Monthly Archive for March, 2008

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Home Equity data

The following are links to data and reports with information on home

Residential Finance Survey, 2001

Home Equity Lines of Credit: Who Uses this source of credit? [Census 2000 Brief]
based on the 2001 Residential Finance Survey

American FactFinder wants your input

American FactFinder is the Census Bureau’s data access tool to many of the summary file products. The tool will be undergoing enhancements.
Give the Census Bureau your input:

The survey closes March 31, 2008.

2007 Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has issued the Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2007.

New Series from the National Center for Health Statistics

NCHS Data Briefs

Data briefs are statistical publications that provide information about current public health topics in a straightforward format. Each report takes a complex data subject and summarizes it into text and graphics that provide readers with easily comprehensible information in a compact publication.

The titles so far include:
HIV Infection in the United States Household Population Aged 18-49 Years: Results from 1999-2006. PDF
Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control-Continued Disparities in Adults: United States, 2005-2006. PDF
High Serum Total Cholesterol-An Indicator for Monitoring Cholesterol Lowering Efforts: U.S. Adults, 2005-2006. PDF
Obesity Among Adults in the United States-No Statistically Significant Change Since 2003-2004. PDF

Summer seminars and workshops

Stanford Workshop in Formal Demography in Stanford, CA; May 1 – 4, 2008.

Workshops in Advanced Spatial Analysis June and July 2008.

Environmental Demography in Boulder, CO; July 16-18, 2008.

ICPSR Summer Program 2008

New Discussion Papers from the Institute for the Study of Labor

Minimum Wages in Kenya
Mabel Andalon and Carmen Pagés
Abstract; PDF

Measuring Skilled Emigration Rates: The Case of Small States
Frédéric Docquier and Maurice Schiff
Abstract; PDF

Geography vs. Institutions at the Village Level
Michael Grimm and Stephan Klasen
Abstract; PDF

Remittances and the Brain Drain: Skilled Migrants Do Remit Less
Yoko Niimi, Caglar Ozden and Maurice Schiff
Abstract; PDF

Helpful resources regarding the new NIH Public Access Policy

About the Public Access Policy
• Public Access Information
• Detailed, very helpful FAQ
• Guide notice

The NIH Manuscript Submission System
• Tutorials

PubMed Central

• PubMed Central
• PMC Demo

Copyright: Retain key rights as authors

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) have released a new, short video clip to help researchers start thinking about securing their rights as authors. The two-minute video presentation, explains in simple, graphic terms the potential for wider exposure of scholarly articles when authors retain key rights. Inspired by the SPARC Author Rights initiative, the presentation offers three steps to effective rights management.
University of Michigan Author Addendum is available at UM copyright website.

Funding News

NIH Revision Awards for Studying Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health (R01)
NIH Revision Awards for Studying Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health (R21)
NIH Revision Awards for Studying Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health (P01, P20, P50, P60, U0)
Program Description:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issues this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to invite applications from current NIH-funded investigators to study how interactions among of genetic and behavioral/social factors influence health and disease.
Letters if Intent Receipt Date(s): April 13, 2008
Application Submission/Receipt Date(s): May 13, 2008

From the current issue of Quarterly Journal of Economics

Tipping and the Dynamics of Segregation
David Card, Alexandre Mas, Jesse Rothstein
Quarterly Journal of Economics February 2008, Vol. 123, No. 1: 177–218.
Abstract | PDF