Current Demographic Research Report #126, March 20, 2006.

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CDERR is compiled and edited by Jack Solock, 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

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Articles***

Centers for Disease Control Periodical: _Preventing Chronic Disease_

National Institutes of Health News Release: "Same Genes May Underlie Alcohol and Nicotine Co-Abuse"

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs

National Institute on Drug Addiction News Scan

National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results From the 2003-2004 Private School Universe Survey"

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: _Occupational Outlook Quarterly_

Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical _U.S. Housing Market Conditions_

Social Security Office of Policy Report: "Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2004"

Internal Revenue Service Compendium: _2005 Data Book_

National Science Foundation Compendium: _Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 2004_

National Academies Press Monographs

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US States:

California:

California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Compendium: _The Data Source Handbook_

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North Dakota:

North Dakota State Data Center Economic Brief: "North Dakota Residence and Migration of First-Year College Students: Fall 2002"

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Ohio:

Ohio Labor Market Information Report: "2005 Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment: Ohio & Metro Areas"

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Utah:

Office of Vital Records and Statistics Compendia

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International Monetary Fund Periodical: _Finance & Development_

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Policy Brief: "The economics of knowledge: Why education is key for Europe's success"

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Pan American Health Organization Periodical: _Pan American Journal of Public Health_

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Reports

Australian Government Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "National Public Health Expenditure Report 2001-02 to 2003-04"

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Induced Abortion Statistics: 2003"

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Estonia:

Statistics Estonia News Release: "The unemployment the smallest of the last decade"

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Development of births in Germany in a long-term comparison"

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Tables: "Population of localities - 31.12.2005"

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Lithuania:

Statistikos Departamentas Reports

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Big-city residents less healthy"

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Te Tari Tatau News Release: "Census Collection Nears Completion"

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Norway:

Statistics Norway Article: "Wage statistics. Wage totals from End of the Year Certificate Register. Preliminary figures, 2005"

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Statistical Publication Notice: "Education Series: SQA Attainment and School Leaver Qualifications in Scotland: 2004/05"

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Singapore:

Singapore Department of Statistics Occasional Paper: "Housing Mobility Between 1995 and 2005"

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Sweden:

National Board of Health and Welfare Report: "Cancer Incidence in Sweden 2004"

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Taiwan:

Department of Health, Executive Yuan Compendium: _General Health Statistics, 2004_

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UK:

Department for Work and Pensions Report: "Family Resources Survey 2004-05"

Department of Trade and Industry Report: "Trade Union Membership in 2005"

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Report, Statistical Release

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "Ages of origin and destination for a difference in life expectancy"

Population Reference Bureau Report, Articles

Urban Institute Report: "Parents and Children Facing a World of Risk: 'Next Steps toward a Working Families' Agenda' Roundtable Report

Rand Corporation Technical Report: "The Repopulation of New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina"

Brookings Institution Report: "Diversity Spreads Out: Metropolitan Shifts in Hispanic, Asian, and Black Populations Since 2000"

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Periodical Report: "Environmental Change and Security Report 11"

_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract: "Patterned variation in prehistoric chiefdoms"

_Journal of the American Medical Association_ World in Medicine Extract, Book Review Extract

_British Medical Journal_ News Extract, Analysis and Comment:

_Lancet_ Editorial, Essay Focus

_Newsweek_ Article: ""Demographics: Saying Goodbye to the Burbs"

_US News and World Report_ Article: "Spreading Its Wings: It's only a matter of time before Bird flu reaches the United States. Can we stop the killer virus?"

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology [University of Washington]
University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty
National Bureau of Economic Research
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
International Poverty Center [United Nations Development Programme]
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
School of Economics and Finance [University of Edinburgh]

TABLES OF CONTENTS

Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS/WORKSHOPS/SUMMER COURSES

Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (University of California-Santa Barbara/Penn State Population Research Institute: "GIS and Population Sciences Workshops"

Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR project) and the UNC Population Center Summer Course on People, Place, and Environment in Northeast Thailand"

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research: "Longitudinal Analysis of Historical Demographic Data"

US National Center for Education Statistics: "Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99: Database Use for Research and Policy Analysis; Database Training Seminar

Center on Social Disparities and Health (Northwestern University) Summer Biomarker Institute

University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) International School for Humanities and Social Sciences: "Summer Institute on International Migration, Ethnic Diversity and Cities"

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health

Ibis Reproductive Health: "Charlotte Ellertson Social Science Postdoctoral Fellowship in Abortion and Reproductive Health"

DATA

US Census Bureau: "County Population Estimates"

US National Center for Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey Update"

