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April 30, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–April 30, 2013

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US National Center for Education Statistics Report: “Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2009-10 (Fiscal Year 2010),” by Stephen Q. Cornman (NCES 2013307, April 2013, .pdf format, 35p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–April 30, 2013

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Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences [University of Washington] Working Paper: “Single World Intervention Graphs (SWIGs): A Unification of the Counterfactual and Graphical Approaches to Causality,” by Thomas Richardson and James Robins (Working Paper No. 128, April 2013, .pdf format, 146p.).

Abstract:

We present a simple graphical theory unifying causal directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and potential (aka counterfactual) outcomes via a node-splitting transformation. We introduce a new graph, the Single-World Intervention Graph (SWIG). The SWIG encodes the counterfactual independences associated with a specific hypothetical intervention on the set of treatment
variables. The nodes on the SWIG are the corresponding counterfactual random variables. We illustrate the theory with a number of examples. Our graphical theory of SWIGs may be used to infer the counterfactual independence relations implied by the counterfactual models developed in Robins (1986, 1987). Moreover, in the absence of hidden variables, the joint distribution of the counterfactuals is identified; the identifying formula is the extended g-computation formula introduced in (Robins et al., 2004). Although Robins (1986, 1987) did not use DAGs we translate his algebraic results to facilitate understanding of this prior work. An attractive feature of Robins’ approach is that it largely avoids making counterfactual independence assumptions that are experimentally untestable. As an important illustration we revisit the critique of Robins’ g-computation given in (Pearl, 2009, Ch. 11.3.7); we use SWIGs to show that all of Pearl’s claims are either erroneous or based on misconceptions.

We also show that simple extensions of the formalism may be used to accommodate dynamic regimes, and to formulate non-parametric structural equation models in which assumptions relating to the absence of direct effects are formulated at the population level. Finally, we show that our graphical theory also naturally arises in the context of an expanded causal
Bayesian network in which we are able to observe the natural state of a variable prior to intervention.

www.csss.washington.edu…

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US Census Bureau Population Division Working Paper: “2008 CPS Immigration/Emigration Supplement Debriefing Report,” by G. Patricia de la Cruz and Cassandra Logan (Working Paper No. 99, April 2013, .pdf format, 137p.). Note: There is no abstract for this paper.

www.census.gov…

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University of Michigan Population Research Center Working Paper: “Recycling Behavior among Urban South Africans: The Role of Race and Social Status,” by Barbara A. Anderson, John H. Romani, Marie Wentzel, and Heston E. Phillips (PSC Research Report No. 13-790, April 2013, .pdf format, 26p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–April 30, 2013

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts:

A. “Structural effect of size on interracial friendship,” by Siwei Cheng and Yu Xie (Vol. 110, No. 18, April 30, 2013, p. 7165-7169).

www.pnas.org…

B. ” Widespread distribution and unexpected variation among science faculty with education specialties (SFES) across the United States,” by Seth D. Bush, Nancy J. Pelaez, James A. Rudd II, Michael T. Stevens, Kimberly D. Tanner, and Kathy S. Williams (Vol. 110, No. 18, April 30, 2013, p. 7170-7175).

www.pnas.org…

CSSRR Sociology–April 30, 2013

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Data Tables: “Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2011-12,” (April 2013, .pdf and Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

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UK:

Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin: “Population Estimates for England and Wales, Mid-2002 to Mid-2010 Revised (Subnational),” (April 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

www.ons.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–April 30, 2013

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Saving the Children Report: “Ending The Hidden Exclusion: Learning and equity in education post-2015,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 38p.).

www.savethechildren.org…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–April 30, 2013

Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. “Indigenous identification in hospital separations data,” (May 2013, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.aihw.gov…

B. “Youth justice in Australia 2011-12: an overview,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 23p.).

www.aihw.gov…

CSSRR Health–April 30, 2013

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article: “Trends in Breast Cancer Stage and Mortality in Michigan (1992-2009) by Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Area Healthcare Resources,” by Tomi F. Akinyemiju, Amr S. Soliman, Glenn Copeland, Mousumi Banerjee, Kendra Schwartz, and Sofia D. Merajver (PLoS ONE 8(4): e61879. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061879, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Sociology–April 30, 2013

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

Journal of Family History (Vol. 38, No. 2, April 2013).

jfh.sagepub.com…

CSSRR Health–April 30, 2013

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

AIDS (Vol. 27, No. 8, May 15, 2013).

