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Of Rats And Men, Thomas S. Walsh 2018 Cuny Graduate School of Journalism

Of Rats And Men, Thomas S. Walsh

Capstones

This capstone is a data-driven investigation into New York City's rat problem. By using publicly available government data to map rat activity in NYC, I identified several socio-economic variables that correlate with rat populations at the community district, borough, and city-scale. I used these findings (mainly that rat problems are linked to lower incomes) as the basis of an investigation, which includes interviews with residents, experts, and city officials. Prof. Bobby Corrigan, urban rodentologist and formerly with the NYC Department of Health criticizes the city's efforts for the first time on the record.

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Aging, Disability And Disease In India, Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni, Raghav Gaiha 2018 Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Aging, Disability And Disease In India, Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni, Raghav Gaiha

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

Obtaining detailed evidence on disabilities and their covariates is important as India’s elderly population (60 years or more) is growing three times faster than the population as a whole. This study is the first of its kind to provide an analysis of disability and its covariates among the elderly in 2012, based on the India Human Development Survey 2015, a nationally representative panel survey. Our analysis throws light on factors associated with (reported) disabilities in 2012.Given better reporting of disabilities in 2012, we examine the role of their covariates in 2005. Variations in both disabilities by count and ...


Research Note: Have Puerto Ricans Experienced Increased Voter Registration Rates In Florida Since The November 2016 Presidential Election?, Laird W. Bergad 2018 Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Research Note: Have Puerto Ricans Experienced Increased Voter Registration Rates In Florida Since The November 2016 Presidential Election?, Laird W. Bergad

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

This research note analyzes the demographic change of Puerto Ricans and Hispanics in Florida combined with voter registration rates using the Florida Department of State Voter Registration Reports from July 2018. Despite both populations growing in selected counties, which in turn has increased the voter registration rates for Hispanics in the State, there is no conclusive evidence that voter registration rates among Puerto RIcans experienced a significant rise between 2016 and 2018.


Race And A Southern Governorship. Can Stacy Abrams Make History In Georgia? An Examination Of Georgia Voter Registration Lists, Voting Participation Rates, Race, And Age, Laird W. Bergad 2018 Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Race And A Southern Governorship. Can Stacy Abrams Make History In Georgia? An Examination Of Georgia Voter Registration Lists, Voting Participation Rates, Race, And Age, Laird W. Bergad

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Introduction: The nomination by Democratic voters of Stacy Abrams, an African-American woman, to run for governor of Georgia puts the state in the front lines of a possible new approach to elections by progressive Democrats across the nation. She will face the current Secretary of State, Brian Kemp who was nominated by Republican voters after using the same anti-immigrant dog whistle strategy adopted by his mentor in the White House who supported his candidacy.

Methods: All tables on registered voters in Georgia were derived from the Georgia Secretary of State, Voter Registration Statistics, Active Voters by Race and Gender as ...


(S)Expectations Abroad: Male Traveler Interactions With Southeast Asian Economies, Elliot J. Glotfelty, Glenn M. Miles 2018 Urban Light

(S)Expectations Abroad: Male Traveler Interactions With Southeast Asian Economies, Elliot J. Glotfelty, Glenn M. Miles

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

Interacting with locals is a highlight of the tourism experience; however, these interactions may be accompanied by unsolicited propositions for the traveler to participate in the sex industry. Through the lens of Thailand’s largely visible sex industry, this work addresses issues of tourism and travel intertwined with the sex industry in greater Southeast Asia. Governments, a variety of businesses and individuals benefiting financially from a burgeoning sex tourism industry encourage persistence of a viable local sex trade. Although subtleties exist between human trafficking, the sex industry, and sex tourism, each can be intertwined. This article provides an overview of ...


