Current Social Science Research Report--Social #9, April 3, 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

US

US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Press Release: "Census Bureau Submits Subjects for 2010 Census to Congress," (March 30, 2007).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/2010_census/009859.html

2. National Center for Education Statistics Issue Brief, Reports:

A. "Timing and Duration of Student Participation in Special Education in the Primary Grades," by Emily W. Holt, Daniel J. McGrath, and William L. Herring (NCES 2007043, March 2007, .pdf format, 4p., with standard errors, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007043

B. "Students Entering and Leaving Postsecondary Occupational Education: 1995-2001," by Lisa Hudson, Gregory Kienzl, and Juliet Diehl (NCES 2007041, March 2007, .pdf format, 145p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007041

C. "The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2005 Performance in Puerto Rico--Focus on the Content," by Gloria S. Dion, Jeff G. Haberstroh, and Amy R. Dresher (NCES 2007460, March 2007, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007460

3. Government Accountability Office Report: "Food Stamp Program: FNS Could Improve Guidance and Monitoring to Help Ensure Appropriate Use of Noncash Categorical Eligibility" (GAO-07-465, March 2007, .pdf format, 120p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07465.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO reports are always available at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gaoreports/index.html

4. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Articles:

A. "Population Dynamics Are Changing the Profile of Rural Areas," by Carol A. Jones, William Kandel, and Timothy Parker (Amber Waves, April 2007, .HTML and .pdf format, p. 30-35).

HTML:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/April07/Features/Population.htm

.pdf:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/April07/PDF/Population.pdf

B. "Improving Food Choices - Can Food Stamps Do More?" by Joanne F. Guthrie, Elizabeth Frazão, Margaret Andrews, and David Smallwood (Amber Waves, April 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 22-28).

HTML:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/April07/Features/Improving.htm

.pdf:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/April07/PDF/Improving.pdf

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US States:

Wyoming:

Economic Analysis Division Report: "Wyoming 2007 - Just the Facts!" (March 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://eadiv.state.wy.us/Wy_facts/Wy_facts.html

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NGO and Other Countries

Australia:

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare Report: "Juvenile justice in Australia 2004-05," (Juvenile justice no. 2, March 2007, .pdf format, 132p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10363

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: Statistical Report 1/2007 (March 2007, .pdf format, 47p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/gyor/jel/ejel20701.pdf

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Mortality and life expectancy 2006" (40/2007, Mar. 28, 2007).

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=2225

At the bottom of the news release, there is a link to relevant statistics.

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: "Census 2006 Principal Demographic Results" (March 2007, .pdf format, 108p.).

http://www.cso.ie/census/Census2006_Principal_Demographic_Results.htm

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Report: "Primary, lower secondary and upper secondary schools in the Republic of Macedonia at the end of the school year" (March 2007, .pdf format, 11p.). The report is in Greek and English.

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=06.01&rbs=4

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Increasing number of women and older people hold a driving licence" (Mar. 29, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/verkeer-vervoer/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-90014-wk.htm

B. "Population decline in half of municipalities," by Han Nicolaas and Maarten Alders (Mar. 27, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2165-wm.htm

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Palestinian National Authority Compendium: Women and Men in Palestine Issues & Statistics, 2006 (October 2006, .pdf format, 92p.). The English version of the text is in the back of the compendium. Tables are in Arabic and English.

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/DesktopModules/books/booksView.aspx?tabID=0&lang=en&ItemID=3&mid=11239

Click on title for link to full text.

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Scotland:

1. General Register Office Report: "Household Estimates for Scotland 2006" (March 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 12p.). The report is linked to from a GRO news release: "Increase in Number of Households in Scotland" (Mar. 28, 2007).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/press/2007-news/increase-in-number-of-households-in-scotland.html

Click on title for link to full text.

2. Scottish Executive Reports:

A. "Racist Incidents Recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2003/04 to 2005/06" (March 2007, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/03/26094831/21

B. "Scottish Households Below Average Income 2005/06" (March 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/03/26150958/0

C. "Teachers in Scotland, 2006" (March 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/03/27085753/0

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UK:

1. Department for Education and Skills Report: "Participation Rates in Higher Education: Academic Years 1999/2000-2005/06 (Provisional)" (First Release, March 2007, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000716/index.shtml

2. Department for Work and Pensions Research Reports:

A. "Child support policy: An international perspective," by Christine Skinner, Jonathan Bradshaw and Jacqueline Davidson (Research Report 405, March 2007, .pdf format, 211p.).

