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February 28, 2013

CSSRR Economics–February 28, 2013

Filed under: E. Table of Contents,Economics — admin @ 4:58 pm

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

Economic Inquiry (Vol. 51, No. 2, April 2013).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

Economic Journal (Vol. 123, No. 566, February 2013).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

CSSRR Sociology–February 28, 2013

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:52 pm

Annie E. Casey Foundation KidsCount Data Snapshot: “Youth Incarceration in the United States” (February 2013, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.aecf.org…{DFAD838E-1C29-46B4-BE8A-4D8392BC25C9}

CSSRR Health–February 28, 2013

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 4:41 pm

University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Working Paper: “County-Specific Net Migration by Five-Year Age Groups, Hispanic Origin, Race and Sex 2000-2010,” by Richelle L. Winkler, Kenneth M. Johnson, Cheng Cheng, Paul R. Voss, and Katherine J. Curtis (Working Paper No. 2013-04, February 2013, .pdf format, 66p.). There is no abstract for this paper.

www.ssc.wisc.edu…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–February 28, 2013

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 4:40 pm

Institute of Behavioral Science [University of Colorado] Working Paper: “Co-Use of Tobacco and Alcohol, the School-Specific Tobacco-Alcohol Use Association, and the 5HTTLPR Gene,” by Jonathan Daw, Jason D. Boardman and Michael J. Shanahan (POP2012-09, December 2012, .pdf format, 19p.).

Abstract:

Background. Previous research shows that school health behavioral environments and genetic influences are important determinants of tobacco and alcohol use separately. Very little is known about patterns of tobacco and alcohol co-use in adolescence and young adulthood and how genetic and environmental influences interact to predict risk. This is particularly important because co-use has substantially greater negative health effects than tobacco or alcohol use alone.

Methods. We use four waves of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health; n = 10,034) to describe patterns of tobacco and alcohol co-use from adolescence through adulthood. We predict co-use profiles by combining rich information about the co-use environment (school-specific co-use) with genetic information from the respondents ((5HTTLPR). Pooled analyses of the odds of co- use were modeled using logistic regression as an interactive
function of the school health behavioral environment and genotype. Finally, sibling fixed effects models of a continuous measure of co-use were used to provide a maximally stringent test of this hypothesis.

Results. The interaction of 5HTTLPR and school-level tobacco and alcohol use association is positively associated with the odds of tobacco and alcohol co-use in longitudinal analyses. In sibling fixed effects models, this finding is confirmed.

Conclusion. The prediction of the differential susceptibility hypothesis of interactions between the 5HTTLPR gene and the school health behavioral environment is confirmed.

www.colorado.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–February 28, 2013

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 4:39 pm

National Academy Press Monograph: Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop, (Daniel L. Cork, Rapporteur, National Research Council, 2013, OpenBook and .pdf format, 206p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy).

www.nap.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–February 28, 2013

Filed under: S. Legislation Information,Sociology — admin @ 4:38 pm

US House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Hearing Testimony: “Raising the Bar: How Are Schools Measuring Teacher Performance?” a hearing held February 28, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

edworkforce.house.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–February 28, 2013

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 4:37 pm

Serbia:

Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia Press Release: “Educational Attainment, Literacy and Computer Literacy, Census 2011,” (February 2013).

webrzs.stat.gov…

CSSRR Health–February 28, 2013

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 4:37 pm

US Government Accountability Office Report: “Prescription Drugs: The Number, Role, and Ownership of Pharmacy Services Administrative Organizations,” (GAO-13-176, January 2013, .pdf format, 36p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Health–February 28, 2013

Filed under: H. Legislation Information,Health — admin @ 4:36 pm

US Senate Finance Committee Hearing Testimony: “Delivery System Reform: Progress Report from CMS,” a hearing held February 28, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash Player format, running time 1 hour 24 minutes).

www.finance.senate.gov…

CSSRR Health–February 28, 2013

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 4:35 pm

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released several new MEPS data files (February 2013, 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-141: 2011 Full Year Population Characteristics

meps.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Health–February 28, 2013

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 4:35 pm

Demographic and Health Survey Working Papers:

A. “Male Involvement in Maternal Health Care as a Determinant of Utilization of Skilled Birth Attendants in Kenya,” by Judith Nekesa Mangeni, Ann Mwangi, Samwel Mbugua, Vincent Mukthar and ICF International (WP93, February 2013, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

Objective: To determine whether there is a relationship between male involvement in maternal health and utilization of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) after controlling for socio-demographic and maternal characteristics.

