Current Demographic Research Report #113, December 12, 2005.

CDERR (Current Demographic Research Reports) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps 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:

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CDERR is compiled and edited by Jack Solock, Kristin Wick, Charlie Fiss, and John Carlson of the University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Information Services Center.

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NOTE! Index Items marked with *** indicate there are related articles. Articles can be found with the item in the body of the report. We cannot guarantee the permanence of related article addresses. They may be available in Lexis-Nexis, ProQuest Newspapers. Check your organization's library.

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Index to this issue:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

U.S.

Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features

National Center for Health Statistics Compendium***, Reports

National Institutes of Health News Releases

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs, Methodology Report

U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Report: "American Indian and Alaska Native Substance Abuse Treatment Services: 2004"

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals, News Releases

National Center for Education Statistics Reports

Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: _Housing Market Conditions, 3rd Quarter, 2005_

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U.S.--California:

California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Report: " California Public K-12 Enrollment and High School Graduate Projections by County--2005" Series"

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U.S.--Indiana:

Stats Indiana "IN Depth Profile"

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U.S.--Maryland:

Maryland State Data Center Report: "IRS (Internal Revenue Service) State-to-State Migration, through 2004"

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U.S.--New Jersey:

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Reports

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U.S.--North Dakota:

North Dakota State Data Center Reports

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U.S.--Ohio:

Ohio State University Extension Data Center Report: "2003 Poverty Data"

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U.S.--Washington:

Washington Office of Financial Management Reports

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World Health Organization News Release: "Pakistan health crisis worsens as winter hits"

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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Factsheet, Monograph

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United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Programme Report: "United Nations Expert Meeting on Software for Demographic Projections of HIV/AIDS"

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Pan American Health Organization Press Release: "Mental disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean Forecast to Increase"

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Australia:

Australia Institute of Health and Welfare Reports

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada: _The Daily_ Reports, Research Paper

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d'information sur la sante Analysis in Brief: "Inpatient Hospitalizations and Average Length of Stay Trends in Canada, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005"

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Hong Kong:

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China Press Release: "2005 'Household Survey on IT Usage and Penetration' & 'Annual Survey on IT Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector' released"

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India:

Government of India Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation Reports

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Malta:

National Statistics Office Report: "Adult Education and Lifelong Learning"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health Report: "The Smoke is Clearing: Anniversary Report 2005 Initial data on the impact of the Smoke-free Environments law change since 10 December 2004"***

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Palestinian National Authority:

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Main Findings of the Survey on the Impact of Israeli Measures on the Economic Conditions of the Palestinian Households, July-September 2005"

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Stages in the life cycle of South Africans"

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U.K.:

U.K. Department for Education and Skills Reports

U.K. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Report: "Housing in England 2003-2004--Part 3: Social Renters and Private Renters"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "Modelling regional variation of first-time births in Denmark 1980-1994 by an age-period-cohort model"

Population Reference Bureau Articles

Urban Institute Report: "Resilient Children: Literature Review and Evidence from the HOPE VI Panel Study--Final Report"

Pew Hispanic Center Report: "Survey of Mexican Migrants, Part Three: The Economic Transition to America"

_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Book Review Extract: _Diseases and Human Evolution_

WORKING PAPERS

University of Michigan Population Studies Center

National Bureau of Economic Research

Cornell University Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI)

International Monetary Fund

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Ingenta Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

IASSIST 2006 Call for Papers

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

U.S. National Institutes of Health

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Young Scientists Summer Program

DATA

National Center for Health Statistics: "NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2004"

National Longitudinal Surveys: "NLSY97 Round 6 Questionnaire 2002"

Luxembourg Income Study: "Switzerland 2002 Data

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Family Health International: "Youth Infonet"

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Land Use Database

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

U.S.

1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "Hispanic Population of the United States: March 2003 and 2004" (December 2005, ASCII text, HTML, .pdf and comma separated value [.csv] format). "An update on the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the nation's Hispanics, with national summary data from the Current Population Survey.Characteristics include, for example, sex, age, citizenship, nativity,educational attainment, occupation, and income and poverty status."

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hispanic.html

B. "African-American History Month: February 2006," (CB06-FF.01, December 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006088.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ff-01.pdf

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2. National Center for Health Statistics Compendium, Reports:

A. _Health, United States, 2005_ with _Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans with Special Feature on Adults 55-64 Years_ (December 2005, .pdf format, 535p.). "Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics. The report consists of two main sections: A chartbook containing text and figures that illustrates major trends in the health of Americans; and a trend tables section that contains 156 detailed data tables. The two main components are supplemented by an executive summary, a highlights section, an extensive appendix and reference section, and an index." Note: The trend and chartbook tables (Microsoft Excel format), and chartbook figures (Microsoft PowerPoint format), are available at the site.

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

***Related Article: "Americans can expect to live to be 77.6 or so" (Associated Press via _Newsday_ [Long Island, New York, Dec. 9, 2005). http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-hslife094545027dec09,0,2708719.story

B. "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-June 2005 National Health Interview Survey" (December 2005, .pdf format, 107p.). "In this release, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) updates estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the January-June 2005 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and presents estimates from 1997 through 2004 for comparison. The 15 Early Release measures are being published prior to final data editing and final weighting to provide access to the most recent information from the NHIS. The estimates will be updated on a quarterly basis as each new quarter of the NHIS data becomes available."

