RAND Review: Spring 2008

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

Spring 2008 — Vol. 32, No. 1

Spring 2008 Cover

COVER STORY

Baby Steps

Comparison of Neonatal Services Points to National Health Care Lessons
By Michael Hallsworth and Evi Hatziandreu

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On the Cover:
Newborn arrives in Sweden on February 21, 2007.
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Contents:

Message from the Editor

Clues, if Not Answers

RAND Then and Now:

Still on Track After All These Years

Long-Standing Database Helps in Securing America’s Railroads

News

Perspectives:

Weighty Debate

Health Experts Seek Common Ground in Fight Against Obesity

Features:

Fount of Knowledge

How Managers of Water Can Plumb Its Deep Uncertainties
By David G. Groves

Centerpiece

Improved Valuations of Water-Efficiency Programs Can Help Water Managers Make the Most of Them

Disoriented

In Asia, U.S. Still Guards the Fort but Surrenders the Bank
By William H. Overholt

Beyond the Spoils

In an Age of Polarization, What Makes a Policy “Successful”?
By Diana Epstein and John D. Graham

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Newcomers’ Burden

Who, if Not Immigrants, Will Pay for the Baby Boomers’ Retirement?
By James A. Thomson