Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #119, June 30, 2009.

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1. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States: Results from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey," by Paola Aritomi and Jared Coopersmith (NCES 2009320, June 2009, .pdf format, 59p.).

B. "Characteristics of Public, Private, and Bureau of Indian Education Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States: Results from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey, by Ashley Keigher (NCES 2009321, June 2009, .pdf format, 62p.).

C. "Characteristics of Public and Bureau of Indian Education Elementary and Secondary School Library Media Centers in the United States: Results from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey," by Rebecca Goldring (NCES 2009322, June 2009, .pdf format, 53p.).

D. "Characteristics of Public, Private, and Bureau of Indian Education Elementary and Secondary School Principals in the United States: Results from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey," by Danielle Battle (NCES 2009323, June 2009, .pdf format, 65p.)

E. "Characteristics of Public, Private, and Bureau of Indian Education Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States: Results from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey," by Jared Coopersmith (NCES 2009324, June 2009, .pdf format, 65p.)

2. Department of Housing and Urban Development Reports: "Components of Inventory Change (CINCH) reports." These reports have been updated with the addition of "2005-2007 CINCH and Rental Dynamics" (June 2009, .pdf format).

3. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Factors Associated With School Meal Participation and the Relationship Between Different Participation Measures," by Quinn Moore, Lara Hulsey, and Michael Ponza (Contractor and Cooperator Report No. CCR-53, June 2009, .pdf format, 171p.).

4. State Department Report: "Trafficking in Persons Report 2009" (June 2009, .pdf format, 319p.).

5. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics Report: "Trends in Naturalization Rates: 2008 Update," by Bryan C. Baker (June 2009, .pdf format, 2p.).

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US States:


Department of Planning Compendium, Reports:

A. 2008 Maryland Statistical Handbook (June 2009,.pdf format, 58p.).

B. "Components of 2008 Metropolitan, Micropolitan and Combined Statistical Areas" (June 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

C. "U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates by Age, Race and Sex April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008" (June 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

D. "2007 Census of Agriculture For Maryland and its Jurisdictions" (June 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

New Hampshire:

Department of Health and Human Services Report: "New Hampshire Resident Births and Deaths" (Updated June 2009, .pdf format).

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Office on Drugs and Crime Compendium: World Drug Report 2009 (June 2009, .pdf format, 306p.).


European Commission:

Eurostat Report: "European Regional and Urban Statistics - Reference guide" (2009, edition, June 2009,.pdf format, 246p.).



Australian Bureau of Statistics Periodical: "Australian Social Trends," by Brian Pink (June 2009, .pdf and Excel format, 30p.).



National Statistical Institute Compendium: Bulgaria 2009 (June 2009, .pdf format, 59p.). The compendium is in Bulgarian and English). Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.



Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports:

A. "2008 General Social Survey Report: Social networks help Canadians deal with change," by Leslie-Anne Keown (Canadian Social Trends, No. 88, Winter 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 24p.).

B. "Immigrants in Rural Canada: 2006," by Roland Beshiri and Jiaosheng He (Rural and Small Town Canada Analysis Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2009, .pdf format, 28p.).



Statistical Service Tables:

A. "Population By Age And Sex, 2005-2007 (Annual Figures)," (Excel format).$file/POPULATION_BY_AGE_AND_SEX-EN-250609.xls

B. "Demography (Annual Figures)," (Excel format).$file/DEMOGRAPHY-EN-250609.xls

C. "Population By District (Annual Figures)," (Excel format).$file/POPULATION_BY_DISTRICT-EN-250609.xls

D. "Population Summary Data (Annual Figures)," (Excel format).$file/POPULATION-SUMMARY_DATA-EN-250609.xls



Federal Statistical Office Press Release: "Limited parenting skills - main reason for educational assistance provided in residential homes" (Jun. 30, 2009). This release links to a more detailed release, in German.,templateId=renderPrint.psml



Central Statistical Office/An Phriomh Oifig Staidrimh Reports:

A. "Marriages 2006" (June 2009,.pdf format, 28p.).

B. "Report on Vital Statistics 2006" (June 2009, .pdf format, 177p.).



Statistics Bureau Report: "Internal Migration in May 2009" (June 2009, Microsoft Excel format).



Statistics Department Report: "Lithuania in Europe" (June 2009, .pdf format, 27p.).



Ministry of Economic Planning and Development Report: "The 2008 Malawi Millennium Development Goal Report" (2009, .pdf format, 47p.). Note: download times might be very long.



Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Jun. 24-30, 2009.


Northern Ireland:

Statistics and Research Agency Press Release: "Marriages, Divorces and Civil Partnerships in Northern Ireland, 2008" (June 2009,.pdf format, 28p.).

