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.
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.
An overview of the achievements of the European Union Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health in 2006.
Alcohol is the primary contributor to adolescent deaths in the United States. This comprehensive, step-by-step guide is designed to take communities through the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating strategies to prevent underage drinking.
Drawing on the U.S. and allied experience during the Cold War building democratic networks, this study develops a ''road map'' for building moderate Muslim networks to counter the message of Islamist radicals in the war of ideas within Islam.
Discusses methods for combating subversive activities in the context of the war against violent Islamist extremism.
Practical recommendations for attracting new recruits and retaining serving officers in the post-Katrina New Orleans Police Department.
Incorporating Traffic Enforcement Racial Profiling Analyses into Police Department Early Intervention Systems
Since 2002, the nation's largest experiment in the private management of public schools has been under way in Philadelphia. This study examines achievement effects in privately managed schools relative to schools with district-led interventions.
The vast majority of the 200,000 Louisiana students displaced from their public schools by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita missed weeks or more of school, and most did not return to their original schools by the end of the 2005-06 school year. As a result, many may experience long-term academic problems.
Examines effects of excessive weight on health and utilization of medical care, analyzing risk factors for obesity and the variation among older Europeans.
To defeat the global jihadist movement, the United States should move beyond the boundaries of conventional counter-terrorism and seek to undermine support for Islamic terrorism within Muslim nations.