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October 29, 2010

CSSRR Health–October 29, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:12 pm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 59, No. 42, October 29, 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 Sociology–October 29, 2010

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US Census Bureau Facts for Features: “Veterans Day 2010: Nov. 11” (CB10-FF.21, Oct. 27, 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–October 29, 2010

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United Nations Population Fund Report: “State of world population 2010: From Conflict and Crisis to Renewal: Generations of Change,” (October 2010, .pdf format, 108p.).

www.unfpa.org…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–October 29, 2010

France:

Institute national d’etudes demographique [Paris, France] Periodical: Population and Societies (No. 471, October 2010, .pdf format, 4p.). The topic of this issue is “Human Fecundity: Situation and Outlook,” by Henri Leridon.

www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1519/…

CSSRR Sociology–October 29, 2010

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National Center for Education Statistics Report: “Web Tables-Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education: 2007-08,” by Emily Forrest Cataldi and Phoebe Ho (NCES 2011172, October 2010, .pdf format, 168p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–October 29, 2010

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 2:16 pm

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

Journal of Adult Development (Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2010).

www.springerlink.com…

Public Opinion Quarterly (Vol. 74, No. 4, Winter 2010).

poq.oxfordjournals.org…

Social Science Quarterly (Vol. 41, No. 5, December 2010).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–October 29, 2010

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

Social Science & Medicine (Vol. 71, No. 10, November 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Health–October 29, 2010

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Canadian Institute of Health Information/Institut Canadien D’information Sur La Sante Report: “National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2010,” (October 2010, .pdf format, 153p.).

secure.cihi.ca…

CSSRR Health–October 29, 2010

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US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: “Emergency Department Visits Involving Adverse Reactions to Medications among Children Aged 12 or Younger,” (October 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

oas.samhsa.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 29, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 2:13 pm

Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Report: “Profiling California’s Health Plan Enrollees: Findings from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey,” by Dylan H. Roby, Gina Nicholson, and Gerald F. Kominski (October 2010, .pdf format, 29p.).

www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu…

CSSRR Health–October 29, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 2:12 pm

Lancet Article Abstract: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing access to content. “Countdown to 2015: assessment of official development assistance to maternal, newborn, and child health, 2003-08,” by Catherine Pitt, Giulia Greco, Timothy Powell-Jackson, and Anne Mills (Vol. 376, No. 9751, October 30, 2010, p. 1485-1496).

www.thelancet.com…

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “Maternal Depressive Symptoms Not Associated with Reduced Height in Young Children in a US Prospective Cohort Study,” by Karen A. Ertel, Karestan C. Koenen, Janet W. Rich-Edwards, and Matthew W. Gillman (PLoS ONE 5(10): e13656. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013656, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, p.).

www.plosone.org…

B. “Economic Inequalities in Maternal Health Care: Prenatal Care and Skilled Birth Attendance in India, 1992-2006,” by Praveen Kumar Pathak, Abhishek Singh, and S. V. Subramanian (PLoS ONE 5(10): e13593. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013593, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 17p.).

www.plosone.org…

C. “Influenza A (H1N1) in Victoria, Australia: A Community Case Series and Analysis of Household Transmission,” by Clare Looker, Kylie Carville, Kristina Grant, and Heath Kelly (PLoS ONE 5(10): e13702. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013702, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health–October 29, 2010

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 2:11 pm

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

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 92, No. 5, November, 2010).

www.ajcn.org…

Environmental Research (Vol. 110, No. 8, November 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

European Journal of Public Health (Vol. 20, No. 5, November 2010).

eurpub.oxfordjournals.org…

Health Policy and Planning (Vol. 25, No. 6, November 2010).

heapol.oxfordjournals.org…

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 73, No. 4, November 2010, .pdf format).

www.neha.org…

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 702, No. 2, October 29, 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 67, No. 11, November 2010).

oem.bmj.com…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–October 29, 2010

Pew Hispanic Center Reports:

A. “After the Great Recession: Foreign Born Gain Jobs; Native Born Lose Jobs,” by Rakesh Kochhar, with C. Soledad Espinoza, and Rebeca Hinze-Pifer (October 2010, .pdf format, 35p.).

pewhispanic.org…

B. “Illegal Immigration Backlash Worries, Divides Latinos,” by Mark Hugo Lopez, Rich Morin, and Paul Taylor (October 2010, .pdf format, 43p.).

pewhispanic.org…

CSSRR Economics, Health–October 29, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 2:09 pm

United Nations Development Programme Working Papers:

A. “Explaining the Cross-National Time Series Variation in Life Expectancy: Income, Women’s Education, Shifts, and What Else?” by Lant Pritchett and Martina Viarengo (Research Paper 2010/31, October 2010, .pdf format, 63p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines the variation across countries and evolution over time of life expectancy. Using historical data going back to the beginning of the 20th century several basic facts about the relationship between national income and life expectancy are established. The paper shows that even by examining the augmented Preston curve there is no indication that the Preston curve is “breaking down” and no indication from over 100 years of data that a very strong relationship between national income and life expectancy will not persist, particularly over the ranges of income of primary interest to the Human Development Report.

Empirical findings show that there are actually fewer “puzzles” than might appear while trying to reconcile the strong cross-sectional association with the time evolution of life expectancy in specific countries and most of the existing “puzzles” come from using either
very short time-horizons or very small moves in income per capita when the Preston curve is a long-run phenomena.

The paper also discusses the phenomena of the cross-national convergence, with the life expectancy of the poorer countries increasing, in absolute terms, faster than those of the rich countries and how the findings about the augmented Preston curve relate to discussions of health policy.

hdr.undp.org…

B. “From centrally planned development to human development,” by Andrey Ivanov and Mihail Peleah (Research Paper 2010/38, October 2010, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines the links between human development concept and the attempt to implement the communist project in the countries of the former socialist bloc. It argues that the human development performance of the socialist system, despite its beneficial outcome for the “working masses”, had little in common with actual human development. It met basic needs in education, health, and living standards. Under the socialist system development approaches were missing two major components of human development – freedom and agency. In this sense an emerging sense of agency in societies in the region is the major transformation outcome. The departure from centrally planned and state-dominated model of development was painful, expensive and took long time. In some countries it is still in process with uneven progress and moments of reverse. But the overall trend is clear and policies that encourage people someone to take responsibility, act and bring about change for improving their own welfare are the best longterm investment in human development opportunities. Still, major questions remain unanswered. The first is to what extent the current – market-based, consumer demand oriented – system is capable of going beyond those basic needs and combine economic growth with other human development dimensions? Has it already gone into the opposite extreme to that of the former communist utopia attempt – subordinating human development to consumer demand driven consumption? Answering these questions goes beyond the scope of the current paper but the socialist countries’ experience could perhaps provide some insights for the answers.

hdr.undp.org…

C. “Progress in Health around the World,” by David Canning (Research Paper 2010/43, October 2010, .pdf format, 57p.).

Abstract:

Health is a key component of the human development index. This paper looks at how health is measured, how the level of health across countries is converging, and which countries are outliers to this global trend. We argue that conceptually health measures should account for illness as well as mortality. However, in practice we show that population mortality and illness measures tend to move closely together, allowing us to use life expectancy as a reasonable proxy for population health.

Overall health is improving, and over the last 40 years life expectancy has been converging, with larger gains taking place in countries that initially had lower levels of life expectancy. We show, however, that a detailed analysis gives a more complex picture. Rather than a long term pattern of global convergence we see two distinct groups of countries in the data, clustering around different long run levels of life expectancy.

We consider outliers from the general picture found in cross-country analysis. HIV/AIDS plays a large role in explaining the poor health performance of some countries particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. HIV/AIDS has meant that from 1990 on the process of convergence in health has stopped and is being reversed.

