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December 23, 2010

CSSRR Sociology–December 23, 2010

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:08 pm

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Paper: “Living arrangements and household formation in the crucible of social change: Rostock 1867-1900,” by Mikolaj Szoltysek, Siegfried Gruber, Barbara Zuber Goldstein, and Rembrandt D. Scholz (WP-2010-036, December 2010, .pdf format, 41p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.demogr.mpg.de/cgi-bin/publications/paper.plx?debug=0&listtype=4&personalid=&pubid=4038…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–December 23, 2010

Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Report: “Youth Trends Report 2010 – Summary,” (December 2010, .pdf format, 13p.).

www.cbs.nl…

CSSRR Sociology–December 23, 2010

Filed under: H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:06 pm

Demographic and Health Survey Data Release: DHS has released the “Timor-Leste DHS 2009 datasets” for all registered users.

www.measuredhs.com…

CSSRR Sociology–December 23, 2010

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:02 pm

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

Latin American Research Review (Vol. 45, No. 3, 2010).

muse.jhu.edu…

CSSRR Health–December 23, 2010

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

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: “Hospital Utilization among Oldest Adults, 2008,” by Lauren Wier, Anne Pfuntner, and Claudia Steiner (Statistical Brief No. 103, December 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

PDF:

www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov…

HTML:

www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 23, 2010

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 3:01 pm

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released several new MEPS data file (December 2010, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

MEPS HC-036BRR: MEPS 1996-2008 Replicates for Calculating Variances File

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 23, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:00 pm

Commmonwealth Fund Issue Brief: “The Impact of a Regulatory Intervention on Resident-Centered Nursing Home Care: Rhode Island’s Individualized Care Pilot,” by David G. Stevenson and David R. Gifford (December 2010, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.com…

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Article: “A Longitudinal Study of Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco Dependence Treatments in Massachusetts and Associated Decreases in Hospitalizations for Cardiovascular Disease,” by Thomas Land, Nancy A. Rigotti, Douglas E. Levy, Mark Paskowsky, Donna Warner, Jo-Ann Kwass, LeAnn Wetherell, and Lois Keithly (PLoS Med 7(12): e1000375. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000375, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

CSSRR Health, Sociology–December 23, 2010

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

Sexuality Research and Social Policy (Vol. 7, No. 4, December 2010).

www.springerlink.com…

CSSRR Health–December 23, 2010

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 2:58 pm

Ireland:

A. Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: “Mortality Differentials in Ireland,” (December 2010, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.cso.ie…

B. Department of Health and Children/An Roinn Slainte agus Leanai Reprt: “Health in Ireland: Key Trends 2010,” (December 2010, .pdf format, 60p.).

www.dohc.ie…

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Reports:

A. “Cancer patient survival covering the period 1994 to 2007,” (December 2010, .pdf and Word format, 136p.).

www.mo…

B. “Health Expenditure Trends in New Zealand 1998-2008,” (December 2010, .pdf format, 90p.).

www.mo…

CSSRR Health–December 23, 2010

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 2:57 pm

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

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 93, No. 1, January 2011).

www.ajcn.org…

Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health (Vol. 23, No. 1, January 2011).

aph.sagepub.com…

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 73, No. 6, January/February 2011, .pdf format, 1p.).

www.neha.org…

Milbank Quarterly (Vol. 88, No. 4, December 2010).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 718, Nos. 1/2, January 11, 2011).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 119, No. 1, Januar 2011).

toxsci.oxfordjournals.org…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–December 23, 2010

Japan:

Statistics Bureau Periodical: Japan Monthly Statistics (December 2010, Microsoft Excel format). Note: Tables are in Japanese and English.

www.stat.go.jp/english/data/getujidb/index.htm…

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State of Jersey:

Statistical Unit Report: “Jersey Annual Social Survey 2010,” (December 2010, .pdf format, 105p.).

www.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–December 23, 2010

Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: Statistical Bulletin No. 11/2010 (December 2010, .pdf and Excel format, 246p.).

www.stat.gov…

CSSRR Economics, Health–December 23, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 2:53 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 3288-3291.

Health related 3288.

