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July 30, 2010

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 30, 2010

Urban Institute: UI has announced several new releases from Jul. 23-Jul. 28, 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 Economics–July 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:53 pm

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodical: International Economic Trends (August 2010, .pdf format, 47p.).

research.stlouisfed.org…

CSSRR Health–July 30, 2010

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:05 pm

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

Medical Care (Vol. 48, No. 8, August 2010).

journals.lww.com…

CSSRR Sociology–July 30, 2010

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:03 pm

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

Cities (Vol. 27, No. 5, October 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Health–July 30, 2010

Filed under: H. Data,H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:02 pm

US Centers for Disease Control, HIV/AIDS Basic Statistics Updates: The Basic Statistics page was updated Jul. 27, 2010.

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 30, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:00 pm

US Social Security Administration, Office of Policy Report: “Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2009” (July 2010, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format, 175p.).

www.socialsecurity.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 30, 2010

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 2:59 pm

US National Center for Education Statistics Data: “Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade Approaches to Learning and Self-Description Questionnaire (SDQ) Items and Public-Use Data Files” (NCES 2010070, July 2010, data in compressed SPSS, and SAS formats, as well as Microsoft Excel format, with documentation in .pdf format).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–July 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 2:39 pm

Vienna Institute of Demography Working Paper: “The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Labour and Education in Europe,” by Bilal Barakat, Johannes Holler, Klaus Prettner, and Julia Schuster (VID Working Paper 06/2010, July 2010, .pdf format, 14p.).

Abstract
In summer 2007, the US subprime crisis emerged and economic growth in industrialised countries started to slow down. The situation deteriorated after the default of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 and despite massive government interventions, the United States and most European countries slid into recession. We investigate the influence of the recent economic and financial crisis on European labour market perspectives and educational attainment decisions. Furthermore we disentangle the differential impacts of the crisis on various demographic subgroups. We find that young male workers have been hit hardest, while older workers and women have been partially protected by non-redeemable contracts and the fact that they work in sectors which have been less severely hit by the crisis. Focusing on the education sector, it seems that the demand for education increases because individuals try to circumvent the tight labour market, while the supply of education suffers because of the increased pressures on federal budgets in most European countries. However, we conclude that it is too early to make a definite statement because the full impact of the crisis on the education sector is still to come.

www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/WP2010_06.pdf…

CSSRR Sociology–July 30, 2010

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 2:38 pm

Demographic Research Article: “Completing incomplete cohort fertility schedules,” by Pao-Chih Roger Cheng and Eric S. Lin (Vol. 23, Article 9, July 2010, .pdf format, p. 223-256).

www.demographic-research.org…

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report: “Women, faith and social cohesion,” by Ghazala Mir, John Lawler and Mary Godfrey (July 2010, .pdf format, 55p.).

www.jrf.org…

CSSRR Health–July 30, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 2:37 pm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 59, No. 29, July 30, 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…

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Recommendations and Reports: “Yellow Fever Vaccine: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP),” (Vol. 59, No. RR–7, July 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 27p.).

HTML:
www.cdc.gov…

PDF:
www.cdc.gov…

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US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: “Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Alcohol Use: 2008,” (July 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

oas.samhsa.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 30, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 2:35 pm

British Medical Journal Articles:

A. “Nutritional intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes who are hyperglycaemic despite optimised drug treatment-Lifestyle Over and Above Drugs in Diabetes (LOADD) study: randomised controlled trial,” by Kirsten J. Coppell, Minako Kataoka, Sheila M. Williams, Alex W. Chisholm, Sue M. Vorgers, and Jim I. Mann (BMJ 2010;341:c3337, .pdf and HTML format).

www.bmj.com…

B. “Time of birth and risk of neonatal death at term: retrospective cohort study,” by Dharmintra Pasupathy, Angela M. Wood, Jill P. Pell, Michael Fleming, and Gordon C. S. Smith (BMJ 2010;341:c3498, .pdf and HTML format).

