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Teixeira, Ruy A.

Works: 37 works in 124 publications in 2 languages and 8,947 library holdings
Genres: History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer
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Most widely held works by Ruy A Teixeira
Red, blue, and purple America : the future of election demographics by Ruy A Teixeira( )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analyzes changing patterns of immigration, settlement, demography, family structure, and religion, describing trends and their impacts on 2008 politics and beyond. Lays out implications for public policy and shows how these trends have shaped the Red and Blue divisions and might break apart those blocs in new and surprising ways"--Provided by publisher
The disappearing American voter by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The right to vote is the cornerstone of democracy. To millions around the world who have fought for that right, it is considered a privilege. Yet the magnitude of nonvoting in America is staggering. More than 91 million Americans did not vote in 1988, putting voter turnout at barely half of the voting-age population." "This situation has stirred much comment and debate across the political spectrum, raising several questions: Why is voter turnout generally so low? Why has it declined steadily over the past three decades? Does low and declining turnout significantly bias the nature of contemporary U.S. politics? And what, if anything, can be done to increase voter participation?" "In this book, Ruy Teixeira addresses each of these questions in detail in an effort to provide policymakers and the general public with a clearer view of the problem and possible solutions. The author's interpretations and recommendations are both provocative and firmly based on currently available data." "Teixeira includes an assessment of current registration reform legislation and shows why a combination of registration reform and political reform is necessary to fully reverse the nonvoting trend and move to substantially higher turnout levels. He points out that while it is unlikely U.S. voter turnout will ever approach levels in Sweden, Australia, and Belgium - which are about 90 percent - with a thorough reform program, levels of around 70 percent, such as those in Japan and Canada, may be attainable."--Jacket
America's new swing region : changing politics and demographics in the Mountain West by Ruy A Teixeira( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analyzes effects of the increase in minorities, younger residents, educational levels, and urbanization on the traditionally Republican politics of six states in the Mountain West, comparing changes in voting patterns from 1988 to 2008. Discusses possible ramifications of those changes and the 2010 mid-term elections on the 2012 presidential election"--Provided by publisher
Rural education and training in the new economy : the myth of rural skills gap by Robert M., Ed Gibbs( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the education, training, and skill supply of the rural workforce; the role of rural workforce quality in rural development; and the barriers that prevent many rural people from obtaining the skills needed for good jobs. Data are drawn from large national surveys of schools, students, and households. The first three chapters address educational quality in rural elementary and secondary schools. Chapters 4-6 go beyond high school to examine college attendance, adult literacy, and job training. The final two chapters investigate employers' demands for labor and their perceptions of the rural workforce. Major themes emerging from the analyses were: (1) although rural higher education and job training are areas of weakness, rural school systems educate their students as well as do urban systems, with fewer resources; (2) institutions matter, and rural development strategies must support rural employers' shift to high-tech competitive strategies; and (3) in contrast to previous decades, rural employers' skill requirements are rising rapidly in the 1990s. Following an introduction by Paul L. Swaim, Robert M. Gibbs, and Ruy Teixeira, the chapters are: (1) "Rural Teachers and Schools" (Dale Ballou, Michael Podgursky); (2) "Educational Achievement in Rural Schools" (Elizabeth J. Greenberg, Ruy Teixeira); (3) "Rural High School Completion" (Kathleen M. Paasch, Paul L. Swaim); (4) "College Completion and Return Migration among Rural Youth" (Robert M. Gibbs); (5) "Literacy of the Adult Rural Workforce" (Elizabeth J. Greenberg, Paul L. Swaim, Ruy Teixeira); (6) "Job Training for Rural Workers" (Paul L. Swaim); (7) "Rural Employer Demand and Worker Skills" (Ruy Teixeira, David A. McGranahan); and (8) "Current Trends in the Supply and Demand for Education in Rural and Urban Areas" (David A. McGranahan, Linda M. Ghelfi). Contains references in each chapter, many data tables and figures, and an index. (Sv)
America's forgotten majority : why the white working class still matters by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Welcome to the real America, dominated by America's "forgotten majority"--White working-class men and women who make up fifty-five percent of the voting population. In America's Forgotten Majority, Ruy Teixeira and Joel Rogers argue persuasively that this group, and not the oft-quoted "soccer moms and wired workers," will decide the fate of America's commitment to a strong government in the years to come. Using exit interviews, census data and other sources from the last forty years of elections, Teixeira and Rogers argue that the key to reaching these voters is offering programs that will both radically improve their economic situation and remain consistent with their deeply held values, among them fairness, hard work and equal opportunity."--Jacket
The emerging Democratic majority by John B Judis( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the end of the 1960s, Kevin Phillips, battling conventional wisdom, correctly foretold the dawn of a new era. His book The Emerging Republican Majority became an indispensable guide for conservatives through the 1970s and 1980s - and, indeed, for all those attempting to understand political change at the time. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, with the presidency and the House in Republican hands, political experts John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira convincingly use hard data - demographic, geographic, economic, and political - to forecast the dawn of a new progressive era. Their book, The Emerging Democratic Majority, is the guide to this era."--Jacket
