Current Demographic Research Report #100, September 12, 2005.

CDERR (Current Demographic Research Reports) 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 Facts for Features
National Center for Health Statistics Report
National Institutes of Health News Release
_MMWR_ Article
Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals
National Center for Education Statistics Reports
Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys Statistical Brief
Bureau of Justice Statistics Report
National Science Foundation Report
Statistics South Africa Report
United Nations Development Programme Compendium
UN Population Division, DESA Report
World Economic Forum Report
Economic Policy Institute Briefing Paper
Urban Institute Reports, Article
Kaiser Family Foundation Report
Population Reference Bureau Periodical
Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodical
Demographic and Health Surveys Press Release
MDRC Report
Fraser Institute Report
Marijuana Policy Project Report
_Nature_ Article, Brief Communication Abstracts
_New England Journal of Medicine_ Article Abstract
_Lancet_ Editorial
_Pediatrics_ Article Abstract
Info Health Pop. Reporter
National Longitudinal Survey Bibliography Update


California Center for Population Research [UCLA]
World Bank Development Programme
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
London School of Economics Health and Social Care
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR,B)




Roper Center--General Social Survey 1972-2004
National Center for Health Statistics
ARDA Learning Modules
Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys
Central Statistical Office of Poland Bulletin



Census Bureau News Release, Facts for Features:

A. "Spanish Questionnaire and Internet Responses To Be Tested Nationally"(CB05-CT.05, Sep. 12, 2005).

B. "Hispanic Heritage Month 2005: September 15-October 15" (Facts for Features CB05-FF.14-3 (Rev.), Sep. 8, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).



C. "American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2005" (Facts for Features CB05-FF.16, Sep. 9, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).



D. "Unmarried and Single Americans Week September 18-24, 2005 (Facts for Features CB05-FFSE.04-2, Sep. 12, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).



National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Births: Final Data for 2003," by Joyce A. Martin, Brady E. Hamilton, Paul D. Sutton, Stephanie J. Ventura, Fay Menacker, and Martha L. Munson (National Vital Statistics Reports Vol. 54, No. 2, September 2005, .pdf format, 116p.).

National Institutes of Health News Release: "Emerging Staph Strains Found to be Increasingly Deadly and Deceptive" (Sep. 7, 2005).

Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reports:

A. "2004 National Survey on Drug Use & Health" (September 2005, HTML and .pdf format). Note: In each of the below listed addresses, the HTML report links directly to the .pdf report.

Overview: (.pdf format, 58p.)

Results: (.pdf format, 292p.)

Detailed tables (.pdf format only, .pdf format, 8p.).

B. "Suicidal Thoughts among Youths Aged 12 to 17 with Major Depressive Episode" (National Survey on Drug Use and Health Report, September 2005, .HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

_MMWR_ Article: "Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication --- Nigeria, January 2004--July 2005," (Centers for Disease Control, _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, Vol. 54, No. 35, Sep. 9, 2005, p. 873-877, HTML and .pdf format).



Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals:

A. __Monthly Labor Review_ (Volume 128, Number 8, August 2005, .pdf format).

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next _MLR_ is released this one, along with all others back to 1982, will be available at:

B. _U.S. Housing Market Conditions_ (2nd Quarter 2005, August 2005, .pdf and Word format).

Click on "Current Issue".

National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "The 2000 High School Transcript Study User's Guide and Technical Report," by S. Roey, N. Caldwell, K. Rust, L. Hicks, J. Lee, R. Perkins, and E. Blumstein-Westat (J. Brown-National Center for Education Statistics, NCES 2005483, August 2005, .pdf format).


This publication documents the procedures used to collect and summarize the data from the 2000 High School Transcript Study that was conducted along with the National Assessment of Educational Progress. This guide and report provide information needed to use all publicly released data files produced by the study.

B. "Projections of Education Statistics to 2014," by William J. Hussar (NCES 2005074, September 2005, .pdf format, 150p.).