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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: 5386-5394.

Health related 5392.

CSSRR Economics–December 23, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 2:52 pm

US Bureau of Economic Analysis Periodical: Survey of Current Business (Vol. 90, No. 12, December 2010, .pdf format).

www.bea.gov…

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US Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical, Report:

A. Occupational Outlook Quarterly (Vol. 54, No. 3, Winter 2010-2011, .pdf format).

www.bls.gov…

B. “Extended Mass Layoffs in 2009,” (Report 1025, December 2010, .pdf format, 42p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics–December 23, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:51 pm

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

www.adb.org…

NEW: No. 234 “Trade and Income in Asia: Panel Data Evidence from Instrumental Variable Regression,” by Benno Ferrarini.

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European Central Bank:

www.ecb.eu…

NEW: No. 1280 “Can we prevent boom-bust cycles during euro area accession?” by Michal Brzoza-Brzezina, Pascal Jacquinot, and Marcin Kolasa.

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 10/295 to 10/297.

www.imf.org…

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Working Papers: New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers is dated Dec. 11, 2010.

ideas.repec.org…

Dec. 11, 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. 5506-5511.

CSSRR Economics–December 23, 2010

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 2:49 pm

International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (10/367, 10/375 to 10/381).

www.imf.org…

CSSRR Economics–December 23, 2010

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 2:49 pm

Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: “Labour Force Surveys, 2009,” (December 2010, .pdf and Excel format).

www1.cbs.gov…

CSSRR Economics–December 23, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:48 pm

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

Working Papers:

www.clevelandfed.org…

NEW: WP 10-25 “Innovation Spillovers in Industrial Cities,” by Laura Crispin, Subhra B. Saha and Bruce A. Weinberg.

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

www.frbatlanta.org…

NEW: WP 2010-19 “The Impact of Medical and Nursing Home Expenses and Social Insurance,” by Karen A. Kopecky and Tatyana Koreshkova.

WP 2010-18 “Confronting Model Misspecification in Macroeconomics,” by Daniel F. Waggoner and Tao Zha.

WP 2010-17 “How Amsterdam Got Fiat Money,” by Stephen Quinn and William Roberds.

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

Working Papers:

www.minneapolisfed.org…

NEW: No. 682 “Negative Equity Does Not Reduce Homeowners’ Mobility,” by Sam Schulhofer-Wohl.

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

Working Papers:

dallasfed.org…

NEW: 1009 “The Impact of Hurricanes on Housing Prices: Evidence from U.S. Coastal Cities,” by Anthony Murphy and Eric Strobl.

December 22, 2010

CSSRR Economics–December 22, 2010

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 5:00 pm

National Research Council Monograph: Choosing the Nation’s Fiscal Future, by Committee on the Fiscal Future of the United States; National Research Council and National Academy of Public Administration (National Academies Press, 2010, OpenBook and .pdf format, 338p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy.

www.nap.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–December 22, 2010

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:40 pm

Population Reference Bureau News Release: “PRB Launches New Tutorial on the American Community Survey,” by Mark Mather (Dec. 14, 2010).

www.prb.org…

CSSRR Economics–December 22, 2010

Filed under: E. Data,Economics — admin @ 4:30 pm

Luxembourg Income Study Data Update: LIS has recently announced the following update: “Revisions to  wave II-V Germany datasets (1984, 1989, 1994 and 2000) have been made”

www.lisproject.org…

Data Access:

www.lisproject.org…

CSSRR Sociology–December 22, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:50 pm

US Census Bureau Facts for Features: “Valentine’s Day 2011: Feb. 14” (CB11-FF.02, Dec. 14, 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 5p. ).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 22, 2010

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 3:35 pm

Canada:

Parliament of Canada/Parlement du Canada Report: “The Journey Ahead: Report on progress since the Government of Canada’s apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools” (December 2010, .pdf format, 9p.).

www.parl.gc.ca…

CSSRR Economics–December 22, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:13 pm

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Brief: “Sizing up the 2007-09 recession: comparing two key labor market indicators with earlier downturns,” by James M. Borbely (Issues in Labor Statistics Summary 10-11, December 2010, .pdf format, 6p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics–December 22, 2010

