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Reports published since 2006 are avaliable by clicking below. For a PDF copy of reports published from 1995 - 2005 please contact the Center for California Studies at calstudies@csus.edu

Factors Influencing Vehicle Miles Traveled in California: Measurement and Analysis, 2014, Kent M. Hymel, California State University, Northridge

The Relative Importance of Supply and Demand Factors in Determining Preschool Attendance and Hours Attended, 2014, Rob Wassmer, Ph.D, California State University, Sacramento

Environmental Impact of Approving Biomass Conversion Plants in California, August 2013, Dr. Thomas Korman, Associate Professor; Lonnie Simonian, Associate Professor; Laura Randle, Graduate Student; Margot McDonald, AIA Director, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

A Review of the Implementation of California's State Planning Priorities and Future Opportunities, July 2013, George Jouganatos, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento.

Inmate Literacy: What are the most effective and cost-effective strategies to teach basic reading and writing skills to adult inmates in California? April 2012, Professor Thom Gehring, California State University, San Bernardino

The Impact of Learning Time on Academic Achievement, December 2011, Su Jin Jez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration, California State University, Sacramento and Robert W. Wassmer, Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson, Department of Public Policy and Administration, California State University, Sacramento

Concurrent Enrollment Programs between California High Schools and Community Colleges, February 2010, Dr. Lisel Blash, M.P.A., M.S., Senior Research Associate and Dr. Caroline Leong Jones, B.A., Research Associate, Public Research Institute, San Francisco State University

Paid Sick Leave: Access, Costs, and Implementation Feasibility at the Local, State, and National Level, July 2007, Dr. Michael Potepan, Ph.D., Department of Economics, San Francisco State University

School Funding Formulas: What Works and What Doesn't? Lessons for California, October 2007, Jennifer Imazeki, Ph.D., Department of Economics, San Diego State University

Dynamic Economic Analysis of Incentives and Disincentives for Corporate Manufacturers Investment and Growth in California, September 2007, Antonio Avalos, Ph.D., California State University, Fresno

What Really Determines Whether a Manufacturing Firms Locates and Remains in California?, November 2007, Katherine Chalmers, Ph.D., & Robert W. Wassmer,Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento

Improving Facility Planning for California Higher Education, August 2006, Nancy Shulock, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento.

Photo-Catalytic Construction Materials and Reduction In Air Pollutants , March 2006, Mirat D. Gurol, San Diego State University


For a PDF copy of reports published between 1995 - 2005 please contact the Center for California Studies at calstudies@csus.edu.

Financing California's Infrastructure, History and Impact of California Bond Measures, December 2005, Michael Semler, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento.

Faculty Research Fellows Project Support Project, January 2006, Nancy Shulock, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento

Poverty Measures and Their Impact on Federal Formula Grant Funding in California, February 2005, Michael J. Potepan, Ph.D., San Francisco State University

When COGs Collide: Developing a Model for Regional Cooperation in the South San Joaquin Valley Region, August 2004, Victor Kamhi, Michelle Saint-Germain, California State University, Long Beach

Funding Adult Education: Does California Put the Money Where the Needs Are?, January 2004, Colleen Moore, Nancy Shulock, David Lang, California State University, Sacramento

Anti-Gang Measures of Local Law Enforcement Agencies within California, January 2004, Dr. Harold K. Becker and Shauna Clark, California State University, Long Beach

The California Labor History Project: Historical Compilation, Dan Cornford, CSU San Jose, 2003 (Note: the project was part of the larger California Labor History Project sponsored by the California State Library. See http://calpedia.sfsu.edu/calabor/ for more information.)

The California Labor History Project: Cartography & Web Site Design-Part 1, David Fuller, CSU Northridge, 2003 (Note: the project was part of the larger California Labor History Project sponsored by the California State Library. See http://calpedia.sfsu.edu/calabor/ for more information.)

