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March 31, 2010

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–March 31, 2010

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Working Papers:

A. “Early life conditions and health disparities among aging populations in Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia,” by Mary McEniry (Working Paper 2010-01, 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

The dramatic mortality decline of the 1930s-1960s in developing countries may have created a larger pool of adult survivors of poor childhood conditions. If hypotheses regarding the importance of early life exposures on adult health have merit, we would expect to observe that the health of older adults from these cohorts would be unduly influenced by these exposures. We examined this conjecture by selecting a cross-national sample of adults 60 years and older that were born during different stages (regimes) of mortality decline using data from major studies on aging in Latin America (Costa Rica, Mexico, major cities), the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Barbados), Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Taiwan), the US, the UK and the Netherlands. We estimated the effects of education and household per capita income on heart disease, diabetes, obesity and poor self-reported health. We also used Waaler-type mortality surfaces to estimate expected relative risk of mortality and compared expected mortality risk by education and income level. Findings: (1) we found a very mixed pattern of steeper health disparities for heart disease, diabetes and obesity which did not always correspond with our expectation regarding older adults in countries most at risk of having suffered adverse childhood conditions; (2) a very clear pattern of disparities in expected relative risk of mortality based on height using Waaler-type surfaces. Implications: there is very weak evidence to suggest that countries which most probably produced a larger number of survivors of poor early childhood conditions as a result of public health interventions and medical technology largely in the absence of improvements in standard of living are also countries with steeper and stronger socioeconomic (SES) disparities among older adults.

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B. “The health transition and mortality among older adults in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa,” by Mary McEniry (Working Paper 2010-02, 2009, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

The dramatic mortality decline of the 1930s-1960s in developing countries may have created a larger pool of adult survivors of poor childhood conditions. If hypotheses regarding the importance of early life exposures on adult health have merit, we would expect to observe that the health of older adults from these cohorts would be unduly influenced by these exposures. We examined this conjecture by selecting a cross-national sample of adults 60 years and older that were born during different stages (regimes) of the health transition using data from major studies on aging in Latin America (Costa Rica, Mexico, major cities), the Caribbean (Puerto Rico), Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Taiwan), Africa (Ghana, South Africa), the US, the UK and the Netherlands. We estimated mortality risk and constructed Waaler-type surfaces to estimate expected relative mortality risk. For countries with mortality data we found: (1) strong effects of early childhood conditions (markers of nutrition and indicators of childhood health) on adult heart disease and diabetes, especially in the mid-to-late regimes (Puerto Rico, Mexico); but (2) no significant effects or weaker effects of these early childhood conditions on adult mortality when heart disease and diabetes were controlled for, especially in the mid-to-late paced regimes; (3) higher observed relative risk for diabetics and those with heart disease but mixed results for obesity; (4) higher excess of relative risk of dying for diabetes and heart disease in mid-to-late regimes. Using modified Waaler surfaces for countries without mortality, we found higher expected relative risk of mortality in mid-to-late regimes. Implications: in some instances, future trends in life expectancy in the developing world may be negatively affected as a result of poor adverse childhood conditions in cohorts who are now experiencing increasing prevalence of heart disease and diabetes.

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C. “A Crosswalk for using Pre-2000 Occupational Status and Prestige Codes with Post-2000 Occupation Codes,” by Carl Frederick (Working Paper 2010-02, March 2010, .pdf format, 18p.).

Abstract

The Census Bureau updated their occupational classification system for the 2000 Census. This paper explains the calculation of updating occupational prestige and status scores based on both 1980 and 1990 occupational codes for use with these new codes. We follow a process similar, but not identical, to Stevens and Cho (1985). The new codes are presented in the table at the end of the paper.

