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September 30, 2009

CSSRR Sociology–September 30, 2009

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National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. “Teacher Strategies to Help Fourth-Graders Having Difficulty in Reading: An International Perspective,” by Anindita Sen, Stephanie Burns, and David Miller (NCES 2009013, September 2009, .pdf format, 15p.).

nces.ed.gov…

B. “Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998 – 99 (ECLS-K), Psychometric Report for the Eighth Grade,” by Michelle Najarian, Judith M. Pollack, Alberto G. Sorongon, and Elvira Germino Hausken (NCES 2009002, September 2009, .pdf format, 264p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–September 30, 2009

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Vienna Institute of Demography Working Paper: “Changing Parental Leave and Shifts in Second and Third-Birth Rates in Austria,” by Anna Stastna and Tomas Sobotka (VID Working Paper 07/2009, September 2009, .pdf format, 27p.).

Abstract:

We analyse the effects of changes in parental leave regulations in Austria in 1990, 1996 and 2002 on second and third-birth rates. These changes determined both the length of parental leave and the possibility for its prolongation in case of subsequent pregnancy. We construct monthly duration and order-specific fertility rates and parity progression ratios to
study both short-term shifts in period second and third-birth rates and the trends in cohort parity progression ratios among women affected by changing leave regulations. The extension of parental leave from one to two years in 1990, which created an incentive for women to have their subsequent child within 26 months, led to an immediate and marked increase in second and third-birth rates at intervals 21-26 months after the previous birth. De facto shortening of paid leave in 1996 generated a sharp increase in second and third birth rates at shorter intervals of 15-20 months. Although we find clear evidence of immediate changes in birth spacing that are in line with the ‘logic’ of the new leave regulations, this discontinuity in childbearing patterns did not have any discernable impact on the overall second and third-birth cohort progression rates or on period fertility trends. As in most cases analysed for other developed countries, the main effect of the policy change was on the tempo of fertility, namely on the spacing of second and third births.

www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/WP2009_07.pdf…

CSSRR Sociology–September 30, 2009

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State University of New York at Albany Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online Updates. The following topics have been updated (all under Section 2-Public attitudes toward crime) of the Sourcebook.

www.albany.edu…

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM:

Reported confidence in the criminal justice system, by demographic characteristics, United States, 2009

INSTITUTIONS:

Reported confidence in selected institutions, United States, selected years 1979-2009

POLICE:

Reported confidence in the police, by demographic characteristics, United States, 2009

U.S. SUPREME COURT:

Reported confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court, by demographic characteristics, United States, 2009

www.albany.edu…

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE:

Workplace homicides, by victim characteristics, type of event, and selected occupation and industry, United States, 2003-2008

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online:

www.albany.edu…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2009

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National Center for Health Statistics Data Release: “National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2008,” (September 2009, SAS transport (data) and DOC format). “Data from 60 components are now available.”

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2009

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Articles:

A. “The Effect of Changing Patterns of Obstetric Care in Scotland (1980-2004) on Rates of Preterm Birth and Its Neonatal Consequences: Perinatal Database Study,” by Jane E. Norman, Carole Morris, and James Chalmers (PLoS Med 6(9): e1000153. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000153, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

B. “Trial Publication after Registration in ClinicalTrials.Gov…: A Cross-Sectional Analysis,” by Joseph S. Ross, Gregory K. Mulvey, Elizabeth M. Hines, Steven E. Nissen, and Harlan M. Krumholz (PLoS Med 6(9): e1000144. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000144, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2009

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US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report: “National Institutes of Health-Internal Control Review of the Process for Awarding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds,” (A-05-09-00064, September 2009, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.oig.hhs.gov…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2009

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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Policy Brief: “How can gender equity be addressed through health systems?” by Sarah Payne (2009, .pdf format, 45p.).

www.eu…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2009

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Kaiser Family Foundation Report:

