Current Social Science Research Report--Sociology #83, October 7, 2008.

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1. Census Bureau Report: "2007 American Housing Survey (AHS)" (H150/07, September 2008, .pdf format, 642p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Nationís Housing Stock Reaches 128 Million" (CB08-151, Oct. 6, 2008).

2. National Center for Education Statistics Report: "Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008," by Jill Fleury DeVoe and Kristen E. Darling-Churchill (NCES 2008084, September 2008, .pdf format, 182p.).

3. Bureau of Justice Statistics Reports:

A. "Federal Justice Statistics, 2005," by Mark Motivans (NCJ 220383, September 2008, ASCII text and .pdf format, 8p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

B. "Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2005," by James J. Stephan (NCJ 222182, October 2008, ASCII text and .pdf format, 28p., with .zip compressed spreadsheets).

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US States:


State Data Center Updates: SDC has updated the following files (all .pdf and Microsoft Excel format:


Legal permanent resident flow for whom Iowa was the intended state of residence by country of birth: 1996-2007

Immigrant-orphans adopted by U.S. citizens by gender and age: 2003-2007 (federal fiscal year)

Naturalizations by country of birth: 2002-2007

Non-immigrants admitted by category of admission: 2001-2007

US and all States:

Naturalizations by state of residence (federal fiscal years): 1986-2007

See under Oct. 3, 2008 listing.


State Data Center Update:

A. "American Community Survey: Jurisdictions With a Population Over 65,000 for 2007" (October 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

B. "IRS State-to-State Migration, through 2007" (August 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

C. Maryland State Statistical Handbook: 2007 (2008, .pdf format, 56p.).

D. "U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates by Age, Race and Sex April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007" (2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Population Bulletin (Vol. 24, No. 10, October 2008, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this month's issue is: "Characteristics of North Dakotaís Resident Voting-Age Population: July 1, 2007."


Department of Commerce Report: "2007 American Community Survey Oklahoma Demographic Characteristics" (September 2008, Microsoft Excel format).§ionid=7&Itemid=639&subcat=131

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NGO and Other Countries:


Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Marriages, Australia, 2007" (September 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

Click on "Downloads" tab for link to spreadsheet.

B. "Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2008 (Edition 2)" (October 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 76p.).

Click on "Downloads" tab for link to .pdf full text.



Statistical Service Report: "Population of Cyprus: 2007" (October 2008, Microsoft Excel format).



Statistics Iceland News Releases:

A. "Social protection expenditure 2007" (Oct. 3, 2008).

B. "School operation in compulsory schools in 2007-2008" (Oct. 1, 2008).



Central Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Vital Statistics - Live Births 2004" (October 2008, .pdf format, September 2008, .pdf format, 53p., with data in compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel format, and ancillary information in Microsoft Word format). The report is in English, with tables in Hebrew and English.

B. "Education In Israel: an International Comparison 2004" September 2008, .pdf format, 113p., with tables in compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel format, and ancillary information in Microsoft Word format. The report is in English, with tables in Hebrew and English.



Statistics and Census Directory Periodical: Monthly Bulletin of Statistics: September 2008 (October 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 79p.).



Ministry for Social Policy Report: "National Report on Strategies For Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2008-2010" (October 2008, .pdf format, 134p.).



Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Oct. 1-7, 2008).


New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Tables: "New Zealand Recorded Crime Tables: 2007/08 Fiscal year" (October 2008, Microsoft Excel format).


Northern Ireland:

Statistics & Research Agency Report: "The Registrar General's Quarterly Report: April to June 2008 (September 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).



Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Oct. 1-7, 2008).



Scottish Government Report: "Education and Lifelong Learning: Research Findings No.40/2008: Evaluation of the Free School Meal Trial for P1 to P3 Pupils," by Jane MacLardie, Chris Martin, Lorraine Murray and Kate Sewel (October 2008, .pdf format, 98p.).



Statistics Singapore Periodical: Monthly Digest of Statistics: September 2008 (October 2008, .pdf format, 105p.).



Statistics Office News Release: "Enriched and expanded programs in kindergartens and schools," by Breda Lozar (Oct. 3, 2008).



