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The Institute's Research

Date Published Title Description
April 2010 The Case for Increased Police Service Levels and Accountability in Luzerne County A system of regional policing can help cash strapped communities provide better police coverage while sharing costs and services with other communites. Success stories exist from small and large communities/regions across the country. This study, completed in partnership with the Pennsylvania Economy League, demonstrates the cost savings of such an effort. It was prepared in hopes of encourage action amongst our small communities to address public safety from an innovative and efficient method.
May 2010 Population Trends in Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties Utilizing existing research from The Institute, the impact of the regional net migration is compared to birth and death records as well as school enrollments to demonstrate the changes in regional population. This is an update to the report that debuted in 2009.
May 2010 An Analysis of the Births and Deaths in Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties This report summarizes total annual births and deaths in Lackawanna and Luzerne County. The reader will see the difference in births and deaths by gender and some racial categories. Overall, the report shows more deaths than births in the time period, although, the death rate is declining and the birth rate is increasing. This report is also an update to a popular report that was released in 2009.
February 2010 Lackawanna County Migration Report This report tracks population movement into and out of Lackawanna County. The report demonstrates that for six consecutive years, Lackawanna County's population has been growing through in-migration. People from New York, New Jersey, and other parts of Pennsylvania account for the growth. Luzerne County follows a parallel path which is demonstrated in a companion report. The report includes the most recent data - 2007-2008.
August 2009 Population Trends Utilizing existing research from The Institute the impact of the regional net migration is compared to birth and death records as well as school enrollments to demonstrate the positive changes in regional population.

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