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Apr 17 2012

Latest reports from IssueLab

  1. Affording Health Care and Education on the Minimum Wage
  2. Better Outcomes, Lower Costs: How Community-Based Funders Can Transform U.S. Health Care
  3. Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work
  4. The Devolution Initiative Evaluation: Innovation and Learning at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  5. Growth in World Contraceptive Use Stalling; 215 Million Women?s Needs Still Unmet
  6. The Impact on Inequality of Raising the Social Security Retirement Age
  7. Looking For Shadows: Evaluating Community Change in the Annie E. Casey Foundation Plain Talk Initiative
  8. Low-wage Workers Are Older and Better Educated than Ever
  9. Massachusetts Immigrants by the Numbers, Second Edition
  10. Looking Out for the Future: An Orientation for Twenty-First Century Philanthropists
  11. The Minimum Wage Is Too Damn Low
[Source: IssueLab]

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Nov 02 2011

Free Selected Articles from Neuropsychology Review

Neuropsychology Review is devoted to integrative review papers in all aspects of neuroscience contributing to a mechanistic understanding of human neuropsychology in normal and clinical populations. The journal aims to publish scholarly articles that summarize and synthesize strengths and weaknesses in the literature and propose novel hypotheses, models, methods of analysis and links to other fields.

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Read, download and save these articles online. They are available online for free until October 31, 2011:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2335919


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Oct 03 2011

Latest reports from IssueLab

  1. Attitudes and Beliefs of Job Development Professionals Toward Employers
  2. Contributing organization(s): Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Job development and placement professionals assist people with disabilities to secure, maintain, and advance in employment and thus have an important role in achieving quality employment outcomes for job seekers they represent. This research, conducted in NJ and MD, describes findings related to the attitudes and beliefs of job development professionals toard employers and the employment process…


  3. Chicago Recovery Partnership Evaluation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  4. Contributing organization(s): The Chicago Community Trust. From 2009-2011, the City of Chicago and Cook County received a total of $2.35 billion in funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [ARRA]. The stimulus money was allocated to seven areas: education, basic needs, transportation and infrastructure, housing and energy, public safety, broadband and workforce development. The Chicago Recovery Partnership Evaluation of ARRA analyzes the impact of the stimulus spending…


  5. Civic Engagement, Volunteerism and Charitable Giving: Americans Retiring in Mexico’s Coastal Communities
  6. Contributing organization(s): International Community Foundation. This study examines whether the American commitment to volunteerism and charitable giving is as evident among U.S. retirees in other countries as it is in the U.S., and in particular, how committed U.S. retirees in their adopted Mexican communities are engaged in civic engagement and charitable giving. As baby boomers – – the generation of 77 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 – – retire, they represent a tremendous… 


  7. Creating Shared Value: A How-to Guide for the New Corporate (R)evolution
  8. Contributing organization(s): FSG Social Impact Advisors. Creating Shared Value (CSV) requires comprehensive and sustained efforts across a corporation. Drawing heavily on real-life examples, this report identifies ten key building blocks that together form a blueprint for translating CSV into action, and explores how companies can get started on that process…


  9. Evaluating Workforce Programs: A Guide to What Policymakers Need to Know to Structure Effective, User-Friendly Evaluations
  10. Contributing organization(s): Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. This brief discusses the value and purpose of program evaluations, highlights different evaluation tools and techniques, and illustrates how policy makers and program managers can structure and implement evaluations of workforce development programs…


  11. Graduating to Success in Employment: How Social Media Can Aid College Students in the Job Search
  12. Contributing organization(s): Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. This issue brief, the second in a series on social media in workforce development, explores how college career service centers can assist college students and recent college graduates in using social media as part of their job search…


  13. The Greening of U.S. Retirement Destinations in Mexico: Emerging Issues and Trends in Coastal Communities
  14. Contributing organization(s): International Community Foundation. This report analyzes environmentally specific consumer perceptions and preferences among U.S. retirees and second home buyers in Mexican coastal communities, including recycling, reducing consumption, and green building. In addition, the report reviews how U.S. retirees are addressing the environment independently in Mexico and how developers can capitalize on growing consumer interest in “greener” living. Finally, the…