This publication provides projections for key education statistics. It includes statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment, earned degrees conferred, and current-fund expenditures of degree-granting institutions. For the Nation, the tables, figures, and text contain data on enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2014. For the 50 States and the District of Columbia, the tables, figures, and text contain data on projections of public elementary and secondary enrollment and public high school graduates to the year 2014. In addition, the report includes a methodology section describing models and assumptions used to develop national and state-level projections.

C. "Youth Indicators 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth," (NCES 2005-050, July 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 124p.).

D. "What is the Status of High School Athletes 8 Years after Their Senior Year?" by Deven Carlson, Leslie Scott, Michael Planty, and Jennifer Thompson (NCES 2005303, September 2005, .pdf format, 19p.).


This report examines the status of high school athletes 8 years after their senior year in high school. Using a representative sample of sophomores in 1990, who were seniors in 1992, from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), this report provides information on 1990-1992 high school athletes' educational, labor market, and health status in the year 2000, eight years after their scheduled high school graduation. Outcomes for persons who reported participating in high school athletics are compared to outcomes for persons who reported not participating in high school athletics. In addition, outcomes among persons who participated in high school athletics at different levels of participation--as elite athletes (team captains or most valuable players [MVPs] in 1990 or 1992), varsity athletes, and junior varsity (JV)/intramural athletes--are compared. The results of a hierarchical multiple regression analysis, to investigate the independent association between high school athletic participation and outcomes later in life--are also reported.

Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys Statistical Briefs:

A. "Health Care Expenditures for Injury-Related Conditions," by Steven R. Machlin, (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief #93, August 2005, .pdf format, 7p.).


Using data from the Household Component of the 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC), this Statistical Brief presents estimates of spending for direct medical care for health conditions resulting from accidents and injuries (excluding dental care and other miscellaneous expenses). These expenses for injury-related care are presented by type of service and source of payment categories, and distributions are compared to those for non-injury-related care. Expenses for injury-related care are also presented for broad categories of injury cause

B. "Changes in Home Health Care Use and Expenditures between 1998/99 and 2002," by Virender Kumar and Gary Olin (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief #94, August 2005, .pdf format, 4p.).


Using data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) for 1998, 1999, and 2002, this Statistical Brief provides an overview of home health care use and expenditures for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population in 1998/99 and 2002. The data for 1998 and 1999 have been combined to increase the precision of estimates for this period.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "HIV in Prisons, 2003," by Laura M. Maruschak (NCJ 210344, September 2005, ASCII and .pdf format, 8p.).


Provides the number of HIV-positive and active AIDS cases among State and Federal prisoners at yearend 2003. This annual bulletin reports the number of AIDS-related deaths in prisons, a profile of those inmates who died, the number of female and male prisoners who were HIV-positive, and a comparison of AIDS rates for the general and prisoner populations. Historical data on AIDS cases are presented from 1998 and on AIDS deaths from 1995.

National Science Foundation Report: "Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2003" (NSF 05-320, September 2005, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format, 287p.). Note: Microsoft Excel tables can be accessed from the HTML link.

Statistics South Africa Report: "Marriages and Divorces: 2002," (Report No. 03-07-01 (2002), 2005, .pdf format, 157p.).

United Nations Development Programme Compendium: _Human Development Report 2005: International Cooperation at a Crossroads: Aid, Trade, and Security in an Unequal World_, by Kevin Watkins (September 2005, .pdf format, 372p.). The report web page also links to data indicators by country, indicator, or by tables (HTML or Microsoft Excel format (.zip compressed or uncompressed). "his year's Human Development Report takes stock of human development, including progress towards the MDGs. Looking beyond statistics, it highlights the human costs of missed targets and broken promises. Extreme inequality between countries and within countries is identified as one of the main barriers to human development-and as a powerful brake on accelerated progress towards the MDGs."

United Nations Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs Report: "Population Challenges and Development Goals" (2005, .pdf format, 57p.).

World Economic Forum Report: "Women's Empowerment: Measuring the Global Gender Gap," by Augusto Lopez-Claros and Saadia Zahidi (2005, .pdf format, 19p.).

