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October 31, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–October 31, 2011

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on Oct. 30, 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 Economics/Health/Sociology–October 31, 2011

South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: “South African Statistics, 2011,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 191p.).

www.statssa.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 31, 2011

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US Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Reports:

A. “A Report on the Actuarial, Marketing, and Legal Analyses of the CLASS Program,” (October 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 50p.).

aspe.hhs.gov…

B. “Economic Analysis of the Causes of Drug Shortages,” (October 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 20p.).

aspe.hhs.gov…

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US Government Accountability Office Report: “Private Health Insurance: Implementation of the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program,” (GAO-11-875R, September 2011, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 31, 2011

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: “Cervical screening in Australia 2008-2009,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 136p.).

www.aihw.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 31, 2011

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:45 pm

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

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 94, No. 5, November 2011).

www.ajcn.org…

International Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 40, No. 5, October 2011).

ije.oxfordjournals.org…

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 74, No. 4, November 2011, .pdf format, 1p.).

www.neha.org…

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 124, No. 1, November 2011).

toxsci.oxfordjournals.org…

CSSRR Economics–October 31, 2011

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

Economic Journal (Vol. 121, No. 556, November 2011).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

International Journal of Game Theory (Vol. 40, No. 4, November 2011).

www.springerlink.com…

Journal of Economic Literature (Vol. 49, No. 3, September 2011).

www.aeaweb.org…

Journal of Financial Economics (Vol. 102, No. 3, December 2011).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Economics–October 31, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:43 pm

European Central Bank:

www.ecb.eu…

NEW: No. 1393 “Marx vs. Weber: does religion affect politics and the economy?” by Christoph Basten and Frank Betz.

No. 1392 “China’s dominance hypothesis and the emergence of a tri-polar global currency system,” by Marcel Fratzscher and Arnaud Mehl.

No. 1391 “Interest rate expectations and uncertainty during ECB governing council days: evidence from intraday implied densities of 3-month Euribor,” by Olivier Vergote and Josep Maria Puigvert Gutierrez.

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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: 6045-6055.

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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. 903 “The Demand for Safe Assets in Emerging Economies and Global Imbalances,” by Rudiger Ahrend and Cyrille Schwellnus.

No. 902 “Drivers of Systemic Banking Crises,” by Rudiger Ahrend and Antoine Goujard.

No. 901 “Explaining the Appreciation of the Brazilian real,” by Annabelle Mourougane.

No. 900 “Raising Investment in Brazil,” by Jens Arnold.

No. 899 “Refining Macroeconomic Policies to Sustain Growth in Brazil,” by Annabelle Mourougane.

No. 898 “Promoting Infrastructure Development in Brazil,” by Annabelle Mourougane and Mauro Pisu.

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US Bureau of Economics Analysis Working Paper: “Is GDP or GDI a better measure of output? A statistical approach,” by Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy (WP2011-08, February 2011, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

Gross domestic product (GDP) and gross domestic income (GDI) are in theory estimates of the same concept, namely economic production over a defined span of time and space. Yet the two measures are compiled using different source data, and the two measures often give different indications of the direction of the economy. This raises the issue of which of the two measures is a more accurate estimate of economic production. In this paper we present a time-series statistical framework for addressing this issue. Our findings indicate that the latest vintage of GDP has been a better measure of true output over the 1983-2009 period than the latest vintage of GDI. Our model also implies an optimal weighting of GDP and GDI can yield a more accurate estimate of economic output than either GDP or GDI alone. Our empirical findings indicate that a weighting of approximately 60% to GDP yields the best estimate for the 1983-2009 period. When we consider vintages of estimated output, we find that GDI often contains additional information to GDP regarding true output.

www.bea.gov…

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

ideas.repec.org…

Oct. 22, 2011:

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. 5857-5865.

October 28, 2011

CSSRR Health/Sociology–October 28, 2011

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University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Working Paper: “Estimation of Health Status Inequalities from Prevalence Data: A Risky Business,” by Alberto Palloni and Jason R. Thomas (CDE Working Paper No. 2011-09, 2011, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

Assessing the impact that socioeconomic determinants have on the prevalence of certain chronic conditions reported by respondents in population surveys must confront two problems. The first is that the self-reports could be in error (false positives and false negatives). The second is that those reporting are a selected sample of those who ever experience the problem, the selection being heavily influenced by excess mortality due to the condition being reported. In this paper, we use a combination of empirical data and microsimulation to (a) assess the magnitude of the biases due to the selection problem, and (b) suggest adjustment procedures that correct for biases.

www.ssc.wisc.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–October 28, 2011

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US Census Bureau Population Division Working Papers:

A. “A Review of the August 2008 CPS Migration Supplement Automated Questionnaire,” by by G. Patricia de la Cruz (Working Paper No. 92, October 2011, .pdf format, 19p.). There is no abstract for this paper.

www.census.gov…

B. “Coverage of Population in Census 2000 Based on Demographic Analysis: The History Behind the Numbers,” by J. Gregory Robinson (Working Paper No. 91, October 2011, .pdf format, 48p.). There is no abstract for this paper.

www.census.gov…

C. “Plans for Producing Estimates of Net International Migration for the 2010 Demographic Analysis Estimates,” by Renuka Bhaskar, Melissa Scopilliti, Frederick Hollmann, and David Armstrong (Working Paper No. 90, October 2011, .pdf format, 19p.). There is no abstract for this paper.

www.census.gov…

D. “The Use of Medicare Enrollment Data in the 2010 Demographic Analysis Estimates,” by Kirsten West, Jason Devine, Bethany DeSalvo, and Katherine Condon (Working Paper No. 89, October 2011, .pdf format, 27p.).

Abstract:

This paper was prepared along with three companion documents to facilitate discussion during a Demographic Analysis (DA) technical review workshop. The paper focuses on Medicare enrollment as a source for estimating the population aged 65 and older on April 1, 2010. Three major issues are discussed:

– Not all United States residents aged 65 and older are enrolled in Medicare – either by law, or by preference. Correction factors need to be applied to the Medicare Enrollment Database (MEDB) to obtain an accurate estimate of the size and distribution of the United States population on April 1, 2010 by single year of age, sex, and race.

– There are records in the MEDB that should be excluded from the DA estimates. This includes people under 65 who qualify for Medicare, enrollees with residences outside of the United States, and records for people who were deceased as of April 1.

– The MEDB contains records with unknown and missing race codes. Also, Hispanic origin is recorded as a race category in the MEDB. These records need to be assigned a race code of Black or non-Black.

The paper proposes strategies for meeting the challenges associated with these issues.

www.census.gov…

E. “The Use of Vital Statistics in the 2010 Demographic Analysis Estimates,” by Jason Devine, Larry Sink, Bethany Desalvo, and Rachel Cortes (Working Paper No. 89, October 2011, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

This paper was prepared along with three companion documents to facilitate discussion during a Demographic Analysis technical review workshop. The paper focuses on the use of vital statistics in Demographic Analysis and: 1) describes the use of vital statistics data in
Demographic Analysis, 2) identifies key issues related to the use of birth records in Demographic Analysis, 3) outlines issues related to how race is reported in the decennial census, and 4) provides an overview of ongoing research.

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–October 28, 2011

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Working Paper: “Age at Immigration and the Education Outcomes of Children,” by Miles Corak (Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series No. 336, October 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.statcan.gc.ca…

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Institute national d’etudes demographique [Paris, France] Periodical: Population and Societies (No. 482, October 2011, .pdf format, 4p.). The title article of this issue is “World population: seven billion today, how many tomorrow?” by Gilles Pison.

www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1555/…

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United Nations:

Population Fund Report: “State of World Population: People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 124p.).

www.unfpa.org…

CSSRR Sociology–October 28, 2011

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:02 pm

Population Reference Bureau Monograph: Population Handbook (6th edition, 2011), by by Arthur Haupt, Thomas T. Kane, and Carl Haub (October 2011, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.prb.org…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–October 28, 2011

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

Social Science & Medicine (Vol. 73, No. 10, November 2011).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Social Science Quarterly (Vol. 92, No. 5, December 2011).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

CSSRR Sociology–October 28, 2011

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:59 pm

European Social Survey Data Release: ESS Round 5: Data for 20 countries now available (Oct. 26, 2011).

www.eu…

CSSRR Health–October 28, 2011

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 3:59 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…

2010 Monitoring the Future (MTF) Release

www.icpsr.umich.edu…

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released several new MEPS data files (October 2011, 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).