A. “Kaiser Health Tracking Poll-September 2009 (Health Reform),” (September 2009, .pdf format).

www.kff.org…

B. Pulling it Together, by Drew Altman (No. 25, September 2009). The title of the latest issue is “The Media’s Challenge In Health Reform.”

www.kff.org…

CSSRR Economics, Health–September 30, 2009

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (University of Maryland/Johns Hopkins University] Report: “The Economic Burden of Health Inequalities in the United States,” by Thomas A. LaVeist, Darrell J. Gaskin, and Patrick Richard (September 2009, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.jointcenter.org…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2009

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Centers for Disease Control Periodicals:

A. Preventing Chronic Disease (Vol. 6, No. 4, October 2009, .pdf format).

www.cdc.gov…

B. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 15, No. 10, October 2009, HTML and .pdf format).

www.cdc.gov…

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

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2009

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “Cost-Effectiveness of a Telephone-Delivered Intervention for Physical Activity and Diet,” by Nicholas Graves, Adrian G. Barnett, Kate A. Halton, Jacob L. Veerman, Elisabeth Winkler, Neville Owen, Marina M. Reeves, Alison Marshall, and Elizabeth Eakin (PLoS ONE 4(9): e7135. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007135, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org…

B. “Population-Based Surveillance for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Homeless Adults in Toronto,” by Agron Plevneshi, Tomislav Svoboda, Irene Armstrong, Gregory J. Tyrrell, Anna Miranda, Karen Green, Donald Low, and Allison McGeer (PLoS ONE 4(9): e7255. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007255, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org…

C. “Evolution of Asthma Severity in a Cohort of Young Adults: Is There Any Gender Difference?” by Chantal Raherison, Christer Janson, Deborah Jarvis, Peter Burney, Lucia Cazzoletti, Roberto de Marco, Françoise Neukirch, and Benedicte Leynaert (PLoS ONE 4(9): e7146. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007146, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org…

D. “Home Educating in an Extended Family Culture and Aging Society May Fare Best during a Pandemic,” by Wayne Dawson and Kenji Yamamoto (PLoS ONE 4(9): e7221. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007221, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 19p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–September 30, 2009

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Brief: “Active Education: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Academic Performance,” (Summer 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.rwjf.org…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2009

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: “Hispanics, Health Insurance and Health Care Access,” by Gretchen Livingston (September 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

pewhispanic.org…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2009

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 9:43 am

Table of Contents: Check your library for print/electronic availability.

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 49, No. 8, Oct. 15, 2009).

www.journals.uchicago.edu…

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 41, No. 6, Nov. 2009).

journals.ca…

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 66, No. 10, October 2009).

oem.bmj.com…

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 69, No. 8, Oct. 2009).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Economic–September 30, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 9:38 am

Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: CESifo has recently released several new working papers:

www.cesifo.de/wp…

and “Browse Working Paper List” for 2009.

The new papers are numbered 2794-2801.

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2009

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: “Financial statistics of provincial government, 2007/2008,” (P9121, September 2009, .pdf format, 34p.).

www.statssa.gov…

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2009

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 9:36 am

Center for Global Development Brief: “Growing Pains in Latin America: An Economic Growth Framework as Applied to: Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru,” by Liliana Rojas-Suarez (September 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.cgdev.org…

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2009

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Bank of Canada Working Paper:

www.bank-banque-canada.ca…

NEW: 2009-25 “Credit Constraints and Consumer Spending,” by Kimberly Beaton.

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2009

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: WBPR has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:

econ.worldbank.org…

New papers are: WPS No. 5063-5066.

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2009

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Levy Economics Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY] Working Paper: “Money Manager Capitalism and the Global Financial Crisis,” by L. Randall Wray (Working Paper No. 578, September 2009, .pdf format, 24p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.levy.org…

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2009

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District 1: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts):

www.bos.frb.org…

NEW:

Public Policy Discussion Paper P09-7 “Did Easy Credit Lead to Economic Peril? Home Equity Borrowing and Household Behavior in the Early 2000s,” by Daniel Cooper.

