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August 31, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–August 31, 2011

Annie E. Casey Foundation Compendium: 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book (August 2011, .pdf format, 82p.).

datacenter.kidscount.org…

CSSRR Sociology–August 31, 2011

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:23 pm

US Census Bureau Facts for Feature: “Halloween Oct. 31, 2011,” (CB11-FF.20, August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–August 31, 2011

Filed under: S. US State Govt. Publications,Sociology — admin @ 3:22 pm

Pennsylvania:

State Data Center Brief: “Back to School in Pennsylvania 2011,” (August 2011, .pdf format, 2p.).

pasdc.hbg.psu.edu…

CSSRR Health–August 31, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:21 pm

US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief: “Consumption of Sugar Drinks in the United States, 2005-2008,” by Cynthia L. Ogden, Brian K. Kit, Margaret D. Carroll, and Sohyun Park (Data Brief No. 71, August 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–August 31, 2011

Filed under: H. US State Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:20 pm

North Dakota:

Department of Health Report: “Burden of Cancer Study,” (2011, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.ndcancercoalition.com…

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Rhode Island:

Department of Health Report: “The Burden of Oral Diseases in Rhode Island, 2011,” (August 2011, .pdf format, 48p.).

www.health.ri.gov…

CSSRR Health–August 31, 2011

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:19 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…

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 123, No. 1, September 2011).

toxsci.oxfordjournals.org…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–August 31, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:18 pm

Institute of Behavioral Science [University of Colorado] Working Paper:

A. “Gender, Pensions, and Social Wellbeing in Rural South Africa,” by Enid Schatz, Xavier Gomez-Olive, Margaret Ralston, Jane Menken and Stephen Tollman (POP2011-06, August 2011, .pdf format, 21p.).

Abstract:

We explore relationships of sex and age to measures of social wellbeing among persons age 50+ in an area of rural South Africa with a double burden of disease-high HIV-prevalence and an emerging non-communicable disease epidemic among older adults. In addition, the area has high levels of unemployment and poverty. Elders usually have fewer financial resources on which they and their kin can rely; however, a means-tested non-contributory pension was, at the time of data collection, available to women over 60 and men over 65. Using WHO-INDEPTH Study of Global Ageing and Adult Health (WHO-SAGE) survey data from the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), we explore the mediating effects of pensions on multiple social wellbeing indicators. We find that, overall, women report poorer wellbeing. However, they have a ‘honeymoon’ period at ages 60-64, the first years of pension-eligibility, in which they report lower levels of worry and sadness, and higher overall happiness, life satisfaction, and quality of life as compared to younger and older women. For men, in contrast, wellbeing drops at ages 60-64, but then a similar but not as prominent pattern of favorable reports at ages 65-69, their early years of pension receipt, occurs, followed by a decline at ages 70-74. Thus, while pensions may continue to enhance financial wellbeing, our results suggest that their effect on social wellbeing may be gendered and transitory. Further research is needed to improve understanding of these dynamics.

www.colorado.edu…

B. “Natural Resources and Rural Livelihoods: Differences between Migrants and Non-Migrants in Madagascar,” by Raphael Nawrotzki, Lori M. Hunter, and Thomas W. Dickinson (POP2011-08, August 2011, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

This study explores the impact of natural resource availability on differences between migrants’ and non-migrants’ well-being in rural Madagascar. Data from the 2008/2009 Demographic and Health Survey are used in combination with satellite imagery of vegetation coverage to proxy access to natural resources. Multilevel models yield three key findings. First, migrants have, on average, greater financial, physical, human, and social capital than non-migrants, whereas urban-to-rural migrants do exceptionally well on all capital asset categories. Second, greater proximate natural resources are associated with greater financial, human, and social capital. Third,
significant cross-level interactions suggest that the benefits of local natural capital vary between migrants and non-migrants.

www.colorado.edu…

C. “How Does Adult Child Migration Affect the Health of Elderly Parents Left Behind? Evidence from Mexico,” by Francisca Antman (POP2011-09, August 2011, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