Design: Data from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) conducted in 2008-09 were analyzed. We fitted an unadjusted logistic regression model and, to control for confounders, an adjusted binary logistic regression model to look for associations between utilization of an SBA, on one hand, and, on the other, socio-demographic characteristics of the woman, male perceptions about maternal health, and male attendance at an antenatal care (ANC) visit.

Setting: Nationally representative survey in Kenya.

Subjects: The unit of analysis was couples who met the inclusion criteria of being married and having had a child in the three years before the survey. To ensure that the couples were reporting on the same child, we picked couples who gave the same age for their last child. The final weighted sample size was 730 couples.

Results: The adjusted odds ratio after controlling for other factors indicates that women whose husbands attended at least one ANC visit were more likely to have skilled birth attendance than those whose husbands did not attend any ANC visits [AOR, 1.9; 95 percent CI, 1.09-3.32]. Maternal characteristics that had a statistically significant association with delivery by an SBA included educational level, employment, number of ANC visits, and parity. The province where the couple resided also was statistically significant.

Conclusion: In Kenya a male partner’s participation, through attending ANC visits, is associated with a woman’s use of an SBA during delivery.

www.measuredhs.com…

B. “Influence of Use of Maternal Health Care on Postpartum Contraception in Nigeria,” by Ambrose Akinlo, Adeleke Bisiriyu, Olapeju Esimai and ICF International (WP92, February 2013, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

This study examines the relationship between the utilization of maternal health care and the postpartum use of contraception in Nigeria.

Method: The analysis was based on the data from the Women’s Questionnaire and the calendar data from the 2008 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS). Postpartum contraceptive use was analyzed from calendar data among postpartum women whose most recent birth was between January 2003 and one full year before the date of interview in 2008. 1 The study employed the bivariate (nonparametric test) and multivariate (logistic regression model) methods to investigate the association between the outcome variable (postpartum use of contraception) and several independent variables reflecting use of maternal health care services (number of antenatal care visits, delivery in a health facility, and timing of the first postnatal check-up).

Results: Overall, 8 percent of women used a modern method of contraception during the postpartum period. Almost half of the postpartum women (43 percent) made the WHO-recommended minimum number of four antenatal care visits. Only 35 percent of postpartum women delivered in a health facility. Just 40 percent of the women received a postnatal check-up within six weeks after last childbirth.

The use of maternal health services (ANC visits and timing of postnatal check-up) is significantly associated with the use of a modern method of contraception during the postpartum period. Other significant predictors of the use of a modern method in the postpartum period include region, education, the household wealth index, and exposure to family planning messages.

The findings suggest that contraceptive use among postpartum women will increase substantially if more women use maternal health care services, especially for antenatal care and postnatal care.

www.measuredhs.com…

CSSRR Health–February 28, 2013

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 4:34 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “The Relationship of Sugar to Population-Level Diabetes Prevalence: An Econometric Analysis of Repeated Cross-Sectional Data,” by Sanjay Basu, Paula Yoffe, Nancy Hills, and Robert H. Lustig (PLoS ONE 8(2): e57873. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057873, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org…

B. “TV Time but Not Computer Time Is Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk in Dutch Young Adults,” by Teatske M. Altenburg, Marlou L. A. de Kroon, Carry M. Renders, Remy HiraSing, and Mai J. M. Chinapaw (PLoS ONE 8(2): e57749. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057749, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health–February 28, 2013

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 4:33 pm

Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. “Australian hospital statistics: national emergency access and elective surgery targets,” (February 2013, .pdf format, 20p.).

