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Health Insurance Tax Credits And Health Insurance Coverage Of Low-Earning Single Mothers, Merve Cebi, Stephen A. Woodbury 2010 University of Massachusetts

Health Insurance Tax Credits And Health Insurance Coverage Of Low-Earning Single Mothers, Merve Cebi, Stephen A. Woodbury

Upjohn Institute Working Papers

No abstract provided.


Federal Food Assistance Programs: Part Of The Early Childhood Obesity Solution Or Part Of The Problem?, Elizabeth Rigby, Rachel Kimbro 2010 University of Houston - Main

Federal Food Assistance Programs: Part Of The Early Childhood Obesity Solution Or Part Of The Problem?, Elizabeth Rigby, Rachel Kimbro

Elizabeth Rigby

Amid growing concern about childhood obesity, the United States spends billions of dollars on food assistance: providing meals and subsidizing food purchases. We examine the relationship between food assistance and body mass index (BMI) for young, low-income children, who are a primary target population for federal food programs and for efforts to prevent childhood obesity. Our findings indicate that food assistance may unintentionally contribute tot he childhood obesity problem in cities with high food prices. We also find that subsidized meals at school or day care are beneficial for children's weight status, and we argue that expanding access to ...


Ddasaccident593, Humanitarian Demining Accident and Incident Database 2010 AID

Ddasaccident593, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

Global CWD Repository

According to the investigation report the de-miner was using the scraper direct on the top of the detected signal causing it to go off. It was then found that the exploded item was a MUV fuse. As a result of the explosion, [MUV fuze] sustained injuries on his eyes, right side ear, arm and head; the injuries indicate that the de-miner was not using his visor properly.


Ddasaccident678, Humanitarian Demining Accident and Incident Database 2010 AID

Ddasaccident678, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

Global CWD Repository

The Deminer was trying to check signal using the heavy rake, the M14 mine was laid in a grassy solid ground full of grass root and stones, the deminer tried to drew the grass by the heavy rake, the roots of the grass push the pressure plate of the mine, that cause the mine to blast.


Ddasaccident666, Humanitarian Demining Accident and Incident Database 2010 AID

Ddasaccident666, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

Global CWD Repository

The deminer was trying to clear the AP mine in a cluster, there was no signal due to the depth of the mines, she asked the team leader to help her in finding the signal, he tried and started to excavate until he found signal, he located and excavated over the signal until he reached 20 cm depth at that time he hit the M14 mine and caused the detonation


Ddasaccident653, Humanitarian Demining Accident and Incident Database 2010 AID

Ddasaccident653, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

Global CWD Repository

The Deminer today was officiated as a team leader due to the absence of the team leader. He took one deminer tools and started to work himself in one of the remaining cluster in his section. While he was using the grass cutter to cut the grass in front of the base stick he hit the barely covered M14 mine by the grass cutter which caused the mine to initiate.


Head Start: It Works For Indiana Children And Families!, Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, James Elicker, Volker Thomas 2010 Purdue University - Main Campus

Head Start: It Works For Indiana Children And Families!, Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, James Elicker, Volker Thomas

Center for Families Publications

This technical report summarizes new and existing data to address the question, “Does Head Start work for Indiana children, families, and communities?” Data sources consulted in this study include the state Head Start Program Information Report, local Indiana Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, existing national studies of Head Start and Early Head Start, and local and national data available on children’s development in early care and education programs for low-income families. This report concludes that Indiana’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are indeed providing substantial benefits to children, families, and communities. The report summarizes ...


Ddasaccident599, Humanitarian Demining Accident and Incident Database 2010 AID

Ddasaccident599, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

Global CWD Repository

After I recovered the main mine (AT M19) and AP mine M14 (12 o’clock direction) I started to recover AP mine M14 (3 o’clock direction) and after a while, I heard a signal, then I applied the standard procedures to investigate the signal and during my approach to the centre of the signal by the heavy rake, AP mine blew up and I did not fell down on the ground and I did not feel any type of pain, then I saw the TL coming to my site and I was just waiting for him to come, after ...


Urban Form In Europe And America, Pietro S. Nivola 2010 C. Douglas Dillon Chair in Governance Studies

Urban Form In Europe And America, Pietro S. Nivola

Lectures/Events (BMW)

Why do America's cities sprawl whereas European cities remain comparatively compact, and what difference do the patterns of urban development make? Pietro Nivola, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, addresses these questions. Nivola examines two kinds of determinants of urban form: (1) market forces, including those influenced by geography, demographics, and technological change, and (2) public policies shaping national transportation systems, tax policy, educational institutions, and more. He also discusses the implications of the different cityscapes for energy consumption.


A Poor Fit For Los Angeles Op-Ed: Incentives For South Gate Clothing Company To Relocate Should Be Killed By L.A.’S Jobs Czar, Peter Dreier 2010 Occidental College

A Poor Fit For Los Angeles Op-Ed: Incentives For South Gate Clothing Company To Relocate Should Be Killed By L.A.’S Jobs Czar, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Ssrn As An Initial Revolution In Academic Knowledge Aggregation And Dissemination, David Bray, Sascha Vitzthum, Benn Konsynski 2010 National Defense University

Ssrn As An Initial Revolution In Academic Knowledge Aggregation And Dissemination, David Bray, Sascha Vitzthum, Benn Konsynski

Sascha Vitzthum

Within this paper we consider our results of using the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) over a period of 18 months to distribute our working papers to the research community. Our experiences have been quite positive, with SSRN serving as a platform both to inform our colleagues about our research as well as inform us about related research (through email and telephoned conversations of colleagues who discovered our paper on SSRN). We then discuss potential future directions for SSRN to consider, and how SSRN might well represent an initial revolution in 21st century academic knowledge aggregation and dissemination. Our paper ...