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:05 pm

Boston College Sloan Center on Aging and Work Report: “Brazil: Employer Perspectives,” by Danielle Carusi Machado and Cecilia Moreira Borges (Mind the Gap No. 12, December 2010, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.bc.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–December 22, 2010

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 11:41 am

University of Michigan Population Studies Center Working Paper: “Migration and Dispersal of Hispanic and Asian Groups: An Analysis of the 2006-2008 Multiyear American Community Survey,” by William H. Frey and Julie Park (PSC Research Report No. 10-722, December 2010, .pdf format, 68p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–December 22, 2010

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 11:09 am

Luxembourg Income Study Working Papers:

A. “Targeting, Universalism and Single Mother Poverty: A Multi-level Analysis Across 18 Affluent Democracies,” by David Brady and Rebekah Burroway (No. 554, November 2010, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

We examine the influence of individual characteristics and targeted and universal social policy on single mother poverty with a multi-level analysis across 18 affluent democracies. Although single mothers are disproportionately poor in all countries, there is even more cross-national variation in single mother poverty than for poverty among the overall population. By far, the U.S. has the highest rate of poverty among single mothers. The analyses show that single mother poverty is a function of the household?s employment, education, age composition, and the presence of other adults. Beyond individual characteristics, social policy exerts substantial influence on single mother poverty. We find that two measures of universal social policy significantly reduce single mother poverty. Alternatively, one measure of targeted social policy does not have significant effects, while another measure is only significantly negative when controlling for universal social policy. Moreover, the effects of universal social policy are larger. Additional analyses show that universal social policy does not have counterproductive consequences in terms of family structure or employment, while the results are less clear for targeted social policy. Although debates often focus on altering the behavior or characteristics of single mothers, welfare universalism could be an even more effective anti-poverty strategy.

www.lisproject.org…

B. “Child Maintenance and Child Poverty: A Comparative Analysis,” by Mia Hakovirta (No. 555, December 2010, .pdf format, 21p.).

Abstract:

This article uses the Luxembourg Income Study datasets from circa 2004 to analyse the contribution child maintenance makes to the reduction of child poverty. The countries compared are Canada, UK, USA, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland representing countries with different child maintenance schemes. Results show that the contribution that child maintenance makes in reducing overall child poverty is minimal but it can reduce child poverty among non-widowed lone mother families if maintenance is received. Countries guaranteeing child maintenance payments by the state are more effective in reducing child poverty. This article uses the Luxembourg Income Study datasets from circa 2004 to analyse the contribution child maintenance makes to the reduction of child poverty. The countries compared are Canada, UK, USA, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland representing countries with different child maintenance schemes. Results show that the contribution that child maintenance makes in reducing overall child poverty is minimal but it can reduce child poverty among non-widowed lone mother families if maintenance is received. Countries guaranteeing child maintenance payments by the state are more effective in reducing child poverty.

www.lisproject.org…

C. “Women’s Opportunities Under Different Constellations of Family Policies in Western Countries: Inequality Tradeoffs Re-Examined,” by Stefan Englund, Tommy Ferrarini, and Walter Korpi (No. 556, December 2010, .pdf format, 57p.).

Abstract:

Women’s rising labor force participation since the 1960’s was long seen as heralding decreasing gender inequalities. According to influential social science writings this view has now to be revised; “women friendly” policies bringing women into the workforce are held to create major inequality tradeoffs between quantity and quality in women?s jobs. Unintendedly, such policies increase employer statistical discrimination and create glass ceilings impeding women’s access to influential positions and high wages. This paper re-examines theoretical and empirical bases in analysis of family policy effects on gender inequalities. Including capabilities as well as earnings in definitions of gender inequality, we improve possibilities for causal analyses by mapping institutional constellations of separate dimensions of family policies in Western countries. Reflecting conflicting political forces as well as religion, contrary to accepted assumptions of uni-dimensionality, family policies are multi-dimensional, with main distinctions favoring traditional families, mother’s employment, or market reliance. Using multilevel analyses and broad sets of outcome variables, we show that methodological mistakes largely invalidate earlier causal interpretations of major tradeoffs between quantity and quality in women’s labor force participation. Positive policy effects facilitate work-family reconciliation and combine women’s increased labor force participation with relatively high fertility. While major negative policy effects for women with tertiary education are difficult to find, family policies clearly differ in the extent to which they improve opportunities for women without university degrees.

