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Vernez, Georges

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Works: 114 works in 302 publications in 3 languages and 13,518 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Longitudinal studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Contributor, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: LC213.2, 379.260973
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Most widely held works by Georges Vernez
Closing the education gap benefits and costs by Georges Vernez ( )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How much would it cost and what would the benefits be if blacks and Hispanics graduated from high school, went to college, and graduated from college at the same rate as non-Hispanic whites? The answer to this important question for the future of the nation is explored in this report. The costs of education would be high, increasing by about 20 percent in California and 10 percent in the rest of the nation. But the benefits, in the form of savings in public health and welfare expenditures and increased tax revenues from higher incomes, would be even higher. Indeed, the added costs of providing more education to minorities would be recouped well within the lifetime of taxpayers called upon to make the additional investments. The nation is experiencing a rapid immigration driven increase in the share of Hispanics in the school age population. Failure to increase the educational attainment of this group would result in growing shares of new labor-force entrants having levels of education lower than those prevailing today; in increased income disparities between blacks and Hispanics, on one hand, and Asians and non-Hispanic whites, on the other; and in increased public expenditures for social and health programs for generations to come
Immigration in a changing economy California's experience by Kevin F McCarthy ( )
16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
California and its economy continue to draw benefits from immigration. However, a combination of much larger immigration flows and major changes in the state's economic environment have increased the costs of immigration, and unless current policies with regard to immigration and immigrants are changed, the benefits the state currently receives from immigrants may not continue. International immigration to California has steadily increased over the past 30 years and has profoundly affected the state's population and economy. Some observers of these changes are seeing the extreme diversity of California's population as the harbinger of where the nation is headed in the long term. For others, California has become the symbol of a major backlash against immigrants and immigration. How has California benefited from immigration? What impact have immigrants had on the state's job market? How have they affected the demand for federal and state services? What has been their educational and economic progress since their arrival? This book is the culmination of a comprehensive study of how immigration has changed over the past three decades. It assesses the impact immigration has had on the state's demography, economy, people, and institutions, with lessons to be drawn for other states, the nation, and even other countries
Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind facts and recommendations by Brian M Stecher ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report synthesizes findings and draws lessons about the implementation and results of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) as reflected primarily in two longitudinal studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Progress to date suggests that NCLB's ambitious goal of having 100 percent of U.S. students proficient in reading and mathematics by 2014 will not be met. In addition, the flexibility provided to states by the law has resulted in the establishment of a different accountability system in every state, each with different academic standards, levels of student proficiency, and teacher requirements. Parents have not responded in great numbers either to school choice or to receiving supplemental educational services options. Should Congress reauthorize NCLB, the authors recommend that it consider making the following changes to the law: promote more-uniform academic standards and teacher qualification requirements across states, set more-appropriate improvement targets, broaden the measures of student learning beyond multiple-choice tests in reading and mathematics to include more subjects and tests of higher-thinking and problem-solving skills, focus improvement efforts on all schools while continuing to offer parental choice, and provide incentives for highly qualified teachers to teach in low-performing schools
Toward a K-20 student unit record data system for California by Georges Vernez ( )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To improve the progression of students through the educational system and to improve education quality, California needs a robust data system that can track an individual student's progress from kindergarten to college and beyond. The authors review California's multiple existing student data systems and identify steps that could be taken toward building and maintaining an integrated student data system for the state
Implementation of the asthma practice guideline in the Army Medical Department evaluation of process and effects by Donna O Farley ( )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In partnership with the Army Medical Department (AMEDD), RAND researchers worked to implement clinical practice guidelines in treatment of three common ailments (asthma, diabetes, and low back pain). This report is an evaluation of the asthma practice guideline demonstration. It documents the extent to which intended actions were implemented, assesses short-term effects on clinical practices, and measures the quality and limitations of available data for monitoring practice improvements and clinical outcomes. The authors found that, although the implementation scored some notable successes, resource limitations and organizational barriers curbed overall progress. They conclude that allowing for flexibility, monitoring the facilities consistently, and training providers thoroughly are the keys to implementing the practice guidelines throughout AMEDD. The also concluded that patient education was an area in need of improvement
