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June 30, 2011

CSSRR Economics– June 30, 2011

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Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (25/2011, 28/2011-30/2011) and Data in Focus (8/2011).

epp.eu…

CSSRR Economics– June 30, 2011

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

American Economic Review (Vol.101, No.4, June 2011).

www.aeaweb.org…

CSSRR Economics– June 30, 2011

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UN:

World Food Programme Report: “Fighting Hunger Worldwide The World Food Programme’s Year in Review, 2010” (June 2011, .pdf
format, 44p.).

www.wfp.org…

CSSRR Economics– June 30, 2011

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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-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoHome/b-publ/b3publwp/CESifoWP…

and “Browse Working Paper List” for 2011

The new papers are numbered 3500-3507

CSSRR Economics– June 30, 2011

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UK:

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report: “Housing and neighbourhoods monitor: fragility and recovery” by Cecilia Wong (June 27, 2011, .pdf format, 75p.).

www.jrf.org…

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report: “Community organisations controlling assets: a better understanding” by Mike Aiken (June 29,2011, .pdf format, 89p.).

www.jrf.org…

CSSRR Health– June 30,2011

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article: “The Geographic Synchrony of Seasonal Influenza: A Waves across Canada and the United States” by Dena L. Schanzer, Joanne M. Langley, Trevor Dummer, Samina Aziz (June 28, 2011, .pdf, HTML and XML format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health– June 30, 2011

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US National Center for Health Statistics Report: “Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2010” by Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D., Brian W. Ward, Ph.D., and Jeannine S. Schiller ( June 2011, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health– June 30 2011

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

AIDS (Vol.25, No.10, June 19,2011).

journals.lww.com…

AIDS (Vol.25, No.11, July 17,2011).

journals.lww.com…

Ethnicity and Disease Journal (Vol.21, No.2, June 2011).

www.ishib.org…

CSSRR Economics– June 30, 2011

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Pew Research Center Report: “Living Together: The Economics of Cohabitation” by Richard Fry and D’Vera Cohn (June 27, 2011,.pdf and HTML format, 30p.).

pewsocialtrends.org…

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MDRC Report: “Providing Earnings Supplements to Encourage and Sustain Employment Lessons from Research and Practice” by Karin Martinson and Gayle Hamilton ( May 2011, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.mdrc.org…

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Economic Policy Institute Briefing Paper: “The Need for Paid Sick Days: The lack of a federal policy further erodes family economic security” by Elise Gould, Kai Filion, and Andrew Green (#319, June 29,2011, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.epi.org…

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report:” New Fiscal Year Brings Further Budget Cuts to Most States, Slowing Economic Recovery” by Michael Leachman, Erica Williams and Nicholas Johnson (June 28, 2011, .pdf format, 5p.).

www.cbpp.org…

CSSRR Sociology– June 30, 2011

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Center for Family and Demographic Research [Bowling Green State University] Working Paper:”Everybody’s Doin’ It (Right?): Neighborhood Norms and Sexual Activity in Adolescence.” by Tara D. Warner, Peggy C. Giordano, Wendy D. Manning, and Monica A. Longmore (Working Paper No.2011-01, March 22, 2011, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

A neighborhood’s normative climate is linked to, but conceptually distinct from, its structural characteristics such as poverty and racial/ethnic composition. Given the deleterious consequences of early sexual activity for adolescent health and well-being, it is important to assess normative influences on youth behaviors such as sexual debut, number of sex partners, and involvement in casual sexual experiences. The current study moves beyond prior research by constructing a measure of normative climate that more fully captures neighborhood norms, and analyzing the influence of normative climate on behavior in a longitudinal framework. Using recently geo-coded data from the Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (TARS), we analyze the effect of normative climate on adolescents’ sexual behaviors. Results indicate that variations in neighborhood normative climates increases adolescents’ odds of sexual debut and casual sex, and is associated with their number of sex partners, even after accounting for neighborhood structural disadvantage and demographic risk factors.

www.bgsu.edu…

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California Center for Population Research, UCLA Working Paper: “Assessing Causality and Persistence in Associations Between Family Dinners and Adolescent Well-Being” by Kelly Musick and Ann Meier. (Working Paper, No. 2011-03, .pdf format, June 28, 2011, 45p.).

