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Labor and Population Program

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Works: 458 works in 635 publications in 4 languages and 22,389 library holdings
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Classifications: HD8072.5, 331.110973
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Most widely held works about Labor and Population Program
 
Most widely held works by Labor and Population Program
The 21st century at work : forces shaping the future workforce and workplace in the United States by Lynn A Karoly( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the forces that will continue to shape the U.S. workforce and workplace over the next 10 to 15 years? With its eye on forming sound policy and helping stakeholders in the private and public sectors make informed decisions, the U.S. Department of Labor asked RAND to look at the future of work. The authors analyze trends in and the implications of shifting demographic patterns, the pace of technological change, and the path of economic globalization
Investing in our children : what we know and don't know about the costs and benefits of early childhood interventions by Lynn A Karoly( )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Investing in Our Children: What We Know and Don't Know About the Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions, the authors find that well-targeted early intervention programs for at-risk children, such as nurse home visits to first-time mothers and high-quality preschool education, can yield substantial advantages to participants in terms of emotional and cognitive development, education, economic well-being, and health. This unbiased study details the benefits and savings generated by documented intervention programs and finds that, if the successes of these programs can be duplicated on a large scale, public investment in such programs will benefit not only the children and their families, but also the taxpayers who fund them. As more children reach their full potential as active contributors to the economy, the government will see long-term savings in the form of lower welfare payments, higher tax revenues, and lower criminal justice system costs. The authors, however, highlight that these conclusions rest primarily on smaller-scale model programs and call for broader demonstrations and rigorous evaluations of future large-scale programs
An outcome evaluation of the success for kids program by Nicole Maestas( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents results from a multisite, quantitative evaluation of the international Success for Kids (SFK) after-school program. A nonreligious program, SFK seeks to build resilience in children. Interestingly, the authors found that the program positively affected not just social and internal outcomes but also school-related outcomes, even though SFK is not an academic intervention
Preschool adequacy and efficiency in California : issues, policy options, and recommendations by Lynn A Karoly( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California Preschool Study examined gaps in school readiness and achievement in the early grades among California children and the potential for high-quality preschool to close those gaps, the use of early care and education (ECE) services and their quality, and the system of publicly funded ECE programs for three- and four-year-olds. This analysis integrates the results from the prior studies and makes recommendations for preschool policy
Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first year by Gail Zellman( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program is California's response to the welfare reforms Congress set in motion in 1996. The most visible features of this program are its emphasis on moving welfare recipients from reliance on government cash assistance to work and toward self-sufficiency; its use of time limits and participation requirements; its provision of certain services, such as child care and job search assistance, to make participation easier; and its devolution of program authority from the state to the county level. This executive summary focuses on the four themes that have emerged from the authors' work to date: (1) Organizations have changed in response to the expanded mission of CalWORKs, despite limited time for planning. (2) Implementation is under way, but recipient compliance is low. (3) Counties currently have sufficient funds, but this may change. (4) Achieving earnings needed to achieve self-sufficiency before time limits expire is a challenge
A golden opportunity : advancing California's early care and education workforce professional development system by Lynn A Karoly( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study focuses on the education, training, and ongoing professional development of early care and education (ECE) caregivers, teachers, and administrators who work with infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children from birth to kindergarten entry in California. It aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of the state's ECE workforce professional development system and a set of recommendations for improving the system's effectiveness
The economics of investing in universal preschool education in California by Lynn A Karoly( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is increased interest in California and other states in providing universal access to publicly funded preschool education. In considering such a program, policymakers and the public focus on the potential benefits and costs of such a program. This study aims to inform such deliberations by conducting an analysis of the economic returns from investing in high-quality preschool education in the state of California
Designing a system for collecting policy-relevant data for the Kurdistan Region-Iraq by Sandra H Berry( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Kurdistan Regional Government Institutions and Data Interactions -- Available Data and Statistics -- Policy and Data Priorities of the Kurdistan Regional Government -- Data Requirements to Address Policy Priorities of the Kurdistan Regional Government -- Methodologies for Data Collection and Handling -- Institutional Arrangements to Meet Policy Priorities -- A Recommended Roadmap to Policy-Relevant Data Collection -- Conclusions and Next Steps -- Appendix A: RAND Data Team Meetings -- Appendix B: Kurdistan Regional Government Websites Summary -- Appendix C: Log of Available Documents -- Appendix D: References Used to Inform the Data Spreadsheets for the Priority Policy Areas -- Appendix E: Data-Related Information and Communications Technology and Physical Infrastructure to Meet Policy Needs -- Appendix F: Comments on Proposed Organizational Charts for the Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office
Improving the Mongolian labor market and enhancing opportunities for youth by Howard J Shatz( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite a recent slowdown, Mongolia has experienced dramatic economic growth in the 2000s, exceeding global trends. Foreign direct investment, mining, infrastructure spending, and, more recently, strong fiscal and monetary stimulus measures have driven much of this growth. The country now faces challenges in terms of creating jobs without overly relying on public spending fueled by natural resource exploitation. In 2014, the Mongolian government commissioned RAND to collaborate on a study of the labor market with the Institute for Labour Studies (ILS) of the Mongolian Ministry of Labour. Using a supply-demand framework, this study analyzed the Mongolian labor market to identify where it is performing well, where it is underperforming, and whether there are constraints to improvement. RAND and ILS especially focused on youth labor and education issues, using a new survey developed by the two organizations. The ILS and RAND teams chose this focus because of the importance of youth labor-market success to the economic future of the country and because analysis of Mongolian labor data showed relatively high rates of youth not in school or the labor market compared with a variety of other economies, including other similar transition economies. The Mongolian Ministry of Population Development and Social Welfare has recognized this importance by announcing 2015 as the year of youth development. The ILS-RAND Mongolian Youth Survey is a nationwide survey that provides new insights into the challenges faced by youth, as well as their achievements and aspirations, to inform thedevelopment of policy to address these concerns."--Back cover
An assessment of the present and future labor market in the Kurdistan region - Iraq : implications for policies to increase private-sector employment by Howard J Shatz( )