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/released200512.htm

C. "Health Insurance Coverage: Estimates from the NHIS, January-June 2005," by Robin A. Cohen and Michael E. Martinez (December 2005, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur200512.pdf

D. "National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey:2003 Outpatient Department Summary," by Kimberly Middleton and Esther Hing (_Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics_, No. 366, December 14, 2005, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad366.pdf

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3. National Institutes of Health News Releases:

A. "Obesity Before Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Weight Problems," (Dec. 5, 2005).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/dec2005/ninr-05.htm

B. "New Findings on the Willingness of Minorities to Participate in Health Research," (Dec. 6, 2005).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/dec2005/cc-06.htm

C. "Two Types of Breast Cancer Treatments Show Similar Benefit," (Dec. 8, 2005).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/dec2005/nci-08a.htm

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4. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs, Methodology Report:

A. "The Long-Term Uninsured in America, 2002 to 2003: Estimates for the U.S. Population under Age 65," by Jeffrey A. Rhoades (Statistical Brief #104, December 2005, .pdf format, 5p.).

Abstract:

Using data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) for 2002 and 2003, this report provides estimates of the proportion of the civilian noninstitutionalized non-elderly (under age 65) population that was uninsured for up to two years, 2002 to 2003, and identifies groups especially at risk of lacking health insurance.

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=717

B. "Diabetes Management: Tests and Treatments among the 18 and Older U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population in 2003," by Anita Soni (Statistical Brief #105, December 2005, .pdf format, 7p.).

Abstract:

This Statistical Brief uses data from the Household Component of the 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) to estimate the health status, preventive health practices, and treatment regimens of adults who reported having been diagnosed with diabetes. Rates at which persons with diabetes obtain preventive medical care and recommended tests are presented.

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=719

C. "Producing State Estimates with the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Household Component," by John P. Sommers (Methodology Report #16, December 2005, .pdf format, 12p.).

Abstract

This paper describes the results of research using data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to produce a selected group of state-level estimates for the 30 states with the largest populations. Three methods of estimation are used. Each method is evaluated using standard measures, and conclusions about the quality of these estimates, along with recommendations, are given.

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=718

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5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Report:"American Indian and Alaska Native Substance Abuse Treatment Services: 2004" (Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS), December 2005, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k5/tribalTX/tribalTX.cfm

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6. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals, News Releases:

A. _Monthly Labor Review_ (Vol. 128, No. 11, November 2005, .pdf format). This issue focuses on projections of various aspects of the US economy to 2014.

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next _MLR_ is released, this one, along with all others back to 1982, will be available from the " Archives" link at the top of the page.

B. _Occupational Outlook Quarterly_ (Vol. 49, No. 4, Winter 2005-06, .pdf format). This issue focuses on projections of various aspects of the US economy to 2014.

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/ooqhome.htm

C. "Volunteering in the United States," (Dec. 9, 2005, ASCII text, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/volun.toc.htm

D. "Employer Costs for Employee Compensation," (Dec. 9, 2005. ASCII text, HTML, an .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.toc.htm

E. "Economic and Employment Projections 2004-20014" (Dec. 7, 205, ASCII text, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.toc.htm

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7. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Revenues and Expenditures by Public School Districts: School Year 2002-03," by Frank Johnson (NCES 2006312, November 2005, .pdf format, 13p.).

Abstract:

This brief publication contains data on revenues and expenditures per pupil made by school districts for school year 2002-03. Median per pupil revenue and expenditure data are reported by state, as well as values at the 5th and 95th percentiles. Data for charter schools are reported separately. There are also discussions on the different types of school districts, and other resources that may be helpful in analyzing school district level data. For total revenues and expenditures for public education made by states and the nation, readers should refer to the state-level "E.D. TAB: Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2002-03" (NCES 2005-353).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006312

B. "Student Achievement in Private Schools: Results from NAEP 2000--2005," by Marianne Perie, Alan Vanneman, and Arnold Goldstein (NCES 2006459, December 2005, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

This report is the first to focus on private school students' performance on NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) assessments. It provides results in reading, mathematics, science, and writing in 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2005. Specifically, it focuses on the three private school types that combined enroll the greatest proportion of private school students (Catholic, Lutheran, and Conservative Christian) as well as private schools overall. It also compares the performance of students in these schools to that of public school students to provide additional perspective. Comparing student performance among the three types of private schools highlights several differences at grades 4 and 8 and a few at grade 12. Among the three types of private schools, few significant differences in performance were found at grade 12. The exceptions were that in 2000, the average score in science for grade 12 students in Catholic schools was 6 points higher than for students in Lutheran schools, and that in the 2000 mathematics assessment, a higher percentage of twelfth-graders in Catholic schools performed at or above Proficient than twelfth-graders in Conservative Christian schools. Where differences existed at grades 4 and 8, students in Lutheran schools generally outperformed those in Conservative Christian schools. In some grade/subject combinations, Lutheran school students outperformed Catholic school students, and Catholic school students outperformed Conservative Christian school students. Students at grades 4, 8, and 12 in all categories of private schools had higher average scores in reading, mathematics, science, and writing than their counterparts in public schools. In addition, higher percentages of students in private schools performed at or above Proficient compared to those in public schools.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006459

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8. Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: _Housing Market Conditions, 3rd Quarter, 2005_ (November 2005, .pdf format). "_U.S. Housing Market Conditions_, published quarterly, is a compilation of statistical data and written reports. Tabular data indicate market conditions on the national level and are presented for each quarter. Historical data are also presented in summary tables. Overviews of economic and housing market trends are presented for ten geographical regions, the report for each of which includes a profile on a selected housing market. Each issue includes a summary of the overall trends in national housing and a topical piece that describes a particular, noteworthy aspect of housing activity."

http://www.huduser.org/periodicals/ushmc.html

Click on "Current Issue".