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Related tables can be downloaded at:

www.ssc.wisc.edu…

CSSRR Health–March 31, 2010

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Population Reference Bureau Article: “Did South Korea’s Population Policy Work Too Well?” by Carl Haub (March 2010).

www.prb.org…

CSSRR Health–March 31, 2010

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National Center for Health Statistics Data Briefs:

A. “Prevalence and Management of Pain, by Race and Dementia Among Nursing Home Residents: United States, 2004,” by Manisha Sengupta, Anita Bercovitz, and Lauren D. Harris-Kojetin (Data Brief No. 30, March 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

B. “Health Care Utilization Among Adults Aged 55-64 Years: How Has It Changed Over the Past 10 Years?” by Virginia M. Freid and Amy B. Bernstein (Data Brief No. 32, March 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–March 31, 2010

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: “Health Insurance Status of Low Income, Non-Elderly Persons by Demographic Characteristics, 2007,” by William A. Carroll and G. Edward Miller (Statistical Brief No. 281, March 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

www.meps.ahcpr.gov…

CSSRR Health–March 31, 2010

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Lancet Article Abstracts: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. “Causes of deaths in children younger than 5 years in China in 2008,” by Igor Rudan, Kit Yee Chan, Jian S.F. Zhang, Evropi Theodoratou, Xing Lin Feng, Joshua A. Salomon, Joy E. Lawn, Simon Cousens, Robert E. Black, Yan Guo, and Harry Campbell, on behalf of WHO/UNICEF’s Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) (Vol. 375, No. 9720, March 27, 2010, p. 1083-1089).

www.thelancet.com…

B. “Incidence of 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 infection in England: a cross-sectional serological study,” by Elizabeth Miller, Katja Hoschler, Pia Hardelid, Elaine Stanford, Nick Andrews, and Maria Zambon (Vol. 375, No. 9720, March 27, 2010, p. 1100-1108).

www.thelancet.com…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–March 31, 2010

Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. “Causes of Death, Australia, 2008,” (March 2010, .pdf and Excel format, 95p.).

www.abs.gov…

B. “Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008-09,” (March 2010, HTML and Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

Use the “Download” tab to access the report.

CSSRR Health, Sociology–March 31, 2010

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health,S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 12:13 pm

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

AIDS (Vol. 24, No. 6, March 27, 2010).

journals.lww.com…

International Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 39, No. 2, April 2010).

ije.oxfordjournals.org…

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 42, No. 3, May 2010).

journals.ca…

Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Vol. 51, No. 1, March 2010).

hsb.sagepub.com…

Milbank Quarterly (Vol. 88, No. 1, March 2010).

www3.int…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–March 31, 2010

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John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University] Working Paper: “Female Employment and Fertility in Rural China,” by Hai Fang, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, and Richard J. Zeckhauser (HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-011, March 2010, .pdf format, 46p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

web.hks.harvard.edu…

CSSRR Economics–March 31, 2010

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Council of Economic Advisers Report: “Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility,” (March 2010, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.whitehouse.gov…

CSSRR Economics–March 31, 2010

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Employment and Earnings Online (Vol. 57, No. 2, February 2010, .pdf format, 215p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics–March 31, 2010

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Periodical: Current Issues in Economics and Finance (Vol. 16, No. 3, March 2010, .pdf format, 9p.). Note: The title article of this issue is “Bypassing the Bust: The Stability of Upstate New York’s Housing Markets during the Recession,” by Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz.

www.newyorkfed.org…

CSSRR Economics–March 31, 2010

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District 9: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minnesota):

Staff Reports:

www.minneapolisfed.org…

NEW: No. 441 “Tax Buyouts,” by Marco Del Negro, Fabrizio Perri, and Fabiano Schivardi.

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District 12: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (California):

www.frbsf.org…

NEW: WP 2010-08 “Do Banks Propagate Debt Market Shocks?” by Galina Hale and Joao A. C. Santos.

WP 2010-07 “The Labor Market in the Great Recession,” by Michael Elsby, Bart Hobijn, and Aysegul Sahin.