US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "FY 2006 Income Limits" Update

World Health Organization: "WHO Mortality Database Update"

German Social Science Infrastructure Services (GESIS): "International Social Survey Program 2006 "Role of Government IV" setup files

UK Data Archive

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004," by Kelly Holder (Population Characteristics P20-556, March 2006, .pdf format, 17p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau abstract: "Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004" (Mar. 15, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/voting/006562.html

B. "Facts for Features: Mother's Day, May 14, 2006 (CB06-FF.07, Mar. 14, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.). Links to both versions of the feature can be accessed at:

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

2. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Articles:

A. "Primary and Secondary Syphilis --- United States, 2003--2004" (Vol. 55, No. 10, Mar. 17, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 269-273).

B. "Methamphetamine Use and HIV Risk Behaviors Among Heterosexual Men --- Preliminary Results from Five Northern California Counties, December 2001--November 2003" (Vol. 55, No. 10, Mar. 17, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 273-277).

C. "QuickStats: Cigarette Smoking Prevalence Among Adults Aged >18 Years Who Have Ever Spent >24 Hours on the Streets, in a Shelter, or in a Jail or Prison, by Sex --- United States, 2004" (Vol. 55, No. 10, Mar. 17, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 287).

All articles:

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwr_wk.html

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5510.pdf

Note: The HTML address is a temporary address. When the next _MMWR_ is released, this one will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/weekcvol.html

When the first issue of 2007 is released, this one will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwrpvol.html

***Related Article: "U.S. Syphilis Rate Rises, Spurred by Sex Between Men" (Bloomberg News, Mar. 16, 2006).
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000082&sid=abd5CVLGahPU&refer=canada

3. Centers for Disease Control Periodical: _Preventing Chronic Disease_ (Vol. 3, No. 2, April 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2006/apr/toc.htm

4. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Same Genes May Underlie Alcohol and Nicotine Co-Abuse" (Mar. 17, 2006).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2006/niaaa-17.htm

5. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "A Comparison of Antidiabetic Agent Prescribed Medications: Oral Medicines and Insulin, 1997 and 2003," by Marie N. Stagnitti (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief No. 118, March 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=732

B. "Diuretic Use in the Treatment of Hypertension, by Selected Population Characteristics, 2003," by G. Edward Miller and Alok Doshi (Agency for Healtcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief No. 119, March 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=736

C. "Trends in the Use of Diuretics to Treat Hypertension, 1997 and 2003," by Alok Doshi and G. Edward Miller (Agency for Healtcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief No. 120, March 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=737

D. "Out-of-Pocket Expenditures on Health Care and Insurance Premiums among the Nonelderly Population, 2003," by Didem Bernard and Jessica Banthin (Agency for Healtcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief No. 120, March 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/papers/st121/stat121.pdf

6. National Institute on Drug Addiction News Scan: (Mar. 9, 2006, .pdf format, 4p.). This issue contains information on HIV issues.

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2006/nida-09.pdf

7. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results From the 2003-2004 Private School Universe Survey," by Stephen Broughman and Nancy Swaim (NCES 2006319, March 2006, .pdf format, 90p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006319

8. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: _Occupational Outlook Quarterly_ (Vol. 50, No. 1, Spring 2006, .pdf format). Note: This issue focuses on the 2004-24 job outlook in brief.

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

9. Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical _U.S. Housing Market Conditions, 4th Quarter 2005_ (February 2006, .pdf format, 88p.).

http://www.huduser.org/periodicals/ushmc/ushmc_05Q4.html

10. Social Security Office of Policy Report: "Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2004" (March 2006, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format, 171p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2004/index.html

11. Internal Revenue Service Compendium: _2005 Data Book_ (March 2006, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://ftp.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/05databk.pdf

12. National Science Foundation Compendium: _Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 2004_ (NSF 06-308, March 2006, Microsoft Excel and .pdf format, 112p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf06308/

Excel tables can be accessed through the 1st "Detailed Statistical Tables" link.

