Current Social Science Research Report--Social #15, May 15, 2007.

CSSRR-Social is a weekly email report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It seeks to help social science 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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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau/Office of Management and Budget Bulletin: "December 2006 (OMB Bulletin No. 07-01) announcing updates to metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas as of December 2006, based on the Census Bureauís July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005 population estimates for cities and towns, and in specified circumstances, local opinion." (.pdf format, 148p.).

http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metrodef.html

2. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Brief: "Marital and Unmarried Births to Men: Complex Patterns of Fatherhood : Evidence from the National Survey of Family Growth, 2002," by Steven L. Nock (April 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 12p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/07/births-to-men/rb.htm

3. National Center for Education Statistics Report:

A. "Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2005; Graduation Rates, 1999 and 2002 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2005," by Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, and Roy W. Whitmore (NCES 2007154, May 2007, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007154

B. "Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in Grades 9-12: 2002-03 and 2003-04," by Chris Chapman and Lee Hoffman (NCES 2007026, May 2007, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007026

C. "Secondary School Course Classification System: School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED)," by Denise Bradby, Rosio Pedroso, and Andy Rogers (NCES 2007341, May 2007, .pdf format, 290p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007341

D. "Literacy Behind Bars: Results From the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy Prison Survey," by Elizabeth Greenberg, Eric Dunleavy, and Mark Kutner (NCES 2007473, May 2007, .pdf format, 146p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007473

4. National Science Foundation Report: "Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2005" (NSF 07-318, May 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 503p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf07318/

Click on any "Contents" links for links to Excel tables.

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US States:

Maryland:

State Data Center Report: "U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 Population Estimates for Maryland's Jurisdictions" (May 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/Pop_estimate/Estimate_06/county/dw_popest_cnty06.htm

Minnesota:

Department of Administration/Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis Dataset: "County population estimates 1980-2005" (Microsoft Excel format).

http://server.admin.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=19132

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations Monograph: Statistical Yearbook, 2005 (2006, ISBN-10: 9210612205, ISBN-13: 9789210612203, 836p.). Pricing and ordering information is available at:

https://unp.un.org/details.aspx?entry=B06SYH

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World Bank Report: "Crime, Violence, and Development: Trends, Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean" (March 2007, .pdf format, 199p.).

http://web.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=146736&theSitePK=258554&contentMDK=21320843&noSURL=Y

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Releases:

A. "Students increasingly often employed during studies" (May 8, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/opty/2005/opty_2005_2007-05-08_tie_001_en.html

B. "Matriculation examination attained by nearly 90 per cent and vocational qualification or tertiary degree attained by over 70 per cent of students who start studies" (May 10, 1007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/opku/2005/opku_2005_2007-05-10_tie_001_en.html

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Ever fewer mothers with young children" (May 11, 2007).

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2007/p1970024.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article, Press Release:

A. "More young people with basic qualification in urban areas," by Francis van der Mooren (May 8, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/onderwijs/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2185-wm.htm

B. "More immigrants, fewer emigrants" (Press release, May 11, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/dossiers/allochtonen/publicaties/persberichten/archief/2007/2007-036-pb.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report, Media Release:

A. "National Population Estimates: March 2007 quarter" (May 2007, .pdf format, 8p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format). The "Hot of the Press" report is linked to from a SNZ/TA media release: "Population Grows to 4.18 million" (May 11, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/media-releases/national-population-estimates/national-population-estimates-march-2007-qtr-mr.htm

B. "Facts for Mother's Day" (media release, May 11, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/media-releases/corporate-communications/facts-mothers-day.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Folk high schools, short courses, 2006: Fewer participants attend short courses" (May 9, 2007). The news release links to six relevant tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/04/02/50/utfolk_en/

B. "Activities of popular education organisations. 2006" (May 14, 2007). The news release links to six relevant tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/04/02/50/voppl_en/

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden Press Release: "Population statistics, first quarter 2007: Population increase continues" (May 11, 2007).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____202058.asp

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UK:

1. Department of Culture, Media, and Sport Report: "Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, Annual Report 2005/2006" (May 2007, .pdf format, 116p., with tables in HTML and Microsoft Excel format). The report is linked to from a DCMS news release: "Survey shows 94 percent engage with Sport or Arts" (May 10, 2007).

http://www.culture.gov.uk/Reference_library/Press_notices/archive_2007/dcms055_07.htm

Click on "Taking Part survey in full" at the bottom of the news release for link to full text.

2. Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs Report: "Child Benefit quarterly statistics: February 2007 (May 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 11p.).

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/child_benefit/quarterly.htm

3. Department for Work and Pensions Research Report: "Child support policy: An international perspective," by Christine Skinner, Jonathan Bradshaw and Jacqueline Davidson (Research Report No. 405, May 2007, .pdf format, 211p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2007-2008/rrep405.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Save the Children Report: "State of the World's Mothers, 2007," (2007, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://www.savethechildren.org/campaigns/state-of-the-worlds-mothers-report/2007/

More information on STC:

http://www.savethechildren.org/about/

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Urban Institute Report: "Foster Care Placement Settings and Permanency Planning: Patterns by Child Generation," by Tracy Vericker, Daniel Kuehn, and Randolph Capps (May 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311459

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Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Report: "Giving Voice to the People of New Orleans: The Kaiser Post-Katrina Baseline Survey" (May 2007, .pdf format, report, 98p., chartpack, 25p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/pomr051007pkg.cfm

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Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation Report: "Education by the Numbers: The Fiscal Effect of School Choice Programs, 1990-2006," by Susan L. Aud (May 2007, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.friedmanfoundation.org/friedman/research/ShowResearchItem.do?id=10079

More information about the Friedman Foundation:

http://www.friedmanfoundation.org/friedman/about/

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Time Article: "Stopping the Dropout Exodus," by Claudia Wallis (May 3, 2007).

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1617527,00.html

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Pennsylvania Population Studies Center:

A. "Marriage and Divorce: Changes and their Driving Forces," by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers (PSC Working Paper Series PSC 07-04, May 2007, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://repository.upenn.edu/psc_working_papers/8/

B. "Divorce-Law Changes, Household Bargaining, and Married Women's Labor Supply Revisited," by Betsey Stevenson (PSC Working Paper Series PSC 07-03, May 2007, .pdf format, 24p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://repository.upenn.edu/psc_working_papers/7/

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University Of Michigan Population Studies Center: "Effects of Job Displacement on Social Participation: Findings over the Life Course of a Cohort of Joiners," by Jennie Brand and Sarah Andrea Burgard (PSC Research Report No. 07-623, May 2007, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4592

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:

A. "First unions in Bulgaria: a joint analysis of marital and nonmarital union formation," by Jan. M. Hoem and Dora Kostova (WP-2007-20, May 2007, .pdf format, 20p.).

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In this paper, we study entry into the first conjugal union among young women in Bulgaria in 1980 through 2004 based on data from the national Gender and Generations Survey conducted in 2004. We use an extension of piecewise-constant hazard regression to analyze jointly the transition into a cohabitational union and directly into marriage. This extension will allow us to compare the relative risks of covariates across the two competing transitions, a comparison which infeasible otherwise. In this manner we find, among many other things, that women in the Roma sub-population have more than twice as high a tendency to start a cohabitation as to start a marriage at each age, ceteris paribus, while for ethnic Bulgarian women the relationship is more like 1.5. We also find that a pregnancy leads to a dramatic increase in the rate of both kinds of union formation; the increase is by a factor of over 20 for marriage formation and "only" a factor of around 10 for entry into cohabitation, again ceteris paribus. The standardized marriage intensity for non-pregnant women without children has fallen strongly by a factor of more than six over the period of investigation; the standardized rate of cohabitation has been much more stable and has only fallen by some forty percent, mostly toward the end of the period. These features have not appeared in previous analyses.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2007-020.pdf

B. "Demography, present and future," by Jan M. Hoem (WP-2007-019, May 2007, .pdf format, 3p.)

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2007-019.pdf

C. "Family and fertility in Romania pre- and post-transition: a life-table description," by Cornelia Muresan (WP-2007-018, May 2007, .pdf format, 58p.).

