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Applied Demography & Survey ​Research

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​Producing data that shape our world

The ​Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research (CADSR) provides opinion research and statistical analysis in areas such as health and transportation policy as well as general demographic analysis for state and local government and the private sector.



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​Influential research, powerful knowledge

CADSR is a project-oriented, policy analysis and survey research center affiliated with the University of Delaware's Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration. 
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​​Recent Publications


FINANCING PUBLIC EDUCATION IN DELAWARE 2022, STATE LEVEL ANALYSIS, DISTRICT LEVEL ANALYSIS 
SUMMARY: The report provides a system-wide review of the public education finance system in Delaware and offers details about how public education revenue is raised and
spent. Understanding the allocation of resources can drive policy choices and highlight accountability of the system.
PROJECT LEAD: Yuliya Brel-Fournier ​

POLICY ISSUES IN PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE USA, A LITERATURE REVIEW
SUMMARY: The literature review considers the issues of efficiency in financing public education, problems encountered by educators and policymakers on the way of
implementing policies aimed at overcoming the achievement gap, as well as success and failures of said policies.
PROJECT LEAD: Yuliya Brel-Fournier 

DELAWARE BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEY ANALYSIS: 2017, 2018, AND 2019 REPORTS
SUMMARY: These three reports analyzed adult Delawareans health conditions and behaviors based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) 2017-2019 datasets. These reports aim to provide Delaware health policymakers and health providers statistical evidence for better policy design and decision making.

​DELMARVA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY ELECTRIC RATE CASES IN DELAWARE: ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS AND EMPIRICAL DATA
SUMMARY: This white paper introduced utility accounting concepts and demonstrated how a regulated utility determine its electric rates, using rate cases data of the Delmarva Power & Light Co. in Delaware.
PROJECT LEAD: Wei-Ming Chen
 
DELAWARE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS (2014-2040)
SUMMARY: The projections represent the Delaware public school system which includes the 16 traditional school districts, the three vocational-technical school systems, and the current set of charter schools as configured in the 2015-16 school year.
PROJECT LEAD: Edward C. Ratledge
 
THE FISCAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE WILMINGTON RIVERFRONT
SUMMARY: The fiscal and economic impact of the Wilmington riverfront
PROJECT LEAD: Omar Borla
 
DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE, MULTI-MODAL TRAVEL ACCESSIBILITY INDEXING SYSTEM AT THE TAX PARCEL LEVEL
SUMMARY: This project identified, measured, evaluated, and compared access levels for auto, transit, bike, and pedestrian modes at the tax parcel level in Delaware.
PROJECT LEAD: David Racca​

​Bi​den School News

IPA Policy Scientist Appointed to the NAGB National Advisory Group

Fran O'Malley, policy scientist at IPA and director of the Delaware Center for Civic Education, was recently appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) national advisory group
 

IPA Policy Scientist Leads Delmarva Freight Summit

Troy Mix, policy scientist, and associate director of IPA, helped to coordinate and moderate the annual Delmarva Freight Summit