This paper considers whether the health of elderly parents is adversely affected by the international migration of their children. Estimation of a causal effect is complicated by the fact that children may migrate in response to a parent’s health status and there may be other unobserved factors influencing both parental health and child migration. I address this endogeneity problem by using instrumental variables methods where I instrument for having a child in the U.S. with the sex and married ratios of the children of the elderly respondents. To ensure the instruments are not influencing elderly health directly, I include children’s contributions to their parents in the analysis. I also perform falsification tests which support the view that the causal mechanism is operating through children’s migration. Overall, the evidence suggests that having a child migrate to the U.S. raises the probability that the elderly parent in Mexico will be in poor physical health. I conclude by exploring the possibility that the deleterious effects of children’s migration on mental health are driving this relationship.

www.colorado.edu…

D. “Who Marries Differently-Aged Spouses? Earnings, Ability and Appearance,” by Hani Mansour and Terra McKinnish (POP2011-10, August 2011, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

In direct contrast to conventional wisdom and most economic models of gender differences in age of marriage, we present robust evidence that men and women who are married to differently-aged spouses are negatively selected.

Earnings analysis of married couples in the 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 Decennial Censuses finds that male earnings decrease with within-couple age difference, regardless of whether the man is older or younger than his wife. In contrast, female earnings increase with within-couple age difference. We argue and present evidence that women in differently-aged couples have higher earnings not because of positive selection, but because their hours of work increase in response to partnering with a lower earning man.

We test for negative selection into differently-aged couples using three measures: average earnings per hour in occupation using Census data, cognitive skills assessments from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 cohort (NLSY79), and measures of physical appearance from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The point estimates indicate negative selection on all of these characteristics, although statistical significance varies by outcome and sample.

www.colorado.edu…

CSSRR Economics–August 31, 2011

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:16 pm

International Monetary Fund Periodical: IMF Research Bulletin (Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2011, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.imf.org…

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: “Building Statistics, 2009,” (Report 50-11-01, August 2011, .pdf format, 174p.).

www.statssa.gov…

August 30, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–August 30, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:14 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 6845 Kids’ Life and Times Survey, 2011

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 6685 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2009-2010

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 6855 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2010-2011; Adult and Child Data

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 6847 Millennium Cohort Study: Third Survey Teacher Survey and Foundation Stage Profile, 2006

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 6848 Millennium Cohort Study: Fourth Survey Teacher Survey, 2008

www.esds.ac.uk…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–August 30, 2011

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “Randomised Controlled Feasibility Trial of an Evidence-Informed Behavioural Intervention for Obese Adults with Additional Risk Factors,” by Falko F. Sniehotta, Stephan U. Dombrowski, Alison Avenell, Marie Johnston, Suzanne McDonald, Peter Murchie, Craig R. Ramsay, Kim Robertson, and Vera Araujo-Soares (PLoS ONE 6(8): e23040. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023040, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org…

B. “Inter-Observer Agreement on Subjects’ Race and Race-Informative Characteristics,” by Heather J. H. Edgar, Shamsi Daneshvari, Edward F. Harris, and Philip J. Kroth (PLoS ONE 6(8): e23986. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023986, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Sociology–August 30, 2011

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:12 pm

Pew Hispanic Center Report: “Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes, Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups,” by Richard Fry (August 2011, .pdf format, 29p.).

pewhispanic.org…

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Pew Internet and American Life Project Report: “65% of online adults use social networking sites,” by Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr (August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 14p.).

www.pewinternet.org…

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Pew Social and Demographic Trends Report: “The Digital Revolution and Higher Education: College Presidents, Public Differ on Value of Online Learning,” by Kim Parker, Amanda Lenhart, and Kathleen Moore (August 2011, .pdf format, 28p.).

pewsocialtrends.org…

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: “Demography and ecology drive variation in cooperation across human populations,” by Shakti Lamba and Ruth Mace (Vol. 108, No. 35, August 30, 2011, p. 14426-14430).

www.pnas.org…

CSSRR Sociology–August 30, 2011

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:11 pm

California Center for Population Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Working Paper: “Mexican Migration and Union Formation in Sending Communities: A Research Note,” by Kate H. Choi (CCPR-2011-007, August 2011, .pdf format, 23p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

papers.cc…

CSSRR Sociology–August 30, 2011

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:10 pm

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

European Journal of Population/Revue européenne de Démographie (Vol. 27, No. 3, August 2011).