The California Labor History Project: Cartography & Web Site Design-Part 2, David Fuller, CSU Northridge, 2003 (Note: the project was part of the larger California Labor History Project sponsored by the California State Library. See http://calpedia.sfsu.edu/calabor/ for more information.)

Distribution of State Transportation Funding, November 2003, Adrian R. Fleissig, Ph.D., William Gayk, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton

The Impact of Redevelopment on Small Business, January 2003, Adrian R. Fleissig, Ph.D., William Gayk, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton

An Accountability Framework for California Higher Education: Informing Public Policy and Improving Outcomes, November 2002, Nancy Shulock and Colleen Moore, CSU Sacramento.

The Impact of Redevelopment on Low-Income People, October 2002, Adrian R. Fleissig, Ph.D., William Gayk, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton.

Demand for Social Workers in California, April 2002, Eileen Mayers Pasztor, DSW., Michelle Saint-Germain, Ph.D., and Teresa DeCrescenzo, MSW., California State University, Long Beach.

Factors Impacting Availability of Emergency Department On-Call Coverage in California, December 2001, Grace J. Yoo, Ph.D., MPH, Carol Dawson-Rose, RN, Ph.D., and Y. Jason Chang, M.S., San Francisco State University.

An Analysis of Regional Revenue Restructuring Proposals, November 2001, Robert Wassmer, CSU Sacramento, Matt Newman and Eric Hays, California Institute for County Governent.

The Region is the Frontier: Frameworks, Goals, and Mechanisms for Collaborative Regional Decision Making in Twenty-first Century California, October 2001, Richard T. LeGates, MCP, JD, San Francisco State University.

The Region is the Frontier-Background, October 2001, Richard LeGates, San Francisco State University

An Inventory Study of the State of California's Land Holding, June 2001, George Jouganatos and Reginald Goodfellow, CSU Sacramento.

The Connection between Local Government Finance and the Generation of Urban Sprawl in California, May 2001, Rob Wassmer, CSU, Sacramento

The Determination of Thresholds of Environmental Significance in the Application of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), March 2001,Owen Seiver and Thomas Hatfield, CSU, Northridge

Further Concerns Regarding the Low-Income Housing Crisis in California, April 2001, Radha Bhattacharya, CSU, Fullerton

Contingent Workers and Alternative Employment Arrangements: Evidence from the State of California, March 2001, Alejandra Cox Edwards and Lisa M. Grobar, CSU, Long Beach

The Prospects for County Charter Reform in California, March 2001, Raphael Sonenshein, CSU, Fullerton

Foster Parents and the Home Environment: One Way to Assess the Quality of Foster Care Placements, February 2001, Maureen C. Smith, CSU, San Jose

Drawing Lessons from Regional Successes: "New Regionalism" and the Prospect for Regional Cooperation in California, January 2001, Robert J. Waste, CSU, Sacramento

Evaluation of California's State-Level Data Systems for Incarcerated Youth, January 2001, John L. Worrall and Pamela Schram, CSU, San Bernardino

Plight of an Aging Workforce, March 2000, Kenneth Shultz, Barbara Sirotnik, and Shel Bockman, CSU, San Bernardino

Incentives to Encourage More Worker Friendly Corporations in CA, March 2000, Eric Nilsson, CSU, San Bernadino

The Los Angeles Jewish Community - An Examination of its History of Activism for Human Rights, March 2000, Raphael Sonenshein, CSU, Fullerton        

A Study of California State University Internship Programs for the Preparation of K-12 Teachers, March 2000, Elaine Chin and Roberta Herter, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Women, Domestic Violence, and Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, January 2000, Margaret Hughes and Loring Jones, CSU, San Diego

The Teacher Shortage: Causes and Recommendations for Change, January 2000, J.M. Pogodzinski, CSU, San Jose

An Assessment of Publicly Funded Alcohol and Other Drug Programs in California 1992 - 1998, November 1999, Melinda M. Hohman and John D. Clapp, CSU, San Diego

