Current Demographic Research Report #18, February 9, 2004.

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:


Congressional Budget Office Report
Council of Economic Advisors Compendium
Census Bureau Report
Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical
Bureau of Justice Statistics Report
Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Articles
World Health Organization Periodical
International Labor Organization Report
Allen Guttmacher Institute Report
Info Health Pop. Reporter
National Longitudinal Survey Bibliography Update


University of Washington Center for the Study of Demography and Ecology
University of North Carolina MEASURE Evaluation Program


Other Journals


University of North Carolina Add Health/_Perspectives on Sexual and
Reproductive Health_ Call for Papers
Department of Housing and Urban Development


US House Committee on Financial Services Hearing Publication


IPUMS Update
Bureau of Justice Statistics Spreadsheet
Immigration and Naturalization Service Yearbook
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research



Congressional Budget Office Report: "Budget of the United States Government: 2005" (February 2004, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format).

Council of Economic Advisors Compendium: _2004: Economic Report of the President_ (February, 2004, ASCII text and .pdf format, 412p., with tables also available in Microsoft Excel format ). Note: ASCII format is available only via the search interface.

Link to spreadsheet tables:

Reports and data going back to 1995 are available at the site.

Census Bureau Report: "Characteristics of Apartments Completed: Annual 2002" (H131/02-A, July 2003, .pdf format, 14p.).

Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: _Monthly Labor Review_ (Vol. 127, No. 1, January 2004, .pdf format).

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next _MLR_ is released, this one, along with all others back to 1988, will be available at:

Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Crime and the Nation's Households, 2002," by Patsy A. Klaus (NCJ 201797), ASCII text and .pdf format, 4p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).


Presents findings for the crimes measured by NCVS [National Crime Victimization Survey], including vandalism and intimate partner violence. Data are presented by region, by urban, suburban or rural location and by household size. Overall trends since 1994 are also included.

Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Articles:

A. "Anatomy of Nonmetro High-Poverty Areas: Common in Plight, Distinctive in Nature," by Calvin L. Beale (_AmberWaves_, Vol. 2, No. 5, February 2004, HTML and .pdf format, p. 20-27).

B. "Progress and Partnerships in a Dynamic Rural America," by Leslie Whitener, Joseph Jen, and Kathleen Kassel (_AmberWaves_, Vol. 2, No. 5, February 2004).

World Health Organization Periodical: _Bulletin of the World Health Organization (BLT)_ (Vol. 82, No. 2, February 2004, .pdf format).

International Labor Organization Report: "Investing in Every Child: An Economic Study of the Costs and Benefits of Eliminating Child Labour," by Peter Dorman (2004, .pdf format, 133p.).

Allen Guttmacher Institute Report: "Adding it Up: The Benefits of Investing In Sexual and Reproductive Health Care," by Susheela Singh, Jacqueline E. Darroch, Michael Vlassoff, and Jennifer Nadeau (Allen Guttmacher Institute/United Nations Population Fund, February 2004, .pdf format, 36p.). "This new report jointly published by The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, makes the case for increased funding for sexual and reproductive health services particularly in resource-poor countries by illustrating the unusually broad societal and individual impact of investments in sexual and reproductive health."

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 4, No. 6, Feb. 9, 2004). "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: These references represent updated citations from Jan. 12, 2004 - Feb. 6, 2004.

Children's Home Environments: Understanding the Role of Family Structure Changes
Journal of Family Issues 25,1 (January 2004): 3-29
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 4494
Publisher: Sage Publications

Adolescent Religiosity and Sexuality: An Investigation of Reciprocal Influences.
Journal of Adolescence 26,6 (December 2003): 731-740
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4495
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.

Sexual Risk Taking in Adolescence: The Role of Self-Regulation and Attraction to Risk
Developmental Psychology 19,6 (November 2003): 1036, 1047
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4496
Publisher: American Psychological Association

Influences of Race and Family Environment on Child Hyperactivity and Antisocial Behavior
Journal of Marriage and the Family 65,4 (November 2003): 835,-950
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4497
Publisher: National Council on Family Relations

Association Between Clinically Meaningful Behavior Problems and Overweight in Children
Pediatrics 112,5 (November 2003): 1138-1146
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 4498
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

Maternal-Child Feeding Patterns and Child Body Weight: Findings from a Population-Based Sample
Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 157 ( 2003): 926-932
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 4499
Publisher: American Medical Association

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University of Washington Center for the Study of Demography and Ecology:"An Evaluation of the One Percent Clustered Sample of the 1990 Census of China," by William M. Mason and William Lavely (Working Paper 04-01, January 2004, .pdf format, 23p.).

University of North Carolina MEASURE Evaluation Program: "Explaining Inconsistencies Between Data on Condom Use and Condom Sales," by Dominique Meekers and Ronan Van Rossem (WP-04-78, February 2004, .pdf format, 27p.).


