Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #75, August 5, 2008.

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Descriptive Summary of 2003-04 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Three Years Later," by Lutz Berkner and Susan Choy (NCES 2008174, July 2008, .pdf format, 239p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008174

B. "Parent and Family Involvement in Education, 2006-07 School Year, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2007," by Kathleen Herrold and Kevin O’Donnell (NCES 2008050, August 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008050

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: National Longitudinal Survey News (08-132, 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.bls.gov/nls/nls132.pdf

3. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Brief, Report:

A. "Child Care Eligibility and Enrollment Estimates for Fiscal Year 2005" (June 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/08/cc-eligibility/ib.htm

B. "Child Care Arrangements in Urban and Rural Areas," by Kendall Swenson (July 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 16p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/08/cc-urban-rural/

4. Bureau of Justice Statistics Reports:

A. "Sexual Violence Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2005-06," by Allen J. Beck, Devon B. Adams, and Paul Guerino,(NCJ 215337, July 2008, .pdf, ASCII text, and zipped comma-delimited format, 37p.).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/svrjca0506.htm

B. "Characteristics of State Parole Supervising Agencies, 2006," by Thomas P. Bonczar (NCJ 222180, August 2008, .pdf, ASCII text, and zipped comma-delimited format, 12p.).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/cspsa06.htm

C. "Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories, 2005," by Matthew R. Durose (NCJ 222181, July 2008, ASCII text and .pdf format, with tables in .zip compressed format, 12p.).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/cpffcl05.htm

5. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Fact Sheet: "Highlights of the 2006 National Youth Gang Survey" (July 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/fs200805.pdf

6. Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research (Vol. 10, No. 2, 2008, .pdf format, 341p.).

http://www.huduser.org/periodicals/cityscpe/vol10num2/index.html

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US States:

North Dakota:

State Data Center Presentation: "Using the American Community Survey for Rural Research," by Richard Rathke (July 2008, Microsoft PowerPoint format, 33 slides).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/presentations/downloadppt/073108.pps

South Carolina:

Department of Health and Morbidity Control Reports:

A. "2004 Vital and Morbidity Statistics" (2006, .pdf format, 235p.).

http://www.scdhec.net/co/phsis/biostatistics/an_pubs/vms2004.pdf

B. "2005 Vital and Morbidity Statistics" (2008, .pdf format, 356p.).

http://www.scdhec.net/co/phsis/biostatistics/an_pubs/vms2005.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Millennium Project Monograph: 2008 State of the Future, by Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, and Elizabeth Florescu (2008, 100p. print, with a CD with over 6,000 p.). For more information, including ordering information see:

http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/sof2008.html

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Fear of crime and the neighbourhood context in Canadian cities," by Robin Fitzgerald (July 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/85-561-MIE/85-561-MIE2008013.htm

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office Press Release, Report:

A. "Every fourth family in Germany has a migration background" (Aug. 5, 2008).

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/press/pr/2008/08/PE08__281__122,templateId=renderPrint.psml

B. "Country Statistical Profile: China" (August 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/Content/Publikationen/SpecializedPublications/Countryprofiles/Content75/China,property=file.pdf

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Compendium: Hungary, 2007 (2008, .pdf format, 103p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/hun/xftp/idoszaki/mo/hungary2007.pdf

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Compendium, Report:

A. Ireland North and South: A Statistical Profile, 2008 Edition (July 2008, .pdf format, 215p.

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/ireland_statistical_profile_2008.htm

B. "Recorded Crime: Quarter 2 2008" (July 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/crime_justice/current/recordedcrime.pdf

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Jul. 31-Aug. 5, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm?Languageswitch=on

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Palestinian National Authority:

Central Bureau of Statistics News Release: "Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics released a Statistical Report about Israeli Settlements in the Palestinian Territory 2007: The Number of Settlers in the West Bank in 2007 Reached 483,453" (Aug. 3, 2008, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Portals/_pcbs/PressRelease/annual%206.pdf

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Scotland:

Scottish Government Report: "Scotland's New Ethnicity Classification for Scottish Official Statistics and Recommended for Scotland's 2011 Census" (July 2008, .pdf format, 87p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/07/29095058/0

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Compendium, Periodical:

A. Yearbook of Statistics: 2008 (July 2008, .pdf format, 302p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/reference/yos.html

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Slovenia:

Statistics Slovenia First Releases have been updated from Jul. 30-Aug. 5, 2008.

http://www.stat.si/eng/index.asp

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Periodical:

Monthly Digest of Statistics: July 2008 (August 2008, .pdf format, 103p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/reference/mdsjul08.pdf

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Mid-year population estimates, 2008" (July 2008, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=P0302&SCH=4203

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Statistics Data Sheet: "Statistical Data Sheet 2008" (July 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/DataSheet/dataSheet.pdf

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UK:

1. Department for Children, Schools, and Families Reports:

A. "National Curriculum Assessments at Key Stage 2 in England, 2008 (Provisional)" (August 2008, .pdf format, 16p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000804/index.shtml

B. "Private Fostering Arrangements in England, year ending 31 March 2008" (July 2008, .pdf format, 8p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000803/index.shtml

2. Ministry of Justice Report: "Population in custody: June 2008 (July 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 15p.).