Abstract:

Adolescents who share meals with their parents score better on a range of indicators tapping health and well-being. Using three waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (N = 12,491), we assess the causal nature of these associations and the extent to which they persist over time. We examine links between family dinners and adolescent mental health, substance use, and delinquency at wave one, accounting for detailed measures of the family environment. As a more stringent test of causality, we estimate fixed-effects models from waves one and two, and finally we draw from wave three to explore persistence in the effects of family dinners into young adulthood. Associations between family dinners and adolescent well-being remain statistically significant, net of controls, and some hold up to stricter tests of causality. Beyond any indirect benefits via earlier well-being, however, family dinners effects do not appear to persist into young adulthood.

papers.cc…

CSSRR–June 30, 2011

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US National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09): A First Look at Fall 2009 9th-Graders” by Steven J. Ingels, Ben Dalton, Tommy E. Holder, Jr., Erich Lauff, and Laura J. Burns (NCES 2011327, June 2011, .pdf format, 54p.).

nces.ed.gov…

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US Census Bureau Report: “Living Arrangements of Children:2009” by Rose M. Kreider and Renee Ellis (P70-126, June 2011, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.census.gov…

June 29, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–June 29, 2011

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New Hampshire:

State Data Center Data Table: “Migration Trends,” (June 2011, Excel format).

www.nh.gov…

CSSRR Health–June 29, 2011

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US National Center for Health Statistics Report, Data Brief:

A. “Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2007 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set,” by T.J. Mathews and Marian F. MacDorman (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 59, No. 6, April 2011, .pdf format, 25p.).

www.cdc.gov…

B. “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Adults Aged 18 and Over in the United States, 1998-2009,” by Lara J. Akinbami and Xiang Liu (Data Brief No. 63, June 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–June 29, 2011

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: “Complete Life Tables Of Israel 2005-2009,” (June 2011, .pdf, Word, and Excel format, 29p.).

www1.cbs.gov…

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Japan:

Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare Report: “2009 Summary of Static/Dynamic Surveys of Medical Institutions and Hospital Report,” (June 2011, .pdf and Excel format).

www.mhlw.go.jp/english/database/db-hss/mih_report_2009.html…

CSSRR Health–June 29, 2011

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:22 pm

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

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 74, No. 1, July/August 2011, .pdf format, 1p.).

www.neha.org…

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 723, No. 2, Aug. 16, 2011).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Health–June 29, 2011

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:22 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Articles:

A. “Energy Density, Portion Size, and Eating Occasions: Contributions to Increased Energy Intake in the United States, 1977-2006,” by Kiyah J. Duffey and Barry M. Popkin (PLoS Med 8(6): e1001050. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001050, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

B. “Life Course Trajectories of Systolic Blood Pressure Using Longitudinal Data from Eight UK Cohorts,” by Andrew K. Wills, Debbie A. Lawlor, Fiona E. Matthews, Avan Aihie Sayer, Eleni Bakra, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Michaela Benzeval, Eric Brunner, Rachel Cooper, Mika Kivimaki, Diana Kuh, Graciela Muniz-Terrera, and Rebecca Hardy (PLoS Med 8(6): e1000440. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000440, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–June 29, 2011

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Paper: “Economic conditions of stepfamilies from a cross-national perspective,” by Michaela Kreyenfeld and Valerie Martin (WP-2011-010, June 2011, .pdf format, 43p.).

Abstract:

This paper investigates the economic conditions of stepfamilies in Germany, the Russian Federation and France using data from the first wave of the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS). The analysis shows that stepfamilies more often report economic hardship than nuclear families in France and western Germany. Socio-demographic differences between family types – particularly the fact that stepfamilies tend to be larger families – explain the differences in economic well-being between families in France. For western Germany, differences between nuclear and stepfamilies remain after controlling for socio-economic composition of different family types. For the Russian Federation and eastern Germany, we do not find any statistically significant differences in economic well-being between stepfamilies and nuclear families. The major dividing line for these regions runs between single parents and other types of families.

www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2011-010.pdf…

CSSRR Economics/Health–June 29, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 3:20 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: 5800-5809.

