The California's Workers' Compensation program provides medical care and indemnity (e.g., wage-replacement) benefits to workers who suffer on-the-job injuries and illnesses. This Year 2 report updates the trends in care for injured workers in California that were examined in a Year 1 report — all part of a three-year state effort. This study uses data from claims, a physician survey, and Medical Provider Network listings.
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Wage Loss Monitoring for Injured Workers in California's Workers' Compensation System: 2014–2015 Injury Year Findings (Second Interim Report) 2018
This report presents new estimates of wage loss for workers in California who suffered a workplace injury or illness in 2014–2015 and compares these estimates with trends before, during, and after the Great Recession. The authors matched injured workers with control workers in the same firm at the time of injury with similar characteristics and analyzed the impact of injury on labor market outcomes, including earnings and employment.
Can Restorative Practices Improve School Climate and Curb Suspensions? An Evaluation of the Impact of Restorative Practices in a Mid-Sized Urban School District 2018
Restorative practices have gained buy-in among school districts, their stakeholders, and policymakers as a strategy to improve classroom and school climates and reduce suspension rates. This study of the implementation of restorative practices in Pittsburgh Public Schools represents one of the first randomized controlled trials of the effects of restorative practices on classroom and school climates and suspension rates.
A study of Pittsburgh Public Schools' implementation of restorative practices represents one of the first randomized controlled trials of the effects of restorative practices on classroom and school climates and suspension rates.
The Relationship Between Lifetime Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditures, Dementia, and Socioeconomic Status in the U.S. 2018
This paper estimates cumulative lifetime medical expenditures that can be attributed to the onset of dementia using a nationally representative longitudinal survey from the U.S., the Health and Retirement Study.
This research tool is a pilot intended to address needs among law enforcement agencies for guidance on new strategies. Its two broad objectives are to synthesize and disseminate information on policing strategies and to provide agencies with general assistance on implementing novel strategies. Because it is a pilot, it is expected to develop over time with improvements to the research core, content, and presentation and functionality.
This report presents the findings from an implementation and outcomes evaluation of First 5 LA's Welcome Baby home visitation program. The report examines participating sites' implementation of and fidelity to the program's goals.
Testimony presented before a joint meeting of the California State Assembly and California State Senate Committees on Insurance on October 30, 2018.
Energy Efficiency as a Tool for Preservation of Affordable Rental Housing: Evaluation of the Efficiency Emphasis in the MacArthur Foundation's Window of Opportunity Initiative 2018
This report examines the effect of the MacArthur Foundation's Window of Opportunity: Energy Efficiency (WOO-EE) initiative on intermediate outcomes toward the larger goal of preserving affordable rental housing. From 2012 to 2015 the foundation awarded 39 grants and loans totaling $27.5 million to promote the energy efficiency of multifamily affordable rental housing. The initiative had a positive influence on most of its targeted outcomes.
Heroin-Assisted Treatment and Supervised Drug Consumption Sites: Experience from Four Countries 2018
This working paper is part of a series of reports assessing the evidence on and arguments made about heroin-assisted treatment and supervised consumption sites and examining some of the issues associated with implementing them in the United States.