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November 16, 2012

CSSRR Sociology–November 16, 2012

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 4:40 pm

US Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: “Pretrial Release and Misconduct in Federal District Courts, 2008-2010,” by Thomas H. Cohen (NCJ 239243, November 2012, .pdf, ASCII text, and zipped comma-delimited format, 20p.).

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CSSRR Sociology–November 16, 2012

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Demographic Research Article: “Whose education affects a child’s nutritional status? From parents’ to household’s education,” by Francesco Burchi (Vol. 27, Article 23, November 2012, .pdf format, p. 681-704).

www.demographic-research.org…

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Pew Hispanic Report: “Aging, Naturalization and Immigration Will Drive Growth: An Awakened Giant: The Hispanic Electorate is Likely to Double by 2030,” by Paul Taylor, Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Jeffrey Passel and Mark Hugo Lopez (November 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 40p.).

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CSSRR Sociology–November 16, 2012

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 4:37 pm

Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences [University of Washington] Working Papers:

A. “Bayesian Inference for Two-Phase Studies with Categorical Covariates,” by Michelle Ross and Jon Wakefield (Working Paper No. 123, November 2012, .pdf format, 18p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, we consider two-phase sampling in the situation in which all covariates are categorical. Two-phase designs are appealing from an efficiency perspective since, if carefully implemented, they allow sampling to be concentrated in informative cells. A number of likelihood-based methods have been developed for the analysis of two-phase data, but we describe a Bayesian approach which has previously been unavailable. The methods are first compared with existing approaches via a simulation study, and are then applied to data collected on Wilms tumour. The benefits of a Bayesian approach include relaxation of the reliance on asymptotic inference, particularly in sparse data situations, and the potential to model data with complex dependencies, for example, via the introduction of random effects. The sparse data situation is illustrated via a simulated example.

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B. “Alleviating Ecological Bias in Poisson Models using Optimal Subsampling: The Effects of Jim Crow on Black Illiteracy in the Robinson Data,” by Adam N. Glynn and Jon Wakefield (Working Paper No. 122, November 2012, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

In many situations data are available at the group level but one wishes to estimate the individual-level association between a response and an explanatory variable. Unfortunately this endeavor is fraught with difficulties because of the ecological level of the data. The only reliable solution to such ecological inference problems is to supplement the ecological data with individual-level data. In this paper we illustrate the benefits of gathering individual level data in the context of a Poisson modeling framework. Additionally, we derive optimal designs that allow the individual samples to be chosen so that information is maximized. The methods are illustrated using Robinson’s classic data on illiteracy rates. We show that the optimal design produces accurate inference with respect to estimation of relative risks, with ecological bias removed.

www.csss.washington.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–November 16, 2012

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 4:36 pm

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

European Journal of Population/Revue européenne de Démographie (Vol. 28, No. 4, November 2012).

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CSSRR Health–November 16, 2012

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Commonwealth Fund Report: “University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: Reducing Readmissions Through Heart Failure Care Management,” by Douglas McCarthy (November 2012, .pdf format, 18p.).

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Guttmacher Institute Factsheet: “Costs and Benefits of Investing in Contraceptive Services in Sub-Saharan Africa,” (October 2012, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.guttmacher.org…

CSSRR Health–November 16, 2012

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 4:34 pm

Botswana:

Statistics Botswana Report: “Health Statistics Report 2008,” (November 2012, .pdf format, 306p.).

www.cso.gov…

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: “Report on Vital Statistics/Tuarascail ar Staidreamh Beatha 2010,” (November 2012, .pdf format, 121p.).

www.cso.ie…

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World Health Organization:

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Report: “Spain: Health system review,” by Sandra Garcia-Armesto María Begona Abadia-Taira,Antonio Duran, Cristina Hernandez-Quevedo, and Enrique Bernal-Delgado (Health Systems in Transition Vol. 12, No. 4, 2010, .pdf format, 295p.).

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CSSRR Health–November 16, 2012

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British Medical Journal Article: “Impact of smoking on mortality and life expectancy in Japanese smokers: a prospective cohort study,” by R. Sakata, P. McGale, E. J. Grant, K. Ozasa, R. Peto, and S. C. Darby (BMJ 2012;345:e7093, Vol. 345, No. 7883, .pdf and HTML format).

www.bmj.com…

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Lancet Article Abstract: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing access content. “Screening for type 2 diabetes and population mortality over 10 years (ADDITION-Cambridge): a cluster-randomised controlled trial,” by Rebecca K. Simmons, Justin B. Echouffo-Tcheugui, Stephen J. Sharp, Lincoln A. Sargeant, Kate M. Williams, A. Toby Prevost, Ann Louise Kinmonth, Nicholas J. Wareham, and Simon J. Griffin (Vol. 380, No. 9855, November 17, 2012, p. 1741-1748).