Health related: 5803, 5804.

CSSRR Economics–June 29, 2011

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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports:

A. “Why Have Food Commodity Prices Risen Again?” by Ronald Trostle, Daniel Marti, Stacey Rosen, and Paul Westcott (Outlook Report No. (WRS-1103), June 2011, .pdf format, 29p.).

www.ers.us…

B. “Geographic Differences in the Relative Price of Healthy Foods,” by Jessica E. Todd, Ephraim Leibtag, and Corttney Penberthy (Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-78), June 2011, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.ers.us…

CSSRR Economics–June 29, 2011

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US Bureau of Economic Analysis Working Paper: “Competition among Spatially Differentiated Firms: An Estimator with an Application to Cement,” by Matthew J Osborne, and Nathan H. Miller (WP2011-04, April 2011, .pdf format, 58p.).

Abstract:

We develop an estimator for models of competition among spatially differentiated firms. In contrast to existing methods (e.g., Houde (2009)), the estimator has flexible data requirements and is implementable with data that are observed at any level of aggregation. Further, the estimator is the first to be applicable to models in which firms price discriminate among consumers based on location. We apply the estimator to the portland cement industry in the U.S. Southwest over 1983-2003. We estimate transportation costs to be $0.30 per tonne-mile and show that, given the topology of the U.S. Southwest, these transportation costs permit more geographically isolated plants to discriminate among consumers. We conduct a counterfactual experiment and determine that disallowing this spatial price discrimination would increase consumer surplus by $12 million annually, relative to a volume of commerce of $1.3 billion. Heretofore it has not been possible examine the surplus implications of spatial price discrimination in specific, real-world settings; these implications have been known to be ambiguous theoretically since at least Gronberg and Meyer (1982) and Katz (1984). Additionally, our methodology can be used to construct transportation margins, which are an important component of input-output tables.

www.bea.gov…

CSSRR Economics–June 29, 2011

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Monograph: Economic Survey of Estonia 2011 (June 2011). Ordering information is available at the site.

www.oecd.org…

Overview (.pdf format, 18p.):

www.oecd.org…

CSSRR Economics–June 29, 2011

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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. 876 “Estonia: Making the Most of Globalisation,” by Robert Price and Andreas Worgotter.

No. 875 “The Effects of Downturns on Labour Force Participation,” by Romain Duval, Mehmet Eris, and Davide Furceri.

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Working Papers: New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers is dated June 25, 2011.

ideas.repec.org…

June 25, 2011:

ideas.repec.org…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–June 29, 2011

Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Periodical: Australian Social Trends (June 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 35p.). Note: Use the “Downloads” tab to access the full-text.

www.abs.gov…

June 28, 2011

CSSRR Health–June 28, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:58 pm

US Centers for Disease Control Statistics and Surveillance Slide Set Update: “HIV Surveillance in Injection Drug Users (through 2009)” (June 2011, .pdf and Microsoft PowerPoint format, 19 slides.

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–June 28, 2011

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 12:34 pm

United Nations:

Department of Economic and Social Affairs Working Paper: “International Migration in a Globalizing World: The Role of Youth,” (Technical Paper No. 2011/01, 2011, .pdf format, 19p.).

www.un.org…

CSSRR Sociology–June 28, 2011

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 12:33 pm

Demographic Research Article: “A Dynamic Extension of the Period Life Table,” by Frank T. Denton and Byron G. Spencer (Vol. 24, Article 34, June 2011, .pdf format, p. 831-854).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Health–June 28, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 12:32 pm

US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report: “States’ Collection of Medicaid Rebates for Physician-Administered Drugs,” (OEI-03-09-00410, June 2011, .pdf format, 43p.).

