Current Demographic Research Report #144, July 24, 2006.

CDERR (Current Demographic Research Reports) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

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CDERR is compiled and edited by Jack Solock, 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:

Centers for Disease Control Periodical: _Emerging Infectious Diseases_

Congressional Research Service Report: "Why Is Household Income Falling While GDP Is Rising?"

National Center for Education Statistics Report, Issue Brief

US Department of Health and Human Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Homeless Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment: 2004"

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs, Research Findings

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US States:

Indiana:

Stats Indiana: "Indiana Child Care Data"

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates

North Dakota:

State Data Center Economic Brief: "Women-Owned Firms in North Dakota: 2002"

Utah:

Bureau of Economic and Business Research Periodical: _Business Research Review"

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Compendium: _Australian Social Trends, 2006_***

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Ontario Hospital Report 2006: Acute Care"

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: _Perspectives on Labour and Income_***

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Compendium: _Hungary in Figures: 2005_

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Census 2006 Preliminary Report"***

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Force Surveys - Changes in Methodology, Definitions and the Questionnaire, 1954-2003"

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau and Statistical Research and Training Institute
Periodical: _Japan Monthly Statistics_

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia Press Release: "Household Consumer Expenditures in 2005"

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Malta:

National Statistics Office Report: "Foreign Language Learning"

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Number of strikes more than doubled in 2005"

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Elementary schools for youth and adults in Slovenia at the end of the school year 2004/2005 and at the beginning of the school year 2005/2006"

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UK:

National Statistics Office Compendium, Report, News Releases***

Home Office Report: "Crime in England and Wales 2005/2006"

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "A simulation-based assessment of the bias produced when using averages from small DHS clusters as contextual variables in multilevel models"

Urban Institute Reports

Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodical: _International Family Planning Perspectives_

Kaiser Family Foundation Reports

Rand Corporation Technical Report: "Race and the Decision to Seek the Death Penalty in Federal Cases"

Brookings Institution Report: "From Poverty, Opportunity: Putting the Market to Work for Lower Income Families"

Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment [UK] Report: "COMARE 11th Report: The distribution of childhood leukaemia and other childhood cancer in Great Britain 1969-1993"

_Lancet_ World Report Article Extract: "Canadian Aboriginal people's health and the Kelowna deal"

Robert Bosch Foundation Reports

Info for Health Pop. Reporter

WORKING PAPERS

California Center for Population Research
Population Council
Syracuse University Maxwell School Center for Policy Research
Luxembourg Income Study
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Center For Economic Studies/Institute For Economic Research (CESifo)
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
Vienna Institute of Demography (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)
New Zealand Treasury

TABLES OF CONTENTS

IngentaConnect
Other Journals

CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: "3rd Annual Johns Hopkins Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management"

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US National Institutes of Health

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

DATA

National Longitudinal Surveys

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "MEPSnet/Insurance Component Data - 2004"

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

US National Center for Health Statistics: "National Health Interview Survey Race and Hispanic Origin Information"

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "American Housing Survey for the United States: 2005" (Current Housing Reports H150/05, July 2006, .pdf format, 495p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/h150-05.pdf

B. "Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26," (Facts for Features, CB06-FF.10-2, Jul. 19, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006841.html

,pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ff10-2.pdf

2. Centers for Disease Control Periodical _Emerging Infectious Diseases_ (Vol. 12, No. 8, August 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next _EID_ is released, this one,along with all others, will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/pastcon.htm

3. Congressional Research Service Report: "Why Is Household Income Falling While GDP Is Rising?" by Marc Labonte (July 2006, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RL33519

Click on "Open CRS" for link to full text.

4. National Center for Education Statistics Report, Issue Brief:

A. "The Postsecondary Educational Experiences of High School Career and Technical Education Concentrators: Selected Results From the NELS:88/2000 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study," by Jennifer Laird, Xianglei Chen, Karen Levesque, and Jeffrey Owings (NCES 2006309, July 2006, .pdf format, 109p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006309

B. "Fathers of U.S. Children Born in 2001: Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), E.D. Tab," (NCES 2006002, July 2006, .pdf format, 47p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006002

C. "2004 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04) Full-scale Methodology Report," by Melissa Cominole, Peter Siegel, Kristin Dudley, David Roe, and Theresa Gilligan (NCES 2006180, July 2006, .pdf format, 628p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006180

D. "Arts Instruction of Public School Students in the First and Third Grades," by Gregory Kienzl, Grace Boachie-Ansah, Lawrence Lanahan, and Emily W. Holt (NCES 2006099, July 2006, .pdf format, 4p., with standard errors, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006099

5. Department of Health and Human Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Homeless Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment: 2004," (Drug and Alcohol Services Information System, July 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

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

6. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs, Research Findings:

A. "State Differences in the Cost of Job-Related Health Insurance, 2004," by James M. Branscome ((Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief #135, July 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=757

B. "Employer-Sponsored Single, Employee-Plus-One, and Family Health Insurance Coverage: Selection and Cost, 2004," by James M. Branscome (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief #134, July 2006, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=756

C. "Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Small Employers in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2004," by John Sommers (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief #133, July 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=755

D. "Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Large Employers in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2004," by John Sommers (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief #132, July 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=754

E. "Trends in the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Hypertension, 1997 to 2003," by G. Edward Miller, PhD and Marc Zodet ((Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Research Findings #25, July 2006, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/PrintProducts/PrintProd_Detail.asp?ID=753

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US States:

Indiana:

Stats Indiana: "Indiana Child Care Data." "Access to child care can be a key factor in attracting and retaining long-term business investments and involved community partners. It is also an important community resource that helps support working families. Data on the number, location and type of day care facilities in Indiana are now available at STATS Indiana. These data were collected, organized and used for a study conducted in 2005 on the economic impact of child care in Indiana."

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/childcare_topic_page.html

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The ISDC has released the following data (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format:

A. Naturalizations by country of birth: 2002 - 2005 (Iowa state level)

B. Decennial revisions and special censuses (Iowa city incorporated place level)

C. Naturalizations by state of residence (federal fiscal years) 1986-2005 (US and states).

http://www.iowadatacenter.org/indexlinks/New

All can be found under Jul. 21, 2006 entry

North Dakota:

State Data Center Economic Brief: "Women-Owned Firms in North Dakota: 2002" (Vol. 15, No. 7, July 2006, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB15_7Press.pdf

Utah:

Bureau of Economic and Business Research Periodical: _Business Research Review" (Vol. 66, Nos. 3 and 4, March/April 2006, .pdf format, 19p.). The topic of this BRR is "Utah's Place in the Macro-Demographics on the US in the 20th Century," by Pamela S. Perlich.

http://www-new.business.utah.edu/humis/docs/announcement_240_1153507704.pdf

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Compendium: _Australian Social Trends, 2006_ (July 2006, .pdf format, 215p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/4102.02006?OpenDocument

***Related articles:

A. "Low-income families turn to private schools," by Anna Patty (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales] Jul. 24, 2006).
http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/lowincome-families-turn-to-private-schools/2006/07/23/1153593211123.html

B. "Jobs take more as we live for longer," by Carla Danaher (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Jul. 21, 2006).
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,19856698-661,00.html

C. "A more familiar face at home," by Melissa Maugeri (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Jul. 20, 2006).
http://www.couriermail.news.com.au/story/0,20797,19860227-953,00.html

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Canada:

1, Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante Report. Note: CIHI/ICIS requires free registration before providing reports. "Ontario Hospital Report 2006: Acute Care" (July 2006, .pdf format, 84p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_574_E&cw_topic=574&cw_rel=AR_1070_E

2, Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodicals:

A. _Perspectives on Labour and Income_ (Vol. 7, No. 7, July 2006, .pdf format). The lead article for this issue is: "Converging gender roles," by Katherine Marshall).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=75-001-XIE

Click on "View" and follow the link to full text.

B. _Juristat_ (Vol. 26, No. 4, Jul. 20, 2006, .pdf format). The lead article in this issue is "Crime Statistics in Canada, 2005," by Maire Gannon.

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=85-002-XIE

Click on "View" and follow the link to full text.

