Research Brief, short paper (ISSN 2687-8844)




November 7, 2023…Beliefs about Dementia and Risk-Reducing Behavior: An Empirical Analysis of Adults Age 40 and Above in the Midwest, Metro versus Nonmetro

October 25, 2023…..Cognitive Functioning in Later-Life, Older than 65 Years: Insights from the Health and Retirement Panel Study, 2010-2020

October 26, 2023…..The Costs and Benefits of Recreational Cannabis Legalization in Illinois: County Level Analysis

September 7, 2023…..An Empirical Analysis of Financial Hardship Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia: Metro and Nonmetro Patients

August 16, 2023…..Burden of Health Care Costs for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

August 7, 2023…..Exploring the Other Side of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia: Informal Caregivers

July 25, 2023…..Urban-Rural Differences in Mental Health Concerns: Findings from a Survey of the American General Population

July 7, 2023…..Telemedicine and the Carbon Footprint of Healthcare: An Empirical Analysis of Metro versus Nonmetro Illinois

June 9, 2023…..Cost of Dementia in Illinois: Metro versus Nonmetro

June 1, 2023…..Health Related Beliefs of Ethnic Groups: An Exploratory Analysis

May 7, 2023…..Gender and Health in the Midwest, Metro versus Nonmetro: Insights from the National Health Interview Survey

May 1, 2023…..Patient Satisfaction with Rural Health Centers

April 19, 2023…..Race Differences in Physicians’ Annual Incomes in Illinois: Metro versus Nonmetro

April 3, 2023…..Climate and Mortality in Nonmetro Illinois: Retrospective Study, 1999-2021 and Projections of Mortality for 2030

March 16, 2023…..Dental Care Use in the Midwest: Metro vs. Nonmetro

March 7, 2023…..Worker Burnout in Healthcare: Metro vs. Non-Metro

February 25, 2023…..Health Policy for Rural Illinois, Data for Policy Development

February 16, 2023…..Health and Healthcare Disparities in Illinois, Metro vs. Nonmetro

January 31, 2023…..Physical Activity of Illinoisans in the Metro and the Nonmetro

January 25, 2023…..Hospitals in Illinois that are Likely to Seek the Rural Emergency Hospital Designation: An Exploratory Analysis

November 30, 2022…..The Living Conditions of Elderly in Nonmetro Illinois and East North Central Division of the Midwest Region

November 21, 2022…..Free Expression among Races: Differences Between the Metro and the Nonmetro

October 31, 2022…..Farmers Involvement in Educational Activities: Insights from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) Microdata Sets

October 7, 2022…..Shifting Meaning of Inequity: Insights from the Blog Posts of National Black Farmers Association

September 25, 2022…..Youth E-Cigarette Use in Illinois and the Midwest: Insights from A Panel Study

September 3, 2022…..The Threat of Automation: Differences in Perceptions Between Metro and Nonmetro Labor Force Participants

August 25, 2022…..Impacts of Automation on Employment: Metro and Nonmetro Illinois

August 1, 2022…..An Empirical Analysis of the Attributes of New and Beginning Farmers in Illinois

July 16, 2022…..Young Illinoisans’ Interests in Farming

July 5, 2022…..An Empirical Analysis of Farm Tenancy in Illinois and Tweets about Farm Tenancy

June 28, 2022…..Foreign Businesses in the Agricultural Sector in Illinois

June 17, 2022…..Rural Illinois in Numbers: Content-Valid Indicators for Governance

May 16, 2022…..Restaurant Inspections in Illinois: A Control Theory Analysis

April 19, 2022…..Labor Mobility in Illinois: Industry by Occupation Analysis

April 7, 2022…..Job-to-Job Flows in Illinois, 2000-2021

March 21, 2022…..Rural Education in Charts, 2000-2022

March 2, 2022…..Discouraged Workers in the Nonmetro

February 17, 2022…..Rural Residents’ Evaluation of their College Education: Insights from the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Household Economics and Decision Making

