This executive summary describes key results from four studies carried out by the RAND Corporation in Phase II of its work for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). RAND's work aims to help the KRG expand access to high-quality technical and vocational education and training; improve access to, the quality of, and financing for health care; improve the private sector labor market; and prepare and conduct the Kurdistan Region Labor Force Survey.
About the Author:
John F. Dovidio is Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. His publications include "Reducing Intergroup Bias" (with Samuel Gaertner, 2000) and "The Social Psychology of Helping and Altruism "(with David A. Schroeder, Louis A. Penner, and Jane A. Piliavin, 1995).
Peter Glick is Professor of Psychology at Lawrence University. Along with co-author Susan T. Fiske of Princeton University, he received the 1995 Gordon W. Allport Prize for his research on ambivalent sexism.
Laurie A. Rudman is Associate Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University. She is currently an Associate Editor for the journal "Social Cognition "and serves on the Editorial Board for the "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,"
Dr. Krishna B. Kumar is a senior economist at RAND, and a professor at the Pardee Rand Graduate School where he leads the Rosenfeld Program on Asian Development. His research interests lie in the areas of economic growth and development, human capital accumulation, and technological change.
Georges Vernez (Ph.D., Urban and Regional Development, University of California, Berkeley) is a senior social scientist and director, Center for Research on Immigration Policy, at RAND.
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