13. National Academies Press Monographs:

A. _Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business_, edited by Gerald E. Thomson, Faith Mitchell and Monique Williams (2006, OpenBook format, 386p.). Links to purchasing information for a print or .pdf copy are available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11602.html

B. _Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment in Rural America: Workshop Summary_," edited by James Merchant, Christine Coussens, and Dalia Gilbert (Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, 2006, OpenBook format and .pdf format, 116p.). Note: Purchasing information is available at the site. NAP requires registration before providing a free copy of the .pdf version of this monograph.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11596.html

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US States:

California:

California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit Compendium: _The Data Source Handbook_ (March 2006, Microsoft Word format, 94p.).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/scdc_handbook_complete.doc

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North Dakota:

North Dakota State Data Center Economic Brief: "North Dakota Residence and Migration of First-Year College Students: Fall 2002" (Vol. 15, No. 3, March 2006, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB15_3Press.pdf

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Ohio:

Ohio Labor Market Information Report: "2005 Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment: Ohio & Metro Areas (March 2006, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://lmi.state.oh.us/CES/lmr_aa/CES_2005aeN.pdf

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Utah:

Office of Vital Records and Statistics Compendia:

A. _Utah's Vital Statistics: Births and Deaths 2004_ (Technical Report 239, December 2005, .pdf format, 178p.).

B. _Utah's Vital Statistics: Mortality by Cause, Sex, Age and Autopsy, Residents: Utah_ (Technical Report 242, January 2006, .pdf format, 46p.).

Both reports are available at:

http://health.utah.gov/vitalrecords/Stats/2004data.htm

C. _Utah's Vital Statistics 100 Year Anniversary 1905 to 2005_ (March 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://health.utah.gov/vitalrecords/pub_vs/ia03/100Years0305.pdf

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International Monetary Fund Periodical: _Finance & Development_ (Vol. 43, No. 1, March 2006). The topic of this issue is "Understanding Growth."

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2006/03/index.htm

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Policy Brief: "The economics of knowledge: Why education is key for Europe's success," by Andreas Schleicher (March 2006, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/43/11/36278531.pdf

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Pan American Health Organization Periodical: _Pan American Journal of Public Health_ (Vol. 19, No. 2, February 2006, HTML and .pdf format). Note 1: Free registration is required prior to accessing articles in .pdf format. Note 2: Some articles are in Spanish.

http://journal.paho.org/index.php?issueID=17

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Australia:

1. Australian Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Western Australia at a Glance, 2006" (1306.5, March 2006, .pdf format, 8p.)

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1306.52006?OpenDocument

B. "Causes of Death, Australia, 2004" (3303.0, March 2006, .pdf format, 88p.)

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3303.02004?OpenDocument

C. "Suicides, Australia, 1994 to 2004" (3309.0, March 2006, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3309.01994%20to%202004?OpenDocument

2. Australian Government Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "National Public Health Expenditure Report 2001-02 to 2003-04" ((March 2006, .pdf format, 135p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10176

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Induced Abortion Statistics: 2003" (March 2006, .pdf format, 50p.). The report is linked to from a SC _The Daily_ news release: "Induced abortions" (Mar. 15, 2006).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060315/d060315c.htm

Click on "82-223-XIE" in the middle of the page and follow the links.

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Estonia:

Statistics Estonia News Release: "The unemployment the smallest of the last decade" (Mar. 16, 2006).

http://www.stat.ee/176982

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Development of births in Germany in a long-term comparison" (Mar. 17, 2006).

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2006/p1220023.htm

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Tables: "Population of localities - 31.12.2005" (March 2006, Microsoft Excel format. Note: Although the links to the tables are in Hebrew, table headings and labels are in Hebrew and English.

http://www.cbs.gov.il/population/popul2005.htm

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Lithuania:

Statistikos Departamentas Reports:

A. "Population by county-January and July 2006 (March 2006, 27p.). Note: this is a fee based electronic and print item. For ordering information see:

http://www.std.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=2&cat_id=3&id=964&PHPSESSID=828a5a333f132e788107f60fa7f5b9f0

B. "Social protection in Lithuania 2004" (December 2005, .pdf format, 72p.).

http://www.std.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=3&id=641&PHPSESSID=828a5a333f132e788107f60fa7f5b9f0

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Big-city residents less healthy," by Ferdy Otten and Frans Frenken (Mar. 16, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1896-wm.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Te Tari Tatau News Release: "Census Collection Nears Completion" (Mar. 17, 2006).

http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/pasfull/pasfull.nsf/web/Media+Release+2006+Census+Form+Collection+End+March+2006?open

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Norway:

Statistics Norway Article: "Wage statistics. Wage totals from End of the Year Certificate Register. Preliminary figures, 2005" (Mar. 17, 2006). Note: there are links to relevant tables at the bottom of the article.

http://www.ssb.no/lonnltreg_en/

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Statistical Publication Notice: "Education Series: SQA Attainment and School Leaver Qualifications in Scotland: 2004/05" (Mar. 14, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 22p., with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/03/09080409/0

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Singapore:

Singapore Department of Statistics Occasional Paper: "Housing Mobility Between 1995 and 2005" (March 2005, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/papers/op/op-s10.pdf

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Sweden:

National Board of Health and Welfare Report: "Cancer Incidence in Sweden 2004" (January 2006, .pdf format, 116p.).

http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/Publicerat/2005/9042/2005-42-9.htm

Click on "Fulltext" for link to full text.

