Management

  • Dissertation

    How Transparency and Reproducibility Can Increase Credibility in Policy Analysis: A Case Study of the Minimum Wage Policy Estimate

    This dissertation translates to policy analysis solutions developed to address the lack of credibility in the reproducibility crisis in science.

    Sep 22, 2017

  • Journal Article

    A Climate Stress Test of Los Angeles' Water Quality Plans

    Overall, this study suggests that climate change and land use can significantly affect TMDL implementation plans; identifies how one such plan might be modified to address the resulting vulnerabilities; and demonstrates how robust decision making methods, employed with existing simulation models, may be able to generate legally acceptable plans that are robust and flexible in the face of climate and other uncertainties.

    Sep 20, 2017

  • Soldiers with U.S. Army Cyber Command take part in network defense training

    Report

    How the Army Can Retain Its Cyber Expertise

    Projected earnings for information security analysts with characteristics similar to those of enlisted soldiers are comparable with military pay. But retention efforts may be hampered by soldiers' perceptions of civilian opportunities.

    Sep 18, 2017

  • People on a bus commuting to work

    Blog

    Exploring the Challenges Facing American Workers

    A panel of experts at RAND discussed changes in the U.S. economy and findings from a survey which asked more than 3,000 Americans about issues they face in the workplace. Frequent hostility, rising inequality, slow wage growth, and changes in the demand for certain skills are some of the issues affecting workers.

    Sep 15, 2017

  • A business man looking at gears and a drawing of work and innovation

    Multimedia

    The State of the American Worker

    In this Events @ RAND podcast, a panel of RAND's top analysts discuss emerging trends in the labor market and policy options to address inequality and jobs of the future.

    Sep 12, 2017

  • RAND future workspace office in DC

    Essay

    What Happens When RAND Rethinks Its Workspace

    In an economy that increasingly values ideas over tasks, companies are breaking down office walls, scrapping the idea of a nine-to-five, and doing away with cubicles. A RAND project shows how a modern workspace can be conducive to both collaboration and individual work.

    Sep 5, 2017

  • Residents wade through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Beaumont Place, Houston, Texas, August 28, 2017

    Commentary

    Anticipating Harvey's Toll on Health and Health Care

    After Hurricane Harvey, challenges to the health of affected communities and the health care systems that serve them are expected to grow. Among the problems are closures of hospitals, pharmacies, and dialysis centers. Lessons from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy could help relief efforts.

    Sep 5, 2017

  • A stressed businesswoman holds her head in her hands

    Commentary

    Many Americans Face Bullying, Harassment, and Abuse at Work, but Bosses Can Help

    Workers are experiencing high levels of hostile behaviors at work. Nearly one in five American workers have been subjected to some form of verbal abuse, unwanted sexual attention, threats, or humiliating behavior at work, with younger non-college educated workers bearing the most risk.

    Aug 30, 2017

  • A delivery driver in the driver's seat with a clipboard and box

    Commentary

    What Autonomous Vehicles Could Mean for American Workers

    Autonomous vehicles are projected to hit American roads within the next few years. They promise safer transportation, greater mobility for millions of Americans, and other benefits. But they will also have enormous impacts on the workforce.

    Aug 29, 2017

  • A male office worker reads files at his desk

    Project

    Focus on the American Worker

    The American Worker blog series explores critical topics that affect America's workforce, including the disturbing prevalence of hostile behaviors at work, how self-driving cars will affect the workforce, and why more young workers are relying on their parents.

    Aug 29, 2017

  • Stressed researcher with head on blackboard filled with formulas and equations

    Commentary

    Why the Mental Health of Researchers Remains a Hidden Problem

    The mental health and well-being of higher education staff is a significant challenge, probably even more so than the evidence indicates.

    Aug 28, 2017

  • Report

    Hispanic Representation in the Department of Defense Civilian Workforce: Trend and Barrier Analysis

    Hispanics are less represented in the Department of Defense civilian workforce than in the federal civilian workforce and the civilian labor force. This report assesses what factors might account for Hispanic underrepresentation in the department.

    Aug 28, 2017

  • Farm workers harvesting yellow bell peppers in California

    Commentary

    Campaign for Fair Food Makes a Real Difference

    The Fair Food Program protects farmworkers while providing corporations with transparency in their supply chains and tremendous brand protection. It has been widely recognized for improving agricultural working conditions and for changing the culture of America's farm fields.

    Aug 25, 2017

  • Periodical

    RAND Review: September-October 2017

    This issue highlights recent RAND research on North Korea; RAND's future workspace pilot project; and insights on the post--Arab Spring experience in the Middle East.

    Aug 24, 2017

  • Journal Article

    Challenges to Teaming for Pain in Primary Care

    Better understanding task distribution related to chronic pain assessment and management can help improve team-based pain care.

    Aug 23, 2017

  • Journal Article

    The Immediate Hardship of Unemployment: Evidence from the U.S. Unemployment Insurance Program

    This paper uses a unique administrative database collected by the U.S. Department of Labor from 2002-09 to examine whether reservation wages fall as workers wait longer to apply for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.

    Aug 22, 2017

  • A university professor gives a lecture

    Report

    Mental Health in the Research Environment

    The majority of university staff find their jobs stressful. Levels of burnout in this population are comparable to those of high-risk groups, such as health care workers.

    Aug 22, 2017

  • Residential apartments next to the dried-up Ratanpura lake on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India May 9, 2016

    Commentary

    Another Casualty of Climate Change: Peace

    The connection between human conflict and climate change is no mere coincidence. Drought, temperature and tensions rise in tandem, with the implicit threat of violent conflict not far behind.

    Aug 15, 2017

  • News Release

    American Workplace Is Physically and Emotionally Taxing; Most Workers Receive Support from Boss and Friends at Work

    The American workplace is taxing, with workers facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and hazardous working conditions, and an often hostile social environment. But American workers have a certain degree of autonomy on the job, feel confident about their skill set, and receive social support while on the job.

    Aug 14, 2017

  • An older factory worker in a factory, with a younger male worker in the background

    Research Brief

    More Than Half of Retirees Would Return to Work

    Overall, older workers report having more meaningful work and more workplace flexibility than their younger peers. And more than half of retirees would return to work under the right conditions.

    Aug 14, 2017