Current Demographic Research Report #1, October 7, 2003.

CDERR (Current Demographic Research Report) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

Index to this issue:


Census Bureau Reports
NCHS Compendium, Reports
NCES Reports
BLS News Releases, Report, Periodical
_Demographic Research_ Article
KFF Reports
MEASURE DHS+ Final Reports
NLS Bibliography Updates


Census Bureau
RAND Corporation Labor and Population Program
Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation


Other Journals


East West Center


National Center for Education Statistics


UNECE Gender Statistics Database



Census Bureau Reports:

A. "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2002," by Robert J. Mills and Shailesh Bandari (Consumer Income P60-223, September 2003, .pdf format, 21p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release:"Numbers of Americans With and Without Health Insurance Rise, Census Bureau Reports" (Sep. 30, 2003).

Click on "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2002" for full text.

Related US Department of Health and Human Services News Release: "HHS Secretary Urges Congress to Approve Uninsured Package: Comprehensive approach necessary to provide more care to more families" (Sep. 30, 2003).

B. "Moving to America-Moving to Homeownership: 1994-2002," by Robert R. Callis (Census Bureau Current Housing Reports H1 21/03-1, September 2003, .pdf format, 8p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Some Foreign-Born Groups More Likely to Own Homes Than People Born in U.S., Census Bureau Reports" (Oct. 7, 2003).

Click on "Moving to America-Moving to Homeownership: 1994-2002" for full text.

NCHS Compendium, Reports:

A. "Health, United States, 2003 With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans," by V.M. Fried, K. Prager, A.P. MacKay, and H. Xia (National Center for Health Statistics, October 2003, .pdf format, 471p.). Note: Trend tables are available separately as sets of .pdf formatted files). The report is linked to from a NCHS news release: "HHS Issues Report Charting Steady Gains in Americans' Health, Though Diabetes Remains Growing Concern" (Oct. 3, 2003).

Click on "Health, United States, 2003, Homepage" for link to full text and trend tables.

B. "Vital and health statistics: Russian Federation and United States, selected years 1985-2000 with an overview of Russian mortality in the 1990s, by F.C. Notzon, Y.M. Komorov, S.P. Ermakov, et. al. (US National Center for Health Statistics, Vital and Health Statistics Series 5, No. 11, September 2003, .pdf format, 55p.).

C. "U.S. Census 2000 Population With Bridged Race Categories," by D.D. Ingram, J.D. Parker, N. Schenker, J.A. Weed, B. Hamilton, E. Arias, and J.H. Mandans (US National Center for Health Statistics, Vital and Health Statistics Series 2, No. 135, September 2003, .pdf format, 55p.).

D. "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-March 2003 National Health Interview Survey" (National Center for Health Statistics, September 2003, .pdf format, 82p.).

E. "Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2000," by D.L. Blackwell, J.L. Vickerie, and E.A. Wondimu (National Center for Health Statistics, Vital and Health Statistics Series 10, No. 213, October 2003, .pdf format, 57p.).

NCES Reports:

A. "Getting Ready to Pay for College: What Students and Their Parents Know About the Cost of College Tuition and What They Are Doing to Find Out," by Laura J. Horn and Xianglei Chen (National Center for Education Statistics NCES 2003030, September 2003, .pdf format, 134p.).


This report uses data from the Parent and Youth Surveys of the 1999 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES: 1999) to investigate how much college bound 6th- through 12th-grade students know about the cost of attending college, and the relationships between their knowledge of college costs and how they go about preparing for college. Apart from looking at estimates provided by these students for how much they think college will cost, the report also provides information about discussions students had with parents or teachers/counselors to learn about college costs and financial aid availability, and academic requirements of attending college. In addition, the report examines what parents of these students know about college costs, whether they had started to save for their children's education, what they had done to gather information on financial aid, and whether they knew about various tax credits to help offset costs.

B. "Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2001-02," by Jennifer Sable and Beth Young (National Center for Education Statistics NCES 2003353, October 2003, .pdf format, 93p.).


This publication provides descriptive information about the 100 largest school districts in the United States. Almost one in every four public school students in this nation is served by one of these large districts. They are distinguished from the average district by characteristics, in addition to sheer size, such as pupil-teacher ratios, high school graduates, and minority enrollment as a proportion of total enrollment.

USDA ERS Report: "Impacts of Hispanic Population Growth on Rural Wages," by Constance Newman (US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Agricultural Economic Report No. AER826, September 2003, .pdf format, 27p.).


