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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 community influence on child well-being. RAND's family-focused research covers additional topics such as marriage and divorce, senior care, and family finances.

  • A Syrian refugee teacher distributes books to her refugee students in the Karapurcek district of Ankara, Turkey, photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters

    Commentary

    Solutions for Educating Young Syrian Refugees

    Apr 21, 2016

    Approximately 1.5 million Syrian refugees are school-age children. They face a slew of struggles, not the least of which is the lack of education that they need to move forward in life. What can be done to improve the access to and quality of refugee education?

  • U.S. Army soldier holds his daughter after a deployment ceremony at the Alaska National Guard Armory, photo by Justin Connaher/U.S. Air Force

    Report

    Insights from the Deployment Life Study

    Apr 7, 2016

    Experiences during a service member's deployment can have a profound impact on how families fare during the reintegration period. But for many experienced military families, functioning eventually returns to pre-deployment levels.

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