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July 31, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–July 31, 2013

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Demographic Research Article: “Fertility intentions: An approach based on the theory of planned behavior,” by Icek Aizen and Jane Klobas (Vol. 29, Article 8, July 2013, .pdf format, p. 203-232).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 31, 2013

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Switzerland:

Swiss Statistics Report: “Education Statistics 2012,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=5279…

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Republic of Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Report: “Natural Population Change, 2012,” (July 2013, .pdf and Excel format, 116p.).

www.stat.gov…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–July 31, 2013

Czech Republic:

Czech Statistical Office Reports:

A. “Czech Demographic Handbook 2012,” (July 2013, .pdf, Word, and Excel format).

www.czso.cz/csu/2013edicniplan.nsf/engp/4032-13…

B. “Household Income and Living Conditions 2012,” (June 2013, .pdf, Word, and Excel format).

www.czso.cz/csu/2013edicniplan.nsf/engp/3012-13…

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Reports:

A. “Life expectancy in Poland,” (July 2013, Excel format).

www.stat.gov…

B. “Area and Population in the Territorial Profile in 2013,” (July 2013, .pdf, Excel, and zipped .pdf format, 196p.).

www.stat.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 31, 2013

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US Government Accountability Office Report: “Drug Compounding: Clear Authority and More Reliable Data Needed to Strengthen FDA Oversight,” (GAO-13-702, July 2013, .pdf format, 50p.).

www.gao.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 31, 2013

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Rand Corporation Working Papers:

A. “Health Inequalities through the Lens of Health Capital Theory: Issues, Solutions, and Future Directions,” by Titus Galama and Hans van Kippersluis (WR1011, June 2013, .pdf format, 27p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.rand.org…

B. “Disease Incidence and Mortality Among Older Americans and Europeans,” by Aida Sole-Auro, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Michael D. Hurd, and Eileen Crimmins (WR1006, July 2013, .pdf format, 36p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.rand.org…

CSSRR Health–July 31, 2013

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Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Policy Brief: “The Effects of the Great Recession on Health Insurance: Changes in the Uninsured Population from 2007 to 2009,” by Shana Alex Lavarreda, Sophie Snyder, and E. Richard Brown (July 2013, .pdf format, 8p.).

healthpolicy.ucla.edu…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Report: “State and Local Coverage Changes Under Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” by Genevieve M. Kenney, Michael Huntress, Matthew Buettgens, Victoria Lynch and Dean Resnick (July 2013, .pdf format, 25p.).

kff.org…

CSSRR Health–July 31, 2013

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: “Private Hospitals, Australia, 2011-12,” (July 2013, HTML and Excel format).

www.abs.gov…

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Ireland:

Department of Health/An Roinn Slainte Report: “Drug use in Ireland and Northern Ireland 2010/11 Drug Prevalence Survey: Cannabis Results Bulletin 3,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 20p.).

www.dohc.ie…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 31, 2013

Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Report: “Indicators of sustainable development for Hungary, 2012,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 216p.).

www.ksh.hu/apps/shop.kiadvany?p_kiadvany_id=15626&p_session_id=322057825624991&p_lang=EN…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–July 31, 2013

Republic of Slovenia:

Statistical Office Peridical: “Some Important Statistics On Slovenia, 2013,” (7/2013, July 2013, .pdf format, 35p.).

www.stat.si/doc/pub/PSP/00-PS-912-1307.pdf…

CSSRR Economics–July 31, 2013

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US Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources Hearing Testimony: “Improving the Safety Net to Ensure Families Receive Real Help,” a hearing held July 31, 2013 (witness statements in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 31, 2013

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: “Capital expenditure by the public sector for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015,” (P9109, July 2013, .pdf format, 22p.).

www.statssa.gov…

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UK:

Office for National Statistics Monograph: “An Introduction to the United Kingdom National Accounts: Part of United Kingdom National Accounts, The Blue Book, 2013 Edition Release,” (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format).

www.ons.gov…

CSSRR Economics–July 31, 2013

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

Econometrica (Vol. 81, No. 4, July 2013).

www.econometricsociety.org…

Journal of Business Research (Vol. 66, No. 11, November 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 37, No. 10, October 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 60, No. 5, July 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

July 30, 2013

CSSRR Economics/Health–July 30, 2013

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 3:04 pm

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of Jul. 29, 2013. Note: check your library for electronic availability.

www.nber.org…

New papers are: 19246-19260.

