronald Findlay, Cyn-Young Park, and Jean-Pierre A. Verbiest.

No. 436 “Re-Examining the Middle-Income Trap Hypothesis: What to Reject and What to Revive?” by Xuehui Han and Shang-Jin Wei.

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Bank for International Settlements Working Papers:

www.bis.org…

NEW: No. 503 “Inflation targeting and financial stability: providing policymakers with relevant information,” by Anders Vredin.

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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 5441-5448.

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Inter-American Development Bank Working Paper:

publications.iadb.org…

NEW: No. 580 “Multinationals Stockpiling Cash: Exploring a Commodity Boom,” by Erwin Hansen and Rodrigo Wagner.

No. 562 “Dealing with the Dutch Disease: Fiscal Rules and Macro-Prudential Policies,” by Javier García-Cicco and Enrique Kawamura.

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 15/169 to 15/178.

www.imf.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 28, 2015

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Bank of England:

www.bankofengland.co.uk…

NEW: Working Paper No. 537 “What do stock markets tell us about exchange rates?” by Gino Cenedese, Richard Payne, Lucio Sarno and Giorgio Valente.

Working Paper No. 536 “The impact of liquidity regulation on banks,” by Ryan N. Banerjee and Hitoshi Mio.

Working Paper No. 535 “Export dynamics since the Great Trade Collapse: a cross-country analysis,” by John Lewis and Selien De Schryder.

Working Paper No. 534 “What moves international stock and bond markets?” by Gino Cenedese and Enrico Mallucci.

Working Paper No. 533 “Safe haven currencies: a portfolio perspective,” Gino Cenedese.

Working Paper No. 532 “Towards a New Keynesian theory of the price level,” by John Barrdear.

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Banque Nationale Suisse/Swiss National Bank:

www.snb.ch/en/iabout/pub/oecpub/id/working_papers…

NEW: WP2015-09 “Exit Strategies and Trade Dynamics in Repo Markets,” by Aleksander Berentsen, Sebastien Philippe Kraenzlin and Benjamin Muller.

WP2015-08 “Is there a too-big-to-fail discount in excess returns on German banks’ stocks?” by Thomas Nitschka.

WP2015-07 “The impact of international swap lines on stock returns of banks in emerging markets,” by Alin Marius Andries, Andreas M. Fischer and Pinar Yesin.

WP2015-06 “Transmission of Quantitative Easing: The Role of Central Bank Reserves,” by Jens H.E. Christensen and Signe Krogstrup.

WP2015-05 “Mortgage arrears in Europe: The impact of monetary and macroprudential policies,” by Petra Gerlach-Kristen and Sean Lyons.

CSSRR Economics–July 28, 2015

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Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economic Discussion Series:

www.federalreserve.gov…

NEW: 2015-053 “Asset Return Dynamics under Habits and Bad-Environment Good-Environment Fundamentals,” by Geert Bekaert and Eric Engstrom.

2015-052 “The Cyclicality of Sales, Regular and Effective Prices: Comment,” by Etienne Gagnon, David Lopez-Salido, and Jason A. Sockin.

2015-051 “Modelling Dependence in High Dimensions with Factor Copulas,” by Dong Hwan Oh and Andrew J. Patton.

2015-050 “High-Dimensional Copula-Based Distributions with Mixed Frequency Data,” by Dong Hwan Oh and Andrew J. Patton.

2015-049 “Heterogeneity in Economic Shocks and Household Spending,” by Sebastian J. Devlin-Foltz and John Sabelhaus.

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District 3: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

www.philadelphiafed.org…

NEW: 15-28 “The Impact of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct on Appraisal and Mortgage Outcomes,” by Lei Ding and Leonard Nakamura.

15-27 “Interactions Between Job Search and Housing Decisions: A Structural Estimation,” by Sílvio Rendon and Núria Quella-Isla.

15-26 “The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Small Business Formation,” by Brent W. Ambrose, Larry Cordell, and Shuwei Ma.

15-25 “Valuing “Free” Media Across Countries in GDP,” by Leonard Nakamura and Rachel Soloveichik.