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/populationincustody.htm

3. Department for Work and Pensions Report: Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary Statistics: June 2008" (July 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/child_support/csa_quarterly_jun08.asp

4. National Statistics Office Compendium, Report:

A. Annual Abstract of Statistics 2008, edited by Ian Macrory (July 2008, .pdf format, 459p.).

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

B. "Mortality Statistics: Childhood, infant and perinatal" (No. 39, July 2008, .pdf format, 135p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=6305

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Zambia:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Living Conditions" (2008).

http://www.zamstats.gov.zm/lcm.php

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Foundation for Child Development Report: "Child Well-Being Index (CWI) 2008 Report" (July 2008, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.fcd-us.org/resources/resources_show.htm?doc_id=696293

More information about FCD:

http://www.fcd-us.org/about/about_show.htm?doc_id=447483

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MDRC (Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation) Report: "New Hope for the Working Poor: Effects After Eight Years for Families and Children," by Cynthia Miller, Aletha C. Huston, Greg J. Duncan, Vonnie C. McLoyd, and Thomas S. Weisner (July 2008, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.mdrc.org/publications/488/overview.html

More information about MDRC:

http://www.mdrc.org/about.htm

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: "2008 National Survey of Latinos: Hispanic Voter Attitudes," by Mark Hugo Lopez and Susan Minushkin (July 2008, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=90

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Demographic Research Article: "Adult mortality in a rural area of Senegal Non-communicable diseases have a large impact in Mlomp," by Géraldine Duthé and Gilles Pison (Vol. 19, Article 37, .pdf format, p. 1419-1434).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol19/37/default.htm

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "Redevelopment and the Rustbelt: Race, Class and the Consideration of Redeveloped Neighborhoods," by Michael Bader (WP 08-651, July 2008, .pdf format, 31p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=5387

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Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program:

A. "Prioritizing Educational Investments in Children in the Developing World," by David K. Evans and Arkadipta Ghosh (WR-587, June 2008, .pdf format, 34p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR587/

B. "Eliciting Subjective Expectations in Internet Surveys," by Adeline Delavande and Susann Rohwedder (WR-589, June 2008, .pdf format, 43p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR589/

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Princeton University Education Research Section: "Technology’s Edge: The Educational Benefits of Computer-Aided Instruction, by Lisa Barrow, Lisa Markman, and Cecilia Elena Rouse (WP 27, July 2008, .pdf format, 60p.).

Abstract:

We present results from a randomized study of a well-defined use of computers in schools: a popular instructional computer program for pre-algebra and algebra. We assess the program using a test designed to target pre-algebra and algebra skills. Students randomly assigned to computer-aided instruction score 0.17 of a standard deviation higher on pre-algebra/algebra tests than students randomly assigned to traditional instruction. We hypothesize that the effectiveness arises from increased individualized instruction as the effects appear larger for students in larger classes and in classes with high student absentee rates.

http://www.ers.princeton.edu/workingpapers/27ers.pdf

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Woodrow Wilson Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (Princeton University): "Implications of Violent and Controlling Unions for Mothers' Mental Health and Leaving," by Kate Adkins and Claire Kamp Bust (Working Paper WP08-14-FF, June 2008, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

We used two waves of the Fragile Families Study (N = 2639) to examine links between control and violence with maternal mental health and relationship dissolution. Mothers in controlling-only or controlling and violent unions had more symptoms of depression and anxiety and greater odds of dissolution than mothers not experiencing violence or control. Over time, all mothers increased in depressive symptoms, but the magnitude of the increase in depressive symptoms was greatest for mothers in violent and controlling stable unions followed by those in controlling-only stable unions. Mothers dissolving violent and/or controlling unions also experienced increases depressive symptoms over time. Results indicate negative consequences for both mothers who remain in and leave violent and controlling unions.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP08-14-FF.pdf

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Vienna (Austria) Institute of Demography: "Probabilistic Population Projections for the 27 EU Member Countries Based on Eurostat Projections," by Sergei Sherbov, Marija Mamolo, and Wolfgang Lutz (European Demographic Research Papers No. 2, July 2008, .pdf and zipped Excel format, 75p.).

Abstract:

The paper presents probabilistic population projections for the 27 EU Member States. The approach that underlies this set of population forecasts is the so-called expert argument-based approach to probabilistic forecasting. However, instead of using external experts for defining the future distributions of possible paths of fertility, mortality and migration we have relied for each EU country on the high, base and low assumptions of the Eurostat population projections. We only had to make the additional assumption on how much of the total uncertainty range to be simulated was covered by the given high-low range. We thus converted the Eurostat scenarios into fully probabilistic projections for all the EU Member States.