  15. The Impact of Cutting Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments on the Living Standards of the Elderly
  16. Contributing organization(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research. During the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling, President Obama proposed cutting the annual cost of living adjustment for Social Security by switching to an index that would show a lower measured rate of inflation. This alternative index, the chained consumer price index (CCPI-U), shows an annual rate of inflation that averages approximately 0.3 percentage points less than the consumer price index (CPI-W) that is…


  17. Linking Audiences to News: A Network Analysis of Chicago Websites
  18. Contributing organization(s):  The Chicago Community Trust. The mass media model, which sustained news and information in communities like Chicago for decades, is being replaced by a “new news ecosystem” consisting of hundreds of websites, podcasts, video streams and mobile applications. In 2009, The Chicago Community Trust set out to understand this ecosystem, assess its health and make investments in improving the flow of news and information in Chicagoland. The report you are… 


  19. News That Matters: An Assessment of Chicago’s Information Landscape
  20. Contributing organization(s): The Chicago Community Trust. The Community News Matters project of The Chicago Community Trust conducted surveys and focus groups of the general public, local leaders and low-income residents to assess the level to which critical information needs of democracies are being well-met in the Chicago region and to identify critical information gaps and deficiencies in Chicago’s information landscape that may need to be addressed…


  21. Open to All? Different Cultures, Same Communities
  22. Contributing organization(s): The Chicago Community Trust. Produced for the Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs with the support of the Chicago Community Trust, this report aims to better understand immigrants living in the northern suburbs of Chicago — who they are, where they live in relation to housing patterns and conditions, and the extent to which they exert political influence on local housing decisions. It was produced as part of The Chicago Community Trust’s…


  23. The Promise of Citywide Charter Strategies
  24. Contributing organization(s): FSG Social Impact Advisors. Charter school enrollment is on the rise in many urban areas. In fact, 56% of all public charter schools are located in urban areas, and 10 of our nation’s largest school districts now have 20,000 students enrolled in public charter schools. With this growth in the charter movement, there is an increasing need for local infrastructure support through technical services, advocacy, and coordination. This report examines the potential…


  25. Talking About Poverty in a Jobs and Economy Framework
  26. Contributing organization(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research. Reducing poverty substantially is not a small project. Unfortunately, only 1 percent of Americans point to “poverty” when asked about the most important problems facing the nation. This presents anti-poverty activists with a strategic problem: we need major policy reforms to substantially reduce poverty, but hardly any Americans — including, it must be said, those officially categorized as poor — view…


  27. What Does the Census Tell Us About Metropolitan Chicago?
  28. Contributing organization(s): The Chicago Community Trust. This publication examines key trends in population shifts across the metro Chicago region (defined as Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties). Among the report highlights are the following: 1. Metropolitan Chicago is home to 8.4 million persons, and the area grew by 3.5 percent between 2000 and 2010. 2. The Metro population is shifting westward…


  29. Who’s Above the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap?
  30. Contributing organization(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research. When most workers look at their pay stubs, they can see that the Social Security payroll tax rate is 12.4 percent — with the employee and employer each paying 6.2 percent. But many workers do not know that any annual wages above $106,800 are not taxed by Social Security. In other words, a worker who makes twice the Social Security wage cap — $213,600 per year — pays Social Security tax on only half of his or her earnings…

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Sep 01 2009

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1. Bilinguals Are Unable To ‘Turn Off’ A Language Completely, Study Shows
  2. Parental Method Of Contol Linked To Child’s Aggressive Behaviour
  3. Rx: Xbox? Researchers Explore Mental Health Benefits of Video Games
  4. For Short Kids, No Lack of Self-Esteem
  5. How To Enhance And Preserve Brain Power As We Age

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May 14 2009

Aging in the Know

Aging in the Know [pdf]

