RAND research on population and aging analyzes demographic and immigration trends and explores a range of concerns, from family planning to religion to discrimination. RAND also addresses vulnerable populations—such as the elderly and the poor—analyzing retirement and other aspects of financial decisionmaking, welfare, and end-of-life issues.
Reports on a study of California's policy for sanctioning participants who do not comply with statutory requirements of the welfare-to-work program.
To improve the progression of students through the educational system and to improve education quality, California needs a robust data system that can track an individual student's progress from kindergarten to college and beyond.
This study was to assess the impact of an initiative promoting independent living for disabled people, developed by the English disability charity Papworth Trust.
New training manuals provide a curricula that can be used to train hospital and clinic staff as well as department of mental health staff on how to prepare for and respond to the psychological consequences of large-scale disasters.
Research has suggested that the building blocks of healthy adult marriages are formed during adolescence. A review of theory, research, and interventions on teen romantic relationships suggests future directions for policies and programs to help promote healthy marriages.
While construction permits have been issued for approximately 60 percent of the housing damaged by Hurricane Katrina, repair and replacement of multi-unit housing significantly lags behind repair and replacement of single-family homes in three coastal counties in Mississippi heavily damaged by the hurricane.
Addresses the potential for a divergence in views among civilian and military elites (sometimes referred to as the civil-military gap) to undermine military effectiveness.
Develops a method to assess racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes and shows that the importance of risk factors and birth outcome measures varies by race/ethnicity, gender, and time.
Explores issues of development of social safety nets in countries in transition and looks at whether reducing social security expenditures to stimulate economic growth policy is an effective way to combat poverty in such countries.
Across Europe, birth rates are falling and family sizes shrinking. Assisted Reproductive Technology, such as In-Vitro Fertilization, could help governments combat the problem of aging populations if incorporated into population policies.
This summary of the Getting To Outcomes (GTO) process provides step-by-step guidance to those in need of a concise, overview-style approach to GTO as they plan, implement, and evaluation substance abuse prevention programs.
Drivers 65 and older are just one-third as likely as drivers 15 to 24 to cause auto accidents, and not much more likely than drivers 25 to 64 to cause accidents.
As the U.S. population ages, so will the population of licensed drivers. This report investigates how this aging will likely affect traffic safety.
Results of a pilot survey (in early 2006) of military retirees offer useful information on retirees' health care status, enrollment in civilian health care plans, and reliance on TRICARE, the Department of Defense-sponsored health insurance.
The European Commission (EC) asked RAND Europe to undertake an evaluation to help the EC better understand how to increase the uptake of the Healthy Life Years indicator and how to raise the profile of health within non-health policies.
This paper identifies which interventions succeed most in preserving smallholders' household wealth. The livestock intervention is the most cost-effective one, and the employment guarantee scheme provides substantial asset protection.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides the majority of flood insurance on U.S. residential properties. This report provides information about the size of the private flood insurance market and compares private with NFIP policies.
Since current policies for assigning military women were issued, the Army has changed how it organizes and fights. Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women considers the appropriateness of these policies in light of recent operations in Iraq.
The efforts undertaken by civilian and military organizations in response to Hurricane Katrina were historically unprecedented, but a number of steps can be taken to enhance future Army and National Guard disaster-response efforts.
In a study examining whether women-owned small businesses are underrepresented among firms contracting with the federal government, RAND found that the results vary depending on the way the measurement is made.