www.springerlink.com…

Guttmacher Policy Review (Vol. 14, No. 3, Summer 2011).

www.guttmacher.org…

CSSRR Health–August 30, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:09 pm

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: “The Uninsured in America, 1996-2010: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65,” by May C. Chu and Jeffrey A. Rhoades (Statistical Brief No. 336, August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Health–August 30, 2011

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:09 pm

Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Issue Brief: “The Link Between Intimate Partner Violence, Substance Abuse and Mental Health in California,” by Elaine Zahnd, May Aydin, David Grant, and Sue Holtby (August 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu…

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Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 83, August 2011).

www.fhi.org…

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Public Policy Institute of California Report: “Expanding Medi-Cal: Profiles of Potential New Users,” by Helen Lee and Shannon McConville (August 2011, .pdf format, 42p.).

www.ppic.org…

CSSRR Health–August 30, 2011

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 3:08 pm

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Working Paper: “Relationships between Maternal Health Care and Postpartum Modern Contraceptive Use in Kenya and Zambia,” by Mai Do and David Hotchkiss (WP-11-120, August 2011, .pdf format, 24p.) Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.cpc.unc.edu…

CSSRR Health–August 30, 2011

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:07 pm

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

Public Health Nursing (Vol. 28, No. 5, September/October 2011).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–August 30, 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: 5916-5924.

Health related: 5921.

Sociology related: 5919.

CSSRR Economics–August 30, 2011

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:05 pm

Internal Revenue Service Periodical: Statistics of Income (SOI) Bulletin (Summer 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 227p.).

www.irs.gov…

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US Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: “Productivity and Costs by Industry: Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, and Food Services and Drinking Places Industries, 2010,” (August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 9p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics–August 30, 2011

Filed under: E. Data,E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:04 pm

US Census Bureau Data Release: “State and Local Governments Employ 16.6 Million Full-Time Equivalent Employees in 2010,” (August 30, 2011).

www.census.gov…

Links are available to the Bureau’s “Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll.”

www.census.gov…

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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Data Release: “Farm Income,” (August 2011, HTML and Excel format).

www.ers.us…

CSSRR Economics–August 30, 2011

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:03 pm

American Enterprise Institute on Public Policy Research Periodical: Economic Outlook (August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.). The title of this issue is “Is the US Economy Freefalling?” by Vincent R. Reinhart.

www.aei.org…

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Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality Periodical: Pathways (Summer 2011, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.stanford.edu…

CSSRR Economics–August 30, 2011

Filed under: E. Table of Contents,Economics — admin @ 3:01 pm

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

American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Vol. 93, No. 4, July 2011).

ajae.oxfordjournals.org…

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d’économique (Vol. 44, No. 3, August 2011).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

International Economic Review (Vol. 52, No. 3, August 2011).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 35, No. 10, October 2011).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Financial Economics (Vol. 102, No. 1, October 2011).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 96, Nos. 1 & 2, February 2012).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Quarterly Journal of Economics (Vol. 126, No. 3, August 2011).

qje.oxfordjournals.org…

Scandinavian Journal of Economics (Vol. 113, No. 3, September 2011).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

CSSRR Economics–August 30, 2011

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:00 pm

Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Perspectives on Labour and Income (Vol. 23, No. 3, August 2011, .pdf and HTML format). Note: The articles in this issue are: “Job-related training of immigrants,” by Jungwee Park.

www.statcan.gc.ca…

CSSRR Economics–August 30, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:59 pm

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

beta.adb.org…

NEW: No. 266 “On the Concept of Equity in Opportunity,” by Hyun H. Son.

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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-11-24 “Wage Dynamics along the Life-Cycle of Manufacturing Plants,” by Emin Dinlersoz, Henry Hyatt, and Sang Nguyen.

CES-WP-11-23 “The Productivity Advantage and Global Scope of U.S. Multinational Firms,” by Raymond Mataloni Jr.

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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 2011.

The new papers are numbered 3549-3554.

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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. 886 “Climate-Change Policy in the United Kingdom,” by Alex Bowen and James Rydge.

