PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2014 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:18:24 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications California's Health Workforce Needs: Training Allied Workers http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1109 Over the next decade, California’s growing and aging population will require about 450,000 new health care workers. Given the importance of associate degrees and postsecondary certificates in growing health care occupations—and the need for a diversified health workforce—the state needs to ensure that its two-year institutions are preparing technical and support workers for rewarding careers. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT California's Health Workforce Needs: Training Allied Workers, Summary http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1113 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT California’s Need for Skilled Workers http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1112 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT Reforming California's Groundwater Management http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1106 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT California's Independent Voters http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=784 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT California's Likely Voters http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=255 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT Latino Likely Voters in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=264 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT California Voter and Party Profiles http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=526 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT Do Local Realignment Policies Affect Recidivism in California? http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1111 <p> In the aftermath of California’s corrections realignment, recidivism patterns did not change dramatically among offenders released from state prison to county supervision. But early evidence suggests that offenders did better if they were released to counties that emphasized reentry services rather than traditional law enforcement. </p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT California's Population http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=259 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1110 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Two in three Californians support the state’s emissions reduction goals. </li> <li>Strong support for cleaner fuels and energy declines if these changes would result in higher electricity bills or gas prices.</li> <li>A slim majority of likely voters would support the $11.1 billion water bond; support for a lower bond amount is slightly higher.</li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Obama0714.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0714.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0714.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0714.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Obama0714.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0714.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0714.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0714.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.hewlett.org/">The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation</a></span> and <span style="font-weight: bold;">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</span>.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT Water Use in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1108 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT Californians' Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1012 Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT California's State Budget: The Enacted 2014-15 Budget http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=358 Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT Is Public Safety Realignment Reducing Recidivism in California? http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1107 <p>Despite sweeping changes to the state’s corrections system, California has not seen dramatic changes in arrests or convictions of released offenders. Overall arrest rates are down. But convictions are up, likely a reflection of new prosecutorial processes. Multiple arrests are also up, possibly because released offenders are now spending more time on the streets.</p> <p> This research was supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.srf.org/">Smith Richardson Foundation</a></span>.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT Health Care for California's Jail Population http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1105 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT California’s June 3 Primary Election http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1104 Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1103 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Californians are divided on how to spend the budget surplus. But a majority of likely voters (57%) prefer to pay down state debt and build up the reserve, while just 39 percent prefer to restore funding for social services.</li> <li>Californians continue to express distrust in state and federal government; most think both are run by a few big interests looking out for themselves. </li> <li>A slim majority Californians oppose the increased use of fracking; 46 percent favor building the Keystone XL pipeline.</li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Obama0514.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0514.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0514.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0514.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_YCL0514.pdf">Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_YHR0514.pdf">Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Obama0514.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0514.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0514.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0514.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS] <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_YCL0514.xls">Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_YHR0514.xls">Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives</a></span> [XLS] </p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="http://www.ppic.org/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Mood of Californians</span>:<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/DirectionState0514.pdf">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/EOCal0514.pdf">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic;"> Time Trends for the Mood of Californians</span></span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_DirectionState0514.xls">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_EOCal0514.xls">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://irvine.org/">The James Irvine Foundation</a></span>.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT Juvenile Justice in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1100 Fri, 16 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT The Affordable Care Act in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1102 Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT