The economic cost of methamphetamine use reached more than an estimated $23 billion in 2005, mostly from the intangible burden that addiction places on dependent users and their premature mortality and from crime and criminal justice costs.
The first multi-dimensional effort to quantify the disparities faced by African-American and Latino boys and men in California across a broad spectrum of health and social factors provides a disquieting outlook for their lives.
The first national estimate of the economic cost of methamphetamine considers burdens of addiction, early death, drug treatment, lost productivity, crime and criminal justice, health care, production and environmental hazards, and child endangerment.
An assessment of the state of the art of measurement and use of estimated economic value -- "shadow prices" -- in benefit-cost analysis (BCA) of social programs, with recommendations for methodological work to advance the use of BCAs in such programs.
This research brief describes how insights from the field of economics -- human capital theory and monetary payoffs -- provide science-based guidance for early childhood policy.
Presents results from the first wave of the California Health and Social Services Survey of 2,905 current and former CalWORKs recipients in six California counties.
Amount and nature of violence exposure and examine the relationship between violence exposure and distress symptoms among children in foster care.
Authors studied homeless and housed poor families in Los Angeles, California to gain an understanding of events that precipitate family homelessness.
Assistant Policy Analyst
Ph.D candidate in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.C.P. in city planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. in civil engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Senior Policy Analyst
M.P.P. in public policy, Harvard University