www.oig.hhs.gov…

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US Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. “Influenza Pandemic: Lessons from the H1N1 Pandemic Should Be Incorporated into Future Planning,” (GAO-11-632 June 2011, .pdf format, 67p.).

www.gao.gov…

B. “Influenza Vaccine: Federal Investments in Alternative Technologies and Challenges to Development and Licensure,” (GAO-11-435 June 2011, .pdf format, 58p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Health–June 28, 2011

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 12:31 pm

Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Health at a Glance (June 2011, .pdf and HTML format). Note: The article in this issue: “Injuries in Canada: Insights from the Canadian Community Health Survey,” by Jean-Michel Billette and Teresa Janz.

www.statcan.gc.ca…

CSSRR Health–June 28, 2011

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 12:30 pm

Human Mortality Database: Note: HMD requires free registration before providing data. The following update has been added to the database:

Data for Netherlands were revised and updated through 2009.

Data Availability:

www.mo…

Data Access:

www.mo…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–June 28, 2011

Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada (Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 2011, HTML format). Note: The articles in this issue are: “Life-path Outcomes at Age 25 Associated with Reading Ability at Age 15,” by Lisa Shipley and Tomasz Gluzynski; and, “A Glance at the Participation of Adult Workers in Formal, Job-related Training Activities or Education in 2008,” by Louise Desjardins.

www.statcan.gc.ca…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–June 28, 2011

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: 5785-5799.

Sociology related 5787, 5793.

Health related 5795.

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–June 28, 2011

Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: Statistical Bulletin (No. 5, June 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 237p.).

www.stat.gov…

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Periodical: Japan Monthly Statistics (June 2011, Microsoft Excel format). Note: Tables are in Japanese and English.

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

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Spain:

Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Compendium: Spain in Figures, 2011 (June 2011, .pdf format, 55p.).

www.ine.es/en/prodyser/pubweb/espcif/espcif_en.htm…

CSSRR Economics–June 28, 2011

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European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (25/2011, 28/2011 to 29/2011).

epp.eu…

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical, Paper:

A. Perspectives on Labour and Income (Vol. 23, No. 3, Autumn 2011, .pdf and HTML format). Note: The articles in this issue are: “Immigrants in self-employment,” by Feng Hou and Shunji Wang; and, “The income of immigrants who pursue postsecondary education in Canada,” by Anne-Marie Rollin.

www.statcan.gc.ca…

B. “Low Income Lines, 2009-2010,” (June 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 39p.).

www.statcan.gc.ca…

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (11/137 to 11/148).

www.imf.org…

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UK:

Department for Work and Pensions Report: “Job Services Australia: design and implementation lessons for the British context,” by Dan Finn (Research Report No. 752, June 2011, .pdf format, 49p.).

research.dwp.gov…

June 27, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–June 27, 2011

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:50 pm

UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK) Data Update: The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There may be charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

www.data-archive.ac.uk…

SN 6554 -Higher Education Institution Knowledge and its Impact on Regional Competitiveness, 2009

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 6555 -Experiences and Aspirations of Final-Year Undergraduate Students, 2008-2009

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 6619 -Young People in Jobs Without Training, 2007

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 6783 -National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer Awareness Measure, NHS North of Tyne, 2010

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 6784 -National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer Awareness Measure, NHS Tees, 2010

www.esds.ac.uk…

CSSRR Economics–June 27, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:38 pm

Working Papers: New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers is dated Jun. 18, 2011.

ideas.repec.org…

CSSRR Health– June 27, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 2:57 pm

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: “Children’s Dental Care: Advice and Checkups, Ages 2-17, 2008” By Anita Soni (Statistical Brief 326, June 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Health– June 27, 2011

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UK:

National Audit Office Report: “Establishing social enterprises under the Right to Request Programme” (June 2011, .pdf format, 36p.).

www.nao.org…

CSSRR Health– June 27, 2011

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 2:55 pm

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Periodical: Entre Nous (72, June 2011, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Title of this issue is “Sexual health: A public health challenge in Europe.”