Finally we argue that health improvements do not have to wait for national income to rise. Many countries have experienced large health gains without prior income gains, and in countries not affected by HIV/AIDS the last 40 years have largely been a success story in terms of achievements in health.

hdr.undp.org…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–October 29, 2010

South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: “South African Statistics, 2010,” (October 2010, .pdf format, 194p.).

www.statssa.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–October 29, 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: 5276-5290.

Health related: 5279, 5290.

Sociology related: 5277.

CSSRR Economics–October 29, 2010

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (10/330 to 10/336).

www.imf.org…

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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Report: “Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2010 – Protecting Development Gains,” (October 2010, .pdf format, 129p.).

www.unescap.org…

CSSRR Economics–October 29, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:01 pm

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-10-38 “Information and Investment: Evidence from Plant-Level Data,” by Xavier Giroud.

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

A. “Managing Finance in Emerging Economies: The Case of India,” by Sunanda Sen (Working Paper No. 630, October 2010, .pdf format, 38p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.levyinstitute.org…

B. “The Impact of Geography and Natural Resource Abundance on Growth in Central Asia,” by Jesus Felipe and Utsav Kumar (Working Paper No. 629, October 2010, .pdf format, 23p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.levyinstitute.org…

October 28, 2010

CSSRR Sociology–October 28, 2010

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 9:29 am

University of Michigan Population Studies Center Working Papers:

A. “The Influence of School Enrollment on Pregnancy in Early Adulthood: Specifying Linking Mechanisms,” by Jennifer Eckerman Yarger (PSC Research Report No. 10-721, October 2010, .pdf format, 20p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu…

B. “The Relationship Between Dating Conflict and Pregnancy: Preliminary Results,” by Jennifer S. Barber, Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Jamie Budnick (PSC Research Report No. 10-720, October 2010, .pdf format, 13p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu…

C. “Relationship Characteristics and Conflict Reported in an Online Weekly Survey: Preliminary Results,” by Yasamin Kusunoki, Jennifer S. Barber, Heather Gatny, and Jamie Budnick (PSC Research Report No. 10-719, October 2010, .pdf format, 14p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Health–October 28, 2010

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 9:28 am

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Working Paper: “An Estimation Methodology to Permit Longitudinal Cohort Analyses Based on the National Health Interview Survey and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey,” by Steven B.Cohen (Working Paper 10005, October 2010, .pdf format, 26p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 28, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 9:27 am

US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief: “Recent Trends in the Prevalence of High Blood Pressure and its Treatment and Control, 1999-2008,” by Sung Sug (Sarah) Yoon, Yechiam Ostchega, and Tatiana Louis (Data Brief No. 48, October 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 28, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 9:27 am

Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstracts:

A. “Effects of Diet and Physical Activity Interventions on Weight Loss and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Severely Obese Adults: A Randomized Trial,” by Bret H. Goodpaster, James P. DeLany, Amy D. Otto, Lewis Kuller, Jerry Vockley, Jeannette E. South-Paul, Stephen B. Thomas, Jolene Brown, Kathleen McTigue, Kazanna C. Hames, Wei Lang, and John M. Jakicic (Vol. 304, No. 16, October 27, 2010, p. 1795-1802).

jama.ama-assn.org…

B. “Effect of a Free Prepared Meal and Incentivized Weight Loss Program on Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance in Obese and Overweight Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” by Cheryl L. Rock, Shirley W. Flatt, Nancy E. Sherwood, Njeri Karanja, Bilge Pakiz, and Cynthia A. Thomson (Vol. 304, No. 16, October 27, 2010, p. 1803-1810).

jama.ama-assn.org…

CSSRR Economics, Health–October 28, 2010

American Enterprise Institute Periodical Health Policy Outlook. The first issue is titled “Why the AARP Drug Price Reports Are Misleading or Worse,” by John E. Calfee (No. 4, October 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.). The second issue is “Will Regulation Thwart the Personalization of Medicine? Molecular Diagnostics and the Expanding Role of the FDA,” by Scott Gottlieb (No. 3, October 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

Article one:

www.aei.org…

Article two:

www.aei.org…

CSSRR Health–October 28, 2010

Filed under: H. US State Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 9:23 am

