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September 30, 2010

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–September 30, 2010

National Academies Press Monograph: A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States, edited by Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Charlotte V. Kuh, and James A. Voytuk (September 2010, .pdf format, 296p., with data in Microsoft Excel format). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

www.nap.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–September 30, 2010

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology,Uncategorized — admin @ 3:41 pm

Harvard University School of Public Health Diversitydata.org… Report: “Segregation and Exposure to High-Poverty Schools in Large Metropolitan Areas: 2008-09,” by Nancy McArdle, Theresa Osypuk, and Dolores Acevedo-García (September 2010, .pdf format, 23p.).

diversitydata.sph.harvard.edu…

Diversitydata . org:

diversitydata.sph.harvard.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–September 30, 2010

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: “Rapid weight gain after birth predicts life history and reproductive strategy in Filipino males,” by Christopher W. Kuzawa, Thomas W. McDade, Linda S. Adair, and Nanette Lee (Vol. 107, No. 39, Sep. 28, 2010, p. 16800-16805).

www.pnas.org…

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Data,E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:08 pm

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Agricultural Outlook Statistical Indicators Update: Tables have been updated through August 2010 (.pdf, .zip compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel format).

www.ers.us…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 2:28 pm

Monitoring the Future Report, Paper:

A. “Monitoring The Future: National Survey Results On Drug Use, 1975-2009, Secondary School Students; Volume I,” by Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerald G. Bachman, and John E. Schulenberg (September 2010, .pdf format, 734p.).

monitoringthefuture.org…

B. “Demographic Subgroup Trends for Various Licit and Illicit Drugs, 1975-2009,” by Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerald G. Bachman, and John E. Schulenberg (Paper No. 73, September 2010, .pdf format, 417p.).

monitoringthefuture.org…

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US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief: “Electronic Medical Record Adoption and Use in Home Health and Hospice,” by Anita Bercovitz, Manisha Sengupta, and Patricia Jamison (Data Brief No. 45, September 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

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

A. “Characteristics of Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Reporting Primary Abuse of Prescription Pain Relievers: 1998 and 2008,” (September 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

oas.samhsa.gov…

B. “Mental Health Screenings and Trauma-Related Counseling in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities,” (September 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

oas.samhsa.gov…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 2:26 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Article: “Combined Impact of Lifestyle-Related Factors on Total and Cause-Specific Mortality among Chinese Women: Prospective Cohort Study,” by Sarah J. Nechuta, Xiao-Ou Shu, Hong-Lan Li, Gong Yang, Yong-Bing Xiang, Hui Cai, Wong-Ho Chow, Butian Ji, Xianglan Zhang, Wanqing Wen, Yu-Tang Gao, and Wei Zheng (PLoS Med 7(9): e1000339. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000339, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

CSSRR Health–September 30, 2010

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 2:26 pm

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

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 73, No. 3, October 2010, .pdf format).

www.neha.org…

Milbank Quarterly (Vol. 88, No. 3, September 2010).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–September 30, 2010

South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Periodical: Bulletin of Statistics (Vol. 44, No. 3, September 2010, .pdf format, 137p.).

www.statssa.gov…

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2010

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 2:24 pm

UK:

Department of Work and Pensions Report: “Low income working households in the private rented sector,” by Bruce Walker and Pat Niner (Research Report No. 698, September 2010, .pdf format, 93p.).

research.dwp.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Health–September 30, 2010

Canada:

1. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodicals:

A. Perspectives on Labour and Income (Vol. 11, No. 9, September 2010, .pdf and HTML format). The articles in this issue are: “Employment patterns of postsecondary students,” by Katherine Marshall; and “Recognition of newcomers’ foreign credentials and work experience,” by René Houle and Lahouaria Yssaad.

www.statcan.gc.ca…

B. Health Reports (Vol. 21, No. 4, September 2010, .pdf and HTML format). The title article of this issue is “H1N1 vaccination,” by Heather Gilmour and Nancy Hofmann.

www.statcan.gc.ca…

2. Public Health Agency of Canada Report: “Report from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System: Hypertension in Canada, 2010,” (2010, .pdf and HTML format, 26p.).

www.phac-aspc.gc.ca…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–September 30, 2010

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: 5205-5219.