HC-127 2009 Person Round Plan File

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

HC-126H 2009 Home Health File (Final)

www.meps.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 28, 2011

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 3:58 pm

US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: “ED Visits Involving the Muscle Relaxant Carisoprodol,” (October 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

oas.samhsa.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 28, 2011

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:57 pm

Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Policy Brief: “Children’s Exposure to Secondhand Smoke: Nearly 2.5 Million Affected in California,” by Sue Holtby, Elaine Zahnd, David Grant, and Royce Park (October 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu…

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “Changes in Waist Circumference and the Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Middle-Aged Men and Women,” by Tina Landsvig Berentzen, Marianne Uhre Jakobsen, Jakob Gerhard Stegger, Jytte Halkjaer, Anne Tjonneland, Thorkild I. A. Sorensen, and Kim Overvad (PLoS ONE 6(10): e26849. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026849, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org…

B. “Cost-Effectiveness of Pharmacotherapy to Reduce Obesity,” by J. Lennert Veerman, Jan J. Barendregt, Megan Forster, and Theo Vos (PLoS ONE 6(10): e26051. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026051, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health–October 28, 2011

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: “Health expenditure Australia 2009-10,” (October 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 188p.).

www.aihw.gov…

CSSRR Economics–October 28, 2011

Filed under: E. Data,Economics — admin @ 3:55 pm

US Census Bureau Data Release: “Experimental Poverty Measures Public Use Research File and Release of Supplemental Poverty Measure Research,” (CB11-TPS.43, Oct. 27, 2011). Note: A link to the data files is provided from the press release. Data files can be downloaded in SAS format.

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Economics–October 28, 2011

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:55 pm

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Spotlight on Statistics: “Automobiles,” (October 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics–October 28, 2011

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Levy Economics Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY] Working Paper: “Reducing Economic Imbalances in the Euro Area: Some Remarks on the Current Stability Programs, 2011-14,” by Gregor Semieniuk, Till van Treeck, and Achim Truger (Working Paper No. 694, October 2011, .pdf format, 41p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.levyinstitute.org…

CSSRR Economics–October 28, 2011

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European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (52/2011, 54/2011 and 55/2011).

epp.eu…

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (11/308 to 11/313).

www.imf.org…

October 27, 2011

CSSRR Health–October 27, 2011

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:57 pm

Tables of Contents: Check your library for print/electronic availability.  (Have updated database for all).

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 174, No. 9, Nov. 1, 2011).

aje.oxfordjournals.org…

Public Health (Vol. 125, No. 10, October 2011).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Health–October 27, 2011

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:25 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 Oct. 21, 2011. Bookmark this page and check back often for the latest from Kaiser.

www.kff.org…

CSSRR Health–October 27, 2011

Filed under: H. Data,H. Website Updates,Health — admin @ 2:36 pm

Kaiser Family Foundation statehealthfacts.org… Website Updates: statehealthfacts.org… has updated several of its tables from Sep. 8-Oct. 26, 2011. The new tables are dated at:

www.statehealthfacts.org…

Home page:

www.statehealthfacts.org…

CSSRR Sociology–October 27, 2011

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 10:15 am

Longitudinal Study of American Youth [University of Michigan] Periodical: The Generation X Report (Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.lsay.org…

CSSRR Sociology–October 27, 2011

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 10:13 am

Malta:

National Statistics Office Release: “A Statistical Profile of Doctorate Holders: 2009,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.nso.gov…

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Scotland:

General Register Office Report: “Projected Population of Scotland (2010-based),” (October 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 37p.).

www.gro-scotland.gov…

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United Nations:

Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Compendium: Global Education Digest 2011 (October 2011, .pdf format, 308p.).

www.uis.unesco.org…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–October 27, 2011

Demographic and Health Surveys Reports:

A. “Cambodia: DHS, 2010 – Final Report,” (FR249, September 2011, .pdf format, 367p.).

www.measuredhs.com…

B. “Trends in Birth Spacing,” (CR28, September 2011, .pdf format, 47p.).

www.measuredhs.com…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–October 27, 2011

Mauritis:

Central Statistics Office Report: “Family Planning & Demographic Yearbook 2010,” (September 2011, .pdf format).

www.gov…

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UK:

Office for National Statistics Bulletin, Data Tables:

A. “2010-based national population projections – principal projection and key variants,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 22p.).

www.ons.gov…

B. “Period and cohort life expectancy tables, 2010-based,” (October 2011, Excel format).

www.ons.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 27, 2011

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

US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Report: “The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation in 2007,” (October 2011, HTML format).

mchb.hrsa.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 27, 2011

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 10:10 am

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Articles:

A. “Mendelian Randomization Study of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide and Type 2 Diabetes: Evidence of Causal Association from Population Studies,” by Roman Pfister, Stephen Sharp, Robert Luben, Paul Welsh, Ines Barroso, Veikko Salomaa, Aline Meirhaeghe, Kay-Tee Khaw, Naveed Sattar, Claudia Langenberg, and Nicholas J. Wareham (PLoS Med 8(10): e1001112. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001112, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

B. “Mortality and Hospital Stay Associated with Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli Bacteremia: Estimating the Burden of Antibiotic Resistance in Europe,” by Marlieke E. A. de Kraker, Peter G. Davey, and Hajo Grundmann, on behalf of the BURDEN study group (PLoS Med 8(10): e1001104. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001104, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

