Future Survey Annual 1992

A Guide to the Recent Literature of Trends, Forecasts, and Policy Proposals

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Author: Michael Marien

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242435

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

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Future Survey Annual 1991

A Guide to the Recent Literature of Trends, Forecasts, and Policy Proposals

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Author: Michael Marien

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242428

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

View: 7744

Environmental Issues and Sustainable Futures

A Critical Guide to Recent Books, Reports, and Periodicals

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Author: Michael Marien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930242510

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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This guide seeks to sort the flood of information written about environmental issues and sustainable societies in recent years and order it in some way. A total of 450 document abstracts are presented here, most of which are on books and think tank reports. These items first appeared in "Future Survey" (journal) and were published between 1991 and 1995. Many of these items focus on American issues; however, in most instances, both the problems and the proposed remedies may be of great relevance to other countries. The abstracts are grouped into three broad categories: (1) "Environmental Issues," in which the primary focus is on a particular problem or set of problems; (2) "Toward Sustainability," where the primary focus is on a sustainable society or some key aspect of it; and (3) "Politics and Planning," in which the focus is on political context, environmental critics, environmentalist groups, and actions to be taken at the global, national, regional, and local levels. A total of 170 periodicals related to the environment are also identified including two dozen general-interest publications, four dozen publications with an environmental focus, and 100 specialized environmental publications such as those devoted to soil conservation, waste disposal, environmental education or environmental politics. A publisher/title index and a subject index are also included. (PVD)

Healthy people 2000 review 1992

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Author: National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)

Publisher: Dept. of Health and Human Serivces Public Health Ters for Di

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 154

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National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1998: College students and young adults

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Author: Lloyd Johnston,Patrick M. O'Malley,Jerald G. Bachman,National Institute on Drug Abuse,University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research

Publisher: United States Govt Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160501425

Category: Education

Page: 232

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National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1992: College students and young adults

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Author: Lloyd Johnston,Patrick M. O'Malley,Jerald G. Bachman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780160420214

Category: College students

Page: 209

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This is the second volume in a two-volume set reporting the results of all surveys through 1992 from the Monitoring the Future study of American secondary school students and young adults. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the volume, noting that Monitoring the Future consists of an ongoing series of annual national surveys of American high school seniors begun in 1975 (the results of which are presented in volume I) and a series of annual follow-up surveys of representative samples of the previous participants from each high school senior class going back to the Class of 1976. It further notes that this volume presents the results of the 1977 through 1992 follow-up surveys of the graduating classes of 1976 through 1991. Chapter 2 presents an overview of key findings, examining trends in illicit drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, and noting college-noncollege and male-female differences. Racial and ethnic comparisons are included. Chapter 3 describes the study design and procedures, chapter 4 looks at the prevalence of drug use among young adults, and chapter 5 explores trends in drug use among young adults. Chapter 6 focuses on the attitudes and beliefs about drugs among young adults, while chapter 7 concentrates on the social milieu. Chapters 8 and 9 focus on college students, looking at the prevalence of and trends in drug use in this population. Twenty-seven tables and 48 figures illustrate data from the study. (NB)

National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1998: Secondary school students

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Author: Lloyd Johnston,Patrick M. O'Malley,Jerald G. Bachman,National Institute on Drug Abuse,University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 441

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The Future of Productivity

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Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264248536

Category:

Page: 120

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This book addresses the rising productivity gap between the global frontier and other firms, and identifies a number of structural impediments constraining business start-ups, knowledge diffusion and resource allocation (such as barriers to up-scaling and relatively high rates of skill mismatch).

Graduate Medical Education Directory

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Author: American Medical Association,Fred Donini-Lenoff

Publisher: Amer Medical Assn

ISBN: 9781603597142

Category: Medical

Page: 1068

View: 1992

Revised by the American Medical Association (AMA), Graduate Medical Education Directory, 2012-2013 (Green Book) contains comprehensive information on 9,000 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited programs (GME) in the United States, including Residency, Fellowship, and Combined programs, plus residency application and career-planning resources. Revisions and updates: specialty/subspecialty information, Match data, 215 new programs, and 3,000 teaching institutions.

The Future of the Survey of Income and Program Participation

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Author: Panel to Evaluate the Survey of Income and Program Participation,National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309047951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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This book evaluates changes needed to improve the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Conducted by the Census Bureau, SIPP is a major continuing survey that is designed to provide information about the economic well-being of the U.S. population and its need for and participation in government assistance programs (e.g., social security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, AFDC). This volume considers the goals for the survey, the survey and sample design, data collection and processing systems, publications and other data products, analytical techniques for using the data, the methodological research and evaluation to implement and assess the redesign,and the management of the program at the Census Bureau.