7 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Education Levels, Skills, and Labor-Force Participation of Potential Future Labor-Market Entrants -- Skills Gaps and Expected Private-Sector Labor Demand in the Kurdistan Region-Iraq -- Scenarios for Sectoral Employment Growth in the Kurdistan Region-Iraq -- Labor-Market Information Systems -- Conclusions and Policy Directions -- Appendix A: The RAND Survey of Business Establishments 2012: The RAND Skills Survey -- Appendix B: The RAND Survey of Business Establishments 2012: Sampling Design
Calculating the gross regional product of the Kurdistan Region-Iraq by Shmuel Abramzon( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To lay the foundation for successful policymaking, the Kurdistan Regional Government is seeking to develop comprehensive and reliable statistics on the Kurdistan Region-Iraq (KRI) as it charts a course toward peace and prosperity. In this report, the authors describe efforts to continue building capacity at the Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office (KRSO) by setting up a system for data collection and analysis to support the annual calculation of the gross regional product (GRP), a critical indicator for successful policy planning in many areas. The report presents estimates of the value added by different sectors of the KR' economy for the year 2012 (excluding natural resources, due to lack of available data). The report covers three governorates: Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Duhok
Capacity building at the Kurdistan region statistics office through data collection by Shmuel Abramzon( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive and reliable statistics are crucial for designing economic policies. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq lacks the statistics it needs to improve infrastructure, encourage private-sector development, attract foreign investment, and create sustained economic growth. The Kurdistan Region Statistics Office needs to build capacity to collect the data. RAND worked closely with the office and in consultation with relevant ministries to build capacity by preparing, conducting, and analyzing the first round of a survey of the region's labor force critical to government policymaking. RAND provided overall guidance and both analytical and hands-on training to organization staff. Further, by being involved in the complete life cycle of the survey, from conception through data collection to policy analysis, and by being responsible for the final execution and analysis of the surveys, that staff benefited from learning by doing. Future rounds of the survey will provide up-to-date information on how these and other important indicators are changing over time and in response to policies
Knowledge-based economies and basing economies on knowledge : skills a missing link in GCC countries by Krishna B Kumar( )

