Current Demographic Research Report #21, March 1, 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:


Census Bureau Report, News Release
Office of Management and Budget Metro Area Updates
Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report
Centers for Disease Control Periodical, Monograph
National Center for Health Statistics Report
World Health Organization Report
Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodical
Her Magesty's Treasury [UK] Report
Medical Research Council (Glasgow, Scotland) Occasional Paper
_Demographic Research_ Article
International Monetary Fund Periodical
Population Reference Bureau Periodical, Articles
Urban Institute Report
Kaiser Family Foundation Reports
Info Health Pop. Reporter
National Longitudinal Survey Bibliography Update


Yale University Economic Growth Center


Other Journals


ADD HEALTH Call For Papers


Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor,and Pensions Hearing Publications


Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research



Census Bureau Report, News Release:

A. "These Old Houses: 2001," by Barbara T. Williams (Current Housing Reports H121/04-1, February 2004, .pdf format, 48p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Old Houses Cost Less But Tend to Lack Amenities, Census Bureau Says," (CB04-30, Feb. 24, 2004).

Click on "These Old Houses: 2001" for link to full text. Full text is at the bottom of the page titled "National Data" with respect to American Housing Survey information.

B. "New York Has Longest Commute to Work in Nation, American Community Survey Finds" (CB04-CN.01, Feb. 25, 2004). Note: the news release links to state, county, and city tables.

Office of Management and Budget Metro Area Updates: "OMB Bulletin No. 04-03 announc[es] updates to metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas as of December, 2003, based on the Census Bureaus July 1, 2001 and July 1, 2002 population estimates for cities and towns, and in specified circumstances, local opinion." The changes are available via OMB Bulletin No. 04-03, linked to from the Census Bureau's Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Definitions site. Also available from that site are current definitions (as of December 2003) of the following: Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas and Components; Principal Cities of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas; Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Components; Micropolitan Statistical Areas and Components; New England City and Town Areas and Components; New England City and Town Areas and Components; Principal Cities of New England City and Town Areas; Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas and Components; Micropolitan New England City and Town Areas and Components; and Combined Statistical Areas and Component Metropolitan and/or Micropolitan Statistical Areas,. For links to these updates see:

Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Reports:

A. "Welfare-to-Work Grants Programs: Adjusting to Changing Circumstances," by Demetra Smith Nightingale, Carolyn Taylor O'Brien, Michael Egner, Nancy Pindus, and John Trutko (Urban Institute for DHHS/ASPE, November 2003, HTML and .pdf format, 54p.).

B. "Giving Noncustodial Parents Options: Employment and Child Support Outcomes of the SHARE Program," by Irma Perez-Johnson, Jacqueline Kauff, and Alan Hershey (Mathematica Policy Research for DHHS/ASPE, October 2003, HTML and .pdf format, 86p.).

C. "The 2004 HHS Poverty Guidelines: One Version of the [U.S.] Federal Poverty Measure" (February 2004).

Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "The Food Assistance Landscape, March 2004," by Victor Oliveira (Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. [FANRR28-4], February 2004, .pdf format, 6p.).


USDA's domestic food assistance programs affect the daily lives of millions of people. About 1 in 5 Americans is estimated to participate in at least 1 of 15 food assistance programs at some point during the year. Expenditures for USDA's 15 food assistance programs increased 9.4 percent in fiscal year 2003 to $41.6 billion. This exceeded the previous historical record of $38.1 billion that was spent on food assistance in fiscal 1996. Five programs--the Food Stamp Program, the National School Lunch Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program--accounted for 94 percent of USDA's total expenditures for food assistance, with the expansion of the Food Stamp Program being the cause of most of the total increase in food assistance expenditures between fiscal years 2002 and 2003.

Centers for Disease Control Periodical, Monograph:

A. _Emerging Infectious Diseases_, Vol. 10, No. 3, March 2003, HTML and .pdf format.

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

B. _The Burden of Chronic Diseases and Their Risk Factors: National and State Perspectives 2004_, February 2004, .pdf format, 185p.)


The Burden of Chronic Diseases and Their Risk Factors: National and State Perspectives 2004 provides updated information on the burden of chronic diseases and their risk factors in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, including: A national perspective on chronic diseases as major causes of death; State-specific data on rates of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes; Information on the prevalence of the major risk factors for chronic diseases and on the use of preventive services; Profiles of chronic diseases, risk factors, and preventive services in each state; and Information on CDC funding to states for programs that target chronic diseases and their risk factors.

