Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #39, November 13, 2007.

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1. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2005," by Adrienne Chute and P. Elaine Kroe (NCES 2008301, November 2007, .pdf format, 66p.).

2. Department of Housing and Urban Development Report: "Measuring Overcrowding in Housing," by Kevin S. Blake, Rebecca L. Kellerson, and Aleksandra Simic (September 2007, .pdf format, 38p.).

3. Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Identity Theft, 2005," by Katrina Baum (NCJ 219411, November 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 8p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

5. Federal Bureau of Investigation Report: "Terrorism: 2002-2005" (2007, HTML and .pdf format, 66p.).



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US States:


Stats Indiana Update: Stats Indiana has relaunched its all purpose data extractor with more data and more capabilities. "STATS Indiana, an award-winning website providing in-depth information about Indiana and other states, is being relaunched today (Nov. 8) with a new, more user-friendly design, a large infusion of new data from state government agencies and other enhancements. STATS Indiana provides web access to a wide range of economic and demographic data about Indiana, along with presentation options such as maps and graphs. ...STATS Indiana has expanded access to data on the budgets of local governments, parcel-level property taxes and assessments, labor force and economic performance statistics, income and sales taxes by county and childcare facilities. It drives deeper into state data resources to provide income and retail taxes, top-ten health professions, business incorporations, exports and a searchable database of nonprofits. The new site also features expanded national data for states, counties and metro areas, enabling Hoosiers to compare their communities to others with IRS migration and income tax data and health data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." For more information, along with the latest updates see:

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Population Bulletin (Vol. 23, No. 11, November 2007, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this issue is "Population by Race and Hispanic Origin in North Dakota: Census 2000 and July 1, 2006 Estimate."


Department of Health Report: "Preliminary 2006 Births and Deaths By County and Municipality" (November 2007,four reports, .pdf format).


Office of Vital Records and Statistics Report: "Utah's Vital Statistics: Births and Deaths, 2006: Complete Report (2007, .pdf format, 180p.).

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NGO and Other Countries:


Bureau of Statistics Report: "Deaths, Australia, 2006" (November 2007, .pdf format, 94p., with data in .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format for states and territories.



Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports:

A. "Education-to-Labour Market Pathways of Canadian Youth: Findings from the Youth in Transition Survey, by Darcy Hango and Patrice de Broucker (Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics Research Paper, (October 2007, .pdf format, 80p.).

B. "The Development of Police-reported Delinquency Among Canadian Youth Born in 1987 and 1990," by Peter J. Carrington (Crime and Justice Research Paper Series, November 2007, .pdf format, 77p.).



Statistics Denmark News Releases:

A. "Immigrants and their descendants and foreign nationals, Oct. 1, 2007" (Nov. 9, 2007).

B. "Changes in population" 3rd Quarter 2007" (Nov. 9, 2007).


Fiji Islands:

Bureau of Statistics News Release: "Provisional Results - 2007 Population and Housing Census" (Oct. 31, 2007. .pdf format, 2p.).



Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Number of school beginners continues to decrease" (Nov. 9, 2007). This news release also links to a German language version, which contains a topical table.,templateId=renderPrint.psml



Government Portal Compendium: Liechtenstein in Figures: 2007/2008 (November 2007, .pdf format, 47p.).



Statistics Department Report: "International migration of Lithuanian population 2006" (November 2007, .pdf format, 51p.). This report is in Lithuanian and English.



Statistics and Census Service Periodical: Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (October 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 79p.).


Marshall Islands:

Planning and Statistics Office Compendium: Marshall Islands Population Atlas (November 2007, .pdf format, 64p.).



Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article, Press Release:

A. "More loans granted to students," by DaniŽlle Andarabi-van Klaveren (Nov. 8, 2007).

B. "Growing immigration from new EU member states" (Nov. 9, 2007, .pdf format 4p.). .pdf link is at the bottom of the page.


New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa "Hot off the Press." "National Population Estimates: September 2007 quarter" (November 2007, .pdf format, 7p.). Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.



Statistical Office Compendium: Statistical portrait of Slovenia in the EU: 2007 (2007, .pdf format, 28p.).



Statistics Sweden News Release: "A selection of welfare statistics" (Nov. 5, 2007).



Department for Children, Schools, and Families First Release: "Private Fostering Arrangements in England, year ending 31 March 2007" (November 2007, .pdf format, 8p., with accompanying tables in Microsoft Excel format).