Nicotine Addiction

Principles and Management

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Author: C. Tracy Orleans

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195064410

Category: Psychology

Page: 435

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Despite persistent warnings from the medical profession about the health risks involved in cigarette smoking, millions of people continue to smoke cigarettes. With contributions from renowned experts, this ground-breaking work defines and explains nicotine addiction as a primary problem or disease, instead of as a habit or risk factor for other diseases. A comprehensive, clinical text on tobacco dependence, this book provides clinicians with essential information on how to diagnose and treat nicotine addicted patients. It also offers the medical, epidemiological and behavioral science backgrounds necessary for understanding the process and dynamics of tobacco dependence. Following the traditional format of medical texts, the book first covers etiology, pathogenesis and complications, then diagnosis and treatment, and finally public health and prevention. Part One presents an overview of the biological, psychological and social factors that contribute to nicotine dependence, including such topics as a description of nicotine delivery systems, psychopharmacology, economics, natural history and epidemiology, mortality, morbidity, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure. The second part offers practical guidelines and tools for treating nicotine dependence and describes a stepped-care treatment model with brief interventions that can be easily integrated into routine medical practice. This section also covers the role of psychopharmacologic and formal treatment programs, the treatment of smokeless tobacco addiction, and treating nicotine dependence in pregnant women and in people with medical illnesses, other chemical dependencies, or psychiatric disorders. The last section focuses onworksite and community intervention programs and summarizes the research on smoking patterns and history in women, Blacks, Hispanics, youth, and older adults, discussing how intervention and prevention programs could be made more effective in these groups. Written by the nation's leading tobacco control researchers and clinicians, this important work contains new and critical information not previously available.

To Read Or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence

Executive Summary

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Author: Dana Gioia

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422399965

Category:

Page: 20

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Executive Summary for a report which gathers & collates the best national data available to provide a reliable & comprehensive overview of American reading today. This report relies on large, nat. studies conducted on a regular basis by U.S. fed. agencies, supplemented by academic, foundation, & business surveys. Although there has been measurable progress in recent years in reading ability at the elementary school level, all progress appears to halt as children enter their teenage years. There is a general decline in reading among teenage & adult Americans. Both reading ability & the habit of regular reading have greatly declined among college grad. The declines have demonstrable social, economic, cultural, & civic implications. Charts & tables.

School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Your Handbook for Action

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Author: Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506391354

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find: Many examples and vignettes Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations

Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

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Author: Franklin E. Zimring,David S. Tanenhaus

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479841560

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This is a hopeful but complicated era for those with ambitions to reform the juvenile courts and youth-serving public institutions in the United States. As advocates plea for major reforms, many fear the public backlash in making dramatic changes. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice provides a look at the recent trends in juvenile justice as well as suggestions for reforms and policy changes in the future. Should youth be treated as adults when they break the law? How can youth be deterred from crime? What factors should be considered in how youth are punished?What role should the police have in schools? This essential volume, edited by two of the leading scholars on juvenile justice, and with contributors who are among the key experts on each issue, the volume focuses on the most pressing issues of the day: the impact of neuroscience on our understanding of brain development and subsequent sentencing, the relationship of schools and the police, the issue of the school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of immigration, the privacy of juvenile records, and the need for national policies—including registration requirements--for juvenile sex offenders. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice is not only a timely collection, based on the most current research, but also a forward-thinking volume that anticipates the needs for substantive and future changes in juvenile justice.

Fluids in Porous Media

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Author: Henk Huinink

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1681742985

Category: Science

Page: 115

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This book introduces the reader into the field of the physics of processes occurring in porous media. It targets Master and PhD students who need to gain fundamental understanding the impact of confinement on transport and phase change processes. The book gives brief overviews of topics like thermodynamics, capillarity and fluid mechanics in order to launch the reader smoothly into the realm of porous media. In-depth discussions are given of phase change phenomena in porous media, single phase flow, unsaturated flow and multiphase flow. In order to make the topics concrete the book contains numerous example calculations. Further, as much experimental data as possible is plugged in to give the reader the ability to quantify phenomena.

The Girl on the Train

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Author: Paula Hawkins,Rachel Wagstaff,Duncan Abel

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786825139

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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Adapted from Paula Hawkins' novel - an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide - this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.