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McCarthy, Kevin F. 1945-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 335 publications in 1 language and 23,156 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Abstracts  Experimental films 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: AS36, 701
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Most widely held works by Kevin F McCarthy
Immigration in a changing economy : California's experience by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steadily increasing immigration to California over the past thirty years has profoundly affected the state. Some observers of these changes see the extreme diversity of California's population as the harbinger of where the nation is headed in the long term. Others see California as 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 education and economic progress since their arrival? This book summarizes the findings of a comprehensive study fully documented in Immigration in a Changing Economy: California's Experience, by Kevin F. McCarthy and Georges Vernez. Using a question-and-answer framework, it discusses the impact immigration has had on the state's demography, economy, people, and institutions, drawing lessons for California's future as well as for other states and the nation
Gifts of the muse : reframing the debate about the benefits of the arts by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past decade, arts advocates have relied on an instrumental approach to the benefits of the arts in arguing for support of the arts. This report evaluates these arguments and asserts that a new approach is needed. This new approach offers a more comprehensive view of how the arts create private and public value, underscores the importance of the arts' intrinsic benefits, and links the creation of benefits to arts involvement
Current and future effects of Mexican immigration in California by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been growing concern that Mexican immigration to California has reached a crisis, with immigrants taking jobs from native-born workers, using public services for which they have not paid, and living in isolation from U.S. society. This report assesses the current situation of Mexican immigrants in California and projects future possibilities. The authors constructed a demographic profile of the immigrants, examined their economic effects on the state, and described their socioeconomic integration into California society. They developed models of both the immigration and integration processes, and then used the models to project future immigration flows. The report's major conclusion is that the widespread concerns about Mexican immigration are generally unfounded: Mexican immigrants differ in their characteristics and their effects on the state; they provide economic benefits to the state, and U.S.-born Latinos may bear the brunt of competition for low-skill jobs; immigrants contribute more to public revenues than they consume in public services, but produce a net deficit in educational expenditures; and they are following the classic pattern for integrating into U.S. society, with education playing a critical role in this process
Cuba after Castro : legacies, challenges, and impediments by Edward Gonzalez( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba is nearing the end of the Castro era. When that end arrives, the government that succeeds Fidel Castro, as well as the Cuban people themselves, will need answers to the following questions: How is Castro's more than four-decade rule likely to affect a post-Castro Cuba? What are the political, social, and economic challenges that Cuba will have to confront? What are the impediments that will need to be surmounted if Cuba is to develop economically and embark on a democratic transition? To answer those questions, the authors examine Castro's political legacies, Cuba's generational and racial divisions, its demographic predicament, the legacy of a centralized economy, and the need for industrial restructuring. They conclude by offering policy guidelines for the United States to foster a stable and prosperous post-Castro Cuba
From celluloid to cyberspace : the media arts and the changing arts world by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts in America are entering a new era that will pose many challenges for the arts community. However, our current knowledge of the operation of the arts world and its underlying dynamics is limited. These limits are particularly pronounced with regard to the newest and most dynamic component of the arts world: the media arts. Defined as art that is produced using or combining film, video, and computers, the media arts encompass a diverse array of artistic work that includes narrative, documentary, and experimental films; videos and digital products; and installation art using media. This report examines the organizational features of the media arts, placing them in the context of the broader arts environment and identifying the major challenges they face. Rather than discussing aesthetics or individual artists or works, the authors take a structural point of view, discussing audiences, media artists as a group, arts organizations, and funding for the media arts. They conclude that the media arts need both greater public visibility and a clearer sense of their own identity. They should become more attuned and responsive to the policy context in which they operate and should address the lack of systematic, quantitative information about the field. Finally, the media arts need to become actively involved in building greater public involvement in their work