Health related: 19247.

CSSRR Sociology–July 30, 2013

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Center for Research on Child Wellbeing [Princeton University] Working Papers:

A. “Liminal Men: Incarceration and Family Instability,” by Kristin Turney (WP13-12-FF, July 2013, .pdf format, 56p.).

Abstract:

Incarceration, now a rite of passage for many economically disadvantaged minority men involving an immediate and involuntary removal from families, places these marginal men in a liminal state where they are simultaneously members of families and isolated from families. Despite a burgeoning literature documenting the collateral consequences of incarceration for family life, as well as evidence that the deleterious effects of incarceration for maternal and child wellbeing stem from resultant family instability, much less is known about the direct link between incarceration and family instability. I consider this association with data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a longitudinal survey uniquely positioned to understand the consequences of incarceration for family life. Results show that paternal incarceration is associated with relatively immediate relationship dissolution among couples in both marital and non-marital romantic partnerships when their child is born. But incarceration is inconsequential for couples that survive this initial period. The association between paternal incarceration and dissolution is not explained by post-incarceration changes in relationship quality, economic wellbeing, or physical and mental health, suggesting the liminality accompanying confinement is directly responsible for the deleterious consequences. Taken together, these findings document the consequences of liminality, link the literature on the collateral consequences of mass incarceration with the literature on demographic changes in family life, and have important implications for the transmission of inequality across generations.

crcw.princeton.edu…

B. “Multiracial Infants and Low Birth Weight: Evidence from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study,” by Kate Choi and Sara McLanahan (WP13-11-FF, July 2013, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, we examine how the birth outcomes of multiracial infants differ from those of their mono-racial counterparts and the extent to which disparities in birth outcomes are due to variation in socioeconomic background, prenatal health behaviors, and availability of social support. We find that (1) the birth outcomes of multiracial infants typically fall somewhere in between those of their mono-racial counterparts, (2) outcomes vary by mother’s race/ethnicity for some multiracial combinations, and (3) socioeconomic disparities account for a significant portion of the difference in rates of low birthweight between multi- and mono-racial infants born to White parents, while masking differences between infants born to Hispanic parents. Finally, differences in prenatal health behaviors and social support from baby’s father also play an important role in accounting for disparities in birth outcomes between multiracial infants and their mono-racial counterparts.

crcw.princeton.edu…

C. “Soft Drinks Consumption is Associated with Behavior Problems in Five-Year Olds,” by Shakira Suglia, Sara Solnick, and David Hemenway (WP13-10-FF, July 2013, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

Objective: Recent research suggests soda consumption is associated with aggression and depression among adolescents. However, this association has not been examined among younger children. We examine soda consumption and aggressive behaviors, attention problems and withdrawn behavior among five-year-old children.

Study Design: The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study a prospective birth cohort study that follows a sample of mother-child pairs from 20 large cities in the US. Mothers reported the child’s behaviors using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) at age 5 and were asked to report how many servings of soda the child drinks on a typical day.

Results: In the sample of 2929 children, 52% were boys, 51% were African-American 43% consumed at least one serving of soda per day and 4% consumed 4 or more servings per day. In analyses adjusted for socio-demographic factors, consuming one (Beta 0.7 95% CI 0.1,1.4), two (Beta 1.8 95%CI 0.8,2.7), three (Beta 2.0 95%CI 0.6,3.4) or four or more (Beta 4.7 95%CI 3.2,6.2) servings was associated with a higher aggressive behavior score compared to consuming no soda. Furthermore, those who consumed four or more (Beta 1.7 95%CI 1.0,2.4) soda servings had higher scores on the attention problems subscale. Higher withdrawn behavior scores were noted among those consuming two (Beta 1.0 95%CI 0.3,1.8), or four or more (Beta 2.0 95%CI 0.8,3.1) soda servings compared to those who consumed no soda.