More information about WEF:

Economic Policy Institute Briefing Paper: "Basic family budgets: Working families' incomes often fail to meet living expenses around the U.S.," by Sylvia Allegretto (September 2005, .pdf format, 10p.).


For a family of two adults and two children it takes about $43,500 per year to maintain a modest standard of living in Pittsburgh. But about 23.5 percent of people in Pennsylvania's working families can't meet that basic income threshold. Basic Family Budgets, by Sylvia Allegretto, and released today by the Economic Policy Institute, measures the actual costs that families of various sizes need to secure safe and decent living standards in over 400 communities in the United States.

More information about EPI:

Urban Institute Reports, Article:

A. "Medicaid Spending on Foster Children," by Rob Geen, Anna S. Sommers, and Mindy Cohen (August 2005, .pdf format, 11p.).

B. "The Family Permanent Supportive Housing Initiative: Family History and Experiences in Supportive Housing," by Clare Nolan, Cathy ten Broeke, Michelle Magee, and Martha R. Burt (August 2005, .pdf format, 89p.).

C. "Katrina: Demographics of a Disaster" (Sep. 9, 2005, .pdf format, 2p.).

Kaiser Family Foundation Report: "SCHIP Enrollment in 50 States," by Vernon K. Smith and David M. Rousseau (Kaiser Family Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, September 2005, .pdf format, 20p.). "This update shows that enrollment in SCHIP grew by 25,000 to 3,950,000 in 2004, reversing a four quarter decline in enrollment since June 2003, but still slightly below the program's enrollment peak."

Population Reference Bureau Periodical: _Population Bulletin_ (Vol. 60, No. 2, June 2005, .pdf format). The topic of this issue is "New Marriages, New Families: U.S. Racial and Hispanic Intermarriage."

Click on "PDF" for link to full text.

Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodical: _Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health_ (Vol. 37, No. 3, September 2005, HTML and .pdf format).

Archives back to 1995:

Demographic and Health Surveys Press Release: "Wealthy and Educated Women Are the Most Vulnerable to HIV Infection in Cameroon," (September 2005).

MDRC Report: "Welfare Reform in Los Angeles: Implementation, Effects, and Experiences of Poor Families and Neighborhoods," by Denise F. Polit, Laura Nelson, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, David C. Seith, and Sarah Rich (August 2005, .pdf format, 239p.).


The 1996 national welfare reform law imposed a five-year time limit on federally funded cash assistance, established stricter work requirements, and provided greater flexibility for states in designing and managing programs. This report--the last in a series from MDRC's Project on Devolution and Urban Change--describes how welfare reform unfolded in Los Angeles County (particularly between 1998 and 2001) and compares welfare reform experiences and outcomes there with those in the other three Urban Change sites: Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Miami-Dade County, and Philadelphia.

Click on "Full Report" for link to full text.

More information on MDRC:

Fraser Institute Report: "How Good is Canadian Health Care? 2005 Report: An International Comparison of Health Care Systems," by Nadeem Esmail and Michael Walker (2005 Critical Issues Bulletin, 2005, .pdf format, 64p.).

More information about the Fraser Institute:

Marijuana Policy Project Report: Marijuana Policy Project: "Marijuana Use by Young People: The Impact of State Medical Marijuana Laws," by Karen O'Keefe and Mitch Earleywine (September 2005, .pdf format, 18p.). The report is linked to from a MPP news release: "New Report: Teen Marijuana Use Down in States With Medical Marijuana Laws" (Sep. 7, 2005).

Click on "Read the report" for link to full text.

More information on MPP:

_Nature_ Article, Brief Communication Abstracts:

A. "Strategies for containing an emerging influenza pandemic in Southeast Asia," by Neil M. Ferguson, Derek A.T. Cummings, Simon Cauchemez, Christophe Fraser, Steven Riley, Aronrag Meeyai, Sopon Iamsirithaworn and Donald S. Burke (Vol. 437, No. 7056, Sep. 8, 2005, p. 209-214).