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2009

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John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University] Working Paper: “Screening in New Credit Markets: Can Individual Lenders Infer Borrower Creditworthiness in Peer-to-Peer Lending?” by Rajkamal Iyer Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Erzo F.P. Luttmer, and Kelly Shue (RWP09-031, September 2009, .pdf format, 41p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

web.hks.harvard.edu…

September 29, 2009

CSSRR Economics–September 29, 2009

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 10:55 am

US Census Bureau American Community Survey Reports:

A. “Poverty: 2007 and 2008 American Community Surveys,” by Alemayehu Bishaw and Trudi J. Renwick (ACSBR/08-1, September 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.census.gov…

B. “Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt in the Past 12 Months for Households: 2008 American Community Survey,” by Tracy A. Loveless (ACSBR/08-8, September 2009, .pdf format, 3p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Health–September 29, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 10:53 am

Iceland:

Statistics Iceland Press Release: “Causes of Death, 2008,” (September 2009).

www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3780…

CSSRR Health–September 29, 2009

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 10:52 am

Kaiser Family Foundation Brief, Data Update:

A. “A Profile of American Indians and Alaska Natives and Their Health Coverage,” by Cara James, Karyn Schwartz and Julia Berndt (September 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

www.kff.org…

B. “Updated Online 50-State Database Provides Comprehensive Source on Medicaid Benefits,” (September 2009).

medicaidbenefits.kff.org…

CSSRR Economics–September 29, 2009

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 10:51 am

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research Brief: “Social Assistance No,Thanks? The Non-Take-up Phenomenon and its Patterns in Austria, Germany and Finland after 2000,” by Michael Fuchs (September 2009, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.eu…

CSSRR Economics–September 29, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 10:50 am

World Institute for Development Economics Research [United Nations University] Working Paper: “Revisting the Global Food Architecture: Lessons from the 2008 Food Crisis,” by Luc Christiaensen (2009/04, September 2009, .pdf format, 14p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.wider.unu.edu…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–September 29, 2009

Slovenia:

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Reports:

A. “Statistical portrait of Slovenia in the EU 2009,” (September 2009, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.stat.si/doc/pub/PortretSlovenijaEU.pdf…

B. “Labour force survey results, Slovenia, 2008,” (September 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).

www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2652…

Use the “Rapid reports” link to access the full-text.

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–September 29, 2009

Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Compendium: Statistical Abstract of Israel 2009 (September 2009, Excel and .pdf format).

www1.cbs.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–September 29, 2009

UK:

Office of National Statistics Periodicals:

A. Population Trends (No. 137, Autumn 2009, .pdf format, 126p.).

www.statistics.gov…

B. Monthly Digest of Statistics (No. 765, September 2009, .pdf format, 137p.).

www.statistics.gov…

CSSRR Health–September 29, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 10:36 am

New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report: “Disability and Informal Care in New Zealand in 2006,” (September 2009, .pdf format, 87p.).

www.stats.gov…

CSSRR Health–September 29, 2009

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Scotland:

General Register Office for Scotland Report: “Life Expectancy for Administrative Areas within Scotland, 2006-2008,” (September 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 35p.).

www.gro-scotland.gov…

CSSRR Health–September 29, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 10:34 am

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Monograph: Gaining health. Analysis of policy development in European countries for tackling noncommunicable diseases, by Anna Ritsatakis and Peter Makara (2009, .pdf format, 365p.).

www.eu…

CSSRR Health–September 29, 2009

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 10:32 am

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Report: “How do good health technologies get to poor people in poor countries?” by Laura J. Frost and Michael R. Reich (September 2009, .pdf format, 249p.).

www.accessbook.org…

CSSRR Sociology–September 29, 2009

Filed under: Sociology — admin @ 10:31 am

National Center for Education Statistics Seminar: “The National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences will sponsor an advanced studies seminar November 11-13, 2009 in Washington, D.C. on the use of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) database.”

ies.ed.gov…

CSSRR Economics–September 29, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 10:30 am

Bank for International Settlements Working Papers:

www.bis.org…

NEW: No. 288 “Time to buy or just buying time? The market reaction to bank rescue packages,” by Michael R. King.