www.lisproject.org…

December 21, 2010

CSSRR Sociology–December 21, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 4:56 pm

US Bureau of Justice Statistics Reports:

A. “Correctional Populations in the United States, 2009,” by Lauren E. Glaze (NCJ 231681, December 2010, .pdf, ASCII text, and zipped comma-delimited format, 8p.).

bjs.ojp.us…

B. “Probation and Parole in the United States, 2009,” by Thomas Bonczar and Lauren Glaze (NCJ 231674, December 2010, .pdf, ASCII text, and zipped comma-delimited format, 43p.).

bjs.ojp.us…

C. “Prisoners in 2009,” by William J. Sabol and Heather C. West (NCJ 231675, December 2010, .pdf, ASCII text, and zipped comma-delimited format, 37p.).

bjs.ojp.us…

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US National Center for Education Statistics Report: “Statistical Methods for Protecting Personally Identifiable Information in Aggregate Reporting,” by Marilyn Seastrom (NCES 2011603, December 2010, .pdf format, 30p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 21, 2010

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 4:55 pm

Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report, Periodical:

A. “Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2010,” (December 2010, .pdf and Excel format, 83p.).

www.abs.gov…

B. Australian Social Trends, (December 2010, .pdf format, 13p.).

www.abs.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 21, 2010

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:55 pm

Pew Social and Demographic Trends Report: “Baby Boomers Approach 65 – Glumly,” by D’Vera Cohn and Paul Taylor (December 2010, .pdf format, 7p.).

pewsocialtrends.org…

CSSRR Health–December 21, 2010

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

Ethnicity and Disease (Vol. 20, No. 4, 2010).

www.ishib.org…

CSSRR Health–December 21, 2010

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 4:53 pm

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: “Main Reason for Not Having a Usual Source of Care: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, Income, and Insurance Status, 2007,” by James B. Kirby (Statistical Brief No. 308, December 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

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US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: “Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors among Adults: 2008 and 2009,” (December 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

oas.samhsa.gov…

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US National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. “Life Expectancy Free of Chronic Condition-induced Activity Limitations Among White and Black Americans, 2000-2006,” by Michael T. Molla and Jennifer H. Madans (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 3, No. 34, December 2010, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.cdc.gov…

B. “Births: Preliminary Data for 2009,” by Brady E. Hamilton, Joyce A. Martin, and Stephanie J. Ventura (National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 59, No. 3, December 2010, .pdf format, 29p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 21, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 4:52 pm

US National Center for Health Statistics Report: “Births: Preliminary Data for 2009,” by Brady E. Hamilton, Joyce A. Martin, and Stephanie J. Ventura (National Vital Statistics Reports Vol. 59, No. 3, December 2010, .pdf format, 29p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–December 21, 2010

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 4:52 pm

France:

Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics [IRDES] Working Papers:

A. “Disparities in Regular Health Care Utilisation in Europe,” by Nicolas Sirven and Zeynep Or (IRDES Working Paper No. 37, December 2010, .pdf format, 19p.).

Abstract:

Despite common recommendations and quasi universal health care coverage in all European countries, there are large differences in the utilisation patterns of different health services. Little comparative information is available on different types of health service utilisation and variations in utilisation patterns over a longer time span. The objective of this study is to compare and investigate individual and cross-country determinants of health care utilisation habits over the life span across European countries. We found that while there is a general shift toward more regular and preventive care utilisation in all countries; there are still signifi cant social inequalities between countries and cohorts. There is also evidence that once the individual effects have been isolated, cross-cohort and country differences in the prevalence of regular care use are partly associated with differences in welfare states interventions.

www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/WorkingPapers/DT37DisparitiesRegularHealthCareUtilisationEurope.pdf…

B. “Subscribing to Supplemental Health Insurance in France: A Dynamic Analysis of Adverse Selection,” by Carine Franc, Marc Perronnin, and Aurelie Pierre (IRDES Working Paper No. 35, December 2010, .pdf format, 17p.).

