May 17, 2016

CSSRR Sociology–May 17, 2016

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:52 pm

US Government Accountability Office Report: “K-12 Education: Better Use of Information Could Help Agencies Identify Disparities and Address Racial Discrimination,” (GAO-16-345, April 2016, .pdf format, 108p.).



US National Center for Education Statistics Website of Interest: “The Nation’s Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy (2014),” (May 2016).


February 8, 2016

CSSRR Sociology–February 8, 2016

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 4:54 pm

US Bureau of Justice Statistics Data Website: “Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool – 2005,” (February 2016, data can be downloaded in .pdf and Excel format).


August 26, 2015

CSSRR Sociology–August 26, 2015

Filed under: S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:54 pm

Urban Insitute Website: “The Prison Population Forecaster” (August 2015).

“Our Prison Population Forecaster can estimate the effect, by state, of policies that aim to reduce prison admissions and length of stay for the most common types of offenses. The tool currently uses data from 15 states, representing nearly 40 percent of the national prison population, to forecast population trends and project the impact of changes on rates of admission or lengths of stay in prison. Using the tool, we can see that in some states, limiting prison admissions to only new crimes and diverting parole and probation revocations will substantially reduce the number of people behind bars. Other states can stem prison growth by tackling how they address drug and property offenses. Still others may discover that modest reductions in time served for violent offenses are necessary. This forecasting tool paves the way for a more productive conversation about the need for tailored reforms that address the unique drivers of mass incarceration in each jurisdiction.”


January 26, 2015

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–January 26, 2015

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of Jan. 26, 2015. Note: check your library for electronic availability.


New papers are: 20872-20893.

Health related: 20873, 20878, 20887, 20889, 20892.

Sociology related 20890.

December 29, 2014

CSSRR Sociology–December 29, 2014

Popualtion Reference Bureau Update: “U.S. Poverty What-If Scenario” (InfoGraphic, November 2014).


October 30, 2014

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–October 30, 2014

US National Technical Information Service [NTIS] Website of Interest: “The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) is now offering the American public free public access to a searchable online database of approximately three million federal science and technology reports.” Documents are available in .pdf format. Note: NTRL is in the processing of scanning reports published prior to 1995. You will need to create a user account in order to search for reports.


July 17, 2014

CSSRR Sociology–July 17, 2014

Filed under: S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:50 pm

Center for Policy Research (Maxwll School, Syracuse University) Working Paper: “Treatment Effects with Unobserved Heterogeneity: A Set Identification Approach,” by Sung Jae Jun, Yoonseok Lee and Youngki Shin (Working Paper No. 169, July 2014, .pdf format, 29p.).


We propose the sharp identifiable bounds of the distribution functions of potential outcomes using a panel with fixed T. We allow for the possibility that the statistical randomization of treatment assignments is not achieved until unobserved heterogeneity is properly controlled for. We use certain stationarity assumptions to obtain the bounds. Dynamics in the treatment decisions is allowed as long as the stationarity assumptions are satisfied. In particular, we present an example where our assumptions are satisfied and the treatment decision of the present time may depend on the treatments and the observed outcomes of the past. As an empirical illustration we study the effect of smoking during pregnancy on infant birth weights. We found that for the group of switchers the birth weight with smoking is first order stochastically dominated by that with non-smoking.


June 3, 2014

CSSRR Sociology–June 3, 2014

Filed under: S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:17 pm

Pew Charitable Trust/Stateline Website of Interest: “Growth by County, 2010-2013: Interactive.”


March 19, 2014

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–March 19, 2014

US Census Bureau Report, Data Update,  Facts for Features, Website:

A. “2012 Annual Capital Expenditures Survey” (March 2014, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).


B. “2012 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates” (March 2014, ASCII text format, with documentation (.pdf format, 1p.). The data is linked from a Census Bureau news release: “Number of Children Without Health Insurance Declines, While It Rises for Working-Age Adults, Census Bureau Reports” (CB14-42, Mar. 13, 2014).


C. “Facts for Features: Earth Day: April 22, 2014″ (CB14-FF.06, Mar. 12, 2014, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).


D. “Population Bracketology” (March 2014) “Test your knowledge of population data! Start by choosing your geographic level: metro areas or states. Click on the name in each match-up that you think has the larger population. Green shows a correct answer, red indicates an incorrect answer. When you have opposing names picked for the next round, pick again. See how close you can come to a perfect score of 63. When you are finished, play again or mouse-over results to view the most current population estimates for each pair.”


