Evaluates a large-scale effort to significantly increase certainty and celerity of sanction for an offense while keeping severity low.
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This article offers some of the first rigorous evidence regarding the impacts of health coverage expansions targeting the low-income population on use of the tort system, as proxied by insurance payouts.
This article highlights how cyber risk dependencies can be taken into consideration when underwriting cyber-insurance policies.
U.S. Airport Infrastructure Funding and Financing: Issues and Policy Options Pursuant to Section 122 of the 2018 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act: Executive Summary 2020
Section 122 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 directed the FAA to contract with an independent research organization to address questions and provide recommendations related to infrastructure funding and financing at commercial service airports. This executive summary presents the full report's core findings, recommendations, and answers to the questions listed in Section 122.
U.S. Airport Infrastructure Funding and Financing: Issues and Policy Options Pursuant to Section 122 of the 2018 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act 2020
Passenger air travel is at an all-time high. A key question for Congress is whether current levels of spending will be sufficient under existing federal policies to enable commercial service airports to make appropriate and timely infrastructure investments to meet future demand. This report contains a comprehensive review of the role of the federal government in airport infrastructure funding and financing.
Social and Emotional Learning, School Climate, and School Safety: A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation of Tools for Life® in Elementary and Middle Schools 2020
Tools for Life® (TFL) is a program designed to improve school climate and safety through the proactive development of elementary and middle school students' social and emotional skills. The authors of this report describe the implementation of TFL in the Jackson (Mississippi) Public School District, calculate its costs, and evaluate the program's effectiveness.
Estimating the Size of the Los Angeles County Jail Mental Health Population Appropriate for Release into Community Services 2020
Researchers studied the Los Angeles County jail mental health population to identify those who would likely be appropriate for diversion with the aim of providing them with needed care and reducing recidivism. The report includes the results from a legal and clinical review of recently incarcerated individuals identified with a serious mental illness, as well as relevant recommendations for diversion in Los Angeles County.
Selecting and Evaluating Case Studies of the Economic Benefits of Research and Services at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Case Studies on Personal Dust Monitors for Coal Miners, Improved Ambulance Design, and Amputation Surveillance 2020
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health must prioritize its investments in workplace safety and health to make the best use of available funding. However, a number of challenges impede understanding of the benefits associated with research activities. The authors define a process for selecting case studies of the economic benefits of the agency's research and services and evaluate benefits associated with three selected cases.
This paper adds to the knowledge base informing efforts to decrease the degree to which social class hinders the pursuit of higher education.
Who Settles in Workers' Compensation? An Analysis of How Trends in Claim Settlements Relate to Workers' Compensation Benefit Changes in Oregon 2019
This report explores how the expected value of workers' compensation benefits interacts with the decision to settle a claim. The authors analyze the relationship between the expected value of benefits and the probability of settlement before and after a 2005 policy in Oregon that changed the value of permanent disability benefits. The findings do not show evidence that changes in potential benefit values result in strategic decisions to settle.