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US Bureau of Economic Analysis Working Paper: “Human Capital Accounting in the United States: Context, Measurement, and Application,” by Michael S. Christian (WP2011-05, July 2011, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

This study updates Christian’s (2010) human capital account for the United States to the year 2009, refining the underlying data and putting the account into international context by reviewing applications in the rest of the world. It also measures the sensitivity of human capital measures to alternative assumptions about income growth rates, discount rates, the treatment of taxes, smoothing and imputation of labor force and school enrollment data, and the valuation of non-market time. It concludes with an application to the measurement of the output of the education sector.

www.bea.gov…

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Working Papers: New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers is dated Aug. 22, 2011.

ideas.repec.org…

Aug. 22, 2011:

ideas.repec.org…

CSSRR Economics–August 30, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:57 pm

District 2: Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York):

www.newyorkfed.org…

NEW: No. 511 “Liquidity Management of U.S. Global Banks: Internal Capital Markets in the Great Recession,” by Nicola Cetorelli and Linda Goldberg.

No. 510 “Evaluating Interest Rate Rules in an Estimated DSGE Model,” by Vasco Curdia, Andrea Ferrero, Ging Cee Ng, and Andrea Tambalotti.

No. 509 “Inflation Expectations and Behavior: Do Survey Respondents Act on Their Beliefs?” by Olivier Armantier, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Giorgio Topa, Wilbert van der Klaauw, and Basit Zafar.

No. 508 “The Dynamics and Differentiation of Latin American Metal Exports,” by Benjamin Mandel.

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

www.philadelphiafed.org…

NEW: 11-35 “Dealing with Consumer Default: Bankruptcy vs. Garnishment,” by Satyajit Chatterjee and Grey Gordon.

11-34 “Can Oil Prices Forecast Exchange Rates?” by Domenico Ferraro, Ken Rogoff, and Barbara Rossi.

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

research.stlouisfed.org…

NEW: 2011-018A “Making Sense of China’s Astronomical Foreign Reserves,” by Yi Wen.

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

www.frbsf.org…

NEW: WP 2011-19 “Gender Ratios at Top PhD Programs in Economics,” by Galina Hale and Tali Regev.

August 29, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–August 29, 2011

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of Aug. 29-Sep. 5, 2011. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

New papers are: 17345-17378

Health related: 17369, 17371

Sociology related: 17375

CSSRR Health–August 29, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 2:56 pm

US Government Accountability Office Report: “Private Health Insurance: Early Experiences Implementing New Medical Loss Ratio Requirements,” (GAO-11-711, July 2011, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.gao.gov…

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US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief, Report:

A. “Blood Pressure Measurements at Emergency Department Visits by Adults: United States, 2007-2008,” by Richard W. Niska (Data Brief No. 72, August 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov…

B. “Deaths: Leading Causes for 2007,” by Melonie Heron (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 59, No. 8, August 2011, .pdf format, p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–August 29, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 2:55 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on Aug. 28, 2011. 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 Health–August 29, 2011

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

European Commission:

Directorate General for Health and Consumers Report: “The State of Men’s Health in Europe,” (2011, .pdf format, 99p.).

ec.eu…

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistica Data Tables: “Health Survey 2009 Data,” (August 2011, Excel format).

www1.cbs.gov…

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Japan:

Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare Data Tables: “Abridged Life Tables for Japan 2010,” (August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 9p.).

www.mhlw.go.jp/english/database/db-hw/lifetb10/index.html…

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Article: “More suicides,” (August 24, 2011).

www.cbs.nl…

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UK:

Office for National Statistics Bulletin: “Deaths involving Clostridium difficile: England and Wales, 2006 to 2010,” (August 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 13p.).

www.ons.gov…

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World Health Organization Report: “Environmental burden of disease associated with inadequate housing: Methods for quantifying health impacts of selected housing risks in the WHO European Region. Summary report,” edited by Matthias Braubach, David E Jacobs and David Ormandy (August 2011, .pdf format, 13p.).

www.eu…

CSSRR Health–August 29, 2011

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 2:53 pm

British Medical Journal Article: “Effect of pregnancy planning and fertility treatment on cognitive outcomes in children at ages 3 and 5: longitudinal cohort study,” by C. Carson, Y. Kelly, J. J. Kurinczuk, A. Sacker, M. Redshaw, and M. A. Quigley (BMJ 2011; 343:d4473, HTML and .pdf format).

