Vol. 90, No. 1
First Quarter 2005
Employment Growth and Labor Force Participation: How Many Jobs Are Enough?
Julie L. Hotchkiss
This article provides an analysis of just how many jobs are needed to keep unemployment in check and considers whether the current rate of job creation is enough to fuel optimal gross domestic product growth.
On the Remitting Patterns of Immigrants: Evidence from Mexican Survey Data
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Cynthia Bansak, and Susan Pozo
Understanding the remitting practices of immigrants has taken on new urgency for banks seeking to tap the potential of this burgeoning market as well as for economists, who note that remittance inflows into developing nations often match or exceed traditional sources of foreign currency earnings.
On the Uniqueness of Community Banks
Scott E. Hein, Timothy W. Koch, and S. Scott MacDonald
This article explores the differences between community banks and larger banks to discover what makes community banks unique.
The Quality of Preventive and Diagnostic Medical Care: Why Do Southern States Underperform?
Brian S. Armour and M. Melinda Pitts
Using data compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, this article evaluates the quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries in each state.