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Taiwan:

Department of Health, Executive Yuan Compendium: _General Health Statistics, 2004_ (March 2006, .pdf format, 370p.). Note: Though many of the tables in this compendium have English as well as Chinese table heads and labels, some of the compendium is in Chinese only. Users will need to have Chinese language character fonts installed with their Acrobat reader for the electronic copy to render properly.

http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN/Webpage/content.aspx?class_no=0&now_fod_list_no=7979&array_fod_list_no=0&level_no=2&doc_no=44014&show=show

Click on "PDF format" for link to full text.

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UK:

1. Department for Work and Pensions Report: "Family Resources Survey 2004-05" (March 2006, .pdf format, 230p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/frs/2004_05/index.asp

2. Department of Trade and Industry Report: "Trade Union Membership in 2005," by Heidi Grainger (March 2006, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/emar/TUM2005.pdf

3. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Report, Statistical Release:

A. "Statutory Homelessness: Supplementary Report, 2004/05" (March 2006, .pdf format, 38p. with Microsoft Excel tables).

http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1164208

B. "New Projections of households for England and the Regions to 2026" (ODPM Statistical Release 2006/0042, Mar. 14, 2006).

http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1002882&PressNoticeID=2097

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "Ages of origin and destination for a difference in life expectancy." by by Elwood Carlson (Vol. 14, Article 11, March 2006, .pdf format, p. 217-236). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/11/default.htm
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Population Reference Bureau Report, Articles:

A. "PRB-UNFPA Country Profiles for Population and Reproductive Health 2005" (March 2006, .pdf format, 359p.). "

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/DataFinder/UNFPA_Country_Profiles/PRB-UNFPA_Country_Profiles_for_Population_and_Reproductive_Health_2005.htm

B. "Is the Catastrophic Mudslide in the Philippines Just Another Disaster Story?" by Roger-Mark De Souza (March 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/In_the_News__The_Philippines_Mudslide.htm

C. "HIV/AIDS in India: Survey Results for Country and Eight States," by Carl Haub (March 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Reports/HIV_AIDS_in_India__Survey_Results_for_Country_and_Eight_States.htm

D. "Community-Based Health Insurance Shows Promise in India," by Margot Cohen (March 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/Community_Based_Health_Insurance_Shows_Promise_in_India.htm

E. "The Dual Burden of Overweight and Underweight in Developing Countries," by Marya Khan (March 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/The_Dual_Burden_of_Overweight_and_Underweight_in_Developing_Countries.htm

F. "Road Traffic Accidents Increase Dramatically Worldwide," by Heidi Worley (March 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/06_Articles/Road_Traffic_Accidents_Increase_Dramatically_Worldwide.htm

G. "Take a Number: Population, Health, and Environment News You Might Have Missed" (March 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/Journalists/Take_A_Number/Take_A_Number.htm
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Urban Institute Report: "Parents and Children Facing a World of Risk: 'Next Steps toward a Working Families' Agenda' Roundtable Report," by Olivia Golden, Pamela J. Loprest, and Sheila R. Zedlewski (Low Income Working Families Paper 5, February 2006, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/311288.html
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Rand Corporation Technical Report: "The Repopulation of New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina," by Kevin F. McCarthy, D. J. Peterson, Narayan Sastry, and Michael Pollard (TR-369-RC, 2006, .pdf format, 41p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR369/
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Brookings Institution Report: "Diversity Spreads Out: Metropolitan Shifts in Hispanic, Asian, and Black Populations Since 2000," by William H. Frey (Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, Living Cities Census Series, March 2006, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available from:

http://www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/20060307_frey.htm
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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars [Washington, D.C] Periodical Report: "Environmental Change and Security Report 11" (2005, .pdf format, 111p.).