www.bmj.com…

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Lancet Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing articles. “HDL cholesterol and residual risk of first cardiovascular events after treatment with potent statin therapy: an analysis from the JUPITER trial,” by Paul M. Ridker, Jacques Genest, S. Matthijs Boekholdt, Peter Libby, Antonio M. Gotto, Børge G. Nordestgaard, Samia Mora, Jean G. MacFadyen, Robert J. Glynn, and John J.P. Kastelein, for the JUPITER Trial Study Group (Vol. 376, No. 9738, July 31, 2010, p. 333-339).

www.thelancet.com…

CSSRR Economics–July 30, 2010

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 2:33 pm

Cyprus:

Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus Report: “Survey On Earnings 2006,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 395p.).

www.mo…

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: “Capital expenditure by the public sector for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012,” (P9101, July 2010, .pdf and zipped Excel format, 21p.).

www.statssa.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:32 pm

District 1: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts):

“Working Papers”

www.bos.frb.org…

NEW: No. 10-9 “In Search Of Real Rigidities,” by Gita Gopinath and Oleg Itskhoki.

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District 4: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Ohio):

Working Papers:

www.clevelandfed.org…

NEW: WP 10-10 “Liquidity Creation without a Lender of Last Resort: Clearing House Loan Certificates in the Banking Panic of 1907,” by Jon R. Moen and Ellis Tallman.

WP 10-09 “Banking and Financial Crises in United States History: What Guidance Can History Offer Policymakers?” by Ellis Tallman and Elmus R. Wicker.

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District 11: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Texas):

Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Papers:

dallasfed.org…

NEW: GMPI No. 57 “Foreign Exchange Intervention When Interest Rates Are Zero: Does the Portfolio Balance Channel Matter After All?” by Rasmus Fatum.

GMPI No. 56 “Global Liquidity Trap,” by Ippei Fujiwara, Nao Sudo, Tomoyuki Nakajima, Yuki Teranishi.

GMPI No. 55 “Income Differences and Prices of Tradables,” by Ina Simonovska.

GMPI No. 54 “Some Alternative Perspectives on Macroeconomic Theory and Some Policy Implications,” by William R. White.

CSSRR Economics–July 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:30 pm

European Central Bank:

www.ecb.int…

NEW: No. 1230 “Time variation in U.S. wage dynamics,” by Boris Hofmann, Gert Peersman, Roland Straub

No. 1229 “Inflation and inflation uncertainty in the euro area,” by Guglielmo Maria Caporale, Paolo Paesani, Luca Onorante

No. 1228 “Trusting the bankers: a new look at the credit channel of monetary policy,” by Matteo Ciccarelli, Angela Maddaloni, José-Luis Peydró

No. 1227 “Exports and sectoral financial dependence: evidence on French firms during the great global crisis,” by Jean-Charles Bricongne, Lionel Fontagné, Guillaume Gaulier, Daria Taglioni, Vincent Vicard.

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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: 5091-5100.

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 10/176 to 10/180.

www.imf.org…

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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-ilibrary.org…

NEW: No. 798 “Korea’s green growth strategy,” by Randall Jones and Byungseo Yoo.

No. 797 “Health-care reform in Korea,” by Randall Jones.

No. 796 “The Korean financial system,” by Masahiko Tsutsumi, Randall Jones, and Thomas Cargill.

No. 795 “Are Global Imbalances Sustainable?” by Luiz de Mello and Pier Padoan.

No. 794 “Is there a Case for Carbon-Based Border Tax Adjustment?” by Jean-Marc Burniaux, Jean Chateau, and Romain Duval.

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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. 5389-5392.