CSSRR Economics, Health–March 31, 2010

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National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Mar. 29-Apr. 4, 2010. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

www.nber.org…

Paper Nos. 15837-15854.

Health related: 15840, 15841, 15843, 15849.

CSSRR Economics, Health–March 31, 2010

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Asian Development Bank: ADB has recently released the following working papers:

www.adb.org…

NEW: No. 195 “Trade Liberalization and Wage Inequality in the Philippines,” by R. Hasan and K. Jandoc.

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: CESifo has recently released several new working papers:

www.cesifo.de/wp…

and “Browse Working Paper List” for 2010.

The new papers are numbered 2993-3002.

Health related 3002.

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Bank for International Settlements Working Papers:

www.bis.org…

NEW: Nos. 299-306.

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European Central Bank:

www.ecb.eu…

No. 1166 “Does monetary policy affect bank risk-taking?” by Yener Altunbas, Leonardo Gambacorta, David Marqués-Ibanez.

No. 1164 “Price, wage and employment response to shocks: evidence from the WDN survey,” by Giuseppe Bertola, Aurelijus Dabusinskas, Marco M. Hoeberichts, Mario Izquierdo, Claudia Kwapil, Jeremi Montornès, and Daniel Radowski.

No. 1163 “Asset pricing, habit memory, and the labor market,” by Ivan Jaccard.

No. 1162 “Inflation risks and inflation risk premia,” by Juan Angel García and Thomas Werner.

No. 1159 “Wages and the Risk of Displacement,” by Anabela Carneiro and Pedro Portugal.

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Economics Department Working Papers: Note: this is a .pdf format hyperlinked list of papers.

www.oecd.org…

NEW: No. 755 “Long-term growth and policy challenges in the large emerging economies,” by Paul Conway, Sean Dougherty and Artur Radziwillrbit, José Maria Pinero Campos and Camila Vammalle.

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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Working Paper: “A Non-Parametric Microsimulation Approach to Assess Changes in Inequality and Poverty,” by Rob Vos and Marco V. Sánchez (DESA Working Paper No. 94, March 2010, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

This paper presents a non-parametric microsimulation methodology for assessing the determinants of changes in income inequality and poverty. One great advantage of this method over alternatives is that it is not very demanding in terms of modelling labour supply and household behaviour while still providing a plausible link between changes in overall labour market conditions and the full household income distribution. The paper also shows how the method can be adapted to assess the poverty and inequality effects of changes in non-labour incomes (such as through a government transfer programme) and how it can be combined with economy-wide models.

www.un.org…

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Working Papers: New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers is dated Mar. 20, 2010.

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Mar. 20, 2010:

ideas.repec.org…

March 30, 2010

CSSRR Sociology–March 30, 2010

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Association of Religious Data Archives (Penn State University) Guiding Papers: The ARDA has announced the release of several new papers in it’s Religious Data Hub Guiding Papers section. Links to an abstract and full text are available at:  They are:

A. “The Micro-sociology of Religion: Religious Practices, Collective and Individual,” by Randall Collins (2010, Microsoft Word format, 27p.).

www.thearda.com…

B. “Septics, Sewers and Secularization: How Government Regulation Flushes Religiosity Down the Drain,” by Anthony Gill (2010, Microsoft Word format, 23p.).

www.thearda.com…

C. “American Religion’s Mega-Trends: Gleanings from Forty Years of Research,” by J. Gordon Melton (2010, Microsoft Word format, 28p.).

www.thearda.com…

D. “Five Proposals for Reforming (Especially Quantitative) Journal Article Publishing Practices in the Sociology of Religion toward Improving the Quality, Value, and Cumulativeness of Our Scholarship,” by Christian Smith (March 2010, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.thearda.com…

E. “Recognizing secular Christians: Toward an unexcluded middle in the study of religion,” by David Voas and Abby Day (2010, Microsoft Word format, 20p.).

www.thearda.com…

ARDA Guiding Papers:

www.thearda.com…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–March 30, 2010