Health related: 5213, 5215.

Sociology related; 5209.

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 2:20 pm

US Small Business Administration, Office for Advocacy Report: “The Impact of Regulatory Costs on Small Firms,” by Nicole V. Crain and W. Mark Crain (No. 371, September 2010, .pdf format, 77p.).

www.sba.gov…

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 2:19 pm

Institute of Economic Affairs [London, UK] Report: “The Moral Limits to the Market Economy, and the Financial Crash,” by Philip Booth (September 2010, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.ie…

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:18 pm

Banco Central De Chile/Central Bank of Chile:

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

NEW: No. 593 “The Great Recession and the Great Depression: Reflections and Lessons,” by Barry Eichengreen.

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Banco De Espana:

www.bde.es/informes/be/docs/docse.htm…

NEW: No. 1030 “Credit supply: identifying balance-sheet channels with loan applications and granted loans,” by Gabriel Jimenez, Steven Ongena, Jose-Luis Peydro and Jesus Saurina.

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Banco Central Do Brasil:

www.bcb.gov…

NEW: No. 212 “The Natural Rate of Unemployment in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela: some results and challenges,” by Tito Nícias Teixeira da Silva Filho.

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Central Reserve Bank of Peru:

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

NEW: No. 2010-12 “Demography, Stock Prices and Interest Rates: The Easterlin Hypothesis Revisited,” by Fabrizio Orrego.

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Danmarks National Bank:

www.nationalbanken.dk…

NEW: WP 70/2010 “Liquidity of Danish Government and Covered Bonds – Before, During and After the Financial Crisis – Preliminary Findings,” by Birgitte Volund Buchholst, Jacob Gyntelberg, and Thomas Sangill.

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De Nederlandsche Bank:

www.dnb.nl…

NEW: No. 261 “The Dynamic Voting Patterns of the Bank of England’s MPC,” by Jan Marc Berk, Beata Bierut and Ellen Meade.

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Reserve Bank of Australia:

www.rba.gov…

NEW: RDP2010-06 “Asset Prices, Credit Growth, Monetary and Other Policies: An Australian Case Study,” by Paul Bloxham, Christopher Kent and Michael Robson.

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–September 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 2:16 pm

Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Papers:

A. “What determines private school choice? a comparison between the UK and Australia,” by Lorraine Dearden, Chris Ryan and Luke Sibieta (W10/22, September 2010, .pdf format, 37p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.ifs.org…

B. “The demand for private schooling in England: the impact of price and quality,” by Richard Blundell, Lorraine Dearden and Luke Sibieta (W10/21, September 2010, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.ifs.org…

CSSRR Economics–September 30, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:15 pm

Luxembourg Income Study Working Papers:

A. “Tax Progression: International and Intertemporal Comparisons Using LIS Data,” by Stefan Traub, Christian Seidl, and Kirill Pogorelskiy (No. 551, September 2010, .pdf format, 107p.).

Abstract:

Based on the earlier work of one of the authors, this paper develops a unified methodology to compare tax progression for dominance relations under different income distributions. We address it as uniform tax progression for different income distributions and present the respective approach for both continuous and discrete cases, the latter also being employed for empirical investigations. Using dominance relations, we define tax progression under different income distributions as a class of natural extensions of uniform tax progression in terms of taxes, net incomes, and differences of first moment distribution functions. To cope with different monetary units and different supports of the income distributions involved, we utilized their transformations to population and income quantiles. Altogether, we applied six methods of comparing tax progression, three in terms of taxes and three in terms of net incomes, which we utilized for empirical analyses of comparisons of tax progression using data from the Luxembourg Income Study. This is the first paper that performs international and intertemporal comparisons of uniform tax progression with actual data.

www.lisproject.org…

B. “Winners and Losers: The Consequences of Welfare State Policies for Gender Wage Inequality,” by Hadas Mandel (No. 551, September 2010, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

