Infancy—the period of life from birth to age 1—is associated with a unique set of public policy issues related to babies' health, development, and welfare. RAND's research on infants spans a wide range of topics for this brief but important period of life, including infant mortality, low birth weight, neonatal care, immunizations, breastfeeding and feeding practices, and cognitive development.
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This study examines the determinants of infant mortality variations in Peninsular Malaysia.
Three questions are addressed: (1) Why don't women who breastfeed little breastfeed more, and why don't some women breastfeed at all? (2) What do mothers feed their infants when infant formula is unavailable or they are unaware of its availability?...
Uses physics to analyze breast-feeding as part of an energy transfer process to demonstrate that the cost per calorie of suckling infants is greater than that of feeding adults. Takes exception to David's and Temin's criticism of [Time on the Cross] ...
Sketches an alternative model which has been used to analyze breastfeeding, contraceptive use, birthspacing, and infant mortality using data from the Malaysian Family Life Survey.
Part of a series describing a sample survey and subsequent research on how economic and institutional factors influence birthspacing, family size, and breastfeeding in Malaysia.
A chapter for the [Perception] volume of the [Handbook of Sensory Physiology], reviewing experimental literature relevant to the question of whether people recognize human faces differently from the method of recognizing other meaningful objects. Re...
Ph.D. in economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in economics, Delhi School of Economics
Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Sc.D. in maternal and child health/social epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health; S.M., Harvard School of Public Health; M.Sc. in anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health; M.P.H., Boston University
Senior Research Associate
M.A. in economics, University of Southern California
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Senior Behavioral Scientist
Ph.D. and M.A. in cultural anthropology, University of Florida