Urban Institute: UI has announced several new releases from Mar. 10-25, 2010. 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 Health–March 30, 2010

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US National Center for Health Statistics Early Release Report: “Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-September 2009 National Health Interview Survey” (March 2010, .pdf format, 109p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Economics–March 30, 2010

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

Economic Inquiry (Vol. 48, No. 2, April 2010).

www3.int…

Industrial and Labor Relations Review (Vol. 63, No. 3, April 2010).

www.ilr.cornell.edu…

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 156, No. 1, May 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 34, No. 5, May 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Economic Literature (Vol. 48, No. 1, March 2010).

www.aeaweb.org…

Journal of Economic Theory (Vol. 145, No. 2, March 2010).

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CSSRR Sociology–March 30, 2010

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Demographic Research Articles:

A. “The compression of deaths above the mode,” by A. Roger Thatcher, Siu Lan Karen Cheung, Jean-Marie Robine, and Shiro Horiuchi (Vol. 22, Article 17, March 2010, .pdf format, p. 505-538).

www.demographic-research.org…

B.  “Arthur Roger Thatcher’s contributions to longevity research: A Reflexion,” by Jean-Marie Robine, Siu Lan Karen Cheung, and Shiro Horiuchi (Vol. 22, Article 18, March 2010, .pdf format, p. 539-548).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–March 30, 2010

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Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University] Working Papers:

A. “Multi-partnered Fertility and Mental Health among Fragile Families,” by Kristin Turney and Marcia Carlson (WP2010-03-FF, March 2010, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

This paper uses data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine the association between multi-partnered fertility (MPF) – when parents have children with more than one partner – and parents‘ mental health, including Major Depressive Disorder, heavy episodic drinking, and illicit drug use. Random-effects models provide some evidence that mothers‘ and fathers‘ MPF is linked to adverse mental health. However, these associations mostly disappear when we use the more conservative fixed-effects models that estimate changes in MPF as a function of changes in individual mental health. We also find evidence that social selection may account for the link between MPF and mental health, as depressed mothers and fathers, as well as mothers who report heavy episodic drinking, are more likely to have a child by a new partner. Ultimately, MPF and mental health may be reciprocally related and part of broader processes of social disadvantage.

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B. “Labored Love: Examining the Link Between Maternal Depression and Parenting Behaviors,” by Kristin Turney (WP2010-02-FF, January 2010, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

Theoretical perspectives suggest a strong link between maternal mental health and parenting, which may facilitate the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage from depressed mothers to their children. In this paper, I extend prior research by using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 3,659). OLS and random-effects regression models document a strong link between maternal depression and the following parenting behaviors: neglect, psychological aggression, physical assault, engagement, and parenting stress. Fixed-effects models, however, show that maternal depression is only predictive of neglect and parenting stress, suggesting some negative consequences of depression is driven by variation across individuals or unobserved time-invariant characteristics. Further, the association between depression and neglect is weaker among married than unmarried mothers, providing some evidence that marriage is protective.

crcw.princeton.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–March 30, 2010

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 2:03 pm

Iceland:

Statistics Iceland Data Tables: “Migration patterns 2008,” (No. 59, March 2010).

www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=5036…

Follow the “Statistics” link to create data tables.

CSSRR Sociology–March 30, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 2:02 pm

National Center for Education Statistics Report: “The Nation’s Report Card: Reading 2009,” (NCES 2010458, March 2010, .pdf format, 69p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Health–March 30, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 2:01 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Article: “Drivers of Inequality in Millennium Development Goal Progress: A Statistical Analysis,” by David Stuckler, Sanjay Basu, and Martin McKee (PLoS Med 7(3): e1000241. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000241, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

CSSRR Health–March 30, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 2:00 pm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue, Vol. 59, No. 11, March 26, 2010 (HTML and .pdf format) is available from the US Centers for Disease Control site). Note: To access this issue in the future, simply click on “Weekly Report” and then “Current Volume” or “Past Volumes” on the left side of the page.

