Current Demographic Research Report #29, April 26, 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 Decennial Census Volumes, Compendiums
Centers for Disease Control Periodical
National Center for Education Statistics Report, Periodical
Bureau of Labor Statistics News Releases
National Science Foundation Reports
United Nations Population Division Report
United Nations System, Standing Committee on Nutrition Report
World Health Organization SARS Update
_Science_ Special AIDS in India Section
Urban Institute Reports
Kaiser Family Foundation Reports
PSID Child Development Study Bibliography Update
NLS Bibliography Update
Info Health Pop Reporter


Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
University of Washington Center for the Study of Demography and Ecology
National Bureau of Economic Research


Other Journals


Department of Housing and Urban Development/Census
National Center for Education Statistics
Mexican Migration Project



Census Bureau Decennial Census Volumes, Compendiums : The Census Bureau has begun releasing electronic versions of selected documents from decennial censuses (1790-1860) and _Statistical Abstracts_ (1878-1936, selected volumes, and 1953-1958). Note: these are image files which cannot be searched electronically. The finding tools in the volumes can be used to locate desired information). Note: Quality of the .pdfs vary in legibility.

Centers for Disease Control Periodical: _Emerging Infectious Diseases_ (Vol. 10, No. 5, May 2004, 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:

National Center for Education Statistics Report, Periodical:

A. "Crime and Safety in America's Public Schools: Selected Findings from the School Survey on Crime and Safety," by Kathryn A. Chandler (NCES 2004370, February 2004, .pdf format, 15p.).


This brief report presents analysis of the 2000 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). SSOCS is a nationally representative sample of public elementary and secondary schools. Principals were asked about the amount of crime and violence, disorder, disciplinary actions, violence prevention programs, teacher and parent involvement in prevention efforts, crime and safety practice, crisis management plans, and barriers to school safety. While the SSOCS collects a wide variety of information, this report provides national estimates on the major topics covered in SSOCS.

B. _Educational Statistics Quarterly_ (NCES 2004609, Vol. 5, No. 3, April 2004, .pdf format, 96p.).


The Quarterly offers an accessible, convenient overview of all NCES products released in a given period. Each issue includes: short publications (those less than 15 pages in length) in their entirety, executive summaries of longer publications, descriptive paragraphs of other NCES products, as well as notices about training and funding opportunities. In addition, each issue includes a featured publication with invited commentary pieces, a note on a current topic from a staff member, and a message from NCES.

Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: "Employment Characteristics of Families: 2003" (Apr. 20, 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.).

National Science Foundation Reports:

A. "Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2001, 2002, and 2003, Detailed Statistical Tables" (NSF 04-310, March 2004, HTML,.pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 304p.).

B. "Science and Engineering Degrees: 1966-2001" (NSF 04-311, March 2004, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format, 79p.).

Note: Microsoft Excel tables can be obtained from the HTML version of both these reports.

United Nations Population Division Report: "World Population Policies: 2003" (April 2004, .pdf format, 57p., with data available in self-decompressing extraction program).

United Nations System, Standing Committee on Nutrition Report: "5th Report on the World Nutrition Situation: Nutrition for Improved Development Outcomes" (March 2004, .pdf format, 130p.).

World Health Organization SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory System) Update:"China reports additional SARS cases - update" (Apr. 23, 2004).

_Science_ Special AIDS in India Section: "HIV/AIDS in India" (_Science_ Vol. 304, No. 5670, Apr. 23, 2004). "In its 23 April 2004 issue, Science continues its series of special news reports on HIV/AIDS in Asia -- leading up to the July 2004 XV International AIDS Conference, which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand. The current report focuses on the AIDS situation in India, where the combination of a massive population and pervasive poverty are stoking deep concern about the epidemic." Note: Short abstracts are available to all, full text is available only to subscribing individuals or institutions. Check your library for availability.

Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Block Grants: Details of the Bush Proposals," by Kenneth Finegold, Laura Wherry, and Stephanie Schardin (New Federalism: Issues and Options for States A-64, April 2004, .pdf format, 11p.).

B. "Block Grants: Historical Overview and Lessons Learned," by Kenneth Finegold, Laura Wherry, and Stephanie Schardin (New Federalism: Issues and Options for States A-63, April 2004, 7p.).