B. "Malaria risk: Estimating clinical episodes of malaria," by Bernard L. Nahlen, Eline L. Korenromp, John M. Miller and Kenji Shibuya (Vol. 437, No. 7056, Sep. 8, 2005, p. E3).

C. "Malaria risk: Estimation of the malaria burden," by David R. Bell, Pernille Jorgensen, Eva Maria Christophel and Kevin L. Palmer (Vol. 437, No. 7056, Sep. 8, 2005, p. E3-E4).

D. "Malaria risk: Estimating clinical episodes of malaria (reply)," by Robert W. Snow, Carlos A. Guerra, Abdisalan M. Noor, Hly Y. Myint and Simon I. Hay (Vol. 437, No. 7056, Sep. 8, 2005, p. E4-E5).

_New England Journal of Medicine_ Article Abstract: "Domestic Returns from Investment in the Control of Tuberculosis in Other Countries," by Kevin Schwartzman, Olivia Oxlade, R. Graham Barr, Franque Grimard, Ivelisse Acosta, Jeannette Baez, Elizabeth Ferreira, Ricardo Elías Melgen, Willy Morose, Arturo Cruz Salgado, Vary Jacquet, Susan Maloney, Kayla Laserson, Ariel Pablos Mendez, and Dick Menzies (Vol. 353, No. 10, September 8, 2005, p. 1008-1020).

_Lancet_ Editorial: Note: This article is freely available to the public: " Katrina reveals fatal weaknesses in US public health" (Vol. 366, No. 9489, Sep. 10, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, p. 867).

_Pediatrics_ Article Abstract: "Prevalence of Household Firearms and Firearm-Storage Practices in the 50 States and the District of Columbia: Findings From the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002," by by Catherine A. Okoro, David E. Nelson, James A. Mercy, Lina S. Balluz, Alex E. Crosby, and Ali H. Mokdad (Vol. 116, No. 3, September 2005, p. e370-e376).

Info Health Pop. Reporter: Info Health Pop. Reporter: Info for Health Pop. Reporter: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 5, no. 37, Sep. 12, 2005). "The Johns Hopkins University Population Information Program delivers the reproductive health and family planning news you need. Each week our research staff prepares an electronic magazine loaded with links to key news stories, reports, and related developments around the globe."

National Longitudinal Survey Bibliography Update: 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 Jun. 6-Sept. 9, 2005.

For more information on any of these citations (selected abstracts are available) go to the above listed address and click on "Title List". Click on the first item, which will give the syntax of the citation urls:[0]=320

Then change the number after the equal sign (320 in this case) to the number listed as the "ID Number" in the citations below. You will be taken to the full citation listing.

Inheritance and Intergenerational Transmission of Parental Care
Marriage and Family Review 37,1/2 (2005): 107-127. Also: In: Challenges of
Aging on U.S. Families: Policy and Practice Implications, R.K. Caputo. The
Haworth Press, Inc., 2005
Cohort(s): Young Women
ID Number: 5002
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.

Gender and Ethnic Differences in the Co-occurrence of Adolescent Risk Behaviors
Ethnicity and Health 10,3 (August 2005): 213-225. Also:
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 5006
Publisher: Routledge

Patterns of Informal Job Matching Across the Life Course: Entry-Level, Reentry-Level, and Elite Non-Searching
Sociological Inquiry 75,3 (August 2005): 403-429. Also:
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5007
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Drinking Patterns, Drinking Contexts and Alcohol-Related Aggression Among Late Adolescent and Young Adult Drinkers
Addiction 100,7 (July 2005): 933-945. Also:
Cohort(s): NLSY79 Young Adult
ID Number: 5008
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Company

Social Stratification and Health: Resources and Exposures Related to the Racial, Ethnic and Gender Differences in Smoking
Ph.D. Dissertation, Johns Hopkins University, June 2005. DAI-A 65/12
(2005): 4735
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5010
Publisher: ProQuest Information and Learning

The Direct and Indirect Effects of Parental Bonds, Parental Drug Use, and Self-Control on Adolescent Substance Use
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 14, 3 (2005): 17-38
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
ID Number: 5014
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.

