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December 14, 2009

CSSRR Sociology–December 14, 2009

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:56 pm

Pew Hispanic Center Report: “Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 150p.).

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CSSRR Economics–December 14, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:56 pm

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. 5151-5155

CSSRR Sociology–December 14, 2009

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 4:38 pm

Institute of Behavioral Science [University of Colorado] Working Paper: “Migration and Adaptation to Climate Change,” by Robert A. McLeman and Lori M. Hunter (POP2009-14, December 2009, .pdf format, 17p.).

Abstract:

Migration is one of a variety of ways by which human populations adapt to environmental changes. The study of migration in the context of anthropogenic climate change is often approached using the concept of vulnerability and its key functional elements: exposure, system sensitivity and adaptive capacity. This article explores the interaction of climate change and vulnerability through review of case studies of dry-season migration in the West African Sahel, hurricane-related population displacements in the Caribbean basin, winter migration of ‘snowbirds’ to the US Sun-belt, and 1930s drought migration on the North American Great Plains. In doing so, general causal, temporal and spatial dimensions of climate migration are identified, followed by a discussion of the potential global scale of future climate change-related migration and implications for gender equity and human security.

www.colorado.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–December 14, 2009

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 4:37 pm

California Center for Population Research Working Paper: “Intergenerational Effects of Shifts in Women’s Educational Distribution in South Korea: Transmission, Differential Fertility, and Assortative Mating,” by Bongoh Kye and Robert D. Mare (CCPR-2009-023, December 2009, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

This study examines the intergenerational effects of changes in women’s educational distribution in South Korea. Departing from the conventional approach in research on social stratification, we examine the effects of changes in women’s educational attainment in one generation on the educational distribution of the next generation. Using a simulation method based on a recursive population renewal model (Mare and Maralani 2006), we examine how intergenerational transmission, assortative mating, and differential fertility influence intergenerational effects. We find that the magnitude of intergenerational effects substantially depends on how marriage behaviors respond to changing women’s educational distribution. When assortative mating patterns correspond to the changes in women’s educational distribution, the intergenerational effects are amplified substantially. By contrast, differential fertility is not an important component of intergenerational effects. Intergenerational effects become weaker across cohorts, which is a consequence of educational expansion. To assess the sampling variability of estimates of intergenerational effects, we apply a bootstrap method.

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CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–December 14, 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: 4621-4635.

Health related: 4622.

Sociology related 4621, 4632, 4635.

CSSRR Sociology–December 14, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:35 pm

Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: “Computer Literacy Survey – 2009,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.statistics.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 14, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:34 pm

World Health Organization Report: “WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2009: Implementing Smoke-Free Environments,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 136p.).

www.who.int…

CSSRR Health–December 14, 2009

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:33 pm

US Government Accountability Office Report: “Influenza Pandemic: Monitoring and Assessing the Status of the National Pandemic Implementation Plan Needs Improvement,” (GAO-10-73, November 2009, .pdf format, 53p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 14, 2009

Filed under: H. Funding Opportunity,Health — admin @ 3:33 pm

US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunites:

A. “School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R01),” (PA-10-052, December 10, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies).

grants.nih.gov…

B. “School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R21),” (PA-10-053, December 10, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies).

grants.nih.gov…

C. “School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R03),” (PA-10-054, December 10, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies).

grants.nih.gov…

D. “NCMHD Health Disparities Research on Minority and Underserved Populations (R01),” (RFA-MD-10-003, a reissue of RFA-MD-09-004, December 10, 2009, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities).

grants.nih.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 14, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:32 pm

Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. “Life Tables, Australian Capital Territory, 2006-2008,” (December 2009, Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

B. “Life Tables, New South Wales, 2006-2008,” (December 2009, Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

C. “Life Tables, Victoria, 2006-2008,” (December 2009, Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

D. “Life Tables, Queensland, 2006-2008,” (December 2009, Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

E. “Life Tables, South Australia, 2006-2008,” (December 2009, Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

F. “Life Tables, Western Australia, 2006-2008,” (December 2009, Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

G. “Life Tables, Tasmania, 2006-2008,” (December 2009, Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

H. “Life Tables, Northern Territory, 2006-2008,” (December 2009, Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Health–December 14, 2009

UK:

1. Office of National Statistics Reports:

A. “Wealth in Great Britain,” edited by Chris Daffin (December 2009, .pdf format, 146p.).

www.statistics.gov…

B. “Who is having babies? 2008,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

www.statistics.gov…

2. Health Protection Agency Report: “Hepatitis C in the UK: 2009 Report,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 99p.).

www.hpa.org…

CSSRR Economics–December 14, 2009

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:29 pm

Armenia:

National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia Report: “National Accounts of Armenia, 2009,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 269p.).

www.armstat.am/en/?nid=80&id=1105…

CSSRR Economics–December 14, 2009

Filed under: E. Table of Contents,Economics — admin @ 3:28 pm

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

American Economics Review (Vol. 99, No. 5, December 2009).

www.aeaweb.org…

IMF Finance and Development (Vol. 46, No. 4, December 2009).

www.imf.org…

Journal of Mathematical Economics (Vol. 46, No. 1, January 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 117, No. 6, December 2009).

www.journals.uchicago.edu…

Scandinavian Journal of Economics (Vol. 111, No. 4, December 2009).

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CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 14, 2009

National Bureau of Econmic Research Working Papers: National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Dec. 14-21 2009. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

www.nber.org…

New papers: 15574-15585

Health related: 15574

Sociology Related: 15578

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 14, 2009

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 11:45 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 6228 -Discourse of the School Dinners Debate, 2004-2008

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

SN 6283 -Co-operation or Contest? Inter-Agency Relationships in Police Custody Areas, 2007

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

SN 4871 -Affluent Worker in the Class Structure: a Digitised Sample of the Luton Study, 1961-1962

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

CSSRR Health–December 14, 2009

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 11:42 am

Kaiser Family Foundation Weekly Update. Kaiser issues it’s weekly updates of data, reports, briefs, etc. each Friday via email. The same content usually appears at this website shortly thereafter. The latest Weekly Update is for Dec. 11, 2009. Bookmark this page and check back often for the latest from Kaiser.

www.kff.org…

CSSRR Health–December 14, 2009

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 11:41 am

US National Institutes of Health News Release: “National Survey Tracks Rates of Common Mental Disorders Among American Youth” (Dec. 14, 2009).

www.nih.gov…

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