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Publication date: 11 July 2019

Thomas DeLeire

This study examines the effect of a Medicaid disenrollment on employment, sources of health insurance coverage, and health and health care utilization of childless adults…

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This study examines the effect of a Medicaid disenrollment on employment, sources of health insurance coverage, and health and health care utilization of childless adults using longitudinal data from the 2004 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation. From July to September 2005, TennCare, the Tennessee Medicaid program, disenrolled approximately 170,000 adults following a change in eligibility rules. Following this eligibility change, the fraction of adults in Tennessee covered by Medicaid fell by over 5 percentage points while uninsured rates increased by almost 5 percentage points relative to adults in other Southern states. There is no evidence of an increase in employment rates in Tennessee following the disenrollment. Self-reported health and access to medical care worsened as hospitalization rates, doctor visits, and dentist visits all declined while the use of free or public clinics increased. The Tennessee experience suggests that undoing the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to adults that occurred under the Affordable Care Act likely would reduce health insurance coverage, reduce health care access, and worsen health but would not lead to increases in employment.

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Health and Labor Markets
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-861-2

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1996

Edwin S. Gleaves, Edwin S. Gleaves, Jose Marie Griffiths, Rita Hamilton, Edward G. Mahon, Tamara J. Miller, Sandra S. Nelson, Sidney Owen and Linda L. Phillips

When, back in 1994, I spoke to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) on the state of network development in Tennessee, I began by saying…

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When, back in 1994, I spoke to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) on the state of network development in Tennessee, I began by saying, “In Tennessee, as in many states, network development is multidimensional, multidisciplinary, multifaceted, multilateral, multidirectional—and therefore multi‐confusing.”

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 14 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

Article
Publication date: 1 March 2009

P. Edward French

Education funding has been a significant concern of both providers and consumers of the educational system in the United States for many generations. This expenditure…

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Education funding has been a significant concern of both providers and consumers of the educational system in the United States for many generations. This expenditure accounts for the single largest allocation in most state and local government budgets; and scholars, practitioners, and the general public often question whether or not American students are getting the most “bang for their buck”. While school board members are not responsible for the allocation of revenues from federal, state, and local governments, these individuals are directly responsible for the distribution of these funds for the operation of local schools within their districts. The purpose of this study is to determine if school board members in Tennessee understand the role they play in allocating educational finances which ultimately influence student achievement. The results of this analysis suggest that the perceptions of school board members in Tennessee are not always reflective of the actual outcomes when real data is examined regarding school district expenditures.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

Article
Publication date: 1 March 2004

P. Edward French and Rodney E. Stanley

The purpose of this research is to explain the adoption of lottery policies among counties in Tennessee. Various socio-demographic variables were measured through the use…

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The purpose of this research is to explain the adoption of lottery policies among counties in Tennessee. Various socio-demographic variables were measured through the use of logistic regression analysis for determining lottery adoption among all the counties in Tennessee. The results of the logistic regression model suggest that the most significant variables contributing to the adoption of the state lottery in Tennessee are party affiliation of voters and the region of the state in which voters reside. Since the findings of this manuscript are concerned with only the state of Tennessee, one should proceed with caution when trying to generalize these results to other states that have recently adopted a state lottery. The contributions of this research suggest that political and regional indicators are the best predictors in understanding lottery adoption among counties in Tennessee. These findings are consistent with results that have attempted to explain lottery and casino adoption across the American states. In addition, this study contributes to the current literature by suggesting that intercultural political differences may have contributed significantly to the adoption of a state lottery in Tennessee.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 16 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

Article
Publication date: 26 July 2022

Alicia Rihn, Kimberly Lynn Jensen and David Hughes

This study aims to provide insights on how different sources of information concerning a quality assurance program (QAP) influence consumers’ wine purchase likelihood…

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Purpose

This study aims to provide insights on how different sources of information concerning a quality assurance program (QAP) influence consumers’ wine purchase likelihood, profiles of consumers most likely to use QAPs (demographics, wine consumption and expenditures, wine involvement behaviors) and consumer attitudes toward QAPs.

Design/methodology/approach

Data are from a 2021 survey of 1,191 wine consumers in Tennessee and other US states. A multiple indicators multiple causes model is used to estimate how consumer demographics, wine consumption and expenditure patterns and several wine-involvement measures influence likelihood of using QAPs from eight provider sources when making wine purchase decisions. Sources include university, government, third-party certifiers, wineries and wine associations at the state, regional, national and international levels.

Findings

Wine consumers have an interest in QAP information when making wine purchase decisions. Not all QAP provider information is used equally, with almost 69% of the sample indicating the use of state wine association QAPs, but less than 44% indicating the use of government agency QAPs or third-party QAPs. Wine consumers’ demographics also influence the use of QAP information. Males, higher income consumers, residing outside of Tennessee and more wine-involved consumers are more likely to use QAPs. Consumers view QAPs as indicators of overall wine quality, ingredient quality and wine consistency rather than necessarily a means of building knowledge about local wines.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this paper is the first to examine not only QAP use from multiple providers but also how demographics, wine consumption, wine expenditures and wine-involvement impact QAP use.

