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Rand Graduate School

Works: 157 works in 266 publications in 1 language and 7,032 library holdings
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The social returns to increased investment in education : measuring the effect of education on the cost of social programs by Richard A Krop( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marketization and prosperity : pathways to East Asian democracy by Samantha Fay Ravich( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health care reform : distributional consequences of an employer mandate for workers in small firms by Cheryl Damberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of judgment in admissions by James R Vernon( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation explores issues involved in higher education admissions processes. It analyzes admissions and subsequent performance at the rand Graduate School. Academic literature informs the presentation of statistical relationships among admissions criteria, admissions committee ratings and performance measures. Transformation techniques provide the foundation for a discussion of the merits of alternative ways of thinking about selection, performance measurement, and prediction. While the rand Graduate School admissions committee implicitly gives great importance to Graduate Record Examination (gre) scores, different performance measures correlate most strongly with different selection criteria, complicating the establishment of screening rules. The empirical results show the statistical significance of several selection criteria in predicting a variety of measures of student performance and compare the significance of those criteria to the significance of quantified committee-member ratings in predicting the same performance measures. This report shows several techniques for transforming measures of selection criteria, ratings and performance, in order to discuss the appropriateness of relative and absolute measures. (Contains 113 references.) (Mah)
The finances of education governance reforms in California : evidence from school district spending patterns by Cathy S Krop( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air transport systems : a comparison of alternatives and a methodology for contextual analysis by Richard W Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cost of class size reduction : advice for policymakers by Robert Reichardt( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class-size reduction (CSR) in California was a popular, rapidly implemented reform that improved student performance. This dissertation provides information to state-level policy makers that will help them avoid two implementation problems seen in California's CSR implementation. The first problem was with flat, per student reimbursement scheme did not adequately cover costs in districts with larger pre-CSR class-sizes or smaller schools. To help policy-makers understand the relationship between existing conditions at schools, policy choices, and costs, four simple "rules of thumb" were created through analysis of a simulation of CSR in seven Florida school districts. At a classroom cost of $53,000, the "rules of thumb" per student cost for CSR is a $435 for reduction to 20, double for reduction to 17 and triple for reduction to 15 when existing class size is 24. These "rules of thumb" and three other reimbursement strategies are evaluated for their ability to adequately estimate reimbursements for the cost of CSR. The strategy used in California, of a flat per student reimbursement, was the least efficient. Strategies using district information on costs, class sizes, and enrollments are adequate for reimbursing districts. The "rules of thumb" was the most robust strategy for reimbursing schools. A second problem seen in California was a decrease in the qualification level of the kindergarten through third teacher workforce. The largest decrease were in schools with higher concentrations of low-income or minority students. Modeling the flow of K-3 teachers during the first year of CSR shows within district transfers create more vacancies in schools with more minority students. Vacancies were then more likely to be filled with unqualified teachers. Potential policy responses to this problem are to not fill classrooms created by CSR with transfer teachers, and to provide incentives for teachers to remain in schools that are difficult to staff
Use of mental health and social support services by people with AIDS by Marilyn Cvitanic( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of public interest groups in democratization : Soviet environmental groups and energy policy-making, 1985-1991 by Glenys A Babcock( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation tracks the emergence, protest and influence of public interest groups during the Soviet Union's transition period, 1987 through 1991. It focuses on one subset of public interest groups: environmental groups which protested against an energy policy. The battle between environmental groups and the Soviet governmental and energy decision-makers provides a laboratory for exploring the processes through which public interest groups arose, entered the political arena, and influenced or tried to influence government decision-making. This study focuses on the protest against the Rostov nuclear power plant. It charts in detail the changing motivations, strategies and actions of environmental groups and resonses by government and energy officials. The other 67 cases are used to develop an archetype of environmental group emergence and protest in the early transition period
Prospects for the French fighter industry in a post-cold war environment : is the future more than a mirage? by Yolande Simon( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arts, markets, and governments : a study in cultural policy analysis by Arthur C Brooks( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many arts firms are experiencing increasing costs relative to their revenues. This dissertation argues that demand management, if properly defined and pursued, represents at least a partial solution to this problem. First, an approach to demand expansion that depends on the luxury image of arts firms' products is compared both theoretically and empirically to one that emphasizes exposing new audience members to the arts. Data on symphony orchestras suggest that the first approach is more effective for lower-budget orchestras, while the second is better for larger orchestras. Second, the relationship between public subsidies to the arts and private philanthropy is examined. Whereas arguments could be made that public funds either leverage or crowd out donations, symphony orchestra data indicate that the two funding sources are in fact independent. Third, on the cost side, it is shown that the ability to lower costs by substituting part-time or noncontracted artists for some that are currently full-time may be an effective strategy to fight the cost-revenue gap, for some firms. Based on these results, it is argued that public arts policy that treats all firms homogeneously and restricts the use of funds is almost certainly suboptimal
