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.
The large cross-school variation in the cost of implementing Project CHOICE (a voluntary after-school prevention program for adolescents) highlights the importance of collecting cost information from multiple sites.
Interventions need to recognize the importance of social networks of homeless youth in emerging adulthood by enhancing supportive bonds and reducing substance use and risky sex.
This paper examines the effect of systematic self-report bias, the non-random deviation between the self-reported and true values of the same measure.
Examines the progress that Qatar has made in implementing a comprehensive reform, begun in 2002, of its K-12 education system.
Through a collaborative partnership between school staff and researchers, preliminary evidence suggests that receiving a school trauma intervention soon after screening compared to delaying treatment can result in better school grades.
More-popular middle school students are more likely to be cigarette smokers, drinkers, and marijuana users, as well as past-month drinkers, suggesting that popularity is a risk factor for substance abuse.
This study investigated perceptions and experiences of parents and providers about health information management, care planning and coordination for children with tracheotomy, and strategies to improve health information management for these children.
This article reviews the public policy and advocacy priorities of the Academic Pediatric Association over the last 50 years.
Findings include a consistent survival advantage for married over unmarried men and women, and an additional survival
The authors assessed the acceptability, feasibility, and outcomes of a school-based intervention to improve drinking water consumption among adolescents.
Unintentional injuries in fifth graders are associated with both parent and child characteristics.
The authors use data from the Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS) to examine the association between classroom quality and prekindergarten children's progress from fall to spring on a range of cognitive and socio-emotional measures.
This document summarizes RAND's Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities.
The authors investigate the direct and long-run effects of fertility on employment in Europe, estimating dynamic models of labor supply under different assumptions regarding the exogeneity of fertility and modeling assumptions related to initial conditions, unobserved heterogeneity and serial correlation in the error terms.
Using a 12-year county-level panel, this study found that a 10 percent increase in births that occur in hospitals with electronic medical records reduces neonatal mortality by 16 deaths per 100,000 live births.
Stressful events such as death of a family member, moving, or parental divorce significantly lower children's health related quality of life.
This meta-analysis suggests that children with diabetes are at slightly elevated risk for psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems.
Young homeless "travelers" engage in higher risk behavior than non-traveler homeless and may have different service needs and require different service approaches.
Outlets that sell alcohol on the premises (e.g., bars or restaurants) do more to prevent alcohol sales to minors than outlets such as convenience or liquor stores.
The largest-ever assessment of high-deductible health plans find that such plans significantly cut health spending but families with such plans also cut preventive care such as cancer screening, childhood immunizations, and routine diabetes testing.