www.aihw.gov…

B. “Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011,” (February 2013, .pdf format, 130p.).

www.aihw.gov…

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Ireland:

Department of Health/An Roinn Slainte Reports:

A. “The Path to Universal Healthcare – Preliminary Paper on Universal Health Insurance,” (February 2013, .pdf format, 46p.).

www.dohc.ie…

B. “Money Follows the Patient – Policy Paper on Hospital Financing,” (February 2013, .pdf format, 73p.).

www.dohc.ie…

CSSRR Economics–February 28, 2013

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 4:30 pm

European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (5/2013 and 6/2013).

epp.eu…

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International Monetary Fund Periodical: Finance and Development (Vol. 50, No. 1, March 2013, .pdf format).

www.imf.org…

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: “Sustainable Development Indicators Ireland 2013,” (February 2013, .pdf format, 63p.).

www.cso.ie…

CSSRR Economics–February 28, 2013

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:29 pm

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/ifoHome/publications/working-papers/CESifoWP.html…

The new papers are numbered 4136-4141.

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 13/53 to 13/58.

www.imf.org…

CSSRR Health–February 28, 2013

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:26 pm

Association of Religion Data Archives Articles:

A. “Religion and gun control: The possibilities for change,” by David Briggs (Ahead of the Trend, Jan. 31, 2013).

B. “Five hopeful signs for U.S. congregations,” by David Briggs (Ahead of the Trend, Jan. 31, 2013).

Both are accessible at:

blogs.thearda.com…

CSSRR Health–February 28, 2013

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

Kaiser Family Foundation Website Updates: Kaiser issues its updates of data, reports, briefs, etc. each Friday via email. The same content usually appears at this website shortly thereafter. The latest Update is for Feb. 15, 2013. Bookmark this page and check back often for the latest from Kaiser.

www.kff.org…

February 27, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–February 27, 2013

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:37 pm

Demographic Research Article: “Recent fertility patterns of Finnish women by union status: A descriptive account,” by Jan M. Hoem, Cornelia Muresan, and Marika Jalovaara (Vol. 28, Article 14, February 2013, .pdf format, p. 409-420).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–February 27, 2013

Filed under: S. Conferences,Sociology — admin @ 4:36 pm

Columbia [University] Population Research Center Workshop: “Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2013,” (July 8-10, 2013, New York, New York). Note: The deadline for applications is March 29, 2013.

cupop.columbia.edu…

CSSRR Health–February 27, 2013

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 4:35 pm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 62, No. 7, February 22, 2013 (HTML and .pdf format) s available from the US Centers for Disease Control site). Note: To access this issue in the future, simply click on “Weekly Report” and then “Past Volumes” on the left side of the page.

www.cdc.gov…

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US Census Bureau Report: “Employment-Based Health Insurance: 2010,” by Herbert Janicki (P70-134, February 2013, .pdf format, 18p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Health–February 27, 2013

Filed under: H. Legislation Information,Health — admin @ 4:35 pm

US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: “Fostering Innovation to Fight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Health Care,” a hearing held February 27, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

energycommerce.house.gov…

CSSRR Economics–February 27, 2013

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 4:33 pm

Institute on Assets and Social Policy [Brandeis University] Report: “The Roots of the Widening Racial Wealth Gap: Explaining the Black-White Economic Divide,” by Thomas Shapiro, Tatjana Meschede, and Sam Osoro (February 2013, .pdf format, 8p.).

iasp.brandeis.edu…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–February 27, 2013

Utah:

Bureau of Economic and Business Research Report: “Salt Lake City 2010 Atlas,” by John C. Downen and Pamela S. Perlich (February 2013, .pdf format, 162p.).

www.bebr.utah.edu…

CSSRR Economics–February 27, 2013

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 4:31 pm

US Council of Economic Advisers Periodical: Economic Indicators: January 2013 (February 2013, .pdf format, 38p.).

fraser.stlouisfed.org…

CSSRR Economics–February 27, 2013

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:31 pm

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

www.philadelphiafed.org…

NEW: 13-8 “Understanding and Measuring Risks in Agency CMOs,” by Nicholas Arcidiacono,” by Larry Cordell, Andrew Davidson, and Alex Levin.

