December 21, 2009

CSSRR Health/Sociology–December 21, 2009

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

European Journal of Population (Vol. 25, No. 4, November 2009).


AIDS (Vol. 24, Suppl. 1, January 2010).


Ethnicity and Disease (Vol. 19, No. 4, 2009).


Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 70, No. 2, January 2010).


CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 21, 2009

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 4:54 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on Dec. 20, 2009.

21681 Evaluation of CASAWORKS for Families — Phase I, 1999-2001 [United States]


24621 South Korean Occupational Wage Survey: 1971, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998


25322 Dynamics of Household Land Use and Economic Welfare on the Amazon Frontier, 1996-2005, Rondonia, Brazil


27022 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), 1994-2002: Friend Files [Restricted Use]


More information about ICPSR restricted data:


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:


CSSRR Economics/Health–December 21, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 4:51 pm

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. 21-27 2009. Note: check your library for electronic availability.


New papers: 15586-15598

Health related: 15589

CSSRR Economics/Health–December 21, 2009

United Nations:

World Food Programme Report: “Climate Change and Hunger: Responding to the Challenge,” by Martin Parry, Alex Evans, Mark W. Rosegrant and Tim Wheeler (November 2009, .pdf format, 104p.).


CSSRR Health–December 21, 2009

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 4:48 pm

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. 18, 2009. Bookmark this page and check back often for the latest from Kaiser.


CSSRR Sociology–December 21, 2009

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 4:46 pm

Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Report: “A Snapshot of Early Childhood Development in Australia “AEDI (Australian Early Development Index) National Report 2009″ (2009, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: this report may not resolve in some browsers. It should resolve in Internet Explorer.


CSSRR Sociology–December 21, 2009

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 4:44 pm

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:


SN 6340 -British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-17, 1991-2008: Secure Data Access, National Grid Reference (Easting, Northing, OSGRDIND)


More information about Special Licence Access:


CSSRR Health–December 21, 2009

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 4:31 pm

Population Reference Bureau Articles:

A. “Trends in Breast Cancer Mortality in the United States,” by Rogelio Saenz (December 2009).


B. “Premature Births Help Explain Higher U.S. Infant Mortality Rate,” by Mary Mederios Kent (December 2009).


C. “Child Mortality Decreases Globally and Immunization Coverage Increases, Despite Unequal Access,” by Eric Zuehlke (December 2009).


CSSRR Health–December 21, 2009

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 4:30 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article: “Clustering of Socioeconomic, Behavioural, and Neonatal Risk Factors for Infant Health in Pregnant Smokers,” by Caren I. Lanting, Simone E. Buitendijk, Matty R. Crone, Dewi Segaar, Jack Bennebroek Gravenhorst, and Jacobus P. van Wouwe (PLoS ONE 4(12): e8363. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008363, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).


CSSRR Health, Sociology–December 21, 2009

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health,S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 4:29 pm

US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report:

A. “Violent Behaviors among Adolescent Females,” (December 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).


B. “Alcohol Use Before and After the 21st Birthday,” (December 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).


CSSRR Health–December 21, 2009

Filed under: H. US State Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 4:28 pm

Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Brief: “Creation of Safety-Net Based Provider Networks Under the California Health Care Coverage Initiative: Interim Findings,” by Dylan H. Roby, Cori Reifman, Anna Davis, Allison L. Diamant, Ying-Ying Meng, Gerald F. Kominski, Zina Kelly, and Nadereh Pourat (December 2009, .pdf format, 15p.).


CSSRR Health–December 21, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:08 pm

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Periodical: EuroObserver (Vol. 11, No. 4, Winter 2009, .pdf format, 12p.).


CSSRR Health–December 21, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:02 pm


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: “Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2006-07,” (Health and welfare expenditure series no. 39, December 2009, .pdf, Rich-text, and zipped Rich-text format, 72p.).


CSSRR Economics–December 21, 2009

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 2:41 pm

European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (97/2009-98/2009) and Data in Focus (48/2009-49/2009).


CSSRR Economics, Health–December 21, 2009


1. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Perspectives on Labour and Income (Vol. 10, No. 12, December 2009, .pdf and HTML format). Note: The main articles in this issue are: “Canada’s employment downturn,” by Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté and Jason Gilmore; and, “Immigrant low-income rates: The role of market income and government transfers,” by Garnett Picot, Yuqian Lu and Feng Hou.


2. Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d’information sur la sante Report: “Regulated Nurses: Canadian Trends, 2004 to 2008,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 161p.).


CSSRR Health–December 21, 2009

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 2:28 pm

Lancet Article Abstracts: Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing content.