This is part of a series of Census Bureau data visualizations available at the Census Bureau Data Visualization Gallery:


CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–March 19, 2014

Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management Website: “Diversitydatakids.org….” “Diversitydatakids.org–the first nationally comprehensive, interactive tool for data and policy analysis on child wellbeing across racial and ethnic groups.” For more information and a link to the website see the press release at:



March 18, 2014

CSSRR Sociology–March 18, 2014

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 2:08 pm

Urban Institute Housing Assistance Matters Initiative Interactive Affordable Rental Units Map. “Many Americans struggle to afford a decent, safe place to live in today’s market. Over the past five years, rents have risen while the number of renters who need moderately priced housing has increased. These two pressures make finding affordable housing even tougher for very poor households in America. For every 100 extremely low-income (ELI) renter households in the country, there are only 29 affordable and available rental units. As defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), extremely low-income households earn 30 percent or less of area median income.

Not one county in the United States has an even balance between its ELI households and its affordable and available rental units.

The figures in this analysis represent a best estimate of the affordable rental housing gap and federal assistance for extremely low-income (ELI) renters at the county level in the U.S. The data analyzed come from multiple sources–the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) from the Census (via the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series from the Minnesota Population Center), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Picture of Subsidized Housing (PSH), the HUD Section 8 Income Limits, and ACS pre-tabulated data from the Census.

The Urban Institute will update this map periodically. And, as data become available, we will track the affordability gap for ELI households, as well as very low income and low-income households.” Maps are available for 2000, 2006, and 2012.


January 14, 2014

CSSRR Sociology–January 14, 2014

National Opinion Research Center (NORC) Call for Proposals: NORC is now accepting proposals for questions for the 2016 General Social Survey (.pdf format, 5p.). Deadline for proposals is March 15, 2014.


November 8, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–November 8, 2013

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 5:00 pm

National Historical Geographic Information System Updates: NHGIS at the University of Minnesota announced several updates on Nov. 6, 2013. For more information see:


More information about NHGIS:


October 29, 2013

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–October 29, 2013

Urban Insitute Website: “The Housing Finance Policy Center (HFPC) was established to provide timely, impartial data and analysis, and to educate policymakers and the public on how the housing finance system affects households, communities and the broader economy. The goal of the Center is to produce analyses and ideas that foster sound public policy, efficient markets, and economic opportunity.”


August 7, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–August 7, 2013

Filed under: S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:30 pm

US Census Bureau Website of Interest: “2011 Language Mapper,” (August 2013, Adobe Flash format).


August 2, 2013

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–August 2, 2013

Population Association of America Announcement: It has come to our attention that there is an issue of great importance that may be of interest to our readers. For those of you who are interested in the Roybal-Allard Dear Colleague Letter, the text can be found at (.pdf format, 2p.):


Ancillary materials from the Population Association of America can be found at (.pdf format, 4p.):


With an update at:


July 10, 2013

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–July 10, 2013

US Census Bureau Data, Maps, InfoGraphic:

A. “Quarterly Summary of State & Local Tax Revenue,” updated through 1st Quarter 2013 (June 2013, Microsoft Excel format, with a summary, .pdf format, 2p.).


B. “Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments Main,” updated through 4th Quarter 2013 (June 2013, Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).


C. “Child Care: An Important Part of American Life” (How Do We Know? June 2013, HTML and .pdf format).


C. “2010 Census – Tribal Tract Reference Maps” (June 2013, .pdf format).


May 31, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–May 31, 2013

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:48 pm

US Census Bureau InfoGraphic. “Memorial Day” (How Do We Know, HTML and .pdf format, May 2013).


April 22, 2013

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–April 22, 2013

US Census Bureau Infographic: “Home Improvements” (How do we Know?, April 2013, HTML and .pdf format (1 or 3 p.). (econ/soc)


How do we Know?


April 11, 2013

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–April 11, 2013

United Nations:

Dag Hammarskjold Website: United Nations Research Guides & Resources (April 2013).


April 8, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–April 8, 2013

Population Refernce Bureau Factsheets, Articles, Website Updates:

A.  “Africa and the Demographic Dividend” (April 2013, .pdf format). The factsheets are: “Initiating the Demographic Dividend by Achieving a Fertility Decline”; “Africa and the Challenge of Realizing the Demographic Dividend”; “Toward a Demographic Dividend: Invest in Health and Education”; “Creating Jobs: Challenge for a Demographic Dividend”; and “Beyond the First Dividend: Sustaining the Second Demographic Dividend.”