Cross-national studies of the impact of welfare states on gender inequality tend to overlook socioeconomic divisions among women. This paper challenges the implicit assumption that welfare states have uniform effects on the labour market attainments of all women, arguing that the impact of state intervention is necessarily conditioned by women’s relative advantage or disadvantage in the labour market. Based on micro-datasets from 21 advanced countries, the findings suggest that welfare state policies interact with socioeconomic position in determining women’s economic rewards, tending to penalize highly skilled women while benefiting the less-skilled. Highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of social policies in light of the particular groups they benefit, as well as their implications for other groups, the paper concludes that more research is needed to explore differentiated approaches to reconciling work and family, rather than addressing universal work-family tensions.

www.lisproject.org…

C. “Feminisation of Poverty in 12 Welfare States: Strengthening Cross-Regime Variations?” by Jin Wook Kim and Young Jun Choi (No. 551, August 2010, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

The feminisation of poverty is said to have become a common feature in the majority of advanced welfare states, but it is equally true that there has been significant variation in the feminisation of poverty from one country to another. While the concept of the feminisation of poverty remains controversial, there have been very few attempts to reveal a detailed picture from a comparative perspective. Considering this background, this study aims to illustrate the feminisation of poverty in 12 welfare states (Liberal – Australia, Canada, UK, US; Conservative – Austria, France, Germany, Italy; Nordic – Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) between the 1980s and the 2000s and to analyse whether or not there has been any convergence or divergence between these welfare states. This study will evaluate the scope and depth of the feminisation of poverty by conducting analyses not only in terms of different sex, but in terms of different population groups. Further, the changing role of welfare states will be assessed via an analysis of the antipoverty role of public transfers in each country. The Luxemburg Income Study dataset will be used for empirical analysis. This paper will argue that while the feminisation of poverty has been slowed down and even reversed in certain cases, cross-national differences have been increasingly visible. The results of this study also show that the welfare regime framework can prove to be a useful tool for understanding the similarities and the differences in the feminisation of poverty across different Western welfare state regimes.

www.lisproject.org…

September 29, 2010

CSSRR Economics/Health–September 29, 2010

National Academies Press Monographs:

A. Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5, by Members of the 2005 “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” Committee; Prepared for the Presidents of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine (2010, OpenBook and .pdf format, 86p.). Links to pricing information for a print copy are available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy).

www.nap.edu…

B. Women’s Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise, by Committee on Women s Health Research; Institute of Medicine (2010, Openbook format, 373p.). Links to pricing information for a print or .pdf copy are available at the site.

www.nap.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–September 29, 2010

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:57 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:

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

SN 6272 -Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2006-2007; Adult and Child Data

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 5717 -Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2005-2006; Adult and Child Data

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 6273 -Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2007-2008; Adult and Child Data

www.esds.ac.uk…

CSSRR Economics–September 29, 2010

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:55 pm

Redfine.org… Report: “The financial crisis–causes and cures,” by Sony Kapoor (2010, .pdf format, 110p.).

www.re-define.org…

More information about Redfine.org…:

www.re-define.org…

CSSRR Health–September 29, 2010

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 3:52 pm

National Center for Health Statistics Data Update: The National Health Interview Survey has added “Imputed Family Income/Personal Earnings supplemental files from the 1997 to 2007” to its data collection. “To increase the usability of NHIS income data, NHIS staff created a set of supplemental imputed family income and personal earnings files that contain income dollar amounts. Because respondent confidentiality must be balanced against providing more detailed information, the variables containing the dollar amounts for personal earnings and family income have been top-coded to the 95th percentile of the appropriate distribution. In the supplemental imputed family income and personal earnings files, the poverty ratio is calculated using top-coded family income, and the final calculated poverty ratio value is rounded to 2 decimal places.” Data is in self-decompressing (.exe) ASCII format, with documentation in .pdf format.

www.cdc.gov…

Click on “Imputed Income Files” or “Data Release” and then “Imputed Income Files” for each relevant year.