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

research.stlouisfed.org…

NEW: Working Paper 2013-009A “Modeling Monetary Economies: an Equivalence Result,” by Gabriele Camera and YiLi Chien.

Working Paper 2013-008A “The Effect of Underreporting on LIBOR Rates,” by Andrea Monticini and Daniel L. Thornton.

Working Paper 2013-007A “Global Dynamics at the Zero Lower Bound,” by William T. Gavin, Benjamin D. Keen, Alexander Richter, and Nathaniel Throckmorton.

Working Paper 2013-006A “Reconstructing the Great Recession,” by Michele Boldrin, Carlos Garriga, Adrian Peralta-Alva, and Juan M. Sanchez.

CSSRR Economics–February 27, 2013

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:29 pm

Bank for International Settlements Working Papers:

www.bis.org…

NEW: No. 404 “Rethinking potential output: Embedding information about the financial cycle,” by Claudio Borio, Piti Disyatat and Mikael Juselius.

No. 403 “Benign neglect of the long-term interest rate,” by Philip Turner .

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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/ifoHome/publications/working-papers/CESifoWP.html…

The new papers are numbered 4131-4135.

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: WBPR has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:

go.worldbank.org…

New papers are: WPS No. 6373-6376.

February 26, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–February 26, 2013

University of California at Los Angeles World Policy Analysis Center Report: “Changing Children’s Chances: New Findings on Child Policy Worldwide,” by Jo dy Heymann and Kristen McNeill (2013, .pdf format, 44p.).

childrenschances.org…

CSSRR Economics–February 26, 2013

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 4:43 pm

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports:

A. “Introduction of New Food Products With Voluntary Health- and Nutrition-Related Claims,” by Stephen Martinez (Economic Information Bulletin No. EIB-108, February 2013, .pdf format, 48p., with graphs and charts also avialable in .zip compressed .png format).

www.ers.us…

B. “Resources, Policies, and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa,” by Keith Fuglie and Nicholas Rada (Economic Research Report No. ERR-145, February 2013, .pdf format, 70p., with graphs and charts also avialable in .zip compressed .png format).

www.ers.us…

CSSRR Sociology–February 26, 2013

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 4:32 pm

Pew State and Consumer Initiatives Report: “The Impact of the Recession on Recent College Graduates How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford?” (January 2013, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.pewstates.org…

CSSRR Economics/Health–February 26, 2013

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics,H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 4:23 pm

US Census Bureau Brief: “Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011,” by Bernice L. Boursiquot and Matthew W. Brault (ACSBR/11-12, February 2013, .pdf format, 6p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–February 26, 2013

Demographic Research Article: “Perceived risk of HIV infection and mental health in rural Malawi,” by Ning Hsieh (Vol. 28, Article 13, February 2013, .pdf format, p. 373-408).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–February 26, 2013

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 4:22 pm

Institute of Behavioral Science [University of Colorado] Working Paper: “Understanding the Educational Attainment of Sexual Minorities,” by Stefanie Mollborn and Bethany Everett (POP2012-08, December 2012, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

No previous national study has analyzed sexual minority disparities in high school completion, college enrollment, or college completion among U.S. teens or young adults. Using Add Health data, we document the relationship between adult sexual orientation and high school graduation, college enrollment, and college completion. Many sexual minority respondents experienced disadvantages in adolescent academic achievement, school experiences, and social environments. This translates into educational attainment in complex, gendered ways. In contrast to some previous work, we find that the socially privileged completely heterosexual identity only predicts higher educational attainment for women, while for men it is a liability. Mostly heterosexual and gay identities are educationally beneficial for men but not women, and there are college completion disparities between gay and mostly heterosexual women and their completely heterosexual counterparts. Bisexual respondents, especially women, have particularly problematic educational outcomes. Adolescent experiences, attitudes, and social contexts explain some of these relationships.

