Robert Bozick is a sociologist at the RAND Corporation and a faculty affiliate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research focuses on linkages between school and work across the life course, workforce development strategies and policies, and the transition to adulthood for disadvantaged populations. A core focus of his research is identifying the most effective policies and programs to improve college and career readiness for those facing economic and health challenges. He recently completed a national study on the effectiveness of correctional education in reducing recidivism and improving employment outcomes for the Department of Justice.
Bozick has 15 years of experience developing and testing survey instruments, analyzing survey data, and using longitudinal data to address issues in public policy, education, and youth development. Currently, he is leading the design and collection of the California Socioeconomic Study, a three-year longitudinal survey of economically disadvantaged families in California receiving public benefits to understand their health and well-being. This survey is part of an evaluation of recent reforms in the state's welfare legislation for the California Department of Social Services, for which Bozick is the coprincipal investigator. Additionally, he is coprincipal investigator on a National Science Foundation-funded grant to study how CTE programs prepare youth with disabilities for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers.
Prior to employment at RAND, Bozick was a research scientist at RTI International where he co-led the transcript data collection component of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 for the National Center for Education Statistics.
Gottfried, Michael, Robert Bozick, Ernest Rose, and Ravaris Moore, "Does Career and Technical Education Strengthen the STEM Pipeline? Comparing Youth with and without Disabilities," Journal of Disability Policy Studies (forthcoming)
Bozick, Robert, Trey Miller, and Matheu Kaneshiro, "Non-Citizen Mexican Youth in Higher Education: A Closer Look at the Relationship Between State Tuition Policies and College Enrollment," International Migration Review (forthcoming)
Gottfried, Michael and Robert Bozick, "The Influence of Applied STEM Coursework in High School on Choosing a STEM Major in College," Education Finance and Policy (forthcoming)
Bozick, Robert and Angela Estacion, "Do Student Loans Delay Marriage? Debt Repayment and Family Formation in Young Adulthood," Demographic Research, 30(1869):1891, 2014
Bozick, Robert and Trey Miller, "In-State College Tuition Policies for Undocumented Immigrants: Implications for High School Enrollment among Non-Citizen Mexican Youth," Population Research and Policy Review, 33:13-30, 2014
Bozick, Robert and Ben Dalton, "Balancing Career and Technical Education with Academic Coursework: The Consequences for Mathematics Achievement Over the Last Two Years of High School," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35:123-138, 2013
Bozick, Robert and Stefanie DeLuca, "The Decision Not to Go to College: School, Work, and Opportunities in the Lives of American Youth," Social Science Research, 4(1249):1262, 2011
Bozick, Robert, "Job Opportunities, Economic Resources, and the Postsecondary Destinations of American Youth," Demography, 46:493-512, 2009