CSSRR Health–September 29, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:51 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 Sep. 24, 2010. Bookmark this page and check back often for the latest from Kaiser.

www.kff.org…

September 28, 2010

CSSRR Health–September 28, 2010

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 4:01 pm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 172, No. 7, Oct. 1, 2010).

aje.oxfordjournals.org…

CSSRR Sociology–September 28, 2010

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:59 pm

Missouri State Data Center Update: MSDC has updated its US Census Population Estimates by Age through 2009.

mcdc.missouri.edu…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–September 28, 2010

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:26 pm

US Census Bureau Data Release: “2009 American Community Survey,” (September 2010, data can be downloaded in Excel format). “Today’s release covers more than 40 topics, such as income, educational attainment, housing and family structure for all geographies with populations of 65,000 or more.”

www.census.gov…

In addition to data, the Census Bureau has released a set of briefs using the 2009 ACS data (.pdf format). The briefs include:

– Poverty: 2008 and 2009

– Household Income for States: 2008 and 2009

– Men’s and Women’s Earnings for States and Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 2009

– Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt in the Past 12 Month for Households by State: 2008 and 2009

– Health Insurance Coverage of Children under Age 19: 2008 and 2009

– Disability Among the Working Age Population: 2008 and 2009

– Usual Hours Worked in the Past 12 Months for Workers 16 to 64: 2008 and 2009

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–September 28, 2010

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:25 pm

Demographic Research Article: “Senescence vs. sustenance: Evolutionary-demographic models of aging,” by by Annette Baudisch and James Vaupel (Vol. 23, No. 23, September 2010, .pdf format, p. 655-668).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–September 28, 2010

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 3:24 pm

Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: “School attendance and retention of Indigenous Australian students,” (September 2010, .pdf format, 25p.).

www.aihw.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–September 28, 2010

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:22 pm

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

Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 31, No. 11, November 2010).

jfi.sagepub.com…

Population and Development Review (Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2010).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies (Vol. 5, No. 3, 2010).

www.info…

CSSRR Health–September 28, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:20 pm

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: “Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations among Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles, 2008,” by H. Joanna Jiang, Lauren M. Wier, D.E.B. Potter, and Jacqueline Burgess (Statistical Brief No. 96, September 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

PDF:
www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov…

HTML:

www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–September 28, 2010

United Nations:

United Nations Development Fund for Women Brief: “Gender Justice: Key to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals,” (September 2010, .pdf format, 22p.).

www.unifem.org…

CSSRR Health–September 28, 2010

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:18 pm

United Nations Report: “Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health,” (September 2010, .pdf format, 20p.).

www.un.org…

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World Health Organization Report: “Towards universal access: Scaling up priority HIV/AIDS interventions in the health sector,” (September 2010, .pdf format, 145p.).

www.who.int…

CSSRR Health–September 28, 2010

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:17 pm

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

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2010).

www.guttmacher.org…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–September 28, 2010

Brookings Institution Brief: “Ten Economic Facts about Immigration,” by Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney (September 2010, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.brookings.edu…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–September 28, 2010

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:16 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on Sep. 27, 2010. 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:

www.icpsr.umich.edu…

The new releases are linked from:

www.icpsr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–September 28, 2010

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: 5196-5204.

Health related: 5203.

Sociology related: 5197, 5198.

CSSRR Economics, Health–September 28, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 3:14 pm

College of Business and Economics [Australian National University] Working Paper: “Testing Providers’ Moral Hazard Caused By a Health Care Report Card Policy,” by Yijuan Chen and Juergen Meinecke (No. 527, September 2010, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

This paper focuses on testing providers’ moral hazard caused by a health care report card policy. We argue that, to indicate providers’ moral hazard, empirical approaches should be based on understanding that the policy may cause different sides of participants to take actions. Neglecting this, an estimation strategy will estimate treatment effects that only capture the mixture of the providers’ and patients’ actions, and therefore cannot identify either side’s action. We propose a simple remedy to the estimation strategy in the previous literature: Restricting to data before the report cards are published and setting the date when providers’ performance start being recorded as the effective date of the policy. The U.S. state of Pennsylvania started collecting information on mortality outcomes for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in 1990. The first report cards were published in 1992. Using U.S. Nationwide Inpatient Sample data from 1988 to 1992, we find insignificant quantity and incidence effects of the report-card policy before report cards are published. This means that the report card policy has not affected the likelihood that heart patients receive CABG surgery and it has not led hospitals to select patients strategically.

