July 21, 2014

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 21, 2014

University of Wisconsin Data and Information Service Center Country Statistical Yearbook Update. Our Country Statistical Yearbook page has added links to several yearbooks. Note: check carefully to see if the link is to a hypertext or yearbook, or information about a print one, as well as the language of the yearbook. Our Country Statistical Yearbook page now points to compendia for 152 countries. Unless otherwise noted, all are in .pdf format.



Iceland in Figures 2014



Italy in Figures 2014



Statistisches Jahrbuch Liechtensteins 2014 (German)



Statistical Yearbook of the Netherlands 2014



Spain in Figures 2014


States of Jersey:

Jersey in Figure 2013



Statistical Yearbook of Sweden 2014


Click on “PDF” scroll box to access the publication.

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 21, 2014

Filed under: E. Data,Economics,H. Data,Health,S. Data,Sociology — admin @ 3:27 pm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on July 20, 2014. 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:


The new releases are linked from:


Click on “New Releases through 2014-07-20” on the left side of the page.

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–July 21, 2014

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of July 21, 2014. Note: check your library for electronic availability.


New papers are: 20286-20321.

Health related: 20306, 20308.

Sociology related 20321.

CSSRR Sociology–July 21, 2014

Filed under: S. Working Papers,Sociology — admin @ 3:25 pm

California Center for Population Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Working Paper: “Single-Parenting,” by Patrick Heuveline, Hongxing Yang, Matthew Weinshenker, and Jeffrey M. Timberlake (CCPR-2014-06, July 2014, .pdf format, 21p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:


CSSRR Sociology–July 21, 2014

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:24 pm

Save the Children Report: “Too Young to Wed: The growing problem of child marriage among Syrian girls in Jordan,” (2014, .pdf format, 12p.).


CSSRR Health–July 21, 2014

Filed under: H. Data,Health — admin @ 3:24 pm

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new MEPS data file (July 2014, 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-152G: 2012 Office-Based Medical Provider Visits File


MEPS HC-152F: 2012 Outpatient Visits File


MEPS HC-152E: 2012 Emergency Room Visits File


MEPS HC-152D: 2012 Hospital Inpatient Stays File


CSSRR Health–July 21, 2014

Filed under: H. Other Reports, Articles,Health — admin @ 3:23 pm

Lancet Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing content: “Trends in underlying causes of death in people with HIV from 1999 to 2011 (D:A:D): a multicohort collaboration,” by Colette J. Smith, Lene Ryom, Rainer Weber, Philippe Morlat, Christian Pradier, Peter Reiss, Justyna D. Kowalska, Stephane de Wit, Matthew Law, Wafaa el Sadr, Ole Kirk, Nina Friis-Moller, Antonella d’Arminio Monforte, Andrew N Phillips, Caroline A. Sabin, and Jens D. Lundgren, for the D:A:D Study Group (Vol. 384, No. 9939, July 19, 2014, p. 241-248).


CSSRR Health–July 21, 2014

Filed under: H. NGO and Other Countries,Health — admin @ 3:22 pm


Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article: “Ninety years of change in life expectancy (1921 to 2011),” by Lawson Greenberg and Yves Decady (Health at a Glance, July 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).


CSSRR Health–July 21, 2014

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:21 pm

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

Global Public Health (Vol. 9, Supp. 1, 2014).


CSSRR Economics–July 21, 2014

Filed under: E. NGO and Other Countries,Economics — admin @ 3:20 pm


Department of Work and Pensions Report: “Small employer recruitment practices,” by Caitlin Connors and Andrew Thomas (Research Report No. 855, July 2014, .pdf format, 88p.).


CSSRR Economics–July 21, 2014

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:16 pm

Banco Central De Colombia:


NEW: No. 832 “The Efficiency of the Informal Sector on the Search and Matching Framework,” by Luz Adriana Florez.

No. 831 “The Search and Matching Equilibrium in an Economy with an Informal Sector: A Positive Analysis of Labor Market Policies,” by Luz Adriana Florez.

No. 830 “Transition to Centralized Unit Commitment: An Econometric Analysis of Colombia’s Experience,” by Luciano de Castro, Shmuel Oren, Alvaro Riascos, and Miguel Bernal.

No. 829 “R&D Investment and Financial Frictions,” by Oscar M. Valencia.

