Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #114, May 27, 2009.

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Index to this issue:















1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "Who Could Afford to Buy a Home in 2004?" by Howard A. Savage (Current Housing Reports H121/09-1, May 2009, .pdf format, 7p., along with detailed tables in Microsoft Excel format).

B. "Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26" (CB09-FF.13, May 26, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

2. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Research Brief: "Characteristics of American Indians and Alaska Natives Participating in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Programs" (April 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 14p.).

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US States:


Stats Indiana Updates: "Indiana Family and Social Services" (May 2009).

Stats Indiana:


1. Department of Community Health Reports: "In 2008, the Vital Statistics Section converted its older health statistics annuals into Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files. Annuals published between 1950 through 1998 can be downloaded. After 1998, excel worksheets of health statistics annuals are provided instead."

2. Census Data Center Report: "Estimated Population for States, 2000-2008" (May 2009, .pdf format, with tables in Microsoft Excel format).,1607,7-160-51170-205570--,00.html


Department of Administration Report: "Minnesota population projections: 2000 - 2030 (datafiles)" (May 2009, .pdf and comma separated value [.csv] format). 125p.).


Department of Health and Human Services Report: "Nebraska: 2008 Statistical Report of Abortions," by Mark Miller (April 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).


Department of Administration and Information Report: "Wyoming Population Estimates and Forecasts" (May 2009, .pdf or Microsoft Excel format).

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NGO and Other Countries:


National Statistics Service Report: "Report on Rural Community Survey" (2009, .pdf format, 39p.).

Click on PDF icon under "eng" for link to English version.



Bureau of Statistics Report: "Experimental Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2005-2007," (May 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 56p.).



National Statistical Institute Tables:

A. "Libraries With Collection Above 200 Thousands" (May 2009).

B. "Cinemas in 2008" (May 2009).

C. "Theatres and Other Cultural Institutions" (May 2009).



Statistics Finland News Releases:

A. "Record immigration and migration gain in 2008" (May 20, 2009).

B. "Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2008" (May 25, 2009).

C. "Household-dwelling units are increasingly small" (May 26, 2009).



National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) Table: "Subdivisions, surface area and population of the French Republic: Subdivisions, surface area and population of the French Republic January 1, 2006" (2009).



Statistics Bureau Reports:

A. "Japan Monthly Statistics" (May 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

B. "Monthly Population Estimates: December 1, 2008 (Final estimates), May 1, 2009 (Provisional estimates)" (May 2009, Microsoft Excel format).



Statistics and Census Service Report: "Demographic Statistics: 1st Quarter 2009," (May 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 5p.).



State Statistical Office News Releases (all in Macedonian and English):

A. "Cinemas in the Republic of Macedonia" (May 26, 2009, .pdf format, 3p.). The news release is in Macedonian and English.

B. "Graduated students at the higher schools and faculties" (May 15, 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).



Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from May. 20-26, 2009.


New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Hot off the Press: "Births and Deaths: March 2009 quarter" (May 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).



Statistics Norway News Releases: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from May 20-26, 2009).



Central Statistical Office Compendium, Report (all in Polish and English:

A. Poland in figures 2009 (May 2009, compressed and uncompressed .pdf format, 39p.).

B. "Statistical Bulletin No 4/2009" (May 2009, compressed and uncompressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 233p.).

C. "Poland Quarterly Statistics No 4/2008" (May 2009, compressed and uncompressed .pdf format, 74p.).



National Health Service Scotland Report: "Trends in Perinatal Mortality in Scotland - A review over 30 years" (May 2009, .pdf format, 38p.).

Click on title and then "information" at the bottom of the linked page for link to full text.



Statistical Office News Release: "Music schools in Slovenia at the end of the school year 2007/08 and at the beginning of the school year 2008/09," by Breda Lozar (May 25, 2009).



State Statistics Committee Tables:

A. "Total population, as of April 1, 2009. Average annual populations January-March 2009" (May 21, 2009).

B. "Natural increase in population in January-March 2009" (May 21, 2009).

C. "Migration of population in January-March 2009, by oblast" (May 21, 2009).

D. "Amount of children, adopted during the year: 2000-2008" (May 22, 2009).



1. Communities and Local Government Report: Life Expectancy at birth (monitored using all age all cause mortality), 1995-97 to 2005-07" (May 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

2. Home Office Statistical Bulletin: "Home security, mobile phone theft and stolen goods," edited by John Flatley and Debbie Moon (Supplementary Volume 3 to Crime in England and Wales 2007/08, Findings from the 2007/08 British Crime Survey, May 2009, .pdf format, 73p.).

3. Ministry of Justice Reports:

A. "Reoffending of adults: results from the 2007 cohort" (May 2009, .pdf format, 75p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

B. "Reoffending of juveniles: results from the 2007 cohort" (May 2009, .pdf format, 56p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

4. National Statistics Office Statistical Bulletins:

A."Births and deaths in England and Wales 2008" (May 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

B. "Migration Statistics Quarterly Report" (May 2009, .pdf format, 19p.).

C. "Quarterly Population Estimates for English GORs and Wales, Q1 2009" (May 2009, Microsoft Excel format, with commentary in .pdf format).

