September 19, 2012

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–September 19, 2012

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:29 pm

University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Working Paper: “Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement: An Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program,” by D. E. Frisvold (DP No. 1402-12, September 2012, .pdf format, 50p.).


This paper investigates the impact of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) on cognitive achievement. The SBP is a federal entitlement program that offers breakfast to any student, including free breakfast for any low-income student, who attends a school that participates in the program. To increase the availability of the SBP, many states mandate that schools participate in the program if the percent of free or reduced-price eligible students in a school exceeds a specific threshold. Using the details of these mandates as a source of identifying variation, I find that the availability of the program increases student achievement.


CSSRR Sociology–September 19, 2012

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:28 pm

US Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: “Prevalence of Violent Crime among Households with Children, 1993-2010,” by Erica L. Smith and Jennifer L. Truman (NCJ 238799, September 2012, .pdf, ASCII text, and zipped comma-delimited format, 18p.).


CSSRR Sociology–September 19, 2012

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:28 pm

National Center for Family and Marriage Research [Bowling Green State University] Working Papers:

A. “Reconsidering the Relationship between Paternal Incarceration and Delinquency,” by Lauren Porter and Ryan D. King (WP-12-08, September 2012, .pdf format, 35p.).


Research finds that children who have experienced the incarceration of a parent exhibit higher levels of antisocial behavior. Yet there are reasons to question whether this association is in fact causal, and research that empirically pins down mechanisms that explain any observed association is in high demand. We attempt to better account for unobserved heterogeneity by using children with fathers who will be incarcerated as a strategic comparison group. In addition, we look at two different outcomes in an effort to make inferences about why paternal incarceration may influence delinquency. Results suggest that the association between paternal incarceration and instrumental forms of crime (e.g., theft) is entirely spurious, although paternal incarceration retains a significant effect on expressive crimes (e.g., destruction of property, fighting).


B. “Extended Family Support Networks of Mexican American Mothers of Toddlers,” by Melissa A. Barnett (WP-12-07, September 2012, .pdf format, 41p.).


This study examines the characteristics, functions and correlates of maternal social support networks among a community sample (N=83) of Mexican American families with toddlers. Incorporating support network members residing within and beyond the same households as mothers and young children is particularly relevant to child development in Mexican American families given cultural norms and common practices endorsing the involvement of multiple family members in childrearing (e.g., Roosa et al., 2002; Sariskian et al., 2007). The present findings suggest that there is considerable variation in the extent to which mothers rely on others for financial, emotional, and parenting support and the links between those forms of support and maternal parenting stress and depressive symptoms. Moreover, these findings suggest that the associations between parenting support, that is support related to child care tasks, is differentially associated to well-being among American and Mexican born mothers.


CSSRR Sociology–September 19, 2012

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:27 pm

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

European Journal of Population/Revue européenne de Démographie (Vol. 28, No. 3, August 2012).


International Migration (Vol. 50, No. 5, October 2012).


CSSRR Health/Sociology–September 19, 2012

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

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 44, No. 6, November 2012).


CSSRR Health–September 19, 2012

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:25 pm

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: “Transitions between Nursing Homes and Hospitals in the Elderly Population, 2009,” by William Spector, Ryan Mutter, and Pamela Owens (Statistical Brief No. 141, September 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).






Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: “Expenditures for Trauma-Related Disorders, 2009: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population,” by Namrata Uberoi and Susan Yeh (Statistical Brief No. 387, September 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).


CSSRR Health–September 19, 2012

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 3:24 pm

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released several new MEPS data files (August 2012, 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).

MEPS HC-135A: 2010 Prescribed Medicines File


MEPS HC-135D: 2010 Hospital Inpatient Stays File


CSSRR Health–September 19, 2012

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:24 pm

World Health Organization:

Pan American Health Organization Report: “Health in the Americas 2012 Edition – Regional Outlook and Country Profiles,” (September 2012, .pdf format, 233p.).


CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–September 19, 2012


Parliamentary Library Report: “State statistical bulletin 2010-11,” by Peter McDonald (September 2012, .pdf format, 42p.).


CSSRR Economics–September 19, 2012

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:21 pm

International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (12/266 to 12/273).


CSSRR Economics–September 19, 2012

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:21 pm

European Central Bank:


NEW: No. 1469 “Loan supply shocks and the business cycle,” by Luca Gambetti and Alberto Musso.


Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Papers:

A. “Microfinance at the margin: Experimental evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina,” by Britta Augsburg, Ralph De Haas, Heike Harmgart and Costas Meghir (W12/15, September 2012, .pdf format, 47p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:


B. “Sharp for SARP: Nonparametric bounds on the behavioural and welfare effects of price changes,” by Richard Blundell, Martin Browning, Laurens Cherchye, Ian Crawford, Bram De Rock and Frederic Vermeulen (W12/14, September 2012, .pdf format, p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:



Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.


The new working papers are: 6840-6846.


Levy Economics Institute (Bard College) Working Paper: “The Common Error of Common Sense: An Essential Rectification of the Accounting Approach,” by Egmont Kakarot-Handtke (Working Paper No. 731, September 2012, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:


CSSRR Economics–September 19, 2012

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:19 pm

Banco Central De Chile/Central Bank of Chile:


NEW: 677 “Forecasting Inflation with a Simple and Accurate Benchmark: a Cross-Country Analysis,” by Pablo Pincheira and Carlos A. Medel.


Banco de Mexico:


NEW: 2012-07 “An Empirical Study of the Mexican Banking System’s Network and its Implications for Systemic Risk,” by Serafin Martinez-Jaramillo, Biliana Alexandrova-Kabadjova, Bernardo Bravo-Benitez, and Juan Pablo Solorzano-Margain.

2012-05 “Real Exchange Rate Variations, Nontraded Goods and Disaggregated CPI Data,” by Marco A. Hernandez Vega.


Bank of Canada:

Working Papers:


NEW: Working Paper 2012-28 “What Drags and Drives Mobility: Explaining Canada’s Aggregate Migration Patterns,” by David Amirault, Daniel de Munnik, Sarah Miller.

Working Paper 2012-27 “Systematic Risk, Debt Maturity and the Term Structure of Credit Spreads,” by Hui Chen, Yu Xu, and Jun Yang.

Working Paper 2012-26 “Natural Monopoly and Distorted Competition: Evidence from Unbundling Fiber-Optic Networks,” by Naoaki Minamihashi.

Working Paper 2012-25 “Does the Buck Stop Here? A Comparison of Withdrawals from Money Market Mutual Funds with Floating and Constant Share Prices,” by Jonathan Witmer.

Discussion Paper:


NEW: Discussion Paper 2012-6 “The Bank of Canada’s 2009 Methods-of-Payment Survey: Methodology and Key Results,” by Carlos Arango and Angelika Welte.

Bank of England:


NEW: Working Paper No. 461 “Labour market institutions and unemployment volatility: evidence from OECD countries,” by Renato Faccini and Chiara Rosazza Bondibene.

Working Paper No. 460 “Too big to fail: some empirical evidence on the causes and consequences of public banking interventions in the United Kingdom,” by Andrew K. Rose and Tomasz Wieladek.


Bank of Japan:


NEW: 12-E-7 “Determinants of Long-term Yields: A Panel Data Analysis of Major Countries and Decomposition of Yields of Japan and the US,” by Hibiki Ichiue and Yuhei Shimizu.

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