Current Demographic Research Report #74, March 14, 2005.

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Index to this issue:


Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features
(UNRISD) Monograph
Population Reference Bureau Report
Australian Department of Health and Ageing Report
National Center for Education Statistics
_Demographic Research_ Articles
Kaiser Family Foundation Chartpack, Policy Brief
Urban Institute Report
_New England Journal of Medicine_ Book Review Extracts
_Lancet_ Special Digital Issue
Info Health Pop. Reporter
NLS Bibliography Updates
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development


California Center for Population Research
University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development


Other Journals


Stanford University
Congress for Social Sciences and Health
Radboud University
International School for Humanities and Social Sciences


Census Bureau
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Statistics Canada
UK Data Archive
Earth Institute
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development



Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "We the People of Arab Ancestry in the United States," by Angela Brittingham and G. Patricia de la Cruz (Census 2000 Special Report CENSR-21, March 2005, .pdf format, 19p.).

B. "Mother's Day: May 8, 2005" (Facts for Features CB05-FF.05, March 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Monograph: _Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World_ (March 2005, .pdf format, 336p.).

Links to full text are at the bottom of the page.

Population Reference Bureau Report: "Women of Our World: 2005" (March 2005, .pdf format, 12p.).

Australian Department of Health and Ageing Report: "Australian Women and Alcohol Consumption 1996-2003," by Anne Young and Jennifer Powers (Womens Health Australia, February 2005, .pdf format, 74p.).


The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health provides a unique opportunity to monitor changes over time in the health and well-being of a large, nationally representative sample of Australian women, their social circumstances, and their health behaviour, including alcohol consumption. This report presents results for women in three age cohorts (Younger, Mid-age and Older) from 1996 to 2003 and provides important data on alcohol consumption among Australian women.

National Center for Education Statistics:

A. "A Profile of the American High School Sophomore in 2002: Initial Results >From the Base Year of the Longitudinal Study of 2002," by Steven J. Ingels, Laura J. Burns, Stephanie Charleston, RTI International; Xianaglei Chen, Emily Forrest Cataldi (NCES 2005338, March 2005, .pdf format, 292p.).


This report presents findings from the base year of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), a new longitudinal study of high school students. The report provides descriptive information about the experiences and characteristics of a nationally representative sample of 10th-graders who were studied in the spring term of the 2001-02 school year. It examines the cohort's sociodemographic characteristics, school experiences, participation in extracurricular activities, time use, tested achievement in reading and mathematics, and educational expectations and plans.

B. "Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2003 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2002-03," by Laura G. Knapp, et. al. (NCES 2005154, March 2005, .pdf format, 42p.).


This report presents information from the Fall 2003 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) web-based data collection. Data were requested from nearly 6,600 postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal student financial aid programs. The tables in this publication present counts of institutions by selected institutional characteristics including tuition, fees, and other costs. Tables also present data on the number of degrees and other formal awards conferred during the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 by Title IV postsecondary institutions.

_Demographic Research_ Articles: Note: _DR_ is "a free, expedited, peer-reviewed journal of the population sciences published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research" [Rostock, Germany].

A. "Intrinsically dynamic population models," by Robert Schoen (Vol. 12, Article 3, March 2005, .pdf format, p. 51-76).


Intrinsically dynamic models (IDMs) depict populations whose cumulative growth rate over a number of intervals equals the product of the long term growth rates (that is the dominant roots or dominant eigenvalues) associated with each of those intervals. Here the focus is on the birth trajectory produced by a sequence of population projection (Leslie) matrices. The elements of a Leslie matrix are represented as straightforward functions of the roots of the matrix, and new relationships are presented linking the roots of a matrix to its Net Reproduction Rate and stable mean age of childbearing. Incorporating mortality changes in the rates of reproduction yields an IDM when the subordinate roots are held constant over time. In IDMs, the birth trajectory generated by any specified sequence of Leslie matrices can be found analytically. In the Leslie model with 15 year age groups, the constant subordinate root assumption leads to reasonable changes in the age pattern of fertility, and equations (27) and (30) provide the population size and structure that result from changing levels of net reproduction. IDMs generalize the fixed rate stable population model. They can characterize any observed population, and can provide new insights into dynamic demographic behavior, including the momentum associated with gradual or irregular paths to zero growth.

