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This report examines the dynamics of poverty for women in Washington State. Data from the Family Income Study are used to investigate why women become poor, why some stay poor, and what allows some to escape poverty altogether.
This paper looks at the process of entering employment for women who are on public assistance or who are at risk of receiving public assistance. Family Income Study data were used to investigate the labor market status and movement between different labor market states for the two sample groups.
In 1988, nearly 30 percent of the homes in Washington depended on onsite wastewater treatment and disposal. It was estimated that up to one-half of all septic systems did not perform satisfactorily, or fail entirely within their expected life. This study discusses research on alternative onsite sewage disposal technologies and alternative onsite policy in Washington State.
Like national and world economies, a regional economy goes through long waves of economic activity. Specifically, a region will experience a relatively lengthy period of economic growth close to or above the national rate followed by a relatively lengthy period of economic growth below the national rate. This research applies a regional long wave theory of economic development to the Washington State economy to explain recent changes in its structure and rate of growth and to predict its probably future course.
This report analyzes the relationship between higher education and economic development and discusses ways in which the contributions of higher education to Washington’s economy can be increased.
This report surveys the reemployment initiatives currently in place in about a dozen states. Since these state programs do not occur in a vacuum, also reviewed are relevant federal programs and demonstration projects, as well as selected foreign government initiatives. These initiatives tend to fall into the following categories: (1) enhanced job search assistance, (2) classroom training, (3) on-the-job training and wage subsidies, (4) relocation allowances, (5) reemployment bonuses, and (6) self-employment programs.
This report looks at the use of municipal sewage sludge on land as a means of transforming an unpleasant and sometimes harmful waste into a natural resource.
This is a descriptive report of hazardous materials incident management in Washington State. It is in response to a request from Senate Majority Leader, R. Ted. Bottiger. The study includes the following: