Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #65, May 27, 2008.

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1. Census Bureau Report, Facts for Features:

A. "The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers In New Jersey: 2004," by Cynthia Taeuber and Matthew R. Graham (LED-OW04-NJ, May 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

B. "Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26" (Facts for Features CB08-FF.11, May 27, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

C. "2008 Hurricane Season Begins" (Facts for Features Special Edition, CB08-FFSE.02, May 28, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

2. National Science Foundation Report: "State Agency Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2006" (NSF 08-310, May 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 46p.).

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US States:

North Dakota:

State Data Center Presentation: "Demographics and Other Trends: Factors to Consider in Planning for the Future," by Richard Rathge (May 2008, Microsoft PowerPoint and downloadable PowerPoint format, 40 slides).

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NGO and Other Countries:


Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (First Edition)" (May 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 125p.).

Click on "Details" tab for link to .pdf version.

B. "Maps and Census Profiles, Australian Indigenous Geographical Classification, 2006" (May 2008, .pdf format, with accompanying data in Microsoft Excel format).

Click on "Details" tab for link to maps and data.


Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Federal Statistics Office Statistical Bulletin: "Population of the Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina 1996-2006" (May 2008, .pdf format, 165p.). The report is in Bosnian and English.



Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada, Report, Periodical, The Daily Article:

A. "Participation and Activity Limitation Survey of 2006: A Profile of Education for Children with Disabilities in Canada" (May 2008, HTML and. .pdf format, 25p.).

B. Juristat (Vol. 28, No. 4, 5, 2008, .pdf format).

Vol. 28, No. 4:

Vol. 28, No. 5:

C. "Survey of Earned Doctorates: 2005/2006: (The Daily, May 21, 2008).



Statistics Finland News Releases:

A. "Number of dwellings exceeded 2.7 million in 2007" (May 21, 2008).

B. "Number of buildings 1.4 million in 2007" (May 21, 2008).

C. "Free-time residences in Finland numbered 478,000 in 2007" (May 21, 2008).

D. "Household-dwelling units and housing conditions--2007--Almost one million singles" (May 21, 2008).

E. "Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2007" (May 22, 2008).

F. "Record immigration and migration gain in 2007" (May 23, 2008). The news release links to a longer report: "Migration 2007" (May 2008, .pdf format, 9p.), along with interactive tables and charts.



Statistics Iceland News Release: "Marriages, consensual unions and divorces 2007" (May 28, 2008). There is a link to multiple topical tables at the bottom of the news release ("Statistics").



Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: "Recorded Crime: Quarter 1 2008" (May 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).



Statistics Bureau Reports:

A. "Japan Monthly Statistics" (May 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

B. "Population Estimates: December 1, 2007 (Final estimates) , May 1, 2008 (Provisional estimates)" (May 2008, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).


States of Jersey Compendium: Jersey in Figures: 2007 (May 2008, .pdf format, 86p.).



Statistics and Census Service Report: "Demographic Statistics: 1st Quarter 2008 (May 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 4p.).



State Statistical Office News Release: "Graduated students at the higher schools and faculties: Increased number of graduated students in 2007" (May 28, 2008, .pdf format, 6p.). The news release is in Macedonian and English.



Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "More and more public schools becoming independent" (May 27, 2008).



Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Upper secondary education, 2007" (May 22, 2008). The news release links to nine topical tables.

B. "Education statistics. Independent distance teaching institutions, 2007" (May 22, 2008). The news release links to six topical tables.



Federal Bureau of Statistics Report: " Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (Pslm) 2006-07: National/Provincial" (February 2008, .pdf format, 81p.).

Link to the report is at the bottom of the page.



National Statistics Office News Release: "Fetal Deaths: 2005" (May 22, 2008).



Scottish Government Reports:

A. "Firearm Certificates Statistics, Scotland, 2007" (Statistical Bulletin Crime and Justice Series, May 2008, .pdf format, 19p.).

B. "Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2007: Core Module Report 1 - Attitudes to government in Scotland," by Rachel Ormston (May 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 55p.).



Statistical Office Compendium, News Releases:

A. Slovene Regions in Figures--2008 (2008, .pdf format, 56p.). The compendium is in Slovene and English.

B. "Graduates from vocational colleges and higher education institutions, Slovenia, 2007," by Andreja Kozmelj (May 27, 2008).

C. "Music schools in Slovenia at the end of the school year 2006/2007 and at the beginning of the school year 2007/2008," by Breda Lozar (May 23, 2008). The news release links to several topical tables.



Statistics Sweden Press Release "Oldest child often more highly educated" (May 27, 2008). The press release links to information from Valfard Magazine. The magazine information is in Swedish.