Native and immigrant school-to-work transitions : refocusing policy concerns by Denise D Quigley( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A research study examined the joint employment and schooling patterns of both immigrants and natives during their initial 6 years after high school. The data analyzed were from the Senior Cohort of the High School and Beyond survey covering 1980-86. The analysis found that immigrants who initially left school as high school graduates or with some postsecondary education did not move frequently between employment, unemployment, and labor force nonparticipation, despite the fact that they accumulated less work experience during their earlier years in the labor market. Instead, relative to natives, immigrant youth are spending more time during the transition attending postsecondary school, as a single activity or combined with employment. The patterns observed for immigrant youth were found to depend on immigrants' years in the United States and country of origin. The tradeoff of spending more time during the transition attending postsecondary education instead of working as a full-time activity is more pronounced the less time an immigrant has spent in the United States. Mexican immigrants attend more postsecondary school than natives, but they do this combined with part-time employment. Central American immigrants also attend more postsecondary school than natives, but combined with full-time employment. Asian immigrants trade 1 year less of work experience (of 6 years) for 1 year more of postsecondary education, half of which is combined with part-time employment. Immigrant Hispanics combine school with full-time employment, whereas Hispanic Americans work full time as their sole activity. Black immigrants attend more postsecondary school than native blacks. The study concluded that the school-to-work transition of immigrants appears at least as smooth as that of natives, indicating that there is no additional need for targeted assistance for immigrants. (The report includes 63 references, six appendixes describing immigrant and native youth work-school patterns, 24 figures, and 34 tables.) (Kc)
Friend or foe? : bureaucratic behavior and acquisition reform in the U.S. Army by Conrad Peter Schmidt( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should the U.S. Army adopt new policies and procedures for responding to emergency ammunition demands? by David M Oaks( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social capital, technology diffusion, and sustainable growth in the developing world by David A Robalino( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the topics that has emerged during the last decade in the policy agenda of national governments and international organizations is the design of policies that seek long-term economic growth while improving and sustaining the environment. The analysis of this type of policies is usually based on macroeconomic models which link changes in policy instruments (e.g., fiscal policy, pollution taxes, carbon permits, energy subsidies) to some outcome measure such as aggregate output or consumption. Critical assumptions within these models are related to the dynamics of technology-related-variables, such as total factor productivity, or the carbon intensity of the economy. Usually, these dynamics are defined exogenously, or endogenized by formalizing the effects of changes in input prices or R&D investments. Nonetheless, the micro- process of technology adoption, where decentralized heterogeneous economic agents interact and share information about the dynamics of the economy and the characteristics of new technologies, has been always ignored. Yet, it is this process which is behind the diffusion of new technologies and ultimately the dynamics of macro variables such as the carbon intensity of the economy
Diagnostic assessment and treatment service utilization among Alzheimer's disease clients in California by Carolinda Douglass( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth vs. experience in the enlisted Air Force : productivity estimation and policy analysis by Mary Anne Doyle( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluates the effect of experience mix on unit size and considers how the Air Force can adapt to the demands imposed on individual work units as the mix changes. Using empirical evidence from one large Air Force occupation, the study develops an estimation technique that expands on available productivity data to infer learning curves for all tasks. Concludes that (1) experienced units can be staffed with fewer people if the work mix in an occupation is reallocated to match the experience mix--manpower requirements thus should vary with experience mix; (2) current guidelines already allow unit managers sufficient flexibility to adjust to changes in staffing levels, so no changes to work allocation guidelines are necessary in the occupation studied; (3) enforcement of training and supervision guidelines diminish flexibility only for work units with extreme experience configurations. To accommodate the increased supervisory workload generated by a less-experienced unit, work unit managers should allocate a larger proportion of supervisory work to personnel serving in jobs other that Senior Supervisor; and (4) relative productivities can be inferred from a limited data collection effort and occupational survey data. The method described in this study should be used to evaluate tradeoffs between experience mix and unit size for other Air Force occupations
Army life v. life in the Army : the relationship between quality of life program utilization and army career intentions by Debra S August( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptive battlefield ammunition distribution : the role of systemic adaptation in dynamic emvironments by Desmond K Saunders-Newton( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For better or for worse, in sickness and in health : inpatient outcomes and patient satisfaction in the military health services system by Mark Perry( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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