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Kellom Heights Housing Market Report, Marcus Jackson, Robert F. Blair Nov 1992

Kellom Heights Housing Market Report, Marcus Jackson, Robert F. Blair

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Mr. Alvin M. Goodwin, Jr., President of the Omaha Economic Development Corporation asked the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to conduct a brief examination of the housing market surrounding the proposed Kellom Heights 42 unit multi-family housing project. This report examines the existing housing conditions and housing needs in the general project area. In conjunction with other relevant information, this report will help determine the feasibility of the expansion of the Kellom Heights housing project.


Latinos In Massachusetts: Growth And Geographical Distribution, Ralph Rivera Sep 1992

Latinos In Massachusetts: Growth And Geographical Distribution, Ralph Rivera

New England Journal of Public Policy

Massachusetts has undergone radical changes in its racial/ethnic composition in the last ten years. The Latino population, owing to its extraordinary growth rate during the last two decades, is the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the state. Yet relatively little is known about this population because of the "information gap." Based on 1990 census data, this article focuses on the growth and geographical distribution of Latinos in Massachusetts. It considers the undercount of Latinos, the growth of Latinos in the commonwealth from a national perspective, and assesses the increase of Latinos in the New England states. It explores ...


Impact Of Agribusiness On The Omaha Metropolitan Statistical Area, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jul 1992

Impact Of Agribusiness On The Omaha Metropolitan Statistical Area, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The impact of agribusiness on a region requires the use of multipliers to estimate the full economic effect. Multipliers account for the interactions from industries to industries and from industries to households and back, and are produced easily from input-output studies.


Connecticut Local Labor Market Areas 1980, Thomas E. Steahr, Kenneth P. Hadden Jun 1992

Connecticut Local Labor Market Areas 1980, Thomas E. Steahr, Kenneth P. Hadden

Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station

No abstract provided.


Unmc Economic Impact Study, Jerry Deichert Jun 1992

Unmc Economic Impact Study, Jerry Deichert

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has a major impact upon the economy of the state of Nebraska. More than a learning and research center, UNMC is a major employer and business enterprise.


Occasional Paper No. 092-1: Health Care Perceptions Of Nebraska's Urban & Rural Aged, James A. Thorson, F. C. Powell Apr 1992

Occasional Paper No. 092-1: Health Care Perceptions Of Nebraska's Urban & Rural Aged, James A. Thorson, F. C. Powell

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Random samples were drawn in Douglas County, Nebraska (N = 196, mean age = 73.8 years), in the counties surrounding Douglas County also served by the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (N = 104, mean age = 72.4 years), and in eleven of the rural Sandhills counties of Nebraska (N = 200, mean age = 76.6). Participants responded to structured interviews of 169 questions that included self-assessed health status, availability of health care and physician services, costs, attitudes toward health care services, health experiences and beliefs. While the Sandhills respondents were significantly older and had less access to health services, they also had ...


The State Of Black Omaha: 1992 - Housing Conditions: Executive Summary, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Apr 1992

The State Of Black Omaha: 1992 - Housing Conditions: Executive Summary, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The African American community in Omaha has undergone many changes since 1931. Although there is considerable evidence of progress and some cause for optimism, there also are reasons to be concerned. The State of Black Omaha: 1992 Housing Conditions has not attempted to construct an index of parity in housing, but if the housing data in the preceding section is any indication, it would appear that inequality between African Americans and Caucasian Americans in Omaha may be narrowing for some and widening for many others.


The State Of Black Omaha: 1992 - Housing Conditions, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Apr 1992

The State Of Black Omaha: 1992 - Housing Conditions, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

In 1931, five years after its founding, the Urban League of Nebraska co-sponsored a study of the social conditions of African Americans in North Omaha. Co-authored by T. Earl Sullenger, Professor of Sociology at what was then the Municipal University of Omaha, and J. Harvey Kerns, Executive Director of the Omaha Urban League, the study observed that, "In Omaha, as other cities North and South, the Negro is striving for status .... In spite of obstacles and handicaps he has established social and religious structures which have enriched the city. In this development, the credit belongs to both races- to the ...