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B. "A cross-over in Mexican and Mexican-American fertility rates: Evidence and explanations for an emerging paradox," by Reanne Frank and Patrick Heuveline (Vol. 12, Article 4, March 2005, .pdf format, p. 77-104).


Against a backdrop of two new developments in the fertility behavior of the Mexican- Origin population in the U.S., the present discussion will update contemporary Mexican-Origin fertility patterns and address several theoretical weaknesses in the current approach to minority group fertility. Data come from six national surveys (three from Mexico and three from the U.S.) that cover a twenty-five year period (1975-2000). The findings demonstrate dramatic decreases in the fertility rates in Mexico at the same time that continuous increases have been documented in the fertility rates of third-or-later generation Mexican-Americans in the U.S., particularly at younger ages. These changes necessitate a reexamination of the ubiquitous theory that Mexican pronatalist values are responsible for the high fertility rates found within the Mexican-Origin population in the U.S. Instead, they point to the increasing relevance of framing the fertility behavior of the Mexican-Origin population within a racial stratification perspective that stresses the influence of U.S. social context on fertility behavior. As a step in this direction, the analysis examines fertility patterns within the Mexican-Origin population in the U.S. Special attention is given to the role of nativity/generational status in contributing to within group differences.

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Kaiser Family Foundation Chartpack, Policy Brief:

A. "The President's FY 2006 Budget Proposal: Overview and Briefing Charts" (March 2005, .pdf format, 18p.). "This chartpack reviews the President's FY 2006 budget request to Congress and highlights overall budget assumptions and funding for major health programs. It begins with a description of the federal budget process, followed by an overview of federal surplus/deficit spending patterns dating back to 1969. It then turns to summary information on the overall composition of the Administration's budget, followed by the President's proposed funding for some of the major programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services."

B. "Health Coverage for Low-Income Adults: Eligibility and Enrollment in Medicaid and State Programs, 2002," by Amy Davidoff, Ph.D., Alshadye Yemane, and Emerald Adams (March 2005, .pdf format, 20p.).


This policy brief provides new information on the number and characteristics of nonelderly adults eligible for Medicaid and other public coverage and on their enrollment. Because low-income adults often work at jobs that do not offer employer-sponsored coverage and individual coverage is prohibitively expensive for them, their uninsured rates are high. Although Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) serve as a major source of health coverage for children, public coverage of low-income adults lags far behind.

Urban Institute Report: "Homeless Living in Vacant Public Housing Units," by Mary K. Cunningham, Susan J. Popkin, Michael Eiseman, Kadija Ferryman" (March 2005, .pdf format, 37p.).

_New England Journal of Medicine_ Book Review Extracts:

A. _Vaccines: Preventing Disease and Protecting Health_, edited by Ciro A. de Quadros, reviewed by Gerald T. Keusch (Vol. 352, No. 10, Mar. 10, 2005, p. 1051-1052).

B. _Moving Mountains: The Race to Treat Global AIDS_, by Anne-christine d'Adesky, reviewed by John M. Kaldor (Vol. 352, No. 10, Mar. 10, 2005, p. 1052-1053).

C. _Plagues and Poxes: The Impact of Human History on Epidemic Disease: Revised Edition_, by Alfred Jay Bollet, reviewed by Thomas G. Benedek (Vol. 352, No. 10, Mar. 10, 2005, p. 1055-1056).

_Lancet_ Special Digital Issue: _Lancet is making this special issue: "Neonatal Survival" (March 2005, Activemagazine software, 53p.). Note: Activemagazine software may not work on any browser other than Windows Explorer. The issue can be easily printed and is provided free of charge to the public by _Lancet_.

