Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #111, May 5, 2009.

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Index to this issue:















1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "American Community Survey: Design and Methodology (ACS-DM1, April 2009, .pdf format, 158p.).

B. "Facts for Features--The Fourth of July 2009" (CB09-FF.12, May 4, 2009, HTML and. pdf format, 4p.).

2. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A.. "The Nation's Report Card: Trends in Academic Progress in Reading and Mathematics 2008," by Bobby D. Rampey, Gloria S. Dion, and Patricia L. Donahue (2009470, April 2009, .pdf format, 55p.).

B. "New Indicators of Career/Technical Education Coursetaking: Class of 2005," by Lisa Hudson and Jennifer Laird (NCES 2009038, April 2009, .pdf format, 19p.).

C. "Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools, Findings from the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2007-08," by Samanth Neiman and Jill F. Devoe (NCES 2009326, May 2009, .pdf format, 81p.).

3. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 1988-1994," by Margaret A. McDowell, Cheryl D. Fryar, and Cynthia L. Ogden (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 11, No. 249, April 2009, .pdf format, 68p.).

B. "The Challenge of Fetal Mortality," by Marian F. MacDorman and Sharon Kirmeyer (Data Brief No. 16, April 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

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US States:


Department of Finance Reports:

A. "E-1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties, and the State with Annual Percent Change--January 1, 2008 and 2009 (May 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

B. "E-4 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State, 2001-2009, with 2000 Benchmark" (May 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

C. "E-5 City / County Population and Housing Estimates, 2009, Revised 2001-2008, with 2000 Benchmark" (May 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

D. "January 2009 Cities Ranked by Total Population, Numeric Change, and Percent Change" (May 2009, Microsoft Excel format).


Department of Public Health Table Updates:

A. "Births by County of Residence 2000-2007" (April 2009).

B. "Illinois Teen Births by County 2006-2007" (April 2009).

C. "Births to Mothers Under 20 Years of Age Illinois: 1959-2007" (April 2009).

D. "Births to Unmarried Women 1950-2007" (April 2009).


Stats Indiana Update: "Welfare (Indiana and IN Counties), Jan 2009" (April 2009).


Topic Information:

Stats Indiana:


State Data Center Report: "Asian and Pacific Islanders in Iowa: 2009" (April 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).


State Data Center Report: "U.S. Census Bureau's 2008 Population Estimates for Maryland's Jurisdictions" (May 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).


Department of Health and Human Services Report: "Vital Statistics Preliminary 2007 Report" (April 2009, .pdf format).

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NGO and Other Countries:


National Statistical Committee Press Release: "On demographic situation in January-March 2009" (Apr. 29, 2009).



National Institute of Statistics Report: "Life Table of Cambodia" (2009).



Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Measuring Crime in Canada: Introducing the Crime Severity Index and Improvements to the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey" (2009, HTML and .pdf format, 43p.).



Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Compendium, Report:

A. Women and Men in Ireland 2008 (April 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 67p.).

B. "Census 2006 - Profile of the Working Population of Large Towns" (April 2009, .pdf format, 86p.).



1. Statistics Bureau Report: "Report on Internal Migration in Japan" (April 2009, Microsoft Excel and interactive database format).

2. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Reports:

A. "Vital Statistics in Japan (Trends up to 2007)" (April 2009, .pdf format, 41p.). The report is in Japanese, tables are in Japanese and English.

B. "Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report 2007-2008" Updates: Part 3--References was updated on Apr. 30, 2009).



Bureau of Statistics Compendium: 2008 Statistical Yearbook (2009, .zip compressed .pdf format, 83p.).


New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Hot off the Press: "Marriages, Civil Unions and Divorces: Year ended December 2008" (May 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).



Statistics Norway News Releases: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Apr. 29-May 5, 2009).



Statistics Singapore Periodical: Monthly Digest of Statistics April 2009 (May 2009, .pdf format, 105p.).



Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Upper secondary education for youth and adults, Slovenia, the end of the school year 2007/2008 and the beginning of the school year 2008/20092008/2009," by Jadranka Tus (Apr. 29, 2009).

B. "Graduates from vocational colleges and higher education institutions, Slovenia, 2008," by Andreja Kozmelj (Apr. 29, 2009).


Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Poverty in Sri Lanka" (April 2009, .pdf format, 43p.).



1. Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission Report: "Child Support Agency Quarterly summary of statistics" (March 2009, .pdf format, 3p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

2. National Statistics Office Reports:

A. "Race and the criminal justice system" (April 2009, .pdf format).

B. "Mid-year marital status population estimates for England and Wales; estimated resident population by single year of age and sex" (April 2009, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).



Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Further Education, Work-based Learning and Community Learning, 2007/08" (April 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: "Dissecting the 2008 Electorate: Most Diverse in U.S. History," by Mark Hugo Lopez and Paul Taylor (April 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).


Population Reference Bureau Articles:

A. "The Art of Coalition Building: A Population, Health, and Environment Consortium in Ethiopia," by Eric Zuehlke and Jason Bremner (April 2009).