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U.S.--California:

California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Report: "California Public K-12 Enrollment and High School Graduate Projections by County--2005 Series," by Evaon Schnagl (December 2005, Microsoft Excel format). "The 2005 K-12 public enrollment series prepared in October 2005 was updated to incorporate revised survey data received from a few school districts. The new information affected Fresno, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Santa Clara counties. At the state level, the enrollment difference was lowered nearly 3,800 in 2005, and raised about 300 by 2014."

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/Projections/K12EnrlmntPrjctns2005.asp

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U.S.--Indiana:

Stats Indiana "IN Depth Profile" (December 2005).

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/profiles/pr18000.html

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U.S.--Maryland:

Maryland State Data Center Report: "IRS (Internal Revenue Service) State-to-State Migration, through 2004" (November 2005, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 8p.).

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

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U.S.--New Jersey:

A. New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Reports:

2004 Survey of Occupational Injuries & Illnesses Highlights (November 2005).

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi20/highlights.htm

More topical information:

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi20/index.html

B. "New Jersey Annual Averages 1970-2004: Total Labor Force, Employed, Unemployed and Unemployment Rate" (November 2005, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi11/anavg.xls

C. "Unemployment Rate 1990-2004: County Annual Averages (November 2005, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi11/counties.xls

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U.S.--North Dakota:

North Dakota State Data Center Reports

A. "North Dakota Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Study: 2005 Survey Results" (November 2005, .pdf format, 74p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/childabuseneglect/ChildAbuseNeglect2005.pdf

Briefing points (.pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/childabuseneglect/ChildAbuseNeglect2005_BriefingPoints.pdf

B. North Dakota KIDS COUNT Publications: "2005 Overview of Children's Well-Being in North Dakota: Strengths and Challenges (November 2005, .pdf format, 39p.); "North Dakota KIDS COUNT 2005 Data Guide" (November 2005, .pdf format, 12p.); and "2005 North Dakota KIDS COUNT! Fact Book" (2005, .pdf format, 144p.). All three publications can be accessed from:

http://www.ndkidscount.org/

Note: This is a temporary address. These reports should also be available via the "Publications" link at the site:

http://www.ndkidscount.org/publications.htm

C. "Head Start Fact Sheets from North Dakota KIDS COUNT (December 2005, .pdf format). To date, four fact sheets have been released.

http://www.ndkidscount.org/headstart/headstart.htm

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U.S.--Ohio:

Ohio State University Extension Data Center Reports: "2003 Poverty Data."

http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/?section_requested=Poverty&major_section=1

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U.S.--Washington:

Washington Office of Financial Management Reports:

A. "April 1 Intercensal and Postcensal Estimates of the Total Resident Population by Year for the State, Counties, Cities, the Unincorporated Areas, and Incorporated Areas: 1968 to 2005," (Developed February 2003, revised December 2005, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/pop/cociseries/index.htm

Click on "Population Table" for link to Excel table.

B. "Intercensal and Postcensal Estimates of County Population by Age and Sex: 1980-2005," (Developed November 2004; Updated Fall 2005, 1990-2005 state and county combined file in Microsoft Excel,and SAS, format, 1980-1990 state and county combined file in Microsoft Excel format, 1980-2005 separate state and county files and .pdf format).

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/pop/coagemf/index.htm

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World Health Organization News Release: "Pakistan health crisis worsens as winter hits," (Dec. 12, 2005).

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2005/pr69/en/index.html

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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Factsheet, Monograph:

A. "Impact of climate change on health: how to address new threats now," (Fact sheet EURO/15/05, December 2005, .pdf format, 4p.). The factsheet is linked to from a WHO-ROE press release: "Climate change affects health now. WHO Regional Office for Europe calls on the health sector for immediate action" (EURO/19/05, Dec. 5, 2005).

http://www.who.dk/eprise/main/WHO/MediaCentre/PR/2005/20051205_1

B. _Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies for Human Health_, edited by Bettina Menne and Kristie L. Ebi (2006, 449p., ISBN--3-7985-1591-3). For more information, including links to purchasing information see:

http://www.who.dk/eprise/main/who/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20051206_1

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United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Programme Report: "United Nations Expert Meeting on Software for Demographic Projections of HIV/AIDS," a meeting held in New York, New York May 10-11, 2005. Report of the meeting (.pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/EGMDem_Pro_HIVAIDS/FinalReport_EGMSoftDemProjHIV.pdf

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Pan American Health Organization Press Release: "Mental disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean Forecast to Increase," (Dec. 9, 2005). There is a link at the bottom of the press release to the World Health Organization Compendium: _Mental Health Atlas 2005_ (.pdf format, 540p.).

http://www.paho.org/English/DD/PIN/pr051209.htm

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Australia:

Australia Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "Australia's Mothers and Babies 2003," by Paula J. Laws and Elizabeth A. Sullivan (December 2005, .pdf format, 82p.).

Abstract:

Australia's Mothers and Babies 2003 is the thirteenth in the annual series prepared by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) National Perinatal Statistics Unit (NPSU), providing national information on the pregnancy and childbirth of mothers, and the characteristics and outcomes of their babies. It is a collaborative effort of the NPSU and states and territories, and is for use by researchers, academics, students, policy makers and health service planners, and those providing services in reproductive health.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10202

B. "Improving the Quality of Indigenous Identification in Hospital Separations Data," (December 2005, .pdf format, 135p.).

Abstract:

This report presents the outcomes of a project funded by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council and directed at establishing a basis for improving Indigenous identification in hospital separations data.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10222

C. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: "Diabetes-related deaths in Australia, 2001-2003," (December 2005, .pdf format, 23p.).

