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Adults Using Long Term Services And Supports: Population And Service Use Trends In Maine, Sfy 2016, Kimberley 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, Kimberley 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.


Sdi And South Dakota: The Digital Transformation, Danielle Gutherie 2018 South Dakota Bureau of Information and Technology

Sdi And South Dakota: The Digital Transformation, Danielle Gutherie

South Dakota Demography Conference

The State of South Dakota has incorporated GIS in a wide range of agency applications over the years. The current implementation of GIS in the State ranges from geoprocessing by environmental scientist to providing complex data in an easy to understand format for the general public. Currently the demand for GIS functionality has precipitated the State’s SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure) to rapidly grow in depth and breadth. This expansion, although not complete, has had a huge impact in the improvement of data entry, improved data validation, and a more open and transparent government.


Datasets And Tools That Help Measure America, David Schuler 2018 U.S. Census Bureau

Datasets And Tools That Help Measure America, David Schuler

South Dakota Demography Conference

This session will provide an overview of datasets and web tools for the most widely used data accessed on census. gov. This session will provide a live demonstration of where to find enhancements to existing tools and new tools that are available on the public access site of census.gov based on data user feedback the Census Bureau receives at an ongoing basis.


Welcome, Weiwei Zhang, Jared McEntaffer, Carole Cochran, Marlene Knutson 2018 South Dakota State University

Welcome, Weiwei Zhang, Jared Mcentaffer, Carole Cochran, Marlene Knutson

South Dakota Demography Conference

No abstract provided.


How To Create Conducive Institutions To Enable Agricultural Mechanization: A Comparative Historical Study From The United States And Germany, Thomas Daum, Wallace E. Huffman, Regina Birner 2018 University of Hohenheim

How To Create Conducive Institutions To Enable Agricultural Mechanization: A Comparative Historical Study From The United States And Germany, Thomas Daum, Wallace E. Huffman, Regina Birner

Economics Working Papers

Agricultural mechanization is now high on the policy agenda of many developing countries. History has shown that successful mechanization depends on an enabling environment providing various supporting functions, for example, knowledge and skills development and quality assurance. This paper analyses how this enabling environment was created during the mechanization history of two today’s mechanized countries, the United States and Germany, thereby distilling lessons for today’s mechanizing countries. The paper highlights the different roles played by government agencies (public sector), manufacturers of agricultural machinery (private sector) and farmers’ organizations (third sector) for the creation of this enabling environment. The ...


A Communication Guide For Ex-Offenders, Richard Anthony Contreras 2018 California State University - San Bernardino

A Communication Guide For Ex-Offenders, Richard Anthony Contreras

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Incarceration rates and the release rate of ex-offenders into the community are both increasing. Studies have shown, on a consistent basis, that, while incarcerated, ex-offenders experience lower literacy levels than the general population, suffer emotional and mental distress from a harsh prison life, and suffer from the negative effects of public perception. Ex-offender anger abounds. These factors interfere with an inmate’s ability to communicate effectively. Notwithstanding, upon release from custody, how do we help such ex-offenders communicate? Many handbooks exist to help former inmates. However, the vast majority only offer assistance with locating government social services agencies, obtaining documents ...


Interethnic Marriages In The United States: An In-Depth Look At Marital Challenges, Spring C. Miles 2018 University of South Carolina

Interethnic Marriages In The United States: An In-Depth Look At Marital Challenges, Spring C. Miles

Senior Theses

As ethnic diversity increases in the United States, interethnic marriages are becoming increasingly prevalent. Despite their increasing rates, interethnic unions experience lower levels of relationship quality and are at a higher risk of divorce than same-ethnic unions. Other factors that influence marital outcomes include age at marriage, education, religion, and parental divorce. However, factors that influence specifically interethnic marriages include internal stressors, such as conflicting values and relationship expectations, and external stressors, such as a lack of social support and/or legal barriers. The best theoretical framework for studying interethnic unions is interdependence theory because it analyzes these factors and ...


Disentangling The Roles Of Modernization And Secularization On Fertility: The Case Of Turkey, Dogan Hatun 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Disentangling The Roles Of Modernization And Secularization On Fertility: The Case Of Turkey, Dogan Hatun

Sociology Theses, Dissertations, & Student Research

Second Demographic Transition (SDT) theory argues very low fertility results from the simultaneous processes of modernization and secularization. However, this theory has primarily only been examined in the Christian countries of Northern and Western Europe. The assumption that modernization and secularization are co-occurring processes may not apply in other non-European, non-Christian contexts. Notably absent are studies of Muslim-majority nations, where modernization has occurred separate from secularization because the primary interpretation of Islam views the pursuit of secular knowledge is as important as the pursuit of religious knowledge. Therefore, there is a critical need to examine the applicability of the SDT ...


Aging In Beverly, Massachusetts: A Community Needs Assessment, Caitlin Coyle, Claire Wickersham, Jan Mutchler 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Aging In Beverly, Massachusetts: A Community Needs Assessment, Caitlin Coyle, Claire Wickersham, Jan Mutchler

Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging Publications

This report describes research undertaken by the Center for Social & Demographic Research on Aging within the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston, on behalf of the Beverly Council on Aging and Senior Community Center (hereto referred to as the Beverly Senior Center), to investigate the needs, interests, preferences, and opinions of Beverly’s population of residents who are age 60 and older. The contents of this report are meant to inform the Beverly Senior Center, and organizations that work with and on behalf of older residents of Beverly, for the purposes of planning and coordination of services, but ...


Merging Subsistence Perspective And Buen Vivir: An Alternative To Damming The Mekong, Aaron B. Eisenberg 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Merging Subsistence Perspective And Buen Vivir: An Alternative To Damming The Mekong, Aaron B. Eisenberg

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This paper will examine the planned development on the Mekong by looking at the historical, political, and economic reasons why largescale hydroelectric dams are now being pushed upon the river. It will then critique the international state sovereignty system focusing directly on the Mekong River Commission and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) for their inabilities to mitigate environmental impact while pursuing development. I analyze how the “global city” discourse cannot rationally be applied to Southeast Asia and how the urban-rural divide in Southeast Asia creates only greater problems as dam production on the Mekong accelerates. I propose an alternative ...


Book Review: Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation By Renate Klein, Sheela Saravanan 2018 Heidelberg University

Book Review: Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation By Renate Klein, Sheela Saravanan

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


The Cross-Racial Establishment Of Trust Between Transplant Community Organizations And Englewood Residents, Diamond Thompson 2018 Lake Forest College

The Cross-Racial Establishment Of Trust Between Transplant Community Organizations And Englewood Residents, Diamond Thompson

Senior Theses

Current research lacks holistic understanding of African American trust, and why it differs from the trust of other ethnic/ racial groups. In order to better understand why this is, I will explore how African Americans in underserved and impoverished neighborhoods determine which organizations and institutions to trust. My study finds that the cause of erosion of trust within Englewood may be linked to minimal fiduciary trust between residents and city officials and administration. Further, my study finds that the race of an individual was not significant in determining whether Englewood residents trusted them.


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