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 5, No. 11, Mar. 14, 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."

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 Feb. 28 - Mar. 11, 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.

Financial Markets and Wages
Working Paper No. 11050, National Bureau of Economic Research, January 2005.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4883
Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research -- NBER

The Effects of Family Leave on Wages, Employment, and the Family Wage Gap: Distributional Implications.
Journal of Law and Policy 15 (2004): 115-142. Also:
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4885
Publisher: Washington University - St. Louis, School of Law

The Long Road to the Fast Track: Career and Family
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 596,1 (November 2004): 20-35
Cohort(s): NLSY79, Young Women
ID Number: 4887
Publisher: Sage Publications

When Race Makes No Difference: Marriage and the Military
Social Forces 83,2 (December 2004): 731-758. Also:
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4890
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press

Maternal Labor Supply and Child Decision Power: Evidence on the Adultification Hypothesis
Presented: Philadelphia, PA, American Economic Association Meeting, January 2005.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 4896
Publisher: American Economic Association

The Division of Labor in Exigency: Work Hours of New Parents in the NLSY79
Presented: Philadelphia, PA, American Economic Association Meeting, January
2005. Also,
Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 4897
Publisher: American Economic Association

Maternal Prenatal Substance Use and Behavioral Problems among Children in the
Presented: Philadelphia, PA, American Economic Association Meeting, January
2005. Also,
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 4898
Publisher: American Economic Association

Examining the Changing Influence of Predictors on Adolescent Alcohol Misuse
Forthcoming: Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2005
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
ID Number: 4899
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.

Self-Control and School Failure: Examining Individual Effects on Academic Achievement
Master's Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
ID Number: 4901
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, now Bell and Howell Information and

A Longitudinal Study of Precursors to Running Away among White, Black, and Hispanic Adolescents in the General Population
Forthcoming: Sociological Quarterly, 2005
Cohort(s): NLSY97
ID Number: 4902
Publisher: University of California Press

Body Weight, Cigarette Prices, Youth Access Laws and Adolescent Smoking Initiation
Presented: Philadelphia, PA, Allied Social Science Association Meeting, January
2005. Also,
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 4903
Publisher: Society of Government Economists (SGE)

Single Parenthood, Achievement, and Problem Behavior in White, Black, and Hispanic Children
Journal of Educational Research 97, 4 (2004): 196-206
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 4906
Publisher: American Educational Research Association

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California Center for Population Research: "Mobility, Housing Stress and Neighborhood Contexts: Evidence From Los Angeles," by William A.V. Clark and Valerie Ledwith (CCPR-004-05, March 2005, .pdf format 33p.).


This paper examines, in two separate analyses, actual and planned residential moves. Although we now have robust models and substantive empirical analysis of residential mobility, especially of the role of housing consumption and the variables that trigger residential moves, we are less clear about how the model applies to minority households and in diverse ethnic settings. This paper uses data from the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Study--a longitudinal study of mobility and neighborhood change in the Los Angeles region to contrast the mobility outcomes for white and Latino households. A separate analysis examines planned mobility and extends the analysis of the role of neighborhood variables in explaining expected mobility. The incorporation of measures of neighborhood satisfaction and dissatisfaction finds, as hypothesized, that low levels of satisfaction and whether or not the neighborhood is perceived as "close-knit" are modest predictors of the likelihood of future moves. However, the additive effect of neighborhood variables, beyond the structural effects of age and housing needs, on intentions is quite small.

University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty: "A Cautionary Tale: Using Propensity Scores To Estimate the Effect of Food Stamps on Food Insecurity," by Christina M. Gibson-Davis and E. Michael Foster (Discussion Paper DP 1293-05, March 2005, .pdf format, 40p.).


