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December 15, 2009

CSSRR Economics–December 15, 2009

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 5:01 pm

Conference Board News Releases: The Conference Board has added news releases for Dec. 8-15, 2009.

www.conference-board.org…

CSSRR Sociology–December 15, 2009

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 5:00 pm

Pew Research Center Articles: Pew has released several articles on various topics of interest for the period Dec. 9-15, 2009.

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CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 15, 2009

Urban Institute: UI has announced several new releases from Dec. 2-14, 2009. Reports are usually in .pdf format. Older new releases can be found by clicking on “next page” at the top right side of the page.

www.urban.org…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 15, 2009

Rand Corporation, Various: Rand has updated its latest publication list (all .pdf format for Dec. 9-15, 2009).

www.rand.org…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–December 15, 2009

Brookings Institution Updates: BI has added several items to its website from Dec. 2-15  2009. Note: the items are on p. 1-5 of this website.

www.brookings.edu…

CSSRR Economics–December 15, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:48 pm

Harvard Business School Working Paper: “The Global Networks of Multinational Firms,” by Laura Alfaro and Maggie Chen (No. 10-043, December 2009, .pdf format, 59p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we characterize the topology of global multinational networks and examine the macro and micro patterns of multinational activity. We construct indices of network density at both pairwise industry and establishment level and measure agglomeration in a global and continuous metric space. These indices exhibit distinct advantages compared to traditional measures of agglomeration including the independence on the level of geographic aggregation. Estimating the indices using a new worldwide establishment dataset, we investigate both the significance and causes of multinational firm co-agglomeration. In contrast to the conventional emphasis of the literature on the role of input-output linkages, we assess the effect of various agglomeration economies. We find that, relative to counterfactuals, multinationals with greater factor-market externalities, knowledge spillovers, and vertical linkages exhibit significant co-agglomeration. The importance of these factors differs across headquarters, subsidiary, and employment networks, but knowledge spillovers and capital-market externalities, two traditionally under-emphasized forces, exert consistently strong effects. Within each macro network, there is a large heterogeneity across subsidiaries. Subsidiaries with greater size and higher productivity attract significantly more agglomeration than their counterfactuals and become the hubs of the network.

www.hbs.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–December 15, 2009

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:48 pm

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life Report: “Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 21p.).

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CSSRR Economics–December 15, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:47 pm

Banco de Mexico:

www.banxico.org…

NEW: 2009-17 “High and Low Frequency Correlations in Global Equity Markets,” by Robert F. Engel and José Gonzalo Rangel..

2009-16 “Explaining Taxes at the Upper Tail of the Income Distribution: The Role of Utility Interdependence,” by Daniel Samano.

2009-15 “Macroeconomic News, Announcements, and Stock Market Jump Intensity Dynamics,” by José Gonzalo Rangel.

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 15, 2009

National Longitudinal Survey Bibliography Updates:

www.nl…

The latest updates are accession numbers 6385-6403

6385:

www.nl…

6403:

www.nl…

Simply change the number after the [0]= in the Internet address to see each new listing.

CSSRR Economics–December 15, 2009

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 4:46 pm

European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals, Report:

A. Statistics In Focus (94/2009-96/2009) and Data in Focus (47/2009).

epp.eu…

B. “Task force on the quality of the Labour Force Survey – Final report,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 69p.).

epp.eu…

CSSRR Economics–December 15, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:45 pm

US Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy Working Papers:

A. “Educational Attainment, ‘Brain Drain,’ and Self-employment: Examining the Interstate Mobility of Baccalaureate Graduates, 1993-2003,” (No. 355, December 2009, .pdf format, 52p.).

www.sba.gov…

B. “Nonemployer Start-up Puzzle,” by Zoltan J. Acs, Brian Headd and Hezekiah Agwara (No. 354, December 2009, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.sba.gov…

CSSRR Economics–December 15, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:40 pm

Working Papers: New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers is dated Dec. 5, 2009.

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CSSRR Economics–December 15, 2009

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 4:38 pm

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: US Housing Market Conditions: 3rd Quarter 2009 (December 2009, .pdf format, 89p.).

www.huduser.org…

CSSRR Economics–December 15, 2009

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 4:37 pm

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts:

A. “The diffusion of maize to the southwestern United States and its impact,” by William L. Merrill, Robert J. Hard, Jonathan B. Mabry, Gayle J. Fritz, Karen R. Adams, John R. Roney, and A.C. MacWilliams (Vol. 106, No. 50, Dec. 15, 2009, p. 21019-21026).

www.pnas.org…

B.“From past to future agricultural expertise in Africa: Jola women of Senegal expand market-gardening,” by Olga F. Linares (Vol. 106, No. 50, Dec. 15, 2009, p. 21074-21079).

www.pnas.org…

CSSRR Health–December 15, 2009

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:23 pm

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

Epidemiology (Vol. 21, No. 1 January 2010).

journals.lww.com…

Health Economics, Policy and Law (Vol. 5, No. 1, January 2010).

journals.ca…

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 51, No. 12, December 2009).

journals.lww.com…

Milbank Quarterly (Vol. 87, No. 4, December 2009).

www3.int…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 15, 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 131 countries.

