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Lee economic output nosedives

Lee County's economic output slowed to a crawl in 2006, sinking what had been one of the nation's fastest growing economies to a middle-of-the-pack performer, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The area ranked 175 out of 363 metropolitan statistical areas for growth, as ranked by the bureau. In 2005, Lee ranked sixth in the nation for growth.

Demographic effects of natural disasters: A case study of Hurricane Andrew

Many studies have considered the economic, social, and psychological effects of hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters, but few have considered their demographic effects. In this paper we describe and evaluate a method for measuring the effects on Hurricane Andrew on the housing stock and population distribution in Dade County, Florida

Publication Date: 
05/01/1996
Author(s): 
Smith, Stanley K.; McCarty, Christopher
Pages: 
12 pages

An experimental methodology for estimating Hispanic residents for states and counties

Counts of the U.S. Hispanic population are available every ten years from the decennial census, but for the years following or between censuses, estimates have to be created using data and techniques that are expected to track changes in that population over time. Such estimates are a recent development and there is currently no standard methodology that has been widely used, carefully documented, and rigorously tested. In this article, we describe an experimental methodology for estimating the Hispanic population of states and counties.

Publication Date: 
01/01/1997
Author(s): 
Smith, Stanley K.; Nogle, June M.
Pages: 
14 pages

In defense of the net migrant

Net migration has been widely criticized as a theoretical concept and as a measure of population movement. Many of these criticisms are valid: net migration reflects a residual rather than a true migration process, it often masks large gross migration flows, it cannot account for differences in the characteristics of origin and destination populations, it cannot be used for rates in a probabilistic sense, and it can lead to misspecified causal models and unrealistic population projections.

Publication Date: 
01/01/1998
Author(s): 
Smith, Stanley K.; Swanson, David A.
Pages: 
16 pages

Florida Price Level Index 2004

The Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) was established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential (DCD) in the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP). In this role, the FPLI is used to represent the costs of hiring equally qualified personnel across school districts.

Publication Date: 
03/18/2005
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
7 pages

Florida County Retail Price and Wage Indices 2004

This report presents and discusses the 2004 Florida County Retail Price Index, the FCRPI, and the 2004 Florida County Wage Index, the FCWI, produced by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, BEBR, at the University of Florida.

Publication Date: 
11/30/2004
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
10 pages

Florida County Retail Price and Wage Indices 2006

This report presents and discusses the 2006 editions of the Florida County Retail Price Index (FCRPI) and the Florida County Wage Index (FCWI), produced by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Florida. In the narrowest sense, the FCRPI measures the relative expenditure required to purchase the same basket of goods and services purchased by the average Floridian in each of Florida’s counties at a particular point in time, in this case August 2006.

Publication Date: 
02/21/2008
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
9 pages

Florida Price Level Index 2005

The Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) was established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential (DCD) in the Florida Education Finance Program. In this role, the FPLI is used to represent the costs of hiring equally qualified personnel across school districts. Since 1995, and at the request of the Legislature, the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Florida has performed an ongoing review of the methodology of the FPLI and has made appropriate recommendations to improve it.

Publication Date: 
02/02/2006
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
5 pages

Florida Price Level Index 2006

The Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) was established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential (DCD) in the Florida Education Finance Program. In this role, the FPLI is used to represent the costs of hiring equally qualified personnel across school districts.

Publication Date: 
02/22/2007
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
5 pages

Florida County Retail Price and Wage Indices 2007

This report presents and discusses the 2007 editions of the Florida County Retail Price Index (FCRPI) and the Florida County Wage Index (FCWI), produced by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Florida.

Publication Date: 
06/11/2008
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
8 pages
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