www.thelancet.com…

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “Impact of Asthma on Educational Attainment in a Socioeconomically Deprived Population: A Study Linking Health, Education and Social Care Datasets,” by Pat Sturdy, Stephen Bremner, Gill Harper, Les Mayhew, Sandra Eldridge, John Eversley, Aziz Sheikh, Susan Hunter, Kambiz Boomla, Gene Feder, Keith Prescott, and Chris Griffiths (PLoS One 7(11): e43977. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043977, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

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B. “Disentangling the Effects of Risk Factors and Clinical Care on Subnational Variation in Early Neonatal Mortality in the United States,” by Lahn D. Straney, Stephen S. Lim, and Christopher J. L. Murray (PLoS ONE 7(11): e49399. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049399, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Economics/Health–November 16, 2012

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 4:28 pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University] Working Papers:

A. “Jobs and Kids: Female Employment and Fertility in China,” by Hai Fang, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, and Richard J. Zeckhauser (RWP12-054, November 2012, .pdf format, 45p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

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B. “China, the USA, and Asia’s Future,” by Anthony Saich (RWP12-054, November 2012, .pdf format, 13p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

web.hks.harvard.edu…

C. “Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City,” by Eva Arceo, Rema Hanna, and Paulina Oliva (RWP12-050, November 2012, .pdf format, 22p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

web.hks.harvard.edu…

CSSRR Economics–November 16, 2012

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report: “Pulling Apart: A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends,” by Elizabeth McNichol, Douglas Hall, David Cooper, and Vincent Palacios (November 2012, .pdf format, 70p.).

www.cbpp.org…

CSSRR Economics–November 16, 2012

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World Bank Report: “World development report 2013: Inequality of opportunities in the labor market – evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia,” by Ana Abras, Alejandro Hoyos, Ambar Narayan, and Sailesh Tiwari (Report No. 73968, November 2012, .pdf and ASCII text format, 40p.).

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CSSRR Economics–November 16, 2012

Filed under: E. Table of Contents,Economics — admin @ 4:24 pm

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

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (Vol. 84, No. 1, September 2012).

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CSSRR Economics–November 16, 2012

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:24 pm

European Central Bank:

www.ecb.eu…

NEW: No. 1495 “Bubbles, banks and financial stability,” by Kosuke Aoki and Kalin Nikolov.

No. 1494 “Prior selection for vector autoregressions,” by Dominico Giannone, Michele Lenza, and Giorgio E. Primiceri.

No. 1493 “An alternative method for identifying booms and busts in the euro area housing market,” by Dieter Gerdesmeier, Andreja Lenarcic, and Barbara Roffia.

No. 1492 “Bayesian analysis of recursive SVAR models with overidentifying restrictions,” by Andrzej Kociecki, Michal Rubaszek, and Michele Ca’ Zorzi.

No. 1491 “Trade openness reduces growth volatility when countries are well diversified,” by Mona Haddad, Jamus Jerome Lim, Cosimo Pancaro, and Christian Saborowski.

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Levy Economics Institute (Bard College) Working Paper: “The Impact of Financial Reform on Federal Reserve Autonomy,” by Bernard Shull (Working Paper No. 735, November 2012, .pdf format, 18p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.levyinstitute.org…

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Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper: “Mapping and Measuring the Distribution of Household Wealth: A Cross-Country Analysis,” by Frank Cowell, Eleni Karagiannaki and Abigail McKnight (LWS Working Paper No. 12, October 2012, .pdf format, 58p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we compare the level, composition and distribution of household wealth in five industrial countries: the UK, US, Italy, Finland and Sweden. We exploit the harmonized data within the Luxembourg Wealth Study, which we have extended to allow us to examine trends in the UK and the US between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s. Remaining differences between surveys, variable definitions and coverage are highlighted to the extent that they impact on crosscountry comparisons. We find that the Nordic countries have lower average wealth holdings, smaller absolute gaps between low wealth and high wealth households but high relative measures of wealth inequality. Italian households hold very little debt and are much more likely to own their homes outright, leading to relatively high median levels of wealth. In contrast American households tend to hold much more housing debt well into retirement. Increases in owner occupation and house prices 2000-05 in the UK has led to substantial increases in wealth, particularly median wealth holdings and this had led to falls in relative measures of wealth inequality such as the Gini coefficient even though absolute gaps between high and low wealth households have grown substantially. We show that there are underlying country differences in terms of distributions of age, household composition, educational attainment and income as well as wealth and debt portfolios. Educational loans are increasing in their size and prevalence in some countries and look set to create some marked differences in the distribution of wealth for different age cohorts.

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