No. 827 “Echoes of the Crises in Spain and US in the Colombian Labor Market: A Differences-In-Differences Approach,” by Luis Eduardo Arango, Dolores de la Mata, and Nataly Obando.

No. 826 “A Composite Indicator of Systemic Stress (CISS) for Colombia,” by Wilmar Cabrera, Jorge Hurtado, Miguel Morales, and Juan Sebastian Rojas.


Banco De Espana:


NEW: 1416 “A toolkit to strengthen government budget surveillance,” by Diego J. Pedregal, Javier J. Perez and A. Jesus Sanchez-Fuentes.

1415 “Household debt and uncertainty: private consumption after the Great Recession,” by Angel Estrada, Daniel Garrote, Eva Valdeolivas and Javier Valles.

1414 “Banking crises and sovereign defaults in emerging markets: exploring the links,” by Irina Balteanu and Aitor Erce.

1412 “When does cash matter? Evidence for private firms,” by Paul Ehling and David Haushalter.

1411 “Consumption in the shadow of unemployment,” by Rodolfo G. Campos and Iliana Reggio.


Banco de Mexico:


NEW: 2014-14 “Railroads and Economic Growth: A Trade Policy Approach,” by Fernando Perez-Cervantes.

2014-12 “The Effects of a Non-Contributory Pension Program on Labor Force Participation: The Case of 70 y Más in Mexico,” by Laura Juarez González and Tobias Pfutze.


De Nederlandsche Bank:


NEW: 431 “When arm’s length is too far. Relationship banking over the business cycle,” by Thorsten Beck, Hans Degryse, Ralph de Haas and Neeltje van Horen.

430 “Franchise value and risk-taking in modern banks,” by Natalya Martynova, Lev Ratnovski and Razvan Vlahu.

428 “Household saving behaviour and credit constraints in the Euro area,” by Julia Le Blanc, Alessandro Porpiglia, Federica Teppa, Junyi Zhu and Michael Ziegelmeyer.

427 “International spillovers from US forward guidance to equity markets,” by Richhild Moessner.


Deutsche Bundesbank:


Discussion Paper:

NEW: 13/2014 “Consumer cash usage: a cross-country comparison with payment diary survey data,” by John Bagnall, David Bounie, Kim P. Huynh, Anneke Kosse, Tobias Schmidt, Scott Schuh, and Helmut Stix.

12/2014 “How do households allocate their assets? – Stylized facts from the Eurosystem Household Finance and Consumption Survey,” by Luc Arrondel, Laura Bartiloro, Primin Fessler, Peter Lindner, Thomas Y. Mathä, Cristiana Rampazzi, Frederique Savignac, Tobias Schmidt, Martin Schurz, and Philip Vermeulen.

11/2014 “Analyzing business and financial cycles using multi-level factor models,” by Jorg Breitung and Sandra Eickmeier.

10/2014 “A consistent set of multilateral productivity approach-based indicators of price competitiveness,” by Christoph Fischer and Oliver Hossfeld.

09/2014 “Market transparency and the marking precision of bond mutual fund managers,” by Gjergji Cici, Scott Gibson, Yalin Gunduz, and John J. Merrick, Jr.


Narodowy Bank Polski/National Bank of Poland: The National Bank of Poland has recently released the following working paper:


NEW: No. 181 “Estimating the risk of joint defaults: an application to central bank collateralized lending operations,” by Dariusz Gatarek and Juliusz Jablecki.


Oesterreichische Nationalbank/National Bank of Austria:


NEW: 194 “Do Banks Lend Less in Uncertain Times?” by Burkhard Raunig, Johann Scharler and Friedrich Sindermann.

193 “Made in China” – How Does it Affect Measures of Competitiveness?” by Konstantins Benkovskis and Julia Worz.

192 “Consumer Cash Usage: A Cross-Country Comparison with Payment Diary Survey Data,” by John Bagnall, David Bounie, Kim P. Huynh, Anneke Kosse, Tobias Schmidt, Scott Schuh, and Helmut Stix.

191 “Systemic Sovereign Risk: Macroeconomic Implications in the Euro Area,” by Saleem A. Bahaj.


Reserve Bank of Australia:


NEW: RDP2014-06 “Is Housing Overvalued?” by Ryan Fox and Peter Tulip.

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