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

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    How the Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling Could Affect U.S. National Security

    Women are an integral part of the U.S. military and DoD civilian workforce. Limiting their access to legal abortion services will affect their health and could decrease force readiness. It could also raise health care, child care, and education costs, and affect recruitment and retention.

    Sep 13, 2022

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