Research on Children and Families
RAND Labor and Population researchers are at the forefront of efforts to understand how early childhood experiences influence outcomes later in life and how public policy can help families raise healthy children who are ready for the challenges of school and adolescence.
Informed by economics, sociology, and health sciences, our researchers understand that children are deeply influences by the choices their parents make before birth and during the first years of life, and that these choices reflect constraints that can be influenced by public policy.
Monetary Costs of Dementia in the United States — April 1, 2013
Dementia represents a substantial financial burden on society, one that is similar to the financial burden of heart disease and cancer.
How Long After a Miscarriage Should Women Wait Before Becoming Pregnant Again? Multivariate Analysis of Cohort Data from Matlab, Bangladesh — August 20, 2012
The shorter the IPI following a miscarriage, the more likely the subsequent pregnancy is to result in a live birth.
Examines the educational effects of sibship sex composition using data from the 2002 and 2007 Taiwan Social Change Survey.
Targeting Cash Transfer Programs for an Older Population — June 29, 2012
Explores the use of different household and individual characteristics for targeting needy households.
How Would Programs Rate Under California’s Proposed Quality Rating and Improvement System? Evidence from Statewide and County Data on Early Care and Education Program Quality — May 1, 2012
This briefing uses existing statewide and county data to provide California early care and education quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) planners and other stakeholders with important information about some fundamentals of the proposed QRIS rating scheme that could inform California's QRIS design in advance of field-based pilot efforts.