The Influence Of Tourism And Amenities On Place Attachment And Entrepreneurship In Remote Communities: A Case Study Of Tofino, Bc, Sreya Kumar, Nicole L. Vaugeois 2018 Vancouver Island University

The Influence Of Tourism And Amenities On Place Attachment And Entrepreneurship In Remote Communities: A Case Study Of Tofino, Bc, Sreya Kumar, Nicole L. Vaugeois

TTRA Canada 2018 Conference

This study was undertaken to provide a better understanding new migrant entrepreneurs and what attracts them to rural and remote communities. Conducted as a case study in Tofino, the study was done using mixed methods including content analysis of place based promotional tools and semi-structured interviews with a sample of new migrant entrepreneurs who had moved to the community within the past 15 years . The study found that although there were no specific place promotion efforts directed at attracting entrepreneurs, businesses were often established as an indirect outcome of promotional efforts aimed at attracting tourists via destination marketing organizations. The ...


The Politics Of Race And The Florida Gubernatorial Election Of November 2018, Laird W. Bergad 2018 Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

The Politics Of Race And The Florida Gubernatorial Election Of November 2018, Laird W. Bergad

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Introduction: This report studies the voter registration rates in face of the new Florida Gubernatorial elections in November 2018.

Methods:Using the latest voter registration data by race and party in Florida of July 30, 2018, this report provides an accurate statistical profile of the actual registered electorate. It also utilizes the U.S. Census Bureau’s data on the presidential election of 2016 and the November 2014 mid-term election, to indicate voter participation and voting rates by race and age.

Results: While nearly 64% of eligible non-Hispanic white voters went to the polls and supported the Republican candidate for ...


Growing Burden Of Non-Communicable Diseases In India, Pratima Yadav, Vani S. Kulkarni, Raghav Gaiha 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Growing Burden Of Non-Communicable Diseases In India, Pratima Yadav, Vani S. Kulkarni, Raghav Gaiha

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

The present study provides detailed evidence on NCDs and their covariates. This is particularly relevant in the present Indian context, as the elderly population ≥ 60 years is growing three times faster than the population as a whole. It is projected that the percentage of elderly people will more than double between 2010-2050. Alongside, old age morbidity (NCDs and their multi-morbidities) has risen significantly during 2004-2014. Using National Sample Survey data for 2004 and 2014, and ordered probit models, the underlying covariates are uncovered. There is a marked shift of NCDs and multi-morbidities from the younger to the old population. Some ...


Yardwork: A Biography Of An Urban Place By Daniel Coleman, Vivian M. Hansen 2018 University of Calgary

Yardwork: A Biography Of An Urban Place By Daniel Coleman, Vivian M. Hansen

The Goose

Review of Daniel Coleman's Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place.


A Land Not Forgotten: Indigenous Food Security & Land-Based Practices In Northern Ontario By Michael A. Robidoux And Courtney W. Mason, Tonia L. Payne Ph.D. 2018 SUNY Nassau Community College

A Land Not Forgotten: Indigenous Food Security & Land-Based Practices In Northern Ontario By Michael A. Robidoux And Courtney W. Mason, Tonia L. Payne Ph.D.

The Goose

Review of Michael A. Robidoux and Courtney W. Mason's (eds.) A Land Not Forgotten: Indigenous Food Security & Land-Based Practices in Northern Ontario.


Wood County Project Connect: Final Report For Event Held October 18, 2017, Melissa Winston Burek 3729542, Mamta U. Ojha, Marisa Hutchinson, Brandon Peebles 2018 Bowling Green State University

Wood County Project Connect: Final Report For Event Held October 18, 2017, Melissa Winston Burek 3729542, Mamta U. Ojha, Marisa Hutchinson, Brandon Peebles

Melissa Burek

Wood County, Ohio Service providers and volunteers came together to serve those at risk for homelessness and under-served populations at the 5th Annual Project Connect. Data were collected from guests, volunteers, and providers to capture the characteristics and satisfaction levels of those in attendance and those involved in carrying out this expansive, one-day event. The results are presented in the report.


Adults Using Long Term Services And Supports: Population And Service Use Trends In Maine, Sfy 2016, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, BA, Frances Jimenez, Tina Gressani, Louise Olsen 2018 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service

Adults Using Long Term Services And Supports: Population And Service Use Trends In Maine, Sfy 2016, Kimberly I. Snow Mhsa, Ba, Frances Jimenez, Tina Gressani, Louise Olsen

Disability & Aging

All of us have likely either used, will use, or know someone who uses long term services and support (LTSS). They enable us to live with dignity and as much independence as possible and offer us the opportunity to remain involved and productive in our communities. The need for LTSS can arise suddenly after injury or illness or a life-long condition. But how ever the need arises, the impact is the same—services such as personal care, work support, home health care, and residential care provide not just for individual health and comfort, but also for interaction, inclusion, and engagement ...