journals.lww.com…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–April 30, 2013

Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: “Canada at a Glance 2013,” (April 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 24p.).

www.statcan.gc.ca…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–April 30, 2013

European Commission:

Eurostat Reports:

A. “Key figures on the enlargement countries – 2013 edition,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 148p.).

epp.eu…

B. “Taxation trends in the European Union – Data for the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway – 2013 edition,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 311p.).

epp.eu…

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: “Population and Labour Force Projections 2016 – 2046,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 69p.).

www.cso.ie…

CSSRR Economics–April 30, 2013

Filed under: E. Data,Economics — admin @ 2:55 pm

US Census Bureau Data Release: “County Business Patterns: 2011,” (April 2013, ASCII and comma-delimited format).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Economics–April 30, 2013

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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 4218-4227.

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European Central Bank:

www.ecb.eu…

NEW: No. 1540 “Can macroeconomists forecast risk? Event-based evidence from the euro area SPF,” by Geoff Kenny, Thomas Kostka, and Federico Masera.

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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. 6422-6430.

CSSRR Economics–April 30, 2013

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

Economic Journal (Vol. 123, No. 563, May 2013).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

April 29, 2013

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–April 29, 2013

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:04 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on Apr. 28, 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 Health–April 29, 2013

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: “Changes in Premiums for Civilian Employees: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, by Census Division, 2008 and 2011,” by Karen E. Davis (Statistical Brief No. 405, April 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

meps.ahrq.gov…

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US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Article: “Forecasting the Use of Electronic Health Records: An Expert Opinion Approach,” by Frederic Evan Blavin and Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin (Medicare & Medicaid Research Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.cms.gov…

CSSRR Health–April 29, 2013

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

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 97, No. 5, May 2013).

ajcn.nutrition.org…

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 75, No. 9, May 2013, .pdf format, 1p.).

www.neha.org…

Journal of Health Economics (Vol. 32, No. 3, May 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 753, No. 1, Apr. 30, 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 133, No. 1, May 2013).

toxsci.oxfordjournals.org…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–April 29, 2013

Economic Commission:

Eurostat Report: “Basic figures on the EU – Summer 2013 edition,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 6p.).

epp.eu…

CSSRR Economics–April 29, 2013

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

Bank of Canada:

Working Papers:

www.bankofcanada.ca…

NEW: Working Paper 2013-12 “Jump-Diffusion Long-Run Risks Models, Variance Risk Premium and Volatility Dynamics,” by Jianjian Jin.

Working Paper 2013-11 “Forecasting with Many Models: Model Confidence Sets and Forecast Combination,” by Jon D. Samuels and Rodrigo Sekkel.

Working Paper 2013-10 “A New Linear Estimator for Gaussian Dynamic Term Structure Models,” by Antonio Diez de los Rios.

Working Paper 2013-9 “An Equilibrium Analysis of the Rise in House Prices and Mortgage Debt,” by Shaofeng Xu.

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Bank of Greece:

eng.bankofgreece.gr/en/publications/papers.asp…

NEW: No. 153 “The distortive effects of antitrust fines based on revenue,” by Vasiliki Bageri, Yannis Katsoulacos, and Giancarlo Spagnolo.

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Bank of Italy:

Occasional Papers:

www.bancaditalia.it/pubblicazioni/econo/quest_ecofin_2;internal&action=_setlanguage.action?LANGUAGE=en…

NEW: Occasional Papers No. 162 “Micro-enterprises in Italy: a first analysis of economic and financial conditions,” by Stefania De Mitri, Antonio De Socio, Paolo Finaldi Russo, and Valentina Nigro.

Occasional Papers No. 161 “Main results of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey: Italy in the international context,” by Romina Gambacorta, Giuseppe Ilardi, Andrea Locatelli, Raffaella Pico, and Cristiana Rampazzi.

Occasional Papers No. 160 “Household aggregate wealth in the main OECD countries from 1980 to 2011: what do the data tell us?” Riccardo De Bonis, Daniele Fano, and Teresa Sbano.

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Banque de France:

www.banque-france.fr/en/economics-statistics/research/working-paper-series.html…

NEW: 434 “Belief shocks and the macroeconomy,” by Jacek Suda.

433 “Market-implied inflation and growth rates adversely affected by the Brent,” by Gilbert Cette and Marielle de Jong.