Opening and closing the doors : evaluating immigration reform and control by Frank D Bean ( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immigrant women in the U.S. workforce : who struggles? who succeeds? by Georges Vernez ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How immigrants fare in U.S. education by Georges Vernez ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1990, there were more than 2.3 million immigrant students in U.S. schools and colleges and that number has since increased. This study represents the first effort to systematically describe and analyze the educational experience and performance of immigrant students at all levels of schooling. The authors find that immigrant children are as likely as native-born children to be in primary and middle schools but are less likely to attend high school. Once in high school, however, they are more likely to take college preparatory courses and to attend college after they graduate. Hispanic immigrants are the least likely to attend high school and college, a finding consistent with differences among racial/ethnic groups for the native born as well. Because Hispanics are rapidly becoming the nation's largest minority, their level of education will strongly affect the quality of the future labor force and the demand for public services. The authors argue that this is cause for concern and suggest strategies for encouraging both immigrant and native-born Hispanics to get more schooling
The mixed economic progress of immigrants / Robert F. Schoeni, Kevin F. McCarthy, Georges Vernez by Robert F Schoeni ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the midst of large increases in immigration, a relative deterioration in the level of education of immigrants, and slow employment growth, the question of how immigrants perform and progress economically in the United States has once more become salient. This report addresses this question in several unique ways. First, it examines in detail the differences in the rate of economic progress of immigrants from different countries of origin (rather than for all immigrants as a whole) and identifies the reasons for these differences. Second, and for the first time, it assesses whether the economic progress of recent immigrants is slower than that of previous generations of immigrants. Finally, it assesses the economic progress of immigrants in California separately from that of those in the rest of the nation, because, at 26 percent, the share of immigrants in California's labor force is more than three times higher than that in the rest of the United States
The costs of immigration to taxpayers : analytical and policy issues by Georges Vernez ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Because of recent rapid growth in the number of immigrants, their high concentration in a few states, and a lagging economy that has slowed the growth in public revenues, two questions have received considerable analytical and political attention in recent years: (1) do immigrants contribute more to public revenues than they receive in benefits from public services? and (2) do state and local governments pay a disproportionate share of the cost of services used by immigrants? This report reviews the estimates of the net fiscal costs of immigration made by several recent and well publicized studies of immigration at the national, state, and local levels. The authors find that these studies do not provide a reliable estimate of the net fiscal costs of immigration. Moreover, new data and agreement on a uniform accounting framework will be needed to reach a definitive answer to the policy questions about the costs of immigration
Immigration and international relations : proceedings of a Conference on the International Effects of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) by Conference on the international effects of the 1986 Immigration reform and control act (IRCA) ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report presents the proceedings of a conference on the International Effects of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) held in Guadalajara, Mexico, in May 1989. Sponsored by The RAND Corporation and The Urban Institute, the conference was attended by scholars and public officials from Mexico, the United States, and Canada who addressed the effects of IRCA in four areas: illegal immigration, U.S.-Mexico relations, Mexico, and the West Indies and inter-American relations. Each area was the basis of a working session whose presentations and discussions are summarized in the report. Also included are opening and closing speeches and 11 of the resource papers that were presented at the working sessions. The conference was part of the ongoing Program for Research on Immigration Policy, which was established by the two host organizations to provide analysis that will help inform policies on immigration and immigrants
Review of California's program for the homeless mentally disabled ( Book )
11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report assesses the effectiveness of California's recent Program for the Homeless Mentally Disabled, determines the accountability of its funds, and describes the demographic and mental disorder characteristics of those it serves. Data are based on surveys of the homeless and interviews with and case studies obtained from county officials and service providers. The findings suggest that two-thirds of the homeless mentally disabled also have histories of substance abuse; counties allocate most funds for shelter and outreach and otherwise rely heavily on existing services; and the program is best at providing basic necessities and worst at moving the homeless mentally disabled into benefits and mental health programs and long-term housing. The authors identify significant gaps in service to homeless who are dually diagnosed, or hard to reach, and suggest measures that California counties can implement immediately with fairly modest addition or reallocation of funds to make existing programs more effective
California's shrinking defense contractors : effects on small suppliers ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Case studies of 25 small defense suppliers in southern California were used to examine the hypothesis that such firms have been especially hard-hit by the Pentagon's budget cutbacks between 1989 and 1994. Research found that electronics and materials firms were generally more successful at making up lost revenue than were machine shops and aircraft parts firms. Most firms had downsized, but management believed that they could increase production to previous peak levels within a few months if necessary. Few firms had made use of federal defense conversion programs, but quite a few had received funds from the state of California to retrain workers