Abstract:

This report presents information on diabetes-related deaths in Australia between 2001 and 2003 using death certificate data.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10221

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Canada:

1. Statistics Canada: _The Daily_ Reports, Research Paper:

A. "Survey of Household Spending: 2004," (Dec. 12, 2005). The report links to "User Guide for the Survey of Household Spending" (.pdf format, 48p.), as well as three freely available summary tables. There are also links to ten fee based detailed tables.

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/051212/d051212a.htm

B. "Non-profit institutions and volunteering: Economic contribution: 1997-2001," (Dec. 12, 2005). The report links to "Satellite Account of Non-profit Institutions and Volunteering, 1997 to 2001," by Malika Hamdad and Sophie Joyal (December 2005, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/051212/d051212b.htm

Follow the "13-015-XIE" at the bottom of the page to full text.

C. "Love and Money: Intergenerational Mobility and Marital Matching on Parental Income," by Joanne Blanden (Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series No. 272, December 2005, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=11F0019MIE2005272

Click on "View" and follow the links.

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2. Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d'information sur la sante Analysis in Brief: "Inpatient Hospitalizations and Average Length of Stay Trends in Canada, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005" (November 2005, .pdf format, 23p.). "The Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) is a national data holding that captures administrative, clinical and demographic information on hospital inpatient events. It provides national discharge statistics from Canadian health care facilities by diagnoses and procedures. Discharge data are received from acute care facilities and select chronic care and rehabilitation facilities across Canada. Discharge data from psychiatric facilities, as well as day procedures (e.g., day surgeries) and Emergency Department visits are not captured in this database."

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=reports_hmdb_bulletins_e

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Hong Kong:

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China Press Release: "2005 'Household Survey on IT Usage and Penetration' & 'Annual Survey on IT Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector' released" (Dec. 9, 2005). The press release links to information on purchasing the survey reports. Note: Cancel any request to download a Chinese language character set. This item is in English.

http://www.info.gov.hk/censtatd/eng/press/ops/200512/ops20051209_index.html

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India:

Government of India Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation Reports: Note: GIMSPI requires free registration before providing reports.

A. "Household Consumer Expenditure in India" (National Sample Survey 60th Round, Chapter 3, Report 505(60/1.0/1), November 2005, .pdf format, 189p.).

http://mospi.nic.in/mospi_nsso_rept_pubn.htm

Scroll to or "find in page" "Household Consumer Expenditure in India" (without the quotes).

B. "Employment and Unemployment Situation in India: January--June, 2004 (National Sample Survey 60th Round, Report 505(60/10/1), November 2005, .pdf format, 351p.).

http://mospi.nic.in/mospi_nsso_rept_pubn.htm

Scroll to or "find in page" "Employment and Unemployment Situation in India:

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Malta:

National Statistics Office News Release: "Adult Education and Lifelong Learning" (Dec. 9, 2005, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?id=1466

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Nearly one million people involuntarily unemployed," by Hendrika Lautenbach (Dec. 6, 2005).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/arbeidsmarkt/publicaties/artikelen/2005-1843-wm.htm

B. "Vocational colleges becoming larger," by Theo van Miltenburg (Dec. 6, 2005).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/onderwijs/publicaties/artikelen/2005-1848-wm.htm

C. "Quarter of households pessimistic about financial future," by Ger Linden (Dec. 6, 2005).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/inkomen-bestedingen-vermogen/publicaties/artikelen/2005-1844-wm.htm

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health Report: "The Smoke is Clearing: Anniversary Report 2005 Initial data on the impact of the Smoke-free Environments law change since 10 December 2004" (December 2005, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/by+unid/7EC01E1971949178CC2570D20019E782?Open

***Related article: "'No smoking law impact' on bar takings" (New Zealand Press Association via _New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Dec. 8, 2005). http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10359034

***Related article: "Marlborough pubs contradict smoke-free report findings" (_Express_ [Marlborough] via stuff.co.nz, Dec. 9, 2005). http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3506618a10,00.html

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Palestinian National Authority:

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Main Findings of the Survey on the Impact of Israeli Measures on the Economic Conditions of the Palestinian Households, July-September 2005" (December 2005, .pdf format, 21p.).

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Stages in the life cycle of South Africans" (December 2005, .pdf format, 182p.).

Abstract:

This report contains descriptions of the people counted in South Africa during Census 2001,grouped according to the various stages in the life cycle. The analysis therefore presents census data from a different perspective than in earlier census publications. An understanding of the numbers and characteristics of people in each life stage and the circumstances in which they are living is important for understanding the role that both government and the broader society can play to give support to people as they grow and develop, stabilise and then decline, and to help them to live productive lives. Each stage of the life cycle influences the next stage.

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/C2001Stages/C2001Stages.pdf

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1. U.K. Department for Education and Skills Reports:

A. "Children looked after in England (including adoption and care leavers): 2004-2005" (SFR51/2005, December 2005, .pdf format, 15p., with a Microsoft Excel table).

Abstract:

This Statistical First Release provides provisional statistics on children looked after at a national level. It is an update from the previous publication which was released in March 2005. It includes details on overall numbers of looked after children at 31 March, the number of children adopted in 2004-05, the number and qualifications achieved by care leavers in 2004-05 aged 16 and over, and the activity of 19 year old former care leavers. This edition will also include new national tables on (a) looked after girls who are mothers; (b) distance between home and placement; and (c) the method of participation in statutory reviews.

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000615/index.shtml

B. "Further Education, Work-based Learning for Young People and Adult and Community Learning - Learner Numbers in England:2004/05" (ILR/SFR08, December 2005, .pdf format, 14p.).