July 29, 2010

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–July 29, 2010

Annie E. Casey Foundation Compendium: 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book (July 2010, .pdf format, 56p.).

datacenter.kidscount.org…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–July 29, 2010

US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Subcommittee on Children and Families Hearing Testimony: “The State of the American Child: The Impact of Federal Policies on Children,” a hearing held July 29, 2010 (witness statements in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Media Player format).

help.senate.gov…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–July 29, 2010

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 2:59 pm

Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University] Working Paper: “Maternal Depression and Childhood Health Inequalities,” by Kristin Turney (WP 10-08-FF, July 2010, .pdf format, 53p.).

Abstract:

An increasing body of literature documents considerable disparities in the health and wellbeing of young children in the United States, though maternal depression is one important, yet often overlooked, determinant of children?s health. In this paper, I find that maternal depression, particularly depression that is recurrent or chronic, puts children at risk of having unfavorable health when they are five years old. This finding persists despite accounting for a host of demographic characteristics of the mothers and children, as well as adjusting for a lagged indicator of children’s health. Results suggest that socioeconomic status, as well as maternal health and health behaviors, account for a large portion of the association between maternal depression and children’s health. There is also some evidence that maternal depression is more consequential for children born to unmarried mothers than children born to married mothers.

crcw.princeton.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–July 29, 2010

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 2:53 pm

Pew Hispanic Center Reports:

A. “The Latino Digital Divide: The Native Born versus The Foreign Born,” by Gretchen Livingston (July 2010, .pdf format, 8p.).

pewhispanic.org…

B. “How Young Latinos Communicate with Friends in the Digital Age,” by Mark Hugo Lopez and Gretchen Livingston (July 2010, .pdf format, 12p.).

pewhispanic.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 29, 2010

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 2:52 pm

Center for Family and Demographic Research [Bowling Green University] Working Paper: “Teenage Cohabitation, Marriage, and Childbearing,” by Wendy D. Manning and Jessica A. Cohen (Working Paper No. 2010-08, July 2010, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

Context: Cohabitation has been integrated into research on American family life; however, little work has specifically examined the role of cohabitation among teenagers or its relationship with teenage childbearing. Including cohabitation in the assessment of teenage family formation contributes to our understanding of later family life trajectories.

Methods: Drawing on the National Survey of Family Growth (2002), we examine family formation activities (i.e., cohabitation, marriage, and childbearing) of 2,290 women who were 15 to 19 years of age throughout the decade prior to the survey year (1993-2001). Life table analyses examine teenagers who cohabited, married, or conceived their first child. Event history analyses investigate the time-varying first fertile teenage conception status and union status, as well as the socioeconomic predictors of teenage family formation.

Results: About two-fifths of teenage females cohabited, married, or had a child. Teenage cohabitation and marriage are both positively associated with higher odds of first teenage fertile conception. The vast majority of single pregnant teenagers did not form a union before the birth of their child; only 17% cohabited and 9% married. In contrast, the majority of single pregnant teenagers cohabited (63%) by the child’s third birthday, and about 15% married. Net of other covariates, mother’s education and race/ethnicity predicted first teenage fertile conception.

Conclusions: Even though delayed marriage and childbearing occurs, family formation is still occurring among teenagers. Cohabitation has become an important part of the landscape of the 3 adolescent years, and many teenage mothers described as “single mothers” are actually in cohabiting relationships.

www.bgsu.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–July 29, 2010

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 2:51 pm

National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) Working Papers:

A. “Scrambling the Nest Egg: How Well Do Teachers Understand their Pensions and What Do They Think about Alternative Pension Structures?” by Michael DeArmond and Dan Goldhaber (Working Paper No. 51, June 2010, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

This paper addresses two questions: How well do teachers understand their current pension plans? And, what do they think about alternative plan structures? The data come from administrative records and a 2006 survey of teachers in Washington State. The results suggest Washington’s teachers are fairly knowledgeable about their pensions, though new entrants and mid-career teachers appear to be less knowledgeable than veteran teachers. As for teachers’ preferences for plan structure, the survey suggests that when it comes to investing additional retirement savings, a plurality of teachers favor defined contribution plans which offer more portability and choice, but more risk than traditional defined benefit plans. Perhaps unsurprisingly, all else equal, teachers newer to the profession are more likely than veteran teachers to favor a defined contribution structure.

