July 15, 2014

CSSRR Sociology–July 15, 2014

Filed under: H. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:36 pm

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

A. “Relationship Quality among Cohabiting versus Married Couples,” by Susan L. Brown, Wendy D. Manning, and Krista K. Payne (WP-14-03, July 2014, .pdf format, 30p.).


Using data from the nationally representative 2010 Married and Cohabiting Couples (MCC) survey of different-sex cohabiting and married couples, we conducted couple-level analyses to compare the relationship quality of today’s cohabitors and marrieds. Consistent with diffusion theory and recent conceptual work on the deinstitutionalization of marriage, we found that the relationship between union type and relationship quality is now bifurcated with direct marrieds reporting the highest relationship quality and cohabitors without marriage plans reporting the lowest marital quality. In the middle were the two largest groups: marrieds who premaritally cohabited and cohabitors with plans to marry. These two groups did not differ in terms of relationship quality. This study adds to the growing literature indicating that the role of cohabitation in the family life course is changing in the contemporary context.


B. “Family Structure and Child Well-Being: Integrating Family Complexity,” by Susan L. Brown, Wendy D. Manning, and Bart Stykes (WP-14-02, July 2014, .pdf format, 29p.).


Although children’s family lives are diverse, the measurement of children’s living arrangements has lagged, focusing on the relationships of children to parents while largely ignoring sibling composition. Using the 2008 SIPP (n=12,994) we documented patterns of family complexity among a nationally representative sample of children ages 0-17 living in a range of family structures. We also examined the independent and joint effects of family structure and family complexity on child economic well-being. Family complexity was independently associated with economic disadvantage, namely, a lower income to needs ratio and a smaller share of income derived from earnings, although the latter finding was not robust to controls. The effects of family complexity were not contingent on family structure. This study demonstrates the utility of integrating family structure and family complexity in studies of children’s well-being.


C. “Family Structure and Children’s Economic Well-Being: Incorporating Same-Sex Cohabiting Mother Families,” by Wendy D. Manning, Susan L. Brown, and Krista K. Payne (WP-14-01, July 2014, .pdf format, 31p.).


Research on family structure and child well-being rarely includes children in same sex parent families, a notable omission since 28% of lesbian couple households contain children. Using the 2010-2013 pooled Current Population Survey, we examined children’s economic well-being by family structure. These data were ideal for this study because they included a sizable number of children in same-sex cohabiting mother families and the CPS measured both official and supplemental poverty, incorporating the cohabiting partner. Using the official poverty measure, children in cohabiting mother families were more likely to be poor than their counterparts in either the other cohabiting (two biological parent or stepparent) or married parent families. Yet, using the supplemental poverty measure, these children were no longer worse off and did not differ from children in different-sex two parent families, indicating that partner contributions vary considerably by family structure.


CSSRR Sociology–July 15, 2014

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:35 pm

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

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 36, No. 3, August 2014).


Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 35, No. 10, August 2014).


CSSRR Health–July 15, 2014

Filed under: H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:34 pm

US Government Accountability Office Report: “Medicaid Payment: Comparisons of Selected Services under Fee-for-Service, Managed Care, and Private Insurance,” (GAO-14-533, July 2014, .pdf format, 32p.).


CSSRR Health–July 15, 2014

Filed under: H. Legislation Information,Health — admin @ 3:31 pm

US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony: “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs,” a hearing held July 15, 2014 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full video of the hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 55 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 21:31 mark.


CSSRR Health–July 15, 2014

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:30 pm

King’s Fund [UK] Report: “Medical engagement: A journey not an event,” by John Clark and Vijaya Nath (July 2014, .pdf format, 44p.).


CSSRR Health–July 15, 2014

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:30 pm

New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: “Country Progress Report New Zealand (HIV/AIDS) 2012-13,” (July 2014, .pdf and Word format, 25p.).


CSSRR Economics–July 15, 2014

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:29 pm

US Congressional Budget Office Report: “The 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook,” (July 2014, .pdf format, 134p.).


CSSRR Economics–July 15, 2014

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:28 pm

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: “Elite male faculty in the life sciences employ fewer women,” by Jason M. Sheltzer and Joan C. Smith (Vol. 111, No. 28, July 15, 2014, .pdf and HTML format, p. 10107-10112). Note: PNAS is providing open access to the full-text of this article.


CSSRR Economics–July 15, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:27 pm

European Central Bank:


NEW: No. 1694 “Term premia implications of macroeconomic regime changes, Macroeconomic Dynamics (forthcoming),” by Giacomo Carboni.

No. 1693 “Logit price dynamics,” by James Costain and Anton Nakov.

No. 1692 “How fat is the top tail of the wealth distribution?” by Philip Vermeulen.

No. 1691 “Crisis-proof services: Why trade in services did not suffer during the 2008-2009 collapse,” by Andrea Ariu.


International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 14/118 to 14/124.



Levy Economics Institute (Bard College) Working Paper: “If Deficits Are Not the Culprit, What Determines Indian Interest Rates? An Evaluation Using the Maximum Entropy Bootstrap Method,” by Hrishikesh Vinod, Lekha S. Chakraborty, and Honey Karun (Working Paper No. 811, July 2014, .pdf format, 31p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:


CSSRR Economics–July 15, 2014

Filed under: E. Other Reports, Articles,Economics — admin @ 3:26 pm

Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Report: “Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2014,” by Chris Belfield , Jonathan Cribb , Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce (IFS Report (R96), July 2014, .pdf format, 126p.).


CSSRR Economics–July 15, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:25 pm

District 1: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts):

“Working Papers”


NEW: No. 14-2 “Labor Market Transitions And The Availability Of Unemployment Insurance,” by Katharine Bradbury.


District 9: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minnesota):

Staff Reports:


NEW: Staff Report 501 “Pay with Promises or Pay as You Go? Lessons from the Death Spiral of Detroit,” by Thomas J. Holmes and Lee E. Ohanian.

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