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

B. "Family Resources Survey 2005-06" (March 2007, .pdf format, 236p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/frs/2005_06/index.asp

C. "Households Below Average Income (HBAI) 1994/95-2005/06" (March 2007, .pdf format, 95p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/hbai/hbai2006/chapters.asp

3. National Statistics Office, Various:

A. "Deaths in the UK regular armed forces, 2006" (Statistical Notice, March 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.dasa.mod.uk/natstats/deaths/pdfs/deaths01mar07.pdf

B. "Suicide open verdict in the UK regular armed forces - 1984 -2006" (Statistical Notice, March 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.dasa.mod.uk/publications/pdfs/suicide/suicideMar07.pdf

C. "Marriage, Divorce and Adoption Statistics - Series FM2 2004" (March 2007, .pdf format, 117p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=581

D. "Regional Snapshot: Subnational data" (March 2007, Microsoft Excel format). "Regional Snapshot is a comprehensive source of official statistics about the regions and sub-regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland."

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=14161&Pos=2&ColRank=1&Rank=272

E. Monthly Digest of Statistics March 2007 (March 2007, .pdf format, 136p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=611&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=422

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Population Reference Bureau Periodical, Articles:

A. Population Bulletin (Vol. 62, No. 1, March 2007, .pdf format, 31p.). This issue's main article is: "Population: A Lively Introduction," by Joseph A. McFalls Jr.

http://www.prb.org/Publications/PopulationBulletins/2007/PopulationALivelyIntroduction.aspx

Click on "Download for full text.

B. "The Divergent Paths of Baby Boomers and Immigrants," by D'Vera Cohn (March 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/DivergentPathsofBabyBoomersandImmigrants.aspx

C. "New Restrictions Could Limit U.S. Adoptions From Top Two Countries of Origin: China and Guatemala," by Sandra Yin (March 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/NewRestrictionsCouldLimitUSAdoptionsFromTopTwoCountriesOfOriginChinaAndGuatemala.aspx

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Urban Institute Report: "Adoption and Foster Care by Lesbian and Gay Parents in the United States," by Gary Gates, Lee M.V. Badgett, Jennifer Ehrle Macomber and Kate Chambers. (March 2007, .pdf format, 29p.)

http://www.urban.org/publications/411437.html

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Brookings Institution Report: "Reducing Poverty in Washington, D.C. and Rebuilding the Middle Class from Within," by Martha Ross and Brooke DeRenzis (March 2007, .pdf format, 128p.).

http://www.brookings.edu/metro/gwrp/20070326_reducingpoverty.htm

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Kaiser Family Foundation Webcast, Report:

A. "Elements of State Health Reform: Creating a Marketplace for Expanding Coverage," a webcast from March 28, 2007. (print transcript, .pdf format, 48p.; Windows Media Player video transcript, running time: 1 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds).

http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/hcast_index.cfm?display=detail&hc=2063

B. "Food for Thought: Television Food Advertising to Children in the United States" (March 2007, .pdf format, 28p.)

http://www.kff.org/entmedia/entmedia032807pkg.cfm

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Pew Internet and American Life Project: "Latinos Online," by Susannah Fox and Gretchen Livingston. (March 2007, .pdf format, 23p. toplines, .pdf format, 8p..)

http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/204/report_display.asp

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report: "The Impact of State Income Taxes on Low-Income Families in 2006," by Jason Levitis (March 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 23p.).

http://www.cbpp.org/3-27-07sfp.htm

More information on CBPP:

http://www.cbpp.org/info.html

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WORKING PAPERS:

National Bureau of Economic Research: "Nature and Nurture in the Intergenerational Transmission of Socioeconomic Status: Evidence from Swedish Children and Their Biological and Rearing Parents," by Anders Bjorklund, Markus Jantti, and Gary Solon (w12985, March 2007, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