North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. “2009 Detailed Mortality Statistics, North Carolina Residents,” (2010, .pdf format).

www.schs.state.nc.us…

B. “Does Breastfeeding Reduce the Risk of Child Overweight in North Carolina?” by Harry Herrick, Donna R. Miles, and Catherine Sullivan (No. 164, October 2010, .pdf format, 11p.).

www.schs.state.nc.us…

CSSRR Economics–October 28, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 9:22 am

Bureau of Economic Analysis Periodical: Survey of Current Business (Vol. 90, No. 10, October 2010, .pdf format).

www.bea.gov…

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Employment & Earnings Online (Vol. 57, Nos. 9 and 10, September/October 2010, .pdf format).

No. 9 (221p.):

www.bls.gov…

No. 10 (239p.):

www.bls.gov…

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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports:

A. “How Much Lower Are Prices at Discount Stores? An Examination of Retail Food Prices,” by Ephraim Leibtag, Catherine Barker, and Paula Dutko (Economic Research Report No. (ERR-105), October 2010, .pdf format, 51p.).

www.ers.us…

B. “Effects of Increased Biofuels on the U.S. Economy in 2022,” by Mark Gehlhar, Ashley Winston, and Agapi Somwaru (Economic Research Report No. (ERR-102), October 2010, .pdf format, 36p.).

www.ers.us…

CSSRR Economics–October 28, 2010

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 9:21 am

American Enterprise Institute Periodical: Retirement Outlook, (No. 3, October 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 9p.). The title of this issue is “The Case for Raising Social Security’s Early Retirement Age,” by Andrew G. Briggs.

www.aei.org…

CSSRR Economics–October 28, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 9:20 am

District 3: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

www.philadelphiafed.org…

NEW: 10-33 “The Agglomeration of R&D Labs,” by Gerald A. Carlino, Jake Carr, Robert M. Hunt, and Tony E. Smith.

10-32 “Payday Lending: New Research and the Big Question,” by John P. Caskey.

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

Working Papers:

www.clevelandfed.org…

NEW: WP 10-18 “The Effects of Capital Market Openness on Exchange Rate Pass-through and Welfare in an Inflation-Targeting Small Open Economy,” by Sanchita Mukherjee.

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District 5: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Virginia):

www.richmondfed.org…

NEW: No. 10-15 “Time to Produce and Emerging Market Crises,” by Felipe Schwartzman.

No. 10-14 “On the Optimality of Ramsey Taxes in Mirrlees Economies,” by Borys Grochulski.

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District 8: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri):

research.stlouisfed.org…

NEW: 2010-043A “What Happens When Wal-Mart Comes to Your Country? Multinational Firms’ Entry, Productivity, and Inefficiency,” by Silvio Contessi.

2010-042A “The Role of Schools in the Production of Achievement,” by Maria E. Canon.

2010-041A “How Does Multinational Production Change International Comovement?” by Silvio Contessi.

2010-040A “Regime Shifts in Mean-Variance Efficient Frontiers: Some International Evidence,” by Massimo Guidolin, and Federica Ria.

2010-039A “Does the Macroeconomy Predict U.K. Asset Returns in a Nonlinear Fashion? Comprehensive Out-of-Sample Evidence,” by Massimo Guidolin, Stuart Hyde, David McMillan, and Sadayuki Ono.

2010-038A “Pricing-to-market and Business Cycle Synchronization,” by Luciana Juvenal and Paulo Santos Monteiro.

2010-037A “Hayashi Meets Kiyotaki and Moore: A Theory of Capital Adjustment Costs,” by Pengfei Wang and Yi Wen.

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

Working Papers:

dallasfed.org…

NEW: No. 1007 “Do Remittances Boost Economic Development? Evidence From Mexican States,” by Pia M. Orrenius, Madeline Zavodny, Jesús Cañas and Roberto Coronado.

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

www.frbsf.org…

NEW: WP 2010-30 “The Happiness-Suicide Paradox,” by Mary C. Daly, Andrew J. Oswald, Daniel Wilson, and Stephen Wu.