Statistics Sweden News Releases:

A. "Students who receive remedial instruction" (Oct. 1, 2008).

B. "Work and childbirth - Comparisons of native and foreign born women and men (Oct. 3, 2008).



Department for Culture, Media, and Sport Report: "Taking Part: England's survey of culture, leisure and sport: headline findings from the child survey 2007" (October 2008, .pdf and rich text format, 12p., with accompanying data in Microsoft Excel format).

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Demographic Research Article: "Trends in educational mortality differentials in Austria between 1981/82 and 2001/2002: A study based on a linkage of census data and death certificates," by Johannes Klotz and Gabriele Doblhammer (Vol. 19, Article 51, October 2008, .pdf format, p. 1759-1780).


Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Impact of Rising Gas Prices on Below-Poverty Commuters," by Christopher Hayes (September 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

B. "Workforce Development and the Disadvantaged: New Directions for 2009 and Beyond," by Harry Holzer (September 2008, .pdf format, 11p.).

C. "Planning For Change: Security Managers' Perspectives on Preparing for Future Demographic and Crime Trends," by Nancy G. La Vigne, Samantha S. Hetrick, and Tobi Palmer (September 2008, .pdf format, 51p.).


New England Journal of Medicine Editorial: "Toxic Tinkering-- Lethal-Injection Execution and the Constitution," by George J. Annas (Vol. 359, No. 14, Oct. 2, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1512-1518). This article is available free of charge.


Canadian Policy Research Networks Report: "Housing for Immigrants in Ontario's Medium-Sized Cities," by David Wachsmuth (September 2008, .pdf format, 44p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

More information about CPRN:


University of Chicago Press Book: The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville," by Derek S. Hyra (2008, 224p., ISBN: 9780226366043). For more information see:

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Oxford Poverty and Human Dimension Working Paper Special Topic: "Multidimensional Poverty Measures" (August-September 2008, with two papers forthcoming. The available papers are:

Working Paper 13: "Multidimensional Measurement of Poverty in Sub Saharan Africa," by Yele Batana (August 2008, .pdf format, 35p.).

Working Paper 14: "Multidimensional Poverty in Bhutan: Estimates and Policy Implications," by Maria Emma Santos and Karma Ura (September 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

Working Paper 18: "Setting weights in multidimensional indices of well-being," by Koen Decancq and Maria Ana Lugo (August 2008, .pdf format, 29p.).

Working Paper 15: "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and BPL Methods in India: A Comparison of Methods," by Sabina Alkire and Suman Seth (September 2008) is presently unavailable but may become available again.

Working Paper 16: "Multidimensional Poverty in China: Findings based on CHNS," by Jiantuo Yu (forthcoming).

Working Paper 17: "Multidimensional Poverty in Latin America. By Maria Ana Lugo and Luis-Felipe Lopez Calva. (forthcoming).

Scroll to "Special Topic."

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

American Sociological Review (Vol. 73, No. 5, October 2008). Note: Full text ofthis journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

History of the Family (Vol. 13, No. 3, 2008).

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US National Institutes of Health: "Limited Competition for Data Sharing for Demographic Research Infrastructure Program (U24)" (RFA-HD-08-020, reissue of RFA-HD-03-032, Oct. 2, 2008). For more information see:

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US Department of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences: "Using the ECLS-B Database for Research and Policy Discussion (ECLS-B Database Training)," to be held in Washington, DC, Jan. 7-9, 2009). For more information see:

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United Nations Research Institute for Social Development: "Visiting Research Fellows (3 positions)", closing date Dec. 1, 2008. For more information see:


Stockholm (Sweden) University Demography Unit, Department of Sociology: "Linnaeus Centre on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe announces two two-year positions for researchers in an early stage of their academic career." For more information see:


American Educational Research Association: AERA has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 7, 2008.


American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 7, 2008.

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National Center for Education Statistics: "Early Childhood Longitudinal Program Instruments and Assessments" Update: ECLS has added Eighth Grade Year Questionnaires (.pdf format) to its website.

Scroll to "Eighth Grade Year".


Missouri State Data Center Interactive Data Extractors:

A. Population Estimates by Age: "This extraction system allows users to extract data by county and state, and by various built in age cohorts, as well as a custom user built cohort, for 1990 to 2007. 12 demographic variables are available.

B. "ACS (American Community Survey) Trends Geographic Selection Menu"


Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets as of Oct. 6, 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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