www.colorado.edu…

CSSRR Health–February 26, 2013

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 4:21 pm

US Government Accountability Office Report: “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Effect on Long-Term Federal Budget Outlook Largely Depends on Whether Cost Containment Sustained,” (GAO-13-281, January 2013, .pdf format, 59p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Health–February 26, 2013

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 4:20 pm

UK:

Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin: “Conceptions in England and Wales, 2011,” (February 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 18p.).

www.ons.gov…

CSSRR Health–February 26, 2013

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 4:19 pm

Demographic and Health Survey Reports:

A. “Levels and Trends in Unmet Need for Family Planning among Adolescents and Young Women in Ethiopia: Further Analysis of the 2000, 2005, and 2011 Demographic and Health Surveys,” by Tesfayi Gebreselassie, Pav Govindasamy and ICF International (FA72, February 2013, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.measuredhs.com…

B. “Trends in Demographic and Reproductive Health Indicators in Ethiopia: Data from the 2000, 2005, and 2011 Demographic and Health Surveys,” by Blake Zachary, Zhuzhi Moore, Pav Govindasamy and ICF International Inc. (TR7, February 2013, .pdf format, 66p.).

www.measuredhs.com…

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article: “Importance of Weight Loss Maintenance and Risk Prediction in the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: Analysis of European Diabetes Prevention Study RCT,” by Linda Penn, Martin White, Jaana Lindstrom, Annemieke Th. den Boer, Ellen Blaak, Johan G. Eriksson, Edith Feskens, Pirjo Ilanne-Parikka, Sirkka M. Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi, Mark Walker, John C. Mathers, Matti Uusitupa, and Jaakko Tuomilehto (PLoS ONE 8(2): e57143. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057143, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Economics–February 26, 2013

Filed under: E. Legislation Information,Economics — admin @ 4:18 pm

US Senate Budget Committee Hearing Testimony: “The Impact of Federal Investments on People, Communities, and Long-Term Economic Growth,” a hearing held Feb. 26, 2013 (witness statements are available in .pdf format).

budget.senate.gov…

CSSRR Economics–February 26, 2013

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 4:17 pm

European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (4/2013).

epp.eu…

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: “Environmental economic account indicators: 2002-2009/2010,” (D0405.2.1, February 2013, .pdf format, 19p.).

www.statssa.gov…

CSSRR Economics–February 26, 2013

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 4:16 pm

Center for the Study of Economy and Society [Cornell University] Working Paper: “Markets and Institutional Change in China,” by Victor Nee and Sonja Opper (Working Paper No. 68, February 2013, .pdf format, 10p.). There is no abstract for this paper.

www.economyandsociety.org…

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 13/45 to 13/52.

www.imf.org…

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US Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics Working Papers:

A. “‘Nobody goes there anymore – it’s too crowded:’ Level-k Thinking in the Restaurant Game,” by Matthew T. Jones (Working Paper No. 315, February 2013, .pdf format, 46p.).

Abstract:

A game of herding with capacity constraints is studied experimentally. Differences between Level-k strategies depend on the cost of choosing an alternative that has reached capacity, with a maximum difference between Level-1 and higher levels when the cost is high. This design makes Level-1 behavior relatively easy to identify. Though strategies consistent with higher levels are also found, a substantial proportion of observed strategies are consistent with Level-1. Within-subject correlations across settings suggest that Level-1 thinking can explain overweighting of private information in herding games. In addition, evidence of a correlation between cognitive ability and level of thinking is found.

www.ftc.gov…

B. “For-Profit Status & Industry Evolution in Health Care Markets: Evidence from the Dialysis Industry,” by Nathan E. Wilson (Working Paper No. 314, February 2013, .pdf format, 48p.).