Against The State Governance, Governance From Below & Governing Through Terrorism: Analytically Investigating The Technologies Of Power Within The Terrorist Arsenal., Allen Gnanam 2010 University of Windsor

Against The State Governance, Governance From Below & Governing Through Terrorism: Analytically Investigating The Technologies Of Power Within The Terrorist Arsenal., Allen Gnanam

Allen Gnanam

Terrorism as a violent and destabilizing act performed by terrorists, meaning loyal followers of political or religious agendas who hold resent and animosity toward a certain authority/ government (Lin, Liou, & Wu, 2007, pg. 149), will be explored and analyzed through the utilization of the governmentality perspective. For the purposes of this paper terrorism governance will refer to the governance/ control/ influence exerted by terrorists and terrorism. The focus of this explorative and analysis paper will be to identify diverse terrorism oriented technologies of governance, and analyze the ways in which these technologies enable terrorist to exert governance both indirectly and ...


The Imperfect Revolution: Anthony Burns And The Landscape Of Race In Antebellum America, Anthony Burns 2010 Kent State University

The Imperfect Revolution: Anthony Burns And The Landscape Of Race In Antebellum America, Anthony Burns

American Abolitionism and Antislavery

Gripping re-examination of the rendition of Anthony Burns

On June 2, 1854, crowds lined the streets of Boston, hissing and shouting at federal authorities as they escorted the fugitive slave Anthony Burns to the ship that would return him to his slaveholders in Virginia. Days earlier, handbills had littered the streets decrying Burns’s arrest, and abolitionists, intent on freeing Burns, had attacked with a battering ram the courthouse in which he was detained, leaving one dead, several wounded, and thirteen in custody. In the end it would take federal officials nearly 2,000 troops and $40,000 to send ...


A Brief History Of Federal Inuit Policy Development: Lessons In Consultation And Cultural Competence, Erik Anderson, Sarah Bonesteel 2010 Western University

A Brief History Of Federal Inuit Policy Development: Lessons In Consultation And Cultural Competence, Erik Anderson, Sarah Bonesteel

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Treaty Implementation In Canada, Bill McKnight 2010 Western University

Treaty Implementation In Canada, Bill Mcknight

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Haiti Needs Socialism, David E. Clark 2010 Clark & Towne, PC

Haiti Needs Socialism, David E. Clark

David E Clark

Bill Clinton said that the Tsunami survivors six years ago deserved the chance to decide their own future. Haiti deserves the same hands-off approach as they rebuild after the 2010 earthquake. Aristide should be allowed to return and work with Venezuela and Cuba. If he decides to implement the same socialist reforms that have worked elsewhere in the Americas, so be it.


Rethinking The Old Age Income Security For All In Taiwan, Chih-lung Huang 2010 I-Shou University, Taiwan

Rethinking The Old Age Income Security For All In Taiwan, Chih-Lung Huang

Chih-lung Huang

The National Pension Act of October 2008 completed a fragmentary framework for old age income security in Taiwan. Although coverage was universal, however, it was far from equal. Several different income security schemes were established, and the political process tended to lump together such contradictory institutional logics as insurance, assistance, and allowance. Advocates of an integrated universal insurance program see this piecemeal approach as a policy failure. Nonetheless, these advocates fail to take into account the fluid nature of structural social crises. This paper instead proposes a new, multi-layered division of citizen responsibility. This approach will allow citizens and the ...


‘The Better We Are Watched The Better We Behave’. Are Devolved Parliaments Providing A Better Window For Oversight?, Gordon Marnoch 2010 University of Ulster

‘The Better We Are Watched The Better We Behave’. Are Devolved Parliaments Providing A Better Window For Oversight?, Gordon Marnoch

Gordon Marnoch

The paper examines the health policy oversight systems operating in the United Kingdom, Scottish, Northern Ireland and Welsh parliaments/assemblies with specific comparisons drawn between current rules, practices and behaviours evident in parliamentary committees. Focusing on the 2007-8 parliament/assembly sessions, comparative data is presented relating to the attendance by members on committee, the amount of time devoted to health policy oversight, the percentage of committee places held by non-government party members, cross examination of key witnesses and hours spent examining the budget. Institutional obstacles and incentives relevant to effective oversight are compared.


Welfare Programs And The State Economy, Bruce D. McDonald III, D. Ryan Miller 2010 Florida State University

Welfare Programs And The State Economy, Bruce D. Mcdonald Iii, D. Ryan Miller

Bruce D. McDonald, III

Welfare policy has been controversial and support is often drawn along political affiliation lines, the economic return of investment in welfare programs is frequently cited as a justification for new and expanded policies. To investigate the direct and indirect effects of welfare programs on economic performance, the authors develop a multilink approach, through employment and investment. The relationship is then tested with data from each of the United States from 1976 to 2006. Findings show welfare programs have no direct effect on a state's economy. Indirectly, welfare has a negative effect through investment, though the effect on employment is ...


Benefit-Cost Analysis Of Environmental Projects: A Plethora Of Systematic Biases, PHILIP E. GRAVES 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

Benefit-Cost Analysis Of Environmental Projects: A Plethora Of Systematic Biases, Philip E. Graves

PHILIP E GRAVES

There are many reasons to suspect that benefit-cost analysis applied to environmental policies will result in policy decisions that will reject those environmental policies. The important question, of course, is whether those rejections are based on proper science. The present paper explores sources of bias in the methods used to evaluate environmental policy in the United States, although most of the arguments translate immediately to decision-making in other countries. There are some “big picture” considerations that have gone unrecognized, and there are numerous more minor, yet cumulatively important, technical details that point to potentially large biases against acceptance on benefit-cost ...


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