April 14, 2010

CSSRR Health, Sociology–April 14, 2010

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 2:00 pm

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Working Paper: “Why Intelligent People Live Longer,” by Robert M. Hauser and Alberto Palloni (2010-04, 2010, .pdf format, 21p.).


Numerous studies find a positive relationship between cognitive ability, IQ as measured in childhood or youth, and subsequent survival. Explanations range from the idea that low ability is an indicator of adverse systemic events in early life to the idea that high cognitive functioning is required continuously to maintain health and reduce threats to survival. The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) has followed a large cohort of Wisconsin high school seniors from ages 18 to 69. As expected, in the WLS survival varies positively with adolescent IQ. However, rank in high school class accounts completely for the relationship between IQ and survival, and it has a much larger effect on survival. These findings suggest that cognitive functioning improves survival by promoting behaviours that boost health status, minimize exposure to known risks and optimize returns to health producing inputs, and that such behaviours are firmly in place by late adolescence.


CSSRR Sociology–April 14, 2010

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Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Paper: “Widening participation in higher education: analysis using linked administrative data,” by Haroon Chowdry, Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, Alissa Goodman and Anna Vignoles (W10/04, April 2010, .pdf format, 25p.) Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:


CSSRR Health–April 14, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 1:58 pm

Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstracts:

A. “2009 Influenza A(H1N1) Seroconversion Rates and Risk Factors Among Distinct Adult Cohorts in Singapore,” by Mark I. C. Chen, Vernon J. M. Lee, Wei-Yen Lim, Ian G. Barr, Raymond T. P. Lin, Gerald C. H. Koh, Jonathan Yap, Lin Cui, Alex R. Cook, Karen Laurie, Linda W. L. Tan, Boon Huan Tan, Jimmy Loh, Robert Shaw, Chris Durrant, Vincent T. K. Chow, Anne Kelso, Kee Seng Chia, and Yee Sin Leo (Vol. 303, No. 14, April 14, 2010, p. 1383-1391).


B. “Health Care Insurance, Financial Concerns in Accessing Care, and Delays to Hospital Presentation in Acute Myocardial Infarction,” by Kim G. Smolderen, John A. Spertus, Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, Harlan M. Krumholz, Fengming Tang, Joseph S. Ross, Henry H. Ting, Karen P. Alexander, Saif S. Rathore, and Paul S. Chan (Vol. 303, No. 14, April 14, 2010, p. 1392-1400).


CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–April 14, 2010

Panel Study Of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:


Aratani, Yumiko and Chau, Michelle. . Asset Poverty and Debt Among Families with Children. : National Center for Children in Poverty; 2010.

Behl, Ajay Singh. Does the Day-of-the-Week Effect on Volatility Improve the Volatility Forecasts?. Applied Economics Letters. 2010; 17(3):257-262.

Bonhomme, Stephane and Robin, Jean-Marc. Generalized Nonparametric Deconvolution with an Application to Earnings Dynamics. Review of Economic Studies. 2010; 77(2):491-533.

Crowder, Kyle and Downey, Liam. Inter-Neighborhood Migration, Race, and Environmental Hazards: Modeling Micro-Level Processes of Environmental Inequality. American Journal of Sociology. 2010; 115(4):1110-1149.

Dong, Yingying. Endogenous Regressor Binary Choice Models Without Instruments, With an Application to Migration. Economic Letters. 2010; 10733-35.

Elliott, William; Jung, Hyunzee, and Friedline, Terri. Math Achievement and Children’s Savings: Implications for Child Development Accounts. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2010.

Flabbi, Luca and Leonardi, Marco. Sources of Earnings Inequality: Estimates From an On-the-job Search Model of the US Labor Market. European Economic Review. 2010.

Huang, Jin; Guo, Baorong, and Kim, Youngmi. Food Insecurity and Disability: Do Economic Resources Matter?. Social Science Research. 2010; 39(1):111-124.

Li, G.; Schoeni, R. F.; Danziger, S., and Charles, K. K. New Expenditures in the PSID: Comparison with the CE. Monthly Labor Review. 2010; 20-30.

Nord, Mark and Parker, Lynn. How Adequately are Food Needs of Children in Low-Income Households Being Met?. Children and Youth Services Review. 2010.

Stafford, Frank P. Panel Surveys:Conducting Surveys Over Time. Marsden, Peter V. and Wright, James D., (Eds.). Handbook of Survey Research, Second Edition. : Emerald Group Publishing; 2010.

Sultan, Arif. Lemons and Certified Pre-Owned Cars in the Used Car Market. Applied Economics Letters. 2010; 17(1):45-50.

Zimmerman, Frederick J. and Bell, Janice F. Associations of Television Content Type and Obesity in Children. American Journal of Public Health. 2010; 100(2):334-340.

CSSRR Health–April 14, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 1:55 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article: “Thirty-One Novel Biomarkers as Predictors for Clinically Incident Diabetes,” by Veikko Salomaa, Aki Havulinna, Olli Saarela, Tanja Zeller, Pekka Jousilahti, Antti Jula, Thomas Muenzel, Arpo Aromaa, Alun Evans, Kari Kuulasmaa, and Stefan Blankenberg (PLoS ONE 5(4): e10100. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010100, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).



Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Articles:

A. “Measuring Under-Five Mortality: Validation of New Low-Cost Methods,” by Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, Linda N. Tran, Alan D. Lopez, and Christopher J. L. Murray (PLoS Med 7(4): e1000253. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000253, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 24p.).


B. “Measuring Adult Mortality Using Sibling Survival: A New Analytical Method and New Results for 44 Countries, 1974-2006,” by Ziad Obermeyer, Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, Chang H. Park, Emmanuela Gakidou, Margaret C. Hogan, Alan D. Lopez, and Christopher J. L. Murray (PLoS Med 7(4): e1000260. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000260, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 17p.).


CSSRR Economics–April 14, 2010

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 1:53 pm

International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (10/90 to 10/94).


CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–April 14, 2010


Statistics and Census Service Periodical: Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, March 2010 (April 2010, .pdf and Excel format, 90p.).


CSSRR Economics–April 14, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 1:51 pm

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


and “Browse Working Paper List” for 2010.

The new papers are numbered 3003-3014.

Sociology related: 3010.

CSSRR Economics–April 14, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 1:50 pm

World Bank Policy Research Programme: WBPR has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:


New papers are: WPS No. 5264-5270.

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