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Resources by Topic: Economics and the economy

Estimating the Economic Impact of Telemedicine in a Rural Community
Reports on site visits to 24 rural hospitals in the Midwest to develop a methodology for estimating the economic impact of telemedicine on a rural community.
Author(s): Brian E. Whitacre
Citation: Agricultural and Resource Economics, 40(2), 172-183
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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Another Farm Crisis?
Suggests another farm crisis, as big as the one in the 1980s, could be coming.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Recent Changes in Health Insurance Coverage in Rural and Urban Areas
Compares changes in health insurance coverage for non-elderly Americans in rural areas to changes in urban areas during the recent economic recession.
Author(s): Jennifer King, George M. Holmes
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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The Toughest Time in a Long Time
Explains that rural hospitals face a rough year ahead because of Medicaid cutbacks, continued economic hardships and decreasing federal aid.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Unemployment in the Great Recession: Single Parents and Men Hit Hard
Examines changes in unemployment patterns by sex, age, education, race and ethnicity, marital status, and parental status, paying particular attention to differences by place of residence.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Kristin E. Smith, Jessica A. Bean
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Southeastern Kentuckians Remain Optimistic Through Great Recession: Growing Concerns about Sprawl, Housing, and Recreational Opportunities
Investigates how perceptions of socioeconomic and environmental issues in the economically vulnerable rural region of Southeastern Kentucky have changed during the recession from 2007-2009. Identifies drugs as a community issue.
Author(s): Jessica D. Ulrich
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Too Much in Common With China
Describes the Gini index, which reveals economic disparities, and shows that the United States is now on par with Mexico and China.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Promise of Spring or Winter Continued?
Despite the current economic recovery, rural areas are still suffering due to aging populations, lower salaries and higher unemployment.
Author(s): Tom Corbett
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Challenges for Improving Health Care Access in Rural America: A Compendium of Research and Policy Analysis Studies of Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Centers 2009-2010
Released in July 2010, the compendium is a collection of twenty-four research and policy analysis studies on health care access in rural America from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Centers. Topics covered include health insurance, access to care, the impact of the economic downturn, health workforce shortages, and health system challenges.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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A Matter of Perspective
Addresses the fact that rural America may have limited opportunities for economic recovery efforts.
Author(s): Tom Corbett
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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