A. “Infection and death from influenza A H1N1 virus in Mexico: a retrospective analysis,” by Santiago Echevarría-Zuno, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré, Alvaro J Mar-Obeso, Concepción Grajales-Muñiz, Eduardo Robles-Pérez, Margot González-León, Manuel Carlos Ortega-Alvarez, Cesar Gonzalez-Bonilla, Ramón Alberto Rascón-Pacheco, and Víctor Hugo Borja-Aburto (Vol. 374, No. 9707, December 19, 2009, p. 2072-2079).


B. “Importance of background rates of disease in assessment of vaccine safety during mass immunisation with pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccines,” by Steven Black, Juhani Eskola, Claire-Anne Siegrist, Neal Halsey, Noni MacDonald, Barbara Law, Elizabeth Miller, Nick Andrews, Julia Stowe, Daniel Salmon, Kirsten Vannice, Hector S Izurieta, Aysha Akhtar, Mike Gold, Gabriel Oselka, Patrick Zuber, Dina Pfeifer, and Claudia Vellozzi (Vol. 374, No. 9707, December 19, 2009, p. 2115-2122).


CSSRR Health–December 21, 2009

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 2:11 pm

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: “Potentially Preventable Hospitalization Rates Declined for Older Adults, 2003-2007,” by Elizabeth Stranges and Bernard Friedman (Statistical Brief No. 83, December 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 9p.).



CSSRR Health–December 21, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 2:10 pm

World Health Organization Reports:

A. “Global health risks : Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 62p.).


B. “World Malaria Report 2009,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 66p.).


CSSRR Economics–December 21, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:09 pm

Harvard Business School Working Paper: “Private Equity and Industry Performance,” by Shai Bernstein, Josh Lerner, Morten Sørensen and Per Strömberg (No. 10-045, December 2009, .pdf format, 40p.).


The growth of the private equity industry has spurred concerns about its potential impact on the economy more generally. This analysis looks across nations and industries to assess the impact of private equity on industry performance. Industries where PE funds have invested in the past five years have grown more quickly in terms of productivity and employment. There are few significant differences between industries with limited and high private equity activity. It is hard to find support for claims that economic activity in industries with private equity backing is more exposed to aggregate shocks. The results using lagged private equity investments suggest that the results are not driven by reverse causality. These patterns are not driven solely by common law nations such as the United Kingdom and United States, but also hold in Continental Europe.


CSSRR Economics–December 21, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:08 pm

Federal Trade Commission, Economic Bureau Working Paper: “Competition, Contracts, and Innovation,” by Christopher J. Metcalf and John D. Simpson (Working Paper No. 298, December 2009, .pdf format, 28p.).


Our paper contributes to the literature on the relationship between innovation and market power by considering how changes in the intensity of product market competition affect innovation when managerial compensation is a linear function of firm profits. Changes in the intensity of product market competition affect both the return from innovation and the cost of inducing managers to innovate. Several recent papers account for both the returns-to-investment effect and the agency-cost effect in analyzing the effect of additional product market competition on incentives to innovate (see e.g., Schmidt (1997), Raith (2003), and Piccolo, D’Amato, and Martina (2008)). Our model differs from these papers in the type of contract that we assume firms can use to induce innovation. With linear profit-sharing contracts, the cost of a non-drastic innovation declines as product market competition increases because the increment gained from innovation becomes a larger fraction of the total profit. We argue that this decline in the cost of attaining innovation as competition increases means that competition will often lead to more innovation even in models where the returns to innovation otherwise would fall as competition increases.


CSSRR Economics–December 21, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:07 pm

Banco Central Do Brasil:


NEW: No. 199. “Delegated Portfolio Management and Risk Taking Behavior,” by José Luiz Barros Fernandes, Juan Ignacio Peña and Benjamin Miranda Tabak.


Banco Central De Chile/Central Bank of Chile:


NEW: No. 532 “Bank Credit and the 2008 Financial Crisis: A cross-country Comparison,” by Ari Aisen and Michael Franken.


Bank of Norway:


NEW: 2009/27 “Are bank lending shocks important for economic fluctuations?,” by Jørn Inge Halvorsen and Dag Henning Jacobsen.


Bank of Canada:


NEW: 2009-34 “A Consistent Test for Multivariate Conditional Distributions,” by Fuchun Li and Greg Tkacz.

2009-33 “How Changes in Oil Prices Affect the Macroeconomy,” by Brian DePratto, Carlos de Resende, and Philipp Maier.


Banco de Mexico:


NEW: 2009-18 “Bankruptcy Prediction: A Comparison of Some Statistical and Machine Learning Techniques,” by Pena Tonatiuh, Martínez Serafin, and Abudu Bolanle.

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