The Performing arts in a new era by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines recent trends in the performing arts and discusses howthe arts are likely to evolve in the future. It is the first book to providea comprehensive overview of the performing arts, including analysis ofopera, theater, dance, and music, in both their live and recorded forms. Theauthors focus on trends affecting four aspects of the performing arts--audiences, performers, arts organizations, and financing--and offer a visionfor the future. The book discusses the implications of current and likelyfuture developments and considers public policy issues such as publicfunding for the arts
The mixed economic progress of immigrants by Robert F Schoeni( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 267 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. Japanese, Korean, and Chinese immigrants enter with wages much lower than native-born workers', their wages increase rapidly, reaching parity within 10 to 15 years. Europeans enter with wages similar to natives' and continue to earn comparable wages. In contrast, Mexican immigrants enter with very low wages and experience a persistent wage gap. Although education is a powerful predictor of earnings and explains some of the disparities in earnings, a substantial difference still exists in earnings profiles between certain immigrant groups and those of native-born workers after differences in education have been adjusted for. Whereas educational attainment may influence the level of earnings at a particular point in time, and it may also enhance the rate of growth of earnings over an immigrant's lifetime, the findings from the study were mixed. Finally, the rate of wage growth has not accelerated for any immigrant groups. Although not problematic for some groups, this finding suggests that the persistent wage gap experienced by, for example, Mexicans and Central Americans, may not diminish in the foreseeable future
The costs of immigration to taxpayers : analytical and policy issues by Georges Vernez( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 260 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
Arts and culture in the metropolis : strategies for sustainability by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nonprofit arts currently face an environment that challenges the way the arts have grown and raises the prospect of future consolidation. Cognizant of these problems, William Penn Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance asked RAND to examine the condition of Philadelphia's arts and culture sector and recommend actions to ensure its sustainability. The authors identify the sources and characteristics of this new environment and describe the ways local arts communities are responding to the challenges confronting them. In the course of their analysis of eleven metropolitan regions, including Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Pittsburgh, they introduce two novel ways of examining the local arts sector. First, they focus on the relationship among the three components of communities' "arts ecology": their arts infrastructures; the support systems upon which the arts depend; and the sociodemographic, economic, and the political environment in which they operate. Second, they create a new framework for describing and evaluating the range of support services that communities provide to their arts sectors. They then use this framework to analyze the components of Philadelphia's arts ecology and assess its specific strengths and weaknesses
A portrait of the visual arts : meeting the challenges of a new era by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report reviews the training of raters and the instructions associated with each instrument and assess the reliability of the quality-of-care and seriousness-of-illness measures in the Graduate Medical Education dataset. The authors found that reliability varied substantially from measure to measure. However, the overall reliability of the dataset is at least moderately good
World population shifts : boom or doom? by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This presentation examines population shifts in different parts of the world, their effects on the flow of people across borders, and potential responses by the developed world to growing immigration pressures
The repopulation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 2005, New Orleans city leaders asked RAND to estimate the repopulation of the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Bring New Orleans Back Commission needed estimates of the city₂s population in the immediate future (the next three to six months) and the near-term future (the next one to three years) to guide the redevelopment planning process. The study was completed in early January 2006. A conceptual framework based on the costs and benefits of migration and on the role of social networks and physical constraints guided the estimates. Housing habitability was determined to be the key driver of the future population of New Orleans. RAND developed an approach to estimating future population for four points in time based on estimates of housing habitability, which were, in turn, determined by floodwater depth and the pace of housing reconstruction, as well as an estimate of the pre-Katrina population by the condition of its housing after Katrina. An important role for policymakers in shaping the repopulation process in New Orleans will be to minimize the uncertainty faced by residents and businesses by speeding up the reconstruction process
Cuba after Castro by Edward Gonzalez( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba is nearing the end of the Castro era. When that end arrives, the government that succeeds Fidel Castro, as well as the Cuban people themselves, will need answers to the following questions: How is Castro₂s more than four-decade rule likely to affect a post-Castro Cuba? What are the political, social, and economic challenges that Cuba will have to confront? What are the impediments that will need to be surmounted if Cuba is to develop economically and embark on a democratic transition? The five appendices within this report constitute a companion volume to the RAND Corporation report Cuba After Castro: Legacies, Challenges, and Impediments (MG-111-RC, 2004), which integrated and synthesized the main findings of these five studies. Although this report is issued as a separate volume, it is designed to accompany and support the initial report with more-detailed analyses of the political, social, demographic, and economic problems that confront Cuba today and that are certain to tax any government that comes to power in the post-Castro era
