Treasure trove of restricted social science data now available to Pacific Northwest researchers

 

By Molly McElroy

UW News and Information

Mark Ellis, a geography professor at the University of Washington, uses non-public data collected by the government to study immigration and unemployment patterns. But since the data are confidential and access to them is restricted, Ellis can’t just have the records sent to him or access Click to Read More

In Health Care, Geography is Destiny

There is tremendous unexplained variation in rates of surgical procedures from hospital catchment area to hospital catchment area, and region to region that cannot be explained by epidemiologic factors. For example, colleagues and I discovered in 1992 (see Spine, 1992) that the 15 fold difference in surgical procedures on the spine in Washington State Click to Read More

Cascade Land Conservancy Outreach Project Associate

CLC fills a unique and important niche as the largest conservation and community building organization dedicated solely to this region. As a national leader, CLC is shaping a future that will flourish environmentally and economically. We partner with thousands of leaders and residents across the region to create healthy, livable and prosperous communities. For Click to Read More

Rising trend in measuring happiness

There seems to be a trend emerging across western nations tied to measuring happiness. The latest country to join the parade? The UK! The Associated Press’ article, Get Happy! UK government to measure well-being, reports that “British officials said Monday they will start measuring national happiness in addition to gauging more traditional data like Click to Read More