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Vernez, Georges

Overview
Works: 122 works in 323 publications in 3 languages and 14,871 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  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 )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 548 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 530 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 503 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

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 302 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 by Robert F Schoeni( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 266 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 263 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 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 )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is an executive summary of RAND/R-3631-CDMH
California's shrinking defense contractors : effects on small suppliers( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 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
Federal activities in urban economic development by Georges Vernez( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 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
Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind : facts and recommendations by Brian M Stecher( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 154 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") based primarily on 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. Appendices include: (1) Data Sources for This Report; and (2) Abstracts of Reports. Individual chapters contain footnotes. (Contains 1 figure.) [This paper was written with Paul Steinberg. This paper was prepared for the U.S. Department of Education. For the companion report, "What Can We Learn from the Implementation of "No Child Left Behind"? Research Brief", see ed509398.]
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 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The level of education Hispanics achieve will largely determine whether their role is commensurate with their demographic importance and whether they partake in the full benefits of living in the United States. Doubling the rate of Hispanics earning a bachelor's degree will have both public benefits--revenues saved in public welfare, health, and law enforcement program and revenues earned from increased taxes and contribution to Medicare and Social Security--and private benefits in terms of more disposable income. Within 13 to 15 years, the public can recoup its investment in higher education for Hispanics at a benefit-to-cost ratio of 2 to 1, and 4 to 1 if private benefits are included. Among this book's recommendations: Raise public awareness of the need for greater investments in postsecondary education; pay as much attention to keeping students in college as is currently given to preventing high school dropouts; increase the capacity of the nation's postsecondary institutions, especially in those states with high concentrations of Hispanics; coordinate interventions across all levels; and support expansion of high school-, community-, and college-based programs for at-risk students
Improving the development and utilization of Air Force space and missile officers( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 124 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
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 124 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
Workforce planning and development processes : a practical guide( Book )

3 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. The authors outline the related policy decisions; describe necessary methods, data, and tools; and recommend divisions of responsibilities among headquarters, business units, and functional managers. These tasks need not cover the entire workforce but should be focused on positions that are central to AFMC's core business units, which would be responsible for actual planning and development. Headquarters AFMC itself would primarily offer guidance, support, and assistance to these units and mediate trade-offs that may need to be made among them. Similarly, functional managers have an advisory role
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. 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 school-based management in Indonesia by Georges Vernez( Book )

5 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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