Federal activities in urban economic development by Georges Vernez ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deals exclusively with federal policies and programs. There is a continuing and pervasive regional and suburban decentralization of population and employment accompanied by a convergence in per capita income among areas. Slow growth or decline has led to fiscal strains in some cities, necessitating either service cutbacks or increased taxes, or both. Federal policies on procurement, capital depreciation, and housing have generally reinforced regional and suburban decentralization. Primary influence is exercised not by the modest cluster of direct programs but by, e.g., federal purchase, tax expenditures, and regulatory policies. Direct programs have had only moderate effects on development. Large, multipurpose programs successfully address only one class of problem. They often fail to aid the economically disadvantaged. Four major policy issues deserve further analysis: job creation and worker mobility, fiscal assistance to local government, aid to specific places, and geographical considerations in policy formulation
Goal: to double the rate of Hispanics earning a bachelor's degree by Georges Vernez ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By 2010 Hispanics will constitute one-fifth of young people of high school age. However, they lag behind all other racial/ethnic groups in the rate at which they earn a bachelor's degree. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund set a goal of doubling this rate. This documented briefing examines the implications of current trends and the costs and benefits of different approaches toward meeting the goal within ten years
Workforce planning and development processes : a practical guide ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) develops, acquires, and maintains most Air Force systems and is tailoring its workforce to adapt to changes in technology, weapons, and battlefield requirements. This volume is a practical guide to the main steps in analytical workforce planning and development: determining workforce demand, describing workforce supply, comparing the demand with the supply, and implementing solutions
Building the future : summary of four studies to develop the private sector, education, health care, and data for decisionmaking for the Kurdistan Region - Iraq by C. Ross Anthony ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2010, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) asked the RAND Corporation to undertake four studies aimed at improving the economic and social development of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. RAND's work was intended to help the KRG expand access to high-quality education and health care, increase private-sector development and employment for the expanding labor force, and design a data-collection system to support high-priority policies. The studies were carried out over the year beginning February 2010. The RAND teams worked closely with the Ministries of Planning, Education, and Health to develop targeted solutions to the critical issues faced by the KRG. This document summarizes the four studies, the detailed findings of which have been published in four separate reports. It is intended to provide a high-level overview of the approaches, followed by the studies, key findings, and major recommendations
Improving the development and utilization of Air Force space and missile officers ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Times, as they say, are changing, and these changes have specifically affected Air Force jobs in space and missiles. The jobs available and the backgrounds required for them have changed substantially just over the careers of today*s officers. As a result, it has become difficult to match the right person to the right job--or even for an individual to prepare properly for a job that will be in demand at some time in the future. To address these and related issues, the authors surveyed experienced officers in these fields to identify the backgrounds--the education, skills, and experience--officers would need to perform each job (the demand), used personnel records to assess the backgrounds and career paths of today*s officers (the supply), and determined what gaps might exist between the supply and demand. Subsequent modeling showed that, while there are gaps, substantial improvement is possible. Recommendations included further refining the development and utilization patterns, use of the resulting information for career guidance, and possibly extending this guidance to enlisted and civilian space professionals
Implementation of school-based management in Indonesia by Georges Vernez ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study provides a quantitative and qualitative status report on the implementation of school-based management (SBM) in Indonesia, identifies factors associated with the successful practices of SBM, and assesses SBM effects on student achievement eight years after its inception. The authors⁰́₉ findings are based on face-to-face surveys of principals, teachers, school committee members, and parents; surveys of district staff; and a case study. SBM required a major shift in how people think about schooling and a significant improvement in the capacity of principals, teachers, and the community to provide leadership, develop programmatic alternatives to meet local educational needs, and engage parents and the community in the governance of schools. Implementation of SBM so far has met with limited success. Although most principals reported that they had the autonomy to make school decisions, they also said that they did not take advantage of it by making significant programmatic and instructional changes. Districts continued to strongly influence school policies and practices. School committee and parental involvement in school affairs was minimal. Both expressed an attitude of noninterference with school matters and deference to school staff. All school-level stakeholders said that they were not well prepared to provide effective leadership. Improving implementation and the outcomes of SBM in Indonesia will require expanding principal, teacher, and school committee member capacity to implement SBM; increasing school staff ability to make operational and instructional changes; and developing district capacity to support schools and SBM
Regional cycles and employment effects of public works investments ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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