Abstract:

Over the last 25 years, for-profit facilities have supplanted non-profits as the modal providers of hemodialysis treatment to American sufferers of end-stage renal disease. To understand what may underpin this dramatic change in industry structure, this paper uses a dynamic equilibrium model to develop intuition about how variation in different economic primitives might affect the evolution of industry structure. Subsequently, the paper exploits a comprehensive 20+ year panel dataset to examine entry, exit, and output patterns in relation to changes in demand and local market structure. Examining the empirical results in light of the model’s comparative statics suggests that for-profit firms enjoy a significant advantage in static competition, perhaps as a result of lower marginal costs. By comparison, I find negligible evidence that for-profit facilities have lower entry costs. Interestingly, the data also suggest that competition among dialysis clinics may be differentiated.

www.ftc.gov…

February 25, 2013

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–February 25, 2013

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 4:37 pm

UK Data Archive: UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK) Data Update: The UK Data Archive has recently added the following dataset 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 7216  Living Costs and Food Survey, 2010: Unrestricted Access Teaching Dataset

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 7228  Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 2011

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 7222  Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2011-2012; Adult and Child Data

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 7224  Taking Part: London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Host Borough Survey

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 7226  Workplace Employee Relations Survey, 2011

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 7198  Wayzgoose: A Social History of Printers’ Outings in the 20th Century Scotland

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 7199  Umarried Motherhood in England and Wales, 1918-1990

www.esds.ac.uk…

SN 7196 Family Resources Survey, 2005-2011 and Households Below Average Income, 1994-2011: Safe Room Access

www.esds.ac.uk…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–February 25, 2013

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of Feb. 25, 2013. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

www.nber.org…

New papers are: 18818-18835.

Health related: 18830.

Sociology related 18818.

CSSRR Sociology–February 25, 2013

Filed under: S. Conferences,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 4:35 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Upates:

A. Summer Program in Quantitative Methods: Information about the 2013 program is available at:

www.icpsr.umich.edu…

B. ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on Feb. 24, 2013. 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:

staging.icpsr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–February 25, 2013

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 4:34 pm

US Census Bureau News Release: “Male Nurses Becoming More Commonplace, Census Bureau Reports” (CB13-32, Feb. 25, 2013). The news release links to a report: “Men in Nursing Occupations,” by Liana Christin Landivar (February 2013, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–February 25, 2013

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Health,S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 4:33 pm

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

A. “Life Course Transitions in Early Adulthood and SES Disparities in Tobacco Use,” by Fred Pampel, Stefanie Mollborn, and Elizabeth Lawrence (POP2012-05, December 2012, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

A huge literature has documented adult socioeconomic disparities in smoking but says less about how these disparities emerge over the life course. Building on findings that smoking among adolescents differs only modestly by parental SES, we utilize a life course perspective on social differentiation to help explain the widening disparities in smoking in young adulthood. Our theory suggests that achieved socioeconomic status and the nature and timing of adult role transitions affect age-based trajectories of smoking and widen disparities in adult smoking. The analyses use data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, which follows a representative national sample over four waves from ages 11-17 in 1994/95 to 26-34 in 2007/08. The results show divergent age trajectories in smoking by parental education and that achieved socioeconomic status and life course roles in young adulthood account in good part for differences in the age trajectories. The findings demonstrate the value of the life course perspective in understanding processes of increasing stratification in health behavior and health during the transition to adulthood.

www.colorado.edu…

B. “Lifetime abstainers and mortality risk in the United States,” by Richard G. Rogers, Patrick M. Krueger, Richard Miech, and Elizabeth Lawrence (POP2012-06, December 2012, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

We examine variability in mortality risk among heterogeneous nondrinking statuses. We employ Cox proportional hazard models and the United States National Health Interview Linked Mortality Files (NHIS-LMF) to examine the risk of death associated with drinking and nondrinking statuses, net of demographic, socioeconomic, behavioural, health, and geographic factors. Mortality risk is low for light drinkers and many individuals who abstain from drinking-including those who abstain for religious and moral reasons, have a responsibility to family, were brought up not to drink, and are not social; it is higher among former, infrequent, and moderate drinkers, and individuals who abstain because they do not like the taste of alcohol, are concerned that they will lose control, or are concerned about adverse consequences. Unsurprisingly, mortality risk is by far the highest for heavy drinkers. We reveal that reasons for abstention capture heterogeneity in the risk of death among lifetime abstainers.

www.colorado.edu…

CSSRR Health–February 25, 2013

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Institute of Medicine Monograph: Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century: Workshop Summary, by Erin Balogh, Margie Patlak, and Sharyl J. Nass (National Academies Press, February 2013, OpenBook and .pdf format, 100p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy.

