• Trends in Alaska's People and Economy

      Martin, Stephanie; Killorin, Mary; Leask, Linda (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2001)
      This 16 page document outlines expected trends for Alaska's people and economy between 2001 and 2020. It was prepared for the Alaska Humanities Forum in October 2001 under the theme of "Alaska 20/20 Partnership - Bringing Alaskans Together to Chart Our Future".
    • Trends in Allegations and Investigations of Child Abuse and Neglect in Alaska

      Vadapalli, Diwakar; Hanna, Virgene (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-08)
      Rates of child abuse and neglect in Alaska have been high for years, compared with national averages and under various measures. To find ways of better protecting children in our state, it’s important for Alaskans to understand more about child maltreatment —which includes neglect, mental injury, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. Neglect is by far the most common type of maltreatment, in Alaska and across the country. This is the first in a series of papers that will examine child abuse and neglect in Alaska, to focus more attention on this very serious problem and uncover potential reasons why rates are so high. Here we discuss trends in allegations of child abuse and neglect and subsequent investigations, from 2006 through 2012. We use publically available data from the Office of Children’s Services (OCS), the state agency that deals with most reported child maltreatment in Alaska.
    • Trends in Atlantic Salmon Markets and Implications for Bristol Bay Salmon Markets

      Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, 2019)
      World salmon markets are dominated by farmed Atlantic salmon. As farmed salmon production has grown, Bristol Bay sockeye salmon has become an ever-smaller share of world salmon supply. Norway and Chile are by far the largest producers of farmed salmon, followed by the UK and Canada. Historically, year-over-year changes in US monthly imports have been inversely correlated with year-over-year changes in prices. What explains changes over time in the price premium or discount of sockeye relative to competing farmed salmon? Looking at the relationship between price and supply changes, we conclude that the market is able to absorb 6-7% more fish at stable prices. As a consequence, we expect a 5% increase in price is 2019 despite 4% supply growth.
    • Trends in Bristol Bay Harvest, Production, and Markets

      Berry, Kevin (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, 2019)
      This presentation provides graph and chart data related to trends in Bristol Bay harvest, production, and markets for sockeye salmon. Data used is ADFG Commercial Annual Operator Report (COAR) data available through 2017, and Department of Revenue Salmon Price/Production Reports data available through October 2018. Areas covered include harvest volume, ex-vessel price, and ex-vessel value, end markets for Alaska salmon products, wholesale prices for Bristol Bay salmon products.
    • Tribal Courts and Minor Consuming Alcohol Cases: Researching Recidivism and Responsiveness

      Fortson, Ryan; Lepage, Cory R. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-04-04)
      This presentation provides an overview of issues involved in researching recidivism and response to underage drinking in Alaska tribal courts.
    • Tribal Courts in Alaska

      UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-17)
      This article introduces the Fall 2014/Winter 2014 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum, which focuses on topics related to tribal courts in Alaska.
    • True Cost of Electricity in Rural Alaska and True Cost of Bulk Fuel in Rural Alaska

      Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-10-26)
      In this analysis, we compile data from several sources to estimate the true cost of electricity in rural Alaska. The true cost includes expenses listed on the utilities’ books plus costs paid by other entities in the form of explicit and implicit subsidies. Our focus is on the nonfuel costs of power. Fuel costs are quite volatile and are tracked carefully by AEA on a monthly basis. The concept of “Fuel cost” typically includes the price paid at the point of delivery into a bulk storage tank. We do include here as contributed resources the estimated subsidies to the fuel delivery system for electricity due to provision of bulk fuel storage by, for example, the Denali Commission.
    • Turnover Among Alaska Teachers: Is It Changing?

      Hill, Alexandra; Hirshberg, Diane (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-07)
      Turnover among Alaska’s teachers was roughly the same in 2007 as it had been in 1999, with about 14% leaving their school districts (Figure 1). Turnover also remained twice as high in rural as in urban districts—about 22%, compared with 10%. That lack of broad change comes after years of efforts by Alaska’s state government, universities, and school districts to reduce teacher turnover, especially in rural areas. The Institute of Social and Economic Research has been tracking Alaska’s progress in reducing teacher turnover since 2004, in partnership with the Alaska Teacher Placement program, the Department of Education and Early Development, and university teacher training programs.
    • Turnover Among Alaska Village Public Safety Officers: An Examination of the Factors Associated with Attrition

