RAND Review: Fall 2005

RAND Review, our flagship magazine, showcases RAND research on a variety of timely and relevant issues facing the world today.

Fall 2005 — Vol. 29, No. 3

COVER STORY

Many Happy Returns

Early Childhood Programs Entail Costs, but the Paybacks Could Be Substantial
By Lynn A. Karoly, M. Rebecca Kilburn, Jill S. Cannon, James H. Bigelow, and Rachel Christina

Centerpiece

A Variety of Early Childhood Interventions Have Generated Favorable Economic Returns

On the Cover:
Kira Rivet, left, and Elijah Martineau, both 4, embrace as they sing at the Lad & Lassie Preschool at Mount Hope Presbyterian Church in Lansing, Mich., in May.
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Contents:

Message from the Editor

News

Perspectives

Best of Both Worlds?
A View of the Changing Workplace

Features:

In Search of Energy Security

Will New Sources and Technologies Reduce Our Vulnerability to Major Disruptions?
By James T. Bartis, Mark A. Bernstein, Tom LaTourrette, and Debra Knopman
  • Sidebar: Better Resource Assessments Would Improve Resource Development

Bulging Repertoires

Treatments and Complications for the Overweight and Obese Expand with the Population
By Margaret Maglione, Lisa Shugarman, and Melony Sorbero