Argentina (new country)

Statistical Yearbook of the Argentine Republic 2002

Aruba (new country)

Statistical Yearbook 2007

Finland:

Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2009 (pointer to print version only)

Georgia:

Statistical Yearbook of Georgia 2009

Sudan (new country)

Statistical Yearbook 2007

Tunisia

Annuaire Statistique de la Tunisie 2007 (in French & Arabic)
La Tunisie en Chiffres 2007 (in French & Arabic)

Uganda

2009 Statistical Abstract

researchguides.library.wisc.edu…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–December 15, 2009

Population Action International Report, Website:

A. “Linking Population, Fertility and Family Planning with Adaptation to Climate Change: Views from Ethiopia,” by Aklilu Kidanu, Kimberly Rovin and Karen Hardee (December 2009, .pdf format, 36p.).

www.populationaction.org…

B. “Mapping Population and Climate Change” (2009). “Climate change impacts, demographic trends and reproductive health needs are likely to affect countries abilities to adapt to climate change, demonstrates a new world map from Population Action International (PAI). The map highlights the potential impacts of climate change on people and the environment, projected population changes in the short- and long-term, and why responses to climate change should include family planning and reproductive health.” The site is an interactive world map allowing the user to choose multiple variables and regions.

www.populationaction.org…

CSSRR Sociology–December 15, 2009

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 1:21 pm

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Paper: “Social change and family change in a Central European urban context: Rostock 1819-1867,” by Mikolaj Szoltysek, Siegfried Gruber, Rembrandt D. Scholz, and Barbara Zuber Goldstein (WP-2009-039, December 2009, .pdf format, 61p.).

Abstract:

This study is informed by competing perspectives on family behaviour in periods of turbulent social change, and intends to provide some fresh insights into the effect of macro-level changes on micro-level processes involving the family. In this pilot study, we take our first step towards analysing the impact of developing urban-industrial life on the family system in the northern German city of Rostock. A variety of quantitative approaches are employed to capture long-term changes in household structure and composition, household formation rules and patterns of leaving home in this historic Hanseatic community in two census years, 1819 and 1867. Overall, we can observe rather stable patterns for both the 1819 and 1867 censuses, with only small shifts away from more “traditional” towards more “modern” patterns of the family. Interestingly, the persistence of the family pattern in Rostock rested primarily on the continuity of nuclear family-centred patterns of co-residence. We were neither able to find evidence of a significant deterioration in the traditional pattern of the extended-family household, nor could we prove that a progressive nuclearisation of the family in Rostock took place between 1819 and 1867.

www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2009-039.pdf…

CSSRR Health–December 15, 2009

Filed under: H. Legislation Information,Health — admin @ 1:20 pm

US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: “Prescription Drug Price Inflation: Are Prices Rising Too Fast?” a hearing held December 8, 2009 (.pdf and Window Media Player format).

energycommerce.house.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 15, 2009

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 1:20 pm

British Medical Journal Article: “Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in healthy adults: systematic review and meta-analysis,” by Tom Jefferson, Mark Jones, Peter Doshi, and Chris Del Mar (BMJ 2009;339:b5106, December 12, 2009).

www.bmj.com…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–December 15, 2009

US Census Bureau Data Release, Compendium, Facts for Features:

A. The Bureau has updated its’ International Data Base (December 2009). For more information about the update go to:

www.census.gov…

To access the data:

www.census.gov…

B. Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010 (December 2009, .pdf format, 1369p.).

www.census.gov…

C. “Valentine’s Day 2010: Feb. 14″ (Facts for Features CB10-FF.02, Dec. 15, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Economics–December 15, 2009

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 1:18 pm

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals:

A. Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 132, No. 11, November 2009, .pdf format).

www.bls.gov…

B. Occupational Outlook Quarterly (Vol. 53, No. 4, Winter 2009, .pdf format).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–December 15, 2009

South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Periodical: Statistics in Brief, 2009 (December 2009, .pdf format, 198p.).

www.statssa.gov…

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