Although earnings generally increased in rural areas in the 1990s, Hispanic population growth led to lower wages for at least one segment of the rural population--workers with a high school degree (skilled workers), particularly men in this skill group. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Current Population Survey, this report examines the effects of Hispanic population growth on rural wages. The analysis combines approaches from earlier immigration-impact studies and more recent work that incorporates the role of labor demand in the labor market. The analysis finds that labor demand shift factors and other area-specific factors that often are not included in immigration studies are important. Results indicate that labor demand increases favored skilled workers (those with a high school degree) overall but favored unskilled and professional workers in some rural industries. Thus, the increased supply of unskilled labor from Hispanic population growth led to lower wages for skilled men as a result of production changes in some parts of the rural economy.

Click on "Entire Document" at the bottom of the abstract for full text.

BLS News Releases, Report, Periodical:

A."Job Openings and Labor Turnover Estimates: July 2002 - July 2003" (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sep. 25, 2003).

B. "International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs for Production Workers in Manufacturing" (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sep. 26, 2003).

C. BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 7 (NLS) update (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sep. 25, 2003).

D. _Occupational Outlook Quarterly_ (Vol. 47, No. 2, Summer 2003, .pdf format).

Note: This is a temporary address. All _OOQs_ back to 1999 are available at:

_Demographic Research_ Article: Note: _DR_ is a "free, expedited, peer-reviewed journal of the population sciences published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research." "The past, present, and future of demography and the role of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research," by Kenneth W. Wachter (Vol. 9, Art. 4, October 2003, .pdf format, p. 69-80).


Demography, within the memories of those now living, has been shaped by a few outstanding centers,the Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and the Princeton Office of Population Research. The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, whose new building received a festive dedication on 31 March 2003, now joins this distinguished family.

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KFF Reports:

A. "States Respond to Fiscal Pressure: State Medicaid Spending Growth and Cost Containment: Results From a 50 State Survey," by Vernon Smith, Rekha Ramesh, Kathy Gifford, Eileen Ellis, and Victoria Wachino (Kaiser Family Foundation, September 2003, .pdf format, 82p).

B. "Medicaid Spending: What Factors Contributed to the Growth Between 2000 and 2002?" by John Holohan and Brian Bruen (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Issue Paper, September 2003, .pdf format, 17p.).

C. "The Current State of Fiscal Crisis and its Aftermath," by Donald Boyd (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, September 2003, .pdf format, 45p.).

All of the above reports, along with a news release and presentation slides (.pdf format), are linked to from:

MEASURE DHS+ Final Reports: MEASURE DHS+ (Demographic and Health Surveys) has recently released the following final reports: Jordan 2002, and Vietnam 2002. Ordering information for these free reports is available at the site. Data for the two surveys is not yet available.

NLS Bibliography Updates: Note: These citations, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at:

Note: Where available, direct links to full text have been provided. These references represent updated citations from Sep. 29-Oct. 3, 2003.

Has the Price of Motherhood Declined Over Time? A Cross-Cohort Comparison of the Motherhood Wage Penalty
Journal of Marriage and the Family 65,3 (August 2003):579-607
Cohort(s): NLSY79, Young Women
ID Number: 4458
Publisher: National Council on Family Relations

Why Do Women Feel the Way They Do About Market Work: The Role of Familial and Economic Factors
Review of Social Economy 61,2 (June 2003):211-235.
Cohort(s): Young Women
ID Number: 4460
Publisher: Association for Social Economics

A Finite-Sample Hierarchical Analysis of Wage Variation Across Public High Schools: Evidence from the NLSY and High School and Beyond
Journal of Applied Econometrics 18,3 (May/June 2003):315-347.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4461
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

The Gender Gap in Wages, circa 2000.
American Economic Review 93,2 (May 2003): 309-315.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4462
Publisher: American Economic Association

Skill, Parental Income, and IV Estimation of the Returns to Schooling
Applied Economics Letters 10,5 (April 17, 2003):281-287.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4463
Publisher: Routledge

Technology and Job Separation Among Young Adults, 1980-98
Economic Inquiry 41,2 (April 2003):264-278. Also:
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4464
Publisher: Western Economic Association International

The Effect of Implicit Contracts on the Movement of Wages over the Business Cycle: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Surveys
Industrial and Labor Relations Review 56,3 (April 2003):393-409.
Cohort(s): Mature Women, NLSY79, NLSY97, Older Men, Young Men, Young Women
ID Number: 4465
Publisher: New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations,
Cornell University