B. “Urban Agriculture Increases Food Security for Poor People in Africa,” by Michelle Beach (April 2013).


C. “The Human and Environmental Effects of E-Waste,” by Lucy McAllister (April 2013).


D. “Some Kenyan Children Are Not in School Despite Free Primary Education,” by Bernard Onyango (April 2013).


E. PRB Engage has added three mini-presentations to its website (all are video transcripts). “Family Planning and Millennium Development Goal 1″: “Fertility and Economic Growth Around the World” ; and “Family Planning and Gender Equality Go Hand-in-Hand.” All are available at:


February 12, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–February 12, 2013

Filed under: S. Data,S. US Govt. Pub,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 4:54 pm

US Census Bureau Infographic: “America’s Foreign Born in the Last 50 Years” (How do we Know?, February 2013, HTML and .pdf format (3 or 5 p.).


How do we Know?


February 4, 2013

CSSRR Health/Sociology–February 4, 2013

Population Reference Bureau, various:

A. PRB Engage Mini-presentations: “PRB ENGAGE Mini-Presentations offer key data on concise topics as tools for advocacy and education. These one- to three-minute videos with English narration are the perfect way to launch a conversation about a critical family planning or reproductive health issue with leaders, colleagues, advocates, and students.”


B. “Status Report: Adolescents and Young People in Sub-Saharan Africa, Opportunities and Challenges” (in conjunction with United Nations Population Fund, January 2013, .pdf format, 74p.). In addition to the report, there is an interactive topical map at the site.


C. “Improving Reproductive Health Services for Forcibly Displaced Women,” by Mia Foreman (January 2013).


December 6, 2012

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–December 6, 2012

US Census Bureau News Releases,  Easy Stats Web Extractor:

A. “Census Bureau Releases American Community Survey Estimates, Most Detailed Portrait of Every U.S. Community” (CB12-228, Dec. 6, 2012).


B. “Census Bureau Reports Increased State Government Revenues and General Expenditures for 2011″ (CB12-231, Dec. 6, 2012). The news release links to a report” “State Government Finances Summary: 2011,” by Cheryl H. Lee, Mara Beleacov, and Nancy Higgins (G11-ASFIN,.pdf format, 10p.), and data (Microsoft Excel and ASCII text format–file format for ASCII text version is in HTML format).


C. “The U.S. Census Bureau has released Easy Stats, an online tool developed to make statistics quicker and easier to access. The interactive tool provides selected demographic and economic statistics from the American Community Survey. Easy Stats allows searching by geography down to the local level, including incorporated places like cities and towns and census designated places. View detailed race, age and gender breakdowns, and compare communities.”


October 23, 2012

CSSRR Sociology–October 23, 2012

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:02 pm

Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University/the China Data Center at the University of Michigan/the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing of Wuhan University “Spatial Explorer of Religion.” (October 2012). “As a joint effort by the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University, the China Data Center at the University of Michigan, and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing of Wuhan University, we are pleased to announce the 1st release of the “Spatial Explorer of Religion”. It enables a variety of data derived from different sources and formats to be incorporated into one single system and offers demographic and economic data, maps, charts, reports, as well as advanced functions for graphic and spatial statistical analysis in a web-based delivery system.


July 23, 2012

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–July 23, 2012

US Census Bureau Data Visualization Gallery (July 2012). “The Census Bureau is working to increase its use of visualization in making data available to the public, and this gallery is an early part of that effort. The first posted visualizations will pertain largely to historical population data, building on prior work done to portray historical changes in the growth and redistribution of the U.S. population. For later visualizations, the topics will expand beyond decennial census data to include the full breadth of Census Bureau data sets and subject areas, from household and family dynamics, to migration and geographic mobility, to economic indicators.


April 20, 2012

CSSRR Sociology–April 20, 2012

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:02 pm

US Bureau of Justice Statistics Data Analysis Tool: “NCVS Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT)”. “This dynamic analysis tool allows you to examine National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data on both violent and property victimization by select victim, household, and incident characteristics.

The NCVS is the nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization. It is an annual data collection conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The NCVS collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households.

Violent crimes measured by the NCVS include rape and sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Property crimes include household burglary, motor vehicle theft, and theft. You can find a more detailed discussion of the various measures under Definitions.

