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Socioeconomic Research

An Analysis of Oral Health Disparities and Access to Services in the Appalachian Region
July 2012
Denise D. Krause, Ph.D.; Warren L. May, Ph.D.; Nancy M. Lane, MA; Jeralynn S, Cossman, Ph.D.; Thomas R. Konrad, Ph.D.
This study analyzes disparities in oral health status and access to oral health care in the Appalachian Region, and examines relationships between oral health disparities and socioeconomic status indicators.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (6.8 MB)
Defining Subregions in Appalachia: Are There Better Alternatives?
June 2005
Pollard, Kelvin M.
Population Reference Bureau
This report addresses the question of whether the current configuration of the Appalachian subregions still provide an accurate reflection of areas that are relatively homogenous in their economic status and development.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (283 KB)
Displacement in Appalachia and the Non-Appalachian United States, 1993-2003: Findings Based on Five Displaced Worker Surveys
December 2005
Herzenberg, Stephan, Mark Price, and Howard Wial
Keystone Research Center
This report looks at worker displacement in the Appalachian Region during the past decade.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.5 MB)
Economic Diversity in Appalachia
March 2014
Edward Feser, Troy Mix, Mark White, Ken Poole, Deb Markley, and Erik Pages
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Regional Economics Applications Laboratory and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, with assistance from the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and EntreWorks Consulting
This March 2014 report provides an analysis of economic diversity trends in the Appalachian Region.
Abstract & Report Contents Economic Diversity in Appalachia: Compilation of All Documents (PDF: 6 MB)
Health Care Costs and Access Disparities in Appalachia
July 2012
PDA, Inc., and the Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
This report describes the relative availability of health care resources, level of health insurance coverage and cost of providing health services in the Appalachian Region compared with the rest of the United States.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (6.9 MB)
Household Wealth and Financial Security in Appalachia
November 2013
Linda A. Jacobsen, Marlene Lee, and Kelvin Pollard
Population Reference Bureau
This report analyzes the effects of the recent recession on household wealth and economic well-being in Appalachia and assesses whether the Region has been disproportionately affected by the economic downturn.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (3 MB)
Households and Families
May 2004
Mather, Mark
Population Reference Bureau
This report analyzes trends in household and family structure in Appalachia from 1990 to 2000.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.3 MB)
Socioeconomic Review of Appalachia Then and Now: An Update of the "Realities of Deprivation" Reported to the President in 1964
November 1996
Isserman, Andrew
West Virginia University
In 1964, a report by the the President's Appalachian Regional Commission Report stated that Appalachia could be characterized as ". . . a region apart—geographically and statistically." This report reassesses that finding.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.5 MB)
Standards of Living in Appalachia, 1960 -- 2000
September 2007
Black, Dan A., Mark Mather, and Seth G. Sanders
University of Chicago, Population Reference Bureau, and University of Maryland at College Park
This report uses data from the 1960 to 2000 decennial census to measures the extent to which standards of living among Appalachian families have improved, and to examine housing and consumption trends
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (239 KB)
The Appalachian Region in 2010: A Census Data Overview
September 2011
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, gender, housing occupancy, housing tenure, education, and migration patterns for the 13 Appalachian states.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (5.0 MB)
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey
February 2012
Kelvin Pollard and Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and housing tenure, education, labor force, employment and unemployment, income and poverty, and migration patterns for the 13 Appalachian states.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (6 MB)
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey
February 2013
Kelvin Pollard and Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and housing tenure, education, labor force, employment and unemployment, income and poverty, and migration patterns for the 13 Appalachian states.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (6 MB)
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey
February 2014
Kelvin Pollard and Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and housing tenure, education, labor force, employment and unemployment, income and poverty, health insurance coverage, disability status, migration
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (9 MB)
The Upskilling of Appalachia: Earnings and the Improvement of Skill Levels, 1960 -- 2000
September 2007
Black, Dan A., Kelvin M. Pollard, and Seth G. Sanders
University of Chicago, Population Reference Bureau, and University of Maryland at College Park
This report examines the improvement of Appalachia’s economic fortunes relative to those in rest of the country since 1960—particularly among men and women of prime working age (ages 25 to 64).
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (132 KB)
Underemployment in Appalachia and the Rest of the United States
January 2005
Price, Mark and Howard Wial
Keystone Research Center
This data brief contains estimates of underemployment in Appalachia by state and by demographic group for each year from 1996 to 2004. These estimates are derived from the Current Population Survey (CPS).
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (121 KB)