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Banque Nationale Suisse/Swiss National Bank:

www.snb.ch/en/iabout/pub/oecpub/id/working_papers…

NEW: WP-2013-04 “On financial risk and the safe haven characteristics of Swiss franc exchange rates,” by Christian Grisse and Thomas Nitschka.

WP-2013-03 “Financial Globalization and Monetary Transmission,” by Simone Meier.

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De Nederlandsche Bank:

www.dnb.nl…

NEW: 376 “Is there an optimal pension fund size? A scale-economy analysis of administrative and investment costs,” by Jacob Bikker.

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Deutsche Bundesbank:

www.bundesbank.de/Navigation/EN/Publications/Discussion_papers/discussion_papers.html?nsc=true…

Discussion Paper:

NEW: 15/2013 “Structural and cyclical effects of tax progression,” by Jana Kremer and Nikolai Stahler.

14/2013 “Restructuring counterparty credit risk,” by Claudio Albanese, Damiano Brigo, and Frank Oertel.

13/2013 “Time variation in macro-financial linkages,” by Esteban Prieto, Sandra Eickmeier, and Massimiliano Marcellino.

12/2013 “On the low-frequency relationship between public deficits and inflation,” by Martin Kliem, Alexander Kriwoluzky, and Samad Sarferaz.

11/2013 “The empirical (ir)relevance of the interest rate assumption for central bank forecasts,” by Malte Knuppel and Guido Schultefrankenfeld.

April 26, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–April 26, 2013

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:45 pm

White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative First Annual Report (April 2013, .pdf format, 36p.).

portal.hud.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–April 26, 2013

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US Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics Report: “Refugees and Asylees: 2012,” by Daniel C. Martin and James E. Yankay (April 2013, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.dhs.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–April 26, 2013

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National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research [CALDER] Working Papers:

A. “Investigating the Role of Human Resources in School Turnaround: A Decomposition of Improving Schools in Two States,” by Michael Hansen (Working Paper No. 89, February 2013, .pdf format, 37p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.ca…

B. “Algebra for 8th Graders: Evidence on its Effects from 10 North Carolina Districts,” by Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, and Jacob L. Vigdor (Working Paper No. 87, February 2013, .pdf format, 43p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.ca…

CSSRR Sociology–April 26, 2013

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report: “Loneliness in New Zealand: Findings from the 2010 NZ General Social Survey,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 18p.).

www.stats.gov…

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Republic of Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Report: “Public Institution for Children Care and Education – Kindergarten, 2012,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.stat.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–April 26, 2013

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:13 pm

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

Urban Affairs Review (Vol. 49, No. 3, May 2013).

uar.sagepub.com…

CSSRR Health–April 26, 2013

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:13 pm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 62, No. 16, April 26, 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…

CSSRR Health–April 26, 2013

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:12 pm

Commonwealth Fund Report: “Insuring the Future: Current Trends in Health Coverage and the Effects of Implementing the Affordable Care Act,” by Sara R. Collins, Ruth Robertson, Tracy Garber, and Michelle M. Doty (April 2013, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.com…

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Demographic and Health Survey Report: “Demographic Patterns of HIV Testing Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa,” by Sarah Staveteig, Shanxiao Wang, Sara K. Head, Sarah E.K. Bradley, and Erica Nybro (CR30, April 2013, .pdf format, 81p.).

www.measuredhs.com…

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Guttmacher Institute Report: “Unintended Pregnancy And Induced Abortion In Rwanda,” by Paulin Basinga, Ann M. Moore, Susheela Singh, Lisa Remez, Francine Birungi and Laetitia Nyirazinyoye (April 2013, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.guttmacher.org…

CSSRR Health–April 26, 2013

Filed under: H. Legislation Information,Health — admin @ 3:11 pm

US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing Testimony: “Does HIPAA Help or Hinder Patient Care and Public Safety?” a hearing held April 26, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash format, running time 2 hours 32 minutes).

energycommerce.house.gov…

CSSRR Health–April 26, 2013

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:10 pm

Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: “Complete Life Tables Of Israel 2007-2011,” (April 2013, .pdf, Word, and Excel format, 29p.).

www1.cbs.gov…

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Sweden:

National Board of Health and Welfare Report: “National Performance Assessment 2011 – Quality and Efficiency of Stroke Care in Sweden,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 86p.).

www.socialstyrelsen.se/publikationer2013/2013-3-4…

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World Health Organization:

Regional Office for Europe Report: “The changing national role in health system governance. A case-based study of 11 European countries and Australia,” edited by Elke Jakubowski and Richard B. Saltman (2013, ISBN 978 92 890 0003 1, .pdf format, 74p.).

www.eu…

CSSRR Economics–April 26, 2013

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:08 pm

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Report, News Release:

A. “Consumer Expenditures in 2011,” (Report 1042, April 2013, .pdf format, 23p.).

www.bls.gov…

B. “Employment Characteristics Of Families – 2012,” (April 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 12p.).

www.bls.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–April 26, 2013

Georgia:

National Statistics Office Report: “Statistical Yearbook Of Georgia, 2012,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 270p.).

www.geostat.ge/index.php?action=wnews&lang=eng&npid=223…

CSSRR Economics–April 26, 2013

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:06 pm

Joesph Rowntree Foundation [UK] Report: “Households below a minimum income standard: 2008/9 to 2010/11,” by Matt Padley and Donald Hirsch (April 2013, .pdf format, 48p.).

www.jrf.org…

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National Research Council/Institute of Medicine Monograph: Monograph: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy, edited by Julie A. Caswell and Ann L. Yaktine (National Academies Press, 2013, OpenBook an .pdf format, 230p.). 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 Economics–April 26, 2013

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:03 pm

Australia:

Productivity Commission Working Paper: “Forms of Work in Australia,” by Anthony Shomos, Erin Turner and Lou Will (April 2013, .pdf and Word format, 163p.).

www.pc.gov…

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European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals: Statistics In Focus (12/2013).

epp.eu…

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Malaysia:

Department of Statistics Report: “The Malaysian Economy In Brief,” (March 2013, .pdf and Excel format).

www.statistics.gov…

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Report: “Outlays and Results in Industry in 2012,” (April 2013, .pdf and Excel format, 151p.).

www.stat.gov…

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Switzerland:

Swiss Statistics Report: “Swiss Agriculture: Pocket Statistics 2013,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 35p.).

www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=5102…

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United Nations:

Economics and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Report: “From corporate social responsibility to corporate sustainability: Moving the agenda forward in Asia and the Pacific,” (Studies in Trade and Investment No. 77, April 2013, .pdf format, 128p.).

www.unescap.org…

April 25, 2013

CSSRR Health–April 25, 2013

Filed under: H. Legislation Information,Health — admin @ 3:21 pm

US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: “Securing Our Nation’s Prescription Drug Supply Chain,” a hearing held April 25, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash format, running time 2 hours 49 minutes).

energycommerce.house.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–April 25, 2013

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 3:20 pm

UK:

Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin: “Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending December 2012,” (April 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 106p.).

www.ons.gov…

CSSRR Health–April 25, 2013

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

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

Public Health Reports (Vol. 128, No. 3, May/June 2013).

www.publichealthreports.org…

CSSRR Economics/Health–April 25, 2013

Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical: EBRI Notes (Vol. 34, No. 4, April 2013, .pdf format, 20p.). Note: The articles in this issue are: “Characteristics of the Population With Consumer-Driven and High-Deductible Health Plans, 2005-2012,” by Paul Fronstin; and, “Retirement Plan Participation and Asset Allocation, 2010,” by Craig Copeland.

www.ebri.org…

CSSRR Economics–April 25, 2013

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:16 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 4208-4217.

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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: 7347-7355.

CSSRR Economics–April 25, 2013

Filed under: E. Table of Contents,Economics — admin @ 3:15 pm

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

Annals of Statistics (Vol. 41, No. 2, April 2013).

projecteuclid.org…

Economic Letters (Vol. 119, No. 3, June 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

International Journal of Game Theory (Vol. 42, No. 2, May 2013).

link.springer.com…

Journal of Business Research (Vol. 66, No. 7, July 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Human Resources (Vol. 48, No. 2, Spring 2013).

jhr.uwpress.org…

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 60, No. 3, April 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 101, May 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Quarterly Journal of Economics (Vol. 128, No. 2, May 2013).

qje.oxfordjournals.org…

April 24, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–April 24, 2013

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:12 pm

US National Center for Education Statistics Report: “Economics 2012,” (NCES 2013453, April 2013, .pdf format, 34p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–April 24, 2013

Filed under: S. US State Govt. Publications,Sociology — admin @ 3:12 pm

Alaska:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Report: “A History Of Alaska Population Settlement,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 19p.).

