Robert K Yin Free eBooks (1)

Authors: Robert A. Moffitt, Robert T. Reville, Anne E. Winkler, Jane Mcclure Burstain
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Keywords: tanf, programs, state, rules, marriage, cohabitation
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In recent years, there has been continued interest in marriage, cohabitation, and the welfare system. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 provided $150 million annually in funds for initiatives to promote healthy marriages based on the perception that married couples are more stable, among other potential benefits for families and children. This working paper examines whether the recent push for mar......
ISBN: 083304186X, 9780833041869
Authors: Lloyd Dixon, Robert J. Lempert, Tom Latourrette, Robert T. Reville, Paul Steinberg
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Keywords: terrorism, insurance, interim, results, market, interventions, offs, among, alternative, government, trade
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This documented briefing presents interim findings from a RAND Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy project that aims to inform the debate over extending the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA), as modified in 2005. The study uses analytic tools for identifying and assessing key trade-offs among strategies under conditions with considerable uncertainty to assess three alternative go......
ISBN: 0833036777, 9780833036773
Authors: Kristin F. Lynch, John G. Drew, Robert S. Tripp, Charles Robert Roll,
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Keywords: operation, iraqi, freedom, lessons, forces, air, space, expeditionary, supporting
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Since 1997, RAND has studied options for configuring an Agile Combat Support (ACS) system that would enable the achievement of Air and Space Expeditionary Force (AEF) goals. Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) offered an opportunity to examine the implementation of new ACS concepts in a wartime environment. In 2000, Project AIR FORCE helped evaluate combat support lessons from Joint Task Force Noble Anv......
ISBN: 0833027336, 9780833027337
Authors: David Rubenson, Robert Weissler, Carolyn Wong, Robert Everson
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Keywords: strategy, land, national, army
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The Army and the Department of Defense (DoD) have a long-term need to access land for training and testing.Both have been criticized for failing to determine their overall land needs, and for pursuing land expansions without a rational strategy.Critics charge that the military is involved in "land-grabs" driven by the inability to share resources across organizational boundaries within DoD. This r......
Authors: Norman Shapiro, H. E. Hall, Robert H. Anderson, Mark Lacasse, M. S. Gillogly, Robert Weissler
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Keywords: reference, manual, language, programming, abel, rand
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This Note describes the RAND-ABEL programming language, which was designed to be suitable for (1) large rule-based systems, (2) war gaming and multiscenario sensitivity analysis, and (3) use by any of several governmental gaming and analysis organizations. It is designed to be readable by analysts and other subject matter specialists without much preparation. The Note documents the RAND-ABEL langu......
Authors: Robert L. Kane, Sandra Z. Riegler, Robert M. Bell, Roslyn Potter, Gail Koshland
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Keywords: progress, report, patients, home, course, nursing, predicting
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Summarizes RAND's progress in developing an evaluation instrument that can capture the multidimensional functioning of nursing home patients.It traces the several steps through which the questionnaire has evolved.The final product is a fieldable instrument with levels of reliability adequate to define outcomes in several domains:Activities of Daily Living, Affect, Cognition, Social Activity, Pain/......
ISBN: 0833019139, 9780833019134
Authors: Robert W. Dubois, William H. Rogers, John H. Moxley, David Draper, Robert H. Brook
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Keywords: quality, predictor, mortality, inpatient, hospital
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Various potential measures of quality of care are being used to differentiate hospitals. In 1986, on the basis of diagnostic and demographic data, the Health Care Financing Administration identified hospitals in which the actual death rate differed from the predicted rate. The authors have developed a similar model. To understand why there are high-outlier hospitals (in which the actual death rate......
ISBN: 0833026690, 9780833026699
Authors: David Rubenson, Robert Everson, Robert Weissler, Jorge A. Munoz, Donald Mitchell
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Keywords: defense, mission, air, current, renewal, mcgregor
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Six major military ranges, comprising roughly 30 percent of the Department of Defense's lands, will revert to the public domain in 2001 unless Congress reauthorizes their use for military purposes. This report evaluates the military rationale for retaining in the military system the 600,000-acre McGregor Range on Fort Bliss. The report is organized around arguments suggesting that the McGregor Ran......
ISBN: 083303572X, 9780833035721
Authors: Amanda B. Geller, David George, Robert S. Tripp, Mahyar A. Amouzegar, Charles Robert Roll,
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Keywords: forward, support, location, operations, maintenance, analysis, air, space, expeditionary, forces, supporting
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The Air Force is reexamining its support infrastructure to focus on the goals of faster deployment, reduction in the footprint, increased flexibility, and greater personnel stability. This study examines a potential reconfiguration of the current support system: the creation of maintenance forward support locations to consolidate intermediate maintenance near, but not in, the theater of operations......
ISBN: 0833036750, 9780833036759
Authors: Mahyar A. Amouzegar, Robert S. Tripp, Ronald G. Mcgarvey, Edward W. Chan, Charles Robert Roll,
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Keywords: combat, support, basing, options, analysis, forces, air, space, expeditionary, supporting
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The U.S. Air Force is committed to the Air and Space Expeditionary Force concept and the transformation that is necessary for it to project power quickly to any region of the world. Forward positioning of heavy war reserve materiel (WRM) resources in optimal forward support locations (FSLs) is key to the Air Force’s ability to respond to a wide variety of potential scenarios. This monograph ......
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