Services and Data Sets Offered by RAND Labor and Population

High-quality survey data provides the foundation for labor and social policy research. Since its inception, RAND Labor and Population has invested heavily in developing and improving population data collection methodologies.

Additionally, we offer research and analytical services to organizations interested in international development, fielding surveys, and much more.

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Surveys and Data Sets

  • American Life Panel Tracks Public Opinion via Online Surveys

    The American Life Panel (ALP) is a group of more than 5,000 individuals ages 18 and over who have agreed to participate in occasional online surveys. Organizations may contract with ALP to include their questions in upcoming interviews at a low, fixed fee-for-service rate.

  • Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey

    The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) studies adults, teens, children, and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. Survey data were collected in 2000-2001 and 2006-2008 and are available to researchers for public use.

  • Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD)

    The Health and Retirement Study is a longitudinal survey of the elderly dating back to 1992. With the support of the National Institute on Aging and Social Security Administration, RAND has made five data sets available for researchers.

  • 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.

  • Longitudinal Survey Explores Indonesian Family Life

    The Indonesian Family Life Survey is an ongoing, longitudinal survey begun in 1993 that represents about 83% of the Indonesian population and includes over 30,000 individuals living in 13 of the country's 27 provinces.

  • Survey Data Provide Insights into Malaysian Family Life

    The Malaysian Family Life Surveys were conducted in 1976-1977 and 1988-1989. The surveys collected detailed current and retrospective information on family structure, fertility, economic status, education, and more from a partially-overlapping sample of more than 4,000 individuals and households.

  • MMIC Integrates Various Modes of Collecting Interview Data for Researchers

    RAND's Multimode Interviewing Capability collects interview data via a combination of traditional and new methods, including phone, Internet, and in-person questionnaires. Researchers can use MMIC to develop surveys on their own or outsource development to RAND staff.

  • Survey Examines Rural Guatemalan Attitudes toward Childhood Illness and Pregnancy

    The Guatemalan Survey of Family Health was designed to examine the way in which rural Guatemalan families and individuals cope with childhood illness and pregnancy, and the role of ethnicity, poverty, social support, and health beliefs in this process.

  • Displaced New Orleans Residents Survey (DNORS) Assesses Vulnerable Populations, Post-Katrina

    The new Displaced New Orleans Residents Survey examines the current location, well-being, and plans of people who lived in the City of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005.

  • CalWORKs Datasets

    RAND conducted, under contract from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), a statewide evaluation of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program.

  • RAND Family Life Surveys (FLS)

    The Family Life Surveys are a set of detailed household and community surveys of developing countries conducted by RAND, in collaboration with research institutions in the given countries. The currently available country surveys cover Malaysia (1976-77, 1988-89), Indonesia (1993), Guatemala (1995), and Bangladesh (1996).