Abstract:

This Statistical First Release updates figures in ILR/SFR06 published 22 March 2005, which showed learner numbers in Learning Skills Council (LSC) funded Further Education (FE), Adult and Community Learning (ACL), and in Work Based Learning for Young People (WBLYP) at 1 October 2004, with figures for the whole 2004/05 academic year. It will show learners in FE and WBLYP by age (16-18, 19 and over), gender, area of learning, ethnicity and level. For WBLYP, the SFR will show a breakdowns by programme of study and will also show the number of starts. [Prepared and published by the Learning and Skills Council in consultation with DfES statisticians].

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000625/index.shtml

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2. U.K. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Report: "Housing in England 2003-2004--Part 3: Social Renters and Private Renters" (December 2005, .pdf format, 59p.). Note: there are also links to Part 1: "Trends in Tenure and Cross Tenure Topics" and Part 2: "Owner Occupiers and Second Homes" (both .pdf format) available at the site.

http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1162217

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: Note: _DR_ is " a free, expedited, peer-reviewed journal of the population sciences published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research [Rostock Germany]." "Modelling regional variation of first-time births in Denmark 1980-1994 by an age-period-cohort model," by Lau Caspar Thygesen, Lisbeth B. Knudsen, and Niels Keiding (Vol. 13, Article 23, December 2005, .pdf format, p. 573- 596).

Abstract:

Despite the small size of Denmark, there have traditionally been rather consistent regional differences in fertility rates. We apply the statistical age-period-cohort model to include the effect of these three time-related factors thereby concisely illuminating the regional differences of first-time births in Denmark. From the Fertility of Women and Couples Dataset we obtain data on number of births by nulliparous women by year (1980-1994), age (15-45) and county of residence. We show that the APC-model describes the fertility rates of nulliparous women satisfactorily. To catch the regional variation an interaction parameter between age and county is necessary, which provides a surprisingly good description suggesting that the county-specific age-distributions of first-time fertility rates differ. Our results are in general agreement with the 'moral geography' concepts of Tonboe (2001).

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

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Population Reference Bureau Articles:

A. "In the News: Abortion in the United States and the World," by Sandra Yin (December 2005).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/05_Articles/Abortion_in_the_United_States_and_the_World.htm

B. "Polio Eradication Efforts Redouble After Startling Worldwide Outbreak," by Robert Lalasz (December 2005).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/05_Articles/Polio_Eradication_Efforts_Redouble_After_Startling_Worldwide_Outbreak.htm

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Urban Institute Report: "Resilient Children: Literature Review and Evidence from the HOPE VI Panel Study--Final Report," by Elizabeth Cove, Michael Eiseman, and Susan J. Popkin (December 2005, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411255.html

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: "Survey of Mexican Migrants, Part Three: The Economic Transition to America," by Rakesh Kochhar (December 2005, .pdf format, 37p.). Also available from PHC are "Survey of Mexican Migrants, Part One Attitudes about Immigration and Major Demographic Characteristics," by Roberto Suro (March 2005, .pdf format, 30p.); and " Survey of Mexican Migrants, Part Two: Attitudes about Voting in Mexican Elections and Ties to Mexico," by Roberto Suro (March 2005, .pdf format, 13p.). All three reports, plus other PHS survey reports are available from:

http://pewhispanic.org/reports/surveys/

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_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Book Review Extract: _Diseases and Human Evolution_, by Ethne Barnes (2005, 484p., ISBN 0-8263-3065-7), reviewed by R. Ted Steinbock (Vol. 294, No. 21, Dec. 7, 2005, p. 2772).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/294/21/2772

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "Neighborhood Violence and the Age Structure of Peer Networks: Socialization of Adolescent Boys in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods," by David J. Harding (PSC Research Report No. 05-586, December 2005, .pdf format, 27p.).

Abstract:

Though violence has long been studied as a consequence of neighborhood disadvantage, its effects on the social and cultural dynamics of neighborhoods have received less attention. This analysis proposes that neighborhood violence is a mechanism by which disadvantaged neighborhoods affect adolescents in seemingly unrelated domains such as schooling and fertility. Drawing on qualitative interviews with 60 adolescent boys in three neighborhoods in Boston, I argue that the organization of neighborhood-based violence affects the age structure of peer networks, and that interactions with older peers expose adolescents to local, unconventional cultural models. Implications for theories of neighborhood effects are discussed.

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4038

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "How Much is Too Much? The Influence of Preschool Centers on Children's Social and Cognitive Development," by Susanna Loeb, Margaret Bridges, Bruce Fuller, Russ Rumberger, and Daphna Bassok (w11812, December 2005, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

Previous research has demonstrated that attending center care is associated with cognitive benefits for young children. However, little is known about the ideal age for children to enter such care or the 'right' amount of time, both weekly and yearly, for children to attend center programs. Using national data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-K), this paper asks whether there are optimal levels of center care duration and intensity and whether these levels vary by race or income. We consider pre-reading and math skills as measured by assessments administered at the beginning of kindergarten, as well as teacher-reported social-behavioral measures. We find that on average attending center care is associated with positive gains in pre-reading and math skills, but negative social behavior. Across economic levels, children who start center care between ages two and three see greater gains than those who start centers earlier or later. Further, starting earlier than age 2 is related to more pronounced negative social effects. Results for center intensity vary by income levels and race. For instance, poor and middle-income children see academic gains from attending center intensively (more than 30 hours a week), but wealthier children do not; and while intense center negatively impacts Black and White's social development, it does not have any negative impact for Hispanic children.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11812

B. "Racial Sorting and Neighborhood Quality," by Patrick Bayer and Robert McMillan (w11813, December 2005, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