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Demographic Research Article: "The correlates of infant and childhood mortality: A theoretical overview and new evidence from the analysis of longitudinal data of the Bejsce (Poland) parish register reconstitution study of the 18th-20th centuries," by Krzysztof Tymicki (Vol. 20, Article 23, May 2009, .pdf format, p.559- 594).


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "How adoption speed affects the abandonment of cultural tastes," by Jonah Bergera and Gaël Le Mens (Vol. 106, No. 20, May 19, 2009, p. 8146-8150).

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University of Michigan Population Studies Center:

A. "Betting on Life and Livelihoods: The Role of Employment and Assets in the Decision to Migrate During Armed Conflict," by Nathalie Williams (PSC Research Report No. 09-679, May 2009, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

B. University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "Continued and On-Time Participation in a Weekly Online Survey," by Jennifer S. Barber, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Heather Gatny (PSC Research Report No. 09-680, May 2009, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Effects of Weight on Adolescent Educational Attainment," by Robert Kaestner, Michael Grossman, and Benjamin Yarnoff (w14994, May 2009, .pdf format, 42p.).


In this paper, we investigate the association between weight and adolescent's educational attainment, as measured by highest grade attended, highest grade completed, and drop out status. Data for the study came from the 1997 cohort of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), which contains a large, national sample of teens between the ages of 14 and 18. We obtained estimates of the association between weight and educational attainment using several regression model specifications that controlled for a variety of observed characteristics. Our results suggest that, in general, teens that are overweight or obese have levels of attainment that are about the same as teens with average weight.

B. "Food Stamp Program and Consumption Choices," Neeraj Kaushal and Qin Gao (w14988, May 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).


We study the effect of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) on consumption patterns in families headed by low-educated single mothers in the U.S. using the Consumer Expenditure Surveys for 1994-2004. Our analysis suggests that the food stamp caseload does not have any statistically significant association with per capita expenditure on food in families headed by low-educated single mothers. We find that state and federal welfare reforms during the 1990s lowered the food stamp caseload by approximately 18 percent and the introduction of the Electronic Benefit Transfer cards and simplified reporting procedures for recertification of food stamps increased participation by about seven percent. However, we do not find any evidence that these policies had any effect on total food expenditure, nor do we find any consistent evidence that the policies affected expenditures on specific food items.


Levy Economics Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY]:

A. "Caste and Wealth Inequality in India," by Ajit Zacharias (Working Paper No. 566, May 2009, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

B. "Housing Inequality in the United States; A Decomposition Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Homeownership," by Yuval Elmelech (Working Paper No. 566, May 2009, .pdf format, 39p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:


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

A. "Transfers, Consumption and Income over the Lifecycle in Germany," by Fanny Annemarie Kluge (WP-2009-014, May 2009, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

B. "Trends in geographical mortality differentials in India," by Nandita Saikia, Domantas Jasilionis, Faujdar Ram, and Vladimir M. Shkolnikov (WP-2009-013, May 2009, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

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


Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Intra-Household Time Allocation: Gender Differences in Caring for Children," by Inmaculada García-Mainar, José Alberto Molina, and Víctor M. Montuenga (Discussion Paper No. 4188, May 2009, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:


UK National Statistics Office: "Measuring Societal Wellbeing in the UK" (2009, .pdf format, 147p.).

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

American Journal of Sociology (Vol. 114, No. 6, May 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 68, No. 11, June 2009).

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Agework has updated its employment page with listings through May 27, 2009.


American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through May 27, 2009.


American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through May 27, 2009.

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National Longitudinal Study Questionnaires: NLSY97 has recently made the following questionnaires electronically available.

CHD-2006, ChildSupp: Child and Child Self-Administered Supplements 2006

CHD-2006,MotherSupp: 2006 Mother Supplement

CHD-2006-DigitSpan: 2006 Child Supplement Assessment-Digit Span

CHD-2006-PIATmath: 2006 Child Supplement Assessment-PIAT Math

CHD-2006-PIATreadcom: 2006 Child Supplement Assessment-PIAT Reading Comprehension

CHD-2006-PIATreadrec: 2006 Child Supplement Assessment-PIAT Reading Recognition

CHD-2006-PPVT: 2006 Child Supplement Assessment-PPVT

CHD-2006-SPPC: 2006 Child Supplement Assessment-SelfPerceptionProfile

YA-2006 Young Adult Questionnaire 2006

Links to full text are available at:

Scroll to or find in page either Item Numbers or Descriptions.


Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on May 25, 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:

Latest updates:

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


Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (University of Manchester, UK) Report: "A business case for microdata files from the 2011 Census: Final Report" (April 2009, .pdf format, 61p.).


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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