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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.

  • Boys study with a shared book at their school in a village outside Sanaa, Yemen, February 2, 2016, photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

    Commentary

    Countering Extremism: Early Childhood Education Forgotten

    Jun 8, 2016

    Global attention has turned to education as a way to counter extremism. But what has been missing from the conversation is a focus on learning in children's first years, when much brain development occurs. In the Middle East and North Africa, government underinvestment in formal programs for young children is the norm.

  • Debra Mendelsohn (left) poses with her husband, Bill (center), and their two children, Emelie and Doug, in November 2010, photo courtesy of the Mendelsohn family

    Essay

    The Resilience of Military Families

    Jun 16, 2016

    Deployment of a spouse and parent can shake a military family to its core. But according to RAND research, these families display remarkable resilience.

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