www.eu…

CSSRR Health– June 27, 2011

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 2:53 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (University of Michigan) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive Update: 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…

2009 Treatment Episode Data Set-Admissions (TEDS-A) Released” (June 2011).

www.icpsr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Economics– June 27, 2011

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 2:51 pm

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Monograph: Government at a Glance 2011 (June 2011, ISBN Number:9789264096578, 200p.). Note: This publication is available for purchase only from OECD.

www.oecd.org…

CSSRR Economics– June 27, 2011

Filed under: E. Table of Contents,Economics — admin @ 2:50 pm

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

Journal of Industrial Economics (Vol.59, No. 2, June 2011)

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

Journal of Economic Literature: (Vol. 49, No. 2, June 2011).

www.aeaweb.org…

CSSRR Economics– June 27, 2011

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

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. 5704-5707.

CSSRR Sociology–June 27, 2011

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 10:11 am

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Working Paper:

A. “The permanence of international migration: A multistate analysis of European flows, 2002-2007,” by Jack DeWaard and James Raymer (Working Paper No. 2011-05, June 2011, .pdf format, 19p.).

Abstract:

Descriptive studies of international migration typically rely on measures of migrant stocks and rates to assess migration patterns. In this paper, we propose a third alternative. Using harmonized data on age-specific migration flows from and to countries in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) from 2002-2007, we estimate the waiting time of international migration, i.e., the total time lived by migrants in receiving countries, on average, given period migration and mortality schedules. The results provide a window into the temporal dynamics of international migration in Europe, which are increasingly relevant given recent expansions of the EU/EFTA.

www.ssc.wisc.edu…

B. “Maternal and infant health of the Mexican-origin population in the United States: the role of acculturation, duration, and selection,” by Miguel Ceballos and Alberto Palloni (Working Paper 2010-16, 2011, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

A significant body of research on minority health shows that while Hispanic immigrants experience unexpectedly favorable outcomes in maternal and infant health, their advantage deteriorates with increased time of residence in the United States. This is referred to as the “acculturation paradox.” Utilizing a sample of first generation Mexican immigrant women living in two Midwestern communities, we test two hypotheses explaining this “acculturation paradox” for birth and child health outcomes. The first attributes deterioration to negative effects of acculturation and behavioral adjustments made by immigrants while living in the U.S., and the second to a process of a return migration selection. These results are verified by conducting a similar analysis with a nationally representative sample of Mexican immigrants. We find duration to have a nonlinear relationship and acculturation to be positively associated with birth outcomes. Finally, a sibling analysis of birth outcomes is conducted to test for migration selection. We find indirect evidence supporting the return migration selection hypothesis.

www.ssc.wisc.edu…

C. “Selective return migration and the maternal and infant health of the Mexican-origin population in the United States: a sibling analysis,” by Miguel Ceballos and Alberto Palloni (Working Paper 2010-17, 2011, .pdf format, 20p.).

Abstract:

Background: A significant body of research on minority health shows that while Hispanic immigrants experience unexpectedly favorable outcomes in maternal and infant health, their advantage deteriorates with increased time of residence in the US. This is referred to as the “acculturation paradox.” We assess two hypotheses explaining the “acculturation paradox” for birth and child health outcomes. The first attributes deterioration to negative effects of acculturation and behavioral adjustments made by immigrants while living in the US, and the second accredits this deterioration to a process of selective return migration. We use a sample of Mexican immigrant women living in two Midwestern communities in the US to conduct a sibling analysis using the community sample to control for unmeasured factors shared in a household that may be responsible for selective return migration. The sibling analysis shows no significant differences between the birth outcomes of the two siblings providing indirect evidence supporting the selective return migration hypothesis.

www.ssc.wisc.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–June 27, 2011

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Center for Research on Child Well-Being [Princeton University] Working Paper: “Identity Salience and Involvement among Resident and Nonresident Fathers,” by Julia S. Goldberg ((Working Paper No. 11-14-FF, June 2011, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

