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Urban Institute

Works: 4,307 works in 6,061 publications in 1 language and 74,815 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias  Periodicals  Reference works  Abstracts 
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Classifications: HV4505, 331.40973
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The Subtle revolution : women at work by Ralph E Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time of transition : the growth of families headed by women by Heather L Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Single parent families, usually headed by women, are transitional in two important senses: they frequently represent a transitional stage between marriages; and they are a symptom of the transition from a "distributive" family structure, in which a man provides resources for financially dependent women and children, to a form characterized by less specialized marital roles and more equal sharing of the physical care and financial support of children. This book examines the social and public policy implications of these changes. It is divided into seven chapters. Chapter 1, "Introduction," provides reasons for research and explanations for change. Chapter 2, "Families Headed by Women: Their Growth and Changing Composition," explores recent trends and family demography. Chapter 3,"Marital Instability," examines marriage from psychological, economic, and social perspectives. Chapter 4, "Race and Family Structure," discusses racial family differences and recent trends in female headedness among black families. Chapter 5, "Welfare and Female-Headed Families," examines the roles of eligibility, benefits, and incentives. Chapter 6, "What Happens to Children in Female-Headed Families?" Evaluates existing knowledge and explores negative consequences for children. Chapter 7, "The Family in Transition," sums up the book's themes and suggests new directions for research and public policy. A bibliography is appended to each chapter. The book includes six appendices providing various types of statistical analysis, 50 statistical tables, and four figures. An author and subject index is included. (Af)
The Urban predicament by William Gorham( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of contributors bring together much of what is known about some of New York City's major problems. In an "introduction and overview" chapter, the editors of the book take a look at chapters that follow in the context of recent attempts by the Federal government to influence city conditions. A "finance" chapter presents a comprehensive analysis of the circumstances through which most of the largest cities got into their fiscal bind and suggests what each level of government can do to ease the bind. A "housing" chapter surveys a number of past and current aspects of housing, suggesting how all of them relate to each other in the operation of the housing market. A "crime" chapter focuses on the nearer-term methods of reducing street crime, particularly robbery. Also presented is an analysis of the effect that a higher arrest and incapacitation might have on the crime rate. The bulk of an "education" chapter is devoted to an analysis of desegregation in the public schools since 1968. a "transportation" chapter covers most of the problems on the passenger transportation scene. (Author/JM)
The encyclopedia of taxation and tax policy( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From adjusted gross income to zoning and property taxes, the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy offers the best and most complete guide to taxes and tax-related issues. More than 150 tax practitioners and administrators, policymakers, and academics have contributed. The result is a unique and authoritative reference that examines virtually all tax instruments used by governments (individual income, corporate income, sales and value-added, property, estate and gift, franchise, poll, and many variants of these taxes), as well as characteristics of a good tax system, budgetary issues, and many current federal, state, local, and international tax policy issues. The new edition has been completely revised, with 40 new topics and 200 articles reflecting six years of legislative changes. Each essay provides the generalist with a quick and reliable introduction to many topics but also gives tax specialists the benefit of other experts' best thinking, in a manner that makes the complex understandable. Reference lists point the reader to additional sources of information for each topic. The first edition of The Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy was selected as an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year (1999) by Choice magazine."--Publisher's website
America's homeless : numbers, characteristics, and programs that serve them by Martha R Burt( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guide to the federal budget( )

in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homelessness : programs and the people they serve : findings of the National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients : summary( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redistribution through public choice by National Science Foundation (United States)( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ethnic groups by Thomas Sowell( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume focus on the historical and social evolution of six American ethnic groups. Thomas Sowell discusses similarities and differences in the experiences of antebellum "free persons of color," emancipated slaves and their descendants, and West Indian immigrants, and examines trends in the socioeconomic status of black Americans. In an essay on Chinese and Japanese Americans, William Peterson reviews the histories of their immigration to the United States and addresses the themes of social mobility, social pathology, and acculturation. Alice Kessler-Harris and Virginia Yans-McLaughlin similarly explore the economic and social mobility of three European immigrant groups, the Irish, the Italians, and the Jews, explaining their differential mobility by economic, educational, cultural and political factors, as well as racism. Variation in income among different ethnic groups is examined by Eric Hanushek. This author considers educational factors and local labor market forces, and emphasizes the need for understanding the latter. Richard B. Freeman focuses on racial discrimination in the academic marketplace, examining statistics on employment of black faculty in higher education. The issue of race and intelligence is reviewed by Thomas Sowell, who describes a research project on intergroup differences in mental test scores. An essay by Leon J. Kamin, which reviews data on sibling I.Q. correlations among ethnic groups, concludes the volume. (Gc)
New towns in-town; why a Federal program failed by Martha Derthick( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicaid in the Reagan era : federal policy and state choices by Randall R Bovbjerg( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Property tax reform by George E Peterson( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine experts examine the nature and administration of the property tax, analyzing its effects on educational opportunity, land use, racial residential patterns, central city finance, neighborhood deterioration, and low income housing. The so-called circuit-breaker, a form of property tax relief that has rapidly come into widespread use, is viewed from conflicting perspectives. The implications of using the property tax for school finance is examined in light of several court decisions on the issue. Reforms proposed by one or more authors include upgrading assessment practices, changing the property tax base to site values only, relying more heavily on user charges, and shifting part of the property tax to the State level. (Author/DN)
Obtaining citizen feedback: the application of citizen surveys to local governments by Kenneth W Webb( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report explores the potential value to city and county governments of citizen surveys, particularly those undertaken on a regular annual basis. The report is based mainly on an examination of the Dayton Public Opinion Center, on published literature dealing with survey sampling, and on Urban Institute experiences with the use of local citizen surveys in various projects. Separate chapters of the report discusses the various uses of citizen surveys, dangers in conducting citizen surveys, survey procedures, costs and funding sources for surveys, organizational options for conducting surveys, and the author's conclusions and recommendations. Four examples of survey questionnaires are included in the appendix, and a selected bibliography of relevant publications is presented. (Author/JG)
Mexican-Americans in comparative perspective by Walker Connor( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outgrowth of a conference intended to broaden the base of objective information about the Mexican American community, this collection of 13 papers examines the effects of immigration by people of Mexican origin on the economic, educational, social, political, and linguistic systems of the United States. Walker Connor's introduction puts the ethnic heterogeneity of the United States into a global perspective. J. Milton Yinger explains how immigrant groups move along the continuum of assimilation. Donald L. Horowitz explores the sources and control of ethnic conflict. John Stone compares recent migrant workers in western Europe with Mexican immigrants to the United States. Myron Weiner presents a detailed example from India to shed light on transborder conflict. Rosemarie Rogers focuses on economically motivated migration streams. Papers by Nathan Glazer, Rodolfo de la Garza, and Harry P. Pachon are devoted to the issue of Mexican American participation in U.S. politics. Papers by Shirley Brice Heath, Reynaldo. F. Macias, and Joshua Fishman address language policies. Topics include government policymaking with regard to language, language retention, bilingualism among Mexican Americans, language discrimination, and the quest for ethnic identification. A summary paper by Walker Connor emphasizes Mexican American heterogeneity. (Jhz)
The Unemployment-inflation dilemma: a manpower solution by Charles C Holt( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployment and inflation pose a trade-off problem with one being employed at the expense of the other, seriously hampering efforts to deal effectively with poverty, crime, pollution, and other domestic problems. When unemployment is high, real income is relatively low so the nation feels that it cannot afford measures to solve these questions. But when inflation is high, spending is resisted for fear of contributing to higher inflation. As national policy concern shifts from unemployment to inflation and back again, aggregate demand measures are shifted alternately to supply economic restraint or stimulus with many undesirable side effects and no real solution to the problem. In their search for more promising policy approaches, the authors conclude that monetary and fiscal policies have reached the limits of their capability to attain lasting full employment and price stability. For further improvement we must seek structural change in the economy. Manpower programs have the potential for reducing unemployment without causing inflation. (Mf)
The Legacy of Reaganomics : prospects for long-term growth( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How effective are your community services? : Procedures for monitoring the effectiveness of municipal services by Urban Institute( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring impacts of land development : an initial approach by Philip S Schaenman( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report suggests a set of measures and procedures that local governments may use for estimating the specific impacts of development on a community's economy, natural environment, public and private services, appearance, housing, and social conditions. It also offers a framework and a methodology for a community to use in arriving at its own set of evaluation criteria. The proposed measures and data collection methodology were devised primarily for municipal and county officials and their staffs who are involved in land-use matters. The suggested measures and how they are formulated are presented in Chapter 1 of Part 1. Chapter 2 discusses the role of the measures--that is, how they may be used by local decision-makers. Chapter 3 focuses on key methodological issues that have not been totally resolved but that should be kept in mind when applying the measures. Chapter 4 indicates how the measures may be used to consider explicitly the impact of development on different population segments or clientele groups. Chapter 5 suggests some ways of presenting or displaying the findings from the impact measures. Part 2 deals with the more technical details of applying the proposed measures. It discusses the rationale, limitations, and alternative forms for each measure and outlines procedures for data collection in each instance. (Author/MLF)
Using taxes to reform health insurance : pitfalls and promises by Leonard Burman( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the role that taxes currently play, the likely effects of recently introduced health savings accounts, the challenges of administering major subsidies for health insurance through the tax system, and options for using the tax system to expand health insurance coverage"--Provided by publisher
Urban and regional policy and its effects by Howard Wial( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings policymakers, practitioners, and scholars up to speed on the state of knowledge on urban and regional policy issues. Conceptualizes fresh thinking of different aspects (economic development, education, land use), presenting main themes and implications and identifying gaps to fill for successful formulation and implementation of urban and regional policy
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The encyclopedia of taxation and tax policy
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Using taxes to reform health insurance : pitfalls and promises