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December 3, 2009

CSSRR Sociology–December 3, 2009

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 4:52 pm

US Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: “Capital Punishment, 2008 – Statistical Tables,” by Tracy L. Snell (December 2009, .pdf format, 21p.,with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

www.ojp.us…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 3, 2009

University of Chicago Press Books:

A. Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930, by Mariola Espinosa (2009, 200p., ISBN Cloth: 9780226218113, Paper: 9780226218120, E-book: 9780226218137). For more information see:

www.press.uchicago.edu…

B. Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America, by Ellen Lewin (2009, 248p., ISBN Cloth: 9780226476568, Paper: 9780226476582). For more information see:

www.press.uchicago.edu…

C. Gendering Historiography: Beyond National Canons, edited by Angelika Epple and Angelika Schaser (2009, 244p., ISBN: 9783593389608). For more information see:

www.press.uchicago.edu…

D. The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective, edited by Jonathan Gruber (2009, 328p., ISBN: Cloth: 9780226309453, E-book:  9780226309477). For more information see:

www.press.uchicago.edu…

All University of Chicago Press New Books:

www.press.uchicago.edu…

CSSRR Health–December 3, 2009

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue, Vol. 58, No. 47, Dec. 4, 2009 (HTML and .pdf format) is available from the US Centers for Disease Control site). Note: To access this issue in the future, simply click on “Weekly Report” and then “Current Volume” or “Past Volumes” on the left side of the page.

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 3, 2009

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Wisconsin:

Department of Health Services Report: “Births to Teens in Wisconsin, 2008″ (December 2009, .pdf format, 25p.).

dhs.wisconsin.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 3, 2009

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North Dakota:

Department of Health: Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System Reports:

A. “2008 North Dakota PNSS Powerpoint Presentation” (2009, 54 slides).

www.ndhealth.gov…

B. “2008 PNSS County Report” (2009, .pdf format, 41p.).

www.ndhealth.gov…

C. “2008 PNSS Region Report” (2009, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.ndhealth.gov…

D. “2008 PNSS State Report” (2009, .pdf format, 41p.).

www.ndhealth.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 3, 2009

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Louisiana:

Department of Health and Hospitals Report: “FFY 2010 Annual Louisiana SYNAR Report” (November 2009, .pdf format, 52p.). “The Annual Synar Report (ASR) format provides the means for States to comply with the reporting provisions of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-26) and the Tobacco Regulation for the SAPT Block Grant (45 C.F.R. 96.130 (e)).”

www.dhh.louisiana.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 3, 2009

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates:

A. The SDC released the following updates from Nov. 6-25, 2009 (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format). Updates are for US, State of Iowa, and Iowa counties. See:

www.iowadatacenter.org…

for a complete listing.

B. “2008 Poverty and Income Estimates” (2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

data.iowadatacenter.org…

CSSRR Economics–December 3, 2009

Filed under: E. US State Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:34 pm

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates: Stats Indiana has updated the following interactive tables:

Leading Index for Indiana (LII), Oct 2009

Leading Index for Indiana (LII), Sep 2009

www.stats.indiana.edu…

Stats Indiana:

www.stats.indiana.edu…

CSSRR Health–December 3, 2009

Filed under: H. US State Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:29 pm

Illinois:

Department of Public Health Tables, Report:

A. “Infant Mortality Numbers by County, 2005-2007″ (2009)

www.idph.state.il.us…

B. “Illinois Infant Mortality 1907-2007″ (2009)

www.idph.state.il.us…

C. “Illinois Infant Mortality Rate by Race, 1980-2007″ (2009)

www.idph.state.il.us…

D. “Deaths by County of Residence: Illinois, 2000-2007″ (2009)

www.idph.state.il.us…

E. “Illinois HIV/AIDS/STD Monthly Surveillance Update” (September 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.idph.state.il.us…

CSSRR Economics–December 3, 2009

Filed under: E. US State Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:18 pm

Idaho:

Department of Labor Report: “Targeted Employment Area Designation” (December 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

lmi.idaho.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 3, 2009

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 2:06 pm

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Working Paper: “Evaluating Race-Ethnic Differences in the Strategic Center”: A Test of Status Attainment and Bayesian Learning Theories of Educational Expectations,” by Megan Andrew and Robert M. Hauser (CDE Working Paper No. 209-12, November 2009, .pdf format, 67p.).

Abstract:

Educational expectations measure a youth’s plans for further educational attainment and have been dubbed the “strategic center” of a model of educational and occupational outcomes. Research on educational expectations has been invigorated of late with increasing interest in decision-making theories in sociology and economics. In this paper, we compare long-standing theories in the status attainment literature about the static nature of expectations with ideas drawn from Bayesian learning theory about the importance of experiential learning in educational expectations. In this comparison, we focus on race-ethnic differences in the formation and effects of educational expectations, another long-standing but problematic finding in the literature on educational expectations. Contrary to early status attainment research, we find relatively little support for a static latent construct driving students’ reports of educational expectations. However, we also find there is minimal updating of expectations based on rather large changes in grade point average. These processes do not vary by race-ethnic group in a correctly specified model with appropriate academic achievement measures and errors in variables. We conclude that educational decision models cannot be monolithic in their conceptualization of the decision-making process, a fact that invites the continued development of appropriate and rigorous social psychological models of the education process.

www.ssc.wisc.edu…

CSSRR Health–December 3, 2009

Filed under: H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 2:06 pm

United Nations:

World Health Organization Data Release: “WHO Mortality Database,” (December 1, 2009). The release includes updates to the following:

– Mortality, ICD-9

– Mortality, ICD-10

– Population and live birth

– Documentation

www.who.int…

CSSRR Sociology–December 3, 2009

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Periodical: Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2009 (December 2009, .pdf and Excel format, 53p.).

www.abs.gov…

Use the “Download” tab to access the full-text.

CSSRR Economics–December 3, 2009

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World Central Bank Working Papers

Central Bank of Cyprus:

ideas.repec.org…

NEW: 2009-4 “Nonlinearities in the Real Exchange Rate and Monetary Policy: Interest Rate Rules Reconsidered,” by Konstantinos D. Mavromatis.

2009-3 “History of the Official Currency and the Central Bank of Cyprus’ Preliminary Conclusions for the Period 1960-2007,” by Sophocles Michaelides.

2009-2 “Unemployment in Cyprus: Comparison Between Two Alternative Measurement Methods,” by George Kyriacou & Marios Louca & Michalis Ktoris.

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Bank of Estonia/Eesti Pank:

www.bankofestonia.info…

NEW: 4/2009 “The Margins of Labour Cost Adjustment: Survey Evidence from European Firms,” by Jan Babecky, Philip Du Caju, Theodora Kosma, Martina Lawless, Julian Messina and Tairi Room.

3/2009 “Downward Nominal and Real Wage Rigidity: Survey Evidence from European Firms,” by Jan Babecky, Philip Du Caju, Theodora Kosma, Martina Lawless, Julian Messina and Tairi Room.

Central Bank of Iceland:

www.sedlabanki.is/?PageID=238…

NEW: No. 47 “A double-edged sword: High interest rates in capital-control regimes,” by Gylfi Zoega.

No. 46 “Employment and Asset Prices,” by Gylfi Zoega.

No. 45 “Survey Evidence on Customer Markets,” by Ali Choudhary, Thorlakur Karlsso and Gylfi Zoega.

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Bank of Norway:

www.norges-bank.no/templates/pagelisting____51603.aspx…

NEW: 2009/24 “What factors affect the Oslo Stock Exchange?” by Randi Nae, Johannes A. Skjeltorp and Bernt Arne Odegaard,

2009/23 “Combining VAR and DSGE forecast densities,”by Ida Wolden Bache, Anne Sofie Jore, James Mitchell and Shaun P. Vahey.

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Reserve Bank of Australia:

www.rba.gov…

NEW: RDP2009-07 “Estimating Marginal Propensities to Consume in Australia Using Micro Data,” by Laura Berger-Thomson, Elaine Chung, and Rebecca McKibbin.

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Central Bank of Ireland:

www.centralbank.ie…

NEW: 12/3/09

16/RT/09 “Money And Uncertainty In Democratised Financial Markets,” by Frank Browne & Robert Kelly.

CSSRR Health, Economics–December 3, 2009

Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical: EBRI Notes (Vol. 30, No. 12, December 2009, .pdf format, 15p.). The articles in this issue are: “Investment Behavior of Target-Date Fund Users Having Other Funds in 401(k) Plan Accounts,” by Youngkyun Park; and “What Do We Know About Enrollment in Consumer-Driven Health Plans?” by Paul Fronstin.

www.ebri.org…

CSSRR Economics–December 3, 2009

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World Central Bank Working Papers

Bank of Canada:

www.bankofcanada.ca…

NEW: 2009-32 “Optimal Monetary Policy during Endogenous Housing-Market Boom-Bust Cycles,” by Hajime Tomura.

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Bank of England:

www.bankofengland.co.uk…

NEW: No. 378 “Do supermarket prices change from week to week?” by Colin Ellis.

No 377 “International spillover effects and monetary policy activism,” by Anna Lipinska, Morten Spange and Misa Tanaka.

