Workers and the Workplace

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Demand for educated, versatile workers who can interpret complex information and adapt to innovation is higher than ever. RAND pursues research that helps people, organizations, and governments understand how workers can remain engaged and productive in a changing global economy. Studies address workforce development, gender equity in the workplace, working conditions, and workplace wellness programs.

  • Research Brief

    Meeting the Needs of Student Veterans Who Are Single Parents

    The G.I. Bill has historically succeeded in helping many veterans train for new vocations. But the benefits have requirements that often do not account for the time constraints and financial realities of single parents. What policies and programs could better support them?

    Feb 20, 2024

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    The Paradox of LGB+ Employment Status According to the UK Census

    Data from the 2021 Census of England and Wales show that gay and lesbian adults are more likely to be employed than heterosexual adults—but also that they are more likely to be unemployed than heterosexual adults. What caused this paradox? And how can these statistics be better understood?

    Feb 21, 2024

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