www.nap.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–February 25, 2013

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article: Juristat (February 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 29p.). The title of this issue is “Measuring violence against women: Statistical trends,” edited by Maire Sinha.

www.statcan.gc.ca…

CSSRR Health–February 25, 2013

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Demographic and Health Survey Reports:

A. “Trends in Key Demographic and Health Indicators for Young Adults: Data from the 2000, 2005, and 2011 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Surveys,” (DM28, February 2013, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.measuredhs.com…

B. “Ethiopia Atlas of Gender and Health Indicators: Data from the 2011 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey,” (ATR12, February 2013, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.measuredhs.com…

C. “Ethiopia Atlas of Youth Reproductive Health: Data from the 2011 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey,” (ATR13, February 2013, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.measuredhs.com…

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Guttmacher Institute Report: “U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions, 2008: State Trends by Age, Race and Ethnicity,” by Kathryn Kost and Stanley Henshaw (March 2013, .pdf format, 23p.).

www.guttmacher.org…

CSSRR Sociology–February 25, 2013

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Association of Religious Data Archives (Pennsylvania State University) Data Release: ARDA announced the release of the following data files from Jan. 25-Feb. 15, 2013. They are:

Carnegie Middle East Governance and Islam Dataset, 1988-2010

www.thearda.com…

PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, May 2011

www.thearda.com…

PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, April 2011

www.thearda.com…

PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, January 2011

www.thearda.com…

PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, February 2011

www.thearda.com…

PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, March 2011

www.thearda.com…

Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 1998 — Communications Across the Church, Clergy

www.thearda.com…

National Survey on Discrimination in Mexico, Religious Minorities

www.thearda.com…

National Survey on Discrimination in Mexico, Elderly Population

www.thearda.com…

Presbyterian Panel Survey, Fall 2003, Reparations, Members and Elders

www.thearda.com…

CSSRR Economics–February 25, 2013

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Economic Policy Institute Issue Brief: “Unemployment rates are projected to remain high for whites, Latinos, and African Americans throughout 2013,” by Algernon Austin (Issue Brief No. 350, February 2013, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.epi.org…

CSSRR Health–February 25, 2013

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

AIDS (Vol. 27, No. 4, February 20, 2013).

journals.lww.com…

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 97, No. 3, March 2013).

ajcn.nutrition.org…

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 177, No. 5, Mar. 1, 2013

aje.oxfordjournals.org…

American Journal of Industrial Medicine (Vol. 56, No. 3, March 2013).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 56, No. 5, March 2013).

cid.oxfordjournals.org…

Environmental Research (Vol. 121, No. 1, February 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Health and Social Work (Vol. 38, No. 1, February 2013).

hsw.oxfordjournals.org…

Journal of Adult Development (Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2013).

link.springer.com…

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 751, No. 2, March 18, 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (Vol. 65, No. 2, March 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Sexuality Research and Social Policy (Vol. 10, No. 1, March 2013).

link.springer.com…

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 132, No. 1, March 2013).

toxsci.oxfordjournals.org…

CSSRR Sociology–February 25, 2013

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Urban Institute Webcast: “Black Families Five Decades After the Moynihan Report” (Feb. 22, 2013). This is a video transcript, 2 hours, 27 minutes, 36 seconds. Participants:

Gregory Acs, director, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute

*  Michelle Alexander, author, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

*  Kenneth Braswell, executive director, Fathers Incorporated

*  Ronald Mincy, director, Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being, Columbia University

*  Helen Mitchell, director, strategic planning & policy development, Office of U.S. Representative Danny Davis

*  Janks Morton, producer, What Black Men Think

*  Jeffrey Shears, director, Social Work Research Consortium, Department of Social Work, University of North Carolina–Charlotte

*  Margaret Simms, director, Low-Income Working Families project, Urban Institute

This forum, a partnership of the Urban Institute and Fathers Incorporated, is funded by the Open Society Foundation’s Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

www.us…

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