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International Journal of Wine Business Research, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1062

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Book part
Publication date: 22 April 2015

Price Fishback

During the 1930s Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal created a wide range of spending and loan programs. Brief descriptions are provided for the programs created by the New Deal…

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During the 1930s Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal created a wide range of spending and loan programs. Brief descriptions are provided for the programs created by the New Deal and loan and spending programs that were in place before the New Deal. I worked with others to create a panel data set with estimates of the spending and lending by the programs each year from 1930 through 1940. The data aggregated to broad categories are reported here and the methods and sources used to construct the estimates of the spending and lending for the categories are discussed.

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Research in Economic History
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-782-6

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Article
Publication date: 17 August 2010

Leslie Adebonojo, Mark Ellis, Kathy Campbell and Michael Hawkins

This paper aims to utilize data collected at the national, state, and local level to analyze our library instruction (LI) program with the goal of designing a program to…

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Purpose

This paper aims to utilize data collected at the national, state, and local level to analyze our library instruction (LI) program with the goal of designing a program to best suit student needs.

Design/methodology/approach

The collection and analysis of national, state, and local economic and computer access and usage statistics was carried out.

Findings

Although most incoming freshmen at East Tennessee State University have access to computers and can perform basic computer functions, they do not have the skill set necessary to do college‐level research.

Practical implications

Sherrod Library needs to continue providing traditional LI classes. Furthermore, new ways to train incoming freshmen in research methods need to be developed.

Originality/value

The use of national, state, and local economic and computer access and usage statistics to create a profile of our students in order to assess LI and outreach programs.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 38 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1983

Patricia A. Phillips

Tennessee Technological University Library's experience participating in the field test of the SOLINET LAMBDA services is described. The LAMBDA services are provided from…

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Tennessee Technological University Library's experience participating in the field test of the SOLINET LAMBDA services is described. The LAMBDA services are provided from the system developed by SOLINET and the Burroughs Corporation in the conversion of the Washington Library Network (WLN) software to run on Burroughs equipment Tennessee Tech participated in the field test to determine whether LAMBDA could meet the needs of the library for an online catalog. At the conclusion of the test, Tennessee Tech determined that LAMBDA did meet its needs and that it would continue using LAMBDA as an online catalog for the Tennessee Tech Library.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

Article
Publication date: 12 October 2010

Bharat Mehra, Vandana Singh and Hannah Parris

The purpose of this paper is to address the following questions: How are members of the Tennessee's regional library system (TRLS) in the USA using open source software…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to address the following questions: How are members of the Tennessee's regional library system (TRLS) in the USA using open source software (OSS) applications and collaborating to further their missions and overcome some of their debilitating information‐related circumstances? What kind of partnerships can be explored in order to further use of OSS in the state?

Design/methodology/approach

The paper highlights findings from an exploratory website study to identify key trends, practices, and applications of use of OSS in the TRLS.

Findings

OSS applications in the TRLS are presented in terms of their current use as well as their future directions of development and opportunities. Study of collaborations in OSS use and website development by public libraries in the TRLS reveals that the OSS infoscape is more complex than previously understood.

Originality/value

Minimal research has been done involving the TRLS that has been in existence for over 60 years and comprises 12 multi‐county regions serving 211 small‐ and medium‐sized public libraries. Use of OSS has tremendous potentialities to overcome the harsh conditions of information poverty, lack of information resources and technology, and unique cultural, social, economic, and environmental challenges experienced in Tennessee that have prevented significant growth of information and communications technologies in the state.

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Library Review, vol. 59 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Article
Publication date: 13 September 2022

Ben Stickle, Teresa C. Kulig, Sadie Creel, Kayla N. Meyer, Bethany Maynard and Garrett C. Jeanes

Human trafficking is challenging to address; one facet of response has been to engage with the public to increase awareness of trafficking and create connections that…

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Purpose

Human trafficking is challenging to address; one facet of response has been to engage with the public to increase awareness of trafficking and create connections that facilitate identification. Police officials are uniquely situated to engage with the community on human trafficking through their online presence. However, little is known about how police officials use these virtual platforms to discuss trafficking.

Design/methodology/approach

The current study examines how Tennessee police use agency websites and Twitter to connect with their community on the issue of human trafficking.

Findings

Out of 241 police agencies studied in Tennessee, 80% (n = 192) had websites, while 35% (n = 84) had Twitter accounts. Findings suggest that Tennessee agencies are not currently using websites (1%) or Twitter (4.7%) to engage with the public about human trafficking. Further, when it did occur, the communication to the public was limited in depth and resources.

Research limitations/implications

Future research should include other police agencies and additional social media sites.

Practical implications

Police agencies could be more proactive at engaging the community, with the caveat that any future initiatives should have clear goals and monitor their effectiveness at achieving their intended outcomes.

Originality/value

This research provides a fundamental analysis of how police agencies communicate to the public on issues related to human trafficking.

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Policing: An International Journal, vol. 45 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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