Children, Families, and Communities


RAND research addresses child health and how families and neighborhoods affect child well-being. Other family-focused research covers topics such as immigration, caregiving, and household finances. Through studies on families as well as community resilience, RAND develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

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    Veteran Single Parents Are Surviving but Not Thriving

    Veteran single parents are more likely to be women and are more often Black than veteran coupled parents. They are better off financially, mentally, and physically than nonveteran single parents, but less well off than veteran coupled parents. What policies could better support them?

    Jan 23, 2024

  • Commentary

    California Just Banned 'Crime-Free' Housing. Here's Why Other States Should Too

    Crime-free housing policies target low-income and minority renters for eviction and violate their civil rights. That's bad enough. But they also fail to reduce crime. At worst, they're a harmful form of discrimination that leads to more crime and homelessness.

    Jan 5, 2024

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