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The Boyd Center conducts research on behalf of multiple public entities to reveal key insights about the economy in Tennessee and across the nation, as well as the efficacy of public programs. Our research has appeared in publications such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Tennessean.

Use the search field below to find Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research publications by title, author, or date of publication.

Families First 2010 Case Characteristics Study

Authors: William R. Hamblen, William F. Fox, Vickie C. Cunningham

Publication Date: June 1, 2011

The following report summarizes characteristics of individuals participating in Tennessee’s Families First Program in 2010. In selected years since 1993, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Tennessee has analyzed a snapshot of participants who were eligible as of September 1, both by examination of Tennessee Department of Human Services’ (TDHS) records (population data) and by surveying a random sample of September 1 eligible recipients. The snapshot of participants for this study was September 1, 2010. Statistics from the population data and from the survey responses help paint a picture of changes in the caseload composition over time and show how changes in policy might have impacted the program.

The Impact of TennCare, Survey of Recipients 2010

Authors: William Hamblen, William F. Fox

Publication Date: August 1, 2010

The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, under contract with the Department of Finance and Administration of the State of Tennessee, conducted a survey of Tennessee residents to ascertain their insurance status and use of medical facilities and their level of satisfaction with the TennCare program. A target sample size of 5,000 households allows us to obtain accurate estimates for subpopulations. The Boyd Center prepared the survey instrument in cooperation with personnel from the Division of TennCare.

Education Crossroads

Authors: Matthew N. Murray

Publication Date: December 1, 2007

Education Crossroads is a unique report that looks at economic prosperity and the positive impact education has on family, society and quality of life. The collaborative report looks at how individuals have the power to influence the future through investing in education as students, individuals, parents and community members. For more information or to request a hard copy of the book, please call (865) 974-6086.

Families First 2005 Case Characteristics Study

Authors: William Fox, Staci Couch, Angela Thacker, Vickie Cunningham

Publication Date: August 31, 2006

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