15-24 “Foreclosure Delay and Consumer Credit Performance,” by Paul S. Calem, Julapa Jagtiani, and William W. Lang.

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District 7: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Illinois): Note: In the search box, run a search on “Series” for “Working Papers”.

www.chicagofed.org…

NEW: Working Paper No. 2015-05 “External and Public Debt Crises,” by Cristina Arellano, Andrew Atkeson, and Mark L. J. Wright.

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

research.stlouisfed.org…

NEW: Working Paper 2015-015A “Current Federal Reserve Policy Under the Lens of Economic History: A Review Essay,” by Stephen Williamson.

Working Paper 2015-014A “Local Polynomial Regressions versus OLS for Generating Location Value Estimates: Which is More Efficient in Out-of-Sample Forecasts?” by Jeffrey P. Cohen, Cletus C. Coughlin, and John M. Clapp.

Working Paper 2015-013A “Natural Resources and Global Misallocation,” by Alexander Monge-Naranjo, Juan M. Sánchez, and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis.

July 27, 2015

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 27, 2015

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of July 27, 2015. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

www.nber.org…

New papers are: 21323, 21333, 21386-21409.

Health related: 21389.

Sociology related 21395, 21399, 21402, 21407.

CSSRR Sociology–July 27, 2015

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Center for Family and Demographic Research [Bowling Green University] Working Paper: “Gender and the Stability of Same-Sex and Different-Sex Relationships,” by Kara Joyner, Wendy Manning, and Ryan Bogle (2015-23, July 2015, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

Most research on the stability of adult relationships focuses on coresidential (cohabiting or married) couples and estimates rates of dissolution for the period of coresidence. Studies examining the stability of same-sex coresidential relationships typically find that couples comprised of two women are less stable than those with two men, a pattern that belies the widespread notion that women are more relational than men. We suggest that this paradoxical pattern reflects the fact that prior studies are based on coresidential relationships. Presumably, same-sex male couples who coreside are more select than same-sex female couples who do so with respect to factors that promote relationship stability. We use data on the total duration of romantic and sexual relationships from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to compare rates of dissolution for same-sex male couples, same-sex female couples, and different-sex couples. Results of hazard models that track the stability of relationships from the time they are formed demonstrate that same-sex male couples have substantially higher dissolution rates than both same-sex female couples and different-sex couples. Our study contributes to new research on same-sex couples and underlines the importance of examining the pathways of relationships from the date of formation.

www.bgsu.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–July 27, 2015

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Pew Research Center Report: “Growing Public Support for U.S. Ties With Cuba – And an End to the Trade Embargo,” (July 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 10p.).

www.people-press.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 27, 2015

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:43 pm

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

Latin American Research Review (Vol. 50, No. 2, 2015).

muse.jhu.edu…

Population (Vol. 70, No. 1, 2015).

www.journal-population.com…

Population Research and Policy Review (Vol. 34, No. 4, August 2015).

link.springer.com…

Sociology (Vol. 49, No. 4, August 2015).

soc.sagepub.com…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–July 27, 2015

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health,S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:42 pm

US Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. “Regenerative Medicine: Federal Investment, Information Sharing, and Challenges in an Evolving Field,” (GAO-15-553, June 2015, .pdf format, 34p.).

www.gao.gov…

B. “Teacher Preparation Programs: Education Should Ensure States Identify Low-Performing Programs and Improve Information-Sharing,” (GAO-15-598, July 2015, .pdf format, 45p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 27, 2015

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US Government Accountability Office Report: “Prescription Drugs: More DEA Information about Registrants’ Controlled Substances Roles Could Improve Their Understanding and Help Ensure Access,” (GAO-15-471, June 2015, .pdf format, 91p.).

www.gao.gov…

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 64, No. 28, July 24, 2015 (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 27, 2015

