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    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    This report ranks Arizona counties according to their summary measures of health outcomes and health factors, as well as the components used to create each summary measure.  The summary health outcomes rankings are based on an equal weighting of mortality and morbidity measures. The summary health factors rankings are based on weighted scores of four types of factors: behavioral, clinical, social and economic, and environmental.

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    Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    This volume of State of Black Arizona examines STEM opportunities, achievement, and barriers for Arizona's Black population.

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    Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    The 2012 Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona measures how much income a family of a certain composition in a given place must earn to meet their basic needs. Employers, advocates, and legislators can use it to evaluate wages, provide career counseling, and create programs that lead to economic self-sufficiency for working families.

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    Friday, April 27, 2012

    This follow-up to the 2001 landmark report, "Five Shoes Waiting to Drop on Arizona's Future," focuses on the projected future of the state if Arizona fails to address its Latino educational attainment gap. The publication is more of an economic impact statement than an education report, with indicators pointing out consequences and contributions, depending on action or inaction in closing the gap of Arizona's future workforce.

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    Monday, February 6, 2012

    In light of the recent economic decline and growing federal debt, proposals have been submitted in the legislature and by President Obama to limit the charitable tax deduction rate in order to increase federal revenue. This policy brief analyzes the proposal to limit charitable deductions for wealthy Americans to 28 percent, including a look at the potential advantages and disadvantages of the policy.

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    Sunday, January 1, 2012

    Arts & Economic Prosperity IV is a study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry’s impact on the economy. It features customized findings on 182 study regions representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as estimates of economic impact nationally. Despite the economic headwinds that our country faced in 2010, the results are impressive.

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    Monday, August 1, 2011

    This report catalogs the resource deployment and infrastructure buildup at the border since 1993 and describes the impact this has had on unlawful migration flows. It also details unintended negative consequences that have resulted from this process. In light of these findings the report presents the argument that there is an opportunity to secure the gains in border control while negating the counterproductive byproducts of those gains.