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  • How Smart Are Our European Cities?

    09 Jul 2014

    The urban population is expected to double by 2050, when seven out of every 10 people will live in cities. Poverty, inequality, unemployment, and energy management challenges are also expected to increase. One potential solution is the concept of the “smart city,” where initiatives are designed to fuse current infrastructures with digital technology.

  • Fathers Providing Childcare: Evidence from Europe

    13 Jun 2014

    Father's Day offers a reason to examine how government policies encourage fathers to take a more active role in caring for their children. A particularly informative example can be found in the aspects of European family policy that relate to fathers' caregiving in the early years of children lives.

  • Researchers to Lead Week-long Course on Conducting Human Capital Impact Assessments

    01 Jun 2014

    RAND Europe experts will lead a UNU-MERIT course this summer to provide participants with the skills to conduct impact assessments in diverse national contexts. The course concentrates on various techniques to measure the impact of public policies on human capital. The course will take place 14-18 July in Maastricht and applications are due 1 June.

  • Dutch and UK Adolescents See More Alcohol Advertising on TV Than Adults

    23 May 2014

    Adolescents in the UK and the Netherlands (but not in Germany) see more alcohol adverts on television, per hour of television watched, than adults. These differences result from the different viewing times, channels watched, and the placement of adverts.

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RAND Europe's policy research focuses on eight specific areas. By establishing new angles of enquiry and, in some cases, new methodologies for research, we bring fresh approaches and add valuable contributions to traditional as well as new RAND research areas.