April 7, 2017

CSSRR Sociology–April 7, 2017

Filed under: S. Other Reports, Articles,Sociology — admin @ 3:26 pm

Demographic Research Articles:

A. “The population-level impact of public-sector antiretroviral therapy rollout on adult mortality in rural Malawi,” by Collin Payne and Hans-Peter Kohler (Vol. 36, Article 37, April 2017, .pdf format, p. 1081-1108).


B. “Unequal lands: Soil type, nutrition, and child mortality in southern Sweden, 1850-1914,” by Finn Hedefalk, Luciana Quaranta, and Tommy Bengtsson (Vol. 36, Article 36, April 2017, .pdf format, p. 1039-1080).


CSSRR Sociology–April 7, 2017

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

California Center for Population Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Working Paper: “Loss Aversion and Duration of Residence,” by Phillip S. Morrison and William A.V. Clark (CCPR-2017-001, March 2017, .pdf format, 25p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:



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

A. “Schools as Surveilling Institutions? Parental Incarceration, System Avoidance, and Parental Involvement in Schooling,” by Anna Haskins and Wade Jacobsen (WP17-02-FF, April 2017, .pdf format, 37p.).

Parents play important roles in their children’s lives, and parental involvement in elementary schooling in particular is meaningful for a range of child outcomes. Given the increasing number of school-aged children with incarcerated parents, this study explores the ways paternal incarceration is associated with mothers’ and fathers’ reports of home- and school-based involvement in schooling. Using Fragile Families Study data, findings suggest that a father’s incarceration inhibits his school- and home-based involvement in schooling, while associations for maternal involvement are weaker. Results are robust to alternative specifications of incarceration that address concerns about selection and unobserved heterogeneity. Findings also hold when teachers’ reports are substituted, and across levels of father-child contact. Lastly, a test of the system avoidance mechanism is conducted, and results suggest it partially explains reductions in school involvement for fathers following incarceration. Given the reoccurring interest in the interconnection between families and schools and how this translates into success, this study suggests that paternal incarceration is associated with lower parental involvement in schooling and highlights the role of system avoidance in this association. Attachment to social institutions like schools is quite consequential, and this work highlights another way mass incarceration influences social life in the US.


B. “Punishment and Inequality at an Early Age: Exclusionary Discipline in Elementary School,” by Wade Jacobsen, Garrett Pace, and Nayan Ramirez (WP16-04-FF, February 2017, .pdf format, 40p.).


We fill an important gap in prior research by assessing (1) the prevalence of exclusionary discipline in elementary school; (2) racial disparities in exclusionary discipline in elementary school; and (3) the association between exclusionary discipline and aggressive behavior in elementary school. Using the Fragile Families Study, we estimate that more than 1 in 10 children born 1998-2000 in large US cities were suspended or expelled by age nine (most in third grade). We also find extreme racial disparity; upwards of 30% of non-Hispanic black males were suspended or expelled, compared to 8% of non-Hispanic white or other-race males. Disparities are largely due to differences in children’s school and home environments rather than to behavior problems. Furthermore, we find suspension or expulsion associated with increased aggressive behavior in elementary school. These results are robust to a rich set of covariates, within-individual fixed-effects, matching methods, and sensitivity checks for reverse causality and selection. Our results imply that school discipline policies relying heavily on exclusionary punishment may be fostering childhood inequality.



Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Papers:

A. “Does the age difference between partners influence the career achievements of women?” by Anna Oksuzyan, Angela Carollo, Sven Drefahl, Carlo Giovanni Camarda, Kaare Christensen, and Alyson van Raalte (WP-2017-008, March 2017, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:


B. “A cause-of-death decomposition of the young adult mortality hump,” by Adrien Remund, Carlo G. Camarda and Tim Riffe (WP-2017-007, March 2017, .pdf format, 21p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:



University of Michigan Population Studies Center Working Paper: “Family Support for Older Persons in Thailand: Challenges and Opportunities,” by John E. Knodel and Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan (PSC Research Report No. 17-879, March 2017, .pdf format, 25p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:


CSSRR Sociology–April 7, 2017

Filed under: S. Tables of Contents,Sociology — admin @ 3:23 pm

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

Population, Space and Place (Vol. 23, No. 2, March 2017).


CSSRR Health–April 7, 2017

Filed under: H. Data,H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:22 pm

United Nations:

Department of Economic and Social Affairs Report: “World Mortality Report 2015,” (2017, .pdf format, 99p.).



World Health Organization:

WHO Mortality Database Update: WHO updated the following files in (.zipped compressed ASCII format, with documentation in .pdf, Word or Microsoft Excel format) it’s Mortality Database on March 29, 2017: Documentation, Availability, Notes, Population and live births, Mortality ICD-9, and Mortality ICD-10 (this file comes in two parts).


