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February 15, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–February 15, 2011

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Articles:

A. “Physical and economic consequences of climate change in Europe,” by Juan-Carlos Ciscar, Ana Iglesias, Luc Feyen, Lazlo Szabo, Denise Van Regemorter, Bas Amelung, Robert Nicholls, Paul Watkiss, Ole B. Christensen, Rutger Dankers, Luis Garrote, Clare M. Goodess, Alistair Hunt, Alvaro Moreno, Julie Richards, and Antonio Soria (Vol. 108, No. 7, Feb. 15, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2678-2683). This article is available free of charge.

www.pnas.org…

B. “A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety,” by Terrie E. Moffitt, Louise Arseneault, Daniel Belsky, Nigel Dickson, Robert J. Hancox, HonaLee Harrington, Renate Houts, Richie Poulton, Brent W. Roberts, Stephen Ross, Malcolm R. Sears, W. Murray Thomson, and Avshalom Caspi (Vol. 108, No. 7, Feb. 15, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2693-2698). This article is available free of charge.

www.pnas.org…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–February 15, 2011

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:57 pm

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Paper: “Public health movements, local poor relief and child mortality in American cities: 1923-1932,” by Jonathan Fox (WP-2011-005, February 2011, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines the effectiveness of the public health education and poverty relief programs prior to the New Deal. Prior researchers have speculated that these programs contributed to the declining mortality rates during the 1920s, but have been unable to econometrically estimate their impact. This paper uses new data on municipal health education expenditures, as well as data on spending to relieve poverty, to separately estimate how effective each of these different types of programs were at reducing child mortality. A panel of 67 cities over 10 years is created, and the effects are identified using the variation within cities over time, after controlling for nation-wide shocks to the system. Fixed effects estimations suggest that spending on both health education and poverty relief were relatively low cost ways to reduce mortality for infants and school age children. Additionally, spending on public health education was extremely cost effective at reducing infant and child mortality rates, with about $27,000 2007 dollars associated with an infant death averted. This supports assertions by prior researchers that education and changing behaviors was the primary reason for falling infant and child mortality in the early twentieth century.

www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2011-005.pdf…

CSSRR Sociology–February 15, 2011

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:56 pm

Association of Religion Data Archive Articles:

A. “In God NFL players can trust: Teams, public pave path to deviance,” by David Briggs (Ahead of the Trend, Dec. 4, 2010).

blogs.thearda.com…

B. “Muslim-majority nations more likely to deny religious freedom,” by David Briggs (Ahead of the Trend, Dec. 20, 2010).

blogs.thearda.com…

C. “Rising religious tide in China overwhelms atheist doctrine,” David Briggs (Ahead of the Trend, Jan. 18, 2011).

blogs.thearda.com…

D. “Paranormal is the new normal in America,” by David Briggs (Ahead of the Trend, Jan. 31, 2011).

blogs.thearda.com…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–February 15, 2011

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: “A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety,” by Terrie E. Moffitt, Louise Arseneault, Daniel Belsky, Nigel Dickson, Robert J. Hancox, HonaLee Harrington, Renate Houts, Richie Poulton, Brent W. Roberts, Stephen Ross, Malcolm R. Sears, W. Murray Thomson, and Avshalom Caspi (Vol. 108, No. 7, February 15, 2011, p. 2693-2698). Note: _PNAS_ is providing open access to the full-text of this article.

www.pnas.org…

CSSRR Health–February 15, 2011

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:54 pm

American Cancer Society Report: “Global Cancer Facts & Figures 2nd Edition,” (February 2011, .pdf format, 57p.).

www.ca…

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Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Brief: “Two-Thirds of California’s Seven Million Uninsured May Obtain Coverage Under Health Care Reform,” by Shana Alex Lavarreda and Livier Cabezas (February 2011, .pdf format, 6p.).

www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu…

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Commonwealth Fund Report: “Toward a Shared Vision of Payment Reform,” by Meredith Rosenthal (February 2011, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.com…

CSSRR Health–February 15, 2011

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:51 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article: “Blood Profile of Proteins and Steroid Hormones Predicts Weight Change after Weight Loss with Interactions of Dietary Protein Level and Glycemic Index,” by Ping Wang, Claus Holst, Malene R. Andersen, Arne Astrup, Freek G. Bouwman, Sanne van Otterdijk, Will K. W. H. Wodzig, Marleen A. van Baak, Thomas M. Larsen, Susan A. Jebb, Anthony Kafatos, Andreas F. H. Pfeiffer, J. Alfredo Martinez, Teodora Handjieva-Darlenska, Marie Kunesova, Wim H. M. Saris, and Edwin C. M. Mariman (PLoS ONE 6(2): e16773. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016773, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health–February 15, 2011

Filed under: H. US State Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:50 pm