Assessment Issues in the Testing of Children at School Entry
The Future of Children 15, 1 (Spring 2005): 15-34. Also:
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5015
Publisher: David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Birth Weight and Mothers' Adverse Employment Change
Journal of Health and Social Behavior 6, 2 (June 2005): 141-155
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5016
Publisher: American Sociological Association

Identification of a Flynn Effect in the NLSY: Moving from the Center to the Boundaries
Working Paper, Department of Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 2005
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5018
Publisher: Department of Psychology, University of Oklahoma

The Incidence of the Healthcare Costs of Obesity
Working Paper No. 11303. National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2005.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5025
Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research -- NBER

Children's Television Viewing and Cognitive Outcomes: A Longitudinal Analysis of National Data
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 159, 7 (July 2005): 619-625
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5026
Publisher: American Medical Association

Social and Economic Determinants of Disparities in Professional
Help-Seeking for Child Mental Health Problems: Evidence from a National Sample
Health Services Research 0, 0 (May 2005). Also:
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5034
Publisher: Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy

Intergenerational Health Disparities: Socioeconomic Status, Women's Health Conditions, and Child Behavior Problems
Public Health Reports 120 (July-August 2005): 399-408. Also:
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5041
Publisher: Association of Schools of Public Health

A Single Father's Shopping Bag: Purchasing Decisions in Single Father Families
Presented: Boston, MA, Population Association of America Annual Meeting,
April 2005. Also:
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5042
Publisher: Population Association of America

A Structural Analysis of the Correlated Random Coefficient Wage Regression
Model with an Application to the OLS-IV Puzzle
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1585. Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), May 2005
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5043
Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Occupational Injury and Absence from Work Among African American, Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Workers in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
American Journal of Public Health 95,7 (July 2005): 1226-1232
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5046
Publisher: American Public Health Association

Incarceration and the Formation and Stability of Marital Unions
Journal of Marriage and Family 67,3 (August 2005): 721-734
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5049
Publisher: National Council on Family Relations

Corporal Punishment and the Growth Trajectory of Children's Antisocial Behavior
Child Maltreatment 10, 3 (August 2005): 283-292
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5050
Publisher: Sage Publications

Power of Teen Motherhood in Predicting Later Educational Attainment
The Social Policy Journal 4,1 (2005): 65-79
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5051
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.

The Long-Term Labor Market Consequences of Graduating College in a Bad Economy
SSRN Working Paper, Social Science Research Network, April 11, 2005. Also:
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5056
Publisher: Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.

A Dynamic Analysis of Educational, Occupational, and Inter-Firm Mobility Decisions
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 2005. DAI-A 66/01, p. 287, Jul 2005
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5079
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, now Bell and Howell Information
and Learning

Multiple Welfare Exits and Recidivism: Understanding of Culture of Poverty, Local Labormarket/Area Characteristics, Welfare Reform and Job Quality
Ph.D. Dissertation, Case Western Reserve University, 2005. DAI-A 65/12, p. 4745, Jun 2005
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 5080
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, now Bell and Howell Information and Learning

The Equivalence of the Behavior Problem Index across U.S. Ethnic Groups
Working Paper. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, 2005
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5082
Publisher: Author

The Impact of Overtime and Long Work Hours on Occupational Injuries and
Illnesses: New Evidence from the United States. Also:
Occuptional and Environmental Medicine 62, (2005):588-597
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5083
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group, Ltd. - British Medical Journal Publishing Group

The Effect of Maternal Employment and Child Care Choices on Children's
Cognitive Development
Working Paper (April 2005), University of Chicago, Department of
Economics. Also:
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5084
Publisher: University of Chicago

The Impact of Family Income on Child Achievement
Paper presented at the Econometric Society 2005 World Congress, 19 - 24th
August 2005. See also
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5085
Publisher: Econometric Society

Maternal Time, Child Care and Child Cognitive Development: The Case of Single Mothers
Paper prepared for: Econometric Society 2005 World Congress, 19 - 24th
August 2005, University College London. Also:
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5087
Publisher: Econometric Society

