Gender Equity


Gender equity is the fair and just distribution of benefits and responsibilities among people of all genders, and protection from discrimination based on gender identity. RAND research has examined gender equity issues in the U.S. military, the health care sector, academia, and labor markets around the world.

  • Commentary

    Advancing Women's Health Requires Better Evidence

    For decades, advances in health and health care have had a bias toward the male body. By shifting the focus of research to women's bodies and building out this base of evidence on women's health, scientists and doctors can improve health outcomes and overall quality of life for women, all while also saving money.

    Apr 10, 2023

  • Commentary

    Limiting Access to Reproductive Health Care May Undermine National Security

    What signal does revoking policies related to improved access to reproductive health care send to young women who are considering the military as a possible path for them? Given an already concerning recruiting environment, can we really afford to further alienate an entire gender when it comes to protecting our national security?

    Jul 6, 2023

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