4 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure is a crucial ingredient of a knowledge-based economy (KBE), a skilled labor force and a supportive institutional and business environment are equally important in that they facilitate an economy to use knowledge in a way that is appropriate to its level of development to increase productivity. Skills, education, and training are given their own importance in many countries, but these factors are not given as much attention as technology in discussions of the knowledge economy. However, without sufficient human capital and the appropriate policies in place to take advantage of adopted technologies, their potential is unlikely to be realized. This paper adopts a cross-country perspective and uses indicators and sub-indicators developed by various economic organizations to assess the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in terms of their development in the various dimensions of a knowledge economy. This assessment finds that, while the GCC countries have performed well in providing a physical ICT infrastructure, they need to focus more on human capital and the business environment to foster the balanced development of their knowledge economies
Veteran employment : lessons from the 100,000 jobs mission by Kimberly Curry Hall( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven companies cofounded the 100,000 Jobs Mission in 2011 to promote veteran employment, with a goal of hiring 100,000 veterans by 2020. The coalition has grown to over 175 companies, which have exceeded the initial goal and are now on track to hire 200,000 veterans by the end of 2014. These companies represent nearly every U.S. industry and vary in size, geographic location, and in the types of veterans they hire. Reflecting on the first three years of operation, JPMorgan Chase & Co. asked the RAND Corporation to capture the lessons and experiences from the 100,000 Jobs Mission to identify further improvements to veteran employment opportunities. RAND researchers conducted qualitative interviews with representatives of a sample of member companies, delving into the ways they recruit and hire veterans, help veterans transition into their new jobs, and manage and develop veteran employees and the value veterans bring as employees. Interviewees pointed out that veterans are most noted for their leadership skills and teamwork; for their flexibility and ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment without undue stress; for their dependability, integrity, and loyalty; and for their experience working in a culturally diverse or global environment. This research also explored the challenges to hiring and employing veterans and provides recommendations to assist employers and promote veteran employment opportunities more broadly
Do financial advisers influence savings behavior? by Jeremy Burke( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Financial advisers can play an important role with helping individuals make better financial decisions and improving their financial situations. In this report, the authors review evidence from the research literature about whether working with an adviser improves savings behavior, in general, as well as saving for long-term goals, particularly retirement. While much of the literature provides evidence that individuals who receive professional financial advice are more financially healthy than those who do not, few papers attempt to address the endogeneity concerns of reverse causation, limiting insights into whether advisers are causing improvements in their clients' savings behavior"--Publisher's description
Methodology of the 2016 RAND Presidential Election Panel Survey (PEPS) by Michael Pollard( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2016 RAND Presidential Election Panel Survey uses the American Life Panel (ALP) to study voting intentions, public opinion, and voter behavior. The ALP is a scientifically recruited Internet panel. Using the ALP allows us to contact the same people over time to study the evolution of their voting intentions, behavior, and opinions. Furthermore, we follow previous RAND election surveys by asking respondents about their voting intentions in probabilistic terms (percent chance), which improves forecasts. This document provides a detailed description of our methodology
The socioeconomic effects of the working poor moving to permanent dwellings : the case of the Ashray Affordable Housing Pilot Project in India by Nicholas Burger( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Process evaluation of the New Mexico Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Competitive Development Grant by Matthew Chinman( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing human capital challenges of the 21st century : education and labor market initiatives in Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates by Gabriella Gonzalez( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This executive summary is a bilingual (English and Arabic) companion to the RAND monograph covering the full details of the study: Facing human capital challenges of the 21st century. Both this executive summary and the full-study monograph should be of interest to policymakers in the Arab world who want to understand the evolution and progress of education and labor market reforms designed to advance human capital development and enhance workforce competitiveness in the 21st century global economy
The environmental implications of population dynamics by Lori M Hunter( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The globe is now inhabited by 6 billion people, twice as many as in 1960. Understanding the effects this population growth has on the environment will be paramount in developing policies that will mitigate the negative environmental effects. This report discusses the relationship between population and environmental change, the forces that mediate this relationship, and how population dynamics specifically affect climate change and land-use change. The author outlines both sides of the policy debate that have emerged--those who would limit fertility and population growth in the developing world and those who call for reduced consumption in the developed world. She concludes by calling for policymakers to pay increased attention to the role of population and forsake the search for one-step solutions to environmental problems
 
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Investing in our children : what we know and don't know about the costs and benefits of early childhood interventions
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Investing in our children : what we know and don't know about the costs and benefits of early childhood interventionsAn outcome evaluation of the success for kids programPreschool adequacy and efficiency in California : issues, policy options, and recommendationsWelfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first yearThe economics of investing in universal preschool education in CaliforniaFacing human capital challenges of the 21st century : education and labor market initiatives in Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab EmiratesThe environmental implications of population dynamics
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