You can instantly generate tables with national estimates of the numbers, rates, and percents of victimization, from 1993 to the most recent year that NCVS data are available. The pre-set Quick Tables show you trends in crime and reporting to the police. If you would like more detail, use the Custom Tables to analyze victimization by select characteristics.”


March 26, 2012

CSSRR Health/Sociology–March 26, 2012

US National Institutes of Health Website: e-Source: “Inside you will find 20 interactive chapters with authoritative answers to methodological questions on behavioral and social science research. With contributions from a team of international experts, this anthology provides the latest information on addressing emerging challenges in public health.”


March 23, 2012

CSSRR Sociology–March 23, 2012

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:44 pm

US National Center for Education Statistics Datalab Addition. NCES has added the College and Career Tables Library to its Datalab extraction website. Included are “5,000+ tables from NCES’ postsecondary publications that cover a comprehensive range of topics.”


January 31, 2012

CSSRR Health–January 31, 2012

National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics Website: “Genetics and Social Science: Expanding Transdisciplinary Research” (2012):


Related US National Institutes of Health News Release: “NIH launches first online genetics course for social and behavioral scientists” (Jan. 3, 2012).


More information about NCHPEG:


January 26, 2012

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–January 26, 2012

Annie E. Casey Foundation KidsCount Data Update: KidsCount has updated several data files as of Jan. 5, 2012. See the list under “Data Center Spotlight” at:


November 14, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–November 14, 2011

Bertellsman Stiftsung Sustainable Governance Indicators 2011: “The SGI is the most thorough cross-national survey of governance in the OECD. The project identifies reform needs and highlights forward-looking practices, while offering full access to the data underlying 147 indicators.” Data are available in Microsoft Excel format, with documentation in .pdf format.


More information about Bertellsman Stiftsung:


Click on “About”.

November 1, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–November 1, 2011

US Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts Update: Several items at the state, county, and place level were updated on Oct. 19, 2011. Data are available in HTML, ASCII text, tab delimited, and Microsoft Excel format.


State and County QuickFacts:


October 19, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–October 19, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 2:18 pm

National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) [Univerisity of Minnesota]: NHGIS has recently added selected data from the 2010 US Census to its NHGIS data extactor:


October 18, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–October 18, 2011

Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Data Collection Release: “Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project, Version 1 (GRUMPv1, (September 2011)).” “CIESIN Releases Major Spatial Population Data Collection: Urbanization poses both challenges and opportunities for sustainable development and environmental management. Improved data on patterns of human settlement and trends in population can help researchers and policy makers better understand differences between urban and rural areas in terms of their impacts on the environment and vulnerability to environmental variability and change. The newly released Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project, Version 1 (GRUMPv1) data collection is a valuable resource both for researchers studying human-environment interactions and for applied users working to address critical environmental and societal issues.

Developed by the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) operated by CIESIN, GRUMPv1 consists of eight global data sets: population count grids, population density grids, urban settlement points, urban-extents grids, land/geographic unit area grids, national boundaries, national identifier grids, and coastlines. All grids are provided at a resolution of 30 arc-seconds (~1km), with population estimates normalized to the years 2000, 1995, and 1990. All eight data sets are available for download as global products, and the first five data sets are also available as continental, regional, and national subsets.

The population density and population count grids build on SEDAC’s Gridded Population of the World, Version 3 data set (GPWv3), which does not distinguish between urban and rural areas. GRUMPv1 identifies urban areas based in part on observations of lights at night collected by a series of Department of Defense meteorological satellites over several decades. The night-light data were carefully processed by the U.S. National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in Boulder, Colorado. CIESIN then used these and other supplementary data to develop an urban-rural ‘mask,’or urban extents grid, which identifies those areas of the Earth’s land surface that appear to be urbanized. GRUMPv1 also includes a geo-referenced database of urban settlements with populations greater than 5,000 persons, which may be downloaded in both tabular and shapefile formats.”


October 13, 2011

CSSRR Health/Sociology–October 13, 2011

United Nations:

World Health Organization Europe Interactive Atlases: “One of the goals of the project is to improve availability of and access to evidence on inequalities in health system performance, including quality of care and the structural determinants of such inequalities across countries and regions in Europe.

To meet this goal, publicly available socioeconomic and health-related indicators from EUROSTAT databases have been used to produce the atlases. The NUTS 2 regions are the main geographical units of analysis. Variables displayed in maps, graphs and tables represent more than 600 individual indicators.