C. "Getting Time Off: Access to Leave among Working Parents," by Katherin Ross Phillips (New Federalism: National Survey of America's Families B-57, April 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

Kaiser Family Foundation Reports:

A. "The Role of Medicaid in State Economies: A Look at the Research" Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, April 2004, .pdf format, 12p.). "The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has compiled the findings from 17 studies analyzing the role Medicaid plays in state and local economies. These studies estimate the economic stimulus derived from Medicaid spending, and also analyze the adverse effects on the state economy from reducing Medicaid spending. This policy brief provides an overview of Medicaid financing, explains the methods used to assess economic impact and summarizes the main findings from the research."

B. "Challenges and Tradeoffs in Low-Income Family Budgets: Implications for Health Coverage," by Claudia Williams, Julie Hudman, and Molly O'Malley (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, April 2004, .pdf format, 46p.). "This report explores the experiences of families trying to make ends meet on limited budgets. By discussing these families work, spending patterns, financial challenges, priorities and tradeoffs and health care and coverage, this report intends to provide a deeper understanding of families financial pressures and choices and information to assess the impact of current and proposed policies."

C. "Faces of Medicaid" (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, April 2004, .pdf format, 12p.). "This report profiles Medicaid's role for the low-income population in providing basic health insurance, particularly for children; in supporting services that enable people with disabilities to function and be independent; and in filling gaps in Medicare for seniors, including prescription drugs and long-term care."

Both "B." and "C." above can be accessed from:

PSID Child Development Study Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Panel has recently added the following items to its Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Study bibliography:

Achilles, Georgianna M. Individual Differences in Morningness-Eveningness and Patterns of Psychological Functioning, Social Adapatation and Family Stress. New Mexico: The University of New Mexico; 2003 218 pages.

Attewell, P.; Suazo-Garia, B., and Battle, J. Computers and Young Children: Social Benefit or Social Problem?. Social Forces. 2003; 82(1):277-296.

Bickham, D.S.; Vandewater, E.A.; Huston, A.C.; Lee, J.H.; Gillman Caplovitz, A., and Wright, J.C. Predictors of Children's Media Use: An Examination of Three Ethnic Groups. Media Psychology. 2003; 5(2):107-137.

Dunifon, Rachel and Kowaleski-Jones, Lori . The Influences of Participation in the National School Lunch Program and Food Insecurity on the Child Well-Being. Social Science Review. 2003; 77(1):72-94.

Gibson, D. Long-Term Food Stamp Program Participation is Differentially Related to Overweight in Young Girls and Boys. The Journal of Nutrition. 2004; (134):372-379.

Hofferth, Sandra L. (University of Maryland). Race/Ethnic Differences in Father Involvement in Two-Parent Families: Culture, Context, or Economy?. Journal of Family Issues. 2003; 24(2):185-216.

NLS Bibliography Update: Note: This citation, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at:

Note: Where available, direct links to full text have been provided. This reference represents updated citations from Apr. 12, 2004- Feb. 23, 2004.

The Production of Cognitive Achievement in Children: Home, School and Racial Test Score Gaps
Presented: London Ontario, University of Western Ontario Department of Economics Annual Workshop, April 2004. Also:
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 4544
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 4, No. 17, Apr. 26, 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."

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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research [Rostock, Germany].

A. "Labour-market attachment and entry into parenthood: The experience of immigrant women in Sweden," by Gunnar Andersson and Scott Kirk (WP-2004-011, April 2004, .pdf format, 35p.).


This paper investigates the impact of labour-market attachment on entry into motherhood for foreign-born women in Sweden. The study uses a longitudinal, register-based data set consisting of the entire population of immigrants from ten nations and a five-percent random sample of natives. The effects of earned income are evident, with increased income levels increasing the probability of becoming a mother for all observed nationalities. The effects of various states of participation and non-participation in the labour force do not vary greatly between immigrants and Swedish-born. Among all subgroups, we find a higher propensity to begin childbearing among those who are established in the labour market. Contrary to popular belief welfare recipience clearly reduces the first-birth intensity for immigrants but not for natives. The similarity in patterns across widely different national groups supports the notion that various institutional factors affecting all subgroups are crucial in influencing childbearing behaviour.

B. "Social capital and fertility intentions: the case of Poland," by Christoph Buhler and Ewa Fratczak (WP-2004-012, April 2004, .pdf format, 42p.).