This study uses an extraordinary Swedish data set to explore the sources of the intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status. Merging data from administrative sources and censuses, we investigate the association between sons' and daughters' socioeconomic outcomes and those of their biological and rearing parents. Our analysis focuses on children raised in six different family circumstances: raised by both biological parents, raised by the biological mother without a stepfather, raised by the biological mother with a stepfather, raised by the biological father without a stepmother, raised by the biological father with a stepmother, and raised by two adoptive parents. Relative to the existing literature, the most remarkable feature of our data set is that it contains information on the biological parents even when they are not the rearing parents. We specify a simple additive model of pre-birth (including genetic) and post-birth influences and examine the model's ability to provide a unified account of the intergenerational associations in all six family types. Our results suggest substantial roles for both pre-birth and post-birth factors.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12985

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University Of Pennsylvania Population Aging Research Center (PARC): "The Behavioral Economics of Altruism, Reciprocity, and Transfers within Families and Rural Communities: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa," by Li-wei Chao and Hans-Peter Kohler (WPS 07-01, March 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

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Transfers between strangers, neighbors, families, and spouses were examined using Triple Dictator Games (TDG, involving only givings) and Trust Games (TG, involving both givings and reciprocations) among 240 participants from 60 families in 20 villages in rural Malawi. In TDG, more was sent by those who were older, male, in better physical health, financially poorer, or frequent lenders of personal items, but less was sent to neighbors by participants with higher HIV felt stigma. In TG, higher transfers were associated with the expected amount of reciprocation, amount sent in TDG, and prior lending behavior; participants with high HIV stigmatization attitudes gave less, especially to their own families and spouses. Higher reciprocation in TG was associated with better mental health. Those with HIV stigmatization attitudes reciprocated differently, depending on whether their game-partner was the neighbor, family, or spouse. Social distance, physical and mental health, and HIV-stigma were predictors of transfers behavior.

http://www.pop.upenn.edu/rc/parc/aging_center/2007/PARCwps07-01.pdf

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Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada: "Income Instability of Lone Parents, Singles and Two-parent Families in Canada, 1984 to 2004," by Rene Morissette and Yuri Ostrovsky (Research Paper No. 297, March 2007, .pdf format, p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/11F0019MIE/11F0019MIE2007297.htm

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

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Vienna Institute of Demography: "On the Age Dynamics of Learned Societies: Taking the Example of the Austrian Academy of Sciences," by Gustav Feichtinger, Maria Winkler-Dworak, Inga Freund, and Alexia Prskawetz (WP02/2007, April 2007, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

In a hierarchical organisation of stable size the annual intake is strictly determined by the number of deaths and a statutory retirement age (if there is one). In this paper we reconstruct the population of the Austrian Academy of Sciences from 1847 to 2005. For the Austrian Academy of Sciences we observe a shift of its age distribution towards older ages, which is due to rising life expectancy, i.e. a rising age at death, on the one hand as well as an increased age at entry on the other hand. Therefore the number of new entrants has been fluctuating considerably-especially reflecting some statutory changes-and the length of tenure before reaching the statutory retirement age has declined during the second half of the last century. Based on alternative scenarios of the age distribution of incoming members - including a young, an old, the ‘current’ and a mixed-age model - we then project the population of the Austrian Academy and its ageing forward in time. Our results indicate that the ‘optimum policy’ would be to elect either young or old aged new members.

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/WP2007_02.pdf

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

Child Abuse and Neglect (Vol. 31, No. 2, February 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01452134

Cities: (Vol. 24, No. 2, April 2007).

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

Population, Space, and Place (Vol. 13, No. 3, May/June 2007).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/106562735?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

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DATA:

US Census Bureau: The Census Bureau released data on "Families and Living Arrangements: 2006" (March 2007, Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format). The data is linked to from a Census Bureau news release "Single-Parent Households Showed Little Variation Since 1994, Census Bureau Reports" (CB07-46, Mar. 27, 2007).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/families_households/009842.html

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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: "Creative Class County Codes," (April 2007, Excel format).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/CreativeClassCodes/

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US National Center for Education Statistics: "USER'S MANUAL: Restricted-Use Data Procedures," (NCES 96860rev, April 2007, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=96860rev

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Human Mortality Database Update: Note: HMR requires free registration before providing data. Data for Austria has been revised and updated through 2005.