www.cbe.anu.edu…

CSSRR Economics–September 28, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:12 pm

Bureau of Labor Statistics Report: “National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2010,” (Bulletin 2752, September 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 529p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics–September 28, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:11 pm

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Periodical: Current Issues in Economics and Finance (Vol. 16, No. 7, August/September 2010, .pdf format, 7p.). The title of this issue is “Improving Survey Measures of Household Inflation Expectations,” by Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Simon Potter, Robert Rich, Giorgio Topa, and Wilbert van der Klaauw.

www.newyorkfed.org…

CSSRR Economics–September 28, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:08 pm

Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Paper: “Empirically probing the quantity-quality model,” by Emla Fitzsimons and Bansi Malde (W10/20, September 2010, .pdf format, 44p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.ifs.org…

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Levy Economics Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY] Working Papers:

A. “The Meltdown of the Global Economy: A Keynes-Minsky Episode?” by Sunanda Sen (Working Paper No. 623, September 2010, .pdf format, 16p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.levyinstitute.org…

B. “Innocent Frauds Meet Goodhart’s Law in Monetary Policy,” by Dirk Bezemer and Geoffrey Gardiner (Working Paper No. 622, September 2010, .pdf format, 22p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.levyinstitute.org…

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US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis Working Papers:

A. “Measuring the Nation’s Economy: An Industry Perspective : A Primer on BEA’s Industry Accounts,” by Mary L. Streitwieser (WP2010-14, September 2010, .pdf format, 52p.). There is no abstract for this paper.

www.bea.gov…

B. “International Supply Chains and the Volatility of Trade,” by Benjamin Bridgman (WP2010-13, September 2010, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

The world trade collapsed in the most recent recession. Some analysts have suggested the increasing offshoring of the supply chain, or vertical specialization (VS) trade, can explain the apparent increase in volatility of trade over the business cycle. This paper develops a model of VS trade to examine its impact on the volatility of trade. The model features increased trade volatility as VS trade increases when goods production is more volatile than services production. While the simulated model generates the observed increase in relative volatility of trade to GDP from 1967 to 2002, most of the increase is due to GDP’s shift to less volatile services production. VS trade only accounts for a third of the increase. Counterintuitively, VS trade can moderate trade volatility.

www.bea.gov…

CSSRR Economics–September 28, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:06 pm

Bank for International Settlements Working Papers:

www.bis.org…

NEW: No. 321 “The evolving renminbi regime and implications for Asian currency stability,” by Guonan Ma and Robert McCauley.

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Center for Economic Studies [US Census Bureau] Working Paper: CES has announced the release of the following working paper.

www.ces.census.gov…

NEW: CES-WP-10-33 “Characteristics of the Top R&D Performing Firms in the U.S.: Evidence from the Survey of Industrial R&D,” by Lucia Foster and Cheryl Grim.

CES-WP-10-32 “Decomposing the Sources of Earnings Inequality: Assessing the Role of Reallocation,” by Fredrik Andersson, Elizabeth E. Davis, Matthew L. Freedman, Julia I. Lane, Brian P. McCall, and L. Kristin Sandusky.

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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 3182-3186.

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Working Papers: New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers is dated Sept. 18, 2010.

ideas.repec.org…

Sept. 18, 2010:

ideas.repec.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. 5429-5436.

CSSRR Economics–September 28, 2010

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:03 pm

South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: “Financial statistics of provincial government, 2008/2009,” (P9121, September 2010, .pdf format, 34p.).

www.statssa.gov…

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States of Jersey:

Jersey Statistics Unit Report: “Jersey Income Distribution Survey 2009/10 report,” (September 2010, .pdf format, 39p.).

www.gov…

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UK:

Department of Work and Pensions Report: “A qualitative overview of vacancy filling services for employers: Target setting and performance management,” by Graham Bukowski, Sarah Jenkins, and Hazel Roberts (Research Report 686, September 2010, .pdf format, 37p.).

research.dwp.gov…

CSSRR Economics–September 28, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:01 pm

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

“Working Papers”

www.bos.frb.org…

NEW: No. 10-10 “Strategic Choice Of Preferences: The Persona Model,” by David H. Wolpert, Julian Jamison, David Newth, and Michael Harre.