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/edrp_2_08.pdf

Excel tables:

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/publications/p_demographicresearchpapers.shtml

Scroll down to "Projection results."

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Family Health International: "Early Sexual Debut, Sexual Violence, and Sexual Risk-taking among Pregnant Adolescents and Their Peers in Jamaica and Uganda," by Cynthia Waszak, Geary Maxine Wedderburn, Jennifer Wagman, Joy Noel Baumgartner, Heidi Toms Tucker, and Laura Johnson (Youth Research Working Paper No. 8, July 2008, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

This study first identified contextual factors and circumstances that influence pregnancy among young adolescents (15-17 years old in Jamaica and Uganda) and then in Jamaica used a quantitative case-control study to measure the relationships between sexual debut, sexual coercion/violence, and sexual risk-taking among pregnant adolescents and their never pregnant, but sexually active peers. The study found an association between pregnancy and early sexual debut but not between pregnancy and sexual violence. Despite this lack of statistical association, the high prevalence of sexual violence among both pregnant and never pregnant girls led to recommendations for more focus on this issue.

http://www.fhi.org/NR/rdonlyres/eaep2aenbve5vovmoexjhg5mvtskxigmgkdhimjkrj6whemoluomar2evc2tadvvk2ze3wgrfz5ndh/SexDebutViolenceWP8.pdf

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

A. "Does Distance Determine Who Attends a University in Germany?" by C. Katharina Spiess and Katharina Wrohlich (Discussion Paper 3615, July 2008, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract%3Fdp_id%3D3615

B. "Intergenerational Persistence in Educational Attainment in Italy," by Daniele Checchi, Carlo V. Fiorio, and Marco Leonardi (Discussion Paper 3622, July 2008, .pdf format, 38p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract%3Fdp_id%3D3622

C. "Happiness Inequality in the United States," by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers (Discussion Paper 3624, July 2008, .pdf format, 43p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract%3Fdp_id%3D3624

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

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 40, No. 5, Sept. 2008).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=JBS&volumeId=40&issueId=05

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Aug. 5, 2008.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through Aug. 5, 2008.

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Aug. 4, 2008.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through Aug. 5, 2008.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/800/8000/

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University of California-Davis: "UC Davis is seeking applications for two tenure track Assistant Professors in its Sociology Department. For more information see:

https://sociology.ucdavis.edu/applyonline/position_descriptions.cfm

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University of Georgia: "Carl Vinson Institute of Government

The University of Georgia: Public Service Faculty Position: Demographer.

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a public service faculty position as Director of the new Demography and Data Program, within the Governmental Services and Research Division. The position will be available October 1, 2008, but will not be filled until and/or unless a qualified person is identified. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Doctorate or equivalent in Demography, Sociology, Geography, or Economics is required. The successful candidate must possess strong knowledge and extensive experience in quantitative analytical and demographic forecasting skills. As the Director will spend considerable time working directly with state and local officials, both elected, appointed, and staff, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability and experience to interact in a very positive and supportive manner with these important customers of the Institute. Strong communications and interpersonal skills are required as well as an appreciation for the complexities involved in working in a public setting. Letters of recommendation and information provided in the submission of the application for the position should show evidence of such experience. Selected candidate will be expected to work as part of a team on public management and policy issues with special emphasis in the area of Demography. The position involves consulting with local governments and state agencies; conducting applied research for individual cities, counties, associations of local government officials, and the state legislature; and preparing monographs, reports, and other publications which address practitioner/policymaker needs, with an emphasis on Demography. The work of the unit will be assisted by an advisory committee comprised of state and local government officials with a significant interest in and need for demographic projections. While the Institute is part of the University of Georgia’s public service and outreach program, an academic joint appointment is possible with cooperating academic units with the University.

Compensation will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. Nominations and applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation, and should be postmarked by August 29, 2008, addressed to Deputy Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia, 201 North Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30602-5482 (please note "Demographer Position" on outside of envelope). No electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates selected for an interview will be requested to consent to a background investigation. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a Public Service Unit under the leadership of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach.

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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 Racial Disproportionality in Foster Care," held Jul. 31, 2008 (.pdf or HTML format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=643

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US House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Families and Communities Hearing Testimony: "Caring for the Vulnerable: The State of Social Work in America," a hearing held Jul. 29, 2008 (.pdf format).

http://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/hfc-2008-07-29.shtml

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DATA:

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) Updates: ARDA at Penn State University added several studies on Jul. 21, 2008. Note: Users must affirm a license agreement before downloading data.

http://www.thearda.com/Archive/Browse_n.asp

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets as of Aug 3, 2008, which may be of interest to Sociology 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/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2008-07-28&enddate=2008-08-03

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

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

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

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

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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