almis.labor.state.ak.us…

CSSRR Sociology–April 24, 2013

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:11 pm

Demographic Research Article: “Components and possible determinants of decrease in Russian mortality in 2004-2010,” by Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Evgeny M. Andreev, Martin McKee, and David A. Leon (Vol. 28, Article 32, April 2013, .pdf format, p. 917-950).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–April 24, 2013

Filed under: S. NGO and Other Countries,Sociology — admin @ 3:10 pm

Australia:

Australian Institute of Family Studies Report: “Parents working out work,” by Jennifer Baxter (Australian Family Trends No. 1, April 2013, .pdf format, 9p.).

www.aifs.gov…

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article: Juristat (April 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 19p.). The title of this issue is “Payment patterns of child and spousal support,” by Mary Bess Kelly.

www.statcan.gc.ca…

CSSRR Sociology–April 24, 2013

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:09 pm

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

Journal of Social Work (Vol. 13, No. 3, May 2013).

jsw.sagepub.com…

Public Opinion Quarterly (Vol. 77, No. 1, Spring 2013).

poq.oxfordjournals.org…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–April 24, 2013

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

Centro De Estudios Monetarios Y Financieros [Madrid, Spain] Working Paper: “Compulsory schooling, education and mental health: New evidence from SHARELIFE,” by Laura Crespo, Borja L√≥pez-Noval and Pedro Mira (Working Paper 1304, April 2013, .pdf format, 18p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we provide new evidence on the causal effect of education on adult depression and cognition. Using SHARE data, we use schooling reforms in several European countries as instruments for educational attainment. We find that an extra year of education has a large and significant protective effect on mental health: the probability of suffering depression decreases by 6.5 percent. We find a large and significant protective effect on cognition as measured by word recall. We also explore whether heterogeneity and selection play a part in the large discrepancy between OLS and IV (LATE) estimates of the effect of education on depression and cognition. Using the data available in SHARELIFE on early life conditions of the respondents such as the individuals’ socioeconomic status, health, and performance at school, we identify subgroups particularly affected by the reforms and with high marginal health returns to education.

www.cemfi.es/ftp/wp/1304.pdf…

CSSRR Health–April 24, 2013

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:07 pm

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article: “Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time during Childhood, Adolescence and Young Adulthood: A Cohort Study,” by Francisco B. Ortega, Kenn Konstabel, Elena Pasquali, Jonatan R. Ruiz, Anita Hurtig-Wennlof, Jarek Maestu, Marie Lof, Jaanus Harro, Rino Bellocco, Idoia Labayen, Toomas Veidebaum, and Michael Sjostrom (PLoS ONE 8(4): e60871. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060871, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Sociology–April 24, 2013

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:06 pm

US National Science Foundation Report: “Baccalaureate Origins of U.S.-trained S&E Doctorate Recipients,” by Mark K. Fiegener and Steven L. Proudfoot (NSF 13-323, April 2013, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.nsf.gov…

CSSRR Economics–April 24, 2013

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

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Periodical: Current Issues in Economics and Finance (Vol. 19, No. 2, 2013, .pdf format, 10p.). The title article of this issue is “The Financial Crisis at the Kitchen Table: Trends in Household Debt and Credit,” by Meta Brown, Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, and Wilbert van der Klaauw.

www.newyorkfed.org…

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US Bureau of Economic Analysis Periodical: Survey of Current Business (Vol. 93, No. 4, April 2013, .pdf format).

www.bea.gov…

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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation Leads to Modest Changes in Diet Quality,” by Christian Gregory, Michele Ver Ploeg, Margaret Andrews, and Alisha Coleman-Jensen (Economic Research Report No. (ERR-147), April 2013, .pdf format, 36p.).

www.ers.us…

CSSRR Sociology–April 24, 2013

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:05 pm

US National Center for Education Statistics Report: “Economics 2012” (NCES 2013453, April 2013, .pdf format, 34p.).

nces.ed.gov…

CSSRR Economics–April 24, 2013

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

Luxembourg Income Study Data Release:

Japan 2008 Added to LIS Database

Slovak Repubic 2004, 2007 and 2010 Added to LIS Database

Germany 2010 Added to LIS Database

www.lisdatacenter.org…

Data access:

www.lisproject.org…

CSSRR Economics–April 24, 2013

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:04 pm

Pew Social and Demographic Trends Report: “A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93%: An Uneven Recovery, 2009-2011,” by Richard Fry and Paul Taylor (April 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 18p.).

www.pewsocialtrends.org…

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