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ISBN: 0833008811, 9780833008817
Author: Leland Johnson
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: households, preliminary, assessment, income, low, assistance, programs, telephone
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In response to rising local telephone rates in recent years, many states have introduced telephone assistance programs to enable households to retain service and to extend service to those without it. Typically, these programs offer a substantial discount for service to households with incomes below a given level or eligible for benefits under specified welfare programs. This report offers guidanc......
Authors: Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duncan Thomas, Kathleen Beegle
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Keywords: indonesian, family, life, findings, surveys, crisis, costs, economic, real, preliminary
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The effects of the Indonesian crisis vary across regions and socioeconomic and demographic groups. This report describes changes to several dimensions of family and individual well-being between 1997 and 1998, including health status and earnings.......
Authors: Grace M. Carter, Susan M. Paddock
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Keywords: facility, rehabilitation, prospective, payment, system, inpatient, mix, analyses, changes, coding, case, preliminary
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The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 mandated use of a prospective payment system (PPS) to pay for Medicare patient stays at inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and stated that changes in the payment amounts should accurately reflect changes in IRFs’ patient case mix — that is, the true cost of treating patients — and not be influenced by changes in coding practices. This RAND ......
Author: Benjamin S. Lambeth
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Keywords: preliminary, findings, impressions, initiative, defense, union, strategic, soviet
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This Note provides a background against which to evaluate possible Soviet alternatives for dealing with the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) in the decade ahead. Without speculating about what the Soviets will ultimately do in response to SDI, the Note (1) examines Moscow's statements on SDI to date, (2) reviews the highlights of Soviet doctrine and programs related to strategic defense, (3) con......
Authors: Committee On The Review Of The Water, Environmental Research System Network, National Research Council
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: research, environmental, systems, waters, network, water, strategy, draft, review, science, education, design, preliminary
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One of the most critical issues facing the United States today is the proper management of our water resources. Water availability and quality are changing due to increasing population, urbanization, and land use and climate change. Despite the fact that overall water use in the U.S. has remained relatively constant since about 1980, shortages in water supply have been increasing in frequency in m......
Authors: Gary Parish, William Sollfrey
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: procurement, performance, requirements, mdash, proposal, system, space, analysis, effect, work, arounds, preliminary
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This Note identifies a factor that appears to have been neglected in explaining the discrepancy between predicted and observed satellite lifetimes in orbit. This factor — extension of satellite life through ingenious "work-around" corrections — is not represented in current satellite replenishment models. The Note explores the effect of the omission on various measures of system perfor......
Author: Paul Baran
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: distributed, data, rate, network, node, switching, design, preliminary, communications, vii, tentative, engineering, specifications
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One in a series of eleven memoranda detailing the Distributed Adaptive Message Block Network, a proposed digital data communications system based on a distributed network concept. It considers the engineering specifications of the proposed system's switching node. It is felt that a small, unmanned switching node (yet having higher throughput rates than current large installations occupying thousan......
Author: Stanley Besen
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Keywords: preliminary, analysis, institute, standards, telecommunications, european
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The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) was formed to accelerate standardization and promote greater harmonization among European telecommunications systems. This Note describes ETSI's organization and structure and relates them to its expected behavior and performance. Some characteristics, such as the use of a weighted majority voting rule, are likely to expedite the setting o......
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