Supporting Children and Families

RAND Labor and Population researchers are at the forefront of devising evidence-based solutions to public policy challenges that impact childhood health and access to health care, the success of children in early childhood programs including child care and preschool, and government assistance programs for low-income families.

Informed by economics, sociology, and health sciences, our researchers understand that children are deeply influenced by the choices their parents make before birth and during the first years of life, and that these choices reflect hurdles that can be influenced by public policy.

  • Jul 23, 2014

    Implementation Challenges Delay Home Visiting Services in New Mexico

    Home visiting programs can deliver much-needed health care to vulnerable children and their families. However, program implementation efforts in New Mexico have been thwarted by funding delays, insufficient resources, and poor execution of crucial capacity-building tools.

  • RAND Indonesia Data Core

    The RAND Indonesia Data Core is an online digital library of Indonesian data surveys and documentation with Indonesian originals and English translations. Surveys cover socieconomic status, the labor force, small and large businesses, households, and urban and rural prices.

  • Survey in Rural Bangladesh Explores Life-Cycle and Aging

    The Matlab Health and Socio-economic Survey, conducted in 1996, provides a unique microlevel data set for research on aging. In particular, these new data will support in-depth analyses — not possible with existing survey data — on interrelated topics having to do with life-cycle investments in the physical, economic, and social well-being of adults and the elderly.