RAND research on population and aging analyzes demographic and immigration trends and explores a range of issues, from family planning to religion to discrimination. RAND also studies vulnerable populations—such as the elderly and the poor—analyzing retirement and other aspects of financial decisionmaking, welfare, and end-of-life issues.
Examines the financial benefits that taxpayers realize -- from increases in tax revenues and decreases in spending on social support programs and correctional facilities -- as a result of increases in students' educational attainment.
This dissertation consists of three stand-alone essays that focus on the economics of preserving health among vulnerable population, specifically chronic ill and elderly population.
Discusses issues surrounding the health of Hispanics in general, and of Hispanic immigrants in particular.
One way that U.S. households are coping with the global economic downturn is by reaching out to each other via financial help, according to recent survey results, which also reveal that many more households are giving financial help than receiving it and that help most frequently flows from parents to children.
The Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) program is a series of ten teacher- or school counselor-led lessons aimed at reducing distress for middle school students who have been exposed to a traumatic life event.
Examines the impact of individual and spousal health on the retirement decisions of both spouses in dual-earner families.
Analyzes the caregiving behavior of adult children toward elderly parents in the United States and China.
The RAND Summer Institute consists of conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population. Select sessions from the 15th Annual RAND Summer Institute, held July 7-10, 2008 in Santa Monica, California, are available for online viewing.
While al Qaeda is the primary terrorist/extremist threat in East Africa, the region suffers more broadly from a danger of radical Islamist groups and organizations that the United States and its allies must address to reshape the region's security environment.
Business improvement districts (BIDs) collect assessments and invest in such activities as place promotion, street cleaning, and public safety. This report examines BID activities and their impact on crime and youth violence in Los Angeles.
Provides an in-depth analysis of ambulatory care sensitive inpatient hospitalizations and emergency department visits among Baltimore City residents.
The study identifies some of the greatest socioeconomic, health, safety, and school readiness disparities for boys and men of color in California and reviews strategies to reduce the disparities, including effective programs, practices, and policies.
Overview of the education and labor market initiatives under way in four Arab nations -- Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates -- to address the challenges of developing their human capital for the 21st century global economy.
This detailed data from a survey of adults age 18 and over on their receipt of the influenza vaccine will inform public health officials and other stakeholders on progress toward vaccinating adults prior to the end of the vaccination season.
Decisionmakers today largely assess emergency preparedness and homeland security "in the rear view mirror," looking at performance in actual events and responding to perceived failures. While real-world experience is important, better ways to assess preparedness prospectively will lead to better choices as to how and where to strengthen it.
Expansion of home/community end of life services can reduce acute care costs and benefit patients by accommodating expressed preferences on place of death.
This study assesses the state of the art in determining the economic value of social programs for use in benefit-cost analysis (BCA). It finds that rarely are the benefits of social programs consistently or accurately monetized and suggests ways to advance the use of BCA in evaluating social programs' economic returns.
Education and labor market initiatives are under way in four Arab nations -- Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates -- to address the challenges of developing the human capital of their populations for the 21st century global economy, though better evaluation of the implemented reforms will be needed to determine their efficacy.
Investigates the relationship between metropolitan-level segregation measures and individual-level health outcomes and estimates the causal impact of neighborhood disadvantage on health.
Executive summary for Migrant women in the European labour force, which examines migrant women's participation in the European labor force.