In cities throughout the United States, blacks tend to live in significantly poorer and lower-amenity neighborhoods than whites. An obvious first-order explanation for this is that an individual''s race is strongly correlated with socioeconomic status (SES), and poorer households can only afford lower quality neighborhoods. This paper conjectures that another explanation may be as important. The limited supply of high-SES black neighborhoods in most U.S. metropolitan areas means that neighborhood race and neighborhood quality are explicitly bundled together. In the presence of any form of segregating preferences, this bundling raises the implicit price of neighborhood amenities for blacks relative to whites, prompting our conjecture -- that racial differences in the consumption of neighborhood amenities are significantly exacerbated by sorting on the basis of race, given the small numbers of blacks and especially high-SES blacks in many cities. To provide evidence on this conjecture, we estimate an equilibrium sorting model with detailed restricted Census microdata and use it to carry out informative counterfactual simulations. Results from these indicate that racial sorting explains a substantial portion of the gap between whites and blacks in the consumption of a wide range of neighborhood amenities -- in fact, as much as underlying socioeconomic differences across race. We also show that the adverse effects of racial sorting for blacks are fundamentally related to the small proportion of blacks in the U.S. metropolitan population. These results emphasize the significant role of racial sorting in the inter-generational persistence of racial differences in education, income, and wealth.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11813

C. "Universal Childcare, Maternal Labor Supply, and Family Well-Being," by Michael Baker, Jonathan Gruber, and Kevin Milligan (w11832, December 2005, .pdf format, 61p.).

Abstract:

The growing labor force participation of women with small children in both the U.S. and Canada has led to calls for increased public financing for childcare. The optimality of public financing depends on a host of factors, such as the 'crowd-out' of existing childcare arrangements, the impact on female labor supply, and the effects on child well-being. The introduction of universal, highly-subsidized childcare in Quebec in the late 1990s provides an opportunity to address these issues. We carefully analyze the impacts of Quebec's '$5 per day childcare' program on childcare utilization, labor supply, and child (and parent) outcomes in two parent families. We find strong evidence of a shift into new childcare use, although approximately one third of the newly reported use appears to come from women who previously worked and had informal arrangements. The labor supply impact is highly significant, and our measured elasticity of 0.236 is slightly smaller than previous credible estimates. Finally, we uncover striking evidence that children are worse off in a variety of behavioral and health dimensions, ranging from aggression to motor-social skills to illness. Our analysis also suggests that the new childcare program led to more hostile, less consistent parenting, worse parental health, and lower-quality parental relationships.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11832

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Cornell University Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI): "Inside The Black Box of Doctoral Education: What Program Characteristics Influence Doctoral Students' Attrition and Graduation Probabilities?" by Ronald Ehrenberg, George Jakubson, Jeffrey Groen, Eric So, and Joseph Price (WP 83, December 2005, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/cheri/wp/cheri_wp83.pdf

More information on CHERI:

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/cheri/

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International Monetary Fund: "Barriers to Capital Accumulation and the Incidence of Child Labor," by Richard C. Barnett and Marco A. Espinosa-Vega (Working Paper No. 05/220, November 2005, .pdf format, 21p.).

Abstract:

The World Bank documents an inverse relationship between GDP per capita and child labor participation rates. We construct a life-cycle model with human and physical capital in which parents make a time allocation choice for their child. The model considers two features that have shown potential in explaining differences in states of development across nations. These are a minimum consumption requirement, and barriers to physical capital accumulation. We find the introduction of capital barriers alone is not enough to replicate the aforementioned observation by the World Bank. However, we find the interplay of a minimum consumption requirement and barriers to capital may enhance our understanding of child labor and the poverty of nations. Additionally, we find support for policies aimed at reducing capital barriers as a means to reduce child labor.

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk=18677.0

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: "Assessing the robustness of demographic projections in OECD countries," by Frederic Gonand (Working Paper No. 464, December 2005, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 49p.).

Abstract:

This paper aims at assessing the robustness of demographic projections to different assumptions on mortality, fertility and migration. It builds on a small-scale simulation model for 23 OECD countries, which reproduces closely national projections under similar demographic assumptions. Up to 2020, projections are relatively robust to alternative hypothesis. However, uncertainty about future longevity gains and fertility rates account for a large range of results for dependency ratios by 2050. Eventually, a long lasting surge in fertility may not be enough to fully offset the impact on dependency ratio of increases in longevity in line with past trends (i.e., around two years every decade).

http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2005doc.nsf/linkto/ECO-WKP(2005)51

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Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Estimation of Research and Development Expenditures in the Higher Education Sector, 2003/04," by Gisele Bellefeuille (Working Paper No. 019, December 2005, .pdf format, 26p.). The working paper is linked to from a _SC_ Web Daily article: " Spending on research and development in the higher education sector" (Dec. 7, 2005). It also links to a related topical article in _Science Statistics_ (Vol. 29, No. 8, December 2005, .pdf format).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/051207/d051207c.htm

Follow the links "88-001-XIE" and "88F0006XIE2005019" at the bottom of the news release for links to full text.