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Institute of Medicine Monograph: Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products, edited by Richard J. Bonnie, Kathleen Stratton, and Leslie Y. Kwan (National Academy Press, 2015, ISBN: 978-0-309-31624-8, .pdf and OpenBook format, 398p.). Note: NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy. Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

www.nap.edu…

CSSRR Health–July 27, 2015

Filed under: H. Legislation Information,Health — admin @ 3:40 pm

US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Hearing Testimony: “Achieving the Promise of Health Information Technology: Information Blocking and Potential Solutions,” a hearing held July 23, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available in Flash format, running time 1 hour 48 minutes).

www.help.senate.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 27, 2015

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:39 pm

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

European Journal of Public Health (Vol. 25, No. 4, August 2015).

eurpub.oxfordjournals.org…

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 786-788, July 2015).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Sexuality Research and Social Policy (Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2015).

link.springer.com…

CSSRR Health–July 27, 2015

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:38 pm

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: “Inferring influenza dynamics and control in households,” by Max S.Y. Lau, Benjamin J. Cowling, Alex R. Cook, and Steven Riley (Vol. 112, No. 29, July 21, 2015, p. 9094–9099).

www.pnas.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 27, 2015

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:37 pm

International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (15/164, 15/177 to 15/205).

NEW:

www.imf.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 27, 2015

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:37 pm

Botwana:

Central Statistics Office Report: “Annual Agricultural Survey Report 2013,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 172p. ).

www.cso.gov…

July 22, 2015

CSSRR Health/Sociology–July 22, 2015

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:52 pm

University of Michigan Population Studies Center Working Papers:

A. “Parental Divorce and Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does Context Matter?” by Emily Smith-Greenaway and Shelley Clark (PSC Research Report No. 15-843, July 2015, .pdf format, 34p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu…

B. “SES Disparities in Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension among Older Adults in Low and Middle Income Countries,” by Mary McEniry and Zhangjun Zhou (PSC Research Report No. 15-841, July 2015, .pdf format, 27p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–July 22, 2015

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:51 pm

Demographic Research Articles:

A. “The low importance of marriage in eastern Germany – social norms and the role of peoples’ perceptions of the past,” by Andreas Klarner (Vol. 33, Article 9, July 2015, .pdf format, p. 239-272).

www.demographic-research.org…

B. “Ideation and intention to use contraceptives in Kenya and Nigeria,” by Stella Babalola, Neetu John, Bolanle Ajao, and Ilene Speizer (Vol. 33, Article 8, July 2015, ..pdf format, p. 211-238).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 22, 2015

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:50 pm

US National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. “Education and Certification Qualifications of Public Middle Grades Teachers of Selected Subjects: Evidence From the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey,” by Stephane Baldi, Catharine Warner-Griffin, and Chrystine Tadler (NCES 2015815, July 2015, .pdf format, 103p.).

nces.ed.gov…

B. “Education and Certification Qualifications of Departmentalized Public High School-Level Teachers of Selected Subjects: Evidence From the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey,” by Jason Hill and Christina Stearns (NCES 2015814, July 2015, .pdf format, 97p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 22, 2015

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:50 pm

US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief: “Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers Aged 15–19 in the United States,” by Gladys M. Martinez and Joyce C. Abma (Data Brief No. 209, July 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 22, 2015

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

Human Mortality Database:

Data for Iceland were revised and updated through 2013

www.mo…

Data access:

www.mo…

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released two new MEPS data files (July 2015, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

MEPS HC-160G: 2013 Office-Based Medical Provider Visits File

meps.ahrq.gov…

MEPS HC-160F: 2013 Outpatient Visits File

meps.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 22, 2015

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

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

Global Public Health (Vol. 10, No. 7, 2015).

www.tandfonline.com…

CSSRR Health–July 22, 2015

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

Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: “Spatial variation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s access to primary health care,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 65p.).

www.aihw.gov…

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UK:

1. Parliamentary Library Research Note: “Obesity Levels in England,” by Eren Waitzman (LIF-2015-0023, July 2015, .pdf format, 2p.).

researchbriefings.parliament.uk…

2. National Audit Office Report: “Care Quality Commission,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 54p.).

www.nao.org…

3. Cancer Research [UK] Report: “Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 92p.).

www.ca…

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United Nations:

