Allan Abrahamse

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RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND ® is a registered trademark. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of its research sponsors. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means(More)
The Violence Prevention Initiative (or VPI) was the first major grantmaking program developed by the California Wellness Foundation. At the time it was launched in late 1992, rates of youth violence were rising and sensationalistic press coverage contributed to a public sense that " get tough " measures were the solution. Our state was in the midst of an(More)
  • O. Ormachea, Privada Boliviana, +6 authors R. Andrews
  • 2016
We report on the design and installation of a spectrometer system for monitoring solar radiation in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Both the light intensity and the spectral distribution affect the power produced by a photovoltaic device. Local variations in the solar spectrum (especially compared to the AM1.5 standard) may have important implications for device(More)
Iron is the primary source for discolouration problems in the drinking water distribution system. The removal of iron from groundwater is a common treatment step in the production of drinking water. Even when clear water meets the drinking water standards , the water quality in the distribution system can deteriorate due to settling of 5 iron (hydroxide)(More)
Because different demographic groups experience violence at different rates, changes in the homicide rate depend in part on changes in the demographic composition of the population at risk. Data describing the population and homicide experience for California from 1981 through 1995 suggests that demographic changes does not explain the large year-to-year(More)
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