CSSRR Health–September 29, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 10:29 am

Australia:

1. Australian Institute of Welfare and Health Report: “Towards national indicators of safety and quality in health care,” (September 2009, .pdf format, 286p.).

www.aihw.gov…

2. Department of Health and Aging Report: “A healthier future for all Australians: National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission – Final Report June 2009,” (September 2008, .pdf, Rich-Text, and HTML format, 292p.).

www.health.gov…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–September 29, 2009

Filed under: H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 10:28 am

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

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

SN 6290 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-17, 1991-2008: Conditional Access, Area Classification for Output Areas

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

SN 6291 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-17, 1991-2008: Conditional Access for Non-UK Users, Area Classification for Output Areas

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

SN 6287 Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People, 2008

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

SN 6272 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2006-2007

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

SN 6273 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2007-2008

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–September 29, 2009

Filed under: H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 10:26 am

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of several new datasets on Sep. 27, 2009.

www.icpsr.umich.edu…

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:

www.icpsr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–September 29, 2009

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2009. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

www.nber.org…

New Papers: 15370-15389.

Health related papers: 15371, 15383.

Sociology related papers: 15380, 15387.

CSSRR Economics–September 29, 2009

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 10:23 am

Bureau of Economic Analysis Press Release: “GDP by Metropolitan Area, Accelerated 2008, New 2007, and Revised 2005-2006,” (Sepetember 2009, .pdf and Excel format, 25p.).

www.bea.gov…

CSSRR Economics–September 29, 2009

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 10:22 am

Spain:

Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Report: “Wage Structure Survey, 2007,” (September 2009).

www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t22/p133/2004-2007/&file=pcaxis…

CSSRR Economics–September 29, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 10:20 am

International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 09/205 to 09/210.

www.imf.org…

September 28, 2009

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–September 28, 2009

China:

National Bureau of Statistics of China Compendium: China Statistical Yearbook­ 2009 (September 2009). This compendium is available in print and CD-ROM format only at this time. For more information see:

www.stats.gov…

CSSRR Health–September 28, 2009

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National Center for Policy Analysis Report: “Applying the Lessons of State Health Reform,” by Michael Bond (No. 323, September 2009, .pdf format, 19p.).

www.ncpa.org…

CSSRR Economics–September 28, 2009

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Periodical: Current Issues in Economics and Finance (Vol. 15, No. 9, Sept. 2009, .pdf format, 7p.). The title article of this issue is: “Is the Worst Over? Economic Indexes and the Course of the Recession in New York and New Jersey,” by Jason Bram, James Orr, Robert Rich, Rae Rosen, and Joseph Song.

www.newyorkfed.org…

CSSRR Economics–September 28, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 12:48 pm

Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Paper: “Estimating the peace dividend: the impact of violence on house prices in Northern Ireland,” by Besley and Hannes Mueller (W09/18, September 2009, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.ifs.org…

CSSRR Sociology–September 28, 2009

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 12:47 pm

Table of Contents: Check your library for print/electronic availability.

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2009).

www.info…

CSSRR Economics–September 28, 2009

Filed under: E. Table of Contents,Economics — admin @ 12:47 pm

Table of Contents: Check your library for print/electronic availability.

European Economic Review (Vol. 53, No. 7, Oct. 2009).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Games and Economic Behavior (Vol. 67, No. 2, Nov. 2009).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Industrial and Labor Relations Review (Vol. 63, No. 1, Oct. 2009).

www.ilr.cornell.edu…

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 153, No. 7, Dec. 2009).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Health–September 28, 2009

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 12:44 pm

National Center for Health Statistics Data Update: NCHS has recently updated their Linked Mortality Data Files for the following data files:

NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study (NHEFS)
Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II)
The Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II)

www.cdc.gov…

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