Abstract:

Adverse selection, which is well described in the theoretical literature on insurance, remains relatively difficult to study empirically. The traditional approach, which focuses on the binary decision of ‘covered’ or ‘not’, potentially misses the main effects because heterogeneity may be very high among the insured. In the French context, which is characterized by universal but incomplete public health insurance (PHI), we study the determinants of the decision to subscribe to supplemental health insurance (SHI) in addition to complementary health insurance (CHI). This work permits to analyze health insurance demand at the margin. Using a panelized dataset, we study the effects of both individual state of health, which is measured by age and previous individual health spending, and timing on the decision to subscribe. One striking result is the changing role of health risk over time, illustrating that adverse selection occurs immediately after the introduction of SHI. After the initial period, the effects of health risks (such as doctors’ previous health expenditures) diminish over time and financial risks (such as dental and optical expenses and income) remain significant. These results may highlight the inconsistent effects of health risks on the demand for insurance and the challenges of studying adverse selection.

www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/WorkingPapers/DT35SubscribingSupplementalHealthInsurance.pdf…

CSSRR Health–December 21, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 4:51 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “Influenza Pandemic Waves under Various Mitigation Strategies with 2009 H1N1 as a Case Study,” by Suma Ghosh and Jane Heffernan (PLoS ONE 5(12): e14307. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014307, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 20p.).

www.plosone.org…

B. “Spatio-Temporal Data Comparisons for Global Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 Outbreaks,” by Zhijie Zhang, Dongmei Chen, Yue Chen, Wenbao Liu, Lei Wang, Fei Zhao, and Baodong Yao (PLoS ONE 5(12): e15314. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015314, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org…

C. “Obesity Impact on the Attentional Cost for Controlling Posture,” by Jean-Baptiste Mignardot, Isabelle Olivier, Emmanuel Promayon, and Vincent Nougier (PLoS ONE 5(12): e14387. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014387, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health–December 21, 2010

Filed under: H. US State Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 4:50 pm

Nebraska:

Department of Health and Human Services Report: “Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey,” by Jeff Armitage and Emily Griese (October 2010, .pdf format, 30p.).

www.hhs.state.ne.us…

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North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Data Release: “2009 Birth Data” was added to the Data Query System. To access the data go to:

www.schs.state.nc.us…

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–December 21, 2010

United Nations:

International Fund for Agricultural Development Report: “Rural Poverty Report 2011: New realities, new challenges: new opportunities for tomorrow’s generation,” (December 2010, .pdf format, 317p.).

www.ifad.org…

Conference on Trade and Development Report: “Handbook of Statistics, 2010,” (December 2010, .pdf format, 506p.).

www.unctad.org…

CSSRR Sociology–December 21, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 4:48 pm

US Bureau of Justice Statistics Reports:

A. “Correctional Populations in the United States, 2009,” by Lauren Glaze (NCJ 231681, December 2010, ASCII text and .pdf format, 8p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

bjs.ojp.us…

B. “Probation and Parole in the United States, 2009,” by Thomas Bonczar and Lauren Glaze (NCJ 231674, December 2010, ASCII text and .pdf format, 43p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

bjs.ojp.us…

C. “Prisoners in 2009,” by William J. Sabol and Heather C. West (NCJ 231675, December 2010, ASCII text and .pdf format, 37p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

bjs.ojp.us…

CSSRR Economics–December 21, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 4:48 pm

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Economic Release: “International Comparisons of Manufacturing Productivity and Unit Labor Cost Trends, 2009,” (December 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics–December 21, 2010

Filed under: E. Table of Contents,Economics — admin @ 4:47 pm

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

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (Vol. 77, No. 1, January 2011).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Economics–December 21, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:46 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-10-41 “Migration Decisions in Arctic Alaska: Empirical Evidence of the Stepping Stones Hypothesis,” by Lance Howe and Lee Huskey.

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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 3278-3287.

