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February 10, 2011

CSSRR Economics–February 10, 2011

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China:

National Bureau of Statistics News Releases:

A. “National Economy Showed Good Momentum of Development in 2010,” by Ma Jiantang (Jan. 20, 2011).

www.stats.gov…

B. “Operation of the National Real Estate Market in 2010″ (Jan. 17, 2011).

www.stats.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–February 10, 2011

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Population Reference Bureau Web Forum: “Natural Disasters and Population Impacts” (January 2011). Included in the forum are links to relevant articles, online discussion, and webcasts.

www.prb.org…

CSSRR Sociology–February 10, 2011

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Brookings Institution Report: “State of Metropolitan America: On the Front Lines ofDemographic Transformation” (2010, .pdf format, 168p.).

www.brookings.edu…

CSSRR Economics–February 10, 2011

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Research Paper: “Do Highly Educated Immigrants Perform Differently in the Canadian and U.S. Labour Markets?” by Aneta Bonikowska, Feng Hou, and Garnett Picot (Research Paper No. 329, January 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 45p.).

www.statcan.gc.ca…

CSSRR Health–February 10, 2011

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United Nations:

World Health Organization Europe Report: “What does Eurostat’s Labour Force Survey say about health and health inequalities in the European Union?” by Stefano Mazzuco and Marc Suhrcke (2010, .pdf format, 87p.).

www.eu…

CSSRR Sociology–February 10, 2011

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California Center for Population Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Working Paper: “International Migration and the Distribution of Schooling in the Next Generation,” by Kate Choi and Robert D. Mare (CCPR-2010-059, December 2010, .pdf format, 48p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

papers.cc…

CSSRR Sociology–February 10, 2011

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: “Latinos and Digital Technology, 2010,” by Gretchen Livingston (February 2011, .pdf format, 33p.).

pewhispanic.org…

CSSRR Sociology–February 10, 2011

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service of Cyprus Report: “Demographic Report 2009,” (February 2011, .pdf format, 197p.).

www.cystat.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–February 10, 2011

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

American Sociological Review (Vol. 76, No. 1, February 2011).

asr.sagepub.com…

Public Opinion Quarterly (Vol. 74, No. 5, December 2010).

poq.oxfordjournals.org…

CSSRR Health–February 10, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 2:25 pm

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs, Working Paper:

A. “Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Medicare Beneficiaries, Age 65 and Older, 2008,” by Anita Soni (Statistical Brief No. 314, February 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

B. “Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Adults Age 18 and Older, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2008,” by Anita Soni (Statistical Brief No. 313, February 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

C. “Patient-Provider Communication by Race/Ethnicity and Disability Status: United States, 2007,” by Frances M. Chevarley (Statistical Brief No. 312, February 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

D. “The Capacity of MEPS to Inform Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” by Steven B. Cohen (Working Paper 11003, February 2011, .pdf format, 21p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

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US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: “Monthly and Seasonal Variation in Emergency Department Visits for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts: 2004 to 2008,” (February 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

oas.samhsa.gov…

CSSRR Health–February 10, 2011

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Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 76, January 2011).

www.fhi.org…

CSSRR Health–February 10, 2011

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New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract: “The Role of Public-Sector Research in the Discovery of Drugs and Vaccines,” by Ashley J. Stevens, Jonathan J. Jensen, Katrine Wyller, Patrick C. Kilgore, Sabarni Chatterjee, and Mark L. Rohrbaugh (Vol. 364, No. 6, February 10, 2011, p. 535-541).

www.nejm.org…

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “Mortality Burden and Socioeconomic Status in India,” by June Y. T. Po and S. V. Subramanian (PLoS ONE 6(2): e16844. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016844, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org…

B. “Geographical Representativeness of Published and Ongoing Randomized Controlled Trials. The Example of: Tobacco Consumption and HIV Infection,” by Nizar Ahmad, Isabelle Boutron, Agnes Dechartres, Pierre Durieux, and Philippe Ravaud (PLoS ONE 6(2): e16878. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016878, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org…

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Article: “Adult Consequences of Late Adolescent Alcohol Consumption: A Systematic Review of Cohort Studies,” by Jim McCambridge, John McAlaney, and Richard Rowe (PLoS Med 8(2): e1000413. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000413, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

CSSRR Economics–February 10, 2011

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Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: “Employment Experience of Youths: Results from a Longitudinal Survey,” (February 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Health–February 10, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 2:20 pm

France:

Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics [IRDES] Working Paper: “Disability and Social Security Reforms: The French Case,” by Luc Behaghel, Didier Blanchet, Thierry Debrand, and Muriel Roger (IRDES Working Paper No. 38, February 2011, .pdf format, 27p.).

Abstract:

The French pattern of early transitions out of employment is basically explained by the low age at ‘normal’ retirement and by the importance of transitions through unemployment insurance and early-retirement schemes before access to normal retirement. These routes have exempted French workers from massively relying on disability motives for early exits, contrarily to the situation that prevails in some other countries where normal ages are high, unemployment benefits low and early-retirement schemes almost non-existent. Yet the role of disability remains interesting to examine in the French case, at least for prospective reasons in a context of decreasing generosity of other programs.

The study of the past reforms of the pension system underlines that disability routes have often acted as a substitute to other retirement routes. Changes in the claiming of invalidity benefits seem to match changes in pension schemes or controls more than changes in such health indicators as the mortality rates. However, our results suggest that increases in average health levels over the past two decades have come along with increased disparities. In that context, less generous pensions may induce an increase in the claiming of invalidity benefits partly because of substitution effects, but also because the share of people with poor health increases.

www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/WorkingPapers/DT38DisabilitySocialSecurityReformsFrenchCase.pdf…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–February 10, 2011

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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: “Unemployment and well-being in Europe. The effect of country unemployment rate, work ethics and family ties,” by Malgorzata Mikucka (Working Paper No. 2011-14, January 2011, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

Subjective well-being literature shows that higher unemployment rate corresponds to lower psychological cost of own unemployment. The goal of the paper is to deepen the understanding of this regularity by investigating the role played by the work ethics and the strength of family ties. I analyze the European Values Study data (2008) for 36 countries using multilevel regression methodology.

First, starting from the “stigma hypothesis” I postulate that higher unemployment rate is associated with weaker work values, which correspond to less social pressure and feeling of guilt, in turn lowering the psychological cost of own unemployment. This is only partly supported by the data: whereas stronger work values lower the well-being of unemployed, the country work ethics has no effect.

According to the second hypothesis, stronger family ties raise the well-being of the unemployed. This prediction is confirmed: people living in countries with stronger family ties and those declaring stronger norms for family support suffer less from being unemployed. However, the strength of family ties does not mediate the link between unemployment rate and effect of own unemployment. Moreover, weaker family ties contribute to lower well-being of unemployed in western Europe.

www.ceps.lu…

CSSRR Economics–February 10, 2011

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

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 118, No. 5, October 2011).

www.jstor.org…

CSSRR Economics–February 10, 2011

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (11/38, 11/44 to 11/48).

www.imf.org…

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