Current Demographic Research Report #130, April 17, 2006.

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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 Facts for Features Special Edition: "100th Anniversary: San Francisco Earthquake April 18"

_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Article: "Exposure to Mumps During Air Travel --- United States, April 2006"***

National Center for Health Statistics Reports

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Reports

Social Security Administration Office of Policy Report: "Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2003"

National Center for Education Statistics Reports

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical, Reports, News Release

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Barriers to American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American Access to DHHS Programs"

Department of Housing and Urban Development Report, Periodical

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US States:

Minnesota:

Department of Administration Report: "Minnesota mortality rates decline between 2000 and 2003"

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North Dakota:

State Data Center Frequently Asked Questions: "Leading Population Trends in North Dakota"

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Australia:

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare Report: "Health inequalities in Australia"

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Health Personnel Trends in Canada, 1995 to 2004"

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Releases

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Students at Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education 2004/05"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Reports

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UK:

Health and Social Information Service Report: "Prescription Cost Analysis, 2005"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic and Health Surveys Reports

Population Reference Bureau: Various

Urban Institute Report. Article

Family Health International Periodical: "Youth Infonet"

_Economist_ Article: "A guide to womenomics"

_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Commentary Extract, Article Abstracts

_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Commentary Extract, Book Review

_British Medical Journal_ News Extracts

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

University of Michigan Population Studies Center
Penn State Population Research Institute
National Bureau of Economic Research
Princeton University Center for Child Health and Well Being
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
World Bank Policy Research Programme
International Monetary Fund
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals
JSTOR Updates

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

Ohio State University Department of Sociology: "The Many Faces of Inequality"

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Summer Institutes

US National Center for Health Statistics 2006 Data Users Conference

US National Center for Education Statistics Forum & Summer Data Conference

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US Department of Education: "National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Secondary Analysis

US National Institutes of Health: "The Effect Of Racial And Ethnic Discrimination/Bias On Health Care Delivery (R03)"

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Luxembourg Income Study: Microdata Expert

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

US House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing Publication: "Assessing Public Health and the Delivery of Care in the Wake of Katrina"

DATA

US National Health Interview Series Updates

US Social Security Administration Office of the Chief Actuary Period Life Table Update

Integrated Public Use Microdata Surveys Correction

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

International Atomic Energy Agency: "Revisiting Chernobyl: 20 Years Later

Kaiser Family Foundation: "StateHealthFacts.org" Update

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Supplement

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Facts for Features Special Edition: "100th Anniversary: San Francisco Earthquake April 18" (CB06-FFSE.02-2, Apr. 12, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006580.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ffse02-2.pdf

2. _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_ Article: "Exposure to Mumps During Air Travel --- United States, April 2006" (Vol. 55, No. 14, Apr. 14, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, p. 401-402).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5514a6.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5514.pdf

***Related articles:

A. "Mumps Spreading Across Midwest: Health Officials Scramble to Contain Outbreak and Find Out What's Causing It," by Rob Stein (_Washington Post_, Apr. 13, 2006). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/12/AR2006041201458.html

B. "How Iowa Got the Mumps," by Christine Gorman (_Time_, Vol. 167, No. 16, Apr. 17, 2006).
http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,1181613,00.html

3. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Adults: United States, 2003-2004" (April 2006).

B. "Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 2003-2004" (April 2006).

Both reports are linked to from a NCHS news release: "Obesity Still a Major Problem" (Apr. 14, 2006).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/06facts/obesity03_04.htm

4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Reports:

A. "State Estimates of Underage Drinking" (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, April 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k6/StateUnderageDrinking/underageDrinking.cfm

B. "Non-Heroin Opiate Admissions, 2003" (Drug and Alcohol Services Information System, April 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k6/opiatesTX/opiatesTX.cfm

5. Social Security Administration Office of Policy Report: "Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2003" (April 2006, HTML, .pdf and Microsoft Excel \ format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2003/index.html

6. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Variation in the Relationship Between Nonschool Factors and Student Achievement on International Assessments," by Gillian Hampden-Thompson and Jamie Johnston (NCES 2006014, Statistics in Brief, April 2006, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006014

B. "The Adult Lives of At-Risk Students: The Roles of Attainment and Engagement in High School, by Jeremy D. Finn (NCES 2006328, Statistical Analysis Report, March 2006, .pdf format, 132p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006328

7. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical, Reports, News Release:

A. _Monthly Labor Review_ (Vol. 129, No. 3, March 2006, .pdf format).

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 1981, will be available at:

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

B. "Current Employment Statistics Highlights: March 2006 (April 2006, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.bls.gov/web/ceshighlights.pdf

C. "Employment from the BLS household and payroll surveys: summary of recent trends" (April 2006, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.bls.gov/web/ces_cps_trends.pdf

D. "Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics in 2005" (Apr. 14, 2006, ASCII text, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

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

8. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Barriers to American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American Access to DHHS Programs" (March 2006, .pdf format, 53p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/06/barriers2access/index.htm

9. Department of Housing and Urban Development Report, Periodical:

A. "Predicting Staying in or Leaving Permanent Supportive Housing That Serves Homeless People with Serious Mental Illness," by Yin-Ling Irene Wong, Trevor R. Hadley, Dennis P. Culhane, Steve R. Poulin, Morris R. Davis, Brian A. Cirksey, and James L. Brown (March 2006, .pdf format, 119p.).

http://www.huduser.org/publications/homeless/permhsgstudy.html

B. _ResearchWorks_ (Vol. 3, No. 4, April 2006, .pdf format).

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

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US States:

Minnesota:

Department of Administration Report: "Minnesota mortality rates decline between 2000 and 2003," by Martha McMurry (April 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=18528

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North Dakota:

State Data Center Frequently Asked Questions: "Leading Population Trends in North Dakota" (Apr. 12, 2006).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/data/populationtrends.htm

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Australia:

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare Report: "Health inequalities in Australia" (Health Inequalities Monitoring Series No. 2, April 2006, .pdf format, 158p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10272

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Health Personnel Trends in Canada, 1995 to 2004" (April 2006, .pdf format, 307p.). Note: CIHI/ICIS requires free registration before providing reports.

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_399_E&cw_topic=399&cw_rel=AR_21_E

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Releases

A. "New model calculation on life expectancy for birth cohorts" (Apr. 13, 2006). Note: the English version is linked to a more detailed German version, which contains a relevant table.

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2006/p1670022.htm

B. "About 400,000 school-leavers with entrance qualification for institutions of higher education" (Apr. 13, 2006). Note: the English version is linked to a more detailed German version, which contains a relevant table.

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2006/p1660071.htm

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Students at Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education 2004/05" (April 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 92p.).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/stud_05/stud_e.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Care for family keeps fewer women at home," by Hendrika Lautenbach (Apr. 11, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/arbeidsmarkt/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1922-wm.htm

B. "Pass rates up in secondary vocational education," by Dick Takkenberg (Apr. 11, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/onderwijs/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1906-wm.htm

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Reports:

A. "Migration and urbanisation in South Africa," by Pieter Kok and Mark Collinson (April 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/Report-03-04-02/Report-03-04-02.pdf

B. "Migration and changing settlement patterns: Multilevel data for policy," by Mark Collinson and Pieter Kok (April 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/Report-03-04-01/Report-03-04-01.pdf

C. "The Provincial Indices of Multiple Deprivation for South Africa 2001" (March 2006, report and technical report in .pdf format, with maps in .pdf and .jpeg format).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/census01/html/C2001Deprivation.asp

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UK:

Health and Social Information Service Report: "Prescription Cost Analysis, 2005" (April 2006, .pdf format, 606p. with tables in Microsoft Excel, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel, and .pdf format, and a glossary (.pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/prescostanalysis2005

