Selection and Influence Mechanisms Associated with Marijuana Initiation and Use in Adolescent Friendship Networks
Friends are thought to influence adolescent drug use.
Sep 1, 2013
Examines how adolescent friendship networks are linked to binge drinking trajectories into young adulthood using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
Jul 2, 2013
Reports on cohabitation and marriage data coming from the third wave of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
Jun 28, 2013
Investigates the impact of nonmarital cohabitation and marriage on a range of physical and mental health indicators and health behaviors.
Jun 26, 2013
This study examines whether structural features of friendships moderate friends' influence on adolescent marijuana use over time.
Jan 1, 2013
Since military operations began in Afghanistan and Iraq, lengthy deployments have led to concerns about the vulnerability of military marriages.
Dec 1, 2012
The strong link between having a best friend who smoked and increased adolescent smoking isn't affected by individual factors such as self-esteem, depressing and access to cigarettes.
Mar 1, 2012
Neighborhood characteristics such as a higher unemployment rate and greater perceptions of safety appear to influence initiation of marijuana use and binge drinking, respectively. The mechanisms appear to be distinct for each substance.
Jan 1, 2012
Adolescent smoking studies find evidence of active peer influence and selection processes.
Jan 1, 2012
The association between peer smoking and adolescent smoking initiation appears to be due to both peer selection and direct influence.
Jan 1, 2012
This analysis examines smoking behaviors across sexual orientation groups by describing how same- and opposite-sex romantic attraction, and changes in romantic attraction, are associated with trajectories of smoking over six years.
Dec 1, 2011
Summarizes results of a RAND Corporation study on sexual orientation and U.S. military policy requested by the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Secretary of Defense in order to weigh repeal of the law known as
Dec 23, 2010
Shares results of a study on sexual orientation and U.S. military policy, requested by the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Secretary of Defense in order to weigh the repeal of the law known as ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell.''
Nov 18, 2010
Examines the effects that a stronger focus on homeland security and counterterrorism has had on law enforcement since 9/11, including organizational changes, funding mechanisms, and benefits, costs, and future challenges.
Oct 1, 2010
This article examines how friendship networks in adolescence are linked to tobacco use trajectories through a combination of analytic techniques that traditionally are located in separate literatures: social network analysis and developmental trajectory analysis.
Jul 1, 2010
Whether or not an adolescent stops or begins smoking is influenced by whether or not his/her romantic relationship smokes.
Jan 1, 2010
The effects of peer influence and selection on adolescent smoking may be much weaker than earlier studies assumed.
Jan 1, 2010
This research brief assesses the potential public safety and security implications of relaxing the U.S. Postal Service's Mailbox Rule, finding that doing so could have a moderate negative impact.
Nov 5, 2008
The Role of the United States Postal Service in Public Safety and Security: Implications of Relaxing the Mailbox Monopoly
The United States Postal Service has a statutory monopoly to deliver mail to mailboxes, but there are arguments to relax that monopoly. This study assesses the public safety concerns of doing so and makes recommendations to address these concerns.
Oct 7, 2008
Lifetime net taxes paid from a child relative to the child's initial IVF investment represent a 700% net return to the government in discounted US dollars from fully employed individuals.
Jan 1, 2008
Cohabitation is swiftly and increasingly becoming a normative experience, and researchers have been forced to respond quickly to keep up with the rapid changes. The authors document cohabitation data from the recent third wave of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health).
Jan 1, 2007
Estimates the repopulation of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to guide redevelopment planning, using estimates of pre-Katrina population, current housing habitability, and future reconstruction of flood-damaged housing.
Mar 10, 2006