***Related article: "National crime rate drops: StatsCan" (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Jul. 20, 2006).
http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/07/20/stats-crime.html

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Compendium: _Hungary in Figures: 2005_ (July 2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/hun/xftp/idoszaki/pdf/hungary_in_figures_2005.pdf

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Census 2006 Preliminary Report" (July 2006, .pdf format, 96p., with commentary, .pdf format, 14p., maps, and seven tables (.pdf and Beyond 20/20 format).

http://www.cso.ie/census/2006_preliminaryreport.htm

***Related article: "Population growth rate highest in EU" (Radio Telefís Eireann, Jul. 19, 2006). There are links to audio and video news stories about the topic.
http://www.rte.ie/business/2006/0719/census.html

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Force Surveys - Changes in Methodology, Definitions and the Questionnaire, 1954-2003" (Technical Publication 78, July 2006, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: at the end of the English language report, there are links to quarterly questionnaires from 1955-2003 (Hebrew only).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/saka_change/tch_e.pdf

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau and Statistical Research and Training Institute Periodical: _Japan Monthly Statistics_ (July 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/getujidb/index.htm

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia Press Release: "Household Consumer Expenditures in 2005" (July 2006).

http://www.csb.lv/ateksts.cfm?tem_kods=msnbu&datums=%7Bts%20%272006%2D07%2D17%2013%3A00%3A00%27%7D

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Malta:

National Statistics Office Report: "Foreign Language Learning" (July 2006, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?id=1673&backUrl=news_by_date.aspx%3fretainCriteria%3dtrue

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Number of strikes more than doubled in 2005," by Jo van Cruchten and Rob Kuijpers (Jul. 18, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/arbeidsmarkt/publicaties/artikelen/2006-1987-wm.htm

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Elementary schools for youth and adults in Slovenia at the end of the school year 2004/2005 and at the beginning of the school year 2005/2006" (Jul. 18, 2006).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=320

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UK:

1. National Statistics Office Compendium, Report, News Releases:

A. _Annual Abstract of Statistics: 2006_ (July 2006, .pdf format, 452p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=94&

B. "Prescriptions Dispensed, 2005" (July 2006, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 36p.).

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

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

C. " We spent less time doing housework in 2005 than in 2000 - Time Use Survey results" (News Release, Jul. 19, 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/tus0706.pdf

D. " Alcohol-related death rates: trends in the UK, 1991-2004 (using a revised definition of these deaths)" (Jul. 18, 2006, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/aldeaths0706.pdf

***Related article: "Drink-Related Deaths Double in 10 Years," by David Hogg (_Yorkshire Post_ [Leeds], Jul. 19, 2006).
http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=55&ArticleID=1636305

2. Home Office Report: "Crime in England and Wales 2005/2006" (Home Office Bulletin 12/06, July 2006, .pdf format, 184p.).

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/crimeew0506.html

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

_Demographic Research_ Article: "A simulation-based assessment of the bias produced when using averages from small DHS clusters as contextual variables in multilevel models," by Oystein Kravdal (Vol. 15, Article 1, July 2006, .pdf format, p. 1-20). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/1/default.htm
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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Food Stamp Participation and Market Access in the District of Columbia," by Carlos A. Manjarrez and Jessica Cigna (July 2006, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/311343.html

B. "Toward a New Child Care Policy," by David Edie (Perspectives on Low-Income Working Families, Brief #2, July 2006, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/311347.html
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Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodical: _International Family Planning Perspectives_ (Vol. 32, No. 2, June 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/toc/ifpp3202toc.html
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Kaiser Family Foundation Reports:

A. "It's Child's Play: Advergaming and the Online Marketing of Food to Children," by Elizabeth S. Moore (July 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://www.kff.org/entmedia/7536.cfm

B. "Key Issues and Opportunities: Implementing the New Medicaid Integrity Program," by Victoria Wachino and Robin Rudowitz (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Issue Paper, July 2006, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7542.cfm
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Rand Corporation Technical Report: "Race and the Decision to Seek the Death Penalty in Federal Cases," by Stephen P. Klein, Richard A. Berk, Laura J. Hickman (July 2006, .pdf format, 183p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2006/RAND_TR389.pdf
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Brookings Institution Report: "From Poverty, Opportunity: Putting the Market to Work for Lower Income Families," by Matt Fellowes (July 2006, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/20060718_PovOp.htm
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Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment [UK] Report: "COMARE 11th Report: The distribution of childhood leukaemia and other childhood cancer in Great Britain 1969-1993" (July 2006, .pdf format, 160p.).

http://www.comare.org.uk/press_releases/comare_pr11.htm

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

More information on COMARE:

http://www.comare.org.uk/index.htm
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Robert Bosch Foundation Reports:

A. "Unternehmen Familie - Family as an Enterprise." "This study explores the potential that families and services connected to families have in the German economy." (2006, .pdf format, 118p. Note: this report is in German).

