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Explorations In Non-Profit Organizations And Efficiency: Children's Hunger Fund, Christine Garon 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Explorations In Non-Profit Organizations And Efficiency: Children's Hunger Fund, Christine Garon

Social Sciences

A study of a Los Angeles based NGO that uses local churches to help deliver food into the homes of hungry families. The use of a third party to deliver goods and provide services on behalf of the NGO reduces costs and provides the organization with a greater range of influence.


Mountain Monitor-4th Quarter 2009, Mark Muro, Jonathan Rothwell 2010 Brookings Institution

Mountain Monitor-4th Quarter 2009, Mark Muro, Jonathan Rothwell

Mountain Monitor

The Mountain West’s recovery from the Great Recession is spreading. Output is growing in every metropolitan area. Still, hiring remains elusive—a fact frustrating the entire nation, but perhaps more so in a region used to snapping, even roaring, back from recessions faster than the rest of the nation. Drawing on data covering the fourth quarter of 2009 (ending in December), this new Mountain Monitor—a companion product to Brookings’ national MetroMonitor and a quarterly resource produced by Brookings Mountain West, a partnership between Brookings and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas—surveys a region that is at ...


Por Uma Avaliação Objectiva, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Por Uma Avaliação Objectiva, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Com base em mitos educativos muito difundidos, e cavalgando o corcel do temor reverencial dos docentes antes o educativamente correcto, têm-se instalado perspectivas muito injustas sobre o que se deve e como se deve avaliaro dito "desempenho" dos professores, designadamente do ensino superior. Este artigo, sem discutir as questões filosóficas de base de toda a avaliação, procura minimizar os danos do processo em curso propondo concretos critérios de uma avaliação que não seja a manifestação do puro arbítrio dos poderes académicos pontuais, manipulando grelhas subjectivas e complexíssimas. Pretende, pois, uma avaliação justa, pela objectividade.


Pensada Lei, Pensada Malícia. A Propósito Das Avaliações "De Desempenho" Aos Docentes, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Pensada Lei, Pensada Malícia. A Propósito Das Avaliações "De Desempenho" Aos Docentes, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

There is a widespread ignorance about what does and what it should do a university professor, lecturer or researcher. This will create dangerous myths about how teachers should be evaluated, because paying no attention to the nature of their labor, and resulting on the creation of deep injustice. It is feared that such systems to be implemented result in infinite time-consuming bureaucratic. Precious time that should be used in teaching and research. That may also pollute the environment by creating lethal enemies among teaching people, ending up in lengthy legal proceedings. This article seeks to make a diagnosis of myths ...


Data Note: Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Outcomes For Transition-Age Youth With Autism And Other Disabilities, Frank A. Smith, Jaime Lugas 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

Data Note: Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Outcomes For Transition-Age Youth With Autism And Other Disabilities, Frank A. Smith, Jaime Lugas

Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

Youth with autism, like youth from other disability subgroups, often participate in state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) programs to obtain employment. While youth with autism represent a small percentage of all VR closures, the number with autism who closed out of VR more than tripled between 2003 and 2008 (see figure). In this Data Note, we compare employment outcomes for two subgroups of youth who exited VR in FY 2008, those with autism and those with all other disabilities.


Economic Outlook 2010: Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Economic Outlook 2010: Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

This article discusses the importance of innovation to individuals and the overall economy.


Concierge Medicine: The Perfect Storm? Implications For Nurse Practitioners, 2010 Selected Works

Concierge Medicine: The Perfect Storm? Implications For Nurse Practitioners

Linda A. Treiber

This article addresses a recent change in the health care delivery system: the concierge medical practice, where doctors provide an array of special services by limiting practice to a small number of patients willing to pay a membership fee. The purpose of this article is to document this trend and to situate it within the health care system. Although beneficial for patients who can afford it, concierge medicine leads to increasing health care inequalities and disparities in the United States. The implications for nurse practitioners include caring for a larger and sicker population of underserved patients.