The Geography of Opportunity and Unemployment: An Integrated Model of Residential Segregation and Spatial Mismatch
Journal of Urban Affairs 27,4 (October 2005): 353-377
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5088
Publisher: Urban Affairs Association

The Effect of Incarceration on Marriage and Work Over the Life Course
Justice Quarterly 22,3 (September 2005): 281-303
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5089
Publisher: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Working Too Early?
Occupational Health and Safety 74,7 (July 2005): 4-4, 2/3p
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5090

Leveling the Home Advantage: Assessing the Effectiveness of Parental Involvement in Elementary School
Sociology of Education 78,3 (July 2005): 233-249
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5091
Publisher: American Sociological Association

Explaining Procyclical Male-Female Wage Gaps
Economics Letters 88,2 (August 2005): 231-235
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5092

The Myth of Racial Discrimination in Pay in the United States
Managerial and Decision Economics 26,5 (July-August 2005): 285-294
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5093

Older and Wiser: An Event History Analysis of Women's Adult College Enrollment Behavior
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2005. DAI-A 66/02, p. 513, Aug 2005
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5094
Publisher: ProQuest Information and Learning

Socioeconomic Mobility and Reproductive Outcomes Among African American and White Women in the United States
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2005. DAI-B 66/02, p. 843, Aug 2005
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5095
Publisher: ProQuest Information and Learning

The Impact of Arrest and Incarceration on Juvenile Crime and Education
Ph.D. Dissertation, Yale University, 2005. DAI-A 66/03, p. 1091, Sep 2005
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 5096
Publisher: ProQuest Information and Learning

Fortunate Sons: Estimates of Intergenerational Mobility in the United
States Using Social Security Earnings Data
Review of Economics and Statistics 87,2 (May 2005): 235-255
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5098
Publisher: MIT Press

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California Center for Population Research [UCLA]:

A. "Recent Trends in Resource Sharing among the Poor," by Steven J. Haider and Kathleen McGarry (CCPR-020-05, Sept. 2005, .pdf format, 43p.).


Motivated in part by the dramatic changes in the United States economy and public assistance policies, many researchers have examined the changes in the resources of the low-income population over the last two decades, with particular attention paid to income from earnings and public assistance programs. One source of income that has received comparatively little attention is income from private transfers. However, private transfers may be a key source of support for low-income individuals, especially for those who have had little attachment to the labor force or who have experienced reductions in public assistance. In this paper, we provide a conceptual discussion of private transfers drawing on several related literatures and provide new empirical evidence regarding the significance of private of transfers as a source income. We find that private transfers are an important source of income for many less-skilled households, the contribution of private transfers to total income has increased over time, and shared living arrangements are a common mechanism for providing assistance.

B. "Demographic Pathways of Intergenerational Effects: Fertility, Mortality, Marriage and Women's Schooling in Indonesia," by Vida Maralani and Robert D. Mare (CCPR-019-05, Sept. 2005, .pdf format, 29p.).


We use data from Indonesia and a demographic modeling strategy to estimate the total effect of increasing women's schooling for the schooling of the next generation. This approach differs from standard approaches in that we include an estimate of how changes in women's schooling affect children's schooling not only directly but also through women's choice of mate, marriage timing, fertility timing, fertility levels and the mortality of women and children. Each of these demographic factors can affect the relative number of children who will achieve different levels of schooling in the subsequent generation as a result of increasing women's schooling in the previous generation. Some mechanisms, such as assortative mating, have very strong positive effects while others, such as marriage timing and fertility levels have offsetting effects. Differential mortality has a positive effect. Our results also demonstrate that the effects of expansions in women's schooling depend on both the starting distribution of women's schooling and where in the distribution women's schooling increases.

World Bank Development Programme: "Is a guaranteed living wage a good anti-poverty policy?" by Rinku Murgai and Martin Ravallion (WPS3640, June 2005, ASCII text and .pdf format, 40p.).


