Being a working parent was hard enough before the pandemic. If COVID-19 intensifies the perception that parenting is at odds with work, then there may be devastating career consequences for working mothers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hammered small businesses around the United States. We spoke with 21 small business owners to learn more about the challenges they are facing and how they might best be helped.
A new tool designed to help state and local officials estimate the effects of social distancing and other public health interventions used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has been released by the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation.
State and local leaders have taken unprecedented measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent health care systems from being overwhelmed. As states plan the way to recovery, a new tool can help them estimate both the public health and economic consequences of imposing or lifting restrictions.
To support state and local officials making policy decisions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, RAND researchers developed a series of economic models aimed at estimating the economic consequences associated with a small set of social-distancing policies.
California's Return-to-Work Supplement Program provides a $5,000 payment to some workers who cannot return to work after a permanently disabling workplace injury. RAND researchers evaluated program performance and identified options for improvement.
This report assesses California workers' compensation-required reports -- including the structure and content, level of effort, and allowances -- and compares the elements and processes with other systems to inform potential improvements.
As large numbers of service members and veterans, many with serious injuries, return from Iraq and Afghanistan, an examination of existing return-to-work policies and programs for military men and women with service-related health problems finds that what programs do exist are poorly coordinated, and can be difficult to navigate.
This brief summarizes a study of how changes to the workers' compensation system have affected return-to-work rates in California, how return-to-work trends compare with policy changes, and recent trends in benefit adequacy.
These proceedings are the product of a May 2003 colloquium on the workers' compensation medical benefit delivery system, with a focus on the access, cost, and quality issues facing the system and mechanisms to improve its quality and efficiency.
Examines post-injury employment, earnings losses, and the adequacy and equity of benefits for New Mexicans with permanent partial disabilities, and compares the results to workers injured in four other states.
Workers who file claims for permanent partial disabilities from job-related accidents at private self-insured firms in California recover less than half of their injury-related wage losses during the first five years after injury.
The need for nonmaternal child care has risen dramatically as increasing numbers of mothers with preschool children have entered the labor force. This report considers the effects of child care costs on the supply of new mothers in the work force.
Assistant Policy Researcher
Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in economics, California Institute of Technology; M.Sc. in economic history, London School of Economics; B.A. in political economy, University of California, Berkeley