http://www.bosch-stiftung.de/download/0604_berger_studie.pdf

B. "Kinderwunsche in Deutschland - The wish to have a child in Germany." " This study shows the results of the Gender and Generation Survey for Germany. The reasons for not having children are explored and implications for state family policies is shown." (2006, .pdf format, 86p. Note: this report is in German).

http://www.bosch-stiftung.de/download/Kinderwunsch.pdf

C. "Demographie als Chance - Demography as a Chance." "This study shows the correlation between demography and education, especially possible savings from declining high-school students and needed investments in education." (2006, .pdf format, 90p.).

http://www.bosch-stiftung.de/download/Demographie_Chance.pdf
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_Lancet_ World Report Article Extract: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content. "Canadian Aboriginal people's health and the Kelowna deal," by Paul Webster Vol. 368, No. 9532, Jul. 22, 2006, HTML andd .pdf format, p. 275-276). This article is freely available
to the public.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606690570/fulltext
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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. 29, Jul. 24, 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:

California Center for Population Research (University of California, Los Angeles): "Influences of Family Structure, Conflict, and Change on Transitions to Adulthood," by Kelly Musick, Ann Meier, and Larry Bumpass (CCPR-011-06, June 2006, .pdf format, 37p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_011_06.asp
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Population Council: "The political demography of the world system, 2000 -- 2050," by Paul Demeny and Geoffrey McNicoll (Policy Research Division Working Paper no. 213, July 2006, .pdf format, 34p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/wp/prd/213.html
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Syracuse University Maxwell School Center for Policy Research:

A. "Testing For Cointegrating Rank via Model Selection: Evidence from 165 Data Sets," by Badi H. Baltagi and Zijun Wang (WP No. 83, July 2006, .pdf format, 18p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/cprwps/wps83abs.htm

B. "Prediction in the Panel Data Model with Spatial Correlation: The Case of Liquor," by Badi H. Baltagi and Dong Li (WP No. 84, July 2006, .pdf format, 20p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/cprwps/wps84abs.htm
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Luxembourg Income Study: LIS has recently released several new papers. Links to abstracts and full text are available at:

http://www.lisproject.org/publications/frontwp.php

Simply click on "Send" without any entering any request. The new papers are:

441. "The International Child Poverty Gap: Does Demography Matter?" by Weinshenker Matthew and Heuveline Patrick (Working Paper No. 441, June 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).

440. "Inequality of Personal Income in the Enlarged EU: The Role of the Welfare States, Regional Cohesion Policies and Economic Integration," by Hoffmeister Onno (Working Paper No. 440, June 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).

439. "Inequality of Incomes on Both Sides of the Odra: The Contribution of the Regional Dimension," by Hoffmeister Onno (Working Paper No. 439, June 2006, .pdf format, 17p.).

437. "Inequality of Wealth for Never Married Women in Canada, Germany, Sweden, and the United States," by Steinsultz Linda (Working Paper No. 437, June 2006, .pdf format, 51p.).

434. "Fertility and the Influence of Women's Industries," by Hulskamp Nicola (Working Paper No. 434, June 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).
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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 2214-2219.
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Center For Economic Studies/Institute For Economic Research (CESifo) [University of Munich, Germany]: "Status-Seeking in Criminal Subcultures and the Double Dividend of Zero-Tolerance," by Robert Dur (WP 1762, July 2006, .pdf format, 16p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page?_pageid=36,302752&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_file_id=13325
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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: Institute for Social and Economic Research [University of Essex]: "Income Mis-Measurement and the Estimation of Poverty Rates. An Analysis of Income Poverty in Albania," by Stephen Pudney and Francesca Francavilla (Working Paper No. 2006-35, July 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

We investigate the reliability of estimated income poverty profiles for Albanian survey data. We find evidence that a significant number of households with low reported incomes have relatively high living standards and are consequently misclassified as poor. We extend the theory of contaminated distributions to incorporate direct measures of well-being as indicators of data contamination, and develop a new nonparametric approach for constructing bounds on conditional poverty rates. We find very large upward biases in measured income poverty under the assumption of independence between living standards and the misreporting propensity, but a wide range of uncertainty under more general conditions.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-35.pdf
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Vienna Institute of Demography (Austrian Academy of Sciences): "The Low Mortality of a Learned Society," by Maria Winkler-Dworak (VID Working Papers 05/2006, 2006, .pdf format, 20p.).