The atlases aim not only to provide more visibility to the sub-national patterns of health and their determinants but also to analyse how such an integrated information system and its underlying data can inform policy across European countries. The added value is to: improve insight into the regional dimension of social inequalities in health across counties; provide a tool for increased engagement of the public and the media in the dialogue with the competent authorities on health policy and action; and provide a pilot for a more regular monitoring and assessment of the magnitude of social inequalities in health and the impact of the relevant policies, interventions and services,” The site consists of a correlation map atlas, atlases of social inequality, and a regional comparison atlas, as well as technical documentation.


August 11, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–August 11, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:41 pm

Urban Institute Children of Immigrants Data Tool Update: “The interactive Children of Immigrants Data Tool has been updated with 2008 and 2009 American Community Survey data. The tool can generate customized graphs and charts for every state and the District of Columbia. Statistics on 26 indicators include citizenship and immigrant status (foreign vs. native-born) of children and their parents; children’s race, ethnicity, and school enrollment; parents’ education and English proficiency; and family composition, income, work effort, homeownership, and food stamp receipt.


August 5, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–August 5, 2011

Century Foundation Website: “Graph of the Day” (June 2011). “From U.S. health care costs to the U.S. prison population, the Graph of the Day series by The Century Foundation, illustrates data and findings in public policy research.


More information about CF:


CSSRR Sociology–August 5, 2011

Filed under: S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 1:44 pm

US Office of Justice Programs Website: “CrimeSolutions.gov” (June 2011). “The Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov… uses rigorous research to determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.  CrimeSolutions.gov… you will find:

* Research on program effectiveness reviewed and rated by Expert Reviewers

* Easily understandable ratings based on the evidence that indicates whether a program achieves its goals: (Program Review and Rating from Start to Finish)
o Effective
o Promising
o No Effects

* Key program information and research findings


July 28, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–July 28, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:35 pm


State Data Center Update: “MSDC has recently released “Standard Summary File 1 (2010 Census) Extract Assistant.” “This application is intended for the more casual user of census data who just want to create a spreadsheet, and/or possibly a SAS or SPSS data set, containing basic data for specific geographic units within a specified state. The data items (“variables” or columns) are a distillation of the much larger and detailed summary files as released by the Census Bureau. Instead of hundreds of detailed tables with thousands of data cells (which are also available on our site in the sf12010 filetype directory) we offer access to about 200 key columns/variables per geographic area, about half of which are derived percentages. This front end takes care of choosing the appropriate data set for you (based on the state and geographic summary unit(s) you choose), handles the generation of a “filter” to select the geographic unit(s) that you choose here from a select list, and then creates the list of variables by topic that you choose here (and even takes care of ignoring any variables that may not be available for smaller sub-tract units). You could use this application then to easily generate (for example) an Excel spreadsheet containing basic data regarding population trends, race and hispanic origin for the state and all counties in California Or, you could use it to generate a SAS data set with all 200+ variables for all the counties, county subdivisions (towns) and ZIP codes (ZCTAs) in Pennsylvania.” Output is available in multiple formats.


July 8, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–July 8, 2011

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 11:16 am

US National Science Foundation Education Data Extractor: “STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education Data and Trends” (2011, Flash and HTML format).


May 20, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–May 20, 2011

Filed under: H. Conferences,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 10:17 am

US Census Bureau Interactive Population Map: “Many of the 2010 Census Demographic Profiles are ready for viewing. These profiles provide more subject detail than the recently released 2010 Census redistricting data files. These profiles provide details about race and Hispanic groups, age, sex and housing status. The profiles will be released on a state-by-state basis for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Use this map to explore 2010 Census Demographic Profile data.”


April 22, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–April 22, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:45 pm

Harvard University School of Public Health Diversitydata.org… Update: In April 2011, diversitydata.org… announced the following updates: “Release of 2010 Census data reveals greatly differing growth trends for total and child populations by race and ethnicity”; and “Disparities in birth data by race/ethnicity, nativity status, and education”


March 9, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–March 9, 2011


Department of Health Services Interactive Data Extraction Update: “The Mortality module in WISH (Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health), the interactive data query system from the Department of Health Services, has been updated with 2009 data on Wisconsin resident deaths. The updated module contains statewide and local data for the years 1989- 2009 based on resident death records for Wisconsin.”


March 4, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–March 4, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,S. US Govt. Pub,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 11:30 am

National Center for Education Statistics Website: “Elementary/Secondary Information System (ELSi)” (February 2011). “The Elementary/Secondary Information System (ELSi) is an NCES web application that allows users to quickly view public and private school data and create custom tables and charts using data from the Common Core of Data (CCD) and Private School Survey (PSS).


