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Rueben, Kim S.

Works: 26 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 793 library holdings
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Classifications: HB1, 330
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Fiscal institutions and public sector labor markets by James M Poterba( Book )
12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
This paper investigates how state and local fiscal institutions affect the pattern of relative wages between state and local government employees and their private sector counterparts. It focuses on changes in relative wages during the 1979-1986 period. Empirical analysis of data from the Current Population Survey suggests that in places with limitations on local property taxes, and to a lesser extent state-level tax and expenditure caps, public sector wages grew more slowly than the wages paid to comparable workers in the private sector. The differential movement of public sector and private sector wages is particularly pronounced for college-educated women who work in the local public sector. Many of these employees are public school teachers. There is some evidence that the impact of fiscal limits is most pronounced in the years immediately following their adoption, and that the effect of these limits weakens over time
State fiscal institutions and the U.S. municipal bond market by James M Poterba( Book )
15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
This paper presents new evidence on the effect of state fiscal institutions, particularly balanced-budget rules and restrictions on state debt issuance, on the yields on state general obligation bonds. We analyze information from the Chubb Relative Value Survey, which contains relative tax-exempt yields on the bonds issued by different states over the period 1973-1996. We find that states with tighter anti-deficit rules, and more restrictive provisions on the authority of state legislatures to issue debt, pay lower interest rates on their bonds. The interest rate differential between a state with a very strict anti-deficit fiscal constitution, and one with a lax constitution, is between fifteen and twenty basis points. States with binding revenue limits tend to face higher borrowing rates by approximately the same amount, while states with expenditure limits face lower borrowing costs. Thus fiscal restraints that control expenditures are viewed favorably by bond market participants, while those that restrict taxes, and therefore might interfere with the state's ability to repay interest, result in higher borrowing costs. The effect of strict fiscal institutions is particularly evident when a state's economy is weak. These results provide important evidence that bond market participants consider fiscal institutions in assessing the risk characteristics of tax-exempt bonds, and further support the view that fiscal institutions have real effects on fiscal policy outcomes
Equal resources, equal outcomes? : the distribution of school resources and student achievement in California by Julian R Betts( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
This report focuses on three crucial questions about resources in California's k-12 schools: how resources (I.E., class size, curriculum, and teachers' education, credentials, and experiences) vary among schools; whether schools serving relatively disadvantaged populations tend to receive fewer resources; and whether existing inequalities in school resources contribute to unequal student outcomes. The authors conclude that schools with larger populations of economically disadvantaged students have fewer teaching resources as measured by teacher education, experience, and credentials, as well as the availability of advanced placement courses. Results also suggest that differences in the socioeconomic background of students explain most of the variation in academic achievement. Nine chapters discuss: (1) "Inequality in School Resources and Student Achievement: Overview of the Central Issues"; (2) "a Portrait of Average Resources in California Schools";(3) "The Distribution of Students and Resources"; (4) "Do California's Disadvantaged Students Receive Equal Resources?"; (5) "Geographic Disparities in School Resources"; (6) "Multivariate Regression Estimates of the Distribution of Resources Across and Within School Districts"; (7) "How Much Inequality Is There in California?"; (8) "Do Student Socioeconomic Status and School Resources Affect Student Achievement?"; And (9) "Policy Implications and Conclusions." Five appendixes present data on: data sources and distributions of school and student characteristics; resource distribution across student socioeconomic status: methodology and data; geographic data; resource distribution: regression results across and within districts; and star Test scores: data tables and regression results. (Contains 45 bibliographic references.) (Sm)
The distribution of public sector wage premia : new evidence using quantile regression methods by James M Poterba( Book )
11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
This paper documents the changing pattern of wage differentials between state and local government employees and their private sector counterparts during the 1979-1992 period. While the relative wages of women employed in the two sectors changed very little during this period, the relative wages of men employed in the state and local sector rose nearly 8%. There is substantial heterogeneity in the changes in relative wages of public and private sector employees during the 1980s. For highly educated workers, private sector wages rose significantly faster than public sector wages, while for those with at most a high school education, the public sector wage premium increased. We present both least squares and quantile regression estimates of the public sector premium. While the level of this premium is sensitive to our choice of quantile, the change in the premium, and the estimated pattern across skill levels, is not substantially affected by varying the quantile
An equilibrium model of sorting in an urban housing market by Patrick J Bayer( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
This paper introduces an equilibrium framework for analyzing residential sorting, designed to take advantage of newly available restricted-access Census microdata. The framework adds an equilibrium concept to the discrete choice framework developed by McFadden (1973, 1978), permitting a more flexible characterization of preferences than has been possible in previously estimated sorting models. Using data on nearly a quarter of a million households residing in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1990, our estimates provide a precise characterization of preferences for many housing and neighborhood attributes, showing how demand for these attributes varies with a household's income, race, education, and family structure. We use the equilibrium model in combination with these estimates to explore the effects of an increase in income inequality, the findings indicating that much of the increased spending power of the rich is absorbed by higher housing prices
Fiscal effects of voter approval requirements on local governments by Kim S Rueben( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Fiscal rules and state borrowing costs : evidence from California and other states by James M Poterba( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Retention of new teachers in California by Deborah Reed( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Residential segregation in general equilibrium by Patrick J Bayer( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
"Black households in the United States with high levels of income and education (SES) typically face a stark tradeoff when deciding where to live. They can choose neighborhoods with high levels of public goods or a high proportion of blacks, but very few neighborhoods combine both, a fact we document clearly. In the face of this constraint, we conjecture that racial sorting may dramatically lower the consumption of local public goods by high-SES blacks. To shed light on this, we estimate a model of residential sorting using unusually detailed restricted Census microdata, then use the estimated preferences to simulate a counterfactual world in which racial factors play no role in household residential location decisions. Results from this exercise provide the first evidence that sorting on the basis of race gives rise to significant reductions in the consumption of local public goods by black and high-SES black households in particular. These consumption effects lead to significant losses of welfare and are likely to have important intergenerational implications"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
What drives racial segregation? : new evidence using census microdata by Patrick J Bayer( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Federalism after Hurricane Katrina : how can social programs respond to a major disaster? by Pamela Winston( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Programs that provide housing assistance, unemployment benefits, health care, and welfare to low-income people and others in the United States have a complex structure. Each program has a different mix of federal, state, and local roles in financing, in determining who is eligible for benefits, and in deciding what those benefits will be. Even if this complexity can be juggled reasonably well for families, individuals, local governments, and states during normal times, however, hurricane Katrina posed a severe test. This paper explores how these programs fared under the extreme conditions of the storm and its aftermath
Fiscal institutions and public sector labor markets by James M Poterba( Article )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Private demands for public capital : evidence from school bond referenda ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Racial disparities in education finance : going beyond equal revenues by Kim S Rueben( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The effect of property -tax limits on wages and employment in the local public sector by James M Poterba( Article )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Fiscal institutions and the compensation of public sector workers by James M Poterba( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The political economy of state sales tax adoptions, 1930-1938 by Kim S Rueben( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The effect of tax and expenditure limits on state and local governments by Kim S Rueben( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Financing health insurance coverage : California's revenue structure and options by Tracy M Gordon( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Funding innovations for California infrastructure : promises and pitfalls by Ellen Hanak( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Rueben, Kim 1966-
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