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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    A Novel Approach to Helping People Returning from Prison

    Oct 30, 2019

    Many services try to address the needs of individuals returning from prison, but they're often designed without much input from the very people who need the services. A group of county agencies, service providers, and former prisoners together identified ways to improve reentry services in Los Angeles County.

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    Americans May Not Be Too Busy to Exercise After All

    Oct 28, 2019

    Americans average more than five hours of free time each day, with men generally having a bit more than women. But instead of being physically active during that time, they spend most of it looking at screens.

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