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We examined subgroup differences in homelessness severity, depression, physical health, and substance use, focusing on differences between bisexual and gay/lesbian youth, among homeless youth in Los Angeles.
Dec 11, 2019
Daniel Siconolfi, Joan S. Tucker, William G. Shadel, Rachana Seelam, Daniela Golinelli
The authors of this report summarize a series of war games played to better understand European vulnerabilities to Russian gray zone tactics -- ambiguous actions that target domestic or international public opinion -- and how to effectively counter them.
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults report higher rates of smoking and alcohol use than heterosexual peers. Prior studies have not examined whether disparities in early initiation among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth contribute to adult disparities.
The U.S. national security community continues to consider the proper military response to China's ongoing military modernization efforts, but many aspects of the debate remain unresolved. If analysts writing on US military strategy toward China want to improve the public debate, these analytical gaps must be filled.
The RAND Arroyo Center developed a strategic-level structured card game examining a gray zone competition between Russia and the West in the Balkans to better understand the nature of a gray zone competition with Russia.
Dec 11, 2019
Becca Wasser, Jenny Oberholtzer, Stacie L. Pettyjohn, William Mackenzie
In this report, the authors paint a detailed picture of a plausible final comprehensive peace agreement for Afghanistan. The report includes options for and analysis of realistic compromises, presented in the form of a complete peace agreement text.
Video sessions from the 26th Annual RAND Summer Institute, two annual conferences in Santa Monica, California, which addressed critical issues facing our aging population: The Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists on July 8–9, and the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging conference on July 10–11, 2019.
In this report, the authors use survey data to explore how U.S. media consumers interact with news platforms, finding mixed perceptions about the reliability of news and that consumer partisanship broadly shapes news consumption behavior.
We conducted a scoping study to identify data sources and linking strategies commonly used in opioid studies, describe data source strengths and limitations, and highlight opportunities to use data to address public health research questions.
Dec 5, 2019
Rosanna Smart, Courtney Ann Kase, Erin Audrey Taylor, Bradley D. Stein
The author describes the three most-common methods for measuring teacher effectiveness in the United States and discusses the importance of carefully considering the ways that measures are combined to create an overall index.
The author discusses the potential ways that teachers can affect students whom they do not teach and how research suggests that a teacher's indirect reach could account for a large proportion of his or her overall contribution to student learning.
The author discusses the use of value-added models (VAMs) to estimate teacher contribution to student progress, account for students' prior characteristics, and enable relative judgments, as well as the limitations of VAMs.
To assist the Army in its reorientation toward conventional combat operations, the authors of this report identify capability gaps in the field artillery and actions that the Army should consider taking from today to roughly 2030.
Dec 3, 2019
John IV Gordon, Igor Mikolic-Torreira, D. Sean Barnett, Katharina Ley Best, Scott Boston, Dan Madden, Danielle C. Tarraf, Jordan Willcox
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