Jan 1, 1999
Social and Behavioral Policy Publications
This paper adds to the knowledge base informing efforts to decrease the degree to which social class hinders the pursuit of higher education.
Advancing Policy to Build a Behavioral Health Workforce That Addresses the Needs of Older Adults 2019
This study draws from an evaluation of how older adults are served by California's public mental health delivery system, and a review of state planning documents and academic literature, to describe gaps and deficiencies in the workforce that serves older adults.
Sexual Minority Substance Use Disparities: Bisexual Women at Elevated Risk Relative to Other Sexual Minority Groups 2019
The objective of this study is to test for differences in the prevalence of a range of substance use behaviors and disorders across LGBT individuals of the same gender using a nationally representative sample of adults.
Healthcare at the Beginning of Life and Child Survival: Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment in Nigeria 2019
We study the effects of a cash transfer program in Nigeria in which households were offered a payment of $14 conditioned on uptake of health services.
Co-use of Tobacco and Marijuana Among Young People Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles County 2019
The present study is a first step in understanding the prevalence, types, and correlates of co-use in a probability sample of young tobacco users experiencing homelessness.
Sexual Violence in Childhood and Post-Childhood: The Experiences of Young Men Who Have Sex With Men in Beirut 2019
We examined the prevalence of childhood and post-childhood experiences of sexual violence, and how they are correlated with each other as well as with measures of mental health, substance use, sexual behavior, and sexuality-related discrimination.
A Descriptive Profile of CalWORKs Recipients and Their Families: Initial Findings from the First Wave of the California Socioeconomic Survey 2019
Provides a descriptive profile of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids' recipients and their families based upon Wave I of the California Socioeconomic Survey, collected in 2015.
Associations of Tobacco Advertising Appeal With Intentions to Use Alternative Tobacco Products Among Young Tobacco Users Experiencing Homelessness 2019
The primary goal of this study was to examine the relationship between the appeal of advertising for five classes of tobacco product and future intentions to use those products, among youth experiencing homelessness who had some level of experience with it.
Health, Homelessness Severity, and Substance Use Among Sexual Minority Youth Experiencing Homelessness: A Comparison of Bisexual Versus Gay and Lesbian Youth 2019
We examined subgroup differences in homelessness severity, depression, physical health, and substance use, focusing on differences between bisexual and gay/lesbian youth, among homeless youth in Los Angeles.
The RAND Summer Institute (RSI) is comprised of conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population. The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties. These video sessions are from the 26th Annual RAND Summer Institute, held July 8–11, 2019, in Santa Monica, California.