www.ca…

B. “Teacher Attitudes about Compensation Reform: Implications for Reform Implementation,” by Dan Goldhaber, Michael DeArmond, and Scott DeBurgomaster (Working Paper No. 50, June 2010, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

Reform advocates and policymakers concerned about the quality and distribution of teachers support proposals of alternative compensation for teachers in hard-to-hire subject areas, hard-to-staff schools, and with special knowledge and skills. The successful implementation of such proposals depends in large part on teacher attitudes. The current body of research on teacher attitudes toward compensation reform paints an inconsistent picture of teachers’ views, largely ignoring the influence of individual and workplace characteristics on teacher attitudes. Results from a 2006 survey of teachers in Washington State linked to school and district data confirm earlier findings that teacher opinion about pay reform is not uniform, and further illustrates teacher preferences for different pay structures vary substantially by individual and workplace characteristics. Nearly three quarters of teachers favored higher pay for hard-to-staff schools. In contrast, only 17% favored merit pay. Teachers with a high degree of confidence in their principal were more likely to support merit pay than those with greater sense of trust and respect for their fellow teachers than for their principal. Policymakers interested in implementing new pay systems should carefully assess teacher opinion in determining where (and how) they invest in them.

www.ca…

C. “Scaling the Digital Divide: Home Computer Technology and Student Achievement,” by Jacob L. Vigdor and Helen F. Ladd (Working Paper No. 49, June 2010, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

Does differential access to computer technology at home compound the educational disparities between rich and poor? Would a program of government provision of computers to early secondary school students reduce these disparities? The authors use administrative data on North Carolina public school students to corroborate earlier surveys that document broad racial and socioeconomic gaps in home computer access and use. Using within-student variation in home computer access, and across-ZIP code variation in the timing of the introduction of high-speed internet service, the authors demonstrate that the introduction of home computer technology is associated with modest but statistically significant and persistent negative impacts on student math and reading test scores. Further evidence suggests that providing universal access to home computers and high-speed internet access would broaden, rather than narrow, math and reading achievement gaps.

www.ca…

CSSRR Sociology–July 29, 2010

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 2:50 pm

Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: “Migration, Australia 2008-2009,” (July 2010, .pdf and Excel format, 92p.).

www.abs.gov…

Use the “Download” tab to access the full-text.

CSSRR Health, Sociology–July 29, 2010

US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Hearing Testimony: “Hearing to Review the Use of Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects to Promote Child Well-Being,” a hearing held July 29, 2010 (witness statements in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 29, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 2:45 pm

New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract, Perspective:

A. “A School-Based Intervention for Diabetes Risk Reduction,” by The HEALTHY Study Group (Vol. 363, No. 5, July 29, 2010, p. 443-453).

www.nejm.org…

B. “Buying Health Care, the Individual Mandate, and the Constitution,” by Sara Rosenbaum and Jonathan Gruber (Vol. 363, No. 5, July 29, 2010, .pdf and HTML format, p. 401-403).

www.nejm.org…

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Articles:

A. “Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review,” by Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Timothy B. Smith, and J. Bradley Layton (PLoS Med 7(7): e1000316. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000316, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 20p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

B. “Estimating the Number of Paediatric Fevers Associated with Malaria Infection Presenting to Africa’s Public Health Sector in 2007,” by Peter W. Gething, Viola C. Kirui, Victor A. Alegana, Emelda A. Okiro, Abdisalan M. Noor, and Robert W. Snow (PLoS Med 7(7): e1000301. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000301, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 29, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 2:43 pm

US Small Business Office Administration, Office of Advocacy Report: “Small Business and Self-employment as Income Mobility Mechanisms,” by Bradley R. Schiller (No. 366, July 2010, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.sba.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 29, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:42 pm

International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 10/171 to 10/176.

www.imf.org…

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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. 5384-5388.

