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.
High-quality universal preschool would benefit California's most populated regions by cutting the need for special education, reducing juvenile crime and eliminating the need for many children to repeat grades.
Examines the effects of Medigap prescription drug benefits on elderly prescription drug spending and Medicare spending in order to estimate the potential offset savings that the Medicare prescription drug program may generate.
Assesses how welfare reform has affected behavior, evaluating the evidence in relation to an economic model of behavior, and reveals the trade-offs that policymakers face in achieving the conflicting goals of promoting work, reducing dependency, and alleviating need among the poor.
Water availability has become a pressing concern due to unprecedented population growth. To avoid a worldwide water crisis, management policies must address the impact of demographic factors on supply and demand and find ways to use the existing freshwater supply more efficiently.
Explores the effect of cost-sharing on the initiation of and adherence to prescription drug therapy.
Presents a review and synthesis of current research that addresses the potential for various forms of early childhood intervention to improve outcomes for participating children and their families.
Across Europe, birth rates are falling and the population is aging. To successfully reverse these trends, EU governments need long-term policies that address demographic change and household behaviors.
The London Patient Choice Project offers care options to patients who are eligible for treatment but have been waiting to receive it. Travel time, transport arrangements, hospital reputation and follow-up care influenced patient preferences in the choice process.
Changes in family, school, and schooling measures have impacted mathematics achievement among black and Latino groups. While the black-white and Latino-white test score gap has narrowed, significant disparities remain.
This report provides an in-depth picture of child care for preschool children in Los Angeles County in 2000-2001.
Focusing on the nation as a whole, this chart book provides an overview of key health care policy issues in the areas of cost, access, and quality.
The costs of investing public money to make preschool available to every 4-year-old in California would be more than offset by such benefits as decreases in special education needs, grade repetition, and youth and adult crime.
The United States and France differ greatly in their responses to mass immigration. This report compares the two current cases and briefly discusses the policy implications.
This report describes the Future Elderly Model, a demographic-economic model of health spending projections developed by RAND Health to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' more accurately predict future health care costs.
An evaluation of a project to improve access to health care for the uninsured and underserved in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Using rich survey data to uncover how families' lives were affected by the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, Indonesian Living Standards Before and After the Financial Crisis is a valuable tool for policymakers examining economic issues facing Indonesia.
To succeed in school, a child’s ethnic background and immigrant status are not important. Education level of a child’s mother and neighborhood poverty best predict success, according to a study of Los Angeles kids.
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.
What are the forces that will continue to shape the U.S. workforce and workplace over the next 10 to 15 years? RAND analyzes trends in and the implications of shifting demographic patterns, the pace of technological change, and the path of economic globalization.
There is no clear evidence that the federal government faces impending shortages of scientific and technical personnel. However, there are concerns among federal research managers that personnel shortages and skill gaps could emerge in the near future.