WP 2010-29 “Some New Variance Bounds for Asset Prices: A Comment,” by Kevin J. Lansing.

CSSRR Economics–October 28, 2010

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

www.adb.org…

NEW: No. 226 “Asian FTAs: Trends, Prospects, and Challenges,” by M. Kawai and G. Wignaraja.

No. 225 “Human Capital Development,” by H. Son.

No. 224 “How Effective are Capital Controls in Asia?” by M. Gochoco-Bautista, J. Jongwanich, and J. Lee.

No. 221 “How Can Food Subsidies Work Better? Answers from India and the Philippines,” by S. Jha and B. Ramaswami.

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Bank for International Settlements Working Papers:

www.bis.org…

NEW: No. 323 “Stochastic Volatility, Long Run Risks, and Aggregate Stock Market Fluctuations,” by Stefan Avdjiev and Nathan S Balke.

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Centro De Estudios Monetarios Y Financieros [Madrid, Spain] Report: “Model averaging in economics,” by Enrique Moral-Benito (1008, October 2010, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

Fragility of regression analysis to arbitrary assumptions and decisions about choice of control variables is an important concern for applied econometricians (e.g. Leamer (1983)). Sensitivity analysis in the form of model averaging represents an (agnostic) approach that formally addresses this problem of model uncertainty. This paper presents an overview of model averaging methods with emphasis on recent developments in the combination of model averaging with IV and panel data settings.

ftp.cemfi.es/wp/10/1008.pdf…

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European Central Bank:

www.ecb.eu…

NEW:  No. 1256 “Credit risk transfers and the macroeconomy,” by Ester Faia.

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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. 807 “Implementing cost-effective policies in the United States to mitigate climate change,” by David Carey.

No. 806 “Restoring Fiscal Sustainability in the United States,” by Patrick Lenain, Robert Hagemann, and David Carey.

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US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis Working Paper: “Drug Innovations and Welfare Measures Computed from Market Demand: The Case of Anti-Cholesterol Drugs,” by Abe Dunn (WP2010-15, October 2010, .pdf format, 43p.).

Abstract:

The pharmaceutical industry is characterized as having substantial investment in R&D and a large number of new product introductions, which poses special problems for price measurement caused by the quality of drug products changing over time. This paper applies recent demand estimation techniques to construct a constant-quality price index for anti-cholesterol drugs. Demand is estimated using a nationally representative sample of individuals over the period 1996 to 2007 that includes detailed information on individual health conditions, demographics, insurance, and prescription drug choices. Although the average price for anti-cholesterol drugs does not change over the sample period, I find that the constant-quality price index drops by 22 percent, a pace more in line with our expectations in such a dynamic segment of the industry. This result is robust to a number of alternative assumptions, highlighting the importance of controlling for quality in markets with significant innovation. The demand estimates also reveal that the benefits from new innovations depend on the health conditions of individuals which may impact quality-adjusted prices for different populations.

www.bea.gov…

October 26, 2010

CSSRR Health–October 26, 2010

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

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 172, No. 9, Nov. 1, 2010).

aje.oxfordjournals.org…

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 51, No. 10, Nov. 15, 2010).

www.journals.uchicago.edu…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–October 26, 2010

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract, Article:

A. “Bankruptcy risk model and empirical tests,” by Boris Podobnik, Davor Horvatic, Alexander M. Petersen, Branko Urosevic, and H. Eugene Stanley (Vol. 107, No. 43, Oct. 26, 2010, p. 18325-18330).

www.pnas.org…

B. “Spontaneous emergence of social influence in online system,” by Jukka-Pekka Onnela and Felix Reed-Tsochas (Vol. 107, No. 43, Oct. 26, 2010, HTML and .pdf format,  p. 18375-18380 ). This article is available free of charge.

www.pnas.org…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–October 26, 2010

Urban Institute: UI has announced several new releases from Oct. 6-26, 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–October 26, 2010

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:44 pm

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

research.stlouisfed.org…

CSSRR Sociology–October 26, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:35 pm