CSSRR Economics–July 29, 2010

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

International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (10/228 to 10/231, 10/233 to 10/239, 10/241, 10/245 to 10/246).

www.imf.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 29, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:39 pm

Banco Central De Chile/Central Bank of Chile:

www.bcentral.cl/eng/studies/working-papers/index.htm…

NEW: No. 589 “Conventional Calibration Versus EDF Calibration,” by J. Felipe Córdova.

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Banco de Mexico:

www.banxico.org…

NEW: 2010-10 “The Equilibrium Set of Economies with a Continuous Consumption Space,” by Covarrubias Enrique.

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Bank of Japan:

www.boj.or.jp/en/type/ronbun/ron/wps/index.htm…

NEW: 10-E-7 “Real-time Analysis on Japan’s Labor Productivity,” by Naoko Hara and Hibiki Ichiue.

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Bank of Norway/Norges Bank:

www.norges-bank.no/templates/pagelisting____51603.aspx…

NEW: 2010/13 “The zero lower bound on the interest rate and a Neo-Classical Phillips curve,” by Ragna Alstadheim.

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Central Reserve Bank of Peru:

www.bcrp.gob.pe/publications/working-papers.html…

NEW: No. 2010-11 “Peru: Drivers of De-dollarization,” by Mercedes García-Escribano.

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–July 29, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 10:51 am

US Census Bureau Reports, News release:

A. “The Asian Population in the United States: 2007 and 2008” (July 2010, Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

www.census.gov…

B. “The Black Population in the United States: 2007 and 2008” (July 2010, Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format).

www.census.gov…

Data for both are from the March Current Popualtion Survey.

C. “Census Bureau Reports Number of U.S. Businesses Declines by Nearly 104,000 in 2008” (Jul. 29, 2010). The news release links to data from the latest CBP.

www.census.gov…

July 28, 2010

CSSRR Sociology–July 28, 2010

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:36 pm

Population Reference Bureau Periodical, Data Sheet: Population Bulletin (Vol. 65, No. 2, July 2010, .pdf format). The theme of this issue is “World Population Highlights: Key Findings From PRB’s 2010 World Population Data Sheet,” by Jason Bremner, Ashley Frost, Carl Haub, Mark Mather, Karin Ringheim, and Eric Zuehlke.

www.prb.org…

Also available on this page is a link to the “2010 World Population Data Sheet,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 19p.).

CSSRR Sociology–July 28, 2010

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:30 pm

University of Michigan Population Studies Center Working Papers:

A. “Knowledge and Beliefs of Ordinary People about Developmental Hierarchies,” by Arland Thornton, Georgina Binstock, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha Ghimire, Arjan Gjonca, Attila Melegh, Colter Mitchell, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Kathryn Yount (PSC Research Report No. 10-715, July 2010, .pdf format, 25p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu…

B. “Knowledge and Beliefs Concerning Development and Income Inequality in China and the United States,” Arland Thornton and Yu Xie (PSC Research Report No. 10-714, July 2010, .pdf format, 27p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–July 28, 2010

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:29 pm

Center for Family and Demographic Research [Bowling Green University] Working Papers:

A. “Adolescent Gender Mistrust: Variations and Implications for the Quality of Romantic Relationships,” by Heidi Lyons, Wendy D. Manning, Peggy C. Giordano, and Monica A. Longmore (Working Paper 2010-07, July 2010, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

Context: Sexual behavior outside of committed relationships (casual sex) has received increased public attention and lead to concerns about young adult sexual health. Virtually all recent research on casual sex relies on samples of college students. Moving beyond prior studies, this study includes the casual sexual behavior of young adults who have the full spectrum of education experiences.

Methods: We draw on the Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (TARS) which was collected in 2006-2007 and includes young adults (ages 18-24) with diverse educational trajectories (N=973). We use three indicators of number of casual sex partners: lifetime vaginal; recent vaginal; and lifetime oral. We estimate OLS regression models to assess education differentials in the mean number of casual sex partners.