Accompanying tables (Microsoft Excel format).



Statistics Norway News Releases: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Jun. 24-30, 2009).



Federal Bureau of Statistics Report: "Time Use Survey 2007" (April 2009, .pdf format, 180p.).



National Statistics Office News Releases:

A. "Olongapo City Showed Further Increase in Housing Units Made of Strong Materials (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)" (Jun. 29, 2009).

B. "Aurora: Households Residing In Owned/Amortized Lots Increased (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)" (Jun. 29, 2009).



1. Scottish Government Reports:

A. "Follow up Survey of Leavers From Scottish Schools: Leavers from School Year 2007/08" (June 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

Technical Note:

B. "Education and Lifelong Learning Research Findings No.50/2009 Evaluation of Careers Scotland Enhanced Resource Pilot Project," by Pamela Reid, Sharon Lindsay and Kathleen Latimer, (June 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

2. National Health Service Scotland Report: "Teenage Pregnancies, year ending December 2007" (June 2009).



Statistical Office Communication: "Marriages and divorces in the Republic of Serbia, 2008" (June 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).



Statistics Singapore Compendia:

A. Yearbook of Statistics Singapore 2009 (June 2009, .pdf format, 310p.).

B. Singapore in Figures 2009 (June 2009,.pdf format, 28p.).



Statistical Office Compendium, News Releases:

A. Slovene Municipalities in Figures--2009 (June 2009, .pdf format, 224p.).

B. "Student Enrolment in Tertiary Education in the Academic Year 2008/09, detailed data, Slovenia--Final Data," by Urska Arsenjuk (Jun. 30, 2009).

C. "Live births, Slovenia, 2008," by Tina Znidarsic (Jun. 29, 2009).


South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Periodical: Bulletin of Statistics, June 2009 (Vol. 43, No. 2, June 2009, .pdf format, 184p.).



Statistics Sweden News Release: "Highest level of education in the Stockholm area" (Jun. 25, 2009).



Statistical Institute Press Release: "Marriage and Divorce Statistics for the Year of 2008" (Jun. 26, 2009, Microsoft Word format, 2p.).



State Statistics Committee Tables:

A. "Culture: 1990-2008" (June 2009).

B. "Schools for aesthetic education: 1990/91--2008/09" (June 2009).



1. Department for Children, Schools, and Families Reports:

A. "Special Educational Needs in England: January 2009" (June 2009, .pdf format, 32p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

B. "Post-16 Education & Skills: Learner Participation, Outcomes and Level of Highest Qualification Held" (June 2009, .pdf format, 3p.).

2. Ministry of Justice Report: "Sentencing statistics brief: October-December 2008" (June 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 17p.).

3. National Statistics Office Periodicals, Report:

A. Monthly Digest of Statistics June 2009 edited by Tammy Powell and Dilys Rosen (No. 762, .pdf format, 137p.).

B. Population Trends (No. 136, Summer 2009, .pdf format, 128p.).

C. "English Life Tables No.16 (2000-02)" (June 2009, Microsoft Excel format).



Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Reports:

A. "Welsh in Higher Education Institutions, 2007/08" (June 2009, .pdf format, 21p.).

B. "Annual Population Survey, 2008" (June 2009, .pdf format, 2p.).

C. "Assessment and Examination Performance: Comparison with England and its Regions, 2008" (June 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

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Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Report: "Effects of Programs Supporting Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Key Findings, Emerging Issues, and Future Directions from Evaluations of Four Projects in Kenya and Tanzania," by Florence Nyangara, Tonya R. Thurman, Paul Hutchinson, and Walter Obiero (SR-09-52, June 2009, .pdf format, 49p.)


National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Report: "2008 Hate Violence Report" (June 2009, .pdf format, 92p.). Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.


Population Research Bureau Report: "Demographic Data for Development Decisionmaking," by Angela Akol, Jason Bremner, Assefa Hailemariam, Grace Nagendi, Negash Teklu, and Charles Teller (June 2009, .pdf format, 16p.).


Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Promoting Economic Mobility By Increasing Postsecondary Education," by Ron Haskins, Harry Holzer, and Robert I. Lerman (May 2009, .pdf format, 62p.).

B. "On the Road to Adulthood: A Databook about Teens and Young Adults in DC," by Jennifer Comey, Eshauna Smith, and Peter A. Tatian (June 2009, .pdf format, 82p.).


