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Eighty years of research on rural economic development, agglomeration, migration, commuting, income, innovation, and entrepreneurship: the Iowa state human capital tradition
(University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2015)
Wallace Huffman continued the tradition of research on Midwest rural labor markets at Iowa State University that was begun in the 1930s by his advisers T.W. Schultz and D. Gale Johnson. We review the lessons learned from this research about...
“Maybe” Should Be a Choice in “Yes-No” Questionnaires
By permitting respondents to answer “don't know” or “possibly” to queries otherwise intended to be “yes” or “no” questions, a new dimension of the interview becomes available for analysis. By coding “yes” and “no” as “yes, I have an opinion that I...
Missouri's Senior Population: The Facts
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2001)
During the past century, the percentage of Americans who are age 65 years and older has more than tripled, from just over 4% of the total population in 1900 to nearly 13% of the total population in 1999. Older individuals ...
Factors Affecting Italian Consumer Attitudes Toward Functional Foods
Healthier food products have entered the global markets with force in the past few years and have rapidly gained market shares. The food industry has reacted to this trend by developing a growing variety of new products with health-related claims...
Tiger athletes : Where are they now?
(MU Alumni Association, University of Missouri, 2009)
MIZZOU magazine tracked down five former Tiger athletes and found out about their lives after college.
Which lab tests are best when you suspect hypothyroidism?
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-09)
TSH levels can't be used to monitor central hypothyroidism, use free T4 and T3 concentrations (SOR: C, case series)....
China’s Agri-Biotech Policy, Regulation, and Governance
(University of Missouri, 2015)
. With its new leadership established in the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012, the State Council released its Biological Industrial Development Plan one month later in December 2012. Along with other significant policies...
Reading sources and reading spaces in Honduras
(IFLA Journal, 2009)
Though literacy is often presented as a universal and monolithic achievement, it is in fact context-dependent, and largely dependent upon the kinds of texts available in a particular community. This paper presents an ...
Understanding the impact of lifestyle on the academic performance of middle- and high-school students
and stress; (b) stress and obesity; (c) lifestyle and obesity; (d) lifestyle on academic performance; (e) stress on academic performance; and (f) obesity on academic performance. Adolescent students from 18 schools in India participated in this study. While...
Material Hardship Across Place
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2004)
In this brief, we examine trends in material hardship for families, focusing specifically on geographic variations. Using data from the Census Bureau Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS), we assess how the levels of material ...
How reliable are self-measured blood pressures taken at home?
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2004-10)
Self-measured blood pressures (SMBP) can be precise and accurate and, thus, reliably be used as an adjunct to office blood pressure measurements in selected clinical situations (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, ...
An exploratory study of Chinese Americans' debt holding
under 18, health, annual income, and amount of financial and non-financial assets....
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in pregnancy
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2000)
This issue of eMedRef provides information to clinicians on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapeutics of pulmonary tuberculosis in pregnant women.
Bt cotton adoption: a double-hurdle approach for north Indian farmers
health costs are more likely to adopt. Higher profit potential is an incentive for farmers with relatively little farm area to adopt Bt cotton. Farmers with poor-quality soil are more likely to adopt, and their level of adoption is also greater...
The Value of a New Biotechnology Considering R&D Investment and Regulatory Issues
(University of Missouri, 2015)
The prevalence of the products of biotechnology in Canada’s canola industry is vast. More than 95% of Canada’s seeded area is in herbicide-tolerant (HT) varieties, which are products of biotechnology. Overall, the industry ...
Regulation of rbST in the US
In the United States (US) and European Union (EU) the regulatory and commercialization process for recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) had widely differing outcomes. Although the regulatory process in both locations was ...
Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies: Alternative Interventions and Technologies
Market failure for nutritional attributes of foods leads to underinvestment in crop breeding to enhance nutritional content of foods. As awareness of the importance of micronutrient deficiencies in the diets of poor ...
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-11)
This issue of eMedRef provides information to clinicians on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapeutics of assisted reproduction.
How Much Can GMO and Non-GMO Cultivars Coexist in a Megadiverse Country?
(University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2014)
The relevance of addressing coexistence between GM, conventional, and organic agricultural production mostly has been driven in industrialized countries by (international) commercial issues and consumer choices. While ...
Which variables influence farmer adoption of genetically modified orphan crops? Measuring attitudes and intentions to adopt gm matooke banana in Uganda
(University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2017)
Which farmers are most likely to adopt genetically modified (GM) versions of African carbohydrate staples (also known as orphan crops)? This study investigates the variables that determine attitudes and intentions to adopt ...