Results: The majority (59%) of young adults have had some casual sex experience. They report having 3.2 lifetime casual vaginal sex partners, 1.4 recent casual vaginal sex partners, and 2.1 lifetime casual oral sex partners. Young adults with less than a high school degree and those who had some college experience but are currently not enrolled have significantly more casual sex partners than respondents enrolled in four-year programs.

Conclusions: Respondents enrolled in four-year institutions are less likely to have casual sex and have fewer partners than their peers. Thus, much of the current research on young adult casual sex is omitting those who are facing some of the highest levels of risky sexual behavior. Future work on casual sex should be expanded to consider diverse samples of young adults.

www.bgsu.edu…

B. “Adolescent Gender Mistrust: Variations and Implications for the Quality of Romantic Relationships,” by Kei M. Nomaguchi, Peggy C. Giordano, Wendy D. Manning, and Monica A. Longmore (Working Paper 2010-06, July 2010, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

Recent research demonstrates perceptions of gender mistrust are implicated in lower marriage rates. Yet few quantitative studies have examined how gender mistrust may develop during adolescence and whether it influences the quality of subsequent romantic relationships. Analysis of three waves of the Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (N = 1,106) indicates that socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and family structure are related to adolescents’ gender mistrust, but these associations are largely explained by parents’ gender mistrust and parent-child relationship quality. Perceptions of gender mistrust are related to higher levels of passionate love, verbal conflict, and jealousy in adolescents’ subsequent romantic relationships, especially for males. It appears that family processes influence the development of gender mistrust, which, in turn, influence conduct within romantic relationships.

www.bgsu.edu…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–July 28, 2010

New Zealand:

A. Statistics New Zealand//Tatauranga Aoteroa Tables: “Household Use of Information and Communication Technology: 2009,” (July 2010, Excel format).

www.stats.gov…

B. Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: “Report on the consultation period for the proposal to expand the functions of PHARMAC,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 30p.).

www.mo…

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2010

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 3:23 pm

United Nations Population Division Data Release: “World Mortality Report 2009,” (July 2010). The Data is available on CD-ROM, ordering information is available at:

www.un.org…

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2010

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:23 pm

Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 69, June 2010).

www.fhi.org…

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:22 pm

Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Brief: “Mental Health Status and Use of Mental Health Services by California Adults,” by David Grant, Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, William M. Sribney, May Jawad Aydin, and E. Richard Brown (July 2010, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu…

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:21 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “Influenza Infectious Dose May Explain the High Mortality of the Second and Third Wave of 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic,” by A. Cristina Paulo, Margarida Correia-Neves, Tiago Domingos, Alberto G. Murta, and Jorge Pedrosa (PLoS ONE 5(7): e11655. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011655, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org…

B. “Changes in the Viral Distribution Pattern after the Appearance of the Novel Influenza A H1N1 (pH1N1) Virus in Influenza-Like Illness Patients in Peru,” by Victor Alberto Laguna-Torres, Jorge Gómez, Patricia V. Aguilar, Julia S. Ampuero, Cesar Munayco, Víctor Ocaña, Juan Pérez, María E. Gamero, Juan Carlos Arrasco, Irmia Paz, Edward Chávez, Rollin Cruz, Jaime Chavez, Silvia Mendocilla, Elizabeth Gomez, Juana Antigoni, Sofía Gonzalez, Cesar Tejada, Gerardo Chowell, and Tadeusz J. Kochel ( PLoS ONE 5(7): e11719. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011719, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health–July 28, 2010

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:20 pm

Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: “Leading Causes of Death in Canada, 2006,” (July 2010, HTML format).

www.statcan.gc.ca…

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France:

Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics [IRDES] Working Paper: “Effort or Circumstances: Does the Correlation Matter for Inequality of Opportunity in Health?” by Florence Jusot, Sandy Tubeuf, and Alain Trannoy (Working Paper No. 33, July 2010, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