Research on fertility draws increasing attention on the significance of social networks as a medium by which individuals learn about demographic behavior. However, social networks can also be sources of valuable resources that help to reduce the costs of having children and that build a stock of fertility-related social capital. Based on data from the Polish Retrospective Survey in 2001, the impact of social capital, measured by an individuals number of supportive exchange relationships, on intentions to have a second child is explored. Results from ordered logit regressions report positive associations between the number of exchange relationships and the intention for a second child. This influence is primarily exerted by the number of parents in the networks, but also by the number of supportive friends and colleagues.

University of Washington Center for the Study of Demography and Ecology:"Achieving the American Dream? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Homeownership Experiences of Low-Income Households," by Carolina Katz Reid (Working Paper 04-04, April 2004, .pdf format, 61p.).

National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Which Countries Have State Religions?" by Robert J. Barro and Rachel M. McCleary (w10438, April 2004, .pdf format, 50p.).


For 188 independent countries in 2000, 72 had no state religion in the years 2000, 1970, and 1900; 58 had a state religion at all three dates; and 58 had some kind of transition. Among the 58 transitional countries, 12 had two transitions, 4 of which (former Soviet Republics in Asia) involved two forms of state religion. The probability of having a state religion in 2000 or 1970 depends strongly on the status of state religion in 1900 but much more so for countries that experienced no major change in political regime during the 20th century. Communist governments tend not to have state religion only one Communist country (Somalia in 1970) had a state religion in the usual sense. However, a past history of Communism does not have much influence on the probability of state religion. Greater concentration of religious adherence is positively related to state religion, and most of this relation seems to reflect causation from religious concentration to state religion, rather than the reverse. Theoretically, state religion is more probable when the population adheres to a monotheistic religion. We find this effect for Muslim adherence, but the relationship is not robust. State religion is less likely in sub-Saharan Africa, possibly because of the intense competition for converts in this region among the major world religions. The probability of state religion does not differ significantly between former colonies and non-colonies but is higher for British colonies than for Spanish and Portuguese colonies. Variables that have little effect on the probability of state religion include per capita GDP, country size, and the extent of democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law.

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B. "Access to Care, Provider Choice and Racial Disparities," by Anna Aizer and Adriana Lleras-Muney (w10445, April 2004, .pdf format, 51p.).


This paper explores whether choice of provider explains any of the observed infant health gradients, and if so, why poor women choose different providers than their richer neighbors. We exploit an exogenous change in policy that occurred in California in the early 1990s that suddenly increased Medicaid payments to hospitals and which lead to a sharp change in where women with Medicaid delivered. To characterize the extent to which poor women responded to the increase in provider access, we calculate hospital segregation indices (which measure the extent to which Medicaid mothers delivered in separate hospitals than privately insured mothers residing in the same geographic area) both before and after the policy change for each market in California and show that it fell sharply after the policy change. Even though black mothers responded least to the increase in provider choice afforded by the policy change, they benefited the most from hospital desegregation in terms of reduced neonatal mortality and decreased incidence of very low birth weight. In contrast, other groups with lower initial neonatal mortality moved more and gained less in terms of improvements in birth outcomes.

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AIDS (Vol. 18, No. 5, 2004).

Gender and Society (Vol. 18, No. 2, 2004).

Journal of Family History (Vol. 29, No. 2, April 2004).

Other Journals

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 159, No. 9, May 1, 2004).

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Department of Housing and Urban Development/Census: "CHAS (Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy) 2000 Data" (Query system and raw data in Dbase .dbf format). More information about the data, as well as links to the query system and raw data, can be found at:

National Center for Education Statistics: "ELS: 2002 Base Year Data File User's Manual," by Steven J. Ingels, Daniel J. Pratt, James Rogers, Peter H. Siegel, and Ellen Stutts (NCES 2004405, April 2004, .pdf format, 300p.).


This data file users manual documents the procedures and methodologies employed during the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) base year. The manual is designed to provide guidance and documentation for users of the public-use data as released in Electronic Codebook (ECB) format (NCES 2004-404). Included in the manual are the following: an overview of the study and its predecessor studies; an account of instrumentation (both the assessment battery and the various questionnaires); documentation of the sample design, weighting, design effects, and analyses of data quality; a summary of the data collection methodology and results, including detailed response rates; a description of data preparation and processing activities; and an overview data file structure and contents. In addition, there are a number of appendices.

Mexican Migration Project: The Mexican Migration Project at the Office of Population Research, Princeton University, has released its newest public version: MMP93. For more information see:

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Jack Solock
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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