Abstract:

This study addresses the mortality of the members of a learned society. Following the literature on the social gradient of mortality, members of a learned society should exhibit much lower death rates than other social groups. We use biographical records from the members of the Austrian Academy of Sciences between 1847 and 2005 and compare their mortality to Austrian life table death rates of the entire population and the population with tertiary education only, respectively. We find that the members of the Austrian Academy of Sciences experience far fewer deaths than if they were subject to the average Austrian life table mortality. The mortality differential even persists when comparing to the Austrian population with tertiary education, though to a smaller extent. Moreover, the mortality differential between the members of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Austrian population has widened over time, particularly since the mid-20th century.

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/WP2006_05.pdf
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National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) [Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory]: "Indicators of Social Exclusion for Australia's Children: an Analysis by State and Age Group," by Anne Daly, Justine McNamara, Robert Tanton, Ann Harding and Mandy Yap (CP0607, July 2006, .pdf format, 56p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www.natsem.canberra.edu.au/publication.jsp?titleID=CP0607

Click on "Download PDF" at the bottom of the abstract for link to full text.
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New Zealand Treasury: "Estimating the costs of crime in New Zealand in 2003/04," by Tim Roper and Andrew Thompson (Working Paper 06/04, July 2006, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/workingpapers/2006/wp06-04.asp

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D. Under "Show", click the "fax/ariel" radio button.
E. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

American Sociological Review (Vol. 71, No. 3, June 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:

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 164, No. 3, Aug. 1, 2006).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol164/issue3/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 96, No. 8, August 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.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol96/issue8/?etoc

AIDS (Vol. 20, No. 11, Jul. 13, 2006).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200607130-00000.htm

Medical Care (Vol. 44, No, 8, Supplement 2, August 2006).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200608002-00000.htm

Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 63, No. 4, August 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://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol63/issue4/

Research in Nursing and Health (Vol. 29, No. 4, August 2006).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/33706

Sociological Methods & Research (Vol. 35, No. 1, August 2006).

http://smr.sagepub.com/content/vol35/issue1/?etoc

Sociology (Vol. 40, No. 4, August 2006).

http://soc.sagepub.com/content/vol40/issue4/?etoc

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CONFERENCES/CALLS FOR PAPERS:

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: "3rd Annual Johns Hopkins Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management," to be held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Oct. 30 - Nov. 15, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.jhsph.edu/dept/hpm/continuing_ed/fall_institute/

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health: "Population Research Infrastructure Program (R24)," (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, RFA-HD-06-009, Jul. 17, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-06-009.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health: "Add Health is recruiting for a Research Associate who will join a research team that includes experts in sociology, public health, medicine, genetics, and data collection and management" (Jul. 19, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/news?wid=4319&func=viewSubmission&sid=2330

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DATA:

National Longitudinal Surveys: The Center for Human Resource Research at Ohio State University) has released two new data files:

DNLS-07/2006: National Longitudinal Surveys CD-Rom, All Cohorts, July 2006. The CD-ROM is available at a cost of 20 US dollars.

D97-R8Main: NLSY97 Main File Data Rounds 1-8 Release 07/2006.

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

Scroll to or "find in page" the item numbers above.
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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "MEPSnet/Insurance Component Data - 2004.(US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.) "With MEPSnet/IC you have easy access to national and state-level statistics and trends about employer-based health insurance. It provides statistics and trends about health insurance offered by private establishments as well as national and regional health insurance estimates for State and local governments. MEPSnet/IC guides you through a step-by-step process to obtain the statistics you need. MEPSnet/IC generates statistics using the 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Insurance Component Tables."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/MEPSNet/IC/MEPSnetIC.asp

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

US National Center for Health Statistics: "National Health Interview Survey Race and Hispanic Origin Information" (July 2006). "The purpose of this site is to provide users of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) with in-depth information on race and Hispanic origin, two of the most important demographic variables that are collected in the survey. Here you will find details on race and Hispanic origin data from the NHIS, including the wording of race and Hispanic origin questions from the NHIS, a brief history of race and Hispanic origin data collection in the survey, explanations of the editing and imputation process for the race and Hispanic origin data, frequently asked questions on the NHIS race and Hispanic origin data, and links to important information about collecting race and Hispanic origin data in federal surveys." The site was developed by Jacqueline Wilson Lucas.

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

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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