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic and Health Surveys Reports:

A. "Tanzania 2004-2005 Final Report" (ORC Macro, December 2005, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 381p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?Id=566&ctry_id=39&SrvyTp=

B. "The Stall in Mortality Decline in Ghana: Further Analysis of Demographic And Health Surveys Data," by Kiersten Johnson, Shea Rutstein, and Pav Govindasamy (ORC Macro, December 2005, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/FA47/FA47.pdf

C. "Africa Nutrition Chartbooks: Nutrition of Young Children and Mothers in Mozambique: Findings from the 2003 Mozambique Demographic and Health Survey" (ORC Macro, March 2006, .pdf format, 85p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/ANC19/ANC19-Eng.pdf
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Population Reference Bureau: Various:

A. "The Battle Over Unauthorized Immigration to the United States," by Philip Martin (Apr. 11, 2006).

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

B. "Reducing Poverty by Integrating Population, Health, and Environment," by Roger-Mark De Souza (April 2006).

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

C. "In the News: The Nigerian Census," by Robert Lalasz (April 2006).

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

D. "Intersecting Epidemics: Tuberculosis and HIV," by Heidi Worley (April 2006).

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

E. "Gender and Equity in Access to Health Care Services in the Middle East and North Africa," by Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi (2006).

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

F. "Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey 2005," by Carl Haub (April 2006).

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/DataFinder/New_Country_Data/Ethiopia_Demographic_and_Health_Survey_2005.htm

G. "Norway, Austria Prevail at Torino's 'Demographic Olympics'," by Kelvin Pollard (April 2006).

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

H. "Making the Link in the Philippines: A New PRB Datasheet" (PRB Datasheet, April 2006, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/Datasheets/Making_the_Link_in_the_Philippines__A_New_PRB_Datasheet.htm

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

http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/Journalists/Take_A_Number/Take_A_Number.htm
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Urban Institute Report. Article:

A. "Child Care Subsidies and TANF: A Synthesis of Three Studies on Systems, Policies, and Parents," by Pamela A. Holcomb, Gina Adams, Kathleen Snyder, Robin Koralek, Karin Martinson, Sara Bernstein, and Jeffrey Capizzano (April 2006, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/311302.html

B. "Education Spending and Changing Revenue Sources," by Sonya Hoo, Sheila Murray, and Kim Rueben (Tax Analysis/Tax Facts, April 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/1000942.html
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Family Health International Periodical: "Youth InfoNet" (No. 23, March 2006).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/YIN23.htm

More information about FHI:

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

A. "A guide to womenomics" (Apr. 12, 2006).

http://www.economist.com/finance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=6802551

B. "Not a black and white question: Medical research is starting to take account of people's race" (Apr. 12, 2006).

http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=6795348
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_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ Commentary Extract, Article Abstracts:

A. "Malaria risk and temperature: Influences from global climate change and local land use practices," by Jonathan A. Patz and Sarah H. Olson (Commentary Extract, Vol. 103, No. 15, Apr. 11, 2006, p. 5635-5636).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/extract/103/15/5635?etoc

B. "Mitigation strategies for pandemic influenza in the United States," by Timothy C. Germann, Kai Kadau, Ira M. Longini, Jr., and Catherine A. Macken (Article Abstract, Vol. 103, No. 15, Apr. 11, 2006, p. 5935-5940).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/15/5935
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_Journal of the American Medical Association_ Commentary Extract, Book Review:

A."Public Health Strategies for Pandemic Influenza," by Lawrence Gostin (Vol. 295, No. 14, Apr. 12, 2006, p. 1700-1704).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/295/14/1700

B. _The Cost of Being Poor: Poverty, Lead Poisoning, and Policy Implementation_, by Jeanita W. Richardson, reviewed by Rebecca Morley (Vol. 295, No. 14, Apr. 12, 2006, p. 1711-1712).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/295/14/1711
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_British Medical Journal_ News Extracts:

A. "Massachusetts is to provide health care for 99% of population," by Fred Charatan (News, Vol. 332, No. 7546, Apr. 15, 2006, p. 869).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7546/869

B. "US lags in health care despite largest investment, survey shows," by Nellie Bristol (News, Vol. 332, No. 7546, Apr. 15, 2006, p. 869).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7546/869-a

C. "Chance of bird flu mutating into virus transmissible between humans is 'very low'," by Michael Day (News, Vol. 332, No. 7546, Apr. 15, 2006, p. 873).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7546/873-c

D. "Uganda sees a rise of 12% in TB cases," by Henry Wasswa (News Roundup, Vol. 332, No. 7546, Apr. 15, 2006, p. 872).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7546/872-d

E. "Conference warns of epidemic of unsafe abortions in Africa," by Peter Moszynski (News Extra, Vol. 332, No. 7546, Apr. 15, 2006, p. 874).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7546/874-a
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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. 15, Apr. 17, 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:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "The Impact of AIDS on Older-age Parents in Cambodia," by John E. Knodel, Zachary S. Zimmer, Kiry Sovan Kim, and Sina Puch (PSC Research Report 06-594, April 2006, .pdf format, 31p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4055

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Penn State Population Research Institute: "Neighborhood and School Factors in the School Performance of Immigrants' Children," by Suet-ling Pong and Lingxin Hao (WP 06-02, April 2006, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.pop.psu.edu/general/pubs/working_papers/psu-pri/wp0602.pdf
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National Bureau of Economic Research:"The Dynamics of the Age Structure, Dependency, and Consumption," by Heinrich Hock and David N. Weil (w12140, April 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

We examine the dynamic interaction of the population age structure, economic dependency, and fertility, paying particular attention to the role of intergenerational transfers. In the short run, a reduction in fertility produces a "demographic dividend" that allows for higher consumption. In the long run, however, higher old-age dependency can more than offset this effect. To analyze these dynamics we develop a highly tractable continuous-time overlapping generations model in which population is divided into three groups (young, working age, and old) and transitions between groups take place in a probabilistic fashion. We show that most highly developed countries have fertility below the rate that maximizes steady state consumption. Further, the dependency-minimizing response to increased longevity is to raise fertility. In the face of the high taxes required to support transfers to a growing aged population, we demonstrate that the actual response of fertility will likely be exactly the opposite, leading to increased population aging.

http://www.nber.org/papers/W12140
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Princeton University Center for Child Health and Well Being:

A. "Public Housing & Health: Is there a connection?" by Angela Fertig and David Reingold (WP 2006-11-FF, March 2006, .pdf format, 43p.).

Abstract:

This paper explores the relationship between public housing and health outcomes among low-income housing residents. While public housing can be dangerous and unhealthy environments to live, the subsidized rent may free up resources for nutritious food and health care. In addition, public housing may be of higher quality than the available alternatives, it may provide easier access to health clinics willing to serve the poor, and it may link residents to social support networks, which can improve mental health and the ability to access higher-quality grocery stores. To test whether there is a "back-door" health benefit to the public housing program, we analyze data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. We minimize the effects of selection into public housing with controls and instrumental variables estimation and find that public housing residence may reduce the mother's probability of smoking. The other results are sensitive to the instrumental variable used, and thus, we conclude that, except with respect to smoking, we are unable to detect a robust health effect of public housing.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-11-FF.pdf

B. "Parent's Mental Health and Child Wellbeing: The Impact of Fathers by Residential Status," by Sarah Meadows, Sara McLanahan, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (WP 2006-12-FF, April 2006, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