      Wood, Darryl S. (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2000-03)
      Since its inception in 1980, Alaska's Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program has provided policing and other public safety services (including fire fighting, search and rescue, water safety, and emergency medical services) to rural Alaska Native villages. The VPSO program was developed in response to public safety needs of the villages and to economies of scale, since individual villages could not generate resources for separate agencies to handle specific programs. Since 1983, the first year for which adequate records are available, turnover in the VPSO program has averaged 36 percent per year; that is, for every 100 VSPOs serving in a given year, 36 have quit or been fired. This turnover rate is far higher than in any other sector of the public safety labor force. This report, based on surveys of current and former VPSOs, examines the extent of and reasons for VPSO turnover, and considers the ramifications of these findings as they pertain to the overall objectives of the VPSO program, the problems of rural police departments, and the feasibility of community-oriented policing in sparsely populated areas. Marriage, service in a home village, connectedness to Alaska Native culture and the presence of other police officers all are factors associated with officers remaining with the VPSO program.
    • UAA Creative Writing Students: Reading and Writing

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-17
      Selected UAA English Department undergraduate creative writing students read from their work. Everyone is invited to come and explore the voices of multiple literary genres.
    • UAA Graduates: How Many Stay and Work in Alaska?

      Hill, Alexandra; Knapp, Gunnar; Steenhoven, Blake (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-01)
      More and more people have been graduating from the University of Alaska Anchorage in the past decade. Do they stay in Alaska? What kinds of jobs do they have? How much do they earn? It turns out that most of them stay in Alaska for at least five years after they graduate, they work throughout the economy, and by five years after they graduate their average earnings double. Around one-quarter do leave within a few years. But Alaska’s population on the whole is transient, and it looks as if UAA graduates are no more likely than other Alaskans to leave the state. And the limited evidence for those who graduated in the most recent years suggests they may be staying on in higher numbers. These are among the findings of an analysis ISER and UAA’s Office of Institutional Research did for university leaders, who wanted to know more about UAA graduates working in Alaska. It’s based on patterns among nearly 9,000 people who got UAA certificates or degrees from 2003 through 2007. We asked researchers at the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development to compare data on graduates with data on employment and residence, in the years since they graduated. The department’s employment data cover only people working for businesses or state and local governments. There is no comparable data on federal workers or self-employed people. So when we describe graduates working in Alaska, the figures don’t include those who work for the federal government or are self-employed.
    • UAA Inventory: Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Transportation

      Szymoniak, Nick; Ralph, Kelcie; Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-03-25)
      As a signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, UAA has agreed to conduct an inventory of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This inventory serves as a baseline against which to measure the effectiveness of GHG emissions reduction projects. To fulfill the Commitment UAA agreed to conduct an inventory of its Scope 1 and 2 emissions, as well as some Scope 3 emissions. In addition to signing the Presidents Climate Commitment, UAA signed the Talloires Declaration in April 2004. The Talloires Declaration is a statement of principles and practices for using higher education to promote sustainability. Scope 1 emissions are defined as direct GHG emissions occurring from sources that are owned or controlled by the institution. Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions generated in the production of energy purchased by the institution. Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions that are the consequence of the activities of the institution, but occur from sources not owned or controlled by the institution. Pursuant to the Commitment, this study estimates the levels of two types of Scope 3 GHG emissions – commuting by students and employees, and university-funded air travel. Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions are being estimated in a separate study. Two models were developed and used: a UAA commuter model and a UAA air travel model.
    • UAA Justice Center 40th Anniversary 1975–2015

      UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-11-06)
      In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the UAA Justice Center presents a timeline of selected milestones from its history.
    • UAA Justice Center's Ongoing DVSA Research

      Rosay, André B.; Myrstol, Brad A.; Blumenstein, Lindsey (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-06-12)
      This Powerpoint presentation describes ongoing research on domestic violence and sexual assault presented to the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) at its June 2017 quarterly meeting. Research discussed includes a recently completed survey on Alaskans’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs (KAB) regarding domestic violence and sexual assault; a Results First Initiative cost-benefit analysis of batterer intervention programs; psychological and physical abuse against women 60 and older from the Alaska Victimization Survey (2010-2015) (AVS) with a comparison to national data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010); and an update on the Alaska Victimization Survey.
    • UAA Research on Violence against Women

      Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-03-25)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation presents an overview of key results from Justice Center research on violence against women in Alaska, including studies on sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence through March 2009.
    • UAA Student Showcase Journal 2013

      Showcase, Student (University of Alaska Anchorage Student Life and Leadership: Student Showcase, 2014-03-31)
    • UAA Student Showcase Journal 2014: Volume 30

      Showcase, UAA Student (UAA Student Showcase, 2015-04-05)
      UAA Student Showcase Academic Journal 2014: Volume 30