What effect has the financial crisis had on households and health? RAND researchers seek to quantify the effects of the crisis on older U.S. households, and the adjustments made in response. With this information, they aim to determine whether downturns in economic status are associated with declines in health.
Research on Aging
The research agenda of the RAND Center for the Study of Aging focuses on the relationships among institutional and socioeconomic factors, health, and financial well-being among the elderly. Most projects engage in secondary data analysis; some design, field, and analyze original surveys. The Center's Data Management and Computing Core aims to make primary data and extensive documentation publicly available free of charge.
Prevalence and Patterns of Health Risk Behaviors of Palestinian Youth: Findings from a Representative Survey July 25, 2016
Investigates the prevalence and patterns of risk behaviors as well as of mental health, perceptions of the risks of such behaviors, and the factors increasing vulnerability to as well as protection from engagement in them.
Synthetic Control Estimation Beyond Case Studies: Does the Minimum Wage Reduce Employment? March 3, 2016
Generalizes the case study synthetic control estimator to permit estimation of the effect of multiple treatment variables, which can be discrete or continuous, then estimates the impact of the minimum wage on the employment rate of teenagers.
Health IT and Ambulatory Care Quality December 23, 2015
This paper studies the effects of healthcare information technology on ambulatory care quality, which is measured using the rate of hospital admissions for conditions identified as sensitive to ambulatory care quality.