Counting The New York Homeless: An Ethnographic Perspective, Kim Hopper Mar 1992

Counting The New York Homeless: An Ethnographic Perspective, Kim Hopper

New England Journal of Public Policy

Significant ambiguities inhere in the operational definitions of "site" and "selected components of the homeless population" used in the 1990 S-Night Count. Ethnographic methods offer a useful corrective. This article, covering research that was part of a larger project evaluating the S-Night count, describes a brief ethnographic inquiry into the ecology of public spaces occupied by the homeless poor in New York City. Problems in implementation, surprising ease of access, patterns of mobility and prevailing norms from site to site, and the tenuous character of the street sites are reviewed, as are implications for future enumeration efforts.


That Precious 'Ambience', Chester Smolski Feb 1992

That Precious 'Ambience', Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Colette Peters, former Rhode Island School of Design student, renowned cake baker and author of Colette's Cakes, was recently asked about her food memories of Providence. This current resident of New York said, 'Haven Brothers! We'd go to Haven Brothers for hot dogs when I was a student at RISD. It was what we could afford.'"


Smaller Homes May Spark Recovery, Chester Smolski Jan 1992

Smaller Homes May Spark Recovery, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"On the surface, it looks good: The stock market has recently broken through the 3200 level, the Federal Reserve Board has cut the discount lending rate by half over the past year to a 27-year-low of 3.5 percent, the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage has reached an 18-year low, and the housing affordability index has reached its highest level in 17 years. So why is housing still in the doldrums?"


Genocide In Our Time : An Annotated Bibliography With Analytical Introductions, Michael N. Dobkowski, Isidor Wallimann, Alison Palmer, Alan Rosenberg, Evelyn Silverman, Sidney M. Bolkosky, Agi Rubin, Rouben Adalian, Lyman H. Legters, Eric Markusen, Israel W. Charny Jan 1992

Genocide In Our Time : An Annotated Bibliography With Analytical Introductions, Michael N. Dobkowski, Isidor Wallimann, Alison Palmer, Alan Rosenberg, Evelyn Silverman, Sidney M. Bolkosky, Agi Rubin, Rouben Adalian, Lyman H. Legters, Eric Markusen, Israel W. Charny

Books

Genocide is a modern term whereby groups of people are killed on the basis of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. This book suggest that modernity and the tremendous social differentiation that is a part of our modern world may, in part, be to blame. The authors examine textbook 20th century horrors: from the massacre of the Armenians, to the planned famine in the Ukraine, to the Holocaust, and links of modern warfare to genocide. By studying cases of genocide, the authors hope to inform and connect to all other efforts to understand and to prevent the mass destruction ...


Extending The Independent Living Center Model To Rural Areas Through State And Local Efforts, Tom Seekins Ph.D., Craig Ravesloot Ph.D., Bob Maffit, University Of Montana Rural Institute Jan 1992

Extending The Independent Living Center Model To Rural Areas Through State And Local Efforts, Tom Seekins Ph.D., Craig Ravesloot Ph.D., Bob Maffit, University Of Montana Rural Institute

Independent Living and Community Participation

Independent living centers (ILCs) provide support services to adults with physical disabilities. Originally created through federal funding, most ILCs serve urban areas, leaving a large rural area and its population unreached by independent living ideas or services. Data on the expansion of the ILC service model to rural areas are presented. The need for further program development is discussed. 0ne third of the U.S. population lives outside of a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (Korte, 1983) and 26% live in towns with less than 2,500 inhabitants (Bureau of the Census, 1970 as cited in Photiadis & Simoni, 1983). Mathamatica Policy Research (1984) estimated that nearly 44 million persons have at least one chronic or permanent impairment. Thus, assuming disability is evenly distributed (although it is, in fact, more prevalent in rural areas) (Baker, O’Neil, & Karp, 1984; Matheson & Page, 1985), it is likely that 11 (26%) to 15 (33%) million persons living in rural areas have significant disabilities. This conclusion is further supported by the finding that of the 12,075,793 individuals between 18 and 64 years old reporting a work disability, 3,450,018 (29%) live outside metropolitan areas (U.S. Census, 1980). These data suggest there may be a great need for services, such as those provided by independent living centers (ILC), to address the needs of adults with disabilities living in rural America. Title VII - Part B of the Rehabilitation Act of 1978 created a federally funded program of Independent Living Centers (ILCs) to actualize the independent living movement for adults with physical disabilities around the nation (P.L. 95-602). Part-B funds were originally three-year grants intended to assist in the development of ILCs. Ideally, these centers were to be community based, free-standing, non-profit corporations controlled significantly by their consumers (Frieden, 1980). Their goal would be to enhance the ability of adults with severe physical disabilities (e.g., spinal cord injuries) to lead independent lives. In addition to Part B, the 1978 amendments created Part A. Part A was planned as a way to help states provide independent living services; in part by ...


