Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #76, August 12, 2008.

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1. Census Bureau Facts for Features: "Model T Centennial (Oct. 1)" (CB08-FFSE.04, Aug. 7, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

2. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Adoption Experiences of Women and Men and Demand for Children to Adopt by Women 18-44 Years of Age in the United States, 2002" (Vital and Health Statistics Series 23, No. 27, August 2008, .pdf format, 36p.).

Click on "PDF" for link to full text.

3. National Center for Education Statistics Reports:

A. "Parent and Family Involvement in Education, 2006-07 School Year, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2007," by Kathleen Herrold and Kevin O’Donnell (NCES 2008050, August 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

B. "Parents’ Reports of the School Readiness of Young Children from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2007," by Kevin O’Donnell (NCES 2008051, August 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "The Marriage Measures Guide of State-Level Statistics," by Brian Goesling, Robert G. Wood, Carol Razafindrakoto, and Jamila Henderson (August 2008, .pdf format, 328p.).

5. Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: Cityscape (Vol. 10, No. 2, 2008, .pdf format, 341p.). This issues is a special issue: "Symposium: Homeownership Experience of Low-Income and Minority Households."

6. Government Accountability Office Report: "International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005: Agencies Have Implemented Some, but Not All of the Act's Requirements" (GAO-08-862, August 2008, .pdf format, 34p.).

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US States:


Department of Business, Economic Development, & Tourism Report: "2007 Population Estimate Data" (August 2008, Microsoft Word format, with tables in Microsoft Excel format).


State Data Center Updates: The SDC issued the following updates on Aug. 7, 2008 (all in .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).


Age (Five-year age groups) and sex estimates: 2000-2007

Selected years of age, median age, and sex estimates: 2000-2007

Age (five-year age groups), sex, race, and Hispanic origin: 2000-2007

Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2007

See under Aug. 7, 2008 entry.

North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Report: "Basic Automated Birth Yearbook (BABY Book) North Carolina Residents, 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format).


Department of Administration Report: "January 1, 2008 Preliminary Population Estimates" (August 2008, .pdf and/or Microsoft Excel format).

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NGO and Other Countries:


1. Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Australian Historical Population Statistics, 2008" (August 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

Click on the "Downloads" tab at the top of the page for link to spreadsheets.

B. "People with a Need for Assistance - A Snapshot, 2006" (August 2008).

C. "Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2006-07" (August 2008, .pdf format, 16p.).

Click on the "Downloads" tab at the top of the page for link to full text.

2. Institute on Criminology Report: "Trafficking of women for sexual purposes," by Fiona David (Research and public policy series No. 95, July 2008, .pdf format, 76p.).

3. Queensland Government Report: "Education in Queensland (Census 2006 Bulletin 5, August 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).



Statistical Service Tables: Statistical Service Tables: "Survey Results: Adult Education Survey, 2006" (August 2008, Microsoft Excel format):$file/EDUC-AES06-EN-060808.xls?OpenElement



Statistics Lithuania Compendium: "Demographic Yearbook: 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format, 217p.). The compendium is in Lithuanian in English.



Statistics and Census Service Periodical: Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (July 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 79p.).



State Statistical Office News Release: "Libraries in the Republic of Macedonia, 2007" (Jul. 8, 2008, .pdf format, 5p.). The news release is in Macedonian and English.



Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Aug. 7-12, 2008).



Statistics Norway: News releases for Aug. 6-12, 2008 are available at the site:


New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Hot off the Press: "Survey of English Language Providers: Year ended March 2008" (August 2008, .pdf format, 10p.).


Palestinian National Authority:

Central Bureau of Statistics News Release: "Youth in Palestinian Territory Statistical Indicators: On the Occasion of the International Youth Day 12 August 2008" (Aug. 11, 2008, .pdf format, 3p.).



National Statistics Office Compendium: "Philippines in Figures 2008" (August 2008, .pdf format, 84p.).



Scottish Government Reports:

A. "Scottish Household Survey: Annual Report - Results from 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format, 169p.).

B. "Scottish Household Survey: Methodology and Fieldwork Outcomes 2007," by Steven Hope and Julia Hall (August 2008, .pdf format, 50p.).

C. "Scottish Household Survey: Questionnaire January 2006 to December 2008," by Steven Hope (August 2008, .pdf format, 179p.).



Statistical Office News Release: "International Youth Day" (Special Release, Aug. 8, 2008).



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

A. "National Curriculum Assessments at Key Stage 3 in England, 2008 (Provisional)" (August 2008, .pdf format, 16p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

B. "National Curriculum Assessments at Key Stage 2 in England, 2008 (Provisional)" (August 2008, .pdf format, 16p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

2. Communities and Local Government Report: "Housing and Planning Key Facts" (August 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 5p.).



Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Schools Census 2008, provisional results" (August 2008, .pdf format, 16p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

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Urban Institute Report: "Impact and Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Anchorage Wellness Court," by John Roman, Aaron Chalfin, Jay Reid, and Shannon Reid (August 2008, .pdf format, 73p.).


Kaiser Family Foundation Report: "New Orleans Three Years After the Storm: The Second Kaiser Post-Katrina Survey, 2008" (August 2008, 78p., chartpack, .pdf format, 21p.).