US Census Bureau News Release: “Nation Achieves 74 Percent Final Mail Participation in 2010 Census” (CB10-CN.81 Revised, Oct. 21, 2010).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Health–October 26, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 3:21 pm

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2010. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

New papers: 16477-16492

Health related: 16480

www.nber.org…

CSSRR Health–October 26, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:14 pm

US Centers for Disease Control Periodical: Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 16, No. 11, November 2010, HTML and .pdf format).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Economics–October 26, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:44 pm

Working Papers:

New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers is dated Oct. 16, 2010.

ideas.repec.org…

CSSRR Economics–October 26, 2010

Filed under: E. Data,E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 2:23 pm

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports, Data:

A. “How Much Lower Are Prices at Discount Stores? An Examination of Retail Food Prices,” by Ephraim Leibtag, Catherine Barker, and Paula Dutko (Economic Research Report No. ERR-105, October 2010, .pdf format, 45p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

www.ers.us…

B. “Effects of Increased Biofuels on the U.S. Economy in 2022,” by Mark Gehlhar, Ashley Winston, and Agapi Somwaru (Economic Research Report No. ERR-102, October 2010, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

www.ers.us…

C. “Agricultural Outlook: Statistical Indicators” (Updated as of September 2010, .pdf and .zip compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel format, 41p.). “The statistical indicators formerly provided in Agricultural Outlook magazine will continue to be updated regularly. These tables include data on individual commodities, the general economy, agricultural trade, farm income and expenses, farm prices, food prices and expenditures, and other statistical indicators of the food and agriculture system.”

www.ers.us…

D. “Feed Grains Database” (Updated October 2010, .pdf, Microsoft Excel, and comma separated value [.csv] format, with customized query available). “This database contains statistics on four feed grains (corn, grain sorghum, barley, and oats), foreign coarse grains (feed grains plus rye, millet, and mixed grains), hay, and related items. This includes data published in the monthly Feed Outlook and previously annual Feed Yearbook. Data are monthly, quarterly, and/or annual depending upon the data series.”

www.ers.us…

CSSRR Health–October 26, 2010

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

US Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet: “Scientific Support for Condom Distribution” (October 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–October 26, 2010

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 1:45 pm

Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University] Working Paper: “What Kids Get from Parents: Packages of Parental Involveent Across Complex Family Forms,” by Marcia Carlson and Lawrence Berger (WP 2010-13-FF, October 2010, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

While demographers have continued to document the notable family changes that have occurred in recent decades, the nature of family functioning across diverse family forms is less well understood. In particular, we know little about the level and quality of parental investment that children receive across a range of contemporary family types. In this paper, we use data from a recent U.S. urban birth cohort to examine the ‘package’ of parental involvement that young children receive in two key domains across family types. We aggregate parent-child engagement across three potential parent(-figures)-biological mothers, biological fathers (resident or non-resident), and resident social fathers-and also assess the child’s household income. We examine parental investments at child age 5 and changes in investments between child ages 1 to 5 by family structure categories. Overall, we find that children living with both of their (married) biological parents are advantaged with respect to both economic resources and parental engagement, while children living with single mothers fare especially poorly in both domains; children in social-father families receive similar levels of engagement to those in biological-father families but are much less economically advantaged. Our research sheds light on the consequences of changing family demography for parental investments in children and may have implications for public policies designed to support disadvantaged families.

crcw.princeton.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–October 26, 2010

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 1:44 pm

Demographic Research Article: “Revisiting the mortality of France and Italy with the multiple-cause-of-death approach,” by Aline Desesquelles, Michele Antonio Salvatore, Luisa Frova, Monica Pace, Marilena Pappagallo, France Mesle, and Viviana Egidi (Vol. 23, Article 28, October 2010, .pdf format, p. 771-806).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–October 26, 2010

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 1:44 pm

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

Social Forces (Vol. 88, No. 5, July 2010).

muse.jhu.edu…

Social Science Quarterly (Vol. 91, No. 4, December 2010).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

