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This study identifies the challenges faced by California residential insurance markets in areas with high wildfire risk. It also examines how climate change is expected to change wildfire risk and the potential implications for insurance markets.
This dissertation explores the college major decision-making process, both for initial and subsequent major choices, and analyzes the associations between major choice behaviors and student outcomes such as time to degree and probability of graduation.
A report from RAND explores the views of key workers' compensation stakeholders. The study presents challenges and priorities to be addressed in reforming workers' compensation systems to promote occupational safety and the well-being of workers.
This report presents new estimates of wage loss for workers in California who suffered a workplace injury or illness in 2013 and compares these estimates with trends before, during, and after the Great Recession.
Aug 31, 2018
Michael Dworsky, Stephanie Rennane, Nicholas Broten
Many view unrest in the Middle East in the context of religious sectarianism, focusing on the Sunni-Shi'a split. The authors analyze sectarianism in the region and suggest a different interpretation of both identity and the nature of regional unrest.
Aug 30, 2018
Heather M. Robinson, Ben Connable, David E. Thaler, Ali G. Scotten
The Personalized Hospital Performance Report Card allows users to review, customize, and compare hospitals across the United States based on an overall star rating system developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
In the US South, prison release is significantly associated with HIV incidence; prison release is also a critical period during which inmates living with HIV must be linked with community-based care and treatment.
Aug 28, 2018
Bisola O. Ojikutu, Sumeeta Srinivasan, Laura M. Bogart, S. V. Subramanian, Kenneth R. Mayer
Prevention education programs for Palestinian youth should be structured to deal with a range of connected risk behaviors& for which certain youth may be at risk, not just single behaviors such as drug use.
Aug 28, 2018
Peter Glick, Umaiyeh Kammash, Mohammed Shaheen, Ryan Andrew Brown, Prodyumna Goutam, Rita Karam, Sebastian Linnemayr, Salwa Massad
This infographic compiles information from hundreds of reviews of the evidence on the effect of alternative and integrative therapies, such as acupuncture, mindfulness (meditation), and Tai Chi, on different types of pain.
Older, less educated, and lower-income Medicare beneficiaries are less likely to disagree with or change doctors; to help prevent disparities, doctors and advocates should encourage vulnerable populations to express their concerns and perspectives.
Aug 24, 2018
Steven Martino, Marc N. Elliott, Joshua Mallett, Nathan Orr, Sarah J. Gaillot, Amelia Haviland
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