February 7, 2022…..Demographics of High-Income Households in Rural Illinois, 2021

January 23, 2022…..Interpreting the Recent Decline in Illinois’ Labor Force: April 2020 – December 2021

January 12, 2022…..Telemedicine use in Illinois during the weeks leading to the spread of Covid-19, omicron variant: Insights from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey

June 3, 2021…..An Empirical Analysis of Research Outputs in Community Economic Development: Implications for the Study Area

May 18, 2021…..Marijuana Tax Revenues: Estimates for Illinois Counties, July 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021

May 7, 2021…..Marijuana Use: Differences Between Metro and Nonmetro Regions

April 6, 2021…..Covid-19 Pandemic: Effects on Minority-Owned Businesses in Illinois

March 6, 2021…..Twitter Conversations of Lawmakers in Illinois:Do Lawmakers’ Verbal Behaviors Predict Their Political Affiliation?

February 21, 2021…..Telemedicine in Illinois: Ecological Explanation

February 3, 2021…..The Value of Telemedicine

January 16, 2021…..Who Uses Telemedicine, Believers or Disbelievers of Covid-19?

January 11, 2021…..Consumer Awareness of Telemedicine During the Covid-19 Pandemic:Demographic Influences

June 17, 2020…..Differential Growth of Covid-19 in Illinois Counties: A Quantitative Assessment using the Shift Method

May 30, 2020…..Covid-19 Information on County Health Department Websites: The Case of Rural Illinois

May 11, 2020…..Empirical Analysis of Data from Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) for April 2020: A Report on the Status of Illinois Counties During the Covid-19 Pandemic

May 4, 2020…..The Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Illinois Counties

April 25, 2020…..Covid-19 in Illinois Counties: Effectiveness of Mitigation Effects

April 24, 2020…..Illinoisans’ Perceptions about their State Government, Economy, and Healthcare During the Covid-19 Pandemic

April 16, 2020….Covid-19 in Rural Illinois Counties: Disease Progression, and Health Care System Correlates

April 12, 2020…..Data Update for the Paper: Twitter Conversations about SARS-Cov-2: What is Going on Out There in Illinois?

April 7, 2020…..Twitter Conversations about SARS-Cov-2: What is Going on Out There in Illinois?

April 4, 2020…..The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Plant Closings and Mass Layoffs: The Case of Illinois Counties

March 25, 2020…..The Effect of Pharmaceuticals’ Trade Promotions to Medical Professionals in Illinois Counties: Some Research Findings on Opioid Prescriptions

March 22, 2020…..Opioid Use Disorder in the Nonmetro Regions: Some Basic Facts from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

January 25, 2020…..Implementing Community Economic Development: Normative Prescriptions, with Applications to Rural Illinois

July 14, 2019…..  The Opioid Epidemic and its Impact on Labor Productivity in Illinois…..Download software

May 26, 2019….. Natural Capital as an Economic Public Product: An Empirical Analysis of Illinois Counties…..Download software

May 23, 2019…… Economic Capital of Illinois: An Empirical Analysis…..Download software 1 & software 2

May 20, 2019…… Social Capital Manifestations in Illinois Counties: An Empirical Assessment….. Download software

May 17, 2019…… Cultural Capital in Illinois: A County-Wise Analysis….. Download software

May 15, 2019…… Determinants of Sustainability and Human Capital….. Download software

May 10, 2019…… Sustainable Economic Development Indices (SEDI) for Illinois Counties….. Download software

May 5, 2019  …… Living wage for Illinois counties…. Download software

April 25, 2019…… Economic Development Strategy for the Greater Peoria Region, Illinois: Insights from Growth Accounting and Decision Theory

April 18, 2019…… Determinants of Economic Growth in Illinois: An Empirical Analysis

April 11, 2019…… Thirty Years of IIRA’s Rural Research Report….. Download software