Prefácio Aos Prefácios, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Prefácio Aos Prefácios, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

No presente artigo, ensaia-se uma sintética teorização em torno dos prefácios. O seu diálogo com o corpo do texto que apresentam não é simples, mas torna-se muito revelador. vale a pena ler e analisar estes textos, que alguns saltam displicentemente, e outros perscrutam com curiosidade...


Filosofia Antropológica?, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Filosofia Antropológica?, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Muito do que se passa nas nossas sociedades, actualmente, depende de termos ou não termos um olhar filosófico, e de termos ou não termos a capacidade perspectivista do antropólogo. O presente artigo chama a atenção para a necessidade de a Filosofia, tentando furtar-se à tirania do Logos na versão dos ares "grão senhores", de que falava Kant, procure o olhar de "terceiro", e o despojamento de recursos da Antropologia cultural.


A Poor Fit For Los Angeles Op-Ed: Incentives For South Gate Clothing Company To Relocate Should Be Killed By L.A.’S Jobs Czar, Peter Dreier 2010 Occidental College

A Poor Fit For Los Angeles Op-Ed: Incentives For South Gate Clothing Company To Relocate Should Be Killed By L.A.’S Jobs Czar, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

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Ocean Views: Coastal Environmental Problems As Seen By Downeast Maine Residents, Thomas G. Safford, Lawrence C. Hamilton 2010 University of New Hampshire

Ocean Views: Coastal Environmental Problems As Seen By Downeast Maine Residents, Thomas G. Safford, Lawrence C. Hamilton

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

This brief contends that loss of fishing jobs and income is the top environment-related concern among residents of Maine's Hancock and Washington counties, as well as forestry decline and water pollution. Also of note, across a wide range of environmental issues, political party affiliation is associated with level of concern about environmental problems.


Drilldown On African American Male Unemployment And Workforce Needs, John Pawasarat 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Drilldown On African American Male Unemployment And Workforce Needs, John Pawasarat

ETI Publications

The American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau has become a primary federal source of demographics on the unemployed population by age, race, sex, education levels, and disabilities and offers a valuable tool for workforce planning. This report for the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board examines the employment of African American males in Milwaukee County and presents unemployment rates among African American males by geography and age. The ACS offers useful benchmark data on the African American male population, particularly when combined with institutional data sources, including the income maintenance files of FoodShare and BadgerCare Plus enrollees ...


Third Year Evaluation Of The Center For Driver's License Recovery And Employability, John Pawasarat, Lois M. Quinn 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Third Year Evaluation Of The Center For Driver's License Recovery And Employability, John Pawasarat, Lois M. Quinn

ETI Publications

The third year evaluation of the Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability was conducted by the Employment and Training Institute. The CDLRE is serving an increasingly difficult population -- with higher unemployment, more referrals from the courts and DOC, and with more legal problems. The CDLRE driver’s license recovery rates remained very high (i.e., 57% for the 3-year period). Over 5,000 Milwaukee County residents received assistance in 2007-2009 for case management or license recovery planning advice. The CDLRE continues to reach the hard-to-serve target populations, with 66% males, 92% minorities, and all low-income. More clients needed ...


Analysis Of Affirmative Action Plans Adopted By Milwaukee Area Joint Apprenticeship Committees, Lois M. Quinn 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Analysis Of Affirmative Action Plans Adopted By Milwaukee Area Joint Apprenticeship Committees, Lois M. Quinn

ETI Publications

In 2006 and 2010, the state Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards provided copies of the affirmative action plans adopted by Milwaukee area local joint apprenticeship committees (JACs) in response to an open records law request from the NAACP Milwaukee Branch. This paper examines the documents provided to the NAACP in light of standards established by federal and state regulations governing construction trade apprenticeship programs. A brief summary is also included of the federal code of regulations (29 CFR 30) and the Wisconsin Administrative Code (DWD 296) governing affirmative action requirements for apprenticeship sponsors.