CSSRR Economics–December 21, 2010

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:45 pm

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

“Working Papers”

www.bos.frb.org…

NEW: No. 10-15 “Internal Sources of Finance and the Great Recession,” by Michelle L. Barnes and N. Aaron Pancost.

No. 10-14 “Characterizing the Amount and Speed of Discounting Procedures,” by Dean T. Jamison and Julian C. Jamison.

No. 10-13 “The Distress Premium Puzzle,” by Ali K. Ozdagli.

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District 7: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Illinois):

www.chicagofed.org…

NEW: WP 2011-01 “Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards and the Market for New Vehicles,” by Thomas H. Klier and Joshua Linn.

CSSRR Sociology–December 21, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 4:23 pm

US Census Bureau News Release: “U.S. Census Bureau Announces 2010 Census Population Counts Apportionment Counts Delivered to President” (CB10-CN.93, Dec. 21, 2010). Note: Click on “PRESS KIT” for links to basic tables (Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Economics–December 21, 2010

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:22 pm

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: U.S. Housing Market Conditions 3nd Quarter, 2010 (November 2010, .pdf format, 92p.).

www.huduser.org…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 21, 2010

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of Dec. 20-Dec. 27, 2010. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

www.nber.org…

New papers: 16604-16628

Health related: 16625

Sociology related: 16606

CSSRR Health–December 21, 2010

Filed under: H. Funding Opportunity,Health — admin @ 3:05 pm

US National Center for Health Statistics Fellowship Opportunity: “Associate Service Fellowship with the Division of Health Interview Statistics” (application deadline, Feb. 1, 2011). For more information see:

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–December 21, 2010

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 2:48 pm

US Government Accountability Office Report: “K-12 Education: Many Challenges Arise in Educating Students Who Change Schools Frequently” (GAO-11-40, November 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 46p.).

www.gao.gov…

December 20, 2010

CSSRR Health–December 20, 2010

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 4:23 pm

Kaiser Family Foundation Update: Kaiser issues its 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 Dec. 17, 2010. Bookmark this page and check back often for the latest from Kaiser.

www.kff.org…

CSSRR Economics, Health, Sociology–December 20, 2010

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on Dec. 19, 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:

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CSSRR Sociology–December 20, 2010

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Paper: “The population history of Germany: research strategy and preliminary results,” by Ulrich Pfister and Georg Fertig (WP-2010-35, December 2010, .pdf format, 72p.).

Abstract:

The paper presents the project of an aggregative reconstruction of the population of Germany from the sixteenth century to 1840, when official statistics began to provide complete coverage of all German states. The creation of estimates of population size and of annual series of the crude birth, marriage and death rates rests on three types of sources: First, pairs of partial censuses of hearths, taxpayers, communicants, etc. for the same regional aggregate at two different points in time are used to derive annual growth rates of popula-tion. This information is used to derive approximate estimates of total population size in ten-year intervals. Second, to develop aggregate series of vital events the project aims to analyse approximately 450 to 600 parish registers. Third, the project makes use of proto-statistical material on population size and the number of vital events that states began to collect selectively from c. 1740. On the basis of material from Gehrmann (2000), from published studies on c. 140 parishes and from selected other sources we construct a pre-liminary dataset for the period 1730-1840. Our cumulative rates of natural increase are broadly consistent with independent estimates of population growth. We use these series for two explorative analyses: First, on the basis of inverse projection we generate tentative estimates of the gross reproduction rate, of life expectancy and the dependency ratio. The results suggest an increase of the life expectancy and of the dependency ratio, the latter being the result of persistent population growth. Second, by adding a real wage series we study Malthusian adaptation with two methods, namely, VAR and time varying cumulated lag regression. The results consistently suggest the presence of both the preventive and the positive check during the eighteenth century. Whereas the preventive check persisted into the nineteenth century, mortality became exogenous in the early nineteenth century. Particularly the 1810s turn out as a period of major change in at least three dimensions: real wages increased, life expectancies rose, and the positive check disappeared. Thus, Germany became a non-Malthusian economy well before the advent of industrialisation. Additional information suggests that market integration was a driving force behind this process.

www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2010-035.pdf…

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