1. Department for Children, Schools, and Families Statistical First Release: "Admission Appeals for Maintained Primary and Secondary Schools in England, 2006/2007" (May 2008, .pdf format, 6p., with data in Microsoft Excel format).

2. Home Office Statistical Bulletin: "Circumstances of crime, Neighbourhood Watch membership and perceptions of policing: Supplementary Volume 3 to Crime in England and Wales 2006/07," edited by Sian Nicholas and John Flatley (Findings from the 2006/07 British Crime Survey, May 2008, .pdf format, 99p.).

3. Learning and Skills Council Statistical First Release: "This section contains information on Statistical First Releases (SFRs) published by the LSC on post-16 education. (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format). The latest release is for "Early" (Nov. 1, 2007).

4. National Statistics Office Periodical: Monthly Digest of Statistics, edited by Dilys Rosen (May 2008, .pdf format, 135p.).



Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Reports:

A. "School Statistics by Assembly Constituency and Region, 2007" (May 2008, .pdf format, 18p.).

B. "Further Education, Work-based Learning and Community Learning in Wales, 2006/07" (May 2008, .pdf format, 11p.).

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Population Reference Bureau Article: "State-by-State Costs of Child Poverty in the U.S.," by Kelvin Pollard (April 2008).


Demographic Research Article: "Constant global population with demographic heterogeneity," by Joel E. Cohen (Vol. 18, Article 14, May 2008, .pdf format, p. 409-436).


National Research Council Monograph:

A. Surveying Victims:Options for Conducting the National Crime Victimization Survey, edited by Robert M. Groves and Daniel L. Cork (National Academies Press, 2008, OpenBook and .pdf format, 218p.). Note: NAP requires free registration before providing the .pdf version. Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

B. Assessing the Role of K-12 Academic Standards in States: Workshop Summary, by Alexandra Beatty (National Academies Press, 2008, OpenBook and .pdf format, 56p.).


Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Article: "Missing Girls in India: Infanticide, Feticide and Made-to-Order Pregnancies? Insights from Hospital-Based Sex-Ratio-at-Birth over the Last Century," by Mohit Sahni, Neeraj Verma, D. Narula, Raji Mathew Varghese, V. Sreenivas, and Jacob M. Puliye (PLoS ONE 3(5): e2224 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002224, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

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Population Studies Center [University of Pennsylvania]: "Marriage and Divorce since World War II: Analyzing the Role of Technological Progress on the Formation of Households," by Jeremy Greenwood and Nezih Guner (PSC Working Paper Series 08-01, May 2008, .pdf format, 65p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


Population Research Institute [Penn State University]:

A. "The Parenting of Infants: A Time Use Study," by Robert Drago and Ya-Ning Lee (Working Paper No. 08-02, May 2008, .pdf format, 22p.).


We provide the first study of time use patterns among parents of children under the age of one year. Using a sample of 2,081 time diary respondents to the American Time Use Survey, diverse measures of childcare time uniformly find coupled fathers, coupled mothers, and single mothers spending more time on the care of infants relative to older children. Additional time for infants among fathers is generated mainly by reductions in housework and leisure time, while both coupled and single mothers scale back work along with other activities. The single mothers also sleep more when caring for infants. Regression analyses suggest that teenage girls and grandparents often help with childcare. Work typically reduces childcare time, although shiftwork among fathers has an opposite effect. Hispanics and particularly African Americans spend less time on childcare, while highly educated parents and those with managerial or professional occupations exhibit elevated levels of childcare time. Other evidence suggests that middle class parents both work long hours and engage in intensive mothering or parenting of infants. Single mothers may confront a trade-off between employment to escape poverty and the time they can devote to their children.


Population Council Poverty, Gender, and Youth Working Papers: "Terms of marriage and time-use patterns of young wives: Evidence from rural Bangladesh," by Sajeda Amin and Luciana Suran (May 2008, .pdf format, 19p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


National Bureau Of Economic Research: "Religion, Longevity, and Cooperation: The Case of the Craft Guild," by Gary Richardson and Michael McBride (w14004, May 2008, .pdf format, 40p.).


When the mortality rate is high, repeated interaction alone may not sustain cooperation, and religion may play an important role in shaping economic institutions. This insight explains why during the fourteenth century, when plagues decimated populations and the church promoted the doctrine of purgatory, guilds that bundled together religious and occupational activities dominated manufacturing and commerce. During the sixteenth century, the disease environment eased, and the Reformation dispelled the doctrine of purgatory, necessitating the development of new methods of organizing industry. The logic underlying this conclusion has implications for the study of institutions, economics, and religion throughout history and in the developing world today.


