March 6, 2017

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–March 6, 2017

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers: NBER has released the following working papers for the weeks of March 6, 2017. Note: check your library for electronic availability.


New papers are: 23206-23219.

Health related: 23215, 23218, 23219.

Sociology related: 23215, 23218.

CSSRR Health/Sociology–March 6, 2017

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release: ICPSR announced the release of a new datasets on March 5, 2017. 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 2017-3-5” on the left side of the page.

CSSRR Health/Sociology–March 6, 2017

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Paper: “Sex differences in genetic associations with longevity in Han Chinese: sex-stratified genome-wide association study and polygenic risk score analysis,” by Yi Zeng, Huashuai Chen, Xiaomin Liu, Rui Ye, Enjun Xie, Zhihua Chen, Jiehua Lu, Jianxin Li, Yaohua Tian, Ting Ni, Lars Bolund, Kenneth C. Land, Anatoliy Yashin, Angela M O’Rand, Liang Sun, Ze Yang, Wei Tao, Anastasia Gurinovich, Claudio Franceschi, Jichun Xie, Jun Gu, Yong Hou, Xiao Liu, Xun Xu, Jean-Marie Robine, Joris Deelen, Paola Sebastiani, Eline Slagboom, Thomas Perls, Elizabeth Hauser, William Gottschalk, Qihua Tan, Kaare Christensen, Mike Lutz, Xiao-Li Tian, Huanming Yang, Junxia Min, Chao Nie and James Vaupel (WP-2017-04, February 2017, .pdf format, 37p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:


CSSRR Health–March 6, 2017

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: “Characteristics of Emergency Department Visits for Super-Utilizers by Payer, 2014,” by H. Joanna Jiang, Audrey J. Weiss, and Marguerite L. Barrett (Statistical Brief No. 231, February 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 13p.).






Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue of MMWR, Vol. 66, No. 8, March 3, 2017 (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.



US Government Accountability Office Report: “FDA Has Encouraged Development, but Needs to Clarify the Role of Draft Guidance and Develop Qualified Infectious Disease Product Guidance,” (GAO-17-189, January 2017, .pdf format, 36p.).



US National Center for Health Statistics Data Briefs:

A. “Barriers to Health Care for Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions: United States, 2012–2015,” by Brian W. Ward (Data Brief No. 275, March 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).


B. “Prevalence of Low High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Among Adults, by Physical Activity: United States, 2011–2014,” by Marissa L. Zwald, Lara J. Akinbami, Tala H.I. Fakhouri, and Cheryl D. Fryar (Data Brief No. 276, March 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).


CSSRR Health–March 6, 2017

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

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 105, No. 3, March 2017).


American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 185, No. 5, March 1, 2017).


Biometrika (Vol. 104, No. 1, March 2017).


Clinical Infectious Disease (Vol. 64, No. 6, March 15, 2017).


Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 125, No. 3, March 2017).


Environmental Research (Vol. 154, April 2017).


Global Public Health (Vol. 12, No. 4, 2017).


Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 79, No. 7, March 2017).


Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Vol. 58, No. 1, March 2017).


Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 74, No. 2, April 2017).


Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 74, No. 3, March 2017).


Public Health (Vol. 144, March 2017).


Public Health Reports (Vol. 132, No. 2, March/April 2017).


Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health (Vol. 43, No. 2, 2017).


Social Science Quarterly (Vol. 98, No. 1, March 2017).


Studies in Family Planning (Vol. 48, No. 1, March 2017).


CSSRR Economics/Health–March 6, 2017

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Center for Policy Research [Maxwell School, Syracuse University] Working Paper: “The Effect of Workplace Inspections on Worker Safety,” by Ling Li and Perry Singleton (Working Paper No. 201, February 2017, .pdf format, 25p.).


The Occupation Safety and Health Administration enforces safety regulations through workplace inspections. To identify the effect of inspections on worker safety, this study exploits quasi-experimental variation in inspections due to OSHA’s Site Specific Targeting plan. The SST plan used establishment-level data on accidents and injuries to target establishments for inspection. The primary inspection list consisted of establishments with case rates exceeding a cutoff. This cutoff generated a discontinuous increase in inspections, which is used to identify the effect of inspections on worker safety. Using the fuzzy regression discontinuity design and local linear regression, the estimated effect of an inspection on cases involving days away from work, job restrictions, and job transfers is -1.607 per 100 full-time equivalent workers. The effect is most pronounced among manufacturing establishments below the 90th percentile of the case-rate distribution.


CSSRR Economics–March 6, 2017

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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Monograph: Economic Survey of India 2017 (February 2017). Ordering information is available at the site:


Overview (.pdf format, 59p.):



Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Monograph: Economic Survey of Australia 2017 (March 2017). Ordering information is available at the site:


Overview (.pdf format, 45p.):




Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin: “Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings pension tables, UK: 2016 provisional and 2015 revised results,” (March 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 19p.).



United Nations:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Periodical: Asia-Pacific Development Journal (Vol. 23, No. 2, December 2016, .pdf format).


CSSRR Economics–March 6, 2017

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United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research Working Papers: Note: Filter publications by checking “Working Papers” and selecting years as “2017”).


New papers:

46/2017 “Understanding intra-regional transport – Competition in road transportation between Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe,” by Thando Vilakazi and Anthea Paelo.

45/2017 “Extractive revenues and government spending – Short- versus long-term considerations,” by Frederick van der Ploeg and Anthony J. Venables.

44/2017 “Worker retraining and transfer payments – The political economy of social protection,” by Sanjay Jain.

43/2017 “‘Affordability’ and the political economy of social protection in contemporary Africa,” by Jeremy Seekings.

42/2017 “Review of social issues for large-scale land investment in Zambia,” by Giles Henley.

41/2017 “Approaches to supporting local and community development – The view from Zambia,” by Angel Mondoloka.

40/2017 “The development of a linked modelling framework for analysing the socioeconomic impacts of energy and climate policies in South Africa,” by Bruno Merven, Channing Arndt, and Harald Winkler.

39/2017 “Energy system and economy-wide implications of a rapid transition to decarbonized energy in South Africa,” by Tara Caetano and Bruno Merven.

38/2017 “Effect of non-farm work on agricultural productivity – Empirical evidence from northern Ghana,” by Benjamin Tetteh Anang.

37/2017 “Legal empowerment of the poor through property rights reform: Tensions and trade-offs of land registration and titling in sub-Saharan Africa,” by Catherine Boone.

36/2017 “Air transport in Africa – A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments,” by Heinrich C. Bofinger.


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


New papers are: WPS No. 7982-7996

CSSRR Economics–March 6, 2017

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

American Economic Review (Vol. 107, No. 3, March 2017).


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