Population Division Data Tables: “Estimates and Projections of Family Planning Indicators 2015,” (July 2015, Excel format).

www.un.org…

CSSRR Economics/Health–July 22, 2015

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

Program on the Global Demography of Aging [Harvard University] Working Papers:

A. “The contribution of female health to economic development,” by David E. Bloom, Michael Kuhn, and Klaus Prettner (PDGA Working Paper No. 126, June 2015, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

We analyze the economic consequences for less developed countries of investing in female health. In so doing we introduce a novel micro-founded dynamic general equilibrium framework in which parents trade o the number of children against investments in their education and in which we allow for health-related gender differences in productivity. We show that better female health speeds up the demographic transition and thereby the take-off toward sustained economic growth. By contrast, male health improvements delay the transition and the take-off because ceteris paribus they raise fertility. According to our results, investing in female health is therefore an important lever for development policies. However, and without having to assume anti-female bias, we also show that households prefer male health improvements over female health improvements because they imply a larger static utility gain. This highlights the existence of a dynamic trade-off between the short-run interests of households and long-run development goals. Our numerical analysis shows that even small changes in female health can have a strong impact on the transition process to a higher income level in the long run. Our results are robust with regard to a number of extensions, most notably endogenous investment in health care.

cdn1.sph.harvard.edu…

B. “Vaccination and All Cause Child Mortality 1985-2011: Global Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys,” by Mark E. McGovern and David Canning (PDGA Working Paper No. 125, June 2015, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

Based on models with calibrated parameters for infection, case fatality rates, and vaccine efficacy, basic childhood vaccinations have been estimated to be highly cost e ective. In this paper, we estimate the association of vaccination with mortality directly from survey data. Using 149 cross-sectional Demographic and Health Surveys, we determine the relationship between vaccination coverage and under five mortality at the survey cluster level. Our data include approximately one million children in 68,490 clusters in 62 countries. We consider the childhood measles, Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG), Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus (DPT), Polio, and maternal tetanus vaccinations. Using modified Poisson regression to estimate the relative risk of child mortality in each cluster, we also adjust for selection bias caused by the vaccination status of dead children not being reported. Childhood vaccination, and in particular measles and tetanus vaccination, is associated with substantial reductions in childhood mortality. We estimate that children in clusters with complete vaccination coverage have relative risk of mortality 0.73 (95% Confidence Interval: 0.68, 0.77) that of children in a cluster with no vaccination. While widely used, basic vaccines still have coverage rates well below 100% in many countries, and our results emphasize the effectiveness of increasing their coverage rates in order to reduce child mortality.

cdn1.sph.harvard.edu…

CSSRR Economics–July 22, 2015

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:45 pm

Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Report: “Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2015,” by Chris Belfield , Jonathan Cribb , Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce (R107, July 2015, .pdf format, 106p.).

www.ifs.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 22, 2015

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:45 pm

International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 15/153 to 15/168.

www.imf.org…

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

documents.worldbank.org…

New papers are: WPS No. 7361-7370.

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–July 22, 2015

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

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

www.iza.org…

The new working papers are: 9193-9199.

Sociology related: 9196, 9198.

July 20, 2015

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 20, 2015

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of July 20, 2015. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

www.nber.org…

New papers are: 21327, 21360-21385.

Health related: 21361, 21367.

Sociology related 21360, 21361, 21368, 21374.

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 20, 2015

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:53 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on July 19, 2015. 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 2015-07-19” on the left side of the page.

