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December 28, 2009

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–December 28, 2009

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 4:23 pm

Census Bureau Data Releases:

A. The Bureau has released three new sets of population estimates: 2009 National Total Population Estimates; 2009 State Total Population Estimates; and 2009 Puerto Rico Commonwealth Total Population Estimates. To access the estimates, go to:

www.census.gov…

B. Tables from the “2007 Commodity Flow Survey” are now available via a link from the press release “Nationwide Movement of Goods Reached 12.5 Billion Tons in 2007,” (Dec. 22, 2009).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 28, 2009

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 4:22 pm

Israel Social Sciences Data Center [Hebrew University of Jerusalem] Data Release: ISDC has recently added:

787. Israel Social Survey, 2008

geobase.huji.ac.il:8080/catalog/?dataset=0787…

Requesting data:

isdc.huji.ac.il/application.shtml…

CSSRR Sociology–December 28, 2009

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:22 pm

Pew Hispanic Center Report: “Latinos Online, 2006-2008: Narrowing the Gap,” by Gretchen Livingston, Kim Parker, and Susannah Fox (December 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

pewhispanic.org…

CSSRR Sociology–December 28, 2009

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 4:21 pm

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Papers:

A. “Childcare and family ideology in Sweden,” by Sandra Krapf (WP-2009-044, December 2009, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

This study examines the impact of public and private childcare supply and family ideologies on individual childbearing behavior in Sweden. We assume that childcare services facilitate the reconciliation of family and paid work. However, this relationship is not independent from family images like “dual-earners” or the “male-breadwinner”. Although differences in family ideologies are not very pronounced in an egalitarian society like Sweden, we expect that childcare provision encourages young adults to start a family especially if dual-earner families are well accepted. In the empirical part, we use logistic regressions to analyze the entry into parenthood. Based on the Swedish survey “Family and Working Life in the 21st Century” and regional data for the years 2001 to 2003, we find that the probability to become parents is low in regions with a high level of childcare provision. However, in regions where non-familial childcare is highly accepted and, simultaneously, the childcare supply is high individuals are more likely to have a first child. This finding shows the importance of attitudes towards family arrangements on fertility behavior and childcare usage.

www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2009-044.pdf…

B. “Declining fertility in Ukraine: what is the role of abortion and contraception?” by Nataliia Levchuk and Brienna Perelli-Harris (WP-2009-045, December 2009, .pdf format, 46p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we analyze the changing relationship between childbearing and abortion in Ukraine, which has had one of the world’s highest abortion rates and lowest fertility rates. Using the 2007 Ukrainian Demographic and Health Survey, we examine changes in abortion before and after the dramatic fertility decline. We estimate event history models for first abortions as well as competing risks hazards by pregnancy outcome. Our results show that although abortion rates rapidly declined in the 1990s, abortions have impacted fertility by lowering second birth rates. On the other hand, abortions have been used less frequently for postponing first births, as is more common in developed countries. We also describe how this relationship has been maintained through the slow adoption of modern contraception. Thus, Ukraine represents a country with an unusual relationship between fertility, abortion, and contraception, and where low fertility has been achieved with little reliance on modern methods.

www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2009-045.pdf…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–December 28, 2009

Population Reference Bureau Online Video, Article:

A. “Distilled Demographics: Addressing Population Myths,” (December 2009, running time 9:13). Note: “In this video, PRB senior demographer Carl Haub addresses common population myths.

Myth 1: There was no population growth problem in the 1960s and 1970s.
Myth 2: The world’s population is not growing and today’s problem is low birth rates.
Myth 3: Europe will be predominately Muslim by 2050.”

www.prb.org…

B. “Retirement States in U.S. See Slower Growth,” by Mark Mather (December 2009).

www.prb.org…

C. “Four Scenarios for U.S. Population Growth,” by Mark Mather (December 2009).

www.prb.org…

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

www.prb.org…

CSSRR Health–December 28, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 4:16 pm

Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d’information sur la sante Report: “Organ Donor Activity in Canada, 1999 to 2008,” (December 2009, .pdf format, 28p.).

secure.cihi.ca…

CSSRR Health–December 28, 2009

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 4:16 pm

Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief: “COBRA Subsidies for Laid-Off Workers: An Initial Report Card,” (Vol. 75, December 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

commonwealthfund.org…

CSSRR Health–December 28, 2009

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 4:15 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “Severe Obesity in Young Women and Reproductive Health: The Danish National Birth Cohort,” by Ellen A. Nohr, Nicholas J. Timpson, Camilla S. Andersen, George Davey Smith, Jørn Olsen, and Thorkild I. A. Sorensen (PLoS ONE 4(12): e8444. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008444, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org…