Meeting the challenge of charter reform by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charter reform has become a major issue in the City of Los Angeles. The last comprehensive revision of the city's charter took place in 1925 and since then the charter has been amended over 530 times. The result, many would argue, is a charter that is unwieldy and difficult to understand. Both the mayor and the city council have sponsored separate reform commissions to review the current charter and make recommendations for comprehensive reform. In June 1997, the Los Angeles Business Advisors (a group of major businesses operating in the city) asked RAND to analyze the reform process and to identify and describe the key reform issues and options. This report reviews the history of prior reform efforts, how the city has changed since 1925, and how Los Angeles' governance structure compares with other cities. It then discusses the major governance problems facing the city in the areas of policymaking, management, and service delivery. Although the report is more descriptive than prescriptive, it concludes that today's charter has become an operations manual that does not suit today's municipal environment. The report recommends instead a charter that enunciates a set of general organizing principles
The elderly population's changing spatial distribution : patterns of change since 1960 by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report documents the patterns of change in the elderly's spatial distribution and the demographic processes that have produced them. It also introduces a model to explain these new patterns. Finally, it discusses the implications of these changes for public policy concerned with service delivery to the elderly
Post-Katrina recovery of the housing market along the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In summer 2006, the Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal asked the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute to describe the state of the pre-Hurricane Katrina housing markets in Mississippi's three coastal counties, to estimate the damage the storm did to their housing markets, to describe the status of the recovery effort, and to identify problems that might inhibit it. This report publishes the findings
The changing demographic and economic structure of nonmetropolitan areas in the United States by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the renewed population growth in nonmetropolitan areas in the 1970s, which has shaken many of the presumptions that shaped the nation's regional development policies in the past. Two major conclusions stand out: The accelerated migration into entirely rural nonmetropolitan counties evidently signals the emergence of a new spatial pattern of settlement. And retirement and recreation have emerged as important growth-related (and probably growth-inducing) activities in those areas. Policies based on a single "standard" logic (e.g., encouragement of population centralization in urban nodes designated as growth centers) fit awkwardly with this new picture. A fresh approach to the design and evaluation of regional development programs is called for, together with continual monitoring and analysis of the experiences of diverse regions and of the people directly affected
An economic development architecture for New Orleans by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to the current situation in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, this report provides recommendations regarding effective organizational and strategic approaches to revitalizing the city's economy, identifies the best practices that other cities have used to foster economic development, describes how these practices might be applied to New Orleans, and considers historical trends and past development missteps
The changing geographic distribution of the elderly : estimating net migration rates with social security data by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the aging of America's population represents a fundamental demographic shift with far-reaching implications, its pressures will be felt unevenly by the nation's localities. This report presents a straightforward procedure which state and local planning agencies can use to monitor the movement of elderly persons into and out of individual U.S. counties. The procedure uses readily available Social Security data to produce accurate estimates of elderly net migration rates. The report describes the procedure's method and rationale, documents the formal estimation model, explains how to apply the model, and furnishes an illustration to guide the user
 
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Gifts of the muse : reframing the debate about the benefits of the arts
Alternative Names
MacCarthy, Kevin 1945-

MacCarthy, Kevin F. 1945-

MacCarthy, Kevin Farley 1945-

Mc Carthy, Kevin 1945-

Mc Carthy, Kevin F. 1945-

Mc Carthy, Kevin Farley 1945-

McCarthy, Kevin 1945-

McCarthy, Kevin F. 1945-

McCarthy, Kevin Farley 1945-

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Gifts of the muse : reframing the debate about the benefits of the artsCuba after Castro : legacies, challenges, and impedimentsFrom celluloid to cyberspace : the media arts and the changing arts worldThe Performing arts in a new eraThe mixed economic progress of immigrantsThe costs of immigration to taxpayers : analytical and policy issuesArts and culture in the metropolis : strategies for sustainabilityA portrait of the visual arts : meeting the challenges of a new era