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1413&fuseaction=topics.publications&group_id=173708

More information about WWICS:

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.welcome
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_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Article Abstract: "Patterned variation in prehistoric chiefdoms," by Robert D. Drennan and Christian E. Peterson (Vol. 103, No. 11, Mar. 14, 2006, p. 3960-3967).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/11/3960?etoc
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_Journal of the American Medical Association_ World in Medicine Extract, Book Review Extract:

A. "HIV/AIDS in China," by Joan Stephenson (World in Medicine, Vol. 295, No. 11, Mar. 15, 2006, p. 1239).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/295/11/1239-b

B. _A Warning Shot: Influenza and the 2004 Flu Vaccine Shortage_, by Tim Brookes, reviewed by W. Paul Glezen (Book Review, Vol. 295, No. 11, Mar. 15, 2006, p. 1316-1317).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/295/11/1316-a
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_British Medical Journal_ Various:

A. "South Dakota abortion ban encourages other states," by Janice Tanne (News Roundup extract, Vol. 332, No. 7542, Mar. 18, 2006, p. 626).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7542/626

B. "Poorest children under 10 are 40% more likely to die than the richest," by Roger Dobson (News extract, Vol. 332, No. 7542, Mar. 18, 2006, p. 627).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7542/627-c

C. "WHO (World Health Organization) to strengthen rapid response against threat of flu pandemic," by John Zarocostas (News Extra extract, Vol. 332, No. 7542, Mar. 18, 2006, p. 628).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7542/628-d

D. "Global inequality of life expectancy due to AIDS," by Danny Dorling, Mary Shaw, George Davey Smith (Analysis and Comment. Vol. 332, No. 7542, Mar. 18, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, p. 662-664). Note: this article is freely available to the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/332/7542/662
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_Lancet_ Editorial, Essay Focus: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Can an influenza pandemic really be contained?" (Vol. 367, No. 9514, Mar. 18, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 875). Note: this article is freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606683529/fulltext

B. Essay Focus of the Vol. 367, No. 9514, Mar. 18, 2006 issue is tuberculosis. Included are ten topical articles on epidemiology, research, diagnostics, and prevention. All articles are freely available to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/section?volume=367&issue=9514&section=Essay+Focus
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_Newsweek_ Article: ""Demographics: Saying Goodbye to the Burbs," by Robert Stein and Marc Bain (Mar. 27, 2006).

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11902675/site/newsweek/
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_US News and World Report_ Article: "Spreading Its Wings: It's only a matter of time before Bird flu reaches the United States. Can we stop the killer virus?" by Nancy Shute (Mar. 20, 2006).

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/060320/20birdflu.htm
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Info for Health Pop. Reporter: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 6, no. 11, Mar. 20, 2006). "The Johns Hopkins University Population Information Program delivers the reproductive health and family planning news you need. Each week our research staff prepares an electronic magazine loaded with links to key news stories, reports, and related developments around the globe."

http://www.infoforhealth.org/popreporter/

Note: January 2004 - present Pop. Reporter is available via CD-ROM. Contact Robert Jacoby at rjacoby@jhuccp.org with your request and complete mailing address.

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WORKING PAPERS:

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology [University of Washington]: "A Joint Model of Marriage and Partner," by Elaina Rose (CSDE Working Paper 06-01, March 2006, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

This paper models the effect of own and parents' education, and race on the decision to marry and the education of a partner, conditional on marriage. In the theoretical model, individuals choose their optimal feasible spouse type in the marriage market, and will marry if utility from marriage to that spouse is greater than the utility from being single. I estimate the implied selection model and find positive selection into marriage in terms of unobservables. Inferences based OLS estimates will be incorrect. Coefficients on "White" and "High School Graduate" are substantially greater in the selection model than under OLS.

http://csde.washington.edu/downloads/06-01.pdf

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University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty: "Dynamics of Material Hardship in the Women's Employment Study," by Colleen M. Heflin (DP 1315-06, March 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

There is an abundance of literature examining dynamics and durations of poverty, but little research has examined the dynamics of specific forms of material hardship. This paper addresses the following research questions: Within a welfare sample, how common are experiences of material hardship over time? Are some forms of material hardship more common than others? Do women experience multiple hardships? I analyze data from five waves of the Women's Employment Study on six different forms of material hardship (food insufficiency, telephone disconnection, utility disconnection, unmet medical needs, improper winter clothing, and housing problems). I find that although the cross-sectional reports of material hardship were comparable to those found in other studies, the level of women ever reporting each form of hardship was substantially higher. Furthermore, women were likely to experience multiple forms of hardship over the observation period, suggesting that overall quality of life within these households was quite low at some point(s) during the transition from welfare to work.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp131506.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Program Design and Student Outcomes in Graduate Education," by Jeffrey Groen, George Jakubson, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Scott Condie, and Albert Yung-Hsu Liu (w12064, March 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