This paper proposes a method to quantify the contribution of inequalities of opportunities and inequalities due to differences in effort to be in good health to overall health inequality. It examines three alternative specifications of legitimate and illegitimate inequalities drawing on Roemer, Barry and Swift’s considerations of circumstances and effort. The issue at stake is how to treat the correlation between circumstances and effort. Using a representative French health survey undertaken in 2006 and partly designed for this purpose, and the natural decomposition of the variance, the contribution of circumstances to inequalities in self-assessed health only differs of a few percentage points according to the approach. The same applies for the contribution of effort which represents at most 8%, while circumstances can account for up to 46%. The remaining part is due to the impact of age and sex.

www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/WorkingPapers/DT33EffortCircumstancesCorrelationInequality.pdf…

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Japan:

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Report: “Abridged Life Tables For Japan 2009,” (July 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.mhlw.go.jp/english/database/db-hw/lifetb09/index.html…

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Republic of Maldives:

Ministry of Health and Family Report: “Maldives Health Statistics, 2009,” (2010, .pdf format, 72p.).

www.health.gov…

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UK:

Ministry of Health Report: “Early experiences of implementing personal health budgets,” by Karen Jones, James Caiels, Julien Forder, Karen Windle, Elizabeth Welch, Paul Dolan, Caroline Glendinning and Dominic King (July 2010, .pdf format, 22p.).

www.dh.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–July 28, 2010

Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Report, Periodical: “Hungary 1989-2009,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 96p.).

portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/idoszaki/mo/hungary1989_2009.pdf…

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Mauritis:

Central Statistics Office Report: “Annual Digest of Statistics 2009,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 196p.).

www.gov…

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: Statistical Bulletin No. 6/2010 (July 2010, .pdf and Excel format, 246p.).

www.stat.gov…
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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Compendium: Yearbook of Statistics Singapore 2010 (July 2010, .pdf format, 315p.).

www.singstat.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–July 28, 2010

Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Articles:

A. “Amount saved in life course schemes increases for the first time,” (July 27, 2010).

www.cbs.nl…

B. “Few Eastern Europeans living in the Netherlands receive social security and unemployment benefits,” (July 27, 2010).

www.cbs.nl…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–July 28, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:10 pm

Centre d’Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques / International Network for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development [Differdange, Luxembourg] Working Paper: “Determinants of Subjective Well-Being in High and Low Income Countries: do happiness equations differ across countries?” by Francesco Sarracino (Working Paper No. 2010-15, July 2010, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

Abstract:

Different theories have been advanced to explain what really makes people happy or satisfied with their life, but they are mainly focused on developed countries. Furthermore, there is still not a general agreement on whether the determinants of subjective well-being are the same or not across countries. A deeper understanding of what is really important for individuals’ well-being could provide positive spill-overs in drawing new economic policies liable to improve the human lot.

Present work tests the cross-country comparability of the happiness equation checking for the effects of absolute income, positional and relational goods and social capital in High and Low Income Countries.

Results suggest an overall stability of the happiness equation in the two groups of countries. In particular, income is confirmed as an important correlate of subjective well-being, but at the same time it emerges as not being the only one. This holds for both poor and rich countries. Positional aspects considerably matters with stronger effects in poor countries. Proxies of relational goods are positively correlated with subjective well-being as well, although different aspects matter depending whether we are condidering poor or rich countries. Finally, social capital proxies show positive coefficients that are larger in high income countries.

www.ceps.lu…

CSSRR Economics–July 28, 2010

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:09 pm

Spain:

Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Press Release: “Annual Labour Cost Survey (ALCS) 2009,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.ine.es/en/prensa/np610_en.pdf…

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World Trade Organization Compendium: World Trade Report 2010 (July 2010, .pdf format, 251p.).