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–March 30, 2010

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Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief: “Primary Care and Prescription Drugs: Coverage, Cost-Sharing, and Financial Protection in Six European Countries,” by Sarah Thomson and Elias Mossialos (March 2010, .pdf format, 13p.).

commonwealthfund.org…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–March 30, 2010

France:

Institute national d’etudes demographique [Paris, France] Periodical: Population and Societies (No. 465, March 2010, .pdf format, 4p.). The topic of this issue is “France 2009: Mean age at childbearing reaches 30 years,” by Gilles Pison.

www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1502/…

CSSRR Health–March 30, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 1:58 pm

US National Institutes of Health News Release: “Diet Quality Worsens as Alcohol Intake Increases” (Mar. 25, 2010).

www.nih.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Health–March 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 1:57 pm

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: 4847-4857.

Health related: 4847, 4851, 4853.

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–March 30, 2010

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Vienna, Austria) Policy Brief: “Housing Quality Deficiencies and the Link to Income in the EU,” by Orsolya Lelkes (March 2010, .pdf format, 19p.).

www.eu…

CSSRR Economics–March 30, 2010

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (10/68-10/69, 10/74 to 10/78, 10/80-10/85).

www.imf.org…

CSSRR Economics–March 30, 2010

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 1:43 pm

European Commission:

Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (15/2010-17/2010) and Data in Focus (11/2010-12/2010).

epp.eu…

CSSRR Economics–March 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 1:42 pm

Center for Policy Research [Maxwell School, Syracuse University] Working Paper: “The Value of a Statistical Life: Evidence from Panel Data,” by Thomas J. Kniesner,W. Kip Viscusi, Christopher Woock and James P. Ziliak (CPR Working Paper No. 122, March 2010, .pdf format, 41p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu…

CSSRR Economics–March 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 1:41 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. 5248-5254.

CSSRR Economics–March 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 1:40 pm

International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 10/77 to 10/81.

www.imf.org…

CSSRR Economics–March 30, 2010

Filed under: E. US State Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 1:37 pm

Alaska:

Department of Labor Periodical: Alaska Economic Trends (Vol. 30, No. 3, March 2010, .pdf format, 19p.). The title of this issue is “Anchorage Migration.”

labor.alaska.gov…

CSSRR Economics–March 30, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics,Uncategorized — admin @ 11:08 am

US National Science Foundation InfoBrief: “Recovery Act Funding Boosts FY 2009 Federal R&D to an Estimated $157 Billion, 12% over FY 2008 Total,” by Richard J. Bennof (NSF 10-313, March 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

www.nsf.gov…

CSSRR Health–March 30, 2010

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 10:46 am

United Nations:

World Health Organization/Children’s Fund Report: “Progress on Sanitation and Drinking-water: 2010 Update” (2010, .pdf format, 55p.).

www.unwater.org…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–March 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 10:33 am

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Data Update: “2007 Data on Tax Credits for Low-Income Housing” (March 2010, data available via web based extractor or in .zip compressed dBase format). The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) database, available to the public since 1997, was revised in February 2010 and includes information on nearly 31,251 projects and over 1.8 million housing units placed in service between 1987 and 2007. The database details the size, unit mix, construction type, financing sources, and location of individual projects. A set of 36 tables report national and regional trends. Created by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, the LIHTC program allows authorized state and local LIHTC agencies to allocate up to $8 billion in federal tax credits for the acquisition, rehabilitation, or new construction of rental housing targeted to lower-income households. HUD’s LIHTC database is the only complete national source of information on individual LIHTC projects.”

www.huduser.org…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–March 30, 2010

Kids Count Data Center Update: The Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center has recently updated the following topics, taken from new estimates available from the 2008 American Community Survey

NEW DATA ON IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

Children with all available parents not in the labor force by children in immigrant families

