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Until recently, the Chinese aircraft manufacturing industry produced aircraft almost exclusively for its military. As China transitions to commercial aircraft production, does it need to rethink its investments and policies to become more globally integrated and competitive?
Because spending in retirement tends to decline with age, a new study finds that 72 percent of Americans are adequately prepared for retirement: 81 percent of married persons and 57 percent of single persons. Women are less prepared than men.
Most successful schools demonstrate better retention and academic achievement. As a result, being admitted to or attending a successful school can reduce very risky health behaviors among low-income adolescents.
Jul 30, 2014
Mitchell D. Wong, Karen M. Coller, Rebecca N. Dudovitz, David P. Kennedy, Richard Buddin, Martin F. Shapiro, Sheryl H. Kataoka, Arleen F. Brown, Chi-Hong Tseng, Peter Bergman, Paul J. Chung
At the 2014 RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum, Annamaria Lusardi presented the keynote address, on The Economic Importance of Financial Literacy. The proceedings features videos of each of the presentations, followed by discussion by leading researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.
Jul 29, 2014
Julie R. Agnew, Jeremy Burke, Pamela Chan, Warren Cormier, Stephano Della Viana, Michael Finke, Xavier Gine, Angela A. Hung, Krishna B. Kumar, Annamaria Lusardi, Anya Savikhin Samek, Anuj Shah, Stephen Wendel
This report documents efforts to implement a capability for the U.S. Department of Defense to assess alternative policies to enhance officer retention provides source code and foundations of a spreadsheet version of the model.
Jul 28, 2014
Michael G. Mattock, Beth J. Asch, James Hosek, Christopher Whaley, Christina Panis
Unmanned aircraft systems — or drones — have become increasingly prevalent in and important to U.S. military operations. Training now needs to be integrated more formally and cost-effectively into service and joint training programs.
Jul 28, 2014
Bernard D. Rostker, Charles Nemfakos, Henry A. Leonard, Elliot Axelband, Abby Doll, Kimberly N. Hale, Brian McInnis, Richard Mesic, Daniel Tremblay, Roland J. Yardley, Stephanie Young
This fact sheet aims to introduce the European Platform for Investing in Children through a Q&A section, and a diagram illustrating how EPIC operates and reviews practices in the field of child and family wellbeing.
The large number of Western violent extremists in sanctuaries like Syria and Iraq requires the adoption of policies and practices in the U.S. homeland and overseas to ensure that these extremists are detected if they return to the West and, more broadly, to reduce the flow of foreign fighters from the West.
In an effort to deter distracted driving and traffic accidents, California enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving. A study examines the issue, the success of the initiative - and what it means for the future.
USAF pararescue and combat controllers routinely recover downed or injured military personnel and direct military aircraft in hostile or denied regions. Consequently, to be effective in these careers requires the ability to cope with severe stress.
This report describes the evaluation of the New Mexico Home Visiting Competitive Development Grant, which aimed to pilot test the use of implementation supports to improve the development and implementation of home visiting in high-need communities.
Jul 23, 2014
Matthew Chinman, Sarah B. Hunter, Jill Cannon, M. Rebecca Kilburn, Melody Harvey, Mollie Rudnick
While there are both risks and benefits of using foreign components in the U.S. Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program, the risk of potential supply interruption of most foreign components is manageable. To mitigate those risks, trade-offs of costs, schedules, and mission significance must be considered.
Modest improvements in continuity of care correlate with sizable reductions in service use, complications, and costs for Medicare patients with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Jul 16, 2014
Peter S. Hussey, Eric C. Schneider, Robert S. Rudin, D. Steven Fox, Julie Lai, Craig Evan Pollack
The level of automobility, or travel in personal vehicles, varies among countries. By determining the factors besides economic development that have affected automobility in developed countries, researchers can predict how automobility might evolve in developing countries.
Jul 15, 2014
Liisa Ecola, Charlene Rohr, Johanna Zmud, Tobias Kuhnimhof, Peter Phleps