CSSRR Health–October 26, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 1:43 pm

US National Center for Health Statistics Report, Health E-Stats:

A. “National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2007 Summary,” by Margaret Jean Hall, Carol J. DeFrances, Sonja N. Williams, Aleksandr Golosinskiy, and Alexander Schwartzman (National Health Statistics Reports No. 29, October 2010, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.cdc.gov…

A. “Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 2007-2008,” by Cheryl D. Fryar and Cynthia L. Ogden (October 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

www.cdc.gov…

B. “Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 Years and Over: United States, 2007-2008,” by Cheryl D. Fryar and Cynthia L. Ogden (October 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 26, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 1:42 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article: “Combining Spatial-Temporal and Phylogenetic Analysis Approaches for Improved Understanding on Global H5N1 Transmission,” by Lu Liang, Bing Xu, Yanlei Chen, Yang Liu, Wuchun Cao, Liqun Fang, Limin Feng, Michael F. Goodchild, and Peng Gong (PLoS ONE 5(10): e13575. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013575, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health–October 26, 2010

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 1:41 pm

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

Public Health Reports (Vol. 125, No. 6, November/December 2010).

www.publichealthreports.org…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–October 26, 2010

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 1:40 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on Oct. 24, 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–October 26, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics,H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 1:38 pm

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Compensation and Working Conditions (October 25, 2010). The title of this month’s issue article is “Consumer-Driven Health Care: What Is It, and What Does It Mean for Employees and Employers?” by Song G. Yi.

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Health–October 26, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 1:36 pm

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 3217-3226.

Health related 3220.

CSSRR Economics–October 26, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 1:35 pm

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-10-37 “Tariff Pass-Through, Firm Heterogeneity and Product Quality,” by Zhi George Yu.

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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: “Hunger and Food Insecurity in Nairobi’s Slums: An assessment using IRT models,” by Ousmane Faye, Angela Baschieri, Jane Falkingham, and Kanyiva Muindi (Working Paper No. 2010-33, October 2010, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

Although linked to poverty as conditions reflecting inadequate access to resources to obtain food, issues such as hunger and food insecurity have seldom been recognized as important in urban settings. Overall, little is known about the prevalence and magnitude of hunger and food insecurity in most cities. Yet, in sub-Saharan Africa where the majority of urban dwellers live on less than one dollar a day, it is obvious a large proportion of the urban population must be satisfied with just one meal a day. This paper suggests using the one- and two-parameter item response theory (IRT) models to infer a reliable and valid measure of hunger and food insecurity relevant to low income urban settings, drawing evidence from the Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System (NUHDSS). The reliability and accuracy of the items are tested using both the Mokken Scale Analysis and the Cronbach test. The validity of the inferred household food insecurity measure is assessed by examining how it is associated with households? economic status. Results show that food insecurity is pervasive amongst slum dwellers in Nairobi. Only one household in five is food secure, and nearly half of all households are categorized as -food insecure with both adult and child hunger?. Moreover, in line with what is known about household
allocation of resources, evidence indicates that parents often forego food in order to prioritize their children.

www.ceps.lu…

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 10/234, 10/237 to 10/242.

www.imf.org…

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK] Working Paper: “Intergenerational Returns to Migration? : Comparing educational performance on both sides of the German border,” by Renee Luthra (WP 2010-34, October 2010, .pdf format, 59p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.iser.essex.ac.uk…

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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: 5271-5275.

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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. 5453-5459.

CSSRR Economics–October 26, 2010

Filed under: E. Table of Contents,Economics — admin @ 1:33 pm

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

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d’économique (Vol. 43, No. 4, November 2010).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

Economic Modelling (Vol. 27, No. 6, November 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

European Economic Review (Vol. 54, No. 8, November 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Games and Economic Behavior (Vol. 70, No. 2, November 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 24, No. 12, December 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of International Economics (Vol. 82, No. 2, November 2010).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Economics–October 26, 2010

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 1:30 pm

International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (10/323 to 10/329).

www.imf.org…

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