Children with all available parents in the labor force by children in immigrant families

Children in low-income working families by children in immigrant families

Children living without secure parental employment by children in immigrant families

NEW YOUTH EMPLOYMENT DATA

Teens not attending school and not working

Teens not attending school and not working by race
Unemployed Teens ages 16-19

Persons age 18-24 not attending school, not working and no degree beyond high school

NEW EMPLOYMENT DATA AVAILABLE

Low-income working families with children

Children in low-income working families by age group

Children in low-income households where no adults work

Children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment

Children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment by race

Children under 6 with no parent in the labor force

Children under 6 with all available parents in the labor force

Children age 6-12 with all available parents in the labor force

datacenter.kidscount.org…

See under Data Center Spotlight section.

CSSRR Sociology/Economics–March 30, 2010

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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 6395 -Self-Presentation in Childhood: Managing Public Identity after Rule Violation, 2007-2009

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

SN 6404 -Quarterly Labour Force Survey, October – December, 2009

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

CSSRR Economics/Health–March 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 9:35 am

Australian Government Productivity Commission Working Paper: “The Effects of Education and Health on Wages and Productivity,” by Matthew Forbes, Andrew Barker, and Stewart Turner (March 2010, .pdf format, 77p.).

www.pc.gov…

March 29, 2010

CSSRR Health–March 29, 2010

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 8:16 am

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

Public Health (Vol. 124, No. 2, February 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Sociology–March 29, 2010

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 7:16 am

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

Cities (Vol. 27, No. 3, June 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

History of the Family (Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

March 26, 2010

CSSRR Economics–March 26, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:06 pm

US National Science Foundation InfoBrief: “Indicators of U.S. Small Business’s Role in R&D,” by Lawrence M. Rausch (NSF 10-304, March 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.nsf.gov…

CSSRR Health–March 26, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 2:54 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 Mar. 26, 2010. Bookmark this page and check back often for the latest from Kaiser.

www.kff.org…

CSSRR Economics–March 26, 2010

Filed under: E. Data,E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 2:50 pm

US Deparment of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Various:

A. “Cross-Price Elasticities of Demand Across 114 Countries,” by Anita Regmi and James L. Seale, Jr. (Technical Bulletin No. TB-1925, March 2010, .pdf format, 81p.).

www.ers.us…

B. “The Food Assistance Landscape, FY 2009 Annual Report,” by Victor Oliveira (Economic Information Bulletin No. EIB-6-7, March 2010, .pdf format, 6p.).

www.ers.us…

C. “Feed Grains Database” (updated Mar. 11, 2010).

www.ers.us…

D. “Oil Crops Yearbook Data” (Updated March 2010).

usda.mannlib.cornell.edu…

CSSRR Health–March 26, 2010

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 1:23 pm

National Center for Health Statistics Data: “2008 Supplemental Imputed Family Income/Personal Earnings Files” (March 2010, data in self decompressing [.exe] format, with documentation in .pdf format and a sample SAS input program.

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR HEALTH–March 26, 2010

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 10:39 am

United Nations:

World Health Organization Report: “Megacities and urban health” (December 2009, .pdf format, 18p.).

www.who.or.jp/2009/reports/Megacities_Report_DEC09.pdf…

CSSRR Sociology–March 26, 2010

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 10:30 am

US National Center for Education Statistics Data Update: The National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences has just released a new public-use version of the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 Base Year to 2006 Second Follow-up data files.

The data files are available for immediate download using a new “EDAT” application on the NCES website. This application allows users to select the data that they need to perform analyses in one of six statistical programming languages.

To access EDAT, please visit

nces.ed.gov…

Once you arrive in the EDAT application, enter your email address and create a password.  This will give you access to the application and provide you with space for sharing tag files.

CSSRR Economics–March 26, 2010

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 9:43 am

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodical: Monetary Trends (April 2010, .pdf format, 20p.).

research.stlouisfed.org…

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