B. “Evaluation of the Efficacy and Cross-Protectivity of Recent Human and Swine Vaccines against the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus Infection,” by Philippe Noriel Q. Pascua, Min-Suk Song, Jun Han Lee, Kuk Jin Park, Hyeok-il Kwon, Yun Hee Baek, Seung-Pyo Hong, Jong-Bok Rho, Chul-Joong Kim, Haryoung Poo, Thomas S. Ryoo, Moon-Hee Sung, and Young Ki Choi (PLoS ONE 4(12): e8431. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008431, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health–December 28, 2009

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 4:14 pm

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies [London School of Economics] Periodical: Eurohealth (Vol. 15, No. 3, 2009, .pdf format, 48p.).

www2.lse.ac.uk…

CSSRR Health–December 28, 2009

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:21 pm

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. “National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2007,” by David Kashihara and Kelly Carper (Statistical Brief No. 272, December 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.meps.ahcpr.gov…

B. “Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Employees of State and Local Governments, by Census Division, 2008,” by Beth Levin Crimmel (Statistical Brief No. 273, December 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

www.meps.ahcpr.gov…

C. “Variations in Perceived Need and Access to Specialist Care among Adults in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2007,” by Kelly Carper and Steven Machlin (Statistical Brief No. 274, December 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

www.meps.ahcpr.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 28, 2009

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:20 pm

New England Journal of Medicine Article, Perspective Abstracts:

A. “Clinical Features of the Initial Cases of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection in China,” by Bin Cao, Xing-Wang Li,Yu Mao,Jian Wang,Hong-Zhou Lu, Yu-Sheng Chen, Zong-An Liang, Lirong Liang, Su-Juan Zhang, Bin Zhang, Li Gu, Lian-He Lu, Da-Yan Wang, and Chen Wang, for the National Influenza A Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Clinical Investigation Group of China (Vol. 361, No. 26, December 24, 2009, p. 2507-2517).

content.nejm.org…

B. “Getting the Facts Straight on Health Care Reform,” by Jonathan Gruber (Vol. 361, No. 26, December 24, 2009, p. 2497-2499).

content.nejm.org…

C. “On Mammography – More Agreement Than Disagreement,” by Ann H. Partridge and Eric P. Winer (Vol. 361, No. 26, December 24, 2009, p. 2499-2501).

content.nejm.org…

CSSRR Health–December 28, 2009

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:19 pm

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 171, No. 1, January 1, 2010).

aje.oxfordjournals.org…

Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health (Vol. 22, No. 1, January 2010).

aph.sagepub.com…

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 50, No. 2, January 15, 2010).

www.journals.uchicago.edu…

Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 16, No. 1, January 2010).

www.cdc.gov…

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 72, No. 6, Jan./Feb. 2010).

www.neha.org…

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 67, No. 1, January 2010).

oem.bmj.com…

Public Health Nursing (Vol. 27, No. 1, Jan./Feb. 2010).

www3.int…

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 70, No. 3, February 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–December 28, 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: 4651-4680.

Health related 4667

Sociology related 4654, 4656, 4660

CSSRR Economics–December 28, 2009

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:16 pm

European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (99/2009-103/2009) and Data in Focus (50/2009).

epp.eu…

CSSRR Economics–December 28, 2009

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:15 pm

New Zealand Treasury Working Papers:

A. “Household Debt in New Zealand,” by Katherine Henderson and Grant M. Scobie (TWP09-03, December 2009, .pdf format, 63p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.treasury.gov…

B. “Saving Rates of New Zealanders: A Net Wealth Approach,” by Grant M. Scobie and Katherine Henderson (TWP09-04, December 2009, .pdf format, 74p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.treasury.gov…

C. “A Simple Model of Housing Rental and Ownership with Policy Simulations,” by Andrew Coleman and Grant M. Scobie (TWP09-05, December 2009, .pdf format, 33p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.treasury.gov…

D. “Improving the Management of the Crown’s Exposure to Risk,” by Timothy Irwin and Oscar Parkyn (TWP09-06, December 2009, .pdf format, 38p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.treasury.gov…

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