The association between parental mental health problems and child wellbeing has rarely been examined in the context of non-traditional families. Using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS), this analysis exploits the full range of parent relationship types, including married, cohabiting, and non-resident relationships, to examine the effects of having one parent with major depressive disorder (MDE) and/or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and two parents with MDE/GAD on child's behavior problems at age three. We find that maternal mental illness is associated with increased odds of child's anxious/depressed, attention deficit, and oppositional defiant disorders, regardless of family structure, whereas the effect of paternal psychopathology depends primarily on fathers' residential status. We find some evidence of a multiplicative effect associated with having two ill parents, but only when fathers are coresident. Overall, the negative impact of dual-parent psychopathology appears to be additive. Among coresident parents, results do not vary by whether parents are married or cohabiting, and among non-coresident parents, they do not different by the level of father involvement. The findings suggest that mothers' mental health is ultimately more important than fathers' for healthy child development.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP06-12-FF.pdf
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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:

A. "Family policies and fertility in Europe: Fertility policies at the intersection of gender policies, employment policies and care policies,"by Gerda R. Neyer (WP-2006-010, March 2006, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

This article explores the relationship between family policies, fertility, employment and care. It suggests that similar family policies are likely to exert different effects in different contexts. It argues that a proper assessment of effects of family policies needs to take the combined spectrum of gender relations, welfare-state structures, and labor-market development into account.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-010.pdf

B. "Fertility change in Egypt: from second to third birth," by Daniele Vignoli (WP-2006-011, April 2006, .pdf format, 15p.).

Abstract:

Fertility patterns in countries on the northern shore of the Mediterranean have lowest-low fertility and are very different from those in the South-East of the basin. Recently, however, fertility decline has been spreading rapidly in the latter region. This paper focuses on Egypt, a country that notwithstanding an advanced stage of socio-demographic transition has shown near stagnation in the reduction of fertility levels in the last decade. The first phase of the fertility transition generally has been marked by an increase in the age at marriage; in the long run, however, it will be the diffusion of the smaller family that plays the major role in countries of advanced transition, such as Egypt. The study aims at analyzing the main determinants of the third-birth intensities of Egyptian two-child mothers, applying event-history analysis to the most recent retrospective survey data available for the country. The study's results show that there are still persistent fertility differential among the country's social groups. The diffusion of urban-type norms, however, makes crowded and complex household types less feasible to maintain, possibly leading to a convergence in fertility levels to the northern Mediterranean countries. The study also reveals that the preference for a son is weakening among women who have completed secondary education. The findings point to a further decline in the number of large families in the near future; a decline that is intimately associated with the current fertility transition and the promotion of female emancipation.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2006-011.pdf
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World Bank Policy Research Programme:

A. "Tracking poverty over time in the absence of comparable consumption data," by David Stifel and Luc Christiaensen (WPS3810, January 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 43p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060110163139

B. "Nonfarm activity and rural income inequality : a case study of two provinces in China, Vol. 1 of 1," by Xubei Luo and Nong Zhu (WPS3811, January 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDS_IBank_Servlet?pcont=details&eid=000016406_20060110163709

C. "Global income inequality : what it is and why it matters," by Branko Milanovic (WPS3865, March 2006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060302153355
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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 2080-2084
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International Monetary Fund:

"Emigration and Wages in Source Countries: Evidence from Mexico," by Prachi Mishra (Working Paper 06/86, March 2006, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk=18983.0
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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]:

A. "Fairness in the Family: Implications for Parent-Adult Child Interactions," by John F. Ermisch (WP 2006-13, April 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

This paper advances the hypothesis that transfers of contact/in-kind help and money between parents and an adult child reflect concerns for fairness and reciprocity, and may be interpreted as a "gift exchange". It is inspired by recent evidence from experiments that suggests that even strangers behave in accordance with concerns for fairness and reciprocity. The implications of this hypothesis for the relationship between parents' resources and frequency of contact/in-kind are contrasted with those of efficient exchange and family constitution models of intergenerational transfers. Empirical evidence from the British Household Panel Study provides stronger support for the gift exchange model than the efficient exchange or binding constitution models.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-13.pdf