Doctoral programs in the humanities and related social sciences are characterized by high attrition and long times-to-degree. In response to these problems, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation launched the Graduate Education Initiative (GEI) to improve the quality of graduate programs and in turn reduce attrition and shorten times-to-degree. Over a 10-year period starting in 1991, the Foundation provided a total of over $80 million to 51 departments at 10 major research universities. We estimate the impact of the GEI on attrition rates and times-to-degree using competing risk duration models and student-level data. The data span the start of the GEI and include information for students at a set of control departments. We estimate that the GEI had modest impacts on student outcomes in the expected directions: reducing attrition rates, reducing times-to-degree and increasing completion rates. The impacts of the GEI appear to have been driven in part by reductions in entering cohort size, improvements in financial support and increases in student quality.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12064

B. "Inside the Black Box of Doctoral Education: What Program Characteristics Influence Doctoral Students' Attrition and Graduation Probabilities?" by Ronald G. Ehrenberg, George Jakubson, Jeffrey Groen, Eric So, and Joseph Price (w12065, March 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Graduate Education Initiative (GEI) provided over $80 million to 51 treatment departments in the humanities and related social sciences during the 1990s to improve their PhD programs. Using survey data collected from students who entered the treatment and 50 control departments during a 15 year period that spanned the start of the GEI, we use factor analysis to group multiple aspects of PhD programs into a smaller number of characteristics and then estimate which aspects of PhD programs the GEI influenced and how these different aspects influenced attrition and graduation probabilities. From these analyses, we identify the routes via which the GEI influenced attrition and graduation rates and also indicate which aspects of PhD programs departments should concentrate on if they want to improve their programs' performance.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12065

C. "Testing for Racial Differences in the Mental Ability of Young Children," by Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt (w12066, March 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

On tests of intelligence, Blacks systematically score worse than Whites, whereas Asians frequently outperform Whites. Some have argued that genetic differences across races account for the gap. Using a newly available nationally representative data set that includes a test of mental function for children aged eight to twelve months, we find only minor racial differences in test outcomes (0.06 standard deviation units in the raw data) between Blacks and Whites that disappear with the inclusion of a limited set of controls. The only statistically significant racial difference is that Asian children score slightly worse than those of other races. To the extent that there are any genetically-driven racial differences in intelligence, these gaps must either emerge after the age of one, or operate along dimensions not captured by this early test of mental cognition.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12066

D. "Post-Secondary Education and Increasing Wage Inequality," by Thomas Lemieux (w12077, March 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

The paper presents descriptive evidence from quantile regressions and more " structural" estimates from a human capital model with heterogenous returns to show that most of the increase in wage inequality between 1973 and 2005 is due to a dramatic increase in the return to post-secondary education. The model with heterogenous returns also helps explain why both the relative wages and the within-group dispersion among highly-educated workers have increased in tandem over time. These findings add to the growing evidence that, far from being ubiquitous, changes in wage inequality are increasingly concentrated in the very top end of the wage distribution.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12077

E. "Racial Segregation and the Black-White Test Score Gap," by David Card and Jesse Rothstein (w12078, March 2006, .pdf format, 57p.).

Abstract:

Racial segregation is often blamed for some of the achievement gap between blacks and whites. We study the effects of school and neighborhood segregation on the relative SAT scores of black students across different metropolitan areas, using large microdata samples for the 1998-2001 test cohorts. Our models include detailed controls for the family background of individual test-takers, school-level controls for selective participation in the test, and city-level controls for racial composition, income, and region. We find robust evidence that the black-white test score gap is higher in more segregated cities. Holding constant family background and other factors, a shift from a fully segregated to a completely integrated city closes about one-quarter of the raw black-white gap in SAT scores. Specifications that distinguish between school and neighborhood segregation suggest that neighborhood segregation has a consistently negative impact but that school segregation has no independent effect (though we cannot reject equality of the two effects). We find similar results using Census-based data on schooling outcomes for youth in different cities. Data on enrollment in honors courses suggest that within-school segregation increases when schools are more highly integrated, potentially offsetting the benefits of school desegregation and accounting for our findings.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12078

F. "Immigration in High-Skill Labor Markets: The Impact of Foreign Students on the Earnings of Doctorates," by George J. Borjas (w12085, March 2006, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

The rapid growth in the number of foreign students enrolled in American universities has transformed the higher education system, particularly at the graduate level. Many of these newly minted doctorates remain in the United States after receiving their doctoral degrees, so that the foreign student influx can have a significant impact in the labor market for high-skill workers. Using data drawn from the Survey of Earned Doctorates and the Survey of Doctoral Recipients, the study shows that a foreign student influx into a particular doctoral field at a particular time had a significant and adverse effect on the earnings of doctorates in that field who graduated at roughly the same time. A 10 percent immigration-induced increase in the supply of doctorates lowers the wage of competing workers by about 3 to 4 percent. About half of this adverse wage effect can be attributed to the increased prevalence of low-pay postdoctoral appointments in fields that have softer labor market conditions because of large-scale immigration.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12085