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

A. "Cultural Transmission and Discrimination," by Maria Saez-Marti and Yves Zenou (Discussion Paper No. 1880, December 2005, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

Each worker belongs to either the majority or the minority group and, irrespective of the group she belongs to, can have good or bad work habits. These traits are transmitted from one generation to the next through a learning and imitation process which depends on parents' purposeful investment on the trait and the social environment where children live. In a segregated society, we show that, if a high enough proportion of employers have taste-based prejudices against minority workers, their prejudices are always self-fulfilled in steady state. Affirmative Action improves the welfare of minorities without affecting majority workers whereas integration is beneficial to minority workers but detrimental to workers from the majority group. If Affirmative Action quotas are high enough or integration is strong enough, employers' negative stereotypes cannot be sustained in steady-state.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1880.pdf

B. "Preferences, Gender Segregation and Affirmative Action," by Peter J. Sloane, Suzanne Grazier, and Richard J. Jones (Discussion Paper No. 1881, December 2005, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

In the UK concern has been expressed over the degree of gender occupational segregation. Though there are no general provisions for affirmative action, it does apply in limited areas and pro-active measures have been suggested. In this paper we focus on gender differences in work preferences in relation to job satisfaction, risk aversion and self employment, and question the rationale for affirmative action.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1881.pdf

C. "Does Immigration Affect the Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Natives? Quasi-Experimental Evidence," by Eric D. Gould, Victor Lavy, and Daniele Paserman (Discussion Paper No. 1883, December 2005, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

This paper uses the mass migration wave to Israel in the 1990s to examine the impact of immigrant concentration during elementary school on the long-term academic outcomes of native students in high school. To identify the causal effect of immigrant children on their native peers, the empirical strategy must address two sources of bias: the endogenous sorting of immigrants across schools, and the endogenous grade placement of immigrants within schools. We control for the endogeneity of immigrant placement across schools by conditioning on the total number of immigrants in a school and exploit random variation in the number of immigrants across grades within the same school. To address the endogenous grade placement of immigrants within schools, we use the immigrants' dates of birth as an instrument for their actual grade placement. The results suggest that the overall presence of immigrants in a grade had a significant and large adverse effect on two important outcomes for Israeli natives: the dropout rate and the chances of passing the high school matriculation exam which is necessary to attend college.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1883.pdf

D. "Hours of Work and Gender Identity: Does Part-Time Work Make the Family Happier?," by Alison L. Booth and Jan C. van Ours (Discussion Paper No. 1884, December 2005, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

Taking into account inter-dependence within the family, we investigate the relationship between part-time work and happiness. We use panel data from the new Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey. Our analysis indicates that part-time women are more satisfied with working hours than full-time women. Partnered women's life satisfaction is increased if their partners work full-time. Male partners' life satisfaction is unaffected by their partners' market hours but is increased if they themselves are working full-time. This finding is consistent with the gender identity hypothesis of Akerlof and Kranton (2000).

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1884.pdf

E. "Demographic Alternatives for Aging Industrial Countries: Increased Total Fertility Rate, Labor Force Participation, or Immigration," by Robert Holzmann (Discussion Paper No. 1885, December 2005, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

The paper investigates the demographic alternatives for dealing with the projected population aging and low or negative growth of the population and labor force in the North. Without further immigration, the total labor force in Europe and Russia, the high-income countries of East Asia and the Pacific, China, and, to a lesser extent, North America is projected to be reduced by 29 million by 2025 and by 244 million by 2050. In contrast, the labor force in the South is projected to add some 1.55 billion, predominantly in South and Central Asia and in Sub-Saharan Africa. The demographic policy scenarios to deal with the projected shrinking of the labor forth in the North include moving the total fertility rate back to replacement levels, increasing labor force participation of the existing population through a variety of measures, and filling the demographic gaps through enhanced immigration. The estimations indicate that each of these policy scenarios may partially or even fully compensate for the projected labor force gap by 2050. But a review of the policy measures to make these demographic scenarios happen also suggests that governments may not be able to initiate or accommodate the required change.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1885.pdf

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) (University of Munich, Germany]:

A. "The Pluralism of Fairness Ideals: An Experimental Approach," by Alexander W. Cappelen, Astri D. Hole, Erik O. Sørensen, and Bertil Tungodden (Working Paper No. 1611, December 2005, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

A core question in the contemporary debate on distributive justice is how the fair distribution of income is affected by differences in talent and effort. Important theories of distributive justice, such as strict egalitarianism, liberal egalitarianism and libertarianism, all give different answers to this question. This paper presents the results from a version of the dictator game where the distribution phase is preceded by a production phase. Each player's contribution is a result of an exogenously given talent and a chosen effort. We estimate simultaneously the prevalence of three main principles of distributive justice among the players as well as the distribution of weights they attach to fairness considerations.

http://www.cesifo.de/portal/page?_pageid=36,302752&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_file_id=12196

Click on "Download PDF" at the bottom of the abstract for full text.

B. "Visas and Work Permits: Possible Global Negotiating Initiatives," by Chi-Yung Ng and John Whalley (Working Paper No. 1614, December 2005, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

We discuss global options for initiatives intended to ameliorate adverse impacts of visa and work permit systems used by national governments around the world. We first describe and document some of their effects, noting the relative lack of other research work on these issues. We then discuss proposals for a new and supplemental global visa structure which have been made as part of the Mode 4 GATS negotiations in the WTO, suggesting that the GATS/WTO may be an imperfect institutional location for negotiating on these matters. We then evaluate other approaches, including what realistically could be possible if a new body specifically created for global negotiation in the area were to be used.

http://www.cesifo.de/portal/page?_pageid=36,302752&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_file_id=12199

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

INGENTA Tables of Contents: INGENTA provides fee based document delivery services for selected journals.

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingenta.com/

B. click on "advanced search" C. Type in your publication name and click "Exact title" radio button D. Under "Show", click the "fax/ariel" radio button. E. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

Annual Review of Sociology (Vol. 31, 2005). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

Journal of Social Issues (Vol. 61, No. 4, 2005).

Journal of Sociology (Vol. 41, No. 4, December 2005). Note: This is a special issue: "Life pathways: insights from longitudinal research."