Conclusion: We note an association between soda consumption and behavior among very young children; future studies should explore potential mechanisms that could explain this association.

crcw.princeton.edu…

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University of Pennsylvania Population Studies Center Working Paper: “Discrete Games in Endogenous Networks: Theory and Policy,” by Anton Badev (PSC 13-05, February 2013, .pdf format, 52p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

repository.upenn.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–July 30, 2013

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Demographic Research Article: “Age at marriage and the risk of divorce in England and Wales,” by Richard Lampard (Vol. 29, Article 7, July 2013, .pdf format, p. 167-202).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 30, 2013

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US Census Bureau Facts for Feature: “Unmarried and Single Americans Week Sept. 15-21, 2013,” (CB13-FF.21, July 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

www.census.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 30, 2013

Filed under: S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:01 pm

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (University of Minnesota) Data Update: IPUMS has announced the release of ‘27 new census microdata samples in the IPUMS-International database.’ The list of new samples can be found:

international.ipums.org…

For more information about available samples:

international.ipums.org…

Data access:

international.ipums.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 30, 2013

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:00 pm

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

Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 34, No. 9, September 2013).

jfi.sagepub.com…

Journal of Population Economics (Vol. 26, No. 4, October 2013).

link.springer.com…

Social Science Journal (Vol. 50, No. 3, September 2013).

www.sciencedirect.com…

CSSRR Economics/Health–July 30, 2013

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Releases: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new MEPS data file (July 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-131: 2000-2010 Employment Variables File

meps.ahrq.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 30, 2013

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Program on the Global Demography of Aging [Harvard University] Working Paper: “The Effect of a Constitutional Right to Health on Population Health in 157 Countries, 1970-2007: the Role of Democratic Governance,” by Hiroaki Matsuura (PGDA Working Paper No. 106, July 2013, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

Background: A number of studies have evaluated the effect of a right to health as a mechanism for achieving desirable health outcomes, yet no study has sought institutional conditions that make this mechanism more effective at population level. I hypothesise whether a right to health is only an effective instrument for improving health in countries that demonstrate good governance in which effective mechanisms for enforcing the right to health, as well as controlling government behaviour, exist.

Method: Annual data from 1970 to 2007 was obtained for a panel of 157 countries, to study the effects of introducing into national constitutions an explicit, enforceable, right to health and democratic governance on infant and under – five mortality rates.

Results: The introduction of a right to health in a national constitution was significantly associated with reductions in both mean infant and under – five mortality rates. The effect was large in countries with high scores for democratic governance, whereas in countries with low scores for democratic governance, approximately half of the effect of introducing a constitutional right to health was present.

Interpretation: The results suggest that introducing a constitutional right to health is likely to be an effective mechanism for improving health in countries that have a high level of democratic governance. However, whereas a right to health is likely to be less effective in countries with low scores for democratic governance in the short run, there can be a longer term health benefits if governance subsequently improves, the right to health remains in the constitution.

www.hsph.harvard.edu…

CSSRR Health–July 30, 2013

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Guttmacher Institute Report: “Contraceptive Needs and Services, 2010,” by Jennifer J. Frost, Mia R. Zolna and Lori Frohwirth (July 2013, .pdf format, 43p.).

www.guttmacher.org…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–July 30, 2013

UK:

Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletins:

A. “Personal Well-being in the UK, 2012/13,” (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 38p.).

www.ons.gov…

B. “Annual Business Survey, 2011 Regional Results,” (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 29p.).

www.ons.gov…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–July 30, 2013

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness Report: “Housing Instability: A Continuum of Risk,” (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.icphusa.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 30, 2013

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Brief: “Various Supports for Low-Income Families Reduce Poverty and Have Long-Term Positive Effects On Families and Children,” by Arloc Sherman, Danilo Trisi, and Sharon Parrott (July 2013, .pdf format, 19p.).

www.cbpp.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 30, 2013

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: “Federal Scientific Activities 2013/2014,” (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 26p.).

www.statcan.gc.ca…

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United Nations:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Briefs:

A. “Developmental Macroeconomics,” (MPDD Policy Briefs No. 13, July 2013, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.unescap.org…

B. “Forward-looking Macroeconomic Policies – Re-examining Inflation and Debt Limits,” (MPDD Policy Briefs No. 14, July 2013, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.unescap.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 30, 2013

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 2:44 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 4348-4355.

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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: 7500-7509.

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US Internal Revenue Service Working Paper: “A New Look at the Income-Wealth Connection for America’s Wealthiest Decedents,” by Barry Johnson, Brian Raub, and Joseph Newcomb (July 2013, .pdf format, 15p.).

www.irs.gov…

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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. 6542-6551.

July 29, 2013

CSSRR Ecionomics/Sociology–July 29, 2013

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:58 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on Jul. 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…

Click on “New Releases through 2013-07-28” on the left side of the page.