www.bmj.com…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–August 29, 2011

Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Data Tables: “Gender Indicators, Australia, Jul 2011,” (August 2011, Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland Report: “Iceland in figures 2011,” (August 2011, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.statice.is/?pageid=452&itemid=bfd2aafb-84f5-4ec9-81e3-461a43276bca…

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Japan:

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

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

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical, Report:

A. Statistical Bulletin (No. 7, July 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 237p.).

www.stat.gov…

B. “Unregistered Employment in Poland in 2009,” (August 2011, .pdf format, 86p.).

www.stat.gov…

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: “Child Activity Survey, 2008/2009,” (August 2011, .pdf format, 214p.).

www.statistics.gov…

CSSRR Economics–August 29, 2011

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 2:50 pm

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports:

A. “Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2010,” (Report 1032, August 2011, .pdf format, 50p.).

www.bls.gov…

B. “Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 2010,” (Bulletin 2768, August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 331p.).

www.bls.gov…

C. “National Compensation Survey: Health and Retirement Plan Provisions in Private Industry in the United States, 2010,” (Bulletin 2770, August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 167p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Health–August 29, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 2:47 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. 5775-5783.

Health related: 5778.

CSSRR Economics–August 29, 2011

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 2:46 pm

European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (41/2011 to 42/2011).

epp.eu…

August 26, 2011

CSSRR Health–August 26, 2011

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 3:38 pm

Rand Corporation Working Paper: “The Effect of Education on Health: Cross-Country Evidence,” by Raquel Fonseca and Yuhui Zheng (WR864, August 2011, .pdf format, 25p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.rand.org…

CSSRR Economics–August 26, 2011

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:34 pm

Ethiopia:

Central Statistical Agency Reports:

A. “Census Summary Final Report,” (August 2011, .pdf format, 75p.).

www.csa.gov…

B. “The 2010 Urban Employment Unemployment Survey,” (August 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.csa.gov…

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Report: “Economy and Society, January-June 2011,” (August 2011, .pdf format, 54p.).

portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/gyor/jel/ejel21106.pdf…

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/ An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: “National Employment Survey, 2008 and 2009,” (August 2011, .pdf format, 61p.).

www.cso.ie…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–August 26, 2011

Belarus:

National Statistical Committee Reports:

A. “Population of the Republic of Belarus,” (August 2011, zipped .pdf format, 473p.). In both Russian and English.

belstat.gov…

B. “Labour and Employment in the Republic of Belarus,” (August 2011, zipped .pdf format, 349p.). In both Russian and English.

belstat.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–August 26, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:32 pm

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: CEPS/INSTEAD has recently added the following working paper: “Employed or inactive? Cross-national differences in coding parental leave beneficiaries in Labour Force Survey data,” by Malgorzata Mikucka and Marie Valentova (Working Paper No 2011-45, August 2011, .pdf format, 19p.).

Abstract:

In survey research the parental leave beneficiaries are usually coded as either employed or inactive. One of the exceptions is the European Labor Force Survey (EU-LFS), which (from 2006) includes parental leave among other forms of being employed but temporarily not working. This paper explores classification of parental leave takers in EU-LFS, focusing on cross-country discrepancies and their
consequences.

Our results show that classification rules differ cross-nationally: in some countries parental leave takers are considered inactive, in others – employed but temporarily not working. In particular in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary and Slovakia the EU-LFS data do not reflect the actual use of parental leaves because beneficiaries are coded as inactive. We estimate the actual number of mothers on parental leave in these countries and show that EU-LFS employment rates of women aged 18-40 are biased downwards 2-7 percentage points; for mothers of children aged 0-2 the bias reaches 12-45 percentage points.

