Inventories an array of federal financial and economic literacy programs, highlighting program similarities and differences and categorizing them by purpose, content, delivery method, target audience, and evaluation method.
One reason that health reform proposals always seem to fail is that proponents promise too much. Reformers declare they will improve quality, lower costs and increase access — all at the same time. This mantra is repeated so often that the public tends to believe it is possible, when really it isn't, writes Dana P. Goldman.
The RAND Summer Institute consists of conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population. Select sessions from the 15th Annual RAND Summer Institute, held July 7-10, 2008 in Santa Monica, California, are available for online viewing.
Describes ongoing RAND research on financial literacy in the Gulf States region. Financial literacy covers skills and knowledge: managing household finances requires basic mathematics and an understanding of finance providers, products, and services.
Ongoing research at the Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making (CFED) addresses the process of financial decision making over the life-cycle, in particular assessing how people collect information; how they think about risks, and probabilities; and how well they match their decisions to their preferences and interests.
The authors found that men with higher and lower education levels, including those who did not complete high school, had similar HRQOL and self-efficacy outcomes. Because of the close relationship between income and education, broader studies into the associations of these variables and prostate cancer outcomes are needed.
Analyzes experimental survey data, with a random split into respondents who get an open-ended question and those immediately directed to unfolding brackets. Once yea-saying is taken into account, no evidence of anchoring at the entry point is found.
The authors discuss the tasks and present data on financial planning, on putting financial plans into operation, and on monitoring progress toward financial independence for a set of ten HMO/Medicaid demonstration projects.