Working Paper On Poverty And The Recession, Lois M. Quinn 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Working Paper On Poverty And The Recession, Lois M. Quinn

ETI Publications

This working paper analyzes recently released estimates of poverty and economic conditions data from the U.S. Census Bureau 2009 American Community Survey. These data are used along with local and state administrative data files to help residents and public officials address concerns related to poverty, employment and education for residents of Milwaukee and the state. Poverty is a most serious statewide problem with 1 out of 8 Wisconsin residents living in poverty, according to the 2009 ACS. In Milwaukee 1 in 4 residents was living in poverty in the 12 months prior to the ACS survey. In Racine, Eau ...


Losing Ground: 2010 Report Card On Apprentices In The Construction Trades, Lois M. Quinn 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Losing Ground: 2010 Report Card On Apprentices In The Construction Trades, Lois M. Quinn

ETI Publications

This report provides racial/ethnicity and gender data on apprentices by construction trade joint apprenticeship committee, as of January 2010, based on data provided to the NAACP – Milwaukee Branch by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. The hiring patterns of 16 union joint apprenticeship committees serving the Milwaukee area are analyzed and report cards provided for 341 contractors with apprentices. A second analysis examines the hiring patterns of 102 nonunion contractors with apprentices. This is the third report prepared by the NAACP and ETI to track hiring and training of apprentices in the construction trades. Construction ...


Drilldown On Laid-Off Workers In Milwaukee County Receiving Unemployment Insurance, John Pawasarat 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Drilldown On Laid-Off Workers In Milwaukee County Receiving Unemployment Insurance, John Pawasarat

ETI Publications

To assist the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, the Employment and Training Institute examined the demographics and employment history of 48,131 workers in Milwaukee County receiving federal unemployment insurance (UI) in 2nd Quarter of 2009. Five quarters of wages were examined for these workers. The workers included a number of difficult-to-serve populations (unduplicated counts): 7,232 were ex-offenders in the Department of Corrections system; 5,240 were or had been W-2 clients; 2,097 other single parents who had received Wisconsin Shares childcare subsidies; and 3,971 were other parents (with school-age children) on other public assistance (FoodShare, BadgerCare ...


Indicators Of Economic Need In The Milwaukee Metro Area: July 2010 Update, Lois M. Quinn, John Pawasarat 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Indicators Of Economic Need In The Milwaukee Metro Area: July 2010 Update, Lois M. Quinn, John Pawasarat

ETI Publications

The Employment and Training Institute prepared indicators of economic need for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation "Vital Signs" project to help track the impact of the recession on local counties and the metro area. Monthly changes and analyses were posted for BadgerCare Plus enrollments, families receiving W-2 (TANF) income support, FoodShare recipients, home foreclosure court filings, laid-off workers on unemployment insurance, and unemployment rates (2009-2011). These reports summarize the findings for the Milwaukee metropolitan area and for Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties.


Low Income And Impoverished Families Pay Disproportionately More For Child Care, Kristin Smith, Kristi Gozjolko 2010 University of New Hampshire

Low Income And Impoverished Families Pay Disproportionately More For Child Care, Kristin Smith, Kristi Gozjolko

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

According to research based on the 2004 Survey of Income and Program Participation, working families with young children living in poverty pay 32 percent of their income on child care, nearly five times more than families living at more than 200 percent of the poverty level. This brief asks policy makers to consider allowing more subsidies to be available to those who could benefit most from them.


Safety Culture As A Contemporary Healthcare Construct: Theoretical Review And Research Assessment, Patrick Albert Palmieri 2010 Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Safety Culture As A Contemporary Healthcare Construct: Theoretical Review And Research Assessment, Patrick Albert Palmieri

Patrick Albert Palmieri

GOAL. To analyze the theoretical underpinnings of safety culture and to provide an assessment about the state of safety culture research in healthcare. METHODS. First, we reviewed the concept of safety culture, including its origination, disciplinary influences, and associated theoretical tenets. By describing the literature and discussing the interchangeable use of the terms “safety attitude,” “safety climate,” and “safety culture,” we are able to present the conceptual attributes associated with safety culture and present a definition of safety culture. Then, we discuss the psychometric properties for the most widely used instruments in healthcare. The article concludes with a discussion of ...


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