Minimum wages are generally thought to be unenforceable in developing rural economies. But there is one solution - a workfare scheme in which the government acts as the employer of last resort. Is this a cost-effective policy against poverty? Using a microeconometric model of the casual labor market in rural India, the authors find that a guaranteed wage rate sufficient for a typical poor family to reach the poverty line would bring the annual poverty rate down from 34 percent to 25 percent at a fiscal cost representing 3-4 percent of GDP when run for the whole year. Confining the scheme to the lean season (three months) would bring the annual poverty rate down to 31 percent at a cost of 1.3 percent of GDP. While the gains from a guaranteed wage rate would be better targeted than a uniform (untargeted) cash transfer, the extra costs of the wage policy imply that it would have less impact on poverty.

Institute for the Study of Labor [University of Bonn, Germany]:

A. "Why Is the Payoff to Schooling Smaller for Immigrants?," by Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller (Discussion Paper 1731, September 2005, .pdf format, 39p.).


This paper is concerned with why immigrants appear to have consistently lower partial effects of schooling on earnings than the native born, both across destinations and in different time periods within countries. It uses the Over-Under-Required education approach to occupations, a new decomposition technique developed especially for this approach, and data from the 2000 Census of the United States. Based on the average (mean or mode) level of schooling in their occupation, the schooling of the native and foreign born adult men is divided into the "required" (average) level, and years of under- or overeducation. Immigrants have a wider variance in schooling, with an especially large proportion undereducated given the average schooling level in their occupation. Immigrants are shown to receive approximately the same rate of return to the "required" (occupational norm) level of education, but experience a smaller negative effect of years of undereducation, and to a lesser extent a small positive effect of overeducation. About two-thirds of the smaller effect of schooling on earnings for immigrants is due to their different payoffs to undereducation and overeducation. The remainder is largely due to their different distribution of years of schooling. The country-of-origin differences in the returns to under- and overeducation are consistent with country differences in the international transferability of skills to the US and the favorable selectivity of economic migrants, especially those from countries other than the English-speaking developed countries.

B."The Effects of Smoking Ban Regulations on Individual Smoking Rates," by Hielke Buddelmeyer and Roger Wilkins (Discussion Paper 1737, September 2005, .pdf format, 28p.).


This paper describes the dynamics of smoking behaviour in Australia and investigates what role smoking ban regulation has, if any, on individual level smoking patterns. The main argument to motivate the introduction of tougher smoking bans is the effect of second hand smoke on non-smokers. From a public policy perspective it is important to know if these policies also affect if a person smokes, or if they only influence when and where people smoke. We use data that tracks individual smoking behaviour over the period 2001 to 2003 during which separate smoking ban initiatives in Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory came into effect. We exploit this variation over time and across states as a natural experiment to assess the impact of tougher smoking regulations. Our findings indicate that the introduction of smoking ban regulations on individuals' smoking behaviour has the expected sign but is not significant for most types of individuals. Interestingly, we do find a significant 'rebellion' effect amongst 18 to 24 year old smokers, with the introduction of smoking bans found to increase the likelihood that they continue to smoke.

C. "The Origins of Intergenerational Associations: Lessons from Swedish Adoption Data," by Anders Bjorklund, Mikael Lindahl, and Erik Plug (Discussion Paper 1739, September 2005, .pdf format, 39p.)


We use unique Swedish data to estimate intergenerational associations between adoptees and their biological and adoptive parents. We argue that the impact from biological parents captures broad pre-birth factors, including genes and prenatal environment, and the impact from adoptive parents represents broad post-birth factors, such as childhood environment, for the intergenerational association in education and income. We find that both pre- and post-birth factors contribute to intergenerational transmissions, and that pre-birth factors are more important for mother's education and less important for father's income. We also find some evidence for a positive interaction effect between post-birth environment and pre-birth factors.

Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "Inequality of Opportunities vs Inequality of Outcomes: are western societies all alike?" by Nicolas Pistolesi (2005-15, August 2005, .pdf format, 44p.).