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District 2: Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York):

www.newyorkfed.org…

NEW: No. 474 “Firm Value and Cross-Listings: The Impact of Stock Market Prestige,” by Nicola Cetorelli and Stavros Peristiani.

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

Working Papers:

www.clevelandfed.org…

NEW: WP 10-15 “Cleaning up the Refuse from a Financial Crisis: The Case for a Resolution Management Corporation,” by James B Thomson.

WP 10-14 “Interbank Tiering and Money Center Banks,” by Ben R. Craig and Goetz von Peter.

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District 6: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Georgia):

www.frbatlanta.org…

NEW: WP 2010-16 “Entry Cost, Financial Friction, and Cross-Country Differences in Income and TFP,” by Lei Fang.

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

www.frbsf.org…

NEW: WP 2010-22 “Indeterminate Credit Cycles,” by Zheng Liu and Pengfei Wang.

WP 2010-21 “If You Try, You’ll Get By: Chinese Private Firms’ Efficiency Gains from Overcoming Financial Constraints,” by Galina Hale and Cheryl Long.

WP 2010-20 “Asset Class Diversification and Delegation of Responsibilities between Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds,” by Joshua Aizenman and Reuven Glick.

WP 2010-19 “China’s monetary policy and the exchange rate,” by Aaron Mehrotra and Jose R. Sanchez-Fung.

September 27, 2010

CSSRR Health, Sociology–September 27, 2010

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:15 pm

Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University] Working Paper: “Fathers’ Involvement and Fathers’ Well-being over Children’s First Five Years,” by Marcia Carlson and Kimberly Turner (WP-2010-10-FF, September 2010, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

Despite the growing scholarly attention to fathers’ roles in family life, the consequences of fathers’ involvement with children for men’s well-being have been little explored. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N=3,880), we evaluate how fathers’ involvement (time, engagement and responsibility) is linked to fathers’ well-being with respect to health and mental health, social integration, and economic outcomes. We evaluate resident and non-resident fathers separately, using data from three survey waves about 1, 3 and 5 years after a baby’s birth. Our results indicate that fathers’ involvement is not strongly related to paternal health and mental health, but greater involvement is linked with better relationship quality with the child’s biological mother for both resident and nonresident fathers. With respect to economic outcomes, there is modest evidence that greater involvement is linked to lower earnings for resident fathers – and to higher earnings for non-resident fathers.

crcw.princeton.edu…

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Papers:

A. “Household and population projections at sub-national levels: an extended cohort-component approach,” by Yi Zeng, Kenneth Land, Zhenglian Wang, and Danan Gu (WP-2010-28, September 2010, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

This paper describes the core methodological ideas, the required input data, and estimation issues of the extended cohort-component approach to simultaneously project household composition and population distributions at sub-national levels. We assess the projection accuracy of this approach by calculating projections from 1990 to 2000 and comparing projected with the census-observed counts in 2000 for the 50 states and the District of Columbia and for sets of randomly selected 25 counties and 25 cities which are more or less evenly distributed across the United States. The comparisons show that most absolute percent errors of the main indices of household and population projections and the corresponding census observations are small – less than three percent – and almost all errors are less than ten percent. We then report illustrative household projections from 2000 to 2050 for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and household/housing projections for the small town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina up to 2015 in order to demonstrate the practical capabilities of the new approach. Among many interesting numerical outcomes, the aging of American households over the next few decades across all states and the aging of the housing market in Chapel Hill are particularly striking trends in the projections.

www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2010-028.pdf…

B. “How East and West Germans finance their lifecycle consumption: evidence from NTA,” by Fanny Annemarie Kluge (WP-2010-27, September 2010, .pdf format, 27p.).

