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Vernez, Georges

Works: 104 works in 298 publications in 3 languages and 12,750 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Longitudinal studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Contributor, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: LC213.2, 379.260973
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Closing the education gap benefits and costs by Georges Vernez ( )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,155 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 ( )
17 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,653 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
Toward a K-20 student unit record data system for California by Georges Vernez ( )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,430 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
Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind facts and recommendations by Brian M Stecher ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,413 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
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 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Can the Army effectively implement clinical treatment guidelines in its military treatment facilities to achieve consistent and high-quality practices throughout its health system?
Opening and closing the doors : evaluating immigration reform and control by Frank D Bean ( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 553 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 313 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 282 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 )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 272 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 254 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 )
12 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 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 )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 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 )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 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 160 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 132 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
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 132 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
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 )
4 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 116 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
The current situation in Mexican immigration by Georges Vernez ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By 1988, the Mexican-origin population of the United States had grown to 12.1 million, largely from recent sharp increases in immigration. The policy concerns raised by this phenomenon have been influenced by some perceptions that available research contradicts. Today most Mexican immigrants come to stay, about half are female, and they have increasingly less schooling compared with the native-born workers, and, across generations, their language and political assimilation is proceeding well. They put greater demands on education than on other public services. However, the Mexican-origin population affects the economy and public services more and differently in the areas where it is concentrated, primarily in the western United States and large urban areas. Further, the recent legalization of 2.3 million Mexican immigrants can be expected to increase the demand on public services, especially in those areas
Regional cycles and employment effects of public works investments ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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