Sep 22, 2016
For immigrant youth in the United States, higher performance in math is associated with higher quality education in their country of origin, and length of time spent in the U.S.
An important part of our mission is to analyze how the demographic composition of communities and nations affects how health care and education are delivered, the ways cities are planned, and how resources are effectively distributed. RAND Labor and Population informs such decisions through policy-driven demographic research.
At home and abroad, the flow of migrant populations across state and national borders has a profound effect both on immigrants themselves as well as the communities in which they locate. Recent work in this area includes the development of a cost-benefit framework to assess the effects of state immigration policies; an analysis of migration flows across the U.S.-Mexico border; studies of school enrollment, insurance use, and workplace injuries among immigrant groups; and a study of how climate change influences migration decisions.
Demographers at RAND study how families persevere during periods of uncertainty and change, and how social policies can be improved to ensure that all families are economically stable and self-sufficient. This research is enhanced by our large scale survey data collection projects that focus specifically on family issues, including our Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (LAFANS), the Displaced New Orleans Residents Survey, and the new California Socioeconomic Survey—a longitudinal survey of 1,500 low-income families.
This paper assesses the representativeness of the low-income population in the HRS by using matched SSA administrative data on earnings & beneficiary payments, comparing the resulting distributions to marginal distributions directly from SSA records.
Simulation of means testing benefit schemes showing beneficial effects on poverty and income inequality. Validated with data from a field experiment in Yucatan, Mexico, the simulations provide a good forecast of observed effects in the experiment.
This report describes a contextual database of demographic, social, economic, housing, cultural, and urbanization measures for U.S. census tracts, counties, and metropolitan statistical areas for use in research.
This paper examines state policies that extend or deny in-state tuition to children of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
Explores the magnitude of the effects of population aging on aggregate economic growth.
State-level action on immigration policies is a contentious issue. RAND researchers developed a cost-benefit framework for classifying consequences of specific policies and assessed studies of specific policies' fiscal and economic impacts.
Climate change is a major source of concern in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This chapter is based in large part on new data collected in 2011 in Algeria, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Morocco, the Syrian Arab Republic, and the Republic of Yemen.
Contextual research on time and place requires a consistent measurement instrument for neighborhood conditions in order to make unbiased inferences about neighborhood change.
The American Community Survey (ACS) multiyear estimation program has greatly advanced opportunities for studying change in the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of U.S. communities.
We extend the standard intergenerational mobility literature by modelling individual outcomes as a function of the whole history of parental income, using data from Norway.
This study examines China's aging population.