Guide to the California State Executive Branch, Robert Waste and Anne Cowden, CSU, Sacramento, 1999

Lessons in Gubernatorial Transition, Robert Waste and Anne Cowden, CSU, Sacramento, 1999

  • Lessons in Gubernatorial Transition (Executive Summery), Robert Waste and Anne Cowden, CSU Sacramento, 1999

Guidelines for Legislative Language for State Programs Evaluation, David Dowell, CSU, Long Beach, 1999

Diversity in Higher Education, Katherine C. Naff, CSU, San Francisco, 1998

Policy Options in Transitions Health Insurance Coverage, Jerome Seliger and Carl A. Maida, CSU, Northridge, 1998

Economic Burden of Uncompensated Hospital Care in California, Robert L. Seidman, CSU, San Diego, 1998

Market Analysis for the Virtual University: Distance Learning Opportunities in Hawaii, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, Stephen F. Barnes, CSU, San Diego, 1998

Juvenile Repeat Felons: Examination of Existing Sentencing Practices in California, Davis Shichor and Dale K. Sechrest, CSU, San Bernardino, 1997

Compilation of GIS Data Sets for Flood Control Alternatives in California, Hong-lie Qiu, Marcos Luna, and Todd Zagurski, CSU, Los Angeles, 1997

Time is of the Essence: A Recommendation for Caution in Raising the California Kindergarten Entry Age Based on a Review of the Research Regarding School Entry and Subsequent Academic Performance, Tony Apolloni, CSU, Sonoma, 1997

A Review of the Census Undercount Issue, Duane L. Steffey, CSU, San Diego, 1997

California Virtual University Literature Review of Secondary Literature on Distance Learning Markets,J.M. Pogodzinski, CSU, San Jose, 1997

Analysis of Hospital Length of Stay by Mastectomy Patients in California, (Executive Summary) Robert L. Seidman, CSU, San Diego, 1997

Comprehensive Testing of Limited English-Proficient Children and Implications for CA Public Policy, Ann L. Hafner, CSU, San Diego, 1997

Open Enrollment in California's K-12 Public Schools, Kenneth Nyberg, CSU, Bakersfield, 1997

Literature Review on Urban and Community Development, Richard LeGates and Michael Potepan, CSU, San Francisco, 1996

Review and Analysis of Privatization Efforts, (Executive Summary) Ann Cowden, Jaime Alvayay, Jerry Estenson, and Cristy Jensen, CSU, Sacramento, 1996

Lessons for State and Local Public Finance in the Literature on Privatization, J.M. Pogodzinski, CSU, San Jose, 1996

County Variation in Utilization and Expenditures on Indigent Patients in California, Robert L. Seidman and Sorel L. Norlin, CSU, San Diego, 1996

An Analysis of the Potential Impact of Raising the California Minimum Wage, Eric Solberg and Andrew Gil, CSU, Fullerton, 1996

California Welfare Reform Conference, (no report; FRFP funds used to support the conference)

Findings of the California Senate Baseline Survey, Jerald Schutte, CSU, Northridge, 1995

Preparing California Educators to Implement The School-to-Work Opportunities Act, Tony Apolloni, CSU, Sonoma, 1995

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Through Education, Kenneth Nyberg and Vandana Kohli, CSU, Bakersfield, 1995

School-To-Work Transition, Kathryn Reilly, CSU, San Bernardino, 1995

Legislative History of the Environmental Goals and Policy Report, Nico Calavita, CSU, San Diego, 1995

California Demographics Projections, Crane Miller, CSU, Pomona, 1995

Federal and State Parallelism in Environmental Regulation, Thomas Hatfield, CSU, Northridge, 1995

Inventory of Major California Environmental Legislation and Accomplishments Since 1970, Owen Siever, CSU, Northridge, 1995

For more information, contact Steve Boilard, Executive Director, Center for California Studies at steve.boilard@csus.edu