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Banco de Mexico:

www.banxico.org…

NEW: 2009-14 “A Note on the Predictive Content of PPI over CPI Inflation: The Case of Mexico,” by Sidaoui José Julián, Capistrán Carlos, Chiquiar Daniel, and Ramos Francia Manuel.

2009-13 “An Unbiased Estimator of the Variance of Simple Random Sampling Using Mixed Random-Systematic Sampling,” by Padilla Alberto.

2009-12 “Endowments, Fiscal Federalism, and the Cost of Capital for States: Evidence from Brazil, 1891-1930,” by Martínez André and Musacchio Aldo.

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Latvijas Banka/

www.bank.lv/eng/main/all/pubrun/workingpap/2009/…

NEW: 4/2009 “Advantages of Fixed Exchange Rate Regime from a General Equilibrium Perspective,” by Viktors Ajevskis and Kristine Vitola.

CSSRR Economics–December 3, 2009

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 1:58 pm

US Department of Treasury Periodical: Treasury Bulletin (December 2009, Word and .pdf format, 118p.).

www.fms.treas.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–December 3, 2009

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

www.iza.org…

The new working papers are: 4591-4603.

Health related: 4593, 4594, 4600, 4602.

Sociology related: 4599.4603.

CSSRR Health–December 3, 2009

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d’information sur la sante Report: “External Field Review (EFR) Results for the National System for Incident Reporting, August 2009,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 72p.).

secure.cihi.ca…

CSSRR Sociology–December 3, 2009

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 11:52 am

United Nations:

Population Division Manuals: “United Nations Demographic Manuals On-line” (December 2009, .pdf format). “This site is the first product of the project on e-capacity in applied demography which is being implemented by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. It presents a series of 23 manuals and guides of demographic methods and techniques issued by the United Nations over a long period of time. These manuals and guides fall into six clusters which can be accessed through the hyperlinks on the left-hand side of this page. For each cluster the opening page contains a short introduction and a hyperlinked list of manuals. The pages for particular manuals include a short introduction, reproduction of the cover page, chapter-level table of contents hyperlinked to respective files in the portable document format and links to thematically related manuals. The opening pages for manuals can also be accessed directly through the hyperlinked list below. We hope that this presentation would help navigating through the site.”

www.un.org…

CSSRR Sociology–December 3, 2009

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 11:35 am

US National Science Foundation Report: “Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: Summary Report 2007-08″ (NSF 10-309, December 2009, HTML and.pdf format, with data tables in .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 309p.).

www.nsf.gov…

CSSRR Economics–December 3, 2009

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 11:25 am

South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: “Financial statistics of consolidated general government, 2007/2008″ (November 2009, .pdf format, 36p.).

www.statssa.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 3, 2009

University of Wisconsin Data and Information Service Center Country Statistical Yearbook Update. Our Country Statistical Yearbook page has added links to several yearbooks. Note: check carefully to see if the link is to a hypertext or .pdf yearbook, or information about a print one, as well as the language of the yearbook. Our Country Statistical Yearbook page now points to compendia for 127 countries.

Armenia:

Statistical Yearbook of Armenia, 2009

Congo (new country):

Annuaire Statistique du Congo 2004 (in French)

Faroe Islands:

Faroe Islands in Figures 2009

Ireland:

Statistical Yearbook 2009

Lithuania:

Statistical Yearbook of Lithuania, 2009

Sao Tome and Principe (new country):

Sao Tome and Principe em numeros 2003 (in Portuguese)
Sao Tome and Principe em numeros 2006 (in Portuguese)

Seychelles (new country)

Statistical Abstract 2007
Seychelles in Figures 2006
Seychelles in Figures 2007
Seychelles in Figures 2008

researchguides.library.wisc.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–December 3, 2009

Filed under: S. Conferences,Sociology — admin @ 10:37 am

US National Center for Education Statistics Seminar: “Using the ECLS-B Database for Research and Policy Discussion (ECLS-B Database Training),” to be held Jan. 20-22, 2010 in Washington DC. For more information see:

ies.ed.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 3, 2009

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 10:27 am

Association of Religious Data Archives (Pennsylvania State University)Data Release: ARDA announced the release of the following data files on Nov. 16, 2009:

Comparative Values Survey of Islamic Countries

Muslim American Survey, 2007

Presbyterian Panel Study, February 2004 -Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, All

Presbyterian Panel Study, February 2004 — Presbyterian Colleges and Universities , Clergy

Presbyterian Panel Study, February 2004 — Presbyterian Colleges and Universities , Elders

Presbyterian Panel Study, February 2004 — Presbyterian Colleges and Universities , Members

www.thearda.com…

The ARDA:

www.thearda.com…

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