G. "Making it in America: Social Mobility in the Immigrant Population," by George J. Borjas (w12088, March 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

The ultimate impact of immigration on the United States obviously depends not only on the economic, social, political, and cultural shifts that take place during the life cycle of the immigrant population, but also on the adjustment process experienced by the immigrant household across generations. This paper documents the evidence on social mobility in the immigrant population and summarizes some of the lessons implied by the evidence. There is significant economic "catching up" between the first and second generations, with the relative wage of the second generation being, on average, about 5 to 10 percent higher than that of the first generation. At the same time, there is a strong positive correlation between the socioeconomic outcomes experienced by ethnic groups in the immigrant generation and the outcomes experienced by their children, and a weaker correlation between the immigrants and their grandchildren. In rough terms, about half of the differences in relative economic status across ethnic groups observed in one generation persist into the next. As a result, the very large ethnic differences in economic status that characterize the current immigrant population will likely dominate discussions of American social policy for much of the 21st century.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12088

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "Characteristics and Medical Expenses of Adults 18 to 64-Years Old with Functional Limitations, Combined Years 1997-2002," by Gary Olin and Deborah D. Dougherty (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality WP #00006, March 2006, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=733

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) [Laxenburg, Austria]: "Educational Attainment in Brazil: An Analysis of the Rates Between 1970 and 2000," by Moema Goncalves Bueno Fígoli (Interim Report IR-06-005, 2005, .pdf format, 25p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/cgi-bin/pub/pubsrchKK?SWID:IR06005&O,n

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International Poverty Center [United Nations Development Programme]: "The monopoly of global capital flows: Who needs structural adjustment now?" by Terry McKinley (Working Paper # 12. March 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

The U.S. economy is monopolizing global net savings, i.e., about two-thirds of the total. Other rich countries, such as Japan and Germany, oil exporters, such as Saudi Arabia, middle income countries, such as China, and even some low-income countries, such as India and Indonesia, export capital to finance yearly U.S. current-account deficits. The resulting global imbalances are neither sustainable nor equitable.

Capital should be recycled to poorer countries, instead of funneled, overwhelmingly, to the world's largest rich country. Low-income countries need a substantially higher injection of real external resources and should be allowed to pursue more expansionary, growth-oriented economic policies. Blaming capital-exporting developing countries, such as China, for global imbalances is not the answer. Such countries are merely succeeding in developing rapidly.

Other rich countries, which account for most capital exports, have to take the lead in dramatically restructuring their expenditures. They will be able thereafter to absorb a greater share of developing-country exports. The danger of a recession in the U.S. is rising, threatening growth in the rest of the world. U.S. policymakers have to move aggressively to contain private consumption, especially real estate spending, in favor of productive private investment, and boost exports relative to imports. Without such a structural adjustment, the danger of a 'hard landing' for the U.S. economy--and, by implication, for the rest of the world--will escalate.

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/newsletters/WorkingPaper12.pdf

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers. Links to abstracts and full text can be found at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/papers?year=2006

Papers recently released are numbered 2020-2034
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School of Economics and Finance [University of Edinburgh, Scotland]: " Child mortality, poverty and environment in developing countries," by Jennifer Franz and Felix Fitzroy (Working Paper No. 518, January 2006, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

This paper studies child mortality and fertility in 61 developing countries including the Central Asian Republics (CARs). To control for simultaneity, an estimated value of fertility was used in the mortality equation and a final specification included only exogenous socio-economic, health and environmental variables. We confirm the importance of female literacy in explaining both fertility and mortality, and also find a measure of consumption for the poorest share of the population to be significant, while controlling for nutrition, health expenditure, and income distribution. Incidence of tuberculosis and female agricultural population proxy for environmental impacts, but in spite of these controls, a CARs dummy was positive and significant, indicating higher mortality rates than in other countries of similar economic development with an estimated 71% additional mortality due to living in the CARs. The results fill gaps in the literature: we use a wider range of socio-economic and environmental health variables than previously in an encompassing analysis of mortality and fertility, and find evidence of excessive mortality in the CARs most likely linked to environmental degradation in the region.