Common Beliefs About The Rural Elderly: Myth Or Fact?, U.S. Senate Special Committee On Aging Jan 1992

Common Beliefs About The Rural Elderly: Myth Or Fact?, U.S. Senate Special Committee On Aging

All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository)

focuses on the most disadvantaged elderly: the rural elderly. Identifies common beliefs about rural persons aged 65 and over, and provides accompanying statistical information to refute or confirm these beliefs. This synthesis of data translates detailed statistics into useable knowledge.


Industrial Feasibility Studies Three Scattered Sites Springfield, Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development Jan 1992

Industrial Feasibility Studies Three Scattered Sites Springfield, Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of developing industrial sites at three locations in the City if Springfield. Due to a shortage of industrial land the City is extremely interested in identifying parcels of land upon which industry can be sited.

The study was undertaken by the Springfield Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the Center For Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The objective of the effort was to encourage the development of new or existing industry at sites whose development would be in keeping with the planning goals and objectives of ...


Support For An Outdoor Pool In Papillion, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1992

Support For An Outdoor Pool In Papillion, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

This report summarizes findings from a December 1991 telephone survey that was conducted by the Center for Public Affairs Research for the city of Papillion. The survey was designed to determine voter support for the construction of an out-of-doors swimming pool.


Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 23, No. 01, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1992

Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 23, No. 01, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The Journal of the Community Development Society (ISSN 001 0-3829) is devoted to improving knowledge and practice in the field of purposive community change. The purpose of the Journal is to disseminate information on theory, research, and practice. The Editor welcomes manuscripts that report research; evaluate theory, techniques, and methods; examine community problems; or analyze, critically, the profession itself. The Journal is published twice each year.


Latinos In Lawrence, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In Lawrence, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...


Latinos In Chelsea, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In Chelsea, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...


Latinos In Springfield, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In Springfield, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...


Attitudes And Behaviors Of Iowa Farmers Toward Wildlife , James L. Pease Jan 1992

Attitudes And Behaviors Of Iowa Farmers Toward Wildlife , James L. Pease

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research examines the attitudes and behaviors of Iowa farmers toward wildlife. Based on a 1991 statewide mailed survey of 822 farmers, it divides Iowa farmers into "wildlife-oriented" and "non-wildlife-oriented" groups for sampling and analysis. It identifies demographic and personal factors that are correlated with a wildlife orientation. Wildlife-oriented farmers in Iowa tend to be farmers with smaller acreages overall, with smaller gross farm incomes, with fewer acres devoted to row-crops, and with more diverse landscapes that more often include trees, streams, Conservation Reserve Program acres or other non-agricultural land than farmers who are not wildlife-oriented. Wildlife-oriented farmers also engage ...


El Rápido Crecimiento De La Población Como Problema Ambiental En Venezuela, Aldemaro Romero Jr. Jan 1992

El Rápido Crecimiento De La Población Como Problema Ambiental En Venezuela, Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Latinos In Lowell, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In Lowell, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...


Latinos In Lynn, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In Lynn, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...


Latinos In Cambridge, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In Cambridge, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...


Latinos In Framingham, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In Framingham, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...


Latinos In Holyoke, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In Holyoke, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...


Latinos In New Bedford, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In New Bedford, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...


Latinos In Somerville, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In Somerville, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...


Latinos In Waltham, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1992

Latinos In Waltham, Gaston Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Gastón Institute Publications

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in December of 1989. The creation of the Gaston Institute responds to the need for better understanding of the experience and conditions of life of Latinos in the Commonwealth. In an effort to facilitate access to vital information about Latinos to various audiences, and with support from the Boston Foundation, the Gaston Institute has produced a series of basic demographic profiles for selected cities in the Commonwealth based on the 1990 United States Census. These profiles are but one part of ...