We use propensity scores to evaluate the effect of Food Stamps on food insecurity, a measure of inadequate food supply. Data come from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort. Propensity scores offer an advantage over traditional linear regression methods because they address omitted variable bias associated with Food Stamp use by matching similarly situated treatment and control group members, and estimating mean differences within these matched groups. We find that the program does not decrease the probability of being food insecure, but it may lessen the severity of the problem. We also note that propensity scores rest on several stringent assumptions and should be employed with caution.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development: "Private Health Insurance in the Netherlands: A Case Study," by Nicole Tapay and Francesca Colombo (OECD Health Working Paper 18, December 2004, .pdf format, 40p.).

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American Sociological Review (Vol. 69, No. 6, December 2004). 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.

Latin American Research Review (Vol. 40, No. 1, 2005). 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 this database and this issue.

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American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 161, No. 6, Mar. 15, 2005).

Journal of Social Work (Vol. 5, No. 1, April 2005).

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Stanford University [Palo Alto, California]: "Workshop in Formal Demography," to be held Aug. 8-19, 2005). For more information see:

Congress for Social Sciences and Health: "International Forum for Social Science and Health (IFSSH): Health Challenges of the Third Millenium," a conference to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, Aug. 21-26, 2005). For more information see:

Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands): "Were Women Present at the Demographic Transition?" a conference to be held May 20-21, 2005 at Nijmegen, The Netherlands. For more information see:

International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands): "Summer Institute on International Migration, Ethnic Diversity and Cities," to be held Jun. 12-30, 2005). For more information see:

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Census Bureau:

A. "Census Bureau Estimates Number of Children and Adults in the States and Puerto Rico" (Census Bureau news release CB05-32, Mar. 10, 2005). The news release links to detailed tables (Microsoft Excel, .pdf, and .csv [comma separated value] format).

B. "State Government Finances" (March 2005, HTML, Microsoft Excel, and comma separated value [.csv] format). "State Government Finances provides a comprehensive summary of annual survey findings for state governments. The tables and data files present the details of revenue by type, expenditure by object and function, indebtedness by term, and assets by purpose and type." The data has recently been updated through 2003.

Department of Housing and Urban Development: "The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) database,created by HUD and available to the public since 1994, has been updated and now contains information on nearly 22,000 projects and more than 1,141,000 housing units placed in service between 1987 and 2002. The LIHTC is the most important resource for creating affordable housing in the United States today. The revised national database that provides a comprehensive project-level look at LIHTC production.... The database includes project address, number of units and low-income units, number of bedrooms, year the credit was allocated, year the project was placed in service, whether the project was new construction or rehab, type of credit provided, and other sources of project financing. The database has been geocoded, enabling researchers to look at the geographical distribution and neighborhood characteristics of tax credit projects. It may also illustrate how incentives to locate projects in low-income areas and other underserved markets are working." Data is available in .zip compressed Dbase format, with summary reports for each state in .pdf format. In addition, there is a web based data extractor for those with more selected data needs.

Statistics Canada: Statistics Canada has released "Divorces, 2003." Ordering information for a print copy is available at:

Table on Canadian divorces 1999-2003:

UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following dataset to its holdings. Note: There may be charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

SN 5098 Health Survey for England, 2003

Earth Institute (Columbia University, [New York, New York]) News Release: "The Growing Urbanization of the World: GRUMP mapping project finds urban areas increasing in surprising ways: (Mar. 8, 2005). The Global Rural Urban Mapping Project datasets can be accessed from a link near the end of the news release. Note: Users must register before receiving GRUMP data.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development: _Society at a Glance: OECD Social Indicators - 2005 Edition_ (2005, selected data in Micosoft Excel format). OECD has released the latest version of its _Social Indicators_ compendium, which is available for a fee in print form (see the site for more information). In addition selected spreadsheets on four indicators (Microsoft Excel format) are provided, along with selected spreadsheets from previous _Social Indicators_.,2340,en_2649_33729_2671576_1_1_1_1,00.html

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