This study uses data from six Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) to estimate the total annual number of sex acts and condoms used and compares these totals with reported data on condom sales and distribution. The ability to estimate the number of condoms used from survey data would be a useful tool for program managers, as it would enable estimation of the number of condoms needed for different target groups. Analyses of data on the annual number of condoms sold and distributed reveals very erratic patterns. The fluctuations appear to reflect stock-ups at various levels in the distribution chain. Consequently, available data on the number of condoms sold and distributed yield a very poor indicator of the actual number of condoms sold to consumers and the level of condom use. The results of our survey analyses show that estimates of both the number of sexual acts and number of condoms used varied greatly based on the estimation method used. For several surveys, the highest estimate of the annual number of condoms used is tenfold that of the lowest estimate. While some estimation methods can be disregarded because the results obtained are clearly not plausible, it is impossible to determine which of the remaining methods yield the most accurate results. Until the reliability of these various estimation methods can be established, estimating the annual number of condoms used from survey data will not be feasible.

Centre for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies / International Networks for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development (CEPS/INSTEAD) (Differdange, Luxembourg).

A. "The transition out of education and the initial steps into the labour market in the European Union," by Maria A. Davia (WP 2004-01, January 2004, .pdf format, 29p.).


The general aim of this research is the study of transitions from education and into the labour market among youths under a simultaneous framework in order to control for the interdependency of such relevant events. An extended version of the human capital model has been applied using the European Community Household Panel. The empirical strategy has aimed at reflecting the independent and simultaneous determination of both labour market and education transitions. Results show that the expected labour market outcomes do not significantly contribute to explain demand for education, other factors being more important. Finally, in the school-to-work transition, demand-side and institutional factors turn out to be very important, education attainment effects being blurred by the nature of our sample (students in different points of their programmes).

B. "Differentiations in structures of employees' resources: a comparison of eight European countries," by Nathalie Moncel (WP 2004-02, January 2004, .pdf format, 26p.).


Using data from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), the research presented in this paper analyses structures of employees incomes, how they differ across countries, how they are related to socio-economic characteristics of employees, and how they have evolved over the last decade. Section 1 reviews the main recent research in different disciplines related to the study of the linkages between employment and social protection. It highlights the relevance of analysing the structure of income, arguing that instituted forms of resources flows matter in the definition of employment status and social rights. The main hypothesis is that the nature of resources could be related to processes of labour market segmentation and social differentiation and used as an analyser of changes in employment and social rights. Section 2 presents the dataset and methodology used in the analysis of employees structure of income. The use of the European [Community] Household Panel (ECHP) enabled to compare data for eight European countries and between two dates in the 1990s referring to income structure and socio-economic characteristics of employees. Section 3 presents the main results of the cross-sectional analysis of income structure. It displays classification of countries and examines differentiations across social groups. It proposes some elements to interpret national configurations of employees income structure in relation with trends over labour markets and social policies in the different countries.

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Other Journals:

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 79, No. 2, February 2004). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this databases and this issue.

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 159, No. 4, Feb. 15, 2004).

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 94, No. 2, February 2004). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

Journal of Health Economics (Vol. 23, No. 1, January 2004).

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University of North Carolina Add Health/_Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health_ Call for Papers: "Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health: New Research on Teenage Sexual and Reproductive Health: Findings from Add Health," Add Health Users Conference to be held in Bethesda, Maryland, Jul. 20-21, 2004. "The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) provides an unprecedented window on teenagers' behavior and the larger context of their lives and social development. In ways that were not previously possible, Add Health permits exploration of such issues as neighborhood effects on teenagers' behavior, the characteristics of their romantic and sexual relationships, and psychological and social effects of their sexual activity. The November/December 2004 issue of _Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health_ will be devoted to research based on analyses of Add Health data. Articles should be no more than 6,000 words long and should focus on new ways of looking at teenage sexual and reproductive health made possible by the data. Deadline for submission is April 15, 2004." For more information see:

Department of Housing and Urban Development: "The National Fair Housing Policy and Research Forum," a conference to be held Mar. 12-13, 2004 in Washington, D.C. For more information, including registration information see:

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US House Committee on Financial Services Hearing Publication: "Rural Housing in America," a hearing held Jun. 19, Jul. 8, 2003 (House Serial Publication 108-41, ASCII text and .pdf format, 214p.).

Scroll to or "find in page" "108-41" (without the quotes).

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IPUMS Update: The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series at the University of Minnesota has announced changes to the 2000 1 percent and 5 percent samples. For details see the Jan. 30, 2004 item at:

Bureau of Justice Statistics Spreadsheet: "Prisoners executed under civil authority in the United States, by year, Federal, State-by-state, and region, 1977-2002" (January 2003, Lotus format).

Immigration and Naturalization Service Yearbook Data: The Immigration and Naturalization Service has made its 2002 edition of _Yearbook of Immigration Statistics_ available (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format). Annual data for 1997-2001 (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format) are also available at the site.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan has recently released the following datasets, which may be of interest to demography 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:

Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study--Adolescent (DATOS-A), 1993-1995: [United States] (#3404)

Japanese General Social Survey, 2000 (#3593)

Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), 2001 (#3884)

National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 (#3903)

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