Nebraska:

Department of Health and Human Services Report: “Newborn Screening In Nebraska – 2009,” (January 2011, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.hhs.state.ne.us…

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North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Report: “2009 NC Resident Live Births by Selected Risk Factors and Characteristics,” (February 2011, HTML format).

www.schs.state.nc.us…

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South Dakota:

Department of Health Report: “School Height and Weight Report: South Dakota Students 2009-2010 School Year,” (February 2011, .pdf format, 32p.).

doh.sd.gov…

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Wisconsin:

Department of Health Services Reports:

A. “Wisconsin Deaths, 2009,” (February 2011, .pdf format, 88p.).

www.dhs.wisconsin.gov…

B. “2010 Births to Wisconsin Residents by County,” (February 2011, HTML format).

www.dhs.wisconsin.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–February 15, 2011

District of Columbia:

Neighborhood Info DC Report: “Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia: 17h Annual Fact Book, 2010,” by Jennifer Comey, Kaitlin Franks, Zach McDade, and Ashley Williams (December 2010, .pdf format, 68p.).

www.neighborhoodinfodc.org…

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Minnesota:

State Demographic Center Report, Data Tables:

A. “The Long Run Has Become the Short Run: Budget Implications of Demographic Change,” (February 2011, .pdf format, 23p.).

www.demography.state.mn.us…

B. Minnesota Milestones 2011 (February 2011, HTML format).

www.demography.state.mn.us…

CSSRR Economics/Health–February 15, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 3:47 pm

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: 5478-5485.

Health related 5482.

CSSRR Economics–February 15, 2011

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:46 pm

United States Agency International Development [USAID] Report: “Latin America and the Caribbean: Selected Economic and Social Data,” (December 2010, .pdf format, 213p.).

lac.eads.us…

CSSRR Economics–February 15, 2011

Filed under: E. US State Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:45 pm

Alaska:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: Alaska Economic Trends (Vol. 31, No. 2, February 2011, .pdf format, 19p.). Note: The title of this issue is “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.”

labor.state.ak.us…

CSSRR Economics–February 15, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:44 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-11-06 “What Do I Take With Me: The Impact of Transfer and Replication of Resources on Parent and Spin-Out Firm Performance,” by Rajshree Agarwal, Benjamin Campbell, April M. Franco, and Martin Ganco.

CES-WP-11-05 “Beyond Cobb-Douglas: Estimation of a CES Production Function with Factor Augmenting Technology,” Devesh Raval.

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK] Working Paper:

A. “Trends in individual income growth: measurement methods and British evidence,” by Stephen Jenkins and Philippe Van Kerm (WP2011-06, February 2011, .pdf format, 54p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.iser.essex.ac.uk…

B. “Factor rotation with non-negativity constraints,” by Stephen Pudney (WP2011-05, February 2011, .pdf format, 13p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.iser.essex.ac.uk…

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Levy Economics Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY] Working Paper: “Unit Labor Costs in the Eurozone: The Competitiveness Debate, Again,” by Jesus Felipe and Utsav Kumar (Working Paper No. 651, February 2011, .pdf format, 31p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.levyinstitute.org…

CSSRR Economics–February 15, 2011

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:35 pm

Brookings Institution Article: “The Crisis in Tunisia: Africa‚Äôs Youth Unemployment Time-Bomb,” by Olumide Taiwo and Nelipher Moyo (January 2011).

www.brookings.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–February 15, 2011

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:08 pm

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Report: “Worst Case Housing Needs 2009: A Report to Congress,” by Barry L. Steffen (February 2011, .pdf format, 65p.).

www.huduser.org…

CSSRR Health–February 15, 2011

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 2:47 pm

Kaiser Family Foundation statehealthfacts.org… Website Updates: statehealthfacts.org… has updated several of its tables from Jan. 13-Feb. 7, 2011. The new tables are dated at

www.statehealthfacts.org…

Home page:

www.statehealthfacts.org…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–February 15, 2011

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 11:31 am

University of Chicago Press Books:

A. Demography and the Economy, edited by John B. Shoven (2011, 512p.). For more information see:

www.press.uchicago.edu…

B. Front Page Economics, by Gerald D. Suttles (2010, 258p.). For more information see:

www.press.uchicago.edu…

C. Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop, by Michael P. Jeffries (2010, 224p.). For more information see:

www.press.uchicago.edu…

D. Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness, by Nicole R. Fleetwood (2010, 288p.). For more information see:

www.press.uchicago.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–February 15, 2011

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 11:00 am

Demographic Research Article: “A note on race, ethnicity and nativity differentials in remarriage in the United States,” by Catherine McNamee and Kelly Raley (Vol. 24, Article 13, February 2011, .pdf format, p. 293-312). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

www.demographic-research.org…

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