The Effects of Maternity Leave Legislation on Mothers' Labor Supply after Childbirth
Southern Economic Journal 69,4 (April 2003):772-800.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4466
Publisher: Southern Economic Association

A Social Psychological Model of Women's Gender-Typed Occupational Mobility
Career Development International 8,1 (February 19, 2003):27-30.
Cohort(s): Young Women
ID Number: 4467
Publisher: Emerald

Numeracy, Literacy and Earnings: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
Economics of Education Review 22,5 (October 2003):511-522.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4476
Publisher: Elsevier Science

Smoke Or Fog? The Usefulness of Retrospectively Reported Information About Smoking
Addiction 98,9 (September 2003):1307-1314.
Cohort(s): Mature Women, NLSY79, Older Men
ID Number: 4477
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Company

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Census Bureau: "Variations in State Mortality From 1960 to 1990," by Monique Oosse (Population Division Working Paper No. 49, May 2003, HTML format, with tables in Microsoft Excel, .pdf, and .csv [comma separated value] format).

RAND Corporation Labor and Population Program: "Los Angeles County Young Childrens Literacy Experiences, Emotional Well-Being and Skills Acquisition: Results from the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey," by Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo and Anne R. Pebley (DRU-3041-LAFANS, WP 03-19, September 2003, .pdf format, 122p.).

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation:

A. "The Role of User Charges and Structural Attributes of Quality On the Use of Maternal Health Services in Morocco," by David R. Hotchkiss, Katherine Krasovec, M. Driss Zine-Eddine El-Idrissi, Erin Eckert, and Ali Mehryar Karim (WP 03-68, September 2003, .pdf format, 47p.). Links to an extensive abstract and full text are available at:

B. "How and When Should One Control for Endogenity Biases? Part I: The Impact of a Possibly Endogenous Explanatory Variable on a Continuous Outcome," by Gustavo Angeles, David K. Guilkey, and Thomas A. Mroz (WP 03-69, September 2003, .pdf format, 47p.). Links to an extensive abstract and full text are available at:

C. "The Impacts of Decentralization on Health Behaviors in Uganda," by Paul Hutchinson, John Akin, and Freddie Ssengooba (WP 03-70, September 2003, .pdf format, 41p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available from:

Click on "To complete working paper" at the bottom of abstracts for all papers.

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

Ingenta Tables of Contents: INGENTA provides fee based document delivery services for selected journals.

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American Sociological Review (Vol. 68, No. 4, 2003)

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 25, No. 3, 2003)

Journal of Family Issues (Vol. 24 No. 6, 2003)

Journal of Rural Studies (Vol. 19 No. 4, 2003)

Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 60, No. 3, 2003)

Public Health Reports- US (Vol. 118, No. 5, 2003).

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 57, Nos. 10, 11, 2003).

Other Journals:

Family Relations (Vol. 52, No. 4, 2003).

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East West Center: "Summer Seminar on Population," a seminar to be held in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Jun. 1- Jun. 30, 2004. For more information see:

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ICPSR: The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan has recently released the following dataset, which may be of interest to population researchers. 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:

Census of Population and Housing, 2000 [United States]: County-to-County Worker Flow Files (#13405)

NCES: "Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 U.S. National Restricted-Use Data and User's Guide" (National Center for Education Statistics NCES 2003075, October 2003).


This CD-ROM contains the U.S. TIMSS 1999 data, including data that was collected only in the United States and are not included on the international database available from the IEA, and a Data User's Guide. Specifically, the additional data relate to the professional development activities of teachers, the race and ethnicity of students and teachers, and the percentage of students in a school eligible for the Federal free and reduced lunch program. In addition, the CD contains the rescaled U.S. TIMSS 1995 data for those wishing to conduct analyses between the 1995 and 1999 datasets. The data included on the CD are restricted use and can be accessed only by those who have obtained a restricted-use license through NCES.

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UNECE Gender Statistics Database: "This database provides [researchers] with the Common Gender Indicators for the ECE region, and with the detailed data series which are used to calculate these indicators. Data series are presented by country, year, and by social and demographic breakdowns. Data series are presented in line with the policy areas, which are population, families and households, work and the economy, education, public life and decision making, health, crime and violence. Definitions for each data series can be viewed together with the data extraction result. Once you have made your selection and received the results of your data request, you can select the data series name, and a window with the definition will open on your screen."

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Jack Solock
Data Librarian--Center for Demography and Ecology
4470 Social Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706