CSSRR Sociology–July 20, 2015

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

US Census Bureau Report: “Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014,” by Thom File (P20-577, July 2015, .pdf format, 15p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 20, 2015

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:52 pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University] Working Paper: “The Great Divergence: The Death Penalty in the United States and the Failure of Abolition in Transatlantic Perspective,” by Moshik Temkin (RWP15-037, July 2015, .pdf format, 65p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

research.hks.harvard.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–July 20, 2015

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:51 pm

Urban Institute Report: “Who Minds the Kids When Mom Works a Nonstandard Schedule?” by Maria E. Enchautegui, Martha C. Johnson, and Julia Gelatt (July 2015, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.urban.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 20, 2015

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

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

Social Science Research (Vol. 53, September 2015).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Sociological Methods and Research (Vol. 44, No. 3, August 2015).

smr.sagepub.com…

CSSRR Health–July 20, 2015

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:50 pm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 64, No. 27, July 17, 2015 (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…

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US Government Accountability Office Report: “Behavioral Health: Options for Low-Income Adults to Receive Treatment in Selected States,” (GAO-15-449, June 2015, .pdf format, 43p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 20, 2015

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

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released three new MEPS data files (July 2015, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

MEPS HC-160E: 2013 Emergency Room Visits File

meps.ahrq.gov…

MEPS HC-160D: 2013 Hospital Inpatient Stays File

meps.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 20, 2015

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:49 pm

Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief: “Serving Older Adults with Complex Care Needs: A New Benefit Option for Medicare,” by Marilyn Moon, Ilene L. Hollin, Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Cathy Schoen, and Karen Davis (July 2015, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.com…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Report: “To Switch or Be Switched: Examining Changes in Drug Plan Enrollment among Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy Enrollees,” by Jack Hoadley, Laura Summer, Elizabeth Hargrave, Samuel Stromberg, Juliette Cubanski, and Tricia Neuman (July 2015, .pdf format, 25p.).

kff.org…

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Population Reference Bureau Fact Sheet: “Status Update: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Kenya,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.prb.org…

CSSRR Economics/Health–July 20, 2015

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics,H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:47 pm

US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Issue Brief: “Financial Condition and Health Care Burdens of People in Deep Poverty,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 8p.).

aspe.hhs.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 20, 2015

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:46 pm

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Monograph: Economic Survey of South Africa 2015 (July 2015). Ordering information is available at the site:

www.oecd.org…

Overview (.pdf format, 52p.):

www.oecd.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 20, 2015

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

UK:

Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin: “UK Government Expenditure on Science, Engineering and Technology, 2013,” (July 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 43p.).

www.ons.gov…

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United Nations:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Working Paper: “An in-depth study on the broadband infrastructure in South and West Asia,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 122p.).

www.unescap.org…

July 16, 2015

CSSRR Sociology–July 16, 2015

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:06 pm

Demographic Research Article: “For the times they are a changin': The respect for religious precepts through the analysis of the seasonality of marriages. Italy, 1862-2012,” by Gabriele Ruiu and Marco Breschi (Vol. 33, Article 7, July 2015, .pdf format, p. 179-210).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 16, 2015

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 4:05 pm

University of Michigan Population Studies Center Working Paper: “Making the Grade: Understanding What Works for Teaching Literacy in Rural Uganda,” by Jason Kerwin and Rebecca L. Thornton (PSC Research Report No. 15-842, July 2015, .pdf format, 54p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–July 16, 2015

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:04 pm

Center for Family and Demographic Research [Bowling Green State University] Periodical: Ohio Population News (No. 31, July 2015, .pdf format, 2p.). Note: The theme of the issue is: “Who Is Voting in Ohio? The Changing Composition of Voters.”

www.bgsu.edu…

CSSRR Health–July 16, 2015

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 4:04 pm

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: “Neonatal and Maternal Hospital Stays Related to Substance Use, 2006-2012,” by Kathryn R. Fingar, Carol Stocks, Audrey J. Weiss, and Pamela L. Owens (Statistical Brief No. 192, July 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 17p.).

HTML:

www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov…

PDF:

www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov…

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US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief: “Health Care Access and Utilization Among Adults Aged 18–64, by Race and Hispanic Origin: United States, 2013 and 2014,” by Michael E. Martinez, Brian W. Ward, and Patricia F. Adams (Data Brief No. 208, July 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 16, 2015

Filed under: H. Legislation Information,Health — admin @ 4:03 pm

US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony: “Diabetes Research: Improving Lives on the Path to a Cure,” a hearing held July 15, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available in Flash format, running time 1 hour 53 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 18:21 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov…

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