Abstract:

This study presents a life-table description of a wide range of events concerning family formation and fertility in Romania, by contrasting two different periods in Romanian history: a period of authoritarian regime and centrally planned economy (1980-1989) and a period of democratic political regime and market-oriented economy (1996-2005). A large number of single- and multi-decrement life tables deals with leaving home, separating from the parental family, forming first union, direct marriage, cohabitation, childbearing in the context of cohabitation or marriage, separation and divorce, parenting (first birth and second birth). Perspectives of men and women, as well of couples and children, are considered. The main data source we used here is Generations and Gender Survey carried out in Romania in 2005. Our life-table analysis confirms the early stage of the Second Demographic Transition in Romania. However, in European context it still remains a society highly valuing marriage and childbearing, despite the evidence in family behaviour changes which have accompanied political and socio-economical transformations after the fall of communist regime.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2007-018.pdf

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Syracuse (New York) University Maxwell Center, Center for Policy Research: "Consistent Estimation with Weak Instruments in Panel Data," by Chihwa Kao and Long Lui (WP 95, May 2007, .pdf format, 7p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/cprwps/wps95abs.htm

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

Cities (Vol. 24, No. 3, June 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02642751

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (Vol. 35, No. 4, June 2007). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://fcs.sagepub.com/content/vol35/issue4/?etoc

Population Research and Policy Review (Vol. 26, No. 2, April 2007). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/102983/

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CONFERENCES:

From Conferencealerts.com:

London [UK] School of Economics: "Religion and Politics in the Construction of the European Union," to be held in London June 16, 2007. For more information see:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/government/news/conferencereligion&politics.htm

University of California-Davis: "2007 Queer Studies Graduate Symposium," to be held Jun. 2, 2007 in Davis. For more information see:

http://lgbtrc.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=162

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Educational Research Association: AERA has added selected employment opportunities for May 8-14, 2007,

http://careers.aera.net/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=557

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American Statistical Association: ASA has added selected employment opportunities for May 8-14, 2007.

http://jobs.amstat.org/search/results/

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on Challenges Facing the Child Welfare System," a hearing held May 15, 2007.

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=559

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DATA:

Human Mortality Database: Note: HMR requires free registration before providing data. On May 10, 2007, HMD added data for Taiwan (1970-2004) to the database.

Data availability:

http://www.mortality.org/Public/DataAvailability.html

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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Association of Religion Data Archives (University of Pennsylvania): "National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)" (May 2007, SPSS Portable and self decompressing [.exe] ASCII format, with documentation in self decompressing [.exe] ASCII format).

http://www.thearda.com/Archive/Files/Descriptions/NSYRW1.asp

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

World Bank: "PovcalNet." "PovcalNet is an interactive computational tool that allows you to replicate the calculations made by the World Bank's researchers in estimating the extent of absolute poverty in the world, including the $1 a day poverty measures, as published in the background papers by Chen and Ravallion and in the World Development Indicators (2007). PovcalNet also allows you to calculate the poverty measures under different assumptions and to assemble the estimates using alternative country groupings or for any set of individual countries of you're choosing. PovcalNet is self-contained; it has reliable built-in software that quickly does the relevant calculations for you from the built-in database."

http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Study Of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

Chiappori, Pierre-Andre and Weiss, Yoram. Divorce, Remarriage and Child Support. Journal of Labor Economics. 2007; 25(1):25 pg.

Cooke, Lynn Prince. "Doing" Gender in Context: Household Bargaining and Risk of Divorce in Germany and the United States. American Journal of Sociology. 2006; 112(2):442-472.

Freeman, Cynthia R. Relative Contributions of Mastery, Maternal Affective States, and Childhood Difficulty to Maternal Self-Efficacy. Nevada: University of Nevada, Reno; 2006128 pp.DAI-B 67/10, p. 6111, Apr 2007.

Kan, Kamhon. Residential Mobility and Social Capital. Journal of Urban Economics. 2007; 61(3):436.

Onge, Jarron M. Saint; Hunter, Lori M., and Boardman, Jason D. Population Growth in High-Amenity Rural Areas: Does it Bring Socioeconomic Benefits for Long-Term Residents?. Social Science Quarterly. 2007; 88(2):366-381

Pittman, Laura D. Grandmothers' Involvement Among Young Adolescents Growing Up in Poverty. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 2007; 17(1):89-116.

Swain, Li Li and Garasky, Steven. Migration Decisions of Dual-Earner Families: An Application of Multilevel Modeling. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2007; 28(1):151-170.

Yeung, Wei-Jun Jean and Conley, Dalton. Black-White Achievement Gap and Family Wealth. Child Development. forthcoming.

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