B. "What You Need to Know About the 2010 U.S. Census," by Eric Zuehlke (April 2009).

C. "Changes in Fertility Rates Among Muslims in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh," by Eric Zuehlke (April 2009).


Demographic Research Article: "The Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project 2004-06 Data collection, data quality, and analysis of attrition," by Philip Anglewicz, Jimi Adams, Hans-Peter Kohler, Francis Obare, and Susan Watkins (Vol. 20, Article 21, May 2009, .pdf format, p. 503-540). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

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Population Research Institute [Penn State University]: "Changes in After-School Program Use: 1995-2005," by Kathryn Hynes and Emily Doyle (Working Paper No. 09-01, April 2009, .pdf format, 29p.).


After-school programs have been touted as a way to reduce delinquency, increase academic achievement, and support maternal employment. In tandem with their rising popularity, government support for after-school programs has increased substantially. Despite widespread belief that the use of after-school programs has increased dramatically, research on this topic is limited. This study uses data from the National Survey of America’s Families and the National Household Education Surveys Programs to examine trends in the use of after-school programs. Our results show a clear increase in after-school program use, with approximately 12% of 6 - 9 year olds in after-school programs in 1995 compared to 24% in 2005. Program use has increased across income groups, but the gap in program use between children with limited economic resources and those in higher earning families has closed over time. While program use is highest for working families, many families with at least one parent who is not in the labor market are also using after-school programs. Researchers should not overestimate program use, however, because many children use after-school programs fewer than five hours per week. We discuss the implications of our findings for both research and policy.


Population Studies Center [University of Pennsylvania]: "Social Change: The Sexual Revolution," by Jeremy Greenwood and Nezih Guner (PSC No. 09-02, April 2009, .pdf format, 60p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:


California Center for Population Research [University of California-Los Angeles]: "The Impact of Sexual Orientation Anti-discrimination Policies on the Wages of Lesbians and Gay Men," by Gates, Gary (CCPR-2009-010, April 2009, .pdf format, 26p.).


Beginning in the 1970s, some US cities, counties, and states have adopted laws and policies that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. These policies follow in the path of similar protections targeted at race, sex, religion, national origin, and physical disability discrimination. These analyses use data from the United States Census (2000) to analyze the impact of state-level employment discrimination and antidiscrimination policies on the wages of men and women in same sex couples. Analyses consider differential policy effects for individuals by sex, age, education, occupation, industry, and geography (urban/non-urban) as well as effects based on the time since implementation of policies. In states with a sexual orientation anti-discrimination policy, the analyses find a wage premium of approximately 3 percent for men in same-sex couples relative to other men and a wage premium of 0.3% for each year the policy has been in existence. Relative to all women, the findings suggest that the women in same-sex couples receive about a two percent wage premium if they live in a state with an anti-discrimination policy and earn approximately 0.3 percent more for each year of the policy was in effect.


Population Action International: "How Do Recent Population Trends Matter To Climate Change?" by Leiwen Jiang and Karen Hardee (Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2009, .pdf format, 25p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


UK National Statistics Office: "Current Measures and the Challenges of Measuring Children’s Wellbeing," by Jennifer Thomas (April 2009, .pdf format, 14p.).

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

American Journal of Sociology (Vol. 114, No. 5, March 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

Population Review (Vol. 48, No. 1, 2009).

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 68, No. 10, May 2009).

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American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through May 5, 2009.


American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through May 5, 2009.


Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through May 5, 2009.

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US National Center for Education Statistics: "Program for International Student Assessment" (April 2009). "The PISA data provide researchers access to information about the reading, mathematics, and science literacy of 15-year-olds in the United States and all participating countries. In addition to achievement scores, researchers can explore data related to demographic and other contextual variables. In each round of PISA, the United States collects information that is not part of the international assessment, such as the race/ethnicity of students and information on students’ participation in the federal free and reduced-price lunch program. The U.S. data files contain information about the United States only and include the U.S.-specific variables. These additional variables are available only through NCES." Public use data and documentation are available for 2006. Restricted use 2006 data are available via a link on the page. For more information see:


Demographic and Health Survey: "The data for the Indonesia DHS 2007 survey are now available for download to all registered users with access to Indonesia surveys."

For more information on registering to access DHS data, go to:


Mexican Migration Project [Princeton University]: MMP announced the release of it's new database: MMP124. For more information about this database:

To access the data:


Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) Updates: ARDA at Penn State University added several studies on May 1, 2009). Note: Users must affirm a license agreement before downloading data.



Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on , which may be of interest to Sociology 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:

4686 Evaluation of the Agriculture Crime Technology Information and Operation Network (ACTION) in Nine Counties in California, 2004-2005

20400 Prevalence, Context, and Consequences of Dual Arrest in Intimate Partner Cases in 19 States in the United States, 2000

23261 Child Care Market Rate Survey Project: Oregon Resource and Referral Administrative Data Update, 2006

23262 Child Care Market Rate Survey Project: Telephone Survey of Oregon Facilities, 2006

25201 African American Experience of Sexual Assault in Maryland, 2003-2006

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:


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

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

and pick "1 month" for either.

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