We analyze the extent of inequality of opportunities and inequality of outcome in nine developed countries during the 90's. We define equality of opportunity as the situation where income distributions conditional on social origin cannot be ranked according to stochastic dominance criteria. Stochastic dominance is assessed using non-parametric statistical tests. Our data come from national household surveys and social origin is defined by the respondent's father's education. USA and Italy show up as the most unequal countries both in terms of outcome and opportunity. At the opposite extreme, income distributions conditional on the fathers' education are quite similar in Scandinavian countries even before any redistributive policy. The analysis highlights that inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunities can sometimes lead to different pictures. For instance, France and Germany experience a similar level of inequality of income while the former country is much more unequal than the latter from the point of view of inequality of opportunity. Differences in rankings according to inequality of outcome and inequality of opportunity underscore the importance of the policymaker's choice of the conception of equality to promote.

London School of Economics Health and Social Care: "The 'Secession of the Wealthy': Demand for Private Health Insurance and Support for the National Health System," by Joan Costa-Font and Mireia Jofre-Bonet (Discussion Paper No. 19, 2005, .pdf format, 25p.).


The purchase the private health insurance (PHI) as a mean to partially supplement the National Health System (NHS) coverage has been regarded as an indication of individuals' "lack of support of the NHS". This paper empirically tests the so called - secession of the rich - hypothesis whereby " lack of support for the NHS" explains the purchase supplementary PHI. We draw upon a simple empirical model of the decision to purchase PHI, which is jointly estimated with the contemporaneous support towards the NHS using a seemingly unrelated bivariate probit model to circumvent the endogeneity problem. We use a representative database from Catalonia (Spain). After controlling for insurance premium, income and other structural determinants, we find that "lack of support for the NHS" influences negatively the purchase of PHI. Our findings suggest that there is some evidence in favour of the "secession of the wealthy" hypothesis.

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR,B) [Dhaka, Bangladesh]: "Strategies to improve reproductive health services for adolescents in Bangladesh: a worksite study," by Nafisa Lira Huq, Fariha Haseen, Md. Abdul Quaiyum, Quamrun Nahar, and Charles P. Larson (Working Paper no. 165, May 2005, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to a long summary, as well as full text, can be found at:

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Journal of Social Issues (Vol. 61, No. 3, 2005).

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Roper Center--General Social Survey 1972-2004: The Roper Center is now making available the "1972-2004 General Social Survey" on CD-ROM. For more information about the data, and for ordering information, see:

National Center for Health Statistics:

A. "2004 Bridged-race Population Estimates Release," (September 2005, data in .zip compressed or uncompressed ASCII format, documentation in Microsoft Word format).

B. "International Health Data Reference Guide, 2003," (September 2005, .pdf format, 167p.).

ARDA Learning Modules: The American Religion Data Archive has created " topic driven explorations into the numerous datasets that can be found on the ARDA. We currently have modules that guide the user through empirical data on American evangelicalism, the relationship between religion and science, views on gender roles, religion and attitudes towards homosexuality, and the religious landscape in the United States. These topics are only the beginning, however, as we will be frequently adding more learning modules to the ARDA." The modules are available in .pdf and Microsoft Word format, or are interactive web extraction exercises, accessing data held by the archive.

More information about the ARDA:

Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys:

A. MEPS HC-077B: 2003 Dental Visits (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, August 2005, data in .zip and .exe self-decompressing ASCII and SAS transport format, SAS and SPSS programming statements, documentation in HTML, .pdf or ASP codebook format).

B. MEPS HC-077C: 2003 Other Medical Expenses (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, August 2005, data in .zip and .exe self-decompressing ASCII and SAS transport format, SAS and SPSS programming statements, documentation in HTML, .pdf or ASP codebook format).

C. MEPS HC-077H: 2003 Home Health File (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, August 2005, data in .zip and .exe self-decompressing ASCII and SAS transport format, SAS and SPSS programming statements, documentation in HTML, .pdf or ASP codebook format).

Central Statistical Office of Poland Bulletin: "Statistical Bulletin No. 7 - August 2005" (Microsoft Excel format). Included, among other data, are GDP, vital statistics, employment and unemployment, wages and salaries, social benefits, and housing.

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