World Bank Policy Research Program: "Empowering parents to improve education : evidence from rural Mexico," by Paul Gertler, Harry Patinos, and Marta Rubio-Codina (WPS 3935, May 2008, .pdf and ASCII text format, 31p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


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

A. "Immigrants and Welfare Programmes: Exploring the Interactions between Immigrant Characteristics, Immigrant Welfare Dependence and Welfare Policy," by Alan Barrett and Yvonne McCarthy (Discussion Paper No. 3494, May 2008, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

B. "Taking the Easy Way Out: How the GED Testing Program Induces Students to Drop Out," by James J. Heckman, Paul A. LaFontaine, Pedro L. Rodríguez (Discussion Paper No. 3495, May 2008, .pdf format, 46p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

C. "Self-Selection into Teaching: The Role of Teacher Education Institutions," by Stefan Denzler and Stefan Wolter (Discussion Paper No. 3505, May 2008, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: "The Role of Stigma in the Design of Welfare Programs," by Tomer Blumkin, Yoram Margalioth, and Efraim Sadka (WP 2305, May 2008, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "The Development and Implementation of a Coding Scheme to Analyse Interview Dynamics in the British Household Panel Survey," by Emanuela Sala, S.C. Noah Uhrig, and Peter Lynn (WP 2008-19, May 2008, .pdf format, 61p.).


The study of interviewer-respondent interaction that occurs during an interview can give very useful insights into the cognitive process of answering questions, the social dynamics that develop in an interview context and the way these dynamics ultimately impact data quality. Behaviour coding is a technique used to code such interactions. Despite its long-standing use, little is written about the procedures to be followed while developing a coding scheme. This paper provides a practical background on the development and implementation of the behaviour coding scheme adopted to explore interview dynamics in the framework of dependent interviewing. This schema was used to code approximately 150 previously transcribed interviews of the British Household Panel Study Wave 16 pilot. Coding strategies and procedures, coder recruitment and training reliability assessments as well as timetable and costs are documented and discussed.

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American Sociological Association: "Worlds of Work: 2008 Annual Meeting," to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, Aug. 1-4, 2008. For more information see:

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University of Manchester [UK]: "Senior SARs and Government Microdata Development Officer" (School of Social Sciences Cathie Marsh Centre for Census Survey Research (CCSR)). Applications closing data: Jun. 6, 2008. For more information see:


American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through May 27, 2008.


Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through May 28, 2008.

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National Longitudinal Study of Health Questionnaire: "National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Round 22 Main Field" (April 2008).


Association of Religious Data Archives (Penn State University) Updates: ARDA added several new datasets between May 9-19, 2008. For more information see:


Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada:

A. 2008 Census Subdivision Boundary Files (May 2008, ARC/INFO, Geography Markup Language, and MapInfo format):

Click on "View" for link to the files.

Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names: From January 2, 2006 to January 1, 2008

Census Subdivision Boundary File, Reference Guide (May 2008, .pdf format, 34p.).

B. "Road Network File" (May 2008, ARC/INFO, Geography Markup Language, and MapInfo format):

Click on "View" for link to the files.

"Road Network File Reference Guide (May 2008, .pdf format, 38p.).


Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Decennial Census Data Announcement: "The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Michigan Census Research Data Center are pleased to announce the availability of new documentation for the restricted versions of the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Censuses.

Working in conjunction with the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau, ICPSR's Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR) project has created documentation for these restricted data. These datasets are based on the Decennial Long Form Samples and include variables such as age, ancestry, sex, educational attainment, income, household characteristics, migration, commute time to work, occupation, and place of birth. This recently available documentation provides file summaries and variable information and facilitates sorting of the data. Access to the data is available only within the Census Research Data Centers and requires approval by the U.S. Census Bureau. Procedures for accessing these data are available at the U.S. Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies or Michigan Census Research Data Center (MCRDC).

For more information see:

Individual codebooks, are study numbers 21983 (1990) and 21820 (2000).

Search on Study Number.


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 5830 -Youth Cohort Study of England and Wales, 2004-2007; Cohort Twelve, Sweep One to Four

SN 5807 -Arrestee Survey, 2003-2006

SN 5839 -Family Resources Survey, 2005-2006: Special Licence Access

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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:

Mayer, Adalbert. Education, Self-Selection, and Intergenerational Transmission of Abilities. Journal of Human Capital. 2008; 1932(8575):201-.

Schmidt, Lucie. Risk Preferences and the Timing of Marriage and Childbearing. Demography. 2008; 45(2):439-459.

Sharkey, Patrick. The Intergenerational Transmission of Context. American Journal of Sociology. 2008; 113(4):931-.

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