Data availability:

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

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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Roper Center (University of Connecticut:

A. "2006 General Election Day Exit Polls" (.pdf format) Ordering information and links to national and state results can be found here:

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/data_access/data/datasets/exitpolls_2006.html

B. "The Virginia Slims American Women’s Opinion Polls 1970-2000" (.pdf and word format). Link to ordering information and previous year's results can be found here:

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/data_access/data/datasets/virginia_slims_2000.html

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National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (Cornell University) [Ithaca, New York]: "Social Relationships of Physically Abused Schoolchildren (1993-1997)" (#112, March 2007).

http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/NDACAN/Datasets/Abstracts/DatasetAbstract_112.html

Data Access:

http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/NDACAN/Datasets/Order_Forms/Order_Form_General.html

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Luxembourg Income Study Data Release: "The Second round of Wave V, Release 2 data is online," (March 30, 2007). Data files include: "Austria 2000, Finland 2000, Greece 2000, Ireland 2000, Norway 2000, Poland 1999, Russia 2000, Slovenia 1999, Spain 2000."

http://www.lisproject.org/whatsnew.htm

Data access:

http://www.lisproject.org/introduction.htm

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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/

SN 5579 -National Child Development Study: Sweep 7, 2004-2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5579

SN 5575 -ONS Omnibus Survey, September 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5575

SN 5576 -ONS Omnibus Survey, October 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5576

SN 5606 -ONS Omnibus Survey, November 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5606

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) [Pennsylvania State University] "Learning Modules" Update: ARDA has added the following modules to its "Learning Modules" site: "Attitudes versus Behaviors: Religion and Helping Others," and "The Scientific Study of Religion: Measuring Religiosity" (both Microsoft Word format). "The learning modules are topic driven explorations into the numerous datasets that can be found on the ARDA. We currently have modules that guide the user through empirical data on the American religious landscape, evangelicals, seminarians, and the relationship religion holds with opinions on science, gender roles, homosexuality, politics, and crime. These topics are only the beginning, however, as we will continue adding more learning modules to the ARDA."

http://www.thearda.com/learningModules/

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Survey of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The following items have been added to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID Bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed by author or keyword.

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

Conley, Dalton and Glauber, R. Family Background, Race, and Labor Market Inequality. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2007; 609(134-152).

Deng, Xian. Three Essays on the Relationships Between Mothers' Education and Employment Status and Children's Outcomes. California: University of California, Irvine; 2006. 108 pp.

Eberstadt, Nicholas. The Mismeasure of Poverty. Policy Review. 2006; 138(Aug.-Sept.):19-52.

Hasegawa, Hikaru and Ueda, Kazuhiro. Measuring Chronic and Transient Components of Poverty: A Bayesian Approach. Empirical Economics. 2006; _(_):_.

Jasso, Guillermina. Factorial Survey Methods for Studying Beliefs and Judgments. Sociological Methods and Research. 2006; 34(3):334-423.

Plotnick, Robert D.; Garfinkel, Irwin; McLanahan, Sara S., and Ku, Inhoe. The Impact on Child Support Enforcement Policy on Nonmarital Childbearing. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 2007; 26(1):79-98.

Ren, Liqian. The Effect of Family Background and Dynamics on Child Test Score, Marital Sorting and Risk Preference. Illinois: University of Chicago; 2006.

Semykina, Anastasia. Estimating Panel Data Models With Endogeneity. Michigan: Michigan State University; 2006.

Strangman, Laurie L. Have Changes in Family Structure Adversely Affected the Ability of Economic Growth to Reduce Poverty?. Colorado: Colorado State University; 2006. 173 pp.

Weinshenker, Matthew N. A Matter of Timing: Delayed Fatherhood in the United States. Illinois: University of Chicago; 2006.

Wolfe, Barbara; Haveman, Robert; Pence, Karen, and Schwabish, Jonathan A. Do Youth Nonmarital Childbearing Choices Reflect Income and Relationship Expectations?. Journal of Population Economics. 2007; 20(1):73-100.

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