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 burden of maternal and infant deaths falls disproportionately on low income countries (LICs) and lower middle income countries (LMCs1) and among the poorest within these countries.
Pediatric residents who support further reductions in work-hours believe reductions have positive effects on patient care, education, and quality of life.
Homeless youth lack the traditional support networks of their housed peers, which increases their risk for poor health outcomes.
The goal of this study is to better understand the longitudinal cross-lagged associations between popularity, assessed through self-rating and peer nominations, and alcohol use among middle school students.
Children and adolescents are among the highest need populations in regards to mental health support, especially in low and middle income countries (LMIC).
If used properly, the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) can be a valuable family planning tool, particularly in low-income countries.
The objective of this paper is to delineate a set of standards for conducting benefit-cost analyses (BCAs) of early childhood programs.
The effects of childhood physical abuse should be more actively investigated in clinical settings, especially those frequented by homeless women.
In this paper, we examine the possibility that maternal smoking during pregnancy may set off a behavioral trajectory for the child that increases the likelihood of problem behaviors generally, of which smoking is one manifestation.
With or without electronic charting options, nurses spend about 19% of their time completing documentation, compared with all other categories of care.
The association between peer smoking and adolescent smoking initiation appears to be due to both peer selection and direct influence.
Community practitioners can face difficulty in achieving outcomes demonstrated by prevention science.
The CHIP expansions to children in higher income families were associated with limited uptake of public coverage.
Students who have experienced a traumatic event are at increased risk for academic, social, and emotional problems as a result of these experiences.
The aim of this study was to examine the views of key stakeholders in health care payer organizations on the use of practice redesign strategies to improve the delivery of well-child care (WCC) to low-income children aged 0 to 3 years.
Adolescent smoking studies find evidence of active peer influence and selection processes.
Neighborhood characteristics such as a higher unemployment rate and greater perceptions of safety appear to influence initiation of marijuana use and binge drinking, respectively. The mechanisms appear to be distinct for each substance.
Racial disparities in early childhood high BMI were largely explained by potentially modifiable risk and protective factors.
The aims of the present study were to examine whether Asian American youth experience disparities in quality of life (QL) compared with Hispanic, African American, and white youth in the general population and to what extent socioeconomic status (SES) mediates any disparities among these racial/ethnic groups.
This article considers the problem of examining causal effect moderation using observational, longitudinal data in which treatment, candidate moderators, and putative confounders are time-varying.