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McCarthy, Kevin F. 1945-

Works: 86 works in 382 publications in 1 language and 25,394 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Experimental films  Video art  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree
Classifications: AS36, 700.973
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Most widely held works by Kevin F McCarthy
Cuba after Castro : legacies, challenges, and impediments by Edward Gonzalez( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,699 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
The repopulation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina by Kevin F McCarthy( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,293 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
From celluloid to cyberspace : the media arts and the changing arts world by Kevin F McCarthy( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,239 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
A new framework for building participation in the arts by Kevin F McCarthy( )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arts organizations across the country are actively expanding their efforts to increase public participation in their programs. This report presents the findings of a RAND study sponsored by the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds that looks at the process by which individuals become involved in the arts and attempts to identify ways in which arts institutions can most effectively influence this process. The report presents a behavioral model that identifies the main factors influencing individual decisions about the arts, based on site visits to institutions that have been particularly successful in attracting participants to their programs and in-depth interviews with the directors of more than 100 institutions that have received grants from the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds and the Knight Foundation to encourage greater involvement in the arts. The model and a set of guidelines to help institutions approach the task of participation building constitute a framework that can assist in devising participation-building approaches that fit with an institution's overall purpose and mission, its available resources, and the community environment in which it operates-in other words, a framework that will enable arts institutions to take an integrative approach to building participation in the arts."--Rand abstracts
Gifts of the muse : reframing the debate about the benefits of the arts by Kevin F McCarthy( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 2,044 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 appraoch 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
An economic development architecture for New Orleans by Kevin F McCarthy( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,000 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
Immigration in a changing economy : California's experience by Kevin F McCarthy( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,981 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
A portrait of the visual arts : meeting the challenges of a new era by Kevin F McCarthy( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,977 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
The Performing arts in a new era by Kevin F McCarthy( )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,887 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
Arts and culture in the metropolis : strategies for sustainability by Kevin F McCarthy( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nonprofit arts currently face an environment that challenges the way they have grown and raises the prospect of future consolidation. The authors focus on the relationship among the components of local communities' "arts ecology" and develop a new framework for evaluating systems of support to the arts. They then use this framework to assess the strengths and weaknesses of Philadelphia's arts sector
Post-Katrina recovery of the housing market along the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Kevin F McCarthy( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 983 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
Current and future effects of Mexican immigration in California by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 381 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
The mixed economic progress of immigrants by Robert F Schoeni( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 270 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 268 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
World population shifts : boom or doom? by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of world population growth is changing. Currently, the world's population of roughly 6 billion is growing by an additional billion people every 12 to 13 years. This average growth rate (1.4 percent) masks the fact that some parts of the world are growing much faster than others. Developed countries are growing at less than 0.3 percent per year, while the rest of the world is growing almost six times that fast. These demographic differences, as well as widening economic differences, between the developed and less-developed world are increasing the flow of people toward the developed world. How the developed world responds to these immigration pressures will largely determine whether such pressures become a precursor to boom or doom. 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
Meeting the challenge of charter reform by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 158 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 149 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
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 142 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
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 118 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
Housing search and mobility by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic premise for providing housing assistance to low-income households is that inadequate financial resources severely limit a household's ability to afford safe, sanitary, and decent housing. An important issue in designing programs to remedy this problem is the ability of low-income households to negotiate successfully for themselves in an open market. This report sheds light on that issue by showing how low-, moderate-, and high-income renter households in areas of Wisconsin and Indiana search for housing, how discrimination affects their search, and how different search procedures affect a household's ability to find bargains when it moves. Preliminary results indicate some of the ways in which discrimination impairs housing search, and suggest that the success of programs designed to broaden the residential options of low-income households may partly depend on the types of assistance they offer to participants. (Author/RLV)
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Cuba after Castro : legacies, challenges, and impediments
The repopulation of New Orleans after Hurricane KatrinaFrom celluloid to cyberspace : the media arts and the changing arts worldA new framework for building participation in the artsGifts of the muse : reframing the debate about the benefits of the artsAn economic development architecture for New OrleansImmigration in a changing economy : California's experienceA portrait of the visual arts : meeting the challenges of a new eraThe Performing arts in a new era
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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