This web-based tool is part of a quarterly series that draws from a variety of scientific resources to inform Chesapeake Bay Watershed policymakers, practitioners, residents, and community leaders on historical and projected future climate trends. An in-depth analysis of changes in seasonal precipitation and extreme precipitation events over multiple decades is displayed using interactive maps.
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Third-party liens have increasingly become an issue in resolving mass litigation events. This is potentially problematic if liens become sufficiently burdensome or costly that potential litigants do not pursue cases. This paper examines the different types of health care liens and trends in prevalence, as well as how liens have changed the landscape of claim resolution.
Analyzes and offers recommendations for the California workers' compensation medical-legal fee schedule.
This report describes access to medical care among injured workers in the state of California, as mandated by Labor Code Section 5307.2. The authors analyze administrative and medical service bill data to examine changes over time for measures related to access to care for injured workers.
Wage Loss Monitoring for Injured Workers in California's Workers' Compensation System: 2013 Injury Year Findings (First Interim Report) 2018
This report presents new estimates of wage loss for workers in California who suffered a workplace injury or illness in 2013 and compares these estimates with trends before, during, and after the Great Recession. The authors matched injured workers with control workers in the same firm at the time of injury with similar characteristics and analyzed the impact of injury on labor market outcomes, including earnings and employment.
In this article, I document some salient and disturbing trends concerning the interaction of American youth with the criminal justice system based on a module I recently added to the PSID.
The Feasibility of a Web Intervention for Military and Veteran Spouses Concerned About Their Partner's Alcohol Misuse 2018
It is feasible to deliver a web-based intervention to help concerned partners of military service members and veterans who suffer from alcohol misuse; partners found the program useful and acceptable.
Evaluation of the SB 1041 Reforms to California's CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work Program: Findings Regarding the Initial Policy Implementation and Outcomes 2016
This report provides initial findings from the evaluation of the Senate Bill 1041 reforms to the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program, with implementation informed by an All-County Survey, state-level interviews, and interviews and focus groups in six focal counties, plus initial insights on participant outcomes explored with state administrative data and nationally representative data from the Current Population Survey.
How Might Marijuana Legalization in California Affect Public Budgets and Marijuana Consumption? 2010
Legalizing marijuana in California would lead to a substantial decline in price, but there is much uncertainty about legalization's effect on public budgets and consumption; even minor changes in assumptions lead to major differences in outcomes.
This first national estimate of the economic cost of methamphetamine (meth) use in the United States suggests that costs reached $23.4 billion in 2005. The analysis, with a lower-bound estimate of $16.2 billion and an upper-bound estimate of $48.3 billion, considers the burden of addiction, premature death, drug treatment, lost productivity, crime and criminal justice, health care, production and environmental hazards, and child endangerment.