July 26, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–July 26, 2013

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Demographic Research Article: “Patriarchy and fertility in Albania,” by Mathias Lerch (Vol. 29, Article 6, July 2013, .pdf format, p. 133-166).

www.demographic-research.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 26, 2013

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Scotland:

General Register Office Statistical Bulletin: “Statistical Bulletin Release 1C (part one),” (July 2013, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.scotlandscensus.gov…

CSSRR Health/Sociology–July 26, 2013

Demographic and Health Survey Reports:

A. “Ghana MICS, 2011 – Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey – Final Report,” (FR262, December 2012, .pdf format, 265p.).

www.measuredhs.com…

B. “Lao People’s Democratic Republic Special, 2011-12 – Lao Social Indicator Survey (MICS/DHS) Final Report,” (FR268, December 2012, .pdf format, 470p.).

www.measuredhs.com…

CSSRR Health–July 26, 2013

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 62, No. 29, July 26, 2013 (HTML and .pdf formats 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/Sociology–July 26, 2013

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles:

A. “Overweight in Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood and Cardiovascular Risk in Later Life: Pooled Analysis of Three British Birth Cohorts,” by Min Hae Park, Ulla Sovio, Russell M. Viner, Rebecca J. Hardy, and Sanjay Kinra (PLoS ONE 8(7): e70684. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070684, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org…

B. “Perceived Weight Discrimination and Obesity,” by Angelina R. Sutin and Antonio Terracciano (PLoS ONE 8(7): e70048. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070048, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 4p.).

www.plosone.org…

C. “Family and Neighbourhood Socioeconomic Inequalities in Childhood Trajectories of BMI and Overweight: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children,” by Pauline W. Jansen, Fiona K. Mensah, Jan M. Nicholson, and Melissa Wake (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69676. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069676, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org…

D. “Prevalence of Chronic Conditions in Australia,” by Christopher Harrison, Helena Britt, Graeme Miller, and Joan Henderson (PLoS ONE 8(7): e67494. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067494, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org…

CSSRR Health–July 26, 2013

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Japan:

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Data Tables: “Abridged Life Tables for Japan 2012,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.mhlw.go.jp/english/database/db-hw/lifetb12/index.html…

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Pakistan:

Bureau of Statistics Report: “National Health Accounts Pakistan 2009-10,” (2013, .pdf format, 90p.).

www.pbs.gov…

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Uganda:

Ministry of Health Report: “General Health Accounts, Reproductive Health subaccounts, and Child Health sub-accounts,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 79p.).

health.go.ug/docs/NHA_REPORT_FINAL_13.pdf…

CSSRR Economics–July 26, 2013

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: “Business Demography, 2011,” (July 2013, HTML format).

www.cso.ie…

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Report: “Rental affordability 1998-2012: Regional distributions,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 29p.).

www.stats.gov…

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Switzerland:

Swiss Statistics Report: “SLFS 2012 in Brief: The Swiss Labour Force Survey,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=5249…

July 25, 2013

CSSRR Sociology–July 25, 2013

Filed under: S. US Govt. Pub,Sociology — admin @ 3:23 pm

US Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: “Prisoners in 2012 – Advance Counts,” by E. Ann Carson and Daniela Golinelli (NCJ 242467, July 2013, .pdf, ASCII text, and zipped comma-delimited format, 16p.).

www.bjs.gov…

CSSRR Sociology–July 25, 2013

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article: Juristat (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 45p.). The title of the article in this issue are: “Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2012,” by Samuel Perreault.

www.statcan.gc.ca…

CSSRR Economics/Health–July 25, 2013

UK:

Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletins:

A. “Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 for local areas in England and Wales, 2009-11,” (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 20p.).

www.ons.gov…

B. “Inequality in Disability-Free Life Expectancy by Area Deprivation: England, 2003-06 and 2007-10,” (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 22p.).

www.ons.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 25, 2013

Filed under: H. US State Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:21 pm

Georgia:

Department of Public Health Reports:

A. “Disparities in Tobacco Use in Georgia,” (February 2013, .pdf format, 5p.).

health.state.ga.us…

B. “2013 Smokeless Tobacco Use Data Summary,” (March 2013, .pdf format, 4p.).

health.state.ga.us…

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New Jersey:

Department of Health Data Tables: “Indicator Profile of Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) Before Age 75 Years,” (March 2013, HTML format).

www4.state.nj.us…

CSSRR Health–July 25, 2013

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:20 pm

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

Global Public Health (Vol. 8, No. 6, 2013).

www.tandfonline.com…

International Journal for Quality in Health Care (Vol. 25, No. 4, September 2013).