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/academic/economics/papers/dp0518.pdf

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS:

Other Journals:

Child Abuse and Neglect (Vol. 30, No. 3, March 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/5847-2006-999699996-618606

Gender and Society (Vol. 20, No. 2, April 2006).

http://gas.sagepub.com/content/vol20/issue2/?etoc

Journal of Family History (Vol. 31, No. 2, April 2006).

http://jfh.sagepub.com/content/vol31/issue2/?etoc

Public Health (Vol. 120, No. 4, April 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00333506

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS/WORKSHOPS/SUMMER COURSES:

Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (University of California-Santa Barbara/Penn State Population Research Institute: "GIS and Population Sciences Workshops," to be held in State College, Pennsylvania, Jun. 4-16, 2006 and Santa Barbara, California, Jul. 10-22, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.csiss.org/GISPopSci/workshops/2006/PSU/

Click on "here" to apply online, for application and more information.
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Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR project) and the UNC Population Center Summer Course on People, Place, and Environment in Northeast Thailand," to be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina Jul. 10-14, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.spc.uchicago.edu/prc/cesr.php
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research: "Longitudinal Analysis of Historical Demographic Data," a workshop to be held Jul. 24 - Aug. 18, 2006, in Ann Arbor Michigan. For more information see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/training/summer/courses/2006-03-39.html
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Center on Social Disparities and Health (Northwestern University) Summer Biomarker Institute, to be held Jun 19-21, in Evanston, Illinois. For more information see:

http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/c2s/events/biomarkers.html
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US National Center for Education Statistics: "Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99: Database Use for Research and Policy Analysis; Database Training Seminar," to be held May 23-25, 2006, in Washington, DC. For more information see:

http://nces.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/confinfo.asp?confid=70
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University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) International School for Humanities and Social Sciences "Summer Institute on International Migration, Ethnic Diversity and Cities," to be held Jun. 11-29, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.ishss.uva.nl/SIM/

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Research on Social Work Practice and Concepts in Health (R03) (National Institute on Child Health and Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, PA-05-136, reissue, Mar. 10, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-233.html

B. "Research on Social Work Practice and Concepts in Health (R21) (National Institute on Child Health and Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, PA-06-234, reissue, Mar. 10, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-234.html
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Ibis Reproductive Health: "Charlotte Ellertson Social Science Postdoctoral Fellowship in Abortion and Reproductive Health" (application deadline: Mar. 31, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.ibisreproductivehealth.org/more_news/Fellowship.cfm

More information about Ibis Reproductive Health:

http://www.ibisreproductivehealth.org/about/

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DATA:

U.S. Census Bureau: "The latest county and Puerto Rico municipio estimates - for July 1, 2005 - were released March 16, 2006." Go to the press release "Florida's Flagler County Fastest-Growing Once Again," (CB06-39, March 16, 2006) for summary tables (Excel and .pdf format). The estimates are linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Florida's Flagler County Fastest-Growing Once Again" (CB06-39, Mar. 16, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/006563.html

Click on "Detailed tables" at a top right of the page.
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US National Center for Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey Update." NCHS has released the Injury Episode File and Injury Verbatim File from the 2004 NHIS (self decompressing (.exe) ASCII data, documentation in .pdf format, and SAS, SPSS, and STATA statements in ASCII text format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/nhis_2004_data_release.htm

Scroll to "Injury Episode File" and/or "Injury Verbatim File".
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US Department of Housing and Urban Development: "FY 2006 Income Limits" Update: "HUD has just released the estimated median family income and income limits for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006. The estimates are based on new OMB Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), and cover 523 metropolitan areas and 2,045 nonmetropolitan areas in the U.S. and its territories." Data and documentation are available in .pdf, Microsoft Word, and/or Microsoft Excel format.

http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il/il06/index.html
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World Health Organization: The following WHO Mortality Database file were updated on March 14, 2006.

- documentation.zip (Contains a Word file with information on the WHO Mortality Database, file specifications and list of causes of death).

- availability.zip (Contains an Excel file with the list of countries-years available for the mortality and population data).

- pop.zip (Reference populations and live births (for regular users, figures are now in units)).

- country codes.zip (Country codes and names (for regular users, some changes in codes introduced)).

- morticd9.zip (Data file containing the detailed mortality data for the ninth revision of the ICD (International Classification of Diseases)).

- morticd10.zip (Data file containing the detailed mortality data for the tenth revision of the ICD (International Classification of Diseases).

http://www3.who.int/whosis/mort/text/download.cfm?path=whosis,whsa,mort_download&language=english

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German Social Science Infrastructure Services (GESIS): "International Social Survey Program 2006 "Role of Government IV" setup files: For more information see:

http://www.gesis.org/en/data_service/issp/rules/standard_setup.htm

More information on ISSP:

http://www.gesis.org/en/data_service/issp/index.htm
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UK Data Archive: UK Data Archive: UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following dataset to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

SN 5260 -European Quality of Life Survey, 2003

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5260

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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