Parasang

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Parasang

1. An obsolete Arabic unit of length approximately equivalent to 5.76 kilometers.

2. An ancient Persian unit of length approximately equivalent to six kilometers.
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2007; Schoeni, Freedman, and Martin 2008), only a few have gauged the relative importance of the examined factors in explaining disability trends (Freedman et al.
Schoeni, "Widow(er) poverty and out-of-pocket medical expenditures near the end of life," Journal of Gerontology, May 2005, pp.
Born into the Hong Kong arts scene, Nicole now heads up the Schoeni Art Gallery, which was established by her late father Mandred Schoeni, to showcase contemporary Chinese artists.
Lain, D and Schoeni, RE 1993: Effects of family background on earnings and returns to schooling: Evidence from Brazil.
For a further discussion of factors that could confound earnings loss estimates, see Reville and Schoeni (2001).
Schoeni, 2007, "The influence of early-life events on human capital, health status, and labor market outcomes over the life course," University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, working paper, No.
For example, the elderly receive food stamps at about one-half the rate of younger age groups, which appears to be the result of their decreased need for food assistance (Haider, Jacknowitz, & Schoeni, 2003).
In Working and Poor, a group of economists and policy experts headed by editors Rebecca Blank, Sheldon Danziger and Robert Schoeni examine how economic and policy changes over the last 25 years have affected the well-being of low-wage workers and their families.
Marc Schoeni, "The Roots of Christian Zionism," pp.
6700 Arctic Spur Road Anchorage AK 99518 Stephen Schoeni 907-344-4551 NAICS: 237110--Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction steve@rockfordAK.
Medicare insures most elders aged 65 or older but does not provide complete insurance, failing to cover extended hospital stays and the majority of long-term care needs (McGarry and Schoeni 2001).
Manfred Schoeni, a Swiss art dealer, John Cowperthwaite, a Hong-Kong based British architect, and Faustenhauser's maid, Irma Sarmiento, were also found dead in the mansion.