Abstract:

This paper seeks to identify the differences in income sources between East and West Germany and their relative importance over the lifecycle by applying the National Transfer Accounts methodology. In our analysis we make use of the almost unique historical setting the previously divided country provides to study how differing institutional arrangements shape the economic lifecycle. For the younger age groups, we find differences between East and West. These differences are mainly due to the high public consumption per capita in the East, as estimates of private consumption do not show a large degree of variation between the two regions. Our results further show that the income sources differ the most among the elderly, as the East Germans who lived under socialism, did not accumulate assets, and relied entirely on public pensions. Nevertheless, an increase in asset income could be observed in recent decades.

www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2010-027.pdf…

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Office of Population Research [Princeton University] Working Papers:

A. “Adult Mortality Trends in Africa,” by Georges Reniers, Bruno Masquelier, and Patrick Gerland (OPR-2010-002, 2010, Word format, 35p.). There is no abstract for this paper.

papers.cc…

B. “Migrant Networks and Pathways to Child Obesity in Mexico,” by Mathew J. Creighton, Noreen Goldman, Graciela Teruel Belismelis, and Luis Rubalcava (OPR-2010-001, 2010, .pdf format, 32p.).

papers.cc…

CSSRR Sociology–September 27, 2010

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Roper Center (University of Connecticut) Topics at a Glance: The latest Topics at a Glance concerns “Terrorism.” The site links to relevant poll numbers, datasets, and articles. Check your organization’s library for your level of access to the Roper data collection.

www.ropercenter.uconn.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–September 27, 2010

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: “National Expenditure on Education 1962-2008,” (September 2010, .pdf format, 201p.).

www1.cbs.gov…

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Republic of Mauritius:

Central Statistics Office Report: “Education Statistics- 2010,” (September 2010, .pdf, Word, and Excel format, 28p.).

www.gov…

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UK:

Office for National Statistics Periodical: Population Trends (No. 141, Autumn 2010, .pdf format, 169p.).

www.statistics.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–September 27, 2010

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National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research Issue Brief: “The Impact of Teacher Experience: Does It Make a Difference for Student Achievement?” by Jennifer King Rice (Brief No. 11, September 2010, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.urban.org…

CSSRR Sociology–September 27, 2010

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

Asia-Pacific Population Journal (Vol. 25, No. 1, 2010).

www.unescap.org…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–September 27, 2010

Population Reference Bureau Articles, Data:

A. “Pakistan’s Historic Floods Threaten Progress in Maternal and Child Health,” by Mary Mederios Kent (September 2010).

www.prb.org…

B. PRB has updated its online Data Finder to include data from the 2010 World Population Data Sheet.

www.prb.org…

CSSRR Health–September 27, 2010

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Report: “Estimation Procedures for the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component,” by Steven Machlin, Sadeq Chowdhury, Trena Ezzati-Rice, Ralph DiGaetano, Huseyin Goksel, Lap-Ming Wun, William Yu, and David Kashihara (Methodology Report No. 24, September 2010, .pdf format, 51p.).

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 59, No. 37, September 24, 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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US National Center for Health Statistics Report: “National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2007 Outpatient Department Summary,” by Esther Hing, Margaret J. Hall, Jill J. Ashman, and Jianmin Xu (National Health Statistics Reports, No. 28, September 23, 2010, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–September 27, 2010

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Greenland:

Statistics Greenland Report: “Vital Statistics 2009,” (September 2010, .pdf format, 5p.).

www.stat.gl/LinkClick.aspx?link=BefolkStat%2fBev%e2%80%98gelser%2fVital+Statistics+2009.pdf&tabid=36&mid=371&language=en-US…

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Japan:

Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare Report: “Handbook of Health and Welfare Statistics, 2009,” (September 2010, Excel format).

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

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report:

A. “Mental Health: Service use in New Zealand, 2007/08,” (September 2010, .pdf and Word format, 52p.).

www.mo…

B. “Shifting Maori Health Needs : Maori population trends, health service needs, and medical workforce requirements – issues arising,” by Fiona Cram (September 2010, .pdf format, 20p.).

www.mo…

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World Health Organization Western Pacific Region Monograph: Health Financing Country Profiles, 1997- 2007 (September 2010, ISBN 9789290614869, .pdf format, 85p.).

www.wpro.who.int…

CSSRR Health–September 27, 2010

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Kaiser Family Foundation Report: “Kaiser Health Tracking Poll — September 2010,” (September 2010, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.kff.org…

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