The American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging has created a fantastic website to assist medical professionals, the caregivers of the elderly, and the elderly themselves in considering the unique health care needs of the elderly. There are several useful features that visitors should check out. In the box on the right side of the page entitled “Spotlight On”, there is information on the physician referral service that can help the elderly find Family Practice and Internal Medicine physicians that are sensitive to eldercare issues, many of whom have the AGS’ Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. Visitors can click on “FHA Physician Referral Service” in the box on the right to get started. Those persons who might be going to a doctor’s appointment should check out the extremely helpful “What to Ask?” feature on the left hand side menu, under Features. A list of almost two dozen health topics of concern, such as “Digestive Disorders”, “Hormone Disorders”, “Palliative Care and Hospice” are provided. Clicking on a topic or subtopic will give a list of questions to ask your doctor regarding that concern. The lists of questions can be printed using the light blue “What to Ask Printer Friendly” button, located at the top of each list of questions.
[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 15, Number 17, May 1, 2009]


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Apr 23 2009

More IssueLab Reports Added

  1. Achieving and Maintaining Cognitive Vitality With Aging
  2. The Ageing European Workforce
  3. The Aging Factor in Health and Disease: The Promise of Basic Research on Aging
  4. Aging in Japan
  5. Alzheimers: The Disease of the Century
  6. A Anatomy of a Demonstration: STEP from Pilot through Replication and Postprogram Impacts
  7. Big Brothers/Big Sisters: A Study of Program Practices
  8. Big Brothers/Big Sisters: A Study of Volunteer Recruitment and Screening
  9. Biomarkers of Aging: From Primitive Organisms to Man
  10. Building Relationships With Youth in Program Settings: A Study of Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  11. College Students as Mentors for At-Risk Youth: A Study of Six Campus Partners in Learning Programs
  12. Compression of Morbidity: In Retrospect and in Prospect  
  13. Contemporary Issues in Mentoring
  14. The Dependency Ratio: What Is It, Why Is It Increasing, and What Are the Implications of the Increase??
  15. Do Health and Longevity Create Wealth?
  16. Economic Status of Older Women
  17. Emergency Preparedness for Older People
  18. Finding Leaders for America’s Nonprofts 2009
  19. Growing Older, Staying Strong: Preventing Sarcopenia Through Strength Training
  20. Getting In, Staying On, Moving Up: A Practitioner’s Approach to Employment Retention
  21. Has Anyone Ever Died of Old Age?
  22. Improving Drug Safety: The Importance of Postmarking Drug Surveillance

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Apr 15 2009

Getting Current: Recent Demographic Trends in Metropolitan America

Getting Current: Recent Demographic Trends in Metropolitan America [pdf]

Some of our long-time readers (and new arrivals) might be wondering: “What’s going on in metropolitan America?” Well, the Brookings Institution has provided some compelling information on that timely subject in their March 2009 report on recent demographic trends across the United States. This 28-page report authored by William H. Frey, Alan Berube, Audrey Singer, and Jill H. Wilson looks into topics such as migration, immigration, aging, educational attainment, and poverty. Visitors with a limited amount of time may wish to turn directly to pages two and three within the report, as they offer a brief summary of their findings. These findings include the observation that migration across states and metro areas has slowed considerably in the past two years due to the housing crisis and that the next decade “promises massive growth of the senior population, especially in suburbs unaccustomed to housing older people.”

[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 15, Number 14, April 10, 2009]


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Jan 06 2009

Global Demography of Aging

The Program on the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA) at the Harvard School of Public Health has published working papers online. Visitors can download the working papers that cover topics such as the dimensions and economic significance of global demographic change, the population aging and economic growth in Asia, and the demographic change and the labour supply constraint of China. Visitors can also view the research themes of the program and find lists of data sources and Internet resources.  Click here for access.







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Dec 16 2008

IssueLab, Publishing forum for non-profit organizations

IssueLab is an online publishing forum to provide access to research reports made available online by non-profit organizations. It aims to help users to better understand complex social issues and further healthy debate and dialogue through broadening access to non-profit sector findings.


The reports covered by IssueLab are categorized into different subjects such as aging, crime and safety, government reform, human rights and civil liberties, and poverty and hunger. Click here for access.






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