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Demographic Research Articles:

A. "Education and second birth rates in Denmark 1981-1994," by Mette Gerster Niels Keiding Lisbeth B. Knudsen, and Katrine Strandberg-Larsen (Vol. 17, Article 8, November 2007, .pdf format, p. 181-210). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

B. "Effects of current education on second- and third-birth rates among Norwegian women and men born in 1964: Substantive interpretations and methodological issues," by ōystein Kravdal (Vol. 17, Article 9, November 2007, .pdf format, p. 211-246). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


Rand Corporation Reports:

A. "Who Is Ahead and Who Is Behind? Gaps in School Readiness and Student Achievement in the Early Grades for California's Children," by Jill S. Cannon and Lynn A. Karoly (TR-537, 2007, .pdf format, 106p.).

B. "Early Care and Education in the Golden State: Publicly Funded Programs Serving California's Preschool-Age Children," by Lynn Karoly, Elaine Reardon, and Michelle Cho (TR-538, 2007, .pdf format, 198p.).


University of Chicago Press Books:

A. Crime and Justice, Volume: 36: Crime, Punishment, and Politics in a Comparative Perspective, (2007, 400p., ISBN: Cloth: ISBN: 978-0-226-80863-5, Paper: 978-0-226-80864-2). For more information see:

B. Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration, by Devah Pager (2007, 256p., ISBN: 978-0-226-64483-7). For more information see:


Economist Articles:

A. "From broken windows to broken schools" (Nov. 8, 2007).

B. "The great experiment: Bringing accountability and competition to New York City's struggling schools" (Nov. 8, 2007).

C. "The untidy revolution: Elsewhere in America, school reform is slower and messier, but the pressure for change is coming from parents, which bodes well" (Nov. 8, 2007).

D. "Disharmony and tension: The recent hysteria over Romanian immigrants says much about Italy and the fragile state of its politics" (Nov. 8, 2007).

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

American Sociological Review (Vol. 72, No. 6, December 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

The History of the Family (Vol. 12, No. 2, 2007). This is a special issue on "The plantation and the family."

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US National Science Foundation: "General Social Survey (GSS) Competition" (Nov. 6, 2007, ASCII text, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p., letter of intent due date, Dec. 6, 2007). For more information see:

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US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives Hearing Testimony: "Census Data and Its Use in the Development Process," a hearing held Oct. 29, 2007 (.pdf format).

Links to testimony are at the bottom of the page.

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US National Center for Health Statistics Data Upate: NCHS has made data and documentation for Natality Detail annual files for 1968-2004 available at:

Scroll to "Downloadable Data Files." In addition, NCHS provides interactive access to these, and other datasets with its "VitalStats" extractor. Note: Users must agree to a users agreement to download data, and register to use the VitalStats extractor.


Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets between Oct. 30 and Nov. 12, 2007 , 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:

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

Click on "all studies updated or added within the last 90 days."


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:

SN 5728 Millennium Cohort Study, 2001-2005: Geographical Identifiers, Ward Level: Special Licence Access

SN 5729 Millennium Cohort Study, 2001-2005: Geographical Identifiers, Lower Super Output Area Level: Special Licence Access

SN 5730 Millennium Cohort Study, 2001-2005: Geographical Identifiers, Output Area Level: Special Licence Access

SN 5744 National Child Development Study: Local Authority Data,1958-1974: Special Licence Access


Irish Social Science Data Archive: "The 2006 Census of Population Sample of Anonymised Records (COPSAR) will be available from Wednesday, 14 November." To pre-register for the data, go to:

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Panel Study Of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

Chojnicki, Xavier and Docquier, Frederic. Fiscal Policy and Educational Attainment in the United States: A Generational Accounting Perspective. Economica. 2007; 74(294):329-350.

Christakis, Dimitri A. and Zimmerman, Frederick J. Violet Television Viewing During Preschool Is Associated With Antisocial Behavior During School Age. Pediatrics. 2007; 120(5):993-999.

Galster, George; Marcotte, Dave E.; Mandell, Marv; Wolman, Hal, and Augustine, Nancy. The Influence of Neighborhood Poverty During Childhood on Fertility, Education and Earnings Outcomes. Housing Studies. 2007; 22(5):723-751.

Hungerford, Thomas. The Persistence of Hardship Over the Life Course. Research on Aging. 2007; 29(6):491-511.

Moore, Kristin Anderson and Vandivere, Sharon. Longitudinal Indicators of the Social Context of Families: Beyond the Snapshot. Social Indicators Research. 2007; 83(1):55-85.

Sener, Ipek N. and Bhat, Chandra R. An Analysis of the Social Context of Children's Weekend Discretionary Activity Participation. Transportation. 2007; 34(6):697-722.

Vartanian, Thomas P.; Buck, Page Walker, and Gleason, Philip. Intergenerational Neighborhood-Type Mobility: Examining Differences Between Blacks and Whites. Housing Studies. 2007; 22(5):833-856.

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