RAND research on children covers the prenatal period up to age 18 and includes areas such as child health and the role of the family unit, neighborhoods, and communities in influencing child well-being. RAND's family-focused research covers additional topics such as marriage and divorce, senior care, and family finances.
Research conducted by:
UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion;
RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment;
RAND Labor and Population;
RAND Gulf States Policy Institute;
Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth
Journal Articles (887)
Asthma is increasingly being recognized as an important public health concern for children in the United States. Effective management of childhood asthma may require not only improving guideline-based therapeutic interventions, but also addressing social and physical environmental risk factors. The objective of this project was to create a blueprint for improvement of national policy in this area.
This chapter outlines the community justice model and applies it to one probation program.
In their introduction and overview, the authors set the stage for the book's discussion of families with very young children.
The psychosocial and behavioral determinants of smoking cessation from late adolescence to early adulthood were investigated.
The incidence and prevalence of child maltreatment are continuing concerns.
The health care needs of children, and of young children in particular, reflect their underlying age-specific health needs.
Documents the allocation of resources to child development made by parents, government, and others during this critical period of development.
This is the concluding chapter of a volume of papers focusing on the lives of families with very young children.
The authors discuss families with very young children, and a unique survey conducted in 1995-96 by The Commonwealth Fund. A national sample of more than 2,000 mothers and fathers, the Commonwealth Survey of Parents of Young Children provided a snapshot of the condition of families with young children and the pressures and concerns faced by parents in shaping the home environments and lifestyles of those families.
Growing wage inequality appears to have had little effect on the marriage behavior of less-educated black women.
Authors discuss solutions for improving drug care for children, how they can best be implemented, and suggestions for removing identified bottlenecks.
The authors found a strong association between caregiver dissatisfaction and an increased likelihood of hospitalization.
Family physicians play a key role in assessing and managing patients with Alzheimer's disease and linking their families to community services.
Once the clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has been made, a treatment plan must be developed.
This article emphasizes the promise of efforts to improve care for depression within the primary care setting.
This article describes a collaborative research model for school-based mental health services that targets children who are recent immigrants with violence-related mental health symptoms.
Future research will investigate the relationships among brand equity, relevant intervening variables, and smoking behavior.
Policy discussions regarding the mental health needs of children and adolescents emphasize a lack of use of mental health services among youth.