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U.S. Mexico Migration
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Unauthorized Immigration. This presentation discusses immigration, specifically between the United States and Mexico.
Input Substitution in Irrigated Agriculture in the High Plains of Texas, 1970-80
This article discusses input substitution in irrigated agriculture in the high plains of Texas.
Calculating Changes in Worklife Expectancies and Lost Earnings in Personal Injury Cases
Article discussing research on the estimated effect of an injury on a worker's life expectancy, worklife expectancy and discounted expected income.
Are Net Discount Ratios Stationary?: The Implications For Present Value Calculations
Article discussing research analyzing the relationship between real interest rates and real growth rates in wages.
Are Net Discount Rates Stationary?: Some Further Evidence
Article discussing research suggesting that the net discount ration experienced a level shift in the mean between 1977 and 1981 and the resulting possible affects.
Urban Water Demand Estimates Under Increasing Block Rates
This article discusses urban water demand estimates under increasing block rates.
The Cognitive Limits to Economic Cluster
This article highlights human limits in cluster formation.
Defining Neighborhood Boundaries in Studies of Spatial Dependence in Child Behavior Problems
This article extends an analysis of neighborhood effects on child behavioral outcomes.
TV Viewing and BMI by Race/Ethnicity and Socio-Economic Status
This article assesses the association between TV viewing and obesity by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
Who is Food Insecure? Implications for Targeted Recruitment and Outreach, National health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2010
This article characterizes differences in health among people receiving different types of food assistance and summarizes strategies for targeted recruitment and outreach of various food insecure populations.
Multiple Comorbidities and Interest in Research Participation Among Clients of a Nonprofit Food Distribution Site
This article seeks to better understand the health needs of a nonclinical population to inform future research and interventions.
Pathways to Financial Advancement: A Case Study
This article describes a research project conducted in a South Dallas neighborhood to study how gateways and stepping stones can put households on a path to financial security.
Systematic Neighborhood Observations at High Spatial Resolution: Methodology and Assessment of Potential Benefits
This article describes a systematic neighborhood observation instrument for collecting data at very high spatial resolution to collect data in a low-income minority neighborhood in Dallas, TX.
Physicians, Clinics, and Neighborhoods: Multiple Levels of Influence on Colorectal Cancer Screening
This article describes variability in colorectal cancer (CRC) test use and compares the performance of novel cross-classified and traditional hierarchical models.
Sedentary Behaviors and Obesity in a Low-Income, Ethnic-Minority Population
This article examines sedentary pastimes specifically in low-income, minority communities in the United States.
Neighborhood-Level Socioeconomic Deprivation Predicts Weight Gain in a Multi-Ethnic Population: Longitudinal Data from the Dallas Heart Study
This article examines the relationship between neighborhood-level socioeconomic deprivation and weight change in a multi-ethnic cohort from Dallas County, Texas, and whether behavioral/psychosocial factors attenuate the relationship.
Impediments and facilitators to Physical Activity and Perceptions of Sedentary Behavior Among Urban Community Residents: The Fair Park Study
This article describes a preliminary investigation into urban adults' perceptions of sedentary behavior alongside perceived barriers and enablers to physical activity.
Geospatial and Contextual Approaches to Energy Balance and Health
This article examines associations between geographic and contextual features of the environment and elements of human energy balance, with a particular focus on research and opportunities in the United States.
Health Behavior and Behavioral Economics: Economic Preferences and Physical Activity Stages of Change in a Low-Income African American Community
This article examines the relationship between physical activity stages of change and preferences for financial risk and time.
Change in Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Weight Gain: Dallas Heart Study
This article examines the longitudinal relationship between moving to more socioeconomically deprived neighborhoods and weight gain as a cardiovascular risk factor.
Estimating the Economic Impact of Universities: The Case of Bowling Green State University
This article describes the results of an economic impact study of Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
Importing Change: Canadian Competition and the U.S. Floriculture Industry
This article analyzes the shifting geography of production with respect to the U.S. floriculture industry.
Physical activity counseling in primary care: Insights from public health and behavioral economics
This article evaluates pertinent literature from the fields of medicine/public health and economics/psychology to suggest a comprehensive approach to physical activity counseling at the primary care level.
Foreclosed and Sold: An Examination of Community and Property Characteristics Related to the Sale of REO Properties
This article uses foreclosure data from Dallas County, Texas to examine how both housing and neighborhood characteristics are related to the possibility of the sale of a foreclosed property out of real-estate-owned (REO) stock.
Mobilizing Leadership in Cities and Regions
This article argues that governments and communities alike can encourage the development of local leadership and that the steps needed to achieve this object are already well known.
Behavioral Economic Tools for Promotion of Physical Activity
This book chapter describes two key behavioral economic constructs and four key behavioral economic tools and their application to physical activity.
Understanding how low-socioeconomic status households cope with health shocks: An analysis of multi-sector linked data
This article links data from a nonprofit food distribution center, electronic medical records from a safety-net healthcare system, and publicly available residential appraisals for more than 3,000 households to provide insight into how low-socioeconomic status households cope with health shocks experienced by resident adults.
Utilizing Behavioral Economics to Understand Adherence to Physical Activity Guidelines among a Low-Income Urban Community
This article examines the association between monetary saving behaviors and physical activity among adults of low-income who reside in an urban community.
Neighborhood Impact of Foreclosure: A Quantile Regression Approach
This article uses quantile regression to examine the simultaneous space-time impact of foreclosures on neighborhood property values.
Do Neighborhoods Matter Differently for Movers and Non-Movers?: Analysis of Weight Gain in the Longitudinal Dallas Heart Study
This article uses data from the Dallas Heart Study to evaluate the relationship between changes in neighborhood condition and weight change for both movers and non-movers over an approximate seven-year follow-up period.
Time and Distance Heterogeneity in the Neighborhood Spillover Effects of Floreclosed Properties
This article examines heterogeneity in the simultaneous space-time impact of foreclosures on neighborhood property values.
Social Capital and Public Goods
This article analyzes the relationship between social networks and trust (two measures of social capital) and self-reported charitable contributions of time and/or money (pro-social behavior) using data collected from two ethnically distinct, low-income neighborhoods.
Variations in Park Facility Valuations across Neighborhoods
This article assesses the hedonic valuation of different types of park facilities.
The Impact of Housing Market Conditions on Residential Property Upkeep
This article assesses the impact of housing market conditions on the theoretically motivated and empirically observed negative relationship between loan to value ratios and home maintenance expenditures.
Neighborhood Price Externalities of Foreclosure Rehabilitation: An Examination of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
This article examines the neighborhood price impacts of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funded foreclosure rehabilitation undertaken by Habitat for Humanity in Dallas County, Texas using a difference-in-difference framework.
Housing Upkeep and Public Good Provision in Residential Neighborhoods
This article uses the consideration of neighborhood condition as an impure public good for a theoretical basis to understand how the level of neighborhood quality may affect residents' home maintenance decisions.
Is Household Wealth Sustainable? An Examination of Asset Poverty Reentry after an Exit
This article analyzes the influence of financial behaviors on the duration out of asset poverty while controlling for households' life cycle and demographic characteristics.
Neighborhood Effects on Food Consumption
This article examines the dual role of the social and physical neighborhood environment as they relate to the eating behaviors of residents of a low-income minority urban neighborhood.
The Neighborhood Effects of Foreclosure
This article argues that changes in nearby foreclosures reveal changes in neighborhood quality.