B. "Child Support and Non-resident Fathers' Contact with their Children," by John F. Ermisch (WP 2006-14, April 2006, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

The paper presents a theoretical model of a non-resident father's child support and contact with his child, which combines the public good treatment of child-expenditure with "trade" in father-child contact-time. The model provides predictions concerning the effects of father's income and binding child support orders on contact. Using new data from the British Household Panel Survey on frequency of contact of non-resident fathers with their dependent children, there is evidence that, among middle-income fathers, higher father's income increases contact with his children. In the context of the theory, this suggests that setting a higher binding child support order would reduce father's contact for these fathers.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-14.pdf

C. "An Economic History of Bastardy in England and Wales," by John F. Ermisch (WP 2006-15, April 2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

A remarkable feature of English demographic history is the explosion in childbearing outside marriage during the last quarter of the twentieth century, after 400 years of relative stability. Over the period 1845-1960, the percentage of births outside marriage moved within a small range, averaging about 5%. The paper finds that, up to the First World War, higher unemployment discouraged marriage and increased non-marital births, with a recovery in marriages in the subsequent year. This pattern is consistent with poorer labour market conditions discouraging marriages among pregnant would-be brides, thereby increasing bastardy. During the inter-war period, higher unemployment continued to produce postponement of marriages, but non-marital childbearing was no longer linked to unemployment, nor is there a clear link to unemployment in the post-war period. After 1960, when the contraceptive pill was introduced, childbearing outside marriage began to climb slowly, and it exploded after 1980, reaching 42% in 2004. This was partly driven by a steep increase in the age-specific non-marital births rates of women aged 20-34 from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, after which they stabilised at a high level. At fixed average non-marital and marital agespecific birth rates, this increase in the proportion of births outside marriage can be mainly accounted for by a large fall in the proportion of women aged 20-34 who are married, which is in turn associated with a dramatic rise in cohabiting unions. These unions are short-lived before either dissolving or being converted into marriage. But this begs the question: why didn't average non-marital fertility rates fall when more women cohabited? Women had the means (contraception and legal abortion) to avoid nonmarital childbearing if they wanted to do so, and so the substitution of cohabiting unions for marriages need not have raised non-marital fertility. A theory of marriage market search (courtship) in which out-of-wedlock childbearing is an option suggests why it may be a rational choice, even when fertility can be controlled. A woman's welfare as a single mother is likely to be influenced by the prevalence of single mothers in the population, which may reflect social stigma against single mothers. When their prevalence is low, nonmarital childbearing is discouraged. A temporary change in the determinants of non-marital childbearing that raises it, like the large rise in unemployment in the late 1970s/early 1980s, can produce rapid erosion of the stigma and a self-reinforcing rise in childbearing outside marriage. This dynamic is likely to be concentrated among a segment of the population who already had stronger incentives to have a child before marriage. If this social influence model is valid, then it is likely to be the case that socio-economic differences in the chances of having a child before marriage widen as childbearing outside marriage becomes more common, and the paper provides evidence that this has happened. An alternative, or complementary, explanation stresses the role of the rise in cohabiting unions and delay in partnership. These generated an increase in non-marital births by increasing the unmarried population. This view also points to the operation of a social influence model in explaining the dramatic rise in cohabitation, and the paper provides evidence of a diffusion of cohabiting unions from the better educated to the less educated population.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-15.pdf

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

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

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingentaconnect.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.

