Author: Jeremy Travis
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Keywords: reentry, prisoner, challenges, facing, come
Number of Pages: 391
Published: 2005-02-28
List price: $32.50
ISBN-10: 0877667500
ISBN-13: 9780877667506

As our justice system has embarked upon one of the greatest social experiments of our time-the expansive use of prisons as our response to crime-we have forgotten the iron law of imprisonment: they all come back. In 2002 alone, more than 630,000 individuals left federal and state prisons-compared with the 150,000 who made a similar journey 30 years ago. Sadly, in the intense political debate over America’s punishment policies, the impact of these returning prisoners on families and communities has been largely overlooked. In But They All Come Back, Jeremy Travis continues his pioneering work

Author: Sheila R. Zedlewski
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Keywords: employers, workers, urban, institute, report, effects, system, employer, provided, health, insurance, expanding
Number of Pages: 106
Published: 1991-03
List price: $19.50
ISBN-10: 0877665095
ISBN-13: 9780877665090

Authors:Joseph J. Cordes, Robert D. Ebel, Jane G. Gravelle,
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Keywords: policy, tax, taxation, encyclopedia
Number of Pages: 499
Published: 2005-11-30
List price: $75.00
ISBN-10: 0877667527
ISBN-13: 9780877667520

From adjusted gross income to zoning and property taxes, the revised edition of The Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy offers the best and most complete guide to taxes and tax related issues. More than 150 tax practitioners and administrators, policymakers, and academics contributed to this unique and authoritative reference. The Encyclopedia examines virtually all tax instruments used by governments (individual income, corporate income, sales and value-added, property, estate and gift, franchise, poll, and many variants of these taxes), as well as characteristics of a good tax system, b

Author: Daniel K. Aladjem; Kathryn M. BormanDaniel K. Ala
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Keywords: reform, school, comprehensive, examining
Number of Pages: 368
Published: 2006-11-30
List price: $29.50
ISBN-10: 0877667330
ISBN-13: 9780877667339

Urban school reformers for decades have tried to improve educational outcomes for underserved and disadvantaged students, with the assistance of constantly evolving federal and state policies. In recent years, education policies have shifted from targeting individual students to developing universal standards for teaching and learning, and comprehensive school reform (CSR) has emerged as an effective key model. The federal CSR program seeks to support the implementation of comprehensive school reform, especially in high-poverty schools, and to improve efforts to help all children meet challeng

Authors:David H. Greenberg, Donna Linksz, Marvin Mandell,
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Keywords: policymaking, public, experimentation, social
Number of Pages: 335
Published: 2003-04
List price: $29.50
ISBN-10: 087766711X
ISBN-13: 9780877667117

Social experiments use random assignment to measure the market or fiscal outcomes of policy interventions. Since the 1960s, they have become the major method for evaluating proposed changes in social programs. To judge the social gains of these experiments, policymakers, funders of experiments, the public, and those who conduct social experiments need realistic standards and expectations for judging. Social Experimentation and Public Policymaking advances that effort with a history of social experimentation and a theoretical framework for study of its techniques. The authors analyze five o

Author: Edward M. Gramlich
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Keywords: boom, bust, latest, america, mortgages, subprime
Number of Pages: 120
Published: 2007-06-28
List price: $26.50
ISBN-10: 087766739X
ISBN-13: 9780877667391

Over the past decade, a new mortgage market offering loans at low interest rates and for little or no money down has given low-income people an opportunity to pursue the American dream of homeownership. The resulting wave in home buying promised to stabilize neighborhoods and families, boost the economy, and reduce crime. In many ways, the optimists were correct, but now, less than fifteen years later, the subprime mortgage market is collapsing, threatening to take the rest of the housing sector along with it.Subprime Mortgages: America’s Latest Boom and Bust analyzes how the subprime ma

Author: Harry P. Hatry
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Keywords: results, getting, measurement, performance
Number of Pages: 326
Published: 2007-01-30
List price: $34.50
ISBN-10: 0877667349
ISBN-13: 9780877667346

Long before "reinventing government" came into vogue, the Urban Institute pioneered methods for government and human services agencies to measure the performance of their programs. This book, by a leader in the field, synthesizes more than two decades of work into a comprehensive guide to performance measurement. Hatry explains every component of the process, from identifying the program’s mission, objectives, customers, and trackable outcomes, to finding the best indicators for each outcome, the sources of data, and how to collect them. The author explains the selection of indicator bre
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