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December 11, 2009

CSSRR Economics–December 11, 2009

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 5:00 pm

Malaysia:

Department of Statistics Periodical: The Malaysian Economy in Brief (November 2009, .pdf format, 41p.). The periodical is in Malaysian and English.

www.statistics.gov…

CSSRR Economics–December 11, 2009

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Reports:

A. “Service Exports and Imports: 2007 and 2008″ (December 2009, .pdf format, 20p.).

www.cso.ie…

B. “Output, Input and Income in Agriculture 2009 — Advance Estimate” (December 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.cso.ie…

C. “Information Society Statistics: Enterprise Statistics 2009″ (December 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.cso.ie…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–December 11, 2009

Iceland:

Statistics Iceland Reports, News Release: Note: reports are in Icelandic, with an English summary. Table heads are in Icelandic and English.

A. “Household expenditure survey 2006-2008″ (December 2009, .pdf format, 39p.).

www.statice.is/Pages/452?itemid=14bb3a46-b978-452a-a6a0-24e67bde5a40…

B. “Return migration 1986-2008″ (December 2009, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.statice.is/Pages/452?itemid=554109c9-a2c1-449a-b4a7-d1bf419960a8…

C. “Advertisements 2008″ (Dec. 9, 2009).

www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3801…

CSSRR Economics–December 11, 2009

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Hong Kong:

Census and Statistics Department Report: “External Direct Investment Statistics of Hong Kong: 2008″ (December 2009, .pdf format 49p.). The report is in Chinese and English.

www.censtatd.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–December 11, 2009

Georgia:

Statistics Georgia Compendium: Statistical Yearbook of Georgia, 2009 (December 2009, .pdf format, 322p.), The compendium is in Georgian and English.

www.statistics.ge/publication.php?plang=1&pform=-562…

CSSRR Sociology–December 11, 2009

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 4:50 pm

Brazil:

Instituto Brasiliero de Geographie e Estatistica (IBGE) News Release: “From 2005 to 2008, access to Internet increased 75.3% and over half of Brazilians managed to have a cell phone” (Dec. 11, 2009). This data is taken from the “Supplement to the National Household Sample Survey (Pnad) 2008.” The news release links to a relevant publication which is available in Portuguese.

www.ibge.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 11, 2009

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Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Federal Office of Statistics First Release: “Natural Demographic Trends: October 2009″ (December 2009, .pdf format, 5p.). The publication is in Bosnian and English.

www.fzs.ba/saopcenja/2009/14.10.pdf…

CSSRR Economics–December 11, 2009

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 4:48 pm

Australia:

Queensland Government Report: “Annual Economic Report: 2008-2009″ (December 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 22p.).

www.oesr.qld.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 11, 2009

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 4:47 pm

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

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 50, No. 1, Jan. 1, 2010).

www.journals.uchicago.edu…

CSSRR Economics–December 11, 2009

Filed under: E. Data,E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 4:45 pm

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service State Factsheet Updates, Report:

A. The 2008 State Fact Sheets (HTML and Microsoft Excel format) have been updated with state and county poverty data:

www.ers.us…

B. “Participation in Conservation Programs by Targeted Farmers: Beginning, Limited-Resource, and Socially Disadvantaged Operators’ Enrollment Trends,” by Cynthia Nickerson and Michael Hand (Economic Information Bulletin No. EIB-62, December 2009, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.ers.us…

CSSRR Economics/Health–December 11, 2009

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics,H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 4:44 pm

US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General Report: “FDA’s Food Facility Registry” (OEI-02-08-00060, December 2009, .pdf format, 23p.).

Abstract:

We found that 7 percent of selected facilities either failed to register or failed to cancel their registration with FDA, as required. Additionally, we found that 48 percent of selected facilities either failed to provide accurate information when they first registered or failed to provide accurate information after changes in the facility’s information, as required. For each of these facilities, FDA was missing information or had inaccurate information, which could hinder its ability to identify food facilities that may be linked to an outbreak of foodborne illness.

As of December 2003, FDA began requiring food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the United States to register their facilities with FDA. The purpose of this registration is to provide FDA with sufficient and reliable information about food facilities. This information allows FDA to quickly locate facilities during an outbreak of foodborne illness. It also allows FDA to locate these facilities for inspection.

We also found that FDA’s regulations do not ensure that the registry contains certain information that may be needed in an emergency. In many cases, facilities failed to provide information that may be useful to FDA in an emergency because certain information in the registry is optional. Finally, we found that 52 percent of the facility managers at the selected facilities reported that they were unaware of FDA’s registry requirements.

Our review raises questions about the accuracy and utility of the registry. To address these issues, we recommend that FDA develop strategies to ensure that the information in the registry is accurate, including seeking statutory authority to require facilities to reregister on a routine basis. FDA should also consider seeking statutory authority to impose civil penalties through administrative proceedings against facilities that either fail to register or fail to provide accurate information for the registry. Additionally, FDA should consider making some of the optional fields within the registry mandatory. Finally, FDA should work with the food industry to conduct additional education and outreach activities to inform food facilities about the registry requirements. FDA generally agreed with our recommendations. FDA noted that the study confirms problems that the agency has encountered as well as the need for additional statutory authority.

www.oig.hhs.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 11, 2009

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:39 pm

Demographic Research Article: “Survival as a Function of Life Expectancy,” by Maxim Finkelstein and James Vaupel (Vol. 21, Article 29, December 2009, .pdf format, p. 879- 884). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–December 11, 2009

Filed under: S. US State Govt. Publications,Sociology — admin @ 4:38 pm

Wisconsin:

Department of Health Services Report: “Wisconsin Population Estimates: Jul. 1, 2008″ (December 2009, Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).

dhs.wisconsin.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 11, 2009

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:11 pm

Population Council Working Papers:

A. “Ethnic fertility differentials in Vietnam and their proximate determinants,” by Sajeda and Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan (Poverty, Gender, and Youth Working Paper no. 18, 2009, .pdf format, 24p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.popcouncil.org…

B. “Looking beyond universal primary education: Gender differences in time use among children in rural Bangladesh,” by Sajeda Amin and S. Chandrasekhar (Poverty, Gender, and Youth Working Paper no. 17, 2009, .pdf format, 21p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.popcouncil.org…

CSSRR Sociology–December 11, 2009

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National Center for Education Statistics Report: “The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment,” (NCES 2010452, December 2009, .pdf format, 89p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 11, 2009

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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report: “Tobacco control in Turkey,” by Nazmi Bilir, Banu Cakir, Elif Dagli, Toker Erguder and Zeynep Onder (December 2009, .pdf format, 80p.).

www.eu…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–December 11, 2009

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

Population and Development Review (Vol. 35, No. 4, December 2009).

www.popcouncil.org…
Public Health Reports (Vol. 125, No. 1, January/February 2010).

www.publichealthreports.org…

Public Opinion Quarterly (Vol. 73, No. 4, Winter 2009).

poq.oxfordjournals.org…
Sociology (Vol. 43, No. 6, December 2009).

soc.sagepub.com…

Studies in Family Planning (Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2009).

www3.int…

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