National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Heath Behaviors of Adults: United States, 1999-2001," by C.A. Schoenborn, P.F. Adams, P.M. Barnes, J.L. Vickerie, and J.S. Schiller (Vital and Health Statistics Series 10, No. 219, February 2004, .pdf format, 79p.). The report is linked to from a NCHS news release: "New Report Examines Americans' Health Behaviors" (Feb. 25, 2004).

Click on "View/download PDF" for full text.

World Health Organization Report: "The World Oral Health Report 2003," by Poul Erik Petersen (February 2004, .pdf format, 37p.).

Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodical: _Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health_ (Vol. 36, No. 1, January/February 2004, HTML and .pdf format).

Note: _Perspectives_ articles back to 1994 can be found by clicking on the"ARTICLE ARCHIVE" tab at the top of the page.

Her Magesty's Treasury [UK] Report: "Securing Good Health for the Whole Population" (February 2004, .pdf format, 214p.). "In April 2003, the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Health asked Derek Wanless, ex-Group Chief Executive of NatWest, to provide an update of the challenges in implementing the fully engaged scenario set out in his report on long-term health trends. Derek Wanless' final report "Securing Good Health for the Whole Population" was published on 25th February 2004."

Medical Research Council (Glasgow, Scotland) Occasional Paper: "Migration and Health: A Review of the International Literature," by Laura McKay, Sally Macintyre, and Anne Ellaway (Occasional Paper OP-012, January 2003, .pdf format, 202p.).

Introduction extract:

This report is a comprehensive review of primary literature on internal and international migration and health. It is the result of searches using five on-line databases, a list of health and migration related keywords, and strict inclusion and exclusion criteria (see section 2). These searches produced 362 papers, of which 136 papers met the criteria and were included in the report (see section 5). These papers were summarised and separated into internal migration, and four subgroups within international migration: "all cause and cardiovascular mortality", "cancer mortality", "mental health", and "morbidity, risk factors and anthropometry".

More information on MSOC:

_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 (Rostock, Germany).""Educational differentials in male mortality in Russia and northern Europe: A comparison of an epidemiological cohort from Moscow and St. Petersburg with the male populations of Helsinki and Oslo," by Vladimir Shkolnikov, Alexander D. Deev, Oystein Kravdal, and Tapani Valkonen (Vol. 10, Art. 1, January 2004, .pdf format, p. 3-26).


Background: Prior estimates of the Russian mortality by socio-demographic group revealed significant differentials around the censuses of 1979 and 1989, but these studies were based on different sources of information on education for the deceased and the population at risk, leading to a potential numerator-denominator bias. To eliminate this problem, and to compare with the corresponding differentials in Nordic countries, an epidemiological cohort from Moscow and St. Petersburg is used for estimation of mortality in this study, along with similar register-based data from Helsinki and Oslo. Data and Methods: The Russian data include 7815 men from Moscow and St. Petersburg born in 1916-35 who participated in the Lipid Research Clinics (LRC) program, with a follow-up period from 1975 to 1997. Data with a similar structure, covering complete cohorts, were established for men born 1916-35 cohorts and living in Helsinki (1976-1995) or Oslo (1975-1991). Three educational categories were used: low (less than 10 years of schooling), middle (11 to 12 years) and high (13+ years). Results: In the LRC cohort, mortality of men with high education is close to the city average for Helsinki and Oslo. Absolute inter-group differences are much greater in the Russian sample than in the two other populations. Differences in temporary life expectancies (40-74) between men with high and low education are 5.2, 3.5, and 3.2 year in the LRC cohort, Helsinki, and Oslo, respectively. Also relative differences are larger in the LRC cohort, although less markedly. Low/high education ratios of standardized death rates are 2.2, 2.0, and 1.9 in the three populations. Educational mortality differences measured by a relative index of inequality are 3.1, 2.7, and 2.6 (using the all-Russia educational distribution in the calculation for the LRC cohort.) A similar pattern appears, of course, in Poisson regression models where it is controlled not only for age, but also calendar time. Consideration of causes of death shows that the larger relative difference between educational categories in the LRC cohort than in the Nordic capitals stems from particularly sharp gradients in mortality from cerebrovascular diseases and, more clearly, external causes. Whereas all-cause mortality has increased over time for men in the LRC cohort with low or middle education, there are indications that those with high education have experienced a decline (i.e. differentials have increased). In contrast to this, the development in Oslo and Helsinki has been more similar for the different educational groups. Implications: The educational gaps in mortality of the Russian population and its extreme levels in the low education group should be addressed by adequate health policies. Trends in inequalities in health and their determinants require careful monitoring and further analyses.

