Unemployment insurance discourages on-the-job search among workers aged over 50 in the United States who are worried about losing their jobs, but does not affect the behavior of those who believe they're not at risk of job loss.
Advances in natural gas extraction should bring long-term economic benefits to Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. A survey of employers and educators can inform policy decisions on how best to expand and sustain the pool of skilled workers.
Indonesia's informal labor sector accounts for a significant portion of total economic activity. New data shows most informal firms in Indonesia are small, relatively unproductive, and do not want to expand or pay taxes.
How do Americans perceive their workplace? RAND's American Working Conditions Survey shows workers find their jobs physically demanding, hazardous, and hectic—but also social and supportive, and many retirees would prefer to return to work.
Pre-K programs now serve nearly 30 percent of the nation's 4-year-olds and 5 percent of 3-year-olds. What should we expect pre-K to produce for our society? How can we ensure that children who attend these programs get as much out of them as they can?
Couples may plan for retirement together, but savings are often held in the name of one individual. How are households dividing retirement contributions and assets between spouses, and how do these decisions impact accumulated assets?
Disadvantaged youth require more training to achieve job skills than other youth—just one obstacle to solving the global problem of youth unemployment. There are, however, options for successful public-private partnerships that support training and employment.
The impact of Unemployment Insurance can be substantial for workers with high levels of job insecurity. Evidence shows UI discourages workers from on-the-job search, which reduces the probability of starting a new job with a difference employer.
This report provides initial findings from the evaluation of the Senate Bill 1041 reforms to the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program, with a focus on the implementation of the policy changes and participant outcomes.
As the proportion of the world's population that is 65 or older continues to grow, RAND's research on aging helps to raise our level of understanding about the problems of aging, and possible solutions.
Israel faces economic and social challenges. The government has not developed and implemented strategic responses to socioeconomic problems that demand longer-term policy action. How can it form and implement a socioeconomic strategy and take a long-term view of these issues?
The expanding role of states in immigration policy raises questions about the consequences of state-level action. A cost-benefit framework identifies the potential impact and how different stakeholders would be affected.
Financial advisers can play an important role with helping individuals make better financial decisions and improving their financial situations. But does working with a financial adviser improve savings behavior, particularly saving for retirement?
While the rapid aging of China's population is thought to condemn the nation to a dismal future, past policies on education and new policies to improve health and foster internal migration could ease the challenges posed by an older citizenry.
The Appalachia Partnership Initiative seeks to build sustainable STEM education and technical training programs in the Greater Pittsburgh area, ultimately helping to develop a skilled workforce ready for careers in energy and manufacturing.
This monograph provides strategies to reemploy civil-service workers in the private sector and to increase private-sector employment in the Kurdistan Region—Iraq. Prepared for and at the request of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), this monograph is based on a variety of research methods and analyses.
This project aims to foster awareness and consensus within the Government of Indonesia for key reforms toward a more comprehensive and coherent development strategy and policies for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) at the national level.
Despite a recent slowdown, Mongolia has experienced dramatic economic growth in the 2000s. Youth labor-market success is important to Mongolia's economic future. Insights from the challenges young Mongolians face, as well as their achievements and aspirations, can help inform policy.
The monetary cost of dementia in the United States ranges from $159 billion to $215 billion annually, making the disease more costly to the nation than either heart disease or cancer. The greatest cost is associated with providing institutional and home-based long-term care rather than medical services.
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.