Why Americans don't vote : turnout decline in the United States, 1960-1984 by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and Italian and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The optimistic leftist : why the 21st century will be better than you think by Ruy Antonio Teixeira( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The left is likely to dominate the 21st century, and there is little the right can do about this except adapt. This seems counter-intuitive in light of the modest success the left has enjoyed since the great financial crisis of 2008-09. Though Democrats have done well in recent presidential elections, progressives have found themselves unable to move their most important policies forward, suffering through an endless series of battles with a determined and extreme Republican party. This has only been exacerbated by stunning Republican gains in recent congressional elections. But this short-sighted perspective overemphasizes the role of crisis and underestimates the role of long-term fundamental change. Ruy Teixeira's The Optimistic Leftist takes a look at the structural and economic shifts remaking advanced societies and shows that the left is in a far better position to advance its agenda than the right. Eventually, the right will be forced to play on the left's terms to be competitive. This is because only the left has growing, not declining, coalitional strength and only the left is willing to confront and solve capitalism's "Piketty problem" (a vicious cycle of rising inequality, stagnating living standards and slowing economic growth) by building a new equitable-growth "opportunity state.""--
Rural and urban manufacturing workers : similar problems, similar challenges : results of the ERS Rural Manufacturing Survey by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the coming labor shortage : jobs, skills, and incomes of America's workforce 2000 by Lawrence R Mishel( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the conventional wisdom that the economy will face a labor shortage was done in three stages. First, the demand side of the labor market was analyzed. Changes in the skill requirements of jobs from 1973-86 were examined as were those changes anticipated by projections of the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2000. The conclusion was that skill requirements would rise in the 1990s due to shifts in the occupational structure, but at a modest rate that was significantly less than that for 1973-86. Second, expected trends in labor supply--the quantity and quality of the future work force--were analyzed. Conclusions were that a general labor shortage would not occur simply because the labor force would grow slowly in the 1990s and the changing demographics of the work force would not necessarily produce a serious shortage of adequately skilled workers. A problem with labor force entrants would probably be that the educational system will not have provided an adequate basis for future technological innovation and productivity growth. Third, the study examined recent and expected trends in wages and incomes to assess whether future trends would remedy the labor market problems. The conclusion was that wages would continue their sluggish growth and possibly fall for large portions of the work force. The key policy implication was that the "supply push" approach would not produce desired improvements in labor market performance or productivity. (Appendixes include a description of the methodology, 28 endnotes, and a 52-item bibliography.) (YLB)
Talking past each other : what everyday Americans really think (and elites don't get) about the economy by David Kusnet( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic nationalism and the future of American politics by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of the high-wage path : the challenge facing Democrats by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political arithmetic of the NAFTA vote by Lawrence R Mishel( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the coming labor shortage in rural areas by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volatile voters : declining living standards and non-college-educated whites by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking political reform : beyond spending and term limits by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All-day, all-year schools by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Myth of the Coming Labor Shortage in Rural Areas. Briefing Paper by Ruy A Teixeira( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyzes economic trends to determine if education should be the focal point for rural economic development. According to the labor shortage/skills mismatch view, the movement toward a "service economy" will accelerate in the 1990s, increasing the number of skilled jobs and the demand for skilled workers. This "supply-push" theory supposes that demand-side conditions for rural economic development have come into being, and attacks instead the supply-side problem, i.e., the chronic shortage of skilled workers in rural areas. Contrary to this theory, an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections suggests that there will not be an "explosion of skilled jobs" in the 1990s, either nationally or in rural areas. The paper analyzes changes in pay levels, skill requirements, average years of schooling, and educational requirements in the 1970-1988 period and uses them as a point of comparison for estimated future changes. It also compares rural and urban areas. The policy implications of the analysis are that: (1) the most serious obstacle to rural economic progress may be the lack of growth in high-skill jobs and not the skills and education level of the rural workforce; (2) efforts to upgrade worker skills by themselves seem unlikely to pay off since the availability of high-skill jobs will only increase slightly; and (3) rural upgrading only makes sense if coordinated with policies for boosting demand for rural high-skill workers. This paper contains numerous tables. The appendix provides information about the data used in the paper such as industrial and occupational data, pay levels, skill indices, and educational levels. (KS)
The political geography of Pennsylvania : not another rust belt state by William H Frey( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first in a series of reports on the demographic and political dynamics under way in 10 'battleground' states, deemed to be crucial in deciding the 2008 election. As part of the Metropolitan Policy Program's Blueprint for American Prosperity, this series will provide an electoral component to the initiatives analysis of and prescriptions for bolstering the health and vitality of America's metropolitan areas, the engines of the U.S economy. This report focuses on Pennsylvania ... -- p.1
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The disappearing American voter
The disappearing American voterRural education and training in the new economy : the myth of rural skills gapAmerica's forgotten majority : why the white working class still mattersThe emerging Democratic majorityWhy Americans don't vote : turnout decline in the United States, 1960-1984
Alternative Names
Ruy Teixeira American blogger

Ruy Teixeira Amerikaans schrijver

Teixeira, Ruy.

Teixeira, Ruy 1951-

Teixeira, Ruy A.

Teixeira, Ruy Antonio

Teixeira, Ruy Antonio 1951-

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