Research Centers

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    Workers and the Workplace

    RAND Lowy Family Middle-Class Pathways Center

    The RAND Lowy Family Middle-Class Pathways Center (MCPC) is committed to forging new and better paths toward sustainable work opportunities for all Americans. RAND researchers are designing, piloting, and evaluating interventions focused on skill pathways, entrepreneurship, and workplace technology.

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    Military Veterans

    RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute

    The RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute, housed at the RAND Corporation, is dedicated to conducting innovative, interdisciplinary, evidence-based research to improve the lives of those who have served in the U.S. military.

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    Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum Promotes Research on Consumer Behavior

    The RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum is a collective of academic, financial, and government leaders who meet regularly in person and via web seminars to foster cutting-edge behavioral research for practical application. BeFi's mission is to help consumers make better financial decisions.

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    Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making Studies Human Behavior

    Ongoing research at the Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making (CFED) addresses the process of financial decision making over the life-cycle, in particular assessing how people collect information; how they think about risks, and probabilities; and how well they match their decisions to their preferences and interests.

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    People with Disabilities

    RAND Center for Disability Research

    The RAND Center for Disability Research is focused on understanding the impacts of policy, or lack thereof, on equitable access to participation in society for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.

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    Social and Emotional Learning

    RAND Center for Social and Emotional Learning Research

    Research has demonstrated the benefits of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs and practices that can promote students’ interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies such as social awareness and self-regulation. RAND researchers are generating evidence-based guidance to improve SEL policies, practices, and assessments.