February 11, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–February 11, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 1:17 pm

Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center Updates: KidsCount has recently updated several data tables on Feb. 4, 2011:


See under Data Center Spotlight.

February 9, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–February 9, 2011

US Department of Health and Social Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Website: “The 2011 HHS Poverty Guidelines” (January 2011). The page links to the Federal Register notices on the topic from 1982-2011, a FAQ, and further resources on the topic.


January 18, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–January 18, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,S. US Govt. Pub,S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 12:17 pm

US National Center for Education Statistics Websites:

A. “Rural Education in America”: “This site is designed for persons who are interested in educational changes taking place in rural America. This site provides access to recent data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), as well as the Census Bureau.”


B. “Urban Education in America”: “This site is designed for persons who are interested in educational changes taking place in urban America. This site provides access to recent data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), as well as the Census Bureau.”


December 9, 2010

CSSRR Sociology–December 9, 2010

Filed under: S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 4:29 pm

Roper Center (University of Connecticut) Topics at a Glance: The latest Topics at a Glance concerns “Illegal Drugs.” The site links to relevant poll numbers, datasets, and articles. Check your organization’s library for your level of access to the Roper data collection.


December 7, 2010

CSSRR Sociology–December 7, 2010

Filed under: S. Websites of Interest,Sociology — admin @ 3:20 pm

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:


Alan, Sule and Browning, Martin. Estimating Intertemporal Allocation Parameters Using Synthetic Residual Estimation. Review of Economic Studies. 2010; 77(4):1231-1261.

Bell, Janice and Zimmerman, Frederick J. Shortened Nighttime Sleep Duration in Early Life and Subsequent Childhood Obesity. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2010; 164(9):840-845.

Bilias, Yannis; Georgarakos, Dimitris, and Haliassos, Michael. Portfolio Inertia and Stock Market Fluctuations. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. 2010; 42(4):715-742.

Brooks, William Trevor. U.S. Fathers’ Time Spent Caring for Their Children’s Health-Related Needs and Its Impact on Children’s Health. South Dakota: South Dakota State University; 2010 151 pp.

Cho, Donghun, Cho; Cho, Joonmo, and Song, Bohwa. An Empirical Analysis of the Gender Earnings Gap Between the Public and Private Sectors in Korea: A Comparative Study with the U.S. Journal of The Japanese and International Economies. 2010; 24(3):441-456.

Cojoc, Ancuta E. Essays in Public Economics. South Carolina: Clemson University; 2010 105 pp.

Deck, Stacy M. Context Matters: A Multilevel Analysis of Patterns of Mobility to Non-Poor Neighborhoods for Poor Renter Households. Kentucky: University of Louisville; 2010 330 pp.

Elliott, William; Jung, Hyunzee; Kevin, Kim, and Chowa, Gina. A Multi-Group Structural Equation Model (SEM) Examining Asset Holding Effects on Educational Attainment by Race and Gender. Journal of Children and Poverty. 2010; 16(2):91-121.

Fisher, Jonathan and Lyons, Angela. Information and Credit Access: Using Bankruptcy as a Signal. Applied Economics. 2010; 42(25):3175-3193.

Gibson, John and Bonggeun, Kim. Non-Classical Measurement Error in Long-Term Retrospective Recall Surveys. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 2010; 72(5):687-695.

Guo, Sheng. The Superior Measure of PSID Consumption: An Update. Economics Letters. 2010; 108(S0165-1765):253-256.

Han, Lu. The Effects of Price Risk on Housing Demand: Empirical Evidence from U.S. Markets. The Review of Financial Studies. 2010; 34(11):3889-3928.

Haverstick, Kelly; Munnell, Alicia H.; Sanzenbacher, Geoffrey, and Soto, Mauricio. Pension Type, Tenure, and Job Mobility. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 2010; 9(4):609-626.

Huang, Jin; Oshima, Karen M. Matta, and Kim, Youngmi. Does Food Insecurity Affect Parental Characteristics and Child Behavior? Testing Mediation Effects. Social Service Review. 2010; 84(3):381-401.

Killewald, Alexandra and Gough, Margaret. Money Isn’t Eveything: Wives’ Earnings and Housework Time. Social Science Research. 2010; 39987-1003.

Love, David A. The Effects of Marital Status and Children on Savings and Portfolio Choice. Review of Financial Studies. 2010; 23(1):385-432.

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