www.wto.org…

July 27, 2010

CSSRR Sociology–July 27, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:28 pm

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Report: “The Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (2009)” (June 2010, .pdf format, 186p.).

www.huduser.org…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–July 27, 2010

Filed under: H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 2:30 pm

US Census Bureau Data Release: “2007 County and State Health Insurance Estimates by Demographic and Income Characteristics,” (July 2010, .pdf [maps] and ASCII text format [data]).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 27, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 2:29 pm

National Center for Education Statistics Report: “Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2007-08,” by Chris Plotts & Jennifer Sable (NCES 2010349, July 2010, .pdf format, 81p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 27, 2010

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 2:23 pm

Demographic Research Article: “Model migration schedules incorporating student migration peaks,” by Tom Wilson (Vol. 23, Article 8, July 2010, .pdf format, p. 191-222).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Health–July 27, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 2:21 pm

National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. “Redesign and Operation of the National Home and Hospice Care Survey, 2007,” by Lisa L. Dwyer, Lauren D. Harris-Kojetin, Laura Branden, and Iris M. Shimizu (Vital and Health Statistics, Series No. 1, Report No. 53, July 2010, .pdf format, 192p.).

www.cdc.gov…

B. “Design and Operation of the National Survey of Adoptive Parents, 2007,” by Matthew D. Bramlett, Erin B. Foster, Alicia M. Frasier, Jennifer Satorius, Benjamin J. Skalland, Kari L. Nysse-Carris, Heather M. Morrison, and Sadeq R. Chowdhury (Vital and Health Statistics, Series No. 1, Report No. 50, July 2010, .pdf format, 154p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 27, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 2:20 pm

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: “Mammalian life-span determinant p66{shcA} mediates obesity-induced insulin resistance,” by Sofia Chiatamone Ranieri, Salvatore Fusco, Emiliano Panieri, Valentina Labate, Marina Mele, Valentina Tesori, Anna Maria Ferrara, Giuseppe Maulucci, Marco De Spirito, Giuseppe Ettore Martorana, Tommaso Galeotti, and Giovambattista Pani (Vol. 107, No. 30, July 27, 2010, p. 13420-13425).

www.pnas.org…

CSSRR Health–July 27, 2010

Filed under: Health,S. US State Govt. Publications — admin @ 2:19 pm

Nebraska:

Department of Health and Human Services Report: “Tuberculosis in Nebraska – Annual Report 2009,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.hhs.state.ne.us…

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North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. “North Carolina Minority Health Facts: American Indians,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.schs.state.nc.us…

B. “CHAMP [Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program] Surveillance Update: Child Elevated Need for Services for Chronic Conditions–North Carolina 2008-2009,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 1p.).

www.schs.state.nc.us…

C. “CHAMP [Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program] Surveillance Update: Child’s Weight Status–NC 2009,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 1p.).

www.schs.state.nc.us…

D. “CHAMP [Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program] Surveillance Update: Health Care Provider Advice on Children’s Healthy Eating–North Carolina 2009,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 1p.).

www.schs.state.nc.us…

E. “CHAMP [Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program] Surveillance Update: Health Care Provider Advice on Children’s Physical Activity–North Carolina 2009,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 1p.).

www.schs.state.nc.us…

F. “CHAMP [Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program] Surveillance Update: Parent Perception on Child’s Weight Status–North Carolina 2009,” (July 2010, .pdf format, 1p.).

www.schs.state.nc.us…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–July 27, 2010

Brookings Institute Report: “Surveying for Dollars: The Role of the American Community Survey in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds,” by Andrew Reamer and Rachel Blanchard Carpenter (July 2010, .pdf format, 18p.).

www.brookings.edu…

CSSRR Economics–July 27, 2010

Filed under: E. Table of Contents,Economics — admin @ 2:16 pm

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

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 92, No. 2, August 2010).

www.ajcn.org…

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 701, No. 2, August 30, 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 67, No. 8, August 2010).

oem.bmj.com…

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