CSSRR Health–April 7, 2017

Filed under: H. Tables of Contents,Health — admin @ 3:22 pm

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

Health Economics, Policy and Law (Vol. 12, No. 2, April 2017).


Health Policy and Planning (Vol. 32, No. 3, April 2017).


Research in Nursing & Health (Vol. 40, No. 2, April 2017).


CSSRR Economics/Health–April 7, 2017

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics,H. US Govt. Pub,Health — admin @ 3:20 pm

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical, Reports:

A. Cityscape (Vol. 19, No. 1, 2017, .pdf format, 314p.).


B. “A Health Picture of HUD-Assisted Adults, 2006–2012,” by Veronica E. Helms, Jon Sperling, and Barry L. Steffen (March 2017, .pdf format, 48p.).


C. “The Quality of America’s Assisted Housing Stock: Analysis of the 2011 and 2013 American Housing Surveys,” by Sandra Newman and Scott C. Holupka (March 2017, .pdf format, 59p.).


CSSRR Economics–April 7, 2017

Filed under: E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:19 pm

US Internal Revenue Service Compendium: 2016 Data Book (March 2017, Excel and .pdf format, 74p.).



US Bureau of Labor Statistics Article: “Unemployment holds steady for much of 2016 but edges down in the fourth quarter,” by Vernon Brundage Jr. and Evan Cunningham (Monthly Labor Review, March 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 29p.).



US Census Bureau Report: “North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): United States, 2017,” (March 2017, .pdf format, 961p.).


CSSRR Economics–April 7, 2017

Filed under: E. Working Papers,Economics — admin @ 3:19 pm

Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: CESifo has recently released several new working papers:


The new papers are numbered 6397-6421.


European Central Bank:


NEW: No. 2043 “Did the crisis permanently scar the Portuguese labour market? Evidence from a Markov-switching Beveridge curve analysis,” by Isabel Vansteenkiste.

No. 2042 “Threshold effects of financial stress on monetary policy rules: a panel data analysis,” by Danvee Floro and Bjorn van Roye.

No. 2041 “How does risk flow in the credit default swap market?” by Marco D’Errico, Stefano Battiston, Tuomas Peltonen, and Martin Scheicher.

No. 2040 “Fiscal spillovers in the euro area a model-based analysis,” by Maria-Grazia Attinasi, Magdalena Lalik, and Igor Vetlov.


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Economics Department Working Papers: Note: this is a .pdf format hyperlinked list of papers.



No. 1381 “Improving the allocation and efficiency of public spending in Indonesia,” by Patrice Ollivaud.

No. 1380 “Decentralisation to promote Regional Development in Indonesia,” by Petar Vujanovic.

No. 1379 “Foreign Direct Investment and The Pollution Haven Hypothesis,” by Gregoire Garsous and Tomasz Kozluk.

No. 1378 “Energy prices, environmental policies and investment,” by Dennis Dlugosch and Tomasz Kozluk.


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:

76/2017 “A human rights-consistent approach to multidimensional welfare measurement applied to sub-Saharan Africa,” by Channing Arndt, Kristi Mahrt, M. Azhar Hussain, and Finn Tarp.

75/2017 “The taxation of extractive industries – Mining,” by James M. Otto.

74/2017 “Female political representation in the aftermath of ethnic violence – A comparative analysis of Burundi and Rwanda,” by Andrea Guariso, Bert Ingelaere, and Marijke Verpoorten.

73/2017 “Occupational segregation by race in South Africa after apartheid,” by Carlos Gradín.

72/2017 “The missing middle – Growing and strengthening Viet Nam’s micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises,” by Catherine Y. Co, Thu Kim Nguyen, Tung Nhu Nguyen, and Que Nguyet Tran.

71/2017 “Gender bias and the intrahousehold distribution of resources – Evidence from African nuclear households in South Africa,” by Olivier Bargain, Prudence Kwenda, and Miracle Ntuli.

70/2017 “Exploring regional and gender disparities in Beninese primary school attendance – A multilevel approach,” by Kyle McNabb.

69/2017 “Social networks, geographic proximity, and firm performance in Viet Nam,” by Emma Howard.

CSSRR Economics–April 7, 2017

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

United Nations:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Monographs:

A. Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Outlook, (April 2017, .pdf format, 150p.).


B. Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing Asia-Pacific, (March 2017, .pdf format, 82p.).


CSSRR Economics–April 7, 2017

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

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

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (Vol. 134, February 2017).


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