Population Reference Bureau Article:"10% of U.S. Counties Now 'Majority-Minority'," by Kelvin Pollard and Mark Mather (August 2008).


National Research Council Monographs:

A. Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What, and How? edited by Catherine E. Snow and Susan B. Van Hemel (National Academies Press, 2008, OpenBook format, 299p.). Ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

B. Common Standards for K-12 Education?: Considering the Evidence, by Alexandra Beatty (National Academies Press, 2008, OpenBook and .pdf format, 78p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy.


Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York) Report: "Poverty in New York City, 1969-99: The Influence of Demographic Change, Income Growth, and Income Inequality," by Mark K. Levitan and Susan S. Wieler (July 2008, .pdf format, 18p.).


National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) Report: "High School Diploma and GED Attainment in Florida," by Tim R. Sass and Steven Cartwright (Research Note 1, July 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

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Princeton University Center for Research on Child Wellbeing:

A. "Implications of Violent and Controlling Unions for Mothers' Mental Health and Leaving," by Kate Adkins and Claire Kamp Dush (WP08-14-FF, June 2008, .pdf format, 35p.).


We used two waves of the Fragile Families Study (N = 2639) to examine links between control and violence with maternal mental health and relationship dissolution. Mothers in controlling-only or controlling and violent unions had more symptoms of depression and anxiety and greater odds of dissolution than mothers not experiencing violence or control. Over time, all mothers increased in depressive symptoms, but the magnitude of the increase in depressive symptoms was greatest for mothers in violent and controlling stable unions followed by those in controlling-only stable unions. Mothers dissolving violent and/or controlling unions also experienced increases depressive symptoms over time. Results indicate negative consequences for both mothers who remain in and leave violent and controlling unions.

B. "Immigration and Low Birthweight in the US: The Role of Time and Timing," by Lisa Bates and Julien Teitler (WP08-15-FF, July 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).'


Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "The Causal Effect of Parent’s Schooling on Children’s Schooling: A Comparison of Estimation Methods," by Helena Holmlund, Mikael Lindahl, and Erik Plug (Discussion Paper 3630, August 2008, .pdf format, 84p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

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Penn State University Population Research Institute: The De Jong Lecture in Social Demography, to be held Oct. 3, 2008 in State College Pennsylvania. The topic of this year's lecture is: "Was Welfare Reform a Success? How Minority Families are Faring." For more information see:


US National Center for Health Statistics: "2008 National Survey of Family Growth Research Conference," to be held Oct. 16-17, 2008, in 2008 Hyattsville, Maryland. Registration closes Oct. 3, 2008). For more information see:

Registration form (.pdf format, 1p.).

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North Carolina State University: "The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for a rank-open position to begin Fall 2009. Candidate qualifications for the position include (1) a Ph.D. in Sociology, (2) a strong record of research and publication with an excellent record of extramural research funding or promise of such funding, and (3) commitment to mentoring of graduate students. Areas of specialization are open." For more information, including online application information see:

------------------------------------------------------------------------- AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Aug. 12, 2008.


American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through Aug. 12, 2008.


Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sociology positions has been updated through Aug. 12, 2008.

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Census Bureau: "July 1, 2007 County and Puerto Rico Municipios Characteristics Population Estimates Available" (August 2008, comma separated value [.csv] format, with documentation in ASCII text format). The data is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "La Paz, Ariz., Population is Nation’s Oldest County" (CB08-120, Aug. 7, 2008).

These estimates are also available in .pdf format at the Missouri State Data Center:


Princeton University Office of Population Research Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study: " Five-Year Core data are released and available for download from the OPR data archive." Note: registration is required before acquiring the data. For more information see:


University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for the Demography of Health and Aging BADGIR extractor National Study of Families and Households Update: "The Center for Demography of Health and Aging would like to interested users about a new release of NSFH Wave 1 data in BADGIR. This version replaces an earlier release (2004-10-19) of NSFH Wave1 in BADGIR. This new release adds 329 variables (TCOMPL to T101O) from the Tertiary Respondent file which were not included in our 2004 release of NSFH wave 1 data in BADGIR. In addition, value labels and notes are added to some variables. Finally, links to appendices, questionnaires, skip maps, codebooks and sample design are added in this release." Note: free registration is required before extracting data from the CDHA BADGIR extractor.


Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets as of Aug 10, 2008, 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:

New and updated data:

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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University of Wisconsin Data and Information Service Center Country Statistical Yearbook Update. Our Country Statistical Yearbook page has added links to several yearbooks.


Hungary, 2007

Ireland North and South: A Statistical Profile

Concise Statistical Yearbook of Poland: 2008


Hungary in Figures: 2007

Singapore Yearbook of Statistics 2008

United Kingdom: Annual Abstract 2008

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NLS Bibliography Updates: Note: These citations, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at:

For more information on any of these citations (selected abstracts are available) go to the above listed address and click on "Title List". Click on the first item, which will give the syntax of the citation urls:[0]=5883

Then change the number after the equal sign to the number listed as the "ID Number" in the citations below. You will be taken to the full citation listing.

New listings are numbered 5880-5889.

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