• Examining Obesity Issues 

    Blake, Ashley; Semelka, Sara (University of Missouri-Columbia Center for Family Policy and Research, 2010-06)
    This policy brief examines the problems related to over-consumption, excess, and obesity in Missouri. The topic is analyzed, and policy recommendations are explained.
  • Prevent Crime: Early Childhood Education as a Crime Prevention Tool 

    Semelka, Sara; Hawks, Jacqueline (University of Missouri-Columbia Center for Family Policy and Research, 2010)
    Since the mid 1990s, the general revenue funds appropriated for the Department of Corrections has more than tripled, from about $217 million (1994) to about $670 million in 2009. The ripple effects of crime are far reaching: ...
  • Strengthening Missouri's Economic Performance: The Far-Reaching Impact of Investments in Early Childhood Programs 

    Semelka, Sara; Hawks, Jacqueline (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2010-06)
    The current economic climate is challenging for the state of Missouri and its many industries and businesses. Everyone is seeking investments that will yield significant returns. One important, but frequently overlooked, ...