Our study shows the limited comparability of EU-LFS employment rates, warns about possible bias in cross-national studies and shows the importance of transparent and consistent survey measurement of employment status.

www.ceps.lu…

CSSRR Sociology–August 26, 2011

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 1:30 pm

US Census Bureau Facts For Features:

A. “Hispanic Heritage Month 2011: Sept. 15 – Oct. 15” (CB11-FF.18, Aug. 26, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.census.gov…

B. “Unmarried and Single Americans Week Sept. 18-24, 2011” (CB11-FF.19, Aug. 26, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Health–August 26, 2011

Filed under: H. Funding Opportunity,Health — admin @ 1:23 pm

US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities: “Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Collaborative Centers (U54)” (RFA-RM-11-009, application deadline, Dec. 2, 2011,  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). Note: This site also links to companion awards RFA-RM-11-008, U54, “Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Collaborative Centers,” and RFA-RM-11-010, U41, “Human Health and Heredity in Africa (H3Africa) Bioinformatics Network.” For more information see:

grants.nih.gov…

CSSRR Health–August 26, 2011

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 1:03 pm

Lancet Series. Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. Check your organization’s library for electronic availability. “Obesity” (Vol. 378, No. 9793, Aug. 27, 2011). “This four-part Series critically examines what we know about the global obesity pandemic: its drivers, its economic and health burden, the physiology behind weight control and maintenance, and what science tells us about the kind of actions that are needed to change our obesogenic environment and reverse the current tsunami of risk factors for chronic diseases in future generations. The first paper looks at the global drivers of the epidemic; the second paper analyses obesity trends in the USA and UK, and their impact on prevalence of diseases and healthcare spending. The third paper introduces a new web-based bodyweight simulation model, that incorporates metabolic adaptations that occur with decreasing bodyweight; and the final paper assesses the interventions needed to halt and reverse the epidemic. Its authors conclude that the changes needed are likely to require many sustained interventions at several levels, but that national governments should take the lead.”

www.lancet.com…

CSSRR Health–August 26, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 12:27 pm

US Centers for Disease Control Periodical: Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 17, No. 9, September 2011, HTML and .pdf format).

www.cdc.gov…

Archive:

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Health–August 26, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 12:21 pm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 60, No. 33, August 26, 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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US Government Accountability Office Report: “Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans: Program Features, Early Enrollment and Spending Trends, and Federal Oversight Activities” (GAO-11-662, July 2011, .pdf format, 39p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–August 26, 2011

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

Demographic Research Article: “The potential impact of intermarriage on the population decline of the Parsis of Mumbai, India,” by  Zubin Shroff and Marcia C. Castro (Vol. 25, Article 17, August 2011, .pdf format, p. 545-564).

www.demographic-research.org…

August 25, 2011

CSSRR Sociology–August 25, 2011

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:06 pm

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

Population, Space, and Place (Vol. 17, No. 5, September/October 2011).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

CSSRR Health–August 25, 2011

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:04 pm

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 174, No. 5, Sep. 1, 2011).

aje.oxfordjournals.org…

CSSRR Health–August 25, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 2:53 pm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Surveillance Summary:

A. The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 60, No. 33, August 26, 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…

B. “Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2008,” by Debra L. Karch, Joseph Logan, and Nimesh Patel (Surveillance Summary Vol. 60, SS-10, Aug. 26, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1-54).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–August 25, 2011

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 2:25 pm

US Census Bureau Report: “Marital Events of Americans: 2009,” by Diana B. Elliott and Tavia Simmons (American Community Survey Report ACS-13, August 2011, .pdf format, 24p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: “Divorce Rates Highest in the South, Lowest in the Northeast, Census Bureau Reports” (CB11-144, Aug. 25, 2011).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Health–August 25, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 2:04 pm

US National Center for Health Statistics Report: “Resting Pulse Rate Reference Data for Children, Adolescents, and Adults: United States, 1999-2008,” by Yechiam Ostchega, Kathryn S. Porter, Jeffery Hughes, Charles F. Dillon, and Tatiana Nwankwo (National Health Statistics Reports No. 41, August 2011, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–August 25, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 2:04 pm

US Census Bureau Data Release:

A. The Census Bureau announced the release of additional 2010 Census Demographic Profiles for new geographies. The new geographies include “ZIP code tabulation areas, school districts and census tracts.” The new geographies can be accessed on American Factfinder. Raw data can be downloaded via FTP from:

www2.census.gov…

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US National Center for Education Statistics Data Release: “High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09): Public-Use Data File,” (NCES 2011334, August 2011, .pdf (documentation) and ASCII text (data) format, SAS, SPSS, and Stata programming statements).

nces.ed.gov…

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