Data At South Dakota Department Of Education, Sara Kock 2018 South Dakota Department of Education

Data At South Dakota Department Of Education, Sara Kock

South Dakota Demography Conference

SDDOE is a major source of educational data for South Dakota students. During this presentation, participants will learn about public data – from enrollment to financial to student achievement – currently available on the SDDOE website. Participants will also learn how they can request data from SDDOE and what data may be available.


What We Do For A Living: Tapping Into Workforce Data, Melodee Lane 2018 South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

What We Do For A Living: Tapping Into Workforce Data, Melodee Lane

South Dakota Demography Conference

This session is to discover how workforce data available from the state’s Labor Market Information Center can supplement and add greater value to other demographic information.


Keynote: The State Of The Sioux Falls & South Dakota Economies, Ron Wirtz 2018 Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Keynote: The State Of The Sioux Falls & South Dakota Economies, Ron Wirtz

South Dakota Demography Conference

Ron will talk about the condition of the South Dakota and Sioux Falls economy through the lens of different metrics, with particular focus on evolving labor markets.


Onthemap: Finding Labor Pools And Potential Customers With Longitudinal Data, David Schuler 2018 U.S. Census Bureau

Onthemap: Finding Labor Pools And Potential Customers With Longitudinal Data, David Schuler

South Dakota Demography Conference

This session will introduce Census Bureau’s OnTheMap application. The OnTheMap application is an interactive web-based tool that visualizes Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) data. Users may extract counts of jobs and workers and information about workers’ inflow and outflow patterns for areas as small as a census block. A live demonstration of how to use the application will be provided.


Use Of Data In Public Health, Patricia Da Rosa 2018 South Dakota State University

Use Of Data In Public Health, Patricia Da Rosa

South Dakota Demography Conference

Reliable data is critical to public health delivery and research. For instance, data is used to better understand what factors impact health, determine public health interventions, monitor progress, and influence public policy. This presentation will show some of the data available for research use and public health intervention and surveillance.


The Census That Almost Wasn’T: The Contentious Politics Of Census 2021 In Great Britain, Patricia Ahmed 2018 South Dakota State University

The Census That Almost Wasn’T: The Contentious Politics Of Census 2021 In Great Britain, Patricia Ahmed

South Dakota Demography Conference

There is a growing movement in Great Britain to abolish the census. This development was spearheaded by conservative politicians, who argued that the census was both prohibitively expensive (Maude 2014) and a violation of citizens’ privacy rights (Dorling 2013:6). Other Anti-Census activists argued that data could be gathered from various local agencies could be gathered and aggregated, in much more streamlined and cost effective process. Although key stakeholders in academia, local government, and civil society vigorously fought these proposals, the census's existence in the UK remains distinctively in doubt. Ultimately, a compromise was reached: the 2021 census will ...


Preparing For Census 2020, Blanca E. Ramirez-Salazar 2018 U.S. Census Bureau

Preparing For Census 2020, Blanca E. Ramirez-Salazar

South Dakota Demography Conference

The 2020 Census is coming and South Dakota has much to gain. This presentation will provide an overview of 2020 Census timeline and innovations, discuss the opening of an Area Census Office (ACO) in Sioux Falls and highlight Community Partnership and Engagement program outreach plans.


Using Data To Address Community Housing Needs, Travis Dammann, Lorraine Polak 2018 South Dakota Housing Development Authority

Using Data To Address Community Housing Needs, Travis Dammann, Lorraine Polak

South Dakota Demography Conference

Many communities in South Dakota are wanting to address local housing concerns such as the condition of current housing stock, vacant homes and the need for new housing units. This session will delve into the data and resources that are available for community leaders to understand current housing situations and plan for future needs.


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