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Other Journals:

American Economic Review (No. 95, No. 5, December 2005). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/contents/

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 162, No. 12, Dec. 15, 2005).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol162/issue12/index.dtl?etoc

Health Policy and Planning (Vol. 20, Supplement 1, December 2005). Note: This supplement is titled "The multi-country evaluation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) effectiveness, cost and impact."

http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol20/suppl_1/index.dtl

Journal of Family History (Vol. 31, No. 1, January 2006).

http://jfh.sagepub.com/content/vol31/issue1/

Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2006).

http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/vol27/issue1/

Journal of Health Economics, Policy, and Law (Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2006). Note: full electronic text of the first issue is freely available, courtesy of Cambridge Journals Online:

http://www.journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=HEP

Journal of Marriage and the Family (Vol. 67, No. 5, December 2005) Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/jomf/67/5

Population Research and Policy Review (Vol. 24, No. 5, October 2005). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/0167-5923/contents

Public Health Reports (Vol. 121, No. 1, January/February 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.publichealthreports.org/

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next table of contents becomes available, this one, along with all others back to 2001, will be available at:

http://www.publichealthreports.org/archives.cfm

Social Science Quarterly (Vol. 86, Nos. 4, s1 2005). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/ssqu

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

IASSIST 2006 Call for Papers: "The International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) invites your participation in its 32nd annual conference entitled Data in a World of Networked Knowledge on May 22-26, 2006, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference will be preceded by workshops and followed by optional weekend activities in the Ann Arbor area. Details about the conference and the association may be found on the IASSIST Web site." For more information see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/iassist/call.html

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

U.S. National Institutes of Health: "Data Coordination and Analyses Center (DCAC)[U01]" (RFA-HD-06-001, Dec. 9, 2005, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-06-001.html

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STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES:

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Young Scientists Summer Program [Laxenburg, Austria]: "IIASA's Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers summer research opportunities to advanced students whose interests correspond with IIASA's ongoing research on issues of sustainability and the human dimensions of global change, and on methods for dealing with these complex issues. Most YSSP scholarships are fully funded by one of the National Member Organizations." For more information, including application information see:

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/YSP/about-program.html

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DATA:

National Center for Health Statistics: "NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2004," (December 2005). Demographics and Body Measurement files (SAS Transport format (.xpt), along with documentation (.pdf format) have been added to the files available for download.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhanes/nhanes2003-2004/nhanes03_04.htm

Click on "What's New" and see the items under November 2005.

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National Longitudinal Surveys: "NLSY97 Round 6 Questionnaire 2002" (December 2005, .zip compressed .pdf format).

http://www.chrr.ohio-state.edu/nls-info/ordering/display_db.php3

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Luxembourg Income Study: "Switzerland 2002 Data." LIS has made data available from its Switzerland 2002 survey.

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/ch/chindex.htm

Data access:

http://www.lisproject.org/dataccess.htm

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan has recently released the following datasets, which may be of interest to demography 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

Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Things I Can Do If I Try, Wave 2, 1997-2000 (#13661)

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/13661.xml

Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Suicide Interview, Wave 2, 1997-2000 (#13660)

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/13660.xml

Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Past Year (Subject), Wave 2, 1997-2000 (#13649)

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/13649.xml

Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Lifetime (Subject), Wave 2, 1997-2000 (#13648)

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/13648.xml

Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Past Year (Primary Caregiver), Wave 2, 1997-2000 (#13647)

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/13647.xml

Note: A version update was announced for all PHCDN studies at ICPSR on Dec. 6, 2005: "The study was originally released without restricted variables. It was then decided that certain variables needed to be restricted so both public use and restricted use files were created. The public use files have certain variables restricted, while the restricted use files allow users full access to the original data. See RESTRICTIONS for more details." See any of the individual studies linked to from the " new and updated" studies list link below.

Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: County-Level Arrest and Offense Data, 2003 (#4360)

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04360.xml

The Mannheim Eurobarometer Trend File, 1970-2002 (#4357)

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04357.xml

Current Population Survey, July 1992: Telephone Availability Supplement File (#4310)

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04310.xml

For a complete list of ICPSR new and updated studies in the last 90 days see:

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

Click on "list". New studies are marked *new*.

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Family Health International: "Youth Infonet." "Youth InfoNet is a one-stop monthly and fully electronic source for new publications and information on youth reproductive health and HIV prevention." The latest "YI" (No. 20, November 2005) "features 15 program resources focusing on youth reproductive health and HIV prevention. It also includes summaries of four peer-reviewed articles featuring research on youth reproductive health and HIV/AIDS from Nepal, Brazil, and Zimbabwe."

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/index.htm

More information on FHI:

http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/index.htm

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Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Land Use Database: "SAGE has been developing global databases of land use and land cover by combining satellite data and census data. This website provides access to our datasets of the distribution of the world's natural vegetation, croplands, grazing lands, major crops, etc. We provide data in two different formats - as maps (spatially-explicit -- gridded raster format), or in tabular format (by political/administrative units -- countries, states, etc.). You can interpolate the raster data to match your desired spatial resolution (GCM spectral grids are also supported), or aggregate/disaggregate the administrative-level data to match your desired set of political units." Available Data:Population density: 1990, 1995; Potential natural vegetation; Cropland extent from 1700 to 1992; Grazing land extent in 1992; Built-up land extent in 1992; 18 major crops extent in 1992; Land suitability for cultivation." Selected data, in the form of maps, for 2000, is also available at the site. Note: Users must register at the site before downloading."

http://www.sage.wisc.edu/iamdata/

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-- Jack Solock
Data Librarian--
Center for Demography and Ecology
4470 Social Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
jsolock@ssc.wisc.edu