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International Monetary Fund Periodical: _Finance and Development_ (Vol. 41, No. 4, March 2004, .pdf format).

Note: Back issues can be found from 1996 on at:

Population Reference Bureau Periodical, Articles:

A. _Health Bulletin_ (No. 1, February 2004, .pdf format, 34p.). This issue is "Improving the Health of the World's Poorest People, by Dara Carr).

B. "Tiny Successes in Bid to Close Male-Female Gap in Schooling Worldwide," by Charles Dervarics (March 2004).

C. "New Bush Marriage Promotion Plan Must Consider Social, Economic Context to Succeed in the U.S.," by Jeff Grabmeier and Paola Scommegna (March 2004).,_Economic_Context_to_Succeed.htm

D. "Gender, Health, and Development in the Americas" (PRB and Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), 2004, .pdf format, 12p.).


Urban Institute Report: "Who Graduates? Who Doesn't?: A Statistical Portrait of Public High School Graduation, Class of 2001," by Christopher B. Swanson (February 2004, .pdf format, 93p.).

Click on "PDF" for full text.

Kaiser Family Foundation Reports:

A. "AIDS at 21: Media Coverage of the HIV Epidemic 1981-2002," by Mollyann Brodie, Elizabeth Hamel, Lee Ann Brady, Jennifer Kates, and Drew E. Altman (March 2004, .pdf format, report, 8p.; survey toplines, 15p.; methodology report, 4p.).

B. "The Role of Media in Childhood Obesity" (February 2004, .pdf format, 12p.). "This Kaiser Family Foundation issue brief that reviews more than 40 studies on the role of media in the nations dramatically increasing rates of childhood obesity explores what researchers do and do not know about the role media plays in childhood obesity. It also outlines media-related policy options that have been proposed to help address childhood obesity and identifies ways media could play a positive role in helping to address this important public health problem."

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 4, No. 9, Mar. 1, 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: This reference represents updated citations from Feb. 22 - Feb. 27, 2004.

Linked Lives: Stability and Change in Maternal Circumstances and Trajectories of Antisocial Behavior in Children
Child Development 75,1 (January/February 2004): 205-220
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 4501
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc.



Yale University Economic Growth Center: "Do Family Caps Reduce Out-of-Wedlock Births? Evidence from Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey and Virginia," by Wendy Tanisha Dye and Robert W. Fairlie (December 2003, .pdf format, 43p.).


Using Current Population Survey (CPS) data from 1989 to 1999, we examine the impact of family cap policies, which deny incremental welfare benefits, on out-of-wedlock birth rates. We use the first five states that were granted waivers from the Department of Health and Human Services to implement family caps as "natural experiments." Specifically, we compare trends in out-of-wedlock birth rates in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey and Virginia to trends in states that did not implement family caps or any other waivers prior to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). We employ several techniques to increase the credibility of results from our "natural experiment," such as the inclusion of multiple comparison groups, controls for differential time trends, and "difference-in-difference-indifferences" estimators. Our regression estimates generally do not provide evidence that family cap policies reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock births among single, less-educated women with children.

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

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Journal of the American Statistical Association (Vol. 98, No. 464, 2003). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 36, No. 1, 2004)

Sociological Methods and Research (Vol. 32, No. 3, 2004).

Other Journals:

Journal of Marriage and the Family (Vol. 66, No. 1, 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.

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ADD HEALTH Call For Papers: The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health at the University of North Carolina has issued a call for papers for its 6th annual User's Conference, to be held in Bethesda, Maryland, Jul. 20-21, 2004. Abstracts can be submitted electronically from the site and must be in by Apr. 16, 2004. For more information see:

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Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor,and Pensions Hearing Publications:

A. "Solutions to the Problem of Health Care Transmission of HIV/AIDS in Africa," a hearing held Jul. 31, 2003 (Senate Hearing 108-294, ASCII text and .pdf format, 68p.).

Scroll to or "find in page" "108-294" (without the quotes).

B. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor,and Pensions/Senate Foreign Relations: "A Moral Imperative: Leader Frist's Report on the HIV/AIDS Codel to Africa, Joint Hearing on a Report from Senator Frist Relative to the HIV/AIDS Codel to Africa," a hearing held Oct. 30, 2003 (Senate Hearing 108-242, ASCII text and .pdf format, 15p.).

Scoll to or "find in page" "108-242" (without the quotes).

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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:

Simulated Totals for Hispanic National Origin Groups [in Census 2000] by State, Place, County, and Census Tract: [United States] (#3907):

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