European Journal of Public Health (Vol. 16, No. 2, April 2006). 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 this database and this issue.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Vol. 47, No. 1, 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.
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Other Journals:

AIDS (Vol. 20, No. 7, Apr. 24, 2006).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200604240-00000.htm

Hispanic Journal of Behavior Sciences (Vol. 28, No. 2, May 2006).

http://hjb.sagepub.com/content/vol28/issue2/?etoc

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 38, No. 2, May 2006).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=JBS&volumeId=38&issueId=03

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 114, No. 2, April 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.journals.uchicago.edu/JPE/journal/contents/v114n2.html

Journal of Sociology (Vol. 42, No. 1, March 2006).

http://jos.sagepub.com/content/vol42/issue1/?etoc

Sociology (Vol. 40, No. 2, April 2006).

http://soc.sagepub.com/content/vol40/issue2/?etoc

Work and Occupations (Vol. 33, No. 2, May 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://wox.sagepub.com/content/vol33/issue2/?etoc
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JSTOR Updates: JSTOR has added the following full text journals to its collection. Note: JSTOR journals have a publication rolling window that usually covers the entire run of the journal up until the last n number of years (number varies by journal). Check each journal for window and check your organization's library for information about JSTOR accessibility.

Canadian Journal of Education / Revue canadienne de l'éducation

The Canadian Journal of Statistics

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Revue Francaise de Sociologie

http://www.jstor.org/about/all.list.html

More information about JSTOR:

http://www.jstor.org/

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

Ohio State University Department of Sociology: "The Many Faces of Inequality," a conference to be held Jun. 27, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.sociology.ohio-state.edu/facesofinequality/health/
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Summer Institutes: "The Summer Institutes at the School provide short-term, intensive educational opportunities for public health practitioners and other professionals who are unable to devote full-time status to their studies during the regular academic year. The Summer Institutes also serve as a convenient method for health professionals to further their education in a variety of public health disciplines or to be introduced to a new field of study."Institutes run from Jun. 4 to Jul. 28, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.jhsph.edu/Academics/Continuing_Ed/Summer_Institutes.html
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US National Center for Health Statistics 2006 Data Users Conference, to be held Jul. 10-12, 2006 in Washington, D.C. For more information see:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/events/duc2006/duc_announce.htm
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US National Center for Education Statistics Forum & Summer Data Conference 2006, to be held Jul. 24-28, 2006 in Washington, D.C. For more information see:

http://nces.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/confinfo.asp?confid=23

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US Department of Education: "National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Secondary Analysis (Apr. 7, 2006). "Through its NAEP Secondary Analysis research program, the Institute [of Education Sciences] intends to contribute to improvement of student learning and achievement by (a) identifying programs, policies, and practices that are potentially effective for improving academic outcomes, as well as mediators and moderators of the effects of these programs, policies, and practices; and (b) developing tools or procedures to assist NAEP users in the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of state- and district-level NAEP results or to improve precision in the estimation and reporting of NAEP results." For more information see:

http://www.ed.gov/programs/naepsarp/applicant.html
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US National Institutes of Health:

A. "The Effect Of Racial And Ethnic Discrimination/Bias On Health Care Delivery (R03)" (PA-06-348, Apr. 12, 2006, reissue of PA-05-006, ). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-348.html

B. "Global Partnerships for Social Science AIDS Research (R24)" (RFA-HD-06-007, Apr. 13, 2006, National Center for Child Health and Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-06-007.html

C. "Methodology And Measurement In The Behavioral And Social Sciences (R21)" (PA-06-343, Apr. 14, 2006, a modification of PA 05-090, National Institute for Child Health and Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-343.html

D. "Methodology And Measurement In The Behavioral And Social Sciences (R03)" (PA-06-344, Apr. 14, 2006, a modification of PA 05-090, National Institute for Child Health and Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-344.html

E. "The Science And Ecology Of Early Development (SEED) [R03]" (PA-06-345, Apr. 12, 2006, reissue of PA-04-113, National Institute for Child Health and Development, in conjunction with the National Institute on Drug Abuse). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-345.html

F. "Reproductive Genetics and Epigenetics (R21)" (PA-06-346, Apr. 12, 2006, reissue of PA-04-049, National Institute for Child Health and Development). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-346.html

G. "Reproductive Genetics and Epigenetics (R03)" (PA-06-347, Apr. 12, 2006, reissue of PA-04-049, National Institute for Child Health and Development). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-347.html