The literature on father involvement suggests that the value men ascribe to the father role is important for understanding their involvement with their children, yet this theory has received only limited empirical attention. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 3,554), I examined the association between fathers’ identity salience reported at their child’s birth and their involvement (accessibility, engagement, and responsibility) when their child was about 1, 3, and 5 years old, carefully considering the role played by fathers’ residence status. I found that fathers’ identity salience predicted future levels of engagement net of a large number of fathers’ characteristics, and that fathers with high identity salience were more likely to reside with their child, which facilitated their involvement. These results suggest that programs designed to enhance the salience of the father role would be useful for teaching men to become more involved fathers.

crcw.princeton.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–June 27, 2011

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 10:09 am

US National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. “Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2008-09 (Fiscal Year 2009),” by Frank Johnson, Lei Zhou, Nanae Nakamoto, and Stephen Q. Cornman (NCES 2011329, June 2011, .pdf format, 26p.).

nces.ed.gov…

B. “Achievement Gaps: How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress,” by F. Cadelle Hemphill, Alan Vanneman, and Taslima Rahman (NCES 2011459, June 2011, .pdf format, 80p.).

nces.ed.gov…

C. “Students with Disabilities at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions,” by Kimberley Raue and Laurie Lewis (NCES 2011018, June 2011, .pdf format, 63p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Health–June 27, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 10:08 am

Rand Corporation Working Paper: “Does Disability Insurance Receipt Discourage Work? Using Examiner Assignment to Estimate Causal Effects of SSDI Receipt,” by Nicole Maestas, Kathleen J. Mullen, and Alexander Strand (WR-853-1, March 2011, .pdf format, 44p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.rand.org…

CSSRR Health–June 27, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 10:07 am

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief:

A. “Emergency Department Visits in Rural and Non-Rural Community Hospitals, 2008,” by Anika Hines, Taressa Fraze, and Carol Stocks (Statistical Brief No. 116, June 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 9p.).

PDF:

www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov…

HTML:

www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov…

B. “State Variation in Inpatient Hospitalizations for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Conditions, 2002-2008,” by Elizabeth Stranges, Katharine Levit, Carol Stocks, and Pat Santora (Statistical Brief No. 117, June 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

PDF:

www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov…

HTML:

www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov…

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 60, No. 24, June 24, 2011 (HTML and .pdf format) is available from the US Centers for Disease Control site). Note: To access this issue in the future, simply click on “Weekly Report” and then “Current Volume” or “Past Volumes” on the left side of the page.

www.cdc.gov…

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: “Children’s Dental Care: Advice and Checkups, Ages 2-17, 2008,” by Anita Soni (Statistical Brief No. 326, June 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

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US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: “Nicotine Dependence among Persons Who Received Substance Use Treatment,” (June 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

oas.samhsa.gov…

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Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 10:05 am

World Health Organization:

Regional Office for Europe Report: “Environmental burden of disease associated with inadequate housing. Methods for quantifying health impacts of selected housing risks in the WHO European Region,” edited by Matthias Braubach, David E Jacobs and David Ormandy (2011, .pdf format, 237p.).

www.eu…

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California HealthCare Foundation Report: “Ready for Reform? Health Insurance Regulation in California Under the ACA,” (June 2011, .pdf format, 55p.).

www.chcf.org…

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report: “Proposal to Establish Federal Medicaid “Blended Rate” Would Shift Significant Costs to States: Would Be Hard to Set Fairly and Accurately; Would Likely Force Cuts to Children, People With Disabilities, Seniors, and Health Care Providers,” by Edwin Park and Judith Solomon (June 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.cbpp.org…

CSSRR Health–June 27, 2011

Filed under: H. Funding Opportunity,Health — admin @ 10:04 am

US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities:

A. “Advancing HIV Prevention through Transformative Behavioral and Social Science Research (R01),” (RFA-MH-12-080, letter of intent due December 6, 2011, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development).

grants.nih.gov…

B. “Interventions for SIDS and Other Sleep Related Infant Deaths (R01),” (PAR-11-242, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development).

grants.nih.gov…

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