Laura Zakaras Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0833041843, 9780833041845
Authors: Laura Zakaras,
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Keywords: arts, state, policy, engagement, learning, demand, cultivating
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Publisher: RAND CorporationPublished Time: RAND CorporationPages: 172Product DescriptionWhat does it means to cultivate demand for the arts? Why is it important and necessary to do so? What can state arts agencies and other arts and education policymakers do to make it happen? The authors set out a framework for thinking about supply and demand in the arts and identify the roles that different fac......
ISBN: 0833041843, 9780833041845
Authors: Laura Zakaras, Julia F. Lowell
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Keywords: arts, state, policy, engagement, learning, demand, cultivating
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To shed light on the decline in demand for the nonprofit arts, the authors describe what it means to cultivate demand for the arts, examine how well U.S. institutions are serving this function, and discuss whether it is in the public interest to make such cultivation a higher priority than it has been in the past. The authors propose that a strong cultural sector is characterized by three conditio......
ISBN: 0833036653, 9780833036650
Authors: Nicholas M. Pace, Laura Zakaras, Daniela Golinell
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Keywords: california, jury, verdicts, micra, trials, malpractice, non, economic, awards, medical, capping
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Publisher: RANDPublished Time: RANDPages: 100Concerns over the price and availability of medical malpractice insurance have sparked a vigorous national debate over proposed federal legislation calling for limits on trial awards and attorneys......
ISBN: 0833043064, 9780833043061
Authors: Susan J. Bodilly, Catherine H. Augustine, Laura Zakaras
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Keywords: wide, coordination, community, education, arts, revitalizing
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For more than 30 years, arts education has been a low priority in the nation’s public schools. During fiscal crises in the 1970s and 1980s in America’s urban centers, arts teaching positions were cut. More recently, arts education in schools has dwindled as schools try to increase test scores in mathematics and reading within the time constraints of the school day. Some communities hav......
ISBN: 0833050885, 9780833050885
Authors: James W. Macdonald, Lloyd Dixon, Laura Zakaras
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Keywords: framework, evaluating, potential, reforms, katrina, hurricane, insurance, gulf, coast, aftermath, residential
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The hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005 brought devastating losses of life and property; they also threw the residential insurance market in the Gulf States into turmoil. Insurance premiums skyrocketed, a number of private insurers retreated from coastal regions, government insurance programs stepped into the breach, and premiums in high-risk areas were subsidized by taxpayers and by policyholders ......
ISBN: 0833036653, 9780833036650
Authors: Nicholas M. Pace, Laura Zakaras, Daniela Golinelli
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Keywords: california, jury, verdicts, micra, trials, malpractice, non, economic, awards, medical, capping
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Concerns over the price and availability of medical malpractice insurance have sparked a vigorous national debate over proposed federal legislation calling for limits on trial awards and attorneys’ fees in medical malpractice cases. A model for such limits is the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), a law enacted in California in 1975 in the hope of controlling soaring medical mal......
ISBN: 0833041940, 9780833041944
Authors: David S. Loughran, Seth A. Seabury, Laura Zakaras
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Keywords: policies, needed, new, drivers, older, regulating
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Are older drivers posing an increasing risk to the public? If they are, what options should policymakers consider to mitigate that risk? This research offers a new perspective on these questions. Using an innovative approach to estimate the extent to which older drivers are on the road and their riskiness compared with drivers of other age groups, the study finds that older drivers (those 65 and o......
ISBN: 0833041940, 9780833041944
Authors: David S. Loughran, Seth A. Seabury, Laura Zakaras
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Keywords: policies, needed, new, drivers, older, regulating
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Publisher: RANDPublished Time: RANDPages: 100Are older drivers posing an increasing risk to the public? If they are, what options should policymakers consider to mitigate that risk? This research offers a new perspective on these questions. Using an innovative approach to estimate the extent to which older drivers are on the road and their riskiness compared with drivers of other age groups, the s......
Authors: Kevin F. Mccarthy, Elizabeth Heneghan Ondaatje, Laura Zakaras
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Keywords: arts, participation, literature, guide
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In response to broad social, economic, and technological trends that have affected the arts environment over the past 15 years, arts organizations are increasingly reaching out to the communities they serve and encouraging individuals to participate in their programs. To successfully increase participation, they must identify and understand their potential audiences and develop programs and market......
Authors: Nicholas M. Pace, Stephen J. Carroll, Ingo Vogelsang, Laura Zakaras
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Keywords: united, states, actions, class, instruments, insurance, survey
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This working paper provides the survey instruments that were used in the report, Insurance Class Actions in the United States (RAND, MG-587-ICJ), by Nicholas M. Pace, Stephen Carroll, Ingo Vogelsang, and Laura Zakaras (2007), which describes the important characteristics of insurance class actions, including what types of classes are sought, where the cases are being filed, what allegations are ma......
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