C. “Estimating Infection Attack Rates and Severity in Real Time during an Influenza Pandemic: Analysis of Serial Cross-Sectional Serologic Surveillance Data,” by Joseph T. Wu, Andrew Ho, Edward S. K. Ma, Cheuk Kwong Lee, Daniel K. W. Chu, Po-Lai Ho, Ivan F. N. Hung, Lai Ming Ho, Che Kit Lin, Thomas Tsang, Su-Vui Lo, Yu-Lung Lau, Gabriel M. Leung, Benjamin J. Cowling, and J. S. Malik Peiris (PLoS Med 8(10): e1001103. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001103, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosmedicine.org…

CSSRR Health–October 27, 2011

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report: “Health and Pacific Peoples in New Zealand,” (October 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 64p.).

www.stats.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 27, 2011

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 10:08 am

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

Research in Nursing & Health (Vol. 34, No. 6, December 2011).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–October 27, 2011

Japan:

Statistics Bureau Periodical: Japan Monthly Statistics (October 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: Statistical Bulletin No. 9 (October 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 237p.).

www.stat.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Health–October 27, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 10:06 am

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: 6036-6044.

Health related: 6041, 6044.

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US Bureau of Economic Analysis Working Paper: “Geographic Variation in Commercial Medical Care Expenditures: A Decomposition Between Price and Utilization,” by Abe C. Dunn, Adam Shapiro, and Eli Liebman (WP2011-07, October 2011, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

This study examines geographic variation in commercial medical care expenditures. Medical care expenditures are decomposed between service prices and service utilization. We find that both service prices and utilization contribute to overall differences in health spending across geographic markets. Our findings suggest that potential expenditure savings may be possible from more efficient utilization. However, the large variation in underlying service prices suggests that deviations in overall spending may persist, even if utilization diffrences across markets are diminished.

www.bea.gov…

CSSRR Economics–October 27, 2011

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 10:04 am

US Census Bureau Report: “U.S. Neighborhood Income Inequality in the 2005-2009 Period,” by Daniel H. Weinberg (ACS-16, October 2011, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Economics–October 27, 2011

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 10:04 am

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

www.oecd.org…

Overview (.pdf format, 31p.):

www.oecd.org…

CSSRR Economics–October 27, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 10:03 am

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 3619-3624.

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 11/243 to 11/247.

www.imf.org…

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US Bureau of Labor Statistics Working Paper: “Time to Work or Time to Play: The Effect of Student Employment on Homework, Sleep, and Screen Time,” by Charlene Marie Kalenkoski and Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia (Working Paper No. 450, October 2011, .pdf format, 39p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics–October 27, 2011

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 10:00 am

Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Perspectives on Labour and Income (Vol. 23, No. 3, October 2011, .pdf and HTML format). Note: The articles in this issue are: “Delayed retirement: A new trend?” by Yves Carriere and Diane Galarneau; and, “Unionization 2011,” by Sharanjit Uppal.

www.statcan.gc.ca…

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Republic of Armenia:

National Statistical Service Report: “Finances statistics of Armenia, 2011,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 49p.).

www.armstat.am/en/?nid=80&id=1288…

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Switzerland:

Swiss Statistics Report: “Public finances 2011,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=4536…

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United Nations:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Periodical: Asia-Pacific Development Journal (Vol. 18, No. 1, June 2011, .pdf format).

www.unescap.org…

CSSRR Economics–October 27, 2011

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 9:58 am

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

“Public Policy Discussion Papers”

www.bos.frb.org…

NEW: No. 11-7 “Quantifying the Role of Federal and State Taxes in Mitigating Income Inequality,” by Daniel H. Cooper, Byron F. Lutz, and Michael G. Palumbo.

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

Working Papers:

www.clevelandfed.org…

NEW: WP 11-26 “When Should Children Start School?” by Dionissi Aliprantis.

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

research.stlouisfed.org…

NEW: Working Paper 2011-032A “Why Do Education Vouchers Fail at the Ballot Box?” by Peter Bearse, Buly A. Cardak, Gerhard Glomm, and B. Ravikumar.

October 26, 2011

CSSRR Economics–October 26, 2011

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:21 pm

US Congressional Budget Office Report: “Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007” (October 2011, .pdf format, 47p.).

www.cbo.gov…

October 25, 2011

CSSRR Health–October 25, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:54 pm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Surveillance Summary:

A. The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 60, No. 41, October 21, 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. “Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years — United States, 2008-2009,” by Alex E. Crosby, Beth Han, LaVonne A.G. Ortega, Sharyn E. Parks, and Joseph Gfroerer (MMWR Surveillance Summary, Vol. 60, No. SS13, Oct. 21, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 22p.).

www.cdc.gov… (Vol. 60, No. SS13, Oct. 21, 2011).