intqhc.oxfordjournals.org…

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–July 25, 2013

Minnesota:

State Demographic Center Data Release: “General Population with Social and Economic Characteristics for Minnesota Counties,” (July 2013, Excel format).

www.demography.state.mn.us…

CSSRR Economics/Health–July 25, 2013

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics,H. Working Papers,Health — admin @ 3:18 pm

University of Michigan Center for Retirement Research Working Paper: “Trends in the Composition and Outcomes of Young Social Security Disability Awardees,” by Yonatan Ben-Shalom and David Stapleton (WP 2013-284, June 2013, .pdf format, p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu…

CSSRR Economics–July 25, 2013

Filed under: E. Data,Economics — admin @ 3:17 pm

GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Mannheim/Koln/Bonn Germany) Data Release: GESIS has recently added the following dataset to its holdings:

Functional Change of the Capital Market and the Stock Exchange, 1… (ZA8538)

info1.gesis.org…

Old-Age Insurance in Germany 2007 (ASID ´07) (ZA5799)

info1.gesis.org…

CSSRR Economics–July 25, 2013

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

International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) (13/227 to 13/233, 13/235).

www.imf.org…

July 24, 2013

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 24, 2013

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Conference Presentation: WLS will be hosting two presentations about using WLS data at the upcoming American Sociological Association conference (August 10-13, 2013, New York, NY). The first presentation will occur on Aug. 10 from 4:30-6:10pm, and the second session will occur on Aug. 13 from 1-3pm. For more information about each of the sessions:

www.ssc.wisc.edu…

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 24, 2013

United Nations:

Department of Economic and Social Affairs Compendium: World Statistics Pocketbook 2013 Edition, (Series V, No. 37, 2013, .pdf format, 239p.).

unstats.un.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 24, 2013

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National Center for Family and Marriage Research [Bowling Green State University] Working Paper: “The Gray Divorce Revolution: Rising Divorce among Middle-aged and Older Adults, 1990-2010,” by Susan L. Brown and I-Fen Lin (WP13-03, March 2013, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

Purpose of the study: Our study documents how the divorce rate among persons ages 50 and older has changed between 1990 and 2010 and identifies the sociodemographic correlates of divorce among today’s middle-aged and older adults.

Design and Methods: We used data from the 1990 U.S. Vital Statistics Report and the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) to examine the change in the divorce rate over time. ACS data were analyzed to determine the sociodemographic correlates of divorce.

Results: The divorce rate among adults ages 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010. Roughly 1 in 4 divorces in 2010 occurred to persons ages 50 and older. Demographic characteristics, economic resources, and the marital biography were associated with the risk of divorce in 2010. The rate of divorce was 2.5 times higher for those in remarriages versus first marriages while the divorce rate declined as marital duration rose.

Implications: The traditional focus of gerontological research on widowhood must be expanded to include divorce as another form of marital dissolution. Over 600,000 people ages 50 and older got divorced in 2010, but little is known about the predictors and consequences of divorces that occur during middle and later life.
ncfmr.bgsu.edu…

CSSRR Sociology–July 24, 2013

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: “A Growing Share of Latinos Get Their News in English,” by Mark Hugo Lopez and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 43p.).

www.pewhispanic.org…

CSSRR Sociology–July 24, 2013

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European Social Survey Report: “Exploring public attitudes, informing public policy: Selected findings from the first five rounds,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.eu…

CSSRR Sociology–July 24, 2013

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Australia:

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: “Young people aged 10-14 in the youth justice system 2011-12,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.aihw.gov…

2. Australian Institute of Family Studies Report: “Australian families with children and adolescents,” by Ruth Weston, Lixia Qu and Jennifer Baxter (Australian Family Trends No. 5, July 2013, HTML and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.aifs.gov…

CSSRR Health–July 24, 2013

Filed under: H. Legislation Information,Health — admin @ 2:59 pm

US House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Jointly with the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Hearing Testimony: “The Employer Mandate: Examining the Delay and Its Effect on Workplaces,” a hearing held July 23, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Silverlight format, running time 2 hours 5 minutes).

edworkforce.house.gov…

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US Senate Finance Committee Hearing Testimony: “Health Information Technology: Using it to Improve Care,” a hearing held July 24, 2013 (witness statements are available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash format, running time 1 hour 24 minutes). Note: The hearing begins at the 36:20 mark.

www.finance.senate.gov…

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