Baseball Research Journal Article: "Does Baseball Deserve This Black Eye? A Dissent from the Universal Casting of Shame and Blame on Kenesaw Mountain Landis for Baseball’s Failure to Sign Black Players Before 1946," by Norman L. Macht (Vol 38, No. 1, 2009, .pdf format). The article is accompanied by three other related articles.,c,2832,36,0


Demographic Research Article: "Subjective expectations in the context of HIV/AIDS in Malawi," by Adeline Delavande and Hans-Peter Kohler (Vol. 20, Article 31, June 2009, .pdf format, p. 817-875). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


Insitute Francais des relations internationales (IFRI) Report: "The Challenge of Russia's Demographic Crisis," by Anatoly Vishnevsky (June 2009, .pdf format, 26p.).


Public Library of Science (PLos) One Article: "Gender Differences in the Motivational Processing of Babies Are Determined by Their Facial Attractiveness," by Rinah Yamamoto, Dan Ariely, Won Chi, Daniel D. Langleben, and Igor Elman (PLoS ONE 4(6): e6042. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006042, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 4p.).

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University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "Chinese People’s Beliefs about the Relationship between Economic Development and Social Inequality," by Yu Xie and Guangzhou Wang (PSC Research Report No. 09-681, June 2009, .pdf format, 18p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs:

A. "Impact of the global crisis on the achievement of the MDGs in Latin America," by Marco V. Sánchez and Rob Vos (DESA Working Paper No. 74, June 2009, .pdf format, 13p.).


Progress towards the MDGs is expected to slow as a consequence of the global economic downturn. This study applies an economy-wide framework to analyze the impact of the crisis on the progress towards the MDGs in six Latin American countries. It finds significant setbacks towards the goals and the cost of achieving these will rise commensurately by about 1.5 to 2.0 per cent of GDP in required additional public spending per year between 2010 and 2015 as compared with a no crisis scenario. The additional public spending would contribute to economic growth though not sufficiently for full recovery to pre-crisis growth.

B. "Governance, Growth and Poverty Reduction," by Mushtaq H. Khan (DESA Working Paper No. 75, June 2009, .pdf format, 17p.).


Poverty reduction is a function of economic growth, income distribution and distribution changes. Governance can impact both growth and income distribution. The dominant market-enhancing governance paradigm seeks to enhance the efficiency of markets through ‘good governance’ reforms, ostensibly to trigger or sustain growth. ‘Pro-poor’ good governance reforms purport to enhance the scale and efficiency of service delivery to the poor. The good governance approach to enhancing growth is disputed. Neither theory nor evidence strongly support the plausibility of significantly reducing poverty through the good governance agenda. Alternative governance approaches for addressing poverty are contrasted favourably with the currently dominant paradigm.


Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "Participation in disability benefit programmes. A partial identification analysis of the British Attendance Allowance system," by Stephen Pudney (ISER Working Paper 2009-19, June 2009, .pdf format, 40p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:


Institute of Economic Affairs [London, UK]: "How English Universities Could Learn from the American Higher Education System," by Sir Cyril Taylor (IEA Discussion Paper No. 25, June 2009, .pdf format, 22p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:


Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]:

A. "Women, Children and Patience: Experimental Evidence from Indian Villages," by Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilová (Discussion Paper 4241, June 2009, .pdf format, 39p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

B. "Large Demographic Shocks and Small Changes in the Marriage Market," by Loren Brandt, Aloysius Siow, and Carl Vogel (Discussion Paper 4243, June 2009, .pdf format, 60p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: "The Effects of School Competition on Academic Achievement and Grading Standards," by Oliver Himmler (WP 2676, June 2009, .pdf format, 33p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

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

Journal of Family History (Vol. 34, No. 3, July 2009).

Journal of Population Research (Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2009).

Journal of Social Work (Vol. 9, No. 3, July 2009).

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Intute: Social Sciences: Intute has updated it's Sociology conferences page with new conferences:

- American Sociological Association Annual Meeting [San Francisco] (Aug. 8, 2009).

- 9th European Sociological Association Conference [Lisbon] (Sep. 2, 2009).

- Challenging globalisation [Royal Holloway College, London] (Sep. 2, 2009).

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 30, 2009.

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American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 30, 2009.

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National Longitudinal Survey: The Center for Human Resource Research at Ohio State announced the release of the following NLS data and documentation.

- CYA-DG-2006 NLSY79 2006 Child/Young Adult Data Users Guide

- NLSY79 NLSY79, 1979-2006, Main File and Work History Data-4/2008


US Department of Housing and Urban Development Data Guide: "Guide to HUD USER Data Sets" (June 2009, .pdf format, 14p.). Click on "Guide to HUD USER Data Sets" below "Order" for link to full text.


Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) Updates: ARDA at Penn State University added several studies on Jun. 8 and Jun. 12, 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 Jun. 29, 2009, 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:


National Science Foundation: "Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: 2007" (June 2009, Microsoft Excel, SAS and SPSS formats).


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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