CSSRR Health–October 25, 2011

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:48 pm

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: “Asthma in Australia 2011: with a focus chapter on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease” (October 2011, .pdf format, 291p.).

www.aihw.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 25, 2011

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:39 pm

US Centers for Disease Control Press Releases:

A. “CDC reports excessive alcohol consumption cost the U.S. $224 billion in 2006” (Oct. 17, 2011).

www.cdc.gov…

B. “CDC issues initial 2011-2012 seasonal ‘FluView’ report” (Oct. 14, 2011).

www.cdc.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–October 25, 2011

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:25 pm

National Academy of Social Insurance Brief: “Unemployment Insurance: Problems and Prospects,” by Wayne Vroman (October 2011, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.nasi.org…

More information about NASI:

www.nasi.org…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–October 25, 2011

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:23 pm

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Working Paper: “Costa Rica: Subjective Survival Expectations versus Self-Rated Health Status,” by Beatriz Novak (CDE Working Paper 2011-11, 2011, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

Purpose: The main objective of this study was to investigate whether subjective survival expectations in a developing country were as good as predictors of mortality as they have shown to be in other contexts.

Design and Methods: Data for this study was drawn from the first wave of the Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study (2004-2006), a nationally representative sample of non-institutionalized adults over 60 years of age (N = 3000). Parametric Gompertz regressions were used to model mortality stratifying by gender and age (60-69 and 70-89). The first of the six models estimated included subjective survival expectations but not self-rated health status. The second included self-assessed health status but not subjective survival expectations. The third model included both variables. The last three models were similar to the first three, but each of them included four body functioning biomarkers. All models were adjusted by sociodemographic, health-related and health-related behavior variables.

Results: Only among males aged 60 to 69, subjective survival expectations were independent mortality predictors in models that may or not include body functioning biomarkers (p < 0.05 and p < 0.1 respectively). Results also suggested that subjective survival may be mediating the effects of objective measures of health status on mortality, and not just mediating the effects of self-assessed health status on mortality.

Implications: Differences between underlying mortality risks and those perceived by individuals can be employed to establish effect of external health shocks on updating self reported health status as well as potentially significant behavioral changes.

www.ssc.wisc.edu…

CSSRR Health–October 25, 2011

Filed under: H. US State Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:22 pm

Louisiana:

Department of Health and Hospitals Report: “LaPRAMS 2008 Surveillance Report,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 66p.).

www.dhh.louisiana.gov…

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Michigan:

Department of Technology, Management, and Budget Charts: “Health Insurance Coverage by Age, Race, Sex, and Income: Michigan, 2009 (charts),” (October 2011, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.michigan.gov…

CSSRR Health–October 25, 2011

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:21 pm

Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: “Births, Australia, 2010,” (October 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 58p.).

www.abs.gov…

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World Health Organization Fact Sheet: “Poliomyelitis,” (Fact sheet No. 114, October 2011, HTML format).

www.who.int…

CSSRR Economics/Health–October 25, 2011

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

Program on the Global Demography of Aging [Harvard University] Working Paper: “From Burden to “Best Buys”: Reducing the Economic Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” by David E. Bloom, Dan Chisholm, and Eva Jane-Llopis (Working Paper No. 75, October 2011, .pdf format, 11p.). Note: There is no abstract for this paper.

www.hsph.harvard.edu…

CSSRR Economics–October 25, 2011

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:17 pm

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Periodical: Current Issues in Economics and Finance (Vol. 17, No. 6, October 2011, .pdf format, 7p.). The title of this issue is “The Role of Colleges and Universities in Building Local Human Capital,” by Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz.

www.newyorkfed.org…

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US Census Bureau Briefs:

A. “Poverty: 2009 and 2010,” by Alemayehu Bishaw (ACSBR/10-01, October 2011, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.census.gov…

B. “Public Assistance Receipt in the Past 12 Months for Households: 2009 and 2010,” by Shelley K. Irving (ACSBR/10-13, October 2011, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.census.gov…

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US Government Accountability Office Report: “The Federal Government’s Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2011 Update,” (GAO-12-28SP, October 2011, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Economics–October 25, 2011

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

South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: “Annual Financial Statistics (AFS), 2010,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 77p.).

www.statssa.gov…

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United Nations:

Conference on Trade and Development Report: “Information Economy Report 2011,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 166p.).

www.unctad.org…

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