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Vernez, Georges

Works: 106 works in 328 publications in 3 languages and 15,179 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: KF4819, 347.30282
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Most widely held works by Georges Vernez
Opening and closing the doors : evaluating immigration reform and control by Frank D Bean( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closing the education gap : benefits and costs by Georges Vernez( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 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( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 500 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
Immigrant women in the U.S. workforce : who struggles? who succeeds? by Georges Vernez( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mixed economic progress of immigrants by Robert F Schoeni( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 265 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 )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 261 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 )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 250 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 Undetermined and held by 233 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 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study investigated how small, California-based suppliers in the defense aerospace industry weathered the Pentagon's budget downturns of the early 1990s. Aerospace companies have reeled in the wake of a 20-percent drop in the amount that the Pentagon budgeted for research and development and for procurement between 1989 and 1994. Nationwide, the U.S. aerospace industry job base has shrunk by 25 percent. The impact has been even more dramatic in California. Home to one in four of the country's aerospace employees in 1989, California has seen its aerospace industry employment rolls fall by 40 percent. Much of the decline has been in Los Angeles county, where 10 percent of the nation's aerospace employees worked in 1989. In 1994, some 121,000 people worked in the aerospace industry in the county, half the number employed in that sector five years earlier. Small suppliers (those with 500 or fewer employees) may be particularly sensitive to Pentagon budget cuts. Unlike large defense contractors with broad mixes of products and manufacturing procedures, small suppliers typically concentrate on making one or a handful of products. They account for the bulk of firms in the aerospace business even though they receive only 10 percent of defense dollars going to contractors. Nevertheless, they make up a crucial segment of the aerospace industry, one that would be difficult to replace should defense cuts force many of them out of military contracting. This study investigated how small suppliers were impacted by defense procurement cuts, how they responded to the cuts, and how effective government programs were in blunting the cuts' impacts. The study traced the experience that small suppliers have had with producing for both defense and commercial customers
Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind : facts and recommendations by Brian M Stecher( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 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
Federal activities in urban economic development by Georges Vernez( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 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 )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States. They are projected to contribute two-thirds to the growth in the size of the high-school-age population over the next decade. By 2010, Hispanics will make up one out of every five young people of high school age, compared with one in ten in 1990. Yet, Hispanics lag behind all other racial/ethnic groups in the rate at which they earn a bachelor's degree. After doubling this rate over the 1970 to 1990 time period, Hispanics have made no further progress. In 1998, 10 percent of Hispanics aged 25 to 29 held a bachelor's degree, compared with 32 percent of non-Hispanic whites. This is a difference of 22 percentage points, the largest gap in the last 30 years. Recognizing the risks posed by these trends, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) set the goal of doubling the rate at which Hispanics earn a bachelor's degree. To better understand what this goal would entail, HSF asked RAND to examine the implications of current trends and the costs and benefits of different approaches toward meeting the goal within 10 years. The study found that a combination of strategies focusing on all levels of education could double the college graduation rates of Hispanics and that the benefits of achieving this goal would far outweigh the cost of accommodating the increase in school and college enrollment. Even including the extra costs for a range of programs that will be needed to support Hispanic students to continue their education and stay in school, the public would still gain in the form of increased revenues generated over the lifetime of the cohorts of Hispanics that would graduate from college
Improving the development and utilization of Air Force space and missile officers( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 127 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 today₂s 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 today₂s 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. The printed version of this document includes a CD-ROM that contains Appendices A though G. These appendixes are included in the downloadable PDF available on this page
Toward a K-20 student unit record data system for California by Georges Vernez( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 123 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. Such a data system, commonly called a student unit record (SUR), would contain an individual electronic record of every student enrolled in an educational institution. Currently, 18 states can track individual students from kindergarten through postsecondary education, but California is not one of them. The authors of this report document the state of the various student data systems available for California's four education segments-K-12 public schools, the community colleges, California State University, and the University of California. They also assess the feasibility of and challenges to developing a SUR data system in the state. Finally, they identify steps that could be taken toward building and maintaining an integrated SUR system for California
Workforce planning and development processes : a practical guide( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 123 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 )

7 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 123 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
Implementation of school-based management in Indonesia by Georges Vernez( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 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
Improving technical vocational education and training in the Kurdistan region--Iraq by Louay Constant( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Kurdistan Region - Iraq develops rapidly, it is creating jobs that require a solid education and technical skills. The government has launched an ambitious reform of basic and secondary education to increase its quality and has expanded opportunities for tertiary technical and university education. But expansion of secondary vocational education has lagged, leaving many students who cannot or do not want to pursue post-secondary education without the necessary preparation to compete in the evolving labor market and contribute to its economy. Enrollment in secondary vocational education has diminished in recent years, and graduates often have difficulty finding employment because their programs have not given them the skills required by employers. At the same time, employers complain that graduates from local general and vocational educational institutions do not possess the skills they need, and are said to resort to hiring foreign labor whenever they cannot find local graduates. As part of its sweeping efforts to transform education, the Kurdistan Regional Government asked the RAND Corporation to assess its Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system. The findings suggest several recommendations for improving TVET, particularly at the secondary level. Rather than implementing all of these at once, the report suggests three phases (short term, medium term and long term) to allow for measured implementation
Implementation of the asthma practice guideline in the Army Medical Department : evaluation of process and effects( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 0 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
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Immigration in a changing economy : California's experienceImmigrant women in the U.S. workforce : who struggles? who succeeds?The mixed economic progress of immigrantsThe costs of immigration to taxpayers : analytical and policy issuesCalifornia's shrinking defense contractors : effects on small suppliersReauthorizing No Child Left Behind : facts and recommendationsGoal : to double the rate of Hispanics earning a bachelor's degreeImproving the development and utilization of Air Force space and missile officers