H. "Men's Heterosexual Behavior And HIV Infection (R21)" (PA-06-353, Apr. 13, 2006, reissue of PA-05-033, National Institute for Child Health and Development, in conjunction with National Institute of Mental Health). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-353.html

I. "Men's Heterosexual Behavior And HIV Infection (R03)" (PA-06-354, Apr. 13, 2006, reissue of PA-05-033, National Institute for Child Health and Development, in conjunction with National Institute of Mental Health). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-354.html

J. "Women's Mental Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research (R01)" (PA-06-333, Apr. 7, 2006, reissue of PA-03-143, National Institute of Mental Health). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-333.html

K. "Women's Mental Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research (R21)" (PA-06-334, Apr. 7, 2006, reissue of PA-03-143 National Institute of Mental Health). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-334.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Luxembourg Income Study: Microdata Expert (Apr. 11, 2006, .pdf format, 1p.). For more information see:

http://www.lisproject.org/whatsnew/MicrodataExpert.pdf

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing Publication: "Assessing Public Health and the Delivery of Care in the Wake of Katrina," a hearing held Sep. 22, 2005 (House Serial Publication 109-50, ASCII text and .pdf format, 112p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house05ch109.html

Scroll to or "find in page" "109-50" (without the quotes).

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DATA:

US National Health Interview Survey Updates: The National Center for Health Statistics has posted the most recent changes to the 2003 NHIS data and documentation. These changes can be seen at:

ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Update_Notices/NHIS/2003/his03log.txt

See the entries for Mar. 23, 24, and 31, 2006.

NHIS Data and Documentation:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/quest_data_related_doc.htm
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US Social Security Administration Office of the Chief Actuary Period Life Table Update: SSA has recently updated its period life table for 2001.

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/STATS/table4c6.html
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Integrated Public Use Microdata Series Correction: On Apr. 7, 2006, the University of Minnesota IPUMS project announced it had "posted new versions of all of the 2000 samples and all of the ACS (American Community Survey) samples: a correction was made to the OCC variable. For more information see:

http://www.ipums.org/usa/revisions.html
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Apr13. 2006, 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

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/org/announce.html

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

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

Click on "list".

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

International Atomic Energy Agency: "Revisiting Chernobyl: 20 Years Later." This website brings together several text and multi-media resources relevant to the topic.

http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/Focus/Chernobyl/index.html

Also of possible interest: "A summary of three technical reports done by the World Health Organization, IAEA and the United Nations Development Programme: "Chernobyl's Legacy: Health, Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts," and "Recommendations to the Governments of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine." (2006, .pdf format, 57p.).

http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/chernobyl/chernobyl_digest_report_EN.pdf
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Kaiser Family Foundation: "StateHealthFacts.org" Update: Kaiser has recently updated this website. Items listed from Mar. 10 - Apr. 13, 2006 have been updated. (P. 1-2 of the "New or Updated Topics).

http://statehealthfacts.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi?action=whatsnew

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Supplement: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID/CDS has recently added items to its bibliography. The full PSID/CDS bibliography is available at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/BrowseKeywordsQ.aspx?ID=5

Grant, Elizabeth. Cumulative Advantage: A New Look at the Effect of Family Social Class on Children's Educational Achievement and the Black-White Achievement Gap. California: Stanford University; 2005, 24 pp.

Harper, Scott. The Context of Contact: The Relations Among Nonresident Father Distress, Father Behavior, Father-Child Relationship Quality, and Child Well-Being . Missouri: University of Missouri - Columbia; 2005, 57 pp.DAI-A 66/09, p. 3475, Mar. 2006.

Marsiglio, William. The Role of the Father in Child Development (4th edition) edited by Michael E. Lamb. Fathering. 2005; 3(3):313.

Paley, Irina. Right Place, Right Time: Parental Employment Schedules and the Allocation of Time to Children. 2005: Brown University; 2005.

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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